Celebrate the weekend in Singapore by indulging in one of the best weekend buffets and brunches with free-flow alcohol if you wish! We don’t think it has to be a special occasion for a good boozy brunch in town. (Note that in view of ongoing precautions relating to the pandemic, instead of the usual buffet display, brunches are now available as plated dishes in unlimited servings.)
Inspired by the Pacific Ocean, Mandarin Oriental’s bar concept MO BAR – a collaboration with award winning bar developers Proof & Company – features Polynesian-chic décor, with hand-carved wooden sculptures, woven tapestries and travel artefacts integrated throughout. Sit at the beautifully-designed contemporary bar, where you’ll be treated to picturesque cityscape views.
Happening on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 2.30pm, the weekend brunch at MO BAR costs $156 per person for two hours of free-flow champagne and selected “Asia’s 50 Best Bars” cocktails. Not much of a drinker? Go for the non-alcoholic option, which is $98.
The feast begins with a fresh seafood platter of seasonal oysters, prawns, snow crab and Maine lobster. Then you’ll get to choose three of your favourite dishes from options that include the following: tiger prawns with masala mayo; Taiwanese beef noodles; tagliatelle with roasted mushrooms and creamy black truffle sauce; butter chicken; and braised Angus beef short ribs. You’ll also be treated to an array of sweet treats, including the Grand Cru Chocolate – bitter dark chocolate mousse with cacao génoise and hazelnut praline feuilletine – and Matcha Yaki-Imo Cake – matcha soufflé sponge with mascarpone and roasted sweet potato bavarois.
Hai Tien Lo
Singapore’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant Hai Tien Lo has reopened its doors! Dim sum lovers can look forward to the popular weekend dim sum brunch buffet on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11.30am to 2.30pm. The brunch costs $128.80 per adult for unlimited champagne, wines, beers, juices and soft drinks, and $98.80 for the option without champagne. Non-drinkers pay $68.80, while for children between six and 12 years of age it’s $38.80.
Enjoy unlimited servings of popular meat items like crispy barbecued pork belly, barbecued honey-glazed pork and marinated soya chicken. Crowd favourites from the dim sum menu include steamed prawn dumplings, panfried beancurd sheet stuffed with prawn paste, and the oh-so-indulgent steamed charcoal barbecue pork bun with black truffles. If you’re still peckish, there’s a delicious selection of noodles and rice available. Try the wok-fried rice vermicelli, stewed Ee-Fu noodles, and wok-fried seasonal vegetables with minced garlic. Don’t miss out on the signature dishes, too, which include a variety of seafood, pork, chicken and beef options – there’s definitely something for everyone! Must-tries are the Cantonese-style sweet and sour pork shoulder, and the stewed beancurd in spicy Szechuan chilli sauce.
You’ll also get a serving of the chef’s recommendation; options include the double-boiled Mini Buddha Jumps over the Wall, a nourishing soup loaded with premium ingredients like abalone and morel mushrooms.
Wrap up your meal on a sweet note; assorted mochi, traditional sweet soup and a small selection of cakes make up the dessert menu.
The Kitchen Table
On a quiet and exclusive end of Sentosa, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove offers families and friends an idyllic escape from the city. What better way to round up the weekend with a Sunday Sharing Feast brunch (12.30pm to 3pm) by the hotel’s main restaurant? (Note: Sunday Sharing Feast will be served in SKIRT, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, as The Kitchen Table is undergoing renovation work till the end of 2020.)
Before tucking into the mains, kick off the feast with luxurious starters including reserved Iberico Jamón, spinach cured ham, smoked and grilled hamachi, cured pork cheeks, scallops carpaccio, and more, before tucking into your mains. There’s definitely something for everyone at the table, with a spread including Black Angus Rib Eye, blistered Padron pepper and Kühlbarra barramundi fillet, clams, and charred broccolini. No buffet is complete without a glorious display of sweet treats, and the dessert selection offered here wouldn’t disappoint. Highlights include saffron milk cake and Argentinian churros.
Prices start at $110 per person for non-alcoholic drinks and food. Top up $20 for free-flow cocktails, and $40 for champagne. Kids between the age of six and 11 pay $55.
Brasserie Les Saveurs
Set in the lounge of The St. Regis Singapore, Brasserie Les Saveurs is the place to go if you have someone to impress. Every Sunday from 12pm to 2.30pm, indulge in a luxurious champagne brunch that lets you choose from four premium champagnes: Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut NV ($198 per person), Champagne Barons de Rothschild Rosé NV ($288 per person), Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs NV ($338 per person), Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2008 ($548 per person). If you prefer wine, go for the free-flow wine package ($168 per person). There’s also a non-alcoholic version at $138 per person. Kids between the age of four and 12 pay $78.
Start off with fresh seafood like Alaskan king crabs and French oysters, as well as delicious entrée plates of Bayonne ham with rock melon. Fill up with hearty mains like seared beef tenderloin with mashed potato, french beans and beef jus, or pan-seared toothfish with chorizo, bell pepper piperade and baby artichoke. There’s also a vegetarian brunch menu with mouth-watering meatless dishes like the Impossible Meat with stuffed tomato, tomato sauce and Provençal Ratatouille. Don’t miss out on the chef’s specials; highlights include the lobster bisque espuma with crab meat and salted egg. Complete brunch with a serving of crêpe Suzette flambé, along with a neat spread of desserts and cheeses.
[Note: Seasonal Tastes is closed for dine-in until further notice]
If you’re looking for a family-friendly buffet that doesn’t burst the budget, The Westin’s signature all-day restaurant offers an awesome all-you-can-eat option for $58 per adult (without drinks) and $29 per child (four to 12 years old). Held on Sundays from 12pm to 3pm, the brunch spread includes seafood on ice – think freshly shucked oysters, Canadian lobsters and prawns – sashimi and live stations featuring local delights like laksa. Meat lovers will dig the live carving station, where they’ll find an assortment of roasts and prime cuts to choose from. Fan favourites from the dessert line include macarons, gelato and a wide selection of cakes on display.
Kids will be entertained with activities like cupcake decorating, face painting and balloon twisting, so you can sit back, relax and while away the hours with unlimited Prosecco (top up $48)! What’s more, all those under the age of four dine free, while one child aged four to 12 can dine free with two paying adults.
[Note: Melt Cafe is closed for dine-in until further notice]
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s main restaurant is known for its extensive buffet lineup, especially during Sunday brunch from 12pm to 3pm. After getting your share of fresh seafood on ice, load up on your carbs with the freshly baked focaccia dipped in balsamic vinegar from the amazing bread section. There’s also a live foie gras station, Indian specialties like naan, European staples like slow-braised oxtail stew, as well as buffet must-haves like honey-glazed gammon leg ham and slow-roasted Australian aged beef prime rib. Desserts are a show-stopping affair, too, with unlimited pralines, pastries and handmade marshmallows. Go all out with free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne ($218 per person) or free-flow Ruinart “R” de Brut Champagne ($178 per person), plus unlimited wines, cocktails, beers, juices and soft drinks. The non-alcoholic option goes at $118 per person, which gets you free-flow juices and soft drinks.
There’s a children’s corner with movie screenings, toys and even a separate mini buffet serving kid-approved bites. For kids, it’s $78 per child aged 10 to 12, $48 for those aged seven to nine, and free for those who are six and under.
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