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Get Started Early With The Coast’s Best Spots For A Bottomless Boozy Brunch

By Isabel Croker
8th Apr 2021

a table with food and cocktails

Brunch is blatantly the best meal of all. That sweet spot between breakfast and lunch is truly a magical time of day and when it’s socially acceptable to sip mimosas and champagne at 10am, that is something we can definitely get on board with. Oh, how we love boozy brunches. 

Whether you’re partial to hair of the dog, catching up with the crew or just want to day drink in the sunshine, bottomless boozy brunches are the perfect time to tipple and sipple your way to utopia—with a bellini in hand.

Here are the best bottomless boozy brunches on the Gold Coast, so you can indulge away and plan your post-champagne afternoon siesta accordingly. 

Bottomless Lunch at Miss Moneypenny’s

BROADBEACH

Any Gold Coaster worth their bar-hopping salt will know that Miss Moneypenny’s is one of the most sophisticated and goddamn delicious restaurants on the south end of town. Pair their elegantly timeless decor, refined atmosphere and mouth-watering banquet menu with two hours of bottomless beverages and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an opulent Sunday lunch. With delicacies like seared wagyu carpaccio with smoked enoki mushroom and ponzu jelly, coral coast barramundi with lemon butter emulsion and macadamia nut tart with poached pear and toffee shards, it’s not just the unlimited booze that will have your attention either. If you’re feeling extra fancy, upgrade to the premium package which includes unlimited French champagne. 

When: Every Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
Where: Miss Moneypenny’s, 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Includes: Three-course set menu and two hour beverage package of selected cocktails, spritzers, bubbles, wine and beer
Cost: $110 per person or $145 for the premium package
For more information,
click here.

Beachside Brunch at Hyde Paradiso

SURFERS PARADISE

Seaside sipping is one of life’s sweetest gifts, especially when the swanky Hyde Paradiso is filling your cup with unlimited brunch bubbles all week long. Gaze over the stunning ocean vista while sipping on sparkling and spritzes and digging into Mediterranean tapas for two giggly hours. The hardest part of your beachside brunch will be deciding what to eat. Think pork belly and feta focaccia pizza, popcorn prawns with tomato chutney and cannoli with chocolate hazelnut mousse. Bonus: there’s even a fully vegan version, so plant based friends can indulge too. Gather up at least one friend—or up to thirty pals—for a swept-up day in paradise.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 1pm
Includes: Chandon sparkling or rose, spritzers, and selection of four Mediterranean tapas
Where: Hyde Paradiso, Soul Peppers, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
Cost:$99 per person
For more information, click here

Bottomless Margis at Mr.

NOBBY BEACH

Enter Mr.’s intimate dining space and the first thing you’ll notice is the Insta-worthy cherry blossom tree hugging the wall, the elegant leather seats and the sophisticated bar which screams cocktails. When you’ve soaked up the refined exterior, remember the reason you’re really here—margaritas. No, no, not just margaritas...two hours of bottomless margaritas. Sunday sessions at this stunning Nobby Beach dining spot are legendary and there’s good reason for it. They’re shaking it up for you (literally) with a whole range of margi’s to endlessly slurp down—think zesty chilli and mango, tropical passionfruit and coconut, ruby-red grapefruit or stick to the classic with a traditional salt-rimmed margi. Soak up your liquid goodness with a set menu of moreish eats including bug rolls with crispy fried chicken, lime, soy and ginger or a spicy prawn fried rice. 

When: Every Sunday; from 12pm to 2pm or 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Includes: Bottomless margaritas and set lunch menu for 2 hours
Where: Mr., 28 Chairlift Ave, Nobby Beach
Cost: $99 per person
For more information,
click here.

Champagne Brunch at Nineteen At The Star

BROADBEACH

Get ready to ‘gram because The Star’s bottomless boozy brunch is back and it’s going to have your group chat popping and your Insta feed looking slick. Every Sunday, sip flowing champagne while overlooking The Darling’s luxe infinity pool and admiring the wrap-around views of the shimmering Gold Coast. Lounge in the lavish restaurant while feasting on the sophisticated brunch menu, as well as highlights from the grill. Chef Uday Huja’s brunch favourites will have you drooling—dig into souffle pancakes with seasonal berries and chantilly cream or treat yourself to the 400g 9+ MBS Wagyu Sirloin ‘Kiwami’. It’s as fancy as it sounds. This is one decadent boozy brunch that’s worth getting out of bed for.

When: Every Sunday from 11am to 1pm and 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Includes: Brunch menu with two-hour premium champagne package
Where: Nineteen At The Star, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Cost: Cost differs per menu item; 2 hour beverage package $150-$200 per person
For more information, click here.

