We've had a chat with Central about their catering options and they're pretty much non-existent. So we're working on doing deals with some of the eating places around about Central. A number of them have offered to supply flyers to put inside our conbook, and some may also include vouchers/discounts too. Just to give you an idea of some of the options within 5-10 minutes walk, I've made a quick map below: There are also quite a few more sandwich shops etc that we haven't listed. CHEAP OPTIONS If you're feeling cheap and cheerful, and you have some kitchen facilities you can wander down to the Sainsburys Local on the corner of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street, and stock up on the daily necessities. Just up the road on the corner of Oxford Street and Portland Street is McDonalds. At least you know what you're getting and for how much. The New York Deli is also on Oxford Street, and does a range of sandwiches. There's also a Caffé Nero, a Pret-a-Manger around there somewhere, and a new burrito bar called Changos that was packed last time I walked past at lunch time. Just below the Bridgewater is the Briton's Protection. Their main menu doesn't run on the weekend, but they do instead a fine range of home-made pies. This pub has won awards for its food and drink. They have over 1000 whisky options... On an aside, I spoke to Gwen who runs it, and if enough people were interested they'd put the menu on for Saturday, and even run Sunday lunch in a private room... so if you have a group of people (20-30ish) who really fancy a traditional home-cooked pub meal then give me a shout and we can probably sort it out. At the other end of Lower Mosley St, on the corner with Oxford Street, is Papa Johns. They're hopefully going to do us a voucher. Along Whitworth Street West is Jamaic-away which does traditional jerked meat and sandwiches. MIDDLE OPTIONS Practically opposite Central on the other side of Lower Mosley St is The Bishopsgate which is a Table Table chain-pub that is also linked to a Costa Coffee. Just up from them is Gio & Giorgio, an Italian restaurant that also does a mean pizza. They've said they'll probably do us a voucher card. Down Oxford Street a little is a Wetherspoons (The Paramount), and a bit past that on the other side is Tai Wu who do a traditional Chinese Buffet. Not sure on current prices, it used to be about £12. Keep going down Oxford Street, and on the Whitworth Street corner, opposite Sainsbury's is the Cornerhouse which has a nice café upstairs. Head down Whitworth Street West and you'll see Dogbowl. They do food, and bowling. So if you're after something to do on the Friday before the SSC... why not grab a game. If you don't mind a walk, head towards China town to Faulkner Street for proper off-the-belt sushi at Wasabi. On Peter Street, you'll find Brewdog. They have board games you can play. PRICIER OPTIONS Just round the corner from Central, on Oxford Street, is Rump and Ribs Steak House. Along Deansgate Locks on Whitworth Street you'll find the Lola Lo tiki bar, Revolution and Missoula. Head on to Deansgate itself and head north to find Dimitri's, a spanish tapas bar, amongst other things. Opposite Central, across Windmill Street is a Pizza Express. Directly opposite Central on Windmill Street is Steak and Lobster where you can actually get a whole lobster (or 10oz ribeye steak), salad and eat-all-you-can unlimited fries for £17. There is another Pizza Express half way down Oxford Street next to Caffe Nero. and practically opposite is the new Kitchenette fusion restaurant. OTHER I've also marked the pharmacy on the map. It's on the corner of Lower Mosley St and Oxford Street.