The extra incentive we need to get out of bed
The extra incentive we need to get out of bed
- By Joyce Lim
- | Feb 01, 2019
Brunch—associated with sleeping in, good food and pleasant company, is probably everyone’s favourite meal. When brunches get boozy though, that's when things get even better. So let loose and relax over the weekend at these restaurants offering some of the best alcohol-laden brunches in town.
Between the royal wedding and FIFA World Cup results, Britain's got plenty of reasons to celebrate. Find yourself saying cheers to a proper British brunch at Ash & Elm’s Sunday Champagne Brunch, with mains such as bangers and mash, fish and chips and Lancashire cheese being served alongside classic Sunday roasts. Premium seafood on ice, luscious caviar and desserts will also be available. At $138 per adult, enjoy the Pimm’s Cup (a classic fruity British cocktail), Taittinger Brut Champagne and house wines. Grab a seat, get your food, order your drinks, and Bob’s your uncle. 1/F, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd.
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. 25/F Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser St.
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. The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Rd.
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. Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave.
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. 3/F, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd.
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. 48 Peck Seah St.
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. 1/F, Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Sq.
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. Wash it all down with Lavo signature cocktails or pop open a bubbly (or two). R/F, Marina Bay Sands Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Ave.
A stylish brunch in the heart of town with responsible and environmentally-friendly practices; Mezza9 provides high-quality food while delighting your tastebuds with sustainable produce including Maine lobsters and Scottish brown crabs every Sunday. Wine-pairing stations are also set up here to enhance your experience with the sumptuous food—pretty cool. Doesn’t sound boozy enough? Look forward to an endless pour of Perrier Jouët Grand Brut Champagne at $158 per adult, inclusive of certified sustainable red and white wines, selection of martinis, nine hand-crafted gin and tonics, and Tiger beer. Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd.
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. Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Blvd.
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. 5/F, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich St.
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. #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay
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. 43/F, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay