Budget Dinner and Drinks

There's nothing quite like treating yourself and someone else to lunch. Whether you're catching up with friends, spoiling Mum with a delicious meal or impressing a date, it's one of life's little luxuries. Sadly we can't all splash out on champagne and nab the hottest reservations in town when the mood takes us, so we've found some trendy, tasty and thrifty dinner spots to suit every occasion without breaking the bank.

Last updated on 16th May 2016

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Head on down to Black Dog for one of the most affordable meals in Manchester. You won't need to pay through the nose for it thanks to a hearty and glorious selection of pizzas, burgers, more-ish bites and more at this New Wakefield Favourite.

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Oxford Road

With all day every day deals including 2-4-1 desserts and cocktails and a great Monday offer knocking 50% off the food bill, this venue is a great place to head if you're saving up for that fortnight's holiday in Hawaii. Even the kids are cheaper with a great Sunday deal, where under 8s can eat for just £1. 

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Albert Square

Another top choice for a a cheap dinner in Mancherster, Revolution offers regular deals  off main meals, pizza, burgers and sandwiches. Pop down between the hours of 5-8pm for another amazing offer of 2-4-1 on Revolution's own cocktail creations. If you like it hot, try The Vodka Burger, topped with chilli vodka infused salsa, cheese and jalapenos, or tuck into some of the best American style pizzas in the city.

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Deansgate Locks

Missoula Piccadilly

2 user reviews

This sleek interior may not seem like a budget option in Manchester, but that's the best part - get the stylish surrounds and the top-notch quality of great food and tasty tipples for reasonable prices. With a fabulous deal on meals, 2 mains for just £9.95 all day Monday-Friday, and great Happy Hours alongside, save some dollar without sacrificing the quality.

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Odd Bar

1 user reviews

With a glorious stash of humble priced food and drink, Odd Bar definitely satisfies the city wanderers hunger pangs without bursting the purse strings for a cheap meal in Manchester. Expect a selection of boozer-friendly breakfasts, big burgers, an assortment of flats, wraps and sandwiches as well as other odd sods to feed your tummy rumble. 

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Northern Quarter

Southern Eleven

2 user reviews

At the higher end of the budget dinner scale, we've stumbled upon an all you can eat BBQ feast, including a beer, for £14.95. Tuesdays noon 'til night you can have as many meaty mouthfuls as you can fit into one sitting. Baby back ribs and chicken are served with unlimited sides of beans and 'slaw, washed down with an ice cold beer. 

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The Bay Horse

4 user reviews

When it comes to a budget dinner in Manchester, you'd needn't suffer just because you wallet isn't looking so thick this month. Head on down to the Northern Quarter for hearty and affordable bites aplenty. 

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Northern Quarter

Bump up your show ticket for a cheeky tenner on Thursdays or £14 on a weekend and dine in The Comedy Store restaurant with a 2 course meal. There's no need to go hungry at this comedy fest with plenty of delicious nosh and drinks to be had. Tuck into the latest, greatest comedy names with seats to their stand-up sessions and make a night out of it in their restaurant. 

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Deansgate Locks

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