A run-down of which bottomless brunch offerings are worth getting out of bed for this weekend
Face it: brunch is the best meal of the day. No, the whole week. It gives you an excuse to eat breakfast food into the early afternoon without guilt, and get a little bit drunk in the morning without shame.
The only bad thing about brunch is the end: that last forkful of Eggs Benedict or the last sip of Bloody Mary signifying bringing an abrupt end to the experience, and a return to the daily grind. You know, shopping and that.
Still, it doesn’t need to be that way. Leeds has fully embraced the bottomless brunch craze, with restaurants all too happy to fulfil our insatiable appetite for avocado on toast and mimosas. Here are our favourites:
Price: £35 Booze: Unlimited Brunch: Set menu
Victoria Gate's upmarket Japanese restaurant Issho (full review here) is proving a hit for dinner and lunch service, and now they're offering a brunchtime set menu on Saturdays and Sundays, too. £20 gets you a set menu including snacks like chicken karaage and edamame, three steamed buns, as well as gyoza and zucchini wafu skewers from the barbecue grill.
If you want to - and I don't know why you wouldn't - you can add their free-flowing Prosecco for another £15, which will be topped up continuously for two hours from the moment you order it, giving you plenty of time to work your way through the food
Two weeks to go until we launch our Baos & Bubbles bottomless brunch! Book your table now to avoid missing out: www.issho-restaurant.com
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Price: £45 Booze: Unlimited Brunch: Unlimited
Park Row’s upmarket Argentinean steakhouse was Leeds’ original bottomless brunch destination.
The menu reads as you’d expect considering Gaucho’s reputation for quality meat; steak and eggs, eggs benedict, oven-baked chorizo, Provoleta grilled cheese sandwiches, smashed avocado, and granola and yoghurt - because why not?
Drinks include Domaine Chandon sparkling Argentine wine, Bloody Marys, a weekly special breakfast cocktail, and a fresh-pressed juice bar to ensure more variety in your five-a-day than just fermented grapes. They also allow guests to stay for up to two hours, and at £45, this is easily the biggest baller brunch in Leeds.
Saturdays 11am - 3pm. Gaucho, 21-22 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JF
Are you ready for this: •Pancakes, French Toast, Steak & Eggs, Eggs Royale, Avocado Toast and Bacon Sandwiches• #ElectroBrunch #Brunch #gaucho #Argentine #Restaurants
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Price: £25 Booze: Unlimited Brunch: One dish
Whether they’re slow-poaching duck eggs to translucent magnificence to accompany dishes like smoked salmon on toasted brioche with watercress emulsion, using black truffle oil to intensify the earthiness of wild mushroom and kale fricassee, or sourcing some of the best meat in Yorkshire (like Sykes House Farm's intensely barnyardey rib-eye for their steak and eggs), Shears Yard’s brunch menu offers something you wouldn’t be able to enjoy at home, or in other restaurants in the city.
Choose any dish from the menu, and wash it down with a generous choice of drinks: Bloody Marys, Gin Snappers, bellinis, as well as Prosecco and beers on tap. There's a two-hour limit on tables, which is ample time for even the most prolific brunch-gluttons (guilty).
Saturdays 11am-2:30pm. Shears Yard, 11-15 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EH
Saturdays at Shears Yard mean one thing 🥂🍾 Our incredibly popular Bottomless Brunch is served 11-3. Booking highly recommended.
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Revolucion de Cuba
Price: £20 Booze: Bottomless Brunch: One dish
Every Saturday and Sunday the Revolución de Cuba's Cantina serves up brunch dishes with a Latin American twist - Cubano Benedict, breakfast burrito, Huevos Rancheros - as well as breakfast cocktails Bloody Marys, espresso 'Rumtinis' and mouth-puckering breakfast Palomas.
If you're feeling fancy though, twenty quid will get you one brunch dish and bottomless refills of your Prosecco, Bloody Mary, or Mojitos to make sure you start the day off Havana great time.
Weekends 9am - 1pm. Revolucion de Cuba, 64-68 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 6DT
It's nearly brunch time! Come down today from 10.30am
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Buca di Pizza
Price: £25.95 for 90 mins Booze: Free refills Brunch: Unlimited
Sure, Buca’s unlimited pizza and Prosecco offer is available all the time, but everybody knows the best part of any night out is when you open the fridge the next morning and 'drunk-you' left 'hungover-you' a couple of slices of delicious cheese and tomato salvation.
Now just imagine if instead of cold, stale and rock-hard, that pizza was hot and fresh, plus instead of two measly slices, it was unlimited, with toppings ranging from Neapolitan classics to modern twists like pulled buffalo wings and blue cheese sauce. Rather than washing it down with flat dregs of a mango Rubicon while stood at your fridge door, Buca di Pizza will keep topping up your prosecco, beer, or soft drink while you eat. Morning-after heaven.
Daily 11:30am - 11pm (90 minute limit). Buca di Pizza, City Central, 27 Wellington St, Leeds LS1 4EA
Pizza and prosecco night with the girls 🙋🏻🍾🎉👍🏻
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Price: £22.95 Booze: Unlimited Brunch: One dish
If there's two things Americans do better than anybody else, it's brunch and excess. It's only fitting, then, that New York-inspired bar and kitchen Manahatta should get involved in the bottomless brunch game.
For £22.95 you can choose from dishes like fried chicken and pancakes, Full English, or Taiwanese Hirata steamed buns, as well as 90 minutes worth of prosecco, Bloody Marys, and - this one's a game changer - Aperol Spritz.
For an extra fiver you can upgrade your food to one of their "Uptown options" like steak and eggs or short-rib ciabatta.
Full menu. Manahatta, Greek St 29 East Parade Leeds LS1 5PS.
The Lost & Found
Price: £18-£35 Booze: Unlimited Brunch: Two dishes
Greek Street's twee, nature-and-literature-inspired bar and grill is a nice enough place to spend a few hours as it is, but chuck in bottomless prosecco, mimosas and bellinis (not completely sure what the difference is...) and you've got a great place to get lost for a whole morning.
Pick a small and a main brunch dish (Turkish eggs followed by smoked salmon maybe, or Avocado toast and wild mushroom linguine) from the menu, and then bottomless drinks will be yours for just fifteen quid.
Full Menu. Saturdays & Sundays 11am - 2pm. 12 Greek Street, Leeds, LS1 5PT
No longer a bottomless brunch virgin 🍒 🥂
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All Bar One
Price: £25 Booze: Unlimited Brunch: One dish
Not to be left out down on the corner of Greek Street, All Bar One 's brunch offer includes one dish from a selection of staples like Eggs Benedict, Full English, pancakes, and something called a "Hipster Burger" (actual hipster content unknown).
Just say the word and they'll keep topping you up with prosecco, mimosas, or Ciroc Bloody Marys.
Full menu. Sundays 10am - 4pm, 27 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 5BN
Bottomless brunch was 👌🏻 #brunch #prosecco
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