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…
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
You can now get Biscoff-flavoured gin and it looks incredible
Gin like you’ve never had it before…
A revolutionary gin liqueur that tastes exactly like Biscoff biscuits is now a thing, and it looks absolutely bloody marvelous.
Now, you’ll all be aware that 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.
But now, possibly the best – and definitely the most boozy – Biscoff invention has landed: The Biscoff flavoured gin liqueur.
Okay, people have already been making Biscoff espresso martinis for quite some time, but never before has there been an actual spirit flavoured after the stuff.
Courtesy of the Boutique Gin Co., Biscoff fans far and wide will be able to get their hands on a bottle of Ginscoffi, a gin liqueur which combines delicious notes of cinnamon and caramel to create a deliciously sweet and warming gin liqueur that is perfect for sipping on cold evenings.
The Ginscoffi creators suggest for the spirit to be enjoyed mixed with ginger ale or simply on its own over ice – they also recommend adding it to cocktails favourites to add a festive twist, such as in an espresso martini.
Layla, the Chief Ginnovator behind the drink, said: “I am a huge fan of biscuits such as Biscoff and biscotti so to me it made sense to try to combine those flavours to create a brand new flavoured gin liqueur.
“It has taken me almost a year to create the recipe, but I think the end product is something really unique. Even if you aren’t a gin fan, Ginscoffi will blow you away. Its sweet cinnamon and caramel taste is so versatile and is ideal for making chocolate or coffee based cocktails, and it has a lovely festive feel to it.
“We’ve been having so much fun using Ginscoffi to create loads of tasty cocktails. Fans can check them out on our website and social media pages.”
There’s a new Pan Asian bottomless brunch with endless prosecco and cocktails
This could be the best bottomless brunch offering yet…
A new bottomless brunch complete with authentic Pan Asian dishes and an abundance of cocktails and prosecco has landed in Manchester and it looks incredible.
Tampopo has been serving up wonderful dishes inspired by the far-flung countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan to Mancunians since 1997 and, now, it has launched its first ever bottomless brunch menu.
The exciting new deal offers a selection of Pan Asian delights alongside those all-important ninety minutes of free-flowing drinks – sounds like a match made in heaven, doesn’t it?
Diners can tuck into either a two-course or a three-course brunch special, which includes the likes of Thai Green Curry, Beef Rendang or a Katsu Curry.
There are also a number of sweet treats up for grabs on the menu, including Tampopo’s famous ‘Little Moons’ and a number of refreshing sorbet options.
On the drinks front, guests can then indulge in ninety minutes of bottomless prosecco, bellinis and Tiger beer, as well as a selection of mocktails and juices; ideal for those who fancy something a little less boozy.
The menu will be available every single day from 12pm-5pm at the Albert Square, Corn Exchange and Trafford Centre venues, with two courses costing £34.95, and three courses costing just a little bit extra at £37.95.
Walk-ins are welcome, though bookings are advised to avoid disappointment.
Fancy it? Make your own booking here.
Price of a pint could rise by 25p in October, Sacha Lord warns
The humble pint is set to become even more expensive…
Greater Manchester’s Night Time Economy Adviser Sacha Lord has warned that the price of a pint could be rising from October 1st.
Lord estimated that both food and drink prices will rise in line with the government’s hike in VAT for the hospitality sector – the tax rate for pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality establishments was reduced to 5% to help the hospitality sector survive the pandemic but, two weeks ago, it was announced that it will increase to 12.5% at the end of the month.
By 2022, it is expected to return to the usual 20%.
The price of an average pint in England is predicted to rise by 25p to £3.94, while the average glass of wine is likely to shift from £4.07 to £4.35 to cover overall losses felt by operators.
This week, Lord has urged the Government to rethink the increase, calling for the move to be delayed until the industry recovers to pre-pandemic levels.
He said: “The 5% VAT rate was the single biggest recovery measure for the industry over the past eighteen months, and has enabled venues to stay in business and staff to keep their jobs. Removing this relief will have a severe effect on operators across the country.
“VAT is the biggest expense in any business, and it is the quickest way to reduce cash flow. For businesses who have little-to-no cash reserves as a result of the pandemic, it could be last orders.
“Many operators will be forced to pass the increase onto the customer to stay afloat, and we could see prices across food and drink rise by as much as 7-10% from October as bosses attempt to recover losses and fight the dire financial situation they find themselves in.”
Lord continued by stressing that the VAT increase will see the permanent closure of many local and independent venues, before warning that ‘we have a tough winter ahead for our nightlife sector’.
He said: “Operators will take at least three years to recover from this pandemic, and I urge the Government to rethink this rise and extend the current rate until that point. The hospitality industry is vital to the UK’s recovery and growth.
“Cancelling a measure which will result in venues closing, staff being made redundant and VAT bills left unpaid through bankruptcy will only hinder, not help the economy. To punish the sector now will have devastating consequences just as it starts to recover.”