I’d been meaning to try out Federal for quite a while before I finally made the trip. I am a big fan of brunching, but then again who isn’t? I love poached eggs on everything, and I regularly eat breakfast food for my evening meals. Federal is a little New Zealand/Australian brunch bar nestled in Northern Quarter in Manchester, which does brunch all day, and then cocktails in the evenings. There’s no denying that that is a winning combo, so I couldn’t wait to try it out. After months and months of stalking them on Twitter and Insta, I finally dragged my friend along for a spot of brunch while I was in Manchester getting my hair done. And it was the BEST brunch. I had a hard time choosing what to get from the menu, as everything looked so delicious, but in the end I ordered their Halloumi and Shrooms, which involves pan fried halloumi, garlic and thyme roast mushrooms, spiced tomato relish, a poached egg, and rocket, all on sourdough toast… and then I added extra bacon and smashed avocado. I couldn’t have been more full afterwrads, but it was a truly delicious combo. I accompanied this with a matcha green tea latte, which tasted as pretty as it looked. If I worked in Manchester you could find me in there at least once a week… so if you have yet to discover this place, or if you’re ever passing through, I urge you to pop in. You won’t regret it.