From near-endless hotel buffets, Chi-Chi restaurants, to coastal hangouts, His Style Diary’s got you covered. But why brunch you may well ask, considering we’re likely to be eating all day (and night) during the upcoming festive season, from Christmas Eve right through to Boxing Day?
Because brunch lets you sleep a little longer than breakfast after a late night, yet gives you a head-start over lunch. And it always comes with everyone’s favourite tipple, champagne, also known as happiness in a bottle! And that 11am to 3pm time slot is also just perfect for eating, drinking, talking, and dreaming up new adventures for 2019!
The White Rabbit
Feel like Alice and her entire cohort from Wonderland at The White Rabbit restaurant, a charming former chapel from the 1930s. For Christmas Day brunch, definitely tell the whole clan – family, friends, even the little ones – to head there. Besides a full festive buffet including favourites such as Traditional Honey Glazed Ham from the Live Section, Fresh Oysters at the Seafood Bar, Ibérico Pork Collar with sauerkraut and fried bintje potatoes, and Gnocchi de Pomme de Terre King Edward potatoes in a light truffle jus topped with shaved seasonal truffle, the young, and young-at-heart will appreciate candy floss and a bouncy castle at The Rabbit Hole outdoors. For a sweet ending, we have it on good authority that the Christmas Tree Brownies are a must-eat.
Adrift by David Myers
Adrift by David Myers goes under the sea for Christmas brunch. The light and easy spread is a gentle reprieve from all the heavy eating before and after Christmas Day. Plunge into its exquisite Grand Plateau Seafood Platter ($128++) that includes Alaskan King Crab Leg, Hokkaido Sea Urchin, Big Eye Tuna, French Mussels and langoustine. Take your taste buds to a higher level by adding toppings of caviar (from $98++ for 30 grams) and wash it all down with a bottle of champagne (from $180 per bottle). If you must have meat, definitely order the Smoked Peri Peri Chicken Platter ($88++), a sizzling feast of wood-fired Peri Peri Chicken, and scrumptious sides such as Sherry Vinegar Watercress Salad, Shredded Mustard Leaf Cabbage Salad and Peri Peri Spiced Potato Frits. Spice fans will like the fact that the entire chicken is brined in spice and citrus, and then smoked and barbequed to perfection before it is glazed in a special hot sauce. The Grand Plateau Seafood and Smoked Peri Peri Chicken Platters are available for the month of December.
The eclectic Como Cuisine keeps it rather tight and restrained for Christmas brunch, which is just as well. Their spread stars many firm favourites such as Warm Festive Salad, Lobster Salad, Green Eggs and Ham, Turkey Crunch Burger, Porchetta, plus a Cake Table consisting of 6 types of melt-in-the-mouth sweets.
St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs
They serve a medley of seafood – Fine de Claire Oysters, Chilled Boston Lobster, Alaskan King Crab, and Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallop with Celeriac and Black Truffle Sauce – and Christmas classics like Whole Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Giblet gravy from the carving trolley, also 63°C Organic Egg with Bell Pepper Ragout, Crispy Parma Ham and Black Truffle Emulsion freshly made at the live station. On for 25 December 2018, from 12pm to 3pm at $258.00++ per person, which includes complimentary aperitifs served at Astor Bar from 11am to 12pm.
If you like dining with everyone and their grandmother, opt for the Candy Wonderland Christmas Brunch which happens on 25 December 2018, from 12.30pm to 3pm at the Grand Ballroom Foyer. Savoury, sweet, hot, cold, healthy and sinful delights await hungry people from 1 to 99. Prices: $238++ per adult, with free flow of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV Champagne, wines, beers and nonalcoholic beverages; $208++ per adult, with free flow of non-alcoholic beverages; $118++ per child (from 7 to 12 years old), with free flow of soft drinks and juices, and $78++ per child (from 4 to 6 years old), with free flow of soft drinks and juices.
Don’t fancy crowds? Make a reservation to Capella Singapore’s Private Brunch Affair instead. It’s on from 1 to 30 December 2018, from 12pm to 2:30pm (Brunch/Lunch). Venue: Chef’s Table and prices are: $258++ per adult, with free flow of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV Champagne, wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. A minimum booking of 10 persons at one week’s advance reservation is required. Contact 6591 5089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ritz-Carlton Singapore
An activities-filled brunch for the family, with highlights such as a ‘live’ band, a photo booth, kiddy rides, carnival games, a bouncy castle, and even a guest appearance by Santa. The food does not pale in comparison. Tuck into Christmas turkey with traditional stuffing, cranberries and giblet sauce, glazed gammon ham with candied ginger and a selection of seasonal desserts such as Christmas stollen and panettone. Prices: $238 per adult includes unlimited pours of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Brut NV, draft beer, house pour red/white wines and soft drinks; $119 per child (from 6 to 12 years old) and $60 per child (from 3 to 5 years old). All prices include unlimited pours of soft drinks and fruit juices. Pre-payment is required. At the Grand Ballroom (Level 1) on 5 December 2018, from 12pm to 3pm.
Town Restaurant at the Fullerton Hotel
They offer an international spread with delectable edibles such as fresh seafood, pan seared foie gras, Hokkaido Scallops with Ruby Grapefruit Basil Nage, Porcini Mushrooms and Truffle Risotto in Parmesan Wheel, plus Slow-roasted Butternut Pumpkin Velvet Soup, Traditional Slow-roasted Turkey with Garlic and Rosemary Christmas Trifle, Fullerton Housemade Panettones, Chestnut Cassis, Pecan Nut Toffee Tarts and Eggnog Shooters. All on 25 December 2018 from 12.30pm to 4pm, with last pour for drinks at 3.30pm. Prices: $260 per adult without alcoholic drinks; $328 per adult with house-pour champagne, wines and cocktails; and $125 per child. All prices include access to the kids’ playroom and bouncy castle.
The Kitchen Table at W Singapore, Sentosa Cove
Take advantage of being in the tropics, head for the beach this Christmas and dine coastal style. The Kitchen Table may be casual, but it serves an indulgent brunch in the luxurious and relaxed coastal community of Sentosa Cove. From light and easy to heavy and sweet, you can blame the food coma later on tomato gazpacho, burratina cheese, oysters and caviar at the bar, Truffle & Cecina Pizza, Chicken Shawarma, Canadian Lobster, melty Pork Lechon and a range of flavours from the ice cream trolley. Prices: from $148++ per person, includes free-flow of wines, cocktails and mocktails; additional $20++ for champagne.
Tanjong Beach Club
The smorgasbord of delights is pretty impressive for this joint that’s really more famous for its pool parties than food. Get there in time to enjoy the bracing sea air, as well as fresh oysters, prawns and lobsters at the Seafood Bar, a selection of appetisers, from salads to roast beef and pasta; add to that Roasted Striploin and Honey Glazed Baked Ham from the Carving Station and yummy mains like Chicken Ala King, Steamed Snapper and Lamb Navirin. If you’ve a sweet tooth, tuck into Log Cake, Panettone, Fruit Cake, Pecan Tart and Bread and Butter Pudding. If you have a taste for the tipples, get ready to get happy with their fine selection of wines and beer. All on 25 December 2018, from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Prices: Bottomless Brunch at $128++ per Adult (+$35 with Bottomless Tipples); $58++ per child (from 5 to 12 years). Children 4 years and below dine for free when accompanied by a paying adult.