The best places to celebrate your graduation in Manchester

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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.

Asha’s

This highly acclaimed Indian restaurant on Peter Street is offering a glass of fizz for every member of graduation parties on the house! There is also the opportunity to book the private dining room for up to 20 guests with no room hire charge, extensive set menus ideal for groups to share, and you can also tuck into the new Indian Summer Menu.

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Grill on New York Street

You’ll want to pull out all the stops at this popular bar and restaurant. There’s a whole bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne to enjoy for graduates when they dine. Be sure to book.

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Don Giovanni

Dine at one of Manchester’s oldest and most popular Italian restaurants for a true graduation treat. Enjoy a £28 three course set menu with a complimentary glass of prosecco for graduates.

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Teppanyaki Chinatown

Don’t let the Chinatown location fool you. Teppanyaki is a vibrant Japanese restaurant where the food is cooked in front of you on an iron plate by an expert chef. As a graduation special, they are offering an all-day 20% discount on the a la carte menu on weekdays from 1 – 31 of July. Quote ‘Graduation’ on booking.

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Mowgli

This vibrant Indian eatery in The Corn Exchange is offering a set £25.95 graduation menu until the end of July. That includes a glass of bubbles each, plus a Street Chat selection as well as tiffin boxes – along with dessert. Yum.

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Manchester Three Rivers Gin

Why not treat that hard working graduate to a bottle of locally distilled Three Rivers Gin? Or, for a truly unique treat, enjoy an award-winning Gin Experience tour of the city centre distillery. Remember, the expanded tour starts this month – perfect timing. Tickets are available now.

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The Refinery

A complimentary glass of fizz is the perfect accompaniment to the great food on offer at this stylish Spinningfields restaurant and bar.

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Impossible

Graduation may have once seemed like an impossibility – but now it’s here! All the more reason to celebrate then at Impossible Bar near the Great Northern Warehouse. This extravagant bar, kitchen and club is complete with a Gin Nest and downstairs theatre space. Graduates can enjoy a glass of free prosecco, too.

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Samsi

This quaint Japanese restaurant on Whitworth Street is packed with character, from proper Japanese style-seating to the sweet decoration. Graduates can also enjoy 15% off the a la carte menu.

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King Street Townhouse

There’s a complimentary glass of champagne for the graduate when you book a celebratory meal or afternoon tea in the Tavern at the fabulous King Street Townhouse. An ideal place to book a room, too, if family are travelling to stay.

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Menagerie

Pull out all the stops and add some theatrical flair to your graduation celebrations. This popular bar and restaurant at New Bailey has plenty to impress. Graduates can enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco and 20% off the total food bill for parties up to a maximum of 6 guests. Table must be reserved in advance, so get booking.

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Zouk

This highly acclaimed Indian and Pakistani restaurant also has a stylish outdoor terrace complete with shisha. They are offering a free Mumbai Mess (it’s a delicious dessert) for graduates, and a bottle of prosecco for every booking.

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The Alchemist

With sites across Manchester, this inventive and adventurous bar is offering a brilliant graduation offer running from 1st -31st. Buy a glass of Moet & Chandon champagne and get another glass free. Available every day except Saturday.

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Australasia

This stylish subterranean restaurant close to Deansgate and Spinningfields is offering a complimentary glass of Veuve Cliquot for the graduate when dining. A celebrity favourite, this is an impressive place to drink and dine.

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Grand Pacific

The historic Grand Pacific in Spring Gardens is treating graduates with a complimentary glass of Moet & Chandon when they dine. Enjoy the explorer-inspired interiors and luxurious décor. First class.

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Cloud 23

Celebrate at one of the most prestigious locations – Cloud 23, the stylish bar in the Beetham Tower. Look over the stunning cityscape from 23 floors up as you enjoy a fresh new summer menu featuring a flight of three Jacquart Champagne cocktails, each paired with a delicious macaroon, for just £20. Or what about the afternoon tea of gods sponsored by Jacquart. Alpha Tea costs £65 and starts with a signature champagne cocktail followed by a glass of Jacquart Alpha. Go on. Treat yourself.

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Jurys Inn

Jurys Inn Manchester is offering university graduates a free bottle of prosecco when they book a table for dinner with their loved ones at the hotel’s restaurant during July. Pop a bottle of deliciously fresh Italian Il Baco de Seta Prosecco or the light Galanti Spumante Rosé and enjoy!

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