Brunch is the best. It’s one of those portmanteaus that we actually like (unlike smog or motel, eugh) because it sparks such joy. Drinking during the day is also something sparks joy. Why? Because breaking the rules is the best.
Obviously, we jump at the chance to combine the two, which is why we’ve decided to share this round up of the best boozy bottomless brunches and lunches in Brisbane, so you can join in on the fun.
Three Blue Ducks At W Brisbane
W Brisbane’s signature restaurant, Three Blue Ducks, is the new kid on the block when it comes to bottomless brunches, but they are far from amateur. Every Sunday, the riverside spot will be serving up a seven-course (yes, seven) boozy brunch menu with a view, created by The Duck’s Andy Allen. You’ll eat your way through dishes like Moreton Bay Bugs with fermented chilli and lemon, harissa scrambled eggs on sourdough with grilled chorizo, pickles and red onion, and sea salt meringue with berries, yoghurt ice cream, lemon curd and macadamia crunch, with two hours of bottomless bevvies to wash it all down. Bonus, after brunch you can get access to W Brisbane’s WET Deck and make a splash in the pool, usually reserved for hotel guests only—and order even more cocktails poolside if you’re up for it.
Does it count as a brunch if it’s all about margaritas? We’re going to go with yes—we don’t discriminate here. Every Sunday at Eleven Bridges from 1pm you can enjoy two hours of gin margaritas (not tequila, which should help you avoid the hangover come Monday morning) and a tapas board for $49.99. There’s three margaritas to choose from—strawberry, mango and jalapeno and Tommy's—though if you do it right you’ll have at least one of each and another of your favourite. There’ll also be live tunes, making it the ultimate Sunday session.
One Fish Two Fish
One Fish Two Fish is bringing back their famous Fish & Spritz just in time for the silly season, and we could not be happier. If you’ve not heard of this one, the seafood restaurant’s annual bottomless offering features a four-course menu and bottomless spritzes for $99 a pop. With a menu that features the likes of kingfish ceviche and Asian-style crab omelette, plus five different spritz flavours to drink your way through, including watermelon and limoncello, this is the summer feast of your dreams. It’s available for lunch every Friday to Sunday from 29 October until Christmas eve, so get on it.
If you just want to fill your Sunday with endless guac, chips and margs, Hey Chica! has you covered. The Valley’s hot new social club just launched Sunday Socials, with three hours (THREE) of bottomless margaritas, mojitos and Latin American eats from 12pm–3pm every Sunday. Think corn chips with guac, empanadas, nachos, mini cubanas and plantain chips, washing down with sweet and salty margs. There’s beer and wine on offer too, and here’s the kicker—it will only set you back $75pp. Fire up the group chat and book your crew in stat.
Fiume Rooftop Bar
Howard Smith Wharves
No longer just a spot for afternoon cocktails with a view, Fiume Rooftop Bar has extended their opening hours to Sunday mornings for spring, dishing up a three-course brunch with two hours of bevvys from 10am–12pm and 12.30pm–2.30pm every weekend. Until the end of November, you can head up to the stunning rooftop bar and eat your way through pastries, yoghurt with fruit and berries, a brunch torte and the grand finale—baked gnocchi topped with smoked pancetta, potato cream and a soft egg. There’s plenty of brunch cocktails to choose from for your sip, and you’ll dine with one of the best views in Brisbane—for $99pp, it doesn’t get better than this.
Cost: $99 per person
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X Cargo is always a good spot for sunny afternoon drinks, but throw in two hours of bottomless wine, beers and summer cocktails and it gets even better. The outdoor bar's latest weekend offering, Pow Wow, features just that, along with a platter of tempura prawn buns, Szechuan pepper squid, mushroom arancini, Korean fried cauliflower and duck spring rolls to share. You will need a crew of at least for to order (even if you don't want to share the jug of rosé lychee spritz), but the whole shebang will only set you back $55pp.
Ok, it's more like a late lunch than brunch, but this underground pan-Asian bar and eatery's boozy dim sum brunches are still very much deserving of a spot on our list. Every Sunday, you can chow down on a nine-course banquet paired with two hours of Tiger Beer, prosecco, rose, Aperol spritzes and mimosas. Best of all, the whole package will only set you back $45pp—a bargain if you ask us—and there's even a vegan version. Sold.
