If you thought that Clarke Quay is just a raving nightspot crowded with late-night revellers, you thought wrong. The selection of dining and brunch options is endless. And we’re also talking about a whole array of choices from Vietnamese and Thai to Spanish and more.

Contrary to what many may think, a bevy of restaurants in Clarke Quay are open for lunch and weekend brunch amidst the availability of a variety of entertainment like family-friendly karaoke at Tang Music Box and Go Scoot, a scooter rental service. If you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side, an adrenaline-pumping extreme bungy-jumping experience awaits at G-Max.

Besides that, here are 10 places that will prove why Clarke Quay is now THE spot to hit up for a wonderful weekend brunch with your family.

Peony Jade Clarke Quay

Chao Zhou Braised Platter (duck, eggs, peanuts and tau-kua)

Szechuan-style stewed eggplant with minced meat

Tuck into a sumptuous spread of Teochew and Cantonese dishes as you gather with your family or friends in the intimate and elegant setting at the family-friendly restaurant. There’s no better time as Peony Jade is running its Hearty Heritage “Lai Jiak Mui” Teochew & Cantonese Porridge Ala Carte Buffet Lunch ($18++), with 20 dishes for you to choose from.

Stir-fried Kurobuta pork with black peppercorn

One must-try at the lunch buffet is the Stir-fried Kurobuta pork with black peppercorn sauce, where the peppery taste enhances the flavour of the succulent pork. The mouth-watering ChaoZhou Braised Platter and Szechuan-style stewed eggplant with minced meat are also a hit with diners. Apart from that, the group setting makes it ideal for family feasts during gatherings, or to celebrate special occasions like birthdays, baby’s full-month parties, graduations and life’s little meaningful milestones.

*For a limited time only, 1 dines for free with every 2 paying customers for “Lai Jiak Mui” Teochew & Cantonese Porridge Ala Carte Buffet Lunch! Minimum 3 to dine.

Blk A, #02-02
Phone: 6338 0305

Opening hours: 11am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm daily
More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Little Saigon

Pho Bo, or Beef Noodle Soup, $17++

Situated along the Singapore River, Little Saigon boasts of delectable and authentic Vietnamese dishes you can’t miss. Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup, $17++) at Little Saigon comes with glass noodles of the right chewiness and tender beef slices any foodie will relish. This is certainly a dish parents and their kids can’t say no to, making Little Saigon an ideal place for family brunch.

Tom Va Thit Ga, or Prawns & Chicken Fresh Spring Rolls, $10++

Round off your meal with Tom Va Thit Ga ($10++) and a summer Mekong cocktail ($16.50++) with zesty notes of lemongrass and Curaçao. Better yet, immerse yourself in the evening glow of the river as you enjoy an authentic meal at Little Saigon while admiring a picturesque view of an iconic spot in Singapore.

Mekong cocktail, $16.50++

Blk E, #01-02
Phone: 6337 5585

Opening hours: 12pm to 1am (lunch 12pm to 3pm) on Sunday through Thursday; 3pm to 3am on Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday

More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Octapas

Stuffed Piquillo with Shrimps Béchamel (Piquillo relleno con Camarones), $15++

If you’re looking for a cosy environment to catch up with your family over tantalising tapas, why not head down to Octapas? Indulging in tapas and drinks isn’t limited to any time of the day – especially with new menu additions such the tasty Stuffed Piquillo with Shrimps Béchamel. Fret not, the tapas are bite-sized so you still have some room for your next meal.

Summer Melon Sangria, $15.50++

Braised Lamb Shank in Red Wine Sauce (Estofado de Cordero), $22++

While you’re at it, refresh your tastebuds with a glass of Summer Melon Sangria ($15.50++). Braised Lamb Shank in Red Wine Sauce is one dish you HAVE to try with its tender and earthy-tasting lamb meat, which you won’t stop at the first few mouthfuls.

Blk D, #01-08
Phone: 6837 2938

Opening hours: 12pm to 1am on Sunday through Thursday (last order at 12.30am); 12pm to 2am on Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday (last order at 1.30am)
More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Hutong

Fried Rice with Seafood and Caviar, $18 ++

There is nothing NOT decadent at Hutong as even fried rice comes with caviar. The Fried Rice with Seafood and Caviar ($18++) is aromatic and scrumptious with every bite, with different textures of both rice and fish roe complementing one another.

