Cheap Lunches in Manchester

Lunchtime in Manchester always poses an eternal struggle between quality, quantity and cost. It is only lunch after all, but then why should you have to settle for a mediocre meal deal from any city centre supermarket when there are some top bars, pubs and eateries delivering unbelievable quality for low cost. So never worry about lunch again, we've rounded up some of Manchester's best cheap eats so you can make your break a bit happier.

Last updated on 12th July 2021


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A cool arts space, YES is a great place to spend your lunch hour in Manchester. The kitchen hosts a line-up of pop-up kitchens, including pizza from Pepperoni Playboy which comes in at under £4 for a slice, while Firebird is knocking up cheap burgers.

Turing Tap Manchester

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On the hunt for affordable eats in Manchester? The Turing Tap is the bright and airy pub serving a selection of cheap small plates, pizzas, burgers and comfort food classics, all at pocket-friendly prices. 

You can eat for well under a tenner at Indian kitchen Bundobust. Located in the Northern Quarter, the restaurant is a veggie haven of spicy cooking; we recommend the masala dosa, a warming combination of soup and mini pancakes.

Bringing a taste of Naples to Piccadilly, Franco Manca has become famous the country over for their sourdough delights. Stop by this affordable Manchester restaurant for a quick lunch, with salads and sharing plates if you're not in the mood for pizza.

North Tea Power

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If you're in need of some comfort food, North Tea Power should be high on your list. The Northern Quarter coffee shop is fronting cheap eats in the form of all day breakfast and smart sarnies. When you're done, check out their tasty herbal tea selection.