Restaurants and Bars for an Affordable Boozy Brunch in Singapore
Free-flow alcohol, bottomless tipples, bubbly champagne… okay, you get the point. While there may not be buffets for a while longer, weekend brunch is always a good idea. And what’s better when you can drink the brunch away!
Whether you're looking for something affordable or a brunch with good value for money, we’ve brought you a list of bars and restaurants for a boozy brunch in Singapore.
Gabbar Bistro & Bar
Indian Bistro & Bar, Gabbar, brings us the first desi bottomless brunch in Singapore!
Making weekend brunches in Clarke Quay more fun, Gabbar offers a 3-course brunch for SGD30++ with the option of adding on an endless pour of alcohol for 2 hours for an additional SGD50++. Alcoholic beverage options include Cava, Prosecco, Mimosa, Wine, Beers, Gin and Whisky.
Popular Indian dishes such as Chef’s Special Chicken Burger, Bombay Vada Pav, Amritsari Chole Kulche are a must-try. The crowd favourite Kolkata Pani Puri will remain as a free-flowing option throughout brunch.
There are also vegetarian and vegan dishes such as Papdi Chaat, Mumbai Chi Pav Bhaji with A Twist, and Avocado Toast. Want to bring the kids along? Gabbar has a kids menu with all-time favourites such as Mac & Cheese, Cheesy Fries, and Spaghetti Cheese Bombs. Dessert lovers can look forward to satisfying their sweet tooth cravings with their Gulab Jamun and all-time favourite Paan Ice Cream.
Gabbar’s Bottomless Brunch is available on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm and on Sundays and Public Holidays from 11am to 7pm. Make your reservations via Chope or Quandoo, or call (+65) 8755 5597.
Bayside Drinks & Eats
Marina Bay’s newest hotspot, Bayside Drinks & Eats (BDE) has teamed up with Aperol to create the “Little Orange Dot” for al fresco drinks with a view. The breezy outdoor venue welcomes everyone from the after-work crowd to cyclists and runners passing by to treat themselves at the end of a workout.
A refreshing mix of equal parts Aperol and Prosecco with a dash of soda and garnished with an orange slice, the Aperol Spritz is easy to enjoy before lunch or dinner as a true Italian ritual, as a lighter option at an after-work get-together or served with food.
The light, bubbly Aperol Spritzes pair perfectly with Bayside’s Eats menu, including dishes such as the Lobster Roll with lobster sauteed in melted butter on a brioche bun with light mayo and herbs topped with a refreshing lemon squeeze (SGD24); BDE Sliders, two mini double beef smash burgers covered with melted cheese and bacon on brioche buns (SGD16); and Truffle Fries topped with fluffy parmesan cheese and green onion (SGD12). Later this month, BDE will also roll out a leisurely free-flow weekend brunch with Spritzes and paired brunch dishes at SGD 60 per guest.
Bayside Drinks & Eats is open for weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. Reserve your tables online, call (+65) 81221 3995, email [email protected]
Xperience, SO Sofitel Singapore
From 8 November 2020 onwards, Sofitel Singapore is offering a Boozey Pancake Brunch.
They don’t just make pancakes, they make stacks. There are options for sweet and savoury, and they make them boozy. Choose from three savoury and five sweet pancake stacks (SGD30). Savoury pancakes include The Hangover Cure with bacon, poached egg, rocket leaves, avocado, feta cheese and hollandaise sauce; and Farmers Delight with caramelised onion, charred spring onions, potato rosti, crème fraiche and buffalo cheese.
Sweet pancakes include Very-Berry-Twist topped with an earl grey ice cream sandwich; Tropical Bliss with natural low-fat yoghurt and edible flowers; Sweet ‘n’ Salty with salted caramel, bananas, walnuts, popcorn, whipped cream, and ondeh ondeh ice cream; and Nut-a-licious with Nutella, macadamia nuts, wild berries compote, fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
They also make them boozy, That’s the SO/ way. Try the Wake Up Call (SGD 65), Singapore’s first alcoholic pancake stack infused with Nespresso Martini and is paired with a flight of 6 mini Nespresso Martinis. The pancake is topped with Nespresso syrup, coffee liqueur dalgona cream, vanilla ice cream, chocolate coffee beans and cookies crumbs.
There’s also a Spritz Station which includes a range of bottomless spritz plus prosecco, wine and beers.
Flippin Sundays is happening every Sunday from 10am to 3pm from 8 November 2020.
Heart of Darkness
Award-winning craft beer brewery Heart of Darkness from Saigon, Vietnam has relocated their taproom to a new space on Keong Saik Road, and they are offering a weekend brunch menu!
At their new venue, you can enjoy more than 25 craft beers on tap along with a wide variety of wines, creative beer cocktails and a full kitchen cooking up delicious western fusion dishes. A weekend brunch menu is on offer, with a 2-hour free-flow package including a brunch dish and free- flow of two cocktails and two wheat beers at SGD88 per person.
Cocktails include Pinot Noir and Coco Cola-based ‘Trade Over The River’ and ‘Knock The Whole Thing Over’ with Quandong puree cooked with Riesling, Thym and topped up with White Surf Berliner Weisse. Highlights on the food menu include Iberico Taco with pork belly, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, aged cheese and BBQ sauce; Beer-French Toast with popcorn and hazelnut syrup, berries, mint; and Benedict’s Mistresses made from Miso butter-toasted muffins, lemongrass chicken, IPA base hollandaise, pickled jalapeño.
