One Of The NQ’s Best-Loved Brunch Spots Has Opened A Second Restaurant In Deansgate

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One Of The NQ’s Best-Loved Brunch Spots Has Opened A Second Restaurant In Deansgate

Federal has opened its much-anticipated second restaurant in a larger site in Deansgate.

The husband and wife team behind Federal, one of the Northern Quarter’s best-loved brunch spots, have revealed the opening date for its new venue in Deansgate.

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The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space, close to the business hub of Spinningfields. Where Claudio and Emily Ribeiro say they have designed an interior perfect for brunching, lunching, meeting and working, with a fresh, varied menu to match.

Located close to the junction of Deansgate and Quay Street, the duo says the new cafe and bar will serve all of Federal’s classic dishes and treats, including their famous New Zealand style eggs, banana bread and French toast. And their signature pastel de nata and coffees with their carefully chosen ‘Hodson’ blend from New Zealand Roasters, Ozone.

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The Ribeiro’s said:

“We’ve been so humbled by the reception we’ve had so far in Northern Quarter, the fact we have queues forming outside every weekend is such a huge compliment to us and our fantastic team. Our customer service is so important to us and we aim to bring that with us from the NQ, we know we can offer the warmest welcome alongside great coffee.”

“We’ve had so many comments since we opened four years ago asking when we’re going to open a second that we had no choice but to start looking around. After a couple of sites we like the look of, this one came along and we knew it was perfect. It’s taken a couple of months to get here but now we can see the end, we can’t wait to get the doors open.”

With 35 covers including a couple of window perches and a beautiful cork fronted bar, reminiscent of Claudio’s native Portugal, owners say the new site will have the same laid back style but more space than their famously small but perfectly formed NQ space.

Federal in Deansgate will be open from 7am every weekday (8am on weekends).

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