Best places for students to eat in Manchester.

29 March, 2023

Manchester's food scene is just as good as its music. You'll find some top restaurants with food from all around the world - even on a student budget!

Manchester places to eat

Manchester’s food scene is just as good as its music. You’ll find some top restaurants with food from all around the world. So depending on what your taste buds are feeling, you’ll find something to hit the spot!

Take a look below at some of the best student restaurants in Manchester. We’ve even included a few places with exclusive student discounts just for you!

Student restaurants Manchester

Manchester really does have a fantastic selection of food for a great price! As a city home to multiple universities, it knows how to treat its students well. So here are some of the best restaurants for students in Manchester. 


Rudy’s will blow your mind if you’re a pizza fan. It’s a game-changer. There’s something special about their Neapolitan style pizza. With plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, too, no one’s left out. These expertly crafted pizzas with succulent toppings are seriously on another level. Oh, and don’t forget to try their truffle oil!


This is nothing like the Indian food you might get on the way home to your student halls after a night out. Bundobust offers an exciting range of Indian street food, including Tarka Dhal & Rice and Chole Saag. It’s a great place to try something different and experience some traditional Indian food at a reasonable price! They also have their own brewery, so you can try their homebrewed beer on tap. If you show your valid student ID, you’ll get 10% off too!


Where do we start? Amazing value for money, delicious classic Indian food, and Naan breads bigger than your head. Yep, we’re not joking. Their family Naan is seriously huge. Akbar’s is a great place to go with your mates for a tasty Indian. 

Northern Soul Grilled Cheese

This place takes grilled cheese sandwiches and levels them up to the max. You’ll be able to get a range of fillings, from New York style to Manc style (bacon sausage, tomato chutney and mustard). Now that’s how you take a grilled cheese sandwich and make it northern!


There’s a big 20% off to gain here! Fresh pasta, fresh ingredients, all cooked to order. You can even choose your homemade pasta shape to personalise your dish and add more toppings like chicken, king prawns and fillet beef. 

Yard & Coop

They’re all about the chicken at Yard & Coop. Build your own feast by selecting your chicken (thigh or breast), then your sauce, followed by fries. Yum! With a 20% off student discount, you’ll get some of the best fried chicken in Manchester for a great price!


Pho is a traditional Vietnamese restaurant serving classic noodle soups with various toppings, delicious starters and fabulous salads. Not only that, but students also get 15% off food because every little helps, right? They also have an incredible selection of Vietnamese beers, cocktails and spirits if you feel like a tipple.

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