Last Updated: August 28, 2019
For me, Sundays are perfect for Champagne brunch where you can have long leisurely conversations with friends over bubbly pours. And it just doesn’t make economic sense to buy an expensive bottle of Champagne when you could get it served freeflow.
In this article, I attempt to eat my way through all the awesome freeflow champagne brunches in Singapore, and present to you my list for the best of the bests champagne brunch buffets. Some spots might not strictly be serving only French Champagne, but I’ll include sparkling wines like Proseccos too.
I evaluate not just the spread and price, but also the atmosphere of said restaurants, all situated in various well-known hotels in Singapore.
Here is my rundown of the best champagne brunches in Singapore (as well as sparkling wine).
Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Hotel boasts an extensive range of buffet items, especially focusing on the Japanese variety, setting it apart from the other usual hotel buffets. The restaurant interior features black velvet and a simplicity that is still sophisticated.
Enjoy items from the various live-cooking stations like teppanyaki and freshly cooked pasta along with a good seafood spread.
Triple Three’s buffet also has a Daily Delight theme featuring something unique every day, like the Foie Gras Frenzy, Wagyu Night and Weekend Lobster Treat. It’s a near mind-boggling variety of items that you won’t want to miss.
For Sunday Family Lunch, we’re looking at Chandon Brut being served up.
Sunday’s bunch ( 12.30pm – 3.30pm): $118++ per adult; $48++ per child (6–12 yrs) ; Top up $45++ for 2-hour free-flow of Chandon Brut sparkling wine.
Triple Three: 333 Orchard Road, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Level 5, Singapore 238867 | Tel: +65 6737 4411 | Website
Ash & Elm’s Sunday brunch is all about quality over quantity, focusing on European dining. The buffet selection could use more variety and even misses out on a sashimi selection, but I was still wowed. Here’s why.
I had the pleasure of indulging in a particular Parisian-themed Sunday brunch during my visit (the themes change every couple months but are still European in nature). Copious amounts of caviar including sturgeon, trout, and salmon roe were presented on a caviar counter with condiments to make blinis with.
Despite not having a wide buffet spread, what Ash & Elm lacked in numbers they made up with a la minute dishes that focused on a quality you won’t get at a regular buffet when the food has been sitting in the open. Freshly prepared sampler dishes of the main menu are available to showcase Chef Adrian Chan’s real magic.
Champagne of choice at Ash and Elm’s Sunday brunch would be the Taittinger Brut. Along with a live acoustic set and a DIY bloody mary station, Ash & Elm proves a worthy Sunday brunch.
Sunday Brunch (12 – 3pm): $148++, inclusive of unlimited Taittinger Brut, House Wines, Bloody Mary Cocktails, Juices, Soft Drinks, Coffee, and Tea
Ash & Elm: InterContinental Singapore, Level 1, 80 Middle Road | Tel: 6825 1008 | Website
The Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore offers a theatrical and interactive dining experience that provides a culinary tour through Singapore, Asia and the Pacific region. The restaurant interior is chic and modern with ample seating.
Seven open kitchens provide a feast for guests, as chefs concoct a range of delectable Asian and Pacific cuisine with a cross of cuisines from all over the region.
Special themed nights like a Meat Buffet on Tuesday nights and Seafood Night on Wednesdays and Thursdays add some additional spice. The fresh seafood spread is impressive especially during their Seafood Night, and it’s something to consider when choosing a date to dine.
The champagne of choice is another of my favourites, Veuve Cliquot Brut Yellow Label.
Sunday brunch: S$188++ (with free-flow Veuve Cliquot Brut, wines, selected cocktails, botanical gin cocktails, selected beers, fresh juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea) ; S$208++ (with Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne and all the above)
Edge @ Pan Pacific: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Pan Pacific Hotel Level 3, Singapore 039595 | Tel: +65 6826 8240| Website
Mezza9 at Grand Hyatt is another Sunday buffet with a very impressive spread of items, separated into 9 different sections in this 400-seater restaurant. One of the sleekest and trendiest hotel buffets I’ve been to, it’s the vogue of classy buffets. Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese designer Super Potato, the interior utilises a lot of glossy, polished wood in various fixtures.
A myriad of live cooking stations with fresh sustainable seafood, roast meats, Japanese sashimi and an Asian kitchen, Mezza9 will definitely please a diverse range of audience with its high-quality offering.
Other than Champagne, you’ll find alcohol pairings at each area; white wine can be found by the seafood, while red wine is found by the roast meats, sake is found by the Japanese section. Otherwise you can just order from the servers too.
There’s a huge amount of alcohol selection including premium gins to make Mezza9 a truly boozy adult affair and one of my top favourites for Sunday brunch. Do note the buffet is only available on Sunday for Mezza9.
The champagne of choice here is Perrier Jouët Grand Brut.
Sunday Brunch (12 – 3pm): $118++ per adult, inclusive of fruits juices, soft drinks, coffee/tea (non-alcoholic)
*For an additional S$40++ per person, adults can enjoy free-flowing Perrier- Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, certified sustainable red and white wines, selection of martinis, 9 hand-crafted gin and tonics, and Tiger beer.
Mezza9: 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore 228211 | Tel: + 65 6738 1234 | Website
Featuring an impressive multi-cultural culinary feast with an open kitchen concept, Melt Cafe in Mandarin Oriental is enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike.
The interior of the restaurant is designed using natural, textured materials including stone, wood, leather and glass, giving off a very natural cosmopolitan feel.
The most impressive aspect of Melt Cafe is their Northern Indian cuisine section — this area features a very wide array of mouthwatering homemade curries, which are available on a rotational basis, with selections such as butter chicken or fish-head. All the curries and spices are made in-house by Chef Santosh and his crew.
Most Indian dishes at other buffet restaurants are pretty sub-par, but Melt Cafe’s chef puts in a lot more effort to creating decent Indian food even for a buffet.
The champagne of choice is “R” de Ruinart Champagne.
Sunday brunch (12-3pm): S$178++ (with free flow of Champagne, wine & selected cocktails of the day), S$118 (with chilled juices)
Melt Cafe: 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Singapore 039797 | Tel: +65 6885 3500 | Website
Hidden deep in Sentosa, The Knolls at Capella Hotel Singapore is inspired by a seafront view and lends a refreshing resort-like atmosphere.
Serving Mediterranean style cuisine crafted by Executive Chef David Senia, The Knolls caters a luxurious, relaxing buffet meal amidst all the tropical shrubbery perfect for a short weekend reprieve.
Not only is there another outside BBQ section to add to the spread, but there is also a live band that goes around playing merry songs to patrons. Although the spread isn’t as big as the other buffets like Mezza9 or Triple Three, The Knolls strives to excel on creativity and brings out special dishes periodically to guests as well.
The champagne of choice is the Charles Du Roy Brut/Rose.
Sunday Brunch: S$168++ (with free flow Champagne & wine), S$148++ (wines only), S$128++ (no alcohol)
The Knolls: 1 The Knolls, Capella Hotel, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297 | Tel: +65 6591 5046 | Buffet Timings: 6.30am – 10.30am, 12noon – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily), 12noon – 3pm (Sun Champagne Brunch) | Website
At The Line in Shangri-La, the interior is casual and constantly buzzing from morning to night. Although simple and casual looking, the price definitely isn’t casual. Famously known for its generous all-you-can-eat buffet concept, you will be spoilt for choice with 16 culinary food styles offering a range of cuisine from local delights, Chinese delicacies, exquisite Japanese, hearty Western, healthy salads and more.
The seafood selection and its local Singaporean dishes are what makes The Line well-known, and they even have a teh tarik station which serves a pretty good thick cup. You’ll find something for everyone here. Tuesday and Thursday night features their Marine Heritage special, including Boston lobsters and Alaskan king crabs. Pricing is a bit complicated for different days so do refer below.
The champagne of choice is Taittinger Brut.
Sunday Brunch (12 – 3pm): S$118++ (without alcohol), S$178++ (with free flow champagne & wine)
The Line at Shangri-La Hotel: 22 Orange Grove Road, Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Singapore 258350 | Tel: +65 6213 4275 | Buffet Timings: 6am – 10.30am (Breakfast, Mon- Fri), 6am – 11am (Breakfast, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays), 12noon – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon-Fri), 12noon – 3pm (Lunch, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays), 6pm – 10pm (Dinner, Daily) | Website
Launching what is termed as the ‘Hilton Ultimate Champagne brunch’, Opus Bar & grill features 8 live stations, a dedicated seasonal cheese room & artisanal desserts from the 6-metre long D9 dessert showcase
What really blew me away was the Alaskan king crabs along with the other seafood offerings like lobster and oysters (they shuck the oysters on the spot). Most places offer snow queen crabs, but Opus really went over the top with their luxurious crabs and the quality of seafood.
Another worthy note is the humongous cheese room. Over 30 kinds of cheese from all around Europe, if you appreciate cheese, whey wait?
The six à la minute gastronomy stations also compensate for the lack in variety by boosting quality much like Ash & Elm. Of worthy note is the premium Japanese grain rice with slow-braised Wagyu short ribs, foie gras, runny onsen egg and freshly shaved truffles. The stations are quite hidden actually, without a prominent menu so you’re going to have to look really carefully.
