Best bottomless brunch in Portsmouth: 8 killer spots for food and fizz

We’ve toured the sunny south coast city on the hunt for the best bottomless brunches it has to offer.

Updated on • Written By Pete Dreyer

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Best bottomless brunch in Portsmouth: 8 killer spots for food and fizz

Bottomless brunch continues to take the nation by storm, particularly on England’s glorious south coast. We’ve talked at length about Portsmouth’s embarrassment of foodie riches when it comes to great fish and chips, cosy cafes and some quality neighbourhood bistros, but it’s time to add another category to the list - bottomless brunch spots! Sometimes you just have to get the squad together for 90 minutes of bottomless cocktails and egg brunches, and if you live in and around Portsmouth you’re in luck, because you’re spoilt for choice here.


We’ve rounded up a list of the best bottomless brunching spots in Portsmouth (a tough job that someone had to do) and as you’ll see, a good chunk of these restaurants and cafes are in Southsea. Portsmouth’s southern stretch does seem to be home to lots of the city’s best restaurants and bars, so if you’re heading somewhere in the city without a reservation, Southsea is likely your best bet to find something good.

That said, this list also includes bottomless brunch in Gunwharf Quays, and a handful of other great places we just had to mention. Though the majority of Portsmouth’s brunching options stick to traditional dishes - think eggs benedict, full English breakfasts, pancake stacks and the like - there are some more international options too, including a popular bottomless taco brunch and even a few that carry on well into the afternoon and evening so you can rack up the drinks alongside burgers and classic pub grub.

So, if you’re here to read about Portsmouth’s best bottomless brunch offers, you’re in the right place. Keep reading as we round-up our favourites.

Cosy Club Gunwharf Quays

brunching at cosy club

What: Our pick when it comes to bottomless brunch in Gunwharf Quays, Cosy Club delivers all your classic brunch vibes - smashed avocado, eggs benedict, bubble and squeak and more - alongside a 90 minute bottomless option that includes Mimosas, Spritz and a Bloody Mary.
Where: 28-29 North Building, PO1 3TT
Book now: Cosy Club Gunwharf Quays

Delaney’s Southsea

banana on toast at delaneys

What: We love this little family-run spot on Castle Road, which has always been high in estimations as a lunch and dinner restaurant but now also dishes up a bottomless brunch on a weekend, as well as an excellent roast. Stylish and rustic decor really suits all casual occasions, and the menu is classic brunch fare, backed up by bottomless prosecco or cocktails.
Where: 77b Castle Road, PO5 3AY
Book now: Delaney’s Southsea

The Alchemist Gunwharf Quays

cocktails at the alchemist

What: This angular two-storey monolith at Gunwharf Quays is hard to miss, and the menus are equally mysterious. Bottomless brunch is just a small part of what has made The Alchemist hugely successful across the UK - clever mixology combines with wings, waffles, pancake stacks and more for a reliably fun weekend.
Where: Unit R02, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TZ
Book now: The Alchemist Portsmouth

The Dockyard Portsmouth

bottomless wings at the dockyard

What: You’ll find the Dockyard on Guildhall Walk, right around the University campus and just a short walk from the historic dockyard (hence the name) and Gunwharf Quays. Bottomless brunch at The Dockyard serves up everything from full English breakfasts to burgers and pizzas, all washed down with your choice of mixers, cocktails and beers. With loads of screens and lots of sports shown each weekend, it’s a great place to warm up before a big game.
Where: 13-19 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2RY
Book now: The Dockyard Portsmouth

Scarlet Tap Southsea

bottomless brunch at the scarlet tap

What: Run by the same group as The Dockyard, The Scarlet Tap features the same wide-ranging menu of burgers and pizzas as well as cooked breakfasts, but you’ll find it within striking distance of Blue Reef Aquarium and South Parade Pier, as well as Southsea Beach. Solid, dependable cooking at very reasonable prices is the name of the game here.
Where: 80-82 Palmerston Road, PO5 3PT
Book now: Scarlet Tap Southsea

Drift Southsea

cocktails and pancakes

What: This Southsea nightclub holds a range of events during the week, from paint and sip classes to - you guessed it - bottomless brunch every weekend. Quite a few brunch days are themed too (we spotted a Vengaboys theme and a Dirty Dancing theme on the calendar) so this is a great chance to let loose with the whole crew.
Where: 78 Palmerston Road, PO5 3PT
Book now: Drift Southsea

Southsea Brunch Klub

mixologists at southsea brunch klub

What: One of the few dedicated brunching spots in the city, Southsea Brunch Klub serves up events every week, with a brunch menu that goes late into the afternoon and evening. If you and the gang fancy bottomless brunch to a high-energy soundtrack of live DJs or performers, with a wide range of international fare on offer, this is the place for you.
Where: 119 Elm Grove, PO5 1LH
Book now: Southsea Brunch Klub

Bonita’s Bar & Taqueria

tacos and frozen margaritas

What: Say hello to three courses of loaded nachos, tacos, and churros, and bottomless drinks that include all the frozen Margaritas you can drink before you get brain freeze. Bonita’s runs lots of other weekly events too, including an all you can eat Taco Tuesday.
Where: 106 Palmerston Road, PO5 3PT
Book now: Bonita’s Bar & Taqueria

Willing to put in a few miles for a good bottomless brunch? Consider a short journey across the south coast to nearby Brighton, and check out one of these excellent bottomless brunch spots in Brighton!

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