If there’s one thing I’m good at, and I mean connoisseur-level good, it’s attending bottomless brunches. I couldn’t tell you the last time I went out clubbing on a Saturday night, but I could definitely tell you the last time I went out for free-flowing prosecco on a Saturday morning. Spoiler: it was two hours ago.
I don’t know if it’s the value for money, the chaotic energy or the lack of a hangover the next day that makes them so attractive to my friendship circle, but man oh man do we get excited every time a venue tries their hand at the iconic two hour bevy & breaky package.
With so many popping up across the P-town, I thought I’d try my hand at the hard task of ranking the three I’ve frequented the most – just so you know what you’re in for. Side note: if you’ve never heard of a bottomless brunch, don’t stress, you’re probably not a millennial girl.
THE GLOBE / Cost: $49 / Score: 8/10
Props to the Globe for hitting their insta-loving audience on the head with their year-round “Prosecco Fountain” brunch offering. With a seasonal cocktail on arrival, diverse sweet & savoury menu and ah-mazing lighting for all the inevitable photoshoots, The Globe is a personal fave. The point of difference for this inner city bar is the prosecco (and aperol spritz!) is served out of fountain that looks like it’s been plucked right off the streets of Italy. I rate the Globe an 8 out of 10 – purely because after about eight trips to the fountain things start getting a bit… tricky.
THE QUEENS / Cost: $39 / Score: 9/10
The Queens Hotel does a solid, no frills, bottomless breakfast and lunch (yep – they do both!). This time you’re treated with table service (meaning you know what prosecco you’re actually having) and the food servings are huge. Their point of difference comes in the form of ‘bloody mary’ jugs – if you can stomach the combination of tomato juice, vodka and chilli. The Queens get a 9 out of 10 for their unmatched beer garden vibes and quality bubbles.
THE AVIARY / Cost: $59 / Score: 9.9/10
I don’t know if I’m favouring The Aviary because I celebrated my own birthday at one of their brunches, but oh well, they’re still near perfect in every way. The rooftop bar is known for their trendy, seasonal brunches with the current featuring an eight item menu of strictly pancakes, alongside two hours of table service prosecco. The views are great, the food is great and the cocktail list for when the two hours are up is you guessed it: great. The Aviary lose .1 of a mark because I’m still yet to try Vic Park Hotel’s bottomless gin brunch – and I have a feeling that might just be heaven on Earth.
Have you been to a stand-out bottomless brunch? Let us know!