Where to celebrate your poor neglected dad

Taking the time to celebrate Mum is great and all, but more than we’d like to admit it, a lot of the time we forget to lavish upon Daddy Dearest the same amount of effort and material gratitude. Could it be our socially conditioned conscious in a patriarchal society that’s led us to simply assume that fathers aren’t as sensitive and hence won’t appreciate our efforts? Or because our capitalist nation has chosen to profit over Mother’s Day so they can sell more flowers, chocolates and fancy dinners? Nah, it’s probably just because dads grunt so much.

Still, if you find yourself guilty of pampering Ma over Pa, make things right this year (Jun 17) and treat the best man in your life to a meal he didn't even see coming.


Meat and more for Papa Carnivore

For the steak-loving Superman in your life

Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore

It’s four courses of hearty goodness at Lawry’s this Father’s Day weekend, with a $98 per person menu starring some time-honored classics. You’ll start with Chef Sherwin Sim’s special Spinning Bowl Salad and Truffle Mushroom Soup, before moving on to the main event—your choice of Lawry’s Signature Roasted Prime Rib of Beef ​– The Daddy’s Cut​, Oven Baked Cajun Salmon with Ikura, or Black Angus Filet Mignon with US Idaho Mashed Potatoes​. And because all dads always have extra room in their tums, finish off with a decadent truffle chocolate cake or apple crumble tart. 6836 3333, Jun 15-17

Wakanui Grill Dining Singapore

It’s no secret we’re fans of Japanese grill Wakanui, so obviously we’ll be bringing Dad to their Gentleman’s Cut Father’s Day Special. For $110 per person, you get a delectable four-course meal of baked oysters, Obsiblue prawn, and the Ocean Beef Ribeye—just another premium cut in Wakanui’s stellar line-up of New Zealand meats. There’s also Salt Milk Ice Cream, and wine pairings are available for a top-up fee of $40 each. 6384 2665, Jun 11-16

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

A Father’s Day meal at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse was meant to be, considering how the New York steakhouse was set up by father-son duo Wolfgang and Peter Zweiner. Behind the dry-aged steaks is a warming story of how son eventually convinced father to open his own steakhouse, after a childhood shaped by visits to Peter Luger’s, where Wolfgang worked for over 40 years. Exclusively available on Jun 17, a whiskey-pairing menu will treat Dad and you to the Zweiners’ pick of the finest Macallan pours, and your choice of USDA Prime beef in New York Sirloin or Ribeye. $280 per person. 6887 5885, Jun 17


Drink Dad Dry

For the man whose alcohol tolerance can put yours to shame

Andaz Singapore

Mr Stork

Some father-child relationships are built on knocking back a pint with Pops, and if you fancy yourself one of them—head to Andaz Singapore. For one day only, the hotel in Bugis is offering an incredible $25 promotion at all its dining outlets: Alley on 25 (11am-10pm), 665F (6-10pm) and Mr Stork (5pm-12mn). For just $25, dads can enjoy two hours of free-flow draft beer—including Singapore Blonde Ale and Ki Siao Brown Ale by Archipelago Brewery, and the house beer Andaz Pale Ale created in collaboration with Red Dot Brewhouse. If you prefer your beer bottled, get a bucket of any five beers at $25—and choose from Andaz Pale Ale, Asahi Super Dry Lager, Tiger Beer, Love Wild IPA, Hitachino Nest White Ale, BLK 622 Dark Ale, and 1945 Pilsner. It really doesn’t get any better than this. 6408 1288, Jun 17


This is not a drill—Sentosa’s latest dining addition, colonial-chic bar grill Panamericana, is doing a free-flow beer promotion for all dads on Father’s Day at no hidden costs. Just bring Pops down to Sentosa Golf Club from 12-2pm for unlimited Carlsberg beers. While you’re there, sink your teeth into anything on their regular menu, from Peruvian ceviche to lamb empanadas and tender ribeye, for that saucy Latin touch to your dad-approved beer binge. 62538182Jun 17


It’s the best of both worlds at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena’s Sky22, where you can treat daddy dearest to a Meat Galore buffet brunch that comes with free-flow beer (just for Dad) for every three paying adults. At just $68 per person, the spread of steak, lamb chops, bourbon-glazed barbecue baby back ribs, seafood and more is a steal—especially since fathers get to drink the day away. 6378 2040, Jun 17


Keep it casual

For the dad who doesn’t like a fuss

River Wok

If you haven’t had the chance to try Robertson Quay’s latest casual Indochinese joint, their Father’s Day buffet might be a good place to start. Available during lunch (12-3pm) and dinner (6-10pm) on the day, it‘s a $68 per person menu comprising all of River Wok’s star dishes—Duck Mango Salad, Green Curry Chicken, Salted Baked Barramundi, Udang Sambal Java and more; plus a glass of Prosecco on the house. This one’s for all the fatherly fans of Southeast Asian cuisine who can still appreciate the sheer quantity of a buffet. 6732 1126, Jun 17

The Lokal

Kick it old-school with a Sunday Roast Dinner at Tanjong Pagar brunch institution The Lokal. From 5:30pm onwards, the one-night only special event gives you a choice of Roast beef, Chicken or Pork, served with a hearty Yorkshire pudding, sauteed vegetables and potato—at just $25 on the a la carte menu. Wash it all down with $10 booze in their $10 Happy Hour happening all night long—on cocktails, wines and beers (including Garage Project Beer). hello@thelokalsingapore.com, Jun 17


No-brainer hotel buffets

For a straightforward treat with the man you inherited your laziness for planning from

Carlton City Hotel Singapore

For a good (and upscale) mix of Asian and international cuisine on a budget, there’s Plate at Carlton City Hotel Singapore. This Father’s Day lunch, $58 gets you fresh seafood on ice (oysters, Boston lobster, snow crabs, tiger prawns and clams), Vietnamese Roast Duck Roll, Grilled-Minute Steak with Sweet Shallot Wine Sauce, salmon, and tandoori leg of lamb—plus laksa, chili crab, and even Assam Pedas Stingray. As a special gift from the hotel, all fathers will also receive a complimentary two bottles of Crossroads beers. Book early; the lunch is only available from 12-2:30pm on Jun 17. 6632 8922, Jun 17

Concorde Hotel Singapore

Some dads were born with sweet tooths; others with a taste for the ocean. If your dad likes seafood, Concorde Hotel’s Harvest of the Sea Buffet Dinner at Spices Cafe should do the trick. There’re the bog-standards oysters, lobster and crab—but most importantly, Dad dines free with every three paying adults ($60 each). He’ll also get a complimentary serving of 200gms Cheese Lobster or Braised Baby Abalone with Broccoli & Mushroom. Pay $9 for your first glass of house wine or Carlsberg, and the next glass comes at just $4.50. 6734 0393, Jun 16-17

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Treat your father to the aptly named The King’s Lunch Buffet at Marriott Cafe, a supersized affair that’s 1.5 times bigger than their regular buffet. There’s your standard premium seafood spread, meat mains like Pan-fried Foie Gras with Strawberry & Vincotto, Bourbon & Honey Glazed Ham, Crispy Pork Saddle; as well as local delicacies like Honey Pork Ribs, Roast Duck, and Crispy Roast Pork Belly. The $78 ticket includes free-flow of mocktails and juices; but for just $10 more Dad can get free-flow beer too. 6831 4605, Jun 17