There is no better way to enjoy the weekend than by waking up late and heading to a restaurant for a leisurely brunch. Monaco offers plenty of options, in settings that range from sophisticated to Italian retro.
For a sophisticated brunch setting, book a table at the mahogany-walled, nautical-themed Cipriani on Monaco’s prestigious Avenue Princesse Grace. Although the restaurant’s Sunday brunch time is very family-friendly, with a kids’ menu and an arts and crafts area, Cipriani is a favourite haunt for socialites and you can also expect to bump into a famous footballer or two. The menu spans delicious pasta dishes, breaded veal, osso bucco, salads, asparagus and mouth-watering desserts, including lemon meringue pie.
And, of course, you can’t leave the restaurant without trying its signature bellini, the Prosecco and white-peach cocktail invented by Harry Cipriani in Venice in 1948.
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The Beefbar faces Monaco’s second harbour in Fontvieille and, as its name suggests, specialises in top quality meat. The brunch menu is a recent addition to its offering and is divided into “sweet”, “savoury”, “street food” and “Our Great Brunch”.
The sweet options include homemade churros with chocolate and cinnamon sauce, while the savoury section invites guests to try meaty delights such as “Le Croque” – ribeye ham, comté cheese and truffles.
Among the so-called street food you’ll find smoked beef cured for 40 days and a poke bowl of rice, avocado, radish, almonds and egg, served with a sesame dressing. Fans of Eggs Benedict will find three versions, including the Todos Locos – poached eggs and crispy tacos with chimichurri hollandaise sauce.
For those who want to tuck into what the Beefbar is most famous for, there’s a selection of cuts of prime Angus beef and a choice of side dishes that includes homemade potato cream with jalapeno pepper or fresh black truffles.
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Saphir24, the Fairmont Monte Carlo’s bistro, lounge and bar, offers Sunday brunch accompanied by live jazz.
You’ll be greeted with a glass of champagne and can choose from the tempting array of sweet and savoury food stations that make up the buffet.
The seafood station offers oysters, prawns and salmon. Further on, you’ll find top-quality charcuterie and a selection of cheeses. Those in search of a good old English breakfast will not be disappointed either, while the sweet-toothed can enjoy the desserts, sweet terrines, jams and fresh fruit.
Children have their own buffet area and will be entertained with a range of activities, films, PlayStations and video games when they’ve finished eating.
+377 93 30 06 00
If you’re about to buy property for sale in Monte Carlo, Mozza may well become your favourite brunching venue. Stepping into Mozza is like finding yourself in an old-style Italian trattoria, where the decor is as warm as the welcome from the staff. For a generous, delicious and reasonably priced Sunday brunch, Monaco residents love to head to this restaurant in Monte Carlo restaurant. Live jazz music welcomes you as you slip onto a bench in one of the cosy booths and admire the retro-style furniture, the open-brick walls and mouldings on the ceilings. The buffet offers a vast array of sweet and savoury options, from waffles and pancakes to an assortment of mozzarellas and cold sliced meats, smoked salmon, roast beef, dainty sandwiches and pizzas.
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