Looking for the best brunch in Singapore with all-you-can-eat international fare, a nice view or free-flow drinks? Some champagne brunches are unlimited! We’ve got something for everyone in this roundup of brunch places in Singapore – from organically-sourced meals to scenic views. Some are just weekend brunches, others are every day with no free-flow alcohol deal. (Note: Some brunch spots have plated options instead of buffets, and others vary their brunch timings across Saturday and Sunday, so do double check when you book.)
Sunday brunch at Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse
Alain Ducasse presents one of the most lively restaurant brunches in Singapore at Osteria BBR at the famed Raffles Hotel. It’s fun, energetic and buzzing with a cool playlist of upbeat tunes. The Sunday brunch is plated – you order from a simple but delicious Italian-themed menu with three choices of free-flow. This lasts for two hours from the first pour, and includes wines, cocktails, soft drinks and hot drinks. If you want a champagne brunch, you can also add NV Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve or NV Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé as a supplement.
The service is quick and efficient, which means you can try a broad range of dishes. And the portions are a great size too! I started with the antipasti, which was light and fresh. I particularly loved the half-dozen Antilope oysters, the Black Angus beef tartare and the mix of carefully chosen Italian cold cuts. The rigatoni pasta with beef cheek ragout was amazing, and I couldn’t resist a portion of the Acquerello risotto. There are also light and super tasty pizzas, and main courses such as red snapper, Maine lobster and lamb rack. Everything is presented beautifully.
We managed to save some room for dessert: light homemade sorbets and ice creams, the creamiest tiramisu and a small artisanal cheese platter. It was a wonderful afternoon, great company and such a fun vibe. It’s more catered for adults too, so it’s perfect for that relaxing afternoon escape.
– Jacqui Young
Sol & Ora – a brunch place with free-flow
Perched on top of Sentosa’s Outpost Hotel, Sol & Ora is a great brunch spot in Singapore. You’ll feel miles away from the city! The menu has a slightly Mediterranean twist at other times of the day, while brunch and breakfast are fairly standard.
We think the two-hour free-flow option for $78 is a great reason to hang out there. In fact, you probably can’t get that kind of price anywhere else. The Belstar Prosecco was delicious and cold – the way we like it – but there’s also wine, spirits and sangria available. If you’re in the groove after that, you can just turn right out of the door and chill out by the rooftop pool, listen to some music and gaze at the sea!
– Rebecca Bisset
Brunch places with a view – Kaarla
Kaarla is one of the newer fine dining restaurants in town, at the top of CapitaSpring. I’d had an excellent business lunch there on a weekday, so I was intrigued to try their weekend brunch. Stepping out of the lift on the 51st floor, you immediately take in the sweeping views as you look over the southern shores toward Indonesia and down on Marina Bay Sands. It really is one of the best places to have brunch with a view in Singapore.
The menu is inspired by coastal Australian produce. Naturally, the brunch starts with some wood-fired sourdough and several share plates of quality seafood. The chopped scallop was served in its shell and was a big hit around the table. The roasted pumpkin also had an incredible sweetness. Many of the accompanying salads and garnishes are also grown on site in the sky garden. (You can walk around in to take in every aspect of the magnificent views.)
There’s a choice of a main course with a good variety of surf and turf. The stone axe wagyu steak looked amazing and can be washed down by an excellent selection of wines from Australia and elsewhere. Some delectable desserts cap off the meal; we shared them so we could all enjoy the different flavours. My favourite was the Mandarin Lamington. While it’s not ideal for kids, Kaarla is perfect brunch place in Singapore for hosting visitors!
– Jason Keys
La Veranda for a brunch in Singapore every day
La Veranda in Tanglin Mall is perfect if you’re looking for a special brunch gathering with friends in Singapore. (Or any meal, really!) You’ll feel like you’re in a garden or conservatory with lots of light and greenery, but without the heat. The décor is lovely, and the food presentation has to be the best I’ve seen in Singapore. I had the avocado smash there recently and it was so pretty I almost didn’t want to eat it! This time, we tried the organic Eggs Royale with salmon and hollandaise sauce and the dairy-free yoghurt and granola out of the breakfast options. Both looked and tasted amazing!
We were also introduced to a fig and haricot vert salad that offered a delicious balance of savoury and sweet with fresh figs and herbs, crisp beans and a creamy feta. This would make the perfect lunch for one or a starter to share. Speaking of sharing, for some food with friends, the mussels would be a great suggestion. They’re served in a herbed cream sauce with a grilled baguette, and are fresh and flavourful. If you want something lighter, opt for pain au chocolat or waffles – they looked very good from afar! Whatever you choose, don’t miss the coffee – the cappuccinos were perfect!
– Rebecca Bisset
Champagne brunch – Sunday Brunchscape at The Kitchen Table
I last had a champagne brunch at The Kitchen Table two years ago and what I remember about this brunch place in Singapore is that the drinks just kept coming until the end. Things were no different on my recent visit. The champagne kept flowing and various cocktails from the menu were brought to our table throughout our meal.
The buffet stood out for the high quality of the food and the large quantity of seafood and meats. The selection of chilled seafood included snow crab, lobster tail and lobster claw, plus three varieties of freshly shucked live oysters. My partner had his fill of grilled meats, too, including juicy Sanchoku wagyu, tender lamb T-bone and plump pork belly. The main courses were served à la minute. Our votes went to the BBQ Pulled Beef Waffle and the Avocado on Grilled Sourdough Toast. Both creations are unique to The Kitchen Table.
Amazingly, we could still fit in some dessert. But we had a hard time narrowing down our choices from the wide selection. We eventually picked out a few cakes and macarons – and made our own customised ice kachang! Just before the buffet closed, our glasses were topped up with champagne and we toasted to a lovely brunch before adjourning to the pool – it’s complimentary to brunch guests from 3pm to 7pm, and a great way to complete a lazy Sunday.
– Patricea Chow
A Saturday family brunch place – Brunchscape Junior at The Kitchen Table
It’s uncommon to find a brunch place in Singapore that caters specially for the young ones. So I was surprised to see The Kitchen Table pull out all the stops for its kid-friendly brunch. This brunch is held every first Saturday of the month. It features balloon sculpting, face painting (a crowd favourite!), as well as colouring stations and a magic show. My goddaughter got herself a collection of three different balloon sculptures – one upon request and the other two given to her by staff making rounds around the buffet area.
Having a kids’ zone means that adults can enjoy a slightly quieter bubbly or two and indulge in the international buffet fare at The Kitchen Table, while the younger brunchers mingle with one another in their own area. Kids also get to enjoy à la minute main courses catered specifically to them, including a mini spread of pizzas, chicken fingers and sweets for kids to help themselves to. My goddaughter loved the chicken, the marshmallows and the gummies!
In addition to my free-flow prosecco, the staff regularly made rounds offering other drinks from the menu. Food-wise, I personally enjoyed the seafood selection and the grilled meats – especially the Sanchoku wagyu! The dessert spread will leave kids and adults drooling – the fudge brownies and chocolate tarts were absolutely delicious! By the end of the brunch, I was stuffed and my goddaughter was tired out from all the excitement.
– Deepa Chevi
Brasserie Les Saveurs champagne brunch
If you’re after a stylish, sophisticated yet relaxed Sunday brunch, Brasserie Les Saveurs never disappoints. High ceilings, chandeliers, plush velvet armchairs and a view of the delightful greenery outside create the perfect setting to enrich the senses before tucking into the well-curated spread of brunch dishes. What’s a champagne brunch without bubbles? This one features a range of four free-flowing Barons de Rothschild champagnes to choose from, followed by a proud all-you-can-eat brunch showcase, comprising the freshest seafood on ice, assorted sushi, sashimi, a mozzarella bar, charcuterie and buckwheat blinis.
Several glasses of bubbly downstream, we were entreated to select a main course from their Plats de Resistance: we tried the oven-roasted rack of lamb, and pan-seared cod fish, which were both excellent. There are also vegetarian options at this brunch spot. Accompanied by the soft and soothing vocals of the legendary jazz maestro Mr Soliano in the background, guests were also treated to the chef’s “pass arounds” of delectable truffle scrambled eggs, grilled octopus, duck foie gras and porcini mushroom. The foie gras is worth a special mention; it was rich, buttery and so delicious.
Rounding off the indulgent two-hour affair, we felt that we couldn’t leave without trying at least a few of the lovely desserts of French pastries, cakes and the infamous St. Regis macarons. Then we had to drag ourselves back into the real world. How long until next Sunday rolls around?
– Karin Galley
Beach Road Kitchen champagne brunch
Beach Road Kitchen’s champagne brunch is available on Sundays and has a bright, welcoming atmosphere with a natural flow as to how the spread is arranged. Guests are greeted with an amazing array of food – you’ll find yourself having a hard time tasting every dish on the menu. The fresh seafood selection boasts oysters, snow crab, lobster and sashimi. For the health-conscious, there’s an abundance of pretty salads in the vertical salad bar, with some yummy cold cuts and cheeses to add on the side from the Charcuterie and Cheese market.
For barbecue and grilled meat lovers, there’s a great selection, including grilled to-order whole fish and herb-crusted prime ribs. Another favourite is Singapore laksa with lobster claw, freshly prepared from the local noodle bar with your choice of ingredients. Local favourites such as Singapore chilli crab and local Indian dishes are also available.
