Bottomless Brunch in Cardiff: The best places for a boozy morning (or afternoon)

From burgers and Bellinis to poached eggs and prosecco, this list has it all...

Updated on • Written By Lawrence Calman-Grimsdale

Bottomless Brunch in Cardiff: The best places for a boozy morning (or afternoon)

Looking for the best bottomless brunch in Cardiff? You’ve come to the right place.

Cardiff, like most other student cities, has a lot to offer in the boozy brunch department. There are tons of brilliant pubs and bars, more and more of which have started offering a special something to wash down the morning meal. It’s a trend that’s swept the nation and shows no signs of slowing down. After all, it’s a win-win: restaurants and bars can attract customers earlier in the day and customers get a deal on drinks. What’s not to like?

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Brunch was actually invented for hangovers. In 1895, English author Guy Beringer apparently wrote an essay while hungover entitled Brunch: A Plea, in which he outlined the idea of a hybrid meal to cure headaches and fill stomachs. Beringer said it should be a social meal, where fellow hangover sufferers can wallow together. Now, over 125 years later, brunch is more popular than ever.

The bottomless addition to the late morning meal - if you ask us - was a stroke of genius. What better way to chase away a hangover than unlimited bloody Marys and the like alongside your fry-up? Sweeter options have also become popular, such as buttermilk pancakes paired with bellinis.

From cosy pubs to lively clubs and everything in between, we’ve gathered the cream of the crop in terms of bottomless brunch in Cardiff just for you. There’s plenty of choice, including pancakes, pizza and even a full-on brunch burger to choose from, as well as cocktails, beers, prosecco, bellinis, mimosas and of course, bloody Marys.

We’ve included the price, how long your bottomless brunch will last, where to go and how to book, to make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decision. So, without further ado, here are the best bottomless brunches in Cardiff.

Dirty martini

As the name might suggest, Dirty Martini specialises in cocktails. But what might be less apparent, is that these cocktails can be enjoyed bottomless-style with brunch. Choose from eight cocktails including raspberry and elderflower Collins or espresso martinis, as well as prosecco and beer for non-cocktail drinks (whoever they are). The brunch in question is served in a highly Instagrammable birdcage, a la afternoon tea, and includes beef and cheese sliders, fried buttermilk chicken sliders, mac and cheese bites, veggie spring rolls and more. There is also a fully vegan version for our plant-based pals.
How much: £35 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: Imperial Gate, St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1FA
Book now: Dirty Martini

Revolucion de Cuba

This Cuban chain has branches all across the country, serving up Latin American-inspired dishes and colourful cocktails. The Brunch Fiesta at Revolucion De Cuba is pretty simple: you book a slot, choose three drinks from the list (bloody Mary, strawberry daiquiri, Mahou lager, prosecco, Aperol spritz, Disaronno fizz) then enjoy! Food options to soak up the cocktails include a ‘Cubano Benedict’, a smokey take on the classic dish with pulled pork instead of ham, or sweetcorn fritters with guac, mango and chilli. There are vegan and vegetarian fry-ups available too.
How much: From £22 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: The Friary, Cardiff, `CF10 3FA
Book now: Revolucion de Cuba

Revolution

You can’t really talk about bottomless brunch without mentioning Revs. Say what you want about them, they’ve taken bottomless brunch all over the UK. While it might not be gourmet, it’s the perfect place for a messy afternoon of fun. Choose from a range of brunch dishes like fried chicken and bacon waffles, loaded hash browns or even a brunch pizza, choose your drinks and get cracking. Drink options include Aperol spritz, V&T, Amstel, prosecco or bloody Marys, and each table can choose up to four.
How much: £20 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: 9-11 Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BS
Book now: Revolution Cardiff

Las Iguanas

Despite the enormous menu, Las Iguanas delivers great food at a seriously reasonable price. The Latin American menu includes the likes of burritos, wings, ribs and more, while the drinks options are equally fun. The difference with bottomless brunch at Las Iguanas is that you get nachos to share as well as a main each. On the other hand, you only get beer or prosecco, and cocktails cost a £5 supplement from Thursday to Saturday. That being said, the food is great; highlights include the full Brazilian, a South American fry-up with all the trimmings; enchiladas; breakfast rolls and more. Extra toppings can be added for good measure.
How much: £29.95 per person + £5 for cocktails Thursday to Saturday
How long: 90 minutes
Where: Ground Floor, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ
Book now: Las Iguanas

