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The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now

By Alice Rich
16th Jan 2024

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

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 dumplings, a bottomless vegan feast for dinner or even bottomless burgers, there's a bottomless brunch (or lunch or dinner for that matter) to suit anyone and everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau. 

So let the festivities commence with Urban List's guide to the best bottomless brunches in Auckland—drink up.

Jungle 8 Bottomless Brunch

Elliott Stables, 39 Elliott Street, Auckland CBD | $88 | 2hrs

People dig into Vietnamese inspired dishes at Jungle8Image credit: Jungle 8 | Supplied

Everyone's new favourite downtown spot has just unleashed its very own bottomless brunch. That's right, every Saturday at neon-lit oasis Jungle 8, you can sit down for two hours of gorging on four Vietnamese-inspired dishes per person and savouring next-level unlimited cocktails from their select menu to start your weekend off on the right note (this also includes non-alc bevvies). With slots at 12pm, 12.30pm, 2.15pm and 2.45pm all this can all be yours for the princely sum of $88. Book here

The Elephant Wrestler's Bottomless Fried Chicken, Beer & Bubbles

Takapuna | $49 | 90 minutes

Fried chicken is served at The Elephant Wrestler’s bottomless fried chick, beer and bubbles.
Image credit: The Elephant Wrestler / supplied

Look, it isn’t brunch but that isn’t stopping this North Shore gem from serving the full fried chicken fantasy with Bottomless Fried Chicken, Beer & Bubbles every Thursday from 7-8.30pm. Fantastically, and surprisingly given the fried chicken focus, vegetarian and vegan options are available on request. And if you finish up in the mood for shenanigans (likely), there’s a karaoke mic with your name on it.

ELMO’S Italian Brunch

151 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland | $75 | 2hrs

A tantalising array of Italian-meets-brunch dishes and a bottomless brunch meno at Elmo’s. Image credit: ELMO'S | Instagram

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 cult following and their eggs benedict ravioli is the stuff of dreams. 

Lucky 8 Bottomless Brunch

161 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland | $88 | 2hrs

Someone holds up a plate of noodles at Lucky 8.Image credit: Lucky 8 | Urban List Wono Kim

One of Ponsonby Road's favourite drinking, dining and partying establishments Lucky 8 has released its own version of a next-level bottomless brunch and we can now confirm that it's sticking around for good.

That's right, for two hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30am to 1.30pm you'll be able to gorge on some of Lucky 8's best dishes including their juicy dumplings and legendary chilli chicken, all washed down with Lucky's spritzes, mimosas, tap beers and our personal fave—the Viet Dragon—Lucky 8's delicious take on the espresso martini. Best book the crew in now, this one's a doozy.

Boujee Bottomless Brunch At Hideaway

130 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland | $69 | 2hrs

Someone digs into the boujee bottomless brunch at Hideaway, one of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland.Image credit: Hideaway | Instagram

All-you-can-eat pizza exists and you’ll find it at Hideaway, a microbrewery in Ponsonby (that’s pet-friendly by the way). Better still, this Boujee Bottomless every Saturday from 12pm-2pm includes free-flowing wine, craft beer, cider and a cheeky cocktail on arrival—espresso martinis or perhaps Bloody Marys all round?

Soak it all up with bottomless pizza and with a tapa to share comprising of crispy fries, salad and pizza bread. Dang. And when your booking ends? Stay on to enjoy devilish Happy Hour specials from 2pm. Book in for your boujee brunch here.

V.T. Station Bottomless Brunch

73 Davis Crescent, Newmarket, Auckland | $70 | 2hrs

Cocktails ready to be delivered at V.T Station, one of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland.Image credit: V.T. Station | Instagram

One of our fave Newmarket spots—V.T. Station—is upping the bottomless brunch game with a spicy new offering of its own. Yup, the team that consistently brings us some of the city's best Indian cuisine (not to mention cocktails in a bong—IYKYK) is now also slinging an insane kebab and cocktail-themed bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 3 pm.

Head on down to this rad spot, themed after the famous Victoria Terminus or V.T. Station in Mumbai, and settle in for an epic spread of chicken and mutton kebabs, dahl puri crispy dough balls, curry chips and fried chicken, along with blackberry sangria, cranberry spritzers, prosecco and gin concoctions to wash it all down (and for just $70pp, we might add).  

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Khu Khu Bottomless Brunch And After Dark

171A Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby & 91 Kitchener Road, Milford, Auckland | $55 | 1.5hrs 

Friends enjoy a bottomless brunch at Khu Khu eatery, one of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland.Image credit: Khu Khu | Instagram

One of the best vegan restaurants in Auckland has released its very own version of the delectable bottomless brunch and we are here for it.

