Brunch! It’s breakfast without the alarm clock. This activity which is neither breakfast or lunch but something in-between usually involves food and an alcoholic drink, typically champagne or a cocktail.
The concept of brunch originated in England in the late 19th century and became popular in the United States in the 1930s. For New Yorkers, the breakfast and lunch combo has become a bit of an institution. In recent years, the ‘bottomless brunch’ craze has repopularised it back here in its place of origin. People can’t get enough of endless champagne refills and sipping as many mimosas as possible in the space of a few hours. They’ve become a popular choice for special occasions and weekends away.
Luckily, Manchester has plenty of places where the prosecco runs free and breakfast is bacon...eggs...bagels...whatever takes your fancy! We've put together some of the best brunch spots that Manchester has to offer...
Seed & Cherry in the trendy Northern Quarter offers a unique artisan coffee experience. Alongside this, you can enjoy breakfast or brunch which includes a variety of healthy and creative recipes served as small plates. Its unique menu means you can try a variety of European and Mediterranean style savoury brunch dishes and still have room for its famous French toast. Check out their menu for more.
For brunch with a bark, why not head to Black Dog? Every Saturday and Sunday between 12pm – 4pm you can get bottomless brunch which includes any dish from the brunch menu and bottomless selected drinks for just £25 per person. Said dishes include the classic full English and some American favourites such as waffles and pancakes! There are also some great vegan options too, including a Full English and ‘veggs benny,’ a take on eggs benedict. Head over to their website to take a look for yourself.
Found in Northern Quarter, Home Sweet Home gives you a taste of the American pie with its mouth-watering brunch menu. Home Sweet Home offers generous helpings of comfort food and over-the-top indulgent treats to satisfy all your heart's cravings - toasties, tacos, eggs, bacon, waffles, fried chicken, steak, coffee, milkshake, cakes - Home Sweet Home is classic American dining with high quality, fresh ingredients.
Situated in Ancoats, TROVE is a destination for innovative, seasonal brunch dishes alongside freshly baked sourdough, pastries, cakes, jams and chutneys, all made in house. Dishes range from simple toast and bagels to the more unusual cod cheeks to croissant bread and butter pudding. Check them all out here!
Another Northern Quarter brunch and coffee destination, Ezra & Gill is a smart neighbourhood hangout with a simple yet excellent food menu. Its brunch is served all day and you can pick from posh beans on toast topped with parmesan, a classic sausage sandwich, or sweeter things like organic oats porridge or brioche French toast. No matter what your taste, Ezra & Gil has something for everyone.
This is bottomless brunch, but without the bacon! If tapas tickles your fancy more than a fry-up, then La Bandera offer three authentic Spanish dishes and unlimited Cava for only £25 per person. Pick from patatas bravas, tortilla Española, cod fillets, croquetas, chorizo in rioja red wine and more! With so much to choose, you’ll be grateful for the three plates!
Not to be confused with our very own Manhattan (although it often does) Manahatta in Deansgate offer a bottomless brunch between 11am – 5pm for £29.95 per person. Drinks include prosecco, Bloody Marys, Coors and Aperol Spritz. Food includes buttermilk pancakes, full English and smashed avocado. For a £5 upgrade you can get steak frites, burgers, katsu chicken curry and more! Check out their menu here.
Talking of Manhattan, you could enjoy a bottomless brunch on your very own private, tranquil balcony without the time limit. Eat and drink as much as you want and keep the cocktails coming! Or if you’d prefer to sip prosecco while watching the sunrise, our apartments at AXIS have floor-to-ceiling windows for uninterrupted views across the city and beyond. Visit our website for more details.