YOUNGS Bar & Restaurant relaunches brunch menu for weekends, public holidays

From its venue layout to the dishes and drinks, YOUNGS provides a personalised and flavoursome experience.

Caleb Lau

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Published: 20 May 2022, 1:25 PM

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, locally owned gastropub YOUNGS Bar & Restaurant has brought back its brunch menu, available on weekends and public holidays. 

The brunch menu features 12 modern European classics, such as Smoked Salmon Croissant and Cheesy Truffle Toast, along with pizzas, desserts, light bites and beverages from the daily menu. 

The gastropub’s menu is designed to make European cuisine, which often can only be found in expensive fine dining settings, more accessible and affordable for Singaporeans, said its marketing manager David Foon.


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The gastropub introduced a brunch menu a year after opening in 2016 to cater to cyclists and park goers who often pass by in the late mornings on weekends. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


In line with the relaunching of YOUNGS’ brunch menu, Youthopia was invited to try out several dishes on its premises within a conservation bungalow at Seletar Aerospace Park.

Upon entering, I found that the dining spaces offer varying ambience – an intimate setting indoors and an open environment outdoors.


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The indoor area is outfitted with incandescent lights and air conditioning, exuding a cool cosy atmosphere away from the humid weather. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


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The outdoor dining area, surrounding diners with greenery and dimly lit fairy lights, also includes a dedicated smoking zone. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


The first dish I tried was the gastropub’s crowd favourite YOUNGS Big Breakfast, priced at $32 before GST and service charge, with bountiful ingredients enough to satiate an individual or for sharing.


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Highlights of this dish are the avocado puree, boosting tangy and zesty flavours, and the egg, available in the style of either omelette, poached, scrambled or sunny side-up. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


When eating this platter, the deconstructed presentation of the ingredients on a board offered a personalised dining experience, in which I could choose what to accompany every bite of the sourdough bread. 

The simple mesclun salad at the side was fresh and clean tasting, balancing the oiliness from the chicken cheese and pork sausages. 

This being my first time here, going with the omelette turned out to be a safe choice as its half-cooked texture and light herb seasoning made it enjoyable both on its own or paired with the sourdough.

For my second dish, I decided to try something palate cleansing, perfect for a late afternoon tea. Finding dishes to suit my sweet tooth, the Belgian Waffles and Blueberry Pancake were the only choices on the otherwise savoury-leaning brunch menu. 

Comparing the two and their ingredients, the inclusion of fruits to accompany the Belgian Waffles, priced at $18 without GST and service charge, made the dish my ultimate choice.


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The Belgian Waffles feature salted caramel ice cream, fresh fruits and a side of warm chocolate sauce. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


The waffles were made with a heavy batter, and when coupled with thick chocolate sauce and overly sweet salted caramel ice cream, I would suggest that the small-sized dish be shared to avoid feeling overwhelmed. 

However, the touch of banana puree and slices of grape and strawberry definitely elevated the dish’s flavour profile and lightened my palate.

Aside from the 12 mains, David said young diners who come down for the brunch menu would also pick the beers and cocktails to pair with their mains.

Following his recommendation, I sampled a pint of Hoegaarden and the gastropub’s signature cocktail YOUNGS 75, each priced at $15 without GST and service charge.


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YOUNGS 75 (left) radiates fresh and fruity tones from the inclusion of yuzu and white grapes, while the creamy Hoegaarden beer (right) offers a sweet and pleasing aftertaste. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


As a habitual drinker who leans towards cocktails, I was delighted with the rather affordable and mild flavoured YOUNGS 75. To my delight, the bitterness from the alcohol took the backseat as the natural fruity tones were more prominent through scent and taste.

Beyond its alcohol selection, the gastropub offers mocktails, mocha and kid-friendly chocolate milkshakes, which is perfect for family outings.

Overall, though YOUNGS’ secluded location makes travelling by public transport inconvenient, its extensive brunch menu  with top-notch western dishes and drinks fit for various social gatherings more than makes up for that. 

Located at 3 Hyde Park Gate, YOUNGS Bar & Restaurant’s brunch menu is available from 8.30am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays.

The gastropub opens from 11.30am to 12am on Mondays to Thursdays and 8.30am to 1am on Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of public holidays. As for Sundays and public holidays, it will open from 8.30am to 12am.

Before heading down, customers are advised to reserve a table in advance through YOUNGS’ website or by contacting 88183348 via phone call or WhatsApp.

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