Aug 09, 2013

    Enjoy Merlion pralines and freebies

    Heading out for dinner? KAREN LIM checks out some places that are offering National Day dining specials and weekend deals.


    Eating is a national pastime and curry is the focus at this casual gathering.

    Food will be provided. The public is encouraged to take along food items to share. The event will feature a live screening of the National Day Parade.

    When: Today, 6pm to 9pm

    Where: Tanjong Rhu Civic Plaza at Block 10 Jalan Batu, and No. 7 Jalan Bintang Tiga

    Price: Free

    2. FISH & CO

    Flash any red item at Fish & Co to receive a complimentary Paris Passion mocktail with any main course ordered.

    When: Today only

    Where: All Fish & Co outlets


    Au Chocolat is selling a special blend of house-made raspberry sorbet and vanilla gelato called Berry Singapore, which will only be available today.

    The gelato is $5.50 for a regular cup, $7 for a medium cup, and $8.80 for a large cup.

    You can also buy National Day macarons at $9 apiece, and Merlion-shaped pralines at $18 a box.

    When: National Day macarons are available while stocks last and the Merlion pralines are available till the end of the month

    Where: Bay Level L1-03, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue

    Opening hours: Sundays to Thursdays from 10am to 11pm; and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to midnight

    Tel: 6688-7557


    Get into the red-and-white mood with a National Day-themed afternoon tea at Axis Bar and Lounge.

    Treat yourself to a Jellified Singapore Sling or soursop fruit cream puffs and savoury highlights such as chilli-crabmeat canape.

    When: Till Aug 31, 3pm to 5pm daily; and 12.30pm to 2.30pm on weekends and public holidays

    Where: Axis Bar and Lounge, Mandarin Oriental, level 4, Marina Square, 5 Raffles Avenue

    Price: $42++ per person

    Tel: 6885-3500

    5. ME@OUE

    Restaurant ME@OUE is offering a red-and-white-themed four-course dinner with a main course of either Maine lobster or ribeye wagyu beef.

    When: Today, 7pm to 10pm

    Where: OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay

    Price: $248++ per person

    Tel: 6634-4555

    6. THE HALIA

    Indulge in the Uniquely Singapore Set - Halia Chilli Crab Spaghettini and a glass of Singapore Sling - at The Halia.

    When: Till next Sunday

    Where: The Halia at Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road #01-22/23; and The Halia at Singapore Botanic Garden, Ginger Garden, 1 Cluny Road

    Price: $48++ per set

    Tel: 9639-1148 (Raffles Hotel) or 8444-1148 (Singapore Botanic Garden)


    National Day means celebrating all things Singaporean. Tuck into York Hotel's "tunch" (lunch and tea) buffet, which offers local hawker fare such as laksa, stir-fried cereal prawn and popiah.

    Customers can also enjoy a glass of Singapore Dream mocktail at 48 per cent off.

    When: Today, 12pm to 4pm

    Where: White Rose Cafe, York Hotel, 21 Mount Elizabeth

    Price: $32.80 per adult; $21.80 per child below 12

    Tel: 6830-1156


    Enjoy an evening of dining indulgence with Town Restaurant's National Day Singapore Dinner Buffet, which includes its signature laksa, bak kut teh and Hokkien prawn noodles.

    When: Today, 6pm to 10.30pm

    Price: $48++ per adult, $24++ per child

    Where: Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square

    Tel: 6877-8128