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This Manchester bar is doing a Spanish bottomless brunch with paella and endless sangria

Paella and endless sangria for £32? Sign us up imediately.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 15th September 2022

There is a bar in Manchester doing a bottomless brunch with paella and endless sangria and we are already obsessed.

Forget your bangers and eggs. Ninety minutes of non-stop sangria calls for something with a little more heft, and Abeja Tapas Bar has just the thing. We’re talking about paella, naturally.

First originating in Valencia, today the ever-popular Spanish rice dish can be found all over the country with different local variations on offer depending on whereabouts you go.

At Abeja, a southern Spanish kitchen run by chef Ana Villegas beneath Alvarium, you’ll find two different interpretations: a mixed meat and fish stock paella with squid, prawns, clams chicken, or a vegan-friendly offering with artichoke, red pepper, broad beans, green bean and mushrooms.

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Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats

Priced at £16 for the paella alone, or £32 to go bottomless with 90 minutes of non-stop sangria on the side, whether you’re on the sauce or not there’s still plenty of incentive to visit this Granadian gem.

Paella is served in individual portions on beautiful crockery with tiny dollops of aioli on the side. Elsewhere on the menu, you’ll find a host of popular tapas dishes like charred padron peppers, juicy shell-on prawns, Spanish tortilla, bravas and a selection of Granadian meat and cheese.

Going beyond the well-known every day, there are also some more unusual dishes to dig into. Ana’s berenjenas fritas (aubergine fries with molasses, akin to vegan churros) are a must, as are the Iberico pork tenderloin pinchos.

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Sangria options, meanwhile, are extensive with five different styles on offer. Alongside Abeja’s signature red and white sangria, you’ll also find tequile and rose, lemon and ginger and cherry blush sangria on the menu here too.

Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats

With sangria by the glass usually priced at £8.50, and jugs costing £32, it’s well worth heading down to Alvarium on Sundays to make the most of the bottomless offer – essentially getting you a free paella and endless drinks for the price of a jug any other time.

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Booking is required as the paella takes some time to prepare, therefore the deal will only be available to tables with advance bookings. Alvarium and Abeja’s bottomless sangria offer is available from 12.30 to 9pm every Sunday.

To find out more and reserve your table, visit the Alvarium website here.

Feature image – The Manc Eats / Alvarium