January is the month we all dread. The festive season is over, the nights are still long, the days are short, and it’s back to work. It’s enough to make you want to curl up into a little ball and hibernate until Easter.
Luckily, however, some of our favourite places to eat and drink have decided to put on their own January sales and are serving up some super offers to cheer us up and help us get through the month. So whether you want to keep the celebratory spirit alive, can’t face cooking or just want great value for money, feast your eyes on the following offers– with up to 50% off usual menu prices!
This selection is big enough to keep you going the whole month!
50% off food at Avalanche
One of our favourite Italian restaurants, Avalanche, are offering 50% off your food bill throughout January (a la carte only). Classic Italian dishes executed with style and flair sit alongside dishes with a modern twist. Fish and seafood a speciality. Generous portions, fresh ingredients, slow paced, relaxed atmosphere, big portions, attentive service, great food. What’s not to love?
2 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AT
Dry Gin-uary at The Fitzgerald
If you’re thinking about giving up alcohol for a while, maybe wait till February instead because cool cocktail bar The Fitzgerald has an offer that’s hard to refuse. Treat yourself to their range of speciality gin and tonics, all for £5, throughout January. You can sample spirits from across the globe, in this New York-style speakeasy so whether you’re a seasoned gin lover or yet to discover this terrific tipple, this is great place with a great price to take advantage of. Offer lasts until 31st January 2016.
11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
50% off food at Rosylee
Beautiful NQ eating place and bar Rosylee is offering 50% off its menu, all day, every day, throughout January. With options including toad in the hole and brilliantly British bubble and squeak, this is the kind of comfort food that’s sure to warm you up this winter. The half price offer includes breakfasts (with ham and eggs to-die-for and a great vegetarian breakfast, too) and Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. You really have every occasion sorted this month with Rosylee. Just make sure to book a table in advance to participate in the offer!
11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
CHOP CHOP FOR 50% OFF!
Complete an online form to get a 50% of food voucher for use in any of these chop houses – The Albert Square Chop House, Sam’s Shop House and Mr Thomas’s Chop House. And there’s more to the chop houses than chops. They are recognised for their fine British fare and drinks, so tuck into the famous corned beef hash cake, or wild mushroom wellington or the famous steak and kidney pudding. Plus there are chops and steaks too, of course! Dining in these beautiful venues for half the price is an offer to take advantage of this January, so call on Albert, Sam or Mr Thomas if you fancy some great food at great prices.
The Albert Square Chop House, Memorial Hall, 14 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF
Sam’s Chop House, Back Pool Fold, Manchester M2 1HN
Mr Thomas’s Chop House, 52 Cross St, Manchester M2 7AR
55% OFF FOOD AT DIVE NQ
One of the Northern Quarter’s newest bars, Dive are determined not to let anyone get the January blues and are offering an amazing 55% off food – better than half price and no booking required, just keep up to date with their social media! Whether you want a cool place to come with friends or just somewhere chilled to escape for your lunch hour, Dive offers the ultimate destination. The motto here is ‘Dive In, Crawl Out and you might just do that after feasting on their tacos, nachos, subs and sliders!
Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1SH
The more you eat, the more you save at Infamous Diner
We all need fuel to get back to the grindstone so this is a perfect excuse for some classic American food. Infamous Diner, Manchester’s first independent, all-American eatery, are proving that big food doesn’t mean big prices. From the January 2nd, you can collect a loyalty card and get it stamped with each visit to earn yourself another 10% off the next. If you keep visiting, you can get up to 40% off in total and with dishes including sizzling steak and eggs, awesome nachos and the ultimate ‘go big or go home’ burger, it certainly is tempting. Open till late, this place will help you fend off the hangovers without eating into your bank balance. The offer applies to main meal items throughout January. And there’s more! A separate deal is that with every full-priced adult meal purchased, you get a kid’s meal completely free. Offer applies from 12 noon till close on Monday to Thursday.
3-5 Basil Chambers Nicholas Croft, Manchester M4 1EY
30% Off Food at Chaophraya
Manchester’s premier Thai fine dining restaurant, Chaophraya are offering guests 30% off their food bill (everyday except Saturdays until 10th February) when they pre book and quote CHAO PASS. Try their Pad Thai, it’s delicious. Subject to availability and all that.
19 Chapel Walks, Manchester M2 1HN
50% off food at Tattu
Tattu serves up seriously good Chinese cuisine in beautiful surroundings which take you on a sensory journey through the Far East. Throughout January, there’s 50% off the a la carte menu, all day Sunday to Thursday – a great opportunity to experience unique cuisine at unheard of prices. To take advantage of this offer, you must book via the website but you’d better hurry because it’s going to be popular!
