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20 places serving bottomless brunch in Manchester

1 month ago

It’s important to note from the get-go that we’re playing fast and loose with the term “brunch” here. The trained individual will spot a few intruders on our list. Pizza isn’t usually reserved for brunch we know – unless it’s the remnants of last night’s takeaway – but you’re just going to have to go with it.

Besides, the most important part, the “bottomless” part, is what we’re all here for, right?

Get stuck into classic brunches of the poached egg variety at The Bay Horse, Indian brunch starring an achari paneer kathi roll at Delhi House Cafe, or pair your breakfast martini with a side of katsu bao buns at Cottonopolis.

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  • The Alchemist Salford Quays
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    The Alchemist Salford

    Global

    The Alchemist at Salford Quays is the most recent of three Manchester venues and has an outdoor terrace overlooking the water and plenty of gold. And while base metals don’t magically become that precious commodity here, theatre is promised at The Alchemist.

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  • party time at Banyan Spinningfields Manchester
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    Banyan Spinningfields

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    Banyan in Manchester’s Spinningfields is a sleek and chic take on all day drinking and dining.

    From bottomless brunches every day to late-night fizz, there’s always something happening. These hybrid anytime venues can be a difficult act to pull off but Banyan gets the balance right. It’s the sort of place where you can just as easily call in for a coffee as have big celebration meal.

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  • The Bay Horse Tavern Manchester
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    The Bay Horse

    British

    The Bay Horse Tavern, to give it its full moniker, describes itself as “a modern take on a Victorian Pub” and, with its dark hues and warm woods, puttering candles and kitschy knick-knacks, and range of gins, craft beers and “other libations”, it may well straddle the eras.

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  • Sashimi served on ice at Cottonopolis in the NQ
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    Cottonopolis

    Japanese

    Coined from the 19th-century nickname for Manchester, Cottonopolis is a quintessential Northern Quarter joint, with its wooden floors, towering beams and exposed brick in a grade II listed building. Walk through the grand entrance and you’re greeted with high tables, booth seating and atmospheric lighting, as well as a sweeping bar and an open kitchen producing billows of steam from bamboo baskets.

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  • Crazy Pedro's Bridge Street Manchester Outdoor Seating
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    Crazy Pedro’s Manchester Bridge St

    American

    Describing itself as a full-time party bar and part-time pizza parlour, Crazy Pedro’s is hot on super-chilled drinks, from frozen margaritas to ice cold beers. It’s also the place to head if you haven’t settled the Hawaiian-pizza-isn’t-a-real-pizza argument.

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  • Delhi House Cafe Manchester Paneer
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    Delhi House Cafe

    Indian subcontinent

    This slick 2020 addition to the Corn Exchange is determined to do something different to other contemporary Indian restaurants. And it largely succeeds, bringing flair and originality to the well-worn territory of street food and small plates.

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  • Inside Elnecot, one of the new generation of restaurants in Ancoats, Manchester.
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    Elnecot

    European

    Named after the first recorded name for Ancoats, Elnecot (meaning ‘lonely cottages’) takes its influence from historical cooking methods with lots of fermenting, a little foraging and a few nose-to-tail dishes.

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    The Firehouse

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    Found in the former E & A Auto Services garage depot on Swan Street, Firehouse is the sister restaurant to Ramona’s Detroit-style pizzeria. Promoting “Wild. Slow. Days.” the Firehouse is part restaurant, part bar and part performance venue where tables are available to book for dinner and “after dark drinking”. The space is open and airy with a real laid-back feel. White shutters, bleached brick and glitter balls hanging from the high ceiling complete she chilled out party ambience.

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  • Fress, Manchester, Northern Quarter, Brunch
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    Fress

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    Established in 2017 in what was then the outer reaches of the Northern Quarter, Fress remains resplendent in chic black-and-white tiles with splashes of shiny gold, although the culinary focus has shifted from fancy à la carte evenings to fun all day.

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  • Gaucho Restaurant Manchester
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    Gaucho Manchester

    South American

    If you like steak and you like wine, then you’d best start saving – and start starving – for a trip to Gaucho, where clues to the delights within include a menu listing of Chateaubriand “for gluttony or sharing” and a wine list that stretches to 30 pages cover to cover. 

