Sunday Family Lunch at Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Singapore

Seasonal Tastes is the main dining restaurant at The Westin Hotel Singapore. Located on the 32nd floor and surrounded by full-height glass windows, it offers a magnificent view of Singapore’s city skyline and the South China Sea. What’s more amazing is their Sunday Family Lunch, which is one of my favourite family feastings.

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Photo Credit: The Westin Singapore

Seasonal Tastes has been offering its Sunday Family Lunch since Apr 2017. I got to know this restaurant last year during my company’s departmental lunch. Since then, I’ve been patronizing this wonderful restaurant. Family feasting just got better with this kid-friendly Sunday Family Lunch. I’ll tell you why. 😀

Cuisines Restaurant at The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh

During our stay at The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh, we dined at Cuisines Restaurant several times. Located at the clubhouse, this award-winning restaurant has great indoor and outdoor seating. We’re SO in love with its tranquil surroundings and breath-taking views.

Cuisines Restaurant is only opened to its hotel guests and residents at this moment. It serves buffet breakfast, ala-carte lunch and dinner offering Asian, Western and Mediterranean cuisines. Occasionally, they have themed dinner buffet too.

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Personally, I love the restaurant’s strong focus on healthy and wholesome food at affordable prices. I understand that their chefs go to the market daily to source for fresh food. Only natural ingredients are used with NO MSG at all!

Now, I shall start with their buffet breakfast.

Daily Buffet Breakfast

After a good night’s sleep at our beautiful suite, we woke up for a fabulous buffet breakfast at Cuisines Restaurant. It offers a good selection of local and Western food, pastries and breads, cheeses and salads, cereals, homemade desserts, an egg station with scrambled eggs, fried eggs and omelettes, fresh fruits cut, juices, tea and coffee.

Half-boiled eggs

Edison enjoyed the half-boiled eggs made from the big white eggs. Their eggs are so perfect, and it’s certainly a great starter for him. Then, he went around picking his favourite Western food like mini pizzas, cheese, sausages and cereals.

Edison

V and I enjoyed their local breakfast more. My top favourite is their Ipoh hor fun – so satisfyingly soft and smooth, coated in an aromatic gravy. V absolutely enjoyed their nasi lemak with spicy curry chicken.

Hor FunSoft and smooth Ipoh hor fun! Must try!

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LocalHot & spicy curry chicken
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Festive Buffet at Atrium Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

What I love most about Christmas is being able to enjoy a sumptuous festive buffet with my loved ones. I feel fortunate to live in Singapore – a food paradise, where there’s no lack of festive season dining.

This year, I started my festive dining at one of the most drool-worthy Christmas buffets in town. Atrium Restaurant in the centrally-located Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium offers a delicious line-up of festive menu that is totally calorie-worthy!

Atrium Restaurant

This was my first visit to Atrium Restaurant, and I really like its ambience. I understand that the restaurant had a revamp last year, and now it looks brighter, modern and clean.

Atrium Restaurant

Atrium Restaurant

Led by Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock and his team of master chefs, diners can look forward a stellar spread of festive dishes such as fresh seafood on ice, including Alaskan king crab, oysters, and scallops, before heading to the live cooking station for some Pan-seared Lobster with Tomato Stew and Onion Espuma made à la minute.

Festive Buffet at Atrium Restaurant

We started our meal with Cream of Spring Bay Black Mussel with Fennel. Its rich and creamy taste is the perfect start to warm my tummy. Spoiling my taste buds next were Pan-Seared Lobster with Tomato Stew and Onion Espuma, and Roast Rack of Lamb with Apricot and Thyme Jus.

Festive Buffet at Atrium Restaurant

Truth be told, I’m generally not a fan of lamb. But surprisingly, I was delighted at my very first bite to discover the tenderness of the lamb ribs that was fine-tuned and perfectly-roasted. The taste of the lamb was well-balanced. I’ve a word with the chef, complimenting him on this dish and he even shared with me that he used his secret ingredient which is apricot to balance and enhance the taste of the lamb.

The pan-seared lobster was an excellent choice to satisfy my seafood indulgence. This dish certainly lived up to my expectations. To further compliment it, I’ve decided to take a picture of Chef Jeffery Chong, which he has kindly obliged.

Chef at Atrium Restaurant

After indulging in these festive dishes, we head on to the buffet line. My buffet feast started with the hot and spicy chilli crayfish. This dish is best paired with fried buns. Dipping the buns in the addictive spicy and sour sauce, I savoured every single bite of them.

