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Situated on Thomas Street right in the middle Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Terrace offers a mix of craft beer and cocktails served by friendly and attentive staff. It’s not the first place you’d think of for breakfast, yet after trying the venue twice I’m happy to report that it’s one of the best vegetarian breakfast places in the area.
Breakfast is served 10 am – 3 pm on weekends (11 am weekdays) with enough tables inside that it’s rarely an issue getting a seat; in the morning at least. Due to being a bar as well as a restaurant, it is a little dark, especially for those sat away from the windows. However, for those nursing hangovers or still haven’t woken up yet that may not be a bad thing.
The veggie breakfast is served with veggie black pudding (a mixture of herbs and spices) veggie sausage, poached eggs, hash browns and homemade beans, tomato, mushrooms and hot buttered toast. You couldn’t really ask for more.
I opted for the deluxe breakfast, which for an extra £2 not only do you get extra sausage, eggs and black pudding but your breakfast also comes with a brew, so there’s no reason not to. It’s enough to keep anyone going for dinner.
What really made the dish were the poached eggs – super fresh, cooked perfectly and a real joy to eat. For me, they are the best I’ve had in Manchester.
For those without such a big appetite, there are other options including Eggs Florentine and Rarebit, a grilled cheese sandwich concoction of sourdough bread topped with Monterey Jack cheese, stout, Worchester sauce and mustard. If that sounds perfect to you I’d also recommend you give the Grilled Cheese Sandwich Company NQ a try – great for quick lunchtime eats.
Overall, I would recommend Terrace as the ideal Northern Quarter venue for vegetarian full English breakfast. Not only is it excellent value at less than £10 all in, but it’s also simply one of the best.