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Father’s Day 2019: 6 Best dining spots in KL to treat dad


By Ronn Tan

Father’s Day 2019: 6 Best dining spots in KL to treat dad

Father’s Day is on the horizon. Think about the ways that this special day has been marketed to you throughout your life. If you’re thinking neckties and tool belts, just know that times have changed—including lifestyles. However, one thing that will never change is food. Foodie culture might been growing since the 2000s but eating has always been a prominent way of celebrating special occasions. This round-up of some of the best dining spots in KL might give you an idea of the right restaurant to bring dad to for Father’s Day.

1. Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur

This coming Sunday, three special Fs take centre stage: father, family, and feast. Why not treat dad to a sumptuous lunch at Saint Pierre? Expect meals prepared in the classic French tradition of Fête des Pères except it’s served family-style. Start with freshly shucked Oysters Special de Geay, Smoked Salmon with creme fraiche, and Foie Gras Terrine with sweet fig jam and honeycomb. As for mains, feast on the 48-hour Slow Roasted Beef Striploin and Roasted Rack of Lamb, cooked languidly and speedily respectively. These classic French meats done in contrasting styles are for the main event, and are to be shared among the family—of course, daddy gets first dibs! As the main course is main-bodied, there is a sweet surprise by Chef De Dood, the Chef de Cuisine. Generally, fathers prefer whisky or coffee and hence, dad gets to choose between two different desserts. They are Coffee and Cream or Chocolate and Whisky. Regardless of dad’s choice, he’s bound to enjoy a very special end to one of the best meals of his life.

Highlights: Indulge on both extraordinarily prepared Roasted Beef Striploin and Roasted Rack of Lamb

Price: RM228++ per person

Availability: 16 June 2019

Contact: [email protected] | 03 2732 5008

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2. Curate at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Fathers are ordinary men who turn into superheroes because of love. Treat dad to an all-star treatment this Father’s Day at Curate in Four Season Hotel Kuala Lumpur and show him how special he is to you. Dad can expect an extravagant buffet spread with indulgent options such as meats grilled to their finest, fresh chilled seafood, artisanal cheeses, ikan bakar, roasted whole lamb and prime rib, as well as Chef Junious Dickerson’s famous Chicken and Waffle. Guess what? Daddy and you can both observe the chefs as they prepare your delicious food. Food aside, spending time at Four Seasons KL will also reward dad with a commemorative giant stein mug to help him remember the memorable afternoon with you.

Highlights: Don’t miss out on the ikan bakar and the Chicken and Waffle

Price: RM210 per adult (RM348 with free flow cocktails and wine or RM488 with free flow champagne), RM105 per child

Availability: 16 June 2019

Contact: 03 2382 8888

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3. Horizon Grill at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Combine an amazing view of the cityscape of Kuala Lumpur with an exquisite 3-course degustation menu and daddy is sure to have one of the best dining experiences of his life. On the 58th floor of Banyan Tree, expect a gourmet meal at one of the most revered dining establishments in the city. Begin with an appetising starter (look at those colours!) to get dad’s palate running before moving on to the ethereal steak that’s cooked to perfection, and accompanied with gravy and potatoes. To end the degustation menu, feast on the scrumptious and divine Chocolate-Passion Wood dessert. If dad loves wine to go with his meals, that’s another reason to spend Father’s Day here (you just have to pay a little more!).

Highlights: It’s difficult to choose a standout from a pool of equally delicious offerings

Price: RM238 nett per person (RM346 nett per person with wine pairing)

Availability: 10 – 16 June 2019

Contact: [email protected] | 03 2113 1821

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4. Prego at The Westin Kuala Lumpur

This Father’s Day, put a smile on dad’s face, why don’t you? Take him to the Sunday brunch at Prego and treat him to one of the finest meals around. Dad would be happy to relish in an assortment of authentic Italian cooking prepared by Italian Chef Marco and his team. Expect selections from raw tuna diced and risotto with lamb sausage to frozen dry raspberry and gorgonzola with green apple. Whether it’s seafood, Italian antipasti, grilled meats, or home-styled dishes, this is the place for dad this Father’s Day. Don’t forget the free flow of wine! So good, so fine.

Highlights: The roasted Black Angus prime rib carving is a clear winner!

Price: RM188 nett per person (additional RM160 nett for free flow drinks, including wine, or an additional RM260 nett for free flow of Moët & Chandon champagne)

Availability: 16 June 2019

Contact: [email protected] | 03 2773 8495

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5. Ebisu at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

If dad loves Japanese cuisine, Ebisu is the right spot this coming Father’s Day. With an exquisite 5-course set menu, this is bound to be a celebratory meal that dad will never forget. Savour innovative dishes that fuse Japanese flavours and cultures. Expect gyoza, salmon sashimi, and of course, sushi too! Even better, munch on the wonderfully-crafted steak that will cause dad to tremble in excitement. What are you waiting for? Japanese for Father’s Day, please.

Highlights: The Teppan (meat) doesn’t just look gorgeous, it tastes divine too

Price: RM220 nett per person

Availability: 12 – 16 June 2019

Contact: [email protected] | 03 2117 2823

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6. Kwee Zeen at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara


At Kwee Zeen, the hotel’s all-day dining establishment, expect a Father’s Day outing with a twist. Dad will be able to indulge in an array of Pan-Asian dishes and international cuisine with a gastronomic French twist. Treat dad to exclusive indulgences to show him love. Expect a wide variety of offerings—from Italian to Japanese to Chinese and Western. Moreover, there will also be delectable desserts and artisan French cheeses. In addition to fresh seafood on ice, this Sunday brunch includes free flow of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. If there is one way to pamper dad, this is it.

Highlights: Make sure to try the fresh seafood, such as oysters, mussels, and prawns

Price: RM188 nett per adult, RM94 nett per child

Availability: 16 June 2019

Contact: [email protected] | 03 2720 6688

Even though Father’s Day is celebrated only once a year, dads should always be appreciated. Let this dining guide help you continue showering dad with the love that he deserves. After all, what’s the best way to a man’s heart? You know the drill.

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