• January 2022 food & drink deals and discounts in Manchester you don’t want to miss

January 2022 food & drink deals and discounts in Manchester you don’t want to miss

7 January 2022 by Deanna Thomas

Skint after Christmas but still want to eat at your favourite restaurants and support the hospitality industry? No problem. January is the best time of the year to get a great deal on your meal and there are some great deals to be had on drinks too. If you’ve ever wanted to try a particular place or re-visit one of your favourite restaurants, now’s the time to do it.

Here are twenty five of Manchester’s best January restaurant deals on food and drink to be had this month from high end tasting menus to dirty burgers and sweet treats. (We’ve done a separate list of the best Veganuary deals in town if you’re looking for meat free discounts.)


Almost Famous

If you’ve had enough of January’s pledges for clean eating and are craving nothing more than a super juicy dripping down your arms no nonsense burger with melty cheese and creamy tangy sauces, then you’ll be thrilled to discover that Almost Famous are offering half price burgers Sunday - Friday throughout January (until 5pm on Fridays) in both their NQ venue and their branch at Great Northern Warehouse. 



Both branches of the popular all day eatery in Spinningfields and the Corn Exchange are offering 50% off food Sunday - Friday so that even includes their Sunday roasts! You’ll need to book ahead online to take advantage of this deal. 



It’s half time because Deansgate’s new sports bar is offering 50% off food all day every day – but booking online is required to take advantage of this deal. Tuck into pizza, graze on nachos or loaded fries, mozzarella sticks and popcorn chicken or get sticky with wings or ribs to share. Can’t decide? Order a Champions Platter and try a bit of pretty much everything. What the hell, it’s half off. (Take a look at our gallery from our recent visit.)


Ducie Street Warehouse

Head chef Andrew Green has launched a special Veganuary menu in January 2022 alongside their signature main menu of small plates and sharing food – and mid-week bookings can get 50% off food Monday-Thursday. Read about what else they have got planned in January with a focus on mindfulness and well-being.


El Gato Negro / Canto / Habas

A trio of deals here from the stable of Chef Simon Shaw’s restaurant group which includes El Gato Negro on King Street, Canto in Ancoats and the latest, Middle Eastern restaurant and bar Habas. For diners looking for small plates with big flavour, the acclaimed restaurants will be making their ‘three for £15’ menus available all day every Sunday to Thursday throughout January.  With all three restaurants recognised by the Michelin Guide the January special presents a fantastic opportunity to experience the sought-after destinations for less. 


Embankment Kitchen 

Diners visiting the vibrant brasserie and bar, located in Manchester’s luxury aparthotel CitySuites, can indulge in Embankment Kitchen’s eclectic food and drink menus with 30% off Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and all day on Sunday. This means you can enjoy a discount on anything from an 8oz sirloin steak to a king prawn linguini and a Cosmopolitan cocktail. Book here now.



This independent Spanish restaurant group and boutique wine shop is unapologetically not interested in Dry January after 2021. They’re not offering any discounts on their food menu but they ARE offering their amazing range of boutique wines at take-out prices throughout January. That means you can enjoy 45% off house wines and pay £3.50 for a 175ml glass. This offer is available at their city centre branches (NQ and Great Northern Warehouse) between Monday - Thursday at lunch and dinner and at their Altrincham and Knutsford branches Wed/Thurs lunch and dinner AND a Friday for tables booked up until 5pm. Booking is simple just click HERE and quote "NODRYJANUARY". They’re also offering 10% off when you purchase 3 or more wines to take home until 31st January.


Herd NQ

The Dale Street steak house is offering a number of juicy deals throughout January (valid with bookings only.). Put Wednesdays and Thursdays in your diary as steak night with two 10oz rumps, two sides and two sauces for £40 Every Friday you can enjoy a 16oz beef Wellington, with two sides and two sauces for £60 and the deal includes half price bottles of house wine. They’re offering two roasts for £25 every Sunday in January
with a cauliflower cheese to share, plus 2 for £12 cocktails when booking a roast. Book HERE.



There’s 50% off your favourite dishes all day every day at this Deansgate New-York style hangout. Remember to book a table online to get this offer.


NAM - Vietnamese Kitchen & Audiophile Bar 

Those participating in Veganuary can enjoy two plant-based courses and a cocktail for £25. Delicious vegan small plates include spring rolls stuffed with chickpea and carrot, fried tofu, morning glory and banana blossom bao buns. Large plates include tofu and veg pho, chilli tofu or veggie spring roll bun, homemade kimchi and tofu fried rice, banana blossom Vietnamese curry and goi salad.

Get two for one on any bao buns every Monday - delicious fillings loaded into a fluffy bao bun with coconut, tamarind, pickled cucumber, cabbage and sriracha mayo. Thursday’s offer is any pho and a Tiger beer for £10. 

Happy Hour runs Monday - Friday, 4pm till 7pm with two cocktails for £12, a bottle of Tiger for £2.50, a pint of NAM Pilsner for £3, and a bottle of Prosecco for just £13. The lunch deal also runs Monday to Friday, 12pm – 4pm, where you can indulge in a large plate alongside a glass of wine, Tiger beer or soft drink for £10.


Namii Kitchen and Cocktails

New York Street’s Pan Asian restaurant is offering 50% off their a la carte menu between Sunday - Thursday in January. The menu features creative South-East Asian classics including Pho, Bahn Mi and Vietnamese summer rolls. This offer is for a table of up to five guests. Bookings must be made in advance online quoting 'Namii50' in the special request box. 


