Time to up your brunch game.
Some days we like to chill out and kick back on the couch with a bowl of spag bol and a glass of red, but other days we’re in the mood for endless chef-cooked eats, free-flowing drinks and zero washing up. When a weekend feast with your good mates is on the cards, we like to make the most of it with the humble bottomless brunch, or lunch, or dinner – as long as it’s bottomless, we’re really not fussy.
So, whether you’re partial to hair of the dog, looking to celebrate a milestone or just want to let the drinks flow, there’s a bottomless brunch somewhere in Geelong with your name all over it. Here are some of our favourites:
Recess Bar + Eats
Recess is Central Geelong’s only Gluten-Free Restaurant offering you a space to run around, have a snack, play with friends and make new ones! With food that is A+ and cocktails that are even better, you’ll be pleased to know they are giving guests the option to play a little harder with their Bottomless Lunch.
Available every Saturday at either 11:30am or 2pm with two-hour sitting duration, this bottomless outing will load you up with two hours of cocktails, sparkling wines, tap beer and mocktails PLUS five courses of food! Yes, five! All for just $80 per head. A couple of cocktails in and you’re already saving money.
Just one glance at their menu and you won’t even care what you get – it’s all that damn good. Whether it be three cheese arancini, vanilla prawns, or pork belly bites, or perhaps even braised beef cheek or cauliflower macaroni and cheese – we can guarantee you’ll be licking the plate clean.
Booking are essential with a minimum of two people. For larger booking please contact the venue directly. Book online now via the website.
Where: 247 Moorabool St, Geelong
Blank Space Newtown
Blank Space Newtown has become a favourite of ours ever since opening its doors on Geelong’s centre of cosmopolitan lifestyle and multiculturalism, AKA Pakington Street. Providing flavoursome and fresh dishes and exceptional St Ali coffee, supporting local suppliers, and featuring many sweet, savoury, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, it’ll be hard not to find multiple things that tickle your fancy.
With a new menu that deserves to be tasted by every single human, the team have recently introduced Bottomless Brunch every Sunday. There are two options to choose from: for $60 per person, you can enjoy two hours of brunch and beer, or for an extra $15, you can tuck into brunch with beer, wine and cocktails.
At a glance, their menu is just poppin’ with colour and deliciousness, with standout dishes being the NYC Bagel; buttermilk waffles with ice cream, brulee banana, berries, maple and biscoff crumb; sourdough crumpets with jerk Haloumi, avocado, spinach and egg for those feeling break dishes; pr the the Mojo beef burger; fish tacos; and the chicken burrito bowl looking pretty damn delish too for those craving lunches. As for the drinks, there’s a number of sensational cocktails, including a Bloody Mary, Espresso Martini and Pink Mimosa, 6ft6 wine and Cage Road Brewing Co beers. Yum!
Where: 4/343 Pakington Street, Newtown.
A new addition to the Pakington street food scene is Bobby Dre’s.
Paying homage to the Cali/Mex dining scene with a taco and burger-heavy presence, you’ll find some of the tastiest tacos in the region, with tortillas made fresh using the best Mexican corn flour within a vibrant, homely space, filled with light and feature custom art from local Ocean Grove artist, Leah Jett.
For those with a love of Mexican food and a fondness for bottomless booze, the legends at Bobby Dre’s are hosting bottomless lunch every weekend. For $55 a head, you can smash a four-course meal of tacos and nachos and as many coronas, sangrias or margs your heart desires.
The sessions run at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3pm for 90 minutes. Bookings are essential.
Where: 359 Pakington Street, Newtown.
A local favourite, Mr Umami’s has been delivering the flavours of Asia to Geelong for the past few years with their delicious handmade delights – from dumplings, curry pastes and sauces to duck dishes and sashimi.
Combining a range of different regional Asian ingredients and cooking styles with fresh Australian produce, Mr Umami’s have earned themselves a solid reputation for making a modern fusion menu that can be enjoyed in a fun and relaxed environment… and what better way than through bottomless brunch!
Available on Saturday and Sundays, treat yourself to a bottomless brunch for $70 per person. You’ll be treated to four courses of Asian fusion (think dumplings, Bang Bang chicken, Japanese calamari) and two hours of Bottomless cocktails, mocktails, tap beer and wine – whichever your poison may be.
To be honest, we’re sold just looking at their cocktail menu. Espresso martini, ‘Asian Sensation’ (with melon liqueur, sake, apple, lime and falernum syrup), cherry blossom mojito, frosty fruit, lychee spritz and an Aperol Spritz. Delish!
You can book via the website.
Where: 126 Pakington St, Geelong West
Local Torquay chauffeur company Coastal Chauffeurs are thinking outside the box to provide locals and regional visitors with an all-inclusive dining option – bottomless lunch wine tours!
