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6 of the best bottomless brunch spots in the North East

Free-flowing fizz, beautiful brunches and day drinking vibes – we’ve got you covered.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 06.04.2022

We’re sure you’ve noticed your Insta feed being flooded with selfies from bottomless brunches every weekend recently ­– everyone’s loving it.

Time to jump on this top trend! There’s nothing better than unlimited alcohol and some good brunch food to go with it. In fact, we’re pretty sure it’s what dreams are made of. And when 10.00am is the new 10.00pm, things get even better. After all, what’s not to love about day drinking? After a day well spent on the fizz, you can get a full night’s sleep and wake up feeling fresh as a daisy!

With so many brilliant bottomless brunch options here in the North East, the only difficulty is deciding where to go. But as always, we’ve got you. We’ve shortlisted our top six bottomless brunch spots that’ll have you indulging in the bubbles…

No28, Newcastle

You’ll discover this absolute gem right in the heart of Newcastle. Inside you’ll have a choice between 90 mins or two hours (we know which one we’ll be picking) of free-flowing prosecco. After mastering the prosecco brunch etiquette (Rach, our bottomless brunch queen is a pro), what we love about No28’s bottomless fizz is that they leave the full bottle on the table rather than having to wait for your glass to be filled.

Although it is called a brunch it can get a bit boring only brunch dishes on the menu. That’s why No28 spices things up by serving tapas. Plus, No28 extends past typical brunch hours and isn’t just on a weekend – which we adore.  From homemade meatballs in their chef’s own sauce to southern fried chicken tossed No28’s famous Jack Daniels glaze to garlic and white wine tiger prawns, you’ll get the option of one tapas with patatas bravas bread and salad for the table.

And best of all, this brunch isn’t just on at the weekend. Break up your week (if you’re brave enough to go to work with a hangover) at No28’s ‘brunch’, that extends past typical brunching hours, on every Tuesday to Friday 5.00pm – 9.00pm, or end your busy week with a brunch on Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 8.00pm, for £28 per person.

No28, 27–29 Nelson Street, Newcastle, NE1 5AN

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The Library brunch Durham

The Library, Durham

The team at The Library open their doors for a boozy brunch EVERY DAY until 2.00pm! We love it. Here you’ll get 90 mins of endless prosecco or, if prosecco isn’t for you, draft beers and G&T’s.

From The Big Breakfast (the name says it all) to Pancake Stack (if you have a sweet tooth), enjoy a morning filled with fizz and brunch dishes that’ll fuel you up for the rest of the day. All for just £20 per person – cracking.

The Library, 46 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU

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BunBun, South Shields

Fancy trying somewhere new? BunBun the best place to get a Mediterranean hit in South Shields and have recently announced that they’ll be hosting bottomless brunches to boot. Woohoo! Not only can you sip on unlimited prosecco for 90 mins, but you’ll be able to get unlimited cocktails too.

From a freshly-made full English to a lighter-feeling eggs benedict, you can eat your fill for £25 per person. And trust us, these breakfast beauties will more than set you up for your day of fun with the girls.

BunBun 3 St Hilda Street, South Shields NE33 1QD

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Auction House, Morpeth

Auction House a cocktail bar nestled in the heart of the historic town of Morpeth, and here at you can enjoy 60 minutes of pure indulgence. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of prosecco before taking your pick of any one of the brunch dishes available (we already know this will be the hardest part of your day), as well as your choice of spritz cocktails, gin, or prosecco for your boozy fix. Then all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy a delightful afternoon.

Wanting to be a bit more extra? You can upgrade your brunch package and have a birdcage filled with street bites – including nachos and halloumi fries – and premium drinks for £45 per person. Auction House host their bottomless brunches from Thursday–Sunday between 11.00am­–12.00pm, with packages starting at £30 per person.

Auction House, 63 Bridge Street, Morpeth, NE61 1PQ

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Sohe, Jesmond

Get a taste of Asia right in the heart of the Toon! And what better way to wash down the tantalizing taste of beef and black bean stir fry than with unlimited prosecco, Aperol Spritz, or plum and lychee spritz? You can even order Asahi, if you’re feeling fancy. With a platter of specialised starters to share, followed by a choice of amazing Asian mains (we’d recommend their katsu curry – it’s to die for), this brunch is unique. Plus it’s a dream ‘gram setting.

Available every Friday and Saturday from 12noon–5.00pm and Sundays from 2.00pm–6.00pm, for 90 minutes of bottomless brunch here you’ll only pay £30.95 per person. A pretty good deal, if you ask us.

 HLN top tip – Don’t miss the selfie opportunities in the bathroom mirrors… You’ll know what we mean when you see it.

Sohe, 97 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 2TJ

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The Palm, Sunderland

 A bottomless brunch in Sunderland’s biggest beer garden is the perfect backdrop for your next Insta post.

At The Palm, you’ll get 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco and (even better in our opinion) Slushie cocktails – perfect for a Summer’s day and giving us an excuse to bring out the big kid inside of us! Oh, and let’s not be forgetting the delicious brunch platter which, we promise, will have your mouth watering for days after. Bottomless brunch at The Palm runs inside Tropicuba every Saturday between 11.00am–2.00pm for £24.95 per person.

The Palm, Timber Beach Road, Sunderland SR5 3XG

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The Hudson, Newcastle 

Who doesn’t love a cheeky platter? They’re the posh versions of our much-loved picky tea. And The Hudson offers one of the most delicious platters going. With everything from beef sliders to salt and pepper squid, this luxurious late bar and restaurant has it all – including a slider selection for you veggies, too.

All this alongside 90 minutes of unlimited fizz and the choice of a pitcher of cocktails (that’s right, a pitcher!) for £35 per person every Friday and Saturday? Sign us up.

The Hudson, Neville Street, Newcastle NE1 5DF

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