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 Champagne Brunch
12pm to 3pm
S$118++ per adult for food only
Top up S$70++ for a free-flow of Moët & Chandon Champagne, 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 – Ruinart Brut NV. This Christmas, the lavish fare comes in courses, beginning with pass-around canapés like Salmon Roe with Fondant Potato and Cream Cheese and Lobster Bisque Espuma.
It’ll be good to note that the Champagne brunch is done differently here, with a smaller selection of items, but are no less sumptuous. You’ll also get to choose one main course, including classic festive dishes such as Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Turkey Giblet Gravy and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb.
As the dessert trolley reaches your table, take your pick from the sweet Rose & Strawberry Tart to the rich Exotic Chocolate Yule Log. Brandy Fruit Cake and an assortment of pralines are also served.
Robb tip: If you can’t make it on Christmas Day itself, Brasserie Les Saveurs will be hosting a Boxing Day Weekend brunch (S$198++ per adult) with free-flow champagne.
Christmas Day Brunch
25 December, 12pm to 2pm
S$268++ per adult, with free-flow champagne
Brasserie Les Saveurs
The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6506 6860
What about: Celebrate Christmas at Colony, as its immensely popular Vintage Champagne Brunch sees guests tucking into traditional dishes such as Roasted Turkey with chestnut stuffing and giblet gravy, Honey-Glazed Gammon Ham with cranberry compote, and pan-seared cod and scallop with mashed potato and truffle butter sauce. Round up your meal with spiced hot chocolate, cookies and other festive-themed desserts handcrafted by newly appointed executive pastry chef Richard Long.
Robb tip: Top up S$150++ or S$180++ for unlimited pours of Bollinger La Grande Année 2007, and a festive cocktail.
Vintage Champagne Brunch
25 December, S$208++ per adult (first seating, 10.30am to 12.45pm) and S$238++ (second seating, 1.30pm to 3.45pm).
Both include unlimited pours of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Millésime 2010, Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Rosé NV, house pour red/white wines, draft beer, and a festive cocktail
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 festive spread 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 Beef Carpaccio with Mustard Dressing & Parmigiano Cheese before digging into mains like Linguine with Crab Meat Sauce and Roasted Turkey. Don’t stop there when Christmas pastries are also served.
Robb tip: This is one of the rare restaurants on the list that offer Champagne brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Christmas Day Brunch
25 December to 27 December, 12pm to 3pm
S$118++ per adult for free-flow regular soft drinks and assorted juices
Top up S$30++ for free-flow prosecco or S$80++ for free-flow champagne, alongside beer and house wines
36 Purvis Street
Tel: +65 6837 1468
What about: Put on that ugly Christmas sweater and join Manhattan Bar’s Hendrick’s Ugly Sweater Club every Sunday throughout December. Not only will you receive a complimentary Hendrick’s French 75 cocktail, but you will also stand a chance to win a pair of Hendrick’s sweaters (may or may not be ugly) and a grand hamper containing Hendrick’s bottles and merchandise. Festive hot plates will also be served alongside Gin and Tonic and Bloody Mary served in Garibaldi’s trolleys.
Robb tip: Come by New Year’s Eve and enjoy a welcome champagne cocktail inspired by Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. Champagne flutes will also be at the ready to usher in the new year.
Festive Adults-Only Sunday Cocktail Brunch
Every Sunday in December, 12pm to 3pm
S$168++ for free-flow cocktails, wines and beers
Top up S$30++ to include free-flow 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 you on 24 and 25 December, featuring an array of traditional Christmas flavours which include Roasted Rolled Turkey Breast and Baked Turkey Leg Wellington and Crispy Sustainable Barramundi with Superior Sauce and Truffle. 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.
24 and 25 December, 12pm to 3pm
S$118++ per adult for food only
Top up S$40++ for a free flow of 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 S$58++ per person. The cocktails menu, which is now on its second volume, is the next chapter after the first theme of nomadic voyagers and “People of the Sea”.
Robb tip: Go thirsty. Mo Bar debuted in Asia’s 50 Best Bars this year, ranking at 46.
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 2.30pm
S$98++ per adult for food only
Top up S$58++ for two hours of free-flow beverages
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 Riesling, Prosecco, cocktails and Peroni Lager.
Its a la carte menu also sees new additions such as Grilled Cheese Toasties dunked in smokey tomato soup, Fried Laksa Noodles and Seared Sumac Sirloin with sukkah spice and smoked yoghurt.
Robb tip: Like Manhattan, this is an adults-only brunch, so leave the young ones behind.
Saturday and Sunday (or public holidays), 9.30am to 4pm
A la carte menu with a top-up of S$60++ for a free-flow of Riesling, Prosecco, cocktails and Peroni Lager
What about: Head 70 levels up to rooftop Japanese grill Skai at Swissotel The Stamford Singapore. The restaurant is ushering in the holiday season with a Festive Saturday Brunch menu. After tucking into a mix of both cold and hot plates, indulge in festive-themed desserts in the likes of Classic Christmas Torte, Sticky Toffee Pudding and more. 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: The Wild Mushroom Soup and Sourdough Toast is a must-try, especially if you love freshly shaved truffle.
Festive Saturday Brunch
12pm to 3pm
S$178++ per adult with free-flow Tattinger Brut Réserve, SKAI cocktails, wine and beers
Swissotel The Stamford Singapore
2 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6837 3322
What about: Until 30 December, 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. Usual offerings such as seafood on ice (Maine lobster, snow crab leg and scallop), Japanese sushi and sashimi and dim sum are still included, alongside traditional festive food such as Roasted Turkey and Black Forest ham glazed with manuka honey and served with house-made apple sauce.
Robb tip: On Christmas Day, the restaurant is offering an exclusive Christmas Day Brunch, featuring new creations which include Turkey Sapit, Black Angus beef tenderloin, vodka scrambled eggs topped with shaved bottarga and queen caviar, and lobster bisque.
Festive Sunday Brunch
12pm to 3.30pm
S$135++ per adult for food only
Top up S$40++ for free-flow house wine, Tiger draught, Champagne, Bloody Mary, Gin & Tonic, and Negroni
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Tel: +65 6877 8911