Barossa Introduces New Wholesome Yet Healthy Brunches at VivoCity Outlet


Australian-inspired bar and grill Barossa offers a laid-back ambience to chill out over premium meats and drinks after work, but did you know that it you can also enjoy weekend brunch at its VivoCity outlet? Replete with the serene view of the sea and Sentosa, no less.

A view of Sentosa as seen from Barossa. Photo © Fen Chia.

Barossa’s new weekend brunch menu boasts six new dishes, which include meatless options for vegans and vegetarians. The dishes are priced reasonably from S$18 to $24. For the full works of a truly ‘boozy’ brunch, you get to enjoy the Happy Hour options like S$29.90 for free flow of wine and sparkling wine, S$18++ for a bucket of three beers, S$25++ for a bucket of five beers, as well as S$10++ for a pint of beer or a glass of wine/sparkling wine. The Happy Hour drinks are from Saturday to Sunday, 11.30am to 6pm or Mondays to Fridays, 12 pm to 2 pm.

Barossa is known as a chill-out drinks place, but it now welcomes diners for brunch too. Photo © Fen Chia.

Our weekend brunch began with the Big Brekkie (S$24), which features eggs, bacon, bratwurst, hash brown, sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes, guacamole and sourdough bread with eggs prepared one of four ways: scrambled, poached, over easy or sunny side up. I was ravenous for this hearty favourite, and enjoyed the eggs scrambled, which is how I like my eggs best. Vegan diners can consider the alternative Vegan Big Breakfast (S$22) version, where there is vegan sausage and eggplant ‘bacon’ instead.

The Big Brekkie (S$24). There’s also a Vegan option (S$22) with meatless sausage and eggplant bacon. Photo © Fen Chia.

Call me a spoilt member of the ‘avocado toast’ millennial generation if you will, but I wear that label proudly, for more guacamole and avocado anything is awesome to my tastebuds. And I found just that in the Marinated Steak Sumptuous Bowl (S$24), which carried healthy nutrients in the form of more guacamole, quinoa, salad, tomato salsa, sweet corn, spiced black beans, topped off with marinated char-grilled premium beef. Steak for brunch is decadent, but allow yourself this indulgence with the balance of the other healthy morsels that the beef is nestled within.

Meat lovers will find delight in this Marinated Steak Sumptuous Bowl (S$24). Photo © Fen Chia.

Having had my fair introduction to Barossa’s meats  while cognisant of other premium offerings like grain-fed pork and dry-aged Australian beef to discover another time, I was keen to try a meatless brunch dish. The Moroccan Chickpea and Vegan Meat Stew (S$18) is a Middle Eastern-inspired Tabbouleh that comes with two grilled slices of sourdough bread. Amid the flavourful tomato-based stew of chickpeas, kidney beans topped with fresh parsley and mint is vegan beef in the form of ‘Omnimeat’. This was the first time I tried plant-based meat and truth be told, I couldn’t tell the difference!

Moroccan Chickpea and Vegan Meat Stew (Vegan) (S$18) is an option for vegans. Photo © Fen Chia.

I was stuffed by now, but the other option I’d like to try the next time is the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict (S$24), another classic brunch dish. And, for those with a sweet tooth, the vegetarian option of Classic French Toast (S$18) features brioche bread that is first soaked in eggs and milk then fried and served with mascarpone cream, maple syrup and raspberry coulis. it probably makes sense to order the French toast as a nice sweet contrast to balance out the savoury. I sure regret I didn’t, but I make a mental note to do so on my next visit.

Photo © Fen Chia.

Love dining in a group? From now until 28 February 2021, take the opportunity to enjoy 3+1 Weekend Brunch deal  whereby one of every table of four patrons ordering brunch gets to dine free (reservations required). The deal is to celebrate Australia’s National Day on 26 January.

The brunch menu is only available at Barossa VivoCity.

Barossa VivoCity
1 HarbourFront Walk
#01-161/162 Vivocity
Singapore 098585


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When not checking out new hotels or restaurants, Singapore-based writer Fen spends her time reading obsessively about and travelling to destinations with unpronounceable names. She also can't stop getting sentimental about vanishing trades and documenting them for posterity.

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