Free-Flowing Mimosas at Elk Espresso

BROADBEACH

Just when you thought this beloved Broadbeach breakfast spot couldn’t get any better, Elk Espresso goes and combines two of our favourite things—free-flowing mimosas and their mind-blowingly fabulous seasonal menu. For just $39 per person, take your pick from warm autumnal instalments like the fan-favourite Pork Belly Waffle with XO glazed pork, poached eggs, miso corn creme and red pickled cabbage or the Charcoal Brioche French Toast with raspberry swirl ice cream, dark chocolate twigs, berries, fudge and ripple soil. Yeah, it’s basically artwork on a plate. Add bubbles with one hour of free-flowing mimosa served in a variety of flavours from the classic to strawberry lime and you’ve got one of the best bottomless brunches on the Gold Coast.

When: Every day, from 10am
Includes: Your choice of breakfast dish and one hour of unlimited mimosa
Where: Elk Espresso, Oasis Shopping Centre, 2 Charles Avenue, Broadbeach
Cost: $39 per person
For more information, click here

Better Together Sundays at The Collective

PALM BEACH

We’re pretty obsessed with the foodie mecca that is The Collective and they’re adding another jewel to their crown with an epic Sunday session that has us drooling (and ready for a drink). This top-notch dining hub kicks it up a notch every Sunday with Gins and Tins on the Rooftop, showcasing the oh-so-trendy Ink Gin and Young Henrys. For the sweet price of $69, you can enjoy two hours of gin cocktails, beers and ciders with Asian-inspired noms from The Collective’s delicious Japanese kitchen, Umami. Dig into crispy chicken and mushroom gyozas, vegetable spring rolls and vegan san choy bao with mixed mushrooms and green beans while hanging rooftop style. Hellooooo perfect golden hour selfie lighting.

When: Every Sunday 3-5pm
Where: The Collective, 1128 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
Includes: Plates from Umami and two hours of gin cocktails, beer and cider
Cost: $69 per person
For more information,
click here.

Bottomless Banquet at Ally Chow

MERMAID BEACH

If you’re looking to spice things up this Sunday sesh and stray from the usual vanilla outings, Ally Chow’s Bottomless Banquet is your answer. In this moody Asian-inspired alleyway joint, you can chow down on the chef’s choice banquet with 2 hours of bottomless sparkling wine, Asahi beer and Thai basil caipiroskas for the sweet price of $79. The street-food-with-a-twist style banquet will satisfy all your Asian fusion cravings, with the talented chefs slinging up delicacies like tempura oysters with house-smoked sriracha, coconut milk fried chicken and miso apple caramel baos. Drool.

When: Every Sunday, 5pm onwards
Includes: Chef’s choice banquet with 2 hours bottomless sparkling wine, Asahi beer and Thai basil caipiroskas
Where: Ally Chow, 2215 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Cost: $79 per person
For more information,
click here.

Sunday Szechuan at Mr Hizola’s

BURLEIGH HEADS

Turns out Mr Hizola doesn’t mind himself a bit of boozy banter before dark—we knew we liked him for a reason. Burleigh’s own Mr Hizola’s invites you to guzzle unlimited spritzes and taste your way around four Yum Cha plates every Sunday from 12pm and we’re raising our chopsticks to that. Tuck into Asian fusion delicacies like Singaporean chicken with satay peanut sauce, pork belly bao with wakame slaw and plum sauce and steamed wagyu and truffle dumplings. If we’re honest, it’s unlike any bottomless deal we’ve seen on the Coast and we’re all about this complete flip on traditional platters and tasting stations. Yes, we’re naming this one the most interesting bottomless brunches on the Gold Coast. 

When: Every Sunday, from 12pm to 4pm
Includes: Yum Cha menu and 2 hours bottomless spritz

Where: Mr Hizola’s, 1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Cost: $69 per person
For more information,
click here.

Grazy Days Brunch at The Island

SURFERS PARADISE

You’ve slept through breakfast and woken to find yet another glorious Gold Coast day. But you’re not in the mood for a full-blown meal, and you know damn well you need a stiff drink. Enter: The Island’s meticulously planned Grazy Days lunch. Bask in the sunshine while nibbling your way around grazing boards loaded with finger-friendly nibbles like char-grilled lamb cutlets with pesto and dukkah, salt and pepper squid and wood-fired bread with a smorgasbord of drips. Smack on their bottomless drinks package for an unlimited supply of spritz, cocktail carafes (white peach sangria, anyone?), selected wines, tap beers and ciders. Ladies and gentlemen, the Gold Coast’s best rooftop brunch sesh has arrived.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 2pm
Includes: Grazing menu plus 2 hour beverage package
Where: The Island Rooftop, 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $69 per person
For more information, click here.

