Free Sriracha, bargains from a swarm of Ancoats favourites and some very tempting tasting menus

Where did February go? Yep, it's March already and it will be Christmas before you know it. 

So far 2020 has brought plagues of locusts, hail, pestilence and boils - or is that just in our office? But hey, at least payday came around quickly and with plenty of eating out bargains to be had, you can afford to go out and eat and drink yourselves into merry oblivion while you still have the chance. 

Here are our recommended dining deals for the month and as usual, they’re all handily broken down into suggested days.  

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.

*Restrictions may apply - check with venues for all T&Cs and timings


Pen and Pencil - 50% off food Available all day on Mondays Fourways House, 57 Hilton St, Manchester M1 2EJ 

Bill’s - Two/three courses for £17.50/£20.50 Available Sun-Thurs 5pm-close 3 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB

San Carlo - Two/three courses £16.95/£21 Available daily 12-5pm. 40-42 King St W, Manchester M3 2WY

Blue Eyed Panda - Selected main course and a beer for £10 Available daily before 4pm 33 Jersey Street M4 6JA Manchester, United Kingdom

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The Mad Giant - 30% off pizzas Available Tues-Thurs 12-4pm 653 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6QZ

Remedy Kitchen - Lunch pass: 10 meals for £49 Unit 19, Royal Exchange, Manchester, St Anns Square, Manchester M2 7EA

63 Degrees - Five courses for £28 or £55 with wine flight Available Tuesdays only from 5:30pm 104 High Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1HQ

Black Dog Ballroom - 241 pizzas Available all day Tuesdays. 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW

Wood Manchester - Tomahawk steak with sides and sauces for two Available Tuesdays only, booking essential Jack Rosenthal St, Manchester M15 4RA

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Tampopo - Free bottle of Sriracha with any main course Available daily, dine in only The Pavillion UNIT 1 A 1 B, Piccadilly, Parker St, Manchester M1 1RG 

Canto - Three tapas for £15 Available Weds, Thurs, Sun til close and Fri, Sat til 6pm Cutting Room Square, Blossom St, Manchester M4 5DH

The Lowry River Restaurant - Wellington Wednesday £50 for two Available every Wednesday 6-10pm. 50 Dearmans Pl, Chapel Wharf, Salford, Manchester M3 5LH

Tast Catala - Three courses for £18 Available weekday lunchtimes, weekly changing menu 20-22 King St, Manchester M2 6AG

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Peter Street Kitchen - Three/Four dishes for £22/£27 Available daily at lunchtime Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

The Beagle - £5 lunch Available weekdays 12-4pm 456-458 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 0BQ

Bock Biere Cafe - Moules frites sharer for two and a cocktail each for £20 Available Thursdays only 10 Tib Ln, Manchester M2 4JB

The Creameries - Three glasses of wine with 3 paired snacks for £20 Available 6-9pm Weds-Sat 406 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M21 0SD

Masons - Main course and a drink for £10.50 Available Tues-Fri 12-5pm Ground Floor, Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT

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Elnecot - 30% off food Available at lunch & dinner Mon-Fri until 13th March. Must book through resdiary and quote ‘good golly’ Cutting Room Square, 41 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ

Lunya - Three tapas for £14.50 Available Sun-Fri 12-5pm Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BB

Quarter House - Special BBQ menu plus 90 minutes of bottomless drinks for £27 Available Fridays only 3-7pm Quarter House, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester, England, M1 1DB

Abel Heywood - One/Two/Three Courses for £8.95/£11.95/£13.95 Available Mon-Fri 12-5pm. 38 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ

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Zizzi - Three courses for £19.95 Available Fri-Sun The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR

Dakota Grill - Two/three courses for £20/£25 Available daily 12:30-14.30 & 18:00-18:45 29 Ducie St, Manchester M1 2JL 

Edinburgh Castle - Two/three courses for £30/£35 Available 12-2:30pm Fri & Sat Henry St &, Blossom St, Manchester M4 5AW 

The Rivals - 2 courses for £19 or 3 for £22 Available Mon-Sat 12-3pm. Royal Exchange Theatre, Saint Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7DH

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Hawksmoor - Two/three courses and a cocktail for £30/£35 Available Mon-Sat 12-3pm, 5-6.30pm and 10pm onward and all day Sunday, booking advised. 184-186 Deansgate Manchester, M3 3WB

Hyssop - Two/three course Sunday roast £20/£25 Available Sundays only 54 High Street West SK13 8BH Glossop

Cottonopolis - 'Yum Cha Sunday' all-you-can-eat dim sum for £26pp - now with new dishes 16 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AE

Mamucium - £19.95 for any brunch dish and 90 mins of unlimited cocktails Available 12-5pm Sat and Sun 6 Todd St, Manchester M3 1WU

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

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