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Father’s Day 2018: Surprise Dad with 28 Brilliant Buffets, Exciting Events and More
Yes, Father’s Day 2018 is just around the corner. We’ve lined up loads of fab feasts to satisfy his appetite and fun happenings for Dad and the kids to bond over.
This Father’s Day falls on Sunday, 17 June. Which means it’s time to celebrate the first man in your life, and your child’s first superhero! Nothing beats spending some quality time together, so how about a fun daddy’s-day-out bonding over gastronomic feasts and cool activities? Then surprise him by topping it all off with a sweet treat. There’s plenty in this list to please and pamper every deserving Dad. Take your pick!
1. The Classic Father’s Day Brunch at 1919 Waterboat House
Keep Dad’s stomach filled with a semi-buffet featuring bottomless appetisers from Black Truffle Mac and Cheese to Beer-battered Fish Fritters. The main course involves an out-of-this-world meat platter perfect for carnivores. Think Roasted Beef Angus Ribeye, Spiced Iberico Pluma Pork and Kadaif Wrapped Tiger Prawns, just to name a few. Made-to-order eggs, Spanish-style Churros with warm chocolate dip and DIY ice cream floats complete the feast. Kids enjoy a dedicated menu and an arts and craft corner.
When 17 June, 12noon-3.30pm
Where 3 Fullerton Road
How much From $68++ per adult | $35++ per child aged 5-12 years
2. Nordic Flavours at SEAR Steakhouse
Enjoy magnificent city views from the penthouse of 50 Raffles Place while dining on this Nordic three-course set lunch. Exclusively for Father’s Day, it features premium fresh produce from seared scallops to wood-smoked brisket. Then end sweetly with Swedish cloudberries with caramelised pears, yoghurt, vanilla, roasted nuts, milk sorbet and iced carrots. Adults can opt for two hours free-flow of beer and housepour wines, while kids get their own special menu.
When 17 June, 12noon-3pm
Where Level 45, 50 Raffles Place
How much From $65++ per adult | $35++ per child aged 5-12 years
3. Father’s Day Appreciation Set Menu at Caffé B
Express your appreciation for the main man in your lives with this elegant four-course menu. It starts with an Octopus Carpaccio starter, followed by a handmade Sword Fish Calamarata. A New Zealand Lamb Rack is the starter, with Mango Panna Cotta rounding out the elegant meal. To liven up the occasion, take part in Caffé B’s father-child lookalike contest. The restaurant staff will pick the best lookalikes and the top three pairs win attractive dining vouchers.
When 12 to 17 June
Where 64 Club Street
How much $59++ per person
4. A Tribute to Parents at Crystal Jade Restaurants
Crystal Jade launched an extended promotion across all their restaurants, encompassing both Mother’s and Father’s Day this year. These include three set menus each featuring seven delectable dishes at casual dining Crystal Jade Kitchen and Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao/Jiangnan respectively. At Crystal Jade Kitchen, Shrimp Paste Chicken ‘Bao-ger’ (above), a slider-inspired snack, is sure to tickle Dad’s fancy. Fine dining set menus also await at fine-dining restaurants Crystal Jade Golden Palace, Crystal Jade Palace and Crystal Jade Dining IN.
When Till 24 June
Where Various locations
How much Varies
5. Father’s Day Sunday Brunch at Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Go to Town with a hearty meat-lovers brunch spread with Whole Roasted Pig, Whole Provencal-style Lamb, Herb-roasted Australian Prime Ribs and Cantonese-style Roast Duck taking centrestage. All manner of desserts including live Crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier Flambé station, liquid nitrogen station and chocolate fountain await. Dads also stand to win attractive prizes at the weekend’s luxury lucky draw. A Barbecue and Seafood Dinner Buffet (from $89++ per adult, $44++ per child) is also available over the weekend, where Dad dines free with two paying adults.
When 17 June, 12noon-3.30pm
Where 1 Fullerton Square
How much From $128++ per adult | $69++ per child aged 6-11 years
6. Father’s Day Heritage Dinner Buffet at The Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Dad prefers Asian cuisine? Let him enjoy a nourishing herbal feast boasting Steamed Imperial Chicken with Angelica Root and Wolfberries, Claypot Collagen-enriched Seafood Nabe in Pork Broth, and Danggui-roasted Duck. Then tuck into Wok-fried Hokkien ‘Tai Loke Mee’, Sautéed Beef Tenderloin Cubes with Asparagus, Cantonese-style Fried King Prawn, Teochew Steamed Red Garoupa and Oven-roasted Tandoori-spiced Lamb Legs. Best of all, Dad dines free with two paying adults. Alternatively, treat Dad to Weekend Dim Sum Brunch (from $58++ per adult, $25++ per child) for a nostalgic experience.
When 16 to 17 June, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Where 80 Collyer Quay
How much $68++ per adult | $25++ per child aged 6-11 years
7. Bond with Dad at Opus Bar & Grill, Hilton Singapore
Bond with Dad over a sharing portion of 800g charcoal-grilled Australian Westholme Wagyu Sirloin this June. The newly introduced cut has a marble score of 4 and comes with rich marbling throughout. The sharing set comes with two complimentary side dishes, with choices including grilled asparagus, mac and cheese, and truffle fries. It also comes with a special wine package to complete the celebration. Or enjoy Hilton’s renowned Sunday Champagne Brunch throughout the month (from $88++ per adult, $39++ per child), where Dad dines free with two paying adults.
When 1 to 30 June
Where 581 Orchard Road
How much $138++ for two persons
8. A Feast Fit for a King at Jamie’s Italian
Bond with Dad over the generous Father’s Day Roasted Meat Plank ($108++) at Jamie’s Italian VivoCity. The hefty plank is loaded with 1kg of char-grilled bone-in ribeye steak and crispy roasted pork belly. Accompanying the meats are a series of sides including Jamie’s famous cheesy polenta chips and a small pasta of your choice. Over at Jamie’s Italian at Forum, tuck into the Father’s Day Grill Special ($46.95++). It comprises a whole roasted baby chicken dressed in spicy paprika sauce with yuzu mesclun salad and sweet potato nachos. It’s also another chance for the little ones to enjoy Jamie’s special kids menu!
When 15 to 17 June
Where #01-165/167 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk | #01-01/04 Forum the Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road
How much Varies
9. Put Your Padre to the Test at Lower East Side 45
The fun Mexican joint overlooking the iconic Marina Bay waterfront unveils a special tasting set with five chalupitas topped with turkey, green sauce, coriander and onions. The catch? It comes with a spicy challenge! Every Dad who finishes the chalupitas with Mexican habanero chilli pepper will receive official certification AND get the set free! The family can also enjoy the limited-edition Padre Platter of seafood that feeds up to four. Barramundi yuzy ceviche, sautéed prawns, tempura hake fish and spicy seafood paella feature.
When 11 to 16 June
Where Level 45, 50 Raffles Place
How much $18++ for Chalupitas Tasting Set | $40++ for Padre Platter
10. Father’s Day Indulgence at RISE, Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Savour a sumptuous brunch or dinner at the international buffet restaurant with the spread enhanced for the occasion. Asian delights include Oyster Mee Sua while Western delights extend to Pan-seared Foie Gras with Red Wine Grape and Balsamic. Feast on fresh seafood and explore various live stations serving gourmet dishes such as Moroccan-style Roasted Whole Baby Lamb. To complete the celebration, Dad will also get to take home a Chocolate Cigar crafted for the occasion.
