The Lula Inn is located at Auckland’s Viaduct basin, alongside White & Wong’s. For most of our group, we remembered it as the former Waterfront bar, followed by the relatively short-lived The Crew Club. It’s a vast space, with both indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as a bar space. Whilst it’s considerably bigger than most other restaurants in Auckland, it was well broken up with their use of furniture and plants. There’s a beautiful view of the harbour, which is perfect for a sunny day.
Something I’ve noticed online is that in North America brunch is more likely to be served at restaurants with a higher level of formality, and alcohol seems to be a given. Whereas in NZ and Australia, drinking at brunch is uncommon and it’s more likely to be at a cafe type location. The Lula Inn’s bottomless brunch is more along the North American lines, with plenty of drinks to go around! Non-drinkers were not forgotten though, with a couple of different mocktails on offer. I had a couple of them to space out my mimosas as I was driving home, and really enjoyed them. It’s common for non-alcoholic drinks to be restricted to soft drinks, whereas the mocktails were very tasty and included garnishes, so you didn’t feel left out.
Most of our group stuck to the drinks that were included, but those that had coffee said they were good.
We enjoyed a few ours of great food, music (there was a live DJ!), drinks, fun and banter – thanks to everyone who attended;
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