Bellini’s, mimosas and bloody marys are just the beginning of the boozy brunch phenomenon that has taken hold of Sydney. Recognising our love of brunch and penchant for a tipple while the sun shines, an array of venues across town offer a perfect combination of our two favourite things. Below are the places to visit when coffee just isn’t enough to get you through to lunch.
Adorned in an irresistibly charming old-world style, The Champagne Room’s Bottomless Bellini Brunches are a thing of untarnished beauty. Sip on limitless Bellini’s alongside three courses of delicious nibbles, including cheese and salumi, porcini arancini, chickpea dip, and mini wine burgers. Make sure you leave space to try the champagne spider with gelato and chocolate truffles for dessert.
285A Crown Street, Surry Hills
It doesn’t get much more impressive than this. Altitude, on level 36 of the Shangri-La in The Rocks, has the most jaw-dropping views in town and their bottomless brunch just makes the experience that whole lot better. On Saturday’s only, feast on classic brunch favourites with free-flowing Bellinis and Mimosas, for a little extra you can add limitless Champagne.
Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland Street, Sydney
The brunch menu at this Waterloo fave is all about letting the diners take total control. Get acquainted with the extensive brunch menu and make your choice between delicious dishes like cinnamon hotcakes, espresso pannacotta, the brekkie plate or fried chicken flatbread. To complete your brunch experience, add-on bottomless mimosas for $20.
810 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo
An afternoon spent lounging on the bright and sunny verandah of The Royal is always an afternoon well spent. Having added the Bottomless Brunch to their repertoire, you now have an excuse to get started at The Royal from 11am with a (totally ‘grammable) banquet style brunch with bottomless Bellini’s and Paddo's brunch punch to keep you hydrated.
237 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Just off Taylor Square, this charming converted townhouse is the place to be when you’re ready for lunch drinks but the clock isn’t ticking fast enough. The menu leans more to lunch than breakfast, and the set menu boasts an assortment of cured ocean trout, ricotta tart, slow-roast chicken and can be teamed with bottomless mimosas.
413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Weekend social royalty; everything Sake touches turns to gold and the Saturday and Sunday brunch is no exception. This Japanese fine dining restaurant elegantly serves up a curated brunch set menu featuring a selection of their signature dishes. Skip the sparkling and add bottomless champagne. Think Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart or Dom Perignon.
The Rocks, Double Bay
Aptly defined as being the socially acceptable excuse for day drinking, Darlo Country Club offers three set brunch menu options. You can indulge in a glass of sparkling or Bellini on arrival, opt for the three hour NV Chandon package or go all out with the Möet & Chandon three hour deal so you can sip to your heart’s content.
235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Mrs Sippy does one of the most impressive bottomless brunches in town. Start with a cocktail on arrival and indulge in unlimited Chandon Brut NV and Chandon Brut Rosé alongside a shared Mexican-inspired five-course menu. Brunch on oysters, guacamole, soft tacos, pizza, and pineapple sorbet and just as an FYI, there are gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available.
37 Bay Street, Double Bay