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The best dog-friendly brunch spots in Manchester according to experts

From Castlefield to the Corn Exchange, 10 of the best dog-friendly spots in Manchester for a leisurely brunch

With lockdown restrictions easing across the country, many of us have been rushing to get back into pubs, bars and restaurants to avoid the rainfall and sit inside. 

However, even though most people have been looking forward to socialising again with friends and family, others have had to make alternative adjustments to ensure they can have some quality time with loved ones as they’ve got to consider the care of their beloved pup.

To help dog owners make plans with friends and family, experts at Postman Pooch have put together a list of the best dog-friendly spots in Manchester to help dog owners and tourists travelling with their four-legged friends find the right place for them and their pet to enjoy right in the heart of the city.

Here are the top 10 dog-friendly brunch spots in Manchester according to experts at Postman Pooch, based on TripAdvisor ratings.

Getting around the city comes with its restrictions on travelling with dogs, however, which is something for dog owners to consider when thinking about going for brunch. Despite Manchester being packed with pooch-friendly venues, dogs are still unable to travel on the trams.

Ezra and Gil, Northern Quarter

Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor, they say: “Recognised for its great service and ambience.

“This cafe is highly recommended for its choices of light bites, vegan options and cakes and sweet treats, with a relaxed atmosphere for you and your pup to enjoy.”

Ancoats Coffee Co, Ancoats

Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor: “With a great, relaxed atmosphere, this hidden gem in the Royal Mill Ancoats is an ideal brunch spot and has a wide selection of hot drinks on the menu with milk alternatives available at no extra charge.

“Why not snap a picture of yourself and your four-legged friend to be featured on their dog features wall next time you stop by?”

Delhi House Cafe, Corn Exchange

Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor: “This Indian inspired eatery has excellent reviews and a vast drinks menu, and with their ‘anytime brekky’ and vegan menu, you’re sure to find something you’ll fancy while enjoying quality time with your pooch.”

Three Little Words, Watson Street

Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor: “Nestled in the historical arches, this hidden gem has a creative drinks menu and variety of veggie nibbles for dog owners to enjoy.”

The Banyan Tree, Castlefield

Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor: “Proudly featuring highly recommended British cuisines with vegan options and an impressive drinks menu with milk alternative available across their dog drinks menu, this dog-friendly location serves up a treat for those looking for a casual dining experience.”

Black Sheep Coffee, various locations

Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor: “Best known for its breakfast bites, smoothie bowls, and range of coffees including a puppuccino treat for your pooch, this is a great spot to stop with your pet whilst out and about in the city to relax and refuel.”

Brewdog, Peter Street

Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor: “Overlooking Peter Street through a huge glass front, this brunch spot is definitely one for all the beer lovers out there as this dog-friendly venue is best known for its famous Brewdog beverages and huge burgers to enjoy from the menu.”

The Pen and Pencil, Northern Quarter

Rated 4.0 on TripAdvisor: “Located in Manchester’s lively Northern Quarter and inspired by the mid-20th century bar on East 45th Street in New York’s ‘Steak Row’, this bar and eatery offers all-day brunch that you won’t want to miss, with a warm welcome to both you and your dog.”

Cottonopolis, Northern Quarter

Rated 4.0 on TripAdvisor: ”Best known for its Japanese cuisine and ambient interior, this venue offers an appealing bottomless brunch and plant-based menu, where your dog will receive a warm welcome with treats and water on arrival.”

The Wharf, Castlefield

Rated 4.0 on TripAdvisor: ”Based in the heart of the canal basin in Castlefield, this large warehouse-style building has hidden nooks and crannies so you can find cosy rooms and alcoves, lively and dynamic areas or an outdoor area to enjoy your meal, with gluten-free options, with your pooch if you prefer.”

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