For a fifty each, you and your squad can brunch like royalty – without any weekend wallet woes. Grab a bottle of your go-to bubbles or wine, gather your hoard and get excited for some good times – cos you’re in for a treat at these BYO weekend brunch locations.
#1 Aqua Cafe
BYO brunching in The Gong gets no better than at Aqua. Make no mistake; at four-dollar corkage per bottle, this is a winning spot for getting settled in for some good tucker and self-catered bottomless boozing. The casual seafood and modern dining fare means you can pick all the usual share plate suspects to enjoy with the squad – from the aqua salad to the salt and pepper squid. Pair with some prosecco (for a truly authentic, yet affordable, bottle – check of the range from Italian wine specialists – Wog With The Grog thewogwiththegrog.com.au) and you’ll be in brunching heaven.
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A Surry Hills must-do, Vacanza Pizzeria is buzzing brunch haunt that is made even better with its eight dollar per bottle BYO option during the weekend lunch period (12-3pm). Pop them bottles whilst you get started with a spread of cheesy goodness from the show-stopping buffalo mozzarella bar menu. Don’t fill up though, cos the stand-out pizzas require some attention.
#3 Shark Island
For a truly unique bubbles and brunch adventure, what about an island DIY outing? Get the crew together for the day and boat yourselves to one of Sydney harbour’s hidden island gems. For $20 return with Captain Cook cruises, you can spend up to 6 hours on the island enjoying your own BYO affair, but you MUST bring and take everything with you. There’s picnic tables and toilets, but all food and booze is self-catering. Sneak a swim in when the tides is right and you’ll be lapping up a perfect outdoor brunch.
#4 Vue Lounge
Corkage for three bucks? What a ripper! As for the food at this New Farm haunt – a burgers-only brunch will be your best decision of the weekend. Order one or each per person and you will stuff your faces with an array of delicious burgers, everything from slow cooked beef short rib to pork belly, and some vego options of course. The cherry on the cake, or should we say the burger to your brunch, is the BYO bevvy to wash it all down.
#5 Mama Rosys
Newtown is home to Mama Rosys, an authentic and homely dining spot that also offers four dollar corkage. There’s something on the extensive menu for everyone’s taste-buds as well as being especially easy to share. A few pastas to get your brunch rolling, like a four cheese gnocci (heaven to the tastebuds). And dont go past dolci delights, like the ten dollar tiramisu, the top off the brunch session.
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