HOWARD SMITH WHARVES
If it's a boujee boozy brunch you're after, it doesn't get much more sophisticated than Stanley's Sunday yum cha. Pair their decadent decor, incredible riverside views and delicious banquet menu with two hours of Louis Roederer champagne and you've got a recipe for the best Sunday lunch of your life. With eats like XO seafood dumplings, BBQ pork buns with chilli jam and salt and pepper squid on the menu, it's not just the champagne that will have your attention either. The whole affair will set you back $137pp, so save it for a special occasion.
If you’re looking to spice up your Sundays and stray from the usual vanilla outings, Cloudland’s Brunch with Bite is your ultimate weekend destination. For just $75, get two hours of flowing wine, beers and spritzes and a menu featuring delicious Italian eats, such as arancini, bruschetta, gnocchi and pizza. This luxe lunch is a belissimo start to your weekend celebrations.
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Darling & Co
Get ready to ‘gram because Darling & Co's boozy brunch is back and it's going to have your group chat buzzing with DM notifications. Every Sunday, you can head along to the vibrant, garden-inspired bar to indulge in three courses of antipasto, your choice of pizza and a side salad, complete with two hours of spritz and prosecco from—wait for it—a spritz and prosecco fountain.
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We’re not sure how many Turkish delight martinis we could drink in two hours, but we would certainly like to find out. You can at Mecca Bah, who dish up a banquet-style bottomless brunch from Friday to Sunday between 11.30am and 3pm. You will need six people to take part, but if you can get a crew together you’ll enjoy a spread of mezze like sweet and spiced wings and glazed falafel, along with two hours of wine and cocktails.
As we well know, the only thing better than one mimosa is many mimosas, and that’s just what you can get at Suburban from 10am any day of the week. $49 (or $59 from Friday to Sunday) will score you any main meal and two hours of bottomless mimosas to pair with it. The hard part will be choosing just which brunch dish you want to line your stomach with—the menu here is LENGTHY. Personally we’d opt for Texas pork hash, but you do you.
The Moray Cafe
If New Farm locals aren’t sliding out of their range rovers and strutting around in the hottest activewear it's because they're busy downing morning espresso martinis at The Moray Cafe. Although it's firmly cemented in New Farm’s heart, Moray is somehow a relatively easy place to quickly score a table—which you'll be glad you did once you see the menu. While you spend six years trying to decide what to get to munch on, get the party started with bottomless mimosas—you can add them to your meal for just $25 per person.
From 10am on the daily you can book your crew in at Neesh Bar for a bottomless brunch. Complete with a Neesh Grazer board—which features sourdough, fried eggs, avo, halloumi, potato rosti, granola and yoghurt and a whole lot more—and two hours of bottomless bubbles, it’s a total steal at only $50pp. Oh, and the outdoor courtyard is dog friendly too, so your pooch can totally join in the fun too.
Chu The Phat
Chu The Phat is the latest Brisbane eatery to join the boozy feasting club with a Bottomless Banquet now on the menu every Sunday. Enjoy a two-hour banquet and drinks package, which includes Aperol Spritzes, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks for $50 per person. The banquet itself will satisfy all your Asian-fusion cravings, with delectable dumplings and yum cha classics such as veggie spring rolls and mung bean pancakes aplenty.
This northside favourite just about broke the internet when it announced it would be offering 90 minutes of mimosas ever weekend with any breakfast dish for just $25pp. The breakfast menu changes regularly, but you can expect to be tucking into feeds like their corn waffles with koji fried chicken and country gravy, or smashed avo on sourdough with popcorn chicken, all while you down plenty of those mimosas.
If bottomless pizza and gin cocktails sounds like your idea of a good time, then head for Warehouse 25 for their version of bottomless brunch, and prepare to have your fill of both. Available from 12pm–4pm every second Saturday (the next one is Saturday 19 June), the feast will set you back $59 for two hours of all the pizza you can eat and cocktails you can sip while you slice.
If there’s anyone who knows how to do brunch right, it’s Covent Garden. This leafy gin palace goes troppo every Sunday with two hours of cocktail jugs and a share board of cheese or charcuterie for two. With their leafy garden-inspired interiors, it's the ideal spot to enjoy a cruisy afternoon.
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If none of the above take your fancy, how about a Mexican-style brunch? Ivory Tusk's Sipping Sundays involve an epic tostada board paired with two hours of cocktails for just $59pp, all to be enjoyed in their pastel Palm Springs-inspired bar. Afterwards, you can play a round of giant Jenga—or just head to the bar to keep the party going.
For Brisbane’s best breakfasts sans the booze, head here.
Image credit: Hayley Williamson, Stanley, Warehouse 25, Neesh Bar, Mecca Bah