All the May Manchester restaurant deals, discounts and offers you need in 2023

From 50% off to bottomless wings and brunches, and set menus at some of Manchester's top restaurants, there is loads to try.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 15th May 2023

When it comes to dining out in Manchester on a budget, there are plenty of great restauraunts offering deals and set menus to help you save a few pennies without comprising on taste.

This May, we’ve handpicked some of the best Manchester restaurant deals, discounts and offers to help you head out and support your local independents without breaking the bank.

From bottomless brunches and wing feasts, to 50% off the whole menu at Northern Quarter favourites Trof and The Pen and Pencil and half-price tasting menus at Masterchef winner Simon Wood’s First Street restaurant, there’s so much to get stuck into this May.

Keep reading to find out the best Manchester bar and restaurant deals to put on your list this month.

50% off food and drink – Manchester May dining deals

Image: Bab
Image: Bab



What is it: Casual venue with an industrial vibe, prepping meze & kebabs with homemade sauces & marinades.

The offer: Two courses and bottomless drinks for £40.


T&Cs:  Available Fridays only in May between 3-10pm (last sitting at 8pm). 

The Blues Kitchen

What is it: Dedicated blues bar serving hickory-smoked comfort food, plus regular live music & DJs.


The offer: 90 minutes of bottomless wings for £12.

T&Cs: Offer available every Sunday from 12-6pm.

La Bandera

What is it: Market-fresh, classic Spanish cuisine in airy, contemporary space with yellow booths and banquettes.

The offer: Drink and pintxos for £5.


T&Cs: Available from 4pm until close every Thursday and Friday.

The Pen and Pencil

What is it: New York-influenced all day kitchen serving imaginative menus, as well as craft beers & cocktails.

The offer: 50% off all food.

T&Cs: Available every Monday in May when you pre-book.



What is it: Venue with a dedicated bourbon bar, gigs, open-mic nights and quizzes, plus food from breakfast on.

The offer: 50% off food.

T&Cs: Available all day on Tuesdays throughout May when you pre-book.



What is it: MasterChef Simon Wood’s high-end restaurant down at First Street, perfect for a pre-theatre treat.

The offer: 50% off Wood’s tasting menu (£110 down to £55).

T&Cs: Available every Wednesday throughout May.

More Manchester May dining deals

Image: Volta
Image: Volta

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What is it: High-style destination in a shopping complex for modern British dining & cocktails & sweeping views.


The offer: Three courses for £22.50.

T&Cs:  Available Monday to Friday between 12-3pm.  

The Alan:

What is it: Hotel and restaurant favoured by Jay Rayer, located across the street from Manchester Art Gallery.

The offer: Four dishes for £25.


T&Cs: Available seven days a week between the hours of 12-4pm and 5-6pm.

Image: Albert’s Schloss
Image: Albert’s Schloss

Albert’s Schloss

What is it: Bavarian-style beer cellar for traditional German food and pilsner beers on tap and in bottles.

The offer: Three courses for £27.

T&Cs: Available every Sunday from 12-9pm.



What is it: Contemporary Indian cuisine in a sophisticated, low-lit venue with plush drapes and gold finishings.

The offer: Three courses for £23.95 and a complimentary glass of Indian lager.

T&Cs: Available every Friday between 1-5pm.

Bird of Prey


What is it: Fried chicken and smashed burger joint at Circle Square on Oxford Road.

The offer: Selected burger, fries and soda for £10 / Three wings, fries and a soda for £5.95.

T&Cs: Available seven days a week from 11.30am-2.30pm. 

Block Steak Shop at Canvas

What is it: Affordable steak shop that doesn’t comprise on quality.


The offer: Two mains and house wine for £25.

T&Cs: Available every Wednesday, no bookings required.


What is it: Casual craft beer bar serving Indian street food menu amid bare brick and wooden benches and tables.

The offer: Two dishes for £8.50.


T&Cs: Available Monday to Friday, 12-4pm.


What is it: Modern cafe/restaurant and prosecco bar, for Italian pizzas, grill dishes and sharing plates.

The offer: Three courses for £19.99.

T&Cs: Available Sunday to Friday between 5-7pm.


Colleen’s Ramsbottom

What is it: A modern British restaurant located in Ramsbottom, north of Manchester.

The offer: Three courses for £18.

T&Cs: Available from the ‘menu of the day’ only, Wednesday to Friday between 5-6.30pm.

Image: Cottonopolis
Image: Cottonopolis



What is it: Lively destination for Asian-inspired menus in a warehouse-style venue with a full bar.

The offer: Two dishes and a side for £13.  

T&Cs: Available on the express lunch menu, served from 12-3pm Monday to Friday.

Dokes Pizzeria

What is it: Restaurant serving seasonal pizzas using the finest British ingredients from the team behind Manchester favourite Elnecot.

The offer: 30% off bottles of wine when dining in.

T&Cs: Available all day Wednesday throughout May.

Edinburgh Castle

What is it: Historic 19th-century haunt offering pub grub, plus weekly live folk music & outdoor seating.

The offer: Two courses for £30.

T&Cs: From the set menu, served 5-6.30pm Wednesday to Thursday, and 12-3pm and 5-6.30pm Friday and Saturday.

El Capo

What is it: Mexican and Latin American dishes, plus tequila menu, in casual, bare-brick space with a tiled bar.

The offer: £1 tacos (usually £7.50 for three)

T&Cs: Available Monday – Thursday from 5pm.


What is it: Narrow, industrial spot offering cocktails, British small plates, weekend brunch & Sunday roasts.

The offer: Soup and a sandwich for £8. 30% off bottles of wine.

T&Cs:  Lunch deal available weekdays from 11am to 3pm. Wine deals available every Wednesday throughout May.

Image: Elnecot
Image: Elnecot

El Gato

What is it: Tapas & drinks are provided in this 3-storey converted townhouse that has stylish interiors.

The offer: Three plates for £18.

T&Cs:  Available between 12-4pm Monday to Friday and all day Sunday. 


What is it:

The offer: Three courses for £29, £5 corkage on Mondays.

T&CS: Set menu available during lunch opening hours only (except Sundays). 


What is it: Modern Chinese cuisine and cocktails in sophisticated, dark wood bar/restaurant with carved screens.

The offer: Three plates for £28.

T&Cs: Available Sunday to Friday from 12-4.30pm and Saturday 12-2.45pm from the Moon Stand menu only.

The New Cross

What is it:  Anew taproom style beer bar in Manchester city centre not far from Ancoats serving up chargrilled kebabs and beers.

The offer: Kebab and a pint or selected drink for £10.

T&Cs: Available every Thursday from 5-9pm.


What is it: Small plates, deli boards and charcuterie in an intimate bistro bar with wall lamps and a terrace.

The offer: £30 for eight to 11 sharing dishes, designed for a minimum of two.

T&Cs: Available all day every day at Volta throughout May.


Featured image – Volta