When 17 June, 12noon-3pm & 6pm-10.30pm
Where Marina Bay Sands Hotel Lobby Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Avenue
How much From $88++ per adult | From $25++ per child aged 6-12 years
11. The King’s Lunch Buffet at Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Let Dad dine like a king at this lavish Father’s Day feast, boasting a spread of over 80 treats. With fresh crustaceans, seafood on grill, charcuterie, premium cheese, rillettes, international cuisines, premium meats and desserts, this is for the man who loves a bit of everything. Highlights range from Roast Prime Beef Rib and Crispy Pork Saddle to Singapore Chilli Crab and Laksa. Sweet treats include Sea Salt Caramel Tarts and White Wine and Grape Verrine. If Dad prefers more local tastes, go for the Father’s Day Local High Tea Buffet ($48++ per adult, $30++ per child) or impress him with stellar Father’s Day Set Menus (from $78++ per person) at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant.
When 17 June, 12noon-2.30pm
Where 320 Orchard Road
How much From $78++ per adult | $38++ per child aged 5-12 years
12. Say Cheers to Dad at Royale, Mercure Singapore Bugis
This Father’s Day, Royale treats all Dads to a complimentary half-pint of beer. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the newly launched Rasa Sayang BBQ Buffet. Start with over 30 local and Asian favourites, such as DIY Rojak, Snapper Fish Head Curry and Wok-fried Salted Egg Yolk Prawns. Then head over to the outdoor live Asian barbecue station for Assorted Satay Skewers, Grilled Sambal Stingray, Sotong and Ayam Panggang and more. The Paper Bag Oven-Baked Laksa Chicken and Asian Bao-wich counter adds a creative spin on things. Finally, let desserts such as Pandan Chiffon Marshmallow Sandwich, Durian Crème Brulee and DIY Chendol sweeten the deal.
When 17 June, 12noon-3.30pm (Rasa Sayang BBQ Buffet available till 26 August 2018)
Where 122 Middle Road
How much From $38++ per adult | $19++ per child aged 6-12 years
13. Father’s Day Fry Up at Nickeldime
Neighbourhood hangouts Nickeldime River Valley and Novena are serving a brunch fry-up in the week leading up to Father’s Day. The Irish-style breakfast-of-champions consists of fried eggs, white pudding, champ potatoes, roasted slab bacon and homemade soda bread. Just perfect for that comforting Sunday family brunch, don’t you think? Dads can pair it with a wide range of craft beers to while the afternoon away.
When 15 to 17 June
Where Nickeldime River Valley, 8 Mohamed Sultan Road | Nickeldime Novena, 275 Novena Regency
How much $18 nett
14. Father’s Day Special at NOX – Dine in the Dark
Make a fresh connection with Dad in Singapore’s only ‘dine in the dark’ restaurant. The experience begins with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and amuse bouche in the stylish (and lit) lounge. Your visually impaired hosts will then guide you into the pitch-black dining room. There, you’ll enjoy a three-course Father’s Day Mystery Set Menu consisting of 12 distinct dishes. After the meal, return to the lounge, where coffee or tea will be served alongside petit fours. In addition, Dad dines for free with every three paying guests at both lunch and dinner.
When 17 June, 12noon-3pm & 6pm-10pm
Where 269 Beach Road
How much $88++ per person (recommended for children aged 7 years and up)
15. Father’s Day Set Menus at Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore
Hai Tien Lo has specially curated two set menus to honour Dad. Culinary highlights feature Poached King Prawn with Truffles and Seasonal Green in Supreme Chicken Stock, and Peppered Hot and Sour Soup with Imperial Swiftlet’s Nest and Fish Maw. Alternatively, go for the Weekend Dim Sum Brunch ($92++ per adult, $52++ per child) featuring 60 dim sum creations and signature delicacies. These include Deep-fried Prawn Rolls with Banana and Mayonnaise Sauce, and Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings with Truffles.
