Restaurants to eat at over the summer holidays with children on a budget in Manchester

While children enjoy the excitement of having six weeks off from school over the summer, it can be expensive to feed and entertain them during the long break. Although eating out can be expensive, you also don’t want to spend the entire holiday in the kitchen.

This summer, many shops, and restaurants, fortunately, offer kid-friendly specials, allowing you to enjoy a bite to eat with your young one without breaking the bank. We have been researching all the locations where kids may have meals during the holidays for nothing or for just £1.


Kids may dine for free at Tesco cafés from July 24 to September 1 when a paying adult shows their Clubcard and spends at least 60p. A Kids Hot Meal Deal, Kids Breakfast, or a Kids Pick ‘n’ Mix deal are all part of the offer.

Beans on toast and blueberry pancakes are among the breakfast options, while for the hot lunch option, kids can select from a variety of main meals, two sides, and a drink. The sandwich, a piece of fruit, two snacks, and a drink are all included in the Pick ‘n’ Mix offer.


Kids can get a £4 kids Munch Menu for free on weekdays between July 24 and September 21 when they spend £5 or more in the cafe. One main meal, such as a jacket potato with beans or cheese-topped pasta, one snack, such as carrot sticks or miniature chocolate chip cookies, and one drink are all on the menu.

The Percy Pig and Colin the Caterpillar Slushee are both included in the drink deal, saving you a combined total of up to £6.75 compared to purchasing each item separately.


Asda has announced that it will continue to offer its kids’ £1 café lunch deal throughout the entire year, not just during the summer months. Every day, all day long, kids may dine for just £1. No minimum spend or adult meal purchase is necessary.

From June 30 to 3, all adult main meals were discounted to half price, with prices starting at £3.12, in order to help the store keep expenses low. In Asda cafes, a family of four can eat for as low as £8.50.

The kids £1 menu has been recently refreshed and includes new vegan and healthy meal options. Kids can choose between a hot meal or a cold pick-and-mix selection which includes a sandwich, drink and piece of fruit.


At Sainsbury’s cafe, children can enjoy a hot main meal for £1 per adult with the purchase of a hot main meal. This includes a main meal and three sides. The offer is available from 11.30 am every day. Children can also choose from a lunch bag containing a sandwich, a bag of crisps and a jelly pot, a piece of fruit and a child’s drink.

Morrisons Cafe

Kids can get one free meal with any adult meal £4.49 or over, all day, every day. Dishes include chicken nuggets, chips and beans, and Mac ‘n’ Cheese.

Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Table Table

We all know that breakfast is the best part of the day, and at Beefeater brewers fayre and Table Table, two kids get a free breakfast with each adult breakfast purchase. Breakfast is available from 6.30 am to 10.30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 11 am on weekends. Adults can enjoy an unlimited breakfast, priced from £9.99, which includes both cooked and continental breakfasts.

The Real Greek

For every £10 an adult spends, a child under 12 can enjoy a free meal from The Real Greek on Sundays. The children’s menu includes a meal, a drink, and an ice cream or sorbet. The Real Greek has two restaurants, one at the Trafford Centre, and one at the Corn Exchange.


Every adult breakfast at a Travelodge costs £8.99, but two children aged 15 and under can enjoy a free breakfast each day of the summer. Choose from a variety of cooked, baked, cereal, fruit and yogurt options.

Hungry Horse

At Hungry Horse pubs, which include the Matchstick Man in Salford and the Flying Horse in Wythenshawe, kids can eat for £1 on Mondays. Meanwhile, up to two kids can get a free breakfast with each adult breakfast.

Premier Inn

Families enjoying a break at a Premier Inn this summer can benefit from their breakfast deal. Up to two kids can eat free with every adult breakfast, priced at £8.99.

Sizzling Pubs

At Sizzling Pubs, kids’ mains are £1 with every adult meal from Monday to Friday, 3 pm to 7 pm. There are lots of locations across Greater Manchester to choose from, including Henry Boddington in Salford and The Southfields in Bolton.


At Ikea’s restaurant in Ashton-under-Lyne, little ones can enjoy a kids pasta with tomato sauce and a soft drink for 95p, or any other kids meal for £1.50. It’s available every day from 11 am in all restaurants.

Dobbies Garden centre

Kids can enjoy a free breakfast with any adult traditional or full breakfast, or a free child’s hot meal or pick-n-mix lunch box with any adult main course. The offer is available every day and also includes a free child’s drink. Dobbies has garden centers in Altrincham and Marple.

Cafe Rouge

At Café Rouge children can enjoy a two or three-course lunch or dinner from the kids menu for free with the purchase of any adult main meal, from July 17 to September 10. Dishes include Fish Goujons, crunchy Chicken Crispies and Macaroni Cheese.

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