Cover Butcher's Block weekend brunch

Plan your weekend brunch ahead and make it perfect for gourmands by going for some hearty delights and sweet treats at these dining spots around the city

This story was first published on August 27, 2020, and updated on October 22, 2021.

Additional reporting by Amanda Goh.

The weekend is almost here, which means it's time to gather a small group of friends for a veritable brunch feast. But if you're looking for somewhere different from your usual go-to spots, consider treating yourself at these restaurants and cafes which have refreshed their menu for your dining pleasure. 

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1. Butcher’s Block

Chef de Cuisine Jordan Keao now helms Butcher's Block and has debuted a host of enticing menus that surprise and delight. This includes the newly launched weekend brunch menu, comprising elevated brunch favourites and a selection of Keao’s signature creations.

Get started with the freshly shucked Irish oysters; it will pair extremely well with resident sommelier’s recommended Pierre-Marie Chermette Crémant de Bourgogne. This bottle is included in the Sommelier Selection, a 90-minute vinous experience showcasing Zainudin’s handpicked wines for the week.

Once your palate has been piqued, order the likes of baby corn coated in puffed quinoa and black bean aioli, and Croque Madame enhanced with the prized 18-month Joselito Iberico.

Tatler Tip: The weekend brunch menu is a great introduction to Keao's cuisine. And if you're hungry for more, opt for the Tour De Force menu comprising off-menu dishes crafted with seasonal ingredients and cooked over wood-fire.

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2. Madame Fan

Dim sum is always a good idea, especially when you can savour it with freeflow drinks. That’s what Madame Fan’s cocktail dim sum brunch—happening every Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 3.30 pm—is all about.

During these golden hours, you’ll be able to tuck into executive chef Mike Tan’s classic offerings such as har gau, siew mai and xia long bao. Keep in mind that this is a contemporary Cantonese restaurant, so savour innovative delights including black truffle dumpling jazzed up with wild mushrooms, and seafood spring roll with kumquat and wasabi. Book here

Tatler Tip: Other than the usual champagne, beer and Chinese tea, try its gin-based tipples such as the fruity Portofino, concocted with Hendrick’s gin, strawberry and cherry tomato, and salted caramel. 

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Madame Fan

City Hall/ Bras Basah
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3. Colony

Indulge in a vintage champagne brunch this weekend at Colony while basking it its convivial atmosphere. Enjoy the best of Singapore’s heritage cuisines, including Colony laksa with homemade lobster ball, crackling pork belly and salted egg “mushroom” bun. On top of local cuisine, guests can savour international delicacies, including duck foie gras, mentaiko (pollock roe) tagliatelle and shawarma. 

Complement your meal with unlimited pours of the Bollinger La Grande Année 2008 for $388/pax, or the Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Millésime 2010 for $196/pax. On top of this, guests can look forward to free flow cocktails, mocktails, draft beer and soft drinks. Book here.

Tatler Tip: Rather dine at home? Try Colony’s weekend brunch takeaway menu. Available every weekend from 11am to 5pm, get to tuck into an array of dishes, including lobster thermidor, pan-fried foie gras and burrata. 


Marina District
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4. Red House Seafood

Seafood lovers will revel in Red House Seafood's dim sum and seafood lunch buffet, exclusively available at its Grand Copthorne branch. As one of the oldest Singaporean seafood restaurants in Singapore with a stellar reputation, this is one not to miss—its buffet menu boasts over 50 mouthwatering dishes from garoupa minced fish congee and prawn dumplings, to chicken yakitori and bird's nest egg tart. Specialities include its pan-fried XO carrot cake, featuring soft and pillowy homemade carrot cake, and its crispy prawns with mango dressing. Book here

Tatler Tip: For $55++, get to top up your meal with free-flow tipples, including champagne, gin and tonic, beer and house wines. 

Red House Seafood | 392 Havelock Road, Level 2 Grand Copthorne Waterfront, S(169663) | 6735 7666

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5. Xperience Restaurant

There is no better way to end the weekend off than with pancakes and booze. Xperience Restaurant's Flippin' Sundays pancake brunch offers sweet and savoury stacks, including Sweet 'n' Salty, featuring salted caramel, bananas, walnuts, popcorn and ondeh ondeh ice cream, and The Hangover Cure, which features bacon, poached egg, avocado, rocket salad and feta cheese. Diners can also opt for non-pancake dishes including its classic shakshuka and spiced pork meatballs. 

If pancakes are not your thing, the eatery also offers a brunch extravaganza with its Mother Of All Brunches, featuring brunch towers, bottomless tipples and a glitzy gin cart. Available every Saturday, get to indulge in a monstrous two-tier brunch tower, featuring Australian ribeye, Boston lobster, grilled sausages and more. Book here.

Tatler Tip: Complement your meal with The Bottomless Xperience—available in both brunch menus, get to enjoy two hours of free-flow tipples, including prosecco, champagne and more. 

6. Kwee Zeen

Escape from the hustle of the city and enjoy a Tropical Sunday champagne buffet brunch at Kwee Zeen while admiring the picturesque views of the South China Sea. Here, savour tropical flavours including fresh seafood, dim sum, pan-seared seabass and sashimi. Look forward to its live station, where diners will find roasted black Angus ribeye, pork porchetta, Margherita pizza and a live laksa noodle station. 

Leave room for dessert, as this brunch menu also offers an array of sweet delights, such as tiramisu, lemon mousse with scorched meringue and Manjari chocolate (single origin from Madagascar) cherry cake. Book here.

Tatler Tip: Fill your bellies with its seafood add ons, including caviar ($30++) and a seafood bucket ($108++). 

Kwee Zeen | 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sofitel Singapore, S(099891) | 6708 8310

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7. Astor Bar

Savour impeccably crafted cocktails and dishes at Astor Bar's Adults-only Cocktail Brunch, available every first Saturday of the month from November 6. Its five-course brunch menu is inspired by its American legacy, complete with a flow of signature cocktails. 

Diners are taken on a gastronomic journey, starting with a luxurious seafood platter, featuring Alaskan king crab leg, fresh oysters, and shrimps. Then, indulge in decadent offerings, such as its rich and decadent Wagyu beef burger with foie gras, and its tender and juicy Boston lobster roll. 

Complement your meal with signature cocktails inspired by local culture and New York flavours, including Duke of Jazz (rum, tequila, pineapple, lemon), Tong Wars (Chinese plum vodka, lime, spiced honey and apple, chilli and ginger beer), and Chilli Padi Mary (vodka, tomato juice, lemon grass, chilli padi, ginger root). 

Tatler Tip: Try Astor Bar's iconic Violet Hour Martini, a longstanding symbol of sophistication and elegance, featuring aromatized wine, orange liqueur and violet liqueur.

Astor Bar | 29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, S(247912) | 6506 6859

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