There are few ways in which you can wind down the weekend with as much finesse as a champagne brunch. What was once a simple affair of having your eggs done in three different ways has now burgeoned to become a convivial occasion, with friends and family gathering to indulge in an afternoon feast of fresh seafood, fine cheeses, and a majestic spread of cold cuts and desserts — all with a glass of bubbly in hand.
The best part, is you’re no longer limited to the usual brunch options too. Establishments such as Lavo Singapore and Basilico both boast well-executed Italian options, while Mitzo and Keyaki offer Asian cuisines that pair just as well with their selection of champagne. For the quintessential American experience, Singapore’s Manhattan Bar has got you covered with its curated dining options and boozy milkshakes.
Here are some of the best champagne brunches in Singapore to spend your weekends at in 2019.
Could there be a better way to enjoy a fine glass of bubbly than being perched 57 floors up with a view of Singapore’s CBD and her neighbouring islands? Lavo Singapore joins the bottomless brunch scene with Sunday Funday, a champagne buffet affair that includes an unlimited pour of Veuve Clicquot bubbles alongside a massive spread that includes a raw bar, carving station, and all the brick oven pizzas you could possibly eat.
Those keen on cheese should definitely hit the Charcuterie and Formaggio section first, which houses imported cold cuts and cheeses to be paired with figs and dates. Another favourite turned out to be the pan-seared foie gras, served accompanied by a sweet apple chutney and placed atop a light and buttery bed of puff pastry.
Like every self-respecting New York-ian establishment, the al fresco rooftop restaurant and bar keeps the party going with funky beats from resident DJs all afternoon.
Most people conjure images of eggs and copious amounts of sausages whenever brunch is mentioned, but Keyaki has something quite different up its sleeves. Served alongside Taittinger Brut Réserve champagne is a brunch that’s presented in an okonomi concept, where a selection of perennial favourites by Executive chef Shinichi Nakatake are on offer.
As a kaiseki-style affair, the boozy affair is an all-out celebration of the weekend with a menu of seven courses, each with multiple options so your culinary experience can be tailored to individual tastes. Here, the experience covers the full spectrum of a quintessential Japanese meal, starting from an assortment of sashimi to your teppanyaki of choice, depending on the seasonality of ingredients.
Here’s an excuse to leave the toddlers at home; the trendy Manhattan Bar offers the first adults-only Sunday Cocktail Brunch. As you’d expect from a bar that has topped the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Bars for the second year running, the establishment’s afternoon affair isn’t limited to only Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne. There’s also a Boozy Milkshake Station which allows you to customise the spiked milkshake of your dreams with a selection of flavours and garnishes.
In keeping with the American brunch theme, the live Crepes Suzette station is also accompanied by freshly shucked American oysters, a carvery of Cajun-styled slow-roasted lamb, as well as hand-rolled bagels with house-made cream cheese schmears.
Mitzo redefines the weekend yum cha experience here with not only a stunning array of progressive Cantonese dishes, but also artisanal dim sum. Besides a choice of premium seafood dishes such as bamboo clams and abalone, diners can also indulge in unlimited servings of Mitzo’s crowd favourites, such as the barbecued pork, har gow and Hokkaido milk cheese tart.
Of course, the modern dim sum selection is paired with not only access to bespoke cocktails by the in-house mixologist, but also bubbles by Veuve Clicquot.
A wildly popular choice for those in the know, Colony’s Vintage Champagne brunch draws the crowds for not only its offering of fresh oceanic produce, but also its live stations. Here, brunch classics such as the eggs Benedict is elevated with lobster, while the foie gras is served perfectly seared with a rich, buttery goodness.
Asian spreads are just as well executed; the selection of Chinese roasts rival that of specialty restaurants, while the wok section is just as capable of whipping up trendy dishes such as salted egg yolk prawns. The entire affair is of course, accompanied by unlimited flutes of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2008 and Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose 2008.