Brunching on Sentosa is just different, don’t you think? The relaxed island vibes make it feel like a whole other world away, which explains why we have a soft spot for bottomless weekend feasts there. This time, we checked out the kitchen table’s Sunday Remix Brunch at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, which is designed to help diners recharge for the work week ahead. Here’s a pro-tip even before we dive in: pre-payment of one week in advance will actually score you a 20% off your meal! Of course, blackout dates apply for the festive season and occasions like Easter and Mother’s Day.
Priced at $168++ per person for free flow Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, house wines, beer, and cocktails (there’s also an option for the above without champagne at $148++), saying the kitchen table’s buffet spread is big is an understatement, as the brunch also takes over sister restaurant SKIRT in the day.
The moment we sat down, we realised every table was equipped with a cracker for most Singaporeans favourite part of a quality buffet – crustaceans on ice. Unfortunately, the pieces of Alaskan crab were too cold and icy to eat or even to tell if they were fresh, but the lobsters and French oysters were fresh and juicy. The plump and sweet Hokkaido scallop sashimi – not a common occurrence at most buffet brunches – were delightful as well.
The execution of seafood continues to be excellent throughout the rest of the brunch. From the hot stations, we recommend trying the soft shell crab eggs Benedict and the Tandoori lobster. The eggs (thankfully) did their mandatory oozing and the crustacean atop the avocado smeared English muffin was meaty and well-seasoned. The spiced marinade of the tandoori lobster wasn’t too subtle, yet it didn’t overwhelm the sweetness of the flesh, nor did it dry out despite sitting on the buffet line for some time.
At SKIRT, you’ll find the live charcoal grill station, where the fresh and sweet tiger prawns are a must. There’s also lamb and sirloin; though the latter was a tad dry because the steaks were cut quite thinly, the lamb chops were cooked well and not too gamey, thus satisfying our meat cravings. For more delicious protein, don’t miss the char siew and the Chinese roast duck at the hot station located in the middle of the kitchen table.
Even if you aren’t one to waste space on carbs at buffets, try their mushroom barley risotto with black truffle. The grains are cooked to a nice al dente, it’s not too creamy and the truffle is subtle enough to finish the entire portion on one’s own. Both the chicken soup (great for hangovers, really) and the laksa broth at the noodle station are perfect if you want something warming too.
From a variety of ice cream flavours to the chocolate fountain, and an eye-opening array of cakes (try the After 8 and the moist, flavourful carrot cake), there’s something at the dessert section for every whim and fancy.
the kitchen table is located at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa, Singapore 098374, p. +65 6808 7268. The Sunday Remix Brunch happens every week 12.30pm to 3pm, free flow ends at 2.30pm.