Contemporary bar restaurant Fat Prince has a Saturday brunch menu that pushes the boundaries of the Middle Eastern cuisine and comes with a quaint “koktail” list to match.
Modern Middle Eastern eatery Fat Prince at Peck Seah Street recently underwent a revamp, closing down its Ottoman Room concept tucked within and converting it into more space for itself. It also has a new chef; Head Chef Paul Lim recently joined to helm the kitchen, and one of the first changes that Chef Paul has implemented is the overhaul of its weekend brunch menu.
The new Fat Prince Saturday brunch is an exploration of Middle Eastern flavours but with modern sensibilities. Dishes are typically for one hungry person (nursing a hangover from a wild Friday night out), but are also easily shareable. There’s the Middle Eastern version of an English breakfast – the Fatteh Breakfast ($24++) is a plate overloaded with poached eggs, grilled haloumi, toasted pita and some of the best falafel in town. Otherwise the Menemen ($28++) of eggs and a choice of haloumi or shredded lamb smothered in a spicy tomato sauce will hit the spot.
If you’re not too adventurous, the classic brunch staple of Smashed Avo ($24++) sees avocado mash on walnut bread showered with dukkah, or the Fat & Fish ($24++) – its take on the fish and chips – may appeal. Those with a sweet tooth will dig the Spiced Berry French Toast ($21++), which comes with brioche, caramelised banana and a house- made preserved lemon ice cream.
Patrons feeling particularly hungry can opt for the Royal Brunch ($49++ per person), where they’ll get a set inclusive of a brunch dish, along with a Mimosa to start, a choice of Fat Prince’s signature house dips, a mezze or salad, and a dessert of the day. Which we, of course, highly recommend.
As for drinks, the Fat Prince Saturday brunch showcases its “koktail” programme, comprising of brunch-friendly tipples with a Middle Eastern touch. There’s the Royal Blossom ($20++), a chamomile-infused gin and tonic, or the spritzer that is Morning Star ($20++), which sees aperol combined with prosecco, grapefruit and ginger beer. We like the refreshing Gimlet 100 ($20++), comprising of Roku Gin, Japanese cucumber cordial and citrus.
Negroni lovers will be pleased to know that there are two on the menu: the spiced up Negroni Rouge ($22++) made with Beefeater Gin, Mancino Rosso, peppercorn and juniper, while the clear Negroni Blanc ($22++) with Beefeater Gin, dill, Mancino Secco and gentianne.
Or you can just opt for the two-hour free-flow (from 12pm to 2pm) priced at $59++, where you get unlimited access to a selection from red and wine wines, prosecco, Peroni lager and the signature Morning Star. But you might not quite remember much of the rest of your Saturday.
The Fat Prince Saturday brunch is available every Saturday from 11.30am to 3pm. For reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (65) 6221 7794.
Address 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore #01-01, Singapore 079317 (Google Maps link)
Opening Hours 11.30am to 3pm and 6pm to midnight on Mondays to Saturdays; closed on Sundays
Tel (65) 6221 7794