Quirky Brunches In Manchester

From Deansgate to the Northern Quarter, this city is bursting with some seriously epic spreads that offer a relaxed start to the day when either breakfast or lunch won't suffice. If you're really looking for the wow factor, we've done you the service of rounding up the best places for a quirky brunch in Manchester. Our jam-packed list includes bottomless, drag-themed bashes, rooftop yoga events, and feasting that involves dancing to your favourite ABBA songs. 

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 23rd July 2024




Freight Island

Some of Manchester's quirkiest goings-on are packed to the rafters with entertainment, and Freight Island's events are no different. Boasting a range of shindigs from ABBA-themed antics to meet and greets from Big Bez, there's far more than just booze and tasty food here.

The Brunch Club - Manchester

Bringing you themed bottomless events galore are The Brunch Club, who come to top venues across the city with live entertainment ranging from ABBA to Spice Girls, Country, Taylor Swift and Disney - with drag thrown in for good measure. Expect 60 minutes of unlimited drinks, a DJ for three hours and food to accompany as well.

Manchester Electric Shuffle Brunch

@ Electric Shuffle Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 27th July 2024

For a quirky brunch like no other, make your way to Electric Shuffle in Spinningfields this weekend. In this two-hour session you'll get to enjoy unlimited sharing paddles of pizza and a whole bottle of prosecco each, all while battling against your friends on the shuffleboard tables. To finish, you'll get to sip more bubbles in their trendy bar, with tickets starting from just £30 per person.

The Secret Bottomless Brunch

@ The Fitzgerald on Every 3rd Saturday of the month

Fancy an afternoon feast with a twist? Then snap up tickets from £40 per person to The Secret Bottomless Brunch at The Fitzgerald. You must keep this event under wraps to avoid getting 'busted by the police' so make sure you and your mates abide by the quirky speakeasy's rules. Sip on free-flowing bubbles for two hours and lap up incredible entertainment courtesy of the venue's finest, with tasty burgers and buns on hand to devour. 

BOUGIE DRAG EVENTS

Bougie Drag Events are hosting some of the quirkiest bottomless brunches around, whether it's their Beyonce-themed event or their classic brunch, hosted by iconic Northern queens Imani Versace and Barb. There'll be lip syncing, dance-offs and tunes throughout from DJ Smiley Vyrus, as well as 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco, beer or cocktails.

The Reggae Brunch Manchester

Make your way over to venues and secret locations across Manchester for The Reggae Brunch, a huge day party filled with DJ hits, Caribbean food and bottomless rum punch. To top it off? There's hen and birthday packages available.

Cherry Jam

From bottomless brunches with sharing boards to afternoon tea tiers, Cherry Jam has all sorts in store to mix it up from the usual offering. Plus, there are often fun themes like boy bands, RnB and more, alongside music bingo during each session.

Impossible

Impossible Manchester's sunset brunch club offers the last seating at 8.30pm, meaning you can feast 'til pretty late on the weekend. For just £35 per person or £49.50 for a premium affair, you can chow down on Belgian waffles, a full English or truffled wild mushrooms on toasted focaccia, all while drinks include coconut rum and pink gin.

What's On At The Cockatoo

Bag yourself a front-row seat to the classic Frockatoo Brunch or Applause: The Gaga Brunch at The Cockatoo Club in Manchester as the UK's biggest tribute act, Donna Marie, takes to the stage belting out bangers that'll leave you finding it hard to hide your poker face. Accompanied by the dazzling drag star Miss Blair and DJ Josh Smith, you'll be in for four hours of non-stop fun, featuring free-flowing prosecco and tasty eats from just £31.95 per person.

Manchester Brunch Social

@ Flight Club Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 27th July 2024

Searching for a themed brunch in Manchester? One for the friends who don't fall out easily, Flight Club knows how to turn up the heat every weekend with pizza, a bottle of prosecco each and round after round of devilishly competitive darts action. Topping it off is those cool fairground-inspired interiors.

Dean McCullough’s Pop Machine Day Party

@ The Anthologist, St Peter Square on Sat, 17th Aug 2024 @ 12:00 - 16:00

After a brunch with a difference? Then head to Dean McCullough's Pop Machine Day Party this summer, taking place at The Anthologist on St Peter's Square. Your £49.95 ticket promises a delicious sharing board to start, filled with hummus, aubergine and more, followed by the likes of buttermilk chicken burgers, eggs Florentine or roasted summer squash. Throughout the four-hour event, the talented BBC Radio 1 DJ will be spinning pop classics from the 80s right through to present day.

Gaucho Manchester

Every Saturday from 1pm, Argentinian restaurant Gaucho serves an unusual brunch due to the fact it comes with unlimited starters - including empanadas, burrata, morcilla and chorizo selections and more. Select a main next, spanning the likes of 100% Argentine beef brunch burgers stacked with cherry tomato jam, Portobello mushroom, free-range egg and streaky bacon or opt for steak, eggs and chips slathered in chimichurri.

Doghouse Manchester

Vegan Monday and 4 other offers

DogHouse Manchester has you covered for unique brunch plates to start your day off right. There's a choice of gochujang fried bacon, shredded chilli omelette and spring onion chutney in Korean breakfast bao buns, candied banana buttermilk pancakes and American breakfasts. Plus, if you fancy getting zen first thing in the morning, there's even a rooftop yoga event that might tickle your fancy. 

Boy Toy Events Manchester

Get your weekend off to a cracking start with a fabulous bottomless brunch in Manchester city centre. Join some of the UK's best queens for an afternoon of food, games, catwalk competitions and, of course, dance-offs. There's also bingo themes, men in the buff and Beyonce or Britney impersonators.

The Lawn Club

Cocktail Club and 1 other offer

Check out beaut outdoor spot The Lawn Club for pretty brunch places in Manchester. From classic weekend editions to seasonally changing themes, this is a great place to enjoy some fabulous pizza with 90 minutes of unlimited bubbles, whether you're chilling on the lawn or relaxing on their gorgeous terrace that's covered in greenery. Their two-course bottomless offering costs just £37.50 per person, with mini chocolate churros on the cards for dessert.

Burlesque Bottomless Brunch

@ The Fitzgerald on Every 1st Saturday of the month

Up your midday munching game with tickets starting from £40 to The Fitzgerald's Burlesque Bottomless Brunch. Enjoy two hours of unlimited prosecco, spritz or beer as well as a BBQ dish courtesy of Quarter House. There will be heaps of entertainment at this 1920s-themed event so make sure to be on your best behaviour, as things could get raunchy.

Taste + Liquor

From offering an RnB brunch in Manchester to 90s and 00s-themed versions, Taste + Liquor is one of the leading providers of brunch parties and street food. To kick things off? Bottomless rum punch while the five hour show begins.

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

Having made its way up to Manchester from the TV chef's famous London outpost, Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay has quickly become a staple for pan-Asian dining in our city. Served 12pm to 4pm on Saturdays and costing £55 per person, brunch includes four courses ranging from omakase sushi to duck leg bao, fried chicken, and a choice of mains like Colombo spiced monkfish or baby chicken teriyaki. Add on prosecco for £40 each in your 90-minute sitting too.

Dishoom Manchester

Any guide to quirky brunches, in any city where there is a Dishoom, has to include this Indian staple. Inspired by the Irani cafes of Bombay, this unique restaurant has roll for free food dice and naan rolls stuffed with bacon, peppery Shropshire pork sausages and runny yolk fried eggs for the ultimate drip. Our other recommendation? The Keem Per Eedu of spicy chicken keema, chicken liver, fried eggs and sali crisp-chips, served alongside homemade buns.