While January is traditionally the month many people cut back on eating and drinking, these Manchester bar and restaurant offers are a very tempting reason to postpone the diet for a while.
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Albatross & Arnold
The offer: 50% off food throughout January at this Spinningfields restaurant. You can also take advantage of discounted rates on the state-of-the-art golfing simulators at The Range during January – down from £75 to £50 per hour for up to six people.
Booking and terms: Booking is advised – no need to select anything other than the usual dining reservation.
The offer: 50% off food bill throughout January with their “50% Schloff” deal.
Booking and terms: Valid Monday to Friday until January 31. Must be booked 24 hours in advance and only available for up to 8 people. Not valid for walk-ins.
The Chop House’s
The offer: 50% off food at all three of the Victorian Chop Houses throughout January.
Booking and terms: discounts apply all day every day except Saturday nights, and some menu exclusions apply. Tables must be booked online to qualify – click for Albert Square Chop House, Sam’s Chop House and Mr Thomas’s Chop House.
The Anthologist and The Refinery (St Peter’s Square & Spinningfields)
The offer: Manchester’s Anthologist and Refinery restaurants are offering their Reef, Beef and Bubbles deal throughout January – 6oz steak, half lobster, chips and a glass of prosecco for £19.95 or with champagne for £23.95. There are also “naughty and nice” specials options on the menu for £12.95 or £16.95 where you can choose a non-alcoholic drink or glass of champagne to match your meal.
The offer: The popular Deansgate bar is slashing prices on its gins in its Ginuary Sale. There will be fifty gins to enjoy in January, with a 1783 premium tonic only £3. But be warned, this is a when-they’re-gone-they’re-gone offer to create space for 50 new gins launching at the bar from February.
Booking and terms: from January 4th, no booking necessary.
The offer: The Pan Asian restaurant is doing a sliding scale of discounts throughout January. Get in early to get the best 40% off food offer.
Booking and terms: 40% off food from 2nd – 6th January (to book click here); 30% off food from 7th to 13th January (to book click here); 20% off food from 14th to 20th January (to book click here); 10% off food from 21st to 31st January (to book click here). Not available on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The offer: The Northern Quarter’s newest addition, gourmet kebab restaurant BAB, is offering 50% off ‘babs in January.
Booking and terms: Available Monday – Thursday throughout January, must be booked in advance. Or grab a beer ‘n’ a bab for just £12, Monday to Friday 4pm-7pm.
Banyan Corn Exchange
The offer: 50% off food
Booking and terms: Available from Monday to Thursday only when you pre-book, and it excludes steaks, sharers, kids, upgrades and extra toppings.
Bay Horse Tavern
The offer: 50% off food
Booking and terms: Available throughout January excluding Saturday and Sundays, booking recommended – firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Dog Ballroom (NQ and NWS)
The offer: 50% off food
Booking and terms: Available daily throughout January, booking advised email@example.com /blackdogballroom.co.uk/dog-bowl
Cane and Grain
The offer: 50% off food
Booking and terms: Available throughout January, excluding Saturdays. Booking is recommended at firstname.lastname@example.org
The offer: Main courses for just £1 when you also buy a full-priced main.
Booking and terms: From 2nd – 31st January. Simply download the £1 mains voucher from Visit any Carluccios restaurant and order a full-price main dish to receive a second for just £1.
The offer: 50% off your food bill at Manchester’s popular Thai eatery.
Booking and terms: Available Sunday to Thursday from 2nd to 31st January. Must be booked in advance.
The offer: 50% off the a la carte menu at this Italian eatery
Booking and terms: throughout January, offer valid every day for a maximum of four people. Must be booked in advance at email@example.com or call 0161 834 9741
The offer: Happy Hour Pizza – £10 pizzas/£2 slices.
Booking and terms: All January – until 10pm every day. No booking required
The offer: Choose from a snack, sushi, soup, tempura and donburi for £18 per person from the January Set Menu
Booking and terms: Minimum 2 people, Monday-Thursday, advance bookings only.
The offer: Dimitris is having a Happy Hour deal on every hour in January – that’s £5 for all mezes. There’s also a 4 dips and tapas deal for £15, and all cocktails are £5.
Booking and terms: Throughout January but offers exclude Saturdays, booking is recommended.
The offer: 50% off food – available daily. If giant burgers are your thing, this is the place to head.
Booking and terms: Booking advised, firstname.lastname@example.org / blackdogballroom.co.uk/dog-bowl
The offer: Electrik in Chorlton are running three different offers in January – the Pizza Punch Up with all 10″ pizzas £5, 5pm-9pm every Monday; Pizza Giro which will be unlimited pizza between 6pm to 8pm announced on the @electrikbar social media each week. And the 5 o’clock drop Mon-Fri, 5-7pm with £5 cocktails, £10 house wine and £15 prosecco
Booking and terms: No booking required – days as above.
