Start your weekends the best way we know: with quality Champagne, live chucking and carving stations, and a full charcuterie and cheese board
Sundays in Singapore are for indulging in quality R&R – especially with a bottomless flute of crisp, cold Champagne in hand. Lucky for the food-obsessed, there’s no shortage of swanky brunches and brunch buffets in town, complete with a free-flow of quality tipple. Here are our picks for the best Champagne brunches in the city, which we promise are well worth the calories you’ll be spending on them.
As the establishment to offer Singapore’s first adults-only brunch, the stylish Manhattan Bar has set, well, a very high bar. From the New York City-inspired seafood counter, featuring an extravagant spread of deep sea delights including briny oysters, Maine lobster and fresh ceviches to gourmet bar bites such as egg, truffle and caviar nibbles and foie gras chocolate bars, we’d recommend pacing yourself to at least sample a little bit of everything. In line with the American brunch theme, there’s also a whiskey milkshake bar where you can spike your shake with a selection of dark rum or maple-finished bourbons from the in-hotel rickhouse. Of course, the menu includes Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne to wash it all down.
Sunday Cocktail Brunch
12pm – 3pm
$195 with a free-flow of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne, cocktails, wines and beers
1 Cuscaden Road
Tel: +65 6725 3377
Be very hungry, preferably by skipping dinner the night before. This immensely popular brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore boasts arguably the most extensive spread in Singapore. Crowd pleasers here at the glass-ceilinged light-filled eatery include the live egg station (lobster eggs benedict anyone?) and a cheese table featuring rare finds from Europe. Don’t miss the Asian specialties such as the excellent Chinese crackling pork belly and delicate dim sum. There’s also elevated local dishes to nosh on, including the umami-laden Colony laksa with lobster and salted egg soft shell crab. Needless to say, everything pairs perfectly with the 2008 Moet & Chandon Vintage Blanc and Vintage Rose on offer, so drink up.
Vintage Champagne Brunch
12pm – 3.30pm
$192 with a free-flow of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2008 and Grand Vintage Rose 2008, selected cocktails, wines and soft drinks
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6434 5111
The elegant Perrier-Jouet Champagne is, we daresay, the perfect tipple to imbibe within the chic Super Potato designed interiors of Mezza9. Here, sustainable food is the name of the game and the restaurant does its best to source for ethical catch, especially at the seafood counter. The grill offers Sunday roasts, such as Cape Grim ribeye on the bone and free-range pork leg. Do keep an eye out for the wine stations which are smartly placed close to various counters for no-brainer drink pairing options. There’s also an artisanal gin bar featuring handcrafted labels including St George and Iron Balls, with specific tonics and garnishes for each gin.
12pm – 3pm
$158++ for a free-flow of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, wines, martinis, handcrafted gin and tonics and beer, $178++ for a free-flow of Perrier-Jouet Blason Rose Champagne, wines, martinis, handcrafted gin and tonics and beer
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6732 1234
Brasserie Les Saveurs
Chi chi doesn’t even begin to describe this decadent brunch which hosts a rotating calendar of live jazz performances. The champagne is certainly top-notch too — it’s either Ruinart Brut NV or Krug Grand Cuvee NV. The lavish French fare includes specially crafted pass-around canapes like French scallop carpaccio with piquillo pepper jelly and Avruga pearls and Vichysoisse with truffle foam. There’s also hearty brasserie fare such as Maine lobster thermidor, pan-roasted Castaigne duck breast and Charolais beef striploin. By the way, the Astor Bar hosts a complimentary aperitif hour that starts at 11am, which is pretty much all the motivation you need to get to brunch early.
12pm – 3pm
$195++ with free-flow of ‘R’ de Ruinart Brut NV, wines and beer, $395++ for a free-flow of Krug Grand Cuvee NV, wines and beer
Brasserie Les Seveurs
The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6506 6860
For something a little different (but equally satisfying), how about a kaiseki-style bubbly brunch at a restaurant located in a Japanese zen garden instead? The eight-course menu at Keyaki features a selection of Japanese culinary favourites like fresh sashimi, grilled scallop and tempura as well as chef creations such as salmon with soy milk skin and savoury pancakes. There are five options per course so you can mix and match your meal to your heart’s content. While filling, the meal won’t be as gut-busting as a buffet which means you’ll have even more room to indulge in a free-flow of Laurent Perrier Champagne as well as the selection of sakes and other spirits available.
Bubbly and Brunch
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
11.30am – 2.30pm
$135 with a free-flow of Laurent Perrier Brut NV Champagne, sparkling sake and shochu, umeshu soda, beer, and selected sakes, red and white wines
With a picturesque view of the Singapore river, brunch at Town Restaurant will make you feel like you’re on a staycation at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. The wide-ranging buffet spread offers enough variety to satisfy all cravings. There’s sashimi, sushi and tempura, an ice bar with fresh catch such as snow crab and mussels, brunch bites like pancakes and eggs as well as savoury local dishes to tuck into as you sip on fine wines and champagne. The centrepiece of this buffet is the decadent chocolate fountain and epic dessert spread, so do pace yourself at this meal.
Sunday Champagne Brunch
12pm – 3.30pm
$168++ with a free-flow of house Champagne and wine
The Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square
Tel: +65 6877 8128
With a wide-ranging menu and hearty, wholesome fare, it is no wonder the one-Michelin starred Garibaldi is one of the city’s most well-known Italian restaurants. Its weekend brunch feast includes a mouth-watering range of fresh pasta, antipasti, fish and meat mains as well as decadent Italian desserts. The menu changes from week to week, depending on the availability of seasonal produce and ingredients in the chef’s kitchen but the fresh pastas are always a good bet. The free flow of Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee Champagne adds just the right touch of luxe to this lip-smacking meal.
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
12pm – 3pm
$138++ with a free flow of Prosecco, beer and house wines, $188++ with a free flow of Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee champagne, house wines and beer
36 Purvis Street
Tel: +65 6837 1468