Bottomless brunch Manchester: 18 brilliantly boozy restaurants to try

Get the party started early with a bottomless brunch

Updated on 29 July 2021 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

Bottomless brunch Manchester: 18 brilliantly boozy restaurants to try

The bustling city of Manchester is well known for its lively nightlife scene, which sees the city’s plethora of cocktail bars and nightclubs full to the rafters every weekend with revellers dancing along to DJs and sipping on Pornstar Martinis. While we have nothing against a good night out, we also quite like to be in bed by midnight, so why not get the party started early by heading out to a bottomless brunch during the day? When it comes to Manchester bottomless brunch, there are a tonne of restaurants to choose from, all of which can make for an exciting backdrop to your next date or catch up with friends.

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For the uninitiated, brunch is the title given to a mealtime traditionally enjoyed at the weekend between breakfast and lunch (hence the conjoined name). In recent years though, weekend brunch has evolved into an unstoppable phenomenon and the time restraints on when you can enjoy it have pretty much disappeared altogether, with plenty of restaurants offering brunch late into the afternoon. Another development is the rise of bottomless brunch, where you can enjoy free-flowing alcoholic drinks such as Prosecco or Bloody Mary’s alongside your meal, typically for around 90 minutes.

In Manchester, there are a whole host of bottomless brunches available for you to try, ranging from restaurants serving up classic breakfast-time dishes such as fry ups and pancakes, to globally inspired brunches which champion the dishes of Italy, Japan and various other countries. Some of the brunches featured in our list even offer bottomless food alongside your drinks, so you are really getting bang for your buck.

If you are planning to have some weekend fun in the near future, check out our pick of the best bottomless brunches in Manchester, which features a restaurant for every style, taste and budget. Happy brunching!

Gaucho

What: Glamorous Gaucho is well known for its high-quality steaks, but on the weekends diners flock here to experience the Electro Brunch Feast. Weekend revellers can sip on a range of free-flowing cocktails for 90 minutes (think the likes of Pornstar Martinis and Bloody Mary’s), while tucking into brunch staples such as smashed avocado on toast and eggs benedict.
Where: 2a St Mary’s Street, M3 2LB

Foodwell 

What: Health-conscious Foodwell might be all about organic and sustainable ingredients, but its not averse to a little weekend fun. Head here on Saturdays or Sundays to indulge in a brunch accompanied by 90 minutes of free-flowing Prosecco or beer. As for the food, choose between the likes of a full English or coconut banana bread French toast.
Where: One New Bailey Stanley Street, M3 5JL

Canto

What: At city centre Portugeuse restaurant Canto, boozy brunch has had a bit of a makeover. Introducing ‘tipsy tapas’, where guests can enjoy three tapas dishes each, plus bottomless mix and match drinks for 90 minutes. Drinks on offer include lager, house wine and Bellinis, while tapas plates feature salt cod fritters with tartar sauce and mushroom croquettes with black garlic mayonnaise.
Where: 16 Blossom Street, M4 5AN

La Bandera

What: Independent outfit La Bandera is something of a hidden gem among locals and offers a brilliant Spanish brunch on weekends. As part of the deal, guests can enjoy a sizeable sharing platter of Spanish meats and cheeses, followed up by three tapas dishes of their choice - think calamari or ham croquettes. To help wash it all down, there’s 90 minutes of bottomless Cava or beer.
Where: 2 Ridgefield, M2 6EQ

The Pen & Pencil

What: The only thing better than bottomless booze? Bottomless food along with it. At The Pen & Pencil, brunch is hosted on the last Saturday of each month and involves an all-you-can-eat (and drink) bonanza of brunch classics. Choose from dishes such as American-style pancakes or steak and eggs, while sipping on Prosecco or Bloody Marys. Note that you are limited to one dish and one drink at a time.
Where: Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, M1 2EJ

Kbom Bar & Kitchen

What: It may sound like the name of a K-pop band, but Kbom is actually a lively Portuguese and Brazillian fusion restaurant. Head here on a Sunday to enjoy a three-course brunch, alongside 90 minutes of bottomless drinks (choose between Portugeuese lagers, Sangria or Caipirinha cocktails). Top orders include the signature grilled piri-piri chicken and the Bitoque (that’s steak and eggs to you and me).
Where: Unit 9 Hatch Court, 103 Oxford Road, M1 7ED

The Bay Horse Tavern

What: A cosy pub might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a rowdy bottomless brunch, but if you’re after something a little more lowkey, The Bay Horse Tavern is perfect. On the weekend, you can enjoy one brunch dish and 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks. Tuck into the likes of smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast, while sipping on the likes of Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s or even Irish coffees.
Where: 35-37 Thomas Street, M4 1NA

