Who says boozy brunches should be limited to Sundays?
It can be said that Sunday brunches are a pretty standard affair in Singapore. But how many of us have had to deal with post-brunch recovery on the Monday morning after? One has to wonder if there is a better way to end the week in a similar fashion. Cue the Saturday brunch. All the fun and joy, minus the workday regret.
Here we bring you a list of places you can get your brunch on. You can deal with that gut in the next week.
By now you’re probably all too familiar with Sunday brunches at Manhattan bar in the Four Season hotel. But did you know that its older sister, Basilico, does a mean boozy Saturday lunch? Focused on fresh, seasonal Italian cuisine, Basilico’s Italian Saturday Prosecco Lunch is extensive buffet spread consisting antipastis, seafood, salads, cheese, home made pizzas and breads. A wide range of premium Italian meats and home made pastas are also on offer. For those with a sweet tooth, we suggest also checking out the dessert bar which features Sicilian Cannoli, Pannacotta and Tiramisu.
Time: Noon to 2.30pm
Price: $72++ buffet only
$78++ includes free-flow of soft drinks and juices
$119++ includes free-flow Prosecco
For something a little different from other brunch formats, Mitzo serves up a fresh take on the traditional Yum Cha experience. Weekend brunch at Mitzo features over 40 different dim sum, wok-fried dishes and fresh seafood, including bamboo clams, lobsters and abalone.
Time: 11.30am and 2.30pm
Price: $68++ food only
$168++ includes free flow of cocktails, champagne, wines and beer
Boozy brunches can sometimes be a rather hectic affair. For something a little more chill, check out Dolce Vita at the Mandarin Oriental. Situated next to the hotel’s pool area, the establishment offers one of the best al fresco brunches in Singapore. Putting a modern spin on traditional Italian fare, Dolce Vita prides itself in serving the freshest seasonal produce.
Time: noon to 3pm
Price: $118++ includes soft drinks, chilled juices, still mineral and sparkling water
$158++ includes free flow of Ruinart “R” Champagne
If hotel brunches aren’t really your thing, Cocotte has the answer. In addition to serving family-style French cuisine, weekend brunch involves sipping free flow sparkling rosé as various brunch foods are served to you on a fun little trolley.
Time: Noon to 3pm
Price: $49++ food only
$138++ includes free flow Prosecco
Another restaurant that challenges the idea of what weekend brunches should be, Keyaki offers a weekend boozy brunch in a rather civilised Kaiseki style. Chef Hiroshi Ishii crafted a customisable eight course brunch menu with five options within each course. Favourites on the menu include the Seared Beef with Ponzu Sauce and Grilled Scallop with Spicy Cod Roe Sauce. The menu also includes Japanese classics like Sashimi, Tempura and Teppanyaki.
Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm
Price: $135++ includes free flow Sparkling Sake, Champagne, Sparkling Shochu, Umeshu Soda and Beer