Bottomless brunches are great because they allow you time to sit, eat, drink and converse with your friends, which is what sharing a meal is all about. Luckily for Sydney, there are bottomless brunches that won’t leave a gaping hole in your bank account as well as bottomless brunches that spoil you with free-flowing champagne instead of mimosas, bellinis and Bloody Marys.
Either way, there’s something for everyone. Even those that call lunch brunch as well because sometimes making it out of the house by 12pm is just not on. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to get together with friends, to eat, drink and be merry.
1. Mama Saan, Bondi
Is 1pm brunch, or is it lunch? Does it matter if what Mama Saan is serving are bottomless Patrón margaritas and Palomas for two hours on Saturdays?
We don’t think so. What matters is that you’ll also get a selection of house wines and beers to mix it up alongside the Japanese-inspired set menu featuring tasty dishes like oysters with sweet yuzu dressing, cucumber kimchi with sesame mayo and fried garlic, sashimi tacos with dumpling pastry and dijon citrus dressing, Peking duck bao served with pickles, cucumber and hoisin sauce and Karaage chicken served with kimchi mayo.
At Mama Saan, the food—like the good times—has been designed to share so grab your partner-in-crime and get yourself down to this free-flowing feast. You might even find yourself kicking on into the evening as the place turns into a den of festivities with DJs and a side of dancing.
Find Mama Saan at 57/59 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach
2. Baby Coffee Co., Waterloo
The weekend brunch menu at Baby Coffee Co., sports some of the classic breakfast options any cafe would serve like eggs on toast, but it also includes such items as fried chicken and waffles, espresso panna cotta, and truffle mushroom linguini that really make your mouth water. Also on the menu, though, are two bottomless drinks options to make sure you really make the most of your weekend. And although the food is great, this is what we love most.
Choose from the bottomless mimosa package ($25) or the bottomless prosecco option ($35) and bottoms up as many you can for the length of your meal (intelligently capped at two hours). If you’re a group of 4-12 people, get together for The Brunch Package to really dig in and make the most of your time together.
From $25 plus brunch meal
Find Baby Coffee Co. at Shop 1/810 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo
3. Rosie Campbell’s, Surry Hills
Rosie Campbell’s, the Jamaican-inspired bar and eatery in Surry Hills, is all about that island life which is why they’re serving up free-flowing daiquiris when you go for brunch. Choose from one of four flavours—classic, pineapple, mango or passionfruit—and let the sweetness wash over you. Too much daiquiri? Switch over to wine.
And while you powwow with your crew, tuck into a five-course brunch featuring Rosie Campbell’s famous Jerk chicken, pineapple and jalapeño fritters, crab or veggie tacos, Kingston prawns and a tropical salad. Bear in mind, this banquet is designed to share.
Find Rosie Campbell’s at 320 Crown Street, Surry Hills
4. Carbón, Bondi Beach
What you need to know about Carbón Mexican Woodfire Bottomless Brunch deal is that it is all-you-can-eat tacos with bottomless classic margaritas on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5pm. That’s the time it’s on, mind you. What you get is one-and-a-half hours of unlimited tacos, margaritas, beer and rosé.
While Sydney is in no short supply of quality tacos, those found at Carbón are really some of the best.
Find Carbón at 288 Bondi Road, Bondi Beach
5. Beast & Co, Surry Hills
At Beast & Co, they want to help tame your hunger and quench your thirst and on weekends, they just might have the perfect plan to help you do just that.
The Margarita Bottomless Brunch, which is actually more than just Margaritas, begins with a sharing menu loaded with beef tartare, roasted cabbage, mushroom risotto and chicken liver pate that you’ll be able to spread thin or thick on bread. Then, it’s time to defend your plate as you’ll move onto your choice of main from the slow-cooked pork belly, the fish of the day, or the farmer’s pick of the day highlighting the freshest of seasonal vegetables.
This is all accompanied by two hours of bottomless Margaritas and mimosas as well as wine or beer. Mocktails and juices can also be served to cater for the non-drinkers in the group. Beast & Co will also let you go sans cocktails and just beer and wine or sans drinks completely and order just the food, so there’s that as well.
From $49 to $89pp (min of two required)
Find Beast & Co at 425 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
6. The Winery, Surry Hills
Three courses and two hours of drinks. That’s the gist of The Winery’s bottomless brunch offer, which can be taken up on Saturdays at 11.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm and Sundays 11.30am & 2pm. Booking is essential for this hot ticket that includes smoked eggplant dip, halloumi, sausage rolls and slow-braised beef cheek ragu—all made to share.
Dessert is included too and it’s washed down with a bellini or house glass of sparkling, sauvignon, rosé or cab sauv.
