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TOP 35: (Even More) January Restaurant Offers

Rein it in? Sod off. January dining is a steal...

Written by . Published on January 22nd 2015.


TOP 35: (Even More) January Restaurant Offers
 

Updated: 19/01/15

IT'S bad enough that we're being guilted into giving up booze for January (you want me to give you money for not getting bladdered? On yer bike) - they're not 'avin our grub too.

Yes, yes. Christmas excess, sales shopping and a New Year blow-out have left you skint, broke, tubby, scared, in the gutter. Bah hum grump.

Restaurants know this. They're scared too, you know. Scared that nobody is coming, scared they won't break even, scared that Barry the unhinged Butcher will come knocking on the back door with a 10" Japanese cleaver screaming 'Where's my money, sonny?'

Luckily for us, this means hefty January discount dining. So leave the cut-backs 'til February. February is crap anyway.

This list started as a Top 10 but quickly escalated to somewhere near 30 deals. We'll be adding more as we find 'em.

Here's the most comprehensive list of Manchester's best January restaurant offers you're likely to find anywhere...

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1847 - £20 for £40 worth of food.

Recently voted the best vegetarian restaurant outside of London, the focus here is on local, raw, wild and foraged ingredients. Perfect for you detox-types.

58 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3LQ. 0161 236 1811

Book for the 1847 offer here.

 

Albert Square Chop House - 50% off on all food throughout January

The latest and most impressive of the city centre's Victorian Chop Houses (Sam's and Mr Thomas's are but a hop down Cross Street), Albert's is located in Thomas Worthington's fabulous Memorial Hall (completed in 1866) and serves some of the city's finest traditional modern British fare.

Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5PF. 0161 834 1866

Book and download your Chop House voucher here

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All Star Lanes - 50% off food from Sunday to Thursday this January

Americana restaurant, cocktail bar and bowling alley to the big-swingers (Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Drake and soap-operas types), All Star Lanes at the Great Northern Warehouse are offering half-price grub if you book a table at least 24 hours in advance.

Download the All Star Lanes 50% voucher here.

Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN. 0161 871 3600.

 

Artisan - 50% off your food bill in January

Living Ventures whopping great 12,000 sq ft industrial Spinningfields restaurant are offering half-price food throughout January, however, spaces are limited so hop to it below...

You must book through the Artisan website to receive 50% off.

18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ. 0161 832 4181.

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Beef & Pudding - Half-price food all January from Monday to Friday

New Moon Pub's Beef & Pudding reanimated a tired city centre crossroads earlier this year (now thriving after Salut Wine Bar and Nisbets followed suit), you can dabble in their classic British pub grub for pittance this month.

The January 50% sale includes an allocation of tables per day Monday to Friday - book early on the Beef & Pudding website.

37 Booth Street, Manchester, M2 4AA. 0161 237 3733

The Belle Epoque (also Rose & Crown and The Folly) - 50% off throughout January

The January sales are spreading out to Knutsford where chic French restaurant The Belle Epoque - a family restaurant for over 40 years - are offering half-price food throughout January along with sister venues The Rose & Crown Chop House and The Folly Pub (all in Knutsford).

Simply claim the Belle Epoque offer via Confidential here.

60 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DT. 01565 633060.

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Black Dog NQ (Dog Bowl too) - Half-price food this January

Northern Quarter's long-standing late-night venue also does a daytime turn as a subterranean Americana restaurant and billiards den. Wings, burgers, pizzas, mac'n'cheese and all that carry on for next to nowt this January.

Print off your Black Dog voucher here and simply add your name and email address.

Basement, Affleck's Palace, Northern Quarter, M4 1PW. 0161 839 0664

 

Blackhouse - 50% off food in January from Monday to Friday

One of Manchester's most consistent meaty operations for nearly a decade, The Grill on the Alley (and The Grill on New York Street) are offering steaks for mere pounds this January.

Space is limited in the Blackhouse January sale so book here sharpish.

