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Your Guide to Sundays

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Desserts
  • Day drinking

Are Sundays your code for ‘hide under the blanket and pretend Monday’ll never come’?

Do you glare at your Instagram feed as it floods with early-morning cyclists (where are you people going?), productive members of society (that’s for weekdays, c’mon), and, worst of all, the dreaded ‘morning person’? Here’s the good news: we’ve found ways to spend your Sundays that don’t involve putting on yoga pants – unless it’s for that post-feast stretchy waistband – or 6am wakeups. Slap that snooze button and thank us later.

Brisbane Marriott Hotel | CBD

We’ve got a whole brunch of reasons to roll outta bed this Sunday. Every week, the team at the Marriott raises a toast to the magical combo of brekky, lunch, and booze that is brunch. Crepe in from 11.30am – 2.30pm for all-you-can-eat goodness for just $49pp, including a mimosa on arrival.

Byblos | Hamilton

Dessert’s getting a little less vanilla this month as Gelato Messina takes over the Byblos bar Sundays from 3pm – 7pm! Like the gin to our tonic, this perfect pair are rolling out a range of dessert cocktails like you’ve never seen before. Combining gin and ice cream (yup, dreams do come true), you’ll discover sips crafted with lemon, pandan coconut, passionfruit, and blood orange gelato. #drool

La Lune Wine Co | South Brisbane

Monday fills us with pain, so it only seems right that Sunday’s filled with le pain (it’s the French word for bread; c’mon, guys). Ditch the house and say ‘bonjour, mon amie’ to La Lune’s five course tasting menu, worthy of curing Eiffel Tower-sized appetites every Sunday over lunch. The contemporary menu changes weekly and cures hunger for just $50 – or $90 with paired wines (no brainer, there).

Darling & Co | Paddington

Bottoms up! Swap those rock bottom Sunday feels for bottomless bellinis at Darling & Co. Paddington’s darling drums up lunch with a kick every Sunday from 12pm. For just $39, you’ll score a meal with DJ tunes, plus two hours of killer bellinis, from O.G. peach to orange & mango, vanilla & white peach, and strawberry, rhubarb & basil.

The Defiant Duck | Newstead

We know where we’re flying for the winter. Get ready to shake your tail feathers at the Defiant Duck’s star-spangled spot. The land of the free, home of the brews hosts 24 beer taps and a Sunday sesh topped with buckets of wings, live tunes from 2pm, and air hockey to nominate the next round.

Woolly Mammoth Alehouse | Fortitude Valley

We might be moving into the year’s ice age, but there’s one thing not going extinct, and that’s our love of a frosty Sunday beer. Swing your club by Woolly Mammoth from midday for Sunday Crafternoons. From 31 craft beer taps (#goals) to saucy ribs, table games, and giant jenga on the green, you’ll turn that lazy Sunday into a mammoth afternoon brewfest. Sunday punday, we love ya.

Words by Samantha Chariton