Whether it’s cut-price curries, sumptuous set menus or bargain burgers, we’ve picked out some of Manchester’s most generous dining offers that you can take advantage of all year-round.

Kala | Two courses for £25

Kala’s autumn bistro menu has two courses for £25 or three courses for £28, available for groups of up to eight guests. Starters range from cauliflower and truffle soup and fish cakes, with mains such as roast celeriac and fried chicken thigh to desserts like sticky toffee pudding sundae and honeycomb ice cream. This deal is available Monday to Saturday 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-7pm Monday to Friday.  

55 King St, Manchester M2 4LQ
Zouk | £25 set menu

The Zouk set menus range from £25pp to £45pp – served as a banquet style with sharing platters. For £25pp, guests can get chicken lmlee, lamb and spinach and chicken tikka masala and all set menus are served with poppadoms and pickles. The £45pp roast set menu includes three starters, three mains and a dessert platter. There are also vegetarian and vegan set dishes for £28pp. Open seven days a week 12pm-12am. 

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill, Unit 5 Chester Street, M1 5QS
Almost Famous | £10 burger & fries

Name something better than burger and fries for a tenner! Monday to Friday 12pm – 4pm choose from five burgers, like a double cheeseburger with slow-cooked pork or fried chicken burger with salad and jalapeno mayonnaise. Normal fries can even be upgraded to bacon fries for an extra £2. Three of the burgers can be made vegan or vegetarian when requested. 

49-51 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1HW
Bab | Two courses for £18.95

Northern Quarter posh kebab specialists Bab offer a Thursday to Sunday set menu consisting of two courses for £18.95. Plates include beetroot hummus, crispy chicken wings, lamb meatballs and falafel, along with a range of the team’s signature pimped-up kebabs. 

14 Little Lever St, Manchester M1 1HR
This & That | Rice & three for £6

This & That’s famous rice and three for £6 is the stuff of Mancunian legend. There are always vegetarian and vegan options to ensure there is something for everyone, and the menu changes daily, so you’ve got plenty of reasons to keep coming back.

3 Soap St, Manchester M4 1EW
Bunny Jackson's | 25p wings

Bunny Jackson’s is a dive bar with chicken wings ranging from 25p to 55p. The vegetarian cauliflower wings are £6 per portion and there are more vegetarian options – like jalapeno poppers and seasoned fries – on the bar snack menu. Food is served from 12pm everyday until 10pm. For £30pp, 12pm – 5pm seven days a week, the bottomless bunny’s offer includes bottomless wings and fries with a house lager, frozen cocktails and Lambrini. 

1 Jack Rosenthal St, Manchester M15 4RA
Wolf at the Door | £1 tacos and bao

Wolf at the Door offers £1 tacos and bao when ordering a drink – soft drinks start from £2.50 with alcohol from £5. Food is served 12pm – 10pm seven days a week. £1 taco options include margherita pizza and chicken caesar to a chippy tea and vegan notdog bao. The selection of draught beer is updated each week from independent suppliers and a variety of wines from white, red and orange. 

30-32 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1ER
Banyan | £9.99 dining

All day Monday to Friday, Banyan boasts a dine for £9.99 offer. This includes a Korean fried chicken burger, onion bhaji wrap and beef burger. Upgrade to two courses – any starter or dessert from the main menu – for £13.99. 

Vantage Point, Manchester M3 3PL
Chakalaka | 50% off mains

Open 5pm – 10pm, join the weekday club for 50% off mains Monday to Wednesday and during happy hours (Sunday – Friday until 8pm and Saturday 12pm – 6pm). Showcasing South African cusine is the NQ, there’s lots to choose from, highlights include the chicken sosatie, the vegetarian mezze board and a jaffa cake cocktail. 

105a Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
20 Stories | 3 courses for £35 / two courses for £24.50

20 Stories rooftop terrace serves up some of Manchester’s best views and an extensive cocktail list. The pre-theatre menu, served Monday to Thursday 5.30pm – 6.30pm, is available for up to six guests – with 3 courses for £35pp.

Starters range from courgette, fennel & basil soup and pressed ham hock terrine. Mains include pan-roasted chicken, seared salmon fillet and flat iron steak, and desserts like cherry cheesecake or chocolate and raspberry tart. Alternatively, the lunch set menu is served Monday to Saturday 12pm – 3pm and offers two courses for £24.50, or three courses for £39.50.

No. 1, 1 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3EB
Asha's | Three courses for £28

The multi-award-winning Asha’s offers a range of vegetarian and meat dishes across the pre-theatre menu which delivers three courses for £28 Monday to Thursday 5pm – 8pm. Starters include a vegetarian platter and speciality meat platter, with mains like butter chicken, rogan josh, paneer jalfrezi and gulub jamun or rasmalai for dessert. This deal is also served Friday afternoon 1pm – 5pm with a complimentary lager.

47 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NG
The Bay Horse Tavern | 50% off Wednesdays

Classic pub grub in the heart of the Northern Quarter at 50% off? That sort of goodness is exactly what you’ll get every Wednesday at The Bay Horse Tavern. Go fill your boots.

35-37 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA
The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel | £59 midweek offer

Every Monday to Wednesday between 6pm – 10pm at The Lowry Hotel’s River Restaurant, couple’s can pick two courses from the Chef’s Choice Menu, along with a bottle of wine to share, for just £59.

The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford M3 5LH
We Can Be Gyros | 50% off gyros

Occupying the rotating kitchen over at YES, David Bowie-inspired gyros specialists We Can Be Gyros offer 50% off their wraps every Sunday from 12pm

38 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB
Yard and Coop | Eat for a tenner

Fried chicken veterans Yard and Coop offer guests a main and a soda for just a tenner every Monday to Thursday between 12pm – 4pm, which is frankly incredible value.

37 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW
Maray | One mezze and two plates for £17.50

Maray’s mightily generous lunch offer invites guests to tuck into a mezze and two small plates for £17.50. This one is available from Monday to Friday, between 12pm – 4pm.

14 Brazennose St, Manchester M2 6LW
Kitten | 50% off food

This is a seriously good one. For swanky sushi on a budget, Kitten is offering 50% off food bills every Monday and Thursday, just be sure to book in advance to make use of the offer.

9 Deansgate, Owen St., Manchester M15 4YB
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Published on:
Tue 31 Oct 2023