Hands up who overspent at Christmas and is now far from flush this month.. yup, I hear you. January is notoriously crappy for most people and a slow one for restaurants and bars, but to combat this many places across the city centre are offering substantial discounts and deals this month. You get a cheaper meal and they get your business – everyone’s a winner!
Below you’ll find around 30 New Year deals I’ve come across that are (mostly) on until the end of the month if you’re looking to dine on a budget. Also, if you enjoy a bargain beyond January and like discovering unique places across the city, grab an Independent Birmingham card. For £15 (lasts a year) you’ll get sweet discounts at some awesome places, and discover/support your local independents too. I love and use mine all year round at bars, cafes and restaurants across Brum; a few are actually on the list below too.
Hotel du Vin
The popular hotel is running a cracking deal on the a la cart menu at the moment. Guests will receive 50% off the food bill in the hotel’s bistro, meaning you can get a fillet steak for just £15. Get the voucher here.
Bar Opus (also on IB card)
Located next to Snow Hill Station, Bar Opus is offering 241 on main meals (inc burgers and fish and chips) salads and sandwiches this month. You don’t need a voucher however the offer is only valid at lunchtime. The main restaurant is also offering 50% on food!
Sun on the Hill (also on IB card)
This popular pub offers 25% off food every Monday. You don’t need to book or a voucher, and it applies to everything on the food menu including sharing platters.
Fleet Street Kitchen
You can get 50% off the a la cart menu at the steakhouse Tuesday to Thursday throughout January. Book in advance here.
The Loft (also on IB card)
Found in the heart of the gay village, this place will give you 241 on big plates if you visit after 5pm Monday to Thursday. No booking or vouchers required.
You can currently snag three tapas plates for £10 at Pinchos. There’s meat and veggie options available, as well as well-priced wine by the glass or bottle. No booking or voucher needed.
If you’re around Great Western Arcade, vegetarian restaurant 1847 is offering half price food all month as long as you dine on a weekday. That means you can have a three course veggie meal for under £15! You need to book in advance here to take up the offer.
Bodega (also on IB card)
Burritos and beer for under a tenner? At Bodega you can enjoy a £7 lunch including a main and a drink for the whole of January. No booking or voucher needed.
Gas Street Social (also on IB card)
You can munch 241 burgers every Monday this month. No booking or vouchers needed, just turn up and grab a table.
You can get 20% off the BrewDog food menu including burgers and chicken wings if you have one of their January offer flyers that have been knocking about. No booking needed and it’s valid every day.
Half price cheeseburgers anyone? If you sign up to the Byron Burger Club you’ll get 50% of ALL burgers (Monday to Friday) in January. Bosh. Join the club to get your vouchers here.
Vegans and Veganuary supporters rejoice! At Not Dogs you get a free drink with any burger or hot dog meal on Thursdays this month. No voucher needed.
Pitcher & Piano
Head over to Brindleyplace and you can get 50% off your total food bill. Offer includes all menus including breakfast and sharing platters, but not on the tapas or lunch deals. Get the voucher here.
On New Street Wildwood is offering 40% off your food bill until February 9th – and there’s lots of healthy options if that’s your bag. This doesn’t apply to drinks or combined with they offers, and excludes weekends. Get your voucher online here.
This month, three-courses and a gin cocktail will cost you just £22 at Harvey Nic’s. The set menu has three choices per course, including lamb, and you’ll get a Bombay Breeze cocktail. That’s a ruddy bargain! Booking not essential but recommended.
The chain is offering 2 for 1 on main courses as long as you book online quoting ‘241’. Next to the Bull Ring, this Thai restaurant offers all sorts of noodle and rice dishes. Take up the offer and book here.
If you like Italian food and pizza you’ll be made up with the January offer from Del Villaggio at the end of Broad Street. Valid until 24th, guests can enjoy either 15% of the food bill or 241 on pizza. No booking or voucher required.
If you’re a fan of the Colmore Row restaurant this month you can bag half price food, including steak and fish dishes. You need to reserve your table online to claim the 50% discount. Book here.
Handmade Burger Co
If you’re partaking in Veganuary and like burgers this one is for you. This month at Handmade Burger Co at the Bull Ring guests can get 241 on all vegan burgers from the main menu. No booking for voucher required.
At Grand Central you can currently get 25% off food. There’s a new menu launch dropping mid January too. Sign up to the e-newsletter via the website to bag the discount.
If you have a Club Individual Card you will get 50% back in points on whatever you spend on food all day everyday in January, including steaks and shellfish. You need to register here and have the card but no booking is needed.
If you’ve been given one of the 50% of vouchers for Cau you’re in for a treat. The voucher can be redeemed against many steaks on the a la cart menu (no fillet though) and can be reused as many times as you like. No booking needed, just walk in with the voucher.
Like tapas? This Bennetts Hill restaurant is serving up 241 on Spanish small plates every Monday in January. No booking or voucher needed.
Izza (also on IB card)
In Selfridges you’ll find Izza serving up huge pizzas. It’s buy one get one free at the moment after 3pm if you’ve got the IB card.
Marco Pierre White
Date night inspiration? Two courses with a glass of Prosecco at this skyline restaurant costs just £39 per couple throughout January and all the way to March. This excludes Fridays and Saturdays and requires booking in advance.
Another half price food deal, including salads, pasta and pizza. You can get the 50% off deal by booking online here and tumour has it there’s daily drink offers to enjoy at the same time.
You can get various dishes on the menu for just £7 this month with this online voucher deal. Choices include burgers, salads, pizza and pasta. Book here to secure the discount when you dine at the Mailbox venue.
More good news for plant based foodies. Whether you’re visiting the Arcadian or Temple Street branch you can use the online 241 voucher on any vegan meals this month. Get the voucher here.
Not a money off deal as such, but wagamama at the Bull Ring is giving away free sides with any main. There’s a wagamama poster at New Street Station with a QR code; simply scan and show in the restaurant to bag your freebie.
Rose Villa Tavern
In the heart of the Jewellery Quarter RVT is running a new lunch deal for January. Grab asub roll or a salad bowl with a soft drink for £7, no voucher or booking required.
If you like tapas style food you can get 25% off all small plates Sunday to Thursday. You can get the voucher code here, no booking needed.
Bargain alert. £4 for a cheeseburger, fries and drink? Yes, really. No voucher or booking needed, and the offer is on every day of the week 12-7pm.
Healthy food Italian style is possible. You can get a main course for £1 when you buy a full priced dish at this Italian chain. You can get the voucher here.
Every Friday this month the popular tiki bar is giving you two cocktails for £9. Not only that but the offer runs all night from 5pm! No booking or vouchers needed.
Fancy booze instead of burgers? For the next month Ginuary is running at The Botanist, where you can get 241 on selected gins and mixers. You can also get 40% off your food bill if you book online.
Like swish cocktails? At this Mailbox favourite you can get 2 classic cocktails for £10 every weeknight between 6-7pm this month. No voucher or booking needed.
Within Park Regis Hotel you’ll find 1565; a lovely bar offering well made cocktails. This month you an get happy hour cocktails for £5 between 4-7pm.
Caffeine fans can get 10% off their daily coffee this month (and thereafter) by providing a reusable cup for the drink to go in. Save the planet and get a cheaper mug of the food stuff: winning.
Jekyll and Hyde
If you like gin get yourself down to J&H this month. This place has a goldmine for mother’s ruin, and is offering a different gin every day at a discounted price. Better still you get a free bottle of tonic of your choice.