7 Family-Friendly Eateries For A Meal To Bond Over, From Hotpot To Sumptuous Buffets

Eating out with the people you love is one of life’s great joys. Here are our recommendations for where to dine with the fam, with special deals for SAFRA members.

By Azrina Ahmad        23 May 2024

Sitting down to a meal with the family is a wonderful bonding experience, and a great way to improve communication between family members, spend quality time with the kids, and unwind together, especially if everyone’s had a busy day.

But if you don’t feel like eating at home, why not treat the family to a nice meal out? These seven spots have our vote for offering food that appeals to everyone, plus, they’re ideal places to celebrate the end of the mid-year exams and ring in the June school holidays. Don’t forget to take advantage of their discounts for SAFRA members while you’re there. 

1. Suki-ya


There’s nothing more comforting than tucking into a sumptuous hotpot meal, made up of premium beef, pork, chicken and seafood, fresh vegetables and side dishes, and flavoured broths, like soy miso, tomato, shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. At Suki-ya, you can have unlimited servings in a comfortable and spacious setting. The restaurant has several branches, including Plaza Singapura, Kallang Wave Mall, Marina Square and Heartland Mall Kovan. 

SAFRA Members and Servicemen (11B) get 10% off their subtotal bill with a minimum spend of $100 (Mondays to Thursdays) or 15% off their subtotal bill with a minimum spend of $150 (Fridays to Sundays). Go to safra.sg/promotions/SukiYa for terms and conditions. 

2. Sun’s Cafe at Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore

Sun’s Cafe at Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore

Peranakan or Nonya cuisine is a delicious fusion of Chinese and Malay flavours, and Sun’s Cafe is one of the best places to experience it. Signature dishes include Babi Pongteh, Itik Sio and Sambal Udang. There’s also an array of colourful Nonya desserts and kueh to choose from. Executive Chef Vincent specialises in Peranakan cuisine and is known for his sambal belachan, made to his grandmother’s secret recipe. 

SAFRA members enjoy 1-for-1 Peranakan lunch and dinner buffet ($67.15 nett for two people on Mondays to Thursdays; $71.95 nett for two people on Fridays to Sundays). Reservations are required. For more information, visit safra.sg/promotions/sun’s-cafe-(hotel-grand-pacific-singapore)

3. Tandoor at Holiday Inn Singapore, Orchard City Centre

Tandoor at Holiday Inn Singapore, Orchard City Centre

Located at the Holiday Inn Singapore, Orchard City Centre, Tandoor is one of the country’s most awarded Indian restaurants. Go on a culinary journey to explore authentic North Indian dishes, expertly prepared by talented chefs following time-honoured recipes and cooking techniques. The menu is vast, with curries like Rogan Josh and Murgh Makhani, briyanis, traditional breads like naan and paratha, tikkas and kebabs, and of course, delicately spiced Indian desserts. 

SAFRA members get 10% off the total bill. Reservations are required. Click on safra.sg/promotions/tandoor for terms and conditions. 

4. Picolino


Part of the celebrated Les Amis Group, Picolino fuses familiar Asian flavours with everybody’s favourite comfort foods – pizza and pasta. If your family craves something out of the ordinary, take them to Picolino, where they’ll discover novelty dishes like Squid Ink Risotto (with fried spiced squid), Spaghetti Aglio-Olio (with prawns, squid and bird’s eye chilli), and Salmon Mentaiko Pizza (topped with baby spinach, mentaiko mayonnaise and shredded nori). Set meals are also available. 

SAFRA members enjoy 1-for-1 pizzas from Mondays to Thursdays. Go to safra.sg/promotions/picolino for details. 

5. Ellenborough Market Cafe at Paradox Singapore Merchant Court

Ellenborough Market Cafe at Paradox Singapore Merchant Court

Let the Singapore River be the backdrop at your next family lunch or dinner. Ellenborough Market Cafe is located at Paradox Singapore Merchant Court, along the banks of our iconic body of water. This smart-casual restaurant is popular for its soulful Peranakan classics and popular international dishes, including Beef Bourguignon, Crispy Roasted Duck with Orange Sauce, Chicken Shwarma, Ayam Buah Keluak, Curry Fish Head, and Nyonya Chap Chye. Also on the menu are salads, soups, cheeses, condiments, pastries and local desserts.

SAFRA members receive 50% off lunch and dinner buffets. Reservations are required. Click on safra.sg/promotions/ellenborough-market-caf%C3%A9 to find out more. 

6. 8 Korean BBQ

8 Korean BBQ

This restaurant is named after its eponymous 8 Colours Set, which features thick slices of premium pork belly in an array of flavours, such as ginseng, garlic, herb, curry and red pepper paste. Beef lovers can choose from Argentinian Grass Fed, USDA Prime and Japanese Wagyu, which is famed for its melt-in-your-mouth texture. Other options include seafood, like Atlantic Salmon and Korean Grilled Squid, and chicken, like Soy Chicken Thigh and Spicy Chicken Thigh. Sit back, relax, and watch as your food is expertly prepared for you at the table. 

SAFRA Members and Servicemen (11B) get 10% off their total bill. Visit safra.sg/promotions/8KoreanBbq for more details. 

7. Smiths Fish and Chips

Smiths Fish and Chips

Since its opening in 2010, this authentic British fish and chip shop has been a favourite of British expats, tourists and locals. All their ingredients are sourced from local British and UK suppliers, and dishes are cooked fresh daily on the premises. Here you’ll find lightly battered, Marine Stewardship Council-approved, cod and haddock fish varieties, as well as the popular halibut and dory. They also serve English farmhouse sausages, steak and Guinness pies, mushy peas, and lots more. 

SAFRA Members and Servicemen (11B) enjoy 15% off with a minimum spend of $30 per person on regular-priced menu items. For more information, visit safra.sg/promotions/smiths-fish-and-chips

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