Food & Drink

Five Greater Manchester restaurants named in UK’s top 100 Sunday roast and brunch spots

From Worsley to Blackrod to Manchester city centre, these are the five restaurants that made the list.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 10th March 2023

Five restaurants in Greater Manchester have been listed amongst the top 100 in the country for Sunday roasts and brunch.

Research compiled by the bookings site OpenTable has collated the reviews for the best 100 restaurants in the UK across its platform, and today its findings have been published.

The site’s top 100 list for 2023 has named Albert’s Worsley as the highest-ranking brunch spot in Greater Manchester, with the restaurant having received 6,351 reviews on the site and earnt itself a rating of 4.5 out of five.

Alongside classics like the Full English with Cheshire pork sausages, granola bowls and avocado on toast, you’ll also find the likes of Turkish eggs, chorizo hash scrambler and fluffy buttermilk pancakes on offer at the chain, which also has sites in Didsbury and Castlefield.

Image: Albert’s Worsley
Image: Albert’s Worsley

Also high on the list was Bolton countryside restaurant The Cherry Tree, located near Blackrod. With a total of 5000 reviews and another 4.5-star rating, it ranked very highly on the Greater Manchester leaderboard.


This bustling bistro-style restaurant boasts rural settings and only uses fresh local produce, something that owners maintain makes it the best restaurant in Bolton.

Their Sunday roast options include corn-fed chicken breast with sage and shallot stuffing, 28-day aged roast beef and slow-braised Lancashire lamb.


Huevos rancheros at The Blues Kitchen. / Image: The Blues Kitchen

Huevos rancheros at The Blues Kitchen. / Image: The Blues Kitchen

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Closer to town, meanwhile, The Blues Kitchen on Quay Street, The Menagerie in Salford and Northern Quarter favourite Evelyn’s Cafe and Bar both also made the list.

Known for its rich American-style barbeque food, The Blues Kitchen hosts a popular bottomless brunch offering with unlimited drinks. Dish choices include ‘small plates’ like smashed avocado blue corn tostadas and Szechuan baby back ribs, and mains ranging from huevos rancheros to Cajun spiced blackened salmon.

It’s not hard to see why they made the list and great to see the Manchester brunch and Sunday roast scene growing bigger and better.

Feature Image – Cherry Tree