Where To Celebrate Father’s Day at Kensington Street

Sydney / 21 August 2018

Spoil dad this Father’s Day with a trip to Kensington Street with a FREE limited edition cocktail at these selected venues.

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and whilst deciding how you’ll be treating dad might feel overwhelming, we’ve got a one-stop destination guaranteed to impress. Chippendale’s Kensington Street covers an entire spectrum of cuisine types and budgets, with restaurants including Olio, Eastside Kitchen and Bar, Mekong Restaurant, Holy Duck plus the beloved Spice Alley. Whether you’re looking for decadent Sicilian fare paired with Italian wine or cheap n’ cheerful dumplings with the option of BYO wine or beer, Kensington Street is the place to head this Father’s Day.
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Olio Kensington Street

With Sicilian-born, award-winning chef Lino Sauro at the helm, your dad is in for a treat this Father’s Day. This contemporary Sicilian restaurant situated in the Old Rum Store is serving up an exclusive Sicilian Feast for the whole family on Sunday 2nd September. For $75pp, start your day with saffron arancini and chargrilled calamari salad teamed with a vibrant tomato and fennel salad. For mains, dads will enjoy a smorgasbord of classically Sicilian dishes, including rigatoni pasta with tomato sauce, eggplant and aged ricotta, Humpty Doo Barramundi and 48hr Saltbush lamb neck with roasted potatoes. You’ll want to leave room for dessert, with classic tiramisu and Lino’s signature semifreddo on the cards. To top it all off, kids under 12 are half price and kids under 6 eat free!
Plus when you dine, all dads will receive a FREE JW Expressions espresso martini. We’ll cheers to that.
Bookings are essential. To reserve your space, click here.
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Eastside Kitchen + Bar

Head downstairs from Olio to find Kensington Street’s adored New York-inspired hotspot, Eastside Kitchen + Bar. With Eastside’s acclaimed chef Stanley Wong having cooked for the likes of Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise and Will Smith, you know the menu is particularly special. This Father’s Day, you’ll be treated to a $75pp multi-course sharing menu with standout dishes like the grilled asparagus with chive vinaigrette and burrata, ranger’s valley angus rump steak purple potatoes and black garlic, grilled cauliflower steak with harissa, chickpeas and toasted hazelnuts.
With dad floating on a gastronomical high, the cherry on top will be a free Eastside Manhatten cocktail. This limited edition whisky cocktail offers a blend of “Johnny Walker Limited Edition Roasters Blend”, bitters and margan estate sweet vermouth. Simple, bold and dangerously drinkable.
Bookings are essential. To reserve your space, click here. *Kids under 12 are half price and kids under 6 eat free!
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Having won “Best Asian Restaurant NSW 2017” in the Restaurant and Catering awards 2017, Mekong is a must visit, with Father’s Day making for the perfect excuse. Come Sunday 2nd September, spoil dad with a special Indochine feast. At $65pp, you’ll find favourites like turmeric kingfish, pineapple fried rice with crab, green curry with wagyu beef, grilled cabbage with king brown mushroom and truffle, plus more. Dessert honours a vibrant and flavoursome Lychee Cream Cheese Stack with mixed berries.
To perfectly round off your night of feasting, your dad will also receive a complimentary whisky ginger highball. Expertly blending ‘Johnny Walker Limited Edition Roasters Blend’ with ginger ale and lime, Mekong’s take on this classic cocktail offers the ideal ending note to your aromatic meal.

Bookings are essential. To reserve your space, click here. *Kids under 12 are half price and kids under 6 eat free!

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Holy Duck, Kensington St + Castlecrag

Treat your dad to a ducking good time at Holy Duck, with specials on offer at both Castlecrag and Kensington Street outposts. Honouring modern Chinese delights, you’re able to taste your way through Holy Duck’s delectable a la carte menu this Father’s Day within the iconic industrial chic space.
Bookings are essential. To reserve your space, click here. *Kids under 12 are half price and kids under 6 eat free!
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Spice Alley

On a budget this Father’s Day? Treating dad doesn’t have to blow a hole in your pocket. Look for the hanging lanterns and be sure to keep your senses sharp for the aromas of spice, chilli and garlic trickling from the hawker-style eateries. Mum, dad, the kids and even the family pooch are welcome at Spice Alley, and there’s something for everyone’s taste. Discover mouthwatering Thai at Bang Luck, Vietnamese at Viet, Singaporean at Alex Lee Kitchen, Malaysian at Old Jim Kee, Japanese at KYO-TO and Chinese cuisine at Hong Kong Diner and Shanghai Dumpling Bar.
Grab a plate, pull up a stool and don’t forget to bring along dad’s favourite vino or 6 pack of beer! Spice Alley offers free BYO, and if you forget your cups, they’re available from each pay station at 20c each.
*Sponsored love – this post is proudly sponsored by our friends at Kensington Street.