Best bottomless brunch Dublin: 12 of the best places to get boozy this weekend

How do we like our eggs? With a Mimosa on the side

Updated on 09 July 2020 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

Best bottomless brunch Dublin: 12 of the best places to get boozy this weekend

When you think of Dublin, it’s likely that your mind wanders to the city’s myriad of tourist attractions, including the Guinness Storehouse, the Dublin castle and the fleet of live music pubs in Temple Bar. For both visitors and residents of Ireland’s capital city though, there is something else that makes Dublin extra special - its thriving bottomless brunch scene.

After a long week at work sitting in arduously long meetings that could have been emails, there is nothing quite like a fun boozy brunch to help you forget about all your stress and troubles. Or perhaps you are on holiday here, and have worked up an appetite with a morning stroll along the River Liffey and are now looking to get the party started Dublin style with free-flowing booze and delicious food.

Whatever your reason for seeking out the best bottomless brunch Dublin has to offer, you’ll find that every weekend, the city’s streets come alive with the sound of avocados being smashed and pancakes being flipped, and if you listen closely, you’ll probably hear bottles of Prosecco popping open and the fizzing sound of Mimosas too. Ok, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but what is true is that Dublin is full of great bottomless brunch options, from a unique dim sum brunch to a restaurant which lets you play board games while you drink and dine.

While Prosecco appears to rule the roost in other cities that are famous for their brunches, in Dublin, many of the bottomless brunches are paired with Mimosas, a blend of Champagne and orange juice that is a classic brunch cocktail. Don’t worry if you are not a Mimosa fan though, as there are some Dublin bottomless brunch venues that offer up fizz, beers and other cocktails such as a Dark ‘n’ Stormy.

In the name of serious journalism, we have taken it upon ourselves to seek out the best bottomless brunch Dublin has to offer and we’ve found a whole host of viable options to suit every taste. So check out our top picks below, pick a boozy brunch and enjoy yourself. Our only advice? Remember to block your ex’s number from your phone, so you don’t end up sending a “hey stranger” text at 2.30pm (we’ve all been there).

The best bottomless brunches in Dublin

Cleaver East

What: Part of Irish chef Oliver Dunne’s mini restaurant empire, Cleaver East has rightfully made a name for itself with its #CleaverBrunchClub. On the menu, you will find brunch-time favourites such as a full Irish breakfast or a bacon and cheese burger served in a brioche bun, alongside some unexpected dishes such as fried mac ‘n’ cheese and spiced potato rosti. Wash it all down with two hours of free-flowing Mimosas or Bellinis.
Where: 6-8 East Essex Street
When: Fridays 12-3pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am-3pm
How much: €18.95 to add two hours of bottomless cocktails to your meal

Beef & Lobster Temple Bar

What: One of a handful of locations in Ireland, the Temple Bar branch of laid-back Beef & Lobster does exactly what it says on the tin, so expect prime cuts of meat and quality seafood. The weekend brunch is a lively affair complete with tunes from a DJ, while the menu features a whole grilled lobster with garlic butter and lemon, as well as a buttermilk chicken burger. To drink, you can quaff bottomless Mimosas or Bellinis.
Where: 39-40 Parliament Street
When: Friday-Sunday, 12-4.30pm
How much: €18.95 to add one hour and 45 minutes of bottomless cocktails to your brunch

Platform 61

What: If you’ve found yourself in Dublin on holiday, or you’ve just got the day off work, you’ll be glad to know that bottomless brunch isn’t limited to just the weekends at Platform 61 - in fact, it’s served every day of the week (excluding Mondays). Expect to tuck into a refined offering that includes shallot and pea ravioli or an open steak sandwich, all the while sipping on unlimited Mimosas.
Where: 27 South William Street
When: Tuesday-Friday 12-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-4.30pm
How much: €16 to add 90 minutes of bottomless Mimosas to your meal

Bon Appetit

What: Weekend brunch at Bon Appetit is an international affair, which is appropriate considering the French origins of this restaurant’s name. For brunch, you can tuck into delights from around the globe - think duck wings slathered in blue cheese, a Moroccan spiced lamb burger or a cajun chicken quesadilla. To add to the fun, there is the option to indulge in free-flowing brunch cocktails, namely Mimosas and Bellinis - bottoms up!
Where: No.9 James Terrace
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm
How much: €18.95 to add two hours of bottomless Bellinis or Mimosas

