Affordable Restaurants In Manchester: Cheap Eats

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 the best affordable restaurants in Manchester.

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Last updated on 5th July 2024

The Lawn Club

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On Wednesdays, you can nab unlimited wings for £10 per person at any time of day thanks to The Lawn Club. Whether you just love the stuff or fancy an all you can eat contest with your mates, this is the place. Plus, there are pizzas, lunches for a tenner, and seasonal drinks here too, which can be enjoyed on their stunning outdoor terrace or on the sprawling lawn.


For an authentic taste of Italy, make your way to PizzaLuxe in Manchester Arndale. Using fresh ingredients, homemade dough, and gourmet toppings, every bite is a slice of amore, offering treats like Hawaiian, Sicilian, and picante pizzas. Their inviting space is perfect for any occasion, whether you're looking for a quick lunch, a family dinner, or a place to unwind with friends.


Doing cheap eats at Manchester restaurants justice is THE BUTCHER, a brand that's already made an award-winning name for itself in Amsterdam, Berlin and Ibiza. Whether you want eggs benedict-inspired brekkie burgers, truffle-laced beef or classic cheese-topped patties, this Urban Playground location is just the place.


A vegetarian and predominantly gluten-free restaurant, Bundobust is a great choice for cheap and casual dining in Manchester city centre. For just £6, you can munch on a bhaji butty, vada pav veggie burger and raghda pethis mushy pea cakes, with a wide range of cocktails to top it off. 

Northern Soul

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 choice of the best casual restaurants in Manchester is perfect for a quick cheap eats.

Rudy's Peter Street

Perfectly cooked pizza? That's what's in store at Rudy's Peter Street, but at an affordable price to boot. Expect to be munching through slices topped with roast porchetta, sage potatoes, smoked mozzarella, caramelised onions and more at this cheap spot, all of which come in at under £15.