Grill on the Alley: 5 Ridgefield, M2 6EG. 0161 833 3465

Grill on New York Street: New York Street, M1 4BD. 0161 238 9790

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The Botanist (Deansgate) - 50% off in January

Easy-dining, real ales, sharp cocktails, live music and shiploads of bric-a-brac, The Botanist was one of Manchester's most successful new additions in 2014 and another on the LV January 50% off roster.

Available all week (not all day Saturday) - book on The Botanist website here.

78 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2FW. 0161 833 1878.

 

Carluccio's - Enjoy a free main course when two are ordered until 11 February

This Italian chain restaurant (yeah but a half-decent one) has been headlining Spinningfields restaurant scene long before the young and trendy gaffs got a whiff. Carluccio's is the epitome of the British dream about Italian food: Light, pretty, consistent. Get your cheapest main free when you order two main courses in January.

Hardman Square, Spinningfields, M3 3EB. 0161 839 0623 

Get the Carluccio's voucher here.

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Cane & Grain - 50% discount on food all January

Northern Quarter's latest effort from the Black Dog lads, Cane & Grain on Thomas Street goes full-tilt on rum, beers, bourbon and ribs. Big ones, Dinosaur ones, with offbeat sauces like Dr Pepper and Vimto. Weird ay? If you're going to give them a whirl then do it on the cheap.

Print off your Cane & Grain 50% voucher here.

49 -51 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1NA. 0161 839 7033

Chaophraya - 30% off your food bill until 9 February

Ok so it's not the most authentic Thai dining experience you'll have in Manchester, but it's got fancy pants, you can pop into Sam's Chop House below for an ale before (and after) and most importantly, at least for this list, there's 30% off until 9 February.

The 30% 'Chao Pass' allows discount dining on the a la carte and banquet menus - book at Chaophraya here.

19 Chapel Walks, Manchester, M2 1HN. 0161 832 8342

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Dogs'n'Dough - £5 on all hotdogs and pizzas 12-4pm weekdays

Hidden down a ginnel behind Subway on Cross Street, hefty hotdog and pizza specialists Dogs'n'Dough are offering whatever takes your fancy for a fiver between 12-4pm Monday to Friday.

Book online to get the Dogs'n'Dough £5 offer.

Bow Lane (just off Cross Street), M2 4JW. 0161 834 3996.

 

El Capo - 50% off food 7 days a week in January

Late in 2014 the Tariff Street tequila and mezcal bar launched a small Mexican-themed restaurant in the basement and Confidential has been receiving solid reports ever since. Definitely one to try in the January discount window.

Enjoy 50% discount at El Capo from Sunday to Friday and until 5pm on Saturdays throughout January.

12 Tariff St. Northern Quarter, M4 1SH0161 237 3154.

 

Gusto - 50% off food al month

Recently opened in Deansgate's newly refurbished Grade II-listed Elliot House, the new city centre high-end Italian restaurant cost £1.3m to deck-out and looks stunning.

Get 50% off at Gusto here.

4 Lloyd Street, Manchesterm, M2 5AB. 0161 832 2866.

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Harvey Nichols Second Floor - 3 courses for £20, 5 courses for £30

From 5 January to 7 February enjoy a cut-price three course set menu and cocktail in the Harvey Nics Second Floor Brasserie (£20 per person) or a five course tasting menu, petit fours and cocktail in the Second Floor Restaurant (£30 per person).

More info on Harvey Nics Winter Feasts here. To book call 0161 828 8898 or email secondfloor.restaurant@harveynichols.com

21 New Cathedral St, Manchester, M1 1AD. 0161 828 8888.

James Martin Manchester - 6 course taster menu for £30 Monday to Thursday throughout January

Praise has been pouring out of this Manchester235 casino restaurant (wait, give it a chance) by long-standing Saturday Kitchen frontman, James Martin, for much of 2014 (read our review here). Headed-up by talented young Head Chef Dougie Crampton, this is a great chance to try their six course tasting menu for just £5 a course.

Book in advance for the James Martin Manchester offer here.

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Lawn Club - 25% off food when you book in advance

Lawn Club food hits the winter mood bullseye. Award-winning chef David Gale's well-considered British small plates suit the artfully rustic surroundings complete with fake furs, heaters, candles and so on just fine.

