From free-flowing Champagne, boozy milkshakes and DIY G&T stations, to more healthful ala carte brunches
From free-flowing Champagne, boozy milkshakes and DIY G&T stations, to more healthful ala carte brunches
- By SG Staff
- | Oct 24, 2019
Brunch—associated with sleeping in, good food and pleasant company—is probably everyone’s favourite meal (at least whenever we can afford to). When brunches get boozy though, that's when things get a whole lot better. So let loose and relax over the weekend at these restaurants offering some of the best alcohol-laden brunches in town.
Inspired by the frigid Nordic region is InterContinental Singapore's Sunday Champagne Brunch, featuring unique items like blood saussage and cheese pizza, creamy langoustine soup and a good selection of Nordic cheeses. If you loved their former spread, worry not, for crowd favourites like their seafood on ice and DIY caviar station remains, with many of their hot food items being as comforting as ever. It's $98 inclusive of unlimited cocktails (including an aurora-inspired gin concoction), but we're definitely getting the $148 option that also comes with free-flowing beers, wines and Champagne too.
For a dim sum spread that's also easier on the wallet ($35 per person), head over to this casual haunt up on the 25th level of Andaz Singapore. At Auntie's Wok & Steam, You'll get free-flowing a la carte orders of classics like siew mai, har gao and xiao long pau, plus access to a self-service buffet with more Asian delights for your feasting. Each diner can get a premium item order too—like lobster congee or scallop siew mai—included in the cost, or if you're really hungry, top up $10 for large plates of mains with itmes like deep-fried pork belly and barramundi fillet to choose from. If you're like us, the additional $35 for unlimited prosecco, wines and beer is a no-brainer.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just looking for an excuse to seriously treat yourself, the Sunday Champagne brunch at Brasserie Les Saveurs is definitely a luxurious affair. With an exceptionally grand interior accompanied by soothing live jazz performances, enjoy specially crafted pass-around canapes, a lavish spread of epicurean appetisers and decadent sweet delights as well as tantalizing main courses. Starting at $180 per person for free-flow wines, you can also opt for ‘R’ de Ruinart Brut NV or Krug Grand Cuvée NV Champagne at an additional price. Protip: come an hour earlier at 11am to enjoy complimentary aperitifs.
Some say the Italian Aperitivo (or happy hour) tradition is the best; Italian brunches are fantastic too, though. With a chic yet relaxed atmosphere, Dolce VIta is the place to be to unwind over the weekend, on both Saturdays and Sundays. You can expect authentic Italian cuisine, from Italian antipasti, cheeses, cold cuts to fantastic pastas, meats and classic desserts priced at $158 per person, inclusive of free flow of Ruinart “R” Champagne.
Unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, botanical gin cocktails and uplifting live music sound like your thing? Head down to Pan Pacific Singapore on Sundays where you’ll be able to feast on premium asian-inspired delights such as seafood pad thai, duck egg fried Koay kak, and pan seared togarashi foie gras. With seven interactive live food theaters, an array of cheeses, fresh seafood on ice and jumbo desserts, it’s a truly immersive experience all at $188 per adult. If having some activity is part of your relaxation plan, attend their cooking demos and cocktail making classes to learn how to DIY your own cocktails at home.
Perhaps you partied too hard the Friday night before—consider having Fat Prince’s hangover brunch on Saturdays, Singapore’s first free-flow kebab and cocktail offering. Reminiscent of a a grown-up tea party, enjoy one brunch item and speciality kebabs such as grilled halloumi cheese with smashed avocado and charred pork belly with smoked potato puree; pair it with free-flow Prima Donna cocktails (or sparkling, red, white and rose wine) at $108 per person. Served in large porcelain tea pots and dainty ceramic cups, this gin and chardonnay based cocktail with hazelnut liqueur and cranberry bitters is under the perfect disguise for day drinking, and a great way to trick your mind (but not your liver) into drinking more than you probably should.
Dim sum may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think about brunch, but is still a well-loved choice especially if you’re looking for some quality family time. Indulge in an elegant setting with Jade’s new Weekend Family Day Set Menu ($48 per person, minimum four to dine) which features an assortment of freshly prepared dim sum: steamed abalone siew mai, pan-fried spiced chilli crab meat bun, and deep-fried taro stuffed with wild mushrooms and truffles. Tuck into comforting mains such as roasted pork belly and beef hor fun, and finish your meal with a traditional bowl of almond cream and egg tarts. Elevate this experience by pairing the exceptional cuisine with fine wines and Champagnes at an additional $19 per glass or S$98 per bottle.
For a boozy Japanese-style brunch any weekend, look no further than Keyaki at Pan Pacific Singapore. Guests are presented a okonomi menu, where you get to choose a serving of seven courses with multiple options per course. Go heavy or light, with dishes ranging from teriyaki cod to grilled miso chicken, and from teppanyaki to Inaniwa udon. It's only $75 for the non-booze version but with free-flow green tea, but of course you should be going for the $135 one inclusive of unlimited Champagne, beer, sake and wines.
The Sunday Remix Brunch at W Singapore's The Kitchen Table will have you filled with an international selection of seafood, themed stations that offer a la minute plates of meats and wok-fried items (including a live charcoal grill), and a massive dessert spread. $178 gets you free-flow Champagne, wines, beers and cocktails, or get the $158 option and drop the Champagne. Once filled up, the hotel's pool is open for a dip too.
