Fancy eggs, bottomless drinks and a day of no plans but indulgence: if this is your idea of a great weekend, at least do it right at these restaurants and bars in Singapore offering boozy brunches.
Amò and Bar Milano offer brunch with a distinctly Italian flavour with pizzas, pastas, prosecco and spritzes, while 5 On 25 and Madame Fan pairs classed up dim sum dishes with champagne.
For contemporary Japanese cuisine, head to Akira Back for their sushi rolls, Suntory cocktails and sake flight. It’s all about sturgeon’s roe at the aptly named Caviar, which is offering a luxurious brunch menu and discounted bubbly, while a sumptuous mix of meats, seafood and champagne await at Opus Bar & Grill.
Three adults-only brunches promise a decadent atmosphere and precisely made cocktails: Atlas, if you want meat and cheese platters with artisanal G&Ts, Manhattan for New Orleans fare and table-side cocktail service, and Republic Bar for punch and local-fusion courses. See below for more.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.
(Main and featured image: Republic Bar Singapore)
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Opus Bar & Grill at Voco Orchard may be more known for its succulent steaks, but it also offers a fabulously decadent Sunday brunch. Munch your way through a variety of charcuterie, cheeses, sushi, sashimi and nine types of seafood including tiger prawns, Boston lobster and fresh oysters, and load up on carbs at the Italian counter — which features options like squid ink risotto, spinach and feta cheese ravioli, and four cheese pizza. Other highlights include a live foie gras station, where the delicacy is served piping hot (alongside a smear of tangy green apple purée to cut its richness), and juicy meats such as wagyu sausage and — our favourite — slow roasted Australian prime ribs. The latter is gloriously tender and seared on a charcoal-jarrah wood grill for a smoky finish. The Asian fare is worth sampling too: The chilli crab may not pack the same amount of heat you’re probably used to at your usual zichar joint, but its mildly spicy gravy is sweet and delicious, while the Kam Heong prawns are plump and tasty. Cap these off with delightful desserts of bread and butter pudding, chocolate fondue, crème brûlée, and American and blueberry cheesecakes from the hotel’s D9 cakery. Sunday brunch isn’t complete without some tipples, so we recommend going all out with the champagne package, which comes with an endless supply of Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut, prosecco, wine, beer and access to the restaurant’s DIY mojito bar. — Sara Yap
Sundays, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
S$148++ (inclusive of prosecco, wine and beer) – S$178++ (add on free flow Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut and access to DIY Mojito bar) per person
In keeping with its 1960s Singapore concept, Republic has introduced a Sunday punch brunch experience featuring three distinct punch bowls created in collaboration with David Wondrich, renowned bartender, author and drinks historian. Punch, the centrepiece of opulent house parties in the ’80s, is a by-product of the East Indian spice trade. To replace beer that spoiled on their long voyage to Asia, British sailors of the East India Company used native ingredients such as arrack, lime juice, palm sugar and spices to make what is the first mixed spirits drink. Here at Republic, signature punches are served as much as you please with a three-course brunch including appetisers, a main course and dessert. Choose from starters such as the British prawn cocktail with brandy-prawn dressing; or foie gras terrine with port wine gelée and brioche; mains like the braised beef short rib with potato mousseline; or Hainanese Kurobuta pork chop; and finish with a mini warm chocolate pistachio tart with vanilla ice cream, or the raspberry yoghurt ball. Other cocktail options guests can enjoy include the Timeless Beauty, English Milk Punch, Ruby Bellini and Irish Coffee. – Crystal Lee
Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
S$168++ per person
Cantonese restaurant 5 On 25 at Andaz Singapore launched its inaugural Weekend Dim Sum Club earlier this year. Their à la carte menu offers over 25 varieties of Cantonese delights, including Head Chinese Chef Lim Hong Lih’s signature Deep-Fried Duck Roll, Scallop Siew Mai with Fish Roe, Honey Barbecue Pork Puff Pastry, Fried Rice with Wagyu Beef and Truffle Sauce, and Boston lobster in Braised Ee-fu Noodles with Prawns in Lobster Sauce.
An additional S$78 gets you free flow Delamotte champagne, beers as well as low- and non-alcoholic organic sparkling teas.
Weekends, 12pm to 2.30pm
Akira Back combines modern Japanese dishes with Korean accents, and their Sunday Flowing Brunch is an ideal way to sample their food. Tuck into their Tuna Pizza with umami aioli and truffle oil, Soul Mate (sweet prawn, uni and tosa jelly) and sushi rolls like Tajima striploin with shrimp tempura and kimchi peach emulsion. Savour it together with a sake flight or bottomless Suntory cocktails.
Sundays, 12pm to 2.30pm
S$88++ per person
Additional $48++ per person for the sake flight
Additional S$58++ per person for Suntory cocktails
Slip into an Italian frame of mind at Amò’s Spritziamò Boozy Brunch, a four-course menu with free flow spritz, wine and beer. You share starters, pizzas, pastas and sides like Burrata with Datterini Tomato, Fettuccine with Beef Shank and Smoked Cheese Mash with truffle, while mains – either Slow Cooked Angus Short Rib or Chilean Sea bass – are served individually. It’s back to sharing with desserts like Amò Tiramisu and Ricotta Castagnole with Moscato Sabayon.
Every second and fourth weekend of the month, 12pm to 2.30pm
From S$108++ per person
The food at Atlas’s Sunday brunch is more for nibbling – think platters of European cheeses, cold cuts, pickles and nuts, and sourdough bread, but you’re really here to partake in their signature cocktails. A selection are available during brunch, as are champagnes and a G&T Suite where you get to design your own Gin and Tonic.
Reservations required, adults only
13 March, 10 April and 22 May (2.5hr free flow)
1pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm
With cocktails, S$158++ per person
With Telmont Réserve Brut NV Champagne, S$198++ per person
Bar Milano’s weekend brunch is an à la carte affair covering Crab and Saffron Scrambled Eggs and Breakfast Pizza Fritta with Parma ham, buffalo mozzarella and crispy fried egg. For drinks, they offer three-hour Bottomless Mimosas for S$45, Bottomless Prosecco for S$55, and Bottomless House White/Red wines S$55.
Weekends, 11am to 6pm
Sturgeon’s roe takes centre stage at this seven-course Sunday brunch (S$198++ per person) at Caviar. It opens with snacks of Salsify Bergamot Chorizo and Kombu Tart with Uni Custard, followed by eggs Benedict with shaved foie gras, and fermented almond milk pasta topped with Polanco Siberian Reserve caviar. The main is Sunday Roast Beef with gravy and Yorkshire pudding, followed by olive oil ice cream with strawberry compote, and petit fours.
Champagnes start from S$98++ per bottle, and they offer 20 percent off all other champagnes and wines. Read our review here.
All day on Sundays
Begin your weekend shenanigans at Madame Fan, which is doling out unlimited servings of over 40 types of dim sum and classic Cantonese dishes. To drink, they have five signature cocktails on offer, as well as champagnes, beers and wines, all free-flow.
Weekends and public holidays, 11am to 1pm / 1.30pm to 3.30pm
S$88++ per person
Additional S$58++ per person for free-flow cocktails and wines
Additional S$68++ per person for free-flow champagne, cocktails and wines
Manhattan’s adults-only California Sunday Cocktail Brunch takes diners on a gastronomical trip to the glamorous city through dishes like Crispy Buttermilk Chicken, Creole Seafood Gumbo, Bourbon BBQ Pork Ribs and California Cioppino (a seafood broth). A roving drink trolley lets you experience their cocktails table-side.
Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
S$188++ per person with free flow cocktails or S$228++ with free flow Champagne