Looking to surprise dad this Father’s Day with something that’s not socks and ties for the third year in a row? Well, as the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach—a good meal should satisfy any dad. Plus, paying for his meal for a change will be sure to give you bonus points.
So if you’re scrambling for Father’s Day ideas, we’ve got you covered. This is where you should take dad for Father’s Day in Brisbane
If your dad has a soft spot for anything country, a fresh breakfast at Farm House in Kedron will become his new obsession. Boasting an all-day breakfast menu with feeds like buttermilk pancakes with popcorn butter or breakfast gnocchi, Farm House pays tribute to family farms and fresh food producers. So your dad can enjoy a comforting feed and a little slice of the country with it.
Victoria Park Bistro
Offering a menu just as impressive as its views, Victoria Park Bistro is the perfect destination for a relaxed Father’s Day brunch in Brisbane. Get stuck into their tasty array of dishes while taking in the golf course’s rolling greens and Brisbane city skyline. If your old man is up for some fun weekend activities after, Victoria Park has got you covered with a driving range and putt putt course that’ll be sure to end dad’s day on a high note—just make sure you let him win.
It’s not always easy to be an early riser on Sunday, especially if your schedule is free and clear for the day. West End’s Morning After will have you out of bed and racing for the door, and all it will take is one look at their breakfast menu. Treat dad to the pork belly benedict, an indulgent twist on the brunch fave, while you pig out on their breakfast carbonara.
Head to Wild Canary on Father’s Day for a local produce filled brunch, with the likes of croque madam and a hefty gardener’s brunch to tackle amidst the quiet surrounds of Brookfield. Not to mention, their excellent coffee and breakfast is served with some major chilled out vibes next to an actual garden nursery—one for the dads with a green thumb for sure.
Hunter & Scout
Tucked away in the heart of Graceville is the stunning greenery adorned bistro that is Hunter & Scout. He’ll be lost for words at their all-day breakfast bites like buttermilk hotcakes with cinnamon roasted pear or a three-cheese hash brown benedict. With big, hearty portions paired with a courtyard lined with leafy trees, dad will be finding excuses to take you to brunch every weekend.
Celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family at OTTO, with spectacular river and Story Bridge views to boot. On Sunday 1 September, OTTO will open up just for lunch with a special two, three or even seven course menu available. You know you want seven. Get your booking in quick though, you won’t want dad to miss out on this Italian feast.
An exciting fusion of French-Vietnamese food and decor that never fails to impress, Libertine will keep dad well fed with a six-course shared banquet of gems like roast BBQ duck and spiced cherry crepes and crispy smashed potatoes with sriracha salt, all for $55pp. The moment he sees the pile of food landing on the table, you can bet that you will pretty much win at Father’s Day.
Black Hide Steakhouse
Petrie Terrace and Brisbane City
We dare you to find a dad out there who doesn’t love a big, hearty steak and crispy fries. Black Hide Steakhouse is your destination for the ultimate dad meal of a world-class steak—we highly recommend the 1.2kg tomahawk. Made to share with a pile of sides, you’ll just want to make sure dad gets the last piece.
Your dad’s taste buds are sure to be tantalised at Phat Boy this Father’s Day. Giving authentic Thai food a Brisbane twist, the restaurant dishes up all the curries, wok-tossed eats and snacks you could dream of. But the dish to get most excited about is their signature Kung Tung seafood spread. Don your bib and tuck into a spicy chilli seafood feast poured straight onto the table in front of you, ready for you to dive in and get your hands dirty.
One Fish Two Fish
Sip back and relax with dad at One Fish Two Fish’s Fish & Bottomless Sip Sundays with a seafood banquet and two hours of bottomless bevvies that will make him wish every day was Father’s Day. Kick off the celebration with cold seafood bites like tiger prawns, finger lime mayo and nam jim dressed kingfish and sashimi, then take your pick when it comes to mains from their Fish & Sip menu.
Get a Father’s Day gift your dad will go head over wheels for—we’re talking Il Verde’s famous four-cheese wheel pasta with a twist. Let dad be indulged in a menu of delicious entrées for lunch or dinner, before being dished up a plate of pesto linguine mixed up right there at the table in a giant wheel of cheese. He’ll even get a house-made panna cotta for dessert, what more could he want? Oh right, for you to call him more often, and not just when you need a kitchen cupboard fixed.
You know what else dad would love? These bars where you can do axe-throwing and putt putt as well as drinking.
Image credit: Il Verde, OTTO