Not sure where to bring dad out for Father's Day? There's still time to consider. But if you don't want to wreck your brain, here's a list of restaurants - brand new or reliable - to call upon for a good celebration.
1: The star-chaser: Qi - House of Sichuan
Photo: Qi - The House of Sichuan
Get ready for a fiery evening at this newcomer at Marina Bay Link Mall with chili wontons, chili fried Sri Lankan crab and chili oil soup with braised grouper (yeah, you get the picture). The contemporary dishes here aims to be as authentic as possible - going right down from importing all ingredients from Sichuan to the head chef, Wong Chun Fai, who led the original Hong Kong restaurant to achieve a one Michelin star for three consecutive years.
Address: #02-01, Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984
Contact No: +65 6634 8277
2. The safe-pick: Lawry’s The Prime Rib
A time-honoured combination of steak and salads that will never go wrong. Lawry's has ready for the occasion a four-course menu which starts with their signature spinning bowl salad, performed tableside, and truffle mushroom soup with scallops. Mains include a choice of prime rib with mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, chargrilled Filet Mignon with yakiniku sauce or over-baked salmon with cajun spices.
Address: #04-01/31, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Contact No.: 6836 3333
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3. The gourmet: LES45
Casual bites, check. Decent skyline view, check. Tableside action, also checked. LES45 - a posher version of Lower East Side taqueria at Katong - showcases a slew of modern and traditional Mexican foods. Think lobster tostadas, guacamole prepared tableside with a traditional Mexican stone mortar and churros. The items are all good for sharing, great for a communal dinner with the family.
Address: 50 Raffles Place, Level 45, Singapore 048623
Contact No.: 6221 9555
4. The anything-also-can: Racines
Photo: Sofitel Singapore City Centre
The sprawling 130-seater restaurant boasts two kitchens: one for French cuisine, and the other for modern Chinese led by Executive Chef Jean Charles Dubois and Master Chef Andrew Chong respectively. It's best for the dad who can't make up his mind on where to go - or really, just to satisfy picky eaters. Look out for Sunday brunch on 17 June, a buffet with live stations featuring Maine lobsters, foie gras, a grand seafood display with fresh abalone, and premium cuts of lamb. Dads will also get a complimentary upgrade of free flow Champagne.
Address: Level 5, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Singapore 078885
Contact No.: 6428 5000
5. The adventurous: Restaurant Ibid
Photo: Restaurant Ibid
Mod-Sin is back on the menu. MasterChef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong pulls out a novel take on local flavours and hawker foods at his first brick-and-mortar restaurant. Think going to a Chinese wedding banquet, but with a series of unexpected dishes such as escargot skewers in doubanjiang or lotus glutinous rice with a slab of foie gras. Innovative, and still relatable dishes will leave Dad happy and very satisfied.
Address: 18 North Canal Road, Singapore 048830
Contact No.: 9151 8698
6. The vino expert: The Spot
Photo: The Spot
The new restaurant, opened by wine retailers 1855 The Bottle Shop, is home to over 800 labels of fine wines at affordable prices. Pick a bottle or go for the Fine Wine Discovery Program (a flight of six premium wines by the glass) accompany a list of Modern European dishes here. Chef Lee Boon Seng, formerly of the one-Michelin Osia Restaurant, takes a South-east Asian interpretation on dishes such as with duck breast glazed in chrysanthemum honey or pearl rice risotto with local skate and coriander broth (think chazuke).
Address: #01-26/27, Marina One The Heart
Contact No.: 6284 2637