To qualify for the discount you MUST reference 'TLCJANSALE' when making your reservation on 0161 914 7830 or by emailing hello@thelawnclub.com

The Lawn Club, Byrom Street, Spinningfields, M3 3HG, 07857 964334.

 

Lucha Libre - 'Keep It Local' for half-price food

Great Northern's Mexican street food specialists are urging you to support the small guy this year by offering 50% of food if you spend £5 or more this January in a local business: cafes, barbers, bars, butchers, massage parlours, even other restaurants. Leave the Liquor & Burn receipt at home though eh? Cheeky get.

Simply bring in your £5 (or more) receipt to Lucha Libre to prove you've shopped local.

Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN. 0161 850 0629.

 

Neighbourhood - Two courses and a cocktail for £20 (4-7pm Mon-Thurs) or Express Lunch for £8.95

Being one of Manchester's most paparazzi-happy venues, Neighbourhood's kitchen offering often gets overlooked. It shouldn't. As the editor points out in this review, the food is of a much higher standard than it needs to for such a party place. Great chance this January then to score two courses and a cocktail for only £20.

See the £20 menu and get the offer here

Neighbourhood, The Avenue North, Spinningfields, City centre, M3 3BT. 0161 832 6334

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Per Tutti - 50% off food all day, every day until 11 February

This Castlefield Italian is keeping things simple this January (and nearly half of February), half-price discount on all food from open 'til close seven days a week. Starters from £1.75, pizzas from £4 and Surf'n'Turf for less than £7. No brainer.

Get the 50% Per Tutti offer here.

3-11 Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4NW. 0161 834 9741.

 

Piccolino & RBG - Register to receive 50% back for every visit this January

Now this January offer from Individual Restaurants is a little more complicated than most so stick with us. Register for a Club Individual card (apply here), sign up for 'January Privilege' and they'll load 50% of your food bill back onto your card  to spend later. So spend £100 and you'll get £50 back in points to spend another time.

More on Individual Restaurants January Privilege offer here.

Piccolino: 8 Clarence Street, Manchester, M2 4DW. 0161 835 9860.

RBG: 14 John Daiton Street, Manchester M2 6JR. 0161 839 1999.

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Podium Hilton - 50% off a la carte throughout January

Ok, it's not as good as when chef David Gale was steering the ship, and you might even have to stare at Iain Dowie throughout, but 50% of the a la carte menu throughout January in Manchester's tallest building (the tallest outside London, don't cha know) is still a cracking deal.

Call 0161 870 1600 to enquire about the offer

Podium, Deansgate Hilton, 303 Deansgate, M3 4LQ. 0161 870 1600

 

Revolucion De Cuba - 50% off in January when you book in advance

Manchester's most bustling late-night venue also turfs out some decent-enough Latin-American grub: tapas, pulled stuff and hamburguesas - whatever they could be? There's also 2-4-1 cocktails everyday between 5-7pm.

Book a table at Revolucion De Cuba online here.

South Central, 11 Peter Street, M2 5QR. 0161 826 8266.


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Rosylee - 50% off all week long in January

A very handsome and uncharacteristically refined restaurant for the Northern Quarter, all whites walls, black chairs and French music. The menu though is of a British slant, ham hocks, hot pots and beef shins. Certainly worth a try at half-price.

Either book online via the Rosylee website or call 0161 228 6629 and quote the offer.

11 Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, M1 1DB. 0161 228 6629.

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Sakana - Two dishes £10, Three £14.50 or Four £18.50 (12-7pm everyday) OR 20% off a la carte (7-10.30pm Monday to Thursday)

Gordo loved the food at this ambitious new 250-cover Pan-Asian restaurant on Peter Street - read here. Throughout January Sakana are offering a 'Taste of Sakana' menu with two dishes for £10, three dishes for £14.50 or four dishes for £18.50. They're also offering 20% off the a la carte menu in the evenings.

To redeem the 20% discount you must book online here and add 'January 20%' in the booking notes.

Sakana Pan Asian, 23 Peter St, M2 5QR. 0161 884 1292

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Sam's Chop House - 50% off food all January

You can lose an entire day down in the bowels of Sam's snug if you're not careful - read our review here. The food here is top notch British grub, including a smoked haddock Scotch egg that had our editor weeping into LS Lowry's lap. That might have been the second bottle of Barbera D'Alba. 