3 Hardman Square, Gartside St, Manchester M3 3EB
Double your bar tab at The Liquor Store
Thinking about going dry in January? Here’s an offer you’ll find hard to resist. The crazy bunch at The Liquor Store will double your bar tab and get you merry way beyond Christmas. Just hand the bar a deposit and they’ll double it. Then take your pick from a bar crammed with a collection of the most desirable liquors from around the globe. It doesn’t get much better than this. Hic.
Maybrook House, 40 Blackfriars Street, Manchester M3 2EG
50% off food at Black Dog Ballroom and Dog Bowl
Watching the pennies this January and worried that if you go out for drinks you’ll have to eat beforehand? Proving that a dog isn’t just for Christmas, the ever popular Black Dog Ballroom and Dog Bowl are offering 50% off food through the whole of January so you can drink and dine, too. This includes classics such as nachos and chicken wings, as well as the legendary Brucie Bonus pizza and the veggie-friendly Green Meanie burger. You’ll be getting big portions at even better prices so download one of the vouchers online or call in and collect yours today.
Black Dog Ballroom, Basement Affleck’s Palace, Church St, Manchester M4 1PW
Dog Bowl, Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5WW
50% off food at the King Street Tavern
Located in the King Street Townhouse baby grand hotel, the King Street Tavern serves up classic fare in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting. Get down there quick to take advantage of the 50% off food offer which lasts until the 14th of January, with limited availability. Whether you want to sit in the stunning brasserie or watch the world go by from one of the lounges, this is a place where you can drink and dine at a price to take advantage of. Serving favourites such as chicken pate with pink onion jam, beautiful salt baked beetroot and an elegant range of tartines. Book now to avoid disappointment.
King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW
6 courses for £30 at James Martin Manchester
Be prepared for a culinary journey through some of the finest flavours and ingredients of the season, sealed with James Martin’s expert skill. The winter tasting menu offers fine dining at unforgettable prices in January- six courses for £30 and £15 to add matching wines. Enjoy dishes such as Cumbrian wood pigeon and Wye valley asparagus but bear in mind that the selections may change according the produce available. Also bear in mind that James Martin has just recently started serving Sunday dinners – traditional British food superbly executed for as little as £20 for two courses.
Manchester235, 2 Watson St, Manchester, UK M3 4LP
Any cocktail for £5 at Manchester235
Enjoy a £5 cocktail of your choice in the Vega Lounge of one of the city’s most best dining and entertainment spaces – Manchester235. Home to a casino, live music and of course, James Martin Manchester restaurant, this offer proves it really is the place to be. The deal applies every day from 5-8pm and includes such inventive choices as Hendrick’s Honeyapple, the coconut drenched Miss Vega, and the famous dessert-in-a-glass option, Lemon Cheesecake. The days of dull discount cocktails are over. What are you waiting for?
Manchester235, 2 Watson St, Manchester M3 4LP
30% off at Thaikun
The time has never been better to try Thai so get a lift this January at Thaikun, serving up Thai food with fresh ingredients, bigger choices and the best flavours. Simply show this Twitter post to get 30% off food throughout January @FollowThaikhun. This offer applies to advance bookings Sunday-Friday and means you can make great savings on cuisine which tastes as authentic as that cooked on the very streets of Bangkok. Their noodle soups and curries are highly recommended.
3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF
Huge discounts on drinks at KIKI
Huge discounts on drinks at Kiki nightclub and lounge every Friday and Saturday throughout January. Coors £2, selected cocktails 2 for £7, single spirit and mixer £2 while stocks last so get your skates on. Free entry all night. Open from 2pm.
5 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3HF
50% off at Taurus
Canal Street favourite Taurus are offering 50% off all food Monday to Friday throughout January. Modern British cuisine made from local and seasonal produce, fab Sunday roasts with lots of choice for vegans and vegetarians, amazing wines, and some of the finest craft beers to quench your thirst. What more could you ask for?
1 Canal St, Manchester M1 3HE
50% off at Urban Cookhouse
Urban Cookhouse are offering 50% off food this month, apart from Fridays and Saturdays. Modern American dining with classics such as New York strip steak, beefburgers and chowder and a variety of snack-sized sides from corn on the cob to mac ‘n cheese. Look out for the Midnight Manhattan raspberry soufflé. It’s a winner.
54 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6HS
50% off at Scene
Spinningfields’ first Indian restaurant are offering 50% off the evening menu throughout January when you book online. Scene have been serving up authentic dishes to great acclaim since opening in April last year. The menu celebrates the best in Indian street cuisine such as tender lamb tikka, plus you can experience the ultimate fusion of Indo-Chinese with dishes including chilli chicken, plus a huge range of curries. Simply book a table online and quote SCENE50JAN for 50% off your evening meal. Applicable every day except Saturday.
