The season of Lent refers to a period of 40 days that culminates in the Easter weekend each year. Christians observe Lent by making sacrifices in their daily lives. This year, however, we are all making sacrifices regardless of our faiths. Still, Easter is a timely reminder that no matter how difficult life is now, there’s light at the end of every tunnel.
In the meantime, don’t crack under pressure! We can still celebrate this un-eggs-pectedly challenging Easter 2020 season. Just remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines and practise good hygiene at all times.
Easter 2020 Takeaway Goodies
Make it #StayHome Easter of glorious proportions with these takeaway goodies. Mark the season of new beginnings with everything from roast lamb to hot cross buns. On the morning of 12 April, stash chocolate eggs all over the house and get the kids egg-painting. Hoppy Easter, everybunny!
*NEW* Deliveroo x Sugar Thieves’ Hot Cross Croissants – FREE!
To usher in the joyous Easter season, Deliveroo has teamed up with local boutique bakery Sugar Thieves to create some yummy Hot Cross Croissants to spread Easter cheer. A new take on the traditional hot cross bun, it sees a cross-shaped frosting on a visually stunning cream-filled croissant. They are available in two Easter-inspired flavours — lightly spiced cinnamon and nutty-roasted carrot cake cream.
Complimentary, while stocks last from 10 to 12 April, for both delivery and pick-up orders from Mix & Match menus at Deliveroo Food Market at [email protected], Deliveroo Editions Katong and Deliveroo Editions CT Hub 2. The flavours will be gifted randomly to the first 10 orders per day.
Egg-stravagant Easter Takeaways from Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Choose from a selection of roasts from Roasted Lamb Shoulder stuffed with Prunes, to Roasted Challan Duck with Citrus, Chestnuts and Root Vegetables. Sharing platters, salads and freshly baked quiches complete the hearty feast. But wait, for dessert, options include Lemon Strawberry Cheese Cake, Manjari Chocolate Mousse Cake with Earl Grey and Lavender, Easter classic hot cross buns, and craft chocolate eggs.
Available for orders and collection till 12 April at the Festive Desk (Lobby level) at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, or shop online
L’Agneau de Lait Takeaway Set from Vianney Massot Restaurant
The specially curated set showcases legs of the exceptional milk-fed lamb from Pyrenees, pan-seared then slow-roasted to juicy perfection. Alongside is a bed of al dente and fragrant pilaf rice. Pair it with a basket of freshly baked mini croissant and baguette, compliments of the chef! This set from the one-Michelin-star restaurant is perfect for a family of four to five. Up the indulgence by ordering an additional tarte aux fraises and a bottle of red wine.
Hot Cross Buns from Baker & Cook
What is Easter without a hot cross bun or two? This year, Baker & Cook has launched three varieties of Hot Cross Buns. There’s good old Traditional, delightfully dark Double Chocolate, and for the first time ever, Vegan. In the spirit of Easter, Baker & Cook is donating $1 to Breast Cancer Foundation for every pack of Hot Cross Buns you purchase.
Available for orders, collection or delivery at Baker & Cook stores islandwide or shop online. Pre-order the Vegan variety at least two days in advance. You can also find the Traditional variety at Cold Storage, Market Place and Jason’s outlets islandwide.
Minions Easter Box from Janice Wong Singapore
In a collaboration with Universal Brand Development, Janice Wong Singapore is surprising Minion fans this Easter. Each box contains three limited-edition white chocolate Minion Surprise Eggs bursting with Banana Marshmallow filling. They come in Popcorn, Toffee Chocolate, and Sea Salt Pecan Fudge flavours.
Available for orders from 1 April at Janice Wong Singapore’s online store
Easter Goodies from Pacific Marketplace
Impress both children and the young-at-heart with beautifully crafted Easter goodies. There’s a show-stopping Large Chocolate Beehive Egg, adorable Round Rabbits, and Pacific Marketplace’s best-selling Marshmallow Eggs. A must-try this year is the breathtaking Apricot Dulcey Cake in Egg. Crack it open to believe it!
Available for orders and collection till 12 April at the Pacific Marketplace (Level 1) at Pan Pacific Singapore, or shop online
FRENZ Organic Eggs and more from Culina at COMO Dempsey
Aside from chocolate, there is nothing more ubiquitous to Easter than eggs. From egg-painting to egg-hunting and even egg-and-spoon races, it’s a big part of the fun. Of course, they’re an integral part of many traditional Easter dishes too. This year, get cracking with FRENZ eggs, the first and only certified organic and free-range eggs from New Zealand.
Available at Culina Market, along with other treats like Hot Cross Buns, Carrot Cake, and B.Barbero’s Easter chocolates. There will also be complimentary tastings (11 & 12 April, 10am – 12noon) of FRENZ Organic Eggs served four ways and an all-day Easter special meal featuring FRENZ eggs served at Culina Bistro (8 to 14 April)
Easter 2020 Brunch Feasts
Many Easter brunches around town have either been scaled back or cancelled altogether. But for others, the eggs must go on! The following hotels and restaurants have assured us that all dining and activities will be conducted in accordance with MOH recommendations. The info is accurate at time of publishing, but do call ahead for your reservations in case of last-minute changes.
**WITH THE ‘CIRCUIT BREAKER’ REGULATIONS IN PLACE, DINING IN IS NO LONGER ALLOWED. PLEASE CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL RESTAURANTS FOR TAKEAWAY OPTIONS**
*NEW* Porta Easter Brunch, Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Begin a sumptuous afternoon feast at Porta with freshly baked Hot Cross Buns, and unlimited servings of appetisers, sides, and salads. In addition to the Roasted Red Snapper at the live carving station, pick your choice of main course. Hearty brunch classics include Wally Eggs Benedict, and Gourmet Pork Sausage Roll. Plant-based options such as the Beyond Burger, and Orecchiette Pasta with Beyond sausage are also available. Complete the feast with delectable treats such as moist Carrot Cake and Chocolate Éclairs. You also stand to win staycation prizes in a lucky dip!
For the kids The Chocolate Fountain with a wide array of condiments beckons. Family activities (on a rotation basis) include Easter egg-painting and Easter Bunny-designing.
When 12 April, 12noon – 4pm
Where Level 1, 1 Unity Street
How much $39++ per adult | $16++ per child aged 5-11 years | Children under 5 years enjoy a complimentary Kids’ Dish of the Day
Reservations Call 6593 8855 | Email [email protected] | Visit www.porta.com.sg
*NEW* Easter Weekend Buffet Hi-Tea at Atrium Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Toast to the Easter weekend with a special spread of thematic savoury and sweets. Explore the various stations at the contemporary Atrium Restaurant that’s Halal certified. Have eggs done every which way, grill satay at the live station, try seafood dishes, and savour slices of Roast Beef Ribeye at the carving station. Enjoy a one-for-one discount with selected credit cards.
For the kids Explore the candylicious dessert table that offers Bunny Chocolates, Pumpkin Pie, Easter Cookies and Cakes, Kuehs and Ice Kachang.
When 10 April, 12noon – 2.30pm | 11 & 12 April, 12noon – 3.30pm
Where Level 4, 317 Outram Road
How much $78++ per adult | $20++ per child aged 6-12 years
Reservations Call 3138 2530 | Email [email protected] | Visit singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com
*NEW* Eggs-hilirating Easter Specials at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski
Don’t limit yourselves to one cuisine on this grand day. At Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, celebrate with flavours of Germany, Thailand, Italy, and Spain. No matter which outlet your table’s at, you’re free to pick from any menu within the dining destination! You can also order a special Easter Roast Platter at $68++ for a minimum of two diners. It features pasture-fed lamb leg, Angus strip loin, and corn-fed spring chicken, with all the trimmings.
For the kids Have the kids’ sweet tooth satisfied with a milkshake and sundae-focused meal from Capitol Milk Bar.
When 12 April, 12noon – 2.30pm
Where 13 Stamford Road
How much A la carte pricing applies
Reservations Call 6368 8888 | Visit www.kempinski.com
1. Magical Easter Sunday Buffet Lunch at Plate, Carlton City Hotel Singapore *CANCELLED*
Indulge in an epicurean buffet feast at Plate, beginning with endless seafood on ice and tantalising appetisers. Over at live carving stations, succulent roasts such as Baked Whole Salmon, and Herb Crusted Lamb Leg take centrestage. Hot mains include Cheesy Potato and Pork Scotch Eggs, and Dark Beer Braised Beef Cheek. Finally, the dessert bar features treats such as Easter Rice Cake, and kid-favourite Chocolate Fountain.
For the kids From 12.30pm to 1.30pm, expect fun-filled activities including balloon sculpting and a magician performing tableside.
