Why should Sunday have all the fun? These Saturday brunch and lunch picks range across different cuisines to bring you top-notch comfort foods

DIM SUM

Jiang Nan Chun [$$]
2F Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Boulevard. Tel: 6734 1110

Famed for their authentic Chinese dishes and luxurious atmosphere, Jiang Nan Chun’s oriental weekend brunch (Sat-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm; Sun 11am-1pm, 1.30-3pm, $78++, $134++ with free-flow Bortolomiol Prosecco, $186++ with free-flow Veuve Clicquot Brut) offers up over 80 dishes cooked stove to table. Dim sum includes more than 20 choices such as steamed wagyu beef dumplings and deep-fried cod, scallop and shrimp wrapped in filo.

 

EUROPEAN

LeVeL33 [$$]
#33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard. Tel: 6834 3133

Kick off the weekend with the Saturday Brunch Buffet at LeVel 33 (Sat only 11.30am-3.30pm, $58++; $96++ inclusive of free flow craft beers, selected craft beer cocktails, coffee, tea and soft drinks), ploughman style. Enjoy treats like the hand tossed salads and chargrilled steak alongside their signature house-brewed craft beers.

 

Equinox Restaurant [$$$]
Level 70 Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road. Tel: 6837 3322

Enjoy the view of the Singapore skyline while chowing down on the wide array of dishes offered (Sat only 12-2.30pm, $85++, $125++ inclusive of free-flowing wines and beers, $103++ for free-flowing soft drinks and juices). From fresh poached lobster to succulent slow cooked lamb shoulder, to a selection of fresh fruits and desserts, the hours will fly past.

 

FRENCH

Cocotte [$$]
Wanderlust Hotel, 2 Dickson Road. Tel: 6298 1188

Savour the taste of France with Cocotte’s free flow brunch weekend (Sat-Sun 12-3pm, $59++, last lunch order/brunch trolley 2.30pm). Help yourself to signature dishes such as the poulet roti, escargot, and roast pork collar, or try out new dishes from the chef in the convivial industrial-chic space.

 

La Brasserie [$$$]
Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6597 5288

Spend your Saturday brunch (Sat only 12-3pm, $98++) by the calming waters of Marina Bay while dining on eggs, antipasti, and gourmet salads completed by free-flow juices, house wines and the restaurant’s own specially created Bloody Mary.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Azur [$$]
2F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 75 Airport Boulevard. Tel: 6823 5300

Begin your weekend by indulging with this international spread (Sat-Sun 12.30-3pm, $48++). Sink your teeth into tasty crab and lobster meat straight from the seafood on ice section. Not forgetting other international dishes such as the Spanish paella, lamb shank rendang, Kajang satay with ketupat and pineapple satay sauce and more, displaying the best of both East and West.

 

Element Restaurant [$$]
Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road. Tel: 6879 2607

Join in the brunch (Sat-Sun 11.30am-3.30pm, $48++) at this CBD restaurant renowned for their buffet. From freshly sliced sashimi at the sushi station to Alaskan King crab from the seafood on ice, you won’t be sitting still with so many stations to explore. Local dishes such as lap mei fan are on rotation along with Asian cooked food and Western grill, with chocolate fondue for a
sweet ending.

 

Melt ~ The World Café [$$]
Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6885 3500

Dine in a stylish, cosmopolitan setting while feasting on the wide range of dishes offered at this buffet (Sat only 12-2.30pm, $68++, additional $20 for free flow white wine, red wine and selected beers). Spice your meal with food from the Indian or Thai cuisine counter, or zero in on the ever-appetising nigiri sushi and maki rolls. The waffle counter complete with a variety of creamy ice
cream will satisfy any sweet-toothed craving.

 

ITALIAN

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante [$]
10 Telok Blangah Green. Tel: 6510 3068

Bask in the historic setting of the Alkaff Mansion, surrounded by greenery, for a real weekend
escape. Delight in the pasta of the day before pampering yourself with a selection of fresh fruits and marshmallows served with chocolate. Not forgetting their crepe suzette flambéd fresh from the live station (Sat only 11.30am-3pm, $40++ inclusive of tea served in a teapot).

 

Procacci [$$]
#01-04, Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6532 9939

Have a taste of Italy at this outpost from Florence. Order any of the classic Italian dishes such as black truffle with mushroom soup, fumo salmone and uovo benedetto (from $16++), and top up $45++ for free flow Prosecco, Peroni beer, soft drinks and juices (Sat only 11am-2.30pm).

 

La Brezza [$$$]
The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road. Tel: 6506 6884

Have a relaxing brunch at The St. Regis’ very own Italian restaurant. Try the chef’s recommendation of grilled lamb chops, or the oven-roasted seabass fillet (Sat-Sun 12-3pm, $83++ food only, $118++ with free flow Prosecco and beverages, $138++ with free flow Franciacorta and beverages). Enjoy a plate of carbonara or aglio olio to go along with a glass of sparkling wine.

 

Dolce Vita [$$$$]
5F Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6885 3500

Dine by the beckoning pool at this luxed up brunch buffet (Sat-Sun 12-3pm, $118++ without drinks, $158++ with free flow champagne, house wine, house beer, soft drinks and juices). Try the Italian antipasti platter which includes a selection of fine cold cuts, rainbow olives, semi-dried tomatoes and homemade grissini sticks, or dive in straight to the main course with Atlantic cod, roast lamb rack and Angus beef tenderloin.

 

LOCAL

Makan@Jen [$]
#10-01 Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, 277 Orchard Road. Tel: 6708 8899

Satisfy your brunch cravings at this well-priced buffet (Sat-Sun 12.30-3pm, $38++) before taking a stroll around town. Chow down on international faves and local delights like siu mai or roast pork and duck, or create your own salad at the salad station.

 

Edge [$$]
Level 3 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6826 8240
Treat yourself to a spread of local food at Makan Makan, a tribute to the delicious food heritage of Singapore (Sat only 12-2.30pm, $48++). Besides familiar dishes such as babi pongteh, ngo hiang and traditional Peranakan chicken curry, are live stations such as homemade laksa, Penang prawn noodle soup and the freshly toasted kaya bread with soft-boiled eggs counter. Don’t miss the creative dessert island with signature durian puff, mousse cake and pengat, alongside ice kachang, soy bean milk pudding and yam paste with gingko nuts.

 

SPANISH

Catalunya [$$$]
The Fullerton Pavillion, 82 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6534 0188

Bringing the passion of Spain to Singapore, Catalunya’s brunch (Sat-Sun 11.30am-4pm $98++, top up $48++ for cocktail and wines) spices up your weekend. Try the signature Spanish omelette, or help yourself to the spread of cold cuts at the charcuterie station, or simply wait for the specialties like the suckling pig or paella to be served.

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