For $150, guests can enjoy visits to two boutique wineries with a meet and greet with the owner before finishing with a bottomless lunch at either Mt Duneed Estate, Del Rios or Provenance Winery – plus luxury transfers to and from the venue within 30km radius. No need to worry about sorting Ubers or a designated driver, these guys have it covered. It’s a perfect option for a low-key birthday celebration or just a catch up with your favourite humans, with a minimum of six people and a maximum of 10.
Simply call the team on 0408501975 to book.
If two hours of Bao Buns is how you like to spend your weekend, this is the place for you. Embracing the bottomless brunch trend, Geelong’s Wah Bah is hosting some epic bottomless lunch events.
Slated for Saturday 3rd July, Saturday 7th August AND Saturday 4th September (with more dates to come), the Bah will be serving up the bottomless feast for two-hour slots for four people at 12pm or 3pm.
For $60 each, you can graze your way through a free-flowing feed of their forever loved Bao Buns and unlimited punch bowls. We’re hoping it might include their famed strawberry mojito, Twice as Nice (with Cointreau, Malibu, Midori & Elderflower liquor, pineapple and lime) or perhaps even their espresso martini… regardless of what they’re serving, we recommend you bring your drinking shoes. As for the bao, surely we’ll be chowing down on the likes of the crispy chicken, BBQ glazed pork belly and the marinated jackfruit.
We’re calling it. This is going to be the event of the year. Gather your crew, buy your ticket and prepare to spend two hours testing the limits of your waistband. Note, tickets are only available for groups of four or more.
Keep an eye on their socials too for their special bottomless events that pop up throughout the year.
Where: Level 1, Cunningham Pier 10 Western Beach, Foreshore Rd, Geelong
If you’re craving the best of American cooking with a touch of Mexican flavours, Mulita BBQ – a joint for all burger lovers – is offering a pretty appealing bottomless option for those that are game.
Having earned themselves a solid reputation for American BBQ with fresh and vibrant Mexican influences out in North Geelong for the past few years, it’s their dedication to the Texas-style smoked meats (with some dishes requiring up to 12 hours of smoking) that have customers coming back time and time again. Just one taste and you’ll become a loyal customer, we guarantee it.
Running on Friday and Saturdays, Mulita are doing BBQ table share platters, with brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken, sausage, BBQ wings, sides, sauces and bread. This part is $39 per person and available as the whole table. However, the feast isn’t why they’re on the list. It’s the option of adding on two hours of bottomless cocktails, selected beers, wines and softdrinks for just $40 extra that caught our eye.
That’s just $79 for a decent feed and a whole lot of booze. Sign. Us. Up.
Where: 64 Separation St, North Geelong
Mt Duneed Estate
Say hello to High Cheese, the new and improved version of high tea, which is making its way to Mt Duneed Estate this year. Located just 15 minutes from Geelong and the Surf Coast, or an hour from Melbourne, Mt Duneed Estate are providing the classy and flair of the dessert-filled high tea you’re used too but with a focus on cheesy goodness. So, in short, absolute heaven.
For $79 per person, this brilliant two hour all-inclusive begins with a red or white wine flight where you can taste the differences in climate, vintage and soil that makes the wineries three varieties. From there, you get to indulge in their take on a high tea, with a mix of cheese and wine-inspired sweet and savoury delicacies.
Think Sweet Shiraz pickled beetroot puree, L’Artisan triple cream brie, fruit and nut crackers, poached local quince, hand sliced smoked salami, pickled chilli, and house marinated olives; Baked tonka bean and vanilla cheesecake, shiraz and blackberry jelly, White chocolate cupcakes with sangria frosting, traditional scones with jam and cream; and 15-hour Shiraz braised beef brisket, Chipotle BBQ sauce, house pickle, smoked Fontina, mini charcoal sliders, and Chardonnay steamed prawn and Asian herb rice paper roll.
Of course, it’s the bottomless booze that’s earned them a spot on this list. Alongside all of the above, they’re also offering bottomless glasses of Blanc de Blanc (bubbles), Moscato or sparking shiraz, tea and coffee. Oh, and you’ll get to enjoy it all in the stunning surrounds of the winery’s idyllic location.
THIS is what dreams are made of. Check it out here.
Where: 65 Pettavel Rd, Waurn Ponds
The return of rules and restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 have left us missing many things, but a couple of bevvies and a dance with the crew at Lambys would have to be at the top of the list. It was only two weeks ago that we could throwback multiple Mario Karts, and dance to Mr Brightside as it came on for the 14th time in one night.
Well, to make up for the lack of the Lambys sesh while dancefloors are still off the cards, the Lamb fam are hosting the ‘Lambys Lounge’ with two-hour bottomless booze packages. Hello espresso martinis. You can choose from ‘THE BASEMENT’ for $60pp which includes basic spirits, all tap beer, cider and wine, or ‘THE LEVEL UP’ for $75pp which includes all the above, but with the addition of premium spirits, Mario Karts, Juddys and Espresso Martinis!
Plus, there’s also private booths, tunes and snacks.
Bookings are available for the following times on Friday/Saturdays and Sundays evenings in June. Check it out here.
Where: Basement Level, 66 Brougham St, Geelong