Bunches of brunches
You’re working Monday through Friday, your Saturday was booked weeks ago, but is your Sunday free? You know, say from about mid-morning to early afternoon? If you can sneak out of the house for a few hours, brunch is the perfect time to hang out with friends or your other half to catch up and fill up on delicious food.
Brunch can transform a typical Sunday into a Sunday Funday and no one will look at you funny if you have a bit of booze (yay, mimosas!) before noon. A number of Granite State restaurants have special brunch menus. Here are a few standouts.
If you haven’t tried the Riverside Sunday Brunch Buffet at The Foundry, you are missing out on one of the best brunches around. No matter how picky or adventurous your palate is, you will have no trouble filling your plate, probably even twice! Start off with homemade pastries and fresh fruit, make your way to the carving station, pick up a few local oysters and some smoked salmon, then make a point of trying the homemade meatballs and seasonal selections.
50 Commercial St., Manchester
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $27
Music, Mimosas, and More: Brunch at the Currier
Entertainment is the little something extra the Currier Museum of Art brings to the brunch table once a month. Listen to live music while dining on your made-to-order omelet, specialty coffee and other breakfast and lunch offerings. Brunch is the second Sunday of the month. Reservations required.
150 Ash St., Manchester
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $19.95
The menu is diverse and features everything from disco fries, to chicken and waffles, to frittatas. But don’t miss out on your opportunity to have a real Irish Breakfast — sausage, eggs, black pudding, bacon, gratin tomato, brunch potatoes and brown bread. Wash it all down with a bloody Mary or Irish cider.
48 Main St., Nashua
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (also on Saturdays)
The Old Salt
Head to the Seacoast where the Old Salt makes brunch an event. In addition to a large menu that includes Eggs Benedict, poached salmon, imported cheeses and Belgian waffles made to order, you can also enjoy edible arrangements of fresh fruits and satisfy your sweet tooth with the help of the three-foot Belgian chocolate fountain.
40 Lafayette Road, Hampton
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $21.99
And a few more not-to-miss brunch spots…
Bedford Village Inn
2 Old Bedford Way, Bedford
Brunch also served Saturdays
The Bistro at LaBelle Winery
345 Route 101, Amherst
Menu changes weekly
281 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3), Meredith
Jazz brunch every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2456 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth
Featuring Mexican favorites