Whilst it would be a wonderful world where one can exist on purely a diet of advent calendar chocolates, sometimes you need more than just a cocoa robin, and we’ve got all you need to make sure you can get fed whilst keeping a few pennies in your pockets for some presents come Christmas Day.

Meal deal: Soup and sandwich at 19 Cafe for £6.95, two cocktails for £10
Lever Street’s cafe bar, 19 Cafe, have got you covered if you’re looking to turn off from the mania of Market Street this December, and get a bit of peace with your lunch or post shopping drinks. If you’re in need of some sustenance, you can get a panini and the soup of the day for £6.95 and if you’re after some liquid courage to go back into the crowds, Happy Hour from 3-7pm offers two cocktails for £10.
19 Cafe Bar, 19 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1BY. Tel: 0161 236 3284  www.19cafebar.com

Festive treat: Flok’s Mulled Sangria – two for £10 
Stevenson Square’s sherry bar, Flok, is getting in on the Christmas act offering their Spanish take on mulled wine. All day every day you can escape the Christmas hustle and bustle with two mulled sangrias for £10. This Friday they launch their tap takeover with Squawk brewery, so this weekend is a perfect time to sample the tipple with a beer drinking friend.
Flok, 5 Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1DN. Tel: 0161 236 7212 www.flokmcr.co.uk

Shoryu Ramen: £7 student ramen & £15 bao and ramen deal for everyone
Piccadilly Gardens’ noodle joint, Shoryu Ramen, is offering a whole heap of deals to keep you fed this December. Every Monday-Wednesday lunchtime (2pm-5pm) students can get either the signature Shoryu Ganso or White Natural ramen for just £7. Those of us who aren’t lucky enough to get student discount can get buy one get one free cocktails during happy hour or the lunchtime deal of a ramen and Shoryu bun for £15.
Shoryu Ramen, 1 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG, Tel: 020 3405 7550 www.shoryuramen.com

Wood’s Christmas Menu – from £25 
Manchester’s fine dining haven, Wood, has a set menu offer this Christmas for any wanting to go a bit upmarket for their dinner this December. With two courses for £25 or three courses for £32, diners can choose from roast turkey, cod or nut roast with all the trimmings. If you go for the three course option, your dessert options including the very festive chocolate and clementine tart.
Wood, Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester M15 4RA. Tel: 0161 236 5211 www.moodmanchester.com

Festive feed: Bottomless Pigs in Blankets at Black Dog
If you can’t get enough of Christmas food at this time of year, then Black Dog Ballroom might be your place for brunch. With their brunch deal now extending to Fridays, you can get your hands on the usual bottomless brunch deals with the addition of bottomless pigs in blankets.
Black Dog Ballroom, Basement Affleck’s Palace, Corner Tib Street / Church Street,
Manchester, M4 1PW. Tel: 0161 839 0664. www.blackdogballroom.co.uk

Fine dining: £30 Tasting Menu at Albatross & Arnold
The fine dining restaurant at The Range, Albatross & Arnold are offering a five course dining deal that is well within range this month. For £30 diners can get five courses of the Spinningfield restaurants food and includes roast pheasant and Christmas pudding fondant.
Albatross & Arnold (inside The Range), Leftbank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AN. Tel: 0161 325 4444 www.albatrossandarnold.uk.com

50% off: Mr White’s Chophouse post-Christmas deal
The first post-Christmas deal with see Mr White’s Chop House offering 50% off all a la carte dishes from Boxing Day until the end of January – perfect for all those looking to delay their Christmas meal until it gets a little bit cheaper.
Mr White’s English Chophouse, 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE. Tel: 0161 236 9003. www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk

Next month: 30% off food in January at Tattu
If you’re already praying for the end of the festivities, you may decide to go into hiding until the January deals appear and the lights come down. If so, you may want to look forward to Modern Chinese Restaurant restaurant Tattu’s 30% off deal that will hit in the New Year. It may be early, but it’s always good to plan.
Tattu, Hardman Square, Gartside Street, Manchester M3 3EB. Tel: 0161 819 2060, www.tattu.co.uk

50% off food on Thu 6 Dec and 100 free kebabs from 5pm on Fri 7 Dec | New kebab house BAB opens
The folks at Pen and Pencil have unveiled their new Kebab place, below their Berlin style bar, Honey Trap. BAB on Little Lever Street promises a grown up kebab restaurant, a million miles from your late night kebab haunts and on December 5th and 6th is offering 50% for those looking to try it out. Alongside traditional kebab meat, veggies can get in on the offer with options of paneer and falafel.
Thu 6 & Fri 7 Dec, BAB, 14 Little Lever Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1HR. Tel: 0161 806 0813 www.facebook.com

Mon 3 Dec - Mon 31 Dec
Joe Daly
Published on:
Sat 10 Nov 2018