The Knolls

Sunday Brunch in Mediterranean Style

Sentosa island champagne brunch

If you want to feel yourself as if being on holiday, visit the Knolls - a fine dining restaurant with the alfresco area overlooking the pool and the South China Sea. The Knolls is located in the heart of Sentosa Island at Capella hotel. Resort-like atmosphere and Mediterranean style cuisine will make your brunch special. A perfect place for a special occasion, hanging out with friends, a weekly family meal or simply enjoying the weekend in a lively atmosphere.

Highlights:

- Fine dining;

- Alfresco dining;

- Live band;

- Exquisite cuisine in Mediterranean style;

- Rewards: Best Restaurants 2018 by Tatler Singapore & Singapore's Top Restaurants 2017/2018 by Wine&Dine.

Date: every Sunday

Time: from 12:30 to 15:00

Price:

178++ per Adult with free flow of Taittinger Champagne

258++ per Adult with free flow of Vintage Taittinger Champagne

148++ per Adult with free flow of boutiques wines and beers;

128++ per Adult with free flow of mocktails, fresh juices and soft drinks;

* 10% service charge, 7% government taxes are excluded.

Atmosphere

The Knolls suggests an alfresco area overlooking the pool and beautiful nature of Sentosa Island and indoor area with stylish and contemporary decor. The interior with its blend of red wood furniture and bright colours, floor to ceiling windows creates a very comforting atmosphere. In spite of a highly refined design the ambience doesn't look pretentious. The Mediterranean brunch at the Knolls is a very popular  place among locals, hotel guests and expats living in Singapore.  So better to make a reservation for the brunch in advance. We decided to try the Mediterranean brunch after reading so many positive reviews about such a lively brunch with a laid-back atmosphere and a great variety of exquisite dishes. It was raining that day, and we chose a table inside the restaurant. Anyway, almost all the outdoor tables were reserved.

The Best of the Brunch

Along with standard food stations like seafood on ice, Japanese corner, desserts and fruits, the Knolls offers starters and appetisers in Mediterranean style, pasta and ravioli in classical Italian style, grilled section with an extensive choice of fine-cut meats and sausages prepared a-la minute, and unique presentation of cheeses.

Seafood on ice

Most hotel brunches include cold seafood section. The knolls offers two kinds of freshly shucked oysters - Irish and French, scallops, king prawns, mussels and lobsters. It seems like the choice is so various but in fact there was a feeling that something was missing, maybe the demand was higher than supply. But the quality and freshness are of a very high level. 

Japanese corner

The restaurant has a Japanese corner with sushi and sashimi. Honestly, I am not a big fan of Japanese cuisine, so won't give any comments to this section. The only thing I am sure is that the Knolls has a pretty wide choice of different kinds of rolls and sushi. 

Mediterranean style appetisers 

Mediterranean style appetisers - fresh mozzarella salad, Greek salad, octopus salad, different types of olives, exquisite dishes with foie gras and an famous Serrano ham. Serrano ham is a type of a dry cured traditional Spanish ham (jamón). I love it so much Look at this perfect presentation of Serrano ham.

The Knolls' signature dishes

One of the highlights of the brunch is the selection of the Knolls Signature Experiences. The signature dishes are served directly to each table, that's an unusual way to keep all guests interested. Each signature dish looked like a real piece of art. That is a really exceptional presentation, my respect to the chef for such a unique concept and design of dishes.

Interactive cheese station

Another highlight is an interactive way of serving a good selection of cheeses. In the middle of brunch the Chef with a cheese trolley comes to the tables and suggest the guests cheeses accompanied by dried fruits, nuts and crackers. We have visited so many brunches, but that was the first time we had such an interaction with the Chef. 

Grilled station

Outside area presents a huge grilled station with all types of meat - BBQ style chicken, beef satay, homemade sausages, roasted lamb legs, Angus, pork roulade, beef, duck breast, and many others. You can choose any meat you want and it will be cooked just in front of you. Of course, it is hardly possible to try everything as the choice is so wide. 

Italian corner

The Italian corner is also worth being mentioned. You can choose whatever you want from the assorted pasta and ravioli and it will be cooked just in front of you or the chef will serve it directly to your table. We tried spinach and cheese ravioli with creamy cheese sauce. That was super creamy, super tasty, super cheesy. Just exactly how we like it. 

Sweet Delights

Dessert and fruit station has a nice presentation. As we are quite indifferent to desserts can't judge the quality of this station. But it seems as if The Knolls offers a very wide choice of desserts, check it out.

Live Band

Another highlight of this brunch is a live band, which goes from table to table and sings songs guests order. The music creates a very cheerful and relaxing atmosphere. That's a real fun - if somebody celebrates his Birthday there will be definitely a Birthday song, for those without a special occasion they can play any song you ask. So don't be shy, join them and sing your favourite songs together. 

Verdict

The Knolls is without doubt a perfect place to spend your Sunday in a relaxing laid-back atmosphere. Stunning views, live music, creatively designed dishes and an unparalleled service with an individual service for each table stand out The Knolls among other brunches in Singapore and make it real value for money. Highly recommend you to visit this restaurant. In my personal list of best brunches the Knolls are in the first five. It is a true fine dining experience.

P.S Gorgeous peacock is a free complement to your Sunday Brunch. 

May, 2018