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On the 28th and 29th of October, the city’s finest food venues are going into battle…

For the first time ever, Manchester will host their very own Battle of the Brunch! Food and lifestyle bloggers, celebrity judges, and YOU, the public, will decide who deserves the title of “Best Brunch in Manchester”.


Look out for our celebrity judges over the weekend; they’ll be there to sample this great British brunch off!

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Where to brunch


Check out some of our brunch battle venues here. There’s some well-established institutions, as well as quite a few new players in town. Keep an eye out for more venues being added daily...

Bookings are now open!



Are you ready?

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We’re inviting some of the city’s finest foodies, alongside radio and TV personalities to help us crown one lucky venue ‘Best Brunch in Manchester’. We’re not good at keeping them secret, so here’s a few familiar faces that you’ll be hopefully lucky enough to brunch with them over the weekend!
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win prizes

Did we mention we’re throwing lots of cash your way! That’ll make your brunch taste that little bit nicer! Get posting your brunch pics with the #BrunchMCR on the 28th and 29th October because we’re giving away £100 each for the best 5 posts across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!


All winners, including best brunch venue will be announced on our website and social feeds, so give us a lot of love here!

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