Hate leaving hungry? Good job you don’t have to. Levelling up your average dinner date with endless grub, Manchester is home to a number of fantastic ‘all you can eat’ restaurants, many of which are (thankfully!) a far cry from the 90s buffets that had a bad rep for cold, cardboard-like food. So, if you’re looking to fill up the bottomless pit that is your tum in style, we’ve got you, with our guide to the best all you can eat restaurants in Manchester.
1. Thaikhun, Trafford Centre
Opening in the Trafford Centre in October 2021, Thaikhun has a brand new concept: all you can eat Thai grub. Marking the brand’s first-ever ‘buffet’ restaurant, guests can enjoy endless plates of ever-changing dishes – including classics such as Pad Thai and Lamb Massaman, alongside carefully selected beers, wines and cocktails, and desserts station boasting the likes of a chocolate fountain, ice cream machine, popcorn machine and slushie machine. The restaurant boasts fantastic Bangkok-style decor, with tuk-tuk tables, boat seats and even a Buddhist shrine. Find them in the Orient quarter of the Trafford Centre.
2. The Pen and Pencil
Hosting a completely bottomless brunch every single month, The Pen and Pencil know how to host an event, and this one’s no exception. Taking place on the last Saturday of each month, Pen and Pencil’s brunch doesn’t just include bottomless drinks, but completely bottomless food, too. Order plate after plate from the menu, while enjoying a selection of free-flowing drinks including Prosecco, Mimosas, Amstel beer, Bloody Mary cocktails and a Brunch Cocktail Special, too. The Pen and Pencil, Fourways House, 57 Hilton St, M1 2EJ.
3. Bem Brasil
Bem Brasil is well-loved by locals for its churrascaria experience, bringing authentic Brazilian cuisine to the city. Bringing an endless supply of delicious meats to each table, guests can feast on beef, pork and chicken roasted on their traditional charcoal barbecues, with stews, street food, salads and more to accompany. The meat is carved right at the table, and you can keep the food coming by keeping your table’s card on the green side (for ‘go’, obviously!). Halal-friendly options are available here too. Bem Brasil, King St W, M3 2GQ | 58 Lever St, M1 1FJ.
Similarly to Bem Brasil, Fazenda offers a unique rodizio experience, bringing delicious South American meats right to the table for guests to chow down on. Chefs carve some of the finest grilled meats at the tableside for ultimate freshness, with plenty of tasty side dishes to enjoy, too, including grilled veggies, potatoes with tasty aioli, truffle and parmesan fries and so much more. Each table is given its very own double-sided card, which can be placed on the green side for more food, or red for a little break. Fazenda, The Avenue, M3 3AP.
5. Sakura Japanese
Sushi restaurant Sakura’s all you can eat offering is a level up on your traditional buffet, with guests able to order endless plates from a tablet right at their table. Enjoy dishes such as nigiri, inari, sashimi, maki, salads, rice noodles, deep-fried dishes, teppanyaki and more, with live entertainment taking place on the weekends and plenty of fruity cocktails on offer. Sakura, 175 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, M8 8LG.
Sundays at Cottonopolis are every food lover’s dream, with trolleys absolutely packed full of delicious Japanese-inspired dishes paraded around the venue for guests to fill up on. Formerly dubbed ‘Dim Sum and Then Some’, guests are invited to enjoy 16 dishes from the trolley, with tons of every changing plates such as bao buns, dumplings, sushi and more – all served up in lovely little bamboo baskets. While the experience is capped, the amount of food is unbeatable, so you’re sure to be having that ‘all you can eat’ experience, regardless. Cottonopolis, 16 Newton St, M1 2AE.
7. Crazy Pedros
As epic as ‘all you can eat’ could possibly get, Crazy Pedro’s bottomless brunch is a pizza lover’s fantasy – with endless slices available alongside bottomless drinks every single day. Serving up a selection of fan-favourite slices, the event costs just £27.50 per person, and can be enjoyed at both Pedros in the city centre. Trust us when we say, it’s 90 minutes of pure heaven. Crazy Pedro’s, Short St, M4 1AA | 55-57 Bridge St, M3 3BQ.
Manchester’s first-ever Chinese bottomless brunch can be found at WowYauChow in Altrincham, but alongside bottomless drinks, guests can also feast on endless baskets of grub. Running for 90 whole minutes, the bottomless lunch offering allows guests to choose from a selection of wonton parcels, bao buns and a lunch bowl with rice or noodles (with one dish from each of those sections!), alongside endless cocktails, beers, wines and soft drinks. Perfect for those who like to try something new, the event also allows guests to order more food included in the price once they’re done, meaning, you won’t have to suffer from food envy. WowYauChow, 59 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1DS.