If you love brunch as much as us, you’re definitely in the right place
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but so is brunch. It’s the one meal that we always look forward to, and not just because of the bottomless booze… Check this space out for our ever-growing list of Singapore’s best brunches.
Beach Road Kitchen
What about: At Beach Road Kitchen, the all-day dining restaurant at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, you won’t have to wonder which direction the faint scent of truffle is coming from. Staff will make their rounds and serve slices of truffle pizza to each guest. And it’s the same with drinks. Apart from ensuring your flute will never run out of Champagne, there’s a mobile bar that serves the restaurant’s signature cocktails. Consider us spoilt.
Charcuterie and a grill stations aside, our favourite of all has to be the seafood ice bar. It’sstacked with lobsters, three types of crabs (including Alaskan king crab legs), trays of shellfish, shrimp and scampi. While there is a selection of condiments to go with the seafood, we recommend just adding a squeeze of lemon to bring out the flavours.
Robb tip: Request for seats by the seafood ice bar. Quick access aside, it’s a lot more cosy, with lesser footfall from the diners. And while nobody really goes for Champagne brunch for the sweets, try to leave some room for dessert. Apart from the usual western cakes, there’s also a selection of nyonya kueh, along with a waffle and crepe station.
Sunday, 12pm to 2.30pm
S$118++ per adult for food only
Top up S$50++ for a free-flow of Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage 2012, cocktails, red and white wines, beer and soft drinks
Beach Road Kitchen
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
30 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6818 1913
Brasserie Les Saveurs
What about: Indulgent doesn’t even begin to describe this decadent brunch, which greets guests with lovely jazz performances. The Champagne is certainly top-notch too – Champagne Barons de Rothschild. Everything is lavish here, so look forward to a line-up of exquisite seafood platters and chef’s specials such as Marinated Salmon and Lobster Bisque Espuma prepared à la minute.
While the Champagne brunch is done differently here, with a smaller selection of items, the meal is no less sumptuous. An impressive spread of hot and cold entreés await you before the main course, which could be the Seared Beef Tenderloin, served with Mashed Potato, French Beans and Beef Jus, or Pan Seared Toothfish. There’s even the plant-based Impossible Meat.
As the dessert trolley reaches your table, take your pick from a selection of classic cheesecakes and tarts to the pass-arounds Crêpes Suzette and Nitrogen Ice Cream. Assortments of artisanal cheeses and pralines are also served.
Robb tip: Top up S$350++ for free-flow Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2008.
St. Regis Champagne Brunch
Sunday, 12pm to 2.30pm
S$198++ per adult, with free-flow Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut NV
Brasserie Les Saveurs
The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6506 6860
What about: Colony’s immensely popular Vintage Champagne Brunch sees guests tucking into classic seafood delights such as freshly shucked oysters, king crab legs and a la plancha Boston lobster. Slow-baked beef Tomahawk and Colony’s signature Laksa with homemade lobster ball are also available. Round up your meal with chocolate barks, truffles and cookies, handcrafted by executive pastry chef Richard Long.
Robb tip: Head to The Ice Bar for cold cuts and artisanal cheeses from France.
Vintage Sunday Champagne Brunch
S$142++ for unlimited soft drinks and fruit flavoured sparkling mineral water
Top up S$50++ for free-flow Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Millésime 2010, Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Rosé NV, selected cocktails, house pour wines and draft beers
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6434 5288
What about: With a wide-ranging menu and hearty, wholesome fare, it is no wonder the one-Michelin-starred Garibaldi is one of the city’s most well-known Italian restaurants. There’s minimal movement in this cosy restaurant, instead, you’ll sit and be served.
Waking up early on the weekends will not be a chore when you know there’s a grand spread awaiting you at Garibaldi. With an assortment of fresh pasta, antipasti, seafood & meat, start with the Fresh Burrata Cheese with San Marzano Tomatoes & Basil (a must-try) and Wagyu Meatballs in Pizzaiola Sauce before digging into mains like Mascarpone Cheese Tortellini and Linguine with Prawns. Don’t stop there when there’s a selection of mini sweet delicacies.
Robb tip: This is one of the rare restaurants on the list that offer Champagne brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 2.30pm
S$108++ per adult for free-flow regular soft drinks and assorted juices
Top up S$40++ for free-flow prosecco or S$90++ for free-flow champagne, alongside beer and house wines
36 Purvis Street
Tel: +65 6837 1468
What about: Imagine being in New York City’s East Village as trolleys filled with Gin & Tonic, Bloody Mary and Highball are rolled up to your table. Guests can create their very own customised concoctions or indulge in unlimited servings of craft cocktails, boozy milkshakes, beers and wines. All accompanied by an array of gourmet hot plates, seafood and bagels.
