Bottoms Up! Book in for Sydney’s best boozy brunches.
We’ve recently noticed something has been going on in Sydney on the weekends. Early on in the days, people are disappearing from their homes only to return hours later, smelling of Champagne with a hint of what we detect to be brunch. Could it be that Sydney has finally followed in the footsteps of New York, or Frances L’aperitif? We believe so. The time has arrived that we share with you all… Boozy Brunches have hit Sydney, so here’s seven weeks worth to try for yourself.
Darlo Country Club
Located in Darlinghurst, word on the street it that the Darlo Country Club has a cheeky Saturday agenda, starting at 11.30am. Each Saturday, the Darlo Country Club opens its doors, commencing the weekend with Sydney’s secret favourite past time – a boozy brunch. Darlo Country Club offer a set brunch menu which comes with a Bellini for $65. Take it to the next level with a bottomless flow of Chandon NV for $85 or Möet Chandon for $105. The set menu includes a granola fruit cup, house cured salmon gravlax and eggs shaksuka to name a few dishes. Bringing some variety (and a few more calories) to this boozy brunch, is a bread basket with smoking gun bagels, pan roasted chicken salad and Nutella French toast to finish.
For a special time only, once a month, the Darlo Country Club will transform into a 1920s Parisian elderflower affair! Partnering with St Germain, Darlo Country Club offers up a whole new brunch scene. Spoon some granola from an elderflower yogurt pot and spread your croissant with rhubarb and elderflower jam. Brunch packages range from $65-$105 including a 6 course set menu with a St-Germain Spritz. There are further St-Germain and Champagne beverage packages on offer. L’aperitif like the French with live entertainment and DJs for a 1920s boozy brunch soirée. The next St-Germain Brunch Club is occurring the 15th April, with tickets selling as fast as you can watch your crepes get flambéed right in front of you!
Darlo Country Club
235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Saturdays from 11.30am
(02) 9380 4279
Book tickets and check out the full menu online here.
This Woollahra local favourite recently started doing brunch 10am till 12pm each Saturday and Sunday. With a whole section of this menu dedicated to brunch specific cocktails, there is no way to avoid a weekend morning boozy brunch celebration. Why? Simply, because it’s the weekend. Executive Chef Justin North has been at the forefront of creating the menu using locally sourced produce for a farm to table style experience.
Start your weekend with your pick of Hotel Centennial’s weirdly wonderful smoked trout waffle ($24) or the confit duck & waffle ($28 pictured above). $2 from every waffle consumption is donated to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. Order a bloody Mary chaser, the classic boozy brunch companion with your order of local Rock Oysters ($27). If you thought marmalade only belonged on baked goods, you haven’t tried the Breakfast Martini ($19). Since you simply couldn’t decide, take your last sip on this marmalade martini, as the first of your three course The Centennial Set ($60) menu arrives. Let the boozy brunch begin!
88 Oxford Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
Saturday and Sunday 10m-12pm
(02) 9362 3838
Take a long hard look at the full brunch menu here, it’s well worth it.
Partnering with Veuve Clicquot, Double Bay now has a bottomless Champagne Saturday with The Brunch at Mrs. Sippy! Just as any lady will tell you, sharing is caring. Mrs. Sippy has designed a menu made for the masses rather than the solo soul. Take your pick from the fresh seasonal fruit plate, followed by a golden chia pot. Bite down on a smoked trout blini stack before crunching of a slice of brunch pizza. Yes, a brunch pizza – topped with prosciutto, egg, heirloom tomato, ricotta, chilli, charred greens and fresh basil. Then freshen up with a poached chicken salad. Like any good guest, eat everything on offer and finish with some brioche French toast.
Boozy brunches at Mrs Sippy are on every Saturday from 11am-4pm. Your bottomless Champagne Saturday ranges from $99 with Chandon Brut NV & Chandon Brut NV Rosé, to $140 to pair your meal with Veuve Clicquot and Veuve Clicquot Rosé.
37 Bay Street, Double Bay NSW 2028
(02) 9362 3321
See what the Mrs. Sippy has on the boozy brunch menu for you.
Icebergs Dining Room & Bar
This iconic Bondi destination, famous among view seekers and foodies alike has added another attraction to the mix. Saturday’s are so full of catching up with everything whether it be friends or house work. After a busy week, Sunday’s are all we have to sit back, worry-free, drink in hand. From 10am-11.30am, let Icebergs host your Sunday boozy brunch day. With water views, food you did not have to cook, and a waiter that arrives to refill your empty glass, what more could you ask for?