4a Leftbank, Irwell St, Manchester M3 3AN
50% off selected food plus Happy Hour deals at Odd Bar
The only thing which may seem odd are the crazily low prices if you’ve been used to splurging over the festive season! Odd Bar is a NQ favourite with a chilled atmosphere and funky décor and they are here to help make those long January weeks so much better. There’s 50% off throughout the month on selected food including their awesome Holy Cow burger, hot dog of the day and the legendary Dirty Doorstop – cheese on toast, transformed. Wash it all down with Odd’s Happy Hour Deals, which apply Monday to Friday, 5-9pm until January 29th. This includes signature cocktails for as little as a fiver, £10 bottles of wine, £2.90 for a pint of Becks Vier and 2 bottles of Sol for £5. It doesn’t get much better than this!
30-32 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1ER
£20.16 at Quill
Take advantage of the amazing January offers at Quill, the plush King Street restaurant and cocktail bar which opened in November which has already gained a reputation for stunning food. So why not spoil yourself this January and save money too? Lunch and early evening deals are available. You can get a two course lunch and glass of prosecco for £20.16 and the same price applies to early evening dining (5.30-7pm). The food is set out in chapters and includes creative combinations such as pigeon, cabbage, tuna and parmesan, and also a black bream dish like no other. Intrigued? To tempt you even more, Quill is also offering 20% off the a la carte food and drinks menu for patrons after 7pm throughout January. So you can save well into the evening too, though pre-booking is essential.
20/22 King St, Manchester M2 6AG
50% off at The Pen and Pencil
Whether you’re after a working brunch, a bite to get you through the lunch hour or just a night off from cooking, The Pen and Pencil,the New York style bar with bags of attitude, can solve your problems. The halfprice offer applies to both their daytime and supper menu, excluding the bottomless brunch, so treat yourself to some fine American food. Whether it’s a steak and eggs lunch, or a lighter combination of avocado and prawn for the evening, these guys know how to match winning flavours. They serve up a mean surf and turf too! Pre-book now in order to take advantage of this great offer.
Fourways House, 57 Hilton St, Manchester M1 2EJ
All day Happy Hour at Crazy Pedro’s
A date for your diary. Monday, 18 January. It’s Blue Monday-apparently, the most depressing day of the year. By a stroke of luck, it’s also the day Crazy Pedro’s, the New York-style part-time pizza parlour, is running an all-day happy hour to help you beat those blues. Open midday ’til 4am. An offer not to be refused.
55–57 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ
50% off at Cane & Grain
Pimped up fries and racks of ribs are only the beginning at this NQ bar famed for its rum and ribs and range of American-style eats. They are kicking off 2016 in style with 50% of food in their rib joint and tap room. Dare you sample their spam fries or dig into a rack of ribs? Burgers, salads and pimped up chips are all available too- awesome when topped with their slaws and sauces. They will be distributing vouchers both online and in person which you can redeem every day excluding Saturdays.
49 -51 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1NA
50% of food AND win a 4 star holiday in the Maldives at Grill On The Alley
This city centre restaurant and bar serves up no nonsense food which is big on flavour and wholesome ingredients and they’re pulling out all the stops to treat you this January. To win a luxury 7 night stay in the Maldives go to eflyers.livingventures.com/forms/competition/blackhouse fill in the form for a chance to win and, winner or not, you’ll be entitled to 50% off food throughout January. With dishes including 28-day matured steak, herb crusted rack of lamb, and so much more British food with bite, this is an offer you can really get your teeth in to.
5 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EG
50% off food and win a getaway to Mauritius at Artisan
This industrial chic kitchen and bar is serving up a deal which is difficult to ignore: 50% off food throughout January plus the chance to win a luxury holiday to Mauritius! For a chance to win a 7 night stay with 5 star accommodation at Shangri-La’s le Tiouesstok Resort and Spa, just fill out the online form at eflyers.livingventures.com/forms/competition/artisan And if Artisan wasn’t being generous enough, when you fill out the form you get half price menu offers throughout January! This Spinningfields star is known for its beautiful cured meats, deli options and of course, the dirty burger with all the trimmings.
18-22 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BZ
Try or Dry January at The Botanist
Whether you’re sticking to your healthy New Year resolutions or have had enough of a diet of lettuce leaves and mineral water with a twist of kale until next January, the Try or Dry menu at Deansgate favourite The Botanist means there’s something for everyone. Go Try to indulge with Lamb Burger and Einstok Icelandic White Ale or go Dry to cleanse and detox on a Superfood Salad and Green Booster (cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, agave, lemon, ginger ). As well as the usual January Sale (50% all food Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm), if you book an ale or cocktail master class in January at The Botanist or The Oast House (6 people or more), each person gets a complimentary meal from the BBQ menu.
