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Full list of Manchester restaurants doing 50% off from Monday

Now to decide where to go!

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The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme comes into effect from August 3rd, and there are some cracking deals to be had! 

The deal gets you 50% off your food and any non-alcoholic drinks up to a total of £10 per person when you dine-in at a restaurant.

The discount is available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between August 3rd and August 31st 2020.

You can also go as many times as you like within those dates so fill your boots!

Full list of Manchester establishments taking part: 

Almost Famous

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Easily one of the best views of the city and a specially curated three-course menu for the cause!

Almost Famous
Everyone’s favourite burger spot and they’ve got a brand new burger available on the deal. It’s called the ‘2020 stk’ and is stacked full of a double juicy cheeseburger, wonder buttered peppered steak, smashed tots, chorizo, bacon ketchup, peppered mayo and dijon mustard. Delish.

Archie’s 
Famous people love it here. Great if you have a pink theme on your Instagram.

Asha’s
Delicious and high-end curries available!

BAB
Gloriously fancy kebabs that you’ll want to savour. There’s also amazing greek fries, yum.

The Bay Horse Tavern
Best chips in the city. Hands down. Also – cracking pies.

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Bem Brasil
All you can eat meat that travels around on swords.

Blue Eyed Panda
Top notch Cantonese scran.

BrewDog
Classic beers (not included in the deal) but you can get some cracking burgers, wings and platters.

Brewski
Pure food porn. Guarantee you’ll be taking pictures of your food here.

Bundobust Manchester
Nothing better than Indian Street food! Okra Fries is a must-order.

Cane & Grain
Ribs! ’nuff said.

Canto
Fabulous Mediterranean Tapas right in the heart of Ancoats. How fancy!

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Chakalaka
Incredible South African delicacies. I highly recommend trying the Creme Soda drink, it tastes like a green fizzy refresher.

Ciaooo Pizzeria
Cheesy, cheesy, pizza.

Cottonopolis
Slap-up Asian inspired food. Delicious.

Crazy Pedro’s NQ
Huuuuuuuuuuge pizzas and an even bigger party.

Don Giovanni
It’s the oldest independent Italian in Manchester, so you know you’re in good hands.

Döner Haus
A fancy new kebab house in the Corn Exchange.

Ducie Street Warehouse
Everything you could need inside four walls. Including donuts.

El Capo
A huge Mexican fiesta, including tacos, burritos, burgers and tequila.

El Gato Negro
Super popular tapas spot down on King Street.

Elnecot
Everyone’s favourite spot in Ancoats and there’s a brand new menu that features Lamb Testicles (and they’re actually really tasty).

Evelyn’s Cafe Bar
The perfect spot for brunch and an Instagram photo op.

Evuna
Known for tapas and wine – what’s better?!

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Flight Club
Darts, pizza and Prosecco all in a fairground theme. You could die happy after visiting here.

Flok
The best spot for after-work drinks in the sun with Mediterranean-inspired small plates.

Franco Manca
New pizza joint from London, tucked away in Piccadilly Gardens.

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium
Ice.Cream.

Gino D’Acampo
The offer is available at all Gino’s restaurant including the Pizza and Prosecco bar, yum!

Greens
Veggie restaurant from Simon off the TV box.

Hard Rock Cafe
You already know what’s good with this one.

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Home Sweet Home
Brunch but with milkshakes and huge cakes.

Kabana
Seriously good kebabs and curries.

La Bandera
Glorious tapas, and the best rose sangria in the city.

Lily’s Vegetarian
Head to Ashton for an amazing (and award-winning) veggie Indian feast.

Luck Lust Liquor & Burn
Seriously good Tex-Mex grub.

Mamucium
Amazing food near Victoria Station. You can eat three courses for £10pp on the ‘Chancellor’s Menu’.

Moose Coffee
Known for (massive) pancakes. Good hangover food spot.

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Mowgli
Indian food made for sharing. Dead good.

Night and Day Cafe 
An institution that also serves up food.

Noi Quattro
More pizza! Never enough!

Oké Poké
Fresher than fresh Poké bowls and delicious smoothies. Health is wealth.

One88 Whitefield
It’s well worth the trip, serving up everything from chicken wings to bottomless brunch.

Pasta Factory 
You can never eat enough pasta! Only available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Peru Perdu
South American all-day dining restaurant, Peru Perdu, is offering Picanha steak and a side (worth £22) for £10.

