Where to celebrate Father’s Day in Sydney 2019

Spoil Dad this Father's Day by treating him to lunch at one of these top Sydney spots.

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Up your game from gifting socks and ties on Father’s Day (it's on 1 September in 2019) and serve him something extra special instead – literally.

We scoured the city for cafes and restaurants with bespoke Father's Day brunches or lunches as well as popular haunts.

The catch? You (might) need to book early – or you really might have to settle for getting him socks and ties.

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

Hotpot Feast for Two with Wagyu Beef

Hotpot Feast for Two with Wagyu Beef from Groupon

Treat your dad with some mouth-watering Chinese specialties at Six Po Hot Pot. The restaurant freshly serves hot pot dishes to vegetable plates, desserts and skewers.

  • Inclusions: Chinese hot pot feast for two
  • Location: 146 Burwood Road, Burwood, 2134
  • Price: $64 for two

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Steak dinner with sides for up to 4 people

Steak dinner with sides for up to 4 people from Groupon

For a fulfilling dining experience with family and friends, Elements Bar and Grill serves a range of steaks, brunches, Mediterranean pastas, Australian seafood, American burgers and more. Enjoy sophisticated wines on the side as well.

  • Inclusions: 1.4 kg of shared rib roast with four side dishes
  • Location: 248 Palmer St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
  • Price: $169 for up to four people

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Grazing board and cocktails for 2

Grazing board and cocktails for 2 from Groupon

Get a sip on a special barista-made coffee, tea or cocktails alongside other options of breakfast, lunch and dinner at Garçon. Guests can also watch chefs cook meals in the restaurant's open kitchen.

  • Inclusions: Grazing board with cocktails for two
  • Location: 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, 2037
  • Price: $29 for two

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Two Margaritas and Nibbles in Balmain

Two Margaritas and Nibbles in Balmain from Groupon

Celebrate Father's Day with margaritas on the side! Sip on the Mexican traditional drink at Cantina Bar Balmain and enjoy other specialties like BBQ chicken wings, burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more.

  • Inclusions: Two margaritas with nibbles for two
  • Location: 350 Darling Street, Balmain, 2041
  • Price: $25 for two

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Pilu at Freshwater five course Italian degustation - For 2

Pilu at Freshwater five course Italian degustation - For 2 from RedBalloon

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

  • Inclusions: 5-course menu, complimentary starter
  • Location: Pilu at Freshwater, Moore Rd, Freshwate
  • Price: $250 for two

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Sydney Tower Revolving Restaurant 3 Course Lunch - For 2

Sydney Tower Revolving Restaurant 3 Course Lunch - For 2 from RedBalloon

Dine at the famous 360 Bar and Dining restaurant at Sydney Tower and enjoy the spectacular views of the city in this revolving restaurant.

  • Inclusions: 3-course lunch for two, glass of wine
  • Location: 360 Bar and Dining, Pitt St, Sydney
  • Price: $150 for two

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5 course tasting menu by the harbour with wine - for 2

5 course tasting menu by the harbour with wine - for 2 from RedBalloon

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

  • Inclusions: 5-course sharing menu, bottle of wine
  • Location: 6 HEAD, Bay 10 & 11, Campbell’s Stores, 7-27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks, Sydney
  • Price: $199 for two

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Meat dining experience with wine for 2

Meat dining experience with wine for 2 from RedBalloon

Enjoy a sophisticated take on hunting and home cooking that every father will love. It's a two two-course share meal paired with a glass of red or white wine each.

  • Inclusions: Two-course meal, coal roasted meat and wine
  • Location: Hunter and Barrel, Tenancy 303, Cockle Bay Wharf, Wheat Rd, Sydney
  • Price: $99

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Seafood dining experience by the harbour for 2

Seafood dining experience by the harbour for 2 from RedBalloon

Soak up the relaxing waterfront views as he tucks into some of the freshest seafood from the restaurant's handpicked suppliers. Because he's all about quality.

  • Inclusions: Three-course meal, fresh seafood and wine
  • Location: Nick's Seafood Restaurant, T.102 Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
  • Price: From $159 for two

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Our top places to take Dad for food and drink tastings on Father's Day in Sydney

Whisky and Cheese Experience

Whisky and Cheese Experience from RedBalloon

Don't miss out a cheese and whisky masterclass at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay co-presented by one of Australia's top single malt experts, David Ligoff and cheese expert, Claudia Bowman. If your dad loves both cheese and whiskey, this session is a must for Father's Day.

