I actually don’t think I could tell you the last time I had bottomless brunch. Well until now, and I may have just peaked here to be honest. Just before Christmas I visited Public, located in Stevenson Square (NQ) to try their newest weekend offering.
Public comes from the team who are also responsible for some of my other favourite bars and restaurants in town, so this was a much anticipated opening for me. Located in the Northern Quarter, the roomy bar offers plenty of space for eating, drinking (and dancing!), and not to mention a large outdoor seating space which is perfect in the summer months.
They offer an extensive list of cocktails, some of which I have already visited to try and can vouch for their deiciousness. They also have a great little food menu – it’s a concise collection of some of the best nibbles/small plates, and VERY GOOD mains. A few of which are included in bottomless brunch.
Public offer their bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s £30pp for 90 mins, and available until 5pm. Perfect if you’d rather go for a later vibe and turn it into some drinks in the NQ afterwards. Food-wise, you can choose from their hot oil gun gun noodles, buttermilk chicken sando or cheeseburger. I have already heard too many great things about their cheeseburger not to order that. To be honest, I’ve only heard good things about the entire menu, so as our second choice we opted for the noodles, for a little more variety. Trust me, I’ll be back for the sando asap.
The cheeseburger lived up to the hype. A perfectly cooked aged beef patty, between a toasted bun, filled with chunky gherkins aka disco pickles, cheese (obvs), Public sauce and house ketchup. If you go to Public you definitely need to order this. The hot oil gun gun noodles are also something to rave about IMO. They are exactly as described, spicy, oily, and extremely moreish. Plus bonus points from me for them being served in a classic takeout noodle box. I don’t know if I could recommend one of these over the other. Both 10/10, try both if you can.
In terms of drinks, this is one of the best selections I’ve seen for a bottomless brunch. You get the usual suspects – beer, prosecco, and mimosas. PLUS you can also have margs, aperol spritz, bloody marys and daquiris! You can mix and match too, just finish your drink and order your next. The staff are also great at keeping you topped up when you’re nearly ready for your next.
As with the food, the drinks are great. I’d already had the bloody mary here, which comes recommended from a BM lover, and I of course had another with brunch. The mimosa deserves its own shout out too, is it isn’t just your classic mimosa. The Public Mimosa is: st germain elderflower, grapefruit, peychauds, bitters and prosecco. A bit more of a twist on the classic, which I really enjoyed. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always take a classic mimosa, but I’ll always try a variation on a favourite too. I’d also like to give a special shout out to the marg. Margaritas are my favourite drink, and in fact I just finished one whilst writing this post. The Public margaritas are very, very good. This is the drink we definitely ordered the most of during bottomless brunch, and I even managed to get a spicy one as my final drink. 12/10 for the drinks from me.
If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a fan. This is 100% one of the best, if not the best, bottomless brunch offerings in Manchester. The food and drink are both worth the visit, alone, each in their own right. So the fact that you can get the bottomless brunch combo for £30 is such a steal. There’s also a happy hour too if you do want to just go and have a drink or two, but if you are in the market for a brunch then look no further.
You can visit the website here for more info.
*This was a gifted visit. As ever, all opinions are my own.