Being located 57 floors up on the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands is reason enough to come here. If you’re looking for a boozy a la carte brunch place happening any day of the week, Lavo offers many of their usual signatures that are fit for brunch. Start with the raw bar offerings like fresh oysters ($96/dozen), or go luxe with the large seafood platter ($275) filled with a whole lobster, crabs, clams, ceviche and more. Then for proper brunch eats, there’re the usual staples like Granola ($18), Wake & Bake ($24) and Chicken & Waffles ($31) to choose from. But their Sunday Funday Champagne buffet brunch ($158; or $98 without drinks) is the real deal. Enjoy oysters, lobster, cheeses, cold cuts, meat carving and lots more, including a cheese wheel pasta and live seared foie gras that are easily the highlights. Wash 'em all down with free-flowing bubbly, wines, beers a selection of cocktails.
This is probably our favourite boozy weekend brunch option. With a quality selection of eats, free-flow cocktails, a boozy milkshake station, custom Bloody Mary kiosk, and a full-fledged DIY G&T room, you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to imbibe first. We’d recommend starting with the Kopi-cano, where aeropress coffee gives you that caffeine kick you need to jumpstart your Sunday. Then get the Aged Singapore Sling, a stronger, bolder but still fruity version of our national drink. But you’ll definitely want to have a go (or two, or three) at the G&T room. First choose a craft gin and tonic, then have your play of flavours using garnishes, infusions, tinctures, bitters and what have you. For food, a carving station, seafood on ice, an array of premium appetisers and a dessert spread awaits. Plus, get hot plates of foie gras, scallops and pork belly done a la minute—just order them from the floor staff. At $158 per person for Manhattan’s Adults-only Sunday Cocktail Brunch (wines and beers included), it’s a steal for those who appreciate having good drinks, and are able to hold their liquor.
We all know that “fresh frozen” food isn’t really a thing (thanks, Gordon Ramsay)—but you won’t have to worry about that at One-Ninety, which offers a market fresh semi-buffet Sunday brunch. Delectable appetisers and premium imported cheeses from France and Italy await, in addition to a choice of entrees under three gastronomical selections on the menu: "From The Grill”, “Italian Selection" and "Asian Specialities". Make it bubbly with unlimited Prosecco at $108 per person to have a truly refreshing brunch.
Hilton Singapore's Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch is a decadent treat. Have your pick from eight live stations dishing out eats like slow-roasted wagyu beef carving, homemade waffles with crispy duck, king crab ravioli and lots more. While the premium offerings are great, it'll be incomplete to miss out on the fresh seafood bar and dedicated cheese room too, the latter featuring the always-satisfying live raclette cheese station. There are three buffet tiers to choose from, ranging from one that includes just coffee, tea and soft drinks ($98), to one with prosecco, wines and beer ($128), and finally the added Champagne option ($168). We know which we'll be going for.
Only at their leafy Ann Siang Hill outlet, PS. Cafe is offering an a la carte boozy brunch option, best for those who don't wish to overeat. Order from a specially-curated brunch menu of small plates, where items like Seared Sumac Sirloin ($14), Fried Laksa Noodles ($14) and Smashed Avo Toast ($12) await. Be sure to order the Grilled Cheese Toasties ($12), served alongside a bowl of smoky tomato soup, that's amazingly addictive. For booze, simply fork out $60 for two hours of free-flowing wines, Prosecco, cocktails and beers.
For those who wish to luxe it up, visit Racines, which boasts both authentic French dishes and refined chinese delicacies as part of their Sunday brunch offering. At this bright and airy restaurant, east meets west allowing you to savor Maine lobsters, foie gras, abalone and even dim sum as you sip on free flow wines and Champagnes starting from $128 per person. Don't miss out on the beautiful selection of sweets too.
Over at the Six Senses Maxwell, you can have your weekend brunch start from as early as 10.30am (it goes on until 3pm) if you wish. The Weekenders' Brasserie Brunch is not a buffet, so feel free to drop in anytime without feeling rushed. For a fixed $68, start off with a large spread of appetisers served in bowls on a long wooden board, comprising appetite-whetting items like salad, prawns, pate and more. Then choose from a range of mains (all generous portions), with options like steak & frites, lobster mac & cheese, big breakfast platters, pasta and (our fav) chicken & waffles. To end, the wooden board returns, with a spread of homemade sweet treats this time. Simply top up $58 for free-flow wines and Prosecco, or $88 for Champagne and bottled beer as well.
It’s the dreamy brunch spot we never knew we needed, but we’re so glad we have. Nestled along the riverside at Robertson Quay, Summerlong offers healthful Mediterranean eats like the Shakshuka ($26) dish of baked eggs, tomato ragout and merguez sausage. Or go for the Real Turkish Breakfast ($35), enough for two to share, and is a flavorsome experience to indulge in. There’s the option for free-flow ($23) vegetables, pastas and desserts from the brunch counter too. And oh, you’ll be in good hands when it comes to the booze. Get brunch-appropriate drinks like the Aperol Spritz and Pimm’s Summer Lemonade, both $15 per glass or $50 by the jug.
Another italian brunch place, but in a fancier setting that only happens once a month. Feast on Italian burrata, veal agnolotti and risotto with four cheeses followed by pan seared duck breast and pan fried seabass at Zafferano. For $98 per person, you’ll be entitled to free flow of Spumante (sparkling wine), while $128 per person will get you additional pours of Champagne. Finally, satisfy any cravings for some good dessert with Italian favorites such as tiramisu, panna cotta, macarons, and a chocolate fountain.