Ten of the Best Budget-Friendly Eats in Manchester

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When embarking on a city break, it can be difficult to manage your spending. For that reason, we have researched and put together a list of some of Manchester’s best-loved and budget-friendly eats!

Habesha Restaurant, Ethiopian

This restaurant is well known for its delicious and diverse eats and is incredibly well reviewed. Habesha offers both meat and plant-based dishes, all of which are very reasonably priced! All of the dishes cost less than £11, and they also offer a range of well-priced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 

Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, Italian

This modern and relaxed pizza restaurant is loved by many and boasts an extensive menu of over 14 different pizzas in addition to scrumptious sides and a large selection of drinks. All of the pizzas are reasonably priced, with a marinara costing just £5.90. Additionally, the cocktails are all priced between £5.50 and £7.20 making this an excellent location to catch up with friends or dine with loved ones. 

Lily’s Vegetarian Indian Cuisine, Indian

If you or the people that you’re travelling with are vegan or vegetarian, why not pay a visit to Lily’s Vegetarian Indian Cuisine for some delicious plant-based food? This restaurant offers customers a wide range of options, all of which are priced under £15! Whether you fancy a spicy jalfrezi or a creamy korma, this venue is certain to have something for everyone!


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Siam Smiles, Thai

If you’re looking for some budget-friendly Thai cuisine, look no further. Siam Smiles offers a variety of scrumptious sides and mouthwatering mains for customers to choose from! The sides are all priced at below £5, and mains typically cost less £10 or under. Additionally, Siam Smiles offers an entire vegan and vegetarian menu, making it inclusive for a range of eating habits. 


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The Hip Hop Chip Shop, Fish and Chips

Who doesn’t love a classic? The Hip Hop Chip Shop is a hidden gem in Manchester and is loved by many. Its prices range from £3 to £13 and cater to a range of dietary requirements! The Hip Hop Chip Shop has been incredibly well reviewed online and even won a TripAdvisor ‘Travellers’ Choice Award! 


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Turing Tap Manchester, variety of cuisines

Turing Tap Manchester is a warm and wholesome pub with a modern feel. It’s adored by students and those who appreciate comfort   food and a nice atmosphere without spending a fortune. The menu offers a variety of dishes including burgers, asian food, mexican, and pizza!  


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Yates Manchester, variety of cuisines

Yates Manchester is a beautiful and eclectic venue that offers an extensive menu and range of cuisines. This pub boasts a modern and spacious interior and is a great location for those dining in groups. The Yates Manchester menu offers customers a range of cuisines including Asian, Mexican, and British and is known for its tasty and diverse menu. 

YES, Italian 

This intimate yet vibrant restaurant has more of a relaxed atmosphere and is ideal for grabbing a quick bite. YES serves sizeable pizza slices for just £4 each and features a roof terrace and beer garden! In addition to their pizza slices, YES also offers vegan kebabs for plant-based customers. 

Shoryu Ramen, Asian

This ramen restaurant is incredibly well reviewed and is loved by many across Manchester. Shoryu Ramen is located in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and offers a range of reasonably priced options. Additionally, this restaurant offers two-for-one bao buns on Mondays and Tuesdays! 


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Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, Desserts

If you have a sweet tooth, consider visiting Ginger’s Comfort Emporium! This venue offers customers a range of unique and tasty ice cream and sorbet flavours and is a great place to grab some dessert at the end of a long day. Ginger’s Comfort Emporium has been praised for its affordable prices and range of options, in addition to its old school and aesthetically pleasing interior.