Khu Khu's feast means you'll get an hour and a half to chow down on a Tamsang dish of your choice—including dishes made with their legendary plant-based duck, vegan pork belly or crispy 'chicken' with a side of purple rice and sunflower seeds plus bottomless drinks all for the princely sum of just $55 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ponsonby Branch. Drinks include bottomless prosecco, mimosas, white and red sangria, beer and soft drinks. Available from 12pm to 3pm every weekend at Milford.

Khu Khu has recently introduced Bottomless Brunch After Dark where you can enjoy the same bottomless brunch detailed above from 9 pm to 10:30 pm every Friday and Saturday night, Ponsonby branch only.

Bottomless FAT DADDY’S Burgers At The Elephant Wrestler

138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland | $49 | 1.5hrs 

People sit at a table as burgers are delivered.Image credit: The Elephant Wrestler | Instagram

In the need for a feed? After previous successful runs, the FAT DADDY’s Bottomless Burgers pop-up is back at The Elephant Wrestler, and this time it’s for good.

Every Saturday at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm, you’ll get to gorge on as many burgers as you can handle alongside bottomless Export Gold or prosecco for 90 glorious minutes. Choose between the Smash Daddy or the Impossible Not-Your-Daddy for plant-based friends. And all this for just $49pp? Dang.

THIRTY ONE's Bottomless Brunch

31 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland | $59 | 1.5hrs

Nibbles and drinks at THIRTY ONE, one of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland.Image credit: THIRTY ONE | Facebook

Did you know that you can gorge on primo Fiji Indian fare and bottomless drinks every Saturday at 11:30am and 1:30pm in the heart of Ponsonby? For $59 you'll get a two-course brunch and bottomless beers, proseccos, cocktails and mimosas at THIRTYONE, and they also do a mean mocktail for those on a booze-free tip.

Choose from Channa Chaat, Loaded Fries, Onion Bhaji or Tandoori Nibbles for your first course and Channa Masala, Chictikwrap, Chilli Potato or Curry of the Day for the second. Bring the crew as this is a minimum four-person deal and prepare to sample the delights of Asia Pacific. Bula! 

Bottomless Bubbles, Beer And Fried Chicken With A Side Of Karaoke At The Elephant Wrestler

138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland | $49 | 1.5hrs

People reach for a big pan of fried chicken and chips on a checkered red tablecloth. One of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland.Image credit: The Elephant Wrestler | Supplied

Endless amounts of bubbles, beer and fried chicken are all good, but have you ever wanted to sing lustily to your fave tracks simultaneously?

Enter Takapuna's The Elephant Wrestler, who's offering bottomless bubbles, beer and fried chicken with a side of karaoke every Wednesday from 6pm for the princely sum of $49.

Yep, for 90 minutes you'll get to eat all the delicious things and then take to the main stage from 7pm with a glass of Dutch courage in hand to wow your mates with your vocal talents. 

Lula's Bottomless Brunch 

149 Quay Street, Auckland CBD | $49.50 | 2hrs

Someone tucks into a delicious brunch at The Lula Inn, one of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland.Image credit: The Lula Inn | Supplied

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, 16-hour braised brisket, smoked kahawai or spiced slow-roasted tomatoes 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. Yas.

Wu & You's Bottomless Bubbles & Brunch 

399 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland | $59.90 | 1.5hrs

A group of people clink their mimosa flutes together celebrating bottomless brunch at Wu & You, another of the best bottomless brunches in Auckland. Image credit: Wu & You | Facebook

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’.

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen's Bottomless Fried Chicken & Waffles

7 Sale Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland | $55 | 2 hours 

Waffles and crispy fried chicken with maple syrup on a white plate at Sweat Shop and Brew Kitchen’s bottomless fried chicken and waffles.Image credit: Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen | Facebook

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 eleven 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 12pm, 1pm or 2pm in the afternoon. Catch this bottomless brunch on the first Saturday of every month. 

The Flying Burrito Brothers' Bottomless Loco Lunches

65 Davis Crescent, Newmarket & 270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany, Auckland | $64.95 | 1.5hrs

Someone pours out delicious looking sangria at The Flying Burrito Brothers' Bottomless Loco Lunch.Image credit: The Flying Burrito Brothers | Supplied

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. Olé.

Pilkington’s Bottomless & Long Lunch

41 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD | $71.67 | 2hrs

Someone grabs a chip from a table filled with food at Pilkington's bottomless and long lunch.Image credit: Pilkington’s | Facebook

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. 

Basalt's Bottomless Brunch

127 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland | $49.90 | 2hrs

A plate of decadent French toast and a glass of bubbles sit on a table at Basalt’s bottomless brunch.Image credit: Basalt | Facebook

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 and here they are with their traditional offering.

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. 

The Grange’s Great Long Lunch

Smales Farm, Smales Farm Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland | $79 | 2hrs

Sangria being poured into a wine glass at The Grange’s bottomless Great Long Lunch in Takapuna. Image credit: The Grange | Facebook

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.

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