The best dining deals in Manchester this May

Including lunchtime tapas at El Gato, bottomless wings at Blues Kitchen and 50% off food at Trof.

By Emma Davidson | Last updated 3 May 2023

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Image: Albert's Schloss / Edinburgh Castle

If you’re taking advantage of eating out across May’s consecutive bank holidays, there’s a whole host of dining deals to treat yourself to. From bottomless chicken wings to three-course Italian feasts and alfresco tapas afternoons, Manchester is rather generous when it comes to a cheap meal out. 

We’ve compiled a list of the top offers to tuck into across May and it features quick lunch time bargains, as well as selected set menus for date night. As the days get longer and brighter, let’s hope we get the chance to enjoy some of these meals sat in a beer garden with our best pals and favourite pint of ale. 

Read on for our round-up of the best dining deals in Manchester this May. 

Catch the mastery of chef, James Hulme at The Alan. Image: The Alan

The Alan

Four dishes for £25 per person. Available 12-4pm and 5-6pm. Selected drinks and dishes only.

Albert’s Schloss

Two-courses for £22.50 or three-courses for £27. Every Sunday 12-9pm.


Bottomless Fridays throughout the whole of May. Two courses and bottomless drinks for £40 per person. Available 3pm-10pm (last sitting 8pm). 

Big burger for lunch = necessary afternoon nap. Image: Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey

Selected burgers (Tribute, Buffalo Soldier, La Cuca-Racha, The Clone), fries and soda for £10 / three wings, fries and soda for £5.95 / Messy Chick loaded fries and soda for £8.50. Available every lunchtime from 11.30am – 2.30pm. 

Block Shop Steak Shop at Canvas

Two mains and any house wine (red or white) for £25 every Wednesday. Walk-ins only.

The Blues Kitchen

Bottomless wings every Sunday from 12-6pm. £12 per person for 90 minutes. 

You can enjoy three courses for under £20 at Cibo this May. Image: Manchester’s Finest


Two courses for £15.99 and three-courses for £19.99. Sunday – Friday 5-7pm.

Colleens Ramsbottom

Three courses from the ‘menu of the day’ for £18. Available Wednesday – Friday 5-6:30pm.


Two dishes and a side for £13 from the express lunch menu. Monday – Friday, 12-3pm.

Explore the finest British produce at Edinburgh Castle. Image: Edinburgh Castle


30% off bottles of wine every Wednesday when dining.

Edinburgh Castle

Two courses for £30 or three courses for £35 from the set menu. Available Wednesday – Thursday, 5-6.30pm and Friday and Saturday 12-3pm and 5-6.30pm.


Soup and a sandwich for £8, weekdays 11am – 3pm. 30% off any bottle of wine every Wednesday when dining.

El Gato

Three dishes from the lunch menu for £18. Available 12-4pm Monday – Friday and all-day Sunday.  

Take advantage of MasterChef winner Simon Wood’s generous 50% discount at his restaurant WOOD this month. Image: Manchester’s Finest

La Bandera

Drink and a pintxo for £5 from 4pm – close every Thursday and Friday. Available on bookings and walk-ins.

The New Cross

Kebab and a pint or selected drink for £10 every Thursday from 5-9pm.

Pen & Pencil

50% off all food every Monday when you pre-book a table.

Tattu is an elevated dining experience like no other. Image: Tattu


Three dishes for £28 from the Moon Stand menu. Available Sunday – Friday 12-4.30pm and Saturday 12-2.45pm.


50% off food all-day every Tuesday when you book a table.

The ‘Volta Experience’ menu is a perfect way to experience all that the restaurant has to offer. Image: Manchester’s Finest


£30 ‘Volta Experience’ sharing menu, comes with either eight or 11 dishes for a minimum of two people. Available all-day every-day. 


50% off the mid-week Evening Tasting Menu every Wednesday in May.

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Two courses for £19.50 or three-courses for £24.50. Available Monday – Friday 12-3pm.