The offer: 50% off food bill
Booking and terms: Valid from 2nd to 31st January, Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available Friday or Saturday evenings from 5pm. Excludes Sunday lunch offer and high tea. Discount will be applied to bookings made through the Grand Pacific January Sale booking link via the website.
Grill on New York Street
The offer: 50% off food bill, and there’s also a 20% off Sunday roasts offer through January
Booking and terms: Valid from 2nd to 31st January, must be booked through the January sales link on their website.
King Street Townhouse and Great John Street Hotel
The offer: 25% off afternoon tea. Get these Manchester hotels’ signature afternoon tea offering for just £17.50 per person
Booking and terms: From 4th to 31st January. Booking is essential.
K2 Karaoke bar
The offer: Chinatown’s legendary karaoke bar and nightclub K2 has a brilliant 50% off offer in January so you can belt out your favourite tunes in your own private karaoke room.
Booking and terms: from 4th to 24th January, does not include happy hour. Must be booked in advance.
The Laundrette, Chorlton
The offer: 50% off total food bill, not including any steak dishes.
Booking and terms: Available from 2nd to 31st January on Mondays to Thursdays all day and night, and you must book in advance online. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
The Living Room
The offer: Two courses and a drink for £12 (12pm-5pm) or £16 (5pm until kitchen closes) through January.
Booking and terms: from 1st to 31st January, no booking required.
The Lowry Hotel – River Restaurant
The offer: The Lowry Hotel’s River Restaurant has a special January menu which will offer two courses for £16.95 and £19.95 for three
Booking and terms: Available throughout January, booking is recommended.
19 Cafe bar
The offer: Northern Quarter favourite 19 Cafe Bar is offering 50% off food every Monday in January to help you through those first day of the week blues.
Booking and terms: Every Monday in January from 7th to 28th.
The Pen and Pencil
The offer: 50% off food at this Northern Quarter bar and restaurant
Booking and terms: Available Monday to Thursday throughout January, but you must pre-book.
Pier Eight Bar & Restaurant
Get 2 three course meals and a bottle of prosecco for £39, saving 55% off set menu prices. Offer available Thursday–Saturday from 8pm and Saturday lunch (12pm–2.15pm). For more information about the menu click here. Payment is required in advance and no further discount will apply.
The offer: Gold Reserve offer – choose a selection of six Voltini dishes (for £15 per person) and you can add a carafe of house red or white wine, or two Seedlip non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ cocktails for just £5.
Booking and terms: Offer is from from 3rd-31st January – Monday to Thursday: 12 noon to 2.45pm | 5-9pm Friday: 12 noon to 6.45pm. Must be booked online in advance.
Salvis Mozarella Bar, Corn Exchange
The offer: 40% off food between Sunday and Thursday for parties of up to six people, including its delicious authentic pizza and pasta dishes.
Booking and terms: Not valid in the deli or at Salvi’s Terrazza Bar, or in conjunction with any other offers. Available only for advanced bookings, and parties of up to six.
School for Scandal
The offer: Not an offer per se, but School for Scandal has launched its “Dine to Win” campaign through January – the First Street restaurant has teamed up with fashion brand fearlesss.co.uk to give away £50 in actual cash to every 100th customer dining with them throughout the month.
Booking and terms: To be in with your chance of bagging a fifty, book in with School For Scandal by visiting and check the website for full terms and conditions.
The offer: 30 per cent off Tattu’s contemporary Chinese cuisine and winter a la carte menu throughout January 2019.
Booking and terms: Simply sign up to receive the booking link when it is released in December, available in January all day Sunday – Thursday and each Friday until 3pm.
Tampopo Corn Exchange
The offer: 30 per cent off main dishes throughout January.
Booking and terms: Not in conjunction with any other offers or discounts including Eastern Express menu and happy hour.
The offer: Volta Golden Ticket £10pp (better than 50% off!) where you choose one dish from three different sections, including chicken skewers, flatbreads and charred cauliflower, caraway and pomegranate.
Booking and terms: Available from 12pm Monday until 7pm on Fridays throughout January. Spaces are limited so pre-booking essential at email@example.com
The offer: Guests at Wood will receive a two for one offer on their tasting menus between Tuesday and Thursday in January. The tasting menus have been created by owner and Master Chef Champion Simon Wood to deliver his favourite tastes and flavours from each season.
Booking and terms: The two for one tasting menu is available Tuesday – Thursday from 12 noon – 2.30pm and 5pm – 10pm throughout January, and is only available on the five and seven course menus. Offer ends 31st January. Book online.