Where to brunch with your bunch | Gourmand and Gourmet

Where to brunch with your bunch

A cheeky smashed avo might not get you any closer to owning a house, but it will get you one step closer to brunch goals. And really, in this day and age, a good sleep in and a satisfying meal is worth so much more (or so we’ll keep telling ourselves until we grow up). If you and your pals aren’t against turning up with mid-morning mimosas and truffled mushroom scrambled eggs then A) you are good people, and B) we have the best brunch list for you and your bunch. Perfect for bigger groups, these venues won’t leave you waiting for a table for hours on end AND some even let you book in your brekkie (a miracle tbh).
The Hamptons | Hendra
This isn’t A brunch, this is THE brunch. For the ultimate gals vaycay at The Hamptons, don your summer slacks and dive into the blue spanner crab scrambled egg with chilli and coriander, or fluffy matcha pancakes. Beach, please.
Brisbane Marriott Hotel | CBD
Brunch BUFFET and chill. What better way to catch up than over roast beef, pasta, fresh seafood and dessert? From 11:30am-2:30pm every Sunday, you know where to find us. More mimosas?
Darling & Co. | Paddington
Not one, but three dedicated breakfast/brunch menus remind us why Darling & Co. is the apple to our pie (that, and the breakfast booze). From weekday to weekend to group brunch options, you could be sipping on a Bellini while you gaze lovingly at your vanilla hotcakes, and your friends, of course.
Lady Marmalade | Greenslopes
Brunch team, assemble! This handsome menu will seduce you with the likes of French toast with rhubarb compote, sea salt and nut butter ice-cream, pure maple syrup topped with rose water Persian floss, or the halloumi, zucchini and pea fritters with avo, salsa, citrus and crème fraiche. Creole lady marmalade.
Kennigo Social House | Spring Hill
Putting the social in brunch, Kennigo Social House is the place to go for classic favourites with fun twists. Wrap your hands around the breaky bagel with grilled halloumi, smashed avo (THERE IT IS!), bacon jam, fried egg and spinach, or the corn and sweet potato fritters with salmon, poached egg, saffron labna and garden herbs.
St Coco Café | Daisy Hill
Pasta? Sticky date bircher muesli? This trendy af local is all about variety and affordability – and we are all about them. Bring your team down for a quality time, and a cheeky drink from 11:30am (perfect time to stop and smell the rosé). You and your mates are welcome a latte. Words by Nicole Portacha