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How to celebrate Graduation in Manchester

The huge student population is part of what makes Manchester such a special place. Here’s how to celebrate your graduation in style…

The hard part’s over. Now it’s time for the good stuff. After months of stress and cramming, you’re finally emerging from your student study hole for Graduation, leaving behind the piles of notes and empty Nutella jars for something much better.

This is the start of post-grad life, and the best bit is here now: the bit where your parents take you out to dinner, tell you how clever you are, how proud they are, and spoil you rotten with lots of bubbly and tasty, tasty food.

The Living Ventures group are renowned in Manchester for raising the standards of our city’s hospitality industry and, as such, are a team you can trust with a celebration as important as graduation. After all, most of us only do it once, so we want it to be a top-notch day.

Tattu Restaurant
Complimentary graduation cocktail when dining from the Power of Wisdom graduation menu
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The Lowry Hotel
Celebrate in five-star style and get and exclusive upgrade deal
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Fenix Restaurant
Enjoy the 'Feast of the Wise' menu with complimentary fizz
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Hyatt Hotel
Celebratory graduation afternoon tea
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Graduation package including dinner in Embankment Kitchen
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Atlas Bar
Get 25% off a bottle of champagne or free prosecco when dining.
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Zouk Tea Bar & Grill
Complimentary celebration drinks when dining
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Cloud 23
Complimentary fizz for the whole party with drinks or afternoon tea bookings
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What's on to celebrate Graduation in Manchester?

Congratulations. You’ve made it. Time to leave thoughts of dissertation drudge and exams far behind. Graduation season is here. So throw that mortar board in the air (unless it contravenes health and safety regulations at your place of learning) and get ready to party.

We’ve found some of the best offers in the city so you can celebrate your degree without eating into that student debt. Whether you’re going out for a family meal or just looking for a relaxed occasion with friends, there’s plenty to choose from.

The Hyatt Hotel Atrium is delighted to announce an exquisite Afternoon Tea experience this July.

Set in the beautifully decorated venue, guests are invited to indulge in a selection of delightful treats crafted to perfection. Their Afternoon Tea is designed to be a luxurious escape, perfect for spending quality time with friends or family.

Treat yourself to an exquisite Afternoon Tea. Featuring hand- crafted scones, savoury bites, and sweet treats, all meticulously prepared by our dedicated chefs.

  • Available Thursday to Saturday from 12:00 to 16:00.
  • Priced from £24 per person plus service charge

The CitySuites Graduation Package is for 2024 Grads and their families to enjoy in the month of July

The Graduate package includes breakfast, early check-in/late check-out, bottle of prosecco, as well as a two-course set meal in Embankment Kitchen. Make CitySuites your place in the city while celebrating years of hard work – and toast to your future!

  • Bottle of prosecco in your room on arrival
  • Two course set menu* in Embankment Kitchen (£35pp) *£5 supplement to be added per three-course chosen
  • Complimentary glass of fizz for the graduate 
  • Early arrival & late check-out (1pm)
  • Breakfast in Embankment Kitchen
  • Access to on-site pool, spa pool & 24-hour gym
    Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Flexible rate. Available to book from 01.07.24 until 03.08.24

Manchester’s Gin Palace Atlas Bar is an amazing place to celebrate your graduation with lots on offer and so much to try.

The iconic bar on the corner of Deansgate has over 570 gins to try and a dining menu worth booking for.

What better way to celebrate than with some bubbles!

  • Free bottles of prosecco for booking of 4 diners or more. Offer must be pre booked (min of 4 people needed to dine from menu)
  • 25% OFF champagne. Offer must be pre booked

Graduation is a monumental achievement that deserves a unique celebration.

At Tattu Restaurant they understand the importance of marking this milestone with elegance and style. Introducing the “Wisdom of the Dragon” graduation menu, designed to create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones.

The exclusive graduation menu ‘Power of Wisdom’ includes a glass of Champagne for the graduate, symbolizing a toast to their success. Additionally, unique Golden Dragon sharing cocktail will also be gifted for the entire table, embodying the qualities of good fortune, luck, power, and wisdom that the dragon signifies.

  • The Golden Dragon is complimentary with this menu only.
  • All graduates dining from the ALC, Sharing Menus or the Power of Wisdom menu will receive a complimentary glass of EPC Champagne.
  • Use code ‘GRADUATION’ to receive a complimentary glass of EPC Champagne and sharing cocktail when booking in the notes section.

It’s graduation season in Manchester, and The Lowry Hotel want to help you celebrate your achievement
in style.

To make this momentous occasion even more special, they’ve put together the perfect package for you to share your pre and post ceremony excitement with the people who matter most.

Book any of the hotel’s iconic rooms in July and enjoy an exclusive offer: receive 50% off a second room, breakfast for three, and a bottle of Champagne to toast your success.

This offer is designed to provide a luxurious stay for both the graduate and their families, allowing you all
to come together and celebrate this major milestone in comfort and elegance.

Feast of the Wise, at Fenix Restaurant & Bar, is a graduation dining celebration and a recognition of scholarly success.

Aristotle said ‘Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom’. 2,300 years after the height of his teachings, all great thinkers are honoured with a contemporary food odyssey, a tribute to the class of 2024.

