Weekends are all about celebrating la dolce vita, especially when it comes to good eating and drinking with family, loved ones and friends. And if Italian cuisine is right up there on your list of fave foods, you’ll find a plethora of Mediterranean brunch options around the city where you can indulge in antipasti, freshly baked breads, pastas, risottos, pizzas and more.
If you’re going to gorge, you may as well go all out, and Basilico’s weekend brunch is exactly the place to do that. Grab a seat indoors or outdoors by the pool and take the time to peruse the multiple food stations and rooms piled high with sliced meats, salads, foie gras, fresh seafood, pizzas, pastas, grilled meats and sweet treats. Oh—and they have not one but two cheese rooms. Heaven!
1 Cuscaden Road, The Regent Hotel
Tel: +65 6725 3232
Brunch Hours: Sat: 12pm – 2:30pm, Sun: 12pm – 3pm
Price: $92++ with free flow soft drinks, $128++ with free-flow Prosecco, $158 with free-flow Mumm champagne
The ambiance at Dolce Vita is fresh and modern decor, linen tablecloths and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the Mandarin Oriental’s pool, which makes it a great spot to chill out on a Saturday or Sunday while enjoying an à la carte brunch with offerings like seasonal oysters on ice, Truffle and Porcini risotto, and Chocolate Caramel Tarte. The bright and airy space makes it easy to chill out over a leisurely meal of delicious dishes prepared with only the freshest produce and seasonal ingredients.
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Tel: +65 6338 0066
Hours: Sat – Sun: 12pm – 3pm
Price: $118 menu only, $158 with free-flow Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut NV champagne, $248 with free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, $488 with free-flow Dom Pérignon
You may want to spiff yourself up a bit before heading to Garibaldi, as the atmosphere here is pretty slick along with the decadent courses of antipasti, fresh oysters, fish, meat, pastas and desserts, all served straight to your table. This is one of the better Italian joints in town, so you can expect authentic flavours, prime ingredients and attentive service. Enjoy tasty dishes like the fresh Scottish Salmon Tartare with Avocado, Bigoli with Mushroom and Cream Sauce, and Grilled Angus Beef Tagliata with Polenta Cake. The free-flow Prosecco option is also a nice touch.
36 Purvis St
Tel: +65 6837 1468
Brunch Hours: Sat – Sun: 12pm -2:30pm
Price: $78++ with free-flow soft drinks, $108++ with free-flow Prosecco
This basement place exudes Italian charm with brick walls interspersed with wooden wine cabinets, checked tablecloths and a solid marble bar. Their Sunday brunch spread is definitely one to come hungry to, as it features a huge buffet of traditional Italian dishes like Caprese Salad with buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, Squid Ink Gnocchi, and Slow-Braised Beef Cheeks.
10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore basement level
Tel: +65 6416 7322
Brunch Hours: Sun: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Price: $29++ for kids aged 7 to 12 years old, $58++ with free-flow selected juices, coffee and tea, $82++ for free flow house wine, Prosecco, Tiger draft beer and Campari cocktails.
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