Want to know what to do for the best day out in Wolverhampton? Local expert Samantha gives us the inside scoop on how to have the best Wolverhampton day trip from breakfast to dinner…
Originally a market town specialising in the wool trade, the city of Wolverhampton has a population of over 200,000 people, with an area of 69.44km2.
Wolverhampton is known for being a creative city, with a rich history of artists and sculptors who came to practice their trade. It’s a great place for shopping, with plenty of independent and boutique shops lining the streets. It’s also an excellent place for wining an dining – both in the chain restaurants, and the more unique offerings in the city.
Breakfast in Wolverhampton
Let’s start with the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Wolverhampton has tons of places for you to grab a tasty, inexpensive, full English breakfast. And with the list of things to see and do here, you’ll need a big breakfast to keep you going. Here are my favourites…
Glutton’s for Nourishment
A boutique café situated in the heart of Tettenhall Village, Gluttons for Nourishment is well known for its famous afternoon tea and homemade food and cakes.
Gluttons for Nourishment is a great spot if you have a few different palates to satisfy. As well as traditional Full English offerings, you can also opt for the buttermilk pancakes, the eggs Benedict, or my favourite, the buttermilk pancakes with strawberries and bacon. Lovely little place that also serves a great afternoon tea, and these fantastic milkshakes too.
Perfect for any occasion they also have a wide selection of deep-filled finger sandwiches, homemade hot and cold savouries, home-baked cakes and a pot of English breakfast tea or filter coffee.
Ghale’s Coffee Lounge
Previously called Latuskes, Ghale’s Coffee Lounge is an independent café situated in the heart of Wolverhampton. Offering delicious full English breakfasts, vegetarian and vegan options, and their famous eggs done five ways, Ghale’s is a popular breakfast favourite in the city. They also do great cakes!
A cosy little tearoom in the heart of Wolverhampton, Biscotto Café sells handmade cakes, crepes and savouries. Their wide selection of toasties, salads and sandwiches make it a popular snack spot for tourists, but what they’re best known for, is their pancakes. From Banoffee to frozen berries, ham and cheese to bacon and maple, Nutella to Kit-Kat, Biscotto Café has an excellent selection.
The Moon Under Water
Just a two minute walk from the train station, The Moon Under Water is one of the most popular places to eat in Wolverhampton. It’s a Wetherspoons but you can grab a full English and a coffee for less than a fiver, or mix it up with their tasty choice of breakfast muffins. The Moon Under Water aims to deliver customers’ food in less than ten minutes, so it’s the perfect place to grab a quick (really quick) breakfast before you start exploring the city.
Bottomless Brunch in Wolverhampton
Bottomless brunches are so popular now, and it’s easy to see why. A meal and as many drinks as you can drink in two hours? Yes please! Wolverhampton has some of the best bottomless brunches in the West Midlands.
The Grain Store
Wolverhampton’s Grain Store is a gin emporium and kitchen, offering over 40 different gin selections including citrus gins, floral gins, herbal gins, fruity gins, spiced gins and unique gins. They also offer a selection of ‘signature serves’ including drinks such as The Savannah Sunrise, Raspberry Gin Ice Cream Gin Float, Percy Pig, Rasta Rum Slushie, and Let Me Be Your FANTAsy.
Their bottomless brunch offers one of their famous gourmet burgers and unlimited Pornstar Martinis, Classic Mojitos, Proseccos or Club Tropicanas. For only £33 each, you can’t go wrong!
The Slug and Lettuce
Indulge in selected brunch dishes such as a full English breakfast or Slug and Lettuce’s famous ‘Pornstar Pancakes’ (five American style pancakes, topped with a Prosecco, mango vodka and passionfruit compote). Or spend a little more to upgrade your meal to any of their lunchtime menu items such as a halloumi and avocado sandwich or BBQ rump steak. You can enjoy unlimited glasses of Prosecco, Mimosas, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys, Amstel, Virgin Marys or a selection of soft drinks for two hours. You can also choose to upgrade further and enjoy unlimited Pornstar Martinis for two hours.
Things To Do in Wolverhampton on a Day Trip
Decide which of these great Wolverhampton activities you’d like to do on your day out in the city…
Wolves Football Stadium
The Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton has been the home ground of the Premier League club, Wolverhampton Wanderers, since 1889. It’s the perfect place for football fans to visit and explore on their day out in Wolverhampton. The stadium offers tours for fans to come and enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience as well as a trip around the fantastic Wolves Museum.
This is one of the best things to do on a day out in Wolverhampton.
With 48 acres of surrounding parkland, Bantock House Museum and Park is a museum of Edwardian life and history. It’s named after Alderman Baldwin and Kitty Bantock and is run by Wolverhampton City Council. If you want to explore the history of Wolverhampton and its people, then Bantock House would be the perfect Wolverhampton day out for you.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Originally opened in 1884, Wolverhampton Art Gallery was funded and constructed by local contractor Phillip Horsman. Housing over 300 years of art, Wolverhampton Art Gallery is free to anyone who wishes to come and admire the work. Its changing exhibitions and variety of different pieces make it a great stop for everyone to enjoy.
Dinner in Wolverhampton
Offering some of the finest and freshest ingredients from their local suppliers, Hamiltons Restaurant offers a modern take on a traditional British menu, combining a fusion of flavours to suit the palate. With a wide range of dishes that will suit everyone’s budget, Hamiltons Restaurant is a great place for everyone to enjoy their evening meal after a perfect day in Wolverhampton.
Located opposite Wolverhampton West Park I’d recommend the steak – the perfect way to top off your day out in Wolverhampton!
Their evening menu is served from 6pm-8:30pm Monday-Thursday and 5pm-9pm Friday and Saturday.
Just a short distance from Wolverhampton city centre, COSMO is located in Bentley Bridge Retail Park. Guests can enjoy everything from Italian Pizza to Indian banquet to Thai curries, all under one roof and all on the same plate! COSMO is an all you can eat, world buffet restaurant offering Asian food, continental, deli, teppanyaki, house of spice, desserts and drinks. You can’t go wrong!
Your day out in Wolverhampton
I hope this has opened your eyes to some of the great things you can do on a day out in Wolverhampton. It’s one of my favourite cities, and where I grew up! If you have any questions or suggestions for a Wolverhampton day trip, let us know in the comments below…