Brunching is one of the biggest trends to hit the hospitality industry in the last couple of years and is the perfect meal choice for those who want to embrace their weekend lie-in! With restaurants and cafes constantly creating new, exciting and intriguing menus (such as Bottomless Brunch) it's not hard to see why...
The History of Brunch
The idea of Brunch was first introduced by English Writer Guy Beringer back in 1895 when he defended those nursing their Sunday morning hangovers in his essay 'Brunch: A Plea'. In it, he discussed that people who had drank too much the night before should not be made to wake up early and be given a rich spread of meaty foods and this would be too much for them to stomach; but instead be served lighter foods such as pastries. He believed that brunch was the perfect chance for friends to get together to talk over their activities from the night before, describing it as 'cheerful, socialable and inciting'.
Good food and catching up with friends; what better reason do you need to head out for Brunch? Here's our top picks of Brunch from across the North West, enjoy...
One of Liverpool's leading independent tea shops and bars, Leaf, offers one of the most delicious brunch menus around which is available from 9am-12 noon in the week; and 3pm at the weekend. They hold live band nights throughout the week and serve a range of spirits for guests to relax and enjoy - who won’t have to worry about being up too early the next day to miss out on their amazing breakfast! They picked up the Sunday Times’ award for the Top 25 Brunches in the UK and also the ‘Winning Tea Blend’ great taste award 2015.
Address: 65 - 67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
Although this cafe started out originally as a cupcake company, it’s very well known for it’s delicious treats and brunch! It’s so popular that if you’re thinking of heading here, book a table in advance. Their menu is a twist on some of the traditional Brunches - featuring Banana bread, granola and English Scones - what brunch dreams are made of!
Address: 230 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2LW
You’ll find Cafe Tabac at the top of Bold Street in Liverpool. They are one of the cities oldest cafes - so it's fair to say they have got the breakfast down to a tee! It’s a real chilled environment where you can enjoy good food, and if you’re lucky enough to get a window seat, watch the world go by outside. It's probably one of the best ways to spend a Sunday morning!
Address: 126 Bold Street, Manchester, L1 4JA
Alabama’s All American Eatery
The American inspired breakfast brunch offers a selection of traditional breakfast choices and also a pick for those looking for something different such as French toast, buttermilk pancakes or vanilla waffles. If you fancy a cheeky cocktail with your brunch we’d recommend trying their cocktails too- they’re incredible.
Address: 10 Newton Street, Manchester
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