Forget Socks And Treat Dad To A Fun Feast This Father’s Day

By Rebecca Mitchell – 29 Aug 2018

Father Day NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Father’s Day is literally around the corner and if you’ve forgotten to hit up the usual suspects in the lead up (the fish and tackle shop, pro-golf store, or the sock section of your local David Jones), fear not coz we’ve got a big long list of tasty feast alternatives for you right here.

Celebrate dear old dad with a fireside whisky, a mouth-watering roast, or scrumptious tasting menu fresh from one of Sydney’s latest and greatest restaurants. Because we’re nice, we’ve unearthed the very best Dad Day specials happening across Sydney this weekend guaranteed to impress dad. Best part is, you get to eat and indulge in all the things too.


NOLA is hosting a Father’s Day family feast with a scrumptious table share menu. For $85 per person, you can nab a phenomenal 13-dish spread, including southern fried chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese, BBQ pork ribs and slow roasted lamb. Since NOLA smokehouse is known for—you guessed it—smoked meats, there will also be a Rangers Valley Black Onyx brisket on the list too. Finally, top it all off with three tasty, American-style desserts.

When: 11:30am to 3:30pm, 2 September 2018
Where: Level 1, Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Cost: $85 per person


NOMAD is typically closed on a Sunday, but it’s making a special exception for dads everywhere, because how cool are dads? On Sunday you can grab the lunch menu for $69 or $95, depending on how famished you are. While the smaller of the two menus offers treats like the kingfish ceviche and zucchini flower, the larger incorporates a wood roasted trout or BBQ lamb rump, plus extra starters like wagyu tartare, haloumi and grilled eggplant. You certainly won’t leave hungry.

When: From 11am, 2 September 2018
Where: 16 Foster Street, Surry Hills
Cost: $69 or $95 for set share menus


If you haven’t been to The Doss House yet, it’s time to get down for a dram with dad. The whisky bar is serving up half-priced flights for the day, including the $35 ‘World of Whisky’ international sampling flight, the ‘Wander Around Scotland’ for $55 and an exclusive ‘Limited Edition’ flight for $85.

When: 3pm to 12am, 2 September 2018
Where: 77-79 George Street, The Rocks
Cost: Menu a la carte, special whisky flights $35-85


A Matt Moran venue should be the perfect place for fathers who love quality, farm-fresh food. On Sunday the Paddo Inn is serving up a traditional Sunday roast of local Aussie beef. Of course, you can also opt for anything off the traditional a la carte menu, which includes a range of delicious seafood.  Yum!

When: From 12pm to 12am (or until sold out), 2 September 2018
Where: 338 Oxford St, Paddington
Cost: $35 per person for the Sunday roast, including a glass of wine or beer


If dad loves the flavours of south-east Asia, he’ll enjoy a delicious feast at one of Sydney’s most beloved and refined Thai restaurants. The food is reasonably priced, especially when you factor in the glossy, picturesque waterfront location in Barangaroo. On top of its typical menu, Muum Maam is also serving a special Queensland King Prawn Green Curry for the day.

When: From 11:30am to 10pm, 2 September 2018
Where: Shop 6/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Cost: A la carte


Why not have Sunday lunch by the sea? Each branch of Three Blue Ducks is serving up a different Father’s Day special, but the Bronte site will offer a notable two-course menu for $50 per head. They will also be giving away a free gift to every dad who stops by for a feed. View the menu here.

When: From 12pm to 3pm, 2 September 2018
Where: 141-143 Macpherson St, Bronte
Cost: $50 per person


If your old man loves to try new things and enjoys a spot of beer or wine, Odd Culture is a must. The very recently opened venue specialises in, dare I say, Australia’s most unique craft brews, and they are serving up paddles of five tap beers for free. Yep, free. On top of that, there is also a Sunday roast with matched drinks to enjoy for only $35. Don’t forget to try a natural wine while you’re there!

When: 12pm to 11pm, 2 September 2018
Where: 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst
Cost: $35 Sunday roast with matching beer or wine, and a free paddle of beer

Need another idea? Shakespeare’s pop-up globe starts this week and we can confirm there are tickets still available.

Image credit: Supplied.