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The best places to get a bottomless boozy brunch in Manchester

Manchester’s bottomless brunch selection is smashing

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The bars and restaurants are back open, the sun is finally shining in Manchester, and the beer gardens are full once again.

Life is good.

But to make things even better? Bottomless brunch.

Yep, the trend of eating a breakfast-lunch hybrid in the middle of the afternoon with copious amounts of alcohol is booming at the moment and, luckily for us, Manchester boasts an impressive choice of boozy brunch fixes.

Here’re some of our favourites…

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KBOM Brazilian Bottomless Brunch

The Portuguese eatery, which can be found nestled within Hatch down Oxford Road, has launched its new ‘Domingo sem Fundo’ which, loosely translated, means ‘Bottomless Sundays.’

Every Sunday, guests can choose a starter and a main alongside bottomless drinks – both alcoholic and soft – for ninety blissful minutes at just £26.95 per person. Oh, and they serve sangria on tap. Need I say more?

Unit 9, 103 Oxford Rd, The Hatch, Manchester M1 7ED
07766 407138

The Bay Horse Tavern Bottomless Brunch

Available every Saturday and Sunday, Bay Horse’s Bottomless offer gives you the choice of one of the dishes from their menu plus bottomless drinks for only £27.50.

They’ve got you covered on the breakfast front with their Full English, Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs and the obvious one – Avocado & Poached Egg on Toast. On the drinks front, they offer prosecco, Bloody Mary, Irish coffee, mimosa, house wine, bottled beer or hot & cold soft drinks.

35-37 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA
0161 669 5799

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Cottonopolis Bottomless Japanese Brunch

Since re-opening in May, Cottonopolis has renewed their brunch menu and lord and behold, it now includes a bottomless option.

You will now be able to select a minimum of two items from their menu, which includes avocado and caviar dragon rolls, beef tskune bao buns and pork and prawn sesame toast, and then pay an extra £25 for bottomless drinks, or £35 if you fancy cocktails.

Cottonopolis, 16 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AE
www.cottonopolis-nq.com

Crazy Pedros Bottomless Brunch

The pizza kings of Manchester are offering their bottomless deal every single day of the week – utter mayhem, I know.

Get on down to your local Pedro’s (Northern Quarter, Bridge Street or Liverpool) any day before 7pm and order their Bottomless option, which comes with unlimited slices of pizza and booze for just £25 per person.

They accept both bookings and walk-ins.

Visit their website here.

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WowYauChow Chinese Bottomless Food & Drinks

Altrincham’s WowYauChow endless lunch option serves up completely bottomless food and drink for 1 and a half hours and starts at a reasonable £23.

You can either create your own ‘lunch basket’, choosing from dumplings, bao buns or rice/noodle bowls, or you can choose from their brunch menu, which includes a selection of pork and chive, buffalo chicken dumplings and bao buns filled with the likes of char siu pork and crispy chilli chicken.

WowYauChow Altrincham, 59 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1DS
wowyauchow.com

Elnecot Bottomless Brunch

This Ancoats haunt offers a more traditional brunch vibe with some breakfast icons such as shakshuka, breakfast sandwiches and a humble fry up.

With any one of these brunch dishes, you can choose to have bottomless booze for 2 hours for an extra £25. Said booze includes prosecco, lager and a selection of cocktails. Lovely.

Elnecot, Cutting Room Square, 41 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ
elnecot.com

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The Pen & Pencil

The Northern Quarter bar and restaurant has decided to jump on the bottomless brunch bandwagon with their colossal ‘all you can eat, all you can drink’ deal.

For £40, you can order as much food and as much booze as you can (there’s definitely a competitive element there), though they are keen to stress that it should only be one drink and dish per person at any one time.

On the last Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm, you can head down and take advantage of this generous offer. 

Pen and Pencil, Fourways House, 57 Hilton St, Manchester M1 2EJ
www.thepenandpencilnq.co.uk

La Bandera’s Spanish Bottomless Brunch

The Independent Spanish restaurant, located just a stone’s-throw away from the elusive Spinningfields, has officially launched its very own bottomless brunch menu.

The menu offers either two tapas for £29 or three tapas for £32.50, and provides guests with a massive ‘Tabla Mixta’; a selection of Spanish cured meats and cheeses served with bread.  The deal also includes ninety minutes of unlimited Cava refills.

It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? 

La Bandera, 2 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EQ
labandera.co.uk

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Manchester bar named one of the best rooftop bars in Europe

Very well deserved!

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Manchester’s very own 20 Stories has been named as one of the best rooftop bars in the whole of Europe.

Opening its doors back in 2018, 20 Stories is perched on the twentieth floor of the NO.1 building in Spinningfields (so that’s where their name comes from…) and is Manchester’s tallest restaurant – despite technically being three storeys below the Cloud 23 bar in Beetham Tower.

