Christmas might be done and dusted but that doesn’t mean we’re going to hibernate until spring – there are plenty of exciting things to do in and around Manchester, especially in Spinningfields. Even better, the food and drink world has its own equivalent of the January sales, only here you don’t have to queue up for hours to return some socks, it’s all about eating and drinking well, while taking advantage of all the deals out there to lighten the load on your pocket.
And this vibrant, stylish district of Manchester is one of the best out there when it comes to January offers. Not only is it a pleasure to walk around thanks to the beautiful architecture and tip-top upkeep, it’s also home to some of the best restaurants, bars, tearooms and hangouts in the whole city.
But where to start? Our comprehensive guide to the very best deals and January offers in Spinningfields has the lot.
Here are our picks
Australasia, The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AP - Visit now
If you haven’t yet been to Australasia, put it at the very top of your To Dine list. This subterranean restaurant is one of the city’s best high-end destinations, inspired by the coast and with plenty of light healthy options for all your January needs.
But what to try? We recommend the Teishoku set menu (£30pp), available every Sunday to Friday in January from 6pm. This modern Pacific-inspired menu features British ingredients with an Australian twist, and the secluded setting makes it the perfect spot to soak up the winter sun without leaving Manchester. For reservations, contact 0161 831 0288 or email email@example.com.
Tattu, Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now
Tattu’s iconic cherry blossom trees have turned a warm red for their winter romance season, symbolising happiness, positivity, good fortune and joy. At the same time, customers can enjoy 30% off food every Sunday to Thursday in January, from 12pm to 10:45pm, and on Fridays until 5pm in honour of the Love Language of Gifting.
Bookings must be made online using the code TATTU30 in the notes section and Ts&Cs apply. Tattu’s modern Chinese menu is a must-try, moreso when such a great deal is there for the taking.
20 Stories, No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now
20 Stories is one of the city’s highest and most eye-catching restaurants, and the food and drink more than lives up to it. This January, you could enjoy a culinary journey composed of five chapters with a locally sourced and seasonally rotating tasting menu (£65pp) designed by Executive Chef Daniel Scott, available every Monday to Thursday in January from 5.30pm. Standouts this month include seared king oyster mushrooms and blackberry and hazelnut pave.
Or you can enjoy two or three courses (£19.50pp / £24.50pp) from the set menu, every Monday to Friday in January from 12pm to 3pm, or three courses and a glass of wine (£30pp) from the pre-theatre menu every Monday to Thursday in January from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
20 Stories also supports Smart Works, a charity that helps coach and dress marginalised women on the road to employment. Add an extra £1 when paying your bill to help a worthy cause.
Bill’s Manchester, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now
In January, it’s BOGOF time at the always-welcoming Bill’s. Simply purchase a main meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner every Sunday to Thursday until 10 February and get another main meal free of charge. To redeem this offer, show this digital scratch card, and you’ll also be in with the chance of winning a £1,500 holiday voucher.
There’s also a new set menu to celebrate the new year with two or three courses for a bargain price (£14.95pp / £17.95pp) with highlights including sea bass florentine and a salted caramel and mincemeat crumble.
Hey Little Cupcake, 2 Hardman Street (shop entrance on Atkinson Street), Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF - Visit now
Here’s a great cake-based offer: submit an order for a three-tier design of your own deluxe cake with an edible image (6″ for £50, 8″ for £75) before 31 January, for which the collection date can be for any time in 2023, and you’ll also receive a box of six matching cupcakes!
Sponge flavour selections include chocolate oreo, rainbow, red velvet and vanilla. In addition, afternoon tea boxes are 30% off (now £12) when you use the code JANUARY30 at checkout before 8pm on 6 January.
The Ivy Spinningfields, The Pavilion, Byrom Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HG - Visit now
Discover the beauty of winter at The Ivy Spinningfields. Enjoy a twice-baked stilton and walnut soufflé or venison tartare in an idyllic setting surrounded by stunning foliage. Treat your loved ones to a meal full of wonder at The Ivy in January, and let the enchanting atmosphere leave a lasting impression.
The Lawn Club, Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M33HG - Visit now
Located in the heart of Spinningfields, The Lawn Club’s festivities are continuing with 50% off food every Sunday to Friday in January, from 12pm to 8pm, up until 7 February.
Plus, enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails every Sunday to Thursday from 5pm to 8pm as well as bottomless brunch every Wednesday to Sunday – this includes a main, side and drink (prosecco, mimosas, selected beers). There’s even a variety of seating options to choose from including a fully-enclosed pergola, private pods and – new for 2023 – Alice’s Yurt.
The Oast House,
The Avenue Courtyard
Spinningfields, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3AY - Visit now
The Oast House’s twinkling tepee is a must-see for winter, with fire pits, faux fur throws, fairy lights and entertainment. It gets even better with the many, many unbeatable offers: Monday to Wednesday enjoy 2-4-1 hanging kebabs, wings and cookie dough flavours, Thursday BOGOF on double house gins, Friday £19.95 prosecco, Budvar or Moretti for £4.50 and two of the same cocktails for just £12. Plan your visit now to get these great deals in every weekday in January.
Provence, Unit G21, 3 Hardman Street, Hardman Street, Greater Manchester, M3 3HF - Visit now
Provence is a brand new, all-day wine bar and coffee house that offers something for every occasion. Their revolutionary approach to wine allows customers to select from an extensive menu divided by ‘wine occasions’, rather than the traditional method of region or flavour profile.
For a limited time only, purchase any bottle of wine and get 50% off a charcuterie or vegetarian board (this offer is on until February 7th and excludes retail/takeaway/events and experiences). Plus, every Wednesday night enjoy 2-4-1 on special orange drinks such as orange wine, Aperol Spritz, Negroni and Northern Monk Beer.
Thaikhun Spinningfields, 3 Hardman St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3HF - Visit now
If you’re looking to get a taste of Southeast Asia without leaving your home, then look no further than Thaikhun. From Sunday to Wednesday in January, you can enjoy 30% off your food bill when you book online (and pick from their a la carte menu, excluding pintos). Better yet – students can receive 20% off up to six dishes per table with a valid ID card, and blue light card holders can 10% off too.