Brunching and booze are a match made in heaven – one of the only things that Aucklanders can agree upon. But, when in search for the perfect spot to combine your joint love of a superb eggs bene and mimosas, where is one to go?
Thankfully, Dish Cult has got you sorted – having done the arduous task of searching high and low for brunching spots, the best of the best has been found for you. Your search is now over – here are the best places to spend your sunny and boozy mornings.
The Lula Inn
There is no other restaurant that could precede this hallmark spot. Bringing the idea to the masses with their ridiculously popular ‘Bottomless Brunches’, Lula’s is the place to be. If in doubt, then endless glasses of cocktails will fix that pout! The best part? Every weekend morning you can indulge, with their bottomless brunch specials. Accompanied by views of Princes Wharf and some fantastic local food and music, an early morning wakeup on a Saturday never sounded so good.
You'll recognise Pilkington's from their classic white marble wide staircase and surrounding flora and fauna – but aside from being one of the central city's most beautiful spots, their hospitality and service is unmatched. Book in for one of their seasonal bottomless packages which includes a 2.5 hour session with bottomless vodka cocktails, beer, wine, or bubbles, and a main course from their seasonal menu, or head along for an ordinary brunch and delve into their delicious cocktail menu for an a la carte experience in one of the picturesque eatery.
Head to one of the hottest dining precincts in Auckland at the moment and dive into The Grange's luxurious brunch offerings. Check out their seasonal options and book into their Great Bottomless Lunch if you have the chance. Otherwise, any weekend is the perfect weekend to unwind in their contemporary chic space in Smales Farm, cosy enough to warm up in winter and opened up enough to catch some rays in summer. Their brunch menu is perfect for sharing, with plenty of tapas-style plates of European classics, and their cocktail menu is constantly switching up to keep things fresh and relevant to the season.
Swap out a view of the viaduct for something a little more local with Marina Cantina, one of the brightest stars in Half Moon Bay’s budding culinary constellation. Offering some of the most divine fish tacos in the area, pair their Mexican cuisine with endless amounts of bubbles or even some margaritas and soak away in the afternoon sun. P.S: End your weekend on the right note with deals on their sangria jugs every Sunday!
If the hustle and bustle of some of the busier options on this list does not entice you, perhaps Mikano may be a safe bet. Perched near the Ports of Auckland, diners at Mikano can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Hauraki Gulf. Relax in the décor heavily inspired by the lounges of New York, Mikano offers a bottomless brunch special for only $39! Boasting an unlimited supply of cocktails accompanied by an entrée, Mikano offers the added flexibility of having bottomless brunches every day of the week from 12:00pm-3:00pm.
Wu & You
Mt Eden – the home of Dominion Road, dumplings and now, a serious contender on the boozy brunch scene. That’s right, every Saturday and Sunday between 11:00am and 1:30pm, you can get endless bubbles alongside Wu & You's fabulous menu for only $49! A wise saying from the restaurant themselves – “save water, drink cocktails”! Responsibly, of course. The bottomless menu includes delicious options such as pork belly baos, fried chicken burgers, eggs Benedict, smashed avocado toast, and beef rendang, with your choice of bottomless Prosecco, mimosas, bloody dragons, or virgin sunrise cocktails!