Tinkering with projects at home? Quietly reading a book in his favourite armchair? And most importantly—delicious food and drink delivered straight to his door. Yep, even in spite of this very long lockdown, Father's Day is looking pretty good this year.
Below, we've rounded up some of the best eats you can have delivered to your dear old dad this weekend. And hey, if you’re still living under the same roof, you can pull out all the stops and make a fancy night of it. Oh, go on...
Here are 12 awesome and delicious meal ideas for Father's Day in lockdown.
Start Dad’s Day Off Right With Stitch Coffee
Specialty roasters Stitch Coffee have pulled together the perfect Father’s Day gift pack. For $150, this gift box is serving up more than just coffee. It includes Stitch’s brand new Blackfield Shinkai coffee bags, TRUFF truffle-infused hot sauce, a stainless steel Kinto tumbler, and a sweater or hoodie of your choice. Try and make sure Dad likes it too. And if he’s a stylish sort, the sustainable gift box designed by Sydney-based graphic designer Evi-o will really make his day. If he lives within 15km of Alexandria the gift box is delivered to him within 48 hours, so make sure you get your order in before Friday 3 September. Check it out here.
Rock On With The Frankie's Father's Day Pack
If your dad is more into his AC/DC vinyl collection than his collection of Father's Day-bought socks, Frankie's Pizza has the ultimate prezzie for him. Featuring beer (Frankie's mixed craft six-pack and a four-pack of Grifter's "Serpents Kiss"), frozen margaritas, Frankie's merch (including a Frankie's Pizza baby onesie), and AC/DC Back In Black on vinyl, this is definitely the coolest Father's Day gift set we've ever seen. Get your orders in before Wednesday 1 September to ensure it arrives before the big day. Head over here to shop.
Make It Super Special With Arthur's Lobster Mornay
Arthur in Surry Hills is one of our favourite special occasion restaurants. And they haven't dropped the ball for Father's Day in lockdown, serving up a divine home menu that stars whole lobster mornay or porchetta with salsa verde. You'll also get dinner rolls and cultured butter, a red velvet lettuce salad, potato bake, seasonal veggies, and a chocolate, hazelnut, and caramel tart with whipped cream. You can also add on Arthur's take on XO pipis, served with a trout and bush tomato XO sauce. Pair it with wines or Old Fashioned cocktails to start—and you're absolutely the favourite child. More info on how to order, plus delivery options, are here.
Send Dad Martinis And Oysters Thanks To Archie Rose And East33
Lockdown rarely feels very fancy—but while you can't take dad out for a lush lunch by the sea, you could send him a dreamy martini and oyster gift set from Archie Rose and East33. Basically, the oyster delivery heroes at East33 have partnered with Archie Rose to create a premixed martini called Kilpatrick Martini, designed to be enjoyed specifically with creamy and rich Sydney Rock oysters. If dad prefers to shake his own, there's also a brand new Noon’s Up Gin and Hell’s Gate Vodka to send him. Pair that with an oyster tasting box, and you've got yourself a very fine Father's Day afternoon. Delivery is free for most Sydney suburbs. Check it out here.
Have Some Fun In The Kitchen With Chin Chin's Make Me Feed Me Boxes
Chin Chin's sell-out "Make Me Feed Me" boxes are an awesome edible Father's Day gift that'll see you and dad put the finishing touches on some delicious Chin Chin fare before tucking into an almighty feast. This week's box includes spiced beef brisket with sweet soy and chilli vinegar, chicken wings three ways, a coconut red curry with kingfish, and heaps more. Best part? Delivery on these bad boys is available for Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, and Newcastle. Head over here to order.
Gift Dad A Hatted Feast At Home With Bentley's Father’s Day Banquet
Bring a bit of two-hatted magic to Dad with Bentley Restaurant’s Father’s Day Banquet. For $280 this coeliac-friendly meal will blow Dad’s gluten-free socks off (just ask to remove the sourdough). Start with duck and pistachio terrine, followed by saucisson and cornichons and (our personal favourite) the stracciatella and heirloom tomatoes. Juicy mains include BBQ short ribs served with green chilli salsa and a creamy potato gratin. Finish with a classic pavlova topped with vanilla chantilly, berries, and passionfruit. Order via Providoor.
