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Skip breakfast and miss lunch ‘cos brunch is way more important on a weekend.
It’s the perfect way to get ready for the work-week ahead, binge on loads of indulgent food and bond with loved ones. Head out to these 10 places in SG that promise good food, great tipples and fun times for your new favourite meal (a.k.a. brunch) of Saturday and/or Sunday.
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Who can say no to a breezy weekend brunch with Italian-inspired food and cocktails by the glittering waters? The Customs House overlooking Marina Bay is now home to Caffe Fernet, the latest restaurant bar concept by the Jigger & Pony Group. The casual chic vibe of this hotspot has drawn expats, locals and even families on weekends. That and the food, of course.
Start with the Housemade Ricotta & Jam on brioche ($15), then share the small plates of Golden Beetroot salad with rocket and feta ($21), and Pomodoro Baked Eggs with chickpeas, spicy tomato sauce and basil. For your pasta-fix, the robust Mafaldine ‘Cacio E Pepe’ scattered with pecorino romano cheese and four peppercorns ($25) is highly satisfying.
To beat the heat, down a refreshing Classic Aperol Spritz (it’s the colour of sunset). Or at $55, go for the bottomless brunch cocktails (maximum three-hour session, last drink order at 4:30 p.m.) and have your fill of the blushing pink Strawberry Frose, Watermelon Frose, as well as the Classic Aperol Spritz. Last order for food on Saturday is at 3 p.m., and Sunday, at 4 p.m.
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Looking for a hotspot to a chill-out for the weekend? Try Nickeldime River Valley. On Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this neighbourhood joint serves up a menu of brunch classics and innovative dishes.
Tuck into hearty creations such as classic eggs Florentine with sautéed spinach ($16), and Irish Fry Up – The Works, that comes with thick cut bacon, sautéed mushrooms and white pudding ($22). Sweeten the palate with Spiked Orange French Toast crowned with chocolate ganache ($18), or Homemade Granola with cinnamon milk, spiced labneh (Middle Eastern soft cream cheese) and dried berries ($16). Enjoy your meal with fresh juices or a range of craft beers. There’s even a dog-friendly al fresco area, where your pooch can relax while you enjoy your brunch.
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Mezza9’s new champagne brunch (Sundays, 12-3 p.m.) offers the ultimate indulgence with champagnes served by the bottle. Yes, diners will have a bottle of champagne placed in an ice bucket at their table – at all times during their brunch. And bottles will be replaced when the bubbly is finished.
In addition to free-flowing champagne, red and white wines, gin & tonics, martinis and beers, you will now have access to the new wine-pairing stations located next to the different food stations. These wines have been hand-picked to match the dishes of the respective food stations – for example imported sakés with the sushi counter.
At $118 per adult, the non-alcoholic brunch is inclusive of fruits juices, soft drinks, and coffee or tea. Add $40 per adult to enjoy free-flowing Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne served by the bottle; access to wines by the glass at the wine-pairing stations; certified sustainable red and white wines by the bottle; nine hand-crafted gin and tonics from the party room; a selection of martinis from the martini bar, and beer. To enjoy free-flowing Perrier-Jouet Blason Rosé Champagne instead of the Brut, pay an extra $60.
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Origin Grill’s Sunday Vintage Brunch rolls out unlimited servings of signature appetisers such as Cured House Salmon, San Daniele Prosciutto, followed by a main course of your choice. Pick from Soul Food “Big” Bowl (organic barley and brown rice, steamed asparagus, kale crisps and sunflower seeds), Origin’s Steak BLT (Rangers Valley sirloin steak with bacon, roast tomato jam and aioli), 35-days aged John Stone grass-fed striploin, and more. After polishing off your hearty mains, feast on pastries, cakes and cheeses (these change weekly), or head to the live crêpe station.
The Sunday Vintage Brunch is available every Sunday from 12-3 p.m., at different price tiers: $108 for food and non-alcoholic drinks; $168 for food, unlimited wines and cocktails; and $208 for food, unlimited wines, cocktails and vintage wine pouring.
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Publico Ristorante’s Capri Sundays (11 a.m.- 4 p.m.) features a brunch menu topped with prosecco, wine and spritzers. Highlights of the a la carte menu include classics with an Italian twist such as scrambled eggs with freshly grated black truffle and sourdough bread ($19) and spicy avocado on toast with burrata cheese and chilli bruschetta ($21). In addition to these brunch dishes, you can also go for the selection of signature wood-fired pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, and homemade pastas.
Sip your Aperol Spritz (a sparkling concoction of Aperol, prosecco and soda), and linger on a little longer at this breezy, relaxing riverside location before taking a stroll along the river to burn off the calories.
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Colony’s popular Vintage Champagne Brunch (Sunday, 12 to 3.30 p.m.) is one of the most spectacular Sunday Champagne brunches in town with possibly the largest selection of seafood around. Make a beeline for the ice bar laden with Alaskan king crabs, lobsters, langoustines, yabbies and prawns. Just next to these crustaceans, are at least five types of freshly shucked oysters from places like France, Ireland, and Canada. The assortment of sushi, sashimi (thinly sliced Japanese raw meat and fish) and homemade gravlax is also a hit with diners.
For serious indulging, there are the eggs Benedict with lobster and foie gras stations. But save room for the Chinese roasts such as crackling pork belly, soy sauce chicken, and roast duck. Or, the tempting Indian spread comprising hearty dum biryani (Indian slow cooked fragrant rice) butter chicken, and rogan josh (lamb or goat meat dish) that go well with warm naan (Indian leavened bread).
To finish off, check out the mind-blogging range of hard and soft cheeses from Europe. The colourful display of desserts right at the entrance includes cakes, tarts, pastries, miniature desserts, ice cream, chocolate truffles, and macarons. For $192, you also get unlimited Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2009, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose 2009, as well as selected cocktails and wines. If you switch up the alcohol for unlimited soft drinks and fruit flavoured sparkling water, it’s $142 per adult for the brunch.
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Taking place on selected Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., FOC Pim Pam’s La Boqueria Market Brunch is a lively brunch offering a buffet spread of salads, cheese and Spanish charcuterie at various live stations. This tapas restaurant at Orchard Road steps things up a notch with a lively food parade of paella and grilled meats. Recreating the buzzy atmosphere of Barcelona’s Boqueria Market, Pim Pam’s enthusiastic wait-staff will slice up suckling pigs tableside, and smash the plates on the floor – just for fun (it’s actually a traditional thing to ward off bad luck). If that’s not enough, other brunch items like Spanish omelettes and patatas bravas (potatoes served with spicy tomato sauce or aioli) are available in the à la carte menu.
Tuck into all this with free-flow of cava, red and white wines, sangria, Spanish gin and tonic, or with soft drinks and juices. Once you’ve had your fill of either the $88 deal that comes with the soft drinks and juices, or the $128 per person free-flow premium alcoholic pours meal. head home for a much-needed siesta.
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Fat Prince recently introduced Singapore’s first free-flow kebab and drinks brunch session. The Prince’s Hangover Brunch is available on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at $108 per person, and what you’ll get is a combination of unlimited kebabs, one complimentary brunch item, and free-flow Prima Donna cocktails served in porcelain tea pots and dainty ceramic cups.
A selection of kebabs featuring five fillings is served – from grilled halloumi cheese with smashed avocado, spiced macadamia and pomegranate molasses, to charred pork belly with smoked potato puree, apple, mint and raisins. Diners will also be able to choose one à la carte item off the brunch menu, such as pumpkin seed granola, served with orange yoghurt, nashi pear, mango and forest honey, or cured salmon pastirma (seasoned air-cured beef) with poached eggs.
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Available exclusively at PS.Cafe Ann Siang Hill Park, the free-flow wine brunch (from 12 to 3pm) is perfect for a langourous weekend – one which involves sandals, bermudas and breezy maxi dresses.
The free flow wine session at $70 includes Villa Sandi’s Valdobbiadene Prosecco, and red, white and rosé wines from the iconic Spanish vineyard Marques de Riscal. Other labels like the robust “Airenzo” Tempranillo, vibrant Rueda Verdejo white and Rosado Rosé will also be offered.
Pair these wines with brunch favourites such as salmon-dill potato cakes with sour cream and egg ($29), chargrilled portobello burger with wilted spinach, roasted capsicum, caramelised onions, basil mayo, melted swiss cheese and fries ($26) or the PS Brunch Burger at $30. The boldly flavoured chorizo chilli hash and poached eggs ($29) is highly recommended too. For something sweet, tuck into the PS. Fluffy Pancakes with homemade banana jam, blueberries, passionfruit curd and fresh cream ($24). And note that food items for the brunch are charged separately before you indulge.
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Another boozy, bottomless brunch to try is Melt Café’s Sunday Champagne Brunch (from 12 to 3 p.m). A highlight is the large wooden basin brimming with five types of premium sashimi (thinly sliced Japanese raw meat and fish) resting on a bed of ice. There are also freshly shucked Fine de Claire and Creuses de Bretagne oysters neatly stacked with Alaskan king crabs and Boston lobsters.
Over at the carving station, the slow-roasted Australian prime rib beef awaits. To spice up your palate, try the traditional spiced whole spring lamb at the Indian counter. There’s even a barbecue set up at the al fresco garden area. And remember to save room for Melt’s stunning showcase of dainty desserts and irresistible cakes.
The Champagne Brunch is priced at $118 per person with chilled juices and soft drinks, or $178 per person for unlimited flow of Ruinart “R” de Brut Champagne, wines, cocktails, beers, juices and soft drinks. Alternatively, select the premium option with free flow of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne at $218 per person.
By Leanne Liew, 2 August 2018
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