A journey through exquisite cuisine, the Feast of the Wise begins with Fresh Pita Bread and a Houmous & Guacamole Bowl. Discover fried Halloumi Cheese Tempura with Yuzu, hollandaise espuma and shiso vinaigrette, and Chicken Antichuco.

Orzo with Langoustine & Feta and Smoked Iberico Ribs move this epic on, concluding with a brand new Chocolate Crème Brulee.

Book to indulge in Fenix’s Feast of the Wise menu and the graduate will receive a complimentary glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne on arrival.

  • Available 8th to 25th July 2024
  • Add the booking code: FENIXGRADUATE to pre-order.

Students celebrating their Graduation in 2024 are in for a treat at Zouk Tea Bar & Grill.

Join them to celebrate your achievements and dig into a delicious Indian meal and a complementary celebration drink.

Throughout the summer Zouk is offering a free welcome drink for every graduate and all members of their dining party. They also have some celebratory desserts to enjoy as you toast the future. If you are rejoicing at finishing your degree or you are preparing to start one after smashing your a-levels, join Zouk and celebrate in style!

As you step into a new chapter of your life, you’re invited to celebrate this milestone at Cloud 23 with a complimentary glass of Fizz for your party. With panoramic views of Manchester’s skyline, you’ll have the perfect backdrop for capturing stunning photos and creating cherished memories.

Book a Drinks Reservation or Afternoon Tea at Cloud 23 through the link and enjoy complimentary glass of fizz each to toast to your success.

To take advantage of the offer please show your Graduation Ceremony Ticket or arrive in your cap and gown!

Celebrate your graduation success with Piccolino

This year, Piccolino are thrilled to offer an unforgettable experience to mark your achievements.

Whether you’re graduating yourself or celebrating a loved one, join them for a celebration filled with joy, elegance, and unforgettable moments. The menu is a culinary celebration worthy of your academic journey and their extensive wine list is packed with bubbles ready to cheers.

Take advantage of celebratory offers including:

  • Complimentary glass of fizz for all guests
  • Iconic photowalk for memorable photos
  • Complimentary cocktails for graduates

Add ‘Graduate2024’ to all bookings

At Riva Blu they believe every graduation deserves a grand celebrazione!

This year, they’re thrilled to offer an unforgettable experience to mark your achievements. Whether you’re graduating yourself or celebrating a loved one, join them for a celebration filled with joy, elegance, and unforgettable moments.

Riva Blu offers a diverse menu of modern Italian dishes that are inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Southern Italy

Take advantage of celebratory offers including:

  • Complimentary glass of fizz for all guests
  • Iconic photowalk for memorable photos
  • Complimentary cocktails for graduates

Add ‘Graduate2024’ to all bookings

Celebrate your graduation at Corn Exchange Manchester thanks to many destinations offering treats and surprises.

Riva Blu:

  • Raise a toast to your success with a complimentary glass of fizz for every guest. Capture the magic of the moment with a photo in front of our iconic photowalk. Gather your friends and family and strike a pose against our beautifully designed backdrop. The celebration doesn’t end on graduation day! Graduates can return to any of our restaurants and enjoy complimentary cocktails when dining with friends in the next 3 months.

Cosy Club:

  • Cosy Club offers a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere – the perfect backdrop for this special milestone! To make your day even more special, they offer a complimentary glass of fizz to toast your success. Gather your friends and family to toast your achievements in comfort and charm. Enjoy their delicious menu, impeccable service, and a celebratory ambience that will make your graduation truly unforgettable.


  • Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or fellow graduates, Banyan’s beautiful cocktail bar provides the perfect backdrop for raising a glass to your success. The perfect stylish setting to enjoy a celebration meal and 2-4-1 cocktails with the family or why not go all out with our ‘build your own’ two-hour bottomless brunch with your friends.


  • Fresh off your academic achievements, it’s time to celebrate! Mowgli Street Food is serving up a graduation dining offer you won’t want to miss. Whether it’s a small or a large gathering, join us for our Grads Feasting Menu. This delicious spread includes a glass of fizz on arrival for all guests, a vibrant selection of home-style curries, and our famous Yoghurt Chat Bombs – crispy delights filled with spiced yoghurt and tangy chutneys.

More inspiration for Graduates

Designed from the ground and split across two floors, KSG is focussed on comfort & style for its customers. The ground floor is exclusively for all your haircuts, fades, beard trims & restyles with their expert team of men’s barbers.

Make sure you’re looking the best before the big graduation day and let the team look after you.

  • 10% off all treatments and services before graduation

Look your best for the graduation ceremony and the celebrations that follow, head down to Stitches for those last minute alterations.

They offer a range of alteration and repair services to garments and household items across all of our stores. Their fantastic reputation is built on their level of customer service, high quality in their workmanship and turnaround times.

If you’re looking for the best gift for that special graduate in your life, The Royal Exchange is the place to shop.

Who doesn’t love chocolate? You’ll be spoilt for choice for graduation gifts in Hotel Chocolat, help them to celebrate with a box of the famous chocolatiers chocolates presented in a ‘You Did It’ sleeve

Or how about treating them to one of Hotel Chocolat’s many delicious spirits, including the scrumptious Cacao Gin.

Cacao Gin is priced from £4.00 and sleeve presentation boxes are priced from £8.50

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