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

Spoil dad this Father's Day by treating him to a day of golfing, diving or kayaking and a meal at one of these top Sydney eateries.

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Up your game from gifting socks and "best dad of the year" mugs on Father's day and treat him to a day out filled with adventure and a delicious meal instead.

We scoured the city for cafes and restaurants perfect for your Father's Day celebrations on 6 September, as well as popular activities including cruising and horse riding the whole family will enjoy. If you're looking for a sweet treat on Father's Day, check out our top dessert recommendations in Sydney.

Check out our recommendations for things to do on Father's Day in Sydney to make it a day dad won't forget.

Be sure to book in advance and remember when dining out, it's important to maintain good hygiene practices and social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Our top places to take dad for a meal on Father's Day in Sydney

Our top picks for Father's Day breakfast and brunch in Sydney

Chandon breakfast by the Harbour

Chandon breakfast by the Harbour from RedBalloon

Start dad’s day off right with a two-tiered platter breakfast paired with a glass of Chandon, accompanied by harbour views in the heart of the city at Adria Bar Restaurant.

  • Inclusions: Two-tiered breakfast platter and a glass of Chandon each
  • Location: 107 Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour
  • Cost: $99 for two people
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    All day breakfast with hot drink

    All day breakfast with hot drink from Groupon

    Font Cafe is a solid contender when it comes to offering filling and aesthetically pleasing dishes. The eggs Benedict comes highly recommended but the breakfast burger and avo bruschetta are raved about too.

  • Inclusions: Choice of breakfast item and hot drink
  • Location: 2/8 Central Park Avenue, Chippendale
  • Cost: $29.80 for two people or $59.60 for four people
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    Breakfast platter with tea or coffee

    Breakfast platter with tea or coffee from Groupon

    Why stick to eating one thing for breakfast when you can eat it all? Treetop Cafe’s breakfast platter comes with your favourite classic breakfast items including pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast and avocado with your choice of tea or coffee to wash it down.

  • Inclusions: Breakfast platter with choice of tea or coffee each
  • Location: 58 O'Dea Ave, Zetland
  • Cost: $39 for two people
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    Tripoli-style breakfast

    Tripoli-style breakfast from Groupon

    For the ultimate Father’s Day spread, make your way to Tripoli Pizza to devour a breakfast platter with hot bread, zaatar, fresh vegetables and plenty more. It may not be the typical breakfast you’re used to, but it’s just as good (if not better).

  • Inclusions: Breakfast platter
  • Location: 140/79-87 Beaconsfield Street, Silverwater
  • Cost: $19 for two people or $38 for four people
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    Our top picks for Father's Day lunch in Sydney

    Five-course tasting menu by the harbour with wine

    Five-course tasting menu by the harbour with wine from RedBalloon

    Treat dad's taste buds to an indulgent dining experience overlooking Sydney's most iconic sites AKA the Sydney Opera House, at 6HEAD.

    • Inclusions: 5-course sharing menu, bottle of wine
    • Location: Bay 10 & 11, Campbell’s Stores, 7-27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks, Sydney
    • Price: $199 for two

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    Five-course Italian degustation

    Five-course Italian degustation from RedBalloon

    Experience authentic Italian food at an award-winning restaurant and enjoy the beautiful views over Freshwater Beach at Pilu at Freshwater.

    • Inclusions: 5-course menu, complimentary starter
    • Location: Moore Rd, Freshwater
    • Price: $295 for two

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    Seafood and cocktail lunch

    Seafood and cocktail lunch from RedBalloon

    Treat dad to a fresh seafood spread including prawns, oysters, salmon and calamari on Father’s Day overlooking Darling Harbour at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant. Top off the experience with an assortment of desserts. We definitely recommend skipping breakfast for this.

  • Inclusions: Hot and cold platter for two, dessert and drink
  • Location: T.102 Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
  • Cost: $179 for two people
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    Three-course family lunch by the Harbour

    Three-course family lunch by the Harbour from RedBalloon

    If you’re heading to Sydney CBD with the family for Father’s Day, stop by Blackbird Cafe for a three-course lunch overlooking Darling Harbour. This experience is perfect for families with young children, with a variety of meal options that kids will devour in minutes.

  • Inclusions: Three-course meal with entree, mains, desserts and drinks for two adults and two children
  • Location: Level 1, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour
  • Cost: $195 for four
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    Three-course Indian banquet

    Three-course Indian banquet from Groupon

    Before heading down to the beach on Father’s Day, head to The Clove Indian Restaurant for a bite to eat. Offering a three-course banquet, this is the perfect place to catch up with family over lunch to celebrate how great dad is.

  • Inclusions: Entree, naan, poppadoms, side platter and rice to share. Main and dessert each
  • Location: 100-102 Beach Street, Coogee
  • Cost: $64 for two people, $119 for four people or $169 for six people
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    Our top picks for Father's Day dinner in Sydney

    Three-course steakhouse dinner

    Three-course steakhouse dinner from RedBalloon

    Dad deserves the very best on Father’s Day, so it’s only right you take him to The Meat and Wine Co for a sophisticated steakhouse dinner experience. This three-course meal has all bases covered and includes a selection of meat accompanied by entrees, salad, chips, dessert and drinks. Bon appétit.

  • Inclusions: Entree, main, sides, dessert and glass of wine each.
  • Location: 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
  • Cost: $128 for two people
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    Three-course American-style dinner

    Three-course American-style dinner from RedBalloon

    Treat dad like the rockstar he is with a dinner experience at Hard Rock Cafe on Father’s Day. Choose from favourites including Hard Rock nachos, Tennessee rump steak and hot fudge brownies.

  • Inclusions: Entree, main and dessert each. Choice of one cocktail each or bottle of wine to share for adults and choice of soft drink or mocktail for children
  • Location: 2-10 Darling Drive, Sydney
  • Cost: $150 for four
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    Beachfront three-course dinner with wine

    Beachfront three-course dinner with wine from RedBalloon

    Wine and dine at the beachfront across from Manly Beach on Father’s Day and tuck into a delicious three-course spread.

  • Inclusions: Entree plate, main each, shared dessert platter and glass of wine each
  • Location: 35 South Steyne, Manly
  • Cost: $130 for two people
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    Two-course Italian dinner

    Two-course Italian dinner from Groupon

    Head out for an Italian dinner on Father’s Day that your taste buds will be thankful for. Choose from dishes including bruschetta, mushroom risotto and spaghetti marinara.

  • Inclusions: Bruschetta to share, one main each and a glass of wine or beer
  • Location: 814/680 George Street, Sydney
  • Cost: $35 for two people or $70 for four people
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    Three-course Chinese banquet dinner

    Three-course Chinese banquet dinner from Groupon

    Wine and dine at the beachfront across from Manly Beach on Father’s Day and tuck into a delicious three-course spread.

  • Inclusions: Dumplings, main dish, vegetable dish, rice and wine
  • Location: 42A Dixon Street, Sydney
  • Cost: $59 for two people, $118 for two people or $177 for six people
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    If you have dietary requirements, including a gluten-free or vegan diet, be sure to contact the restaurant or cafe in advance to check they can cater to your dietary needs.

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