Lazy weekends: New brunch menus to look forward to
Rise and shine
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm
Why go: Yes, you could have another one of their sinful burgers for brunch, but Potato Head Folk's new brunch menu goes beyond grub that can be sandwiched between two buns. Drawing upon Chef Adam Penney's British culinary heritage, brunch time here sees smoked salmon bagels sided with tater tots, and a grilled rye bread sandwich layered with smoked cheese, Sriracha-style Russian dressing, and beef cooked for 96 hours. Local flavours find their way into the menu in the form of coconut rice griddlecakes topped with bak kwa. For something more virtuous, opt for the quinoa and flax seed granola bowl topped with yoghurt and berries.
36 Keong Saik Road. Tel: 6327 1939
When: Every Sunday, from 21 February, 11.30am till 4pm (two seatings).
Why go: If comfort food on a lazy Sunday means chorizo eggs, fried chicken & pancakes, and mini burgers stuffed with beef and pancetta — then sign us up, pronto. It's not surprising that Chef Drew Nocente's brunch line-up doesn't stray far from 5th Quarter's carnivorous leanings. After all, wasn't this the guy that served us a whole quenelle of lardo along with a bread basket? For those who can't stomach too much meat, opt for seafood dishes such as oysters topped with brandade and caviar, grilled prawns, and garlic clams served with toast. A supplement of $45 gets you an unlimited flow of cava to wash it all down with.
Hotel Vagabond. 39 Syed Alwi Road. Tel: 6291 1936
When: One Saturday each month, beginning with 27 February. 1 to 4pm.
Why go: For big groups that can't agree on just what to order, Oxwell & Co's monthly brunch extravaganza is a god-send. Spread across all four floors of their Ann Siang Road shophouse, this three-hour gastronomic affair features a canapé menu that switches up as you ascend each floor. Expect to nibble on scotch eggs, fish & chips, and mini Yorkshire puddings washed down with plenty of booze. From ice cold beers to gin-fuelled cocktails, simply pick your poison and you're good to go. Leave the high heels at home — music spun by DJ Patrick Oliver will have you dancing on your feet.
5 Ann Siang Road. Tel: 6438 3984
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