Five Kid-Friendly Easter Brunches
By Catherine Ling - Friday, Mar 22, 2013
For kids, Easter is all about chocolate, bunnies and egg-hunting. But what adults want to do is relax with some real chow. Here are five brunches that might hold the kids’ attention long enough to give the adults a break on 31 March.
CLOSED- Alkaff Mansion Ristorante
(10 Telok Blangah Green) What’s more exciting than the Easter Bunny? Real rabbits! Yes, at the Easter buffet brunch at Alkaff Mansion, there will be actual rabbits that you can adopt, a puppet show about rabbits, and the traditional egg hunt. The buffet also features Wagyu Beef ‘Carpaccio’, Pacific Oysters, Oven-baked Lamb, and traditional Italian Easter dishes, along with free flow Proscecco, red, and white wine. S$128++ per person. 11.30am-3.30pm.
One-Ninety (Four Seasons Singapore) This is an elegant three-course brunch, with appetisers, desserts and applewood grill entrees such as grilled wagyu steak, and pan-roasted Dutch milk-fed veal chop. You can still tuck into sashimi, tiger prawns, poached Maine lobster, Sri Lankan crabs, chilled seafood on ice, or pick from the carving station’s local roast meats like roast pork, roast duck, and char siew. The supervised Children’s Playland at the hotel’s Ballroom foyer offers the Easter egg hunt, a bouncy castle, face painting, arts and crafts, balloon games, bookmark-making and video game consoles. A Kiddies Buffet features a delightful fare of nuggets, hotdogs, fries, burgers, healthy vegetable snacks and Pastry Chef Audrey Yee’s signature chocolate chip cookies. Children aged 4 and below dine for free. As a memento, all children will receive a give-away of chocolate eggs.
There are two seatings: 1st seating: 11.30am to 1.30pm 2nd seating: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Prices, with champagne options: * Three-course brunch: $108++ to $138++ per adult * Free-flow of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label: additional $108++ per person * Free-flow of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Rose: additional $128++ per person * Kids (5 to 11 years of age): $55++
Olive Tree (InterContinental Singapore) Victoria Bar will be transformed into a children’s playground just for Easter. Apart from the de rigueur Egg Hunt, there will also be a Chef Artist teaching kids how to personalise their own Easter eggs. Adults can enjoy free flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, and chilled fresh juices. There’s the usual seafood selection, the meat station, sweet treats, a chocolate fountain, and a premium offering of imported cheeses. In addition, there are Japanese and Indian highlights, as well as a live station for eggs and pasta.
$128++ per adult (with unlimited Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne) $98++ with unlimited juices and soft drinks $68++ per child aged 7-12 11.45am to 3.00pm.
Au Jardin (EJH Corner House, Singapore Botanic Garden Visitors Centre, Cluny Road) There’s nothing like a real garden setting to enjoy Easter celebrations in. Children can explore the garden, and go hunting for eggs. There will also be a balloon-sculptor on the grounds. The adults can indulge in brunch dishes like Grilled Welsh Lamb Saddle, and Easter specials like Confit of Organic Egg with Smoked Eel, Iberico Ham, and Truffle Reduction.
$88++ per adult and $44++ per child.
The Knolls (Capella Singapore, Sentosa) A giant piñata! How cool is that? Children will love shaking (and maybe breaking) it and collecting candy that falls out of it. There are also three camouflaged eggs to be found, with big prizes within them including luxurious resort stays and weekend dim sum treats. Diners will also get an edible chocolate egg door gift, and random eggs contain special prizes like spa or afternoon tea vouchers. In terms of food, there’s a Mediterranean buffet spread with salads, seafood, fine cut meats plus free flow of Taittinger Champagne as well as an organic wine bar.
$198++ (Adults) and S$68++ (Children below 12). Starts 12.30pm.