Cut the cost of eating out this April with our roundup of restaurant bargains
It's the darkest day for household finances in a long time and the sun has fucked off, leaving us with single figure temperatures again. Great. It's almost as if it were planned by whichever dark mind is penning the current dystopia we find ourselves in.
Well, if you can still afford to eat out at all, at least there are deals to be had.
Here are our recommended dining deals for the month. 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
The Pen & Pencil - 50% off food all day All day, every Monday only if you book in advance by email Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ
The Black Friar - £10 pie and side Mon - Fri, 12 - 6.30pm, booking advised 41-43 Blackfriars Rd, Salford M3 7DB
The Shack - 50% off food Mondays only 69 High St, Manchester M4 1FS
Cocoa Cabana - Lunch deal, soup and quesadilla £6 All day, Wed - Fri 7 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS
NAM - 2-4-1 on all Bao Mondays only Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ
Vero Moderno - Pasta, pizza or focaccine ripiene and soft drink, beer or wine £10.95 Tue-Fri, 12-3pm Unit 4 Vimto Gardens, Chapel St, Salford M3 5JF
Barrio - Taco Tuesday, 15 tacos for £20, 30 tacos for £40 Tues only, 2.30-9pm 105 Beech Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9EQ
Bevano Lounge - Tapas Tuesday, 3 tapas and 175ml house wine for £10.95 Tues only 12 Flixton Rd, Urmston, Manchester M41 5AA
Quarter House - Any flatbread and a pint for £12 Mon-Fri, 12-3pm 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
Hello Oriental - Unlimited Korean chicken wings for 1.5 hours for £15 Tues only, all day Unit 3B South Pavilion 2 Symphony Park, Manchester M1 7FS
The Brotherhood - Wings Wednesday, 50p per wing Weds only 2 Mount St, Manchester M2 5WQ
Chakalaka - 50% off mains Weds only, 5-10pm 105a Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
Rustik - Wing Wednesdays 50p per wing Weds, 2pm onwards 198 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH
Black Leaf - 25% off food Mon-Weds, from 5pm 8 Dorsey St, Manchester M4 1LU
The Mews - Meat or cheese board and bottle of wine £19 Mon-Fri, 4-7pm Unit K,L and M, Deansgate Mews, 253 Deansgate, M3 4EN
Jane Eyre at Escape to Freight Island - £1 oysters Every Thurs from 4pm 11 Baring St, Manchester M1 2PZ
Corbières Wine Bar - free pizza with any drink Mon - Fri, 4-7pm, must follow one of their social accounts Alliance House, 2 Half Moon St, Manchester M2 7PB
Herd - 2 10oz rump steaks, 2 sides, 2 sauces for £40 Weds and Thurs, booking required 24 Dale St, Manchester M1 1FY
Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn - Any burrito, fries and drink £15 Mon-Fri, 12-5pm 100-102 High St, Manchester M4 1HP
Bundobust - Lunch express, any two select dishes £9 Mon-Fri, 12-4pm 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AG
20 Stories - Two lunch courses £18.50, three lunch courses £23.50 Mon-Fri, 12-3pm 1 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB
Saltdog Slims - £1 happy hour hotdogs Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun before 8pm 17 Bow Ln, Manchester M2 4FW
Goodtime Games - £5 bagels, £7.50 with a drink Daily, from 8am 212 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW
Roti - Tiffins for a tenner, 2 dishes and 1 side £10 Daily, 12-3pm Chorlton and Sale locations 559 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester
Crazy Pedro’s - Happy hour, £2 slices, £10 pizza Sun - Fri, 5-9pm Short St, Manchester M4 1AA
Canto - 3 tapas dishes for £18 Sundays only Cutting Room Square, Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5DH
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