If there’s one thing sure to get us out of bed at the weekend, it’s brunch. Even a hangover of doom can’t keep us away (did someone say hair-of-the-dog?). And here in Singapore we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to our favourite activity; from awesome Italian spreads and epic pizza feasts, to sophisticated free-flow Champagne affairs and crazy pool parties. And if you need inspo next time you’re indulging, here’s our ultimate guide to brunching in Singapore featuring 15 brilliant boozy options with top eats.
Best brunch when it reopens: Bar & Billiards Room at Raffles Hotel
The iconic Raffles Hotel is currently undergoing a facelift, but when it reopens later this year, the Bar & Billiards Room is the place to be for what is arguably Singapore’s most lavish Sunday brunch. The food is extravagant with fresh seafood on ice, gourmet antipasti, cheeses from around the world, a carving station with offerings like duck, lamb, and roast beef, and a divine dessert spread. It’s not cheap, but the free-flow Champagne option for $198++ is worth the splurge.
Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673. p. +65 6337 1886. Sun 12pm - 3pm. $198++ with free-flow champagne, $218++ with rosé
Best Champagne brunch: Colony at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia
If you’re going to splash out on a Champagne brunch, you may as well go big. Colony at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore does a fabulous Vintage Champagne Brunch on Sundays that includes free-flow Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé for $192++. Plus you can stuff your face with delicious East meets West fare like freshly shucked oysters, charcuterie, sushi, hand-pulled noodles, curries, and suckling pig.
Colony, 7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799. p. +65 6434 5288. Sun 12pm - 3:30pm. $192++ with free-flow champagne, $142++ per adult, $96++ per child (6 - 12 years), $48++ per child (3 - 5 years)
Best value Saturday and Sunday brunch: La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
One thing is for sure in Singapore: brunching ain’t cheap. But if you want to do the whole leisurely weekend feasting thing in a beautiful setting without breaking the bank, then La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a surprisingly great deal. Swing by on Saturday for classic French fare and a DIY Bloody Mary station with free-flow wines for $99++ or pencil in Sunday for brunch with free-flow Veuve Clicquot for just $138++. Santé!
La Brasserie, 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, Singapore 049326. p. +65 6333 8388. Sat & Sun 12pm - 3pm. $68++ with free-flow soft drinks, $99++ with free-flow Bloody Marys, wine, and beer, $138++ with free-flow Veuve Clicquot, $168++ with free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blanc
Best brunch with a pool party: Sunday Remix 2.0 at W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
With a mantra of ‘Detox. Retox. Repeat.’, the Sunday Remix 2.0 brunch at the W is your chance to get in one last day of partying before the work week starts all over again. All brunch packages include free-flow options like self-serve draft beer and jello shots, plus access to the WET pool. Throw in a live DJ and a globally-inspired spread of seafood, Asian BBQ, chorizo sausages, and more, and you’ve got yourself a pretty solid Sunday. Even better, prepay one week in advance and you get 20% off.
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa, Singapore 098374. p. +65 6808 7268. Sun 12:30pm - 3pm. $128++ with free-flow soft drinks, $148++ with free-flow wine, beer, and cocktails, $168++ with free-flow champagne, $48++ per child (4 - 6 years), +68++ per child (7 - 12 years)
Best Italian brunch: Dolce Vita at Mandarin Oriental
Dolce Vita certainly knows how to celebrate the good life, especially on weekends during its impressive Italian brunch. Grab a seat next to the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Mandarin Oriental pool and start with an Aperol Spritz before digging into authentic Italian dishes like the octopus salad, pumpkin risotto, oriecchette pasta with oxtail ragout, and tiramisu. Be as civilised or sybaritic as you like with brunch-only and free-flow options.
Dolce Vita, 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore Level 5, Singapore 039797. p. +65 6885 3800. Sat & Sun 12pm - 3:30pm. $118++ brunch only, $158++ with free-flow Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut NV champagne, $248++ with free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, $488++ with free-flow Dom Pérignon
The dim sum brunch at Cherry Garden is pure Cantonese class in an opulent setting. The space features plenty of polished teak wood and elegant Chinese artworks and artefacts, and the dim sum menu has nearly 50 items to choose from including classics like char siew bao, crispy bean curd, and black bean pork ribs. Keep in mind that there are only two brunch seatings, so reservations are an absolute must.
Cherry Garden, 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Singapore 039797. p. +65 6885 3500. Sat & Sun 11am - 1pm, 1:30pm - 3:30pm. $68++ brunch only, $118++ with free-flow champagne, $40++ per child (7 - 11 years old)
Best Prosecco brunch: Senso
Cin cin to free-flowing prosecco and fine Italian fare at Senso’s sophisticated Sunday brunch. Settle in with a glass of bubbles before hitting up the buffet for antipasti like Italian cold cuts, cheeses, and seafood. Then indulge in a choice of mains like braised lamb leg, sea bass with Sicilian couscous, or black taglierini with clams in white wine sauce, all made to order and served to your table. The free-flow prosecco brunch rings in at $98++: steal!
