Manchester Restaurant Deals in January

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

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

  • 1. The Refuge

    Heritage Tomatoes, Red Onion

    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. 

  • 2. The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel

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    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.

  • 3. Peru Perdu

    Peru Perdu

    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.

  • 4. Australasia

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    Australasia, The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AP - Visit now

    You can get 30% off the menu at this fabulous restaurant, simply check the site for the January sale link and book your meal through there.

  • 5. BLVD Manchester


    BLVD Manchester, The Avenue North,, Manchester, M3 3BZ - Visit now

    Book in advance using the BLVD50 code and get 50% off your food bill (from the a la carte menu) throughout January.

  • 6. Albert’s Schloss

    Alberts Schloss
    Albert Schloss

    Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5QR - Visit now

    Another amazing half-price deal. Book in advance and get the ‘Cook Haus Classics’ at a massively-reduced price from Monday to Friday.

  • 7. Alston Bar & Beef

    Alston Bar & Beef
    Charlie Spargo

    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.

  • 8. Grand Pacific

    Cinimod Revilo

    Grand Pacific, 50 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1EN - Visit now

    This January you can get a whopping 50% off your meal at Grand Pacific if you book your meal through the January sale link on their website.

  • 9. Crazy Pedro’s NQ


    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.

  • 10. The Bay Horse Tavern

    The Bay Horse Tavern

    The Bay Horse Tavern, 35-37 Thomas St, Manchester, M4 1NA - Visit now

    Book ahead for this one as it’s likely to be busy. The Bay Horse are letting you eat for half-price every Monday throughout January.

  • 11. Trof Northern Quarter

    Manchester Pubs

    Trof Northern Quarter, 8 Thomas St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1EU - Visit now

    Get your food for half-price from Monday to Friday. Just book in advance – this one even sneaks into the first week of February so you can make a bonus visit when all the other deals have ended.