The original and the best. A full list of Manchester's biggest and best January dining offers

January can always feel a little bit "meh", but if there's one thing to shout about after a shit show of a year, it's a whole load of deals from your favourite Manchester bars and restaurants. With some places giving out 50% off grub, and others knocking off a quarter of the whole bill, it's time to get ready for a month of chowing down in the 'burbs and the city centre. 

Keeping up with our Christmas traditions, we've put Manchester's best offers, deals and discounts in one handy roundup for you to sink your teeth into whilst saving some pennies.

These offers are all correct at the time of publication and are valid throughout the month of January unless stated otherwise. Most deals don’t include New Year’s Day and cannot be used at the same time as other offers/discount codes. Contact each specific venue for full T&C’s and booking availability. Please email us if you'd like to be included.

Read on for our A-Z of Manchester dinings deals:

Almost Famous Great Northern Burger
It's hard to grumble this Jan with 50% off Almost Famous burgers Image: Confidentials

50% off January restaurant deals 

Almost Famous – 50% off all burgers

50% off all Almost Famous burgers. Valid across both Manchester sites (Great Northern and High Street) from Sunday-Thursday all day and Fridays til 5pm. 

Almost Famous Unit 2, Great Northern, Peter St, Manchester M3 4EN.

Alvarium - 50% off food

Vegan restaurant Alvarium is offering 50% off food for the whole of Jan and the first two weeks of Feb. 

Alvarium 8 Dorsey St, Manchester M4 1LU

BAB – 50% off babs

50% off babs from Monday-Wednesday starting on Monday 10 January. Bab menu highlights include the flat iron steak with whipped blue cheese and truffle, and the mixed bab with lamb, chicken, and sumac onions. Booking in advance is required. 

Bab 14 Little Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1HR.

Banyan Bar & Kitchen - 50% off food

With two sites in The Corn Exchange and Spinningfields, Banyan is offering 50% off all food every Sun-Fri throughout Jan. 

Banyan Vantage Point, Manchester M3 3PL

The Bay Horse Tavern - 50% off food

This modern take on a good old Victorian Pub is offering up 50% off food from Monday to Friday throughout Jan. Offer begins Monday 10 January. 

The Bay Horse Tavern, 35-37 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA

Black Leaf - 50% off food

Situated underneath Alvarium and with a menu of vegan sandwiches and sharing plates, Black Leaf has got 50% off throughout Jan and into the first two weeks of Feb. 

Black Leaf 8 Dorsey St, Manchester M4 1LU

Ducie Street Warehouse Bacon Frazzles Cauliflower Cheese
You can order twice as much cauliflower cheese in January at Ducie Street Warehouse Image: Confidentials

The Blues Kitchen - 50% off food

Blues Kitchen is offering 50% off Sun-Thurs after 4pm throughout the whole of Jan. 

Blues Kitchen 13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN

Boujee Restaurant and Bar – 50% off

Boujee is offering 50% off its food menu from Sunday 2 January til Monday 31 January. Offer is valid for up to 6 guests per booking and excludes Chateaubriand and the This is How we Roll sushi platter. 

Boujee, 34 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT.

BOX - 50% off food

BOX on Deansgate is offering 50% off your entire food bill when you book online this January with everyone from subs and wraps to pizzas and loaded fries. 

BOX, 125 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BY

Cane & Grain - 50% off food

With a menu packed full of ribs and sauce, Cane & Grain is offering 50% off food from Monday to Friday for the whole of Jan. Some dishes may include a £2.50 supplement.

Cane & Grain, 49, 51 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA

Chakalaka - 50% off food 

Commencing on Sunday 9 January, Chakalaka is offering 50% off food from Sunday - Thursday throughout the entire month. 

Chakalaka, 105a Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW

Cibo - 50% off food

From Sun-Thurs throughout Jan, Cibo will be offering 50% off food for online bookings only. This discount applies to the a la carte menu with some extra charges for extra-special dishes. The offer will also apply to this Italian spot's new Great Northern location when it opens in mid-January. 

Cibo, 3-11 Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4NW

Cocoa Cabana - 50% off food

The Ancoats chocolate cafe is offering 50% off food from the dine-in menu (but not the chocs on the counter) Weds-Fri for anyone who quotes "Confidentials offer".

Cocoa Cabana 7 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS

Dive Bar & Grill - 50% off food

Dive is offering up 50% off your entire food bill throughout January all day, every day. Booking online advised. 

