Looking for a little more than the usual bacon and eggs? These brunch spots go above and beyond with Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary bars, carving stations, and unique twists on brunch classics.
The largest Certified Farm to Table restaurant in New Hampshire, The Foundry serves up Southern-influenced brunch in the Manchester mills district every Sunday from 10AM-2PM. Brunch at The Foundry is a steal at $25 per person, given their buffet of freshly shucked raw oysters, hand-carved prime rib, country-fried chicken and gravy, house-baked breads, pastries and more.
For an exquisite à la carte experience, cross the river into Bedford for Tek-Nique's Sunday Brunch, served 10AM-2PM. Start with the bright Tuna Poke with spiced almonds, candied orange, and nori. For the sweet, try the Caramelized Apple French Toast or White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes. Savory options include the smokey BBQ Tomato & Pork Belly Omelet smothered in house smoked cheddar and served with fried onions, potatoes, and toast. Baked Seafood Casserole with scallops, shrimp, lobster and more raises the bar for brunch nirvana.
Portsmouth & the Seacoast
Portsmouth's West End is home to Diners & Drive-Ins favorite STREET (and free parking!). STREET specializes in bringing flavors from around the world to the table, and their brunch is no exception. Sausage Gravy & Biscuits and Eggs Your Way will satify the purists among you, but step out of your comfort zone and taste the Breakfast Purrita, a crispy, hot pita pocket packed with eggs and cheese served with rösti potato, or try the K*Town Bennie, a bed of sticky rice, Korean BBQ beef, sesame spinach, poached eggs, and hollandaise garnished with house-made kimchee. STREET also boasts a full roster of inventive brunch cocktails.
The Old Salt in Hampton goes all out for Sunday brunch with edible fruit sculptures and a 36-inch tall chocolate fountain. All the traditional breakfast items appear on the buffet line, plus made-to-order omelettes, Belgian waffles, turkey and roast beef carving stations, and poached salmon. Brunch is served Sundays 9AM-1:30PM.
Stop in to the Crowne Plaza on a Sunday morning and you'll find the Speaker's Bistro Champagne Brunch. This buffet style brunch includes a complimentary mimosa and features chef-selected tapas, omelette and carving stations, and a huge selection of desserts. Brunch is served 9AM-1PM at $19.95 per person.
In the mood for an Irish breakfast? Visit the Peddler's Daughter in Nashua for Sunday brunch from 11AM-3PM and you'll be treated to rashers topped with hollandaise, corned beef, and suckling pig hash. Don't sleep on their drink selection either, or you'll miss their Guinness Bloody Mary.
Off the beaten path
Part of the Common Man Family, Lakehouse Grille in Meredith offers a Saturday breakfast buffet that delivers on quality at the very affordable price of $12.95 per adult, and their Sunday Jazz Brunch is a real treat with the addition of live jazz and gourmet items for only $19.95 per adult. If you find yourself in the Lakes region on a weekend morning, stop in for a plate of Lakehouse hash topped with just-poached eggs.
The Grand Sunday Brunch at White Mountain Hotel & Resort lives up to its name with gourmet made-to-order omelettes, homemade maple butter to top Belgian waffles, Salmon Eggs Benedict, and more. Indulge at the cheese table or sample the freshly baked desserts every Sunday from 9:30AM-1:00PM.
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