7 new boozy brunches to check out this weekend in Singapore

With restaurants and hotels like Aura, Raffles Hotel and Zafferano launching new breakfast menus, it’s time to up your brunch game with free-flow Champagne, great cocktails and fine-dining plates.

, 7 new boozy brunches to check out this weekend in Singapore

Raffles Hotel


A favorite of the “ladies who lunch” bunch, this is where you go for a tete-a-tete with your girl gang. Available every Sunday from 12-2:30pm, there are 40 different types of antipasti, mains and desserts to gorge on. There’s the requisite seafood bar, charcuterie and roast meat stations serving fresh oysters, caserecce with crab and smoked caviar and prime beef with a choice of grain mustard, Dijon mustard, rosemary jus or apple sauce, which you can have with free flow Perrier Jouet Champagne. $148 ++


If you approach brunch like a Spanish siesta, then this four hour-long Sunday Champagne Brunch (12-4pm) at Pan Pacific Singapore is perfect for those who prefer to dine gastronomic-style. One of its draws is the sheer quantity of food on display—it has 16 food stations spread across seven live food theaters. What’s new are their caviar bar, a jumbo burger station, peking duck station and two additional cocktail bars. There is also unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne, and a selection of cocktails, and red and white wines. $178


This hip tapas restaurant is now open for brunch on Sundays from 10:30am-3pm, with a la carte, brunch-only highlights like baked Shropshire blue cheese omelette ($19), chargrilled bacon steak ($19), beef tongue hash ($25), as well as popular plates such as sea urchin pudding ($22 for half portion, $42 for full portion). Of course, drinking before 12pm is encouraged, with choices of Champagne, wines, sherry and whisky from Old and New World labels. 

Long Chim

How often do restaurants offer Thai street food for breakfast? At Long Chim, a la carte selections from its weekend brunch menu range from house favorites like spicy pork with rice cakes to green curry with chicken and eggplants, available from 12-4pm. The buffet includes cocktail choices such as the Siracha Bloody Mary and Mandarin Mimosa. $60 ++

Raffles Hotel

F1 may be months away, but Raffles Singapore is already gearing up for the event with the one day-only Formula One Champagne Brunch. Happening on Sep 18 from 12-3pm, the hotel will be reopening its lobby for guests to dine on buffet spread items spanning from premium seafood to a variety of meat cuts, with free flow Billecart-Salmon Champagne. $318 ++

Smoke and Mirrors

National Gallery rooftop bar Smoke and Mirrors is collaborating with Mod-Chinese restaurant Mitzo for a pop-up brunch on Jun 18 (12-4pm) featuring cocktails by head bartender Yugnes Susela, a dim sum platter and a Chinese buffet. While lining your stomachs with Peking duck and braised crabmeat vermicelli, check out drink highlights like Raise Your Pinkie, a Hendrick’s gin, beetroot tea, campari and borage syrup concoction served in a tea pot. $92 ++


Also available for one-day only, this Saturday Champagne Brunch by Italian restaurant Zafferano on Jun 25 (12-3pm) is well worth the price. The free-flow, a la carte buffet starts with half a dozen live oysters, five different types of antipasti, followed with a selection of gnocchi, veal ravioli and three varieties of freshly-made pizzas. And if you still have room for more, the main course has hearty choices like roasted chicken leg and oven-baked snapper. Unlimited G.H. Mumm Champagne is available, as well as Peroni beer and house wines. $98 ++