Weekends are made for boozy brunches and no, not all of them are pricey.
Is there anything more indulgent than a bubbly Sunday brunch? The luxurious gourmet fare, the endless amounts of bubbly, beer and wine, and the fancy atmosphere — all these make the meal fit for royalty.
If you have a stressful week ahead and are looking to take Sunday off to relax, a champagne brunch is the best way to alleviate your dread. But if you think they’re all going to cost you a pretty penny, you’re wrong. There are plenty of options that are affordable — yet still giving you a gastronomic experience of a lifetime. Check out our list below for your next booking.
Psst, all offerings below include an ‘all you can eat’ and ‘all you can drink’ policy for their brunches. It’s go big and then go home (to nap, we assume).
Located at Dempsey Hill, Don Quijote’s indulgent brunch offering serves up a plethora of tapas dishes along with copious amounts of alcohol. Pick from the special weekend tapas menu that includes these delights: Chicken wings in garlic-and-chilli sauce, croquettes with cured Spanish ham, asparagus rolled in bacon, and crab, scallop and avocado made into a dip.
There are 25 different dishes and you can try them all, as much as you wish. To wash them all down, you can opt to stay in the Spanish theme by sipping on Sangria, or pay a fraction more and try their special Sangria de Cava. Yes, it’s bubbly Sangria. And yes, it’s delicious.
Time: 11am-2.30pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Price: $58++ pp for free-flow beer, red / white house wine or Sangria. $69++ for beer, wine and Sangria, including Cava and Sangria de Cava.
Block 7 Dempsey Road, #01-02, 249671; tel 6476 2811
Head down to One Fullerton’s delightful Italian restaurant for their weekend brunch menu that comes with free-flow Zardetto Prosecco. Soak in the stunning views of Marina Bay via the large glass wall panels as you tuck into real hearty Italian dishes.
The highlight is the Tre Formaggi Cheese Wheel live station, which sports three different types of cheeses, all in large barrelled formats (nope, not your typical supermarket cheeses for sure). Pick from the Pecorino Romano, Aged Parmigiano Reggiano and Provolone Piccante and watch as the chefs delve into the oversized cheese of your choice, to make yummy pastas and risottos in front of you.
Of course it wouldn’t be Italian without cold antipasti appetisers such as baby octopus salad and parma ham, along with charcoal grill selections such as sirloin, sea bass fillet and smoked duck breast. Sweet desserts are available too, such as dark chocolate mousse, lemon meringue and of course, panna cotta.
Time: 12pm-2.30pm, every Saturday and Sunday.
Price: $108++ pp for free-flow Zardetto Prosecco.
1 Fullerton Road #02-06, One Fullerton, 049213; tel: 6690 7564.
Ash & Elm’s new champagne brunch is inspired by France, with its newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Adrian Chan paying homage to his background and training in French cuisine. Expect the use of fresh ingredients and French cooking techniques in the dishes served up.
Tuck into three iconic tasting platters comprising nine à la minute petit plates featuring the best of France’s rich culinary history from duck confit and braised beef brisket to ratatouille.
Complementing the platters is a showcase of delicacies including a selection of French cheese, premium seafood on ice, luscious caviar, succulent roasts, and an array of delectable desserts. The experience is further elevated with unlimited servings of Taittinger Brut Champagne, and house wines, among a selection of beverages.
So good, you’ll be wishing this brunch was six hours long.
Time: 12pm-3pm, every Sunday.
Price: $148++ pp, inclusive of unlimited Taittinger Brut, house wines, Bloody Mary cocktails, juices, soft drinks, coffee, and tea.
80 Middle Road, 188966; tel: 6825 1008.
The beachfront venue hosts its ‘Brunch & Bubbly By The Beach’ sessions every weekend, which is an epic four-hour-long (yes, four) marathon of free-flow Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Sparkling Wine, red wine or white wine. If you are feeling peckish, they have a menu of delicious delights that you can order ad hoc (dishes are charged separately), so you can eat as much or as little as you like, fuelling up as you fill up.
Pick from breakfast items such as french toast, waffles, various egg dishes, smoked salmon and many more. You’ve also got salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos and pastas. Oh, and of course, don’t forget a serving of apple crumble or a brownie for dessert.
Time: 11am-3pm Saturdays and Sundays
Price: Food priced separately. $45++ pp for free-flow Cava and red / white house wine.
50 Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa, 099000; tel: 6631 8938.
Indulge in an endless supply of Moet champagne for three whole hours here while inhaling the many decadent dishes available for brunch.
With international cuisine and live stations preparing food for you à la minute, it’s a feast for the senses. Expect fresh seafood on ice, Asian offerings, a cheese table, grilled meats and of course, a dessert table to round off your meal. We love that your restaurant is set against a leafy backdrop with a view over the hotel’s infinity pool — a nice way to spend your Sunday brunch.
Time: 12pm-3pm every Sunday
Price: $128++ pp with free-flow Moet & Chandon champagne, house wine and draft beer.
Novotel Singapore on Stevens, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, 257878; tel 6491 6100.
The Hilton Sunday Champagne Brunch is a glorious affair, with unlimited pours of Taittinger Champagne, live stations, a spread of international cuisine and an entire room dedicated to just cheese. There’s also a selection of luxury desserts from the hotel’s D9 Cakery (it’s here where you can get your hands on seriously epic cheesecakes).
But sweet tooth aside, you can delve into freshly shucked oysters, lobsters, sashimi and other seafood items. You have unlimited access to the live gourmet stations that offer prime meat carvings, foie gras, and premium Wagyu donburi to name but a few. The cheese room holds an incredible thirty kinds of imported cheeses, with a live Raclette station. What can we say, you’ll need your friend to roll you out of the hotel once 3pm comes round.
Time: 12pm-3pm, every Sunday.
Price: $108++ pp for free-flow sparkling wine, house wines and beer. S$148++ pp for free-flow Louis Roederer Champagne, wine and beer.
581 Orchard Road, 238883; tel 6730 3390.
It’s a sumptuous feast at The Grand Hyatt with three hours of limitless amounts of Perrier-Jouet champagne, along with a hearty spread of Asian and Western cuisines. Soak in the bustling yet cosy atmosphere of the different open kitchens around you, while indulging in mouthwatering food from their Thai kitchen, sushi bar, steam basket and grilled meats section, seafood counter (which promotes being sustainable seafood), patisserie and even a martini bar. You’d be stuffed in every sense of the word.
Time: 12pm-3pm, every Sunday.
Price: $148++ pp for free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, red and white wine, bloody mary / mojito cocktail and tiger beer.
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, 228211; tel 6416 7322.
If you enjoy Italian cuisine, Prego is a great choice for brunch. The interior has been created to replicate an Italian ristorante, with parmesan wheels and sausages hanging from the awnings, and quaint wooden dining tables with pristine white table cloths. They have a traditional wood-fire oven where they deliver delicious signature Italian pizzas.
You can expect antipastis, cold meats, risottos, cheeses and traditional dessert dishes such as tiramisu, creme brulee and panna cotta.
For their Sunday brunch, you can enjoy two options — either free-flow Prosecco or free-flow Moet & Chandon champagne. You can also enjoy, with the latter, three different styles of Negroni cocktails too. Music to our ears.
Time: 12.30pm-3pm every Sunday.
Price: $128++ pp for free-flow Prosecco, house wines and cocktails. $148++ pp for free-flow Moet & Chandon champagne, house wines and Negroni Italian cocktails.
80 Bras Basah Rd, Level 1, 189560, tel 6431 6156.
By Nicola Watson, April 2019
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