When 12 April, 12noon – 3pm
Where Level 3, 1 Gopeng Street
How much From $42++ per adult | $21++ per child aged 6-12 years | Children under 5 years dine free
Reservations Call 6632 8922 | Email f&[email protected]
2. Easter Sunday Brunch at Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore
Brunch at Oscar’s this Easter Sunday includes BBQ Station and Dessert Library. The striking countertop will be overflowing with seafood delights including an array of oysters from across the globe. Follow that up with the likes of Butter Garlic Jumbo Clams, Creole Spiced Grilled Rock Lobster, Roast Ribs, and Mango Mille-feuille.
For the kids With Easter activities cancelled, direct the kids to the dessert spread, complete with a surprise Easter Macaroon and What’s Up Doc Cream Cheese Carrot Cake .
When 12 April, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Where Lobby level, 2 Temasek Boulevard
How much From $108++ per adult | $54++ per child aged 6-12 years | $27++ per child aged 3-5 years
Reservations Call 6432 7481/63 | Email [email protected] | Visit www.connoisseur.sg
3. Easter Champagne Brunch at Prego, Fairmont Singapore
Easter is a significant event in Italy, and Prego celebrates the occasion with a special brunch menu. House-made breads accompany classic Italian salads, cheeses, cold cuts, and fresh seafood. Then enjoy risottos, freshly made pastas, woodfired pizzas, grilled meats, and seafood. The special Easter carving comprises Lamb Fillet, Ratatouille, Potato and Thyme Jus. Desserts galore include hot-cross buns and a gelato cart.
For the kids Have fun decorating Easter cookies.
When 12 April, 11.30am – 2.30pm
Where Level 1, 80 Bras Basah Road
How much From $108++ per adult | $54++ per child aged 6-12 years
Reservations Call 6431 6156 | Email [email protected] | Visit www.prego.com.sg
4. Egg-squisite Easter Sunday Brunch at One-Ninety, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Spring into a wholesome three-course Easter Brunch with the family at One-Ninety. Yes, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has rejigged its iconic annual Easter buffet brunch in light of the situation. You’ll have a choice of starter, mains and dessert. Highlights include Roasted Celeriac Soup with Truffle Cream, Roasted Australian Lamb Chops, and Provençal Seafood Stew of Carabineros Red Prawns, Chickpeas, Squids, Sea Bream and Crab. Not forgetting desserts such as Caranoa Chocolate Sable Breton with Apricot Sorbet.
For the kids A children’s menu is available. In lieu of Easter activities, take home freshly baked traditional Hot Cross Buns instead.
When 12 April, 12noon – 3pm
Where Lobby level, 190 Orchard Boulevard
How much $68++ per person
Reservations Call 6831 7250 | Email [email protected]
5. Egg-stravagant Hilton Easter Sunday Brunch at Opus, Hilton Singapore
Feast to your hearts’ content at the return of one of the most talked-about Easter brunches in town. Ocean-fresh seafood, dedicated cheese room and 10 live stations await. Masterful grills comprise Crown Roast of Lamb, Pancetta-wrapped Pork Roast, and Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Virginia Baked Ham. Other highlights include Smoked Salmon Devilled Egg, Batata Harra with Quail Eggs, and Four Cheese Mac and Cheese with Scallops.
For the kids A host of fun-filled activities and the six-metre-long dessert showcase will surely fight for the kiddos’ attention. Hatch-your-own Easter golden egg filled with candy, and design-your-own popsicle interactive live stations will further surprise and delight them.
When 12 April, 12noon – 3pm
Where Lobby level, 581 Orchard Road
How much From $118++ per adult | $59++ per child aged 5-12 years
Reservations Call 6730 3390 | Email sinhi.F&[email protected] | Visit www.hiltonsingaporerestaurants.com
6. Easter-rific Sunday Champagne Brunch at Beach Road Kitchen, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Unlimited servings of Moët Chandon Grand Vintage 2020 champagne accompanies over 100 international selections at Beach Road Kitchen. Pick from a show-stopping Seafood Tower featuring Alaskan king crabs, poached Maine lobsters, freshly shucked oysters and more. The charcoal grill live station boasts Roasted Tomahawk, Grilled Iberico Pork and locally farmed Grilled Fish. Egg aficionados can also enjoy savoury and sweet highlights such as Eggs Benedict, Scotch Eggs, and Pavlova Egg Nest.
For the kids An afternoon of interactive entertainment, complete with Easter egg hunt, magic show, balloon sculpting, and more. Egg hunters will be divided into groups of 10 or fewer over three sessions.
When 12 April, 12noon – 3pm
Where Level 1, South Beach Avenue, 30 Beach Road
How much $168++ per adult | $68++ per child aged 6-12 years
Reservations Call 6818 1913 | Email [email protected] | Visit www.jwmarriottsingapore.com
7. LAVO’s Sunday Champagne Brunch – Easter Day Edition, Marina Bay Sands
Look forward to free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne paired with LAVO Singapore’s Italian American brunch menu at the iconic MBS rooftop. In line with the occasion, you can order new dishes such as Scotch Eggs with Hollandaise Sauce and Devilled Eggs. Then there’s Glazed Gammon Ham, Roasted Bone-in Lamb Leg, and Roasted Barramundi. In addition, all healthcare workers are entitled to 50% off the total bill (click for details).
For the kids Take part in family-friendly activities, while savouring chocolate eggs and bunny-shaped sweet treats from the dessert station.
When 12 April, 12noon – 3pm
Where Level 57, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Avenue
How much From $98++ per adult | $58++ per child aged 4-12 years
Reservations Call 6688 8591 | Email [email protected] | Visit www.lavosingapore.com
8. Melt Café’s Alice in Wonderland Easter Sunday Brunch, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Tuck into an extravagant spread of seafood, fromage and charcuterie, Asian delicacies, and live carving stations serving delectable gourmet meats. The brunch affair at Melt Café culminates in luscious desserts such as Easter Snow Egg with passion fruit and coconut, Easter Chocolate Bonbon Praline, and Easter Rice Pudding with vanilla sauce.
For the kids Little ones can participate in activities from a magic show to photo ops with Alice and friends. Of course, there’s the annual egg hunt with attractive prizes to be won!
When 12 April, 12noon – 3pm
Where Level 4, 5 Raffles Avenue
How much From $158++ per adult | $88++ per child aged 10-12 years | $58++ per child aged 7-9 years
Reservations Call 6885 3500 | Email [email protected] | Visit www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore
9. Sumptuous Easter Brunch at RISE, Marina Bay Sands
Kick start brunch at RISE with a cold seafood collection of fresh fine de claire oysters and Alaskan king crab. Chase it with creamy Lobster Bisque, Grilled Tiger Prawns, and Herb-crusted Lamb Chops. Over at the live carving station, relish Easter specials such as Whole Roasted Sanchoku Wagyu Striploin with Yorkshire Pudding, and Maple Glazed Gammon with Spiced Apple Chutney. In addition, all healthcare workers are entitled to 50% off the total bill (click for details).
For the kids With the Easter egg hunt and other activities cancelled, kids can focus on sweet treats instead. The dessert corner boasts two live stations serving Apple Strudel, and Chocolate Fondant.
When 12 April, 12noon – 2.30pm
Where Lobby, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Avenue
How much $98++ per adult | $38++ per child aged 6-12 years
Reservations Call 6688 5525 | Email [email protected]
10. Easter Sunday Lunch Buffet at Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Marriott Cafe pulls out all the stops to transform into an extravagant, extensive Easter Wonderland. Expect over 90 delicacies, including seafood on ice, charcuterie and cheese, live foie gras station and premium roasts. Highlights range from Dark Beer Cured Salmon to Red Wine Braised Lamb Neck, and Slow-Roasted Australian Beef Prime Rib. Adults can indulge in free-flow wines, beer, live mimosa and sangria station, and alcoholic milkshakes.
For the kids While Easter activities are off, the Grand Easter Chocolate Eggs display might just make up for it. Desserts include Hot Cross Bun Pudding, Giant Chocolate Egg Tiramisu, an Orange Chocolate Fountain, and more.
When 12 April, 12noon – 2.30pm
Where Lobby level, 320 Orchard Road
How much $108++ per adult | $48++ per child aged 5-12 years | Children under 5 years dine free
Reservations Call 6831 4605 | Visit www.singaporemarriott.com
11. Easter Weekend by the Bay at MONTI at 1-Pavilion
Waterfront Italian dining destination MONTI presents a decadent bottomless brunch for the family. The weekend Colapranzo Menu comprises an assortment of Italian starters, pasta, mains, sides, and desserts, alongside a lamb carving station. Mayura Wagyu Beef Tartare, Burrata-stuffed Ravioli in Burnt Butter Sauce, and Smoky Maple Pork Belly are just a few highlights. Complete the meal with desserts such as Vanilla Panna Cotta, the legendary MONTI Tiramisu, and selected wines and house-pour beers.
