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The Tropic’s boozy, bottomless brunch is back

The Tropic Brunch (Image supplied)
The Tropic Brunch (Image supplied)

Seems like we’re getting back into the swing of the Gold Coast life we know and love of late with more events on the radar and the very best things, like BOOZY BRUNCHES, starting up again.

One of our absolute favourite things to do on a sunny Saturday is get frocked up in our finest, gather the gals and head to a beautiful beachfront location for a few sips and some tasty eats.

Which, as you may have guessed is exactly what you can do at Burleigh’s The Tropic as of right now. The team have brought back their beloved bottomless, boozy brunch and we suggest you book yourselves in right this instant for guaranteed good times.

So what’s on the menu? Well many good things as you’d expect from The Tropic, part of the oceanfront venue that is Burleigh Pavilion and one of our absolute fave spots in the world.

From just $55 per person you get Freshly Shucked Oysters, Goats Curd and Olives, Taramasalata, a Prawn Cocktail, Smoked Trout Crackers, Mortadella and Cheese Brioche and a Chocolate Donut. HOW GOOD.

The Tropic Brunch (Image supplied)
The Tropic Brunch (Image supplied)

Of course, you also get bottomless bubbles and perfect, uninterrupted ocean views and there are always live DJs on the decks to keep you entertained.

If you’re feeling fancy, you can upgrade your tipples to Chandon NV or Veuve Clicquot NV.

If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of visiting The Tropic, you can expect a relaxed, beautifully put together space, decked out in pastel shades and boasting one of the absolute best views you’ll find anywhere.

Bottomless Brunch kicks off Saturday August 29th, get in quick to book your table.

LOCATION: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads
WHEN: From 11am every Saturday

The Tropic Brunch (Image supplied)

Burleigh Pavilion unveils baked goods at The Van

If you’ve wandered down Burleigh way of late, you’ve no doubt noticed a new addition to Goodwin Terrace, right outside Burleigh Pavilion to be exact.

If not, allow us to enlighten you. It’s a vintage caravan but not just any vintage caravan, the new addition has been decked out in the Pavs’ distinctive pastel colour scheme and filled with an array of tasty eats you’re absolutely going to want to devour.

Said tasty eats come in the form of freshly baked white and seeded sourdough loaves, croissants (including chocolate), doughnuts, banana bread and sausage rolls. All of which are baked daily at Burleigh Pavillion by Head Chef Guillermo Zika (yes, he’s French) and his team. We tried them all just to be sure and all are absolute taste sensations.

Not only those though, there are also Bacon and Egg rolls, Avo and Haloumi Rolls, Ham and Cheese toasties and toasted foccacias in various flavours.

It wouldn’t be Burleigh if you couldn’t get smoothie bowls so there are those too. In Açai, Cocoa and Peanut flavours.

If you’re just after a cold drink after a stroll down the Esplanade you can choose from fresh, delicious juices and smoothies

Every single thing can of course be enjoyed a few steps away overlooking the ocean or if you bought a bit too much for one sitting (same), take it home to enjoy later.

If you’re after a cuppa to go with your three croissants, Nook Espresso is right there serving up the goods.

In case you’re wondering, Burleigh Pavilion is open for 20 people for the time being and The Van will be a permanent fixture going forward

Which is perfect, because obviously the more baked treats in our lives the better.

Head down and scoff some for yourself.

LOCATION: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Words and photos by Kirra Smith

8 bottomless brunches on the Gold Coast

The Tropic (image supplied)
The Tropic (image supplied)

Ahh brunch, not quite breakfast, not quite lunch and allowing us the opportunity to squeeze in a guilt-free meal between the two. BEST.

Do you know what’s even better than brunch, though? A boozy brunch. Because drinking in the morning is never a bad idea, particularly when accompanied by five-star foods from some of your fave local venues. And here they are, indulge away!

The Tropic
Everyone’s favourite ocean-view venue, Burleigh Pav offers bottomless brunch on the last Saturday of every month. Taking place specifically in The Tropic side of the space, you’ll not only get to gaze lovingly at the ocean but also indulge in some of the freshest seafood and innovative plates by imaginative Head Chef Guillaume Zika. Pair everything with bottomless NV Chandon and NV Chandon Rose for $129pp, or up the ante, and for an additional $30 you can be sipping Veuve Clicquot. Amazing. We’ll see you there every month then?
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Mimosas, Elk Espresso (image supplied)
Mimosas, Elk Espresso (image supplied)

Elk Espresso
Luckily, we have a lot of love to give because there are so many Gold Coast venues worthy of it. It goes without saying Elk Espresso is one of those that have been in our hearts from the start. And they just cemented our (and your) love for them with a bottomless offering available every day from 10am (with no booking required), where you’ll have your favourite dish paired with one hour of bottomless mimosas (classic, strawberry or lime) for just $45pp. Not to mention, the menu at Elk is always absolutely incredible, so plan ahead: wear your stretchy pants.
Where: Shop GO44, Oasis Shopping CentreBroadbeach

Miss Moneypenny’s
Ok, so it’s ‘tehcnically’ a Bottomless Lunch at Broadbeach’s Miss Moneypenny’s — but once you try it, you’ll see why we had to include them in this list! Roll up every Saturday or Sunday from 12pm to 3pm with live entertainment from 1pm (Sunday) and indulge in a three-course set menu and two-hour beverage package from $90 inclusive of selected cocktails, spritzers, bubbles, wine and beer. If you feel like getting fancy go for the Chef’s Signature Selection with seven courses and a two-hour beverage package including the above sips from $125pp. You may also upgrade both packages to include French Champagne – we are here for it.
Where: 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Eggs Benedict, Dill Ocean Trout, Poached Eggs, Brown Butter Hollandaise at Nineteen at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)
Eggs Benedict, Dill Ocean Trout, Poached Eggs, Brown Butter Hollandaise at Nineteen at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

Nineteen at The Star
This sophisticated dining experience features an exquisite menu complete with Executive Chef Uday Huja’s brunch favourites, as well as highlights from the grill. Plus, you can pair your brunch with a premium two-hour champagne package while you take in the stunning views – now that’s a brunch worth getting out of bed for. It’s on every Sunday with two sittings – 11am until 1pm and 1.15pm and 3.15pm. With sweeping views overlooking the ocean and the city, it has to be one of the most stunning brunch options around.
Where: The Darling, Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

The Island Gold Coast
It’s a grazing-style lunch situation at Surfers Paradise’s beloved The Island Rooftop. Snack on a $69pp all-inclusive package with dishes like salt and pepper squid and garlic and char-grilled rosemary lamb cutlets – all delicious, obviously. To drink, there are selected tap beers, house red, white and sparkling wine, the Rooftop Spritz range, select cocktails, soft drinks, and juices all included in your package. Head in every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm to get involved in this one.
Where: 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

The Island Rooftop (image supplied)
The Island Rooftop (image supplied)

Mr Hizola’s
Your favourite contemporary Cantonese spot is now boasting weekend bottomless brunches, so prepare to get boozy. Available from 12pm – 4pm Saturday and Sunday (min of 2 ppl), you’ll each receive a delectable lunch bowl with choices like Kung Pao Chicken and Vegetable Spring Rolls and, more importantly, a 2-hour limitless drinks package featuring spiritizes and tap beers! It’ll set you and your guest back a very affordable $55 each.
Where: 1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Gods of the Sea
For ardent seafood lovers, Gods of the Sea is a solid IYKYK situation, meaning if you crave foods from the deep and haven’t checked out this place yet, where have you been? Every Saturday, book in for a 2-hour bottomless brunch anywhere between noon and 3pm for a magnificent ocean-orientated five-course degustation with the likes of pan-seared scallops and grilled swordfish. And don’t forget the boundless pouring of bubbles at your disposal. Just $89 per person! But make sure you get in before Saturday 20 November as this will be the last of their Bottomless Brunch series!
Where: 2215 Gold Coast Highway, corner of Lavarack Road, Mermaid Beach

Gods of the Sea (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)
Gods of the Sea (Image: © 2021 Inside Gold Coast)

Ally Chow
Ally Chow in Nobby Beach brings you all the Asian fusion you can fill your belly with. Our new favourite thing is the Margarita Lunch Banquet though, including all the tastiest eats plus unlimited Asahi beer, Prosecco and MARGARITAS! So yes, that’s a thing. Best of all, it’s just $99 per person — that’s pretty much your Friday through Sunday lunches sorted for the rest of the year, no? And if you’re more of a vodka gal (we all have that one time tequila got us good), the Chow Out banquet for $79 features bottomless Thai Basil Caipiroskas! Delish.
Where: Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach 

Words by Alex Mitcheson.

Ally Chow (image supplied)
Ally Chow (image supplied)

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