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Where to go on Father’s Day in Canberra 2020

This Father’s Day treat your dad to the perfect lunch in the nation’s capital.


If there is one thing dads have in common it’s that they love good food.

We’ve sourced some of the best eating hotspots in Canberra, to help you find the perfect spot to treat dad.

Top places to take dad on Father's Day in Canberra

Brunch with alcohol beverage at Buvette Bistro and Wine Bar - For 2

Brunch with alcohol beverage at Buvette Bistro and Wine Bar - For 2 from RedBalloon

Enjoy a filling brunch spread that looks as good as it tastes with a variety of sweet and savoury treats for you to enjoy in the courtyard or stylish dining room.

  • Inclusions: A variety of sweet and savoury treats with either a beer, wine or signature cocktail on arrival
  • Location: 18 National Circuit, Canberra
  • Price: $120 for two

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Brewery tour with transfer from Braddon

Brewery tour with transfer from Braddon from RedBalloon

Head to Capital Brewery Co, Bentspoke Brewing Co and Zierholz Premium Brewery this Father's Day and sample their local brews.

  • Inclusions: Three-hour brewery tour with pick up from Braddon
  • Location: Braddon
  • Price: $130 per person

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Premium lunch and wine tasting experience

Premium lunch and wine tasting experience from RedBalloon

If your dad loves wine, treat him to a Father's Day experience at Contentious Characters. Enjoy wine samples during a tour through the vineyard and enjoy lunch overlooking the vines. Take home two bottles of wine or enjoy them during your 3-course meal.

  • Inclusions: Winery tour led by winemaker, 3-course lunch and two bottles of wine to take home.
  • Location: 810 Norton Road, Wamboin
  • Price: $420 for two people

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Monster Kitchen & Bar

Seasonal share plates overtake the ground floor of Hotel Hotel in Monster Kitchen & Bar.

It's somewhere quirky, somewhere special and somewhere sure to bowl dad over, today of all days.

Address: 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra

Lazy Su Restaurant

The atmosphere within is electric. Neon red lights brighten up the room and memories of 1980s Japan flicker through the mind.

Then, there's the cuisine, designed to share and pumping with flavours. Order everything. We dare you.

Address: 9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Elk & Pea

Cosy and casual, this cafe hits the spot for late morning brunches or early lunches where all you want to do is play catch-up with your old man.

The service is undeniably friendly and at night it transforms into a restaurant, for those who want to celebrate Father's Day all day long.

Address: 21 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Muse – Food, Wine and Books

Part restaurant, part second-hand bookshop, if you've forgotten that gift with his meal today you can peruse the shelves before he arrives and pick out something on the spot for him on his special day.

Continuing on with the theme, the menu is broken up into prologue, chapters, footnotes and epilogues. Read into that however you wish.

Address: East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Griffith

No. 10 Restaurant and Bar

Woden's worst kept secret is a bustling restaurant and bar that features fresh and wholesome Australian fare accompanied with the best local beers.

Toss up between the wide variety of burgers or salads for lunch or dare to be different and order up a pasta, pie or steak from the "something more" end of the menu.

Address: 10 Bowes Street, Phillip

Capitol Bar & Grill

Capitol Bar & Grill

This chic, spacious dining room and bar serves some of the best steaks in Canberra.

There is also a wide selection of classic and custom cocktails to wash that steak down.

Address: 1/1 London Circuit


Penny University

This is one of our favourite cafes in Canberra. It's got oodles of atmosphere, with indoor and outdoor seating so you can soak up the sun if it's bright out or keep warm and dry if the weather's still a bit too chilly.

Breakfast is healthy or indulgent, whichever way you choose to play it. Portions are large, so he won't be disappointed. It's open 7 days a week from 7am to 4pm, making it great for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Address: 15 Kennedy Street, Kingston

Website: Penny University


The Cupping Room

If your dad loves a good java, make his day at The Cupping Room.

It's a flavoursome journey through some of the best roasts which you can complement with the cafe's seasonally driven menu.

The kitchen is open until 2:30pm daily.

Address: 1/1–13 University Ave, Canberra

Website: The Cupping Room



This beautiful Italian cafe/bar has everything you want from an Italian restaurant: homemade pizza, pasta and gelato, all served in a charming garden courtyard.

Address: 1/15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra

Website: Bicicletta



High-quality pan-Asian cuisine is served up fast and hot in this stylish restaurant.

Plenty of options are available for different tastes, making it ideal for large groups.

Address: 40 Bunda Street, Canberra

Website: Akiba

Barrio Collective

Barrio Collective

This funky new coffee shop is more a sport for brunch than dinner, but it has a fun, friendly atmosphere and turns out a great cup of coffee.

Address: 59/30 Lonsdale St, Braddon

Website: Barrio Collective

Bookplate Cafe, Canberra


A trip to the library may not be what dad had in mind for Father’s Day, but this clever cafe offers great views and lunch favourites.

Tip: grab a few books while you’re here.

Address: National Library of Australia, Parkes

Website: Bookplate

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