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13 places to celebrate your graduation in Manchester

July marks the start of graduation season, and it’s likely the first time graduates can celebrate their successes in the summer since the pandemic began. The class of 2022 has arguably had one of the most dysfunctional college experiences ever, with simultaneous lock-ups, zoom issues and microwaved lunch boxes dominating the so-called ‘best’ years. of their life.

But, despite that, many will be graduating this month with A LOT to be proud of and it’s imperative that they bring mom and dad with them to pay for a quick meal and a few glasses of bubbly to celebrate!

This year, Manchester Metropolitan University’s graduation season runs from July 19-28, the University of Manchester from Monday July 11-Friday July 22 and the University of Salford from July 18-22, and, if you’re looking for a place to toast your accomplishments, there are plenty of places to choose from across the city.

From free bottles of Prosecco to overnight stays at some of Manchester’s best boutique hotels, the Manchester venues listed below have you covered!

Free champagne and £30 food credit at The Alan

One of Manchester’s newest boutique hotels is offering graduates great deals to celebrate their grades this year! With rates from £114 a night, The Alan is offering a complimentary bottle of champagne in your room on arrival and a £30 food and drink credit to spend on breakfast, lunch or dinner. having dinner.

You don’t have to stay to reap the rewards either, as graduates will receive a complimentary glass of champagne when they dine at the hotel restaurant. To take advantage of the staycation offer, guests must present a valid student ID upon check-in, and if you’re just having dinner, your reservation must be for a minimum of four people. A student card valid for the year must also be presented upon arrival. The offers are valid on reservations until Thursday July 28 and the catering offer starts at 5 p.m.

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FREE alcohol for graduates at Zouk

Throughout the month of July, Zouk will treat graduates to a glass of Prosecco, a bottle of Kingfisher, a house cocktail or a mocktail during a dinner in its restaurant. The Indian restaurant is a stone’s throw from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. So it’s a great place to stop for a graduation party. To claim the free drink, simply include a note that says “Graduate” in the special requests box when booking, and you and all other graduates in your party will be entitled to a free celebration drink on Zouk with any main course.

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Graduation meal vouchers at WOOD

To celebrate the start of a very bright future, WOOD, Simon Wood’s flagship restaurant, is offering Graduation meal vouchers that graduates can redeem for a glass of champagne upon arrival at the restaurant, as well as the winner’s tasting menu of Masterchef and a nostalgic “confectionery”. dessert style. The voucher can be used on Friday and Saturday between 12 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. You must purchase one voucher per guest to take advantage of the offer and it expires September 30, 2022.

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FREE bottle of Prosecco at Black Friar

University of Salford graduates, this one’s for you! Salford’s incredible reinvented pub, The Black Friar, is offering free bottles of prosecco to graduates dining out this summer. The offer is available Monday to Friday this week and next and to use it, simply mention ‘Graduation’ in the booking notes when booking.

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Free champagne, 20% off food at Bull and Bear

Set in the heart of the Grade II listed Stock Exchange Hotel, chef Tom Kerridge’s The Bull & Bear invites graduates to celebrate their achievements on what was once the old floor of the Manchester Stock Exchange. The Bull & Bear team offers a free glass of champagne for the full table when booking a celebration meal as well as 20% off the food bill.

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Stock Exchange Hotel Graduation Night Packages

Steeped in history at the Stock Exchange Hotel, guests can book to stay if family and friends are traveling for the occasion. Graduation packages start from £280 and include a one night stay for two with breakfast at Bull & Bear, a set menu at Bull & Bear for two and a complimentary glass of champagne at the arrival. This offer will run from July 12-29 (Tuesday-Friday only) and the ‘diploma’ will need to be quoted when booking.

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50% off a 2nd room at the Lowry Hotel

To mark the graduation season in Manchester The Lowry Hotel wants to help you celebrate your crafted in style! The venue has put together a package to help you share your excitement before and after the ceremony with your loved ones.

Book in one of its rooms in July or August and get 50% off a second room (subject to availability)! It’s a bargain for a luxury stay for graduates and their families who want to celebrate this milestone together. The Graduation package includes; two bedrooms, full English breakfast for three adults and the option to add on discounted drinks (15%), dinner (15%) or spa packages (£20%) – which must be booked at the hotel ‘advance. Each reservation will also receive a bottle of champagne upon arrival and the graduate will receive a complementary congratulatory gift from the hotel.

Reservations can only be made by telephone at 0161 827 4000and you must request the Con-GRAD-ulations package.

Gift cards and exclusive cocktails at Tattu

In honor of the graduating class of 2022, Tattu is changing its majestic service, the Celestial Dragon, from green to pink. The transformation is to represent all students who pass their studies with flying colors! The cocktail is also available for pre-order when booking. In addition to that, if you are looking for a graduation gift, you can get an online gift card for the award-winning contemporary Chinese restaurant.

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Free glass of Fizz at Canto

Ancoats’ esteemed small plate restaurant, Canto is offering all graduates a free glass of bubbly when they dine at its restaurant this month. The restaurant is renowned for its Mediterranean-style tapas menu, which reflects the owner’s heritage and uses the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and continental suppliers. It also offers a specially curated selection of wines, spirits and beers to accompany his food. To claim the graduation offer, you must call the restaurant at 0161 870 5904 and quote “graduation”.

FREE Bottle of Prosecco at Smithfield Social

Graduated this week? Smithfield Social is giving all graduates a free bottle of Prosecco when they dine at its restaurant! Known for its great selection of small plates alongside twists on traditional pub grub, there’s something for everyone in the family, even the most picky eaters. They also recently launched an Aperol Spritz FROZEN, which will go down well if you’re dining alfresco on Thomas Street in this pleasant weather.

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FREE Glass of Cava at La Bandera

Manchester’s dedicated Spanish restaurant, La Bandera, is offering all graduates a free glass of cava this month. The award-winning restaurant’s menu is steeped in tradition and is based just behind Deansgate serving well-known Spanish classics, as well as family recipes and huge plates of paella that were made for al fresco dining. To celebrate your success with a complimentary glass of Cava, simply mention ‘Graduation’ in the booking notes when booking.

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FREE bottle of Fizz at Elnecot for all graduates

Ancoats neighborhood bar and kitchen, Elnecot is generously offering graduates a free bottle of bubbly this month when they choose to spend their evening out. Known for its menu of hyper-seasonal, locally sourced small plates, its open kitchen showcases the stylized talent of its chefs in an intimate room of no more than 100 people, who seem to return time and time again to sample their food well. prepared. . With everything from crispy pork belly to Monmouthshire coppa and pickles on its menu, it’s a great place to treat yourself after a day of celebrations.

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Congratulations Dessert at Firefly

Graduates can grab any dessert from Firefly’s dessert menu for FREE to celebrate graduation this year! The restaurant offers an amazing menu of sweet treats to end your evening in style, with all tastes on the menu. The space comes alive at night with DJs and performers, making it a great place for a big graduation party with amazing food and drink.

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