When 11 to 17 June, 11.30am-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm
Where 7 Raffles Boulevard
How much From $118.80++ per person (minimum 2 diners)
16. Celebrate Father’s Day at River Wok
For one day only, show your superman how much you appreciate him with a hearty lunch or dinner buffet by scenic Singapore River. Whet your appetites with Executive Chef Kantha Chookiat’s modern take on traditional Southeast Asian favourites. Highlights include Duck Mango Salad, Green Curry Chicken, Salted Baked Barramundi, Udang Sambal Java and Pad Thai. You’ll also enjoy fresh seafood and the restaurant’s signature Mango Sticky Rice, as well as a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
When 17 June, 12noon-3pm & 6pm-10pm
Where #01-12 The Pier, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road
How much $68++ per person
17. A Meaty Treat for Dad at Skyve Wine Bistro
Just minutes from busy Orchard Road is an ideal place for Dad to sit back and Skyve this Father’s Day. The stylish ambience and modern bistro fare make for ideal family celebrations. Order up the Australian Angus Cote De Boeuf – it serves three to four so it’s great for bonding over. The best part, Dad will receive a complimentary bottle of Montes Classic Chardonnay or Merlot worth $55!
When 16 to 17 June
Where 10 Winstedt Road
How much $130++
18. Michelin Star Treat for Dads at The Song of India
Paying tribute to all Dads, Chef Manjunath Mural has curated an indulgent feast of India’s best regional dishes. Dad dines for free (on 17 June only) with four paying diners at brunch or three paying diners at dinner! Highlights at the Father’s Day brunch buffet include Lucknowi Chicken Biryani and Kashmiri Lotus Root Korma. A special live station offers traditional Rice Hoppers with Coconut Pumpkin Stew, a popular street food from Kerala. The four-course dinner features signatures such as Chicken Spinach Roulade, Hyderabadi Lamb Shish Kebab and for dessert, Rose Gulkand Kulfi.
When 16 to 17 June, 12noon-3.30pm
Where 33 Scotts Road
How much $46.90++ per person (buffet lunch) | $79++ per person (4-course set dinner)
19. All-Dad-Can-Eat at The Bird Southern Table and Bar
This Father’s Day, the classic American restaurant is bringing back its “All-You-Can-Eat” special with its signature Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken. Treat Dad to endless helpings of succulent chicken brined in a 100-year-old secret recipe for 27 hours and fried to golden perfection. He can even pair it with free-flowing Full Steam Ahead beer. Elevate the feast with new a la carte offerings such as Jambalaya ($46++) and Muffuletta Salad ($18++) on the side.
When 17 June, 11am-4pm
Where B1-07 Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
How much From $28++ per person
20. Daddy’s Day Out at the kitchen table, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Let Dad knock a couple back, with bottomless beer, bubbly, house wines and cocktails for adults this Father’s Day. Hit the raw bar for fresh sashimi and shucked oysters, or order Tuna Tartare and Oysters Kilpatrick to your table. Perfectly roasted Whole Stuffed Suckling Pig, Prime Ribs, Lamb and Beef Leg feature at the carveries. For more, load up on SKIRT steaks, lamb cutlets, sausages and burgers at the grill bar. Leave space for salads and desserts too! Diners also stand to win vouchers from We Need A Hero, a night’s stay in W Singapore’s Marvelous Suite and even an exclusive weekend ride in the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
When 17 June, 12.30pm-3pm
Where 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa Island
How much $188++ per adult | $99++ per child aged 7-11 years | $68++ per child aged 4-6 years
HAPPENING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
21. Families for Life ‘Celebrating Fathers’ Picnic
Get your picnic basket ready and prepare for a super memorable Father’s Day at Families for Life ‘Celebrating Fathers’ picnic. Spot the Families for Life signature mobile café to redeem complimentary snacks. Kids can also design their very own Daddy Award ribbon to gift to Dad. Then pair up as a father-child team and race through an inflatable obstacle course to win attractive prizes. Remember to capture all the fun at the photo booth or smile as the roving photographer comes by. Then sit back and enjoy an outdoor movie screening plus music performances. Each registered family receives a Families for Life bag with a picnic mat (while stocks last) at the event.
22. LeVeL33 Father’s Day Brewery Tour
Is Dad a craft beer fan? Then treat him to a one-of-a-kind brewery tour this Father’s Day. Brewmaster Gabriel Garcia will be giving exclusive insight into the workings of the world’s highest urban microbrewery. Dad and the family will learn about the brewing process during the half-hour guided tour. Afterwards, settle in at a terrace table with uninterrupted views of the city skyline. The unique experience includes a half-litre taster beer paddle of LeVeL33’s regular and seasonal beers to share.