For the kids Search for golden Easter eggs containing attractive prizes. All guests also receive complimentary Easter eggs to take home.
12. Easter Nostalgic Weekend High Tea Buffet at Atrium, Pan Pacific Singapore
Gather the fam in cosy seating pods floating above the reflection pool at Atrium this Easter. The 44-metre-long bar will transform into a gastronomic all-you-can-eat buffet line. Nyonya Laksa, and Signature Pandan and Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake are just some Peranakan delights on offer. Quintessential English afternoon tea delicacies include Red Pepper Cream Cheese Quiche, and Raspberry Pistachio Vanilla Waffle Basket. Roasted Beef Short Ribs, and Herb-roasted Pork Baby Ribs feature at the carving station.
For the kids Look forward to kid-friendly morsels from Mini Wagyu Beef Sliders to assorted Easter Cupcakes, Pralines and Macarons.
When 11 & 12 April, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Where Level 1, 7 Raffles Boulevard
How much $54++ per person
Reservations Call 6826 8240 | Email [email protected]
13. Easter Vintage Champagne Brunch at Colony, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Look forward to an indulgent brunch affair at Colony, complete with unlimited pours of Champagne for the grown-ups. Culinary delights include Devilled Eggs with Gochujang Mayonnaise, Scallop with Kohlrabi Puree and Caviar, and King Crab with Truffle Ragout and Egg Custard. Of course, don’t forget Easter Pie and chocolate Easter-themed desserts galore.
For the kids Catch an appearance by the Easter Bunny and commemorate the day with a snapshot.
When 12 April, 12noon – 3.30pm
Where Level 3, 7 Raffles Avenue
How much From $228++ per adult | $114++ per child aged 6-12 years | $57++ per child aged 3-5 years
Reservations Call 6434 5288 | Email [email protected] | Visit www.ritzcarlton.com
14. Easter Afternoon Tea at The Dining Room, Sheraton Towers Singapore
In light of the COVID-19 situation, Easter Day Buffet Brunch at The Dining Room has been transformed into a leisurely Easter Afternoon Tea. Relax over a decadent selection of sweet and savoury delights, delicate pastries and handcrafted petite confectioneries. Each diner can also choose a Chef’s Special. Options are Wagyu Beef Scotch Egg with Saffron Hollandaise, Sous Vide Egg with Half Baby Lobster and Crustacean Sauce, and Baked Cheddar Egg Tart with Vegetarian Sausage.
For the kids Desserts should keep the little ones happy. These include Vanilla Scones, Apple Pound Cake, and Mango Jelly with a White Chocolate Egg Shell.
When 11 & 12 April, 12noon – 5pm
Where Lobby level, 39 Scotts Road
How much $42++ per person | $80++ for two persons
Reservations Call 6839 5621 | Email [email protected]
15. Easter Brunch at SKAI, Swissôtel The Stamford
Elevate Easter brunch with skyline views at SKAI, complete with extravagant new selections of free-flow plates and dessert spread. Delight in the likes of Burrata in Gazpacho, Lobster Miso Soup, Lamb Rump, Secreto Iberico, and SKAI Steak. Top-notch Easter cakes like Baked Cheesecake, Strawberry Shortcake, Citrus Berries Gateaux, and Simnel Almond Citrus Bar Butter Cake await. Adults can partake in unlimited servings of Taittinger Brut Réserve and bespoke Easter-themed cocktails.
For the kids Hunt for Easter Snow Eggs, and delight in the adorable Chocolate Bunnies Gateaux. Not forgetting the Bunny Carrot Cake that’s sure to attract the Easter Bunny!
16. No Eggs-cuses at the kitchen table, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
This Easter, the kitchen table hosts another egg-stravagant brunch, starting with Chilled Local Crab, Tandoori Lobster, and freshly shucked Oysters. Then move on to Crisp Suckling Pig with Apple Bourbon Sauce, and a Whole Lamb roasted on the pit. Round off your feast on an egg-cellent note with the W Sunny Side Up, comprising chocolate mousse and mango jelly. Adults can top up $60++ for bottomless bubbly.
For the kids Pack those swimsuits, because diners also enjoy complimentary access to WET®!
When 12 April, 12.30pm – 3pm
Where 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa Island
How much From $148++ per adult | $78++ per child aged 4-12 years
Reservations Call 6808 7268 | Email [email protected] | Visit www.wsingaporesentosacove.com
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