Bottomless brunches are great.
They’re great because they allow you time to sit, eat, drink and converse with your friends, which is what sharing a meal is all about. (Featured image: @gabrielgurrola)
Also, eating is not supposed to be rushed and weekends are meant to be enjoyed, so what better way to do so than by celebrating life and friendships by eating and drinking, and then ordering another round for the table at no extra cost?
Luckily for Melbourne, there are more than a few bottomless brunches around town and to help you choose one for your next gathering of friends, here are six of our favourites.
1. Half Acre, South Melbourne
Half Acre is one of Melbourne’s most stylish restaurants, effortlessly combining timbers with exposed brick and steel in a space that’s flooded with natural light. A visit is well worth it at any time of the day or week. But when it comes to brunchtime on the weekend, Half Acre steps it up a few notches with their two-hour bottomless brunch spread. Depending on the season, you can find eggs in shakshuka, cured salmon and a caramelised banana pie among plenty more offerings sprawled out in front of you.
When we think of bottomless though, we think of cocktails and Half Acre does not disappoint. With free-flowing Aperol Spritz, Peach Vodka Iced Tea, Elderflower Punch and Red Wine Sangria, can you go wrong? We don’t think so.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30-12:30pm
Cost: $69ppBook your brunch spot today.
Find Half Acre at 112 Munro Street, South Melbourne
2. House of Lulu White, South Yarra
Brunch does not need to be reserved for the weekend! At Lulu White, they not only do a bottomless brunch every day of the week, but they do two types of brunches with free-flowing cocktails. All you need to do is decide how much you want to eat.
The Original brunch pack will see you sit down for 90 minutes to your choice of one meal from nine options (from buttermilk pancakes to smashed avo or fried chicken) while the Deluxe brunch treats you to eight canapes and an extra half-hour for drinking. Both brunches will offer you free-flowing Mimosas, cold brew Martinis, rosé sangrias, Long Lule iced teas and the Lady Berry.
There are a number of terms and conditions you’ve got to meet at Lulu White like your whole table must participate in the bottomless brunch feast and keep it classy.
When: 7 days a week, from 8am and 10am on Sundays
Cost: $65pp (Original), $85pp (Deluxe)Make your booking now.
Find House of Lulu White at 4 Yarra Street, South Yarra
3. Jamu Dining, Richmond
The bottomless brunch offering at Jamu Dining in Richmond is quite simple: you get free-flowing prosecco, mimosa, rosé, tap beer, strawberry spritz and tropical crush seltzers which are matched by your ability to eat as much chicken karaage, bao and dumplings as possible.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sundays, 12-2pm
Cost: $69ppReserve your seat now.
Find Jamu Dining at 1 Palmer Street, Richmond
4. Left Bank, Southbank
Left Bank’s bottomless brunch only happens once a month, but it’s a doozy. The four-hour affair (yes, four hours!) will treat you to unlimited access to their oyster and prawn station, the charcuterie, cheese and antipasto station, the chef’s chopping block and the dessert island as well as your choice of a cooked breakfast option, made to order.
Now that we’ve got the food out of the way, Left Bank’s bottomless brunch gives those lucky enough to get a table their choice of three drinks packages. Are you the (one) cocktail kind of bruncher? Do you prefer (two) free-flowing sparkling instead? Or, is (three) free-flowing sparkling or beer with Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis is your cup of tea?
When: Last Sunday of every month, 11-3pm
Cost: 1, $69pp; 2, $89pp; 3, $99Don’t miss out and reserve today.
Find Left Bank at 1 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
5. The Provincial, Fitzroy
Head on up to the rooftop at the Provincial for a two-hour bottomless brunch on weekends with wonderful views. There are five food menu items to choose from with the tiramisu pancakes or the Aperol Spritz strawberry trifle hard to pass up for sweet tooths. Drinks comes in the form of Montenegro or Aperol Spritz, passionfruit Bellinis, and the Hugo made with Prosecco, elderflower and mint. You can also get your mits around mimosas, ciders and Furphy beers.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11am
Cost: $60ppGrab your brunch spot now.
Find The Provincial Rooftop at 299 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
6. Colonial Brewing Co., Port Melbourne
Okay, so this brunch is more lunch than breakfast, but we’re not sticklers for rules. Besides, with a DJ selecting tracks and two hours of bottomless cocktails, beer, wine and your choice of meal from the lunch menu, we’re more than willing to wait till midday to get our brunch on.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Find the Colonial Brewing Co. at 89 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne