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6 best bottomless boozy brunches in Tokyo

All-you-can-drink deals at the best brunch spots in town, with free-flow champagne and sparkling wine

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen
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What’s better than brunch? A bottomless brunch. While Tokyo’s all-you-can-drink deals are usually reserved for free-flowing beer and highballs at after-dark izakaya chains, there are a handful of restaurants in the city with more luxurious all-you-can-drink deals from the AM. 

With Tokyo’s alcohol-restrictions now lifted, it’s time to treat yourself to a hedonistic weekend brunch as you soak up the sun on a breezy terrace with a glass of bubbly in hand. 

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A four-course meal of truffles sounds decadent on its own, but at Artisan de la Truffe you can add a free-flow of Bollinger cuvée to your opulent lunch. Some might find this offer a tad too decadent for 11am, but that’s what bottomless brunches are all about. 

This season’s menu features white truffles from Alba, with courses including an amuse bouche of truffle scrambled eggs, and truffled-topped sea bream with Swiss chard and chorizo sauce. 

Keep an eye out for good weather so you can book a table on the terrace overlooking the lush green park of Tokyo Midtown. The four-course meal with Bollinger cuvée is ¥8,000, but you can also get the same dishes and a free-flow of sparkling wine for ¥5,500. Book online now via Ikkyu.  

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Can’t decide whether you want to go for sweet or savoury? Why not treat yourself to both. At this brunch course offered at District brasserie in Shinjuku’s posh Kimpton Hotel, you can choose two mains to go with a 90-minute free flow of sparkling wine. Main dishes range from brioche French toast with a side of ice cream to buckwheat crepes with ham, cheese and spinach while heartier options like steak frites or the District signature Eggs Benedict are available for an extra cost.

All sets come with a bread selection of croissants, sourdough, focaccia, banana bread and ciabatta with a choice of tea from Harney & Sons or coffee from Onibus. Brunch sets with a 90-minute free-flow of sparkling wine are available on weekdays ¥7,000, while on weekends, brunch includes a 90-minute free-flow of real champagne for ¥10,000.

Book online now via Ikkyu.

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Head chef and owner of the Michelin-starred restaurant Ode, Yusuke Ikui oversees the menu at this modern seafood grill in the heart of Ginza. With seasonal produce sourced from different parts of Japan, the restaurant dishes up vibrant, Mediterrenean-style dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven. 

It’s a good venue to impress a dinner date, but the restaurant’s lunchtime free-flow booze (available from 11.30am) gives you more reasons to go during the day. For ¥4,000 (including drinks), you get an appetiser, pasta and a dessert, while for ¥4,300 you get an appetiser and two mains of grilled meat and fish. Each set menu includes a 70-minute free-flow of wine, G&T and the brunch staple, mimosa. When the weather’s nice, ask for a table at the terrace overlooking the Ginza skyline. Book online via Ikkyu

With free-flow plans only available from 3pm, Shirononiwa in Ebisu offers bottomless brunch in the very loosest sense of the word – but if you’re not one for an early start on weekends, these are the deals for you. At this European seafood bistro, you can sit on the terrace and choose from two courses depending on your appetite. 

The Apero Terrace (¥2,000) includes a selection of light antipasti such as prosciutto-stuffed squid, bruschetta and mozzarella salad to graze. The Italian Terrace set, on the other hand, is more substantial, with the ¥4,000 course featuring a pizza alongside other dishes like mussels in white wine sauce, arugula salad, grilled chicken and tiramisu.

Drinks aren’t included in the set prices, but you can order a one-hour free-flow plan for an extra ¥1,000 or 90-minute free-flow plan for ¥1,500 – both come with cocktails, beer, wine and sparkling wine. Book online here

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  • Shibuya

The great thing about brunch is that you can order a sirloin steak as your first meal of the day and have no one judge you for it. At Ce La Vi’s 17th floor restaurant Bao, you can start your day right with a hefty assortment of steak, truffle fries, bao sliders and more while overlooking the surrounding cityscape. 

Ce La Vi classifies this boozy brunch (available from 11am) as a beer garden, meaning the all-you-can drink offer includes a selection of locally brewed craft beers and pale ales, but you can also order sparkling wine as well as cocktails like a lemon sour or highball. A two-hour free-flowing brunch with all the works is ¥7,500, though you can also get an all-you-can-drink plan with grilled pork and sausages instead of steak for ¥5,500. Book online via Ikkyu.

Upstairs
Photo: Upstairs, Mercedes Me

Upstairs

The second floor cafe of Mercedes Me Tokyo, simply called ‘Upstairs’, is a casual venue serving classic Italian fare, and more crucially, bottomless brunch. As is the case with its sports cars, Mercedes doesn’t skim on extravagance, as you have the option of adding a two-hour free-flow of champagne to your brunch. 

That’s not to say you’ll be charged a premium, though. The lunch set (available from 11.30am) comes with four dishes, including a starter, pasta, pizza and a trio of desserts, for just ¥5,000. And yes, before you ask, that’s the total price including the champagne. Book online via Ikkyu.

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