Chilli Crayfish at Atrium Restaurant

The fresh seafood on ice was a total delight! We were so impressed with the fresh prawns, mussels, crabs, sashimi, scallops, oysters, sushi and many more!

Seafood on Ice

Sushi

After filling our tummies with the festive dishes and buffet highlights, we moved on to savour the rest of the buffet spread such as laksa, popiah, curry chicken, salad, assorted Chinese and Western food.

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Festive Buffet at Atrium Restaurant

We saved the last 10% of our tummies for desserts. Who could resist a yummy Christmas log cake and a wide spread of desserts from chocolates to cakes, yogurts, fruits, Ice Kacang, Nyonya Kueh, ice-cream and many more!

Dessert

Atrium Restaurant is the best place to soak in the festive season’s ambience. Impeccable service and delicious food, it’s a totally delightful festive buffet that I’d like to recommend to you.

Festive buffet at Atrium Restaurant begins on 12 Dec 2015. Buffet lunch starts from $35++ per pax, and buffet dinner from $58++ per pax. 50% for kids between 6 and 12 years of age. Kids 5 years and under dine free. Citibank Cardmembers enjoys special discount on these festive buffets. Click HERE for more details.

 

Atrium Restaurant
Level 4, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
For reservations, call +65 6731 7172
Website: http://singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiatrium

Disclosure: This is an invited media tasting. All opinions are honest and are my own.

District 10 Bar & Restaurant at UE Square – Family-Friendly Restaurant

Dining is a relaxed affair at District 10 as the restaurant is very child-friendly, complete with bouncy castle and spacious play area that children can enjoy while adults enjoy the food. It’s also perfect for families and friends to gather for a relaxing weekend brunch or lunch.

District 10 Bar & Restaurant is located at UE Square. It’s pretty unique because it houses a main dining hall, private dining room, al fresco dining and al fresco bar – all within their premises that guarantees a cozy and relaxed ambience for all the diners.

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Last weekend, we went to try out their brunch menu and here’s what we ordered.

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I had Florentine Style Eggs Benedict (poached eggs on toasted brioche bread, sautéed spinach with pesto hollandaise sauce & pine nuts, $16++). This is a new item on their brunch menu which is also their signature dish specially created by Chef Luca Pezzera. The eggs are nicely runny while the brioche bread is so soft and moist. I highly recommend it!

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V ordered the Black Angus Striploin (served with fried eggs, $28++). The accuracy for medium rare was good, and it was a close complete of a 7oz steak.

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Edison loves prawns, so we got him a Linguine Aglio Olio with Tiger Prawns ($22++). He totally enjoyed the generous servings of succulent tiger prawn.

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We also tried the Wholemeal Tortilla Wrap (served with Mexican style chicken breast, roasted capsicum, scrambled eggs & crispy iceberg lettuce, $16++). It’s a perfect choice for a healthier and lighter meal to start the weekend.

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For the drinks, we ordered Anti-Oxidant (peach, green apple, mango & strawberry, $13++), Anti-Aging (dragon fruit & pineapple, $13++), and Freshly Squeezed Carrot & Apple Juice ($12++).

No meal is complete without some great dessert. No matter how full we’re, we always save some room for desserts. The desserts at District 10 are awesomely delicious. We ordered a Belgian Waffle (served with berries, ricotta cheese, wild honey & roasted walnut, $14++), Traditional Italian Tiramisu ($12++), and Warm Lava Chocolate Cake & Vanilla Ice-cream ($14++).

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I actually LOVE all of them! These desserts taste as good as they look – definitely worth a try!

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To top it off, the laid-back and family-friendly space made us feel right at home. Edison was completely captivated by the bouncy castle. The moment his order was taken, he zoomed right into the bouncy castle located on the outdoor patio (available from 11:30am – 4:30pm on weekends and public holidays).

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There is also a play area complete with ride-on cars, colouring books, and pencils for the younger kids.

District 10 is also a perfect choice for children’s parties, where 240sqm play area is lined with play pads to ensure the safety of the kids while providing plenty of room for them to run freely and explore their surroundings.

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District 10’s special kids menu is uniquely printed on a colouring paper (I almost missed this out!). It offers delicious options such as Roasted Mini Chipolata with Fried Eggs and Fries ($9++), Black Angus Mini Burger with Fries ($9++), and Fish Fritters with Sautéed Vegetables ($9++).

Would I return again? Certainly YES! We like everything about District 10, from their food to their set-up, ambience, and location. I’ll always look forward to spending a relaxing Sunday morning filled with great food and great fun at District 10. You should check out this place too!

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District 10 Bar & Restaurant (UE Square)
Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-15/16/17 UE Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 239917
For reservations: (65) 6738 4788
Website: www.district10.com.sg
Facebook: Facebook.com/District10BarandRestaurant
Instagram: @district10sg

8 Restaurants in Singapore where Kids Eat for Free

Restaurants Kids Eat Free

Despite having such tiny stomachs, kids’ meals can sometimes be expensive – especially if you have a small eater who is notoriously fussy and never clear a plate. As a matter of fact, “Kids Eat Free” is often music to the ears of parents.

There aren’t a lot of restaurants offering free meals for kids nowadays. In fact, the numbers are getting a lot lesser now than few years ago. I don’t understand why. If I’m a restaurant owner, I’ll definitely offer “Kids Eat Free” because it’s the best promotion to attract families and show appreciation for my business. After all, kids deserve to be happy and have yummy free meals to eat.

The good news is – we’ve scoped out the few remaining restaurants in Singapore that offer free meals for kids, from pizza and burgers to a full blown lunch buffet. So, check out this list now …

8 Restaurants in Singapore where Kids Eat for Free

1. Sunday Garden Party at Atmosphere by the sea

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This is a fun-filled dining package offered by Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa for families to enjoy Sundays at the resort. It includes a seafood buffet spread with a children’s buffet corner, children’s activities, and complimentary access to the resort’s swimming pool, children’s slides and splash pad.

The buffer is priced at $138++ per adult. One child aged 11 years or below can dine for free with every paying adult. Available every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm (buffet lunch). This offer is available from 8 Apr 2015 through 31 Dec 2015. Read our review HERE.

2. Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

From 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, kids (10 years and below) can choose either Fish Sticks or Sausages when you order from the Big Eat or Main-sized Moules/Palourdes Frites. One free kid’s meal per paying adult. This promotion is not applicable on the eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays. Other black-out dates may apply.

All their three outlets at Big Splash, Robertson Quay and Sentosa Cove have ample seatings. We’ve been to the Big Splash and Sentosa Cove outlets – both of them have outdoor play areas to keep the kids happy and active. The food is reasonably-priced too. Read our review HERE.

3. The Bank Bar + Bistro

Kids eat free all weekend (from 9am-6pm). Purchase one main course and get a kids’ entrée for free. There’s also a playroom to keep the little ones entertained while the parents enjoy their meals. We haven’t been to this restaurant yet, but we will surely check it out someday.

4. Starz Restaurant

I like this colourful and fun restaurant located at the lobby of Hard Rock Hotel. During my last visit, I saw a small section of the restaurant being decorated for a party or event, the beautiful set-up really wowed me.

Up to 2 kids aged 4 to 12 years old dine free with every 2 paying adults. Not valid on eve of and public holiday.

5. Morganfields

This restaurant has two outlets at The Star Vista and Suntec City. We tried the outlet at The Star Vista last year, and I must say that their signature dish – Sticky Bones – IS REALLY YUMMY! Juicy and tender, it’s certainly one of the best rib restaurants in Singapore.

Kids below 8 years old or 120cm in height get a free kids’ meal for every paying adult main meal. Maximum of 2 kids’ meal to be redeemed per table. Available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. There are also fun activities on the menu to keep the kids occupied.

6. Pizza Hut

I would say Pizza Hut is the best place to bring your kids for a free lunch after school. Kids below 10 years old eat free on weekdays. Order any selected a la carte main or pizza set meal and get a kids’ meal for free. Not valid on public holidays and eve of public holidays. With so many outlets around the island, there’s surely one near you.

7. Smokey’s BBQ

I haven’t been to this restaurant before, but now I think I really should because I love BBQ and ribs. This restaurant has two outlets at Joo Chiat Place and Sunset Lane.

You’ll get one kids’ meal free with any purchase of an adult main course during brunch hours from 11am to 3pm. Valid for kids 10 years old and below. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.

8. Seoul Garden

This is one of my Hubby’s favourite restaurants, although I’m not quite a fan of it. Every Sunday, kids dine for FREE with every paying adult. Applicable for kids below 1.3m.

Dear Readers, do you know any other restaurants in Singapore that offer free meals for kids? Share with us and leave a comment below so that we can update our list. Thank you!

Disclaimer: This list is accurate at the time of posting. Offers may vary and end at any time. Please call the restaurants to confirm before you pack your kids in the car. We’re not associated or affiliated in any ways with the restaurants listed above.