Brasserie les Saveurs, the French restaurant at St. Regis Singapore Hotel needs no introduction. Known for its elegant dining hall and decadent Sunday champagne brunches, this dining outlet definitely sits at the apex where hotel buffets are concerned.
I managed to try the Sunday brunch at Brasserie les Saveurs during my weekend stay at St. Regis Singapore. Though this was not my first time trying a hotel champagne brunch in Singapore, I was bowled over by the quality of food this brunch had to offer.
Even from the beginning, I could tell that this was not just another Singapore hotel buffet. First of all, the Sunday brunch actually starts at 11AM. Diners are first ushered to Astor Bar for some aperitifs consisting of specially-made cocktails (the popular drink Bloody Mary actually originated from a St. Regis property), mocktails and fresh juices. There were also some canapes served in tasty but very small portions to tease what might come later.
At a few minutes past 12, we were all led to the grand dining hall of Brasserie les Saveurs. I chanced upon some diners who went there straightaway to partake in the buffet, skipping the cocktails session.
While the buffet in itself can already be quite satisfying, I had to make a conscious effort not to get too carried away with it. Diners were allowed to choose one main course from the menu while the servers continually brought in a selection of house specialties.
For my main course, I chose to have Duo of New Zealand Lamb. I always make a deliberate effort to pick a lamb dish whenever I see it on the menu.
Similar to the breakfast spread, the buffet for Sunday brunch was not about variety or offering the most number of items. It was about quality and this was evident from the moment I spotted a cooking station dedicated solely to foie gras, or more like three types of it!
There was also an extensive seafood section. I could count the following laid out – clams, scallops, Alaskan crabs, lobsters, Sri Lankan crabs, mussels, prawns and of course, my favorite – oysters!
Beside it was the sushi section, also extensive by any measure. There were no less than 5 types of sashimi that included yellowtail, tuna, salmon, octopus and surf clam (hokkigai). This is in contrast to the two kinds that one usually finds in hotel buffets.
While those were the buffet highlights, the other stations were no less appealing. The cold cuts area for instance had various kinds of ham including my favorite Jamon Iberico. There was also an extensive pastry section but after having had breakfast in Brasserie les Saveurs that same morning, my attention was turned elsewhere.
There’s also a well-stocked salad section filled with various kinds of smoked meats, vegetables and dressing.
Make sure to save some space for dessert as well. I could count no less than two dozen types of cakes, macarons, mousses, cream puffs and tarts. Those seeking healthier alternatives would also be pleased to find a wide variety of fruits on offer.
All in all, the Sunday brunch at St. Regis Singapore lives up to its reputation as the most impressive in the country. The spread here certainly showcases some of the finest food items around that is hard to top. If you’re simply tired of the usual hotel buffets, this is definitely one to check out!
$195++ per person, with “R” de Ruinart Brut NV, wines, beers and soft drinks
$180++ per person, with wines, beer and soft drinks
$148++ per person, with freshly brewed coffee and tea
$75++ per child (4-12 years old)
Brasserie les Saveurs
St. Regis Hotel Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Reservation: +65 6506 6860