New year, new you, new set of jaw-droppingly good deals from Manchester restaurants. Whether you’re looking to start 2023 on a health kick or ignore the ever-increasingly grim news cycle by eating your way to happiness (it works, I’m living proof), we have the lot here.
So save some pounds, maybe even drop some pounds, but more importantly, take your beau out for a date or three during these next two or three months. Or if you’re happily single, take yourself out for a date. It’s a thing apparently.
Here’s our guide to the best restaurant deals in the city (and in a few cases, beyond) – all independents, all tried and tested, all doing something a little special.
Here are our picks
No need to hibernate until spring – there are plenty of exciting things to do in and around Manchester, especially in Spinningfields. The food and drink world has its own equivalent of the January sales, only here it’s all about eating and drinking well, while lightening the load on your pocket.
Nam Manchester, Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AJ - Visit now
For the whole month, NAM will be offering 50% off food (up to the value of £20) Monday-Thursday, in addition to 25% off their celebrated Sunday roast with a Vietnamese twist. Trust us, the gravy that comes with the roast is the stuff of legend.
Peru Perdu, The Cotton Factory, 74 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JD, Manchester, M1 6JD - Visit now
In January, Peru Perdu brings back their unbeatable 50% off food offer, which delighted many a diner early in 2022. Throughout the month, diners can take advantage of all-day menu favourites, such as ceviche, empanadas and Uruguayan Wet Aged Steak, at half their normal price (we’ve checked it, and that works out at 50%, maths fans).
For those who are looking to reduce their alcohol intake, or cut it out altogether, Peru Perdu has also announced its ‘No and Lo Cócteles’ menu.
Here, classic Peru Perdu mixes have been reimagined with the finest natural zero-alcohol spirits, featuring mood-enhancing adaptogens and natural plant-based stimulants, aphrodisiacs and nootropics, with microdoses of their favourite spirits to deepen the flavour.
On this menu, the much-loved Chinoa Picante contains no alcohol at all, and features Three Spirit Livener, Everleaf Forest, scotch bonnet syrup, passionfruit and vanilla. Another favourite, the Lavender and Coconut, contains a micro amount of alcohol, with Three Spirit Livener, micro Eminente rum, pineapple and citrus.
Other items on the ‘No and Lo’ include alternative wines, as well as zero-alcohol beers and cider.
The Edinburgh Castle Pub, Henry St &, Blossom St, Manchester, M4 5AW - Visit now
Starting off 2023 with one of our favourite and most highly recommended deals, Edinburgh Castle invites guests to enjoy a January Set Menu offer. This will include two courses for £30 or three courses for £35 with a drink. This set menu will be available from Wednesday to Friday for bookings made between 5pm – 6.30pm.
All bookings must be made through email@example.com.
Cottonopolis, 16 Newton Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 2AE - Visit now
This January, the reliably brilliant Cottonopolis is set to welcome guests to the restaurant with a menu of four delicious tasting dishes for £30, including a drink (bottle of Estrella, glass of house wine, or a soft drink).
This offer will run from Sunday (from 4pm) to Thursday (all day every day from Mon-Thurs).
Ducie Street Warehouse, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St,, Manchester, M1 2TP - Visit now
This January sees Ducie Street Warehouse launch a special Veganuary menu, plus 50% off ALL food at the restaurant.
New Head Chef Scott Munro has designed an additional vegan menu to celebrate Veganuary, available from Tuesday 3rd until Tuesday 31st January.
The 50% offer applies for mid-week bookings, valid all-day from Tuesday to Thursday, from Tuesday 3rd January until Tuesday 31st January. Online booking in advance is very much recommended.
The Blues Kitchen Manchester, 13 Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HN - Visit now
The home of blues and soul, The Blues Kitchen Manchester is launching an inflation-busting deal this January.
From New Year’s Day, guests can enjoy 50% off their food bill across the entire food menu on Sundays through to Thursday, throughout January.
As normal, during the afternoon up until 4pm, The Blues Kitchen will offer their excellent lunch deal (any item from the lunch menu and a soft drink for only £10, or upgrade to a harder drink for just £2).
The Blues Kitchen’s famous £6 cocktails and happy hour deals will continue throughout January in addition to the deals above. We’ll drink to that!