Brunch Places for Special Occasions

Au Jardin

Served here is excellent French fare from the people behind Les Amis. Set in a gorgeous 1920s restored bungalow in Botanic Gardens, this restaurant is a long-standing bastion of fine dining in Singapore. The menus are nothing short of decadent, populated by creations featuring foie gras, Wagyu ribeye, guinea fowl and even rabbit. They’ve more recently introduced brunch as a regular Sunday fixture, the perfect excuse if you’ve yet to venture out to this neck of the woods. Dine in style with a stellar three-course meal for $72, accompanied by a list of organic and biodynamic wines (from $15/glass, $55/bottle). Savor plates like Boston lobster pasta with sweet basil, or red wine-glazed oven-roasted U.S angus striploin, and for a sweet treat savor their mille-feuille of fine apple tart with vanilla cream.
Sun 11am-1pm (first seating), 1pm-3pm (second seating)


Others might whine and moan about the extra effort it takes to get out to Sentosa, but a trip to Cassia makes it worth the while. It really does feel like a different world out here. Brunch ($148 with Ruinart, both Blanc de Blancs and Rosé) at this elegant establishment is comprised of about 20 yum cha items, in addition to over 40 dishes including Cantonese standards like double-boiled soup, char siew and siew yoke. Service could do to be a little more attentive, but it’s still a good choice for a civilized do or family get-together; although we don’t suggest taking anyone whose knees creak, the long flight of stairs up might prove too much.
Sat-Sun noon-2:30pm.


Clifford boasts exceptional food, inspired architecture and impressive service, and yet has been almost empty on more than one of our brunch visits (Saturday Hangover Brunch is $88 with unlimited fresh juices, house wines and Bloody Marys; Sunday Brunch includes one main course at $128 with free-flow Champagne, $88 without Champagne). The standard brunch offerings are executed especially well (truffle omelet anyone?), but the good stuff is all around—hors d’oeuvres like porcini-jabugo quiche and foie gras terrine, a carefully curated cheeseboard, and a standout salted caramel chocolate tart among the many desserts.
Sat-Sun noon-3pm.

, Brunch Places for Special Occasions*BEST CHEESE SELECTION* Greenhouse

The “hotel brunch” might not be the byword for lavish excess it once was, but it doesn’t get much better than this. The regular Sunday affair ($158 with free flowing Moët & Chandon; includes both 2003 vintage and NV rosé) at the Ritz is anything but. There’s a sense of occasion beneath the vaulted glass dome with ladies dressed to the nines, and a queue at the free-flow Moët bar. It’s not cheap, but the food (eight varieties of oyster, a la minute lobster and foie gras; on our visit an entire roasted Wagyu beef leg) really is exceptional. Also, there are 50 varieties of cheese.
Sun 11:30am-3pm.

, Brunch Places for Special OccasionsJiang-Nan Chun

You’ll need to dress better than shorts and T-shirt to fit in with the elegant décor and friendly but serious five-star service in the dining room (no sloppy Sundays, sorry). If there’s a misstep on the menu here ($108), good luck finding it. Treat mom or grandmom to all-she-can-drink Veuve Clicquot ($158 including Brut, $178 with Rosé), and let her choose from over 130 items, each time on a fresh plate with, if needed, new utensils. Highlights include a superb shark fin soup, shrimp and crabmeat dumplings, baby octopus, pan-fried beef and, for dessert, the mango pudding.
Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; Sun 10:30am-12:30pm, 1-2:30pm.

Senso Ristorante

This place is a Club Street institution and for good reason. The service is impeccable, the staff is always attentive and willing to serve. They’ve instituted their own version of the Sunday brunch, serving up hot mains and pastas prepared a la minute and a buffet of appetizers and desserts. It’s $98 with free-flow Prosecco and $118 with Italian bubbly, wine and beer.
Sun 11:30am-3pm.

The White Rabbit

The restaurant-bar calls a beautifully-restored old chapel home. From panels of stained glass, down to the wooden-tiled floor, this Dempsey darling exudes old school charm. The brunch menu crafted by head chef Benjamin Tan doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re chowing down a wagyu quarter pounder with sauteed mushrooms ($28) or a maine lobster and cheese omelette ($38), or simply dropping by for some raisin bread and butter pudding ($16), this place will sweep you off your feet.
Sat-Sun 10.30am-3pm.

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