Manchester has a new bottomless brunch offer, and it sounds like an absolute beast of a deal – with bacon gravy-soaked burgers, fizz and pints galore.
Launched by the quality burger slingers behind Honest Burgers on Bridge Street, the new bottomless deal gives diners 90 minutes to indulge in non-stop drinks like buck’s fizz, cider, beer and prosecco – not to mention a dirty burger of their choice.
Spanning some solid veggie, vegan and gluten free burger options alongside meaty feasts like the special beef Wellington burger – a stunning combination of Honest beef, bacon, cheddar, béarnaise butter, crispy pastry, bacon gravy, mushroom duxelles, baby spinach and pickles, created especially for Manchester – the whole thing will set you back just £30.
Not too shabby like, if we do say so ourselves.
During your 90 minutes of non-stop drinks, you’ll also be treated to a burger of your choice and signature rosemary chips (described as “edible crystal meth” by Guardian food critic Jay Rayner) from the regular menu as part of the new boozy brunch.
Whilst we can’t help but feel drawn to the special Manchester Wellington burger, if you’re not feeling it other worthy candidates include Honest’s classic burger, topped with homemade red onion relish, smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce and homemade pickles, or the chilli burger, topped with Honest beef, bacon, chilli cheese, Honest hot sauce, shoestring fries, red onion, lettuce and pickled red jalapenos.
Meanwhile, chicken fans can dig into a free range breast with basil pesto, mustard mayo, tomato and rocket, or the New Orleans-style fried buttermilk thigh burger with candied bacon, American cheese, ‘chow chow’ green tomato relish, Bulls-Eye chipotle hot sauce, ranch mayo and lettuce.
As for those who prefer a plant-based diet, choose from The Fritter (a southern-fried courgette and sweetcorn burger with cheddar, chipotle mayo, slaw, red onion and pickles), The Plant (a Beyond Meat patty, Applewood vegan cheese, Rubies chipotle ‘mayo’, mustard, red onion, pickles and lettuce) or The Bacon Plant, which is pretty much the same but with added vegan bacon and spinach.
Launching on 2 July, the new bottomless brunch will take place on the first Saturday of every month with bookings open now.
There are two booking slots open on that day, giving diners the chance of reserving a table for either at 12pm or 2.30pm. To seel the full menu and book your table, visit the Honest Burgers website here.
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First look inside Gail’s on King Street as it opens in Manchester
This week, the famous London bakery Gail’s opens its first ever cafe in Manchester city centre.
The build-up has been substantial, with the team first launching in the neighbouring towns of Wilmslow and Altrincham before venturing into the heart of the city.
Newly arrived on King Street, the brand new cafe spans two floors, with extensive seating beneath its bakery and more stretching out into the street with a sun trap al fresco terrace that opens daily from 11am.
Due to open tomorrow, we popped down ahead of the opening for a sneak peek to see what the team has in store for Manchester.
The new cafe’s exterior is covered in handpainted murals by local artist Amy Coney, created as part of the city’s recent flower festival, whilst inside it’s all warm, burnished wood and sage-coloured coffee appliances.
A huge bakery counter overflowing with warm quiches, croissants, cakes and other bakes is the first thing to greet you, flanked by a wall stacked floor-to-ceiling with loaves of bread – all freshly baked this morning.
Loaf choices include classic white and brown sourdough, Gail’s ‘wasteless’ loaves (made using a specially-created recipe designed to incorporate unsold bread crumbs), alongside seeded varieties, baguettes and batons.
As for coffee, this is specially roasted for Gail’s cafes and changes four times a year with the seasons.
Must-tries include Gail’s famous cinnamon buns, still-warm cheese and ham croissants, chocolate chip cookies, and – given the weather we’re having this week – iced coffees, all day long preferably please.
As part of the new opening, the team has commissioned a beautiful floral mural to be painted in its windows by local artist Amy Coney.
Gail’s will also be working with local restaurant-backed charity Eat Well MCR to help provide nutritious meals to local people in need as it looks to establish itself in Manchester.
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The Middle Eastern bottomless brunch with endless wine, beer and cocktails
There’s a new bottomless brunch in Manchester with Middle Eastern-inspired small plates, and if you love a good Saturday afternoon out on the town then you absolutely need to put it on your list.
Hosted at former Michelin-recommended King Street restaurant Habas, for £38 per person diners can enjoy a ‘tipsy tapas’ with 90 minutes of non-stop cocktails, wine, beer, and a mouthwatering selection of punchy small plates.
Drink choices include the likes of fruit punch, Aperol and apricot spritzes, prosecco and bellinis, plus glasses of house lager and red, white and rose wine.
As for the food, you’re completely spoilt for choice with a selection of dishes that pulls out some of the restaurant’s dish highlights – spanning starters, mains and puddings.
Choices available with the bottomless brunch include the likes of harissa-roasted sweet potato, steaming chicken tagine, the most perfect crisp lamb pomme anna, garlic flatbreads and roasted cauliflower.
Elsewhere, you’ll find mini Merguez sausages, salmon arancini, seared mackerel fillets, Israeli chopped salad, batata harra, Syrian lentils, Zalouk aubergine and Habas’s own Middle Eastern rice.
As for sweets to finish, think traditional honey and pistachio-drenched baklava, miniature donuts oozing with raspberry jam with a dollop of homemade vanilla custard on the side, zingy pineapple carpaccio, a Medjool date and orange cake, and beautiful cubes of Turkish delight.
The third city centre restaurant from Simon Shaw (also chef-owner of El Gato Negro and Canto), Habas was added to the Michelin guide in 2021.
At the time, inspectors described it as follows: “Habas comes from the same owners as Canto and El Gato Negro and occupies what was once the wine cellars of the magnificent former Manchester Club building.
“Arrive early for a cocktail in the bar before moving into the fun, slightly retro style dining room.
“Small sharing plates take their influences mainly from the Middle East but there are also hints of the Mediterranean to be seen.
“Must-haves include the homemade pita bread, stuffed filo cigars and vegetable dishes.”
Habas and its sister restaurant Canto have both since been removed from the Michelin Guide but Shaw’s original Manchester restaurant El Gato Negro continues to be featured as a Bib Gourmand recommendation.