The Top 10 Sunday Brunch Spots in Sydney
The Grounds of Alexandria
Kensington Street Social
The Grounds of Alexandria
Ask a Sydneysider about their favourite meal of the week, and chances are, they’ll say Sunday brunch. It’s the perfect way to wrap up the weekend. In Sydney, we have two types of brunches: the all-day menu of breakfast and lunch classics, and the bottomless boozy brunch. The New York institution has reached our sandy shores, and locals are lapping it up. So whether you want to simply swap your big brekkie for a burger, or sip on free-flowing champagne over coffee, there’s a spot on Sydney’s brunch scene that caters to you.
Here, we round up the best Sunday brunches.
Whether you’re on team ‘breakfast martini’ or ‘breakfast pho,’ Yellow has you covered. The vegetarian restaurant [link to veg restaurant blog] hosts brunch from 11am-3pm, and offers a la carte or a five-course tasting menu. If you choose the former, start with the toasted licorice bread, then tuck into the butternut pumpkin with miso butter and saltbush. For dessert, the mango, matcha and coconut creation is heavenly.
57 Macleay Street, Potts Point
The Provincial Rozelle
At this paddock-to-plate eatery, brunch is served from 8am-3pm, and it’s hearty and delicious. If you’re craving something sweet, try the matcha pancake (with summer berries, Chantilly cream and marshmallow), or the toasted banana bread with honeycomb ice-cream. Otherwise, omelettes, stuffed zucchini flowers and eggs benedict are among the savoury options. Starving? The black wagyu burger or hand-rolled gnocchi will fix that.
Union Place, 124 Terry Street, Rozelle
When the weekend rolls around, gather the girls [link to girls lunch blog] and tell them they’re in for a treat. Specifically, a Bottomless Bellinis ladies lunch held in the The Winery’s Champagne Room. For $79, you’ll score three courses and three hours of unlimited peach, raspberry or lychee bellinis. The two seatings (12pm and 3.30pm) fill up fast, so be sure to book.
285A Crown Street, Surry Hills
To indulge like an Italian for the day, book into this much-loved restaurant’s long lunch, which runs from 12-3pm at most of their Sydney locations. The feast includes three courses and two hours worth of bottomless Fratelli Fresh wine or craft beer ($59), or cocktails for an extra $29. Aperol spritz, anyone? That’s a sì from us!
Alexandria, Crows Nest, Walsh Bay, CBD (Westfield Sydney and Bridge St)
At this brunch (11.30am-3pm), the hardest decision you’ll make is which tier to opt into. Two courses with a glass of wine or beer will set you back $45, or you can go for two-hour bottomless sparkling ($65), rose ($75) or Taittinger ($155) if you’re feeling flush. Either way, get the breakfast rice with a slow-cooked egg, shiitake mushrooms and pork belly.
3 Kensington Street, Chippendale
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 3hr NV Chandon package or go all out with the Möet & Chandon 3hr deal so you can sip to your heart’s content.
235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Top tip: Bottomless sangria more your thing? Neutral Bay’s Firefly hosts an unlimited red, white or rose sangria banquet from 12pm-4pm.
More than just an Instagram star [link to blog], this conscious café serves up a luxe brunch. From 11.30am, you can dig into delights such as the lamb shoulder roll or brekkie burger (complete with bacon, fried egg, avocado, lettuce, tomato relish, smoky mayo and polenta chips). When pasta’s calling your name, the braised free-range beef ragout is incredible.
7A/2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
Beachside brunching got a whole lot better when Icebergs started putting on Sunday brunch (10am-11.30am). The menu changes with the seasons, but usually involves a selection of breads and pastries, fruit, and a choice between two savoury dishes. The set menu is $55 per person (including coffee and tea), or you can score all of the above plus bottomless prosecco for $80.
1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach
To wind down your weekend with a seafood spread, head to Saint Peter, where brunch runs from 11am-3pm. The sustainable seafood eatery puts an elegant twist on brunch mainstays. Think Tasmanian octopus scotch eggs, pikelets toped with smoked salmon, and spanner crab crumpets. Pair your choice with a glass of Australian sparkling wine, and finish your meal with the chocolate slice.
362 Oxford Street, Paddington
For a boozy brunch affair, book Dead Ringer. The restaurant serves brunch between 11am-3pm – but don’t expect to see smashed avo on this menu. Instead, you’ll find an omelette stuffed with chorizo, and slow-roasted chicken with tomato, black beans and a perfectly oozy egg. Add bottomless mimosas for an extra $25, and round out your meal with the hazelnut semifreddo.
413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills