This weekend, spice up your lazy afternoon brunch with the family and dine at these fine restaurants offering a delicious spread that isn’t like the usual buffet spread of seafood on ice, roast carvings and more

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Senso Ristorante & Bar

Known for its authentic Italian fine-dining cuisine, expect some scrumptious fare at their brunch buffet ($98++, 11.30am-3pm), which includes a free-flow of prosecco, wines, beer and juices. Orders are prepared ala minute to guarantee their freshness as you wait upon pastas such as green tagliatelle with rabbit ragout, or mains like the pan-seared scallops with beetroot cream and quail egg to start off a beautiful Sunday morning. 21 Club Street. Tel: 6224 3534

O Batignolles

Have brunch ’Parisien’ style ($29++, 11am-4pm) as a free-flow of croissants make its way to your table, paired with a set consisting of bread and eggs done just the way you like it. The pain au chocolat basket together with eggs cocotte is an indulgent pairing to start off a lazy Sunday morning, together with delicate flutes of champagne ($89++, 11am-2pm). 2 Gemmill Lane. Tel: 6438 3913

Don Quijote

Critically acclaimed tapas and traditionally made Spanish fare will greet you at this weekend brunch buffet ($38++ 11am-2.30pm). Share some calamares fritos (fried battered squid) and croquetas con jamon (croquettes with cured Spanish ham) before taking on the manitas de cerdo con garbanzos (stewed pigs feet with white beans). Free-flow beers, wines, sangria ($58++) and sangria de cava ($69++) are also available. #01-02 Block 7 Dempsey Road. Tel: 6476 2811

La Nonna

Traditional Italian country cuisine served in a trattoria, prepared like how a grandmother would, just as its namesake suggests, family brunch ($39++, 12-2.30pm) here is a hearty affair fit for the whole family. With the menu changing biweekly, pastas and pizzas served here are always a delightful surprise, and with an additional $29++, you can get a free-flow of prosecco, Italian wines and beers. 26/26B Lorong Mambong. Tel: 6468 1982

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UNA at One Rochester

Let your hair down in this garden brunch affair ($58++ 11am-3pm) and tuck into tiger prawns fresh off the grill, or UNA ‘s signature eggs benedict which includes smoked mackerel and bonito flakes. As the little ones enjoy the themed bouncy castles, parents can kick back and top up $38++ for bottomless sangrias, wines and sparkling wines. 1 Rochester Park. Tel: 6773 0070

Momiji Japanese Buffet

Tired of the standard bread, eggs and bacon? Having Japanese for brunch ($40.80++ 11.30am-3.30pm) could mitigate those bored taste buds with free-flow succulent zuwai kani (snow crab), Sapporo beer and Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Every paying adult is also entitled to 100g of king crab leg (subject to availability). #02-02 Revenue House, 55 Newton Road. Tel: 6253 2469

ADRIFT

Yes, it’s located in a hotel, but this standalone celebrity chef restaurant makes it to our list for its unique Californian and comfort food offerings–step inside and it feels intimate, a world away from the hubbub of tourists in the lobby. Adrift’s weekend brunch (Sat-Sun, 11am to 3pm, $88++, additional $70++ with free-flow champagne, fruit cocktails and other beverages) offers mains such as the crispy chicken and sweet potato waffle with maple-umeboshi syrup. Chilled seafood, cheeses, charcuterie and astries are also available. Hotel Lobby Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue. Tel: 6688 5657

Cocotte

Let the taste of France envelop you as Cocotte’s weekend brunch trolley ($69++, 12-3pm) serves up signature dishes such as the poulet roti, escargot and roast pork collar. These brunch savouries and sweets are wheeled in trolleys across the dining hall for diners to choose from, with an additional option of free-flow rose, prosecco and wine ($119++) available for those who seek some tipples. 2 Dickson Road. Tel: 6298 1188

