So that’s Christmas out of the way, and now it’s time to take advantage of the only good thing about January. What’s that? The January offers of course.
You won’t get a chance to eat such great food at these prices for, ooh, another 12 months
The smartest restaurants and bars in Manchester are well aware that this is the freezing cold month where there’s nothing to look forward to and everyone’s skint, so they’ve provided a bunch of pocket-friendly offers and deals for all you thrifty diners (or those who went haywire over Christmas and are staring at a wildly diminished bank account).
Here are the very best January offers, tailored towards high-quality interesting food at smart Manchester venues
We’ve carefully examined the lot, using one of those tiny plastic magnifying glasses from a cheap Christmas cracker, and dug out the very best, tailored towards high-quality interesting food at smart venues, with the best cut-price offers.
This long list should keep you going all the way up to February, at which point you’ll have to start thinking about paying way over the odds for the dreaded V-Day. It includes everything from pub grub to fine dining, down and dirty pizza to high-end pan-Asian seafood, not to mention gloriously colourful and healthy Peruvian cuisine to big, bold waistline-expanding steak meals.
This long list should keep you going all the way up to February, where you have to start thinking about paying way over the odds for the dreaded V-Day
And we all know how January is a notoriously cold month, so here’s your chance to put on a nice winter coat for a bargain knock-down price. You can delay that gym membership until February, New Year’s resolutions be damned. You won’t get a chance to eat such great food at these prices for, ooh, another 12 months, enjoy the best January offers Manchester!
Here are our picks
The Refuge, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 7HA - Visit now
Book your meal online at the Refuge site (select the offer from the dropdown menu) and you can get the chef’s selection of six high-quality small plates, a carafe of wine and their iconic sharing chocolate fondue dessert between two – all this at one of Manchester’s most stunning venues for a bargain £20pp.
The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Salford, M3 5LH - Visit now
The Lowry Hotel’s in-house restaurant will be re-introducing its fantastic value Chef’s Choice menu this January. This includes either a full three courses or two courses and a glass of wine for just £19.99 per person, or get the full three courses and a glass of wine for an extra £4 per person.
Peru Perdu, The Cotton Factory, 74 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JD, Manchester,, M1 6JD - Visit now
This January Peru Perdu at the Cotton Factory are offering a January detox lunch special. This means any ceviche plate or a vegetarian green papaya salad, a smoothie bowl and a raw juice per person served daily. This lunch menu costs £15 per person throughout January.
Alston Bar & Beef, Cathedral Street, Manchester, M4 3TR - Visit now
Alston Bar & Beef has a brand new menu this January, and until 31st they are offering a set meal deal exclusive for this month. This includes brand new dishes alongside some old favourites, including haggis pakora, chicken & leek puff pastry pie, and their famous Tweed Valley steaks. Diners can choose one course for £12, two for £15, or three for £18, and as an added bonus, any Alston gin is included when ordering two courses from the set menu. This menu runs from Monday to Thursday 12-6pm, and Friday and Saturday 12-4pm.
Crazy Pedro’s NQ, Short St, Manchester, M1 1JG - Visit now
Crazy Pedro’s always go the extra mile with their food, and their January offer is no different. Scoff down one of their superb pizzas at Happy Hour prices until 10pm every day. That means a hefty slice for £2 and £10 for the full 16″ feast.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
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