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Enjoy decadent cocktails or a rich, creamy coffee to start your day with brunch at The Anthologist One. Credit: The Anthologist One St Peter's Square

With its buzzing bar and restaurant scene, Manchester has some of the greatest brunch spots around. From live music venues that double up as soul food kitchens to Asian-inspired spots, tuck into eggs benedict, pancakes and toasts and sip on tangy bloody marys and refreshing mimosas at the best brunch restaurants in Manchester.

Sports fans can dine out at a traditional British café serving full English fry-ups and football-themed cocktails. Lovers of the great outdoors can tuck into bacon sarnies and home-brewed kombucha at a historic train station. Meanwhile, in the city centre, fashionable brunch spots offer glamorous decor, decadent pancake stacks and high-end cocktails. Whether you dream of bottomless prosecco or a creamy cappuccino on a Sunday morning, these are the best brunches in Manchester.

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For charming world cuisine at one of the best brunch restaurants in Manchester – try Evelyn’s Café Bar in Manchester

 Food platters covered with spices at Evelyn’s Café Bar, one of the best brunches in Manchester.

Inspired by South American and Middle Eastern cuisine, the brunch menu at Evelyn’s Café Bar loads up the spices and flavour. Credit: Evelyn’s Café Bar

A cocktail with a flower garnish at Evelyn’s Café Bar, one of the best places for brunch in Manchester.

Enjoy brunch cocktails or freshly pressed juice made in-house at Evelyn’s Café Bar. Credit: Evelyn’s Café Bar

 A pot plant and wooden bar seating at Evelyn’s Café Bar.

The rustic decor and intimate atmosphere give Evelyn’s Café Bar the feel of a continental taverna. Credit: Evelyn’s Café Bar

Evelyn’s Café Bar in Manchester serves world cuisine in a charmingly homey setting. Drawing inspiration from Asian, Middle Eastern and South American cuisine, the menu at Evelyn’s Café Bar centres around food cooked on a Peruvian Inka grill. Limited seating means that booking is essential for dinner, but brunch is served all day and is open to walk-ins. The unique global menu features mouth-watering brunch dishes, like the fried chicken sandwich topped with an egg and smoked chilli mayo or the flat iron steak and egg combo. If you’re looking for healthy brunch options, you can try the salmon and avocado poke bowl or the sweet potato salad. Cold press juices and ginger and apple health shots are made in-house, if you want a vitamin boost to start your day. The intimate atmosphere and international menu will suit diners who love to travel abroad.

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For live music and a lively South American brunch – head to Gaucho Manchester in Manchester 

A creamy macaroni cheese at Gaucho, one of Manchester’s best brunch spots.

Indulge with decadent brunch dishes and signature cocktails at Gaucho. Credit: Gaucho Manchester

 A selection of South American dishes at Gaucho, one of Manchester best brunch locations.

The Argentinian-inspired menu at Gaucho gives brunch classics a Latin makeover. Credit: Gaucho Manchester

The dining room and leather booths at Gaucho, one of Manchester’s best brunch restaurants.

With its central location and sleek, modern decor, Gaucho is a fashionable brunch hotspot. Credit: Gaucho Manchester

Gaucho Manchester is known for serving first-class Argentinian cuisine and puts on one of the best brunches in Manchester every Saturday. Hosted by local DJs, Gaucho brunches offer live Latin music and a buzzing party atmosphere, making it a perfect place to celebrate the weekend. The Latin-inspired menu opens with luxurious starters, like spicy beef empanadas or the Argentine sausage platter. Enjoy steak and eggs with chimichurri sauce for a main and wrap it all up with a chocolate and caramelised banana pancake. In keeping with the party feel, Gaucho’s brunch menu also includes a range of cocktails and bubbly beverages for you to unwind with. A tangy citrus negroni is a great Saturday morning pick-me-up, while a glass of sparkling Argentine wine puts a Latin twist on a brunch classic. 

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For special occasions – visit Albert’s in Manchester, Salford, Didsbury and Wigan

A pastry with sauce and avocado at Albert’s, one of Manchester’s best brunch restaurants.

Albert’s offers classic brunch dishes with a light, continental twist. Credit: Albert’s

A bartender pouring a tonic and raspberry cocktail at Albert’s, one of the best brunches in Manchester.

Refreshing cocktails and outdoor seating make Albert’s a great spot for a summer brunch. Credit: Albert’s

Green booth tables at Albert’s, one of the best brunch spots in Manchester.

Chic interior design gives the dining room at Albert’s a stylish, modern feel. Credit: Albert’s

With chic modern decor across all three locations, Albert’s in Manchester, Salford, Didsbury and Wigan offers a classic weekend brunch menu that’s perfect for special occasions or romantic days out. The brunch menu features timeless British cuisine and dishes with a continental twist. Start your day off with Turkish eggs with yogurt, ‘nduja pork and chickpeas served on warm flatbread – or enjoy smashed avocado on toast or order the signature rump steak served with fried eggs and parmentier potatoes. Nothing goes better with brunch than a spicy bloody mary or a fresh bubbly mimosa to wash it all down. All three venues offer outdoor seating, making Albert’s one of the best brunch spots in Manchester for eating out on a summer’s day.