The D&D-owned bar is estimated to be about one metre higher, and boasts gorgeous panoramic views of the city’s skyline and beyond.

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On clear days, guests can even see all the way out to the Peak District from the elusive roof terrace – so, obviously, it’s going to make the cut for a list of the best rooftop bars, isn’t it?

The ranking was put together by travel guide Big 7 Travel, who analysing online reviews from Google, TripAdvisor, and previous media coverage.

In the fifty-strong list, 20 Stories came in nineteenth place, beating other contenders from desirable locations such as Oslo, Berlin, Prague and Ibiza. 

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Big 7 Travel said about the venue: “The rooftop terrace has fast become one of the must-be places in the city: it has has trees scaling two stories high and an outdoor lounge bar serving cocktails and craft beers.”

However, 20 Stories was beaten to the top spot by The Culpeper in London, which was crowned number one in all of Europe. Damn it.

Over the years, 20 Stories has become famed for its fancy cocktail menu, which includes original and local creations such as the ‘Champagne Supernova’, the ‘Manchester Gin Negroni’ and the ‘Manchester Tart Punch.’

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It also runs an indoor restaurant up on the terrace, though it was forced to close for three days this week after a Covid-19 outbreak among staff members.

Click here to see the full list and all it’s wonderful contenders.

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Huge, saucy Neapolitan sandwiches have arrived in Manchester and they look so good

Move over pizza, there’s a new Neapolitan classic in town…

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Just when you thought Manchester’s Neapolitan food scene couldn’t get any better, saucy sandwiches from the heart of Naples have arrived in the city.

MIRA, the latest pop up to grace Manchester’s streets, have set up shop at Ancoats’ popular pub, The Crown & Kettle, where they will be dishing out delicious butties every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm ‘till it’s gone.

Their first ever weekend last month was a complete sell-out, so they must be doing something right.

The menu offers just three staple Neapolitan options – the Diego, the Balls and the Juicy ‘Gine.

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First up: The Diego. Named presumably after Argentine footballer, Diego Maradona, who features heavily on the MIRA Instagram page, this hearty creation is loaded with Genovese stew – a highly popular dish in Naples consisting of beef brisket, salumi and onions.

Next, we have the classic, The Balls. I mean, it says it in the name, doesn’t it? This sandwich is loaded with twelve-hour slow-cooked beef and pork meatballs coated in a traditional Neapolitan ragu. The filling is then paired with Fior Di Latte mozzarella and basil – Italian perfection.

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And last but certainly not least, is the vegan Juicy ‘Gine, a meat-free butty filled with smoky aubergine parmigiana alongside MIRA’s own cashew cheese, aubergines, fresh basil and pine nuts – a concoction that both meat-eaters and veggies and vegans will love.

To find out where you can get your mitts on one of these colossal butties and to stay updated with their whereabouts, you can follow MIRA’s Instagram page here.

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People are making Biscoff iced lattes and they look perfect for this heatwave

Just when we thought Biscoff couldn’t get any better

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A Biscoff iced latte is now a thing, so you all need to stop what you’re doing and make one immediately.

Biscoff has boomed in popularity in recent years – what was once the random little biscuit you’d get free with your coffee is now a cultural phenomenon.

These days, Biscoff is just as famous for its delicious smooth and crunchy spreads as it is for its original biscuits. You can also buy Biscoff sauce, Biscoff ice cream and Biscoff and Go pots. It’s a great time to be alive.

The brand has also partnered with food giants such as KitKat and Krispy Kreme to offer an even wider range of delicious Biscoff products.

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But now, people’s dedication to the delicious biscuit has been taken one step further with a tantalising recipe for a homemade Biscoff iced latte.

As the heatwave continues to grip the nation, this ingenious concoction will make for the perfect summer treat.

As a TikTok video by Melinda’s Homemade Cafe demonstrates, all you need to do is brew your espresso coffee, microwave your Biscoff spread for around ten seconds to warm it up and give it the right consistency, and then add the hot espresso to the Biscoff mixture and give it a good stir so they melt together.

After that, add a healthy amount of ice to cool the drink alongside a milk or cream of your choice.

And if you’re feeling really fancy you can top with whipped cream and crumbled Biscoff biscuit, too.

There have been tons of variations of methods on how to perfect the Biscoff iced latte on the app, though I have to say, they all look equally delicious. 

And this isn’t the only Biscoff trend circulating the internet these days – last month, we reported that a Biscoff air freshener had hit the shelves.

Described as ‘sweet, indulgent and totally divine’, the caramelised biscuit fragrance is packed with notes of lemon rind alongside warming notes of ginger, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and nutmeg – or just Biscoff, to the rest of us.

What else will be born from our love of Biscoff? 

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