House Dublin

What: At House Dublin,a boutique restaurant with rooms, you can enjoy a wide-ranging brunch menu that covers everything from light options such as granola to a hefty chicken and stuffing sandwich slicked with garlic aioli. The chance to add two hours of bottomless cocktails is another draw here, as is the inclusiveness of the menu - with so many options, there will be something for everyone at the table, and there are even a few vegan brunch dishes too.
Where: 27 Lower Leeson Street
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm
How much: €19 to add two hours of bottomless cocktails

Thundercut Alley

What: This quirky, somewhat risque Dublin bolthole is all about the fun and casual vibes. It differs to a typical brunch thanks to its menu of Mexican-inspired fare, which includes brunch tacos stuffed with the likes of scrambled eggs and bacon, as well as the famous Thundercut Alley cheesy nachos, that can be topped with pork or chicken. Cocktails are part of the fun too, with options to choose from including Mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys.
Where: Unit 7 Block A, Smithfield
When: Friday-Sunday, 12-4pm
How much: €18.50 to add two hours of unlimited cocktails to your weekend brunch

The Exchequer Wine Bar

What: If you are looking for a more low-key boozy brunch rather than a riotous affair, check out The Exchequer Wine Bar. This Spanish inspired gastropub is known for its chic and refined brunch menu, which features classic Spanish dishes such as seafood paella and grilled tuna steak which you can enjoy with a side of patatas bravas. To really get into the spirit of things, why not add a bottomless jug of Sangria?
Where:19 Ranelagh Road
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm
How much: €19.50 to add two hours of free-flowing Sangria to your meal

Bow Lane Social

What: Previously known as the Whitefriar Grill, lively Bow Lane Social offers up a fun cocktail-led boozy brunch on the weekends, with both sweet and savoury tastes accounted for. If you’re a sugar fiend, tuck into the likes of Nutella waffles topped with strawberries and vanilla ice cream, while those who prefer savoury delights can munch on a southern fried chicken burger slathered with bacon relish and lashings of Bow Lane’s ‘secret sauce’.
Where: 17 Aungier Street
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10.30am-4.30pm
How much: €25 to add two hours of bottomless Prosecco or cocktails to your brunch

The Revolution

What: If you prefer free-flowing cocktails to wine and fizz, The Revolution is the place to brunch. Here, you can sip on either orange or elderflower mimosas for two hours, while tucking into hearty dishes such as pulled pork eggs benedict topped with barbecue sauce or pasta with meatballs. To round things off, get your sugar fix with a tooth-achingly sweet cookie ice cream sandwich. At only €15 for bottomless cocktails, it’s also a bit of a steal!
Where: 10 Terenure Road East
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm
How much: €15 to add two hours of bottomless cocktails to your meal

Wig Wam

What: When it comes to weekend brunch, lively and colourful Wig Wam is all about choice. Firstly, diners can pick between free-flowing beer, Prosecco or Dark ‘n’ Stormy cocktails to pair with their food, while brunch dishes to choose from include everything from an acai granola bowl and vegan nachos to crispy fried chicken and waffles served with lashings of maple syrup.
Where: 54 Middle Abbey Street
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm
How much: €30 to add bottomless cocktails or Prosecco to your weekend brunch

Zozimus

What: It’s true that Zozimus plays a little fast and loose with tradition when it comes to its brunch menu of dim sum (cheeseburger spring rolls, anyone?), but you will still find some authentic Asian fare here, such as vegetable pot stickers and sticky pork skewers. Zozimus also defies convention with its drinks packages, which offer the typical brunch drink of a Mimosa, alongside the less conventional G&Ts or pints of Heineken.
Where: Centenary House, Anne's Lane
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-2.45pm or 3-4.45pm
How much: €35 to add one hour and 45 minutes of bottomless cocktails or pints to your brunch

The Square Ball

What: If you’re already a seasoned pro at brunching in Dublin, it might be time to up your, ahem, game with The Square Ball’s boozy brunch, which includes tonnes of board game fun. While enjoying the likes of brioche French toast or a chargrilled chicken burger, you and your friends can explore Square Ball’s treasure trove of games. It’s also one of few boozy brunches in the city where your food is included in the price - result.
Where: 45 Hogan Place, Saint Peter's
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm
How much: €30 for two hours of bottomless drinks plus one food item

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