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Father’s Day in Melbourne: Things to do and dining options for 2020

Get Father’s Day right this year. See our top recommendations for entertaining things to do at home and the best eateries to order takeaway and get food delivered on 6 September.

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Your Father's Day celebrations will likely play out differently this year, as attractions, entertainment venues and dine-in restaurants are closed in response to COVID-19.

Instead, treat dad in the comfort of his own home with these fun activities along with takeaway and delivery meal options that can be delivered straight to your door in Melbourne.

Keep in mind, stage four restrictions are in place in Melbourne and you can only leave your house under certain circumstances. You cannot leave your house to pick up food from a restaurant after 8pm but you can get food delivered to you. See our guide for what's open in Melbourne to help you plan for Father's Day.

Our top picks for takeaway breakfast and brunch on Father's Day

Takeaway breakfast with coffee

Takeaway breakfast with coffee from Groupon

Treat dad to breakfast with classic options including smashed avocado and omelettes available. Area Four is centrally located in Melbourne CBD so you can bet dad’s coffee will still be hot by the time you deliver it to his door.

  • Inclusions: Choice of breakfast item and a coffee
  • Location: 390 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Price: $16 for two people
  • Available for takeaway? Yes

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Breakfast or brunch box

Breakfast or brunch box from Groupon

Start dad’s day off right with a breakfast or brunch box featuring his favourite sweet and savoury treats from Mezzanine Cafe and Lounge.

  • Inclusions: Breakfast or brunch box with bottle of sparkling wine
  • Location: Shop 11/211 Leakes Rd, Truganina
  • Price: $60 for two people
  • Available for takeaway? Yes

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Our top picks for takeaway Father's Day lunch in Melbourne

Vietnamese lunch banquet

Vietnamese lunch banquet from Groupon

If you can't take dad out to enjoy a delicious banquet, bring the banquet to him. Spring rolls, fried chicken wings and curry can be found on the menu for Father’s Day lunch from Mama's Buoi.

  • Inclusions: Vietnamese banquet with six dishes
  • Location: 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
  • Price: $39 for two people. Get your meal delivered for an additional $10
  • Available for takeaway? Takeaway and delivery available

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Two-course Malaysian lunch

Two-course Malaysian lunch from Groupon

Treat your taste buds (and dad) to a comforting Malaysian lunch from Passage Thru Malaysia with spring rolls, curry laksa, Singapore noodles and more to choose from.

  • Inclusions: Starters, mains and beer
  • Location: 2/16-22 Main St, Greensborough
  • Price: $39 for two people or $78 for four people
  • Available for takeaway? Yes

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Our top picks for takeaway Father's Day dinner in Melbourne

Home-delivered three-course dinner

Home-delivered three-course dinner from RedBalloon

Indulge in a three-course dinner with a variety of entrees, mains and dessert options available. Best of all, Fabulous Catering will deliver the meal straight to your door.

  • Inclusions: Three-course dinner for two and delivery
  • Cost: $195 for two people
  • Available for takeaway? Fabulous Catering will deliver within 40km of Melbourne CBD
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    Two-course dumpling dinner

    Two-course dumpling dinner from Groupon

    Indulge with a delicious dumping meal on Father’s Day. Take your pick of dumplings and a main each from Oh Dumplings to tuck into in the comfort of your own home.

    • Inclusions: 15 dumplings to share with a main and drink each
    • Location: 518 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
    • Price: $25 for two people, $50 for four people or $75 for six people
    • Available for takeaway? Yes

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    Two-course Italian dinner

    Two-course Italian dinner from Groupon

    Bring the taste of Italy to your home on Father’s Day with a two-course meal from Paesano that is sure to impress the whole family.

    • Inclusions: Entree, main and drink each
    • Location: 754-768 Princes Hwy, Springvale
    • Price: $39 for two people or $78 for four people
    • Available for takeaway? Yes

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    Three-course Indian dinner

    Three-course Indian dinner from Scoopon

    Enjoy a feast your taste buds will appreciate with fragrant and traditional Indian dishes from Spice Nation on Father’s Day.

    • Inclusions: Entree, mains, rice, naan, desserts and drinks
    • Location: 17 Burwood Hwy, Burwood
    • Price: $35 for two people or $69 for four people
    • Available for takeaway? Yes

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    Our top picks for meal kits you can get delivered to your doorstep for Father's Day

    Homemade Pizza Kit

    Homemade Pizza Kit from Adrenaline

    Show off your pizza-making skills in front of the family by preparing this Italian-themed spread from scratch. Get your apron on and whip up a pizza creation for dad this Father's Day.

  • Inclusions: Pizza kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, pizza oven, stainless steel paddles, flour, pizza sauce, tomato paste, yeast, slice cutter, a bottle of Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, a personal gift message and delivery
  • Cost: $269
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia
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    Homemade Pasta Kit

    Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

    Impress dad with your culinary skills and prepare a homemade Italian meal from scratch on Father's Day. As an added touch, the kit comes delivered as a gift, which will be a perfect surprise for dad.

  • Inclusions: Homemade pasta making kit presented in a gift box with satin tissue and ribbons, pasta making machine, Molini pizza fine Italian flour, a bottle of Riprossa Illuminati, Don Antoni's pasta sauce, a personal gift message and delivery
  • Cost: $139
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia
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    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

    Calories don't count on Father's Day and there's no better way to celebrate than by digging into a dish of paella that can be prepared in the comfort of your home with this kit.

  • Inclusions: Paella kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, paella pan, Spanish paella rice, paella spices, a bottle of Tocado Macabeo white wine, a bottle of Tocado Grenache red wine, a spatula, a personalised message and delivery
  • Cost: $129 for two people
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia
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    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit

    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit from RedBalloon

    Get creative in the kitchen on Father's Day with this kit that can make ice cream, sorbet and low-fat yoghurt.

  • Inclusions: Homemade ice cream maker kit, Cuisinart frozen dessert maker, salted caramel, chocolate liqueur, chocolate marshmallow, mango passionfruit sauce, three tubs of confectionery, recipes and instruction manual, ice cream scoop and delivery
  • Cost: $269
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia
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    Our top picks for experiences and activities for Father's Day

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