Book for 50% off at Sam's Chop House here.

Back Pool Fold, Chapel Walks, Manchester, M2 1HN. 0161 834 3210.

Smoak - 50% off food throughout January

One of Confidential's most popular offers ever. Smoak Bar & Grill at the luxury Malmaison Hotel in Piccadilly are offering 50% of all food from the a la carte menu including Mal's signature steak frites for 10 bob and moules frites for just 7 bob. Bob on.

Get the Smoak offer here.

Malmaison, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1LZ. 0161 278 1000.

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Southern 11 - 40% off your food bill this January from Sunday to Thursday.

Gordo recently reviewed the refurbed Spinningfields Deep South Americana restaurant and ruddy loved it - not bad considering he recently said he'd rather lick the underside of a bin lorry than eat more 'fucking dirty Americana'. Try the propa Chicken Dinner - like 'KFC via Heston'.

Book a table via the Southern 11 website or by phone.

Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB. 0161 832 0482.

 

Splendid Kitchen - 25% off all day Sunday and after 5pm Monday to Thursday

The sausage has left the kitchen. Well not quite, the banger is still rife across the menu of the former Splendid Sausage now Splendid Kitchen on John Dalton Street, but now they've added new dishes including meatloaf, ox cheek and octopus to shore things up in 2015.

To receive this offer book quoting 'Splendid Kitchen'.

John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6WH. 0161 833 1016


Tea 42 - 50% discount on food Monday to Wednesday

50% off home-baked and tea room classics all day long (Mon to Weds) in this slick, glam, leathery white and gluten-free (should you require) Northern Quarter outpost.

Get 50% off Tea 42 food here.

58 High Street, Manchester, M4 1EF. 0800 043 4242.

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TNQ - 50% off a la carte Monday to Friday until 6 February

A Michelin Guide favourite for five years now, Head Chef Anthony Fielden has been serving up top quality modern British nosh in the cool, sharp and comfortable surroundings of the oft overlooked TNQ for years now. If you've never dined here then now's the time folks...

Book ahead here to receive TNQ's 50% offer.

108 High Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1HQ. 0161 832 7115.

 

Velvet - 50% off food for advance bookings

Velvet has been an opulent mainstay of Canal Street for nearly two decades. Expect British comfort food, plus pizzas, pasta and small plates. All round easy-dining. The offer is available in both Velvet Canal Street and their latest operation by the Town Hall at Velvet Central.

50% when you quote 'NewYear50' when advance booking

Velvet Canal Street, 2 Canal Street, M1 3HE. 0161 236 9003

Velvet Central, 2 Mount Street, M2 5WQ. 0161 819 1088


Volta - 50% off lunch mains and small plates/desserts in the evening from Tuesday to Thursday throughout January.

Owned by the former-globe hopping DJ duo of Luke 'Unabomber' Chowdrey and Justin 'Unabomber' Crawford (also behind Chorlton favourite Elektrik), West Didsbury's Volta is a new'ish easy drinking joint with emphasis placed on meticulous small plates that fly from the kitchen when they're bloody well ready, alright?

To make a booking email bookings@voltafoodanddrink.co.uk or by phone.

167 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LN. 0161 448 8887.

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We reckon that's enough to be getting on with. Why you still reading this? Book, book, book...

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AVOJanuary 5th 2015.

Callucio's 3 for 2 main courses is the worst one there. Who wants to bring along a third person for dinner if you're in a couple??

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AnonymousJanuary 6th 2015.

You don't have two friends?

AnonymousJanuary 6th 2015.

That's a trick women often play when you fancy one of them. They always bring their mate along.

AnonymousJanuary 6th 2015.

Me

Mick ProctorJanuary 6th 2015.

what if you are dating twins ? Or siamese twins ?

Danielle BellJanuary 7th 2015.

It is 241 not 341 - I got email from Carluccio's and you just need to print the voucher off. Voucher for up to 6 people Available til 9 Feb.

