There’s a restaurant in Manchester doing a bottomless brunch with pies and we are completely here for it.
We’re talking about Pieminister, a happy resident of the Northern Quarter’s Church Street since 2013 and a long term favourite amongst Manchester‘s pie lovers.
Serving up award-winning pies for pushing on a decade here, today, the Bristol-based family of pie makers have two sites in the city, having opened a second on Deansgate in 2019.
Boasting over 50 gongs from The Great Taste Awards and a number of silver and gold wins at the British Pie Awards, whilst there are already many great reasons to visit, we think you’ll agree that a bottomless pie brunch gives pastry heads another welcome excuse.
We’re talking brunch pies. Brunch pies filled with all the good bits of an English breakfast, combined with all the good bits of, well, a classic pie.
Suffice to say, Pieminister isn’t messing about here.
Whether you’re a meat lover, a veggie, vegan, or flexitarian, there’s something to suit – with a selection of four brunch pies on the menu, reports The Hoot..
You’re looking at just £11.50 for a brunch pie on its own or £25 to include ninety minutes of bottomless drinks, with some great cocktail choices like Aperol spritz, mimosa and bloody marys sitting alongside fizz and beer.
All pies come topped with garlic confit-style potatoes, crispy kale and vine tomatoes, and are served with smoky baked beans on the side.
You can also add a stick of pigs in blankets, fried halloumi, or vegan sausages for another £2.
Brunch pie choices include the ‘Morning Glory,’ a free-range sausage and bacon pie with cheesy bechamel sauce and a baked egg, and the veggie ‘Sunny Pie Up,, stuffed with rosemary vegetarian sausages, red onion, bechamel, and a baked egg.
If that’s not for you, there’s also the ‘Bangin’ Bean Skillet,’comprised of smoky baked beans, halloumi, and baked egg, and the the ‘Vegan Banger – which is essentially a vegan take on the first two, made with vegan sausage, cheeze and bechamel .
An absolute steal, for £25 not only will you leave full of pie you’ll also get a good helping of drinks with an hour and a half at your table.
Available on Saturdays only, to find out more and book head to Pieminister’s website here.
Feature image – Pieminister
Popular London bakery Gail’s to open string of North West cafes next year
Popular craft bakery Gail’s has hinted at plans to open a string of new cafes in the North West next year.
The group, which already has a large number of bakery-cafes in the south of England, has announced it will open its first North West site in Wilmslow in early 2023.
Bosses have also said that ‘further locations in the North West’ will be announced in the new year, adding that all the new bakeries will serve GAIL’s artisan sourdough breads, pastries, sandwiches, and cakes alongside its specialty House Blend coffee.
The news also seems to potentially confirm speculation that the brand is planning a move into Manchester after The Manc shared news of potential plans for a Gail”s opening in the city centre in October.
Having already seen planning documents that suggest the chain is planning to take over the former White Stuff unit on King Street, it now appears that more news on that opening will be coming in 2023 – although it’s hard to say if it will be the first Manchester site to be announced.
The bakery group already has strong ties with Manchester, having run its sister wholesale bakery The Bread Factory in Openshaw since 2017.
Formed in the early 1990s by namesake Gail Mejia, Gail’s began when its eponymous founder decided to bring together the best bakers in London to create bakes for the capitals top chefs and restaurants.
Today, is known more as a customer-facing cafe and bakery whilst The Bread Factory continues the original wholesale legacy – supplying high quality, artisan breads to some of the region’s top local restaurants.
Gail’s first cafe opened on Hampstead High Street in 2005, and now the brand has 79 in neighbourhoods in and around London, Oxford, Brighton and more.
Turning back the clock on industrialised baking practices and moving to bake bread as it used to be baked: by hand, using quality ingredients and time-worn artisanal methods, Gail’s soon established a name for itself and has come a long way since those early days.
Still, the stuff that matters – the ethos, the suppliers, the skill and a handful of tried-and-tested sourdough starter cultures – hasn’t changed.
A champion for sustainability, the bakery also prides itself on minimising food waste by carefully setting aside any leftover food and donating it to a selection of local charities in each eatery’s neighbourhood
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