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For a budget-friendly brunch – don’t miss Edison Bar in Manchester

A fry up with sausages and bacon at Edison Bar, one of the best brunch spots in Manchester.

The full English fried breakfast is a serious highlight on the Edison Bar brunch menu. Credit: Edison Bar

A selection of brunch dishes at Edison Bar, one of Manchester’s best brunch restaurants.

Hearty breakfast burritos and brunch sandwiches are sure to fill you up at Edison Bar. Credit: Edison Bar

Breakfast sandwiches and coffee at Edison Bar.

Enjoy rich, creamy coffees or bespoke cocktails with brunch at Edison Bar. Credit: Edison Bar

Nothing beats getting together with friends for cocktails and brunch. Edison Bar lays on one of the best brunches in Manchester with an extensive, budget-friendly cocktail list. Brunch at Edison Bar runs daily from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, giving you plenty of time for a long catch-up, while the two cocktails for £12 offer throughout the day. The full English breakfast is a must-try and comes with a hearty selection of sausage, black pudding, bacon, beans, fried mushrooms and tomatoes. Vegetarians are also well catered for – the vegetarian full breakfast swaps out meat for plant-based sausage, halloumi cheese and avocado. Mix and match cocktails from the huge range of spirits behind the bar. The cosy, café vibe gives Edison Bar an invitingly chilled-out atmosphere.

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For bottomless brunch at one of the best bars in Manchester – visit The Blues Kitchen in Manchester

Diner eating mac and cheese at The Blues Kitchen, one of Manchester’s best brunch restaurants.

The Southern soul-food-inspired menu at The Blues Kitchen makes for a super indulgent brunch. Credit: The Blues Kitchen

 Diners eating fried chicken sandwiches at The Blues Kitchen, one of Manchester’s best brunch places.

Hearty comfort food and a lively, friendly vibe make The Blues Kitchen a brilliant weekend hangout spot. Credit: The Blues Kitchen

A long dining table and stained glass windows at The Blues Kitchen.

The elegant dining room at The Blues Kitchen recalls a glamorous 1920s jazz club. Credit: The Blues Kitchen

With vibrant, speakeasy-style interiors and a menu inspired by soulful Southern cuisine, The Blues Kitchen, Manchester, is one of the best bottomless brunch spots in Manchester city centre. Diners can reserve a 90-minute bottomless brunch slot for around £35 per head. This gives you access to The Blues Kitchen’s decadent brunch menu and free top-ups of prosecco, rum punch or fruity mimosas. Up the spice level with some Mexican huevos rancheros, topped with eggs, refried beans and avocado, or tuck into smoked salmon and poached eggs with potato fritters. Fluffy buttermilk banana pancakes with hazelnut caramel sauce are a temptingly sweet choice. As well as bottomless drink options, the bar also offers a selection of craft beers and classic cocktails, like negronis, margaritas, and mezcalitas. Doubling up as a live music venue at night, The Blues Kitchen is one of the best brunch restaurants in Manchester for effortlessly cool vibes.

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For a football-themed brunch – try Café Football Old Trafford in Manchester

Coffee and croissants at Café Football Old Trafford, one of the best brunches in Manchester.

The breakfast menu at Café Football Old Trafford features a range of fry-ups and delicious pastries. Credit: Café Football Old Trafford

 Avocado on toast with OJ and muffins at Café Football Old Trafford, one of the best places for brunch in Manchester.

Café Football Old Trafford offers a selection of brunch classics to help get your day started right. Credit: Café Football Old Trafford

The dining room and front windows at Café Football Old Trafford.

Café Football Old Trafford offers a selection of brunch classics to help get your day started right. Credit: Café Football Old Trafford

Located opposite Old Trafford football stadium – home to the mighty Manchester United FC – Café Football Old Trafford is a buzzing hotspot for sports fans and lays on one of the best brunches in Manchester. The cuisine is classic British and the breakfast menu offers a varied selection that’ll set you up for the day. A full English fry-up, complete with sausage, bacon, hash browns and eggs, will amp you up for cheering on your team. Meanwhile, a boiled egg with soldiers or a sausage and bacon pizza are great choices for mini sports fans. Make it a boozy brunch and choose from a range of local craft beers or try a footie-themed red devil cocktail, made with tequila, cointreau and lime. The atmosphere at Café Football is electric on match days – not one to miss if you love the beautiful game.

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For Asian-inspired dining at one of Manchester’s best brunch restaurants – visit Lucky Cat Manchester in Manchester

A plate of Chinese steamed buns and glazed meat at Lucky Cat Manchester, one of the best brunch spots in Manchester.

Elegant Asian-inspired cuisine informs the brunch menu at Lucky Cat Manchester. Credit: Lucky Cat Manchester

 A lychee bellini in a champagne glass at Lucky Cat Manchester, one of the best places for brunch in Manchester city centre.

Enjoy a bottomless lunch with lychee Bellini cocktails at Lucky Cat Manchester. Credit: Lucky Cat Manchester

The bar with high stools at Lucky Cat Manchester.

