The Top 10 Early Bird Menus In Manchester For 2016

Do your belly and your wallet a favour...

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As we know all too well, eating out can be an expensive affair. So when it comes to grub we're always striving to dig out the best deals and steals on the city's food scene. One simple way to relax and dine without money on your mind though, is to do so ever so slightly earlier...

Seek out those off-peak, pre-theatre, wallet-friendly early bird menus and dine the early evening away...

We’ve compiled a list of ten of the most revered restaurants in Manchester offering that off-peak money-saving experience that tastes just as good two hours earlier.

Whether you’re catching a show in the centre or have an early evening event to get to, this diverse selection of restaurants will be sure to cater to your needs ensuring all you early birds catch the worm of your dreams.

10. Croma: Manchester

With restaurants dotted all over the city, these bustling pizza joints are a must-visit. Expect fresh ingredients cooked with flair and with the early-bird menu you can enjoy a starter, main course and a drink all for a humble £11.95. 

Running from Sunday to Friday 3pm - 7pm, Croma is the perfect in-an-out pre-show munch.


9. Borello: Sale

Bringing fine Italian dining to Sale is these guys' highest priority. Treating early evening diners to fantastic deals comes next; their early bird menu is packed full of traditional Italian dishes and parades a mighty three courses for £13.95 or two for £10.75. 

Running 4pm - 7pm throughout the week, 4pm - 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm - 6pm on Sunday.


8. English Lounge: Northern Quarter

This patriotic Northern Quarter spot flaunts our nation’s greatest delicacies, proudly exhibiting the best Britain’s got in its pot. A snug and cosy hideaway, it’s the ideal place to escape the cold and chow down on their meal deal of two courses for £12.95. 

Every Monday to Friday from 12pm - 8pm.

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7. George’s Restaurant: Worsley

Can’t get enough of British food? Get your fix in George’s who hand-pick their stock from award-winning butchers and fishmongers. At two courses for £13.95 and three for £16.95 this could be the very best of Britain.

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6. Dimitri’s: Deansgate

If it’s the rich flavours of the mediterranean islands that take your fancy, sail over to Dimitri’s Bar Taverna for some of its famous platters and mezzes. This place oozes Greek culture and their happy hour (5pm - 6pm Sunday - Friday) offers two selected Platas at £20.

5. Sakana: City Centre

Providing the freshest source of quality Pan-Asian street food as well as regional favourites from across the continent is Sakana. The name derives from the Japanese term that names beautifully presented food as the ultimate accompaniment to alcoholic beverages and Sakana has plenty of each! Bringing something new to Manchester’s city centre, be sure to try Sakana’s Sashimi and Sake Sea bass. 

Two courses for £14.95, three for £18.95, 5pm - 7pm every day.


4. Bistro Pierre: Altrincham

For those that dwell in Altrincham and are drawn to traditional Anglo-french cuisine, decor and all other things red, white and blue, get down to Bistro Pierre. 

There are a huge amount of authentic dishes to choose from on their early bird menu priced at only £14.95 for two courses. Take a step out of Altrincham and into this Parisian-esque Bistro to soak up some french culture from our side of the pond.

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3. The Lime Tree: West Didsbury

Ingrained in Didsbury’s long living history of thriving eateries is The Lime Tree. This down to earth award-winning restaurant is a guaranteed good time, the owners know their audience and with a Michelin star chef and in-house bread and pasta baker it’s a divine dining experience. 

Their three course early bird voucher can be purchased on their website and grants the buyer access to a three course meal for two for £36.


2. Don Giovanni’s: City Centre

Staple on the Manchester dining scene since 1984, Don Giovanni’s veteran Italian chefs continue to bring the best food native to their rich culture to Manchester. Home to an extensive collection of Italian regional wines, the perfect accompaniment to their pre-theatre menu priced at two courses for £15.95 and three for £19.95.

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1. Mish Mash: Chorlton

Tucked away in the thumping heart of Chorlton, Mish Mash are fusing classic British cuisine with exotic flavours from all over the globe. They are keen to share their innovative menu with Manchester’s foodies, providing them with two cherry-picked courses for £12. 

Available from 12pm - 6.30pm Monday - Saturday.


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