It’s that time again! You know, that time of year when we forget that we were meant to put in some effort for the old pappa bear (soz Dad). Fear not though friends, we’re making it easy for you. Repeat after us: “he probably doesn’t need a new tie, he still hasn’t read that book you got him last year and you’re too poor to buy an iPad.”
If your dad's one of those, ‘your presence is the present’ kinda guys, then this list will be right up your alley! Here are the best spots to take your dad for Father's Day in Perth, because we all know food is the way to anyone’s heart, especially his.
We’re pretty sure the friendly folk at The Guilford have combined our dads' favourite things into one deal: Amelia Park lamb shanks, sticky boozy sauce, a Little Creatures pint and an old school Australiana building. At $35 a pop, what could possibly go wrong? Beery beery good indeed. Get more info and book here.
The only problem you’ll have with the $59 16-course Father’s Day lunch at Brika this Sunday is that you won’t want to share! This homely Northbridge Greek mezze bar is a sure way to get your dad’s tick of approval. The complimentary wine or beer and special macho cocktails on offer to say ‘Gia Mas’ to papa are just the cherry on top. Giorti tou Patera! Find more info here.
From 3pm, The Shorehouse will be serving up two-courses for Dad plus a Mountain Goat beer for $45, and looking at the menu, we’re already salivating over the chardonnay oysters and snapper schnitzel! Whether you're going for the deck, the seafood, the view or that copper tub, don't forgot to order one of those famous G&T’s. Book here.
There’s nothing quite like a Sunday roast and when the Jamie Oliver team prepares it for you, you know it’s going to be next level amazing. Launching their Sunday roast this weekend from 11am especially for daddio, we’re really liking the sound of this one! For $25 each, share a platter of slow roasted rolled fennel porchetta, crunchy roast veg, green beans and all the gravy your heart desires. Um. YUM. Find more info here.
Ivy & Jack
Tucked beside the Holiday Inn, Ivy & Jack on Hay Street is putting up all the meaty goodness for a Sunday city lunch. We’re talking slow cooked dry aged rib eye, baby back ribs or sous vide spiced chicken. And at $25 with a pint, this is likely to be the best deal floating around the CBD. Book here.
For $34, The Boulevard will dish up five savoury shared courses, from falafel to pastrami, and two sweet courses. So if your dad's into brownies and doughnuts you'll want to check this one out. They're also giving away free gifts—perfect if you forgot to buy him something. For more info, click here.
Whether your dad is into beer or eats, Petition has got you covered. While the beer masterclass and gent's afternoon tea are both sold out on Sunday, there are still some spots available to the gent's afternoon tea at Petition Kitchen on Saturday if you feel like treating your dad to fried chicken sangas and pork sausage rolls a day early. Otherwise, you can head to Petition Beer Corner and grab him a 2L growler and a bow tie before lunch at Petition Kitchen where the team will treat your dad to a beer. Cheers.
Ball & Chain
Mums get high tea so it only seems fitting the dads are getting a Man Tea this Father’s Day at Ball & Chain. And while we’re not too sure how ‘tea’ fits into the equation, given the $38 pulled pork burger, fries, beef pie, chicken wings, meatballs, prawns and a pecan and bourbon pie, but we ain’t complaining one bit! If your dad doesn't mind a beer, order the mini eski to go with your food.
If he’s an early riser then The Breakwater has got you covered. Offering a special Father’s Day breakfast menu at their Ishka Restaurant, soak up the sun on the balcony while you feast on fresh fruit, muffins, croissants, a traditional breakfast and all the tea and coffee for $30.
Good things come in small packages—except when we’re talking about Varsity. Have you seen their burgers and TV screens?? The team is welcoming dad jokes and bacon puns this Sunday and in return, they're offering dad the only thing that really matters. Free bacon. Need we say more?
Still stuck for ideas? Well here are a few things NOT to get dad for father's day.
Image credit: Jamie's Italian