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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 Moon Stand Lunch or any sharing menu
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Atlas Bar
Get 20% off a bottle of fizz and you can win a Magnum of Veuve Clicquot
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Hyatt Hotel
All graduates get a complimentary cocktail
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Revoluçion de Cuba
All graduates receive complimentary fizz
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Zouk Tea Bar & Grill
Complimentary drinks and stunning set menus from £28 per person
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Cloud 23
Complimentary fizz for the whole party with drinks or afternoon tea bookings
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Trafford Centre
Unleash your adrenaline, with over twenty fairground rides, a beach and more
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The Cosy Club
Complimentary fizz for all graduates
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Sapporo Teppanyaki
Free drink for all graduates
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Podium Restaurant
Complimentary fizz for all graduates and their dining party
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Gaucho Restaurant
Complimentary fizz for all graduates when dining
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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.

Tattu Restaurant & Anchor Bar offers diners a culinary experience like no other in the city.

Located on Gartside Street, Spinningfields, the restaurant’s menu embraces traditional Asian flavours and delivers contemporary Chinese cuisine using distinctive flavour combinations and stunning
presentation, served in exquisite surroundings.

Tattu is first class when it comes to celebrating. Enjoy a meal with your nearest and dearest and
raise a glass to your future. Dine amongst Tattu’s infamous cherry blossom trees – a symbol of luck
in Chinese culture – and prepare for the bright future ahead with classmates, friend and family.

Tattu are offering a complimentary graduation cocktail to each graduate who pre-orders from the £28 Moon
Stand Lunch menu or one of the sharing menus.

  • Guests must book in advance and add ‘graduation bubbles’ to the booking notes.

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 – if you turn up still wearing your graduation robe you’ll get 20% off a bottle of fizz

Take a picture of yourself and your party in your robes in Atlas bar, post on Atlas Facebook page and Atlas will pick a winner, prize – A Magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne!

Celebrate your Graduation with Hyatt Manchester.

To make this milestone even more special, when staying at the hotel, The Hyatt are offering each graduate a complimentary cocktail of their choice.

Whether you prefer The Graduate, Pornstar Martini, Daiquiri, Cosmopolitan, Margarita, or one of the alcohol-free cocktails, simply show your cap and gown or certificate and indulge in the celebration!

Don’t miss out on this amazing treat—raise your glass and cheers to your accomplishments!

Revoluçion de Cuba are celebrating with all graduates by offering a glass of fizz for each one of you!

Celebrate with the world’s finest rums and Manchester’s biggest fiesta. Two floors of dancing, Latin-inspired dining and live music just off Deansgate. You’ve arrived in Havana.

Every graduate can get a glass of fizz – make sure you book and let the team know you’re graduating!

  • Available through graduation until 31st August 2023
  • Student ID must be presented when claiming this offer. 

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill have got an incredible line-up of treats planned just for graduates!

When you order a main course, the restaurant will generously treat each member to a complimentary welcome drink.

They have created a special set menu for graduation; priced at £28 per person for the standard graduation platter, or £40 per person for the Lobster Graduation Platter. Both platters include a complimentary welcome drink.

  • Make sure you add the word ‘Graduation’ to your online booking, so the team know you are celebrating with a graduate or graduates.

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!

Available from the 11th – 27th July 2023

If you’re looking for a place to celebrate that is a bit different and is definitely for the whole family, then Summer Daze at Trafford Centre is the place to be!

Get ready for sandcastles and sunbathing on a huge 600 square metre beach, before cooling off at not one, but two thrilling splash parks, complete with multiple water jets for guaranteed family-friendly fun.

Unleash your adrenaline, with over twenty fairground rides to enjoy – including Sea Storm, Waveswinger and Don Sapo – as well as family friendly rides such as Waterballs, Racing Cars and Bumper Boats.

After all that fun, fill those rumbling bellies with ice cream, doughnuts, crepes, burgers, and sweets. A covered stage area will play host to a packed schedule of summer fun, including free crafting, facepainting, costume characters and live entertainment.

Summer Daze is open daily from 22nd July – 3rd September 2023

The Cosy Club are delighted to be celebrating Graduation season with a complimentary glass of fizz for all graduates!

Part of the iconic Corn Exchange, The Cosy Club is a grand affair at the heart of the city centre. From a lazy breakfast to family lunch or a night out in your glad rags. Think mansion splendour meets village hall eccentricity.

To redeem your glass of fizz, simply let your server know!

Available for bookings and walk ins.

A toast to success at Sapporo! Free Drink for Graduates at Sapporo Teppanyaki

A toast to success at Sapporo! Graduates will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco or a pint of beer when they dine with us on graduation days…

To take advantage of this exclusive graduation offer, simply make a reservation at Sapporo Teppanyaki on your graduation day.

Available on graduation days, must be in cap and gown or show confirmation of graduation

Join Podium Restaurant to celebrate your graduation and toast to your success with a glass of complimentary Fizz for your party! 

Book a lunch or dinner celebration at Podium Restaurant and all diners can enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz.

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

Available from the 11th – 27th July 2023

As you dine out at Gaucho Restaurant, enjoy the theatre of the open kitchen and marvel at the vast, unusual space around you.

One of the best steak restaurants in Manchester is the place to be for lunches and celebratory dinners.

Celebrate your academic success with a glass of fizz on us! All graduates dining A La Carte will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles.

To redeem this offer, simply present your graduation ticket upon arrival.

Throughout July, those booking graduation celebrations at Albert’s Schloss Cook Haus can enjoy a complimentary round of Prosecco on the Haus.

The wunderbar offer will be available for groups of up to eight people, all day Monday to Friday throughout the whole of July. This is exclusively for dining bookings in the Cook Haus.

Available throughout the whole of July 2023 – booking required.

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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