Dive, 12 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1SH

Drop Bar Cafe - 50% off

With fresh Caribbean flavours and 50% off your food bill throughout January, Drop Bar Cafe has got you covered every day apart from Fridays and Saturdays after 6:30pm. The offer applies to dine-in only bookings and doesn't include lunch boxes.

Drop Bar Cafe356 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8AZ

Ducie Street Warehouse – 50% off food

The uber-cool Ducie Street Warehouse is offering 50% off all food at the restaurant throughout January. This offer also includes the brand new vegan menu and is valid during midweek hours from Monday to Thursday. 

Ducie Street WarehouseDucie Street, Manchester M1 2TP

Foodwell / Firefly – 50% off food

Foodwell and Firefly is doing 50% off food throughout Jan using the code JAN50. The offer is valid all day on Wednesdays and Thursdays and til 5pm on Fridays, drinks not included. 

FoodwellOld New Bailey, Stanley St, Salford, M3 5JL.

Several Dishes From Gusto In Cheadle Hulme
Gusto is doing good with 50% off for Golden members Image: Confidentials

Gusto Italian – 50% off food for Gold Rewards members

Available only on food from the A La Carte and Party menus but not on Lunch menu or Kids menu. Gusto is offering Gold Rewards members 50% off food from 4 – 28 January across all sites. Offer can be redeemed all day Mon-Thurs and til 5pm on Fridays and Gold Rewards cards must be presented before payment. Sign up for a Gold Rewards card here

Gusto, 4 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5AB

Joshua Brooks - 50% off food

The revamped Joshua Brooks is offering 50% off food all day every day throughout January - on all pre-booked reservations. 

Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess Street, Manchetser M1 6NG

La Bandera - 50% off tapas

Tapas menu only, Sun-Thurs 3-31 January plus Sat 8 Jan if you quote the code MC22LB when booking. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. Maximum 8 people per table. 

La Bandera, 2 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EQ

The Lead Station - 50% off food

The Lead Station in Chorlton has 50% off in Jan. As long as you make sure to book online, this discount applies from Monday - Friday between the hours of 4:30pm and 7pm. 

The Lead Station, 99 Beech Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9EQ

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn – 50% off all burritos

50% off all fully-loaded burritos all day Sunday-Thursday and Fridays til 5pm. Offer includes favourites such as the Surfin Cali and the Birria burrito and bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. Valid throughout January.

Luck Lust Liquor and Burn100-102 High Street, Manchester, M4 1HP.

Manahatta - 50% off food

Manahatta is offering 50% off the main menu from Sunday to Friday throughout the first month of 2022. 

Manahatta, 188-192 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3ND

Man With The Fish – 50% off food

All food (apart from the brunch menu) is half price at Man With The Fish this January with the “best BBQ and beers in the heart of the NQ”. The offer runs throughout the month and covers everything from burgers to loaded nachos. 

Man With The Fish78-88 High Street, Manchester M4 1ES.

Masons Restaurant Bar – 50% off food

50% off food Monday – Friday throughout January. Offer excludes Chateaubriand and is valid only for parties of up to 6 people. 

Masons, Ground Floor, Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT.

Salad From Tnq For January Deals
TNQ has got fresh ingredients and fantastic discounts Image: Confidentials

The Mews - 50% off food

The Mews on Deansgate Mews is offering up 50% off all of its food from charcuterie boards to seasonal soups. 

The MewsUnit K,L and M, Deansgate Mews, 253 Deansgate, M3 4EN

Mughli - 50% off food

50% off all curry dishes at Mughli throughout January when dining in with a group of 6 or less. Max one curry per dining guest.

Mughli, 30 Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5TQ

Namii – 50% off

Namii is offering 50% off its entire a la carte menu throughout January from Sunday – Thursday. Offer is valid for up to 5 guests and bookings must be made in advance online, simply quote NAMII50 when booking.

Nammii, New York St, Manchester M1 4HN

Nell's Pizza - 50% off food

Across all of its Manc-based sites in Common, KAMPUS and Chorlton, Nell's is offering 50% off all of its NYC-inspired pizzas from Monday - Friday, as long as you've booked in advance. 

Nell's, 20 Minshull St, Kampus M1 3EF

On The Hush - 50% off food

Throughout the whole of Jan, On The Hush is offering 50% off food all day every day as well as 25% off all sharing cocktails. Offer is only valid with online bookings. 

On The Hush, 24 Church St, Manchester M4 1PN

Open Kitchen – 50% off breakfasts

With all its profits going towards the Manchester communities that need it the most, Open Kitchen is offering 50% off breakfasts every day until 11:30 throughout the whole of January.

