6 great bottomless brunches in Manchester and Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 13:15 29 April 2019
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It's not just an excuse to drink before midday; the bottomless brunch is a bona-fide weekend event and Cheshire has some corkers on offer
Sundays used to be all about the roast dinner, and brunch was what you did if you woke up too late to call it breakfast.
But then our late-morning meal got a fizz-fuelled upgrade and the Bottomless Brunch became an event in itself.
As with most culinary trajectories, where the London leads, the North West follows and Cheshire's obsession with a Prosecco-pimped fry-up seemingly knows no bounds.
And so we've rounded up the best from across the county… Cheers.
Cloud 23, Deansgate, Manchester
Pair your fluffy scrambled eggs with fluffy white clouds on the 23rd floor of the Hilton. Enjoy the stunning panorama of the city skyline while tucking into the signature Belgian waffles, smoked pancetta, ice-cream and maple syrup washed down with as many Mimosas as you can muster. Extravagant without being overly expensive, it's a little bit of luxe to kick-start your weekend sojourn into city.
Available Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm from £20 plus the cost of your brunch dish (from £6).
The Lost and Found, Knutsford
With its huge, double-height arched windows and copious outside seating, this Knutsford institution is a place to see and be seen. Its sumptuous, quirky decor is matched by an equally-as innovative brunch menu, featuring dishes such as Turkish Eggs and Corn, Butternut Squash and Chilli Hash. With veggie and vegan options available and all the usual drinks suspects – from Bellinis to Bloody Marys – on the free-flow menu the only person who might feel short-changed is the designated driver. Rather you than us.
Served every Saturday from 11am-3pm, £26 for a two-hour slot
Embrace the regal atmosphere of the Residence, an elegant regency building that was once home to the Lord Mayor of London. The mirrored dining room and the open terraces make for the best brunch spots and the traditional menu – we'd go for the Eggs Benedict every time – matches the stately ambience perfectly. With Prosecco the only free-flow option on the menu, you'll need to be a fan of the fizzy stuff if you're going to get your fill. Not a problem for us.
Served every Sunday 11am-2.30pm, £15 for a two-hour slot (plus the cost of your brunch dish)
The Botanist, Chester
You'd expect an establishment that prides itself on its cutting-edge cocktail concoctions to offer something a little different on the bottomless brunch front – and happily The Botanist doesn't disappoint. Its drinks menu includes Pink Grapefruit and Peach Sangria, Red Chilli and Oregano Bloody Mary and the special Botanist Bucks Fizz. The food menu is just as eclectic with dishes ranging from kedgeree to croque monsieurs to a signature breakfast burger (sausage with bacon, gruyere cheese and tomato jam).
Served every weekend, £25 for a 90 minute slot.
This relaxed and informal restaurant pulls it inspiration from the slopes with Alpine chic running throughout the decor and the same theme popping up on the menu - The Nursery Slope is a miniature Full English. It's also ideal for those who want to choose a healthier option to go along with their free-flowing Prosecco, with vegetarian items including Wild Mushroom Fricassee or Green Pea and Buckwheat Pancakes, served with a delicious pomegranate and chilli yoghurt.
Served every weekend until 3pm for £24.95
Cottonopolis, Northern Quarter, Manchester
Located in the hipster haven of Manchester's Northern Quarter, this restaurant adds a Japanese twist to its brunch items, including Wagyu brisket crumpets with sake mustard sauce and Miso chocolate brownie waffles. You can also enjoy a selection of white peach bellini, prosecco and orange and pink grapefruit mimosa. The menu is as delicious as the people watching.
Served Saturday 10am-2pm and Sunday 10am-12pm from £15 (plus the cost of your brunch dish) for an 85 minute time slot,