Before picking where you want to eat you may need a new outfit so the best places to shop should help with that. Afterwards you may fancy a wine, beer or cocktail so you'll need to know where to drink, and we've got your gigs and nightlife sorted too. Ready for food?
From the best places for a cheap meal, where to go for a varitable veggie feast, the most delicious desserts, to your guide to taking someone on a dining date, our guide to gastronomic delights for students has got all you need to know if you're new to Manchester.
Manchester eating guide for students
Whatever tickles your culinary fancy - from brilliant burgers to barnstorming breakfasts and brunches - there are plenty of very good Manchester restaurants to get stuck into. And with such a sound selection on offer, it can be tricky to whittle down where to head, which is why we've put together what we deem to be the best Manchester restaurants.
The great thing about veggie food is that even meat lovers can enjoy it. Of course, now there are great vegetarian meals in all kinds of restaurants, from Italian to Thai and we've even picked out 11 outstanding vegetarian meals before. Manchester isn't badly served for those of us opting for a meat free diet, so here are some of the best veggie options from around the city.