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Best Champagne Brunch in Singers

Postby nutnut » Sun, 04 Dec 2011 4:58 pm

Where is the best Champagne Brunch in Singapore?

I have heard Ritz Carlton, I've been to Shangri-La and Fullerton and they were ok, but Equinox gets a good right up too!

I'd love to try them all out, but want to take some rellies to a good one whilst they are visiting over Christmas and new year.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:17 am

Hyatt, bar none :D

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:06 am

This is my top list:
1) The Town @ Fullerton - for the choice of food, ambience, service quality
2) The Melt @ Mandarin Oriental - as above
3) Mezza9 @ Hyatt - ambience, service quality

Other unrated (last time visited):

- Equinox @ Swiss - the view, ambience (~2y)
- Brasserie Les Saveurs @ St Regis - service quality, (~2y) non-buffet (a la carte)
- Cafe Brio @ Copthorn Waterfront - it was our favorite (very good value for the combination of food choice and service quality) until they introduced the live bands nagging you at the table. (3y)
- Greenhouse @ Ritz Carlton - it's ok, but nothing special, crowded space (~4y)
- Terrace @ Santosa Resort - ambience, food - our favorite 5y back but everything got worse in my opinion and they require CC secure booking what is IMO ridiculous as for what they offered or can offer
- One-Ninety @ Four Seasons - expensive as for what they offered (~5y)
- Top of The "M" @ Meritus Mandarin - the view, last time we were there (~5) it clearly needed renovation.
- @Pan Pacific, type of the branch non-buffet (a la carte), nothing special (rather limited choice of food)(~5y)

Now, for time to time you can also find champagne branches in middle-high-end non-hotel restaurants but sometimes it may end up to be a weird experience: The Song of India, good food, good service, but we were the only guests for the whole branch.

This is all I remember at this moment and we only attend branches with free flow of champagne :)

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 05 Dec 2011 1:35 pm

curiousgeorge wrote:Hyatt, bar none :D


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Postby nutnut » Mon, 05 Dec 2011 8:36 pm

Thanks for the info! I shall probably go for the Hyatt then, I think I'd be daft not to!

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Postby curiousgeorge » Wed, 25 Jan 2012 8:10 pm

x9200 wrote:This is my top list:
1) The Town @ Fullerton - for the choice of food, ambience, service quality
2) The Melt @ Mandarin Oriental - as above
3) Mezza9 @ Hyatt - ambience, service quality



Sorry for resurrecting, but I gotta ask:

Does this mean you think the choice is limited at Mezza9? I mean, the salad bar, the seafood bar, the sushi bar, the roast lunch line, the kids line, the japanese yakitori, the indian dishes, the chinese spread and all 12 feet of desserts...that is a limited choice of food for you?!

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:46 am

Not Fullerton Bay.
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Postby nburge » Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:15 am

Barnsley wrote:Not Fullerton Bay.


Why not? I've been there twice and it was excellent. Went to Raffles this weekend, and whilst the food was good (although it was all buffet not a la carte) the champagne wasn't flowing as freely as you might like.

Fullerton Bay kept the champagne topped up all day long... (well, for three hours anyway).

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Postby Grumpy77 » Fri, 27 Jan 2012 1:14 pm

My info is dated as we have slowed down on the brunches over the years as the waistline has expanded. But I have been to most of the mainstays and do love the indulgence.

All of them have great, or at least good selection and should have acceptable ambience so I'd call those slightly less important when choosing from the major brunch providers.

1. Something important to check would be if they do single seating or try to fit in two - if you want to have a long leisurely brunch. We tend to start early and stay late so don't want to be given the bums rush after 2 hrs to allow the hotel to get a 2nd seating in. Not what I'm paying all that money for!

2. Also what has to be determined is what champagne is served, and it changes all the time. We like Moet so call around and go where the 'correct' wine is being served. That is most definitely what we are paying for.

- The Ritz is excellent (best cheese table of them all) and served a vintage Moet last time we checked although they did go to dual seating several years back so we go less now.

- Equinox, which definitely has the most limited spread, has that VIEW. Also served Moet last time we went which makes it the winner most of the time. Even a limited spread is more than one can get through in a single sitting, and that is all they do. Best place to take visitors.

- Mezza9 served Mumm last time I checked which is ok but not the favourite of some in our brunch group, so we tend to give it a miss. It is definitely a fabulous brunch in all other regards. When we know we are going to be more boisterous than usual, we call and reserve one of the private rooms, and that will make up for the 'poor' champagne (said with a smile).

- On a sad note, we still lament the loss of the old Sheraton Towers brunch from the scene, it was for sure the best family outing for many years till they stopped it around 2000 to do a high tea instead. Whoever was managing that place had it figured out! Good food, always a top bubbly on offer, a supervised kids room (movies / activities) with a separate kids/maid buffet available, they charged a dollar per year of age for children below 16 (a great idea!) which made it very affordable and fun for several families + maids to go for the afternoon. All that and a long single seating... Ahh, the good old days of at least 2 brunches/mo.

So do your research and enjoy, ultimately they are all good in their own way!

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 27 Jan 2012 3:35 pm

nburge wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Not Fullerton Bay.


Why not? I've been there twice and it was excellent. Went to Raffles this weekend, and whilst the food was good (although it was all buffet not a la carte) the champagne wasn't flowing as freely as you might like.

Fullerton Bay kept the champagne topped up all day long... (well, for three hours anyway).


I wasnt that impressed with the food portion. Maybe I had too much champagne to appreciate it.
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Fullerton!

Postby ld_runner » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 4:43 pm

One crazy good incredible BRUNCH at the Fullerton!
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