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Don’t Panic, Here Are All The Best Father’s Day Lunches You Need To Book In Melbourne

By Ioana Dragnef
20th Aug 2019

Forget the socks and the obscure mineral collector’s magazines—a good meal is sure to satisfy even the most pernickety pops. Plus, quality time truly is the most precious gift you can offer your dad (that and paying for his meal for a change). 

So if you’re scrambling to figure out what to gift your old man this Father’s Day, we’ve got you covered with the best Father’s Day food specials money can buy. Just hurry up and book them before it’s too late.

Chin Chin and New Balance Father’s Day Feast

If a love of sneakers runs in the family, pull your socks up and book into the ultimate Father’s Day event at Chin Chin, in partnership with New Balance. The OG dad shoe will be served, along with a Chin Chin feast, to the first 100 ‘Feed Me’ menu bookings on Father’s Day lunch. At $69.50 per person, the menu will have even the most competitive eater in your family considering tapping out.

What: Chin Chin and New Balance Father’s Day Feast
Where: Chin Chin, 125 Flinders Ln
When: Sunday, 1 September
For more info, click
here.

Croatian-Inspired Father’s Day Lunch At Saxe

As a tribute to his Croatian heritage and his father, Joseph Grbac, Joe Grbac will be hosting a Croatian style Father's Day Lunch at Saxe this Father’s Day. From 11.30am, you’ll be able to treat your dad to mouthwatering classic Croatian dishes, as well as Croatian beers and wines. Adults can dine for $75, while kids under 14 can enjoy a 2-course lunch for $45.

What: Croatian-Inspired Father’s Day Lunch At Saxe
Where: Saxe Kitchen, 211 Queen St
When: Sunday, 1 September
For more info, click
here.

Four-Course Father’s Day Sharing Menu At Mister Bianco

If you’re looking to front the bill for your entire family this Father’s Day, then Mister Bianco has you covered. Combining family fun with delectable dining, the whole family can celebrate with dad. Share stuzzichini (including arancini, oysters, meatballs, olives and calamari), pasta, risotto and mains (including grilled swordfish and rib eye) for everyone to enjoy. The whole thing will set you back $85 per person, and $35 for kids under 12.

What: Four-Course Father’s Day Sharing Menu At Mister Bianco
Where: Mister Bianco, 285 High St, Kew
When: Sunday, 1 September, lunch from 12 pm and dinner from 6 pm
For more info, click
here.

Father's Day ‘The Greek Way’ At Salona

This Father’s Day, Salona is inviting guests to celebrate Fathers Day 'The Greek Way' with a $39 pp BBQ tasting menu. The feast includes an array of organic meats from Gary's butcher, house-made dips and pita bread, zucchini kefte, hand-cut chips and chef's salads.

What: Father's Day ‘The Greek Way’ At Salona
Where: Salona, 260A Swan St, Richmond
When: Sunday, 1 September, lunch from 12 pm and dinner from 5 pm
For more info, click
here.

Father’s Day Specials At Hanoi Hannah

Hanoi Hannah is introducing two finger-licking specials for Father’s Day alongside its à la carte menu, ideal for feasting with the whole family. New Quarter in Richmond will showcase hearty BBQ ribs for $45 and Vol.ll in Elsternwick will feature whole roast duck for $65. Tuck in cutlery-free for a wholesome feed with Dad.

What: Father’s Day Specials At Hanoi Hannah
Where: Hanoi Hannah, Vol.ll, 306 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick and Hanoi Hannah New Quarter, 79 Swan St, Richmond
When: Sunday, 1 September
For more info, click
here.

'Unauthentic' Father's Day At Daugther In Law

One of Melbourne's newest venues, Daughter In Law, welcomes families to experience an 'unauthentic' Father's Day meal with its rule-breaking, modern Indian menu. Treat Dad to a spread of meats straight from the tandoor including tandoori chicken, lamb chops, BBQ spare ribs and an Indian style sausage with Kingfisher for $65 per person. The à la carte menu will also be available for those that wish to indulge in Jessi Singh's famous Colonel Tso's cauliflower, naan pizzas or 'unauthentic' butter chicken, and let Dad pick out some brews from the self-serve beer fridge.

What: 'Unauthentic' Father's Day At Daugther In Law
Where: Daughter In Law, 37 Little Bourke St
When: Sunday, 1 September
For more info, click
here.

Father’s Day Barber-que At Fatto

Melbourne’s relaxed Italian eatery Fatto will be celebrating Father’s Day in style with its annual Barber-que. Head Chef James Kummrow will fire up the coals for an Italian-inspired BBQ on the terrace while Rockit Barber Shop will be on hand to give all Dads a fresh cut. The whole thing will set you back $60 per person for a three-course feasting menu and a glass of wine or beer on arrival.

What: Father’s Day Barber-que At Fatto
Where: Fatto, 100 St Kilda Rd 
When: Sunday, 1 September
For more info, click
here.

Bayside Father’s Day Dinner At Stokehouse

Delight Dad this Father's Day by treating him with an afternoon of indulgence at Stokehouse St Kilda. Seated in the iconic dining room, gaze across the bay and begin the three-course meal with a glass of beer or bubbles and a gift for dad. Cost is $145 per person for a three-course menu, $60 for children.

What: Father’s Day Dinner At Stokehouse
Where: Stokehouse, 30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda
When: Sunday, 1 September
For more info, click
here.

Father’s Day Lunch Or Dinner At  L’Hotel Gitan

If you’re feeling French, treat your Dad to a cosy lunch or dinner at French gastropub L’Hotel Gitan. With small bites such as glazed saltgrass lamb ribs or bluefin tuna tartare to start and for the main affair, Dad can enjoy a hearty steak from L’Hotel Gitan’s premium beef selection or the deep sea Rockling Colbert for something on the lighter side. 

What: Father’s Day Lunch Or Dinner At  L’Hotel Gitan
Where: L’Hotel Gitan, 32 Commercial Rd, Prahran
When: Sunday, 1 September
For more info, click
here.

Father’s Day Mediterranean Sunday Roast At Neptune

Cosy up by the fireplace at Neptune and treat Dad to a wholesome end to the weekend, with newly arrived Head Chef Hayden McMillan showcasing a Mediterranean take on the classic Sunday roast. It will be a comforting, family-style feed, spread across two courses for just $45 per person.

What: Father’s Day Mediterranean Sunday Roast At Neptune
Where: Neptune, 212 High St, Windsor
When: Sunday, 1 September
For more info, click
here.

If you're looking for more stuff to do on Father's Day, check out our Things To Do section.

Image credit: Steven Woodburn 

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