Dads deserve to be spoilt every once in a while and Fathers' Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all that they do for us throughout the year. Whether yours is a bacon and egg roll loving kind of guy, has a hefty appetite, or can’t think of better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than by gathering around the dinner table with their loved ones, we’ve got you covered.
This is where you should take dad this Fathers' Day in Sydney.
There’s a reason why Jonah’s is one of Sydney’s favourite seafood restaurants and while the view has a lot to do with it, they back it up with delicious and fresh food that keeps Sydneysiders coming back for more. This Fathers' Day, they are hosting a three-course lunch and dinner for your dad and they have the kids sorted too, with a specially crafted children’s menu. For adults, it’ll cost $145 per person and includes a glass of champagne or craft beer, and for the kids; $60 with a mocktail thrown in (because why should they miss out on the fun?). Bookings are essential.
What dad wouldn’t love to design their own taco-themed meat feast on their special day? Well, this Fathers' Day Los Vida are delivering exactly that, so your dad can design his own menu, choosing between adobo lamb, barbacoa chicken and pibil pork. The accompaniments have all of the classic combinations covered with corn or flour tortillas, tomatillo sauce, Mexican rice, frijoles charros, nopales salad, avocado and Mexican pickles. Depending on your appetite, you can choose between a 1kg option ($70) and the 1/2kg option ($40).
Primus Hotel Afternoon Tea
High tea has had a no-nonsense makeover at Primus Hotel this year to mark Fathers’ Day and we reckon your papa will be satisfied with the result. Dubbed the G’N’ Tea, it’ll take place in the Art Deco lobby and with prices ranging from $45 to $65 (depending on your taste in bevvie), you’ll be presented with a heavyweight rustic board, filled with dishes like oyster Kilpatrick, wagyu sliders, beef and burgundy pies and pork steam buns. Cocktails on offer are the Godfather (amaretto and American whisky) and the 339 Julip (American Whisky, yuzu juice, agave nectar, lemon and mint). For a classic high tea, head to The Wilmot instead, where a more traditional selection of scones and finger sandwiches will be available.
Dad’s Day Brunch at Sefa Kitchen
Spend Fathers’ Day at the Sultan’s Table at Sefa Kitchen, where you’ll dine in style, treating your fave man to a five-course brunch feast. The set menu costs $45 per person and will include a free gift for dad as well as dishes featuring their signature ancient Levantine flavours, made from fresh and house made ingredients.
French bistro, Bistrot Gavroche is treating dad this Fathers’ Day to a complimentary cocktail; Kir Royal, which consists of crème de cassis, topped up with Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve, which to us sounds like the ideal way to kick off your Sunday celebrations. Once you’ve quaffed your cocktail, direct your attention to the menu, which features dishes like shredded duck confit with bacon and crushed potatoes gratin and a spelt risotto with mushrooms, which you should absolutely order.
If you like options, then Mezza Train may be your best bet, because in addition to their regular (and delicious) ol’ mezza train experience, they’ll also be offering a three-course shared menu along with an all you can eat option this Fathers’ Day. The three-course menu will feature the chef’s favourite dishes and regardless of which option you choose, Mezza Train will shout your dad a beer from their selection of local and imported beers. Reservations can be made here.
Cost: $25 – $45 for all you can eat, $25 – $65 for three-course shared menu
Head beachside for a South East Asian feast this Fathers’ Day at Sugarcane in South Coogee. This place is full of relaxed vibes and their menu reflects their seaside location with a seafood driven menu. They’ll be open for lunch and dinner and since they don’t want you to have to make any difficult decisions on a Sunday arvo, they’re offering a six-course banquet menu ($55) and a seven-course banquet menu ($70) to boot. Book here.
One for the big families who like to have a good time, Coogee Pavilion is hosting their annual Fathers' Day event, which will get the good times started bright and early, at 7am. Your day will involve billy-cart building, card making, photo booths, face painting, entertainment and games. Sounds pretty good to us!
Establishment and Mr Wong are joining forces this Fathers’ Day for a specially designed menu, featuring a selection of dishes from Mr Wong’s signature offerings. Think of this as the perfect way to give daddy a little bit of fancy, and a whole lot of deliciousness, all in the one place on his special day.
Keeping it real this Fathers’ Day, The Newport are offering a $10 Dad Deal, which has all of the makings of a perfect Sunday morning. Included in the deal is the Sunday paper, bacon and egg roll plus a coffee or juice and for a sneaky tenner, that’s a pretty damn good deal. Especially by Sydney breakfast standards.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Putting their in venue Golf Simulator to good use this Fathers’ Day, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is encouraging you to take on your dad in their ‘Nearest to the Pin’ competition in your quest to nab one of their ridiculously cool prizes. The winner will gain access to the most prestigious and private golf clubs in Australia, with round trip transfers in a LuxGolf Porsche Cayenne, impressive. Oh and they’ll also get to use the worlds best golf clubs while they’re at it. Tickets are $65 per person and also include a three-course banquet lunch with a charcuterie board to start, followed by Kurobuta roast pork and an apple and rhubarb crumble for dessert.
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Image credit: Nikki To at Sugarcane