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Manchester Arndale’s amazing around the world summer food festival

Manchester Arndale is awash with amazing discounts on over 30 of your favourite food and drink restaurants, cafes and kiosks

Hold onto your tastebuds as we dive headfirst into this foodie expedition around the world without leaving Manchester Arndale.

It’s a gastronomic gathering that promises to make your belly smile and your wallet appreciate the savings.

So grab your fork and your foodie spirit, because this food festival isn’t just an event—it’s a passport to a world of flavours and a feast of fantastic discounts.

Manchester Arndale’s Summer Food Fest

So if you’re looking for a bargain, get yourself down to the Summer Food Fest at Manchester Arndale from the 5th of August to the 3rd of September to sample their great selection of restaurants, showcasing flavours from around the world.

Find the full list of offers here

We went down to see what the iconic Manchester shopping centre, Manchester Arndale had to offer.

First up was a Manchester favourite, Archie’s.

Archie’s: Manchester’s Beloved Burger Haven


Kicking off our gastronomic adventure was none other than Archie’s – a name synonymous with mouthwatering indulgence.

Our choice?

The LA burger – a juicy burst of flavour, boasting twin beef patties, caramelised onions, cheese, and their top-secret sauce.

Freshness and inspiration combined to create an instant classic – you don’t want to miss this.

The cherry on top?

A 15% discount during the festival, making this Manchester favourite an even sweeter deal for you to sink your teeth into.

PizzaLuxe: an Italian Pizza Dream 

Next on our tour, we ventured into the PizzaLuxe.

The promise of 13” thin-crust pizzas, crafted from their unique 96-hour slow-proven sourdough, lured us in.

Our pick?

The prosciutto, adorned with prosciutto crudo, gorgonzola, rocket, and parmesan shavings.

The dough was tantalisingly thin, and the range of pizzas is incredible.

But don’t fret if pizza isn’t your passion – the baby gem Cesare wraps are sure to tantalise your taste buds.

And with an irresistible offer of a Margherita pizza and a fountain drink for just £9, you’re spoiled for choice.

Doner Shack: Berlin’s Kebab Magic

Doner Shack beckoned us with the allure of Berlin’s world-renowned kebab scene.

From succulent chicken Shawarma to the classic doner, their menu boasted flavours that transported us straight to the vibrant streets of the German capital.

And let’s not forget the milkshakes – a sweet symphony that satisfied our cravings and could well have stolen the show from the sumptuous doner meat on offer.

With a kids’ box priced at just £5.50, complete with fries and a milkshake, can Doner Shack tempt you?

Kokoro: Asian Fusion at its Finest

Kokoro offers a variety of Asian-inspired fast-casual cuisine, primarily focusing on Japanese and East Asian flavours.

Their menu includes a diverse range of options such as sushi, bento boxes, rice and noodle dishes, and other traditional and fusion choices.

They use fresh ingredients to create flavourful combinations that cater to a wide range of preferences, including meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans.

A tantalising deal of two free chicken gyoza or spring rolls – a delectable appetiser to start your Asian-inspired feast.

YO! Sushi

Established in 1997, YO! Sushi has mastered the art of combining innovation, taste, and interaction to create a dining haven that’s become a sensation.

The conveyor belt system that weaves its way through the restaurant is iconic, copying from Japanese Style sushi conveyor restaurants.

This ingenious setup allows a kaleidoscope of colourfully plated dishes to parade right in front of your eyes, giving you the power to handpick your culinary delights.

And at YO! Sushi, variety is the spice of life.

From mouthwatering sushi and delectable sashimi to signature rolls and more, their menu embodies the essence of Japanese cuisine with a modern twist.

Each dish is crafted using the freshest ingredients, ensuring that every bite is a celebration of authenticity and taste.

And you can score a tidy 15% off during the Summer Food Festival when dining in their restaurant.

Slim Chickens: A Louisiana Fried Delight

Slim Chickens had us savouring the flavours of Louisiana with their irresistible fried chicken.

Beautiful buttermilk chicken, soaked and sumptuous is the order of the day at Slim Chickens.

You can jazz up your order with an incredible selection of homemade sauces to tickle even the most discerning of tastebuds.

And what’s a fried chicken feast without a naughty-but-nice milkshake?

With any milkshake priced at just £3 or a ‘Chicks’ 3-piece tender meal for £6.95, Slim Chickens indulged us with that fried chicken goodness without breaking the bank.

Churros Locos: Latin Dessert Oasis

Churros Locos Freshly Made is a family-owned business that brings a taste of Latin desserts to the UK!

The Churros are cooked in front of you then coated with either sugar or cinnamon sugar and served alongside a range of 10 different dipping sauces such as strawberries, dulce de leche and 4 types of chocolate.

They also offer a selection of 16 handmade artisan gelatos that come in classic flavours such as vanilla, chocolate and strawberry but also pistachio and passionfruit cheesecake.

To top it off, they serve seven different bean-to-cup coffees and the best chai latte and luxury hot chocolate in town!

You can also get 20% off as part of the food festival celebrations – so don’t miss out on this divine treat.

Boost: An Aussie Burst of Freshness

Boost Juice is an Aussie-inspired, Manchester-founded chain of juice bars that specialises in offering a wide variety of freshly blended fruit smoothies and juices.

The company was founded in 2000 by Janine Allis and her husband Jeff Allis who are from Adelaide in Australia.

Moving to Manchester to launch the company, Boost Juice has since grown to become one of the largest and most recognised juice bar chains globally, with locations in multiple countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and many more.

And trying out the All Berry Bang, it’s easy to see why.

Strawberry Yoghurt, Strawberries, Apple Juice, Raspberries, Blackcurrant & Ice all come together for a refreshing burst of fruity wonder.

It was a great way to round off our journey around the world.

As part of their food festival, Boost are offering buy one get one free on any regular smoothies from the tropical and berry menu, for a delicious sweet (and guilt free treat).

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is the iconic doughnut brand.

The company was founded by Vernon Rudolph in 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

The story goes that Vernon Rudolph purchased a secret doughnut recipe from a New Orleans French chef.

He then began making these doughnuts in a rented building in Winston-Salem.

Rudolph’s doughnuts were known for their light and fluffy texture, and he used a unique yeast-raised doughnut recipe that set them apart from other doughnuts available at the time.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

As part of the food festival, you can get 10% off any size box of doughnuts to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings.

Perfect to take home as a present, and a great way to round off a big day of eating!

You can also pick up some great deals from Lindt, Chopstix, Bar Burrito, Auntie Anne’s, The Bagel Factory, Hotel Chocolat, Millie’s Cookies, Waffle Island and Taco Bell too.

For the full list of offers, click here.

Manchester Arndale’s Summer Food Festival is your passport to a world of flavours and savings.

With discounts, deals, and dishes that span continents, this festival promises an unforgettable dining experience.

So mark your calendars from August 5th to September 3rd and let your taste buds embark on a whirlwind adventure around the world, all under one roof.

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