The best thing about a city weekend away for me, is discovering new places to eat! A Jellybean through and through…everything is about food! And on a recent weekend to Manchester with friends, being based in the popular Northern Quarter meant that we had no shortage of fantastic restaurants and bars to try out.

Two of our favourite meals whilst here, were both brunch. Following a couple of fairly late, slightly wine fuelled evenings, we stumbled across two perfect brunch venues, and obviously had to sample their delights with a hot coffee whilst recalling the events of the night before.

On the Saturday morning, we tried Trof @trofnq. All day dining really comes to life here, with a menu stretching from classic breakfasts with a twist to amazing toasted sandwiches for those that are more ‘lunch’ than ‘brunch’. I was ready to try something different and the menu didn’t disappoint. My choice was a taste sensation: Avocado & feta smash, with lime, red chilli, coriander, poached eggs and toasted seeds sourdough. And for kicks and squeaks I added some griddled halloumi.

Saturday night was a slightly bigger night, and therefore a slightly later departure from our apartment, on the hunt for brunch. We didn’t have to wander far before we discovered Walrus – The Hangover Club @WalrusMCR. It was meant to be!

For anyone feeling a touch sleepy and peaky on a Sunday in the Northern Quarter, The Hangover Club offers the perfect remedy – air conditioned, big spacious booths, long tables, coffee, tea, beer/cocktails… whatever gets you through. It opens at midday, allowing time for true hangover sufferers to take an aspirin, get dressed and meander down the road.

Easy listening soothed our slightly fuddled state and things suddenly looked brighter when we were served an amazing All Day Breakfast Pizza (chipolatas and all), with a cold Sol and lime – a great way to bring us back to something resembling humans.

Both of these venues are highly recommended by me, check out their menus and be sure to pop in for a visit next time you are in Manchester.

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