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What restaurants to take Dad to for Father’s Day in Sydney

Father’s Day is almost here (here’s a sensational gift guide listing to make it easier for you), but what about food and drink?

Sure, it’s one thing to cook him some soggy pancakes in bed or get him a bottle of something fancy, but taking him out somewhere nice is always a better option. Just remember to book beforehand!

Here are some of the best places to take Dad to eat and drink this Father’s Day…

Efendy, Balmain

Celebrate Father’s Day with a Turkish feast at Efendy, Balmain. Chef Somer Sivrioglu dishes up a four-course set menu including kadayif king prawns on a bed of walnut capsicum muhammara; and tandir-style half lamb shoulder with tirit bread, curly peppers and tomatoes. For a real treat, there’s an option of matching your meal with Turkish wines. Keep the little ones happy with a two-course menu of beef kofte, Turkish pilav, labne yogurt followed by Booza tahini ice cream for dessert.

Price: $78pp for a four-course set menu. $108pp with matching Turkish wines
Kids: $25pp for a two-course set menu
Available: L 12pm-3pm, D 5pm-late
Bookings: 02 9810 5466 or at the Efendy website
Address: 79 Elliott Street, Balmain

Efendy Sydney

1821 Greek restaurant, Pitt St. Sydney

If you haven’t been before, then get prepped for what’s to come by reading this. Then go ahead and indulge in a Greek feast this Father’s Day in the heart of Sydney CBD as 1821 extends is opening hours to make sure all dads are catered for. Choose between their a la carte menu or deli- cious trapezi menus starting at $55pp.

All dads will also receive a complimentary ‘By The Gods’ (Old Fashioned) Cocktail on arrival to celebrate.

See more at their website here.

1821 Greek restaurant Sydney

Anason, Barangaroo

Treat dad to a seven-course Father’s Day lunch or dinner on by the harbour at Anason, Barangaroo. Start with hot and cold mezes before feasting on modern Turkish dishes including cured salmon pastirma seasoned with fennel and pickled chillies; and half lamb shoulder with green beans. A Turkish mess of buffalo milk yogurt, berries, mastika merengue and rose liqueur finishes the meal off on a sweet note. Make dad feel special by adding matching Turkish wines to your meal.

Price: $79pp for a seven-course set menu. $119pp with matching Turkish wines.

Available: L & D 11:30am-11pm

Bookings: 02 9188 1581 or at the Anason website

Address: 5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Anason Sydney

China Diner, Bondi or Double Bay

Spoil your dad with Chinese cuisine this Father’s Day. Stop by either China Diner Bondi or Double Bay and enjoy fresh and flavorful dishes, playful cocktails, in a relaxed dining environment.

Bookings: Bondi: 9130 2333, Double Bay: 9326 1900 or the China Diner website here.

China Diner Double Bay

Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly

Soak up the sun by the seaside this Father’s Day at Manly Wharf Hotel. Dads, get ready to test your strength with the strongman game on the jetty. There are prizes to be won if your hammer reaches the top hit, so bring that competitive streak with you. To fuel the strength, all dads receive a cold glass of One Fifty Lashes Ale, gratis, with every main meal. Indulge in Vietnamese pulled pork roll; Bannockburn free range harissa chicken; and chilled Moreton Bay bugs, to name just a few. Local DJs Jake and Alyse Duo, and Graham M, and Black Cashmere play tunes from 3pm.

Available: L & D 11am-9pm
Bookings: 02 9977 1266 (bookings not essential) or at the Manly Wharf website
Address: Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly

Manly Wharf Hotel Sydney

The East London, Paddington

Located atop iconic The London Hotel in Paddington, East London is a sophisticated venue delivering contemporary Asian cuisine with traditional Sichuan and Shanghainese flavours. On Father’s Day they will have a special $49 banquet menu available, with a complimentary drink (150 Lashes) for fathers, as well as a $20 kids menu for children under 12.

Bookings: 02 9331 3200 or at the London website.

East London

The Royal Botanical, Leichhardt

Inner-westerners, stay local this Father’s Day and enjoy a pub feed with dad at The Royal in Leichhardt. To kick the day off, dads enjoy a complimentary schooner of tap beer on arrival. Feast on the pub’s favourites including potato gnocchi with pork ragu; grilled mushroom burger; or roast pumpkin and lentil salad with baby spinach and yoghurt dressing. While away the afternoon on The Royal’s terrace balcony as you soak up the sun and overlook bustling Norton Street.

Available: L & D 12pm-9pm
Bookings: 02 9569 2638 or at the Botanical website
Address: 156 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Royal Hotel Leichhardt

Da Mario, Rosebery

Spoil your dad with authentic wood-fired pizza and classic Italian dishes from Da Mario on Father’s Day. On their mouth-watering menu you will find Grilled Provolone Cheese Drizzled in Honey & Oregano, Fresh Tagliatelle with Pork & Veal Ragu and Parmesan to Margarita Pizza with Prosciutto and Wild Rocket. Read our review of the menu at Da Mario here.

Bookings: 02 9669 2242 or at the Da Mario website.

Da Mario pizza

Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks

Take dad on a scenic drive to New South Wales’ mid-north coast and celebrate Father’s Day at Seabreeze Beach Hotel. The seaside waterhole hosts its annual German Fest andcelebrates all things Bavarian including food, drink. Treat dad to a hearty meal and wash it all down with Bucket Brewery’s Bavarian-style Schwarz (black) beer. Indulge in oven roast pork knuckle, sauerkraut and potato dumplings; pork belly with mash, green beans, beer and onion sauce; and don’t go without the Bratwurst and Goulash dish. Musicians charm and entertain the crowd from 1pm.

German Fest: 12pm-10pm
Address: Cnr Livingstone Street & Prince of Wales Avenue, South West Rocks

Seabreeze Beach Hotel Sydney

Catalina, Rose Bay

Complete with views over the sparkling waters of Rose Bay, exquisite food and unparalleled service, Catalina Rose Bay is the perfect venue to celebrate Father’s day. The venue will have a set menu consisting of choice of entrees, main courses, desserts or cheese, coffee or tea, petite fours, priced at $160 per person and $80 per child under 12 years of age. See what lies in wait for you at Catalina here.

Bookings: 02 9371 0555 or the Catalina website.

Catalina Rose Bay

Koi Dessert Bar, Chippendale and Ryde

For the Dad’s with a sweet tooth, KOI Dessert Bar is your answer. From ex-MasterChef contestant and ‘Dessert King,’ Reynold Poernomo has created a limited edition Father’s Day treat, ‘Mr. Poe’ – Hazelnut mousse with bourbon rosemary jelly, dark chocolate, salted caramel and a crunchy base, available for $12. Read about what the menu at Koi Dessert Bar is like here.

If you are feeling extra indulgent, treat Dad to KOI’s degustation menus starting at $65pp.

Bookings: 02 9212 1230 or at the Koi Dessert bar website.

KOI - Mr Poe

Four in Hand, Paddington

Book into the Four in Hand for Father’s Day and enjoy a traditional pork roast and Yorkshire pudding with all the trimmings for $24. All dads get a free beer plus every beer purchased gives you a ticket into the draw to win a meat tray.

Bookings: Visit their website.

Four in Hand paddington

Nola Smokehouse, Barangaroo

Water views, seafood broil and the pit-masters pick of slow-cooked meats plus more than 600+ American whiskies to choose from – enjoy the ultimate Father’s Day feast at NOLA Smokehouse & Bar.

Bookings: Smokehouse’s website

Nola Smokehouse

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