There’s a premium Italian bottomless brunch in Manchester with 90 minutes of non-stop Aperol Spritz, prosecco and bellinis, and we’re a little bit obsessed.
Hosted at Cibo Manchester, which has two city centre sites in Castlefield and the Great Northern Warehouse, for £49.95 pizza and pasta lovers can dig into three courses of classy Italian favourites alongside a free-flowing drinks menu.
Over an hour and a half, diners can enjoy the likes of deep-fried mozzarella fritta, half-and-half garlic bread pizzas, warm malanzane parmigiana and bruschetta – and that’s just for starters.
Indulgent mains, meanwhile, span the likes of wild mushroom and truffle risotto, Cibo’s pistachio-topped four cheese pizza with scamorza, gorgonzola, mozzarella fior de latte and parmesan, and the absolute star of the show: a penne reggiano cooked inside a flaming parmesan cheese wheel at your table with added cognac and truffle oil.
Add to that a 250g sirloin steak served with mushroom or peppercorn sauce – plus a selection of Italian sides like creamy mash, courgette fries, rosemary roast potatoes with parmesan, and pan-fried wild spinach with chilli – and it’s easy to see why this bottomless brunch deal is one of the city’s most popular.
Sides are not included in the price and need to be purchased on top, but are very reasonable at just £4 each. Further choices include piselli con pancetta (peas, onions and pancetta), house salads and mixed vegetables.
As for the bottomless drinks, options include classic Italian aperitivo classics like bellinis and Aperol Spritz, plus crowd-pleasing favourites like pornstar and espresso martinis, sex on the beach, prosecco and a house gin with coriander and pink peppercorns.
Ending on a sweet note, you’ll find classic Italian dessert choices like tiramisu, pistachio cannoli and panna cotta on the menu alongside homemade creme brulee and a classic French millefeuille layered with fresh cream and strawberries.