Multi-course breakfasts are now a popular choice for Sydney-siders who can't get enough of long, boozy brunches.
Poached eggs have officially had their day in the sun as brunch in Sydney moves towards a far more sophisticated offering.
Leaving behind the humble big breakfast, Aussie urbanites are getting their fill via three, four and five course brunches.
Some of Sydney's top restaurants are in on the breakfast game, including hatted restaurants ACME and Yellow.
"We’ve been doing brunch for the better part of 2017, wanting to offer a different option for Sydney diners to come and get something that varied from most other brunches on offer!" ACME's Cam Fairbairn said of their brunch menu.
David Hobbs, part owner of popular Surry Hills restaurant and bar Dead Ringer, agrees that people are looking beyond your traditional breakfast, lending to the popularity of their unique morning menu.
"At our location in Surry Hills, you can get breakfast at a dozen places, all pretty similar, not especially well executed but still paying top prices. For instance, a local cafe charges $24 for a ‘breakfast stack’ which is just a hash brown, avo, bacon and poached egg plus a nothing garnish," David told Lifestyle.
"Our opinion was that, for these prices, we can really do our normal dinner restaurant high-level food and provide an option far more interesting and refined, with better service and atmosphere than a cafe."
Add bottomless mimosas, and you're unlikely to leave disappointed!
If you're after a multi-course, boozy brunch in Sydney, try one of these institutions.
As previously mentioned, you won't find your traditional breakfast fare at Dead Ringer. In fact, they have a no eggs or smashed avo policy. You will, however, find an innovative and tasty brunch menu which you can opt to enjoy as a set menu ($30pp) with an option to add on two hours of bottomless mimosas ($35pp).
413 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 | deadringer.wtf
ACME offers brunch on a Saturday, for which the menu regularly changes. According to Cam, the four-course adventure tends to follow a constant format: a fruit-based starter, the Filipino sausage and egg sandwich, a choice of a vegetarian, pescatarian or meat course, and a dessert. While the ACME team will take a break from brunch over summer (call ahead to see what's on!), it will be back in 2018.
60 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay NSW, 2011 | weareacme.com.au
Yellow has been doing brunch since 2014, long before it switched to an all vegetarian menu. The vegetable focused weekend brunch menu offers dishes you won't find anywhere else in Sydney. The five-course brunch tasting menu ($75pp) is your opportunity to try it all, but if you're going a la carte, don't miss the famous Toasted Licorice Bread with Housemade Butter ($11).
57 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011 | yellowsydney.com.au
Darlo Country Club
Darlo Country Club is the ultimate 'special occasion' destination, perfect for birthdays or a girls day out. The set brunch menu offers six different menu items with a bellini on arrival ($65pp), or an optional three-hour Chandon beverage package for an additional $25 each.
235 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 | darlocountryclub.com.au
Kensington Street Social
Headed up by Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton, Kensington St Social offers a scrumptious breakfast menu for a reasonable price. Their brunch packages come in either two or three courses ($45-$55) with a free glass of wine or beer, or an optional sparkling wine package to add on.
3 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008 | kensingtonstsocial.com
[Feature image: Supplied/Dead Ringer]