Located at Robertson Quay, Summerlong serves up Mediterranean fares by the riverfront and recently launched a new brunch menu. From my travels, I grew to love Mediterranean breakfasts, which is generally much healthier than most other breakfasts, with an emphasis on dairy products like milk and cheese, vegetables, fruits and nuts. Hence I was excited to find out there’s a place serving Mediterranean brunch in Singapore. While there won’t be a view of the Mediterranean sea, it still offers a view of the Singapore River.
Having brunch at Summerlong can be a fun experience for the family during the weekends. I brought Asher and his best friend, Sherise there for brunch over the weekend and they had fun running around by the waterfront and playing at the nearby public playground while I get to lounge at the cosy rattan chairs at Summerlong to slowly enjoy my food.
These are the menu items we sampled during our visit:
The Counter Plate is a great option for those who wants to sample a bit of everything. You get to fill your plate from a selection of light and seasonally appropriate new offerings of salads, grains and house-baked treats.
Some highlights include: Grilled Eggplant – charcoal grilled with a simple dressing of yoghurt, chilli and herbs; Miso Broccoli – steamed broccoli tossed with a garlic, green chilli and white wine dressing, finished off with almonds, and the Roasted Pumpkin – oven roasted local pumpkin with a tahini lemon dressing; Caramelised onions- finished with a crunchy bite of pumpkin seeds and chopped herbs.
If you prefer your platter served to you, try the Real Turkish Breakfast, which consists of a spiced merguez sausage and Turkish beans, with a cucumber and tomato side salad, served alongside Turkish Eggs in a yoghurt and chili spiced browned butter, accompanied with a variety of condiments such as spinach and feta borek, sour cherry ham, harissa, honey ricotta, cured beef, babneh, smoked olives, mandarin orange and feta cheese.
The favourite for me was their granola bowl. The humble menu item packs a punch, filled with fresh fruity flavours and nutty crunch. It’s also a very pretty dish to look at with the vibrant assortment of natural colours.
For beverages, the smoothies and homemade Kombucha are healthy options to cool off the heat. They complement the brunch items well and you can sit back and sip them down slowly while reading a book by the waterfront.
For those with young kids, Summerlong offers a kids menu that is printed on a colouring and activity sheet which only acts as a table mat. Prices of the items averages around S$10 each:
Asher ordered a ham and cheese sandwich which kept him full and happy, washed down with a mixed berries smoothie.
Summerlong is an excellent place to enjoy brunch over the weekends, especially if you have young kids. The restaurant’s detals are as below:
Location & Contact Details:
60 Robertson Quay #01-04
Monday to Friday – 5:00PM to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday – 10:30AM to Midnight