Father’s Day Feasts: Where to Take Dad for Lunch
With Father’s Day quickly approaching, that means one thing: it’s time to treat dad to a feast! Whether you want a cool, casual setting or something a little fancier, there are plenty of places putting on a spread on Sunday, September 2. Here are Sitchu’s top picks.
It’s a meaty affair for Father’s Day at oh-so-stylish Mode Kitchen & Bar. Treat dad to a signature grass-fed dry-aged steak, cooked to perfection with a glorious smoky finish in their wood-fired oven. Designed to share, this three-course feast comes with starters, sides and a delicious dessert. As an added bonus, 10 lucky fathers will be in with a chance of winning a steak masterclass experience with Head Chef Francesco Mannelli.
Set inside Hilton Sydney, this upscale eatery is famous for its degustation menus, and the Father’s Day seven-course shared menu is an absolute treat. Dad will be spoilt for choice with wagyu bresaola carpaccio, signature prawn toast, rib eye and chocolate pannacotta. Book your seat from 12:45pm for $79pp. If you don’t like sharing, the a la carte menu will be available too.
2/488 George Street, Sydney
Sprawled across three storeys in the CBD, 1821 is a stunning spot to celebrate Father’s Day. The restaurant does fresh, filling Greek food with modern tweaks – think sesame-crusted haloumi, BBQ lamb shoulder with silverbeet and herbed yoghurt, and lobster pasta. You can dine off the a la carte menu or opt for the ‘trapezi’ set menus (from $55 per person). Plus, dad will get a complimentary drink upon arrival.
122 Pitt Street, Sydney
Offering four-courses for $60pp, Ortzi is a great value treat this Father’s Day. The Basque-inspired set menu includes roasted oysters, Jamon Iberico, grilled octopus with romesco and chervil, Kangaroo Island scallop with morcilla and pepper, and wood oven-roasted cheesecake. Do yourself a favour and upgrade your lunch to include paired wines.
6 Hunt Street, Surry Hills
This quintessential Sydney spot is offering a Heineken upon arrival, then a three-course banquet with a mixed salumi platter to start, followed by mains (ocean trout, roasted rolled pork belly, and yamba prawns), and a Watson’s Eton mess for dessert. Afterwards, dad can have a swing at the pub’s golf simulator and maybe even walk away with a prize!
1 Military Road, Watsons Bay
Give dad a taste of New York with a long lunch at Chippendale’s coolest dining spot, Eastside Kitchen + Bar. To celebrate the occasion, jump into the seven-course sharing menu for $75pp. From the grilled asparagus with chive vinaigrette and burrata to the Ranger’s Valley Angus rump steak with purple potatoes and black garlic, dad will be feeling the love. Another plus –dad’s receive a complimentary espresso martini on arrival.
Level 1/2-10 Kensington St, Chippendale
To dine with a million dollar view of the harbour, opt for Catalina in Rose Bay. Head chef Mark Axisa has created a three-course set menu with a choice of entrees, mains, desserts or cheeses for $160 per person (and $80 for kids under 12), with something to suit every palate. The luncheon seatings are available between 12.30-5pm, and we highly recommend booking in advance.
Lyne Park, Rose Bay
If you’re looking to treat Dad to a feast, book a table at the Tramsheds’ Bekya. Savour the flavours of a Middle Eastern-style banquet and indulge in handmade Egyptian falafel, lamb skewers, flatbread and your choice of dessert (our fave-Roasted Pistachio and Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream). There are two options, either $48pp or $63pp, and both pair equally well with their solid range of wine, beer and cocktails.
Tramsheds- 10 Maxwell Rd, Forest Lodge
For the Dad’s out there who like to cook, celebrate the special day with a two-hour pasta making class for two at the Tramsheds’ Flour Eggs Water. For $62.50pp, experience all the fun of making pasta from scratch, with enough made for you to have a take-home pack of freshly made pasta. Following the masterclass, you will be treated to a delectable 2-course lunch.
Tramsheds- 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
Take your Dad on a whirlwind trip to Sicily by sampling Olio Kensington Street’s authentic cuisine. The Sicilian seven-course shared menu ($75pp) is a crowd pleaser, offering dishes like arancini and Norma pasta. You will be spoilt for dessert with Chef Lino Sauro’s signature nougat parfait and, as an added bonus, all Dad’s will receive an espresso martini on arrival. Bellissimo!
Level 2, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
If your Dad is more into flights than courses, then treat him to a dram at The Doss House. For Father’s Day, this underground bar in The Rocks is pouring their whisky flight for half price, all day. For the ultimate rock star experience, purchase a bottle from their selected whisky list and it will be stored in its own personal whisky locker. Your Dad will be given a key and will be able to access it whenever he visits.
77-79 George Street, The Rocks
Feast your way through Father’s Day with NOLA Smokehouse and Bar’s Family Feast menu. For $85pp, you’ll indulge in 13 different dishes, from southern fried chicken and burrata with black truffle dressing, roast cheddar and hazelnuts to Rangers Valley Black Onyx brisket and slow roasted Junee lamb shoulder. With so many dishes, be sure to save room for dessert; Southern Comfort and pecan tart for the win!
Tower 1, Level 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
For an upscale pub lunch, treat Dad to the three-course shared menu at The Tilbury for $65pp. Dine on hearty dishes like the ham hock and chicken terrine with roasted apricot and pickled onions, whole pan-fried snapper with burnt vanilla butter and herb-crusted lamb shoulder. Before starting post-meal drinks at the bar, you will be treated to the cranachan parfait with whisky caramel and orange puree with white chocolate for dessert.
12-18 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo
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