11 Best Brunch and Bottomless Brunch in Edinburgh 2021

Best Brunch and Bottomless Brunch in Edinburgh – Scotland has slightly different licencing laws to other countries and ‘bottomless brunch’ can refer to bottomless food rather than drinks.  There are still plenty of drinks to be had but these can be limited to four or perhaps six drinks rather than being bottomless.


Gaucho – Premium Bottomless Brunch

4a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD

Gaucho is a glamorous Argentinian steak restaurant and they do a premium brunch.  You can choose from such bottomless brunch dishes as Choripan Sandwich, Steak and Eggs, Eggs Royal and Coconut Quinoa Porridge.  To accompany your meal, you can choose from up to four drinks from Botanical No 1, Jack & Ginger, Bloody Marys, Aperol Spritz, Rekorderlig and Cinnamon Colada.  If you want to upgrade you can then partake in up to four Pornstar Martini, Domain Chandon and Espresso Martini.  You can spend 90 minutes at your table.


The Pantry

1 N W Circus Pl, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6ST

The Pantry serve breakfast and brunch.  For breakfast, choose from ‘Pimp my Fry’, Rare breed pork sausages, streaky smoked bacon,  Stornoway black pud, Campbell’s prime haggis, smoked paprika and thyme tomatoes, beans, confit mushrooms and a free range egg on sourdough toast, or ‘Matcha Matcha Man’, Brioche french toast, matcha meringue, lemon curd and raspberry mint butter.  For brunch try ‘Sunshine on Stockbridge’ sweet potato, plum tomatoes, grilled courgette, guacasaca, free range poached eggs and poblano peppers, sourdough or Waffles – homemade deep Belgian waffles with blueberry compote, fresh blueberries and 100% Canadian maple syrup.


The Ivy – Saturday and Sunday Brunch

6 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD

The Ivy Edinburgh do a Saturday and Sunday Brunch (and bank holidays).  The restaurant itself is a beautiful art deco inspired space.  With options like Truffle Arancini, Zucchini fritti, Eggs Benedict and Avocado Benedict, as well as Hot Buttermilk Pancakes for those (like me) with a sweet tooth!


The Edinburgh Larder

15 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NB

“Set up in 2009, the aim of the Edinburgh Larder is to provide delicious, seasonal, local food. The incredible producers in Scotland are at the very heart of everything we do. Honest ingredients, delicious food, and a warm welcome are what we strive for.  We take pride in offering a truly memorable meal to all our customers, whether you’re local or travelling from afar.”  Brunch options include Hash pan fried potato, kale & horseradish with Belhaven hot smoked salmon, a poached egg & hollandaise saucea and Eggs Florentine with poached eggs, wilted spinach, granary toast & hollandaise.



76 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 2NN

Veeno also serve brunch “Our authentic Italian menu boasts the finest cured meats and cheeses and some classics with a twist to ensure your gastronomic experience is one to be remembered.  Whether you’re joining us for brunch or a sharing board with friends, we have plenty of options to tempt your taste buds.”  The brunch menu for two allows you to choose one salad from options like: Insalata Caprese (Beef tomato, mozzarella, olive oil and oregano) or Insalata di Pollo (Grilled chicken, mixed leaves, avocado, grilled peppers, cherry tomatoes and cucumber).  Then choose two Brushette from options like: Nduja e Scamorza (A spicy spreadable sausage from Calabria, not for the faint-hearted, with smoked cheese) or Salmone Affumicato (Smoked salmon, mascarpone and dill, perfect pairing for a glass of Prosecco).  Finally choose one Spuntino from options like: Caponata (Sicilian aubergine stew, with celery and capers in a vinegar sauce) or Gli Affumicati (Speck and scamorza affumicata cheese, a selection of our oak smoked products).


Côte Brasserie – Breakfast and Brunch

51 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1LH

Côte Brasserie serve breakfast and brunch from 8am until 12 noon on a Monday to Friday and then 9am to 1pm on a Saturday and Sunday.  Highlights include a breakfast set menu that involves any cooked breakfast with fresh orange juice or cloudy apple juice and a hot drink of your choice.  Options include a full English breakfast, Crepe Complete (pancakes, bacon and comte cheese), Eggs Florentine, Eggs Royal and Eggs Avocado.  They can make a gluten free full English breakfast.


Las Iguanas Bottomless Brunch

141-143 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JY

Las Iguanas do a bottomless brunch.  Choose a starter and a main and enjoy up to four glasses of prosecco or four pints beer.  The deal runs Sunday to Friday from 11am-3pm (last slot being 3-5pm) and lasts for two hours.  On a Saturday the times are slightly different and the brunch runs from 11am-1pm (last slot being 1-3pm) by reservation only.


Slug and Lettuce – Boozy Brunch

113-115 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JN and Unit 8, Omni, Leisure Dev, Edinburgh EH1 3BN

Slug and Lettuce do a Bottomless Brunch.  You will need to prebook.  You can indulge in selected brunch dishes and enjoy up to six glasses per person of Prosecco, Mimosas, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys, pints of Amstel, Virgin Marys or selection of soft drinks for two hours!  Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  You can enjoy favourites like the full English breakfast or ‘Pornstar pancakes’ – five American pancakes, topped with a Prosecco, vodka mango and passionfruit compote.  If you spend a little more you can upgrade to a BBQ rump steak sandwich, Halloumi and avo sandwich or Tostada topped with chicken and chorizo.


Loch Fyne

Harbour, 25-26 Pier Pl Newhaven, Edinburgh EH6 4LP

Loch Fyne was “brought to life by two oyster enthusiasts, Johnny and Andy, who started selling their oysters from a small shack on the west coast of Scotland.  We now have 22 Restaurants up and down the country, providing fresh, sustainably sourced seafood dishes; much of which is delivered fresh from the loch itself.”  Loch Fyne have a good brunch menu including Baked eggs, Loch Fyne Kippers, Avocado, pink grapefruit and chilli and the Loch Fyne Breakfast (grilled sausage, back bacon, black pudding, haggis, mushroom, baked beans, tomato, egg how you like it and toasted sourdough).


Revolution Bar – Bottomless Brunch

30A Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1HU

Revolution Bar serve a bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm (bookable in advance).  Choose one brunch dish for options such as a Brunch grill, or gluten free brunch grill, fried chicken and bacon waffle, blueberry, banana and Nutella pancakes. and blackened cajun chicken burger.  Then choose two hours of unlimited drinks from the choice of Aperol Spritz, Ketel V&T, Blank Canvas, Amstel, Prosecco or bloody Marys.  You can also upgrade to Pornstar Martinis.


Cafe Rouge

43 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1EP

Cafe Rouge are a chain of French restaurants. “Whatever the time of day, we have a dish to suit your mood; from steak frites and boeuf bourguignon to a selection of croques, baguettes and vegan options too – all on our menu of classic French food with a contemporary twist.”  They offer breakfast and brunch dishes such as the Grande Breakfast (two free-range eggs, two Cumberland sausages, sweet cure bacon, beans, mushroom, tomato, black pudding, sautéed potatoes and sourdough toast), Pancakes (three warm pancakes topped with your choice of sweet cure bacon, banana and maple syrup, or fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and pineapple with fruit compot, and French Toast (two slices of sweet brioche bread topped with your choice of sweet cure bacon, banana and maple syrup, chocolate sauce, banana and hazelnuts or fresh seasonal fruit, honey and vanilla crème fraîche).

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