Food & Drink

9 Of The Best Bottomless Brunches In Auckland You Need To Try

By Alice Rich
19th May 2022

People enjoy the ambiance at Pilkington's, one of the best places for bottomless brunch.

Aucklanders have always been big fans of brunch, but add the word bottomless and there's no holding us back. Whether it's bottomless bubbles and beer with fried chicken and waffles or free-flowing bloody marys with a side of pizza, there's a bottomless brunch (or lunch or dinner for that matter) to suit anyone and everyone.

Here's where to find the best bottomless brunches in Auckland—drink up.

Someone holds plates of delicious brunch at The Lula Inn, one of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland.Lula's Bottomless Brunch 

Princes Wharf | $47.50 | 2 hours

One of the most renowned and best bottomless brunches in Tāmaki Makaurau is at The Lula Inn on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The two-hour Lula’s Bottomless Brunch package gives you the choice of Lula’s Benedict, corn hash, smoked beans on toast or indulgent brûlée banana bread with bacon and whipped mascarpone, plus bottomless Prosecco, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and a non-alcoholic Paradise juice. Every so often the team throws a next level ‘Big Bottomless Brunch’ with the usual bottomless beverages plus brunch-inspired grazing tables and live music. 

A group of people clink their mimosa flutes together celebrating bottomless brunch at Wu & You, another of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland. Wu & You's Bottomless Bubbles & Brunch 

Mt Eden | $55 | 90 minutes

If you like your brunch with a side of neon, and some deliciously dynamic Asian flavours, head to Bottomless Bubbles & Brunch at Wu & You. On the brunch side of things, there’s everything from bao and burgers to green papaya salad, five-spiced pork belly and beef rendang with fried curry leaves and roti. Then for that all-important hydration, there are bottomless Mimosas, Aperol Spritz, Virgin Sunrise and the mysterious yet utterly compelling ‘Bloody Dragon’.

A tantalising array of Italian-meets-brunch dishes and a bottomless brunch meno at Elmo’s. ELMO’S Italian Brunch

Ponsonby | $65 | 2 hours

Four words: Bloody Mary DIY Bar. That’s right, at ELMO'S bombastic, bold and bubbalicious Italian Brunch you can customise your Bloody Mary to suit your mood with whatever spice and garnish takes your fancy. Available every weekend this epic brunch has so many delicious drinks and dishes to choose from. A case in point is their puffed pizza fritta with scrambled egg, candied woodfired tomatoes, prosciutto and fresh chilli atop a crispy garlic butter base. We hear their vegemite swirl pizza with taleggio has a bit of a cult following and their eggs benedict ravioli is the stuff of dreams. 

Someone pours out delicious looking sangria at The Flying Burrito Brothers' Bottomless Loco Lunch.The Flying Burrito Brothers' Bottomless Loco Lunches

Newmarket & Albany | $59 | 90 minutes

Another of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland, and a rather mexellent one at that, is The Flying Burrito Brothers’ Bottomless Loco Lunches. Round up some amigos—there’s a four-person minimum here—and kickstart the festivities with the quintessentially Mexican tomato salsa, guacamole and corn chips to share. Next up you’ll dig into your choice of tacos, home-style nachos, enchiladas, a burrito, ensalada or a quesadilla perfectly accompanied by bottomless Sol, Tiger or Becks beers and jugs of Red Sangria. Dig into some hot, doughy churros to finish. Olé.

Someone grabs a chip from a table filled with food at Pilkington's bottomless and long lunch.Pilkington’s Bottomless & Long Lunch

Auckland CBD | $65 | 2 hours

Every Saturday Pilkington’s serves up quite possibly the most boujee bottomless brunch in town. Known as their Bottomless & Long Lunch the menu boasts the likes of mushroom and lentil pâté, beef tataki, emulsified egg yolk, kimchi purée and lavosh. Wash down these and other intriguing delicacies with bottomless Tokyo dry tap beer, vodka cocktails, Invivo Sauvignon Blanc and Invivo Pinot Gris. We’ll raise a glass to that. 

A plate of decadent French toast and a glass of bubbles sit on a table at Basalt’s bottomless brunch.Basalt's Bottomless Brunch

Howick | $45 | 2 hours

Not all of the best bottomless brunches are in the heart of Auckland. Rooftop gastropub Basalt, located in the Eastern suburb of Howick, also knows how to bring it when it comes to bottomless brunch. The menu features crowd-pleasing delights such as chai-spiced French toast, corn fritters with crispy bacon, chorizo mish-mash and more. Available the first Saturday of every month the Basalt Bottomless Brunch is the place to be. Wrap your mouth around all the Mimosas, Prosecco, Peach Bellinis and Bloody Marys you could want and boost your brunch game with a side of hash browns. Yaaas. 

Sangria being poured into a wine glass at The Grange’s bottomless Great Long Lunch in Takapuna. The Grange’s Great Long Lunch

Takapuna | $69 | 2 hours

Every Saturday afternoon The Grange turns out one of the best bottomless brunches in town. Book a table at the Great Long Lunch and you’ll enjoy two hours of bottomless Squealing Pig wines, Peroni beer or Sangria plus your choice of pasta of the day, fish and chips or burgers and fries, and a shared charcuterie platter of cured meats, cheese and salmon rillettes. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. Get in.

Waffles and crispy fried chicken with maple syrup on a white plate at Sweat Shop and Brew Kitchen’s bottomless fried chicken and waffles.Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen's Bottomless Fried Chicken & Waffles

Auckland CBD | $49 | 2 hours 

One of the best things about brunch is it’s a fluid concept with no exact timeframe so you can indulge in a long sleep in, roll out of bed around midday and then swan on down to brunch, no questions asked. If that’s your jam you’ll love Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen’s Bottomless Fried Chicken & Waffles with beers and bubbles which starts at either 2 or 3pm in the afternoon. Catch this bottomless brunch on the first Saturday of every month from June 2022. 

Two steamers with dumplings and bao sit on a table with a tall glass of beer and a flute of bubbles at Lula’s bottomless bao and bubbles. Lula's Bottomless Beer, Bubbles & Dumplings

Auckland CBD | $47.50 | 1.5 hours

And if we really go to town with the fluidity of brunch, perhaps you’re a shift worker or you just prefer your brunch moonlit (no judgment here) you might just love digging into another bottomless occasion at The Lula Inn, Lula’s Bottomless Beer, Bubbles & Dumplings. With bottomless Export Gold or prosecco, and meat or vegan dumplings, plus Lula’s Jukebox Live keeping the beats fresh it doesn't get better than this.  

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Image credit: Pilkington's, The Lula Inn, Wu & You, Elmo's, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Pilkington's, Basalt, The Grange, Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen, The Lula Inn. 

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