Address: #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay
Opening hours: 5pm to midnight (Tuesday to Friday), 11:30am to midnight (weekends). Closed on Monday.
If Robertson Quay has already won you over with its laid-back vibe and child-friendly amenities, then Summerlong will keep you coming back for its beachside ambience and mouth-watering Eastern Mediterranean eats.
It’s casual all the way at this bright and breezy beach-themed open air café. Facing the riverside, it’s also a great spot to unwind with a few drinks after work or as a romantic date-night dining option. During the weekend, this space transforms into a colourful and relaxing oasis for families who have little ones in tow.
Family-friendly staples are taken to the next level at Summerlong. We tried the light and refreshing almond yoghurt and granola, crowned with buckwheat, poached pear and nuts ($15) and the smoked salmon, served on rye bread and topped with a sous vide egg, capers and pickled shallots ($20).
However, it was the blueberry pancake stack ($18) that stole the show. Let’s just say, your search for the perfect pancake is over! Thick and fluffy on the inside, these bad boys come drizzled with lemon butterscotch syrup and a side of mascarpone…super yum!
If you prefer something heartier, try the Cypriot burger stuffed with lettuce, pickled onions, roasted capsicum ($20) or the Persian fried chicken and egg with sweet potato corn hash ($22). If you’re on a #YOLO mission, order the Turkish breakfast platter comprising labneh [soft cream cheese], olives, mushrooms, beans, sausage, tomato, cucumber, salad, tangerine, sour cherry jam and bread ($32).
By the way, every main order from the brunch menu gives you access to the salad bar, which is groaning with an assortment of salads and even baked goods. Veggies have never looked so good ― it might even entice your picky little eater to try a new veg. The salad bar has a separate pricing, $15++ for two items and $19++ for three.
Dishes change every weekend ― we were offered both sweet and savoury options including the smoked chicken, apple and oak leaf salad, carrot and walnut cake, plus – our personal favourite ― grilled eggplant in green tahini sauce and spiced chickpeas.
You won’t see junk food like nuggets and fries on the Little Pelicans menu, which has been specially created for kids aged 12 and below. Instead, junior can tuck into yummy grilled fish with sweet potato crisps on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes ($15), garlic prawns with rice pilaf ($14) and flaky pastry chicken pot pie ($10).
Before you leave, complete your summer experience by dropping by at the soft-serve ice-cream counter ($4 per serving). Choose plain frozen yoghurt or chocolate ice cream ― or if you’re feeling really indulgent ― mix them both. Then crown your frozen treat with a variety of toppings such as fresh fruit, sprinkles, crunchy nut cornflakes, granola or chocolate chips.
After you’ve filled your tummies and waved farewell to the friendly staff, take a walk along the serene riverside to enjoy some quality family time. Robertson Quay is also a great place to let your little ones ride their scooters, plus the area is brimming with kid-friendly activities.
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