The road to February is always paved with good drinking and dining intentions. It’s the time of year when many of us vow to cut down on our drinking, and try to lose a few pounds too.

It’s officially the month of resolutions, gym memberships and tightened purse-strings. If you’re one of those people who have promised themselves that they’ll be skinnier and richer in the new year, The Refinery in Spinningfields is here to help with its low calorie, money-saving new year offer.

They have a Reef, Beef and Bubbles deal that is a penny-pinching £9.95 combination of succulent steak, prawns and healthy green leaves. This all comes accompanied by a chilled glass of bubbles, either classic fizz or a glass of alcohol-free Bees Knees prosecco. And you’ll be thrilled to know that the whole thing comes in at under a saintly 500 calories.

Washboard abs, here we come.

And that’s not all. For just £19.95, sinners can push the boat out and upgrade to a serving of lobster, steak and chips and a glass of champagne.

All this deliciousness is served up in a gorgeously Scandi interior that looks like something straight from the pages of Folk magazine. It’s modern and inviting, with fur throws, gold accented furnishings and monochrome tiled floors. It’s the sort of decor you scroll through on Instagram and wish you had in your apartment. A real home away from home.

If you’re sick of the claustraphobic over-priced bars that you went to over the festive season, you’ll be thrilled to know that this dining area is perfectly laid out. You’ll have more that enough room to eat your meal without feeling like you’re knocking elbows with your neighbour.

This place needs to be on your list for the month of January. The drinks list is extensive, with plenty of alcohol-free offerings; the food is fresh; and the space is so big it suits everything from first date to dapper business meeting. There’s also a menu especially designed to streamline your spending and your waistband.

Sounds like a win-win to us.


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