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Yantra

Embark on an adventure into Northern Indian cuisine at this brunch ($49++ 12-3pm) as you partake in the signatures such as mahi macchi tikka and tandoori lobster. Watch as the chefs prepare tandoori dishes and whip up fresh hot Indian breads, while you sip on free-flow wine and beer ($65++) or champagne ($95++). #01-28/33 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road. Tel: 6836 3088

Forlino

This multiple award-winning Italian fine dining restaurant will definitely be a treat for the senses at its all you can eat weekend brunch ($44++, 12-2.30pm). Their range of soups, salads and mains changes by the week, ensuring never a dull moment at this classy affair. Add $40++ to enjoy a free-flow of prosecco as you toast the weekend away. #02-06 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road. Tel: 6690 7564

Latteria Mozzarella Bar

Dine alfresco in a little corner of Duxton Hill as this laid-back Italian brunch ($48++ 12-2.30pm) promises hearty cheeses and homemade pastas. Enjoy the daily selection of bruschetta and mozzarella before moving on to the daily pasta, fresh wild fish and gourmet meat mains. Their fine selection of wines are available freeflow for an additional $30++ to end off the delectable meal. 40 Duxton Hill. Tel: 6866 1988

Patara

Partake in classic Thai dishes at this brunch buffet ($48++ 12-3pm), savouring dishes like spicy green papaya salad with dried prawns, clear spicy and sour soup with seafood, as well as green curry chicken with baby eggplants and basil. For $68++, premium selections such as grilled iberico pork collar as well as soft shell crabs in yellow curry become available. Add on $45++ for unlimited sparkling wines, wines and beer. #03-14 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road. Tel: 6737 0818

Paulaner Brauhaus

Dig into traditional Bavarian classics at this German brunch ($48++ ,11.30am-2.30pm) and slake your thirst with free-flow freshly brewed Paulaner beer for an additional $10++. Start with some oven-fresh pretzels before moving on to the signature pork knuckles and bratwurst sausages, and finish it all off with a warm apple strudel topped with vanilla ice cream. #01-01 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6883 2572

Sabio Tapas Bar

Enjoy this hangover brunch ($49.90++ 11.30am-3.30pm) with family and friends as traditional Spanish sharing tapas gets passed around. Expect Spanish favourites such as paella, churros, jamon and queso to crowd the table as you sit back and enjoy some patatas bravas. Add $28++ for free-flow cava and sangria. 5 Duxton Hill. Tel: 6690 7562

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Tamarind Hill

Order up a sumptuous feast at this ’Thai-mless’ a-la-carte brunch buffet ($60++, 12-3pm) and enjoy delectable dishes such as foie gras with green curry reduction, tom yum martinis together with a cold spread. Finish off with the dessert offerings while sipping on free-flow wines, beers and selected cocktail ($120++) to end a well deserved lazy afternoon. 30 Labrador Villa Road. Tel: 6278 6364

Garibaldi

Sit down and indulge in the decadence that is an authentic Italian brunch buffet ($78++, 11.30am-3pm) that varies weekly in accordance to the freshest produce available such as an oven-baked Kurobuta pork tenderloin with berry sauce. In true Italian fashion, a free-flow of prosecco is available, together with beer and house wines ($108++), and for those seeking true luxury, Billecart Salmon Brut ($158++) can be added to the list. #01-02, 36 Purvis Street. Tel: 6837 1468

Jim Thompson

Pamper yourself in this heritage venue with an equally stunning interior design as you savour the brunch buffet spread ($68++, 12-3pm) prepared by an expert team of Thai nationals. Revel in the classics such as pad thai, green curry as well as mango sticky rice, whose recipes have been tested and refined by the chefs, with a constant stream of champagne and beer ($108++) to wash it all down. Dempsey Hill, 45 Minden Road. Tel: 6475 6088

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

Marvel at the colonial architecture and ornate fountains framing your vision as you tuck into a succulent Italian buffet ($108++, 11.30am-3pm) that includes favourites such as the Scottish Salmon carpaccio dressed with caviar, and seasonal oysters. an unlimited flow of Bottega prosecco, premium white and red wines accompany the spread that also features live cooking stations. 10 telok Blangah green. Tel: 6510 3068

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