What weekend dreams are made of
What weekend dreams are made of
- By SG Staff
- | Sep 17, 2020
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.
Be spoiled for choice at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, where an international buffet line packed to the brim with tantalising eats await at all-day diner Beach Road Kitchen. Their Sunday Champagne Brunch costs $108 for each audult, with a $50 add-on for free-flowing champagne. Simply relax at your table as chefs prepare food live by your table, or check out the open kitchens for more. Must-tries include the grilled lobster with herbs and garlic butter, roasted striploin and truffle mushroom pizza. But save some space for the lobster laksa, mini truffle ravioli and even the off-menu pass-around items that might just surprise you.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just looking for an excuse to seriously treat yourself, the St. Regis Sunday Champagne Brunch available at Brasserie Les Saveurs is definitely a luxurious affair. Dine in an oppulent setting while enjoying specially crafted pass-around canapes, a lavish spread of epicurean appetisers and decadent sweet delights, as well as tantalizing main courses, all served tableside. Starting at $198 per person inclusive of free-flow Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut NV, you can also top-up for higher tiers of champagnes, if you're so inclined. Or if you're feeling homely, have their St. Regis Boozy Brunch delivered to you instead. Available daily, it's $398 (good for two, though we think it can easily feed three) for a massive spread of cold cuts, cheeses, sushi, bread, grilled lobster, beef tenderloin, desserts, and more. The best part gotta be the assortment of ready-to-drink cocktails, including an indulgent Hennessey VSOP Old Fashioned.
Soak in the bayfront vibes while enjoying a lively hawker-like atmosphere at The Clifford Pier's Heritage Dim Sum Brunch. Happening every weekend (and public holidays), feast on items like satay, kueh pie tee, tiger prawn laksa, roti prata, siew mai with crab roe and more, all prepared at live stations too for your viewing pleasure. It's $58 per adult, but definitely get the $78 add-on for free-flowing prosecco and wines (including red, white, rose and moscatto). You can get drinks by the glass too, of course, and something you should definitely try are their surprisingly good Negronis. Don't leave without trying their fruit rojak.
Head on over to this far-flung, leafy destination on the weekends to satisfy your cravings for a hearty Italian brunch. Choose between two options: the Campari Peroni Brunch ($48 per person) or the Ferrari Brunch ($78). The former gets you free-flowing Aperol Spritz, Peroni Beer, Americano and more, while the latter gives you access to Ferrari Brut, a premium sparkling wine, as well. Whichever you go for, be treated to an ala carte buffet spread of umami mushroom toast, Spicy Italian shakshouka, burrata bruschetta and lots more.
Free-flow craft beers for brunch? Now that's what we're talking about. It's available every weekend from 12-4pm, and $88 gets you two hours of free-flowing booze, including beer cocktails. You'll also get to dig into a main, with options like beer French toast, burrito or a platter of cold cuts to choose from. If you want to, the brunch menu is open for ala carte orders too, in case you prefer to pay as you go rather than stuff yourself silly.
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 Weekend Yum Cha ($50 per person, minimum two to dine) which features a wide assortment of freshly prepared dim sum: think 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, then finish your meal on a sweet note with a traditional bowl of almond cream and egg tarts. Feel free to elevate the experience by pairing the exceptional cuisine with fine wines and champagnes by the glass or 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, 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.
Find a comfortable, indoor waterfront spot to while away your weekends with Kinki's bottomless brunch, available on both Saturdays and Sundays. For just $58 per person, be treated to limitless servings of sashimi, sushi and maki, as well as hot dishes like garlic fried rice and fried squid. Every diner gets to pick a hefty main too—choose from items like wagyu foie gras donburi, ginzayaki kaisen, yasai ramen and more. We're here for the booze too, of course, and for an added $35, you'll get to enjoy either free-flowing sake, sochu, prosecco or beer. Definitely get the sake for the most mileage. Or just have your drinks ordered ala carte.
Being located 57 floors up on the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands is reason enough to come here. But giving you even more reason to do so is their Sunday Champagne Brunch. For $158 per person, be treated to free-flowing champagnes, wines, beers and even cocktails. Food is free-flow too, of course, and awaiting you is a lavish ala carte buffet spread of dishes including truffled crab salad, wagyu meatball pizza and prime hanger steak. Definitely start with their raw bar options—think oysters, lobsters and clams—before moving on to the appetisers and mains. And don't leave without trying their Lavo meatballs; trust us. If you're not up for drinks, there's a non-alcoholic option too for just $88.
A luxurious East-meets-West boozy brunch affair is what awaits at this NCO Club hotspot. Come for their Cocktail Dim Sum Brunch (two-hour session; $68 for food only, or $126 with cocktails, wines, beers, sodas and Chinese tea) available every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3.30pm, and be treated to a bottomless bevy of Cantonese dishes and dim sums, as well as delightful cocktails crafted at Madame Fan Bar. Every diner first gets a Mini Buddha Jumps over the Wall to start, then feel free to order from the ala carte buffet menu, featuring items like the black truffle dumpling, cheesy seafood prawn roll, pan-fried pork bun, Jasmine smoked pork ribs and lots more. Tipplers will want to hit the cocktail orders first. Definitely try the Yu Cha for a thematically-appropriate drink, or the Mr Jerez for a complex concoction to sip on while enjoying your dim sums.
This is probably our favourite boozy weekend brunch option. With a quality selection of eats, free-flow cocktails, boozy milkshakes, custom Bloody Marys, and a full-fledged DIY G&T option, 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. You'll definitely enjoy the convenience and showmanship of the cocktail trolleys that come to your tableside. For food, a good selection of seafood, bagels and gourmet hot plates await. Items like foie gras, scallops and pork belly are done ala minute—just order them from the staff. At $163 per person for Manhattan’s Adults-only Sunday Cocktail Brunch (wines and beers included), it’s a steal for those who appreciate good, hearty drinking.
Feast on an Italian spread of burrata, veal agnolotti and risotto with four cheeses followed by pan seared duck breast and pan fried seabass at Zafferano's weekend-only brunch. For $98 per person, you’ll be entitled to free-flowing Spumante (sparkling wine), wines, beers, soft drinks and juices, while $128 will get you unlimited champagne as well. Satisfy your cravings for hearty Italian fare here, but also delectable desserts like their tiramisu, panna cotta, macarons and even a chocolate fountain.