If you’re looking at the hectic Christmas calendar and wondering how you’re going to fill the time in the new year, our round-up of the best deals in January is just the present you need. As restaurants and bars try to tempt you away from your New Year’s Resolutions, they’re providing deals and offers to get you eating and drinking like Christmas dinner is just a memory. Whether it’s high end dining and the glitz of Spinningfields at Australasia or the more industrial neighbourhood stylings of Elnecot, January deals have enough to keep you sated for less.
Ancoats pick: 40% off Food at Elnecot
The number of restaurants popping up in the booming Ancoats area means Elnecot feels like one of the old kids on the block. Nestled in a corner of Cutting Room Square, the neighbourhood restaurant and bar is offering 40% off food and 20% off booze throughout January if booked ahead.
Elnecot, 41 Blossom Street, Manchester M4 6AJ. Tel: 07496 152373, www.elnecot.com
Free pizza: Group bookings bag free pizza at Roc & Rye this Jan
Hidden just off King Street, Roc & Rye is well worth seeking out this January with free pizza for group bookings Sun-Thu and 50% off all classic cocktails 4pm-8pm Mon-Fri. The perfect after work pick me up.
Roc & Rye, 60 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BQ. Tel: 0161 414 0057. www.facebook.com
2 for 1: Bring someone to Wood for their tasting menus
The New Year brings a whole new tasting experience at Wood. Guests at WOOD will receive a two for one offer on their tasting menus between Tuesday and Thursday. With the two for one offer in place throughout January, the opportunity to explore a new culinary experience is better than ever. Two sets of five courses will cost £49 and seven courses for £69. Wine flights can be added for an additional cost.
Wood, Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester M15 4RA. Tel: 0161 236 5211 www.woodmanchester.com
Half off kebabs: BAB offering 50% their wares
The humble kebab has taken an upmarket turn at Stevenson Square’s BAB and throughout January they’ll be offering 50% off their signature ‘BABs’ Mon-Thu, 4pm-7pm. There’ll also be a chance to try three mezze dishes with a bottle of wine for just £20 and for those attempting a dry January BAB’s homemade iced tea is just £6 for two.
BAB, 14 Little Lever Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1HR. www.facebook.com
Early bird: Decreasing sale at Australasia
The glass pyramid at the entrance to Spinningfields has been a mainstay on the Manchester fine dining scene for many a year and this January is the perfect time to head there if you haven’t already (or if you have) Australasia is holding a January sale with a sliding discount sale. The first week of Jan nets you 40% off food and drink, and this decreases by 10% every week until you get 10% off for the last seven days of the month. So, if you can face a big night out so soon after New Year, you can get a near half price meal
Australasia, The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP. Tel: 0161 831 0288, www.australasia.uk.com
Meal deal: Arancini and a bottle of wine for two – £20 at Flok
Stevenson Square’s Spanish inspired sherry bar, Flok, is bringing an Italian touch to its food with its selection of arancini balls and this January you can get your hands on arancini and wine for 2 for just £20. With vegan options as well as meat, you can opt for the house beer if you prefer.
Flok, 5 Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN. Tel: 0161 236 7212, www.flokmcr.co.uk
Half off: 50% discount on food at Albert Schloss
We’re hoping the discount at Manchester’s Alpine inspired bar is mainly around for the pun, as they named it 50% Schloff (see what they did there) and you can get your fill of meat and cheese for as cheap as chips all January with their half price deal.
Albert Schloss, 27 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QR. Tel: 0161 833 4040, www.albertschloss.co.uk
Tasting menu: Try out new restaurant Mana in the new year
Not just a deal for January but a chance to try out Ancoat’s new fine dining restaurant at a cut price as they’ve just launched a smaller tasting menu from their original for £65 compared to £105 for the full menu. The smaller seven course menu is only available Wednesday and Thursday and Saturday lunchtime.
Mana, 42 Blossom Street, Ancoats, M4 6BF. Tel: 0161 392 7294, www.manarestaurant.co.uk
Started already: Get a third off at Grafene until end of Jan
One of the earliest starters for January deals is Grafene, who are offering a third off all their food menus from now until the end of January! For those who think they’ve found a cheap Christmas Day dinner, be aware this isn’t available on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, or any Saturdays. Tables must be pre-booked.
Grafene, 5 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ. Tel: 0161 696 9700, www.grafene.co.uk
Modern Chinese: Enjoy 30% off at Tattu in Spinningfields
Another one keen on the third off deal, Spinningfield’s modern Chinese restauarnt Tattu is offering 30% off food throughout January for those who are done with turkey and the trimmings.
Tattu, 3 Hardman Square, Gartside St, Manchester M3 3EB. Tel: 0161 819 2060, www.tattu.co.uk
Published on: Thu 3 Jan 2019