Robb tip: Be prepared to get tipsy as the drinks here are top-notch.
Adults-Only Sunday Cocktail Brunch
Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
S$168++ for free-flow cocktails, wines and beers
Top up S$40++ to include free-flow Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne
1 Cuscaden Road
Tel: +65 6725 3377
What about: Here, sustainable food is the name of the game and the restaurant does its best to source for ethical catch, especially at the seafood counter. A glorious spread awaits guests, featuring an array of free-flow appetizers and desserts. Choose one main from the menu, be it the Australian beef prime rib for two or the Sustainable Market Fish topped with lemon and chimichurri. Do keep an eye out for the wine stations, which are smartly placed close to various counters for no-brainer drink pairing options.
Robb tip: There’s an artisanal gin bar featuring handcrafted labels including St. George and Iron Balls, with specific tonics and garnishes for each gin. Or go for Mezza9’s famed martinis.
Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
S$88++ per adult for food only
Top up S$60++ for free-flow Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, certified sustainable red and white wines, G&Ts, a selection of martinis and beer
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6732 1234
What about: Boasting stunning skyline views, brunch at MO Bar is a luxurious affair. Its latest weekend brunch menu may be ridiculously excessive, but that’s all the more reason why we love it. Beginning with the signature Seafood Platter, a generous plate filled with seasonal oysters, prawns, snow crab and Maine lobster, diners will then proceed to choose three dishes from the bar’s range of Starters & Soups, Rice & Noodles, Main Courses and Desserts.
Crowd-favourites include the MO Bar Burger, which diners can choose between the plant-based or beef patty served alongside bacon, cheddar, lettuce and a potato wedge. Or go for the Tiger Prawns that’s been cooked to a crisp with masala mayo and curry leaves. The bar has also introduced new additions to its menu, including wok-fried Cantonese Style Fried Rice, Braised Angus Beef Short Ribs topped with wine sauce and Hong Kong Style Steam Cod.
Wash it all down with two hours of free-flow champagne and selected cocktails for an additional S$58++ per person. The cocktails menu, which is now on its third volume, sees 16 stunning cocktails inspired by the history and culture of Asia Pacific.
Robb tip: Go thirsty. Mo Bar ranked 46 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2020.
Saturday, Sunday (or public holidays), 12pm to 2.30pm
S$98++ per adult for food only
Top up S$58++ for two hours of free-flow Champagne and selected cocktails
Level 4, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6885 3500
PS.Cafe at Ann Siang Hill
What about: Surprised to see this make the list? Well, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Weekend brunch at PS.Cafe at Ann Siang Hill just got a whole lot boozier with its free flow of Prosecco, cocktails, wines and beers.
Its a la carte menu also sees crowd favourites such as Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties dunked in smokey tomato soup, Crab & Prawn Laksa and the signature PS. Brunch Burger.
Robb tip: Like Manhattan, this is an adults-only brunch, so leave the young ones behind.
Saturday and Sunday (or public holidays), 11.30am to 4pm
A la carte menu with a top-up of S$60++ for a free-flow of Prosecco, cocktails, wines and beers
What about: Head 70 levels up to rooftop Japanese grill Skai at Swissotel The Stamford Singapore. Tuck into a selection of both cold and hot plates, which include the crowd-favourites Lobster Miso Soup and Wild Mushroom Macaroni, before satisfying your sweet tooth with timeless desserts. Orders from the kitchen come in smaller portions, which fortunately leaves you with the opportunity to have a taste of the entire brunch menu.
Robb tip: Order Skai’s weekly crafted cocktails, namely the Skai Punch. Do ask the server for the special concoction on that day.
Every Saturday, 11.30am to 2.30pm
S$178++ per adult with free-flow Tattinger Brut Réserve, SKAI cocktails, wine and beers
Top up S$20++ for free-flow Taittinger Rosé
Swissotel The Stamford Singapore
2 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6837 3322
What about: Head over to Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore to enjoy the picturesque views of the Singapore River accompanied by a wide-ranging buffet spread. Classic Asian dishes such as an assortment of dim sum and Chicken Rice are offered, alongside omakase specials like the Sushi & Sashimi Platter. Fans of Italian cuisine will take delight in their selection of pastas and wood-fired pizzas.
Robb tip: Sit at the courtyard area to enjoy the waterfront views.
Every Sunday, 12pm to 3.30pm
S$120++ per adult for free-flow chilled juices and soft drinks
Top up S$53++ for free-flow house wine, Tiger Crystal, Champagne, Bloody Mary, Gin & Tonic, and Negroni
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Tel: +65 6877 8911