Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Singapore
A stunning venue for champagne brunch is Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Singapore, which encapsulates the elegant, opulent glamour befitting a fancy brunch experience. Here, brunch leans more towards contemporary French cuisine, with a wide range of seafood, cheeses and desserts on offer, accompanied by “R” de Ruinart champagne. Brasserie Les Saveurs stands out for the innovative gourmet delicacies, such as foie gras crème brulee and sauteed snails, brought straight to your table. You can also order your eggs and main course without having to leave your seat. With a view that overlooks a tropical garden and pool, this is the perfect venue for a serene Sunday afternoon.
Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore
Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore is a newcomer to the brunch game, but has already raised the stakes. It is well known for offering the longest brunch on the island, four hours of international gastronomy. It has also been named among the best brunches in Singapore by Singapore Tatler and online lifestyle magazine Her World. The diverse range of items on offer include meals from across the world, served with unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut champagne. Highlights include Boston lobster, Omi Wagyu beef, Fines de Clair oysters, home cured salmon gravlax and crispy Kurobuta pork belly. Edge takes culinary entertainment to a new level, with seven live ‘food theaters’, each dedicated to a different dish, gorgeously presented. The dessert station, with more than 20 choices, is too appealing to walk past.
Dim sum, or going to yum cha, is a Cantonese staple and a centuries-old brunch tradition that originated in southern China. Those hoping to experience the authentic, bustling experience of dim sum served by trolley should try Red Star at Tiong Bahru, Outram. But some of the best dim sum in Singapore can be sampled at multi-award winning Taste Paradise in ION Orchard, which was more than once named one of the 10 best restaurants in Asia at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards. The menu consists of over 40 varieties, including the traditional har gou, siew mai and char siew sou. Some of the more innovative creations include their famous XO carrot cake, braised foie gras with blueberry reduction, and deep fried prawn and mango roll, all exquisitely presented. For contemporary Cantonese cuisine with a twist, Taste Paradise is an affordable option, conveniently located in the shopping district.
For a more upmarket affair, albeit with the price to match, Yan Ting at St. Regis Singapore offers an experience that is hard to beat. The restaurant exudes an understated elegance and comfortable ambiance that is matched by the quality of the dim sum it serves. Overseen by Chef Tony Wun, who has had a 35-year career in top-class and dignitaries’ kitchens, the menu includes intriguing concoctions such as baked Kurobuta pork with the chef’s signature coffee glaze, and lobster steamed with egg white and Hua Diao wine. The Weekend Dim Sum Experience has two sittings, with the option of free-flowing beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and champagne.
In a city addicted to brunch, Wild Honey has gone one step further and dedicated its menu solely to breakfasts from around the world. The popular restaurant has two branches in the heart of the city, and serves an impressive range of all-day breakfasts every day. These include the usual suspects of fluffy pancakes, eggs benedict and the full English breakfast. For heartier fare, there is the Australian grass-fed sirloin steak sandwich, or the Santa Fe: tortillas filled with cheese, tomato, jalapeno salsa, and topped with a fried egg, as well as an array of inventive salads and sandwiches with Asian and European flavors. With great coffee and a cozy, welcoming atmosphere, Wild Honey is a lovely place to spend an afternoon.
Skyve Wine Bistro
Voted as one of the top four Best Dining Experiences in Singapore by luxury website Lifestyle Asia, Skye Wine Bistro is a charming restaurant located just a few minutes from Orchard Road. The concept of Skyve (from ‘to skive off’, the slang for skipping school) is inspired by the building’s former incarnation as a school, with nostalgic touches adding to the experience. From the Loafing Breakfast to the Languid Main Courses, Skyve’s concept of lazy eating is quite enticing for the weary traveler, and has a focus on artfully presented European fare. Their daily Snoozy Brunch includes Croque Madame, Salmon Polenta Benedict and a pleasing range of pastas, pizzas, burgers and desserts.
Sabio By the Sea
The relatively new Quayside Isle area, at Sentosa Cove, is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Sabio by the Sea is right by the harbor, with a nice view of the boats and the marina. With an airy, laid-back ambiance, Catalan-inspired design and colorful artwork on the walls, this is the place to enjoy a slower, more relaxed pace of life. Based on the original Sabio at Duxton Hill, this venture is a grill restaurant and tapas bar that serves authentic Spanish cuisine, with a special focus on seafood. The weekend brunch features an El Sabio basket, which consists of assorted breads, croissants, juice, yogurt, jam, hot drink and a choice of mains. Mains include grilled octopus leg served with ‘viola’ mash, and tender suckling pig. For big eaters, the grilled rib-eye steak is served on a sizzling hot plate, with chachouka, grilled mushrooms and fried egg. The desserts are also a must, with the churros and Sabio’s signature Salted Butter Caramel Lava Cake being particularly popular.
Sabio by the Sea, 31 Ocean Way, #01-02, Singapore, +65 6690 7568
PS. Café at Dempsey Hill
Dempsey Hill, the former site of the British army barracks, is a charming lifestyle destination, filled with cool cafes and hip galleries, and surrounded by lush greenery. Hidden away in this little slice of paradise, PS. Café is popular for its chic yet unpretentious atmosphere and reliable European brunch options. The brunch menu consists of blueberry pancakes and homemade toasted muesli, alongside more filling creations such as fish croquette benedict, Lulu’s ‘leftovers’ lasagna and Green Goddess pesto pasta. A visit here would be incomplete without trying their famous, crispy truffle shoestring fries. The PS. Café at Dempsey is good for al fresco dining, but there are also branches at Ann Siang Road, the Palais and Paragon Shopping Centers, and PS. Café Petit at Tiong Bahru.
PS. Café at Harding Road, 28b Harding Road, Singapore, +65 9070 8782; Chopsuey Cafe at Dempsey, #01-23, Dempsey Road, Singapore, +65 9224 6611