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FOOD & DRINK

Sydney's Best Spots for a Boozy Bottomless Brunch

Swap your morning muesli for a mimosa and your sunrise coffee for an espresso martini.
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Nothing says 'baller' quite like free-flowing bubbles, fluffy eggs topped with caviar and a cart of cocktails — particularly when it's all before midday. Thanks to Sydney's obsession with bottomless brunches and lunches, us mere mortals can live like Queen B and Jay Z, even if it's just for a couple of hours. Whether you're planning your weekend around it or treating yourself, here's the lowdown on Sydney's best bottomless brunches. Just remember to behave, or you won't make it to midday.

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DEAD RINGER, SURRY HILLS

Dead Ringer lets you go all-in with two hours of fresh orange mimosas ($35 per person), prosecco ($49) or seltzers ($55). Intent on offering brunch with a difference, Dead Ringer has declared its menu free of Sydney's beloved eggs and smashed avo. Instead, it's focused heavily on lunch-style fare. The set brunch menu ($45) starts with cured salmon and a pulled pork tostada, then moves on to baked ricotta tarts and slow-roasted chicken with a creamy polenta as your main. If you'd rather pick your poison than go all out with mimosas or prosecco, you can also order the Dead Ringer bloody mary ($18), an espresso martini ($20) or breakfast juice with a touch of campari ($11) à la carte.

What's the deal? $45 for food plus $35 per head for 1.5 hours of mimosas or $49 for prosecco. When? Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am–3pm.

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BABY COFFEE CO, WATERLOO

Baby Coffee Co in Waterloo is really capitalising on current trends: luxe dishes served ready for an Instagram closeup, strong branding with splashes of neon pink and pastel, and boozy brunch. The latter comes in the form of bottomless mimosas for a very reasonable $25 a head or you can level up the drinks package with two hours of prosecco ($35). Here, pair your bottomless beverages with a 'bacon' and egg roll ($16.90) that's been enhanced with pork belly, fried chicken and waffles ($24.90) or caramelised brioche toast ($24.90). If you'd like to branch out from mimosas and prosecco, you can choose from fancy sips like the Rhubarb Rickey ($16) and Porn Star Martini ($19) with passionfruit and vanilla.

What's the deal? Two hours of mimosas for $25. When? Monday–Sunday, 7am–3pm.

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BARTOLO, SURRY HILLS

Surry Hills' all-day Italian diner Bartolo is the latest to throw its prosecco on ice and launch a new bottomless brunch special. It's available every Saturday and Sunday from 12–5pm — and it includes everything from fluffy homemade focaccia to pasta and bottomless seasonal mimosas. For $75 per person, you'll get a full Italian feast. Start with a spritz on arrival and the likes of marinated Sicilian olives, gnocco fritto with anchovy butter and kingfish crostino— followed by the main course of ox heart tomato, malfadine with zucchini and chilli parmigiano reggiano, and a chive and garlic butter coated flathead. The menu may be slightly different depending on the day, but it'll be in a similar vein — cheesy, carby and perfectly paired with a mimosa or a glass of wine.

What's the deal? $75 for a spritz on arrival, food and 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas and wine. When? Saturdays and Sundays from midday.

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THE WINERY, SURRY HILLS

If you're going to go anywhere for a bottomless brunch, The Winery in Surry Hills is a safe bet. Choose from peach, raspberry or lychee bottomless bellinis and the rest is done for you. Starting with olives, pita and chickpea dip to nibble on, the three-course menu ($79) has some standouts, including slow-braised beef cheek ragu, spiced chicken salad and a triple chocolate brownie. With limited capacity, the Crown Street venue fills up fast, so bookings are recommended — particularly on weekends. 

What's the deal? $79 for food and two hours of bellinis. When? Saturday at 11.30am, 2pm and 4.30pm, and Sundays at 11.30am and 2pm.

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THE PRINCE OF YORK, CBD

This multi-level CBD venue has everything from a luxe dining room to an underground club — and bottomless drag queen brunch every Saturday. That's right, head to The Prince of York and start your weekend with two hours of endless drinks, a plentiful sharing menu and entertainment from some of Sydney's best drag queens for $89. Across the share-style menu you'll find oysters, kingfish crudo, burrata, falafel and crab sandwiches with hot sauce, rocket and aioli. As for your drinks, take your pick of Tommy's margaritas, rosé spritzes, wine, prosecco and beer. And, once you've finished your brunch, you can roll down to Pamela's on the bottom floor for a bit of a boogie.

