Places to eat in Manchester for students

Our guide to the best places to eat in Manchester, cheap places to eat, top cuisines and more if you're a new student in the city
Sarah Crandon
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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

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The best cheap eats in Manchester

From brilliant breakfast spots to delicious late night restaurants, dining out in Manchester doesn't have to cost a small fortune, so keep your student loan down with these tasty suggestions for cheap eats.

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The best restaurants in Manchester

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.

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Vegetarian restaurants in Manchester

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.

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Date restaurants in Manchester

Met someone special at Frsher's Week? Whether the object of your affection favours laid-back vibes, serious food or French fancies, Manchester's best date restaurants can provide. Good luck.

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Manchester's best burgers

The humble burger can be a truly wonderful thing. And Manchester's best burgers are up there with the very finest, getting that combination of perfect patty between beautiful bread absolutely spot on. 

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Thai restaurants in Manchester

Manchester's Chinatown, the third largest in Europe, is home to numerous fine restaurants serving both Chinese and Thai food, but you don't have to stay in the city centre to get excellent Thai cuisine - you could even try making your own.

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Afternoon tea in Manchester

Need something fancy to make you feel sophisticated? Look no further than these delightful opportunities for afternoon teas. But is it pronounced scone or scone?

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