Being a stone’s throw away from Leeds, I visited this city on a number of occasions as a student (mainly to visit the Alhambra Theatre). I didn’t, however, try out any bottomless brunches. Besides the fact that they didn’t really exist around 20 years ago, Bradford is particularly famous for its curry houses and so I would always try out those instead.
As it had been over 16 years since I last visited Bradford, I was keen to see how the city had developed and whether or not its bottomless brunch offering was as good as its neighbour’s over in Leeds. This is what I found out in my search for the best bottomless brunch in Bradford…
best bottomless brunches in Bradford – independent cafes and restaurants
When I was first researching where to go for bottomless brunch in Bradford, I found it quite a challenge. None of the usual chain restaurants that offer bottomless brunches seem to be present in the city, which for many is a good thing. There were a number of independent places, however, and I couldn’t wait to try out what they had to offer.
9 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3JL
I loved the feel and vibe of the North Parade in Bradford. It felt unique to this city. There were two independent bottomless brunch offerings in this area and the first I tried was Rum Shackalack. This venue is inspired by a love of rum and has a Caribbean feel. Since its inception, it has become the place to come for rum cocktails in Bradford.
Rum Shackalack has an impressive bottomless brunch deal. For two hours, you get a choice of main dish, a dessert and a huge range of drinks. All for just £30! It is available Tuesdays to Saturdays between 12-2 pm, 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm.
The food options include chicken enchiladas, chilli nachos, burgers and more. There are plenty vegetarian and vegan options. Dessert choices include raspberry ripple and Flake cheesecake, chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing and warm cookie dough with ice cream. However, it’s the range of drinks that are the most interesting and unique! You have a choice of cocktails like Woo Woo, Aperol Spritz, Pina Colada and more. Then there’s prosecco, spirit and mixer (with a huge range of spirits), cask ale, Thatchers or Amstel. This really is the biggest range of drinks we’ve seen on a bottomless brunch menu.
We chose the breaded chicken and garlic mayonnaise and the pulled jerk jackfruit on a bed of jerk rice. For dessert, we had the cheesecake and cookie dough. All of the food was great!
We thoroughly enjoyed our bottomless brunch at Rum Shackalack. The price, the timings and the range of drinks were all excellent. It was also nice to have dessert included too, which was something we’d never had before. The only thing we’d like to have seen was a vegan dessert offering but all round, it was a fantastic experience.
48 Saltaire Road, Shipley, Bradford, BD18 3HN
Just a few miles north of the centre of Bradford, Groove Pad Bar & Kitchen offers a number of great events as well as bottomless brunch. Their bottomless brunch costs £30 per person for 90 minutes.
You can choose from cocktails, wines, prosecco, spirits and more.
The food options include gourmet beef burgers, chicken breast burgers, vegan burgers, gourmet hot dogs and street food. We choose a Mexican Dog, which included chilli salsa, Monterey Jack smoked cheese, tortillas, jalapeños, guacamole and sour cream. It was a really interesting take on a hot dog and we loved it. We also tried the Swiss mushroom chicken breast burger, which came with fried mushrooms, mayonnaise and Swiss cheese. This was also really tasty and the mix of chicken, mushrooms and cheese went together really well.
We really enjoyed the food and drinks at Groove Pad. The place itself was really quiet when we visited so there wasn’t much of an atmosphere. However, it was still worth the trip out of the city.
The 6 Acres
119 Westgate Hill Street, Drighlington, Bradford, BD4 0SF
It’s rare these days to find an independent pub – and even rarer to find one that does a bottomless brunch with cocktails! This restaurant is famous for its range of food on offer and it prides itself on sourcing food locally and using top-quality ingredients.
The bottomless brunch costs £29.99 for 90 minutes of unlimited drinks. You can choose three small plates per person or choose a sharing combo platter that serves two people. The choices of small plates includes chicken wings, garlic bread, cheesy fries, garlic mushrooms and chicken strips.
Drinks-wise, you can choose from pornstar martinis, pink gin and lemonade, cheeky Vimto, Dark Fruits cider, 6 Acres Apple Combo, Carling, mimosa and pink prosecco. You can mix and match your drinks as you go.
We really enjoyed our bottomless brunch at The 6 Acres, especially the range of drinks we could choose from. Given the extensive menu of the restaurant itself, we would have liked to have a wider choice of food options. However, what we did have, we thoroughly enjoyed.
80A Commercial Street, Brighouse, HD6 1AQ
We decided to include Villain Bar in our list of the best bottomless brunches in Bradford even though it’s in Brighouse and has a Huddersfield postcode. However, it is only 7 miles and a 20-minute drive from the centre of Bradford so we thought it deserved a mention since it’s quite unique. As its name suggests, the experience here is centred on all your favourite villains!
Bottomless brunch is available here Monday to Thursday between 11:30 am and 2 pm, Friday between 11:30 am and 7 pm, Saturday between 11:30 am and 4 pm and Sunday between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Diners get 90 minutes of bottomless drinks with your meal but there are several different packages to choose from. The standard package comes with prosecco, bellini, bucks fizz, Aperol spritz, Thatcher’s Haze Gold, Magners Dark Fruits and Coors. This costs £20 per person on Monday to Thursday and £25 per person from Friday to Sunday. The cocktail package includes a choice of Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Harley Quinn, Kryptonite and Bloodline cocktails. You’ll pay £25 per person on Mondays to Thursdays and £30 per person on Friday to Sunday.
The food choice is great too. You’ve got burgers that include beef, salt and pepper chicken and southern fried halloumi. Then there’s truffle mac n cheese loaded fries, salt and pepper loaded fries, tandoori grilled chicken flatbread or crispy halloumi flatbread. We chose the truffle mac n cheese loaded fries, which were to die for! We also had the crispy halloumi flatbread, which was also delicious.
When booking, you need to have your food order ready, which can be a bit of a challenge.
We loved the truffle mac n cheese loaded fries! They were definitely a unique bottomless brunch offering and a real taste sensation! Our experience here was great and it was certainly worth the little bit of travelling to get here.
The best bottomless brunches in Bradford – small chain
When we looked for places to go for bottomless brunch in Bradford, we found that most of them were actually independent places. We did find one small chain offering though (although it’s in Bingley again). Here’s what we thought of it.
The Potting Shed Bar and Gardens (Bingley)
94 Main Street, Bingley, BD16 2JH
The Potting Shed has venues in Beverley, Guiseley and Northallerton as well as Bingley, so it’s a small chain establishment with an independent feel. The bottomless brunch offer is available on weekends between 1 pm and 2:30 pm or 3 pm and 4:30 pm.
The choices of drinks include pornstar martinis, prosecco, draught beer and cider, Aperol spritz and ‘shed’ on the beach. Along with your 90 minutes of unlimited drinks, you can choose a pizza, kebab or salad. There are a range of pizzas available and they’re all cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven. Choices include margherita, Nduja, garden pizza and diavola among others. Kebab choices include chicken, mixed, lamb, halloumi or steak. The salad choices are great too with options like chicken and bacon, halloumi and steak and blue cheese.
This bottomless brunch was one of the most expensive at £34.95 per person. However, we did have a great time and the food was delicious. If you’re prepared to travel out of the city but don’t want to go to Leeds, The Potting Shed Bar and Gardens is definitely a venue to try.
Despite its status as the curry capital of the UK, Bradford also has some pretty great bottomless brunch options too. We really enjoyed trying out what this city had to offer and although we did travel further afield to sample some of the offerings, we were never disappointed with what we found. If we had to choose our favourite, it would be Rum Shackalack. This is because of the inclusion of such a great range of drinks as well as dessert!