Manchester's Best Lunch Deals

Including cheap sandwiches, huge pizzas, burgers, kebabs and plenty of options for making your lunch the most important meal of the day.

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 20 May 2022

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There is truly nothing better to get you through a horrible day at work than a great lunch.

So sack off your soggy sandwich, throw that sweaty Scotch Egg in the bin and get yourself out and about to one of these beauties.

Any 14-inch Pizza for £7.77 @ Nell’s
All of your classic Nell’s pizzas are available throughout the week between 12pm and 4pm for just £7.77. Put simply, that’s a 14 inch monster of a pizza for less than it costs to go watch the new Batman film at the cinemas. That’s a couple of quid less than a medium Popcorn too. Available at KAMPUS, Common and The Beagle.

Available Monday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm


Salt & Pepper @ Black Dog
Renowned and adored across the city for years, Salt & Pepper were recently forced to leave the Arndale Market due to extraction issues, making the very short journey down to Black Dog in the Northern Quarter. Every day (except Mondays when they’re closed) you can head down the steps of Black Dog for some of the same Salt & Pepper-y goodness. Eat in or take out – this is the ultimate lunch offering for sure.

Open Tuesday – Sunday from 12pm

Black Dog, Basement Affleck’s Palace, Corner Tib Street / Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PW


Beer, Burger, Bowl at Kongs @ Dog Bowl
Available from Monday – Friday before 5pm, there’s a fantastic Special Offer at Dog Bowl over on Whitworth Street – you can get yourself a Kong’s Signature Chicken or Vegan Burger, a beer and a game of bowling for just £15 per person! For the price of a reasonable lunch in a proper restaurant, you can instead get your bowling shoes on tuck into a Kong’s Burger (plus fries) and a selected beer or soft drink to enjoy whilst throwing balls about.

Available Monday – Friday 12pm – 5pm

Dog Bowl, Arch 57, Whitworth St West, Manchester, M1 5WW


Lunch Special @ BAB
Is there anything better than tucking into a kebab on your lunch break? Probably not, and so BAB should be on your list with their Lunch Special, where you can get their Chicken Aleppo, Lamb Adana or Chip Shop Halloumi for £9 or their vegan Grilled Tenderstem Broccoli kebab for £8. You can update your fries into Greek Fries for just £1 and add homemade sauces for £1.

Available Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm

BAB, 14 Little Lever St, Manchester M1 1HR


Eat for a Tenner @ Yard & Coop
For this £10 lunch you can choose from three mains, sides and a soft drink – all for just £10. Available Sunday – Thursday, 12pm – 4pm, there’s their Classic Chicken Burger, Chicken Wrap or Drums & Wings, all served with fries, then a choice of Mac & Cheese, Gravy or Street Slaw and then finally – choose a soft drink. All for a tenner.

Available Sunday – Thursday. 12-4pm

Yard and Coop, 37 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW


2 Slices + Drink for £6 @ Crazy Pedro’s
If you work anywhere near the Crazy Pedro’s on Bridge Street or in the NQ then lucky you – you can take advantage of their brilliant lunch deal where for £6 you can choose from 2 massive slices of pizza, and a soft drink. Each day they have a selection of 4 or 5 of their pizzas in slice form, including their typically mental and usually delicious monthly special. Give them another £1 on top of the 6 sheets and you can replace your soft drink with a beer.

Available Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm

Crazy Pedro’s,
55-57 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ
Short St, Manchester M1 1JG


Main and Soft Drink for £10 @ The Blues Kitchen
The Blues Kitchen’s ‘Lunch for a Tenner’ menu does exactly what you’d expect it does. There’s a ton of dishes to choose from, from St. Louis Pork Ribs, to Cheeseburgers, Brisket Dip Sandwiches and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. You can also add £2 to have a ‘Hard Bevvie’ – basically booze.

The Blues Kitchen, 13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN


Express Lunch @ La Bandera
The Spanish are famed for their siestas – a chance for them to get out of the sun and have a nap in the afternoon. It’s one of the best ideas ever – not only do you get to have a nap but it also means that everything in Spain is therefore open for longer at night and buying a Twix at 11.30pm is an easy task. Lunch is also a biggie too and so La Bandera offer up a great Express Lunch Deal – a choice of 3 tapas and a soft drink for £14.50, or, if you want a beer or wine it’s £17.50.

Available Monday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm

La Bandera, 2 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EQ


2 for £9 @ Bundobust
As the perfect foil to the savage surroundings of Piccadilly Gardens; walking into Bundobust will bring to your day an unbridled amount of joy – as well as a great selection of lovely Indian dishes. You’ll find this offer in a tiny box on their menu, offering 2 dishes for £9. They also have a great selection of craft beers with which to wash it all down with.

Available Monday – Friday – 12 noon til 4pm

Bundobust, 59 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG


1 Course for £10, 2 for £14 @ Cibo Manchester
Cibo have created a packed set menu for lunch times, where you can choose one course for £10 or two for £14. Available every day between 12pm and 3pm, there’s loads to choose from, including Cibo’s classic Lobster Ravioli (£2 supplement), Pan-fried Sea Bass Fillet, La Burrata or the stone-baked pizzas. Add a menu of Antipasti, and loads of sides – and you’re all set.

