6 Great Dining Venues for Father’s Day 2014

Father’s Day has got to be one of the most underrated occasions. I’m not kidding! Just think about it: Mother’s Day always has daughters and sons paying ridonkulous prices for bouquets of flowers, as well as daughter-in-laws and son-in-laws buying extravagant bird’s nest hampers.

Yet on Father’s Day, it always seem to be fairly quiet. Well, we can’t exactly blame men for sharing an exponentially lower adoration for flowers.

Fun fact: Father’s Day was an occasion created to complement Mother’s Day in the early 20th Century. Did you know that?! 

Fun fact #2: A long distance carrier recording call volumes found that in 2006, people spent 48% more time calling home on Mother’s Day than on Father’s Day.

Sniff sniff. Fathers, please stop reading now while we think about how to make it up to you.

The good news is that Dads are rather easy to please. All you need to do is bring your Dad out for a good meal this Father’s Day, and spend some quality time over good food.

1. Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant

For a meal of authentic Chinese delicacies or fusion dishes in an oriental ambience, check out Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, located at Grand Mercury Roxy Singapore near East Coast Road. If you’re willing to dig a bit deeper into your pockets to splurge a bit more, you may also want to note that the restaurant is currently offering a 6-course meal for 4 pax at $388, just for Father’s Day. (6 Jun – 15 Jun)

Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant
Level 2 Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore
Tel: 6340-5678

2. Sushi Airways

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If Japanese food tickles your Dad’s fancy, he is going to love Sushi Airways for its novel experience. While our generation is all big on unique eateries and themed restaurants, chances are our parents probably haven’t been on as many gastronomic adventures as we have.

Take this opportunity to create a different dining experience at Sushi Airways, Singapore’s first aircraft themed restaurant and with a full alcohol menu, order a drink or two from the selection of Sakes and Whiskys for Daddy!

Sushi Airways
20 Baghdad St
Singapore 199659
Tel: 6291 1151

3. Jumbo Seafood (NSRCC)

Popular among tourists, Jumbo Seafood is a recognizable home-grown brand that locals also take fondly too! There’s just so many different types of seafood we love prepared in so many different culinary methods you can name and served with so many different sauces rich in local flavor! You get the picture.

Before hysteria takes over, do note that Jumbo has prepared 6 different promotional menus (9 Jun – 15 Jun) within a price range of $208-$888 for 4-10 pax on this special occasion which is the perfect excuse to feast.

Located at NSRCC in a tranquil setting, you may also want to take a leisurely stroll with your folks to spend some quality time after dinner. And walk off those calories. Maybe.

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant NSRCC
10 Changi Coast Walk
SAFRA Resort, Singapore 499739
Tel: 6552-3435 | Fax: 6214-0321

4. Carnivore (CHIJMESDempseyMBS)
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It is a widely known fact that a man’s palate preference is mostly poultry. Nope, not salads, not bite-sized nibbles, not colorful mini macaroons stacked atop each other to make for an instagram-worthy food photo. A man must have his meat!

Bring the carnivore in your dad out to, well, Carnivore this Father’s Day. With such a wide variety of meats available buffet-style, he is bound to be well-fed and delighted.

Carnivore CHIJMES
30 Victoria Street, #01-29A, CHIJMES
Singapore 187996
Tel: 6334 9332

Carnivore Dempsey
22 Dempsey Road,
Singapore 249679
Tel: 6475 9160

Carnivore MBS
2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-80
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018972
Tel: 6688 7429

5. Putien Restaurant (Parkway, Tampines Mall, Vivocity)
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For Chinese Cuisine at slightly affordable prices (in comparison to the 2 alternatives above), Putien Restaurant will make the perfect dining venue for your Father’s Day celebration, serving a wide variety of meats, seafood, vegetable dishes and Chinese soups and brews.

Easily Accessible at prime locations Parkway Parade, Tampines Mall and Vivocity, take your Dad out shopping for a gift after dinner!

For other Putien outlets, even in heartland areas, and their opening hours, see here. 

6. D’ Good Cafe


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Who said cafe hopping is only for you and your friends/boyfriend? Taking your dad to the places you frequent can be a very refreshing experience for him – especially if your Dad is a busy man and can’t take a whole night out for the celebration. You can bring him to a quick brunch at this lovely cafe instead!

D’Good Cafe pushed out a Mother’s Day promotion some weeks back, and gave out flowers to diners who visited the cafe with their mums. Currently, they have an ongoing Father’s Day 1 for 1 promotion for 15 June, where you and your dad enjoy one complimentary main and drink when a main and drink of equal or greater value is purchased. Instead of flowers, the cafe is also offering instant photos for you to capture that memory of Father’s Day 2014! More details here.

D’Good Cafe
273 Holland Ave
Singapore 278992
Tel: 6219 9807

Now that you have seen this list, you can’t simply unsee it and return to the same, old restaurant that you were planning to patronize again this year! (Editor’s note: Not that there’s anything wrong with the classics, but it’s always nice to change things up once in a while!)

Pick up your phone and make the reservations before these places fill up. We hope you and your father will have a roaring fun time dining out on this occasion.

After all, the way to any man’s heart is through his stomach – right?

For other dining places that might also be suitable this Father’s Day, you may like to read the previously published 5 Places For Your Christmas Dinner for buffet ideas, or our very own Top 10 Outdoor Venues for alfresco dining choices.


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