The relaunch of Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is a celebration of all things youthful and vibrant. Adding on to that refreshed and enthusiastic presentation is J65’s tantalizing Sunday Buffet Brunch with Champagne, Wine, Beer and Cocktails on top of a range of fresh seafood, Sunday Roasts and more! The name J65 is inspired by Singapore’s international dialling code, and the new all day dining restaurant takes over the premises of the former CafeBiz. With a focus on authentic South-East Asian and International cuisine in abundant portions, J65 promises a little something for everybody. Priced at $88(non-alcoholic)/$138 (with champagne) nett, J65’s highlight of the week is a smorgasbord of safe and decent treats from start to end!
Start the day right with a glass of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut. This non-vintage French champagne is fruity and easy to drink, with fresh bubbles that dance around on the tastebuds.
Seafood lovers will enjoy the range of delicacies offered up on the ice bar. Lobsters are clearly a main highlight, and the assortment of claws laying about are simply gigantic. Crayfish, scallops, prawns, mussels and crabs are also available for those seeking a balanced diet.
The sashimi section was simple but the whole tuna in the background did capture my attention. I’m not too sure if the whole tuna was used for the sashimi, but those that were served up were decently fresh.
Sunday Roasts saw a selection of prime meats served. The roast beef was the best of the lot. Juicy and with a good amount of natural flavour spiced up with touches of herbs, the roast was perfect when served with a side of yorkshire pudding and gravy. Excellent.
The Honey Glazed Ham had a very tasty skin, but do remember to ask for a deeper cut if you would like to avoid the touch of dryness at the top.
A roasted turkey yes. But what caught my attention were the roasted chestnuts simply lying around.
One feature to look out for is the selection of hand carved meat cuts. 5 types of smoked salmon, premium Iberico ham and some delightful foie gras pate go great on toast.
Undeniably, the main attraction for me has to be the cheese spread. The basic selection of easy cheeses cheese are available, though not exactly impressive. All are easy on the palate, presenting a very safe option for guests to indulge in.
Lobsters seem to be in abundance here!
Ready for dessert?
Live performances to sooth the Sunday in.
The dining experience at J65’s Sunday Champagne Brunch is good but not overly exciting. It has a very “safe” buffet selection, with signature hits making an appearance. However, when I imagine a Sunday Champagne Brunch spread, I yearn to discover a little bit more than what I would normally encounter. The seafood in generally was great but the selection of sashimi, cheeses and desserts were a little lacklustre with a variety that was nothing out of the ordinary. In all, the buffet seems to occupy a middle ground that yearns to be exciting but is yet restrained in its presentation. Still, it is a pretty reasonable deal at $138 nett for unlimited servings of Perrier-Jouet Champagne, and would make a fine place for those who want a flow of bubbly on Sundays and a little something for everybody. I just wish it could be jazzed up a touch more, and with a stronger crowd puller that would make this a destination to be at on any splendid Sunday afternoon. But for this price point, it is almost a steal.
Thank you Hotel Jen Tanglin for the invitation.
|Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore
1A Cuscaden Road
Contact: 6831 4374
Sunday Brunch Buffet