More freebies are being handed out in town today to celebrate Manchester United’s final Champions League group game, courtesy of the popular chain, German Doner Kebab, who will be handing free kebabs to those first in line.
However, there’s a catch…
With United playing Bundesliga and European football giants Bayern Munich as they cling on to a sliver of hope that they might somehow make it through to the knockouts, you can only get your hands on a free kebab from the city centre food spot if you order in German.
And no, you can’t just say ‘kebab bitte‘.
Between 11am and 5pm on Tuesday, 12 December, German Doner Kebab’s Oxford Road site will be handing out a total of 100 free kebabs to the first people in line, so long as you say the right phrase when ordering.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a fluent German speaker because they’ve given you the sentence in full: “Kann ich bitte einen OG Kebab bestellen?” (‘Can I please order an OG kebab?’).
We’re already sincerely looking forward to you all butchering Deutschland’s beautiful albeit sometimes aggressive-sounding language.
There might be plenty at stake for Man United tonight and a history of fierce rivalry between the two clubs (‘late in May in 1999…’), but I’m sure we can all come together in harmony over one universal truth — free food is the best kind of food. Mancunian or German, we can all agree on that, surely?
Once again, this offer will only be available to the first 100 people to say the German phrase to an acceptable level at the Oxford Road location, and you can enjoy it right there in-store or to takeaway.
For those of you who’ve never tried one of their kebabs before, they’re well worth queuing up for regardless; prepared right in front of you, they combine premium, lean meats imported from Germany, fresh, locally sourced salad, served in their world-famous toasted waffle bread and with unique signature sauces.
The brand has been a big hit with local fans since it opened in late 2021 and now has over 130 restaurants in the UK alone, including four here in Greater Manchester, but only one is handing out free kebabs.
Lastly, while that might be German Doner’s only proviso for getting your hands on a free kebab, our only condition for sharing this information with you is that you don’t show yourself if you bump into an opposition fan in the line: we want well behaved Mancs doing their best to speak the language.
A ‘sexy’ bottomless brunch with endless sushi is coming to Manchester
A ‘sexy’ bottomless brunch is launching in Manchester next month, where the sushi will be bottomless and you can ring a bell for champagne.
The lavish new Sunday offering comes from the ultra-glamorous Sexy Fish in Spinningfields – that restaurant where giant blue mermaids, a sparkly octopus, and an aquarium full of real fish watch over the colourful dining room.
The Sexy Sunday Brunch might also be the most expensive in the city, costing a cool £52 per person… without drinks.
But for that price you do get a lot of Sexy Fish’s acclaimed food, including a bottomless sushi station.
Diners at the Manchester restaurant will be able to tuck into signature dishes served sharing-style, no limit on how many you order.
Starters will include smoked salmon bao, chicken karaage, crispy duck watermelon salad, milk buns with miso butter, and crudites with kimchi.
Then you can make your way up to the bottomless Sushi Station, where freshly-prepared sashimi, nigiri, maki and tartares will be on display.
There’ll also be a ‘theatrical flying table service’, which sounds just like waiters carrying food around (?).
Sexy Fish says there’ll be platters of freshly prepared tempura, croquettes and more being circulated by their waiters.
Then as if that’s not enough fancy food, your booking includes a main course and side, which can include grilled seabass with shiso miso pesto, crispy pork belly, caramelised black cod (for a supplement) and sides of kimchi fried rice and spicy miso tenderstem.
Finally, there are sharing desserts of cinnamon doughnuts, soft serve ice cream, and chocolate fondant.
And although drinks aren’t included in the bottomless brunch deal, each table is given a ‘Ring for Ruinart’ bell – ding it, and the sommelier will bring you a £64 bottle of fizz.
Special Sexy Brunch cocktails will include the mimosa thyme and the Sanguine Maria.
The whole thing will be soundtracked by ‘low-key entertainment’ from Sexy Fish’s signature DJs and live musicians.
The Sexy Fish Sexy Sunday Brunch will kick off on Sunday 10 March and run every Sunday between 12pm and 5pm.
Factory Bake shared on Instagram this week: “We’ve officially made it guys! Our first 1 star review!
“And to the customer in question all we can say is unfortunately we can’t apologise for selling out cause as a new little bakery this is the best thing ever!
“Though we do hope in the future for other amazing businesses you visit, you at least try their goods before reviewing. Cause our baker has a deep hatred for anything dry, which is why she usually slices up everything even when it’s still hot.”
The one-star review said: “They could also rename it as pointless baker.
“I went there three times, and they never had anything decent available. Just 2-3 types of pastries that looked as dry as desert sand. Caffé Nero’s pastries look more inviting than theirs…and also has a better choice.