The Best Ways To Spoil Dad This Father’s Day

Drink, Eat, Guide, Sydney / 23 August 2021

From epic gifts to delicious dining experiences, discover the best ways to spoil dad this Father’s Day.

Sydney, it’s that time of year again. With spring just days away, it’s time to celebrate dads around the country. Whether you’re stuck for a last-minute gift or want to indulge in a delicious restaurant meal, discover the best ways to spoil dad this Father’s Day.


If you consider dad to be a bit of a muso, there’s no better present. The SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3) is the ultimate outdoor speaker with 40+ hours of battery life so dad can pump his favourite tunes all day long. It has Bluetooth connectivity and is easily mobile making it a staple for days spent at the beach. The speaker is valued at $1599, but it will be the gift that keeps on giving for many years to come. Order online here

Osteria Coogee Father’s Day Meal Pack

If dad lives in the South Eastern Suburbs and loves a decadent Italian feast, we’d order one of Osteria’s Father’s Day Meal Packs. Each pack features 4 dishes prepared by the chefs and all you (or mum) have to do is follow the simple cooking instructions. The menu highlights the best of the land with dishes including Housemade Focaccia, Oyster Crudo, BBQ Oysters and 600g Dry-aged Riverine Rib Eye. Order online for Father’s Day here

Scapegrace Black Gin

If your dad is a more adventurous spirit drinker, he needs to get his hands on the world’s first naturally black gin from Scapegrace. Combining a mix of natural botanicals from NZ, this gin takes the classic G&T to a whole new level. Experience flavours such as Aronia berry, saffron, pineapple, butterfly pea and sweet potato in harmony. You can order a 700ml bottle online from Vintage Cellars, Dan Murphys or Boozebud for just $74.90.

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Gift Box

If dad is a rum connoisseur or he appreciates the finer things in life, the Diplomatico Gift Box is the perfect present. He’ll get to add a 700ml bottle of Reserva Exclusiva to his collection, a rum crafted with the purest of sugarcane honey, delicately distilled in ancient copper pot stills and then aged in small oak coasts for up to twelve years. He’ll also get 2x fluted tumbler glasses to ensure a perfectly neat serve. The gift box is just $119.99 and you can order it online here

Lyre’s American Malt & Cola RTD

While some dads love an alcoholic tipple, others want to give the booze a break. If you’re looking for a top-notch non-alcoholic option for dad, you can’t go past Lyre’s American Malt & Cola. Ready to pour over ice and his favourite scotch glass, these cans combine flavours of oak, vanilla, rye and spice so dad doesn’t miss the booze. Gift dad a 12-pack for just $55 this Father’s Day. You can order online from Lyre’s, Sans Drinks and Dan Murphy’s.

Manly Fliteboard Lesson

Give dad a saltwater experience like no other in Sydney’s stunning Pittwater. If you classify your dad as a thrill seeker or you’d say he’s more on the adventurous side, a Fliteboard Lesson is the perfect gift for him. In the 90 minute lesson, he’ll learn the skills to soar above the water and carve the air. He’ll even get to keep footage of his efforts! The best part? It’s a water sport which means dad can enjoy this experience in lockdown if he lives locally or it can be an experience to look forward to. Book a Fliteboard Lesson or browse other RedBalloon experiences here

INDU, Mejico & Kid Kyoto Beverage Gift Packs

Send your dad love from afar with a specially designed beverage gift pack from INDU, Mejico or Kid Kyoto. You’ll be able to choose between the Whisky Beverage Pack (Tasting of premium whisky and DIY Old Fashioned Kit), Tequila Beverage Pack (Tasting of premium tequila and bottle of Mejico’s hot sauce) or the Beer Pack (6 pack of Young Henry’s Beers and stubby cooler). You can purchase any of these alongside a delicious meal box (Sri Lankan/Mexican or Japanese) to show dad just how much you love him. Find out more here

Manly Greenhouse Father’s Day Meal Pack

If your dad lives in the Northern Beaches and he loves a delicious dining experience, we’d pamper him with a Father’s Day Meal Pack from Manly Greenhouse’s Wine Room. The menu is just $55pp and features their signature dishes including Woodfired Breads, Buratta, Duck Liver Parfait, Roast Pork Belly, and more. They also stock a range of premium wines and beers to help you raise a toast. Order online here


Just because you can’t take dad out to a restaurant, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enjoying a restaurant-quality meal together. Sydney’s newest delivery service ChefPrep is helping you shout dad a delicious meal from restaurants including Mordeo, Bellevue Cottage, I Maccheroni, Bondi Hardware and Olio. Choose from a selection of dishes carefully prepared by the chefs and have them delivered to your door. With very little work in the kitchen and a Zoom link, you, your family and your dad can enjoy a delicious meal together this Father’s Day. ChefPrep is offering free delivery for all Father’s Day orders with the checkout. code FATHERSDAY2021. Plus, all Father’s Day orders will be put you in the draw to win one of three family meals valued at up to $200. Make sure you order before August 31 to have your delivery on September 2. Learn more and order online here

Fratelli Fresh

Everyone knows the way to dad’s heart is through a delicious roast dinner! Fratelli Fresh is making it easier for you with a very special meal kit prepared by their chefs and finished by you with our simple instructions. The Pork Belly Roast is designed to share between four people and it includes cauliflower gratin, potato salad, green beans, cabbage slaw, apple sauce and gravy for $99. There’s also a whole Lamb Roast Shoulder for four including a potato salad, cauliflower gratin, green beans, broccoli salad and mint salsa verde for $99, as well as a New York Strop Sirloin for two with broccolini, truffle mash and herb butter for $99. To top off dad’s special feast, all kits include Fratelli’s signature Hazelnut Tiramisu. Orders are available for delivery and pick-up from Fratelli Fresh Manly. Order online here

Gin Lane and Cartel DIY Kits

It’s all happening on Kensington Street this Father’s Day! Cartel is putting up a DIY Taco and Margarita Kit for all those Mexican loving dads out there. Choose from meat, vegetarian and vegan options and get 12 handmade tacos with condiments and hot sauces. Dad will also get 4 margaritas with garnishes. If your dad is more of a gin fan, Gin Lane is offering a Father’s Day ISO Pack where you can celebrate with 3 or 6 of the bar’s signature cocktails, along with a cheese snack pack. They even give you a video so you can ensure dad nails the recipe. Delivery available Friday and Saturday, Drive-thru from 430pm – 8pm.

Sponsored Love. This post is proudly brought to you in partnership with SOUNDBOKS, Osteria Coogee, Scapegrace, Diplomatico Rum, Lyre’s, RedBalloon, Sam Prince Hospitality Group, Manly Greenhouse, ChefPrep, Fratelli Fresh & Kensington Street. Thank you for supporting the partners that make Eat Drink Play possible.