Whenever I’ve got friends coming to visit me in Manchester, there’s one place I always take them, and that’s the Northern Quarter.
There are so many reasons for this, and I really want to kick-start by saying “it’s safe”, but I’m aware that has negative connotations and I really mean it in a positive way. For one, it’s laid back. I don’t have to worry about my friends rocking up in trainers and getting looked down on. Secondly, it’s unique. Each bar and restaurant is quirky and individual, styled and designed like no other competitor. Thirdly, it’s friendly. Fourthly, the location is spot on. Fifth-ly (is that even a word?) well you get my drift…
It never disappoints, and I have two key places I class as my favourites: Luck Lust Liquor Burn, and Yard and Coop. Both other fried chicken and burgers, but with a whole lot more, each with their own themes and specialisms. The vibe is ‘cool’, the staff are super friendly, and the food in both is incredible. Like, really incredible.
Anyway, you’ll often find me reviewing most places I visit on Yelp, so I was overly pleased to find Yelp Manchester have launched some dedicated Northern Quarter activity – My NQ.
My NQ is a month long campaign rounding up 12 key, much-loved NQ eateries and bars, with some fantastic offers when you check in via the Yelp app. If you’re not familiar with Yelp, then it’s an interactive app which connects customers (you) with really cool local businesses. It lets you rate them, read other peoples reviews, search for places via category, post photos and a whole lot more.
Here’s the list of offers as it stands at present, but keep an eye out, more to come! (you can also check it out here)
- Ziferblat – 10% off total time
- Teacup Kitchen – 10% off bill when buying meal & a drink!
- Bakerie – 10% off bottles of wine
- Pie & Ale – 25% off cask Ale
- Yard & Coop – Free side with any main meal
- Soup Kitchen – Soup of the day for £2.50
- Cane & Grain – 20% off drinks in Science & Industry (floor 2)
- PLY – 10% off food & drinks
- Kosmonaut – 10% off drinks
- Blackdog Ballroom – 25% off food
I’m going to be using one of these myself this week, so keep your eyes peeled for my write-up!
To start experiencing these fantastic NQ offers yourself, download the Yelp app and get eating!