Available Every Day, 12pm – 3pm

Cibo, Unit 4, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester M3 4EN


Sandwiches & Salads for £5 @ The Bay Horse Tavern
Easily one of the best offers in this list, you can get the Bay Horse’s massive sandwiches for just a FIVER during the week! So that means you can try their excellent Fish Finger Butty, there’s their BLT (with Bacon Fat Mayo), Rotisserie Chicken, Sirloin Steak, or their banging Cheese Toastie. Oh, and they’re also offering their Chicken Caesar Salad for £5 too.

Available Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm

The Bay Horse Tavern, 35-37 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA


Brunch Sandwiches from £1 @ Lost Cat
Offering ‘Cheap Food and Fancy Drinks’ – as you’d totally expect – you can get some great brunch sandwiches for next to nothing at Lost Cat on Oldham Street. Their Breakfast Bagel is £1, Smashed Avo is £1.50 and their Smoked Salmon Bagel is £2. Just order a load of these small butties, grab a couple of cocktails and you’re having the best lunch ever.

Available Every Day until 5pm (Dinner available until 10pm)

Lost Cat, 64 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE


50% OFF Brunch @ Alvarium
Available every weekday between 12pm and 3pm, Alvarium are offering 50% off their brunch dishes including a fantastic Shakshuka (£4.50), Seasonal Soup (£3) Reuben Sandwich (£4.50) and their Vegan Cheese Toastie (£3.50).

Available Weekdays, 12pm – 3pm

Alvarium, 8 Dorsey St, Manchester M4 1LU


Vietnamese Lunch (with a Tiger Beer) for £10 @ NAM
NAM in Ancoats has launched an excellent Lunch Deal, available Monday to Friday between 12pm and 5pm. One of their stand out dishes is the Duck Fried Rice, and the Breakfast Bahn Mi is a sure-fire winner – filled with pork belly, fried egg, black pudding croutons, pickled veg and house sweet chilli sauce.

Available Weekdays, 12pm – 5pm

NAM, Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ


Tacos & Bao Buns from £1 @ Wolf at the Door
You could give yourself a bit of a challenge at Wolf at the Door for your lunch this week. Go in with a tenner and see if you can eat 10 of their £1 tacos and/or bao buns – I think you’ll struggle. You can get their Nacho and Char Siu Mushroom Tacos for a QUID, plus their Cauli Shawarma, or Chippy Tea for a QUID too. My favourite is their BJ’s Buffalo Chicken Bao which will set you back a tiny £2.

Available Every Day

Wolf at the Door, 30-32 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1ER


£10 Lunch Deal @ SOCIETY
Each of the five food traders at Society have created a lunch dish that you can get for £10, Monday – Thursday and Sunday from 12pm – 3pm. Here’s whats on offer:

SLAP & PICKLE: Personal Cheesus Burger (meat or vegan) with fries.
CHAAT CART: Chicken Kati, Bombay Frankie or Halloumi Frankie Wrap with gunpowder fries.
MANZOKU: Vegan or Chicken Katsu Curry with either vegetable of chicken gyozas.
DOKES PIZZERIA: 7-inch Pizzetta with regular or spicy fries, chopped salad and dip.
YOKI SOCIAL TABLE: Bibimbap (Rice bowl mixed with seasonal veggies, topped with stir-fried Kimchi or Korean BBQ beef mince, served with either soy sauce or gochujang)

Society, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester M2 3BD


3 Small Plates for £15 @ Volta
Recently Volta introduced a new weekday offer, available from 1pm – 5:30pm; 3 Small Plates for just £15 – and you can pick any from their menu! Whipped Feta, Padron Peppers, Baharat Rump Steak with mojo verde and Queenie Scallops with nduja butter with salsa verde. Oh, and make sure you try the Lamb Shawarma.

Available Weekdays, 1pm – 5:30pm

Volta, 167 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LN


Lunch & Wine/Beer for £12.95 @ Wild Goose
Available every Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm Altrincham’s Wild Goose restaurant have a new deal on meaning that you can get any dish off the lunchtime menu with a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink for £12.95.⁠

Available Wednesday to Saturday, 11am – 4pm

The Wild Goose, 2 Goose Grn, Altrincham WA14 1DW


Rice and 3’s & NQ Kebabs
There’s plenty of amazing curry shops in the city centre, in particular, the back allies of the Northern Quarter is full of hidden gems. They’re not quite so hidden anymore, most people definitely know about them. You can get most of them for around £7 tops, including the legendary This & That, Little Aladdins and Yadgars. Also don’t forget Kabana and Cafe Maharba for their curries and kebabs.


The Black Friar’s £12 Lunch Deal
Every weekday from 12pm – 6pm at The Black Friar you can grab the pub classics lunch deal for just £12. Even Jay Rayner rates this place, so if you find yourself knocking about the city centre mid-week in search of a spot of lunch, make sure you pay these guys a visit! The Black Friar combines modern interiors with traditional cuisine, creating speciality menus you can’t help but shout about.

Available Wednesday – Friday, 12pm – 6pm

The Black Friar, 41-43 Blackfriars Rd, Salford M3 7DB