Champagne of choice here is the Tattinger brut.
Sunday brunch (12 -3pm): S$168 (free flow of Taittinger Champagne, wines and beer); $128 (free flow prosecco); $98 (free flow soft drinks and coffee/tea)
Opus Bar & Grill: 581 Orchard Road, Hilton Hotel, Singapore 238883 | Tel: +65 6730 3390 | Website
Basilico at Regent Hotel has long been regarded as a top-notch Italian restaurant, and what adds to their recognition is constant evolution of their menu. The Italian lunch buffet is a great hit and you typically see the restaurant full on weekdays lunch period.
An Italian hotel buffet is less common in Singapore, and Basilico offers great value in their authentic rendition, with classic Italian antipasti, cheeses and mains.
Buffet highlights include the Carpaccio with Black Truffle and Parmesan, King Scallop Salad, Beef Medallion with Portobello Mushrooms and Homemade Italian Gelato. Prices are really reasonable for the buffet quality and variety as well. The dinner menu turns into a semi-buffet style with a choice of main course and access to the antipasti/dessert buffet table.
Champagne of choice: Champagne Duval-LeRoy
Sat (12 – 2.30pm) & Sun (12 – 3pm) brunch: $83 per adult (Free-flow Nordaq water, soft drinks and fresh juices) ; $127 per adult (Free-flow Prosecco, wines and beers) ; $153 per adult (Free-flow Champagne Duval-LeRoy, Fleur de Champagne 1er Cru)
$183 per adult (Free-flow Champagne Duval-LeRoy Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru 2006 and Rosé Prestige Premier Cru NV, Amarone della Valpolicella Montresor, Barolo Fenocchio, and other Premium white wines)
*The above are Saturday prices – add $25 for Sunday.
Basilico Italian Restaurant: 1 Cuscaden Road, Regent Hotel Level 2, Singapore 249715 | Tel: +65 6733 8888 | Buffet Timings: 6.30am – 10.30am (Breakfast, Mon- Sat), 7am – 10.30am (Breakfast, Sun), 12noon – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 6.30pm – 10pm (Dinner, Daily), 12noon – 2.30pm (Sat, Brunch), 12noon – 3pm (Sun, Brunch) | Website
Full of luxury and refinement, Brasserie Les Saveurs at St Regis Hotel provides an exclusive refuge of timeless elegance and discerning taste. A beautifully constructed high ceiling restaurant with crystal chandeliers, there is no better place to feel like dining with royalty.
Before starting on Sunday brunch, as a bonus, sip on complimentary cocktails at Astor Bar from 11am – 12noon to get in a jovial mood.
Brasserie Les Saveurs offers a pampering Sunday Brunch known as The St. Regis Champagne Brunch. While enjoying the tantalising spread of antipasto, cold cuts and seafood, chefs also serve freshly prepared bite-sized portions of restaurant signatures that are passed around. In addition to the buffet, one hot main course can also be ordered and served a la minute per pax.
Out of all the seafood buffets I’ve had, Brasserie Les Saveurs is the only place I’ve seen with huge, fresh Sri Lankan crabs, and that was a major plus for me as a crab and seafood lover. A live foie gras station is another attraction for French cuisine aficionados.
The champagne of choice is the “R” de Ruinart.
Sunday Brunch (12 -3pm): S$195++ (with free flow Champagne & wine), S$180+ (with soft drinks & juice), S$148++ (without drinks)
Brasserie Les Saveurs: 29 Tanglin Rd, St. Regis Hotel Level 1, Singapore 247911 | Tel: +65 6506 6860 | Website
With much greenery around and designed based off agriculture, PARKROYAL on Pickering’s hotel-in-a-garden concept is looking to turn some heads. Lime, the hotel’s signature open-kitchen all-day dining restaurant serves up an extensive spread of Asian flavours and contemporary international favourites in a lively theatrical mood.
Three open kitchens set the buffet stage for a fascinating display of skill, with a mix of international and Southeast Asian dishes that chefs prepare with care. The Penang and Peranakan dishes are the highlights of this buffet that you don’t want to miss.
The champagne of choice is the Piper Heidsieck Brut.
Sunday Brunch (12.30 – 3.30pm): S$128++(with free flow champagne & wine), S$88++ (without drinks)
Lime @ PARKROYAL on Pickering: 3 Upper Pickering Street, PARKROYAL on Pickering, 058289 | Tel: +65 6809 8899 | Website
The Kitchen Table at W Hotel Singapore is where you can experienced a slightly whimsical buffet experience with mix of bright colours.
With six live cooking stations, chefs work their magic on dishing up a la minute platters – you can literally taste the freshness brimming from the raw bar’s shellfish selection, freshly steamed dim sum, crisp salads, succulent seafood, crackling wood-fired pizzas and aromatic tandoori.