Danielle BellJanuary 7th 2015.

Sorry! it is 241 not buy 3 get I free!! You get cheapest main free

EditorialJanuary 7th 2015.

Good spot that. The 3 was at typo. Now changed. Thank you.

EditorialJanuary 7th 2015.

As was 'at'

Danny KellyJanuary 6th 2015.

You lot at manchester confidential have done NO work at all on this list! It's full of holes! You are like a North Korean state sponsored tv channel and just list anything your told by restaurants! Work for the people not for the companies! This should be called the list of restaurants that false advertise! Have you read some of the clauses you have to jump through before getting a discount! Just a little Example for your Cain and grain: "Print this voucher, sign it, then call and book in advance at least a day and only on Mondays to Thursday before 5pm" We went to war in Afghanistan with less planning than this.

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EditorialJanuary 6th 2015.

Print, sign and book seems fairly simple to us Danny, but feel free to visit one of Manchester's many full-price restaurants this January. Thanks for reading.

SquirrelitoJanuary 6th 2015.

now THAT's a flounce

SprinklesJanuary 6th 2015.

I have to agree with Editorial, its hardly rocket science doing what they ask and is standard policy for most restaurants when they do promotional offers - so that they dont get over booked and can accommodate - so quit your moaning, you're worse than a hormonal woman! By the way, you could've used a few more exclamation marks I reckon.....

Peter BromageJanuary 6th 2015.

In the time it’s taken you to complain here, I have printed off, sorted and booked one of the meals as the instructions are pretty simple. I wonder which was the better use of time….

AnonymousJanuary 11th 2015.

Says more about the war in Afghanistan than it does booking a meal

pollolocoJanuary 6th 2015.

isn't this just a "promotion" for a load of MC clients?

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EditorialJanuary 6th 2015.

Nearly half of those listed have no commercial relationship with us, Pollo. If you come across a good January deal please let us know via the rants and we'll look to include the offer. Thanks.

Hero
GordoJanuary 6th 2015.

Oh dear Pollo. Why do you read us? Happy new year by the way, you little treasure.

pollolocoJanuary 7th 2015.

Where's the Fumo review that was due up before xmas?

EditorialJanuary 7th 2015.

Publishing tomorrow, Pollo.

AVOJanuary 6th 2015.

DogsnDough have an offer on weekdays for the duration of January. Any pizza or hotdog for £5 if you book online to dine between 12pm-4pm.

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EditorialJanuary 6th 2015.

Thanks Avo.

Andrew CreweJanuary 6th 2015.

Carluccios " is the epitome of the British dream about Italian food" - Oh Please - who are you kidding - this is chain cooking at the level of Pizza Express.

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Hero
GordoJanuary 6th 2015.

I actually dine at Carluccios at least twice a month on average in Spinningfields. Bean soup always great, totally authentic and the chicken in breadcrumbs great if you're trying to limit the carbs. And no, Polloloprat, they don't spend money with us.

pollolocoJanuary 7th 2015.

totally authentic bean soup...just like mamma used to make! He's from a long line of butchers and KP's don't you know!

AnonymousJanuary 6th 2015.

OMG, these are Genuine Offers and you don't have any life when you put it's all part of a "PROMOTION" whether it is or it isn't the choice is yours, but isn't it good business sense by M.C. if it was, you don't have to use it, go and pay normal price mate!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lorraine ByrneJanuary 6th 2015.

6 of us had the Beef and Pudding deal last night and it was fantastic, great food and service, totally recommended, especially for such a good price.

AnonymousJanuary 6th 2015.

To be fair there is some good offers on here. Wont be required by Gordo or Lottie and the rest of the team as lets be honest they do their best not to pay for any food by pushing restaurants and bars as long as it is gratuitous

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Poster BoyJanuary 6th 2015.

Boring.

Steve CartwrightJanuary 7th 2015.

To be fair that is a good point

Hero
James CunninghamJanuary 7th 2015.

Gordo and Schofield dined many times at ABode in my time there and [unless specifically invited by us] paid every time.. even when we were paying for advertising we never got a review for the Grill and got a mediocre 'could do better' review for the restaurant.. If you don't like the ManCon model [or are jealous] don't read the bloody site and quit whinging!