Nell’s Pizza

Get 50% off the entire food menu if you book to visit any of their sites - Nell's New York Pizza and Bar at Kampus, Nell’s Pizza at Common, and also The Beagle in Chorlton, Monday to Friday, all January - as long as you've got yourself a booking.
This means you can get 14" pizzas from £4, or the whopping 22" New York Style pizzas from £9. Like to dip your crust? Dips come in at an incredible 75 pence a pop, this month only.
Finish with one of their incredible Ice Cream Sandwiches for £2.50. Choose from salted caramel, red velvet or cookies and cream – homemade chewy biscuits packed with Cheshire Farm ice cream. Book your January table at any Nell’s site HERE.


Pot Kettle Black

Feeling chilly? The Angel Gardens branch of PKB are all ready to warm you up with a special offer every Monday - Thursday throughout Jan. Purchase any hot meal and they’ll throw in a coffee…well, they won’t actually throw it, but you get the gist.


Quarter House

Stevenson Square’s smoked BBQ specialists are offering a 25% discount off your entire bill this month when eating between Monday - Friday. Aah, Quarter House – we see what they did there. No need to book for this one, just pop down and tuck into tacos, burgers, dirty fries and smokehouse trays.



There's almost nothing more comforting on a cold miserable winter day than a heart bowl of pasta or a billowing Neapolitan pizza. Independent Italian restaurant group Salvi's is offering 40% off all food in their Northern Quarter restaurant and Mozzarella Bar in the Corn Exchange throughout Jan (subject to Ts & Cs.) That should give us something to chew on while we wait for their new Italian food hub and restaurant to open at Deansgate Square.

Sam’s Bakehouse

Craving something sweet and you want it to come to you? This award winning Chorlton based bakery is offering a 25% discount on all orders made through their online shop in January when entering the code JANUARY. That includes different types of brownie (including a fantastic vegan version) and their unique Kinder Bueno and Nutella cake pop ‘chicken’ bucket.


Smithfield Social

Thomas Street’s all-day hangout is offering 50% off their small plates, salads and sarnies. Everything is half price this month from your breakfast hash through to your lunchtime meatball, marinara and mozzarella sandwich Book a table from 4pm ‘til late, Monday to Friday for Smithfield social goodness throughout January - something to celebrate, right? Click HERE to book.



Craving something spicy and extra tasty after all that turkey, chocolate and cheese? Enjoy 30% off all main courses at all Tampopo’s restaurants throughout January. Choose from global favourites inspired by incredible dishes from the streets of East Asia – Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan. This means you can treat yourself to an amazing Pad Thai for less than £9. To redeem, just ask your server for the January 2022 offer. Available at all branches including the Corn Exchange, Albert Square and the Trafford Centre.


The Blues Kitchen

From Sunday to Thursday, throughout January, The Blues Kitchen will offer 50% off all food on their supper menu from 4pm - close. Customers can enjoy the likes of buffalo chicken wings, fried chicken, and burger meals for half the price. Great vegan and vegetarian options also available, including eggplant parmigiana and crispy aromatic no quack vegan burger.  

Lunchtime diners can continue to enjoy their bargain deal of lunch and a drink for just £10, from 12pm to 4pm. Enjoy Deep South classics such as the brisket dip sandwich & bacon gravy or indulge in the bold flavours with the shrimp taco salad.


The Lead Station

This popular Chorlton institution has been offering simple, classic and honest dishes since 1995. The menu is based on seasonal and classic comfort food, taking influences from across the world. During January, The Lead Station is offering 50% off food between 4.30-7pm Mon-Fri. This offer only applies with a booking and excludes walk ins. Click HERE to book.


The Refuge at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel 

Enjoy 50% off food at The Refuge, valid after 5pm on Monday to Wednesday in the Dining Room, throughout the month of January - the discount is valid for advance bookings only.

Inspired by Volta’s travels, the menu is packed with delicious Voltini, or small plates, including gochujang fried chicken wings, slow-cooked ox cheek, crispy whitebait and whole roasted seabass. The menu also offers vegetarian and vegan options such as chickpea daal and vegetable Fattoush. End your meal with a tasty sticky toffee pudding featuring orange miso caramel salted caramel ice cream and pecans, amongst many other choices.


Three Little Words

If dry January is not for you – hey, we’re the last ones to judge – then head over to Three Little Words on Watson Street to take advantage of their special offer. The cocktail bar in the Grade II listed home of The Spirit of Manchester Distillery is offering 50% off selected cocktails and house spirits every Wednesday, Thursday (all day) AND Friday until 7 pm.⁠ all month. Signature cocktails include their best-selling Just One Kiss and 99 Problems (but this drink ain’t one), and they have concocted a booze free January special: Pepper Don’t Preach - a non-alc delight for those of you who are abstaining. ⁠Cheers to that! 



If you’ve ever wanted to visit First Street’s ‘accessible fine dining restaurant’ owned by Masterchef champion 2015 Simon Wood, now is a great time. Wood is offering 50% off their tasting menu for two all month when you book a table. With savings like that, you could treat yourself you a fancier bottle of wine…just a suggestion. Want to sit at the best table in the house? Their chef’s table promises an interactive evening of cutting-edge flavours & techniques. Enjoy theirultimate dining experience for £65pp including a glass of champagne on arrival. To book, call 0161 236 5211 and mention Taste of Manchester. T&C's apply.