Early catch-ups with friends over delightful breakfasts and coffee — perhaps after a workout of some description — is pretty standard practice for your average Gold Coaster. As is also getting together over lunch bathed in sunshine — with a high chance of having salty hair and sand between your toes. But what about the in-between? The act of combining breakfast with lunch is known the world over as brunch, and if you’re a serial bruncher of sorts, you’ll understand how darn good it is! But do one better with bottomless brunches and you’re onto a winner.
The best of both worlds. No early wake-ups and things all wrap up with enough time for you to get on with the rest of your day — provided you don’t take cocktail-sipping well into the afternoon.
With this in mind, we have been given hot news of two venues that are breaking out spanking new bottomless brunches in the locales of Surfers Paradise and Nobby Beach. The age of the brunch is coming, and we know you’re going to love it.
If you weren’t aware of Surfers Paradise scoring itself a swoon-worthy Pavilion earlier this year, then can we ask what rock you’ve been living under? Opening in late April, and the multi-million-dollar waterfront venue has been a massive success since opening its doors. With a dedicated frosé bar and a prime position on the water, their Sunset Sundays have also already gained a cult following playing host to The Stafford Brothers, Stace Cadet, Barney Cools, and Peking Duk.
However, things are about to get even more fabulous with the launch of their Surfers Pavilion Brunch Club. Launching on Sunday 8th of August, your average Sunday session can now kick off with a bang from 10.30am onwards. The two-hour Brunch Club package is just $89 per person and includes the following… Prepare yourself.
For food, think: Antipasto & cheeses, vegetable frittata, salmon & avocado bruschetta, a selection of fresh fruit, yoghurt & chia pudding, plus waffles drizzled with Nutella and maple syrup — can we all collectively say YUM! Now, for the best bit. The drink lineup. You will be very (very) pleased to know that Brunch tipples will include: Espresso Martini’s, Traditional and Watermelon Margarita’s, along with flavoured Spritz. And for those more sophisticated drinkers, expect to enjoy a sneaky glass (or two) of Sauvignon Blanc, and Byron Bay Lager. Oh, and of course, no brunch would be complete without Mimosas! Duh!
Doors will open at 10am, with your 2-hour package beginning at 10.30am. DJ’s will be playing from midday. As you would expect, demand is expected to be high, with pre-booked tickets limited. So what are you waiting for? Get onto it and book those tickets peeps!
As if Nobby Beach needed another excuse to be a premium going out spot? The newly opened and already well-loved Gods of the Sea is taking their first-rate lavish seafood offering and giving it a brunch twist.
On Fridays and Saturdays from noon, you’re invited to indulge yourself and your friends on a bottomless brunch of utter decadence. Featuring a four-course menu and 2 hours free-flowing wines, including prosecco, rose, white and red wines by Dalzotto… sign us up, and clear your calendar!
The menu reads like a love letter to the ocean, and for those who live for their seafood, you will absolutely fall for their dishes. Can we tempt you with Oysters mignonette with lemon, Pickled Ocean Trout, Pan Seared Scallops or perhaps Grilled Swordfish? And if that isn’t enough, round off your delectable feast with a Carrot Cake with carrot fudge, dulce de leche, and pecan. *drools.*
All of this can be yours for a very reasonable $79 per person, and being as good as this looks, we think brunching might just become your new favourite pastime (if it isn’t already!).
So go ahead and make plans to have that well overdue loooong Friday lunch, Saturday catch up or Sunday session at one of these bottomless brunches. We give you permission!
Words by Alex Mitcheson.