Best Boozy Brunches in Singapore

*BEST DIM SUM* Cherry Garden

While it is possible to brunch here for as little as $48 (free-flow dim sum, one order of soup, appetizer, main course and dessert), we suggest you celebrate your success in landing a table here (it isn’t easy) with what is arguably the best all-you-can-drink bubbly selection in the city: Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut NV ($118), Ruinart Blanc de Blancs ($248) or Dom Pérignon ($348). Opt for the second seating so you won’t feel rushed, and dig into awesome renditions of classics, often with an unexpected twist: Fluffy bao stuffed with Kurobuta char siew, floral drunken chicken, juicy xiao long bao and ginger beef dumplings. Service is similarly exceptional. All Champagne brunches include select cocktails, wine and beer, not that you’ll need it.
Sat-Sun 11am-3pm.

Cherry Garden dim sum

Cherry Garden

The Dempsey Brasserie

Great for (relatively) early risers, this warehouse gallery-like space opens at 10:30. By 1pm, its 20 or so tables will be understandably full with pretty PMEBs, show business celebs, and expat families enjoying the hipster music, smart service and tasty cuisine made with gourmet ingredients. The menu at this new venue is constantly developing, but expect a handful of breakfast items, plus dishes that are available at dinner such as burgers and truffle fries. The Big Hangover ($35) is a huge plate of food accompanied by a Bloody Mary (great cocktails here, by the way) and a Berocca; or look for specials on oysters and Champagne.
Sat-Sun 10:30am-3:30pm.

The Dempsey Brasserie

The Dempsey Brasserie

The Dining Room at Tanjong Beach Club

Hard to beat if you’re looking for somewhere to shake off the excesses of the night before. It pays to come early though, especially on a Sunday, as it gets loud and lively (in the best possible way). The menu is broad without being overwhelming (eggs, seafood, soups, sandwiches, a sprinkling of desserts), and impressively consistent. Our favorites include the Weekender Fry-Up ($21)—specifically the chipolata sausages and beefy tomatoes—and the raw oysters ($7/min. of 3), perhaps proof that seafood really does taste better when you can see the sea. They mix a mean Mimosa ($23), too.
Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm.

The Dining Room at TBC

The Dining Room at Tanjong Beach Club

*BEST VIEW* Equinox Restaurant
A swanky joint this, so you might want to put on your Sunday best. The brunch ($128 with Moët & Chandon Brut NV, selected cocktails, house spirits, wines, draught beer and juices; the virgin rendition’s $110; on the last Sunday of every month, they even do a Pink Brunch ($148, inclusive of Moët & Chandon Rosé; non-alcoholic is $128) is dominated by Western dishes. Offerings like fresh-made blinis with different types of caviar and seafood on ice are some of the highlights, while the roast beef with Yorkshire pudding is particularly delish (after all, chef de cuisine Lee Bennett is a Yorkshire man). Perched on the 70th floor, the view truly is exceptional. Add on the fact that cocktail architect Richard Gillam’s on hand to shake up some potent concoctions, and an afternoon spent here is a winning one indeed.
Sun 11am-2:30pm.

Equinox Restaurant brunch

Equinox Restaurant

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