Photo: Sear Steakhouse
From steakhouses offering premium beef and hotel buffet spreads featuring international delicacies to Cantonese and fried chicken hotspots, here are some recommended restaurants to treat dad for a Father’s Day celebration on June 17.
1. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
Photo: Wolfgang's Steakhouse
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse at Singapore InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is a great place for families to gather for hearty steaks, American-style dishes, and fine wines and whiskys. For Father’s Day, the spacious restaurant is offering a luxurious Macallan whisky pairing set menu at $280 per person.
Start with a comforting beef barley soup followed by Wolfgang’s crab cake. For mains, you’ll get a choice of succulent USDA prime beef, dry aged onsite for 28 days or New York Sirloin or ribeye – served with cream spinach and mash potatoes. Dessert comes in the form of a generous slice of tangy-sweet key lime pie.
InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 6887 5885, https://wolfgangssteakhouse.sg
Photo: Sear Steakhouse
For a sumptuous Father’s Day lunch on June 17, Sear, a modern steakhouse at Raffles Place has curated a special Nordic three-course set lunch menu at $75 per person.
Tuck into premium fresh produce such as seared scallops and wood-smoked brisket that’s grilled to perfection in the PIRA charcoal oven. End your meal with Swedish cloudberries married with caramelised pears, yoghurt, vanilla, roasted nuts, milk sorbet and iced carrots.
To boost the celebration further, add $40 per person for a two-hour free flow of beer, housepour red and white wine, soft drinks and juices. The Sunday lunch is from 12pm to 3pm.
45th Floor, 50 Raffles Place, 6221 9555, www.fiftyrafflesplace.com/sear-steakhouse
3. Opus Bar & Grill
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To celebrate Father’s Day this month (from now to 30 June), treat dad for a meat feast at Hilton’s Opus Bar & Grill. At $138, two persons can share the newly introduced 800g Australian Westholme Wagyu Sirloin. The marbled steak is expertly grilled over an open-flame charcoal grill for a welcome smoky flavour.
The restaurant will also offer two complimentary side dishes (include choices of grilled asparagus, mac & cheese, truffles fries and others) and a special wine package with any order of this new cut. Select from a two-hour free flow of selected white and red wines from Sunday to Thursday, or 50 percent off wine by the bottle on Friday and Saturday.
Opus Bar & Grill also serves other signature sharing cuts such as the 800g Rangers Valley Angus OP rib that is dry-aged in-house for 14 to 36 days, 1 to 1.2kg whiskey-aged U.S. California Tomahawk steak and prime grade cuts from U.S. Greater Omaha priced from $58. Dinner is from 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Lobby Level, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, 6730 3390, http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/singapore/hilton-singapore-SINHITW/dining/opus-bar-and-grill.html
4. Ellenborough Market
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This June 16 and 17, fathers can enjoy a lavish lunch or dinner buffet at Ellenborough Market Café. When they dine at the restaurant, dads will also receive a complimentary glass of Tiger Beer or Guinness Stout.
The popular buffet comprises Peranakan, local and international favourites whipped up by award-winning Executive chef Louis Tay and his team. The plethora of seafood dishes includes salmon and tuna sashimi, breaded crab claw, stuffed crabmeat in shell, stir-fried clam with Thai basil, braised crab bee hoon and the quintessential Singapore chilli crab with mantou. Meat lovers can make a beeline for the carving station which features roasted herb marinated pork rib with tangy apple cinnamon sauce.
Well-known for its Peranakan classics, Ellenborough Market’s boldly flavoured dishes include sambal prawns, chicken ngoh hiang, ayam buah keluak, babi pongteh and Nyonya chap chye. Finally, round off the buffet with green tea bread and butter pudding, refreshing herbal jelly with honey, peanut cream, green bean with sago and ah balling (glutinous rice dumplings served in a sweet soup). The buffet lunch is priced at $52, and dinner at $68.
Swissotel Merchant Court, 6239 1847/1848, www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-merchant-court
5. Marriott Cafe
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Pamper dad at Marriott Café’s Father’s Day – The King’s Lunch Buffet – on June 17. The smorgasbord offers 80 dishes including the finest crustaceans, seafood on grill, characuterie, premium cheese, rillettes, International cuisines, premium meats and desserts.