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  • The vegan burger served at Jimmy's Manchester - a rock n roll barbecue restaurant on Cutting Room Square, Ancoats.
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    Jimmy’s Manchester

    American

    Fans of the original, now closed Jimmy’s Manchester in the NQ will find this new version on Cutting Room Square both familiar and strange. It’s got the same dive bar vibe, with rock and indie on the stereo, red and black furnishings, and neon signs on the walls. But unlike its predecessor, it’s not a live music venue and hopes of getting a licence for gigs in this residential area are low. Instead, the upstairs space is devoted to a barbecue restaurant where they cook burgers, wings, and skewers over live flame. 

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  • Bright yellow seating and red lamp shades inside La Bandera in Manchester city centre.
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    La Bandera

    Spanish

    This upmarket Spanish restaurant, tucked away just off St Ann’s Square, is the definition of a hidden gem. A firm favourite of the city’s football playing fraternity, the menu could include Lubina a la Bilbaina (seabass with garlic, chilli and Mediterranean vegetables), gambas al ajillo (king prawns with garlic and parsley), twice-cooked Galician octopus with a pungent mojo rojo (a garlic and paprika sauce, typical of the Canary Islands), squid croquetas (with ink) and slow cooked Iberian pig cheeks with Pedro Ximenez sauce and garlic cream. There’s a short, Spanish wine list highlights of which include vintage fino sherries and northern Spanish blends. The interior is the only Marmite factor: everything is yellow and shiny, although the food references the pintxos bars of San Sebastian and Bilbao in a pricey and authentic manner. Among the city’s leading lights when it comes to excellent Spanish food, menus including tasting (with matched wines, £70, £45 without), express lunch and pre-theatre. “

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  • Manahatta Manchester New York Taxi
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    Manahatta Manchester

    American

    Manahatta is a New York-inspired cocktail bar on Deansgate. It’s well known for its party atmosphere, great drinks and bottomless brunches. The food menu focuses on American classics like burgers, dogs and BBQ chicken as well as healthier options like the superfood burger and the lean green powerbowl.

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  • Menagerie Manchester Brunch
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    Ménagerie

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    Let’s get this party started… but not without lining your stomach first, fun fans. With tapas-style dishes for sharing as well as more substantial sit-down dinners, along with signature cocktails “designed to inspire”, Ménagerie is an immersive dining and drinking experience.

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  • Inside NAM, the Vietnamese restaurant and bar on Cutting Room Square in Ancoats.
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    NAM

    Vietnamese

    Another neighbourhood favourite in the now achingly hip Cutting Room Square. NAM’s light and airy space with its natural parquet floors and glossy white brick bar echoes the light and healthy Vietnamese cuisine on the menu.

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    Vertigo First Street

    Vegan

    Shortlisted in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2021 vegetarian/vegan offering of the year, self-styled plant-based eatery Vertigo is open from first thing to early evening, serving freshly made food alongside beers, wines and coffee. Dizziness isn’t mentioned. 

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  • Dishes at The Pen and Pencil, manchester
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    The Pen & Pencil

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    Whatever level of hunger you’re anticipating, you’ll not have a rumbling tum for long next time you head on up to the Northern Quarter, with the host of all-day eating options on offer at The Pen & Pencil ranging from light bites to proper sit-down dinners.

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  • ramona pizza with a burrata on top with salad and tater tots in the background
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    Ramona

    Italian

    Predominantly a pizzeria, Ramona incorporates a bakery, margarita bar, coffee counter, stage and Firehouse restaurant, and is found in the rollershuttered ex-E & A Auto Services garage depot on Swan Street, complete with a tree-lined forecourt, now the campfire beer garden.

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  • A dessert served at Riva restaurant and bar in Hale, Greater Manchester
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    Riva

    Modern British

    Bringing new life to Hale village is relaxed restaurant and bar Riva, which cleverly scoops up trade from morning till night with it’s catch-all menu of brunches, lunches, dinners and cocktails.

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  • The striking black exterior of WowYauChow - a modern British Chinese restaurant in Altrincham
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    WowYauChow

    Chinese

    WowYauChow is a ‘British Chinese’ from accountant turned restaurateur Henry Yau which has become a firm favourite in Alty. The food is east meets west: Chinese classics with a contemporary British slant, served as small plates to encourage sharing, tasting and hopefully less waste.

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