Cheers to the bank holiday weekend for giving us an extra day – making it the perfect time to seek out a boozy brunch, tasting all the better when you know there’s no early start on the way. We’ve rounded up a few lively spots around town to catch up with friends, kick back and relax with the help of Mimosas, Bellinis, a few tunes and brunch classics.
The Coburg, The Conrad, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland
The Conrad’s stylish, art deco inspired restaurant is the ideal spot for a chic brunch affair. A modern brasserie menu features twists on classic dishes like banana bread french toast, waffle lobster eggs benedict and even a breakfast martini. A well put-together drinks menu includes plenty of champagne, signature cocktails and the all-important bottomless mimosa option. Head here for a picture perfect afternoon with top-notch service. Brunch menu is available all day.
Wigwam, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
A buzzy rum emporium and Brazilian kitchen doing bottomless brunch? Sounds like recipe for a raucous afternoon. With French toast, acai bowls and all the eggs, chicken and waffles, there’s plenty to get stuck into, along with their tasty Brazilian-inspired bar snacks, cassava fries and croquettes. This is food that’s made for drinking with. For bottomless booze, you can choose from rum mimosas, Brahma beers and rum cocktails and top up after from their eclectic cocktail menu. Alternatively, tackle day drinking sensibly with their extensive low and no alcohol drinks. Brunch is served Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 12 to 3 pm.
Thundercut Alley, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Packed full of 80s references, this uber-hip joint does one of the city’s most fun boozy brunches. Bloody Mary’s, Margaritas, Espresso Martinis and bottomless mimosas are the perfect partners for their hearty brunch menu. Choose from classics like eggs benedict & florentine or dig into a full Irish flatbread, which is exactly what it says it is. Add retro tunes, games and no school (work) for the ultimate day off vibes. Bottomless Brunch runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and booking is highly advised.
The Exchequer Wine Bar, 19 Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Prop yourself up at the bar or grab a terrace table if you’re lucky at the Exchequer’s Ranelagh wine bar. As expected here, there’s plenty of wine and bubbles to choose from, and best of all, a bottomless prosecco add-on. Well-made brunch classics sit alongside options that go great with drinking; antipasti boards, flatbreads and chicken wings. Bottomless Prosecco brunch is served Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 12 pm to 4 pm.
The Stella Theatre, 207 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
If you’re looking for something super-chilled, head to the lovingly restored Stella Cinema in Rathmines on the weekend. This plush, art deco inspired theatre runs weekly brunch clubs where you can book in to watch a movie and settle down in their unbelievably comfortable cinema seats. Order from a succinct but tasty brunch menu, featuring brioche breakfast baps, eggs and avocado and French toast, all bought to your seats as the movie rolls. Order from a fun list of classic and movie-inspired cocktails. Check out their website for times and to see what’s showing.