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Celebrate WorldPride with Nour’s LGBTQIA+ Icon-Inspired Boozy ‘Pride Icons’ brunch

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Celebrate WorldPride with Nour’s LGBTQIA+ Icon-Inspired Boozy ‘Pride Icons’ brunch

The ‘Pride Icons’ brunch will see the return of NOUR’s brunch style menu for one day only, hosted by the ‘Naomi Campbell of Australia’ Hollywould


Nour, one of the flagship expressions of the growing ESCA Group, is throwing an epic drag brunch party to celebrate Sydney WorldPride 2023. On Sunday 19th February, The ‘Pride Icons’ brunch will see the return of NOUR’s brunch-style menu for one day only, hosted by LGBTQIA+talent, Australia’s Naomi Campbell aka HollyWould and Fairah Nuff, (Sydney drag queens well-known on the circuit) to kick off this year’s World Pride celebrations.Guests can expect beats, booze, and a mouth-watering Middle Eastern banquet, with endless entertainment including drag performances, an interactive Pride Icons quiz and music by DJ Brett Riesling throughout the day.

Diners are asked to dress as their favourite LGBTQIA+ icons and will be treated to performances by Hollywould as the legendary Naomi Campbell, and Fairah Nuff as the much-loved Kylie Minogue. The fruity fun doesn’t stop there, bring your thinking caps because guests will be invited to play a Pride Icons quiz, with plenty of fun prizes up for grabs. Nour is bringing back their brunch-style menu for one day only, featuring delicious dishes like oceantrout with sumac and charred citrus, as well as chargrilled spatchcock with filfil chouma and buttermilk, served with a welcome margarita for $139 PP. If you’re still feeling thirsty, guests can consider opting for the bottomless offering alongside brunch which consists of beer, (Kylie Minogue’s) rose wine, classic margies and proud Palomas for $199 PP.

“Showing our support for the LGBTQIA+ community, whether that be our staff, or our guests is something that has always remained important to ESCA. We are so excited to be able to throw our very own pride party just in time for World Pride this year and join in on the weeks of celebrations. We are proud to be able to showcase talent from this community, from our magnificent Drag Queen entertainment, DJ, and artists.” – Ibby Moubadder, Co-Founder of ESCA group.

“I am so excited to join the team at Nour for this one-day event. This is the first time World Pride will be in Sydney so it’s extra special to our community! We have some great shows planned that tie in perfectly with Nour’s exciting menu. Cocktails, tunes, amazing food, and of course the best entertainment in town. See you all soon!“ – Only Holly Would, Drag Queen and event host.


To extend the celebrations, ESCA is inviting patrons to sip the rainbow, by trying each of ESCA venue’s (Henrietta, AALIA, Nour, Lilymu and Cuckoo Callay) limited-edition, signature margarita, each representing a colour on the pride flag. Order the drink, collect a stamp on your Pride Passport provided by ESCA and collect all 6 to win a $250 gift card, or 5 stamps to win $100.

Reserve your seat at Nour’s WorldPride ‘Pride Icons’ boozy brunch on Sunday February 19th, 11.30am – 4pm.

Head to to learn more and book your seat.

A set menu with a welcome drink will be offered for $139 PP, or for the banquet and bottomless beer, wine, margaritas and Palomas $199 PP.


Nour is built on a dream of presenting classic Lebanese flavours in a fresh and exciting way. Teasing out the potential of these exotic flavours, Nour are never one to shy away from unique collaborations or exclusive menu changes, let alone hosting one of the best bottomless lunches in Sydney. Nour provides Sydneysiders with a superb dining experience, voted no. 1 restaurant in Sydney on Tripadvisor, thanks to its quality produce and welcoming charm.

A light filled, flirty, pastel-hued space, Nour exudes sophistication from its long-standing post on Sydney’s Crown Street. Steal a street-side table or cosy up inside, this versatile space caters for singles, couples, and groups who seek a traditional Middle Eastern foodie escape.

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