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13 Of The Best Al Fresco Brunches To Try In The Manchester Sunshine

By Laura Rogan

13 Of The Best Al Fresco Brunches To Try In The Manchester Sunshine

These sun-soaked terraces are perfect for brunch.

From the brunches of the bottomless variety to quirky brunches consisting of pizzas and chicken wings, we’ve kind of seen it all here in Manchester. But now, we get to take it outside. There’s something a little Parisian about being able to enjoy brunch on an outdoor terrace, watching the world pass by as you start your day with eggs and pastries – and we’re so ready to say ‘bonjour!’ to the whole concept. Feel like whacking on your beret and doing the same? Read on for our guide to outdoor brunch in Manchester.

1. Impossible

Relaunching their bottomless brunch alongside their fantastic outdoor terrace, which is a permanent fixture over on Great Northern Square, Impossible is back just in time for spring with a fantastic menu that includes mini burgers, mini wraps, crispy chicken wings and a number of fantastic sides (hellooo Katsu Fries! 😍). Guests can enjoy a variety of free-flowing beers, spirits, wines, prosecco and cocktails which are all part of the bottomless brunch, with a little something for everyone to try. Book it here.

2. Crazy Pedros

Another non-traditional brunch offering (which is perfect for us non-traditional Mancs), Crazy Pedros serves up bottomless slices every single day, alongside bottomless cocktails, Hooch, beer and prosecco. Guests get 90 minutes to scoff as many bottomless slices as they wish with a variety of toppings on offer, and the drinks are (of course) free-flowing, too. Find out more here.

3. Bunny Jackson’s

Bunny Jackson’s is well-known for its cheap-as-chips (or cheap-as-chicken?) wings, and now, guests can really get their fill with their new bottomless offering. Taking place between 12 and 5 every day, guests can chow down on bottomless wings and fries – with BBQ, Buffalo and Classic wings on the menu. If that wasn’t all, there’s also free-flowing house lager, frozen cocktails and flavoured Lambrini on the menu, too, so you can be sure you won’t be parched while taking on the challenge. Bunny Jackson’s is not taking bookings, so you can simply just turn up and request a table on the day. Bunny Jackson’s, 1 Jack Rosenthal St, M15 4RA.

4. Fress

Returning with their new outdoor garden on May 17th, Fress will be serving up bottomless brunch in the great outdoors, with the sunlight peeping through to their beautiful terrace. Fill up on Full English-style dishes such as the Brekkie Beast, enjoy smaller dishes such as smashed avo on sourdough bread, or go all out with waffles, pancakes and all the toppings. Guests also have the option to add bottomless drinks for an extra £15, with Mimosas, Prosecco, house wine and house lager available. Book a table here.

5. Foundry Project

Back with their sun-soaked outdoor terrace, Foundry Project – self-described as the ‘Happiest Place In Manchester’ – is offering bottomless brunches and lunches out in the great outdoors, with a diverse menu available to suit everyone’s palate. From pancakes and bacon to pizza and sourdough – there are some great dishes to choose from, with plenty of free-flowing drinks to accompany. Book a table here.

6. Banyan

Banyan is back with their fantastic outdoor space at the Corn Exchange, with brunch dishes galore on the menu. We’re talking eggs, pancakes, Full English dishes, burgers and chorizo hash, with plenty of fruity cocktails that complement the occasion perfectly. If that wasn’t all, Banyan also offers a bottomless brunch indoors, with a whole host of cocktails and Spritz on the menu. Book a table here.

7. Federal

One of Manchester’s most popular brunch spots is finally back, and their outdoor space is open for spring. Serving coffees, teas and more, Federal is the perfect place to wind down on a Saturday morning with a proper good brunch – with acai bowls, sourdough, french toast, steak and eggs and so much more to choose from. The cafe bar also serves some great cocktails, too, so if you’re really feeling in the weekend mood, they’ve got your back. Federal Cafe Bar, 9 Nicholas Croft, M4 1EY.

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8. Ezra & Gil

Opening up a brand new terrace overlooking Stevenson Square, brunch lovers will absolutely love Ezra & Gil’s brand new sun-drenched terrace, which seems perfectly located for enjoying the great outdoors on a sunny day. The cafe is serving up their beloved menu of brunch dishes – as well as a new menu of authentic Italian pasta dishes created by their Italian head chef. Find out more here.

9. Pot Kettle Black

Pot Kettle Black has opened a fantastic outdoor terrace on St Anne’s Square, serving up fresh coffees, eggy bread, breakfast sandwiches, stuffed croissants and stacked pancakes. The location allows guests to enjoy the hustle and bustle of that particular part of the city, which sees plenty of shoppers passing by in the day, with some beautiful architecture to take in while you’re there. Pot Kettle Black, Barton Arcade, M3 2BW.

10. Trove, Ancoats

Just off the square in Ancoats, Trove serves up delicious sourdough, as well as a tasty brunch menu incorporating the bakery’s creations. We’re talking huge focaccia sandwiches, thick sourdough breakfast sandwiches, toast, eggs, vegan brekkies and more – with plenty of coffee and pastries up for grabs, too. Trove, 5 Murray St, Ancoats, M4 6HS.

11. Elnecot

Elnecot is now serving outdoors, alongside its many neighbours on Blossom Street. The British restaurant has carved out a beautiful menu of brunch dishes to enjoy on a sunny weekend, including eggs on sourdough, breakfast sandwiches, shakshuka, pork belly with eggs and chilli jam, and of course, the classic Full English. Their brunch menu is only served on weekends, however, you can snap up a table here.

12. Delhi House Cafe

While Delhi House Cafe specialises in tasty Indian comfort food, they also have a wonderful breakfast menu on offer – which certainly shakes the morning up a little. Think tikka-infused omelettes and lentil crepes, bringing a little bit of kick to the start of your day. Their outdoor terrace is located in a beautiful position, too, overlooking Cathedral Gardens – which is a great spot to enjoy the warm weather. Find out more here.

13. Ducie Street

One of the hottest new terraces around, Ducie Street Warehouse’s new al fresco dining space is a proper sun spot, soaking up the rays all day long thanks to its South-facing position. It’s the perfect place to head out for a pint if you fancy catching a tan, but not only that, guests can also fill up on a number of brunch dishes – including wellness bowls, toasted sourdough with a variety of toppings, huge brekkies, hot cakes and more, with plenty of hot drinks, cocktails and more to enjoy alongside your meal. Brunch is available to order every weekend, and you can book a table here.

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[Featured image: Banyan/Ducie Street]