  • Inclusions: Tastings of whiskey and cheese, and absorb expertise of guest presenters
  • Location: 93 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Price: $120 for one person

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Beer and cheese tasting for 2

Beer and cheese tasting for 2 from RedBalloon

Experience beer and cheese tasting with dad at Australia's most awarded brewery. Enjoy a selection of beer paddles and cheese board including other four small beers to share.

  • Inclusions: Two beer paddles, four small beers and cheese board for 2
  • Location: Sydney CBD, NSW
  • Price: $50 for two

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Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting from RedBalloon

Get a beer day with dad at Sydney's best breweries. Take the 3-hour tour and learn about the making of quality craft beer and have a free taste while you walk-through a selection of breweries.

  • Inclusions: Visit three craft beer hot spots and a knowledgeable tour guide
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Price: $130 for one person

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Beer tour and tasting in The Rocks

Beer tour and tasting in The Rocks from Wotif

Get a Sydney tour including three drink stops with family and friends this Father's Day. Also, learn about the Rum Rebellion from the Rocks, the local wine industry and more. Finish the day by enjoying one toast of beer.

  • Inclusions: Guided tour of Sydney and 3 drink stops
  • Location: Booking Centre, Wharf 6 Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Price: $119 for up to 12 people per group

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More ideas for a meal on Father's Day in Sydney

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Hurricane's Grill, Bondi Beach

On the prowl for some of the best grub to sate your dad's meat-loving cravings? Look no further than Hurricane’s.

The steakhouse is renowned Sydney-wide for serving up high quality steaks and ribs, so if you haven’t taken him for a visit yet, here’s your chance.

Address: 130 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach


Yellow, Potts Point

Vegetarian diets are best met at Yellow where the presentation of the food is almost as delicious as the meals themselves – almost. This not-so-new kid on the block hosts group sharing, vegetarian tasting and vegan tasting meals to delight the palette.

It's open for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Address: 57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point


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The Meat & Wine Co., Darling Harbour/Circular Quay

The Meat & Wine Co. has two Sydney restaurants (Circular Quay and Barangaroo) and is a true people-pleaser.

Not only does it live up to its namesake with steak and wine offers aplenty, but its menu extends to seafood, chicken, kangaroo and vegetarian options, too.

Circular Quay: Shop 12, Lobby, InterContinental Sydney 117 Macquarie Street / Barangaroo: Ground level, International Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Website: The Meat & Wine Co

Deal: Two course lunch for two for $99


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I'm Angus Steakhouse, Cockle Bay Wharf

Premium-cut meats and water views converge at I'm Angus Steakhouse on Cockle Bay Wharf.

For Father's Day, you can't do better than with I'm Angus pulling out all the stops. Order up a signature I'm Angus Scotch Fillet or Sirloin and complement it with a cool glass of beer. It's secretly all he wants from you today.

Address: The Promenade, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney

Website: I'm Angus Steakhouse

Deal: Beef and beer extravaganza for two for $120


love.fish, Barangaroo

The Barangaroo District is home to more than a few gems and for fathers who prefer to tuck into the other white meat, love.fish does fish in all the best ways. Expect Australian seafood grilled to perfection. The fish is yours and yours alone; however, you may have to share the chips and greens as these come as substantially portioned sides.

Address: 7/23 Barangaroo Ave, Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo


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Bills, Surry Hills

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner you’re planning for dad today, Bills is a contender for all.

It's a worldwide name slathered in fresh quality eats ranging from salads and sandwiches to lunchtime hotcakes and eggs. Our tip?

Leave room for one of Bills' daily baked cakes for dessert. Neither of you will regret it.

Address: 359 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Website: Bills


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Jamie’s Italian, CBD

Take a page out of chef Jamie Oliver’s book and whip up an Italian feast for your papa on Father’s Day.

Failing that, you can get his crew to whip one up for you at his flagship Sydney restaurant in the CBD. It's open from noon until 9pm for lunch or dinner on Father's Day and for that one day only, features a hearty Father's Day roast for $45.

Address: 107 Pitt Street, Sydney

Website: Jamie’s Italian Sydney



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Public Dining Room, Balmoral

Need to make up for a couple of sub-par Father’s Days? Public Dining Room will make him forgive and forget. Self-proclaimed as casual fine dining in a relaxed luxurious space, Public Dining Room exudes Scandinavian style and modern Australian fare and overlooks Manly and North Head.

Open for lunch from midday, the à la carte menu offers holmbrae confit duck leg and "melting" Huon Valley salmon, though if this is a small party, we suggest you opt for the six-hour slow-cooked lamb shoulder for two.

Address: 2A The Esplanade, Mosman

Website: Public Dining Room


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The Burger Shed, Mosman

Stop salivating and start booking your place inside Mosman’s burger palace, aka The Burger Shed.

Open from 10:30am on Sundays, you could treat this as a brunch date, but it really does sing more as an indulgent lunch. The Burger Shed prides itself in using only local produce, sourcing meat from grass-fed cows and serving Angus or full-blood Wagyu beef.

You don’t have to sell dad on this one.

Address: 914 Military Road, Mosman

Website: The Burger Shed


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Brewpub Manly, Manly

Treat dad to a pint of one of the North Shore’s finest at 4 Pines' Manly establishment, Brewpub.

At this local microbrewery, you can chow down in the lower communal drinking and eating den on small or large plates of Korean sticky wings, Cape Byron Sirloins and fried chicken. Then, wash it all down with one of the 10+ handcrafted beauties made on the premises.

Sundays are a special treat with a Sunday roast feast on offer as well as live music in the evenings.

Address: 29/43-45 East Esplanade Manly

Website: 4 Pines Beer


Henson

The Henson, Marrickville

Serving a comprehensive list of local and imported beers, The Henson is a much-loved family bar in the heart of Marrickville.

Highlights include a kids’ rumpus room (complete with ball pit) and a sunny courtyard where you can while the day away with your family.

The kitchen opens from 11am-9pm on Sundays.

Address: 91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Website: The Henson


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Mr Wong, CBD

Spoil dad this year at Merivale’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant and you’ll not only get access to its delectable 60-dish-strong menu and yum cha offerings, but we think it’s fair to say you’ll also win the "favourite child" award for the entire YEAR.

Yum cha is available from 12:00-3:00pm on Father’s Day.

Address: 3 Bridge Lane, Sydney

Website: Mr Wong


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Young Henrys, Newtown

There’s a huge culture of microbreweries in the Inner West and one of its leaders is Young Henrys.

On weekends, the boys keep the liquid gold flowing in the attached bar from midday to 7pm. Try a flight to discover dad’s new favourite swill.

While the brewery bar doesn’t serve food, there’s always a food truck around to keep you and dad well-sated. Here’s to casual lunches with dad.

Address: 76 Wilford Street, Newtown

Website: Young Henrys


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The General Eatery & Supplies, Dulwich Hill

Dad a bit of a health nut? The General Eatery is creating a buzz on the back of its communal-style fit-out and Single Origin Roasters coffee.

Seasonal plates are what you’ll be getting on Father’s Day for brunch or lunch to the tune of winter salads and chicken pie as well as more indulgent double cheeseburgers and chicken royale burgers.

Address: 914 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill

Website: The General Eatery & Supplies


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Ribs & Rumps, Sydney Olympic Park

Honestly, can you go wrong with Ribs & Rumps on Father’s Day?

You’re practically guaranteed that "favourite child of the day" award and dad will be smiling from ear to ear and licking his fingers until kingdom come after savouring the juicy steaks and sticky ribs on this tried-and-tested menu.

Address: 8 Dawn Fraser Ave, Sydney Olympic Park

Website: Ribs & Rumps


ElJannah

El Jannah, Granville / Punchbowl / Blacktown / Penrith / Campbelltown

I’m not even going to try and convince you to take dad to El Jannah’s on Father’s Day. I don’t need to, honestly. It’s an institution to anyone in the west and is only at the bottom of the Parramatta list to give the other guys a chance. Your order? Charcoal chicken.

Like that was even a question. #WinningFathersDay

Granville: 4-8 South Street, Granville

Punchbowl: 701 Punchbowl Road, Punchbowl

Blacktown: 44-48 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown

Website: El Jannah

Top spots for Father's Day brunch in Sydney

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Father's Day "Guy Tea" at Sir Stamford, CBD

For something a little different, make yours a luxury high tea affair.

This year the gang at Sir Stamford Circular Quay has brought back its annual "Guy Tea" experience, ideal for the suavest of dads. For $69 per person, you'll get a mixture of Dad-friendly delights including slow-cooked beef pies, BBQ pork sliders and chocolate brownies – plus a whiskey-tasting flight or Stella Artois each.

Address: 93 Macquarie Street, Circular Quay

Website: Sir Stamford, Circular Quay


The Grounds of the City, CBD

Synonymous with the term "good food", The Grounds is for the dad that's a little bit of a "hipster" on the inside. While the Alexandria venue doesn't take bookings, the city establishment does and is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner with scrumptious offerings such as chunky potato hash, toasted Moreton Island swimmer crab jaffle and sides of avo because it is The Grounds after all.

