Sydney's Best Brunch Guide

Eat, Food Guide, Sydney / 26 March 2013
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Sydney's Best Brunch Guide

Eat, Food Guide, Sydney / 26 March 2013

Don’t ruin the best meal of your day with a bad decision, put your best brunch foot forward with this list.

It’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch but in my opinion brunch is the best meal of the day. A class of eating that is not confined by the conventions of the culinary timetable. For this reason, the menu is wide-ranging, diverse and delicious. These restaurants boast the best menus for weekend sleep-ins, brunch lovers and food enthusiasts. Here are our list of where to find the best brunch in Sydney.


Kazbah Balmain

The Kazbah is an Arabic style brunch bizarre with generous portions and punchy flavours. Experience the aromas and spices of the Middle East and Northern Africa in an assorted brunch menu. Don’t go past the Breakfast Tangines, a notable world famous Kazbah specialty or the chickpea fritters with pork-belly skewers. Yum!
379 Darling Street, Balmain, Sat & Sun 8am – 3pm

The Provincial, Rozelle

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 ever 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.
The Provincial
124 Terry street Rozelle, Friday – Sunday 8am-3pm, (02) 9818 4411. Sat & Sun Brunch 8am – 3pm
Best Brunch boathouse

The Boathouse (Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Shelley Beach)

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!
Saturday and Sunday 7am-4pm, (02) 9974 5440. Check out the breakfast and lunch menu and the wine list to start compiling your boozy brunch menu!

Yum Cha

How could we not include Yum Cha, it is after all the best brunch in town and a surefire way to satiate those sleep-in Sunday morning appetites. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in the racing trolleys full of steaming hot Chinese bites. Make sure you check out the Fisherman’s Wharf Yum Cha for handmade dim sums and the freshest seafood. The Golden Unicorn in Maroubra is also a winner. Be there early to avoid the  weekend rush!