There's a bit of light on the horizon for local hospitality at last.
The government's new roadmap has suggested that restaurants and bars may return in some capacity later this summer, and if all goes well, food and drink outlets could potentially welcome back customers in July.
True, we're some weeks away from a final decision, and there are many mitigating factors that could dictate new reopening dates. But we can at least take some solace in the fact that many Manchester bars are getting into the swing of things once again with takeaway services.
Each new week seems to bring a flurry of fresh announcements regarding restaurants returning in a delivery-only guise - and some big names are coming back in May.
Here's a few of our favourites...
From Tuesday 12 May, Sugo Pasta Kitchen will be on Deliveroo from 4.30pm-9.30pm.
The Ancoats/Altrincham gem has been sharing recipes of fans' favourite dishes during lockdown, but from this week you can start tucking into the real thing once again.
Sugo representatives said: "For now, this is how YOU & US can safely enjoy some classic dishes and drinks from the comfort of your own home.
"To keep our team safe please do not come to our restaurants. We are only available via Deliveroo at this time."
Visit Sugo's Instagram to learn more.
Open seven days a week across three locations in Greater Manchester - Unagi specialise in delicious pan Asian street snacks, katsu curries, noodle dishes and freshly rolled
You can pre-order for collection via Deliveroo or alternatively reach each branch by phone - Altrincham on 0161 696 6870, Medicity UK on 0161 869 0440 or West Didsbury on 0161 445 4999.
Visit their website for more information.
Yard & Coop
The Sparrows - a diminutive, continental pasta and spatzle restaurant tucked away in Green Quarter - has started shipping its handmade pasta and dumplings out to doors across the city, with a full menu now available online.
Collection is available 3pm -9pm Monday to Sunday, whilst deliveries can be made from 5pm -9pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Pre-orders are accepted from midday (order by 4pm for same-day delivery).
Six by Nico
Six By Nico is known for serving up specially curated six-course menus in classy city centre surroundings, but now they're moving their concept into hundreds of other Manchester properties.
Home by Nico lets customers re-create the tasting experience at their own dining table, with fully-prepped meals sent to the door ready for oven cooking.
Sign up here to be notified via email every Friday when the pre-orders are open.
Check out the dishes on Six By Nico's Instagram.
Supper by some guy called Shirley
Delivering Thursday to Sunday, this superbly-titled food outlet specialises in gastropub dinners - including meat, veg, chips and creme brulee dishes.
Everything is homemade and properly prepped in a certified kitchen - with new menus sent out to customers on a weekly basis.
To place an order, simply get in touch via WhatsApp on 07791 880495. Deliveries are made from 6-7pm or 8-9pm. Last orders Wednesday 9pm.
Suppers can be sent out to Chorlton, Whalley Range, Didsbury and Stretford.
Head over to the official Instagram account to discover more.
Elnecot is the latest resident of Cutting Room Square to start prepping a delivery service - with plans to whizz Sunday Roasts around Manchester in the coming weeks.
They're still working out the kinks, but an announcement is expected anytime soon.
Keep an eye on their Instagram to stay up-to-date.
The weird and wild dancefloor at Bridge Street's famous pizza party bar remains shut for the time being, but the good news is that Pedro's' official Deliveroo page will be up-and-running from Friday 15 May.
Food/drink orders can also be placed via phone on 0161 359 3000.
More information is available on the restaurant website.
Eat NY is ensuring people can get their "bagel fix in the burbs" by delivering soft, chewy bread with mighty fillings all over Greater Manchester.
Lime Bar - a restaurant that's been sat on Salford Quays for the best part of two decades - is now serving wider Manchester, with beast-like burgers, foot-long gourmet hotdogs and 'Nandos-style' roast chicken all available on the menu.
Orders can be placed every day from 4pm on Deliveroo. Collection is available after 5pm.
Visit their website or contact 0161 869 0440 for more info.
Ready for a roast this weekend? Con Club has got you covered.
This restaurant has meat and veggie Sunday dinners ready to go, along with craft ales, wines and pre-mixed cocktails.
Food is available for collection or delivery in Cheshire, every Sunday between 12-3pm.
To pre-order, call 0161 696 6870. More information can be found online.