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Let’s hear it for the grads – dinner and drink deals guide

After years of study, thousands of Teesside University graduates will be celebrating their academic success this summer. To make graduation season extra special, Middlesbrough’s eateries have cooked up some seriously delicious deals which the whole family can tuck into!

Baker Street Kitchen
The perfect pitstop to fuel up pre and post-graduation, Baker Street Kitchen serves all day breakfast, brunch and lunch. If the British summertime does decide to make an appearance during your graduation, check out their iced drinks menu; where you can sip on a toffee popcorn iced frappe or a salted caramel iced mocha. Despite being hugely popular, there is no need to book at the coffee shop, simply turn up or choose to takeout.

Conveniently located next to Middlesbrough railway station; Bloom promises to take diners on a culinary journey around the globe, serving up cuisine from across five continents. Graduates can raise a glass in this vibrant venue and enjoy two courses for only £20. The eatery’s dedicated stage will keep you entertained with mixture of immersive musical & theatrical performances. Don’t miss out – book your table here.

Lookout for plenty of lively entertainment at Bloom.

Lookout for plenty of lively entertainment at Bloom.

The Chairman
Bedford Street’s The Chairman is the place to head for a relaxed meal with loved ones. Just a couple of minutes walk from the university, The Chairman is offering two courses for only £9.95 during graduation celebrations. Choose from tempting dishes including battered king prawns, chicken parmo and lambs got your goat burger. Head to their website to book your place.

My Karak Chai
Bringing the delights of Lahore to Linthorpe Road; the restaurant offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and serves up traditional Pakistani street food. Popular options include the tikka masala roll, keema (or cheese) chips, samosa chaat and Lahori kebab roll. Graduates can enjoy 10% off their total bill at  My Karak Chai – there is no need to book, simply just turn up on the day.

Off The Ground
Speciality coffee shop in the heart of Middlesbrough, Off The Ground strive to be as ethical and sustainable as possible. If you need some quiet time to relax during your graduation, Off The Ground offers a chilled haven. For those with a sweet tooth, we recommend trying their pastel de nata blondie or French toast, which are baked from scratch. 

Luxe bar and restaurant, TigerIvy are well known for their Instagrammable décor, themed bottomless brunches and dramatic cocktails. Throughout graduation season, you can enjoy one course for £14, two courses for £18 or a trio of courses for £22. They’ll also be providing a complimentary glass of fizz for every graduate who dines with them. Book in your celebrations here.

Serving unique modern Asian, Umi Japanese are offering graduates a discount.

Serving unique modern Asian, Umi Japanese are offering graduates a discount.

Turtle Bay
Nothing quite says good times than a free meal! Middlesbrough’s Turtle Bay will serve each graduate with a free meal and drink of up to £25 to mark their special occasion. Expect everything from goat curry to jerk chicken, and plenty of soul food at this Caribbean restaurant and bar. You can make your booking online here.

Umi Japanese
Authentic, freshly made Japanese dishes in Middlesbrough town centre? Count us in! Umi serves up modern Asian cuisine; including sushi, ramen, mochi, donburi, and more! Gather the whole gang together and enjoy 10% off your total bill, between Monday – Friday when dining from the a la carte menu. Click here to book your table today.

Recently crowned winners of Come Dine With Me: The Professionals, V-Edge is a 100% vegan restaurant with a difference – serving up plant based  smash burgers, doner kebabs and the classic Middlesbrough parmo dish. Throughout the graduation weeks, they’ll be opening up slightly earlier so you can celebrate for longer with their legendary cocktails. Making it a date by booking online. 

One of the newest additions to Middlesbrough’s restaurant scene, Wendy’s is located in Captain Cook Square. The US favourite’s signature menu includes the Baconator, Dave’s Single, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and the Frosty dessert. If you haven’t tried it yet, head along during graduation week, where you can sample a free Frosty with the purchase of a combo meal.

From chic restaurants to trendy bars, take a look at what Middlesbrough has to offer by visiting our food and drink guide.