Review: Manna Bread & Wine Sunday Brunch
One of my favorite restaurants in town, Manna Bread & Wine now serves brunch on Sundays and it's something you shouldn't miss out on.
The last time I wrote about Manna Bread & Wine it was smaller and had different owners. Now, Manna has expanded to include a new bar area called Milo's Fine Wine & Whisky, but kept all the great things that made Manna one of the best places in Lubbock. This month, Manna decided to change up something else and launched their Sunday Brunch from 10am-2pm. This past Sunday, my wife and I tried it out for the first time.
More and more places around Lubbock have started doing a brunch on Sunday which is good because it's just another option for people have to dine out and enjoy themselves. Manna's brunch is a little different than some others in town and a bit pricier than most. However, you a guaranteed a great meal which you can't say about other places. Reservations for brunch are not required, but you can make them if you feel like it's necessary.
When you sit down your waitress will bring you a fruit bowl that is beautifully prepared and tastes as good as it
looks. The presentation is great which just adds to the experience of the meal. Along with the fruit bowl you will receive a bread basket with three different types of bread and three different types of butter. My personal favorite was the blueberry croissant with strawberry butter. The english muffin paired with the salmon butter was fantastic as well.
The brunch menu is a bit different than Manna's regular menu. This is a brunch, so you have brunch type items on the menu. This isn't all you can eat either. It's one dish, but a dish that is filling. Most items on the menu are priced at $12 dollars, but I had the Beef Tenderloin and Eggs which came out to $27 dollars. Our food came out fast and was great. The 8 oz. steak was served with a creamy marsala sauce that paired perfectly. It was a thick steak and very juicy. I would absolutely recommend the Beef Tenderloin and Eggs to anyone who goes to Manna's Sunday Brunch. My wife ordered the Chorizo, Egg, Potato, and Gouda Burrito and enjoyed it as well. It was huge though, and she decided to take it home. One thing is for certain, you won't leave Manna Bread & Wine still hungry.
The Mimosas and Bloody Mary bar are not included in the price of the brunch, nor are they bottomless as they are at some other places, but the drinks are good as is the food.
Overall, I recommend Manna's Sunday Brunch to anyone looking for a good meal who isn't on a budget. This isn't the cheapest brunch in Lubbock, but the food makes up for that. Can you eat for a low price? Sure, if no drinks are involved, but what is a brunch without a Mimosa or Bloody Mary? If you are looking to try out a new place for brunch this Sunday, swing by Manna Bread & Wine and see what you think.
Manna Bread & Wine Sunday Brunch: website
Location: Inside Cactus Alley, 2610 Salem Ave.
Hours for Brunch: Sundays 10am-2pm
Attire: Casual-Sunday Dress
Price: $12-$27 dollars per entree