Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes your usual cereal or toast just won’t cut it.
Only bacon will do. And sausages. Maybe some eggs. In fact, maybe just a full-on fry up.
Here is our pick of 10 great blow-out breakfasts in Manchester – for when you need that something extra.
Home Sweet Home
— Home Sweet Home (@HomeSweetHomeNQ) June 18, 2015
For American comfort food with a modern twist head to Home Sweet Home. If you’re hungry, try the House Hash – breakfast potatoes with melty cheese, onions, peppers and eggs. Steak N Eggs offers seared flattened rump steak, served pink, with poached eggs plus House Hash for £9.50, or if you fancy a towering toasted breakfast muffin check out the Lucky 7’s (£7.77), piled high with sausage patty, black pudding, American cheese, crispy bacon, poached egg and Mama Jay’s red sauce. Bottomless filter coffee is served with any breakfast item before midday.
Breakfast until 12pm daily. 49 – 51 Edge Street, M4 1HW – homesweethomenq.com
The Albert Square Chop House
— Manchester Food Hub (@Mcrfoodhub) June 21, 2015
There are lots of yummy things on the breakfast menu at Albert’s Chop House – buttermilk pancakes with vanilla-poached rhubarb & crème fraiche, Omelette Arnold Bennett, Grilled, oak-smoked Manx kippers, Eggs Benedict (with braised ox tongue)… Albert’s Best of British Breakfast (£8.50) is the one for when you’re hungry, though. Cumberland sausage, home-made black pudding, streaky bacon, grilled mushrooms, slow-roasted tomato, and free-range eggs cooked how you like, served with toast.
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 12pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 12pm, Memorial Hall, 14 Albert Square, M2 5PF – albertsquarechophouse.com
— Trof NQ (@trofnq) May 31, 2015
Breakfast is a leisurely affair at dandyish den of opulence Trof, with their hearty dishes served until 4pm. All their meat and eggs are free range and locally sourced, with sausages handmade to their own recipe by top Manchester butcher WH Frost. Try one of their excellent bacon butties in a crusty sourdough bun, a sausage and egg Trofmuffin with melted cheese, or Huervos Rancheros and chorizo hash. If you want to supersize your meal, have a go at the Royal Brekkie – a huge plate of grilled back bacon, Trof special sausage, hash browns, eggs, beans, mushrooms, grilled tomato and toast (veggie version available). It’s a beast of a breakfast.
Breakfast served until 4pm. 8 Thomas St, M4 1EU – trofnq.co.uk
For a bowl of cereal with a difference, head to Manchester’s cereal café Black Milk. You can find unusual cereals such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kellogg’s Krave S’Mores, Choco Munch and more – 150 types of cereal from across the world, in fact – served with a variety of milks (including chocolate). You can top your creation with a selection of sweets and toppings if you so desire, from Rolos and salted caramel to flying saucers. You can even have your cereal in a chocolate bowl. You mum probably wouldn’t approve, but your Instagram will love it.
2nd Floor Afflecks, 52 Church St, M4 1PW – Twitter
— Hayley McQueen (@HayleyMcQueen) August 15, 2015
Koffee Pot, with its diner feel and cool soundtrack, offers a variety of tempting breakfast dishes from smoked haddock rarebit on sourdough toast or Manx Kippers with grain mustard butter to a salt beef bagel. You’ll want to try the tasty traditional all-day Full English and Irish breakfasts if you’re really hungry though, along with a coffee from the Ancoats Coffee Co.
8am – 8pm (5pm on Sundays). 84-86 Oldham Street, M1 1LW – Twitter
— Abel Heywood (@abelheywoodnq) August 16, 2015
There are some glorious breakfast dishes on Abel Heywood’s menu – from brisket hash with fried egg and beetroot chutney to a pleasing ham hock, blacksticks blue and spring onion omelette. For a big fry up done with a bit of class, though, check out the Manchester Fry Up (£8.50) – two eggs, two sausages, two slices of bacon, black pudding, mushroom, beans, fried potatoes, and a thick slab of toasted sourdough with butter.
Weekdays from 7am – 12pm, weekends from 8am – 2pm, 38 Turner Street, M4 1 DZ – abelheywood.co.uk
Bangers & Bacon
— Cookie (@petercook11) August 20, 2015
Breakfast is a distinctly porky affair at Bangers & Bacon in The Kitchens in Spinningfields, as you might expect. Butties stuffed with bacon, sausage, egg and black pudding are £3.50, a breakfast wrap is £5, or the Brunch Bagel includes sausage, bacon, black pudding, hash brown, fried egg and cheese for £5. The Big Pig full breakfast includes sausage, bacon, egg, beans, black pudding and toast. The breakfast club every Wednesday offers a breakfast sandwich including a coffee or tea for just £3.50, served from 7.30am. Bargain.
7.30 – 11.30am daily, from 9.30am at weekends, The Kitchens, Irwell Square, Leftbank, Spinningfields, M3 3AG – Twitter
If you're not yet on the fields of Kendall Calling & are heading down today – get a hearty breakfast before you leave pic.twitter.com/5wYXbFVSmu
— Leo's Fish Bar (@leosfishbar) July 31, 2015
Leo’s may not offer the most glamorous of breakfasts, but by god they’re big – and served until 5pm too. Eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding, hash browns, beans, mushrooms, tomato, toast, tea and coffee – the full works. A standard full English is only £5.70 – but just ask them if you want to go large, and they’ll bring you the breakfast of champions.
Served until 5pm, 12 Oldham Street, M1 1JQ – leosfishbar.com
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The Full English at Gorilla (£8.50) includes cured and grilled back bacon, Trof recipe sausage, house made hash brown, Heinz baked beans, fried egg, mushrooms, slow roasted tomato, buttered toast. If you want to supersize, it, go for the Royal Breakfast (£12) with extra bacon, sausages, two hash browns, two fried eggs, extra mushrooms, beans, tomatoes and even more buttered toast. The bacon is from Cheshire pigs and the sausages are hand made by WH Frost Butchers, so you can rest assured that you’re eating quality as well as quantity.
Served until 4pm, 55 – 56 Whitworth Street, M1 5WW – thisisgorilla.com
Have you seen our breakfast menu, Manchester? 🍳 pic.twitter.com/QpryCD5HwX
— ROSYLEE Restaurant (@ROSYLEEMCR) August 26, 2015
Working together with local suppliers who produce only the best regional food, Rosylee in the Northern Quarter is all about honouring the English heritage. Breakfast includes ham or smoked salmon with eggs, but they also offer a fine Full English for £7.95 – you can add on extra eggs, hash browns, sausages, bacon or toast if you so desire.
11 Stevenson Sq, Northern Quarter, M1 1DB – rosylee.com