The Best & The Boozy
Brunch. Booze. Bottomless. Three words that were born to be together! The trend of bottomless brunches has finally reached the shores of Australia and Melburnians couldn’t be happier. Originating in New York and building up a frenzy in the UK, bottomless brunch in Melbourne means delicious food and free-flowing cocktails. Every time you finish your drink, the lovely staff at your chosen Melbourne café will grab you another. And another, and another, until your brunch session is up. There’s literally nothing we’re into more, so grab some mates and get lit all morning long!
We’ve put together a list of the city’s best spots and we promise there’s something delicious and thirst-quenching for everyone. Whether it’s Mexican in the Melbourne CBD, pan-Asian in Richmond or Australian café classics in South Yarra, our recommendations have your next bottomless brunch covered.
1. Bang Bang at the Rifle Club
Bang Bang you’ve shot me down with bottomless cocktails! Or so you may be saying after Saturday and Sunday sessions at this Indochine-inspired eatery in Elsternwick. Bottomless brunch at Bang Bang RC means endless pomelo mimosas, grapefruit Aperol spritzes, Bang Bang Marys and prosecco. Their hawker feed-me menu is equally generous and flavoursome. Take your pick of freshly shucked oysters, salt and pepper squid, satay chicken skewers and chilli french fries with kaffir lime dressing. Is your mouth watering yet?
Details: $59 per person
Saturday and Sunday from 11:15am – 1:15pm and 1:30 – 3:30pm
294 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick, Melbourne 3185
Bottomless Sundays at Gingerboy are about two things – sparkling drinks and glorious dumplings. This funky restaurant in the Melbourne CBD is inspired by Southeast Asian street kitchens and hawker markets. Get a taste of this authentic cuisine on their special Sunday menu, which includes spiced eggplant and okra, crispy pork belly buns and three types of dumplings – pork and shiitake, prawns with ginger and chinese cabbage. As you devour such treats, wash them down with bottomless mimosas and glasses of sparkling wine.
Details: $70 per person
Sunday for two hours
27-29 Crossley Street, Melbourne CBD, 3000
3. Bodega Underground
Bodega Underground, the place to go for five courses of authentic Mexican food and bottomless Bloody Marias, Mexi-mimosas and tequila-based palomas. This atmospheric joint in the Melbourne CBD is both gluten-free and vegan friendly, meaning a bottomless Mexican brunch is the perfect option for the whole squad. Expect to see zesty ceviche, indulgent chilaquiles and damn tasty tacos full of pork carnitas, fried market fish or spicy adobo mushrooms. This boozy feast will no doubt spice up your weekends!
Details: $55 per person
Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 1:30pm, 1:45 – 3:15pm and 3:30 – 5pm
55 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD, 3000
4. House of Lulu White
Every day is the weekend at House of Lulu White. That’s because bottomless brunches are available seven days a week! Celebrate from Monday to Sunday and sip on bottomless mimosas, espresso martinis and Bloody Marys for $35 per person. Food is an additional cost (and must be ordered alongside the drinks), but that’s nothing to worry about because once you see the delicious menu you’ll be hungry. This South Yarra café serves Australian favourites with a twist. Enjoy the likes of smashed avo with pickled onion and pistachio dukkah, waffles with buttermilk fried chicken or breakfast tacos with chilli eggs and crispy bacon.
Details: $35 (plus cost of food) per person
Mondays to Sunday for 90 minutes
4 Yarra Street, South Yarra, Melbourne 3141
5. Tokyo Tina
Tokyo Tina has taken Melbourne bottomless brunch to another level, offering two-hour sittings of brunch, booze and bingo. What’s not to like? Pop in every Sunday and sign up for Tokyo Tina’s Bingo Academy in Windsor, all while enjoying bottomless Aperol spritzes and Bloody Mary shots. Japanese street food is served in full flow to accompany your boozy drinks. Get your hands on tasty fried chicken, pork buns with chilli sauce, spiced edamame beans and delicious bao.
Details: $69 per person
Sunday from 12 – 2pm and 2 – 4pm
66A Chapel Street, Windsor, Melbourne 3181
6. Fargo & Co
This chic and modern eatery in Richmond delivers the bottomless goods every Saturday and Sunday. Situated in a 1900s heritage brick building, the atmosphere is classy and the vibe a dazzling mix of sophistication and fun. Dine on the terrace and enjoy bottomless spritzes, mimosas, prosecco and moscato alongside a brunch item of your choice. Bottomless brunches are designed to indulge, so we recommend the smokey barbeque bacon and egg burger or the piña colada waffles with brûlée pineapple. Did we mention it comes with coconut and rum ice cream?
Details: $55 per person
Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 2pm
216 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne 3121
7. The National Hotel
Sunday sessions at The National Hotel are spot on with their spread of pan-Asian snacks and bottomless cocktails. Dust off your Friday and Saturday nights out with a hair of the dog, whether that’s a sparkling sangria or a fiery Bloody Mary. Take your pick from the menu and feast on their delicious Asian-style pub food, such as fries with red curry aioli or duck-fat roasted potatoes. We recommend the more authentic dishes like chicken dumplings with lemongrass, beef and citrus larb, crispy pork belly bao or spicy squid with ginger-flower sweet chilli. With many gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available, this place is fab for all.
Details: $50 per person
Sunday from 12 – 3pm
344 Victoria Street, Richmond, Melbourne 3121
8. Angus & Bon
If you’re looking for an elegant bottomless brunch, the type you could take your mother to, we recommend Angus & Bon. This classy bistro, located inside the old Prahran Post Office, offers two-hour sessions of bottomless drinks and a four-course meal. There’s pineapple and cucumber Collins cocktails for the ladies and draught beer for the lads, as well as Aperol spritzes, Bloody Marys, mimosas, cider and Bellinis. The food spread is delicious and includes a beetroot salad entrée, aged porterhouse steak main, seasonal side and dark chocolate mousse dessert. Needless to say, this is sophisticated brunching in a sleek dining room setting.
Details: $99 per person
Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 3pm
168 Greville Street, Prahran, Melbourne 3181
9. The Emerson
You may know The Emerson as that rooftop club and bar in South Yarra. But it’s also making its mark on the Melbourne brunch scene (especially of the bottomless variety). Every weekend The Emerson provides boozy brunches with free-flowing cocktails and delectable canapés. Drink your way through spritzes, mimosas and Bloody Marys all while enjoy the stunning view across the Melbourne skyline. Their classy rooftop vibe is reason to visit alone!
Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 3pm
145 Commercial Road, South Yarra, Melbourne 3141