A growing trend, bottomless brunches can prove good value for money if you’re planning to go all out to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or long-awaited reunion with friends. Whether you’d like to indulge in unlimited cocktails, enjoy a slice of pizza with ale, or make the most of all-you-can-eat sushi, you’re sure to find a deal to suit at one of Leeds’ independent bars and restaurants. Here, we list some of the best value bottomless brunches to be found in the city.
Simpatico, Queens Arcade
Best known for its authentic pizza al taglio, Simpatico serves a menu inspired by real Roman street food with a bottomless brunch that’s named ‘Termini’ after the eternal city’s central station. Come along on a Saturday for two fun-filled hours – from 12-2pm or 4-6pm. The deal includes an antipasto platter to share, followed by bottomless mixed pizza slices with unlimited refills of Prosecco, Aperol, Italian G&T, or Peroni. Booking is essential and a deposit is required to secure your place as the restaurant gets busy at peak times.
Price per person: £29.95
Mans Market, Wellington St.
Describing itself as an ‘accessible, new age and hip Chinese restaurant and bar,’ Mans Market offers traditional Chinese cuisine alongside some old favourites served with an exciting new twist. A bottomless brunch deal is available here on Saturdays and Sundays and includes dim sum sharers to start, with prawn crackers, spring rolls, sesame fingers, satay chicken skewers and salt and pepper chicken. For mains, guests can choose from five different brunch boxes accompanied by sides for the table, such as salt and pepper chips or broccoli with chilli and garlic. Bottomless fizz or bottled beer is included for the two hour duration, however, there’s also a chance to upgrade. Pay an extra £5 to add bottomless bellinis or £10 for cocktails.
Price per person: £32.50
Shears Yard, Wharf St
Located in Leeds City Centre, close to the Corn Exchange, Shears Yard inhabits a former rope and canvas factory that has been beautifully restored to create an attractive modern dining space. A bottomless brunch here lasts for 90 minutes, during which time you can enjoy one course from the food menu accompanied by unlimited drinks. There are five tempting brunch options to choose from, such as a smoked bacon and cumberland sausage sandwich, or leek and spinach fricassee with blacksticks blue cheese. Drinks include Bloody Marys, Prosecco and hand pulled ales. Non-drinkers are allowed to purchase individually priced brunch dishes and soft drinks, so there’s no need for the whole table to go bottomless.
Price per person: £30
Sakku, St Peter’s Place
Offering a different kind of bottomless brunch, Japanese concept restaurant Sakku sells all-you-can-eat sushi to indulge in on any day of your choosing. The restaurant’s menu features over 150 beautifully presented dishes and their handy tablet ordering system means you can pick those you’d like without even having to leave your table. A party of two has an hour and 45 minutes to make the most of the deal, while groups of three or more get two full hours. With many great cocktails to try here you may well want to stay longer though.
Price per person: adults from £21.95, children from £10.95, under 3s free
Hoist House, Whitehall Road
Located in Wellington Place, Hoist House is an independent pub with a colourful interior and a relaxed vibe. The bottomless brunch here includes unlimited pizza and there are plenty of varieties to choose from – try the ‘Funghi’ with mushrooms, thyme and mozzarella, or the ‘Iseo’ with artichokes, red onion and balsamic glaze. For the bravest diners, there’s the very spicy El Bastardo with hot nduja, pepperoni and chillies (you have been warned!). The drinks here are also bottomless and you can enjoy cider, ale, lager, wine, prosecco, or even an Aperol Spritz.
Price per person: £29.99
Tavassoli’s, New Briggate
A casual and welcoming Greek restaurant, a night out at Tavassoli’s promises to be a memorable occasion with great food and a lively atmosphere to unwind in. Bottomless brunches are served here most days of the week, allowing you to sample one of the restaurant’s famous gyros wraps with unlimited drinks for 90 minutes. Choose from chicken, pork, halloumi or falafel gyros, or turn any of these into a salad instead for lighter, gluten-free option. On the drinks menu, there are six fantastic cocktails to choose from, including Mango Buck made with mango vermouth and lemonade, or Pink Panther with passion fruit liqueur, Hula Hooch and Bruni gin.
Price per person: £30
Mad Frans, Whitehall Road
Situated a short walk away from Leeds railway station, Mad Frans serves freshly-prepared classic pub food made with locally-sourced ingredients. Well known for their burgers and Sunday lunches, Frans also offers a bottomless brunch deal at the weekend. Pick a main course and enjoy unlimited drinks for 90 minutes. Mains include fish and chips, creamy pesto rigatoni, bangers and mash or pie of the week.
Price per person: £29.95 with wines and lagers or £34.95 with cocktails
OBA Kitchen + Bar, Wade Lane
Serving fusion Korean and Japanese food in a gorgeous contemporary setting, OBA Kitchen + Bar is the place to go to try something new – whether you’re vegan or a meat-eater. Their bottomless brunch includes two courses along with bottomless drinks to enjoy over 90 minutes. The starters here arrive in the form of a sharing platter featuring Korean fried chicken, salt and pepper Karaage chicken wings, cucumber maki rolls and edamame. For the main course you can choose from kimchi or ginger pork belly, katsu, or tofu teriyaki, all served with rice or chips. Drinks include gin fizz, raspberry coolers or delicious green apple sours.
Price per person: £38
Images: OBA, Sakku, Simpatico, Mans Market