If you have young kids, you'll know it's Mission: Impossible to have a nice meal without stuffing your face in record time, shouting at/running after your itchy-backside toddler or trying to avert some mealtime disaster or other. The folks at Sofitel Singapore City Centre understand that buffet, brunch and champagne do not mix with screaming, wriggly kids, so when they launched their luxe new Magnifique Sunday Family Brunch, they also kindly included the Cool De Sac Kids Activity Lounge. This means that while you sip your Duval-Leroy bubbly and nibble on Maine Lobsters, foie gras and abalone, your kids are being entertained and actively engaged by childcare professionals from Cool De Sac (playground operator and kids' party experts). The best thing is, the kids' play area is not within the restaurant, which means you can partake of your meal in relative peace and quiet. Instead, the Cool De Sac area is located in a function room a short one-minute walk away, and it's a large area filled with a playground set, balloons, trained minders and a table full of crafts and activities to keep the munchkins so busy and happy, they'll forget all about you. And when you've gone at least two rounds at the buffet and knocked back more than a couple of flutes, your mini-mes will be brought to you, eager to show off their completed crafts and hungry after monkeying around on the indoor playground. By then, you'll probably be sated and ready to resume being a parent, and relaxed enough to make sure the kiddos get fed and watered. To help them sit still at the table, there are yet more tricks in the form of colouring and crayons. Trust us — you'd wish you could be here every Sunday.
The Magnifique Sunday Family Brunch is at Racines at Sofitel Singapore City Centre from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. $108++ with free flow juices, $128++ with free flow wines & beers, $168++ with free flow Duval-Leroy champagne, wines & beers. $58++ for kids below 12 years old. 2 Kids below 12 years old dine for free with every paying couple. For every full paying guest, the second guest gets 50% off.