4 Rochester Park
+65 6775 9000
Martin No. 38 (closed)
38 Martin Road
+65 6509 1680
On a Sunday morning at Graze, you sit in dappled shade or on the verandah, where fans gently turn. Some read or chat; a baby dozes in a pram, and children admire the fish in a water feature.
A variety of scrumptious servings stream out of the kitchen. The menu includes doorstopper toasts ($7), muesli ($12), chunky fresh fruit salad, and any style of eggs ($10), right through to choices from the barbecue and desserts. Taittinger or Prosecco comes by the glass or by the bottle, and the bar menu is extensive.
Chef Matthew makes it clear that Graze’s philosophy is large portions at good prices. The signature dish is a generous fry-up with the works, served in a cast-iron pan ($20). Or try the pressed sandwich ($21) of roast pork on top of sweet peppers draped with ham and Swiss cheese – hot, crunchy and scrumptious.
It’s not just breakfast! You can order three styles of prawns together, poached, pan-tossed and tempura, served with coconut sorbet ($18). Or my favourite: sautéed prawns, marinated and served with polenta and a poached egg ($18). My husband couldn’t resist the Tasmanian pasture-fed côte de boeuf ($134 per kilogram).
We’ll have to go back for the dessert tasting plate ($38), which includes samples of Pavlova, sorbets and every other dessert on the menu!
Brunch details: A la carte, Sunday 10.30am-3pm.