Feel Like You're In Australia At The Melbourne Brunch Festival In Singapore Ft. Over 40 Dishes

Feel Like You're In Australia At The Melbourne Brunch Festival In Singapore Ft. Over 40 Dishes

Lifestyle Food
By Karmen on 02 Jul 2022
Digital Editor

Even as many of us are finally getting a much-needed holiday overseas, that craving for an out-of-Singapore experience will probably always be alive and well. If the city you're missing or can't wait to check off your travel bucket list is Melbourne, you might get a smidge of it in the form of food at the Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022.

From 1 to 31 July, 11 restaurants across Singapore will showcase the very best of Victorian produce through luxurious brunch menus, presented by Global Victoria and Agriculture Victoria.

I went on a little brunch spree around three of the restaurants and here's the report:

Café Natsu

This new stylish cafe at Joo Chiat road has introduced four Melbourne-style brunch items in addition to their usual Japanese-inspired menu.

The Cereal Crusted French Toast ($22) tastes as good as its looks, with Victorian seasonal fruits and roasted almond ice cream on crispy toast.

Café Natsu Cereal Crusted French Toast - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

If you're craving something more substantial, go for the Wagyu Beef Sando ($26). This neatly constructed sandwich has tender Jack's Creek Shortrib with Shishito ketchup, butter lettuce and yuzu kosho adding a subtle citrus flavour. It's served with a side of togarashi fries that's so addictive.

Café Natsu Wagyu Beef Sando - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

Another meaty option is the Wagyu Burger ($28), which has a Blackmore's wagyu beef patty, smoked marrow, bacon jam, dill pickles and yuzu kosho mayo. For the uninitiated, the 'Blackmore' here isn't the supplement brand, but the pioneer of wagyu beef in Australia, David Blackmore.

Café Natsu Wagyu Burger - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

The final dish in the line-up is the Buckwheat Granola with Seasonal Fruits and Yuzu ($16) which features Sahara yoghurt, buckwheat granola, Kurozato brown sugar, crispy black wild rice, seasonal fruits and Hokkaido milk.

Café Natsu
Address: 283 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427537
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Club Street Wine Room

The next stop was this swanky wine bar and restaurant along Club Street, where things started off strong with the pleasantly salty Bass Strait Beef Tartare ($16) on toast infused with scallop paste.

Club Street Wine Room Bass Strait Beef Tartare - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

Club Street Wine Room's Smashed Avocado Benedict ($30) is classic brunch food done right, featuring fresh salmon, Victorian avocados and spinach, eggs and miso hollandaise.

Club Street Wine Room Smashed Avocado Benedict - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

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For something carb-heavy, go for the Club Street Sandwich ($36) with Bass Strait beef short rib, gribiche and pickles served with a side of fries, salad and French dip.

Club Street Wine Room Club Street Sandwich - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

Club Street Wine Room
Address: 87 Club St, Singapore 069455
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The Marmalade Pantry

Finally, I arrived at the bright and airy cafe, The Marmalade Pantry, for five limited edition brunch items - three savouries, one dessert and smoothies.

The Corned Beef Quesadilla ($32) was a refreshing dish with Bass Strait corned beef, grilled corn, tomato salsa and pura ranch dressing.

The Marmalade Pantry Corned Beef Quesadilla - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

Something with simpler flavours that yet no less satisfying was the Avocado Toast ($26) with mashed Hass Avocado, perfectly soft-scrambled eggs and Yarra Valley salmon roe on sourdough bread.

The Marmalade Pantry Avocado Toast - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

There's also a vegetarian option, the Roasted Vegetable Tart ($22), with cherry tomatoes, arugula, romesco, peppers, zucchini, Meredith Dairy marinated goat's cheese.

The Marmalade Pantry Roasted Vegetable Tart - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

Finish your meal with the Buttermilk Pancakes ($22) a fluffy and fragrant pancake topped with caramelised pink lady apples and whipped Royal Victoria cream cheese.

The Marmalade Pantry Buttermilk Pancakes - Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

The Marmalade Pantry is also introducing three new thick and decadent smoothies made with Farmers Union Greek Yogurt: Summer Berries Smoothie ($11), Blueberry Smoothie ($11), and Avocado Smoothie ($11.50).

The Marmalade Pantry
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If you're up for more brunch-hopping, check out the eight other restaurants with new dishes for Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022: Meatsmith Little India, PUNCH, Symmetry, Terra Madre, Tess Bar & Kitchen, The Kongsee, The Masons Table and Tolido's Espresso Nook.

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