Fathers. The backbone of a family, the ones who make sure there’s always food on the table and coins jingling in our pockets. The ones you’d go to for advice on pretty much anything, and you know they’ll always be there to listen. They’re wise, ‘funny’ (at least they like to think they are), strong, and caring in their own way.

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, 19th of June, and your dad (or the father figure in your life) definitely deserves a treat for everything that he’s done for you. In appreciation of dads everywhere, the following restaurants are serving free meals to dads, so you won’t have to stress too much if you’re on a budget. Check out this list to plan your Sunday dinner with your beloved father:

TGI Fridays

Image Credit: TGI Fridays
Image Credit: TGI Fridays

If your dad is a carnivorous eater and a fan of big, hearty dishes, why not treat him to a free grilled lamb steak at TGI Fridays? There’ll be no doubt that you’ll all be full to the brim at the end of the meal. For the icing on the cake, finish off your meal with their famous molten chocolate cake or red velvet bundt!


Free grilled lamb applicable with purchase of one main entrée.

Hours: 11am-11pm daily

Available at 12 outlets nationwide.

Website: http://fridays.com.my

Makan Kitchen, Doubletree KL

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Image Credit: Doubletree KL

Feel like something a little lighter and fancier? Take your dad to Doubletree by Hilton KL for a sumptuous hi-tea buffet this weekend, free of charge for the big man of course. With over 60 dishes to choose from as well as a carving station, you and your dad will be sure to find something to suit both of your tastes.


RM98/pax, dads eat free with one paying guest.

Hi-tea hours: 12.30pm-4pm

Address: DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, The Intermark 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +60-3-2172-7272

Website: http://flavoursbydoubletreekl.com


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Image Credit: Drops of Contentment

At Morganfield’s, your dad will be entitled to a free plate of sliders and a beer as a Father’s Day treat! This all-American joint serves their sliders in three different kinds, perfect if your dad is picky or fickle with his meals. Now’s the best time for you to spend some quality time with your old man to catch up while treating him to a well-deserved meal on you.


Dads eat free when accompanied by one child and one paying adult.

Hours: 11am-1am daily

Available at 9 outlets nationwide.

Website: http://morganfields.com

Iketeru, Hilton KL

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Image Credit: Bangsar Babe

Up for some exquisite Japanese fare? Head to Iketeru, the Hilton KL’s sophisticated Japanese restaurant for a special Father’s Day Bento set, hand made by head chef Ricky Kamiishi. The specially prepared set will feature both seasonal and imported ingredients, so prepare to floor your dad (and your wallet) with this luxurious lunch.


RM150/pax, dads eat free with every 3 paying adults.

Lunch hours: 12.30pm-3pm

Address: 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2264 2596

Website: http://life.hiltonkl.com/Restaurants/Iketeru


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Image Credit: Debutchery

Take your dad to Debutchery at Publika for a complimentary main course for him! Indulge in one of their signature house favourites, like beef ribs or Italian pizzas and pastas, from a specially-created Father’s Day menu, and treat your dad to a lush meal for free. Make sure to save some room in your bellies for dessert!


Hours: 11am-2am on weekends

Address: Block G2-A1-06, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1 Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6017-968 5766

Website: http://facebook.com/debutchery

The Food Factory, First World Hotel

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Image Credit: lwinlee.blogspot.com

This option is a little far away, but Genting Highlands is only about an hour’s drive away from the city, and it’s the perfect opportunity to bond with your papa over a chilly drive and a free meal. The Food Factory is providing dads with a free hi-tea buffet, and their extensive menu of both Western and Asian cuisine and desserts will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.


RM38/pax, dads eat free with 2 paying adults.

Hi-tea hours: 12pm-5pm

Address: Level 3, First World Plaza, Resorts World, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang.

Contact: +603-2718 1118

Website: http://www.rwgenting.com/dining/buffet/Food_Factory/

Make sure to make your reservations way in advance, just in case these restaurants fill up quickly. With all these eateries giving away free meals, you now have no excuse not to take your father out for a meal this Sunday!

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