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The Pen & Pencil
The Mad Men-inspired NQ bar with real good grub.

Piccolino
Delicious, quality Italian food right here in Manchester. Deal available at all Piccolino restaraunts.

PLY2
Simply put, PIZZA!

Porta Wine & Tapas Bar
It doesn’t get better than wine and tapas, does it?!

The Refuge
Huge city centre bar with music and an amazing restaurant. The Refuge will be back open from August 5th with a brand spanking new menu.

The Restaurant Bar & Grill
Available at Manchester, Alderly and Chester!

Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza
Quite literally in the top ten top pizzas in the world. A must.

Shoryu Ramen
Ramen in Piccadilly Gardens, perfect!

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Sicilian NQ
Independent eatery in the NQ serving up seriously good and authentic Sicilian food. Including a Gelato Brioche Sandwich, you have to try.

Solita NQ
Absolutely humongous burgers. Not for the faint-hearted.

Soul Coffee
Coffee, brunch and gelato!

Tariff & Dale
Modern British Food and sourdough pizza all served until 10pm.

Tast Catala
The taste of Catalonia in beautiful and tasty small plates.

Tattu

Tattu
One of the most beautiful restaurants in Manchester with incredibly tasty, contemporary Chinese food.

The Alchemist
Really beautiful and theatrical drinks and food including plenty of sharing options, burgers and brunch.

The Oast House
Absolutely delicious hanging kebabs and a legendary beer garden – perfect social distancing spot!

Three Little Words
A one-stop-shop with a bar, restaurant and distillery – that all looks gorgeous! Get 50% off (up to £10) on food and unlimited soft drinks or opt for a £15 for two courses, side and a proper drink. Opt for a Manchester Gin & Tonic – you know you want to!

TNQ Restaurant
Go for the best roast in the city or a three-course express menu for £10.

Trof
They’ve got a cracking deal on which includes main, starter or pudding, any size and a drink for £10.

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V Rev Vegan Diner
Incredible vegan food, including mega burgers.

Viet Shack
The best place for amazing Vietnamese street food.

Wholesome Junkies
Vegan food but dirty!

Yang Sing
One of the most popular Chinese restaurants in the city that is an absolute must-try.

Yard & Coop 
Clucking good chicken.

Zouk
Famous for full roast lambs and incredible curries. Try something new on the deal, if you’re a fan of Chicken Tikka go for Chilo Kebab or if you like it hot, try Laas Maas.

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The best tapas restaurants Manchester has to offer

Who you taking to try some of these, then?

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Petite Spanish dishes – or Tapas, to the rest of you – have boomed in popularity these last few years, and it isn’t difficult to see why.

Long gone are the days of painstakingly ordering one dish (or maybe two at a push) from a tantalisingly good menu – with tapas, you can load up on pretty much everything the menu has to offer, and you won’t get judged for it at all.

So, here’s a list of Manchester’s most highly regarded tapas joints – you’re welcome.

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Bar San Juan 

To start the proceedings, we have Bar San Juan, a fantastic Chorlton gem that serves up arguably the best tapas dishes in the whole country.

The owners recently forked out to have an extension added, so there’s plenty of space to sit and enjoy some authentically Spanish tapas – oh, and they have a cracking wine list, too.

Bar San Juan, 56 Beech Rd, Manchester M21 9EG
www.barsanjuan.info

La Bandera

Located smack in the middle of town, this King Street icon has some seriously good tapas on offer, alongside some more unheard of Mediterranean dishes – the lamb skewers and scallops and chorizo dishes are undeniable stand-outs.

La Bandera, 2 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EQ
labandera.co.uk

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El Gato Negro

Every Manc will recognise this award-winning King Street haunt – owner Simon Shaw has spent years perfecting the menu at El Gato, which serves a delicious variety of meat, cheese, fish and vegetarian dishes. 

The restaurant has won an abundance of awards over the years and, once you’ve sampled their menu, it isn’t difficult to see why.

El Gato Negro, 52 King St, Manchester M2 4LY
www.elgatonegrotapas.com

Abeja Tapas Bar

Abjea actually stands for ‘bee’ in Spanish – a subtle representation of the connection the owners of Abeja Tapas Bar wanted to create with the people of Manchester.

The Oxford Road gem is a space where people can enjoy art exhibitions and cultural activities while also indulging in a food sharing experience from Andalucía cuisine.

