Being a blogger on the Manchester scene does mean that I can often be found in some of Manchester best restaurants and bars, trying many of the varied cuisines that my city has to offer. It does seem that every week there is a new restaurant or bar opening, and I adore being part of this vibrant, cultured city. I seem to have developed a bit of a taste for dining out, but this is a hobby that comes at a price. It’s not cheap to dine out, and my love of having a nice bottle of wine with dinner all adds up. Luckily, I have found a fantastic way to keep up with my dining habit but with a discount. Introducing TableNow.co.uk and the nifty little app that allows you to book tables at short notice, with a cheeky little percentage off the menu.
TableNow doesn’t just cover the Manchester area, but in fact the whole of the North West and with over 300 restaurants being featured, you will never be short of options. Covering weekdays and weekends, for a single diner or a group of 8, the featured restaurants are giving you offers such as buy one get one free meals, free desserts or even up to 50% off your bill. It’s such a simple but great idea. Signing up to TableNow is really simple. There are no joining or subscription fees after your three month free trial and the only thing you have to pay is a booking fee at £2.50 per person.
I booked into the Manchester Smokehouse and Cellar on a Tuesday evening at 6pm for 3 of us. This attracted a 30% discount off the bill and a total saving of £11 per person. I had never been to the Manchester Smokehouse before, so although I was trying out the service of TableNow, I was also extremely excited to be able to eat all of the meat that the Smokehouse had to offer.
As there was three of us, we decided to order a variety of plates so we could share. For our starter, it was a unanimous decision to order the Onion Bomb. If you have been to The Outback in the States, the Onion Bomb is just like the Bloomin’ Onion and my god, it was so good. Double deep fried with BBQ sauce, we were all in agreement that this is a brilliant sharing starter. We also ordered Texas Toast; two thick slices of toast topped with cheese, BBQ sauces, onion, chives and chilli as well as some Buffalo Chicken wings that were cooked to perfection. Crispy skin, moist and juicy chicken and easy to rip from the bone with a tangy blue cheese dressing. I could be mistaken that I was back in America and only needed a Bud Light Lime to take me right back.
We spotted The Big Smoke on the menu which is advertised for two to share or for one greedy guts. As there were three of us and we had already indulged in starters, we chose this with a side salad, you know, for health reasons. Whilst you imagine a giant platter of meat, I was not expecting the actual amount of meat that was presented to me that evening. Texas hand sliced brisket, candy burnt ends, baby back ribs, half a chicken, pulled pork, hot links (sausages), fries, pitmaster beans, corn on the cob, mac and cheese balls, pickled veg, garlic toast and finished off with slices of watermelon. This dish is not for the fainthearted. In fact, between three of us, we couldn’t finish it and we all suffered from the meat sweats. I needed stretchy pants and I even had to pass on dessert which is not like me at all!
With the savings that I have made by using TableNow for my dining out experience, I popped down to Superdrug the day after to treat myself to a new palette from Makeup Revolution and a cheeky coconut vanilla latte from Costa. Who says that I’m not good with money!
If you love dining out and want to make savings on your meals, then you should definitely check out TableNow.co.uk for some serious discounts at top restaurants. Thanks for having me Manchester Smokehouse – I will be back!
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