Graduation always feels like a momentous occasion in Manchester. With one of the largest student populations in the country, it’s hard not to notice when the season rolls around. For one thing, you simply can’t miss the influx of attractive suited and booted new grads strolling the city with their families in tow.
There’s a lot of pomp and circumstance surrounding the ceremony. However the highlight, in our opinion, has to be when you can finally sit down and break some celebratory bread with your loved ones.
After all, once you’ve clapped for everyone in your graduating class (whilst wondering who most of them are) and taken the obligatory cap-throwing pictures, you’ll be keen for a drink and a nice bit of food we reckon.
If you’re looking for something nibbly and Mediterranean, we’d recommend giving family-run independent Lunya a look-in. The restaurant has won multiple awards for its authentic Spanish and Catalan food and has recently released a new summer menu that draws inspiration from their latest food adventures in Catalonia and Spain.
To celebrate Manchester’s class of 2018, Lunya will be serving up a veritable graduation banquet with a complimentary glass of Cava for every diner in the party: perfect for that special group toast.
For £29.95 per person, graduation parties can feast on a platter of Ibérico meats and Spanish cheeses, calamari in beer batter, padrón peppers, Catalan tomato bread, tortilla, chorizo in white wine, Spanish omelette, mixed olives and patatas bravas.
If you fancy going down a different route, there are extensive options available. Plus, graduates looking to dine from the restaurant’s aforementioned summer a la carte menu, or special lunchtime menu, will still receive a glass of Cava on the house (although the rest of the party will not). Just make sure to mention that you’re a graduation party when making your booking.