Abeja Tapas Bar, Hatch, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7ED
abejatapasbar.com

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Porta Tapas Bar

We’re well and truly spoilt for choice with two Porta Tapas Bars to choose from – one in Altrincham and one in Salford.

The restaurants take heavy inspiration from small independent bars in Madrid and Barcelona, with their menus bursting with delicious fresh meats and fish. 

Porta Tapas Bar, 50 Greenwood St, Altrincham WA14 1RZ
216 Chapel St, Salford, M3 6BY
www.portatapas.co.uk

Nueve Tapas

Described as a little taste of Barcelona in Didsbury, Nueve Tapas can be found – quite unexpectedly – nestled between a tanning salon and a butchers.

Their menu boasts an impressive selection of tapas, as it does with wine and that all-important sangria. They’re also offering a brunch menu, a must-have for those hungover weekends.

Nueve Tapas Bar, 9 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6TN
www.nuevetapasbar.com

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The best places to treat your dad in Manchester this Father’s Day

Father’s Day? Completed it

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Father’s Day is on the horizon, and to say that the nation’s dads are in dire need of some serious pampering would be an understatement. 

It’s been one hell of a year, so all those dads and father figures out there definitely deserve the best – but if you’ve left your plans to the very last minute (guilty), worry no more, because I have devised a list of some fantastic Father’s Day ideas to do here in the city.

You’re welcome. 

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Hawksmoor

Let’s start with an obvious one. If your dad loves a good steak and a glass of posh vino (because whose dad doesn’t?), treating him to dinner at one of Manchester’s most popular steakhouses would be a great way to show your appreciation. 

The restaurant has also put together an array of Father’s day boxes and gifts so, if you’re unable to leave the house this year, you can enjoy the elusive Hawksmoor experience from the comfort of your own home. They are offering three different gift boxes – a traditional Sunday Roast, a family Feasting Box and a Fillet.

For bookings, prices and more information on their Father’s Day gift box, check out their website.

184, 186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB
0161 836 6980

The Refuge

The Oxford Road staple is pulling out all the stops for Father’s Day this year – not only are they dishing up banging Sunday roasts, they’re also hosting EATMCR’s street food takeover, which will see a whole array of pop-ups and local breweries.

Clampdown Records and Deadstock General Store will also be hosting pop-ups, where you can grab yourself some last minute Father’s Day gifts. There will also be music from the finest local DJs to keep the celebrations going throughout the day.

Visit their website for more information and bookings.

Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
0161 233 5151

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TeamSport Go Karting 

Fancy thrashing your old man on the race track? 

TeamSport are open and taking bookings for all those wanting to celebrate Father’s Day with a bit of good dose of old-fashioned racing rivalry. 

At TeamSport Manchester, you’ll get the opportunity to race around a state-of-the-art indoor track on electric karts, and even take part in an award ceremony at the end of each race which will, of course, provide some great bragging opportunities.

TeamSport are taking bookings only for Father’s Day – visit their website for more information.  

AO Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1AR
01252 732300

Dusk Til Pawn

Perfect for all those dad-rock lovers out there, this Northern Quarter icon will act as a great venue for some celebratory cocktails with dad.

With a fantastic jukebox selection and an even more impressive cocktail list, you and your dad can spend some quality time drinking, dancing and putting the world to rights. 

Pay their website a visit for more information.

Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN
0161 236 5355

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Flight Club

Let’s face it, all dads love a good game of darts, so what better way to demonstrate how good of a job they did raising you by showing off your skills on the board?

This venue is taking bookings only, and gives each group their own private space to drink, laugh, and land plenty of 180s. Pre-ordered drinks will be ready and waiting upon arrival, and food can be served throughout the booking. Members of staff can be summoned at the touch of a button, too.

Visit their website here to book your own booth.

Ship Canal House, 98 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WU
0161 537 7250

Hotel Football

For footie-mad dads (most of them, then), Hotel Football is offering an exclusive package with former Manchester United defender, Wes Brown.

The package includes class of 92-themed toiletries & complimentary retro treats in the mini bar, a Q&A withWes Brown himself in the Stadium Suite, screening of the Portugal v Germany in Heaven, a two course dinner in Café Football with screening of Spain v Poland game and afternoon tea on either the Saturday or the Sunday. Overnight accommodation is also included. 

To make a booking or enquire for more information, visit their website and drop an email to reservations@hotelfootball.com.

Old Trafford, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0SZ
0161 751 0430

Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel have launched their Father’s Day @ HOME, a unique afternoon tea perfect for all those dads out there.

