Father’s Day is next Sunday and if you’re anything like us, it may have completely slipped your mind until right now. Luckily, dads are way easier to please than mums, because the way to many a bloke's heart is generally through his stomach. So, all you need to do is take him out for a good feed and a few frosty ones, and he’ll be happy.
Here’s where to spoil your dad on the Gold Coast this Father’s Day, no matter what kind of dad he is.
Take Away Man Tea At The QT Gold Coast
If your dad considers himself quite the fancy food aficionado, treat him to the picnic dude version of high tea with the super special Takeaway Man Tea at the QT Gold Coast. It’s less cucumber sandwiches and more grilled wagyu washed down with beer and whisky. All the dapper dads out there will love these takeaway bite-sized treats, so treat him to the day he deserves.
Father’s Day Special At The Lucky Squire
The Lucky Squire restaurant is offering a great Father’s Day feast, which includes a small plate, a large plate, and a tasting paddle for only $59 per person. By booking a table in the restaurant, you’re not only giving dad a meal to remember, but also the chance to immortalise himself alongside the father of Australian brewing, James Squire. That’s right, The Lucky Squire is naming a small-batch brew after someone’s dad. To enter, you just have to book a table at the restaurant for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day Specials At The Bavarian
If your dad’s suffering from schnitzel withdrawals, then you’ll be glad to know The Bavarian Broadbeach is reopening just in time for Father’s Day. Opening at The Oracle Boulevard on Wednesday, 2 September from 12pm with safe dining measures in place and everyone’s favourite comfort food on the menu. It’s the perfect spot to treat your dad to crackling pork knuckles, schnitzels, sausages and sticky ribs. Hell yeah.
Father’s Day Dining At The Star
With so many eating opportunities under one roof, your dad will be spoilt for choice thanks to The Star this Father’s Day on the Gold Coast. If you really want to push the boat out (and low-key snag fave child status), look no further than the delectable three-course menu at Nineteen at The Star. For $100 dad will be treated to delights like Southern crab cake, grass-fed beef tartare, roasted smoked oysters and more. Holy yum.
Beachside Father’s Day At Burleigh Pavilion
It’s no secret Burleigh Pavillion has one of the best views going around, so we highly recommend locking in plans to hit their Father’s Day deal. Choose from wood-fired pizzas, beer-battered fish and chips, beef nachos, or wrap your hands around a burger. This year they’re doing walk-ins only, no bookings, so you’ll want to get in there early.
Father’s Day Lunch At BSKT
One of our favourite cafes is sharing the Gold Coast Father’s Day love this weekend. Take your meat-loving old man to BSKT Cafe for a platter of crispy 12hr sticky pork, prawn tacos or any other delicacies off the menu and let him wash it all down with a schooey of his favourite ale. Shout dad to lunch and you’ll both walk away satisfied. Bookings required so make sure to get in early.
Father’s Day At Xenia
What better way to treat your old man than with a scrumptious Greek feast fit for a king? Juicy Greek barbecue, a free beer for dad on arrival, plate smashing and Greek dancing are all happening at Xenia in Coolangatta for Father’s Day; what more could you want, really? As with everything, bookings are essentials, so get in quick.
Special Father’s Day Cookie At Paddock Bakery
If you’ve already sorted out lunch or dinner for Father’s Day and just want to grab dad a sweet little treat, the guys and gals at Paddock Bakery have got you covered. Their ‘Sugar Daddy’ features a sugar-coated Lindt Chocolate Chip cookie, filled with Cinnamon spiced Pecans, topped with a Whiskey laced Dulce de Leche centre and Dad’s very own 50ml bottle of Chivas Regal. You can pre-order it through the Paddock website or grab it in store this Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.
Father’s Day At Justin Lane
Spoil dad this Father’s Day at Burleigh’s legendary Justin Lane. Have dad tuck into delicious pizza, pasta, cocktails and gelato for a night he’ll never forget. Father’s Day bookings are now open via the Justin Lane website so, like with everything on this list, book it quickly before it’s gone.
Father’s Day At The Village Markets
Spoil your rad dad or main man when you spend your Sunday morning soaking in the signature good vibes at The Village Markets. Shop for an unique gift by a local creative business—crazy socks, a ceramic keep cup, cap or new threads, perhaps. Or, just grab the man a coffee and some street eats, pose for a fun family snap at the photo booth, then plonk him under the trees and listen to live music by local artists.
Image credit: Kaitlin Maree for Urban List