Five Bottomless Brunches

Jackie McMillan
6th May 2024

With beach days clearly behind us, it’s time to gather up a gaggle and hit up a bottomless brunch.


In the womb-like interior of Sonora in Kings Cross you can down Margaritas whatever the weather. They’re pre-made and frosty, poured at the table into salt-rimmed glasses, so there are no long waits for drinks: a key feature of a good bottomless brunch. Crunchy quality tortilla chips and house-made red and green salsas as you settle in for the main event: as many soft shell tacos as you each care to eat ($91/person).

Let the kitchen steer you into trying each of the five tacos in succession, then place individual orders to repeat your favourites. For me that was the classic pork adobo with braised smoked pork and spiced pineapple, though own/chef packs flavour into the broiled mushroom taco with garlic soy sauce, a good kick of chilli from the zarandeado sauce, and some pico de gallo for good measure. In between making tacos you’ll find the chef rolling out tortilla on his tortilla press for his dinner guests where the menu gets even better. This bottomless brunch runs in 1.5 hour timeslots between midday and 5pm every Saturday and Sunday.  


Head to this Italian-inspired tiki bar in Surry Hills on Saturdays at 2pm for a Disco Bottomless Brunch. Choose from an eight-dish menu ($95/person) with bottomless wine, beer, Prosecco and rosé spritzes or throw down an extra thirty bucks each to get tropical margarita and a few other fruity cocktail numbers thrown in. Head chef Naomi Lowry’s menu includes Italian classics like housemade focaccia with creamy Vannella stracciatella and some Asian influences, like tuna bruschetta with yuzu mayo., crushed edamame and soy gel. 

55 North

On the other side of the bridge, 55 North in the Steyne Hotel are putting out an indulgent range of seafood on Saturdays at 11am and 1pm. While this one comes in at $125 apiece, you’ll be eating regional oysters, mini prawn rolls, salt’n’pepper calamari and bottomless truffle shoestring fries. There are five included cocktails, from classic margaritas to espresso martinis to power you through the rest of your day.  

The Rook

Hosted by Bettie Blackheart and a rotating lineup of drag queens, The Rook’s bottomless brunch takes place on Saturdays between the respectable hours of 2pm and 4pm. For $79 you get to indulge in a fruity list of three bottomless teapot cocktails and five dishes, including prawn tacos and doughnut fries with purple ice cream. The colour is done to match the event name: Purple Reign Teatime Drag Brunch. 

The Hatch

In Hurstville, The Hatch in the Humphrey’s Hotel have kept things breakfast orientated. Every Saturday morning from 10am to midday you can sip mimosas and tuck into a brekky spread of coffee croissants, melon, prosciutto and chilli honey, smoked salmon bagels and prawn and zucchini frittatas. If you stay with just mimosas and wine it’ll set you back $80 each, or you can upgrade to add in more drinks, like Aperol spritzes and bloody Marys for $99.