Summer’s officially over, the cold’s blowing in, the rain is most definitely pouring, you're starving, Manchester has some of the best burgers to offer but you can't justify £10 or above for one?
Never fear, because there are more than enough ample ways to enjoy one without breaking the bank. Almost Famous, Reds True BBQ and Solita alike are great, but as a now and again treat. With the offers listed below, you could practically eat out every night!
50% off mains on a Thursday, with all meat from The Butcher’s Quarter on Tib Street meaning it’s all locally sourced and delicious. Their menu informs you the beef is reared from the Peak District and pork from a source in Rossendale. You can treat yourself to the Odd Burger for as little as £4.75, which bares little argument.
Odd Bar, 30-32 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1ER
0161 833 0070
Throughout the week, a lunch and bowl will cost you a tiny £5 between 12-4pm and £10 on a Saturday. On a Sunday, I opted for the Lane Closer (two beef patties, pulled pork, tater tots and mini cheeseburger on top) to share with sides, which was a wonder to behold.
Dog Bowl, Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5WW
0161 228 2888
West isn’t exactly budget burgers, but their happy hour after 3pm means you can enjoy a pitcher of beer with any main meal. Their Breakfast Club Sandwich for a Saturday morning are absolutely to die for and stacked to the heavens. Similar to Odd Bar, all of their meat is supplied from The Butcher’s Quarter, which is sourced from no further than a 20 mile radius. Couple that with bread from local bakery Lovingly Artisan, you’ll be more than satisfied for what you pay for.
West Corner, 21 Hilton St, Manchester M1 1JJ
0161 241 7070
Black Dog Ballroom
The burger at Black Dog is truly a wonderful creation – both meaty, juicy and moorish all in one. You can enjoy this beauty for the small price of only £5 at lunch time during the week as part of their fantastic lunch deal. Not only this but there is also 50% off all food on Monday’s – so you can choose any one of their excellent creations for as little as £3!
Black Dog Ballroom
52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW
11-13 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP
It’s Byron’s 10th birthday, and they’re offering unlimited fries, whatever the special burger of the week is and a special birthday craft beer all for £13. I tried the blue cheese burger, and took a takeaway box full of fries after going four rounds (and stealing the waiters heart). Offer ends 25th September so get down immediately.
115 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2NW
1 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG
Fennel Street, The Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR
The Arndale Market is jam-packed full of excellent (and cheap) eateries and none more so than Viet Shack. With a top reputation for fantastic Banh-Mi and the food to back it up – Viet Shack is perfect for a bit of lunch action. They also do a couple of fantastic burgers – the Lemongrass Chicken Burger and the Cow Burger for only £3.50 each.
Viet Shack, Arndale Market, 49 High St, Manchester M4 3AH
Tusk Heaton Moor
Get a bit tribal midweek and feast upon Tusk’s 50% off Mondays, where you quite clearly get 50% off all food on a Monday – which includes their selection of fantastic burgers. Carnivores can sample a beef burger, chicken burger and wild boar and chorizo burger or for the herbivores, the portobello mushroom burger.
Tusk Heaton Moor, 110 Heaton Moor Rd, Stockport SK4 4NZ
0161 442 4314
Every student and rapper’s favourite Manchester burger joint, Archie’s have been smashing it on Oxford Road for a few years now and it’s mainly because of their brilliant shakes and fantastic burgers. It’s all about their ‘Star’ range – with amazing smashed burgers for dirt cheap, as well as a selection of great chicken or veggie options.
Archie’s, 72 & 115 Oxford St, Manchester M1 5NH
The Liquor Store
The Liquor store has two locations in Manchester where you can enjoy £6 beer and burgers every Friday. Visit either bar just off Deansgate or First Street and you can also try their £5 lunch deals every day 12-5pm or 25% off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5-9pm with a reservation.
The Liquor Store, Maybrook House, 40 Blackfriars St, Manchester M3 2EG
0161 834 6239
Big Grillie Style @ Joshua Brooks
Quite possibly the best grilled sandwich connoisseur in the city has gone and done a kitchen takeover at Joshua Brooks and has been grilling and serving some outrageous concoctions for a few months now. If you’re a bit skint you can still sample these delights with the ‘Snoop’ – a gargantuan double burger topped with double cheese and double bacon – for only £6.50!
Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess St, Manchester M1 6NG
0161 273 7336
Courtyard offers up unexpectedly good burgers for as little as £7 for a classic burger and a beer. Primarily known as a spot to watch the match, you may find your burger to be beer soaked at points, but who doesn’t love a good 2-4-1!
The Courtyard, 2 Chester St, Manchester M1 5SH