We’ve been huge fans of Quayside Isle at Sentosa, since it first opened in December last year. The cool sea breezes, the views of the Marina, the scrummy breakfasts on the waterfront and all that space for the kids to scooter makes it the perfect weekend brunch destination. Since its development, a number of new eateries (as well as a nursery school!) have muscled their way in, including the super-chic Saint Pierre French bistro.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main waterfront-dining strip, Saint Pierre at Quayside Isle is one of Emmanuel Stroobant’s latest openings. A brilliant date-night resto during the week, on the weekends families head here to chow down on their special weekend-only brunch menu, all in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Located on the second floor (the entrance is near the W Hotel) you’ll need to head up a flight of stairs to get to the restaurant. While there is a lift that you can use if you’ve got a pram, the restaurant itself doesn’t have a huge amount of space for strollers (we didn’t bring one when we went, and if you can, it’s probably best to leave it at home – or in the car). Friendly staff are welcoming to wee ones however, and can provide high chairs, plastic plates and cutlery on request.
The restaurant itself is airy and bright and overlooks the marina. Snag a table by the window and you’ll be rewarded with fabulous water views, all without the stress of having to chase your kids up and down the marina! The new brunch menu is full of family classics like omelettes, French toast and eggs benedict, but it was mama’s scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and toasted bread that was the real winner. Loaded with salmon (seriously there was no scrimping on the good stuff!), the creamy garlicky eggs were delicious smothered on sourdough toast. Papa’s eggs Florentine smoked salmon were also gobbled up without complaint.
While there is no separate children’s menu there is plenty on the menu to please young palates. Our 3 year old happily ploughed his way through a plate of waffles with fresh berries, Chantilly cream and organic honey. Freshly squeezed orange juice and a bread basket of croissants and pain au chocolate finished off our brunch nicely (with the mandatory coffee for the grown ups too!).
After lunch (or before if your kids are really restless) the kiddos can also get stuck into a bit of cupcake decorating or marzipan sculpting under the tutelage of the kitchen staff. Junior master chefs can pull up a stool at the kitchen counter and get stuck into it, and while our 3 year old was a little too shy to give it a go, we watched a couple of older boys have a ball, joking and decorating marzipan with the staff. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a meal and keep the kids entertained at the same time!
While we had a lovely, relaxed meal with our son, the husband and I definitely agreed that next time, we’ll call the babysitter and treat ourselves to a night out (no kids!) at Saint Pierre instead!
The weekend brunch menu is available from 11:30am – 3pm every Saturday and Sunday (as well as public holidays). Brunch can be ordered a la carte or as a brunch set at $38++ per person.
31 Ocean Way #01-15, Quayside Isle, Sentosa, Singapore 098375
Tel: (+65) 6438 0887
Open Tue to Fri 5:30pm – 12am, Sat & PH 11:30am – 3pm & 5:30pm – 12am, Sun 11:30am – 3:30pm & 5:30 – 10:30pm. Closed on Mon.