Not everyone is a morning person. And sometimes, it’s just easier to skip breakfast in favour of catching a few extra winks. But of course, making this sacrifice isn’t the most ideal, since breakfast — be it a simple sandwich or bowl of noodles — can go a long way in fuelling us up for the day ahead.
Which brings us to the best compromise: Brunch. It allows us to indulge in breakfast staples the likes of Eggs Benedict and pancakes, without needing to wake up early, and it’s substantial enough to tide us past lunchtime. Perfect for lazy weekends, brunch is ideally enjoyed in a laid-back venue (bonus points for gorgeous views), and, naturally, complemented with an endless supply of booze.
For our fellow late risers who scoff at the adage “the early bird catches the worm”, here are 7 lavish brunches to indulge in.
Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Singapore has introduced a new Sunday champagne brunch, which offers an extensive spread of grilled meats, fresh seafood, and Italian dishes such as pasta and ravioli. A must-try is the restaurant’s signature Australian Tomahawk steak, which is succulent and well-marbled. The beef is seared for a slightly charred exterior, which makes it even more indulgent. Tipple lovers can look forward to a free flow of champagne, wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks.
Perched on the 70th floor of Swissôtel the Stamford, this upscale establishment offers panoramic views of the city. It doesn’t disappoint on the culinary front either, with a Sunday brunch that boasts a tantalising array of food coupled with unlimited pours of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006. Diners can tuck into assorted salads, meats and seafood, as well as decadent desserts spanning cakes, chocolate and ice cream.
Equinox Restaurant, Swissôtel the Stamford, Level 70, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882, +65 6837 3322
Relax and recharge after a busy work week at Montreux Jazz Café‘s new weekend brunch, where diners can savour their meals while enjoying live music performances. The brunch comprises a choice of starter, main and dessert, with tempting options the likes of steak frites, spanner crab spaghettini, and cheeseburgers. It also features a raclette cheese station and a meat carving live station. Round off the hearty meal with the restaurant’s alcohol-pairing option, which comes with a free flow of champagne, selected wines and spirits, draft beers and soft drinks.
Montreux Jazz Café, Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road Singapore 229540, +65 6733 0091
For conscious eaters seeking a feast free of dairy and gluten, this new weekend brunch is the answer. Its highlights include king crab eggs florentine, French toast made of oat brioche dipped in coconut cream, and an English breakfast set of smoked Pancetta bacon, sausage, tomato and a sunny-side up egg atop gluten-free focaccia. Pair these with some tasty cocktails, and you’re all set for the day.
Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street (Yong Siak View), Singapore 168650, +65 6221 9307
This newly opened bistro at Hotel G has rolled out a weekend buffet featuring charcoal-grilled meats alongside dishes such as Eggs Benedict, beef bolognese and salmon tagliatelle. There’s also a range of mouthwatering desserts spanning créme brûlée, profiteroles, pancakes and waffles. Don’t forget to try some of the eatery’s wines by the glass.
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar, Hotel G, 200 Middle Road Singapore 188980, +65 6809 7989
This posh restaurant at Raffles Hotel Singapore has put together a new semi buffet Sunday brunch, which offers a lavish spread of seafood, meats, charcuterie and desserts. Diners will be served the chef’s choice of entrée, alongside scrumptious dishes such as pan-fried foie gras and squid ink farfelle. The brunch comes with a free flow of Billecart-Salmon champagne.
Raffles Grill, Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673, +65 6412 1816
Nestled away amidst greenery in the revamped Seletar Airbase, this casual eatery serves up sandwiches, salads and pastries. It also has a weekend brunch, which features delectable concoctions such as French toast with cheddar cheese and bacon, kaya toast with gula melaka and a sous vide egg, and rice with poached egg and cured seabass.
Wildseed, The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387, +65 6262 1063