Fresh ocean catch includes freshly shucked oysters; Boston lobsters; snow crab legs; mussels and crayfish. Over at the western section, there are plenty of hearty meats to tuck into such as 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. If you’re hankering for local delicacies, there are a host of dishes such as Singapore chilli crab; honey pork ribs; roast duck; crispy roast pork belly; laksa, and more.
The buffet is priced at $78 (Inclusive of free flow of mocktails and juices) and $88 (Inclusive of free flow of mocktails, juices and beer).
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 6735 5800, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/sindt-singapore-marriott-tang-plaza-hotel/
On Father’s Day, June 17, Racines at Sofitel Singapore City Centre will feature its Magnifique Sunday Family Brunch from 1230pm to 330pm. There are French, international and refined local Chinese delicacies to be savoured. Diners can look forward to live action stations featuring Maine lobsters, foie gras, a grand seafood display with fresh abalone, and premium cuts of lamb. Or dive into a range of seafood such as fresh lobster thermidor topped with flambé crustacean, freshly shucked seasonal oysters, and caviar served with classic condiments and crème fraiche.
Other highlights include pan-fried foie gras served with apricot compote and crispy rice puff, wagyu beef skewers, herb-roasted Black Angus ribs, and Singapore-style stir-fried slipper lobster served with chilli crab sauce.
Priced at $108 with free flow juices, $128 with free flow wines and beers, and $168 with free flow champagne, wines and beers. Fathers who dine at will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Champagne package worth $60.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 6428 5000, https://www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com/gastronomy/racines/
7. The Bird
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On 17 June, Marina Bay Sand’s The Bird Southern Table & Bar is offering its “All-You-Can-Eat” special with the signature Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken ($28), available from 11am to 4pm. Dads can satisfy their cravings with 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. Elevate the celebration with new classic American dishes from the a la carte menu, such as 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.
B1-07, Galleria Level The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 6688 9959, www.marinabaysands.com
8. Le Binchotan
Photo: Le Binchotan
For something a little different this Father’s Day, bring dad to Le Binchotan at Amoy Street. Chef-owner Jeremmy Chiam rolls out a creative three-course meal with signature favourites, and a specially conceptualised main course inspired by his own father’s favourite dish.
If your dad is a whisky lover, opt for the course-by-course Balvenie whisky pairing. Start with edible charcoal with short ribs, garlic yoghurt and shichimi, followed by a main course of braised kurobuta ribs. And end the meal with smoked chocolate with yoghurt and blueberry – paired with 17-year-old Balvenie whiskey.
The menu is available from June 11 to 16 June for dinner only at $45 per person. Whisky pairing is at an additional $40 per person.
115 Amoy Street, #01-04 (Gemmill Lane), 6224 1045, lebinchotan.sg
For fathers who prefer Cantonese fare, head to Yàn at National Gallery for a sumptuous meal specially created by executive Chinese Chef Lai Chi Sum. The Fathers’ Day set menus present signature dishes like Yàn Peking Duck, signature roast crispy suckling pig (served 3 ways), braised ‘mee pok’ with fresh mushroom and homemade XO sauce, and house special pork ribs with black olive.
In the set menus, there are also luxurious dishes like braised 4-head whole abalone with noodles in supreme oyster sauce and shark cartilage broth with homemade wanton as well as sweetened bird’s nest with water chestnut and egg white.
Yàn’s Father’s Day menus are available for lunch and dinner from June 8 to 17. Six courses at $108 per person for a minimum of four to six diners; and 10 courses at $98 per person for a minimum of six to 10 diners.
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, 6384 5585, www.yan.com.sg
10. Jamie’s Italian
Photo: Jamie's Italian
On June 15 to 17, gather your extended family and head to Jamie’s Italian in VivoCity for a Father’s Day celebration. The generous Father’s Day Roasted Meat Plank ($108) is loaded with 1kg char-grilled, bone-in ribeye steak and crispy roasted pork belly. Accompanying the meaty selections are Jamie’s famous cheesy polenta chips, balsamic roasted vine-ripened tomatoes, creamy mashed potato, a light caesar salad and a hearty pasta.
At Jamie’s Italian at Forum, dads can tuck into 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. The chicken is partnered with a refreshing mesclun salad tossed in a tangy yuzu dressing, and crispy sweet potato nachos. Complete the meal with a 300ml Archipelago beer for only $10.
1 Harbourfront Walk #01-165/166/167, VivoCity, 6733 5500
583 Orchard Road, #01-01/04 Forum Shopping Mall, 6655 7676