[Review] Sunday Brunch at The Knolls (Capella Hotel Singapore)

June 09, 2019 0 Comments A+ a-

Recently, we celebrated our wedding anniversary at Capella Hotel Singapore, and this culminated in a leisurely indulgent Sunday Brunch at The Knolls.


With an intimate and inviting atmosphere overlooking cascading pools and the South China Sea, The Knolls at Sentosa Island boasts a Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that sits in complementary contrast to the colonial Asian detail and classic antiques of its designer interiors.

More importantly, it was an enjoyable, memorable experience marking this significant chapter in our lives.



The Sunday Brunch at The Knolls was one of the more lavish, extravagant ones that we have had the opportunity to experience and it certainly did not disappoint. We were welcomed by a very refreshing young coconut juice for us to savour before we started our epicurean adventure.

To start off, there was a surfeit of artisan breads and mini bites to choose, ranging from onion cheese rolls, raspberry muffins, cuttlefish ink lavosh, chilli crab puffs and yummy bread sticks. The appetizer selection also included couscous and smoked salmon for those who prefer healthier options.

Like a kid's first ever visit to a candy store, we could not help but try a bit of everything. The foie gras terrine with red wine, cherry, rosemary croutons, citrus crab ratatouille, assorted sushis, scallops topped with caviar were some of the notable delectable food that we tried.

But one of the highlights that deserves to be mentioned has to be the seafood. I am not too sure what garnishes were included in the lobsters but they were simply delectable and complemented the taste of the fresh lobsters immensely. So were the fresh oysters with a special dressing and the scallops topped with caviar.

The variety on offer was pretty outstanding. There was assorted sushi, sashimi, grilled meats, pasta, risotto but we did not manage to eat everything as there was just so much on offer and our eyes were certainly bigger than our stomachs in this case.

Another gastronomic delight worth mentioning is the A5 wagyu beef with a generous shaving of truffle, served specially by the Culinary Director of Capella (Chef David Senia) himself. Being the highest grade of wagyu, this slice was well-marbled, tender and almost melt-in-the-mouth. Simply divine.


The pièce de résistance of the meal has got to be the lovely intricately handmade desserts which epitomise the hard work and immense dedication of the talented pastry chefs. It was quite evident that every dessert was intricately and affectionately constructed.

I am sure it must have taken a lot of inspiration, creativity, talent, hard work and culinary flair to craft. Word of advice: save some space in your stomach for the decadent desserts.



Some diners may find this a little pricey at $208++ per pax with free flow of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose NV Champagne (or $128++ with juices and mocktails), but we feel that the value here is really in the astounding variety of premium quality gastronomic offerings and the overall experience.

In my opinion, the only detriment to the entire experience was that there was a lot of people. At this price point, one would perhaps expect a little more exclusivity. If you are looking for a fine dining experience with a little more exclusivity and perhaps something lighter on the wallet, then perhaps you may want to look elsewhere. However, having said that, there is always a reason why this Sunday Brunch is fully booked and there's lots of people.

The raison d'tre is that this is genuinely an all round high quality buffet experience, with arguably one of the most splendid platters of fine gourmet food. Also, the food is replenished pretty quickly so we didn't really have to queue for more than a minute.

Overall we feel that it is most certainly worth the experience, especially if you are a food afficionado who desires a memorable brunch serving tantalising seafood and gourmet meats to delightful desserts and pastries, complemented by the upbeat tunes of an acoustic band. We know we'll be back for sure.

The Knolls
1 The Knolls,
Capella Hotel Singapore,
Singapore 098297 
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