Reservations available via Chope, call (+65) 6208 7940 or directly at www.heartofdarknessbrewery.com.
Stellar at 1-Altitude
Love a good old Aussie barbecue and roast? Stellar at 1-Altitude rolls out value-for-money Sunday brunch with Bubbles & BBQ in the sky! For SGD130++, you can enjoy 3-hour free-flow of Perrier-Jouet Champagne, 2 specially concocted weekend cocktails and house pour wines, and order from the à la carte menu; or go with the Communal Bubbles and BBQ Menu for SGD200++ per person which includes free-flow of the champagne, cocktails and wine.
Tempting starters include the crowd favourite of Smoked Salmon and Egg Bagel Benedict, and Croissant ‘Croque Monsieur’ with pastrami, bechamel and gruyere, served directly to your table. Alternatively, try the Smoked Eel with charred asparagus, parmesan cream, chives and feta, which is newly added into Stellar’s repertoire. For mains, be spoilt for choice with delectable meats from the Wood-Fired grill. Choose from the tender Roasted Fremantle octopus with lardo and smoked mash, the Whole Sustainable Barramundi with roasted fennel and orange, which is perfect for two, or if dining in a bigger group, indulge in the decadent Oven-Prepared Wagyu rib served with pomme sarladaise, charred kale and pickled baby carrots.
Round off the Sunday brunch with Stellar’s tantalizing desserts. Select from 3 scrumptious sweets, including Australian favourite “Our pavlova” with passion fruit, strawberries, basil, vanilla and lemon verbena; and Floral Infused Marshmallow with kafir lime leaf curd, beurre noisette and coconut sable wheel.
Make reservations online or WhatsApp (+65) 8338 3251.
CE LA VI
Easy breezy boozy brunch at one of the top rooftop bars in Singapore. Sit back and enjoy an afternoon toast with the stunning Singapore skyline as your backdrop. If you’ve been a fan of CE LA VI’s legendary Sky High Brunch series, you will be happy to see its spirit kept alive with this new weekend brunch initiative that happens every Saturday, except the first weekend of the month.
Celebrate the weekend with free-flowing Prosecco, white, rosé and red wine, spirits, beer and cocktails for 3 hours from 12pm to 3pm at SGD88++ to complement their a la carte menu. Indulge yourself in endless Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV Champagne for an additional SGD48++. Lead Mixologist Andrew Hyman has also created a few signature cocktails such as the Blueberry Mule, Once In A Lifetime and Golden Age.
Complement your drinks with a choice of Small Plates such as Wagyu Beef Tataki, Fine De Claire Oysters and King Salmon-Jicama Roll or Large Plates including the Whole Maine Lobster, Wagyu Beef Rendang, Pan Seared Tasmanian Salmon, and Binchōtan Grilled Maimoa Lamb Chops. For desserts, there is Mango Cheesecake, Triple Chocolate Sin and more.
Reserve your table online, call or WhatsApp (+65) 6508 2188, or email at [email protected]
LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
LAVO is bringing back its iconic Sunday Champagne Brunch in Singapore, now renewed and served a la carte. For SGD88++ per person, you can enjoy a lavish, free flow spread that includes favourites such as the truffled crab salad, wagyu meatball pizza and prime hanger steak. For SGD158++ per person, enjoy the brunch with free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, speciality cocktails and other beverages.
Enjoy LAVO’s Sunday Champagne Brunch every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm. For reservations, call (+65) 6688 8591 or email [email protected]
For SGD98++ per person, the weekend brunch offered by Mandarin Oriental begins with the bar’s signature Seafood Platter featuring seasonal oysters, prawns, snow crab and Maine lobster. Then choose three dishes from a selection of Starters & Soups, Rice & Noodles, Main Courses and Desserts. Highlights include favourites from MO BAR’s snacks menu such as the Tiger Prawns, cooked crispy with masala mayo and curry leaves and the MO BAR Burger with the choice of a plant-based or beef patty served with bacon, cheddar, lettuce and a side of potato wedges.
New additions are also available such as Cantonese Style Fried Rice, wok-fried Jasmine rice with prawns, vegetables, spring onion and fried egg, Braised Angus Beef Short Ribs with wine sauce, roasted mushrooms and mashed potatoes and Hong Kong Style Steam Cod, black cod fillet prepared with soy sauce, spring onion, vegetables and jasmine rice.
Make it a free-flow Champagne brunch for an additional SGD58++ per person, and add on two hours of unlimited Champagne and selected cocktails from MO BAR’s award-winning cocktail menu. Building on the first menu’s theme of nomadic voyagers and “People of the Sea”, the progressive Volume II menu brings you on a whimsical journey across Asia with regional flavours and ingredients.
MO BAR’s weekend brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2.30pm.
Born and raised in Singapore, this foodie spends her weekends exploring new cafes, restaurants and bars. If she's not at the gym busting out a yoga pose, she probably has her nose in a book or is binge-watching a brilliant whodunnit.
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