Confidential Guides have partnered with Manchester Central to give you the low down on the best food and drink venues and offers in the area.
Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, sophisticated cocktails or a family meal, we have a curated list of recommendations close to Manchester Central’s iconic venue here in the heart of Manchester city centre.
We’ve also got some unique and very special offers for you to tuck into.
Have your conference pass ready to show to claim the following discounts.
Happy Monday – 20% off between 5pm and 9pm
Winesday – Buy 2 large glasses get the rest of the bottle
FRI-YAY – £15 bottle of Prosecco.
20% off Food and Drink from 12pm-4pm
10& off Food and Drink from 4pm-close (excludes bundle deals and happy hour)
Bundobust is a huge beer hall serving craft ales in the heart of Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens. It also happened to win Restaurant of the Year at the 2017 Manchester Food and Drink Festival awards, thanks to its stellar menu of Indian small plates.
A Northern success story, the first Bundobust opened in Leeds in 2014, followed by Manchester in 2016, and Liverpool in 2018.
The duo behind the brand are Bradford buddies, Marko Husak of Sparrow Bar and Mayur Patel of vegetarian Indian restaurant, Prashad.
Patel’s small plate versions of veggie dishes from Prashad are a blast. Everything arrives in little tubs costing anywhere from £4 to £7 (£90 will buy you the entire menu).
25% off food and drink Sun – Thurs
For many people, Argentinian restaurant Gaucho Manchester is the destination in the city for very good steak paired with very good wine. Housed in a converted Methodist church on Deansgate, with an open kitchen, and the original church organ still in-situ, it’s also known as one of Manchester’s best-looking spaces for dining.
£5 house wine, Prosecco and draught Menabrea between 5-7pm Mon – Sun
From sun-up to sun-down, Haunt serves quality food and drink to the fine folk of Manchester’s city centre. From freshly-ground coffee, to artisanal bakes, to ice-cold aperitivo, this Peter Street independent prides itself on its eye for detail and its dawn-to-dusk offerings. With its welcoming atmosphere and spectacular views of the city, Haunt boasts some of the best seats in the house regardless of the time of day.
20% off Food and Drink
An impressive bar and restaurant on Peter Street, walking distance from Manchester Central.
Impossible offers an impressive outdoor area, an upstairs “gin nest” plus extensive space downstairs.
A great place for private dining, events or just a casual pint.
Indian Tiffin Room Manchester
10% off food
Known to its friends as ITR, the second of the three bright Indian Tiffin Room restaurants specialises in thalis (a kind of mini buffet) and south Indian tiffin dishes, putting colour on a plate with its street food inspired by the bustling stalls of different parts of India.
Filled with the authentic flavours of the subcontinent, the food is made to order from super-fresh ingredients (and less ghee) to offer a lighter and healthier alternative to the cuisine offered by many traditional Indian restaurants in the UK and with a whole host of vegan treats so plentiful they get their own separate menu. There are grazing small plates or starters, grilled kebabs, Indo-Chinese choices, ITR mains and popular Indian highway mains (we’re partial to the dhaba-style chicken), served with a naan or roti.
10% off Food and Drink (excluding Saturdays)
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Mount Street Dining Room and Bar offers a modern take on British classics in luxe surroundings. Located inside The Midland Hotel Manchester, this restaurant and bar is the place for any occasion.
From a celebratory three-course meal, a sumptuous Sunday dinner or cocktails, this luxury eatery caters to all preferences.
Podium Restaurant at The Hilton Hotel
10% off the A La Carte Menu
10% off Food and Drink
Scene Indian Street Kitchen specialises in authentic Indian street food, keeping the recipes authentic to capture the true taste and essence inspired by India’s street food vendors.
Designed for sharing, using incredible produce, their chefs are trained to value quality and flavour in their dishes, and paired with ingredients so good they really speak for themselves.
The Fountain House
15% off Food and Drink 12pm – 5pm and then £10 off all orders over £70 from 5pm – close.
The Fountain House is an iconic pub based in the heart of Manchester, nestled within a grade 11 listed building overlooking Manchester Town Hall and Albert Square. Set over three floors and an outside terrace, offering innovative gastropub food, premium wine and craft beer alongside a whole floor dedicated to meeting, events and weddings.
Escape the hustle of the city and unwind with a delicious drink of your choice. From quality beers to fruity cocktails, the menus have something for everyone, along with an innovative and fresh food, marrying premium gastropub food with British classics.
The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel
10% off Food
Serving modern British cuisine, the River Restaurant in Manchester’s Lowry Hotel boasts a spectacular sun terrace overlooking the River Irwell.
The perfect location for a refined meal followed by relaxed drinks at one of Manchester’s most exclusive spots.
Three Little Words
10% off Food and Drink Weds-Fri
Sip exquisite drinks made by our creative tea in one of Manchester’s most unique cocktail bars.
Nestled in the historic Grade Two listed railway arches in the heart of the city, Three Little Words and the Spirit of Manchester Distillery are home to beautiful sprits and world class drinks.
Things to Do
As well as having the best food and drink scene in the North of England, Manchester also has some fantastic places to go for activities and new experiences.
Shuffleboard, ping pong, pool and more at Roxy Ball Room with off peak game prices and pizza offers.
Site-seeing and live music on board The Princess Katherine with Manchester River Cruises. She is also available for private hire if you want to treat your team to a site-seeing tour after a conference event.