Braised Pork Ribs with Coffee Sauce, $24++

Coffee connoisseurs will love the Braised Pork Ribs with Coffee Sauce ($24++) with the distinctive taste of coffee infused in the ribs, leaving a pleasant aftertaste that of course reminds you of coffee. Northern Chinese cuisine hasn’t tasted this good in a while and it tastes even better as you bond with your parents over brunch during the weekends at this oriental gem.

Blk D, #01-07
Phone: 6336 0212

Opening hours: 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 11pm daily

More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Bayang

Curry Chicken Hotpot with Prata Bread set, served alongside Iced Bandung or Fresh Lime Juice, $20++ per set

Clarke Quay has literally every type of cuisine because even if you are in the mood for Balinese food – they have it. Set foot into Bayang and you will be greeted by the familiar laid-back setting characteristic of Balinese restaurants.

The Curry Chicken Hotpot with Prata Bread set, served alongside Iced Bandung or Fresh Lime Juice ($20++ per set) is highly recommended. The prata bread is not only crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. As the Curry Chicken Hotpot tends towards the sweet side, diners unable to take spiciness can also enjoy the alluring medley of herbs and spices in this curry.

Blk A, #01-05
Phone: 6337 0144

Opening hours: 11am to 11pm daily

More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Fremantle Seafood Market

Hot Seafood Platter, $86++

Revel in the scenic view along Singapore River at the alfresco dining area outside Fremantle as you sink your teeth into a tantalising spread of Hot Seafood Platter ($86++). The platter is chockful of grilled Tarragon octopus, grilled oysters, steamed butter prawns, mussels & clams as well as Soft Shell Crab with Chilli Crab sauce and fried Man Tou are bound to leave you salivating. You’ve been warned.

Lychee Fizz (mocktail), $12++

Singapore Sling, $18++

Singapore Sling ($18++), a uniquely Singaporean tipple at Fremantle also packs a punch, leaving you revitalised and zesty after the drink. Or else, chill out with Lychee Fizz ($12++), refreshing mocktail that freshens you up, especially in the afternoon heat. In fact, Sunday is a great time to hit up Fremantle Seafood Market with your kiddo, as kids enjoy a Sunday treat where they can dine for free with two paying adults between 12pm and 3pm.

*Terms and conditions apply. More details are found here.

Blk E, #01-06
Phone: 6337 1838

Opening hours: 12pm to 11pm (last order at 10.30pm) on Sunday through Thursday; 12pm to 2am (last order at 12.30am) on Friday and Saturday

More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Talay Thai

The Thais are known for their creativity and it shows in the alcoholic tipples at Talay Thai. Thai-jito ($28 for 2 pax) is a creative lychee and rambutan concoction with a unique spin on a classic Mojito – the drinks are served in old-school tingkat. If you find yourself more of a Thai milk tea person, Thai-chai ($12++) is the go-to drink for you.

Thai-chai, $12++

Grilled Platter, $46++

Seafood lovers won’t be able to resist the delectable Grilled Platter ($46++) at Talay Thai, especially with three dipping sauces – chilli, seafood and satay – and each enhancing the smoky flavour of the meat. The platter presents an exciting seafood party of grilled ribeye with jaew sauce, grilled prawns with spicy tamarind glaze, grilled oysters with nam jim dressing, grilled chicken brochette with peanut sauce as well as thai-marinated char-grilled squid with nam jim dressing.

Given such a wide variety, there’s simply something for everyone in the family, so bring your children to Talay Thai, especially with a Sunday treat promotion where one kid gets to dine for free with every two paying adults between 12pm and 3pm.

*Terms and conditions apply. More details are found here.

Blk E, #01-05
Phone: 6337 1838

Opening hours: 12pm to 10.30pm on Sunday through Thursday; 12pm to 1.30am on Friday and Saturday

More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Xiao Chen Gu Shi

$10++ for white rice, 2 sides (braised peanuts and salted vegetables) and a bowl of bak kut teh. 

As you take in a waft of the peppery aroma of the Bak Kut Teh soup, everything else fades into nothingness. Xiao Chen Gu Shi has some of the best and most value-for-money Bak Kut Teh set.

