Weekends are meant for kicking back and relaxing, catching up with your loved ones, or taking the day off on your own to recharge.
It’s to reward yourself for a long week at work – or at school! So, when the weekend comes around, treasure the chance to sleep in and start your day with a hearty brunch or a scrumptious dinner!
Check out Robertson Walk, a peaceful spot hidden away from Singapore’s hustle and bustle. It’s close to the Singapore River, where you can take a relaxing stroll before or after your meal. Soak in the contrasting architectures of traditional shop houses amidst our city’s spectacular skyline, or ride a bumboat and experience being a local tourist! If you’re a history buff, the nearby Asian Civilization Museum might also be a good stop for you. After exploring the riverside, unwind with a delightful meal and drink. It’s all about pampering yourself with sights, sounds and taste!
1. Pies & Coffee
You’ll be spoilt for choice at this family-friendly joint, with its assortment of all-day breakfast sets like Croissant with Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs ($11.90) and Croissant with Turkey Ham and Cheese and Scrambled Eggs ($8.90). If you’re up for something sweet, there is also good ol’ Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Butter ($6.90) or the tantalizing Hazelnut Banana Pancakes ($8.90) drenched with dark and velvety hazelnut sauce.
If a brunch set is too heavy for you, check out the café’s savory pies, all going for $7.90 each. Each pie is baked to a crispy and buttery crust topped with rich gravy, making it a comfort food like no other. Try meat options like the Wagyu Beef Cheek Pie, Steak and Nacho Cheese Pie, or Charcoal Crust Curry Chicken Pie; or non-meat options like the Mushroom Ragout Pie.
And of course, what is brunch without a satisfying cup of coffee or tea? Complete your meals with a traditional Latte ($5.90) or a soothing Chai Latte ($5.35) that never disappoints or treat yourself to a special concoction of Crème Brulee Cappucino ($6.90).
Pies & Coffee (#01-25) is open from 8.30am to 11pm on Fri, Sat and Eve of PH; and from 8.30am to 9.30pm from Sun to Thur.
2. Lucca’s Trattoria
Lucca’s Trattoria spices up the brunch experience by giving you an authentic European escapade with its gingham table clothes and rustic furniture. It’s open every day, including the eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays, so if you’re looking for a classy way to start off (or end) any day of the week, come on down to Lucca’s!
Here, premium ingredients from Italy are crafted into hand-made pastas and pizzas, using closely-guarded recipes. It’s pizza dough is made from a centuries-old family recipe and baked-to-order in the open kitchen, ensuring its fresh all the time.
Try all-time favourites such as the impeccable Vongole Vino Bianco ($26), the Carne pizza ($21/$26) – a meat-lover’s fantasy; or Lucca’s delectable risottos. And when in Italy – do as Italians do! Treat yourself to a cup (or two) of espresso or cappuccino at the end of your meal.
Lucca’s Trattoria (#01-12) is open from 12pm to 1am on Fri and Eve of PH; from 11.30am to 1.00am on Sat; from 11.30am to 11pm to Sun and PH; and from 12pm to 11pm from Mon to Thur.
3. Wine Connection Cheese Bar
For another unconventional brunch experience, check out Wine Connection Cheese Bar. Offering over 40 matured farm cheeses air-flown from Europe, this swanky spot is a cheese addict’s paradise! Its signature dish, the “Raclette” – melted cheese over a smorgasbord of potatoes and cold cuts – is the perfect feast to share with friends. Imagine watching a mini waterfall of cheese dousing the entire platter! You’ll also find recommended wine pairings for every dish on the menu. A good wine pairing will bring out the subtle taste notes in the cheese, and Wine Connection Cheese Bar makes sure that you’ll get the fullest cheese experience!
Wine Connection Cheese Bar (#01-05) is open from 11am to 2am on Fri and Sat; from 11am to 11pm on Sun; and from 11am to 1am from Mon to Thur.
4. Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro
If you can’t get enough of Wine Connection’s splendid offerings, head on to its Tapas Bar & Bistro where there are fuller set lunches, with wide selections of pastas, pizzas, and lunch classics. You can also enjoy a relaxing ambiance with its stylish retro interiors made of bricks walls, a mix of leather sofas and metallic chairs, and rustic wooden tables.
Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro (#01-19/20) is open from 11.30am to 2am on Fri and Sat; from 11.30am to 11pm on Sun; and from 11.30am to 1am from Mon to Thur.
5. Amber Nectar
For many, booze is not just a good-to-have, but an essential pairing for the meal to be complete. So if you’re the type to chug it up, come lounge in this laid-back bar with an alfresco area, and catch up with your clique over a variety of imported, freshly tapped German beers. If you prefer to savor these artisanal brews in the comfort of your home, Amber Nectar offers four different take-home beers bottled in beer growlers. Beer growlers are customized bottles made of tinted brown glasses that keep out UV rays so that the beers stay fresh and frothy. You can even bring back your growler from Amber Nectar for refills – it stores up to 1.89 litres/ four pints! While downing these delicious beers, don’t forget to fill your bellies with Amber Nectar’s authentic German platters!
Amber Nectar (#01-10/11) is open from 12pm to 2am on Fri and Sat; from 5pm to 1am on Mon; and from 12pm to 1am from Tues to Thur. Amber Nectar is closed on Sun.
6. Orihara Liquor Shop & Bar and Shirokane Tori-Tama Yakitori
This intimate, dimly lit joint is perfect if you’re up for a more exotic alcohol selection with a few gastronomical surprises. You’ll find an extensive and authentic range of Japanese liquors from Orihara Liquor Shop & Bar, and delectable yakitori (grilled chicken-on-stick) dishes from Shirokane Tori-Tama Yakitori. These two outlets share a unit so you can enjoy a slow evening sipping on a selection of Nihonshu (rice wine) or Umeshu (plum wine), while munching on funky but tasty grilled chicken. Orihara Liquor Shop & Bar is the overseas flagship branch of Orihara Company Limited Japan, so you can expect nothing less from its liquor offerings! The warm ambience also makes for a romantic evening or the ideal night out with close friends.
Orihara Liquor Shop & Bar (#01-02) is open from 7pm to 1.30am from Thur to Sat; and 7pm to 12am from Mon to Wed. Orihara is closed on Sun and every 3rd Mon of the month.
Shirokane Tori-Tama Yakitori (#01-02) is open from 7pm to 12am from Thur to Sat; and 7pm to 12am from Mon to Wed. . Shirokane is closed on Sun and every 3rd Mon of the month.
7. Teppan Bar Q
Eat and be entertained! Teppan Bar Q sure knows how to titillate your tastebuds as its chefs whip up Teppanyaki meals in full view of diners. While tasting quality grilled meats and seafood, you’ll get to watch the magic that goes into these Japanese-Spanish fusion delicacies. It’s a lively kitchen-table experience that keeps you drooling for more, so grab some company and visit them for a gastronomical experience!
Teppan Bar Q (#01-21/22) is open from 6pm to 12am daily.
8. The Chamber
Sometimes it pays to let your hair down and let loose with your pals! With its casual outdoor dining area and football screenings, The Chamber is the place for you if you need to unwind. Have a drink and dig into any of its appetizing bistro meals from the wide menu selection!
The Chamber (#01-16) is open from 5pm to 2am on Sat and Sun; and from 4pm to 1am from Mon to Fri.
So drop by Robertson Walk whenever you feel like having a relaxing meal; when you need a little pick-me-up; when you want to catch up with friends or if you simply love watching sports on the big screen!
Robertson Walk is located at 11 Unity Street S(237995), and is open from 11am to 1am daily.