There’s brunch and then there’s BRUNCH, and when we’re talking about the latter, Singapore certainly serves up some showstoppers.
We’re talking about the kind of brunch that might be on a rooftop, in a glitzy hotel restaurant or crafted by a top chef and some of his mates. It’s likely a brunch that you’ll want to dress a little fancier for, but you’ll be rewarded with free-flowing bevvies and even better nosh.
If all of that sounds up your street, here are 10 of the most extra brunches to smash in Singapore.
Slinging an adults-only cocktail brunch the first Saturday of the month, this New York-style bar housed within the St. Regis delivers free-flowing champagne and cocktails alongside a five-course epicurean menu. Following on from the seafood platter, you can choose one item across the starters, eggs and mains before topping the whole extra experience off with something from the dessert trolley. Think crab cakes, bagels, 64-degree eggs, fried chicken, and lobster rolls alongside NYC and Singapore inspired cocktails. Bookings are always a good idea.
LAVO Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
If brunch atop the Marina Bay Sands isn’t extra, we don’t know what is. LAVO throws a winning Sunday champagne brunch in the sky, but they let you choose how dialled up you want to be on the boujee meter. Whether it’s free-flowing Veuve Clicquot, Moët Rosé or Dom Pérignon, you’re in for an incredible Italian a la carte buffet. With salumi and formaggi by the gram to get things going, the menu is split into breakfast and lunch, so your taste buds will be happy no matter the time of day they think it is. There’s even a breakfast pizza if you’re craving some doughy goodness. Our pick: the banana pancakes with plantain chips, rosemary-infused maple syrup and Nutella powder.
Casa By Remy Lefebvre
Casa by Remy Lefebvre joins the brunch ranks with its Sunday Brunch With Friends series where you can expect flowing French bubbly with a menu created by Lefebvre and another celeb chef friend he teams up with. You can expect a multi-course menu of seasonal woodfired gastronomic delights which change up monthly alongside your champers. Housed in the stunning Chijmes building, savour new dishes and experience the warmth of home as Chef Remy brings the season’s best offerings to you. Bookings are recommended.
Red House Seafood
It wouldn’t be a list of brunch recs without an honourable dim sum mention. The iconic Red House Seafood puts on a stellar lineup at their a la carte dim sum and seafood buffet. Featuring all the fried, steamed and baked dim sum faves, along with noodles, house specialties and an optional free-flowing drinks option. $28 extra per head gets you beer, house wines and softies, but bring that total up to $55 and you can have all that plus champagne and G&Ts—we know which we’d choose.
Alley On 25
Alley On 25 at the Andaz hotel hosts a lazy breakfast (AKA brunch) on weekends and public holidays. Graze on a spread of seafood, cold cuts, cereal, waffles, profiteroles and jars of chia pudding alongside an extra a la carte meal of your choosing. You’ll be hard pressed to choose just one with everything from pulled pork bagels and eggs benny to croque madams and lobster mac n cheese on the cards. Add $45 for free-flowing prosecco, beer and wine and you’ve got yourself a midday party.
Siri House Demsey
A melting pot of people, art, design, food and retail, Siri House is a dedicated lifestyle space that’s perfect for a boujee brunch with friends. Available across both Saturday and Sunday, Siri House’s weekend brunch menu is a leisurely weekend feast with impressive a la carte brunch plates designed for sharing. Think dishes like unagi risotto, prawn pappardelle, katsu burgers, Korean fried cauliflower and freshly squeezed juices. Or, if you’re really feeling fancy and you have a party of five, be sure to try the outdoor brunch. Starting at $70 per person, the indulgent menu boasts a lush garden backdrop and starts with a crisp glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
French toast with salted caramel, smoked salmon egg benedict, iberico croque madams and Korean BBQ sandos make up part of the weekend brunch menu at Butcher’s Block. Part of The Raffles hotel, the brunch runs Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 2:30pm and can be paired with a Flow Vinous Experience expertly crafted by the Butcher’s Block sommelier. If you’re down to clown with brunch dessert then you’re definitely going to want to order up some sourdough ice cream.
Late risers will be overjoyed with Madame Fan’s cocktail dim sum brunch. Offering two seatings every Saturday and Sunday, you can expect an inventive take on traditional Chinese yum cha. Split into two categories, dim sum and classic Cantonese (an a la carte menu), the experience can be taken up a notch with Madame Fan’s Sip or Guzzle add ons. Both boozy options include cocktails like the Rooibos Americano with Campari, sweet vermouth, rooibos tea and soda, and the Portofino with gin, Campari, fermented strawberry and cherry tomato, salted caramel and lemon. Definitely grab a few salted egg yolk custard buns for dessert.
Boasting a rickhouse filled with dark rum and maple-finished bourbons alongside a garnish bar, Manhattan’s adults-only Sunday cocktail brunch is a must-do in Singapore. Themed around tastes of the Big Apple there’s everything from hand-rolled bagels with house-made schmears and crepes suzette to Maine lobsters and freshly shucked American oysters on the menu. And if you can tear yourself away from the unlimited bloody Mary’s, G&Ts, craft cocktails, beer and wine, you’re going to want to make a dash for the milkshake station. Heck, just do it all, you were always going to roll home anyway.
Mod Middle Eastern joint Fat Prince throws a weekend brunch that’ll alight your taste buds. We’re all for loading up on the brunch set which lets you choose one dish from the dips, mezze and salads, and mains selection, including dessert, for a very reasonable $49. Though if you’re not super hungry you can order a la carte. From the za’atar toast with harra spice, crab scramble, fennel and pomelo tabbouleh to the green menmen with spring vegetables, soft eggs and pistachio dukkah, there’s no going wrong. Unless you don’t pair it all with free-flowing cava.
If, like us, brunch is your favourite meal of the day, Singapore not only has you covered but it’s home to some of the most magical, mouthwatering brunch sensations in the world (in our humble opinion). For more info, head to Singapore Tourism—and be sure to touch down hungry.
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