Find The Winery at 285A Crown Street, Surry Hills
7. Silly Tart Kitchen, Potts Point
Silly Tart in name, but not by nature because at this cafe in Kings Cross you’ll find a courtyard boasting a vertical garden full of herbs and spices and heaps of community spirit. The dishes are made highest quality fresh, seasonal and homegrown produce for a brunch that’s big on flavour.
Brunch is a big spread at Silly Tart Kitchen and includes an array of options like salt and vinegar scallops, corn fritters and coconut poached chicken salad. But, you can take your time at Silly Tart Kitchen to the next level with their free-flowing cocktails. Sit back, relax and drink that vodka blueberry spritz for a full two hours. (Sparkling wine, beer, mocktails and other cocktails are also included). Or, you can just go for the food.
Find Silly Tart Kitchen at 1 Kellett Street, Potts Point
8. Reign, Sydney
Sydney’s QVB is full of fancy things and one that we love so much is Reign where bottomless bubbles are pouring on weekends. Surround yourself in style and feast on a four-course shared meal with your crew and order bottomless prosecco, free-flowing mimosa and bellinis or step it up with 42 Degrees South Premier rosé or even G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne.
Reign’s bottomless brunch is available until 2pm on weekends only with a minimum of two people.
Find Reign at 1, Level 1 Shop 48/455 George Street, Sydney
9. Little Jack Horner’s, Coogee
We think a frozen Margarita goes down fine any time of the year. And when they’re free-flowing, they’re even better.
Throw in bottomless beers, wines and prosecco to drink while you munch and brunch your way through salt and pepper Sichuan calamari, Korean chicken wings with sticky smoked chilli sauce and popcorn cauliflower with minted pea puree. Little Jack Horner’s will also serve up woodfired bread served with olive hummus, smashed avocado and salami so that you really get your fill.
Find Little Jack Horner’s at 270-274 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee
10. Thievery, Glebe
Babylon Rooftop welcomes brunchers with arms wide open and receives them with a meze and mimosa offering that we simply love.
From the spiced-fried cauliflower and the lentil kofte to the wood-fired chicken skewers, you’ll be loving every bite when you eventually put down your mimosa.
Find Babylon at Level 7/188 Pitt Street, Sydney
11. SoCal, Neutral Bay
SoCal loves its rosé, and its bottomless brunch (available from Wednesday to Sunday) truly shows it.
At SoCal you can sip on rosé and rosé sangria to your heart’s content while feasting on a mouth-watering SoCali banquet. You will need a crew with a minimum of four to partake, but seeing that this ultimate bottomless rosé lunch will only set you back $69, we don’t think it will be hard for you to find three friends.
It can also be upgraded to include prosecco as well as tap beers to help wash down the Kingfish tiradito, fish tacos and chorizo quesadillas.
Find SoCal at 1 Young Street, Neutral Bay
12. East Village Sydney, Darlinghurst
On the East Village Sydney rooftop, brunchers will be treated to sweeping skyline views, a brunch set menu, and the choice of two bottomless drinks packages. The first bottomless brunch offering is the more economical $69 set menu, which sees free-flowing prosecco, mimosa, and rosé make the list.
If you’re feeling a little fancier, then select the G.H Mumm champagne pack ($109). Either way, you’ll be brunching on smoked cured salmon, smashed peas and edamame on toast as well as a spring frittata of asparagus and sipping drinks for one 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Find East Village Sydney at 234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
13. Hyde Hacienda Bar and Lounge, Sydney
On Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 1pm at Hyde, it’s time to tuck into brunch, booze and beats. Dress up, look smart, and head to this harbourside oasis for South-American style eats like halloumi stuffed piquillo and raw seafood tacos.
And for drinks, Hyde is serving up free-flowing Chandon Rosé so you can feel festive and fruity.
Find Hyde Hacienda at 61 Macquarie Street
14. Dead Ringer, Surry Hills
Dead Ringer makes brunch easy-as in Surry Hills. Its sharing menu for two includes smoked salmon fishcakes, sweet corn & ricotta frittatas and slow-roasted chicken. But, the team also serves up omelettes, tarts, blood sausage, plenty of seafood, salads and house-made pastries if you prefer a brunch that’s more lunch.
Add on bottomless prosecco or the free-flowing mimosa package to help you wash it all down and make the most of your weekend.
Find Dead Ringer at 413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
15. La Farmacia, Darlinghurst
La Farmacia has cured us of our woes many-a-time before with its bottomless brunch deal that includes free-flowing margaritas as well a mixed spirits and Mexican beer or wine. With corn chips and salsa, flame-grilled corn and four tasty tacos to devour, you’d think you would have enough. But then, out comes the churros with dulce de leche and life is good.
Find La Farmacia at 81 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst