Poached Eggs & Prosecco: Perth’s Best Bottomless Brunches
Boozy brunches are the highlight of the weekend in New York City and London. And now Perth is jumping on the booze-filled brunch wagon. More and more of the city’s restaurants are offering brunch and free-flowing bubbly deals.
Think fountains with pour-it-yourself bubbles, upscale dining rooms serving food in birdcages, and all-you-can-drink cocktails overlooking sprawling vineyards. Perth is quickly becoming a city that does brunch like no one else.
Headed here and want to get in on the action? Or live in Perth and curious if you’re missing out? You’ve come to the right place. Here are just a few of our favourite Perth brunches.
When you arrive at the main entrance of The Globe on a Sunday morning, you may think you’ve gone to the wrong place. But seek, and ye shall find a modern Garden of Eden featuring fresh-cut fruit, a vine-covered fountain spouting an endless flow of prosecco and spritz and easily one of the most luxurious Perth brunches.
Frock-up for two hours of girly chats and cocktails in this stylish, sun-bathed lounge. For $49, you’ll get a gin cocktail, an empty flute for filling and re-filling, and a choice of a sweet or savoury meal.
Devour cinnamon French toast, chocolate pancakes, slow-cooked beef brisket or everyone’s favourite, smashed avo on sourdough while you sip. The Prosecco Fountain Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm. Book ahead because this one sells out in advance.
495/497 Wellington Street, Perth
Hidden away from the well-beaten path of Hay Street Mall, you may never find this little bistro if you weren’t pointed in the right direction. But do make your way to Tiisch for Bottomless Brunch – priced at $65.
For two hours you’ll dine on the likes of eggs benny with confit salmon, pancakes with strawberries and rhubarb, or breakfast gnocchi smothered with sautéed mushrooms. And don’t forget the wine and booze part: Italian bubbles, Bloody Marys, local beer, and WA wine are all for the taking.
If you’re brunching with non-drinkers, there’s a Virgin Brunch option for $40, which includes copious amounts of fresh juice and soft drink.
9B/938 Hay Street (Milligan Street entrance), Perth
Sunday Brunch at Petition Kitchen is your chance to soak up city vibes in a hip and trendy environment. Situated in the beautiful State Buildings, this eatery is frequently packed with suits and young professionals.
On Sunday, create a DIY boozed-up brunch with gourmet meals priced from $4 – $29. Some items such as the cheeseburger and cauliflower risotto are served from 12pm. But the breakfast menu begins at 8am, and brunch-friendly cocktails are available from 10am. Enjoy Mimosas, Cold Brew G&Ts, or Campari cocktails for $10 each. Bloody Mary and Expresso Martini lovers can indulge for $15 too.
St Georges Terrace/Barrack Street, Perth
The Waiting Room
When you need to be surrounded by opulence and elegance, don your Sunday best and head to The Waiting Room at Crown Towers. This boozy brunch is unlike the others – it’s served in a birdcage.
TWR’s Birdcage Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. For $60, you are welcomed with a Grey Goose Mimosa, followed by another Grey Goose cocktail of your liking.
Then, you can sober up with all the tea and coffee you need as you tuck into a selection of petite offering from the birdcage. Think smoked salmon bagels, seed and nut bircher, poached eggs with chorizo, duck sliders, and German baked goods.
Crown Towers, Burswood
Pinky’s Beach Club
Fancy a beachside brunch with bubbles? There’s no better place than Pinky’s Beach Club on Rottnest Island. The island is just 19km off the mainland. If you get on the first ferry, or even better, stay on-site in one of the luxury ‘glamping’ tents, you’ll get to enjoy breakfast with a view of the beach and Bathurst Lighthouse.
Pinky’s may not have an all-inclusive boozy brunch (yet), but that won’t stop you from creating your own from the daily breakfast menu (served 7am to 10:30am). Favourite breaky choices include free-range eggs and bacon on sourdough toast for $17, or for enormous appetites go for the duck eggs with croquettes and ham for $23.
Naturally, there’s a selection of pink bubbles and wine from $13 a glass, and spirited cocktails from $16 each. Rottnest Island Iced Tea, anyone? And the best news is that you won’t have to worry about driving afterward – there are no cars on the island.
Discovery Rottnest Island, Rottnest Island
When Mandoon Estate announced their first bottomless brunch, the event sold out within a week. With excitement bubbling over, the team had to schedule another boozy brunch, to be held September 15, 2019.
Pay $65 for a lingering Sunday brunch complete with free-flowing bubbles (wine, lager, cider) over sun-drenched vineyards in the Swan Valley, an easy 25-minute drive from Perth City. But don’t wait to make your booking. If you miss out, there’ll probably be more bottomless brunches at Wild Swan soon enough.
Mandoon Estate, 10 Harris Road, Caversham, Swan Valley
(Lead image: Tiisch / suppli)
Published 15 August, 2019