Open Kitchen, Onward Homes, The Kitchen Renaissance Court, 2 Christie Way, Manchester M21 7QY

Peaky Blinders - 50% off

From Monday - Friday on bookings of up to six guests, Peaky Blinders is offering 50% off food all the way through January. Booking in advance is encouraged. 

Peaky Blinders, 23 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

The Pen and Pencil – 50% off food

From Monday til Wednesday every week in Jan, The Pen and Pencil is doing 50% off food with everything from avo and feta on toast to the Return of The Mac burger. Booking online is recommended. 

The Pen and PencilFourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ

Purezza - 50% off food

Celebrating Veganuary with 50% off its whole range of vegan pizzas (and all other main dishes), Purezza's January discount code is available to use from Monday til Thursday throughout the whole month. Discount codes can also be used multiple times and apply to click and collect orders too. 

Purezza, 75-77 High St, Manchester M4 1FS

The Refuge – 50% off

Its 50% off from Monday – Wednesday in the Dining Room at The Refuge. The offer applies on advanced bookings only but can also be used by anyone who’s already booked thier spot for a Jan evening out.

The Refuge in Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA

Rendition – 50% off

Get 50% off your food bill at Rendition on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the whole of Jan.

Rendition, 209 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3NW

Shack Bar & Grill - 50% off

Shack is offering 50% off food all the way through January from Monday to Friday. Guests must book in advance to redeem the discount. 

Shack, 69 High Street, Manchester M4 1FS

Smithfield Social - 50% off food

From 4pm Monday to Friday, Smithfield Social has 50% off the whole menu packed with sourdough sarnies and superfood salads. 

Smithfield Social, 53-55 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1NA

TNQ - 50% off food

TNQ is offering 50% off food from Monday and Friday throughout the entire month of Jan. Online bookings are advised. 

TNQ108 High St, Manchester M4 1HQ

Of course, there's always our trusty app - free to download and with up to 60% off at some of the region's best restaurants.

The Pen And Pencil January Deals Offer
Pencil in a date at The Pen and Pencil for January 2022 Image: Confidentials

40% and 30% off your restaurant bill

The Brasserie at Harvey Nichols - 30% off food 

The Brasserie at Harvey Nicks is back with 30% off food from Monday to Thursday. This offer applies from 10am - 5pm til Monday 31st Jan with online booking strongly advised. 

Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral St, Manchester M1 1AD

Elnecot - 30% off entire bill

Elnecot has 30% off the full bill at any time throughout Jan. This offer can be applied to everything apart from the Sunday roast menu. 

ElnecotCutting Room Square, 41 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ

Embankment Kitchen - 30% off food and booze

For 30% off food and booze on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and all day on a Sunday, head over to Embankment Kitchen. 

Embankment Kitchen, 16 Chapel St, Salford M3 7NH

The Fountain House – 30% off

The Fountainhouse’s 30% off deal applies to all a la carte food from Monday – Friday, commencing on Monday 3 January. The offer can only be used once and does not include the special events menu. 

The Fountain House, The Memorial Hall, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF.

Gaucho – 30% off food

From Monday to Wednesday throughout the month of Jan, Gaucho is offering 30% off food from its Argentinian a la carte menu. This offer should be quoted when booking. 

Gaucho, 2A St Mary’s Street, Manchester M3 2LB

Globe Chorlton – 40% off main menu

Globe is offering 40% off its main food menu from 5pm til 9pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 January. Customers must prebook via Globe Chorlton’s website and write “January Offer” in the comments to claim their 40% off. Deal excludes steak and drinks. 

Globe, 362 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 8AZ.

Thaikhun - 40% off food

From Sunday til Friday right up until the end of Jan, Thaikhun is offering 40% off your entire food bill. Booking in advanced is advised and the offer can be used as many times as you like throughout Jan. 

Thaikhun, 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

Steak At Gaucho For January Deals Article
The steaks are high for this year's Jan deals at Gaucho Image: Confidentials

25% off Manchester restaurant deals

The Jane Eyre – 25% off total bill

Covering both food and drink with 25% off your entire bill this January, the Jane Eyre has got you covered from Monday – Thursday throughout the entire month on all online bookings. With a menu boasting seasonal food and a whole range of beer and cocktails, this spot is definitely a shout for a new year scran. 

The Jane Eyre, 14 Hood St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6WX

Quarter House – 25% off

This Stevenson Square spot is offering up 25% off your entire bill throughout the whole month of Jan. The offer is valid on all Quarter House food and drink offerings but excludes the brunch menu. 

Quarter House, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB.