Located in a historic bank building, Lucky Cat Manchester has sumptuous decor and a classic yet modern look. Credit: Lucky Cat Manchester

Lucky Cat Manchester is one of several restaurants owned by renowned celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Featuring a menu inspired by pan-Asian culture, Lucky Cat offers one of the best brunches in Manchester for fusion cuisine. Delicious brunch starters include omakase sushi, which is hand-selected by the chef, and Chinese pork bao buns. For a main, diners can enjoy baby teriyaki chicken with chimichurri sauce or opt for seafood with spiced monkfish. Traditional Japanese mochi served with fruit is a sweet treat to finish off your meal. Brunch at Lucky Cat Manchester costs around £95 for a 90-minute sitting and includes bottomless prosecco or bellini cocktails, making this restaurant a great spot for a fun catch-up with friends. The restaurant’s central postcode and historic location, inside a gorgeously restored bank building, will give your brunch an elegant and sophisticated feel.  

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For rustic dining in historic surroundings – head to Station South in Levenshulme

The red brick exterior and bike rack at Station South, one of Manchester’s best brunch locations.

Located in a historic red brick train station, Station South is a neighbourhood gem with a warm, community feel. Credit: Station South

Hand cut chips with onions and mayo at Station South.

Station South serves classic British favourites and a nourishing brunch selection. Credit: Station South

A pink fizzy drink with a lemon slice at Station South, one of Manchester’s best brunch restaurants.

Sip on fruity cocktails or home-brewed kombucha at Station South. Credit: Station South

Set in Levenshulme’s historic train station on the Fallowfield Loop Greenway bike trail, this beautifully renovated gem captures Manchester’s rustic, industrial charm and doubles up as a pitstop for cyclists. The station was renovated by local residents, giving it a special place in the community. Station South serves breakfast from 9:00 am to noon and switches over to brunch from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  Tuck into station eggs – poached eggs and pulled pork served on a toasted English muffin – or enjoy an irresistible bacon butty on sourdough bread. A warm banana bread slice is a true British classic. Enjoy it with a locally brewed beer or some homemade kombucha. Station South also has an on-site garden that gives diners the feel of getting back to nature within the city.

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For one of the best brunch places in the city centre for a hangover cure – try The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square in Manchester

 Plates of food with green vegetables at The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square, one of the best brunches in Manchester.

Tuck into mouth-watering brunch creations at The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square. Credit: The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square

A range of colourful cocktails on the bar at The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square.

The luxurious cocktail menu at The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square is the perfect pick-me-up after a night on the town. Credit: The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square

The blue-themed dining room with wooden tables and chairs at The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square.

The spacious dining room and pastel decor give The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square an Instagrammable look. Credit: The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square

Centrally located in Manchester’s nightlife district, The Anthologist One St Peter’s Square offers luxurious European fine dining in sumptuous modern surroundings. The restaurant’s weekend brunch menu is the perfect way to recover from a night out in the area’s fashionable bars and clubs, or to get yourself ready for a day out in the city. Serving one of the best brunches in Manchester, The Anthologist’s all-day breakfast menu is available from 11:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Keeps things classic with eggs florentine – served with a cheeky side of chips – or indulge with a fried chicken waffle. The breakfast beef burger, topped with bacon, eggs and avocado, is a guaranteed smash hit. Experienced mixologists are also on hand to whip up cocktail creations, like the mango mojito or a pomegranate martini. The Anthologist has a lively atmosphere and a spacious dining room with lots of natural light.

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For an Instagrammable brunch with a rooftop garden – don’t miss The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields in Manchester

The bar and dining room at The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields, one of the best places for brunch in Manchester.

The elegant mirrored bar and artistic interiors at The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields give it an ultra-stylish vibe. Credit: The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

The mirrored, island bar at The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields.

Creating a natural oasis in the city centre, The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields, uses lush pot plants in the restaurant dining room. Credit: The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

Tables with green patterned seats at The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields.

Tropical-themed decor and a classic brunch menu gives The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields, a glamorous vintage vibe. Credit: The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

Centrally located in Manchester’s thriving cultural district, The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields, is one of the area’s most beautiful spots and boast one of the best brunch menus in Manchester. As well as the ground floor brasserie – which is well-known for its stunning mirrored bar and its gold and brass decor – diners can also visit the lush rooftop garden that offers a natural oasis in the heart of the city. The menu is equally decadent, with brunch nibbles like honey-glazed almonds and spiced green olives to start your meal off. Meanwhile, the cured salmon eggs royale is based on the original 1917 Ivy flagship recipe. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try buttermilk pancakes served with fresh berries and Greek yogurt. Push the boat out at your brunch with luxe cocktails, like a salted caramel espresso martini or spicy bloody mary made with premium vodka.

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Brunch can really be anything you want it to be, from long and lazy to the party that starts the weekend. Whether you’re looking for soulful Southern American fare, pan-Asian fusion food or classic brunch staples, the best brunch restaurants in Manchester have you covered.

 

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