78 Deansgate M3 2FW
50% off at Gusto
Gusto brings 1920’s Italian chic and a celebration of Manchester’s heritage for a dining experience you won’t forget, serving up a to-die-for warm smoked salmon with orange plus an array of other favourites including pastas, pizzas and hand rolled meatballs. So give yourself some gusto this January and feast your eyes on the offer – 50% off your food bill throughout the month. Space is limited and excludes Friday and Saturday evenings so book now for a weekday treat at a great price.
4 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5AB
30% off food at Cabana
The Corn Exchange is buzzing with places to eat and drink and at its heart is Cabana, bringing you the big flavours, fun colours and fresh ideas of Brazilian cuisine. Simply follow the link and fill in the form to get 30% off food throughout the month. Whether you want to sample the pulled pork sliders, tuck into best selling flame-grilled chicken or fancy a super salad for a lighter option, take advantage of this great offer now. http://platform.coniq.com/signup/0bxiscg.
The Corn Exchange, Exchange St, Manchester M4 3TR
Buy one get one for £1 at Black Milk
Satisfy that craving for cereal at Black Milk, Manchester’s very own cereal cafe, serving up 50 varieties of cereal from around the world, fantastic toppings and flavoured milks plus speciality coffees, homemade cakes and cookies. Buy one item and get another one of the same item for £1 for the whole of January. Saturdays excluded. Sign up at blackmilkcereal.com/offers
2nd Floor Affleck’s, Oldham St, M4 1PW
50% off pizzas at PLY
Creative space, home of Sketchy Sunday and handcrafted sourdough pizzas galore, PLY is a NQ gem which is not shy about rolling out the offers this January. Sign up for the PLY membership card online and get ready for a number of great offers. Not only do you get 10% of food and drink Sunday to Thursday, but a full 50% off pizzas throughout January! And it’s not just plain pizza either but the ultimate bases cooked in wood fired ovens and topped with quality ingredients. Your membership card also unlocks further discounts across the city including £5 yoga classes! plymcr.co.uk/membership
26 Lever St, Manchester M1 1DW
50% off food at Beef and Pudding
Manchester’s popular urban pub and kitchen is serving up a sale to make you warm inside this January- 50% off food Monday-Friday. The beef boards come highly recommended and the baby pud trio takes some beating but there’s more to Beef and Pudding than beef and pudding. The menu is massive including a range of veggie options and the famous Beef-ham Tower burger. Curious? Simply book online to take advantage of awesome half price food.
37 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AA
50% off food at El Capo
The NQ’s ultimate tapas and tequila bar are offering 50% off food all day Sunday to Thursday and until 5pm on Friday. Expect food with South American flair served the authentic way, so whether you want nachos, big burritos or dishes as creative as seared cow’s heart and sweet spiced meat balls, there’ll be something for you! Simply book in advance and make a meal of it!
12 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
30% off at Tampopo
Tampopo’s city centre restaurants retain their individual charm as well as passion for authentic pan-Asian cuisine with plenty of flavour. It’s a great place to go for lunch, serving up some of East Asia’s favourite street snacks with restaurant flair. Whether you want a hearty noodle soup, a fragrant curry or something special – there will be an option for you.Take advantage of the 30% off food January offer which you can claim by keeping up to date with their Twitter feed @TampopoEats.
The Corn Exchange Manchester M4 3TR
16 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF
10/10 AT TUSK
It doesn’t get any better than 10/10, so why not treat yourself to the 10/10 deal at Tusk, the African-style bar with bags of attitude which is famous for its handcrafted pizzas. 10/10 means two pizzas and two beers for £10.10 every day until 10.10pm! Which means you can take your mate or date and get fine food and a drink for little over a fiver each! This offer applies throughout January. The pizzas are packed with toppings, including the ‘All Day Breakfast’ and the imaginatively named The End is Nigh which comes with an extreme heat warning. So why not give it a try? It would be rude not to!
77 High St, Manchester M4 1FS
FIVE O’CLOCK CLUB AT WALRUS
Want to dine and drink somewhere cool without worrying about the cost? Newly refurbished Walrus is your answer. Great for when you fancy a drink and a bite with colleagues or mates, Walrus proves that 5pm is the time to chill rather than fighting with the commute home (it’s always easier to get the later train, right?). Every day in January between 5pm and 10pm you can get 5 of their signature cocktails for £5 each. Or if you want something bigger, treat yourself to a bucket load of beers and piled high nachos to share for £20. A real crowd pleaser, and great for your bank balance!
78-88 High St, Manchester M4 1ES