A real taste of India in the heart of Manchester, Mowgli is not afraid to throw in spice even for the smallest of prices. Their tiffin boxes are a firm fave, giving you four tiers of meat or veggie specials chosen by the chef, with rice or bread included for £14 or £16.
Affordable Restaurants in Manchester
Whether you’re a broke student or just trying your hardest to live the Champagne lifestyle on a lemonade income, dining out hasn't got to break the bank. Fortunately for you, our city is home to many cheap eats suitable for any food connoisseur. From budget-friendly breakfasts to bottomless pizza slices and regular meal deals, here are some of our favourite affordable restaurants in Manchester.
Craving barbecue at a bargain? Cane and Grain offers baby back ribs, roast chicken and burgers fit for the most carnivorous of people. And with their range of signature sauces to douse your bites with? You're in for a lip-smacking treat without breaking the bank.
This affordable restaurant is bringing Thai cuisine to Manchester without leaving your wallet empty. Tuck into signature dishes such as hearty curries, warming noodles bowls and delicious sides at this unique spot for budget-friendly dates, hangouts and family meals.
Wholesome and healthy, Pho Manchester is serving some seriously flavourful noodle soups, rice entrees and fresh salads from its home in Manchester city centre. With most of the menu under a tenner and 15% student discounts, you can't get any tastier on a budget than that.
Located in the hub of Salford Quays, Lime Restaurant and Bar is a brilliant all-day affordable restaurant in Manchester that's sure to satisfy any hunger pangs. Whether you're looking for a light bite, lunchtime dish, dinner feast or pre-theatre plate, you'll find it all at this vibrant spot.
Not only does Honest Burgers promise perfectly cooked burgers and a menu of thirst-quenching drinks, but the city centre favourite is doing it all at affordable prices. Head here for meaty, veggie and vegan options with a stunning rooftop for those warmer days.
Build your own feast at Yard & Coop, where you'll be treated to chicken (or halloumi nuggets) slathered in your choice of sauce and paired with fries, salad or pickles. Better yet, the lunch menu of a hoagie with chips and a drink is just £10 on Wednesday to Friday from 12-5pm.
Chow down on fluffy buns, crispy tempura, sashimi, yakitori and plenty more at Shoryu. With deals that range from NHS and student discounts to two for one buns on a Monday and takoyaki for just £4.95 on Tuesdays, it's one of our favourite affordable restaurants in Manchester.
Offering big bites on a budget, Almost Famous is sure to leave your belly full without a hefty price tag. Chomp away on American-inspired classics, such as stacked burgers, fiery chilli dogs and BBQ smoked wings, with jam-jar cocktails to wash everything down.
Crazy Pedro's is serving some of Manchester's best pizza at an affordable price, making it one of our favourite cheap places to eat in town. If you're looking for a top-notch brunch, check out their bottomless weekend offering of unlimited slices, frozen margs and beer for £25.
Think you know cheese toasties? You ain't seen nothing until you've sunk your teeth into melting sarnies, stuffed with layers of bacon and lip-smacking pickles at Northern Soul. Located by The Arndale, this casual spot is perfect for a quick budget-friendly bite.
Home Sweet Home is a go-to for cheap breakfast in Manchester, offering an all-American take on the classic meal. Chomp away on juicy fried chicken and waffles, eggs Benedict and stacks of pancakes all washed down with fresh coffee, shakes and brunch cocktails.
With fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Trof is an affordable Northern Quarter restaurant serving quality food at reasonable prices. Think, hearty roast dinners, wholesome brunches and plenty more pub classics, with no dish ever exceeding the £20 mark.
It's all about small plates and pared-back interiors as chef-owner Michael Clay whips up a pocket-friendly menu in the heart of Ancoats. Out with the whole family? You're in luck, because not only is Elnecot dog-friendly, but kids under 12 can eat for free. You're welcome.