Bottomless brunches are everywhere, but not all are made equal.
Bottomless brunches are great.
They’re great because they allow you time to sit, eat, drink and converse with your friends, which is what sharing a meal is all about.
Also, eating is not supposed to be rushed and weekends are meant to be enjoyed, so what better way to do so than by celebrating life and friendships by eating and drinking, and then ordering another round for the table at no extra cost?
So, to help you do that in the new year, here’s our pick of some of Brisbane’s best brunch offerings.
1. pourboy, South Brisbane
Brunch shouldn’t be complicated. Thankfully at pourboy, brunch is as simple as sitting down, choosing an item off of their brunch menu and then watch the mimosas flow for two hours. There’s Bloody Marys too if that’s the kind of morning drink you’re in need of or mocktails if the last drink you want to see contains alcohol.
In terms of food, there’s a bit of something for most people—burgers, banana pancakes, spiced lamb, and poached eggs. When you’re two-hour time limit is finishing up, remember to order yourself a coffee. After all, you are at pourboy.
Every weekend from 10-2pm
Find pourboy at Shop 4, 271 Grey Street
2. Darling & Co, Paddington
Nothing quite says bottomless like a fountain pouring prosecco. But then Darling & Co don’t just have the one fountain, they’ve got a second pouring spritz so all you need to do is walk on over and top yourself up.
To make sure you’re not gonna stumble over to the fountain and try for a swim, you’ll be served up an antipasto platter to share, a pizza to yourself, and a side salad for good measure as well.
Sundays from 12pm-4pm
Find Darling & Co at 157 Given Terrace
3. Covent Garden, West End
At Covent Garden, the focus of brunch is less on the food and more on the drink. Specifically, gin which is definitely not a bad thing.
You could go for the sangria jug, Pimm’s No.1 Cup, or the monthly gin cocktail special that’s on tap. No matter which you choose though, it will come flowing for two hours. Then when your brunch time is up, you can easily slide over to the bar and pump up the crew with Covent Garden’s extensive selection of gins and party well into the afternoon because what is brunch if not the beginning of another fabulous day?
(Don’t worry, there is food in the form of share platters loaded with charcuterie, remoulade, chutney, mustard & breads or feta, pickled vegetables, hummus, olives & breads.
Sundays from 11am-3pm
Find Covent Garden at 142 Boundary Street
4. Ling Lings, Fortitude Valley
Disco ain’t dead at Ling Lings, at least not on Sundays because they’re spinning the ones and twos with disco, house, and party tunes while you have a sit-down boogie with a nine-course Dim Sum banquet (or eight-course vegan banquet) with Tiger Beer, Prosecco, Rose, Aperol Spritz & Mimosas. Need we say more?
Perhaps we should let you know that this is brunch is at a later hour than most, but if you’re waking up late on Sunday morn then it’s kind of the perfect time for a Sunday sesh especially when you consider the possibility of kicking on into the later afternoon.
$45pp plus booking fee
Every Sunday from 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Find Ling Lings at 11/351 Brunswick Street
5. Ivory Tusk, Fortitude Valley
Depending on what day of the weekend you want to brunch, Ivory Tusk has a different offer for you.
On Saturdays, they’ll be opening up the bar and setting you up with two hours of (house) drinks and a selection of their taco offerings.
Saturdays at 12:30pm or 3pm
On Sundays, however, you get two hours of premium cocktails and tostadas to enjoy your day.
Sundays at 12:00pm, 2:30pm or 5:00pm.
Find Ivory Tusk at 1/633 Ann Street