Finally, an indulgent dessert selection awaits at the Sweet Shop, with a lovely selection of ice cream and toppings, and sweets beautifully arranged in cute jars. Cute funky mocktails are served on arrival, so it’s also an Instagrammer’s dream!
– Deepa Chevi
Alley on 25 champagne brunch
I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday in Singapore than at a champagne brunch. First impressions are everything, and we were greeted and seated by the lovely Othman at Alley on 25. He’s been pouring champagne with a smile since he joined in 1971! Flanking him was Vasu, another staff member with impeccable customer service.
Kids’ colouring activity packs were brought out for my eager boys, and a glass of refreshing champagne poured for the adults. This is a low-key, relaxed brunch set on Level 25 of the hotel, with a distinct focus on breakfast nosh. The kids loved tucking into the hashbrowns, bacon, sausages and pastries, while my husband and I kicked things off with giant fresh prawns and local street food. After a generous helping of pork siew mai, prawn dumplings and satays, it was time to order our mains.
I went for the smoked salmon eggs benny, while the rest opted for steak and frites and chicken burgers. The highlight for the kids was the dessert bar with acai pots, waffles with Chantilly cream, cheesecake and soft serve ice cream with unlimited sweet toppings.
To finish off the day we made our own Aperol spritz with a double espresso chaser. We also needed a small plate of cheese, salami and crackers to cleanse our sweet palates. Oh, and just one more glass of bubbles…
– Georgina Hockley
Little Farms Bar+Grill – a healthy brunch spot
Brunch is a great way to begin the weekend in Singapore – especially when it’s served by Little Farms at Serangoon Gardens! While waiting for our food, we sipped on our drinks. I love berries so I got the Berrylicious shake from the kids’ menu while my partner had the Keto Bonito, a rich smoothie blended with collagen peptides, avocado and Valrhona cocoa.
The charcoal grill items are unique to this outlet – the free-range pork rack is especially popular. The portion of ribs looks quite small but the serving will still fill one very hungry person! I love my carbs so we had to include the Smash Burger. Another highlight was the miso mushroom fusilli – the sauce was out of this world! I liked the way the portobello mushroom and pearl oyster were sliced thinly yet still tasted meaty.
There’s a decent selection of freshly made cakes, muffins and viennoiserie, but we were most intrigued by the pistachio raspberry rose cake. The highlight for me, though, was the scone, given to us while our order was being made. Most scones are powdery and flaky. This, however, was moist and full of the taste of Pepe Saya butter.
We lingered a little longer with a hot golden turmeric and matcha latte each simply to enjoy the music – a playlist of 70’s and 80’s pop hits, curated by head chef Carl Jaeger.
– Kris Liew
Wild Honey – an everyday brunch spot
Perched above Victoria’s Secrets in Mandarin Gallery, Wild Honey feels like a treehouse peering out over Orchard Road. Famous for serving all day breakfast, the restaurant’s à la carte menu has something for everyone. Expect hearty plates, healthy and vegetarian options, and lots for the kids as well.
We started with smoked salmon gougères (four pieces per serving) with salmon pearls, dill and sour cream. The pastry was crispy and light, and the filling flavourful. The mains are a trip around the world with dishes named for countries or cities. We loved the Corsican, for example – an omelette with a filling of goat and feta cheese, spinach and basil and topped with chestnuts, lavender honey, herbs and beautiful edible flowers. The Tunisian – Shakshuka with chorizo – had the right amount of spice and was perfect with the cucumber and tomato salad.
The drinks were also beautifully presented: the iced coffee was frozen coffee ice blocks served with a carafe of warm milk to slowly dissolve the cubes. You can also order fruity mocktails and alcoholic options. I wish we’d left room for the desserts – we will have to go back for the Canadian buttermilk pancakes with candied bacon, and the Brittany French toast with chocolate hazelnut filling and salted caramel mascarpone.
– Danielle Rossetti
Beast & Butterflies – a weekend brunch by the river
Fancy some great live music on a Saturday afternoon? Head down to M Social’s Beast & Butterflies for brunch and you’ll find a spacious, light-filled area, with both indoor and outdoor seating. It’s a great brunch place along the Singapore River where you can sip cocktails from a list of free-flow beverages.
I’m equally a fan of local and Western cuisines, so I knew I had to try both. The à la carte menu offers burgers, rolls, cold cut cheese boards, pastas, risottos, grills, homemade sweets and brunch specials, amongst others. There’s a great selection of starters to begin with – and just when you think nothing can beat the light and refreshing fresh salmon and Alaskan crab salad (it’s a must-try!) comes the divine avocado and smoked salmon tartine served with a choice of salad or fries. The pan-seared barramundi with deliciously roasted mushroom fricassee is great too.
