Father's Day is the day to show your dad how much you appreciate all the things he does while trying to make up for the million times you asked “WHY ISN’T THERE A CHILDREN’S DAY?!” when you were a young obnoxious kid.
As much as you want to spoil your dad, it’s always hard to think of a decent gift—no, he probably doesn't want three new pairs of socks. So to help with the toughest decision in September, here are the best places to celebrate Father’s Day in Perth so you can spend quality time with the old man himself AND chow down on some delicious eats.
What would please your dad more than a top-notch pizza this father’s day? A top-notch pizza with a beer on the house. That's right, Canteen Pizza in Cottesloe wants to buy your dad a beer this Father’s Day! Plus, you know a restaurant is marvellous when their slogan is ‘People disappoint. Pizza is eternal. In crust we trust.’
Two things to get excited about here. 1. Cecchi’s is bringing back their mouth-watering Sunday brunch. 2. It’s back just in time for Father’s Day! Think cereal milk pannacotta with cornflake crusted banana and seasonal berries. Yep, this sounds a lot better than homemade eggs on toast you planned on making.
‘Bottomless brunch’ could definitely be one of the best terms in a foodie’s vocabulary. Taking inspiration from New York and London, Tiisch recently launched their brand new bottomless brunch Perth menu and for this Father’s day they’ve created an exclusive menu with our dads in mind. These brekky mains include steak & eggs benedict, miko matcha pancakes, a wagyu burger or the classic bacon and eggs on toast. Oh, and did we mention that bottomless means unlimited beers? See ya there!
We know we don’t need to convince anyone that Chicho’s is delicious because, let’s be honest, you’ve all been here at least ten times. But now they’re releasing a new gelato flavour just in time for Father’s Day – Mexican Chilli Chocolate! Lock it in for dessert.
If your dad is serious about food, treat him with the ultimate Peruvian feast at Don Tapa. Hint: the braised pork shoulder, parsnip puree and adobo sauce with baby veg is guaranteed to be a hit. Don Tapa will even let Dad enjoy his first beer for free.
Spend Father’s Day enjoying the spring sun in the cutest outdoor space at Little Way, Nedlands. Spoil your dad with a lunch booking, and Little Way will spoil him with a complimentary schooner of Swan Draught. Our favourites are the pork belly and the lamb fillet salad, yum!
Mary Street Bakery
Highgate, West Leederville, Perth
If we had to list everything about Mary Street Bakery that we absolutely loved then we’d be here forever. However, one definite is their delicious, scrumptious, mouth-watering, and lip-smacking doughnuts. Mary Street Bakery is blessing all the dads’ of Perth with a new doughnut flavour launching for Father’s Day – Maple Bacon Doughnut. Perfection.
The Guilford Hotel
Shanks dad! What better way to say thanks than by treating dad with a lamb shanks special at the Guilford Hotel?! Book lunch or dinner, and for only $30 you can devour an Amelia Park lamb shank with sticky, boozy sauce and a pint of Gilly Lager.
Chicken and beer. If that doesn’t scream ‘bloke-y dad meal’ to you, then I’m not sure what will. Bring dad to Meat Candy on Father’s Day, order a Feed Me Chicken feast and he’ll receive a free beer. Meat Candy’s feast gets you lots of fried chicken, pickles, sides and sauces which makes this perfect for big groups.
Heno & Rey
Say “hola” to a Father’s Day special with a free beer! Enjoy a taste of one of the greatest Spanish joints in Perth this Father’s Day and Heno & Rey will shout your dad a free pint of beer. There’s a raw bar stocked up with seafood and oysters and everything on the menu is designed to share, so this is perfect for a family celebration.
Selfishly taking your dad out to eat so you can go to that restaurant you’ve always wanted to go? We’ve all done it. Pinchos can satisfy your dad as well as your own selfish cravings all at once, with their variety of Spanish tapas and alcoholic beverages. Pinchos will give your dad a free beer upon arrival this Father’s Day. Winning!
If your dad wants the ultimate Father’s Day feast to warm the tummy, look no further than Sauma. This Indian cuisine is to-die-for! Bring the whole family in for their Jumbo Thali Share dish packed with delicious curries, street eats, naans, desserts and more.
Saving Sunday for a lazy day in? Celebrate Father’s Day early on Saturday 1 September while still enjoying their Lazy Sunday feast. Think leek and basil lasagne, shredded pork and pepperjack cheddar arancini balls, pan fried herb gnocchi, smoked beer girello carpaccio, and seeded mustard garlic ciabatta bread. Bring your whole fam as this feast feeds up to four people for only $50!
The State Buildings
The State Buildings have given us plenty of ways to treat dad this Father’s Day from a Gent’s Afternoon Tea filled with meaty, hearty bites to Petition’s boozy Brew’s and Brunch for Dad. Check out all the Father’s Day events on The State Buildings website.
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