What's the deal? $89 per person for food and two hours of bottomless margaritas, rose spritzes, wine, prosecco and beer.

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THE ROYAL HOTEL, PADDINGTON

The Royal Paddington has kept it classic when it comes to its brunch, pairing three courses of delicious breakfast fare with two hours of bottomless cocktails ($80), including guava bellini, rose spritzes and 4 Pines. Covering off all your staples, you'll start with a peach, berry and mint salad, followed by the Summer Nourish Board, containing roasted sweet potato, grilled broccolini, zaatar crusted avocado, poached eggs and house-made falafels. Then, you'll end with a piece of rocky road slice. Bottomless prosecco ($10) or espresso martinis ($12) can be added, as well as an extra hour of drinks ($30) if you're looking for a big weekend. Showcasing sweeping city views from rooftop, the bottomless brunch is reminiscent of an inner city garden party, just a few floors up.

What's the deal? $80 for three courses and two hours of bottomless cocktails. When? Monday, 1–3pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am–1pm.

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NOUR, SURRY HILLS

The Crown Street palace of pastels and plants has a Sunday brunch offering with one of the best (and smokiest) bloody marys in the city, boundary-pushing Middle Eastern fare — and bottomless cocktails, of course. Two food set menus are available (for $45 and $69), with optional bottomless booze add-ons available for both. For an extra $39 a head you can choose from 90 minutes of endless rosé or beer — or for an extra $49, you can add on 90 minutes of espresso martinis, Aperol spritzes and Persian spritzes (with elderflower, cucumber and lime). To pair with the endless drinks, you'll be eating the likes of falafel crumpets, and baalbek fried eggs with lamb and smoked almond crumb.

What's the deal? $39 for 90 minutes of bottomless rosé or beer or $49 for cocktails (must be ordered with $45 or $69 set menu). When? Sunday, 10am–2.30pm.

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SONORA, POTTS POINT

Potts Point newcomer Sonora, from the owners of Bondi's Mexican mainstays Taqiza and Carbon, has upped its weekend game and is serving up unlimited tacos and margaritas every Saturday and Sunday from 12–5pm. You can feast on endless plates of house-made tortillas topped with slow-cooked lamb, steak and avocado mousse, yucatan marinated chicken or roasted cauliflower. On top of the many many tacos, 90 minutes of bottomless booze is included as well. The endless drinks come in the form of classic margaritas, rosé and Tecate beer. And all of this will set you back just $85.

What's the deal? $85 for 90 minutes of bottomless tacos, margaritas, rosé and beer. When? Saturday and Sunday, 12–5pm.

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CICCIA BELLA, PARRAMATTA

Situated within Western Sydney's new dining precinct, Maurice Terzini's Italian outpost offers a decadent three-course feast with two hours of wine every Saturday and Sunday. For $99 per person you'll be treated to a crowd-pleasing selection of antipasti including bread from Sonoma, warm olives, prosciutto San Daniele and a whole lot of fresh mozzarella. Once you've snacked your way through these treats, a seafood-heavy fregola will be served featuring clams, calamari and prawns, and accompanied by fries and a tomato salad. Tiramisu will be on hand for dessert and your choice of prosecco, pinot grigio, rosé and pinot noir, as well as a selection of beer, will be continuously topped up throughout the meal. If Parramatta is too far of a venture out west for you, the bottomless lunch is also offered at Ciccia Bella's original Bondi Beach location.

What's the deal? $99 for food and two hours of bottomless wine and beer. When? Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm.

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BABYLON, CBD

Every Saturday and Sunday, head to this inner-city hideaway for unlimited mimosas and a selection of meze — all for just $55 per person. The rooftop Middle Eastern eatery is cooking up treats like woodfire shish tawook, kaddinbudu, tabbouleh and hummus. While the food is not bottomless, the drinks sure are — you'll be treated to 90 minutes of mimosas, poured to your heart's content. The deal is available from 10.30am–12pm every weekend — with no end in sight — and bookings can be made via [email protected] or the website.

What's the deal? $55 for 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas and a selection of meze. When? Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am–12pm.

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Top image: Dead Ringer.

Published on June 02, 2021 by Alexandra Middleton

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