Bottoms Up! Book in for one of Sydney’s best boozy brunches.
We’ve recently noticed something has been going on in Sydney on the weekends. Early on in the day, 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 France’s L’aperitif? We believe so. The time has arrived that we share with you all. Boozy brunches have hit Sydney, so here they are to try for yourself.
Nour, Surry Hills
Executive chef Ben Williamson and new head chef, Griff Pamment (ex-Longrain) have just announced an expanded brunch menu, and there’s plenty to get excited about. Every weekend Nour’s bottomless offering (available Saturday and Sundays) delivers your choice of rosé ($29), beer ($29), Aperol spritz ($39), Espresso Martini ($39) or Persian spritz ($39). On Sundays, diners have two banquet brunch menus to choose from ($45pp or $69pp), including their version of the iconic McMuffin – the Al-muhuffin (made with spiced lamb merguez sausage, topped with a friend egg and batata harra hash brown. You’ll also find halva hotcakes with cardamom ice cream plus a pressed watermelon and barberry served with pistachio friand, berry salad and set cream on the menu.
Nour, Shop 3, 490 Crown Street, Surry Hills. Bottomless is available Saturday’s from 12pm to 2:30pm and Sunday’s from 10am to 2:30pm, with Nour’s special brunch menu serving Sunday’s only weekly. Bookings are strongly recommended.
For a glistening Harbourside brunch, look no further than Manly Wharf Hotel. Head to the waterfront and take your pick from two hours of free-flowing NV Chandon and NV Chandon Rose for $99. Alternatively, you can be spoilt with Veuve Clicquot and Veuve Clicquot Rose for $129pp. To accompany the flowing bubbles, Head Chef Flick has designed a banquet menu with fresh oysters with mignonette, salmon and prawn cocktail rolls, brekkie pizza and to finish, decadent Belgian waffles. Manly Wharf Hotel’s boozy brunch is available every Saturday from 11:00am to 1pm at the Jetty Bar. To find out more, click here.
Get a little taste of New York on your Saturday mornings at The Royal Hotel Paddington with their decadent brunch and bottomless bellinis. Head to Elephant Bar at this iconic pub, well known for its rooftop and stunning heritage features so beware – you may have a hard time dragging yourself away! Book your spot from 11am – 1pm every Saturday. On the menu, you’ll find pastries on arrival along with luxe brunch boards loaded with everything from baked camembert with fig jam and lavoush to smoked salmon and fresh fruit. Plus, wash it all down with bottomless cocktails including mimosas, spritzes, brekkie sangria and so much more. Bookings ($85 pp) are essential and highly recommended as sittings often book out. To book, click here.
Western Sydney locals rejoice, the Bella Vista Hotel is bringing the bottomless brunch craze to The Hills. Set in their gorgeous sun-drenched garden, it’s the perfect summery spot for a girl’s boozy brunch. Offering a set menu and two hours of bottomless cocktails, sip on White Sangria, Mimosas and even White-Choc Passionfruit Martinis. Available every weekend from 11am- 1pm, $55pp or $85 pp to include bottomless cocktails. Find more details here.
Bell Vista Hotel, 13 – 15 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista, NSW 2153, 02 8884 2800
Darlinghurst’s beloved rooftop bar, East Village, is now open for brunch, dishing up an extensive menu and brekkie cocktails to boot. Running from 11am-2pm on Saturdays and Sundays, order from the a la carte menu and team it with a breakfast cocktail. They also offer bottomless bubbles packages starting from $40, plus Victoria coffee to perk you up for the day.
234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Bookings email@example.com, 0431 622 944
Adding a European twist to their brunch offering, Mrs Sippy’s Mediterranean inspired brunch menu is available every weekend. Enjoy a shared feast while your glass stays topped up with free-flowing bubbles and Grey Goose cocktails on arrival. For $89pp, enjoy a shared feast or try the feast alone for $55 (drinks can be purchased as you go). Start with Sydney rock oysters and croquettes before large share plates are brought to the table. Graze on grilled pita bread, slow cooked lamb, house-made hummus, beetroot tzatziki, labne and salads. Finish with a watermelon sorbet, fresh watermelon, pistachio, Persian fairy floss. For more information and to book, click here.
37 Bay Street, Double Bay NSW 2028, (02) 9362 3321 Saturday 11am-4pm.
This iconic Bondi destination, famous among view seekers and foodies has added another attraction to the mix. After a busy week, Sunday’s are about sitting back, with a drink in hand. From 10am-11.30am, let Icebergs host your Sunday boozy brunch day. With three courses come three options at this Icebergs boozy brunch. Go alcohol free ($55), let the prosecco endlessly pour ($80), or go classy with Osetra Caviar and a glass of Champagne ($90). 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. For more information and to book, click here.
1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, (02) 9365 9000, Sunday 10am-11.30am
Dear Ringer have been winning locals over with their boozy brunch menu available every Saturday and Sunday from 11am. It’s full of seafood, salads, house-made pastries, nodding occasionally to breakfast-esque options of omelettes, tarts and blood sausage. This 2-hour seating can turn boozy with bottomless mimosas ($30). Before you even assume they’ll be using cheap drops, these mimosas are made using cold-pressed orange juice and King Valley prosecco. See how to do an un-brunch-like boozy brunch with this menu.
413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Saturday and Sunday 11am- 3pm, (02) 9331 3560
Every Saturday and Sunday, The Winery masters the long lunch with 2-hours of bottomless Bellinis matched with 3 courses for $69pp. On the menu is a selection of cheese and salumi boards, served with grissini, kiss peppers, basil, fig chutney, fruit lavosh, spelt toast. It’s from there that you’ll enjoy the likes of roast garlic polenta fries, chorizo gnocchi and veal sausage rolls with a tomato relish. End your brunch on a sweet note with an assortment of pastries.
The Winery, Level 1, 285A Crown St, Surry Hills.
Baby Coffee Co., Waterloo
Cute in name, Waterloo’s Baby Coffee Co. is a fierce player amidst Sydney’s competitive boozy brunch scene. The brunch menu is available daily from 7am and includes decadent items like Grumpy Donuts (available weekends only), plus Winter Smashed Avo, Baby’s signature Brekkie Bowl, Corn Fritters, Cinnamon Hotcakes and more. For those looking to make their brunch a boozy one, you can opt for mimosas for an additional $22pp. They’ll pour free flowingly for the duration of your meal!
Baby Coffee Co. Shop 1, 810 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo.
Carbon Mexican, Bondi
For a boozy brunch with a Central American twist, head to Bondi’s Carbon Mexican. Kick start your weekend with bottomless tacos and margaritas, available every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. For $75pp, you can feast on house-made corn tortillas, with fillings cooked predominately on the traditional Latin American parrilla (charcoal grill). The margaritas will flow freely or two hours, made with top-shelf Mexican tequilas.
Carbon Mexican, 288 Bondi Road Bondi Beach NSW 2026.
Bopp & Tone, Sydney
Bopp & Tone (brought to you by Applejack Hospitality Group) is an immersive wonderland of old-world glamour, situated in the heart of the CBD. Their Bottomless Long Lunch is available every Saturday, bringing together a shared feast with 2 hours of bottomless bubbles, mimosas and beer. Bookings can be made from 11:30am and start from $88pp, including the set menu, two hours of bubbles, mimosas and beer. For those looking to up the luxe quota, $150pp includes two hours of free-flowing Perrier Jouët. To make a booking, click here.
Bopp & Tone, 60 Carrington Street, Wynyard Park, Sydney.
This guide is current as of February 2020. Has a venue we’ve mentioned closed? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org