Brunch and booze, is there really anything better? The perfect way to keep the party going, or get the party started, pairing your morning OJ with some sparkling or better yet, some clamato and tequila is exactly what this (and every) weekend calls for.
Here are our top picks for a boozy brunch in Sydney.
These guys are all over it when it comes to bringing the vibe so, depending on your flavour, pick a sunny spot on the balcony or get warm and toasty inside on the cushions before you tackle their damn tasty brunch menu. There’s something for saints, with the raw wellness salad combining rainbow slaw, kim chi, smoked almonds and all the good stuff, as well as something for the normals who need avocado smash in their life and we promise you won’t be disappointed. And let’s face it, there’s always at least one in the group, the sinner, who is down for a southern fried chicken burger at any time of the day (or night) with coriander coconut and corn salad and finished with pineapple hot sauce. Pair them all with a mimosa or a rosé and it’ll be a good morning to you sir!
With a name like this you can be pretty confident when it comes to the most hungover days. There are 12 to choose from with our personal favourites including the Bloody Hell, which is a meal in itself paired with celery, shrimp, slider and a buffalo wing or the Cancun Michelada topped with a Corona Beer. And should their extensive list of all things bloody fail to hit your sweet spot then you can head to the bar for a DIY Bloody Mary. We should mention that the food is also pretty epic, with truffle scrambled eggs, magic mushrooms (no, really) and everyone’s fave, some sweet and savoury pancakes with bacon, maple syrup and blueberries.
The Hill Eatery
Brunch is served until 3pm at this Bondi favourite with smoked Tasmanian salmon, shrooms on toast and a selection of cold press juice—ha, got you there! While there is a great selection of cold press juice and smoothies we know why you’re here. Their wine list is extensive and the cocktail list, well, all the favourites are here waiting for you and your crew.
One Penny Red
This Summer Hill restaurant is a favourite with locals and it should be for you too. With a menu that’s a little bit wow, think Vietnamese crepe complete with spanner crab, salted pork, bean sprouts and mint, or keep it really real with pancakes served up with house sugar cured bacon, let’s just repeat that, house sugar cured bacon, and maple syrup. You could also order the meal your morning after deserves—we’re talking a brunch burger with pork and fennel sausage, more of their glorious bacon, a perfectly done egg and smoked chilli mayo all atop a brioche bun, all of which goes down mighty fine with a spritz, a wine or let’s be honest, both, at your next boozy brunch.
Their menu starts with one beautiful word, APÉRITIF. That’s right, these guys get it when it comes to making brunch it’s boozy best with a white peach bellini, a bills spiced Bloody Mary complete with Korean chilli, or the Hendrick’s breakfast martini. Grab a serve of their famous ricotta hotcakes, sweetcorn fritters or avo vegemite toast and you’ll be winning at life.
BLACK by ezard
Okay guys, it’s time to get a little bit fancy with champagne weekends at BLACK by ezard. Now, this is not just brunch, this a don’t be dusty, rather think of this as your main event, type of brunch. Prepare those buds (and your livers) for three courses paired with N.V. Mumm Brut or Rose, and starters like beef tartare, mains which include lamb rack and snapper and desserts as divine as lemon aspen curd and chocolate warm couverture complete with ganache, peanut butter, banana sorbet and cookie crumble.
We have three words for you: Maple. Cured. Bacon. Yep, continuing our love affair with everyone’s favourite breakfast meat this tastes as good as it sounds. At Three Williams you can get your buds around this, along with smashed avocado, poached eggs, dukkah and their famous sourdough, all-day-long. From 10am you can add a pimped up soda with a shot of gin or vodka as well sparkling from Argentina and rose from France.
These guys are a regular go-to when it comes to the boozy brunch scene here in Sydney. Their huevos rancheros taste even better when paired with a Bloody Mary and their breakfast taco with scrambled eggs, sour cream and just the right amount of guacamole is calling out for a margarita.
Brunch with a view is on the menu at the Boathouse Palm Beach. Whether it’s their always delish Eugalo Farm veggie bowl filled with poached eggs, mushrooms, just the right amount of avocado, guilt free brown rice, greens and a hint of chilli, a market fruit plate paired with their famous Whale Beach honey or the ol’ faithful bacon and egg roll, the meals here go down a treat with a bottle of bubbles.
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Image credit: Federica Portentoso at Bellagio Cafe