Graduation: and breathe. With four universities, 14 higher education institutions and an estimated 350,000 students within an hour’s drive of the city centre, there are going to be plenty of mortar boards being thrown in the air in the next few days as students get the results of their finals.
Luckily, there are plenty of places where you can celebrate your graduation. Just leave the mortar board at home.
The Lowry Hotel
Graduation packages are available for you to celebrate in style in this beautiful riverside hotel. Graduates dine for free in The River Restaurant for their graduation if they are part of a table of three paying customers or more. And throughout the graduation season you can enjoy the Chef’s Choice menu for only £24.95 per person. For the full star treatment, tuck into three courses from the Chef’s Choice menu with a glass of prosecco or selected red or white wine.
This popular First Street bar is helping you celebrate in style with a free cocktail when you book a table for three or more for your graduation. The Rockafella is a big sharing cocktail that has Portobello Road Gin, Chambord, peach bitters, and lillet blanc topped with prosecco – plus you get to keep the rest of the bottle of prosecco too! A brilliant offer which makes booking well worth it.
Both King Street Tavern and Great John Street are offering a complimentary glass of champagne to toast your graduation throughout the graduation period. Quote ‘graduation’ when booking to receive your complimentary glass of fizz.
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill
New graduates who book a table for lunch or dinner before or after their graduation can enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco or a bottle for parties of four or more to go with the tasty Indian and Pakistani inspired food at this award-winning restaurant. Offer available July 2017 to new graduates of Manchester and Salford Universities. Non-drinkers can enjoy a mocktail for each graduate or a jug or a jug of their chosen mocktail for tables of four or more. Quote ‘graduation’ on booking.
Manchester’s ultimate escape room challenge is offering rooms that may be harder to get through than your degree with 10% off off peak prices for graduates. Breakout is ideal for a day of fun so why not get together with your mates and enjoy?
There’s a complimentary bottle of prosecco when you dine from the set banquet menu at this elegant Chapel Walks Thai restaurant. The offer applies to a minimum four guests on a table so be sure to take family and friends to make the most of the free fizz.
Free dessert for all graduates at this popular Spinningfields Thai restaurant. 2017 graduates simply need to book online quoting ‘graduation’ to get a free dessert when purchasing a main course – so that’s two flavour-filled courses for the price of one.
Get 20% off your drinks bill when you book in for post-graduation drinks at this intriguing cocktail bar and drinking den on South King Street.
This new Brazilian-inspired restaurant in the Northern Quarter is really pulling out all the stops. It will be offering a free glass of prosecco or 25% off your total food bill, whilst parties of four or more will receive a whole bottle or 25% off their food bill. Must be booked in advance. So what are you waiting for?
This grand European Brasserie and Bar in the Abode Hotel is an elegant venue to enjoy a graduation meal. They are offering a prix fixe menu at £12.50 for two courses or £16 for three courses and graduates gets a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival.
The Midland Hotel
To congratulate the Class of 2017, Mr Cooper’s House & Garden, the lush restaurant inside the historic Midland Hotel, has two fantastic offers exclusive to this year’s graduates. Two courses with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne £24 per person or three courses plus fizz for £28. Offer available from Monday 10th July to Friday 28th July 2017 from the set menu.
Enjoy a taste of The French with award-winning Adam Reid’s four-course menu for £45 per person at this fine Midland Hotel restaurant. Available Tuesday to Thursday from 6.30pm until Thursday 3rd August 2017 subject to availability. Reservation required and booking available online or by phone on 0161 235 4780.
Graduates get a complimentary glass of bubbly at this cracking Deansgate Spanish restaurant. The graduation banquet is the same as the tasting banquet at £23.95 per person plus a free glass of cava for all who choose it. They are also running the full a la carte menu throughout graduation period until 6pm, whilst the lunchtime offer is two tapas for £8.95 and three for £12.95.
Celebrate your degree with a stylish new haircut so you can banish away those library locks and feel fabulous again. This award-winning salon currently offers students haircuts for £35 with level 1 and 2 stylists subject to availability.
Graduation is an occasion worth celebrating so why not join James Martin’s highly acclaimed restaurant for a special meal? Celebrate in style and enjoy a special graduation menu with a glass of bubbly and a delicious meal from just £25 per person for two courses or three courses for £30 per person. Available Monday – Friday throughout July. Quote ‘graduation17’ when booking.
Grill on the Alley
Lucky graduates receive a gift with the personal touch at The Grill on the Alley just off John Dalton Street – a personalised bottle of Moet Mini complete with their picture on the front. Plus there’s a 40% off food Steakholder discount, all valid when you book a table via this link: blackhouse.uk.com/offer/graduation-members
Graduated but want to feel like a student for a bit longer? £1.50 selected drinks on a Wednesdays at Walkabout Printworks make midweek partying more affordable. An offer not to be missed.
Bravissimo class of 2017! Celebrate your graduation Italian-style at Manchester’s oldest Italian restaurant with a special three course set menu and a complimentary glass of fine Italian prosecco for every diner. This year the restaurant will be offering a special set menu with a wide range of vegetarian and gluten-free options on offer alongside locally-sourced cuts of steak and fish and a range of homemade desserts.