It’s been a ruddy long time but we’re back like we never left to bring you another edition of Monday Munchies. This time we’re focusing on some of Sydney’s best new breakfast, brunch, and long lunch offerings because while Thursday is the new Friday, brunch is the new lunch and dinner is, well, just dinner. If you missed our full review of Chi Chi Dining in Sydney CBD last week that’s compulsory reading for this week alongside all of the restaurant launches below. Let’s get it started.
Sydney’s Most Luxurious Bottomless Long Champagne Brunch Launches
The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park is launching one of the most luxurious long lunches this month. Starting Sunday 14th August, the brunch will be held every Sunday from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm and promises to be an unforgettable experience, inspired by the all-day dining culture found in Asia and Europe. With Hours and Hours of Live Music, Waffle Stations, Private Pasta Chefs & Sydney’s Best Seafood Buffet with Free-Flowing Champagne, Spiritz and Bloody Marys.
“As Sydney re-awakens, we’re proud to bring an international offering, not yet available in Australia. We want to spoil our guests with a memorable time. And for those who may have overindulged, there’s a bed upstairs,” said General Manager, Krister Svensson.
Dive into one or all of the dedicated live counters – Fresh NSW Seafood, The Waffle Station, ‘Eggs Your Way’ (MoM suggests Poached with Truffle Hollandaise), The Vegan Butchery, Sunday Carvery, The Cheese Counter, and of course the live Pasta Bar. A $149 ticket will secure you an all-day seat at the table for Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys and Chandon Garden Spritzers. You can choose to upgrade your flight for just $40 more. $189pp will secure all of the above as well as free-flowing Pommery Champagne. More information can be found via the link below.
Sunday Feast: Sunday Long Brunch
When: Every Sunday
Time: 11:30am – 4:30pm or 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: The Feast by The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park | 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Price: from $149 pp to $189 pp
Bookings: click here
Henrietta’s Reveals New Yulli’s Brew With Epic Night Of Beer Trivia
Succulent breast and cold beer, let us turn on your taste buds. The charcoal chicken eatery, Henrietta, and local taproom, Yulli’s Brews, have together revealed a limited-edition lager that pays hoppy homage to the orange hen herself. To celebrate the launch, an evening of beer-based trivia is planned for one night only, so it’s time to brush up on your beer knowledge.
“Whether you’re a lover of lager, ale, IPA or stout, we’re looking to celebrate the launch of Henrietta x Yulli’s Brews unique beer by putting Sydneysiders’ knowledge to the test for one night only, alongside an unbeerlievable banquet menu. Something a little different to pop our new brew on the map,” saidMark Anderson, Group Bar Manager at ESCA.
With a slew of intoxicating prizes to be won (cases of the Lager of Love and some cold hard cash to fuel your next feed), Henrietta will also sling their brand-new brew for just $2 a tin. With an epic banquet on offer in between firing answers at the beer trivia master, there has never been a better time to get a taste for the whole Middle Eastern-inspired menu.
For more information and to reserve your table at beer trivia on August 17, head to the link below. Dine in via the $49 banquet with the first beer on Henrietta, followed by $2 beers all night. Bookings are available at 7:30 pm and 7:45 pm before trivia starts at 8 pm sharp.
Sokyo Launches Breakfast With A Tokyo Twist
The Star Sydney’s signature Japanese dining venue Sokyo has launched a new breakfast menu that combines traditional Japanese flavours with Sokyo’s signature creative twist. Designed by Executive Chef Daniel Kwak and epitomising Sokyo’s ethos of “where art meets ritual,” the dishes merge traditional Japanese ingredients with a contemporary Australian flair.
