Burger bundles, competitive curries and thrifty tacos
Summer might be over but deals don’t conform to mere Gregorian calendar cycles. Deals are forever. Deals transcend time and space.
This month we’ve got something for everyone, whether you’re a student on the lookout for a cheap and filling lunch or a teacher in need of culinary treats to soften the blow of returning to work. We’ve got bottomless deals, burgers and pints and plenty more to keep you ticking over for less.
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
TNQ - Happy Monday & Thirsty Thursday menu, three courses and unlimited wine for £35 Mon & Thurs 108 High St, Manchester M4 1HQ
Bundobust - Lunch Express, 2 dishes for £8.50 Mon-Fri, 12-4pm Across all locations
Crazy Pedro’s - two slices and a soft £5 or £6 with a beer Mon-Fri, 12-3pm Available at all three sites
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
El Capo - Taco Tuesday, Tacos from £1 Tuesdays from 5pm 12 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
Smithfield Social - Ruby Tuesdays, rice and three plus naan and bottomless booze for £27.50, Tuesdays only from 5pm 53 - 55 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA
Sapporo Teppanyaki - Express Lunch Menu, noodle soup for £5 Mon-Fri, 12-2pm 91-93 Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4JN
20 Stories - 3 course set lunch for £28 (Manchester Food and Drink Festival offer) Mon-Thur, 16-27 September, must quote MFDF when booking No 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB
El Capo - Wing it Wednesdays, £1 chicken wings Wednesdays from 5pm 12 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
Chakalaka - 50% off food Wednesdays only 105a Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW
BAB - choose from 4 lunch babs or a bab salad from £6.50 Mon-Fri 12-3pm 14 Little Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1HR
Vapiano - 20% off (Manchester Food and Drink Festival offer) 16-27 September, must show MFDF App 1 Exchange Square Central, High St, Manchester M3 1BD
Habas - lunch menu, three courses and a drink £15 Thurs & Fri 12-5pm 43A Brown St, Manchester M2 2JJ
Ramona - any square slice and daily salad plate for £8 Thurs & Fri, 12-4pm 40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG
Mason’s - Chateaubriand for 2 (plus 2 sides, 2 sauces) and a bottle of Tempranillo Syrah Altozano for £60 Thursdays only Ground Floor, Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT
Impossible - 20% off food and drink (Manchester Food and Drink Festival offer) Tue-Thur & Fri before 8pm, 16-27 September guests must show MFDFapp or mention the festival on pre-booking 36 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
Four Side Vegan Pizza - four slices of pizza, two sides plus dips for £10 Fridays only, 5-10pm (Electrik Chorlton) 559 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 0AE
Into The Woods - burger, fries, salad and a pint for £7.95 All day Fridays 516 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9AW
The Creameries - Express lunch, a main course and a paired wine £18 Thurs & Fri, 12.30pm and 1.30pm sittings 406 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M21 0SD
Quarter House - 25% off total bill (Manchester Food and Drink Festival offer) Sun-Thur, 16-27 September, must quote MFDF on arrival 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
Canto - Tipsy Tapas, three select tapas dishes and unlimited fizz, bellinis or house wine for £35pp Sat & Sun for 90 mins, 12-3pm, Booking required Cutting Room Square, Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5DH
Rendition - 2 courses for £20, 3 courses for £29 Lunch menu only, Wed-Sun, 12-4pm 209 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3NW
TNQ Restaurant - 4-course special menu with glass of Taittinger Champagne £50 (Manchester Food and Drink Festival offer) Available Mon-Sat 12-10 pm, 16-27 September, reservation required 108 High St, Manchester M4 1HQ
Man With The Fish - 25% off total bill (Manchester Food and Drink Festival offer) Sun-Thur, 16-27 September, must quote MFDF on arrival 78-88 High St, Manchester M4 1ES
Mary and Archie (Didsbury) - bottomless brunch, 1 brunch item and unlimited drinks for £25 Sat & Sun for 90mins, 10am-3pm, walk-ins only 200 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW
Mason’s - Sunday Roast 2 courses for £18, or 3 for £21 Sundays only Ground Floor, Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT
Peru Perdu - 10% discount on total bill (Manchester Food and Drink Festival offer) 3pm – 7pm, 25-27 September Tables must be booked and quote “MCR F&D Festival” on booking notes 74 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JD
Firehouse - lunch for two deal £20 includes half chicken, two small plates, two pitta Sat & Sun, 12-4pm 40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG
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