Graduating this year? Deals and offers for restaurants and bars in Manchester

Treat yo’ self (ty, Bank of Dad)


Finding the perfect place to have your graduation dinner, or drinks, can often be as stressful as revising. No need to fret, here is a list of a few locations available in July 2019 – you’re welcome.

£20 or below

The Ivy Brasserie

Located on the ground floor of the building in Spinningfields, Manchester. Offering British cuisine to the highest standard. For those with an expensive taste in food and interior, then The Ivy is the place if you're feeling extra boujee!

Price: £16.50 for two courses (or three courses for £21)

Available: Monday to Friday between 11:30am and 6:30pm

The Refinery Spinningfields

Not too fussed about going all out? Why not enjoy a cheap and cheerful bottomless brunch at The Refinery in Spinningfields. A treat for the weekend, offering the very best of brunch menus in the city and not to mention UNLIMITED orders of bellinis or bloody marys – what more could you want! Serving a variety of dishes from a full English to avocado on toast for those who need their avo fix. Advice: best to pre-book your spot here as tables tend to go quickly (obviously, hello UNLIMITED BOOZE!)

Price: Order from the brunch menu and receive a £15 unlimited (selective) drinks as specified above.

Available: A weekend deal between 10am and 3pm.

Gaucho

Gaucho are offering a bottle of champagne for tables of four or more who are celebrating their graduation with them. To receive a complimentary bottle of Pommery Brut Royal champagne all you would need to do is show a picture of you at your graduation – yes, it's that simple!

Price: May vary, see menus for more detail.

Availability: Last date 31st July 2019.

Turtle Bay

One free cocktail will be given to each graduate to toast to their future. It's pretty easy, all you have to do is download the Turtle Bay app and show suitable proof of ID (NUS, student ID or a graduation letter) to let them know you'll be celebrating your graduation with them. This is offer is only valid with a minimum spend of a £20 food bill.

Price: Free cocktail (choose from any of the following: Reggae Rum Punch, Funky Kingston, Guilty Pleasure or any other cocktail on their menu) if you spend £20 or more on food

Availability: 8th to 19th July only.

Elnecot

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WEEEEEEEEKEEEENNND! Ahem, excuse me while I pour bottomless drinkies, eat chocolate eggs & apple cinnamon hot X buns for breakfast and wander around in the sunshine!☀ Easter bank holiday, you are my saviour and a total waistline wrecker. I applaud you if you've made it through Lent, did you survive without what you thought you could give up?! I gave up bread (omg, fresh tiger bread slathered with boursin or a crusty sourdough oozing rich, sour but yeasty scented doughyness as the lurpak sinks in!), BUT I then quickly adapted it to 'less bread' before one walk past a bakery at a moment of pathetic weakness annihilated any hope of discipline. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Resistence is futile, life is too short & I suspect we'll end up back at @elnecot at somepoint, loved their rosé spritzers & relaxed ancoats vibes! Happy long weekend loves! 💛 . . . . #easter #easterweekend #easterbankholiday #weekendmood #weekendvibes #weekend #weekendwander #elnecot #wandergram #instawander #manchesterbars #manchesterrestaurants #manchester #eatmcr #ancoatsmcr #ancoats #bankholiday #bankholidayweekend #BestofMcr #prettycity #prettybar #lovemanchester #life #lifestyle #eatingout #eatmcr #mcrfinest #tbt #visitmanchester

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Feeling like a more casual spot, away from the hustle and bustle of Manchester's streets is Elnecot. Filled with many historical finds from the Industrial Revolution, from the furniture to the menu itself. Bonus: kids under 12 eat for FREE too! This cheap yet tasteful gem is located in the friendly neighbourhood of Ancoats.

Price: Three plate lunch deal for £12 and happy hour is also available #winning (subject to conditions).

Availability: expiry date not listed.

Grand Pacific

Described as a chic dining experience in the heart of the city, roughly 10 minutes away from Manchester Piccadilly Station by foot. Grand Pacific is home to British classics with a twist of flavours. Dishing out savoury specials including lobster on crumpets or sweet treats like dusted truffles. Not sure what to drink? Grand Pacific provide a plethora of beverages from champagne to a variety of teas.

Price: Lunch menu for under £14.

Availability: Lunchtime.

£30 or below

Tattu

Here's one for the Insta feed! The Taste of Tattu menu features an array of best-selling dishes, aiming to provide a quality dining experience. From baby squid, tuna and caviar, to shallots, duck, steamed rice or noodles – there is plenty to choose from (oh you fancy, huh!).

Got a sweet-tooth? Indulge in the most heavenly desserts – whether it be something chocolatey, creamy or traditional, such as fortune cookies. Designed for those eager to find a luscious spot of lunch, this is a perfect weekend treat to get your celebrations underway!

Price: Taste of Tattu menu ~ 2 courses for £23 or 3 course for £28.

Available: Saturday and Sunday 12 til 3pm.

Don Giovanni

One of Manchester's oldest Italian restaurants, located adjacent to Peter's Square on Oxford Street. Having a big get together? Private dining is also available for parties with 50+ guests. An extremely accommodating restaurant with a full range of vegetarian, vegan, Halal, gluten-free and seafood alternatives.

Price: £28 (includes 3 courses & a glass of prosecco).

Available: June & July 2019.

20 Stories

Located on the 19th floor, 20 stories is a melange of sophisticated dining with a lively indoor and outdoor bar experience, overlooking a 360-degree panoramic view of Manchester. The restaurant's menu aims to serve food from the Northwest, sourcing ingredients from no further than 50 miles outwards from Manchester. Serving an extensive range of bevs from cocktails and mocktails to craft beers and wines.

Price: £27.50 (includes 3 courses & a glass of wine) or opt for the lunch time set menu at £22.50.

Available: No expiry date listed.

Cloud 23

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Fancy a change of scenery? Cloud 23 also host an open view of Manchester, situated on the 23rd floor. Why not enjoy a bottomless brunch with the finest selection of drinks, ranging from Bloody Marys, Bellinis and Audrey Robers' favourite tipple. It's the perfect way to start your guilt-free weekend of celebrations!

Price: Brunch dishes start from £6 and then you can enjoy £20 of bottomless drinks on them!

Available: Saturday & Sunday between 9am and 12pm.

£40 or below

Menagerie

Celebrate your graduation in style at one of Manchester's most vibrant dining experiences. Serving bespoke cocktails, well-crafted dishes in a warm and friendly environment. Get 20% off your food bill and a complimentary glass of prosecco – a first class celebration!

Price: £32.50 (includes 20% off food bill and a free glass of prosecco).

Available: 8th to 26th July 2019.

£50 or under

La Bandera

Ay caramba! Why choose one course when you can have SEVEN! For those fancy pants, or if you just want to take full advantage of your parent's bank accounts, then look no further because La Bandera are offering the very best of traditional Iberian tapas, rice plates and Canary Island inspired main dishes.

Situated near the Royal Exchange Theatre, and off King Street – a popular space buzzing with Manchester United and City footballers (a plate of potatas bravas and the possibility of dining beside Pogba – there is no better combo, am i right?)

Price: 7 course tasting menu which includes 6 matching wines for £70 (not feeling like a glass of vino? Opt for the 7 courses on their own for £45). There are cheaper alternatives available, for example, 3 tapas and a drink for £11.95, or 2 courses and a drink for £17.95.

Available: No expiry date listed.

All that's left to do is pick a location and get booking!

Congratulations class of 2019, YOU DID IT!