Celebrate that one-day in a year that’s dedicated to the main-man of the family.
Remember the famous quote “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? Take a cue for this Father’s Day (16 June) and invite your Pa – and the brood – for a dining experience to show your affection and appreciation. From hotel buffet spreads featuring international and local delicacies, to meat and fried chicken hotspots, here are 8 recommended restaurants in SG with special deals and menus that will make the day for the head honcho of the family.
Take your dad to a new “home” – a charming black and white bungalow at Fort Canning that was once the residence of the Chief Central Fire Station on Hill Street. Sit indoors or go alfresco and dine on 2- to 7-course menus (from $48++) that serve up fusion dishes with a French-Japanese twist such as Japanese (A4) Wagyu Beef with Seasonal Vegetables and Steamed Garoupa with Coco Bean and Basil Foam. And just for Sunday (16 June), Dad gets a special treat: Two glass of complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, a free-flow cheese bistro with at least its lunch set menus (from $78).
21 Lewin Terrace Singapore 179290, 6333 9905, http://lewinterrace.com.sg
Available on 16 June, the Fathers’ Day set menus (from $88++ per person for six course; $128++ per person for eight course) include signature dishes like Yàn BBQ platter with roasted pork belly, roasted duck and more, braised homemade noodles with crab meat and spring onion oil and house special Suckling Pig Carved Shoulder. Luxurious dishes like braised 4-head whole abalone with noodles in supreme oyster sauce and double-boiled chicken soup with ginseng as well as double-boiled peach resin and osmanthus jelly with glutinous rice ball can also be found in these menus.
1 St Andrew’s Rd, National Gallery Singapore, #05-02, 6384 5585, www.yan.com.sg
Treat Pops like royalty at Marriott Café’s Father’s Day – The Father’s Day Lunch Buffet, on 16 June. The smorgasbord offers 80 dishes including the finest crustaceans, seafood on grill, charcuterie, premium cheese, rillettes, premium meats, desserts and other international cuisines.
Your dad can have his pick of ocean catch: from freshly shucked oysters to Boston lobsters, snow crab legs to crayfish. Over at the western fare front, there are plenty of hearty meats: Roast prime beef rib; roast leg of lamb; bourbon and honey glazed ham; crispy pork saddle with prunes and pancetta; Sicilian lamb shank with gremolata, and more. And if his royal self hankers for local delicacies, there’s a host of dishes such as Singapore chilli crab, honey pork ribs, roast duck, crispy roast pork belly and laksa (spicy noodle soup) to choose from.
Priced at $88++ and $98++ (free flow of juices, sparkling wine plus beer), it’s a ransom-worthy buffet that requires yours (and your pa’s) due attention.
320 Orchard Rd, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 6735 5800, www.marriott.com
Bring your pa to the table of restaurateur John Kunkel’s first international outpost all day – the Southern-style cooking specialist resto is offering its Smoked Pork Ribs with 2 hours of free-flow Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
Alternatively, a must-try for the elder statesman: Bottomless servings of succulent chicken brined in a 100-year-old secret recipe for 27 hours and fried to perfection. Pair this classic American dish with free flowing Full Steam Ahead beer ($40), a light and refreshing brew, and elevate the celebration with new classic American dishes from the à la carte menu. A fave is the Louisiana-born Jambalaya ($46), a rice-based dish brimming with spiced grains cooked in a rich lobster stock and simmered with fresh seafood and fennel chicken sausage.
2 Bayfront Ave, #B1-07, Galleria Level The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 6688 9959, www.marinabaysands.com
Situated on the 25th floor in Andaz Singapore, dine with a view at Alley on 25. This multi-cuisine, all-day dining venue, recreates the experience of Singapore street dining in the sky. On 16 June, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, all fathers will receive a complimentary glass of its ‘Godfather’ cocktail, made with Great King Blended whisky and Amaretto with a slice of orange when he orders its signature Lazy Breakfast ($39) on 16 June.
Pay a little extra to enjoy free-flow wines, draught beer and mojitos! Plus, lunch is free for kids under 6 years old.
5 Fraser St, Level 25, 189354, 6408 1288, www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/singapore/andaz-singapore/sinaz/dining
If your dad loves a hearty British fare of Beef Wellington, then you’ll want to take him to Bread Street Kitchen on 16 June. With every order of Beef Wellington ($80), dads will receive a complimentary pint of Pilsner Urquell beer.
What’s more, don’t miss their June offerings of its Lobster and Saffron Risotto Wellington ($65++) and Lamb Wellington with Minted Red Wine Jus ($59++)!
2 Bayfront Avenue, 01 – 81 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 018956, 6688 5665, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/bread-street-kitchen
One of TripAdvisor’s top 10 steakhouses in Singapore, you’ll want to bring dad to Opus Bar and Grill to try their June special: a 1Kg Grill-Smoked Rosedale Ruby Sirloin, flame-grilled to perfection with two extra side dishes for all dads. The restaurant’s custom-designed Himalayan salt-tiled dry-aging cabinet creates an intense depth of flavor for its steaks. Top up for free-flow wine, or 50% off wine by the bottle!
581 Orchard Road Lobby Level, 238883, 6730 3390, www.hiltonsingaporerestaurants.com/opus
Bring the family together and treat dad to some comfort food by spending Father’s Day at The Lokal for its Sunday Roast Dinner! Featuring the usual a la carte menu of hearty Roast Beef, Chicken & Pork, served with like Yorkshire Pudding, Potatoes, Vegetables & Gravy. Plus, dads will be pleased to know that we have $10 happy hour for beers & wines all night long.
136 Neil Rd, 088865, 6423 9918, thelokalsingapore.com
By Leanne Liew, additional reporting by Chris Ong. Updated by Melodi Ghui, June 2019
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