The afternoon tea includes the likes of miniature prime beef burgers, BBQ pulled pork, glazed stilton, chicken and bacon pies, three cheese and pancetta scones accompanied by smoky bacon jam and chive sour cream – and two bottles of Morretti to wash it all down.

Click here to make your own booking.

50 Dearmans Pl, Salford, M3 5LH
0161 827 4000

 

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The best places to watch the Euros here in Manchester

You won’t miss any of the action here in Manchester

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The Premier League and the Champions League may have concluded for the season, but football fans fear not! 

Euro 2020 is finally set to take place after being postponed last year thanks to Covid-19 travel restrictions, and it’s set to be a good one.

The tournament kicks off in Rome this Friday, June 11th, with eleven more countries across the continent set to host matches until its conclusion at Wembley on July 11th.

England will meet Croatia (trigger warning for those who watched the 2018 World Cup) on Sunday, while the Czech Republic and our UK rivals Scotland will also go head-to-head in Group D.

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Thanks to ongoing travel restrictions and a limited number of tickets being available, many football fans across the continent will struggle to attend – fans here in Manchester included. 

But a bleak month of watching football on your sofa doesn’t have to be the solution – because whether you’re supporting England, Wales, Scotland, or any European teams taking part, there will be plenty of bars, restaurants, and special venues across Manchester showing your match. 

Here are your options:

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Cafe Football

It wouldn’t live up to its name otherwise, would it?

The Trafford Park establishment will be showing all televised games on several large screen TVs while serving up European inspired food, towers of beer, and giving away some brilliant prizes.

Tickets include a six pint beer tower, a six dish food platter, and two hour table time to watch the game. For more information and to buy tickets, you can visit the official Hotel Football website here.

99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, M16 0SZ
0161 751 0430

Manchester Bierkeller 

Following its merge with Shooters Sports Bar, the Bavarian themed beer hall will be showing all the major games throughout the tournament.

Bierkeller is currently offering a £20 Major Sports Package for England’s game with Croatia on June 13th, which includes guaranteed entry to the venue, a reserved table for the duration of the game in view of the screens and TVs, and two bottles of beer.

Though be quick, tickets are selling out fast! You can make a reservation here.

The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS
0161 839 8293

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Dive Bar & Grill

All sports bookings include a TV view of the game on ultra 4K HD televisions, comfortable leather seating and table service. 

Dive also offers a sports menu, which includes a selection of small plates and sides such as mini cheeseburgers and Dive fried chicken. Their drinks menu lists ice cold buckets of beer and bottles of prosecco – perfect for those post-match celebrations.

They are now taking bookings for June 11th – June 26th, though they have limited availability only, so make sure you’re quick!

Dive Bar & Grill, Tib St, Manchester, M4 1SH
0161 826 3080

Hard Rock Cafe 

Manchester’s Hard Rock Cafe is offering a hat-trick of offers during their Euros screenings: Children eat free with a purchase of an adult entrée with Merlin Entertainment Pass & UK Kids Pass, free dessert if you sign up to Rewards, Hard Rock’s membership programme and ‘Lift the cup for Happy Hour’ – Sunday -Thursday 4pm-7pm and Friday – Saturday 9pm till late.

Aneta Jarzmik, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester, said: “We’re always the home of great music and food, but with Manchester’s passion for the beautiful game, we decided to also be the home of football for Euro 2020. We’ve created a family-friendly atmosphere and can’t wait to welcome fans.”

Hard Rock Cafe, The Printworks, Manchester, M4 2BS
0161 831 6700

Fan Park 2021

SecretCity

Tucked away in Trafford, SecretCity is the perfect place to enjoy the footy this summer – with the UK’s largest screens on hand to provide an exceptional viewing experience.

Tickets for their Euros screenings vary; guests can book a table for 1 group (up to 6 people) which includes viewing of the match. Their VIP Table for 1 group includes viewing of the match, section tables and queue jump, while their VIP Terrace for 1 person includes viewing of the match, one drink, one food voucher, and access to Q&A and an exclusive bar.

You can make your reservation here.

Phoenix Way, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M41 7TB


Walkabout

Manchester’s Aussie staple will be showing every single Euros match on their giant HD TVs throughout the month – so grab a VB, sit back, and enjoy the match with your finest cork hat.

Walkabout are taking bookings only for their Euros screenings.

27 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS
0161 672 4660

 

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