What better way to start the day?
Oh, brunch. How we have missed you. Formerly reserved for the fancier (and unemployed) among society, brunch has become the epitome of the slow weekend – and not just for those who pronounce bath as ‘barth’. It’s the one meal of the day that doesn’t judge you for staying in bed a few hours too late. In fact, it counts on us to do just that, which is probably why we love it so much. And providing ample brunch options in just a small radius is the lovely town of Altrincham – a gorgeous market town just South of Trafford that’s become the cool spot to live. Need some inspo? Read on for our top picks of where to brunch in Altrincham.
1. Common Ground
Located in Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter, Common Ground is a small, laidback coffee shop and kitchen serving up everything you need to kickstart the day – including speciality coffees, their very own Espresso made in collaboration with Dark Woods Coffee, and, of course, a menu packed full of traditional brunch options. Think french toast, pastries, bagels, full English brekky, and so much more. Common Ground, 20 Shaw’s Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1QU.
A unique eatery where everything is served on – you guessed it – toast, Toast is chic, relaxed and absolutely delicious, with tons of upmarket variations of ‘stuff on toast’, as I like to call it. Expect dishes such as lamb shoulder and chermoula (on toast, obviously), chicken and plum, smoked mackerel and even sweet variations such as key lime pie and chocolate and marshmallow. Toast, 63 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1DS.
One of the prettiest restaurants in the region, Victor’s Hale is the perfect place for a boujee brunch over a catch-up, with stunning surroundings embellished with drooping wisteria at every turn, and picture-perfect brunch dishes and cocktails. The menu is packed full of classic options, such as pancake stacks, eggs benedict, full American breakfasts and more. Victor’s, 169 Ashley Rd, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9SD.
A gorgeous Italian restaurant that’s well-known around Manchester for its upscale style, Piccolino in Hale has a wonderful brunch offering every weekend, with an English-meets-Italian approach to the menu. We’re talking full breakfasts served with smoked provola cheese, Mediterranian approaches to smoked salmon on sourdough served with lemon and chives, and avo and toast served with orange, chilli and cherry tomatoes. Alongside brunch, guests can expect Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Aperol Spritz and peach Bellinis. Piccolino, 214, 215 Ashley Rd, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9SZ.
WowYauChow, Altrincham’s quirky modern Chinese fusion restaurant, offers a brunch with a difference – serving bao buns, Wonton, noodles and more as part of their fantastic bottomless lunch basket. Available with both free-flowing drinks and bottomless food, guests can choose from a selection of Wonton parcels, bao buns, small rice or noodle bowls and plenty of cocktails – with guests able to order as much as they can handle for 90 whole minutes. WowYauChow, 59 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1DS.
A bakery and kitchen all wrapped up in one, Blanchflower is a fantastic place to pick up some sourdough on a slow Sunday, with some tasty brunch and lunch dishes for those who don’t fancy cooking. Choose from a variety of classics made with the bakery’s very own produce, with dishes such as sausage and egg focaccia sandwiches, eggs benny, ham and eggs and more. Blanchflower, 12-14 Shaw’s Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1QU.
7. Riva Bar & Restaurant
A classic lounge bar in Hale with a casual, laidback interior, Riva Bar & Restaurant is a fantastic place to kick off the weekend – with bottomless brunch taking place from 10am-12 noon every Saturday and Sunday. The event features a number of classic brunch dishes to choose from – such as the full English, avo on sourdough, and tons of egg dishes – with 90 minutes of free-flowing booze to enjoy. Riva, 4 Cecil Rd, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9PA.
8. Tender Cow
Tender Cow has long been a local fave at Alty Market and Mackie Mayor, and while they’re mostly known for their delicious beef (as their name so aptly suggests), the market spot also serves up a lovely brunch. Think house beef sausage buns, poached eggs carbonara, eggs florentine and plenty more. Tender Cow, 30 Market St, Altrincham, WA14 1SA.