Food and drinks deals worth shouting about

Blink and you’ll miss them. February is the shortest month of the year which means you’ve got fewer days to make the most of the city’s eating out deals. January is always a massive month for deals, 50% off everywhere you look. This month some of those have carried over but out of January’s half price ashes, February’s new deals rise like a phoenix.

There’s pizza (there’s always pizza), there’s BYOB offers, there’s lunch deals and there’s even a cheeky oysters for a quid a pop offer. Did you know oysters used to be the food of the working classes? Imagine. Read on for the best of the month’s eating and drinking out offers and treat yourself to a bit of Manchester hospitality.

Here's a list of our recommended eating-out offers for the month of December, and they’re all handily broken down into suggested days. 

Of course, there's always our trusty app too - 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

Pies At The Black Friar Manchester
Pie, ho, silver dining Image: The Black Friar


BAB - Early bird deal, 2 courses for £18.50 Mon - Fri, 3 - 6pm 14 Little Lever St, Manchester M1 1HR

Pen & Pencil - 2 for £12 cocktails, £4 bottles of Modelo, £18 bottles of Prosecco and £14 bottles of house wine Mon - Fri, 5 - 7pm Fourways House, 57 Hilton St, Manchester M1 2EJ

Albert’s Restaurant - 2 courses for £14.50 All day Mon - Tue 120-122 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M20 2PU

The Black Friar - £10 pies all day Mon, 12 - 6pm Tue - Fri 41-43 Blackfriars Rd, Manchester M3 7DB

The Shack - £10 main, side and drink lunch deal Mon - Fri, 12 - 3pm 69 High St, Manchester M4 1FS

Pastan Vegan Pasta In Manchester
Grab some pastan and a cocktail Image: Pastan


Corbières - Free pizza with any drink Tue - Fri before 7.30pm 2 Half Moon St, Manchester M2 7PB

El Capo - £1 mix and match tacos Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF

Pastan - 2 for 1 cocktails Sun - Wed, lunch and dinner, one per person with a main. Excludes Valentines 18 Cross St, Manchester M2 7AE

Calcio - £5 burgers Mon - Thurs, 12 - 2pm 24 Dale St, Manchester M1 1FY

Canto - Three tapas for £18 Mon - Thur, 5pm onwards, Friday 12 - 5pm, Sunday all day Cutting Room Square, Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5DH

Cibus Pizza At Cibus Manchester
Time to tuck into half-price pizza Image: Confidentials


Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn - 50% off food Mon - Sun, advance bookings only 100-102 High St, Manchester M4 1HP

Cibus - Half price pizza Wed - Thur, 5 - 7pm 847 - 849 Stockport Rd, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PW

Chakalaka - 50% off mains Wednesday only, booking advised 105a Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW

Its Gotta Be Chicken At El Gato Negro
It's El Gato be chicken tapas Image: El Gato Negro


Sushi Mami - 50% off a la carte Mon - Sun, 12 - 5pm, 9pm - finish 111 Portland St, Manchester M1 6DN

Cocoa Cabana - 50% off brunch and afternoon tea Mon - Fri, must be booked with code ‘50% off’ in booking comments. T&Cs apply 7 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS

Firefly - 50% off food Available Wednesday - Friday on bookings of up to 6 guests only, certain items are excluded from the discount, and must be pre-booked using the code FEB50 New Bailey, Suite 2, Ground Floor, One, Stanley St, Salford M3 5JL

NAM - Pho and a beer £12 Thursdays only, all day Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ

El Gato Negro - 3 tapas for £18 Available Mon - Fri from 12pm until 4pm, and all day Sunday throughout February, booking in advance is advised 52 King St, Manchester M2 4LY

Habas Lunch Fingers Manchester
Big lunch energy at Habas Image: Habas


Habas - Lunch menu deal, 3 dishes and a drink for £15 Available Monday - Friday from 12pm - 5pm 43a Brown Street, Manchester, M2 2JJ

The Blues Kitchen - Lunch for a tenner, any menu item and a soft drink for £10 Available Monday - Sunday 13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN

Duttons - Pub lunch, 2 mains for £17.45 Mon - Fri, 12 - 5pm 2-10 Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW

Three Little Words - 50% off food and selected drinks Wed - Thur, 5pm - 12am, Fri 12 - 2pm until 10 Feb 12-13 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP

Tahi - BYO Friday nights, £5 corkage Fridays only, 5pm onwards No. 1, Circle Square, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7FS

Oysters At The Alan Manchester
Oysters, quid a pop Image: The Alan


Prestwich Social - Two course dinner for two and bottle of wine £30 Every day from 5pm, booking required Unit 3, The Radius Scheme, Fairfax Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AS

The Alan - £1 oysters and £10 glasses of Telmont champagne Daily, 3.30pm - 6.30pm 18 Princess St, Manchester M1 4LG

Baratxuri at Exhibition - 4 pintxos for £16 Thursday - Sunday St George's House, 56 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NQ

Wings At Blues Kitchen Manchester
Sundays are for wings Image: The Blues Kitchen


El Capo - Sunday Service, sharing platter £15pp Sunday only, from 4pm 12 Tariff St Manchester M1 2FF

The Blues Kitchen - Bottomless chicken wings £12pp or £20 for two Sunday only, 12 - 6pm 13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN

Salt Dog Slims - £2 hot dogs Sun -  Fri until 8pm 17 Bow Ln, Manchester M2 4FW

Yard & Coop - Main, side and fountain soda £10 Sun - Thur, 12 - 4pm 37 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW

Crazy Pedro’s - 16 inch pizzas £12 Sunday only, 12pm - 10pm 55-57 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ

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