The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, or so the old adage goes, so we’ve sussed out the top Father’s Day dining specials in Singapore. From meaty picks like steak and roasted chicken to free-flow beer, here are the best restaurants for spoiling dad (or hubby) on this special day. Get booking!
Treat dad to a meaty feast with Jamie’s Italian promotions from 15 to 17 June. Exclusively available at the VivoCity outlet is the Father’s Day Roasted Meat Plank ($108) – 1kg of char-grilled, bone-in rib-eye steak and crispy roasted pork belly – a massive platter that’s fit for a king. Served alongside delectable sides such as Jamie’s famous cheesy polenta chips, balsamic roasted vine-ripened tomatoes, creamy mashed potato, a light Caesar salad and a small Jamie’s pasta of your liking, this sharing-sized dish is perfect for meat-loving Dad.
If you’re shopping in the city, Jamie’s Italian has an outlet at Forum Shopping Mall, which offers the Father’s Day Grill Special ($46.95). Dressed in a hot and spicy Piri-Piri marinade, a whole roasted baby chicken is served with a sweet, fiery paprika sauce, and accompanied with crispy sweet potato nachos. Beneath the chicken lies a bed of mesclun salad tossed in a tangy yuzu dressing for a refreshing balance. Complete the meal by topping up $10 for a 300ml Archipelago beer – because he deserves it!
For a relaxing meal by the river, head to this cosy, breezy restaurant located at The Riverside along Boat Quay. Opened since 2004, this hidden gem is best known for serving unpretentious, delicious and affordable homemade Italian fare with a contemporary flair. Ricciotti places emphasis on making its pastas, pizzas, sauces, as well as its entire selection of desserts and breads from scratch using fresh, quality ingredients, which makes this spot a must-visit if Dad or Hubby is a fan of Italian cuisine.
Don’t miss the Father’s Day special, the Ravioli ai Porcini Crema di Parmigiano e Tartufo ($26): homemade ravioli stuffed with porcini mushrooms, homemade ricotta cheese and herbs, parmesan and truffle cream. There’s also a wide selection of pizzas for sharing; we’ve got our eye on the Tartufo pizza ($20 for 9-inch; $28 for 12-inch), an umami-loaded pizza consisting of black truffles spread, quail eggs, mushrooms, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. For something more classic, you won’t go wrong with Spaghetti alla Carbonara ($24) done the traditional way – spaghetti bathed in a heavenly concoction of egg yolks, crispy pork guanciale, parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese and black pepper.
Does the old man enjoy a good brew? This Father’s Day, he can drink to his heart’s content with Andaz Singapore’s special promotion: two glorious hours of free-flow draught beer for just $25 per person. At Alley on 25, the beers include Singapore Blonde Ale and Ki Siao Brown Ale, crafted by the good folks at Archipelago Brewery. Meanwhile, at the hotel’s 665°F and Mr Stork outlets, dads can sip on unlimited pints of Andaz Pale Ale, an exclusive collaboration with Red Dot Brewhouse. There’s also the option of getting beers by the bottle – a bucket of any five beers goes for $25, too. Both offers are only available on 17 June, from 11am to 10pm at Alley on 25, 6pm to 10pm at 665°F, and 5pm to 12am at Mr Stork.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Available from 15 to 17 June, this popular steakhouse’s four-course Father’s Day meal ($98 per person) starts off with The Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad: a blend of greens, shredded beets, chopped eggs and croutons, topped off with smoked salmon, tobiko (fish roe) and parmesan. This is followed by a truffle mushroom soup served with King scallop, chive bits and herbed croutons. For mains, you won’t go wrong with the signature slow-roasted prime rib with creamy mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, or the oven-baked Cajun salmon, if your dad and partner prefers seafood. Then, end on a sweet note with a decadent truffle chocolate cake or apple crumble tart, both accompanied with a scoop of ice-cream for good measure.
Song of India
Most dads are massive fans of Indian cuisine, and if yours is too you should treat him to an indulgent feast at Song of India this Father’s Day weekend (16 and 17 June). He can look forward to a decadent brunch buffet ($46.90 per person) with highlights including North Indian delicacies such as Lucknowi chicken biryani and Kashmiri lotus root korma, the latter featuring lotus roots cooked in a deliciously thick, creamy curry. Alternatively, choose the special four-course dinner ($79 per person), which promises restaurant signatures like chicken spinach roulade – chicken stuffed with creamy cottage cheese, baby spinach and topped with fennel sauce – as well as a Hyderabadi lamb shish kebab cooked in a clay pot.
The decadent one-day-only whisky pairing set menu ($280 per person) at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse hits all the right spots for steak and whiskey fans. Served with the finest Macallan pours, savoury highlights include beef barley soup and Wolfgang’s crab cake to start, followed by the star of the show – USDA Prime beef, dry-aged onsite for 28 days. You get to choose between a New York sirloin or rib-eye, served with perfectly creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. All courses include a carefully selected pour, before rounding up with a slice of key lime pie to cut through all that richness. Don’t miss out as this special menu is only offered on 17 June!
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Perfect for dads who like to try a little of everything, Marriott Cafe’s King’s Lunch Buffet ($78 per adult, $38 per child) on 17 June offers a selection of over 80 treats to choose from. Dad will be spoilt for choice with selections including freshly shucked oysters, Boston lobsters, charcuterie, premium meats, cheeses and local favourites like chilli crab and laksa. Over at the dessert line, highlights include sea salt caramel tarts and coconut green tea financiers. Top up $10 for free-flow beers!
Pan Pacific Singapore
From 11 to 17 June, Hai Tien Lo is offering a specially curated set menu ($118.80 per person), featuring an ensemble of oriental treats. Highlights include poached king prawns with truffles and seasonal greens in supreme chicken stock, as well as stir-fried longevity rice vermicelli with seafood. If you’re visiting during the Father’s Day weekend (16 and 17 June), there’s also a weekend dim sum brunch buffet ($92 per adult and $52 per child) happening from 11.30am to 2.30pm, which features 60 different kinds of dim sum.
Throughout June, Hilton’s rooftop restaurant Il Cielo is treating Dad to a complimentary wine flight with every order of three full-paying five-course degustation menus (from $88 per person). Signature dishes from the tasting menu include homemade spaghetti with Hokkaido sea urchin and Sardinian bottarga (salted, pressed fish roe), as well as pan-fried toothfish with squid ink cod tripe sauce, celeriac puree and white polenta. End off with one of the chef’s signature desserts – a yuzu sphere served with a ricotta cheese espuma, lemon sorbet and acacia honey gel. Delish!
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