Cosy Club

Cosy Club, housed in the waterside Mermaid Quay, specialise in proper breakfasts. There are plenty of choices, including the ‘butcher’s brunch’, which comes with two Cumberland sausages, three rashers of bacon, black pudding, spicy ham hock beans, two eggs any style, vine tomatoes and sourdough toast - a serious banquet. Other options include huevos rancheros, bubble and squeak, shakshuka or smashed avo. Go bottomless - or here “boundless” - with a choice of prosecco, bloody Mary’s or mimosas. This is probably the earliest one on the list, starting at 10am!
How much: £25 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: Unit 24, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ
Book now: Cosy Club

Pitch

Pitch is a ‘fiercely independent’ Welsh restaurant and bar on Mill Lane offering extremely affordable brunch until 2pm. The full Welsh includes pork and leek sausage, thick bacon, hash brown, grilled tomato, two fried eggs and toast, while steak and eggs and pancake stacks are also available. Those looking to add a little booze to their morning can dive into the bottomless prosecco brunch for just £25 extra. While there’s a little less choice, it’s one of the most affordable on the list.
How much: £25 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: 3 Mill Lane, Cardiff, CF10 1FL
Book now: Pitch

The Philharmonic

Although it’s a little more pricey, the bottomless brunch at The Philharmonic is well-known. The brunch dishes are a bit more indulgent than most, including the likes of buttermilk pancakes with crispy smoked bacon and maple syrup, a trio of mushrooms in a creamy dijon and spinach sauce on grilled sourdough or baked eggs with spinach and smoked paprika. The drinks available as part of the deal are prosecco, gin and any mixer, mojitos, pornstar martinis, mimosas, Tom Collins and raspberry cosmopolitans, as well as Coors Light for beer drinkers. Add churros tossed in cinnamon sugar with salted caramel and chocolate sauce for a sweet treat at the end (£3 per head).
How much: £30 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: 76-77 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1FA
Book now: The Philharmonic

The Botanist

For something a little different, The Botanist lets you build your own bottomless brunch. Choose an item from each section to assemble your ‘board’, then sip on unlimited prosecco, Aperol spritzes or house beer. Elements to add to your board include shakshuka, smoked trout and salmon pate with flatbread, jalapeno cornbread, melon and pink grapefruit and Nutella French toast, to name a few.
How much: £30 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: Unit 5, 10 Church Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BG
Book now: The Botanist

Turtle Bay

The bottomless brunch at Turtle Bay needs little introduction. For those not in the loop, this Caribbean canteen of cocktails, curry goat and more is well-versed in brunch of the bottomless variety. So much so, that you get unlimited cocktails, mocktails, Red Stripe and prosecco for two hours - so by far the best value on the list. Brunch dishes include famous favourites like the big Kingston grill down, vegan yardbird and avocado smash.
How much: £29.50 per person
How long: Two hours
Where: 114-116 St Mary’s Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DY
Book now: Turtle Bay

The Stable

Brunch purists, avert your eyes! Pizza enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Choose from The Stable’s fun menu of pizzas, including the Blazing Saddle with slow-roasted beef, smoked streaky bacon, caramelised onion, roasted peppers and cheese, or the Vegan Porkless Pepperoni with jackfruit and plant-based mozzarella. Enjoy your pizza with bottomless prosecco, beer or cider, or upgrade to Aperol, blackcurrant or regal spritzes for £5 a head.
How much: £25 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: Ty Admiral House, Bridge Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EH
Book now: The Stable

The Dock

Where better to enjoy your bottomless brunch than by the water? The Dock, housed in Mermaid Quay, boasts two floors with killer views of the bay. Choose from a range of brunch dishes including the dock breakfast fry-up or brunch burger with beef, Monterey Jack cheese, maple-smoked bacon, a fried egg and a hash brown. Enjoy unlimited prosecco, bellinis, mimosas, Aperol spritzes or pints of Amstel while looking out over the water - heaven.
How much: £29 per person
How long: 90 minutes
Where: Unit 1 & U1, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ
Book now: The Dock

If you like the sound of that last one, be sure to check out our full guide to the best restaurants in Mermaid Quay.