The new a la carte breakfast menu features five crafted dishes including a Seafood udon with just-caught seafood from the Sydney Fish Market in a bright and spicy miso soup finished with Japanese green onion. Onigiri, a traditional Japanese dish consisting of white rice paired with the clean sweet meat of Spanner crab wrapped in seaweed and served alongside glazed chicken yakitori, and Ochazuke, an authentic Japanese savoury rice dish with green tea dashi poured in front of diners, paired with pickles and charred succulent fillets of unagi, also known as a freshwater eel.
Sokyo’s new breakfast menu is available from 6:00 am to 10:30 am for $48 per person. As well as a selection of pastries and fresh fruit, each of the a la carte breakfast options is served with edamame, coffee, tea and freshly-squeezed juice.
Loulou Bistro Introduces Weekend Breakfast and Brunch
Lavender Bay’s neighbourhood favourite, Loulou Bistro, Boulangerie and Traiteur introduces weekend breakfast and brunch in the Bistro from Saturday 13 August. Expect deliciously fresh pastries from the Boulangerie next door, an indulgent crab soufflé omelet, Loulou’s take on a buttery croque madame, and Bloody Maries served out on the Bistro’s sun-drenched terrace.
“The go-to French breakfast is a croissant or baguette lathered in butter and jam and dipped into coffee or hot chocolate. It’s delicious and we’ll certainly encourage it at Loulou… Of course, in Sydney, eggs are a must on a weekend breakfast menu, but we’ve kept the choices simple like you’d find in a Parisian hotel,” said Parker.
Les Ouefs (eggs) menu include eggs Florentine, scrambled eggs, and the signature crab soufflé omelet. Made with delicious Gruyère cheese and spanner crab, it’s finished with chopped chives, lemon zest and espelette pepper. A longstanding French brunch favourite is a croque madame and Loulou’s take on this is a beautiful golden and buttery brioche with comté cheese, leg ham and topped with a perfectly poached egg. Le Grand Loulou breakfast with sausage de Toulouse from the Traiteur next door, mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes, poached eggs, and bacon will satisfy those wanting to start the day with a big breakfast.
Sip St Ali coffee or add a little spice to brunch with a Bloody Marie (Wyborowa vodka, French aperitif Suze liqueur, roasted tomatoes, spices) inspired by the late Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. More information about the opening can be found via the link below.
Bistro Breakfast: Sat and Sun, 8-11am
Bistro lunch and dinner: Mon – Thurs, 12-11pm; Fri and Sat, 12pm-12am; Sun, 12-10pm
Boulangerie and Traiteur: 7 days a week, 7am-8pm
Bowltiful Noodles Set Up Shop in a Melbourne Foodie Hub
While we might’ve slept on the opening of Bowtilful’s largest store on Melbourne’s Swanston Street, we reckon now’s the time to shake the winter chill and enjoy the biggest and best bowl of hand-pulled noodles or hot take on a classic hamburger for the nice price of under $20.
What’s on offer? Think springy hand-pulled noodles, melt-in-your-mouth halal beef, fragrant homemade fresh chilli oil and a sip of rich clear broth (ok, stop it we’re starving now). And if noodles aren’t your thing calling, feast on a rich and spicy Lanzhou-style Spicy Lamb Burger ($8.80) filled with 3-hour braised beef brisket and smacked between crisp continental roll or a Beef & Green Pepper Burger packed with fresh and zesty green peppers ($8.80).
If this isn’t starting to sound like the best food for Uni students in Melbourne, then join the club. So what’s the menu look like? Featuring a myriad of soups and dry noodles including Braised Beef Brisket Noodle Soup ($16.90), Braised Lamb Flap Noodle Soup ($16.80), or slurp your way through the Dry Noodle menu with Stir-fried Tomato and Egg & Soybean Paste Sauce ($16.80) or Noodles with Soybean Paste & Minced Beef ($15.80).
- 249 Swanston Street Melbourne: 10am-2am daily
- 382-384 Elizabeth Street Melbourne: 10am-2am daily
- 595-597 Station Street Box Hill VIC: 10am-10pm daily
Get on down to one of the locations above and check it out!