Last month’s brunchclub was at The Lula Inn located in the waterfront, beside the Auckland Maritime Museum. I’ve never been to this restaurant before so I was quite excited to try their Bottomless Brunch with some awesome blogging gals. Food plus cocktails on a Sunday? YES PLEASE.
When you enter The Lula Inn, you’re greeted by this awesome plant wall and cute neon sign.
The restaurant is pretty big with different areas both indoor and outdoor. The decor is nice too and quite Instagrammable.
So The Lula Inn offers Bottomless Brunch which is a 2-hour package to have unlimited drinks with your food.
I opted for Mimosas as my choice of drink and our server kept topping our glasses up with Prosecco. Mine was barely orange juice. So it’s great that they’re generous for the drinks. You can only have one drink at a time but they’re diligent in making sure you don’t have an empty glass.
Before our our actual orders, we got given a platter of scones which were a nice starter.
What I chose off the special Bottomless Brunch menu was the Bacon & Egg Burger.
The burger had bacon, mushrooms, eggs and hollandaise sauce. I liked the burger. The hollandaise sauce was nice and the bun was soft. I did find the meal itself was small though and would’ve loved it if it came with a side of fries too because if you’re drinking a lot of cocktails, you should have substantial food too and I think just the burger was on the small side for one to be completely full.
This was the Bacon Benedict which Evo from Island Girl Blogger had. Again, looking at it, the portion size is also small compared to your usual brunch dishes.
The food plating wasn’t extraordinary but I wish the burgers didn’t have the paper at the bottom. It was a mess when I was cutting the burger.
For those who don’t drink alcohol or if you’re driving and can’t have all the cocktails, they do good mocktails too. This was the Pineapple mocktail which was nice and refreshing.
The view from the outdoor eating area of The Lula Inn is beautiful too especially on a sunny day.
Overall, I did enjoy the bottomless brunch. Even though the dishes were on the small side, they make up for the drinks. The ambience is also nice. There was a live DJ when we were there and it was buzzing.
So the bottomless brunch is $44.50 per person which I think is reasonable especially if you are planning on drinking a lot. I think you get your money’s worth on the cocktails more than the food. As this was for a brunchclub event, we did get a discount so we only paid $32.50 so it was better value for us.
What I wore to brunch was this floral H&M dress which has been one of my favourites to wear in summer and my Karen Walker sunglasses. Thanks to Georgie for taking this photo.