After spending the majority of your money at Christmas, and whatever pittance you had left on New Year’s Eve, January usually means a more frugal existence. Staying in is the new going out and all that, right? But in a bid to coax you out of your delayed hibernation, a number of fine establishments from around the city are offering exceptional deals on their menus and, because we love you, we’ve rounded up the best places to go and eat on the cheap. Be quick, before they take it all away!

Bistro 1847
Both the central Manchester location and Chorlton’s vegetarian restaurants will be offering tables of up to 6 people 50% off from their á la carte menu, filled with their exceptional range of good British food.
58 Mosley Street, M2 3HZ Tel: 0161 236 1811
123 Manchester Road, Chorlton Cum Hardy, M21 9PG. Tel: 0161 862 9557

Living Ventures
Those fine purveyors of food and drink at Living Ventures are also snipping a very generous 50% off at the majority of their establishments – including The Alchemist (New York Street and Spinningfields), Gusto in Didsbury, plus Artisan, Olive and The Grills on both the Alley (pictured) and New York Street. All booking must be made through the links below.
Gusto, 756 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 2DW. Tel: 0161 445 8209,
Artisan, 22-28 Bridge Street, M3 3AB. Tel: 0161 832 4181,
Grill On The Alley, 5 Ridgefield, M2 6EG. Tel: 0161 833 3465
Grill On New York Street, New York Street, M1 4BD. Tel: 0161 238 9790
The Alchemist, 1 New York Street, M1 4HD. Tel: 0161 228 3856
The Alchemist Spinningfields, 3 Hardman Street, M3 3HF. Tel: 0161 817 2950
Olive, 4 Lloyd Street, Off Deansgate, M2 5AB. Tel: 0161 832 9090

All Star Lanes
Upping the game as only it can, bowling emporium All Star Lanes is offering 50% off not just your food bill but also your game of ten pin. The offer is only available Sunday to Friday – but we’re sure you can more than get your monies worth on the allotted days. Make sure you quote ‘January Sale’ when booking.
Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN. Tel: 0161 871 3600

Dog Bowl
Not to be outdone in the bowling and burgers bisection, Dog Bowl is offering 50% off all food and all bowling throughout the month, even on Saturdays. Follow the link below and you’ll be on your way to your first strike/split/gutter/hernia.
57 Whitworth Street West, M1 5WW. Tel: 0161 228 2888

James Martin Manchester
Not quite a 50% off deal, but a phenomenal offer of some fine cuisine at a very reasonable price. James Martin will be carefully putting together a special six-course taster menu and house drink for just £30 throughout the month of January. Check out the sample menu below and then try to stop salivating while you book your place.
Manchester235, Great Northern, 2 Watson Street, M3 4LP. Tel: 0161 828 0345

Lucha Libre
Manchester’s newest purveyors of Mexican street food is also offering 50% off all food, provided you spend over a fiver (excludes Fri & Sat evening) at a local independent shop (and show your receipt) – so go get your jaw around the best burritos, tacos and quesadillas for half the price.
235 Deansgate, The Great Northern, M3 4EN. Tel: 0161 850 0629

Wed 1 Jan - Fri 31 Jan
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 27 Jan 2014