The tandoori and naans are quite impressive at The Kitchen Table, as well as having a good mix of surf and turf options.
The Kitchen Table may not have the most extensive buffet spread, but its emphasis on freshness and quality certainly makes it a worthwhile visit.
Champagne of choice: Moët & Chandon
Sunday brunch (12.30 – 3pm): $168++ (free flow Moët & Chandon, wines and beer) ; $148++ (soft drinks)
The Kitchen Table: 21 Ocean Way, W Hotel, Singapore 098374 | Tel: +65 6808 7268 | Website
Oscar’s at Conrad Centennial isn’t known for having a huge spread, but what they do, they do it well. The interior of Oscar’s is spacious and bright with both indoor and al fresco seating for just over 200. Inside, there’s a smart-casual, modern vibe (reminiscent of common hotel decor), while the sidewalk terrace has a much more laid-back feel.
The highlight at Oscar’s international buffet is definitely the fresh seafood spread, which features yabbies and also HUGE Alaskan king crab legs (the biggest I’ve seen in any buffet). There’s also a good selection of different oysters.
The Tom Yam we tried had an acceptable amount of spice and a nice hot and sour flavour. The Bak Kut Teh had a dark, rich brown colour and the taste had a very herbal, sweet, Malaysian-style flavour which is different from the usual peppery take in Singapore. These are some pretty good soups for a hotel buffet.
Overall, the buffet spread was modest in size, but the items were well-curated and presented. There was a little something for everyone.
Champagne of choice: Henriot Brut NV champagne
Sunday Brunch(12.30 – 3.30pm): $108++ (iced tea bar); $188++ (free flow Henriot Brut NV champagne); $208++ (Henriot Rose Brut NV champagne and Henriot Blanc de Blancs champagne)
Oscar’s: 2 Temasek Boulevard, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Singapore 038982 | Tel: +65 6432 7481 | Buffet Timings: 6am – 10.30am, 12noon – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm (Daily), 12.30pm – 3.30pm (Sunday Champagne Brunch) | Website
A grand hotel bar inspired by the 19th century’s Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking, Manhattan Bar at Regent Hotel is like a theatre with an open bar as its stage where diners can watch bartenders do their magic.
The atmosphere makes one feel like he has been transported back to the 1920s, reminiscent of old New York with a glamorous yet modern touch.
This latest adults-only cocktail brunch is truly one of a kind in Singapore. Not only do you get access to the various buffet tables with seafood, personalised bagels and dessert, you also get to order unlimited portions of small plate main courses like the Silver Dollar Pancakes and Bacon & Egg.
Best of all, the selection of free-flow craft cocktails pack quite a quality punch, enough to get you happy and high. You have to try my personal favourite whisky-based cocktail: Eighth Ward. Drank a good three glasses while I was there.You can add on S$45 for free-flow champagne as well, but the cocktails are quite the highlight that sets Manhattan apart from other champagne brunches. This is another highly recommended cocktail/champagne brunch.
Champagne of choice: Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve.
Sunday Brunch (12-3pm): $150++ (free-flow wines, beers & cocktails), S$195++ (with free-flow Billercart-Salmon brut)
Manhattan Bar: 1 Cuscaden Road, Regent Hotel Level 2, Singapore 249715 | Tel: +65 6725 3377 | Website
Get ready to put on your most stretchy buffet pants because Andaz Singapore has introduced an S$35++ Lazy Breakfast Semi-Buffet on weekends and public holidays, from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
Apart from being spoilt for choice with their staple breakfast buffet line-up of waffles, assorted cheeses, fresh juices, egg station (cooked-to-order!) and Asian delights, diners can also choose one main from their special menu.
You can pick from classic Eggs Benedict, hearty Smoked Salmon Bagel, a decadent Breakfast Burger or even a spoil-yourself Steak And Egg (requires a top-up of S$10).
Luxuriate in the chill weekend vibes by opting for free-flow booze (additional S$35) that includes Prosecco, wines, beer, and access to the DIY mojito station!
With one of the best hotel buffet deals in town, you’ll be kind on your wallet while satisfying your hunger at the same time!
Buffet price: S$35++ (with the option to top-up an additional S$35 for free-flow prosecco, wines, beer and mojitos)
Alley On 25: 5 Fraser Street, Andaz Singapore, Level 5, Singapore 189354 | Tel: +65 6408 1288 | Buffet timings: weekends and public holidays, 11.30am to 2.30pm | Website
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If you don’t drink much, don’t spend money on a Champagne brunch (duh). The premium price is only really worth it if you can finish at least half a bottle of Champagne. Each.