When 17 June, 3pm-4pm
Where #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard
How much $58++ per person
23. The Novotel Singapore on Stevens Amazing Summer Fair
Get in some summery retail therapy and pick up a last-minute gift for dad the day before Father’s Day. From arts, crafts and jewellery to home décor and furniture, plus stationery and men’s goods, there’s something for everyone! There’ll also be free tapas tasting, a mixology smoked cocktail tasting and free-flow coffee all day. The kids get entertained with free live caricature sketching as well. Finally, enjoy a family meal with F&B vouchers providing 25 per cent off your bill at Winestone and Food Exchange.
When 16 June, 10am-5.30pm
Where 28 Stevens Road
How much Free
24. Royal Albatross Father’s Day Adventure Cruise
Experience what it’s like to climb the mast of the Royal Albatross and get your photo taken from 21 metres above deck. The Adventure Package includes two Mast Climbs (minimum 9 years and 1.1m tall) and Dinner Cruise tickets for four. Top up $95 for two to get a chance to helm the tall ship under supervision of the ship’s Captain! After a fun day, tuck into a three-course dinner. Choice of mains range from the traditional British roast to Mediterranean spiced seafood. The 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise starts with a welcome drink and ends with live entertainment. Featured in 2008 Batman movie “The Dark Knight”, the adventure on the Royal Albatross will surely make your superhero’s day.
When 17 June, 5pm
Where Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
How much $780 for 4 persons (children must be at least 4 years of age)
25. Dark Ale Gianduja Chocolate Cake from The Fullerton Cake Boutique
Toast to Dad with this amusing-looking frothy ‘beer mug’ ($68 nett) exclusively crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Siddharth Prabhu. He’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that it’s hiding 34 per cent Gianduja Cremeux and Guinness Stout-soaked chocolate sponge within! Available till 30 June at The Cake Boutique on Level 1 of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. To order, call 6877 8943, email [email protected] or click here
26. Dark Chocolate Citrus Sabayon Mousse from SweetSpot
Show appreciation for Dad with a selection of creative dark chocolate-themed desserts. Choose from the Dark Chocolate Citrus Sabayon Mousse with Brownie Biscuit Cake, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Jam Éclairs and even the amusing Dark Chocolate Cigars made from dark chocolate ganache and Valrhona 70% Guanaja Grand Crue couverture. Available till 17 June at SweetSpot, Marina Bay Sands. To order, call 6688 8588 or email [email protected]
27. Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake from Pacific Marketplace
Delight Daddy dearest with Pacific Marketplace’s Cake of the Month, the decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake ($55 per kg). Its simple, unassuming appearance belies a rich, multi-layered soul within. Filled with 55% dark chocolate ganache and moist fudge, a ring of cocoa nibs adds a smoky flavour. Available till 30 June at Pacific Marketplace at Level 1 of Pan Pacific Singapore. To order, call 6826 8240 or email [email protected]
28. Pandan Coconut & Gula Melaka Attap Chee Half-n-Half from The Pine Garden
Can’t decide which flavour? Then try this unique half-n-half cake ($48 for 1kg, $34 for 500g) for the best of both worlds! Light coconut cream and buttery grated coconut between moist pandan sponge matches perfectly with layers of pink sponge filled with gula melaka fudge and bits of attap chee (palm fruit). This twin format also comes in Pulut Hitan & Yam Orh-ni Chiffon ($48 for 1kg, $34 for 500g) and Triple Layer Chocolate & Sea-salt Caramel ($52 for 1kg, $38 for 500g). Available till 30 June at all The Pine Garden outlets. To order, call 6457 6159 or click here
(See also: A Father’s Day Tribute: Dads about Dads)
Header image: W Singapore − Sentosa Cove
Feature image: SweetSpot, Marina Bay Sands
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