Senso, 21 Club Street #02-11, Singapore 069410. p. +65 6220 4568. Sun 11:30am - 3pm. $98++ with free-flow prosecco, wine, and beer, $128++ for special seasonal themed brunch with free-flow prosecco, wine, and beer
Best Japanese brunch: Kinki
If you’re looking for a fresh take on Saturday brunch, check out the Bottomless Brunch at Kinki, an urban-chic Japanese spot where graffiti is splashed all over the walls and the brunch menu includes sushi, sashimi, and teriyaki dishes. We’re big fans of the pickled scallop wings sushi and the Wagyu foie gras donburi. It’s $52++ for just the brunch with add-on options like free-flow sake, shochu, or prosecco for $35++ extra.
Kinki, 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House #02-02, Singapore 049323. p. +65 6533 3471. Sat 12pm - 3pm. $52++ brunch only, $5 extra for free-flow soft drinks, $25++ extra for free-flow beer, $35++ for free-flow sake, shochu, or Prosecco
Best brunch for light eaters and big drinkers: Don Ho
Calling all libations lovers, we’re going to let you in on a little secret: Don Ho has an insanely good weekend brunch deal going on where you can get two hours of free-flow prosecco for just $48++. To soak up all the bubbles, the all-day brunch a la carte menu offers great Australian style eats like the avocado bruschetta, slow cooked eggs with wild mushrooms and red wine sauce, and the braised sticky pork belly flatbread sandwich.
Don Ho, 1 Keong Saik Road, The Working Capitol, Singapore 089189. p. +65 6223 5001. Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm. $48++ for free-flow prosecco, brunch items are a la carte
Say what?! Yes, it’s a chain but it’s got a cult following (particularly among Brits) for top pizza and divine dough balls. And just when we thought we couldn’t love it any more, the Marina One branch starts a lazy Sunday free-flow brunch. Hell yes. For just $60 you can indulge in free-flow prosecco, Peroni, and wine, plus as much pizza as you handle. They also have the regular menu items like pasta and dough balls on offer and a live band to add to the easy-going vibes.
Pizza Express, 7 Straits View, Marina One East Tower #01-20, 018936, p. +65 6581 9283. Sun 11:30am - 3pm. $60++ for free-flow prosecco, Peroni, and wine, and all-you-can-eat pizza
Best alternative to Sunday Brunch: 10 Scotts at Grand Hyatt
Tired of the usual Sunday brunch haunts? Switch it up with an elegant high tea at 10 Scotts in the Grand Hyatt. The spread is simply superb with everything from sushi to spring rolls, crab cakes, curry puffs, and a huge selection of sweet treats. Considering the amount of food on offer, the price tag is pretty reasonable at $50++ per person with premium coffees and teas or $85++ per person with free-flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne. Yum.
10 Scotts at Grand Hyatt, 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Singapore 228211. p. +65 6738 1234. 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm - 5pm. $50++ per person with premium coffees and teas, $85++ per person with free-flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne
Best brunch with a view: Empress
Situated in the Asian Civilisations Museum overlooking the Singapore River and Boat Quay, Empress is a scenic spot to indulge in a weekend dim sum brunch. For $58++ you can gorge yourself on tasty treats like the steamed molten egg custard buns, crackling roast pork, and the jasmine tea-poached pear. Added bonuses include a menu just for vegetarians and the option to add free-flow prosecco for an extra $38++ or free-flow champagne for an extra $60++.
Empress, 1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum #01-03, Singapore 179555. p. +65 6776 0777. Sat & Sun seatings 11am - 1pm, 12pm - 3pm, 2pm - 4pm. $58++ brunch only, $38++ extra for free-flow prosecco, $60++ extra for free-flow champagne
Classy cocktails and New York City style eats are the focus at the adults-only Sunday Cocktail Brunch at Manhattan. Start at the Boozy Milkshake Station where you can concoct your own frosty creation with maple-finished bourbon or dark rum. Or if that’s too sweet, hit up the DIY Bloody Mary bar for a potent hair-of-the-dog. Then get your hands on the pan-seared foie gras, Maine lobster, and hand-rolled bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
Manhattan, 1 Cuscaden Road, Regent Singapore Level 2, Singapore 249715. p. +65 6725 3377. Sun 12pm - 3pm. $150++ with free-flow cocktails, beers and wines, $195++ for Billecarte-Salmon Brut Reserve champagne
Best gluten and dairy-free brunch: Open Door Policy
Open Door Policy offers 100% gluten and dairy-free dishes, which you might think would be a tad restrictive for brunch, but actually there are some real gems to be had. Think sauteed chorizo and octopus salad, Madras curry benedict with injera flatbread, and braised veal ossobuco. The Prosecco Countdown is also a stellar deal with the first glass for $18++, then every glass after that gets $4 knocked off until you reach $6++ a glass.
Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650. p. +65 6221 9307. Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm. $18++ per glass of prosecco, then every glass after that is $4 less down to $6++ per glass. Brunch items are a la carte
Best Michelin-rated brunch: Corner House
Set in a historic black and white bungalow in the midst of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Corner House is a beautiful spot for a weekend brunch. It doesn’t hurt that the restaurant earns accolades left, right, and centre including a coveted Michelin star. The 4-course brunch menu has just a few options, but they’re designed to impress; think 62-degree farm egg with wild mushroom, pork jowl, and foie gras emulsion. So. Damn. Good.
Corner House, 1 Cluny Road, EJH Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569. p. +65 6469 1000. Sat 11:30 - 3pm. $98++ per person, $98++ extra for selected bottles of wine