Cheap Lunches In Manchester

Ah, the lunchtime rush in the city; eating out always poses an eternal struggle between quality, quantity and cost. But, why should you have to settle for a mediocre supermarket meal deal when there are some top spots delivering unbelievable quality on a budget? Now, you'll never worry about your dreaded midday munching again, as we've rounded up some of Manchester's best cheap lunches.

Last updated on 26th January 2023


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A cool music space, YES is a great place to spend your lunch hour. The Charles Street spot hosts a lineup of pop-up kitchens, including pizza from Pepperoni Playboy, which comes in at under £4 for a slice. While Döner Summer has you covered for all your vegan kebab needs.

Turing Tap Manchester

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On the hunt for affordable eats at lunchtime? The Turing Tap on Oxford Road is the bright and airy pub serving a selection of international small plates, pizzas, burgers and all the comfort food classics; at pocket-friendly prices, of course. 

THE BUTCHER is award-winning Amsterdam, Berlin and Ibiza brand that's delving out bargain lunches at its Urban Playground location in Manchester Arndale. Choose everything from classic cheese-topped patties to truffle-glazed beef, 'Silence of the Lamb' and 'Codfather' burgers.


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One of the best places to eat a cheap lunch in Manchester, Volta is delving out three delicious small plates for £15 on weekdays. While a little more pricey than some of our picks, it's well worth the visit, thanks to succulent queenie scallops, aromatic Berbere spiced black lentils and sticky halloumi.

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 fronting two dishes for £9 come weekday lunch. We recommend the masala dosa, a warming combination of soup and mini pancakes, or the classic pav bhaji served with a veg-packed curry.