With a view of the city skyline from Level 70 of Swissôtel The Stamford, Equinox is one of the few restaurants in Singapore that offers Sunday brunch with a breathtaking backdrop and incredible spread of delights.
Every Sunday brunch should look like this — fancy, boozy, and everything else wonderful. We were lucky enough to be given a table by the window and the perfect view overlooking Marina Bay Sands made this meal pretty unforgettable.
Equinox’s Sunday Vintage Brunch re-launched in late 2016 with a bit of an upgrade. The accompanying bottomless champagne served is now an impressive Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006.
You can also opt for a glass of the free-flow red and white wines, cocktails and juices.
If you choose to have the buffet with the alcoholic package ($168++), you also get access to the cocktail bar which features four types of cocktails like the Le Mystere and La Bonita. Both are really tasty concoctions that you can drink to your heart’s desire.
Sit by the bar to watch the mixologist in action, as he prepares your drinks with the level of finesse characteristic of Equinox.
You can only begin to imagine our glee when we were greeted by the buffet spread – an array of fresh sashimi including salmon, tuna, surf clams and octopus awaited.
Seafood lovers will also rejoice at the myriad of Boston lobsters, oysters, prawns and Sri Lankan Crabs. The prawns were big and sweet and the lobster was pretty succulent and tasty as well.
Besides the seafood section, there is also a long row of tables where the appetisers are located. Savour a whole range of small bites available like the Thai Style Salad with prawns and squid, Beetroot and Goat Cheese and Kimchi Beef Salad.
The highlight of the champagne brunch (besides the bottomless champagne of course) has to be the Caviar and Ikura, which you can have to your heart’s content.
Pair the smoked salmon slices with the Caviar or Ikura and chopped onions with sour cream for a truly decadent dish.
There is also a menu featuring six cooked dishes, freshly prepared upon order.
The Roasted Scallops had a bouncy texture and were perfectly cooked. This dish was super addictive, and we shamelessly wanted more.
Exclusive to the Sunday brunch, the Salt Cod Croquettes with piquillo peppers were wonderfully creamy on the inside, and crunchy on the outside.
The sweetness of the peppers helped to balance the saltiness of the cod, and will make for a good snack to have along with your drinks.
Another highlight for us was the Roasted Pork Belly with butternut squash. The crackling skin was on point and gave a beautiful texture to the dish – a must-try!
We know it’s going to be hard, but try to leave some space for desserts because there is a whole section dedicated to an assortment of sweet treats! The Matcha Choux Puff was a delectable pastry with an oozing green tea filling.
There are also whole cakes, bite-sized pastries, chocolate pralines, muffins, scones, dessert shooters, soft serve ice creams and macarons in the spread. Each dessert is daintily prepared and looks almost too good to eat.
Don’t forget to check out the live dessert station where you’ll find fruit sorbet and smoothies in place of the usual ice cream.
The Sunday Champagne Brunch at Equinox should be next on your list of things to do in Singapore. With a live band playing in the middle of the restaurant, you’ll even be entertained throughout the afternoon.
Expected damage: $138 ++ per pax onwards