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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
1 HarbourFront Walk