International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March. Gather ’round your female friends for some well-deserved indulgence at these restaurants and bars to commemorate this special day. Besides free-flow booze and special afternoon tea sets, there are also tie-ups with non-profit groups for women empowerment that you can support.
Indulge in free-flow booze at LeVeL33
LeVeL33 is offering a special two-hour free-flow package at S$88++ for women on 8 March.
Sip on everything from refreshing craft beers brewed in LeVeL33, fun cocktails, and fizzy Prosecco, all while enjoy one of the best skyline views in Singapore as the rooftop dining destination is perched on the top of MBFC Tower 1.
Address: 8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
Reservations: Call 6834 3133 or 8511 4613 or email [email protected]
Enjoy a special afternoon tea set at The Marmalade Pantry
The Marmalade Pantry is offering a special rendition of its signature afternoon tea set – The Periwinkle Afternoon Tea Set – featuring pink and purple shades, in celebration of International Women’s Day. (Fun fact: purple is one of the official colours of International Women’s Day and signifies justice and dignity.)
Enjoy a generous array of bite-sized sweet and savoury treats, including items created just for the occasion such as Purple Yam Macaron, Blush Velvet Petite Cupcakes, and Aburi Mentaiko Prawn on Brioche Bun, and Roasted Vegetable with Basil Pesto Sandwich.
This afternoon tea set is exclusively available from now till 30 April for S$68++ for two persons. It is available for dine-in, delivery, and takeaway at The Marmalade Pantry Downtown and Novena outlets, 3pm to 6pm daily; dine-in at The Marmalade Pantry ION outlet from 2pm to 6pm from Monday to Thursday; and The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis, daily from 2pm to 5pm. The tea set at The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis outlet will only include the new, sweet items – Purple Yam Macaron and Blush Velvet Petite Cupcakes.
Celebrate Japanese female trailblazers at Ichigo Ichie
From 8 to 12 March, Ichigo Ichie celebrates International Women’s Day by showcasing the work of Japanese female trailblazers.
Chef Akane Eno, who’s the only female Japanese chef leading a restaurant in Singapore, shows support by creating a special menu that showcases sake and produce from three female suppliers who she works closely with.
As you enjoy the fine-dining menu, don’t forget to also order two sakes from Maizuru Brewery, whose master brewer, Hanado Kudo. Kudo is the first female toji in Akita in 2000, when female members comprised only 2.3% of the Japan Toji Union.
Ichigo Ichie commemorates International Women’s Day with an exhibition of pottery and lacquerware from three Japanese women artisans. Every piece reveals a hard-earned mastery, passionate persistence and a sensibility refined over time so that the exhibition, though small, becomes a compelling celebration. Additionally, as another form of support for the artisans, the pieces are available for sale (from $79++).
Additionally, an array of fine Japanese pottery and lacquerware created by three Japanese female artisans – Eiko Tanaka, Mayuki Kato, and Rui Mito – will also be showcased at the restaurant.
Address: 1 Nanson Road, #02-07A, Intercontinental Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Reservations: Call or WhatsApp 9018 2897 or email [email protected]
Snag a Bellini cocktail promotion at Zafferano
For International Women’s Day, Italian restaurant Zafferano will offer a special Bellini cocktail promotion.
On 7 and 8 March only, all orders of Bellini, priced at S$50++ for two glasses, will be finished tableside – which means you get to enjoy a presentation by the bartender for a little fanfare.
On top of this, Zafferano will also be opening their Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve NV just for this celebration.
The signature champagne of a sixth-generation family-owned champagne house, the Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve NV is a complex wine perfectly balanced between finesse and power. Consider this if you enjoy a crisp and intense palate.
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Reservations: Call 65091488 or email [email protected]
Support United Women Singapore at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
The Purple Afternoon Tea is an annual initiative by The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore to contribute to fund-raising efforts for women’s empowerment, as a way to commemorate International Women’s Day.
This will be available from now to 31 March 2022, and S$5 nett from the proceeds of each Afternoon Tea set will be donated to United Women Singapore, a non-profit organisation that aims to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment by promoting STEM for girls and advocacy on the prevention of domestic violence.
The Purple Afternoon Tea will be served at The Courtyard, located at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (from S$51++ per adult) and at The Landing Point, located at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (from S$60++ per adult).
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 (The Courtyard at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore) and 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 (The Landing Point at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore)
Reservations: Book via its website
Support United Women Singapore at Chimichanga Holland Village
Another way to support United Women Singapore? Attend a special event organised by dining at Chimichanga Holland Village.
They have partnered up to raise funds for women empowerment initiatives and programmes through a fundraiser – Cocktails for a Cause, in partnership with Aperol.
This special event features an all-female line-up who will be trying their hand at bartending to raise funds for United Women Singapore. The guest bartenders for the night will be Aarthi, Executive Director of the SPCA; Sze and Oliva, tattoo artists at Wild Paw Tattoo Co.; and Melissa, founder of Aurion and The Auction House SG.
United Women Singapore will receive 50% of the proceeds from the sales of the specially crafted cocktails prepared by the female guest bartenders.
This event will take place on 8 March from 6pm onwards.
Address: 3 Lorong Liput, #01-02/03, Holland Piazza, Singapore 277725
Seize the chance to receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly at Burger & Lobster
The Raffles Hotel outlet of Burger & Lobster will be featuring the Telmont Reserve Rosé on its menu. Be one of the first ten groups of five ladies who dine there on 8 March, and you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of the celebratory bubbly.
Diners can purchase the champagne from 1 to 31 March at S$155++ for the first bottle and S$130++ for the second.
From 1 to 31 March 2022, both its outlets (Raffles Hotel and The Jewel) will also be introducing a new tipple: Porfirio. This is a charming cocktail inspired by the strength of femininity and artfully made with Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, citrus, salt and home-made syrup.
Porfirio is priced at S$14++.
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #05-203, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 and 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 188719 (entrance at Seah Street).
Toast to free-flow champagne at Smoke & Mirrors
This International Women’s Day, rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors shines a spotlight on Kathleen Galicia, their talented front-of-house woman.
She has created the Forget-me-not cocktail (S$18++), featuring gin, elderflower, lavender bitters, wolfberry and Ancho Reyes. This sweet and spicy cocktail is also in luminous purple, as a tribute to the colour of International Women’s Day.
On 8 March, you can also enjoy free-flow Besserat de Bellefon Champagne available for two hours (from 7.30pm to 9.30pm) at S$88++. A glass of the Forget-me-not cocktail will be included as a welcome drink.
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957