With the Manchester Food & Drink Festival in full swing, it’ll be no surprise if thought has turned to what deals you can get your hands on throughout October and we have very much got your covered. Whether it’s a free pastry at a hip new coffee shop or unlimited wine at an old favourite – or some fancier wine tastings at Hatch – there’s plenty to get on with whilst watching the pennies. See below for our top offers this month…

Free Pastries at Seed & Cherry | Mon - Fri

For your early morning food deals, look no further than Church Street’s new coffee shop. Seed & Cherry, the coffee bean specialists, are offering a free pastry with any coffee until 10.30am during the Mon-Fri each week. With a variety of options including danishes and croissants to go alongside your flat white it might just get you through rain sodden mornings.

Seed & Cherry, 20 Church Street, M4 1PN, Tel: 0161 832 0033
TNQ Unlimited Wine | Mon & Thur

This is a classic any month of the year but it seems to make most sense as the nights draw in. On Happy Monday or Thirsty Thursday diners can treat themselves to 3 courses plus unlimited wine for just £29.95. There’s a two hour time limit but that seems fair enough for under £30, and with a menu including treacle-cured salmon for starters and roast Goosnargh chicken, it’s a perfect midweek pick-me-up.

TNQ Restaurant, 108 High Street, M4 1HQ, Tel: 0161 832 7115
£5 Wine Tasting At Hatch | Tue 8 Oct | 5pm | £5

Hatch’s wine experts at Vin-Yard are bringing a taste of Georgia to the boxpark next week. Wines of Georgia (this is the country not the state) are launching a two month long festival in the UK over October and November and Vin-Yard will be hosting their exclusive Manchester tasting. For just £5, wine fans will be able to enjoy 40 different Georgian wines of varying styles, and be talked through them by Sarah Abbot and with light bites provided by Mezze Street Food.

Vin-Yard, Hatch, Oxford Road, M1 7ED
Franco Manca £5 Pizza

To celebrate the opening of Franco Manca at the end of September, the London based chain are offering all the pizzas at their new Picadilly Gardens restaurant for just £5. With options such as tomato, cured chorizo and mozzarella, or a simple tomato, mozzarella and basil, you can try out the latest Neapolitan Pizza addition to the city. To make you feel even better about it, each pizza you buy will see one donated to someone in need. The deal lasts until Friday 04 Oct.

Franco Manca, 12-16 Mosley Street, M2 3AQ, Tel: 0161 710 0654
El Gato 3 for £15 | Mon - Fri

It’s getting harder to imagine you’re on the Costa del Manchester as the rain lashes down, but El Gato will do their best to at least take your tastebuds there and, if you choose your time right, you can get it for a snip. From midday until 5pm during the week, diners can get 3 of the selected menu items for just £15. When this includes the salt cod croquetas and blue cheese with walnuts, it’s a lunch that’s hard to beat.

El Gato Negro Tapas, 52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY, Tel: 0161 694 8585
Kala Set Menu

If you’ve been considering trying out Gary Usher’s much raved about new King Street restaurant than the set menu offering from Kala may make it a bit lighter on the wallet. The latest in the rapidly expanding empire from the crowdfunding chef, Kala has gained praise in the national press and now diners can get two courses for £20 or three for £23 at lunch Mon – Sat noon – 2.30pm, or pre-theatre, Mon – Thurs 5pm – 6.30pm. Dishes include confit duck leg and roasted cauliflower as well as yorkshire parkin for afters.

Kala, 55 King Street, M2 4LQ, Tel: 0161 839 3030
Evuna Lunch

Another Spanish restaurant offering a 3 dish deal is Evuna, as lunch time sees diners able to order 3 tapas dishes for just £11.99 at any of their four restaurants. Deansgate, Northern Quarter, Altrincham, and Knutsford are all in on the deal that allows guests to try the long standing Spanish restaurants menu at a fraction of the price.

Evuna, various locations
2 for £10 at The Cosy Club

To celebrate the Manchester Food & Drink Festival getting into full swing, the Corn Exchange has plenty of deals going around. Not least of all is The Cosy Club offering 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £15 throughout the festival lasting until Mon Oct 7.

The Cosy Club, Corn Exchange 37 Hanging Ditch, M4 3TR
Two for £15 at Alston Bar & Beef

The relaxed dining chain is not the only food and drink special in The Corn Exchange, as Alston Bar & Beef is offering 2 for £15 during the same period. The meat heavy chain is offering two weeks of the two course deal in which you can choose mains from pan fried bream, steak ciabatta or the veggie squash spaghetti until Mon 7 Oct.

Alston Bar & Beef, Corn Exchange 37 Hanging Ditch, M4 3TR, Tel: 0161 804 5555
Tue 1 Oct - Thu 31 Oct
Joe Daly
Published on:
Tue 1 Oct 2019