10 last-minute places to give dad a treat this Father’s Day weekend
This Father’s Day, show Dad some love with a fancy meal and a whiskey pairing, a buffet of local eats, or a bucket of beers and a pizza overlooking the city from a sky-high perch.
At these fine establishments, there is something for every type of dad, so if you haven’t already planned your special treat for your top pop, here are some scrumptious options that you can turn to now.
Dads with little creatures of their own will appreciate the terrarium/crop growing workshop for kids as they tuck into a hearty all-day breakfast. Naturally, craft brews such as the signature hoppy range, rugged IPA and German Perle hops are on tap. While the kids create a personalised planter for dad, parents can sit back to a live acoustic performance by duo Christo and Harley from 3pm onwards. Available on Jun 16.
Mikuni’s seven-course set lunch (S$218 per person) showcases the artistry of its chefs with the likes of a slow-cooked Kyushu egg with seafood, spring garden-style abalone, A5 Miyazaki wagyu, and a selection of sushi, sashimi and tempura. There’s also the option of a Father’s Day Bento Lunch (S$150 per person), which comes with highlights like Kyoto yuba with sea urchin truffle soy sauce, and A5 Tochigi wagyu bowl. Fathers get to enjoy a complimentary glass of craft beer with their meal. Available on Jun 15 and 16.
This swanky Chinese restaurant is purveying special Father’s Day six-course lunch (S$78 per person) and dinner (S$98 per person) menus. At lunch, expect the likes of a dim sum platter featuring crispy vermicelli roll with king scallop, a double-boiled chicken broth with maca and bamboo fungus, and sauteed spotted garoupa fillet. Dinner highlights include eight-head abalone and goose web with seasonal vegetables, and Shang Social signature Jiang Nan wok-braised marbled pork. With every four Father’s Day sets ordered, you’ll receive a set of Shang Social homemade XO chilli sauce and shrimp paste chilli sauce. Available on Jun 15 and 16.
At this 70th floor restaurant, Father’s Day meals come with breathtaking views of the city and a four-course menu (S$108) by executive chef Paul Hallett. Expect the robust flavours of a Rhug organic lamb rump with smoked eggplant, monkfish with Iberico dashi, and prawn sashimi with soba noodles and Osietra caviar. Vegetarian and wine pairing options are also available. Available on Jun 15 for dinner and Jun 16 for lunch and dinner.
THE DRAGON CHAMBER
Dad might think you’re leading him off the beaten path, but squirrelled away behind a fridge along Circular Road (yes, we said a fridge) is The Dragon Chamber, a speakeasy-style, secret-society-esque den of an establishment. Father’s Day dinner will be an unforgettable affair with irresistible modern-Chinese dishes designed for sharing. Bond with Dad over the likes of Dragon Mountain (S$88/S$138) – fried lobsters tossed with crispy garlic, crushed fermented soybeans, chillies and Sichuan peppercorns – and Firecracker Chicken with maple fritters (S$16/S$28; think a Chinese interpretation of chicken and waffles, with maple-drizzled youtiao in place of waffles). On Jun 15 and 16, dads get a limited-edition Dai Lou (big dragon) shot glass.
Dads who love their local fare will love The Singapore Lunch Buffet Experience (S$30 per adult; S$15 per child between 6 and 12 years old) at The Halia. The event celebrates home-grown entrepreneurs and food purveyors, with guest vendors such as Mariah’s jemput jemput and Provision’s Jungle Bar. Also on the spread are more than 15 familiar favourites such as Hainanese chicken rice, Nonya laksa, and do-it-yourself ice kacang. A Make-A-Card-For-Daddy corner will keep little ones meaningfully busy as dads enjoy their meal. To sweeten the deal, one child below 12 years old eats for free with every paying adult. Available on Jun 16, from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
The Macallan Whiskey Pairing Dinner – Father’s Day Edition makes for a fine night out with Dad. The four-course dinner (S$128) conceived by chef Lee Boon Seng will feature the likes of The Macallan 12 Years Triple Cask, 12 Years Sherry Oak, and 12 Years Double Cask. Snacks such as oysters with yuzu ponzu and pomelo, and beef tartar with chilli mustard will wake the appetite for mains like Java long pepper Boston lobster with aerated wild rice porridge and Angus short rib pastrami. Available on Jun 15.
WAKANUI GRILL DINING SINGAPORE
Indulge meat-loving dads with the seven-course Gentlemen’s Cut (S$98 per person) at this swish steakhouse. The menu conveys a journey along the coast of New Zealand with dishes like pan-seared smoked red salmon, snapper and tuna with ginger calamansi sauce, char-grilled lobster, and 21-day dry-aged Ocean Beef rib eye. A cocktail pairing featuring five Japanese-inspired libations is available for S$60. Available from until Jun 15.
Dads get a sumptuous spread and a posh grooming treat at Truefitt & Hill when they dine at Yan. Available until Jun 16, the Father’s Day six (S$88) and nine-course (S$128) set menus feature signatures like crispy roasted suckling pig served three ways and prawns with fragrant garlic, black bean and chillies. Both sets come with a bottle of Herdade da Pimenta Single Estate 2015 wine and one S$50 Truefitt & Hill voucher.
ZAFFERANO TERRACE LOUNGE
Kick back with dad at Zafferano’s Terrace Lounge, which offers a bird’s eye view of the Marina waterfront. On Jun 14 and 15, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, bond over a bottle of house wine or a bucket of five bottled beers along with the Burratina, a classic Italian-style pizza and crisp truffle fries. This Father’s Day offer goes for S$98 for two people and reservations are compulsory.