Food lovers are spoilt for choice in Manchester this month as the city’s restaurants pull out their finest offers to keep us dining out as winter’s grip takes hold. Plus there’s exciting news from Chester’s acclaimed Sticky Walnut, with a Chorlton opening planned later this year…

New Thai from Busaba in January
Award winning Thai restaurant Busaba, has announced it will open its Manchester branch in Exchange Square later this month. The brand new 170-cover flagship restaurant and bar will offer visitors the ultimate Thai experience. Serving classic, quality Thai food, the restaurant was inspired by the social and cultural meeting place of The Old Oriental Hotel in Bangkok and with a menu created by executive chef Jude Krit Sangsida – taught by the chef to the Thai Royal Family no less – Busaba promises to bring an entirely new level of Thai dining experience to the city.
Opens Mon 18 Jan, Busaba Unit 1, Printworks, Manchester, M4 2BS. Tel: 0207 291 1115,

Duke 92 moves into a tipi
Following its closure for an impressive £1 million renovation, stalwart of the Manchester bar scene Dukes 92 has taken up temporary residence in a Danish inspired tipi. In its new home overlooking the Rochdale Canal, guests will be able to hunker down under the canvas with a cockle-warming mug of glogg (Scandinavian mulled wine) whilst munching on homemade pizzas from their very own wood-fired oven. The refurb should be complete by spring with the the former stable block stripped back to the brick to reflect its industrial heritage but until then the tipi will be the perfect place to ward off those winter woes.
Dukes 92, Castle Street, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4LZ. Tel: 0161 839 3522,

Chester’s Sticky Walnut to open Chorlton branch called HISPI
All we know so far is that another restaurant from the team behind the acclaimed Cheshire bistro, Sticky Walnut, headed up by mouthy chef Gary Usher is set to open in Chorlton sometime this year. The team successfully crowd funded their second restaurant, Burnt Truffle, which opened in the Wirral in 2015. If the near flawless meals we’ve enjoyed at Sticky and Burnt are anything to go by, Hispi will be one of Manchester’s key launches this year.
Location and date TBC,

Food offers of the week
With Christmas and New Year now nothing more than hazy memories we all realise the toll that all the festive merry-making has had on our bank balances. But fear not, plenty of Manchester’s finest eateries are offering up some pretty generous deals this month…

1. The Dockyard pub in Spinningfields – pie and mash for £5.
To take up this offer you need a Spinningfields Yellow Card with pie and mash homemade fresh everyday for just £5. Just what you need on these dark, cold days. The Dockyard Pub, B3/4, Left Bank, Irwell Street, Manchester, M3 3AN. Tel: 0161 359 4549,

2. 50% off food at Albert’s, Mr Thomas’s (pictured) and Sam’s Chophouses
The Chophouse group (Albert Square and Sam’s) are offering an unbelievable 50% off food throughout Jan. To get this deal all you have to do is register for a voucher though their website. You can’t afford not to. The Albert Square Chop House, Memorial Hall, 14 Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5PF. Tel:  0161 834 1866,
Sam’s Chop House, Back Pool Fold, Manchester, M2 1HN. Tel: 0161 834 3210,

3. Half price pizza at PLY
Northern Quarter pizza aficionados PLY are offering 50% off pizzas all through Jan for PLY members. Some of the best pizzas in town just got even more enticing. PLY, 26 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1DW. Tel: 0161 711 0401,

Fri 1 Jan - Sun 31 Jan
Ben Hayward
Published on:
Tue 5 Jan 2016