Look no further than this curated guide of luxe present ideas, restaurants and specials to take advantage of this Father’s Day.
From grandpas to dads and the father figures in your life, treat them to something extra special this Father’s Day. With the occasion taking place on Sunday, the 4th of September, it seems there are only a few weeks to go. For those who are a little unorganised or just want to ensure their present is on point, we have you covered with this guide featuring everything from audio equipment, special beverage packs, new restaurants, and everything in between.
If you consider dad to be a bit of a muso, the SOUNDBOKS GO is the perfect gift. It is easy to transport with a handle so dad can take it with ease to BBQs, beach days or into his work shed. As with all SOUNDBOKS, this speaker has high-quality sound, 40+ hours of battery life and Bluetooth connectivity. The speaker is $1,099, but it will be the gift that keeps on giving to the whole family. Purchase it online from SOUNDBOKS or JB HI-Fi.
Sick of hearing dads daggy music? Hook him up with a pair of Skullcandy headphones. The Push Actives are wireless headphones that come armed with hands-free voice control, flexible over-ear hooks and superior water & sweat resistance. Whether he’s out in the garden, taking a long phone call or exercising, they will be his favourite new toy. Purchase Push Actives online for $179 from Skullcandy or JB HI-Fi.
Diplomatico Reserva Exlusiva
As sweet and smooth as sipping rums come, Diplomático Exclusiva Reserva is the most approachable yet admired spirit to come from the Venezuelan distillery (read: the perfect present for a thirsty dad). Opening up with aromas of orange peel, toffee, and liquorice, it is silky on the palate, and follows with hints of toffee fudge for a seductive and long-lasting finish. Hence why the rum is granted global prestige. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is available for purchase at Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars and Boozebud.
Seafood lovers assemble! Jordon’s Seafood is King Street Wharf’s newest restaurant where you can enjoy the catch of the day with iconic waterfront views. If dad loves seafood, he will appreciate the live lobster tanks and locally sourced seafood across the menu. The restaurant has become renowned for its seafood platters which are 3 tiers high and feed up to 4 guests. Bring the family around to Darling Harbour to enjoy one this Father’s Day and dad will enjoy a free beer on arrival. Book your table here.
If your dad is a lover of martinis and the finer things in life, we highly suggest Aviation Gin as the ultimate gift. This bottle is distilled using a proprietary maceration recipe of 8 distinct botanicals to create a medley of soft flavour led by citrus. Owned by Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, dad will be feeling super fancy by adding this to his bar cart. Purchase for $79.99 online from Dan Murphy’s, BoozeBud, First Choice Liquor or Vintage Cellars.
There are few sips as satisfying as a quality tequila and Próspero has to be one of the best. Designed by Stella Anguiano, one of Mexico’s renowned female Master Distillers, Próspero is hand-crafted, offering an unparalleled flavour with a smooth, elegant and perfectly balanced finish. Choose from the Blanco with rich aromas and bright tones, the Anejo which is aged for 12 months in oak barrels giving it spicy caramel notes, or the Reposado with has a distinct golden tone and flavour with rich notes of vanilla. Shop the collection online from Dan Murphy’s.
Bonus $50 Vouchers at all Sam Prince Hospitality Venues (INDU, Mejico & Kid Kyoto)
Iconic Sydney CBD venues INDU, Mejico and Kid Kyoto are opening for lunch on Father’s Day. INDU will be serving up Sri Lankan-inspired dishes, Mejico will have their unique twists on Mexican dishes and Kid Kyoto take your palates on a journey with their innovative Japanese cuisine. Dine a la carte or choose to enjoy any of their set menu experiences and dad will enjoy a bonus $50 voucher to use on his next visit. The best part is it can be used at any venue, across Sydney & Melbourne.
Let The Bavarian do the cooking this Father’s Day and treat the family to their legendary Pork Belly Roast for just $30pp. It’s served with delicious sides including buttery roasted potatoes, bacon crisps, wilted greens, apple compote and bier jus. If dad is a beer lover, let him pair his meal with a mightly stein of ice-cold German beer from their wide selection for just $18 extra. Find our nearest location and book here.
Giuls, Surry Hills
What better place to take the family this Father’s Day than Surry Hills’ newest Italian eatery? The team will be putting on a set menu where all dads will enjoy a free beer on arrival. Starter dishes include marinated olives, pane carasau, fresh burrata with figs and kingfish crudo. Move onto mains of pork sausage and nduja cream, or wagyu steak with truffle butter. You’ll also get salad and a cheese platter for just $79pp. Book your table online here.
Frogmore Creek Wines
If dad loves vino, he will be very impressed with a selection of award-winning wines Frogmore Creek. Situated in Tasmania’s Coal River Valley, just 20 minutes away from Hobart, the winery produces some of the best cool climate wines with incredible views to match. While taking dad on a trip to Tasmania may be out of reach, you can easily purchase all their wines including the 42°S collection online and have them delivered straight to your door. Every drop can be savored in the privacy of your home and dad can even take himself on a wine tasting tour. Order online here.
This online store, distillery and subscription service is your one-stop shop for dad this Father’s Day. Established to celebrate and champion the local craft whisky scene, its offering spans 35 Australian craft whiskies, making it the only place in the world where fans can find such an extensive selection of the liquid gold. There are plenty of packages to choose from so dad can begin his at-home tasting including the Australian Whisky Selection Tasting 12 Pack, the Father’s Day Premium Whisky Gift Bundle, the Father’s Day Whisky Goodies Bundle and so many more. Shop the collection online here.
The Golden Sheaf Hotel, Double Bay
Treat dad to a BIG BBQ platter & complimentary schooner of Carlton this Father’s Day at your favourite local pub, The Golden Sheaf. For Father’s Day, the pub’s regular Sunday roast transforms into an American-style BBQ platter complete with pork belly, beef brisket, kransky, potato salad, pickles, crisps and homemade BBQ sauce. Plus, if you pre-book they’ll pour a complimentary cold one for your dad. The full pub menu will also be available all day. Bookings are available from midday with live acoustic music in the courtyard from 1-4pm. Book your table here.
North Bondi Kepos
There’s nothing like a Sunday lunch or dinner overlooking the beach! There are no set menus at North Bondi Fish, instead you can choose from a list of soulful modern Middle Eastern food by Chef Michael Rantissi. Start with meze choices including warm hummus with delicious pita bread and crispy school prawns with harissa mayonnaise. Move onto something bigger with pan-roasted barramundi or coriander crusted slow roasted lamb shoulder. There’s also a delicious kids menu too. Lunch begins at 12pm with a live music duo from 3pm. All dads who pre-book a table will enjoy a complimentary beer to celebrate. Book your table here.
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