We started to feel pretty full but couldn’t leave without trying one of the local dishes. The chef’s recommendation of Teochew-style lobster porridge looked very convincing. The soup was flavourful with a good-sized half a lobster shared between us.
Saturday and Sunday Brunch is served from 11.30am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. There’s also live music on Saturdays.
– Judit Gál
Opus Bar and Grill – a Sunday brunch buffet
Just off Orchard Road, Opus Bar and Grill is a relaxing, warmly lit oasis for an indulgent Sunday brunch buffet along Singapore’s shopping belt. I kicked things off with a full glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne bubbly before selecting from a spread of foods from Europe and Asia. Located in the Voco hotel, this buffet is all about options. And there’s definitely something for everyone. First to catch my eye was the display of lobster, crab, mussels, fresh oysters and prawns on ice.
There’s also a selection of fresh starters from Japanese sushi and sashimi, to a salad bar with individual jars of side salads and toppings. You can also choose from a colourful array of yoghurt, muesli and fruits. After sampling some of the fresh seafood and a salmon tartare timbale, I tried the duck confit and escargot, which did not disappoint.
As a newbie to Singapore, I’m always interested in tasting regional flavours. In this case, I particularly liked the medley of vegetables and braised top shell (a type of mollusc), and the suan cai fish. Also on offer were Italian pizzas and made-to-order pasta dishes, plus a spread of cheeses, artisanal breads and cold meats. The real showstopper, though, was the mouthwatering display of colourful desserts. At this Sunday brunch there’s everything from a chocolate fountain and collection of gateaux, to ice creams and an assortment of cakes and tarts.
– Megan Hobson
Food Exchange at Novotel Singapore on Stevens
On our recent visit to Food Exchange for Sunday brunch, we were treated to a variety of international cuisines, including Japanese, Indian, Western and other local flavours. From familiar favourites such as eggs benedict and butter chicken masala, to less common dishes like sesame soba noodle salad and orange-glazed salmon fillet, the lavish buffet spread was next level.
Two dishes in particular had us going back for seconds. The Moroccan braised beef cheek cooked in a rich red wine gravy had an incredible aroma and melted in the mouth. And we couldn’t stop dipping fried mantou buns into the delicious gravy that came with the chili prawns and scallops on crispy noodles.
We also had our fill of the seafood on ice, with fresh and juicy oysters, scallops, mussels, prawns and clams. Next, we headed poolside to enjoy the view, with a selection of cakes, a fruit platter and a cup of tea and coffee each.
The family-friendly brunch includes complimentary same-day access to Sunday at Stevens and Wellness at Stevens on the hotel’s outdoor lawn, La Terasse. Besides barbecue bites, popcorn and non-alcoholic refreshments, there’s a bouncy castle, face painting and other kid-friendly stations, as well as evening mat Pilates or yoga classes for the adults.
Special offer: Quote “EXPAT20” to enjoy 20 percent off this Sunday brunch, excluding beverages.
– Patricea Chow
Gabbar – a casual Indian brunch in Singapore by the river
Arriving at Gabbar on a very warm Saturday morning for brunch, we were given a table under a fan in the alfresco seating overlooking the Singapore River. It was a great spot for soaking in the sights and sounds of the area.
Brunch is a selection of two items per diner, accompanied by an endless serving of pani puri (deep-fried bread spheres), and tamarind and coriander chutneys. We asked for recommendations from the experienced staff, since we couldn’t decide.
They started us with vegetarian kachori and samosa. Most of the restaurant’s other diners had also ordered this for their brunch in Singapore. We could see why – each one was stuffed to the brim with filling in a large serving that could be shared by two people.
Next was vada pav, an Indian vegetarian burger – our first time trying it. The bread bun provided a soft and fluffy contrast to the crispy fried potato fritter (vada) topped with green chutney.
Another recommended dish that we saw on most tables is the chapati papdi chaat. We liked the crunch of the crispy papdi (flour cracker), which went well with the topping of mashed potatoes, onions, pakoris, homemade yoghurt, and tamarind and coriander chutneys. This was easily our favourite of this brunch in Singapore.
We selected chicken tikka as our last dish. It didn’t disappoint – the meat was tender and redolent of the spices used.
The Gabbar team were considerate about our tolerance for spice. Where possible, they served spicy chutneys on the side or added more yoghurt to the dish. We also had a fresh lime salty drink and aam panna (made from unripe mangoes) to temper the heat.
While this isn’t technically a champagne brunch, Gabbar gives you the option of adding a bottomless alcohol package consisting of draught beer, red and white wines, mimosa, Hendricks gin and Greygoose vodka. Or round up your Singapore brunch in typical Indian style with bottomless masala chai – one for the tea lovers!
– Patricea Chow
#01-05/06, Block E, 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay
8755 5597 | gabbar.sg
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