Weekend brunches in Singapore are all the rage. After all, there’s no better way to spend quality time with loved ones than over a good, hearty meal.
And when you’re a busy mother trying to wind down after a busy week at work, a cheeky champagne brunch is a great idea. One of the things I love most about weekend brunch — many focus on Sunday brunch, but some offer a Saturday option as well — is that most establishments go beyond offering an amazing spread of food by offering a kid’s room to keep the young ones entertained while daddy and mummy enjoy the meal.
Many of these rooms tend to be in a separate part of the hotel or a room in the corner of the restaurant which works well if you have older kids who can fend for themselves. But if like me, you have a toddler in tow that needs constant supervision, a separate room becomes a little less useful as one parent or caregiver still needs to be there to watch the child.
Which is why I was super pleased to discover that at Mitzo Restaurant & Bar’s (at Grand Park Orchard) weekend brunch, the newly launched kid’s playroom is located within the restaurant, just adjacent to the main dining hall, meaning that parents can eat while keeping an eye on the little ones who are enjoying the playroom’s engaging activities — such as cartoons and colouring — at the same time.
Food-wise, the restaurant has gone out of their way to include dishes that the children will appreciate. These dishes include a cute snail shaped Escargot cheese puff, a delicious Hokkaido cheese tart and evergreen favourites the likes of scallop congee.
The adult’s palettes will be just as tantalised as diners get to enjoy unlimited servings of Mitzo’s signatures dishes like the black pepper cod fish dumpling, some pretty exquisite har gao (prawn dumpling) and of course, Mitzo’s s famous special barbecued pork. For a luxurious touch, diners also have the option of picking one serving of Bamboo Clam, Live Lobster and an Abalone dish each.
At just $68++ per person, the brunch is one of the more well-priced ones in town. An addition of $60++, gets a weary mum or dadd free flow artisanal cocktails, Veuve Clicquot champagne wines and beers. But price aside, it is the thoughtfulness of where the kid’s playroom is located that has won me over, making Mitzo one of my current favourites.
Most little ones have endless amounts of energy and even the young toddlers need space to run around. Being able to enjoy a meal in (relative) peace while keeping a keen eye on the kid really is the best of both worlds indeed.
Mitzo Weekend Brunch is available every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday from 11.30am to 2.3opm. For enquiries and reservations, please call +65 66038855 or email [email protected]
Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road.