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
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.
Our top places to take Dad for food and drink tastings on Father's Day in Sydney
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Top spots for a Father's Day buffet lunch in Sydney
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
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
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
Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Thomas Cook Magazine, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping readers stretch their dollars while on holiday.
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