It’s graduation season and Manchester is first class for offers which allow you to celebrate in style. Whether you want to impress the family, need a great venue for a party with friends or a restaurant to dine in style, there’s bound to be something for you. And don’t worry about the cost. Remember, it’s your last chance to sponge off your parents before you get a job.
Lunya – free glass of cava
Try tapas to celebrate your graduation. Perfect for sharing with a big party and amidst the impressive interiors of the Barton Arcade. Lunya bring a true taste of Spain with their array of small plates, deli options and well stocked bar. All graduates get a free glass of cava when they are dining too!
Mr Cooper’s House and Garden – 3 courses and a bottle of prosecco from £26 or afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco for £22
The Class of 2016 can enjoy a range of options under one roof at Mr Cooper’s House & Garden, Michelin star winning chef Simon Rogan’s classy restaurant inside the plush Midland Hotel. Graduates can enjoy 3 courses and a bottle of prosecco from £26. If you are looking for something lighter to celebrate the occasion, then there is afternoon tea in the impressive Octagon Lounge with a glass of prosecco for £22.
Thaikhun – free glass of fizz
Great street-style Thai food and a free glass of fizz for graduates with their meal. It’s the next best thing to a backpacking holiday to Thailand – and a lot cheaper too!
Infamous Diner – free prosecco
Free prosecco for graduates and a whole free bottle for parties of 6 or more at this US-style diner! They certainly know how to celebrate in style and when you partner the fizz with one of their famously big eats – like their signature pancakes or burgers – it’s top-class!
Bakerie – free bottle of fizz
This bread and wine bar in the Northern Quarter is offering a free bottle of fizz for pre-booked tables of four or more. Enjoy their home-baked fare and with over 70 other wines available by the glass, you’ll certainly be feeling merry!
Rosylee – free prosecco
This NQ bar restaurant is chucking in plenty of free prosecco for graduates. Book your celebration with them and the graduate gets a free glass of prosecco – and when it’s a party of six or more, you get a free bottle! Can’t be bad.
Don Giovanni – lavish 3 course menu plus prosecco
Fancy an impressive meal to mark your graduation in Manchester’s oldest Italian restaurant? Book a booth at Don Giovanni, sit back amidst their eye-catching orange interiors, and enjoy a lavish 3 course menu for graduates, bringing together Italy’s finest flavours. It’s only £28.95 and includes a free bottle of Prosecco between 4 people!
Dive NQ – 25% off food and a free bottle of fizz
Dive is a firm favourite with students – a stylish basement bar with inventive food and drink – so it’s the perfect place to celebrate. Join them for your graduation celebration. Pre-bookings receive 25% off food, and when you dine you get a free bottle of fizz!
Annie’s – 25% off food
Celebrate your graduation in this homely British restaurant owned by Jennie McAlpine from Corrie and her partner – with TWO amazing deals! Get 25% off the main food menu when you book in advance and quote ‘pass2016.’ If you book for more than 6 people, you get a free bottle of fizz when dining! Nestled in the iconic Royal Exchange, this an impressive yet accessible setting ideal for bringing the parents
Chaophraya – 3 courses and wine for only £35
A specially-crafted graduation menu at this favourite Manchester Thai restaurant is sure to be be a memorable experience. Enjoy 3 courses and wine for only £35 with some seriously impressive fusion food – which means something for everyone. Scallops and black pudding takes a form you may have never tasted before – served with fresh mangoes in a chilli and lime dressing! Main course options include roasted duck and steamed sea bass, and dessert brings everyone together with a fresh fruit fondue!
The Hilton, Deansgate – champagne afternoon tea or 3 courses and free prosecco
Cloud 23, the city’s highest bar, is offering a champagne afternoon tea package for three people for £90. A stunning selection of finger foods will also be available. For those wanting a sit down meal, try The Podium graduate package – a three course meal in the decadent Podium restaurant with a complimentary bottle of prosecco.
Tattu – 3 and 4 course set menus
Contemporary Chinese restaurant Tattu has plenty to choose from with 3 and 4 course set menus ranging from £35 up to £69 per person. And with dishes including sea bass parcels with candied orange, coconut chicken salad and saffron miso black cod, it is easy to see why this place impresses!
Cosy Club – free glass of fizz
Get cosy with a free glass of fizz for graduates at this Corn Exchange venue They have an extensive menu filled with old-fashioned favourites and a number of vegetarian and vegan dining options too!
Beef & Pudding – 2 or 3 courses and a free glass of fizz
This urban pub and kitchen known for its proper food and relaxed atmosphere is a venue great for all the family. Tucked away on Booth Street near the town hall, graduates can enjoy 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £25 – and a free glass of fizz too!
Gusto Manchester – 20% off food
Inside the ornate Elliot House, just off Deansgate, you’ll find Gusto. Styled on the grand cafes of Europe, this is a chance to enjoy classic Italian-inspired food in impressive surroundings. There is an additional 20% off food for those celebrating graduation and with options including oven-baked home-made lasagne, medallions of beef fillet and an inventive Peking pizza, there is plenty to choose from!
Opus One – Dining Experience for £65 per person
Opus One is a luxurious eatery and cocktail bar based in the former Free Trade Hall. The building which has witnessed many historic occasions over the years is now home to a stylish restaurant with red velvet interiors and an OpusOne Dining Experience for £65 per person. This includes a 4 course dinner, coffee and tea finished off with a Halle Berry cocktail. This was the place where the Halle Orchestra was resident for a number of years, after all!
La Bandera – free glass of cava
A free glass of cava for all parties celebrating graduation at this popular Spanish drinking and dining venue. Expect market fresh food and impressive yellow interiors – great for adding to the celebratory mood!
The Alchemist – complimentary ‘sharing kettle for four’
You won’t be able to go out ‘student drinking’ now you’ve graduated – so just take it up a level instead! The Alchemist, a bar and kitchen known for seriously inventive cocktails are offering a complimentary ‘sharing kettle for four’ when you choose to celebrate your graduation with them. It’s like having a great cauldron of cocktail straight to your table. Food is also available. Venues at New York Street and Spinningfields.
Per Tutti – 25% off the bill
This is a family-run business offering modern European cuisine and a warm welcome. They are offering 25% off the bill for graduates To qualify for the offer, you need to give them a call to book in and present them with a picture of you in your cap and gown on arriving! Better make sure it’s your best shot and no Photoshopping allowed
Scene – 3 courses and a glass of prosecco for £24.95
Celebrate all your hard work with the feel of a Bollywood street party at Scene! Scene bring authentic Indian street food, cocktails, shisha and handpicked specialities all together with graduates entitled to 3 courses and a glass of prosecco for £24.95.