Mexican street food and punchy cocktails collide at El Capo in the Northern Quarter. Choose between small plates, burgers, tacos, burritos, nachos and wings for the ultimate affordable spice fix, while signature concoctions all start at £7 a pop.
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.
If you're looking for somewhere to eat and drink while you watch the game, Walkabout in Manchester Printworks will give you just that. Serving up all your favourite beer and gin to wash down wings, burgers and sharers, you can't go wrong with a cheap meal here.
Craving barbecue at a bargain? Cane and Grain offers baby back ribs, roast chicken and burgers fit for the most carnivorous of people, all with a range of signature sauces to douse your bites with. You're in for a lip-smacking treat without breaking the bank at one of the top restaurants in Manchester's Northern Quarter.
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.
Located in the hub of Salford Quays, Lime Restaurant and Bar is a brilliant all-day restaurant for casual dining in Manchester. Whether you're looking for a light bite, lunchtime dish, dinner feast or pre-theatre plate, you'll find everything you need to satisfy any hunger pangs.
Rosa's Thai Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Manchester city centre - and, yet, it's super affordable. Tuck into signature dishes such as hearty curries, warming noodles bowls and delicious sides; perfect for budget-friendly dates and hangouts alike.
Fronting pizza at just £4 a slice and tasty vegan kebabs, the resident kitchens at YES are really delivering the goods when it comes to cheap meals. Better yet, this bustling live music venue is bound to have some entertainment for you to enjoy after your meal too.
One of many student spots in Manchester, Footage stands out from the crowd thanks to quirky interiors, low price cocktail pitchers and their range of mouthwatering grub. From the all-day brunch to loaded burgers and dogs, there's plenty of crowd-pleasing favourites to choose from.
Sandwiched right between Chinatown and the Gay Village is Yates Manchester, offering up pub grub and plenty of booze at rock-bottom prices. For brekkie, you can chow down on a full English or breakfast wraps. While the main menu includes Thai red curry, katsu curry chicken 'n' chips and a range of pies.
Not only does Honest Burgers promise perfectly cooked burgers and a menu of thirst-quenching drinks, but it's a favourite of the cheap restaurants in Manchester city centre. Head here for meaty, veggie and vegan options with a stunning rooftop for those warmer days.
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.
Offering big bites without breaking the bank, 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.
With fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Trof is a quirky Northern Quarter spot 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.
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.
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.