Order Up A Dumpling Banquet From Lotus Group
No matter who your father figure is, or whether he’s outside your 5km radius, the team at Lotus Dining Group probably has him covered. Whether it's Peking duck or a dumpling banquet, between Lotus Barangaroo, Lotus Double Bay, Lotus Dumpling Bar, and Madame Shanghai there’s an abundance of delivery and takeaway options, via Lotus or Providoor. Two-person banquets range from $105 to $198; be sure to throw in a few of Lotus’s new pre-batched cocktails like the Davidson Plum Negroni or Ly-Chi Martini. Hint: if you order a four-person banquet menu ($280) you’ll receive a free four-pack of Lotus Australian Rice Lager, made by the expert brewers at Sydney's White Bay Beer Co brewery. Dad’ll love it.
Treat Dad To A Riley Street Garage Feast
Show the doting Dad in your life how much you love ‘em with a six-dish banquet from Riley Street Garage. Whether it’s a virtual Father’s Day meal, or Dad is lucky enough to have you under his roof, make it a memorable one. Highlights include spicy salmon maki with avocado and tenkatsu, beef skewer with teriyaki miso, and a slow-cooked lamb shoulder with barley miso and garlic labneh and a truffled dashi mash. The feast is a bargain at $45 per person. Available for pick up only, so make sure you’re within 5km of the Woolloomooloo restaurant before you hit order. Head over here for more info.
Celebrate Your Old Man In French Louisiana Style With Bellevue Cottage
We sure as hell can’t travel at the moment but Bellevue Cottage is doing their darndest to get Dad all the way to French Louisiana with their Father’s Day special hamper. For $70pp the hamper includes lightly spiced Louisiana spanner crab cakes, smoked platter to share, South Louisiana Slaw and New Orleans apple French cobbler and some signature Antoine’s smoked chilli BBQ sauce, to boot! Available on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September. Get your orders in here.
If You Can’t Get Dad To Italy, Take Italy To Your Dad
I Maccheroni has fast become a staple of Paddington locals’ diets. Their authentic Italian food is second to none, so we highly recommend spoiling Dad with their Wagyu Wellington and Montepulciano D’Abruzzo special. The experience will feature a flaky buttery pastry, premium wagyu eye fillet, mustard, mushroom, prosciutto, served alongside I Maccheroni's signature truffle mash and salad, all paired with a beautiful Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2019, serving four people for a total of $129. We reckon that’s a bargain. For more info check out I Maccheroni’s website.
Get Festive With Otto’s "Festa Del Papa" Box
We can’t get past the cute-ness of “Father’s Day” in Spanish: Festa Del Papa. Apparently neither can Otto. For $220 they are serving up a scrumptious four-person feast of affetato; orecchiette with porcini and beef ragu; 12-hour braised White Pyrenees lamb shoulder; potato purée; rocket salad, and a baked ricotta cheesecake. We’re not sure Dad will believe this one was ordered just for his benefit only. Providoor recommends selecting delivery for Friday 3 or Saturday 4 September. Head over here for more.
Is Dad A Wine Aficionado? Le Pont Has You Covered
For the Dads that aren’t keen on socks, BBQ utensils, or hardware, we strongly recommend Le Pont Wine Store’s offerings. The Father’s Day red twin pack is perfect for the cultured, boozy red-lover. Whether it’s light and bright, rich and bold, all tastes are covered with their 2020 Two Tonne Pinot Noir and 2018 Curator Wine Co. Barossa Valley Shiraz for $69. For something more interactive, there’s a private Virtual Tasting Zoom masterclass. Or, if Dad fancies himself somewhat of a sommelier, he might like the newest Coravin on the market. For $185 a pop, this new technology preserves wine from oxidation. Not too shabby! Check out all of Le Pont’s offerings on their Father’s Day page.
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Image credit: Chin Chin, Stitch Coffee, Frankies Pizza, East33, Chin Chin, Lotus Group, Riley Street Garage, Leigh Griffiths, Leigh Griffiths