If lobster rolls, benedict, and waffles are your thing, weekends are made better with a brand-new brunch menu from Burger & Lobster Singapore.
This selection is exclusively available at the Raffles Hotel outlet (entry now via Seah Street side).
What you can expect is a special selection of lobster brunch items such as Bloody Mary Roll and B&L Lobster Benedict, along with refreshing dessert, sides and creative concoctions.
A bit of background: Burger & Lobster was launched in Mayfair by four schoolmates in 2011, and the concept then focused on great food and quality with just two ingredients – burger and lobster.
It has expanded from London, to New York, Bangkok, Malaysia, Kuwait and Singapore. The two Singapore outlets are at Jewel Changi Airport and Raffles Hotel at the famous Arcade – in which diners can dine in a charming old-school opulent setting.
Regular mains you can find at Burger & Lobster Singapore include the Original Roll, Beast Burger, California Roll, Surf & Turf Roll, Mayfair Burger, Smoked BBQ Burger, and The Wholesome Burger.
Diners are assured of freshness as all restaurants feature live lobsters flown in from Nova Scotia, Canada; and beef from the cattle ranchers in Nebraska.
If you are thinking of heading for the Weekend Brunch at Raffles Hotel for a relaxing good time, it is available from 11am to 3pm on Fridays, 10:30am to 3pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Here’s more on what you can expect from the B&L Weekend Brunch: (prevailing service charge and taxes apply)
Bloody Mary Roll ($24)
All the lobster brioche rolls served at B&L feature wild-caught Atlantic lobsters delivered to the restaurant daily, and therefore you get juicy and succulent chunks filled in the buns.
Here’s the twist: inspired by the famed cocktail Bloody Mary (but this version is made virgin), the lobster roll is tossed with spicy tomato mayo, folded in with celery salt, and topped with charred cherry tomatoes and chopped chives.
In addition to the sweetness of the lobster meat, you get the hint of the bright tomato, salty, spicy taste of Bloody Mary, that gives a refreshing and invigorating edge.
What I also enjoyed was the light crisp of the warm toasted potato brioche roll.
B & L Lobster Benedict ($26)
There is a lot of lobster flavour packed in this benedict. At the bottom are English muffins toasted with butter, then topped with reduced lobster bisque.
This is further layered with mashed avocadoes done guacamole-style, a whole crispy bacon placed across, and a house-made lobster-bisque mayo.
Not forgetting the two main ‘stars’ of chilled, chunky Nova Scotian lobster, and 64-degree sous-vide egg.
To complete the brunch dish is the creamy and rich lobster bisque hollandaise sauce. You are getting the lobster flavour in every layer, which makes this decadent and kind of dreamy to have.
Mala Corn ($6)
An appetiser of grilled corn tossed in a fragrant spicy mala rub, sprinkled with chives.
You get a bit of sweetness of the corn, nuttiness as well as that light spicy and numbing sensation. I thought that the mala-ness was on the subtle side, and could afford to go heavier on the spice level.
Fried Cauliflower ($6)
Florets of fried cauliflower fried to a golden-brown colour with a bit of nutty flavour, to be best dipped into the lime cilantro mayonnaise to have that refreshing and tangy feeling.
Waffles, Raspberries & Ice Cream ($18)
Brunch is never quite complete without waffles. This Belgian-style waffle is topped with refreshing strawberry ice cream, drizzled with chocolate and salted caramel sauce, garnished with juicy raspberries.
I loved the waffles for the buttery and toasty outer layer, while the tangy gelato and fruits make this a delicious dessert for the summer.
Expect new creative cocktails and drinks from the expanded beverage menu to be served at both the Jewel Changi Airport and Raffles Hotel outlets during operating hours.
The extensive beverage selection is created in collaboration with award-winning beverage experts Old Young’s Distillery from Perth and Alain Milliat from France.
Signature cocktails include the pretty-in-pink Little Red Dot ($18) made with Hendrick’s Gin, Sg Distillery Stolen Roses Gin and Raspberry coconut syrup; and Where’s My Culture ($20) which is a yogurt-like cocktail thick, floral and sweet.
A Blood Mary Roll may not be that complete with a drink of Bloody Mary ($22) – a blend of smoked vodka, tomato juice, spice mix and olives.
For non-alcohol drinkers, there is also the Virgin Mary ($14) made with tomato juice, spice mix and olives.
Burger & Lobster – Raffles Hotel
328 North Bridge Road Singapore 188719
Tel: +65 6971 6127
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 10pm (Fri), 10:30am – 10pm (Sat), 10.30am – 9:30pm (Sun)
Brunch: 11am – 3pm (Fri), 10:30am – 3pm (Sat – Sun) Last orders 30 min before closing
Burger & Lobster – Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport #05-203, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 10pm (Fri – Sat), 11am – 9:30pm (Sun)
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