AnonymousJanuary 6th 2015.

Me and my missus took advantage at 'Sams Chop House' at 3pm on Sat and had a great meal. Quite often go there after shopping in town anyway so to get food half price was a winner for me.

AnonymousJanuary 6th 2015.

Yes they might do their best to get for Free, but isn't that an advantage for the rest of us?? Come on guys, smell the Coffee!!!!!!!!!!

AnonymousJanuary 6th 2015.

Apparently the Volta offer is only Tues-Thurs, not Tues-Fri.

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EditorialJanuary 6th 2015.

Changed now. Thank you.

mike_aJanuary 7th 2015.

Went to Albert Square Chop House for Sunday Lunch using the 50% off food voucher, definitely worth a visit - Sunday lunch, desserts and a bottle of wine for 2 for less than £50, bargain (although they did put £6 service charge on which I thought was a bit cheeky).

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Steve CartwrightJanuary 7th 2015.

A meal and a bottle of wine for £50 with the 50% off taken off. F*** Me that is taking the P***

AnonymousJanuary 7th 2015.

Steve, what would you pay for 2 Sunday roasts, 2 puds and a bottle of wine?

johnJanuary 7th 2015.

^£50 (then 50% off !)

mike_aJanuary 7th 2015.

The bottle of wine was £20 and what I remember the service charge £6 so that leaves £24 for 2 roast dinners and 2 desserts (oh and a cheeseboard too but only because it was 1/2 price as certainly wouldn't be worth £9 at full price). How can that not be bad?

Steve CartwrightJanuary 8th 2015.

Right so from the original £50 taking off the cheese board then yes not bad but when you read it first time it made a Sunday roast being around £40 a head before discount taking in consideration wine and SC.

johnJanuary 7th 2015.

Had a nice meal last night at GOTA - however, we did feel somewhat rushed as ordered bread and that was brought to us within 30 seconds whist we read the menu - we ordered starters (thai fish cakes and deep fried brie) which arrived within about 5 mins, plates were taken as soon as we'd finished and the mains (steaks) were with us within 2 mins. We were then was asked several times if we wanted desserts, as it was only 8.50pm I asked for 10 mins breather and she came back a couple of times so we ordered. Table was booked for 8.15pm which is what time we walked through the front door - and waited a few mins before we were sat down at the table and we had finished sourdough bread, starters and mains by 8.50pm ! Had a one off babysitter and a night out and we felt as though we were rushed and then hanging around after the puddings so we asked for the bill (this was actually given to the wrong table (next to us) so waited a bit longer and asked again, to which she then realised, waited 5 mins for card machine to be available and then paid. Time on bill after waiting for card machine etc was checked out at 9.26pm ! 1hr and 11ins since walking through the door ! 3 courses and additional bread ?

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AVOJanuary 7th 2015.

I dined there last night too. Table of 6 and service was just as swift. Not too sure why that would be a problem though.

johnJanuary 8th 2015.

Avo - wasn't a problem as such - just that with 2 young children (and living out of the city ctr) and the effort it is to get a sitter (very rare indeed !) we just wanted to make a bit more of a night of it - or at least a bit longer than an hour ! We're you the table of 6 blokes sat on long table by the kitchen ?

johnJanuary 8th 2015.

*were

AnonymousJanuary 9th 2015.

20 minutes per course, perfect timing. if you wanted longer gaps between courses you should have said

AnonymousJanuary 9th 2015.

They cant serve it quicker than you eat though...

johnJanuary 12th 2015.

Anonymous - I take it you didn't really read what I put ?

AndreaJanuary 8th 2015.

Went for the half price offer at Smoak on Tuesday (thanks ManCon). Food great, service..um...utterly charming and inefficient in equal quantities. But bellies full and wallet not weeping so job well done. Few on your list I've not tried yet.

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EditorialJanuary 8th 2015.

Glad to hear it Andrea.

Manci DoodleJanuary 9th 2015.

Contrary to the above Botanist deal does not apply to Alderley Edge!

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AnonymousJanuary 11th 2015.

