I have a confession to make: prior to visiting Hull for my first bottomless brunch there, my only experience of this city was The Deep, the city’s famous aquarium that’s home to some 7,500 marine animals. Needless to say, I was excited about what this place had to offer.
Hull is a renowned ‘City of Culture’ with an impressive arts scene, an interesting history and a diverse selection of lively venues and watering holes to match. Nestled on the Yorkshire coast with the historic River Humber providing a picturesque backdrop, Hull has numerous great bottomless brunches to try. Don’t miss out on experiencing it for yourself!
Bottomless Independent cafes and restaurants
As a first-time visitor to Hull city centre, I couldn’t wait to visit its independent offering. Visiting here was great because I had no preconceptions or prior experiences of venues. As such, I felt that my experiences here were truly authentic.
Here are the independent bottomless brunch venues I visited and what I thought about them:
16 Princes Dock Street, Hull, HU1 2LP
Bar82 is located next door to Princes Quay and on a warm day, you can take in the sea breeze in their outdoor courtyard. There are two unique bottomless offerings at Bar82.
The first is a standard bottomless brunch, which is available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 12 pm and 4 pm. For £33 per person, you get a choice of one brunch dish and unlimited brunch drinks and cocktails. The drinks include Bloody Marys, Aperol spritz, mimosas, Bug Light, Limoncello spritz and soft drinks. You get 90 minutes of unlimited drinks. You can pay £5 extra for a premium upgrade, which includes gin, vodka and mixers.
The food menu wasn’t extensive (there were just seven dishes to choose from) but there was still a good variety of options, including eggs benedict, eggs royale, pancakes, bagels and burgers.
The second bottomless brunch offer is a private bottomless party for groups of 15 or more. This costs £38 per person and you get to enjoy unlimited drinks and stone baked pizza for 90 minutes, all in the comfort of a private dining room. Drinks include vodka and mixer, gin and tonics, Bud Light, Aperol spritz, mimosa, Limoncello spritz, prosecco and soft drinks. The pizzas are margarita, pepperoni, chicken supreme and veggie supreme. You can even request a vegan option.
When we visited, we went for the standard bottomless brunch. We ate the breakfast bagel, which came with bacon, cheese, hash brown, poached egg, tomatoes and hollandaise. It was delicious. We also tried the eggs benedict, which came with sourdough and serrano ham. Again, this was very tasty indeed.
We were pleased with the service at Bar82 and loved the range of drinks on offer here with the standard menu. We didn’t feel the need to pay an extra £5 for vodka or gin. The food was great, thought we would have liked a wider variety on the menu.
38 Prestongate, Hessle, HU13 0RE
We heard great things about Cáscara so even though it was six miles out of Hull in Hessle, we really wanted to try it out. This place is known for its parrilla grills that are fuelled by charcoal and wood.
Their bottomless brunch is great value for money. For just £25 you get 90 minutes of bottomless beer, Aperol spritz, Bloody Marys, mimosas, prosecco and bellinis. For an extra £5 per person, you can upgrade your drinks to include espresso and pornstar martinis.
You can choose from a range of dishes, including huevos rancheros (eggs cooked in rich braised tomato, chilli, pepper, garlic, and tortillas), tacos, and steak and eggs.
We tried the breakfast grill and the French toast. The grill was a sausage patty, rosti, streaky bacon, black budding morcilla and fried egg, which was great. The French toast came with dulce de leche and berries. We loved how these dishes were both typical breakfast items but with a Hispanic twist.
We enjoyed Cáscara and the South American flair to the bottomless brunch. If, however, you’re staying in Hull city centre, it’s perhaps better to choose something closer. For locals, though, it’s a great option.
The Treehouse Bar & Restaurant
3, The Weir, Hessle HU13 0SB
Going to The Treehouse Bar & Restaurant is an experience in itself. Like Cáscara, it’s situated in Hessle and offers beautiful décor and general good vibes. The bottomless brunch is available every Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm.
There are lots of menu options available, making choosing a difficult choice! There’s a brunch section with things like full English, avocado toast, breakfast burgers, eggs benedict and more. This is available from 10-11:45. Then from 12, you need to choose from the lunch menu. This includes delicious offerings like crab and prawn linguine, halloumi avocado wrap and a fried chicken sandwich.
The offer costs £30 per person for brunch or £33 for lunch. For this you get a choice of dish plus two hours of drinks. Drinks options include mimosa, prosecco, Aperol spritz, Corona, draught lager and soft drinks. You can pay a £10 supplement for an upgrade to include pornstar martinis.
We tried the vegan breakfast because we really wanted to try the herby fresh pea fritters and we weren’t disappointed. We also tried the breakfast burger as this was served in a pretzel bun, which was a nice take. The food was lovely and we were tempted to return another day to try the lunch options.
Coming here was a feast for the senses. It’s a very insta-worthy establishment adorned with garlands of ivy, neon lights and pink blossom so if you enjoy getting beautiful snaps of your bottomless brunches, it’s worth heading out of the centre to Hessle for this.
21 Silver Street, Hull, HU1 1JG
Silvers is a unique concept of dining and drinking. Here, they cater for between ten and 300 people. There are private rooms or suites to hire for whatever event it is you’re celebrating. Though the establishment doesn’t technically offer bottomless brunch, if you’re a large group wanting something similar, this original experience is great.
