Saturday, 1 October 2016

Champagne Brunch - Grand Copthorne Waterfront

This is the best Sunday Brunch we have been to in a long, long, time, and no, I'm not saying it just because we were invited and are not paying for it, but because it is really good.

Even though the kids enjoy the experience of going for buffets, we have stopped having Sunday brunch because we find that generally, the food quality at buffets is lower than when ordering a la carte, and the standard does not justify the price. However, this doesn't seem to apply to Grand Copthorne Waterfront's newly launched Borderless Sunday Brunch.

Why Borderless? Starting with Local and International Fare at Food Capital, adjourning to Grissini for Italian favourites and pairing it all with champagne and cocktails from Tempo Bar, this could by far be the finest Sunday brunch around.
Boston Lobster
We started with the cold selection of Boston lobster, freshly shucked Irish and Canadian oysters, snow crab, tiger prawns and scallop with roe. Fresh and succulent.

We moved on to the far end to check out what Grissini had to offer. Brilliant strategy. Not only did we enjoy the antipasti and pasta cooked a la minute, we discovered there was a BBQ section outdoors, with a selection of premium meats and seafood, grilled to perfection in their Josper oven. We tried the wagyu beef ribeye, Australian rack of lamb, baby spring chicken, Mediterranean octopus and king prawns.
Premium meats & seafood
Pasta station
Fresh pizzas

Cold cuts
There were other sections such as Sashimi & Sushi, Tempura, Salad Bar, Curry & Tandoor, Chinese Wok & Dim Sum and Western delights. This was one buffet where I was so stuffed that I only managed to try about half the offerings. The variety was that wide!

We concurred that these were our Top 3 favourites - Pan Fried Foie Gras, Laksa and Lobster Linguine. Initially, we shared the lobster linguine but it was so good that we polished a plate each.
Pan fried foie gras
Laksa
Lobster Linguine
The best part is that not only is there a comfortable children's play area to keep the kids entertained, it is away from the main dining area so we did not have to worry about the kids disturbing other diners.
Kid's corner
One little word of advice to fellow mums, if you don't want your child to be on a sugar high, prep them beforehand that they are only allowed to take x number of sweets at the restaurant.

There was a barrel so huge that Kate could easily fit into that was filled with sweets and gummies. Of course, she came back to the table with 2 handfuls of sweets and a beaming smile. I told her she could only have 1 packet and her face crumpled, and the bargaining began..
Where's Kate?
When you make reservations, do ask for a table at the children's section if you want to be able to eat while keeping an eye on your kids.

I found out that Kate loves Bocconcini (baby mozzarella cheese) with cherry tomatoes. I took them for myself (my fave, but they cost too much!) and she finished them up while I went to get drinks.
Nope, that's not fishball
While the kids were entertaining themselves, the adults merrily continued with dessert. We loved the cheeses and fresh figs! There were also cakes, kuehs, cut fruits and ice cream with a variety of toppings. I only had space left for a bite of apple crumble and my, it was good!
Assorted Cheeses
As I accompanied the kids to get some ice cream and pop corn, I couldn't resist the brightly coloured bite-sized macarons and popped one, and then another.

Without a doubt, the kids had a terrific time, as did the adults.

Borderless Sunday Brunch: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

$98++ (free flow of juices and soft drinks)

$138++ (free flow of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, Strongbow Ciders, cocktails, house pour wines, juices and soft drinks)

$49++ (kids aged 5 - 12, free flow of soft drinks and juices)

For reservations, call 62331100 or email dining.gcw@millenniumhotels.com

Disclaimer: We were invited to experience Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel's Borderless Sunday Brunch. All opinions are my own.

~ www.mummyweeblog.com - a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

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