Too much money there to bother with offers

feastofsnakesJanuary 13th 2015.

Took the Gusto offer. Food was great, got a good deal (eventually). Slightly marred by receiving a full price bill despite them being well aware we were booked in on the offer. Also pissed off at the donation to charity added to the bill without any prior mention or query. Gusto's commitment to support Cancer Research seems to be to con its customers out of a quid, add them all up and then claim kudos for corporate social responsibility when it hands over the cheque. There's no mention of match funding or them making a contribution of their own. I was supposed to feel guilty when I questioned it which really angered me since my wife died of cancer and it's my choice how I wish to support charities, etc.

AVOJanuary 13th 2015.

Booked online for the Gusto offer last Wednesday. Despite making the booking for 7:30 and arriving at 7:35, we were told that the table wasn't ready. We were handed a buzzer a la TGI Friday's and were told to wait at the bar until our table was ready. Upon ordering a drink at the bar, we noticed that there were lots of empty tables. So was this a cynical ploy to get people to sit down and buy an extra drink before being seated for dinner? By 8:00pm our table was still not ready so we walked out. Being the bitter and stubborn old bastard that I am, I will never dine at Gusto after that experience.

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rinkydinkJanuary 13th 2015.

I was a bit taken aback by the buzzer too, seemed out of place. Our table also wasn't ready and the place wasn't busy. We waited though and ate. Food was good however the staff need to be more attentive - there's a lot of competition for "Italian" restaurants. I'll stick with Fumo

AnonymousJanuary 14th 2015.

Duttons Offers - www.duttonsmanchester.co.uk/whats_on…

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AVOJanuary 19th 2015.

25% off is a bit poor compared to the plethora of 50% off that many are offering.

AnonymousJanuary 20th 2015.

@Avo it states 50% off food! www.jwlees.co.uk/…/…

AVOJanuary 21st 2015.

It was 25% last time I looked on their website. They must have changed it last week as the current offer runs from 18th Jan

Manci DoodleJanuary 15th 2015.

Did the offer at Smoak today. Middling food at high prices. The mediocrity of expense account hotels.....

AVOJanuary 19th 2015.

Went to the Albert Square Chophouse yesterday for Sunday lunch. Service was good as was the quality of the food. Unfortunately, the portion size of the roast beef sunday lunch was desperately small. Two thin slices of rump, an oversized yorkshire pud, a small quinelle carrot and swede mash, two small broccoli florets and a few shreds of cabbage. My girlfriend had the bonus of some baby carrots too which I didn't. Maybe it was the fact that we arrived at 4pm which meant they were trying to ration some of the ingredients. If they were running out, the should have stopped serving. Perhaps what I was served was a regular portion??

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AnonymousJanuary 19th 2015.

Exactly why I'm extremely wary of most city centre restaurants. Value for money and consistency just isn't there in too many cases. It's so embarrassing if you're taking friends or family out and you have a bad experience.

AnonymousJanuary 19th 2015.

Christmas dinner there was shocking, tiny portions and half of it was cold, I convinced the office to do it in Mnchester this year rather than cheshire and was totally embarrassed.

Manci DoodleJanuary 19th 2015.

Did the offer at Belle Epoque. Lovely food. Good service. Sadly the staff were not mathematically capable of applying the discount to their menu prices. They tried to overcharge us for nearly ten minutes...

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rinkydinkJanuary 19th 2015.

Where's the Bint From Belle Époque when you need her?!

AVOJanuary 19th 2015.

She's off trying to poach sad wedding customers from other threads.

rinkydinkJanuary 19th 2015.

Sounds like she needs to work harder with her existing customers before trying to tempt others with her wares...

AnonymousJanuary 20th 2015.

@Avo Sad as in they're sad people for actually wanting to get married, or they must be sad that because their current plans have been ruined?

AVOJanuary 21st 2015.

Sad because their chosen venues have closed down of course! I'm not a heartless monster!

Chris McKeanJanuary 26th 2015.

TNQ are not offering 50% off anymore. I just phoned and they said they had run out of their 50% off vouchers.

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AnonymousJanuary 27th 2015.

Wankers

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