Looking for the best bottomless brunch in Cardiff? You’ve come to the right place.
Like most other student cities, Cardiff 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 in return they get a pretty sweet deal on drinks. What’s not to like?
We know that sometimes a coffee catch up isn't going to cut it - what you really need is to get the gang together for a good couple of hours of boozing and breakfasting. In our opinion, it's the perfect choice no matter the occasion and makes for a pretty fun way to start the day. The bottomless addition to the late morning meal - if you ask us - was a stroke of genius. What better way to chase away hangovers from the night before than unlimited bloody Marys and the like alongside your fry-up? And it’s not just the prosecco and bellinis anymore, there’s so much choice with places offering up the likes of house lagers, full lists of fruity cocktails and even bottomless Champagne if you’re punching for something fancier.
The hardest part? Deciding where to go. From cosy pubs to lively clubs and everything in between, we’ve gathered the cream of the crop in terms of boozy brunch in Cardiff just for you. There’s plenty of choice on both the food and drinks front whether you’re wanting to dig into avo on toast or mix it up a bit with complete pizza menus.
What: Pitch is a ‘fiercely independent’ Welsh restaurant and bar on Mill Lane offering extremely affordable brunch everyday until 3pm. The full Welsh includes pork and leek sausage, smoked streaky bacon and hash browns, while Pitch eggs are served poached on toasted muffins with a choice of toppings including smoked salmon, chilli halloumi or smashed avocado. Those looking to add a little booze to their morning can dive into the bottomless prosecco or draught beer. While there’s a little less choice than some of the other options, this is one of the most affordable on the list.
Where: 3 Mill Lane, CF10 1FL
Book now: Pitch
What: If you're looking for somewhere to go for brunch at Mermaid Quay, Cosy Club specialise in proper breakfasts. There are plenty of choices, including a variety of full fry-ups, american or spiced berry pancakes (available in stacks of three or six, depending how hungry you are) and shakshuka available with chorizo or feta. Go bottomless - or here “boundless” - with a choice of prosecco, Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas or a selection of Spritzes. This one is available from 10am if you’re wanting to get on the booze early!
Where: Unit 24 - Mermaid Quay, CF10 5BZ
Book now: Cosy Club
What: As the name might suggest, Dirty Martini is all about the cocktails. But what might be less apparent, is that these drinks can be enjoyed bottomless-style with brunch. The brunch in question is served in a highly Instagrammable birdcage, a la afternoon tea, and includes a selection of sliders, flatbreads and hummus and plenty more nibbles to enjoy. There is also a fully vegan version for our plant-based pals. Booze options include a great array of bottomless Martinis - the likes of espresso, pornstar or blood orange and vanilla - which sit on the menu alongside G&Ts or bubbles if that’s more your thing.
Where: Imperial Gate, St Mary Street, CF10 1FA
Book now: Dirty Martini
Revolucion de Cuba
What: 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: pick one of their Cuban brunch dishes and then enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless drinks (they've got all the classics here with Mimosas, Bellinis, Spritzes and more). Food options to soak up the cocktails include everything from quesadillas to churros towers to more classic brunch options such as avocado toast or full fry-ups if you’re not feeling that adventurous.
Where: The Friary, CF10 3FA
Book now: Revolucion de Cuba
What: 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, roasted peppers, jalapenos and red onion marmalade or the Hakuna Burrata with plant-based mince with sunblush tomatoes, black olives and vegan mozzarella. Enjoy your pizza with bottomless prosecco, beer or cider, or upgrade to unlimited cocktails for just £8 per person and enjoy an Aperol Spritz or Woo Woo with your pizzas.
Where: Ty Admiral House, CF10 2EH
Book now: The Stable
Graze Restaurant at The Hilton Cardiff
What: If you’re looking for something slightly more stylish for your weekend brunching then Graze Restaurant at The Hilton hotel might be exactly what you're looking for. Available from 12-4pm you can enjoy a two course brunch with two hours of bottomless cocktails - which seems like a pretty good deal to us. Start off with a grazing board packed full of cured meats, Welsh cheeses, olives and a selection of sourdough. Mains include the likes of eggs benedict or Welsh rarebit on toast, so you can really dig into those regional delights.
Where: Kingsway, CF10 3HH
Book now: Graze Restaurant
What: No bottomless brunch list would be complete without The Alchemist. Their renowned 'Boundless Brunch' is available across the country - and Cardiff is no exception! Here, you can feast on American classes such as towering stacks of maple syrup and bacon pancakes or the classic fried chicken and waffles. With the choice to choose three cocktails - including the Colour Changing One and Bubblebath - if you're wanting to keep things lighter, or indeed upgrade to free-flowing booze for only £10 extra per person.
Where: 117 St Mary Street, CF10 1DY
Book now: The Alchemist
Culley's Kitchen & Bar at The Coal Exchange
What: A bottomless brunch that offers dessert alongside 90 minutes of unlimited drinks is always going to be a win in our eyes. Culley's Kitchen & Bar, located in Cardiff Bay, is serving up a two course feast of Welsh favourites, choose from complete fry ups, open steak sandwiches or something a bit different like their vegetable bhaji burger. Finish off the meal with a sticky toffee pudding or a board packed full of local cheeses. On the drinks front, you've got Espresso Martinis, Bloody Marys, Mimosas or a pretty good mocktail list too if you're wanting the fun without the hangover.
Where: Coal Exchange Hotel, CF10 5FQ
Book now: Culley's Kitchen & Bar
The Sorting Room at The Parkgate Hotel
What: Now this one isn’t available every weekend, but they do have odd dates dotted throughout the year so it’s definitely one to keep an eye on. Everything about The Parkgate Hotel is effortlessly stylish, and that includes its dining room with live music throughout brunch. Here, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco, selected cocktails or house wine alongside a three course lunch - so it’s a pretty indulgent ordeal. Plus there’s the option to upgrade to free-flowing Champagne, if this one didn’t sound quite lavish enough for you. Currently taking bookings for early next year, you want to get this one in the diary.
Where: Westgate Street, CF10 1DA
Book now: The Sorting Room
What: Sometimes you just want to keep it simple - a couple of classic brunch options and your favourite tipples alongside to jazz up your meal. The Botanist's bottomless brunch is a favourite for a reason and perfect if you're sick of places trying to make it more of an ordeal than it needs to be. No frills, just hearty food and tasty drinks. Choose from full fry-ups, eggs benedict and shakshuka and then you have the choice to leave the meal as it comes or add bottomless drinks which we, of course, recommend. Drinks options range from prosecco to Bloody Mary's and Aperol Spritzes.
Where: Unit 5 - 10 Church Street, CF10 1BG
Book now: The Botanist
What: The bottomless brunch at The Philharmonic is well-known in the area and definitely one to add to your list. The brunch dishes are a bit more indulgent than most, including the likes of buttermilk pancakes with crispy smoked bacon and maple syrup, or banana and biscoff spread. Unlimited drinks options include Pornstar Martinis, Raspberry Cosmos or Mojitos. If none of these take your fancy, then feel free to upgrade to the 'ultimate' brunch option which adds nine additional cocktails to your choices for only £5 more per person and allows you to sip away at Mai Thais and Espresso Martinis instead.
Where: 76-77 St Mary Street, CF10 1FA
Book now: The Philharmonic
What: 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, draft beer 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 motherclucker and avocado smash with poached eggs.
Where: 114-116 St Mary’s Street, CF10 1DY
Book now: Turtle Bay
If you're too late for brunch but still looking for somewhere to eat, be sure to check out our full guide to the best restaurants in Mermaid Quay.