Father’s Day is right around the corner so check out our guide to the best restaurants and bars around Singapore to treat your husband or the fathers in your life. Whether it’s a sunset cruise, trying Cantonese cuisine, dining with a view or enjoying a fun-filled themed brunch, you’re sure to have a gastronomic and memorable Father’s Day. by KIMBERLY TAN
If your dates are flexible
For the super busy family
To start with, you’d need a suitable date to get your family together. If that weekend is impossible, alternatively try a weeknight dinner at Yàn at National Gallery. Choose from the Father’s Day six- and nine-course menus (starts from $88++ per person) from now till 16 June. Out of the dishes in the menu, a definite must-try is Yàn’s signature suckling pig and braised hashima broth with crab. Celebrate the occasion with a bottle of Herdade da Pimenta Single Estate 2015. Dads will also get a special gift of a $50 Truefitt & Hill voucher. An additional 10% discount is available till 12 June.
Yàn is at 1 Saint Andrews’ Road, at the National Gallery. Book a table here.
For casual alfresco dining, take Dad to the Terrace Lounge in contemporary Italian restaurant Zafferano for dinner on 14 and 15 June. Enjoy panoramic views of the Marina Bay waterfront from the top of the Ocean Financial Centre. Then, dine on a pizza made in-house, truffle fries and either a bottle of house wine, or a bucket of five bottles of beer at $98++ for two, from 5.30pm and 6.30pm onwards respectively. Quote ‘Father’s Day’ to enjoy this promotion.
Zafferano is located at the Ocean Financial Centre, at 10 Collyer Quay, on the 43rd floor. Reservations are required.
The perfect combination - burger and beer
Next on the list is Firebake where diners can enjoy the exclusive Wagyu Cheese Burger ($18++) at Firebake at East Coast Road. The wagyu is paired with pickles and jam between Firebake’s signature sourdough buns. Furthermore, dads also get a 1-for-1 special drinks package. This promotion is valid only on 16 June, for dinner.
Firebake is located at 237 East Coast Road. Call them at 6440 1228 to make a reservation.
Sunset cruises around Singapore
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Make the occasion truly special with a 2.5-hour leisurely cruise around the neighbouring islands of Singapore. Set sail on the Royal Albatross that has been featured in The Dark Knight. This Father’s Day package (at $175++ per person or $780++ for four) also includes a three-course dinner. Try delectable dishes like the pan seared halibut fish fillet with a basil lemon cream sauce and for dessert, a chocolate banana dome. Two adventurous guests can also attempt a mast climb.
Book your cruise here. Royal Albatross is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway.
Be part of the Avengers
Win a pair of champagne brunch vouchers valued at $486 by being the best dressed superhero. The competition is held at the Father’s Day brunch on 16 June ($148 per adult, $74 per child) at the Edge in Pan Pacific Singapore. Top up $60 for unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label champagne for brunch. Otherwise, a superhero-themed dinner will be available from 14-16 June ($99 per adult, $49.50 per child), where Iron Man, Spider Man and Captain America will surely delight your kids. Try the slow braised 48 hours beef short ribs, and the matcha morella cherry entremet.
Book your brunch or dinner here. Pan Pacific Singapore is located at 7 Raffles Avenue.
For the daredevil
Ride on a Harley-Davidson, fill up on Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV champagne as well as grilled oysters and homemade pastrami sliders. This Brunch on Route 66 in the Knolls at Capella Singapore on Sentosa on 16 June is specially crafted to celebrate your awesome father. Biker jackets are welcome. The price ranges from $78++ per child up to $178++ per adult.
Book your brunch here. The restaurant is at 1 Knolls Road, in Sentosa.
Rounding up the brunch options is a special edition of LAVO’s Sunday Funday Champagne Brunch, just for Father’s Day. The brunch has an impressive range of free flow drinks. These include Makers Manhattans, Bloody Bulleits – Bloody Mary cocktail with Bulleit Bourbon – red and white wine, Veuve Cliquot champagne, mimosas, Singapore Slings and Peroni beer.
Of course, there are delightful culinary treats like LAVO’s most popular dishes: mixed wild mushroom frittata, signature imperial wagyu and Italian sausage meatballs and apple wood smoked bacon. Apart from that, there’s also beef tenderloin, pork roulade, free range roasted chicken, pasta and pizza. The price ranges from $58++ for children between four and 12, $98++ for the designated drivers or non-drinkers (additional charge for drinks), and $158++ for the full works.
Make reservations here. LAVO is located at 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands.
Date night ideas
For the Dad who loves his beer
After all, it’s his special day, and he might fancy a night just for the adults. Take your dad(s) and husband out to Sofitel Singapore City Centre’s 1864 bar and lounge since dads can enjoy a selection of the best craft beers at a special price of just $10 nett from 10 to 16 June. A set of three beers is accompanied by a tapas tasting platter, and a beer varietal of choice. These signature craft beers—Crocodile Sunset Summer Ale, Banana Sunday Session IPA and Tropicana Botanical Pilsner—were a collaboration with local brew house Trouble Brewing and inspired by the resident artist Arianna Caroli’s works.
Book your evening out here. Sofitel Singapore City Centre is on 9 Wallich Road.
For the whisky connoisseur
Likewise, another option could be to take your father or husband to The Spot Singapore in Marina One for a Macallan’s Whisky Pairing Dinner ($128++) on 15 June to enjoy the freshest lobsters and short rib pastramis. The Spot, together with Macallan, brings diners through a series of Macallan whisky pairings, which might include The Macallan 12 Years Triple Cask and the Macallan 12 Years Double Cask.
Email email@example.com or call 6284 2637 to make your reservations for this special evening. The Spot Singapore is at 5 Straits View, Marina One.
The finest Cantonese cuisine
Our penultimate suggestion is trying Shang Palace at Shangri-La Singapore if your husband or dad(s) prefer Cantonese Cuisine. Shang Palace’s special Parent’s Day menu (from $128++ per person) is specially curated by the restaurant’s renowned and award-winning Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung. Some of its signature dishes are the double-boiled silky fowl broth paired with fish maw and ginseng, and braised egg noodles and Boston lobster with spring onion and ginger at dinner.
Book a table here. Shang Palace is at 22 Orange Grove Road.
Sweet treats with an Asian twist
Last but not least, if your dad or husband has a sweet tooth, try the new soufflé pancakes at Antoinette. For a dose of nostalgia, try the Ondeh Ondeh pancake ($16++), sprinkled with snowy coconut flakes, covered with pandan-flavoured custard and drizzles of gula Melaka syrup.
Afterward, sample the best of Antoinette’s new cake collection, with Asian-inspired cakes such as Kyoto, made with layers of Hojicha mousse and orange confit topped with a soft finger sponge cake. The finger sponge cake is made with Okinawa black sugar, black sugar Chantilly crème and a thin layer of glaze. These cakes range from petit to medium to large.
Antoinette is at 30 Penhas Road and 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery. Click here for reservations.
Local comfort food
Last but not least is the buffet high tea at Carousel in Royal Plaza on Scotts. Perfect for the father who loves his local dishes, this high tea features live stations for oyster omelettes, popiah, laksa and teh tarik. Apart from these, try the Heritage dishes like the braised Hokkien mee with prawns, char kway teow with cockles, and for a touch of nostalgia, iced gems and five-spice spirals.
The high tea ($55++ for adults and $32++ for children) is from 3.30 to 5.30pm at Carousel, which is at 25 Scotts Road. Book a table here.