Enjoying the spate of boozy breakfasts and brunches that are sneakily popping up around Sydney? Well, here’s another one for the list: Bronte Road Bistro has quietly added brunch to their weekend opening hours and their licence includes drinks with breakfast. Think signature Bloody Marys, ginger beer with a kick, or cold-pressed apple juice with Grey Goose vodka.

But it’s not just the drinks that are enticing the morning crowd. The brunch menu itself steers away from inevitable breakfast options, opting for pork belly hash instead of bacon and apple, pear and rhubarb crumble instead of muesli. Or you can always eschew the breakfast feel altogether and pick a more lunch-like option, the Burrawong chicken toastie a case in point, bursting with smoked mozzarella and ratatouille.

Try scrambled eggs on Iggy’s walnut toast – a great starting point even before you add sides of cured trout or spicy beans. Di Gabrielle coffees get the day started right and the beautifully updated interiors of the historic house make for a civilised atmosphere.

Husband and wife team Stewart and Jessica Parsons have been running this understated and elegant restaurant since 2008, with head chef Matt Barnett joining the kitchen in 2011. Known for bistro classics like steak frites and duck confit, the team added brunch to make the most of a space that also deserves to be enjoyed in daylight hours.

As fans of a boozy breakfast, we’re glad to see them arrive on the brunching scene.

Bronte Road Bistro
282 Bronte Road, Waverley
(02) 9389 3028

Brunch, Sat & Sun 9am–2pm
Dinner, Tues to Sat 6pm–10pm