Epic Saturday brunches that will totally be the highlight of your weekend!
We secretly believe that Saturday brunches were invented so we don’t have to take an extra day off to recover from it. Nonetheless, bless the genius that came up with this idea. Brunches that fall on a Saturday may be scarce in Singapore – many restaurants do Sunday brunches or happy hour deals on weekdays but we’ve found some delish gems. So gather you drink buddies and clink to these Saturday brunches that offer everything from free-flow Champagne and craft cocktails to copious amounts of incredible food!
The Italian table Saturday Champagne brunch at Zafferano
For classic Italian meals and bubbly
Zafferano piles on classic Italian favourites, antipasti, pasta and even a dessert bar at the Italian table Saturday Champagne brunch. Don’t worry about the carbs and tuck into dishes like Sorrentina style gnocchi, burrata imported from Italy, stewed mussels and a live carving station of duck and seabass. Of course, no Italian meal is complete with a glass of wine but if you’re in the mood for bubbly, Champagne is your answer.
Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
When: Saturdays, 12pm-3pm
Cost: $98++ with free flow of Spumante, Peroni beer, house wine, soft drinks and coffee or tea; $128++ with free flow of Champagne, Spumante, Peroni beer, house wine, soft drinks and coffee tea.
Saturday brunches at Skai
For an indulgent brunch with a view
The brunch at Skai is just the kind of lavish brunch you’d celebrate a special day or even take the parents and in-laws to. It’s plush, has killer views from the 70th storey, à la carte cold and hot main dishes, a dessert table and free-flow craft cocktails, fine house wines and Champagne at just $168. Chef Paul helms the kitchen, whipping up dishes like wagyu beef tataki, BBQ oyster with creamy kimchi butter and spiced seafood hash with waffles. There’s even a live matcha pancake station and chocolate fountain for sweet tooths.
In the drinks department, Skai’s beverage manager, Rusty Cerven concocts distinctive artisanal cocktails that aren’t your ordinary spirits-with-soda combos. In fact, we’re curious to try the breakfast bellini; T&T wheat vodka, toasted oats, honey, apricot and champagne or Skai’s spin on a Bloody Mary; the bloody Skai with bacon-washed Reyka vodka, dill fino sherry, spicy mix and tomato juice. We’re counting down to Saturday already.
Saturday brunches at Skai, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd, Level 70 Equinox Complex, Singapore 178882
When: Saturdays, 12pm-3.30pm
Cost: $118++ per pax for food, soft drinks, coffee and house wine; $168++ per pax for food, soft drinks, coffee, house wine, Champagne and cocktails.
Saturday brunch at Mitzo
Dim sum galore
It’s just occurring to us that dim sum is the perfect weekend brunch option. There’s always a variety of dishes to choose from, it’s great for gatherings and it fills you up just right so there’s enough room for drinks. Mitzo brings the ultimate yum cha experience to your Saturdays with free-flow cocktails, Champagne, wines and beers. There are more than 50 choices of dim sum, wok dishes, desserts and supreme special dishes like steamed garlic bamboo clam, Singapore-style chilli lobster and abalone doused in X.O. sauce. Bringing the kids? There’s a playroom to keep them entertained. Plus, kids below six dine for free and ages 6-12 years old enjoy 50% off. The brunch is also available on Sunday and selected public holidays.
Saturday Brunch at Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard, Level 4 Grand Park, 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857
When: Saturdays, 11.30am to 2.30pm
Cost: $68 ++ per pax for food. Top up $60++ per pax for free flow cocktails, Champagne, wines and beer.
Prince’s Hangover Brunch at Fat Prince
If you’re craving for Middle Eastern cuisine
We’re all for a good Middle Eastern meal over here and Fat Prince takes the cake – and the kebabs. Fat Prince’s Saturday brunch set gets you one brunch dish, free-flow kebabs and the choice of free-flow rosé, sparkling, red and white wine. Opt for their signature prima donna cocktail stirred with gin, Chardonnay, green chartreuse, hazelnut liqueur, rosehip tagine and cranberry bitters. Sounds like the perfect cocktail for brunch to us.
Prince’s Hangover Brunch, Fat Prince, 48 Peck Seah Street, #01-01, Singapore 079317
When: Saturdays, 11.30am to 3.00pm
Cost: $108 per pax.
Isola Weekends at Publico
For free-flow drinks in the afternoon
Not an early riser? With Publico’s afternoon free-flow tipples, you can afford to hit that snooze button. The bottomless bonanza starts from 1pm-4pm so there’s ample time to sip on unlimited Champagne, rosé and prosecco. The extensive brunch menu has all the usual suspects of an Italian feast. Wear your stretchy pants.
Isola Weekends, Publico, 1 Nanson Road Level 1, Singapore 238909
When: Saturdays, free-flow drinks from 1pm-4pm
Cost: $110 per pax.
Bubbles Brunch Beats at W Singapore
A mega 10-hour brunch for ‘treat yourself’ kinda days
You might want to sit down for this. If three-hour brunches are too mediocre for you, hop on board W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s extravagant ‘Bubbles Brunch Beats’ for 10 whole hours of drinks, feasts and pool-side chills spread across three iconic venues at W Singapore – the kitchen table, the Wet pool and Woobar. We got an exclusive first-hand experience and let’s just say we’re still recovering from it. The brunch begins with a welcome Aperol Spritz. But the real party kick-off at the kitchen table that transforms into a day-time club of some sorts; complete with dancers, black lights, groovy tunes and hosted by the glamorous Mona Kee Kee.
Be prepared for never-ending refills of wines, bubbly and cocktails (the espresso martinis were too good!), alongside a massive spread of antipasti, crustacean delights, chilli crab, braised short ribs, grilled lobster, pizzas and a dessert that looked like art on a plate. Recover from the food coma by the poolside with more drinks (still free-flow btw) while lounging on a giant inflated flamingo float. It felt as though we were transported to a beach vacay for a second… Finally, end the night with another round of cocktails including Roku gin and tonic, cheeky specialty cocktails and gourmet canapes till 10pm at the Woobar. Word of caution: you gotta pace yourself to last all 10 hours so take your time with the drinks. On the bright side, at least you’ll have all Sunday to recover from this boozy brunch.
Bubbles Brunch Beats, W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
When: 29 June, Saturday, 12pm-10pm
Cost: $325 for Ballistic Pass (Brunch, Lounge, Party); $250 for Blast Pass (Brunch, Lounge); $75 for Blink Pass (Party)