Tex-Mex Fiesta at El Camino Cantina 

ROBINA

Mexican for brunch? While it may be a stretch to have Mexican for breakfast, this is a bang-for-your-buck boozy deal that’s defs worth hearing about. Speaking of stretchy, make sure you’re wearing your stretchy pants when you visit El Camino Cantina for their Tex-Mex Fiesta. For two hours, slurp on unlimited big-as-your-head frozen margaritas in El Camino’s signature wild flavours like grape nerd, watermelon and calypso crush. The Tex-Mex feast is a smorgasbord of cheesy deliciousness, slinging up dishes like buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce, an assortment of tacos and fresh churros with rich chocolate and caramel sauce. *licks fingers*

When: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12pm until late
Includes: Three-course set menu with a two hour beverage package.
Where: El Camino Cantina, Level 1, Robina Town Centre, Robina
Cost: $69 per person
For more information,
click here.

Beachside Brunch At The Tropic, Burleigh Pavilion

BURLEIGH HEADS

Just when you thought Burleigh’s front row seat to the Gold Coast’s iconic cityscape-meets-sea view couldn’t get any better, The Tropic went and threw bottomless brunch in the mix. Sip bottomless Chandon for $129 or upgrade to the oh-so-chic Veuve Clicquot for $129. All paired with a hand-crafted banquet menu by Executive Chef, Guillaume Zika, who has certainly cut no corners. Indulge in freshly-shucked oysters, decadent truffle and mortadella toasties, woodfired pig buns and infamous prawn cocktail rolls. Finish strong with chocolate and strawberry cupcakes and lemon meringue tarts, while admiring the sweeping ocean vista. If you’re on the hunt for the finest bottomless brunch on the Gold Coast, stop the search.

When: The last Saturday of every month; 11 am to 1 pm 
Includes: Bottomless sparkling wine and rosé or French Champagne with brunch platters
Where: The Tropic, Burleigh Pavilion, 3B/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
Cost: Brunch platters with bottomless Chandon $99; with Veuve Clicquot $129
For more information,
click here.

Bottomless Brunch High Tea at Aviary Rooftop

SOUTHPORT

As the sole bottomless brunch advocate for northern Gold Coasters, Aviary Rooftop Bar goes all out once per month. Aside from splashing about free-flowing prosecco, cocktails—poured from teapots, no less—wines and beers, this gem also offers bottomless eats. Aviary takes brunch to new heights with a high tea themed twist to its monthly event; this month’s upcoming theme is Cinco De Mayo so expect high tea towers overflowing with empanadas, nachos, Mexican pizzas and bottomless margaritas. Every month you’ll be treated to a funky new theme, so you’ll never get bored. The bar staff welcome you to create your own spritzer from a selection of 21 Mount Tamborine Distillery liquors and fresh fruit garnishes. Top that all off with crooning live tunes and this goes down as one of the most decadent, all-inclusive bottomless brunches on the Gold Coast. 

When: Second Saturday of every month, from 11am to 1pm
Includes: Bottomless prosecco, wines, beers and brunch platters
Where: Aviary Rooftop, 5 Melia Court, Southport
Cost: $59 per person ($49 early bird)
For more information, click here

High Tea at QT

SURFERS PARADISE

To all tea-swilling lovers, put down the fine china and stroll into QT ‘cause we just found your new favourite boozy high tea. Raise your pinky and devour a three-tiered stand of mouth-watering delicacies, washed down with unlimited Champagne Perrier-Jouet, tea and coffee. Executive Chef Greg Benney is the culinary mastermind behind the dainty treats, such as smoked salmon and avocado macarons, mini brioche poppers and raspberry gloss tarts. If you’re not feeling peckish, keep it simple with bevvies only and slurp on bottomless Pimms or Aperol for two hours, for the tidy price of $25. Bottomless bevvies and sweeping ocean views=bliss.

When: Every day, from 10am to 2pm
Includes: QT high tea with bottomless Champagne Perrier-Jouet, tea and coffee for $64; 2 hours bottomless Pimms for $20; 2 hours bottomless Aperol for $25
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Cost: QT High Tea with bottomless drinks $64
For more information,
click here.

Looking to finish strong and top off your boozy brunch with some pizza? Whether authentic wood-fired Italian or cheese-covered goodness is your go-to, we’ve got you covered with our round up of the best pizza spots to ruin your diet on the Gold Coast.

Image credit: Hyde Paradiso | Kirra Smith Photography

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