6 Easter brunch and tea-time treats to try in Singapore
Foodies will enjoy the Easter-themed feasts and festivities at these choice locales.
Steph Lui Siying
01: Opus Restaurant (Brunch)
You will be spoilt for choice at Opus Restaurant, with eight live stations covering seafood, foie gras, prime cuts of charcoal-grilled meat, European cheeses, and more. The six-metre long Easter desserts showcase is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Check out the new teppanyaki ice-cream station for ice-cream that is freshly carved on the ice-cold slate, and if that doesn’t hit the spot, the eggnog chocolate fountain surely will.
What: Egg-travagant Easter Sunday Brunch
When: April 16, 2017, 12 – 3pm
Where: Opus Bar & Grill, Hilton Singapore, Tel: 6730 3390
02: Oscar's (Brunch)
Chocolate lovers will enjoy Oscar’s Chocolate Dessert House where chefs make chocolate tartlets ‘live’ at the station. There will also be an organic egg station serving poached eggs on English muffins topped with lemon-myrtle salmon, foie gras parcels and more. If you’re up for a more hearty brunch, opt for the Sunday session, which includes an outdoor barbeque spread with succulent Boston lobsters and prime cuts of beef. This is also a family-friendly affair, with a hot chocolate bar and face-painting for the young ones.
Gather your girlfriends: Edge is hosting a four-hour long champagne brunch with unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne. Don’t just fill up on the fresh seafood and roasts, you’ll want to save some space for the array of Easter-themed desserts like colourful easter eggs, champagne jello, and the restaurant’s very own Easter Chocolate Garden with candies and pralines galore.
What: Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch
When: April 16, 2017, 12.00 – 4pm
Where: Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore, Tel: 6826 8240
04: Barnacles (Brunch)
What better time is there to take a drive out of the city with your family than Easter Sunday? Have a leisurely brunch while gazing out at the Sentosa coastline, with your pick of seafood on ice (expect Alaskan crabs, Boston lobsters, and more), lamb carvings and beef wellington, and of course, the requisite egg station. Your little ones will have a fine time at the scaled-down-to-height buffet counter, magic show, and Easter egg hunt. Sounds like a perfect laid-back family outing.
What: Easter Brunch by the Waterfront at Barnacles by the Sea
When: April 16, 2017, 12.00 - 3pm
Where: Barnacles, Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore, Tel: 6371 1020
05: Anti:dote (Tea)
Sample Anti:dote’s Easter petite desserts like carrot ginger macaroon, Gianduja chocholate nest, rhubarb strawberry sponge muscovado, and freshly baked hot cross buns in traditional and wild berries flavours. You also get to choose your amuse bouche - chawanmushi egg served with black truffle espuma foam or 24-hour sous vide pork dumpling. Your afternoon tea set comes in a jewellery chest with pull-out drawers revealing the goodies. Complement these treats with a choice of TWG teas – pick from over 30 types of loose tea leaves, including premium blends.
What: An Easter Afternoon Tea Experience
When: April 3 – 16, 2017, 3 – 5 pm (Mon-Thu), 12 – 2pm and 3 – 5pm (Fri-Sun, Eve of PH and PH)
Where: Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore, Tel: 6431 5315
06: L’Espresso, (Tea)
Expect the works – sandwiches, pastries and a chocolate fountain – along with traditional Easter favourites like homemade hot cross buns, for a satisfying afternoon tea. The restaurant is also serving up egg dishes such as quail egg, green asparagus and Spanish ham on parmesan shortbread and sous vide egg with smoky potato velouté, chorizo and black truffle. The kids will be delighted to play on the bouncy castle within the hotel’s glass marquee.
What: Easter Afternoon Tea at L’Espresso
When: April 15 and 16, 2017, 12 – 2.30pm and 3 – 5.30pm
Where: L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel, Tel: 6730 1743