As true Melbournians, we demand only the best. Up your brunch game with a bunch of our favourite restaurants and cafes offering bottomless brunch, some including bubbles – because they know you need socially-acceptable alcoholic drinks come Sunday morning. You’ll be thanking these Melbourne venues a brunch (tehehe).
Part Shanghai-style den, part underground bar, Gingerboy’s dim lighting won’t offend your Saturday night hangover come Sunday morning. Enjoy 11 South East Asian-inspired dishes that you won’t find on Gingerboy’s standard menu. From the best scallop sui mai with xo chilli dressing to Szechuan spiced pork bao with onion jam and pickled cucumbers, the charming Gingerboy team will be dishing out enough dumplings to prevent a fight! Top up the ultimate feast with a bottomless drinks package including yuzu bellini, mimosa and sparkling.
Serving brunch with a capital B, bottomless brunch comes with unlimited beer and bubbles at Saigon Sally. Along with some of the best modern Vietnamese cuisine in town, this team was one of the first Melbourne venues to offer unlimited brunch, because they’re obviously overachievers. Enjoy your selection of six dishes, perhaps including deliciously icky sticky lamb ribs or Banh Cuon (rice crepes) with glass noodles, coriander, bamboo shoots, wood ear and enoki. Cheers.
If limitless buffet brunch from one of Melbourne’s most luxe restaurants doesn’t get you out of bed, we’re afraid we’re taking your foodie badge away. In a sun soaked spot overlooking Melbourne’s city skyline, devour buttery pastries, generously dressed salads and options like Tasmanian salmon with hollandaise or chicken galantine. When you’re stuffed like a Christmas turkey, hit the dessert bar with champagne mousse, mandarin friands and liquiorish crème brulee.
There are not many ways unlimited dumplings can go wrong, unless you’re on a diet. Serving contemporary Chinese dishes in two Saturday and Sunday sessions, David’s yum cha is on constant rotation so you’ll never get dumpling boredom. From green prawn and bamboo dumplings to seafood dumplings with a scallop crown; chilli pork dumplings and pan-fried beef dumplings, you’ll be sui over dumplings by the afternoon. Grab the soy and chilli.
Skip the queues at Melbourne’s hottest new restaurant on the quiet block with a new mid-week treat. “Feast by Ryan” will run every Wednesday at Left Field, serving up a large range of dishes from the team’s seasonal menu. While it’s technically not bottomless, we doubt anyone will be left hangry with decadent dishes like Cookies and Cream donut sliders and vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, oat and chia porridge to share.
Little Big Sugar Salt
Never suffer from brunch envy again with Little Big Sugar Salt’s Eggs With Friends menu. While the food won’t keep coming to the table until you cry stop, we’ve got a sneaky feeling you’re going to end up leaving absurdly full anyway. Expect your table to fill up with savoury and sweet delights like gruyere scrambled eggs, baked sweet potato with cashew cream, house-made granola, banana-oat waffles, coconut yoghurt and what will seem a like an endless number of brunch-y sides and fermented condiments. You’re welcome.
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