Cottonopolis

What: Manchester is known for being a melting pot of cultures, with almost every cuisine accounted for. At Cottonopolis, you can enjoy a Japanese-style bottomless brunch. Simply order a minimum of two dishes - chicken yakitori with peanut satay, prawn, avocado and caviar dragon roll, etc. - and sip on your choice of drinks, which includes Prosecco, Peach Bellinis and even an Espresso Martini if you want to feel extra energised.
Where: 16 Newton Street, M1 2AE

Crazy Pedro’s

What: Rather than only at the weekend, this zany Italian pizza parlour serves bottomless brunch every day of the week - well, you didn’t expect a restaurant with ‘crazy’ in its name to play by the rules, did you? At Crazy Pedro’s, you can enjoy bottomless slices of pizza alongside free-flowing fizz or cocktails. Pizza varieties range from the standard margherita, all the way through to the less conventional ‘chippy tea’, consisting of sausage, chips, mushy peas and curry sauce.
Where: 55-57 Bridge Street, M3 3BQ

Slug & Lettuce Manchester Piccadilly

What: Slug & Lettuce is a go-to for affordable cocktails, but did you know you can also enjoy bottomless brunch here. Lasting for a rather generous two hours, brunchers here can sip on free-flowing Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Mary’s or Mimosa. To line your stomach, choose one brunch dish from Slug’s menu of classics - think smashed avocado on toast or American-style pancakes.
Where: Westminster House, 11 Portland Street, M1 3HU

The Blues Kitchen

What: What’s better than a bottomless brunch? A bottomless brunch with live entertainment of course. At The Blues Kitchen, you can enjoy two hours of unlimited drinks, while listening to the restaurant’s in-house gospel choir belt out everything from Beyonce and Kanye to Etta James and Stevie Wonder. Food wise, expect hefty burgers and stacks of pancakes.
Where: 13 Quay Street, M3 3HN

Menagerie

What: Instagram-friendly Menagerie is well known to reality TV fans, as it’s part owned by Real Housewives of Chesire star Seema Malhotra. While we can’t guarantee that you’ll see any dramatic confrontations, we can confirm that there is a great bottomless brunch menu. Choose two breakfast plates (options include eggs any style and Nutella French toast) and enjoy them alongside free-flowing Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s or Prosecco.
Where: One New Bailey, New Bailey Street, M3 5JL

Turtle Bay Oxford Street

What: Carribean high-street favourite Turtle Bay is famous for its bottomless brunch offering and it’s easy to see why. Firstly, your brunch sitting will last for two hours so you have plenty of time to get your money’s worth. Secondly, you can take your pick from the entire drinks menu for your bottomless option (including the cocktail list), making this a great brunch choice for diners who don’t like Prosecco.
Where: 33-35 Oxford Street, M1 4BH

Bella Italia Arndale

What: Ok, so Bella Italia might not be the first place you think of when it comes to a bottomless offering. Did you know though, that this high street favourite serves up bottomless pizza and bubbles on four days of the week. If you’re lucky enough to be free on a weekday, you can head here from Monday to Thursday to enjoy bottomless pizza (you can mix and match) alongside free-flowing Prosecco - cin cin!
Where: Unit R8 Arndale Shopping Centre, M4 3AQ

The Alchemist Spinningfields

What: The Spinningfields outpost of The Alchemist is well-known for its quirky, visually appealing cocktails, but did you know that bottomless brunch is also an option here? Guests can choose one dish - think a breakfast burrito or chicken wings and waffles - alongside three cocktails of their choice, with options to choose from including Aperol Spritz and a Pink Pomelo Fizz.
Where: 3 Hardman Street, M3 3HF

The Restaurant Bar & Grill

What: Boasting a gorgeous outdoor terrace, complete with a glass roof should the weather not be playing ball, The Restaurant Bar & Grill is a smart choice for an elegant bottomless brunch in Manchester. You can expect all of the usual brunch classics on the menu such as eggs benedict and buttermilk pancakes, paired with your choice of free-flowing brunch cocktails or Prosecco.
Where: 14 John Dalton Street, M2 6JR

Browns

What: The Manchester outpost of brasserie chain Browns follows the same charming grand cafe aesthetic seen at the other locations around the country. The bottomless brunch menu here features the tempting likes of a lobster egg benedict and buttermilk pancakes topped with Greek yoghurt and berries, while diners can choose to sip on either Prosecco, Bloody Mary’s or Champagne.
Where: 1 York Street, M2 2AW

BLVD

What: Found in Spinningfields, BLVD takes its inspiration from New York’s meatpacking district and has also borrowed NY folks love of all things brunch. Head here on the weekend to enjoy a bottomless offering of Bloody Mary’s, beers, Mimosas or Prosecco, alongside an array of pan-Asian dishes such as sushi rolls, grilled chicken satay and aromatic chilli prawns.
Where: The Avenue, M3 3BZ

Prefer your brunch without bubbles? Check out our pick of the best non-bottomless brunches in Manchester.