Address: 500 George Street, Sydney CBD


Luke's Kitchen, Waterloo

Helmed by master chef Luke Mangan, Luke's Kitchen is an eatery set in an open industrial space where brunch runs all day long. For the special man in your life, Luke has curated a Father's Day sharing menu this year that'll make you reconsider your order. It features a Young Henry's beer on arrival and top eats from the kitchen. For those seeking to spoil and surprise him, you can also pre-order a Father's Day hamper which will be ready and waiting for him at the table upon arrival.

Address: 8 Danks Street, Waterloo


Kepos & Co, Waterloo

Open for brunch until 11:30am or lunch from 12-3pm, Kepos & Co offers homely Mediterranean fare delivered via share plate in a sleek and modern setting.

With a breakfast/brunch item that's literally called "Dad's Favourite Brekky" featuring falafel, hummus, labneh, soft boiled egg, tomato salad and taboon bread, this place has dad written all over it.

And with an OpenTable rating of 9.6/10, it's a tried and true crowd pleaser that's bound to win even the fussiest of dads over.

Address: Shop 5, Casba, 18 Danks Street, Waterloo


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North Bondi RSL, North Bondi

Expect weekend breakfasts (available from 10am until midday) and Sunday roasts (available after midday) to be flying off the tables at North Bondi RSL on Father's Day.

For brekky, pick from the menu of plenty including a traditional B.L.A.T., bacon and eggs, crushed avo, toasted sourdough and French toast.

Address: 118-120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi

Website: North Bondi RSL


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Three Blue Ducks, Bronte

For fathers who like healthy and clean eats, Three Blue Ducks hits the spot.

Located on the hill overlooking Bronte Beach, it offers breakfast and lunch menus that use locally produced and seasonally driven ingredients and include scrambled eggs with black sausage and freshly squeezed juices for brekkie until 11:45am, and crispy duck burgers and braised beef cheek for lunch from 12:15-3pm.

It's walk-in only from 7am-12:15pm for patient dads and early risers. For everyone else, lunch can be booked via the link below.

Address: 141-143 Macpherson Street, Bronte

Website: Three Blue Ducks


Bourke-Street

Bourke Street Bakery, various

The famous pastry cafe can be found practically everywhere in Sydney, from its flagship store in Surry Hills to Barangaroo right across into Parramatta. Whichever works for you, you won't regret taking dad to this beautiful respite for brunch and coffee.

We won't need to tell you twice that the pies are to die for, so make sure it's on his order. So you can steal a bit, right? #sorrynotsorry

Address: Alexandria, Balmain, Banksmeadow, Barangaroo, Kirrawee, Marrickville, Neutral Bay, Newtown, North Sydney, Parramatta and Surry Hills.

Website: Bourke Street Bakery


Top spots for a Father's Day buffet lunch in Sydney

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Harvest Buffet at The Star, Pyrmont

The ultimate buffet lunch or dinner awaits you and dad this Father's Day at The Star. Available 2 September only, this year he'll be treated to eight flavoursome food areas with dishes from around the world.

Prices start at $85 per adult and seatings are available for lunch or dinner.

For the occasion, dad will also be treated to a free beverage upon arrival and the chance to win a weekend getaway. Who says you don't spoil him, right?

Address: 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont


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Cafe Opera at InterContinental Sydney, CBD

Housed inside InterContinental Sydney is what the hotel hails as "Sydney's ultimate buffet". Dad can be the judge of that this Father's Day as seafood is delivered fresh from the market in what can only be described as a deluxe seafood feast.

Buffets abound throughout the day with a "land to sea" buffet across two dinner sittings available to book as well as a lunch buffet.

Address: 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney


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Sydney Tower Buffet, CBD

With views overlooking the city and a buffet of over 60 dishes across a broad range of cuisines, dad won't be able to contain himself over this delightful dine.

Choose to spoil him over lunch or dinner with the choice of 50 gourmet dishes and exclusive specials such as oysters Kilpatrick, blue swimmer crabs, BBQ pulled brisket sliders and whole baked ocean trout.

Address: Sydney Tower Dining, Reception Level 4, Sydney Westfield Centre, Between Pitt & Castlereagh Streets, Sydney

Website: Sydney Tower Buffet


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El Phoenician, Parramatta/Walsh Bay

Both Parramatta and Walsh Bay outfits are just as beautiful and delectable as each other, making it an accessible people-pleaser wherever you're coming from.

Offering a full lunch menu or banquet package of Lebanese cuisine, bring the whole brood to the table to sup and catch up.

Its Parramatta venture is closed for private functions on Sundays, but Saturday lunch is never a bad thing, right? Alternatively, its Walsh Bay flagship opens for dinner on Sundays.

Address: 323 Church Street, Parramatta

Website: El Phoenician


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