With three courses come three options at this Icebergs boozy brunch. Go alcohol free ($55), let the prosecco endlessly pour ($75), or go classy with Osetra Caviar and a glass of Champagne ($90). Start off with a selection of breads and pastries with whipped Pepe Saya butter. Some watermelon, berries, geranium and frozen sheep’s milk yogurt? By the time the sparkling buzz hits, course three will arrive with your choice of frittata, ocean trout, or an aged prosciutto focaccia. If you were worried about how to get your Sunday morning caffeine kick, there is no need. The prices include a coffee/tea per person.
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
(02) 9365 9000
See for yourself why Bondi brunching just got a whole lot better now.
Dear Ringer have recently launched a boozy brunch menu available every Saturday and Sunday from 11am till 3pm. It’s full of seafood, salads, house-made pastries, nodding occasionally to breakfast-esque options of omelettes, tarts and blood sausage. This two-hour seating brunch affair can turn boozy with bottomless mimosas ($20). Before you even assume they’ll be using cheap drops, these mimosas are made using cold-pressed orange juice and King Valley prosecco with a dash of ‘secret’ seasoning. Intrigued?
Move beyond your usual brunching habits. There’s no smashed avocado or poached eggs for you here. Order the duck rillettes ($18) because who would expect that for brunch? Let the roasted lamb ribs ($22) settle last night’s revelries, while the blue mackerel ($30) leaves you free of guilt for skipping the gym. Other options include an omelette ($19) and tomato and ricotta tart ($20). Although the sweets look enticing (coffee mousse – $11), we’ve been instructed to choose another offer. Order the aptly named Mandatory ($19) cocktail for a mix of bourbon, cold drip, vanilla and spice.
Dead Ringer Restaurant and Bar
413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Saturday and Sunday 11am- 3pm
(02) 9331 3560
See how to do an un-brunch-like boozy brunch with this menu.
Going from paddock to plate, from country fare to city chic, The Provincial will guide your path. This Rozelle restaurant does not distinguish between breakfast and lunch, understanding that there has only every really been brunch. There may be no bottomless bubbles, but there is wholesome, simple food from 8am-3pm. Take a walk on the breakfast side with some classics. Buttermilk pancakes are topped with peach compote and maple butter ($16), while poached eggs are oiled up with house made chorizo, avocado and torn brioche. Go provincial with the beetroot cured trout salad ($24), pea and pumpkin risotto ($23) and a side of potato cakes with truffle aioli and romano cheese ($10).
Get your boozy brunch started with a simple spritz ($15) with either Aperol and Orange, Elderflower and Rhubarb, or Cassis and Plum. The cocktail menu also includes The Botanic Garden with Distillery Botanica gin, elderflower, mint and lemon ($17) or for something stronger The Provincial Martini ($18) with Ketel One vodka, cacao, Mr Black espresso and vanilla. The Peach Bellini ($15) with Amanti, prosecco and peach puree is another winner.
124 Terry street Rozelle
Friday – Sunday 8am-3pm
(02) 9818 4411
Check out how to go Provincial in the Big Smoke now.
The Boathouse (Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Shelley Beach)
The Boathouse Group may not offer a specified boozy brunch menu but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own! Each of the three Boathouse locations, boast beautiful water front beach views. Construct your brunch menu any way you like. This is a mix and match affair that could go all day. With breakfast starting from 7am-11.30am, and lunch commencing at 12pm-3pm. The best part is, you are not alone in this adventure. For a reasonable $95, order a bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee or the Bollinger Rose for the beginnings of one long boozy brunch.
Order a fruit salad ($14) or some avocado and tomato on toast ($18). Step it up with the croissant French toast ($21) or the raw green veggie bowl ($22). As the menu rolls over to lunch it’s time to share. Order a bucket of prawns ($39) or the beef carpaccio ($24) or jump all the way in with the cold seafood platter ($95). Full or Sydney rock oyster, tuna cracker, trout pate, smoked trout, GLD tiger prawns and kingfish ceviche, this has to be a sign! Sitting at the same price as a bottle of Bollinger, it is time for another round!
Now that Sydney seems to have gotten on board the boozy brunch train, it is now on you to join this joyous pastime of socially acceptable day drinking.