Solita - 25% off

Solita is offering 25% off food throughout January at both its Didsbury and Northern Quarter sites. Not available in conjunction with any other offers. 

Solita, Turner St, Manchester M4 1DW

The Wild Goose - 25% off food

This new Altrincham-based hangout has got 25% off all food when you book in advance and pop the phrase "The January Sale" in your booking comments. A free glass of wine or a cocktail is also included in all bookings placed before Monday 31 January 2022.

The WIld Goose, 2 Goose Green, Altrincham WA14 1DW

Range Of Dishes From Comptoir Libanias
Lebanese should be on the menu for a new year full of deals Image: Confidentials

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20 Stories - Beat the January blues menu

20 Stories' Beat The January Blues Set Lunch Menu is two courses for £18.50 or three courses for £23.50 available Mon-Fri lunch 12-3pm. There is also a Pre and Post Theatre Menu that is three courses and a glass of wine for £25 Mon-Thurs 5.30-6.30pm and 9.00-10.00pm throughout January. 

20 Stories, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB

The Allotment – small plates lunch offer

The Allotment have got your lunch covered with two small plates and a hot drink for just £10. It's also offering 20% off food from Monday to Thursday throughout Jan too.

The Allotment, Lloyd’s house, 18-22 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA

The Bull & Bear - 3 courses for £29.50 

With a brand new set lunch menu for the new year, The Bull & Bear is offering 2 courses for £24.50 or three for an extra £5. This lunchtime deal will be available from Thursday to Saturday throughout January. 

The Bull & Bear, 4 Norfolk St, Manchester M2 1DW

Canto – Three for £15

If you’re looking for small plates with big flavour, Canto is offering any three tapas plates for £15 all day every day from Sunday – Thursday throughout January. Restaurant is set to reopen the first week of January.

Canto, Cutting Room Square, Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5DH

Cedar Bakery – 20% off full menu

20% off the full Cedar Bakery menu for both sit-in and takeaway dining. Offer valid from Monday-Thursday throughout January. 

Cedar Bakery, Unit 2, Walmer St East, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5SS

Cloud 23 – 6 for £50 and a discounted overnight stay

Night in the Clouds deal: overnight stay in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate with Champagne, breakfast and a King Deluxe room for £195. Mocktail Flight: 6 mocktails for £50 all throughout January. Both deals are valid for two people. Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ.

Nam Two For One Bao January Deals
Nam is not messing about with deals this Jan Image: Confidentials

Comptoir Libanias – Mezze Mondays and Veganuary specials

Mezze Mondays every Monday after 2pm. Either 3 Mezze and a glass of wine for £14.95 or 4 Mezze and a glass of wine for £18.95. Wine includes any glass of house red, white or rose or a substitute soft drink. A new range of vegan specials for Veganuary are also on offer all day every day. 

Comptoir Libanais, 18-19 The Avenue, Manchester M3 3HF

Corbières Bar – Free Pizza

Every Tuesday to Friday, you can simply show Corbières that you follow them online and earn yourself a free pizza from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.

Corbières Bar, Alliance House, 2 Half Moon St, Manchester M2 7PB

Cottonopolis - Taste of Cotton set menu

Seven courses and a drink for £25 per person. This booking applies to parties with a minimum of two people. 

Cottonopolis, 16 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AE

Crazy Pedro's - £10 Pizzas

Crazy Pedro's is offering up any pizza for £10 'til 10pm every day throughout the entire month of Jan. 

Crazy Pedro's, 55-57 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ

El Capo - Tacos from £1

Extending its Tacos For Days deal, El Capo is offering tacos from £1 from Tuesday - Friday throughout the whole of Jan. Booking in advance is essential. 

El Capo, 12 Tariff Street, Manchester M1 2FF

El Gato Negro – Three for £15

Three award-winning small plates for £15 courtesy of chef Simon Shaw at El Gato Negro. Available Sunday – Thursday throughout January with dishes ranging from salt cod croquetas to mini Catalan chorizo with Aspall cider. 

El Gato Negro, 52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY.

Fress Restaurant and Bar - 2 for 1 cocktails and £15 bottomless booze

Fress Restaurant and Bar is offering 2 for 1 cocktails available from open til close throughout Jan. As part of its bottomless brunch package, guests can also pay £15 per person for unlimited alcohol 7 days a week from 9am til 4pm. 

Fress, 62 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE

Simply scan the QR code for some seriously tasty offers this Jan Image: First Street Bar and Kitchen

First Street Bar and Kitchen - £10 off voucher

First Street Bar and Kitchen is offering guests £10 off when they scan the QR code in the image above. This gift is valid from Monday to Sunday from Saturday 1 January and requires a minimum of £30 spend per redemption on groups of up to 8 people. Gift cannot be used on the day of issue and is valid on your next visit - can be used on both food and booze. 