They offer a buffet menu for less than £10 per person. This includes things like satay chicken skewers, special fried rice rolls, sandwiches, quiche, samosas, salads and crisps. The food needs to be ordered in advance. As for drinks, you can either buy drinks as you go or take up one of their great offers like 6 bottles of prosecco for £60, beer buckets, a bottle of vodka or Jägermeister with 8 cans of Red Bull for £90, or a bottle of Jack Daniels with jugs of coke. So, although this isn’t bottomless, you can certainly get enough booze in for a reasonable price.
There’s normally only a couple of us trying out bottomless brunches to write these reviews but this time we had to find a few more people to bring along – it wasn’t hard roping people in, of course! We loved the variety of food in the buffet and the fact it was private.
If there’s a large group of you wanting a bottomless brunch, then this should be a consideration as well. They even have private rooms so you can enjoy your event more privately. Having to choose drinks and quantities made things a little less relaxing than an all-in bottomless brunch but this didn’t deter from the experience at all.
The Gardener’s Arms
35 Cottingham Road, Hull, HU5 2PP
This is a cheap and cheerful bottomless brunch offer that’s slightly further out from the centre of Hull. The Gardener’s Arms offers bottomless brunches every Thursday to Sunday between 12 pm and 4 pm (though on Thursday and Friday it goes on until 5 pm).
This is one of the cheapest bottomless brunches we’ve found at £25 per person. For this you get unlimited prosecco, mojito, sex on the beach, Guinness or Carling as well as bottomless pizza. You can pay a £5 supplement per person to include Aperol spritz and Peroni.
The pizza flavours include BBQ chicken supreme, garden party, margherita or pepperoni. The booking is for 1.5 hours.
We really liked the Gardener’s Arms. It was a great way to start our weekend. Having bottomless pizza alongside the bottomless drinks was really good and for a bargain price too!
Hull had a lot of independent bottomless brunches on offer but we also had a great experience at this small chain restaurant.
Sleepers Bar & Kitchen
47-49 Newland Avenue, Hull, HU5 3BG
This is as ‘small chain’ as you can get. There are only two Sleepers establishments, the one in Hull and one just down the road in Beverley.
This venue is famous for its bottomless brunch. It has a quaint seating area where you can enjoy a laid-back bottomless brunch with your friends. For £30 per person, you get one meal and unlimited drinks for 90 minutes. The menus for both food and drinks are extensive. You can take up this offer every day apart from Sunday with the last sitting being at 1 pm apart from Saturday when it’s 2 pm.
Food options include chorizo and poached eggs, lime and chilli chicken toasty, Thai chicken rice bowl and brie and red onion chutney. There are plenty of gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options too. For an extra £2 you can add things like halloumi strips, sausages, toast, hash browns, chorizo, cheese, bacon and avocado. Sides are available at £4 each and include deep-fried pickles, seasoned chips and sweet potato fries.
Drinks options include sex on the beach, pink flamingo, Captain Morgans tiki and lemonade, St Germain and lemonade, prosecco, house draughts and soft drinks.
We chose the smashed avocado and poached eggs, which came on a delicious toasted ciabatta, and the lime and chilli chicken toasty, which was served with seasoned chips. Both dishes were tasty. For drinks, I was keen to try the St Germain and lemonade, which is an elderflower liqueur and not something often found on bottomless brunch menus.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Sleepers and it certainly felt small-chain and attentive. It was a great price with a great variety of foods and drinks.
We’re often a little bit wary of the ‘samey’ feel to bottomless brunches in large chain establishments but we must say that we still take them into consideration because they often have a winning formula that really appeals. We made sure to try one large chain bottomless brunch and we weren’t disappointed.
The Beech Tree (Ember Inns)
Southella Way, Hull, HU10 7LS
The Beech Tree is one of around 150 Ember Inns establishments in the UK. It’s situated between Hessle and Willerby and is a great place to stop after a day of visiting Hull’s attractions. There’s a sunny beer garden and it has a great local pub feel.
The bottomless brunch offer is available Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm and the best part is, it’s only £20 for two hours!
Food options include sausage sandwiches, egg sandwiches, a brunch burger, smashed avocado on toast, eggs benedict and more. We went for the grilled Belgium waffles with bacon and maple syrup and the brunch burger, which consisted for a beef burger with bacon, pork sausage and a fried egg in a brioche bun. It was heavenly!
If you pay the £20 per head, you’re entitled to unlimited prosecco but if you fancy Peroni, Aperol Spritz, or Sex on the Beach, you’ll need to pay a £5 supplement. Still, £25 is a great bargain too.
This is definitely the sort of place for a ‘hair of the dog’ brunch! We loved the food and the price was fantastic. This is one of the cheapest bottomless brunches we’ve had but it certainly didn’t feel that way.
Hull is a city brimming with culture and charm, and its bottomless brunch scene is not to be missed. The city’s roots as a port town, serving as a hub for alcohol merchants from all over Europe, are still evident today. I loved exploring what Hull had to offer. It’s safe to say that this city boasts a thriving bar and restaurant scene and has truly mastered the boozy brunch experience.
If I were to pick a favourite, it would be Sleepers because the menu variety was great both for food and drink options. I can’t believe I’d never ventured into Hull before trying its brunch scene – it’s definitely somewhere I’m keen on returning.