6 last-minute restaurant reservations for Father’s Day
If you have yet to book a table for this Sunday, well, there's still hope. Get cracking and reserve your seats at any of these six F&B spots.
We know Dad’s special day is not always celebrated with the same aplomb as Mother’s Day, but beneath his tough exterior is a man who would appreciate some recognition as the unsung hero of the family. Don’t be afraid to give him a big shout-out too. Get him to come hungry and choose between a steakhouse dinner and lavish buffet spreads from these six delicious choices.
Hai Tien Lo
Hai Tien Lo provides a choice between a six-course set menu ($138/adult) and a dim sum buffet ($88/adult). The former features New Zealand Rack of Lamb in Mushroom Sauce, Wok-Fried Lobster with Crispy Fermented Garlic, and comes with a complimentary glass of white wine. The buffet consists of 50 different dim sum creations and à la carte signatures. Must-tries include Poached Dumplings with Prawns in Szechuan Spicy Chilli Sauce and Deep-Fried Mini Glutinous Rice Dumplings filled with Rum Chocolate.
Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6826 8240
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore
Father-son duo Wolfgang and Peter Zwiener of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore has launched a menu inspired by their relationship and love of food. Peter credits tasting dry-aged beef made by Wolfgang as the catalyst that led to the opening of their restaurant empire. The four-course Father’s Day set ($118/adult) includes Tuna Tartar and Potato Leek Soup to start. For entrées, choose between a Colorado Lamb Chop and their signature dry-aged USDA Prime Ribeye, which are served along classic steakhouse sides, and end with a luxurious tiramisu.
#02-01, InterContinental Singapore, Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road. Tel: 6887 5885
LAVO Singapore’s Father’s Day Champagne Brunch ($158/adult) on 16 June comes with endless flutes of Veuve Clicquot and Italian-American favourites like Charred Octopus with Fennel and Red Wine Vinaigrette and the signature One-Pound Meatball. Bloody Mary and bourbonbased Maker’s Manhattan are alternative beverages if Dad isn’t inclined to Champagne. Bonus: a snazzy bow tie as a gift for all fathers.
Level 57, Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue. Tel: 6688 8591
The recently revamped One-Ninety Restaurant offers a Father’s Day Sunday Brunch ($128/adult) that includes a salad bar, appetisers like Deep Sea Crab Claws with Mango, 12 hot mains, and four live stations. Highlights of the latter include Singapore Laksa as well as Mesquite Wood Roasted Peking Duck and Roasted Milk-Fed Veal Rack. The centerpiece is the Seafood Tower – over seven different types of seafood will be served tableside accompanied by a lemongrass-infused dry ice mist.
Lobby Level, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard. Tel: 6831 7130
For a buffet filled with local dishes, this Sunday’s Father’s Day Feast at Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts is sure to please. It’s available for lunch ($70/adult), high tea ($55/adult) or dinner ($88/adult). The high tea session boasts a live teh tarik station and well-loved regional delights like Tau Kwa Pau, Yam Abacus Seeds, Popiah and Oyster Omelette. Lunch and dinner feature classic favourites like Chilli Crab with Golden Mantou, and Oven-Roasted Whole Skate Wings.
Lobby Level, Royal Plaza, 25 Scotts Road. Tel: 6219 3780
Ellenborough Market Café
It’s a toss between a Peranakan and international buffet lunch ($52/adult) and a crab-centric buffet dinner ($78/adult) at Ellenborough Market Café. For the former, perennial Nyonya favourites, such as Kueh Pie Tee, Ayam Buah Keluak and Babi Pongteh are served alongside Masala Lamb Chop and Seafood on Ice. Dad can sate his appetite for crabs with no less than nine different styles during dinner, including Chilli, Black Pepper, Thai Yellow Curry and Salted Egg. Round off the meal with calorific desserts like Deep-Fried Durian Ah Balling.
Lobby Level, Hotel Swissôtel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road. Tel: 6239 1847/1848