Based in Merchant City’s Brunswick Hotel, this small cafe/bar has a great atmosphere, friendly service and a very reasonably-priced menu. There’s a huge selection of food on offer including Mediterranean-style tapas dishes, spaghetti and big burger-based meals. I usually go for one of the brutti – thin pizza base with a range of toppings. The blue brutti (blue cheese and rocket topping) is my favourite.
With a good selection of wines and a range of continental beers, it’s a good place to meet friends before going on to a club and equally as good for breakfast and a hair of the dog the morning after. Food is served from 11:00 – 22:00, from 12:30 on Sundays.
It can get very busy in the evening at weekends, especially if there’s a DJ playing in the bar, and it’s worth booking a table.
Prices for rooms in the hotel, all en-suite, start at £ 50. More information on the website.