First Street Bar and Kitchen, 1 First St, Manchester M15 4RP

Habas – Three for £15

Following suit with El Gato Negro and Canto, Habas is also offering three small plates for £15 all day Sunday – Thursday throughout January. Habas set to open during the first week of January. 

Habas, 43A Brown St, Manchester M2 2JJ.

Herd NQ - 2 for £25 roasts

Complete with sharing cauliflower cheese and 2 for £12 cocktails, Herd is offering 2 roasts for £25 every Sunday in January. Other January offers at Herd also include Wellington Fridays and steak night every Wednesday and Thursday. All offers valid with bookings only. 

Herd, 24 Dale St, Manchester M1 1FY

The Ivy Spinningfields - 2 courses for £28.95 or 3 for £34.95

The Ivy is releasing a brand new evening menu with 2 courses for £28.95 and 3 for £34.95. The lunchtime menu and early evening options will also be discounted at £16.95 for two dishes and £21.50 for three - what a deal. 

The Ivy, The Pavilion, Byrom St, Manchester M3 3HG

James Martin – Free matching tasting wines with 5-course tasting menu

Running on Wednesdays and Thursdays from Wednesday 5 January – Thursday 27 January (excluding Thursday 13), James Martin is offering free matching tasting wines with its 5-course set tasting menu. This offer applies on bookings only and costs £38 per person. 

James Martin, Great Northern, 2 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP

Lane 7 - Baller Package

Lane 7 is offering the "baller package" (a burger, a drink, a game of bowling and another activity) for £30 per person throughout Jan. There's also the "bowl and bowl again" deal with two games of ten pin for just £14.95. 

Fat Hippo at Lane 7, Unit 3, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN

Turtle Bay Bottomless Brunch January Deals
Turtle Bay is giving us a tenner off Image: Turtle Bay

Moxy – the 5.01 menu

Moxy's "bevs & hot buns” offer includes a burger or hotdog with any draught beer for £10 and “pizza and pints” includes what it says on the tin, also for a tenner. Moxy is also offering £5 cocktails from 5pm.

Moxy, 8 Atkinson St, Manchester M3 3HH

NAM – Various offers

Nam is in the running for the most Jan deals under one roof this year as the Ancoats spot has four different deals for the New Year. For Veganuary participants, there’s two vegan courses and a cocktail for £25, Bao Bun Mondays offer two for one on any bao, whilst the Pho Thursdays deal offers any pho and a tiger beer for £10, you can also add a large glass of wine to your Vietnamese Sunday dinner for £6. 

NAM, Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ

The Old Abbey Taphouse - 33% off 

Get 33% off your entire bill all week at The Old Abbey Taphouse. Offer is valid throughout January and includes drinks deal such as £1.50 Red Stripe and £4 house doubles.

The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Close, Manchester Science Park, Hulme, M15 6SY.

Ramona - £1 pizza

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 til 7pm, Ramona is offering margherita pizza slices for £1 and margarita cocktails for a fiver. Offer begins Thursday 7 January and is available for both bookings and walk-ins.

Ramona, 40 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JG

Revolucion De Cuba – 2 for 1

Revs De Cuba have got 2 for 1 tapas dishes all day from Sunday – Thursday as well as 2 for 1 cocktails from Sunday-Friday. Both offers are running until Thursday 27 January.

Revolucion De Cuba, 11 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

Salvi’s – 40% off food

Across both its NQ and Corn Exchange sites, Salvi’s is serving up 40% off food throughout January from Sunday – Thursday starting on Saturday 8 January.

Salvi's, 60-67A High St, Manchester M4 1FS

Sixes - kids eat free

Free main meal for kids with every adult food order until Monday 31 January. 

Sixes, The Corn Exchange, Cathedral St, Manchester M4 3TR

Thief Street – 30% off total bill

Thief Street is offering 30% off your entire food and drink bill throughout the whole of January, just simply tell the staff you’re using the deal and you’re sorted.

Thief Street at The Spoon Inn, 364 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8AZ

Turtle Bay - £10 off

When you download the Turtle Bay smartphone app you get an automatic £10 off your next food and drink order throughout the month of Jan on all food and drink at both the Oldham Street and Oxford Street sites. 

Turtle Bay, 46-50, Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE

After more great deals? Download the Confidential app for up to 60% off at some of the region's best restaurants and bars

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