The set comes with rice and other essential and delectable side dishes such as Braised Peanuts and Fried You Tiao. Even if your children aren’t in the mood for Bak Ku Teh, their slow-cooked Braised Trotters will pander to even the pickiest taste bud common amongst children.

Braised Trotters, $7++ 

Blk E, #01-08
Phone: 6336 0939

Opening hours: 11am to 6am daily except Sunday (11am to 10pm)

More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Paulaner Clarke Quay

Bavarian Sausage Platter, served along various dips, $16++

Even with kids in tow, Paulaner Clarke Quay is one destination you mustn’t miss, particularly with their weekend-only brunch menu. Bavarian Sausage Platter ($26++ for 1 pax) and Pretzel Hotdog ($16++) make pretty good brunch fuel, especially with their tasty and succulent sausages.

Crispy Pork Knuckle, $23++ for half,  $35++ for whole

You also won’t go wrong with a German specialty – Crispy Pork Knuckle ($23++ for half, $35++ for whole) that is served alongside tangy sauerkraut, enhancing the flavour of the meaty pork knuckles.

Strawberry Booster Smoothie (left), $10++ and Hefé-Weissbier (right), $18++ per pint

Need to satiate your smoothie fix? Paulaner Clarke Quay has just the perfectly sweet Strawberry Booster Smoothie ($10++) for you. If not, just grab yourself a pint of fresh and crisp Hefé-Weissbier beer ($18++ per pint) from the bar.

Blk B, #01-12
Phone: 6338 0480

Opening hours:  5pm to 2am on Sunday through Tuesday; 5pm to 3am on Wednesday through Friday; open till 4am on last two Fridays of the month and 5pm to 4am on Saturday

More details on the restaurant can be found here.

 

Da Miao Hotpot

Slices of premium Australian beef ($32++) are served for hotpot.

This specially formulated Da Miao Hot Pot oil helps diners to digest the hotpot meal while doubling as a condiment.

Embark on an epicurean journey at Da Miao as you savour slices of premium Australian and American beef ($32++ & $18++ respectively), mutton rolls ($16++) or alongside their specialty Ma La broth. You are bound to find a broth to your liking with 10 different types of broth (ranging from $20++ – $22++) , which comes with varying levels of spiciness. Now you don’t have to worry about family members who can’t take spicy food well, making Da Miao the perfect brunch spot to catch up with your parents.

Mutton rolls, $16++

Beef tripes,$12++

Unlike other hotpot restaurants in Singapore, Da Miao insists on serving its meat ingredients in whole portions as it ensures only the finest cuts are served. Likewise, its firm culinary philosophy of staying true to its origins is palpable through the authentic-tasting Sichuan hotpot served at Da Miao.

There are even riveting performances such as mask-changing and Chinese long-sprout tea pouring ceremony at night to entertain diners. It is no surprise that even prominent figures – in the likes of Michelle Obama and international delegates – have been to the restaurant in Chengdu, China; given their impeccable service.

All eyes are on the captivating mask-changing performance put up during  Sichuan Opera “Bian Lian”. Photo courtesy of Da Miao Hotpot.

A professional stage artist performing a Chinese long-sprout tea pouring ceremony (traditional Sze Chuan performance) for diners. Photo courtesy of Da Miao Hotpot.

Blk C, #01-11
Phone: 6250 9969

Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily

More details on the restaurant can be found here.

This June, there are even more reasons to hit up Clarke Quay as the International Champions Cup (ICC) draws near. ICC Singapore will feature English Premier League winner Chelsea FC, German Giant FC Bayern and Italian FC Internazionale in a round-robin three-match tournament.

Prior to ICC, Clarke Quay will be hosting “Football in the City” family carnival on two Sundays. On 11 and 25 June 2017, you can expect to see fascinating activities such as Active SG Football Academy Clinics for kids, trickshot football course, photo booths and other kids activities on 11 and 25 June 2017 from 11am.

Now, Clarke Quay is all the more the latest dining destination for a wonderful weekend outing with your family.

Find out more about ongoing or future promotions at Clarke Quay here. This post is brought to you in collaboration with Clarke Quay.