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Father's Day 2019 - Where to take Dad this year?

Father's Day a day to raise a glass and break bread with Dad and Grandpa. Have you been charged with planning the festivities for the day? Are you thinking a long lunch or a trip to the hills with a winery visit? We have taken the hard work out of the research for you. Here is a list of some of our favourites Father's Day activities and restaurants in Adelaide and Melbourne.

 

There’s nothing that spoils Dad more than some of Australia’s top wineries and breweries. Head to his favourite spots (and yours) and indulge in some of the best drinks South Australia and Victoria have to offer. Some of our top picks for Father’s Day include:

South Australian Events

  • Glen Ewin Estate: One of Adelaide’s most beautiful locations, Glen Ewin are opening their vineyard to families this Father’s Day. The BBQ, Beats & Beer festival has been created to invite Dad’s and their families to relax on the beautiful grounds whilst enjoying the brilliant bbq classics, great beats and cold beers. To book your ticket, and learn more, visit their event 

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  • Longview: Celebrate Dad at Longview vineyard, with their Smoky BBQ. Purchase your ticket and treat Dad to a three-course meat lovers feast of ‘absolutely smokin’ smoulderin’ goodness by Chef Al of La Dolce Vita Catering’. If you’re really wanting to make a day (and night) of it, check out some of their accommodation options and keep the celebrations going! Read more about this delicious event here

  • Pirate Life Brewing: The Sunday session to end all Sunday sessions will be held at Pirate Life Brewing in celebration of Dad’s everywhere. Enjoy their delicious beers over a pig on the spit and great tunes. Awesome gift packs can also be purchased through Pirate Life, like beer education sessions and sausage making classes - check their event out for more information

  • Barristers Block: Head for the Adelaide Hills and enjoy the delicious wines. Barrister’s Block is inviting Dad’s and their families to enjoy the ambience of their picturesque, and family friendly, winery, over Pinot and Pies. House-made Bully Shiraz Pies or Chicken pies never sounded so good. Learn more here

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Image Credit - Barristers Block

Victorian Events


  • MR WEST: Bar & Bottle Shop: Does Dad love whisky? If so, head for Mr West. The team are hosting a Whisky Masterclass covering different scotch and whisky production styles and regions whilst being complemented by a guided tasting. Find out more here

  • The Ascot Lot: It’s like two wonderful worlds have collided at The Ascot Lot for Father’s Day - Bottomless Drinks ‘N Doggos combines Dad’s love for a good drink and man’s best friend. There’s acoustic entertainment from 2 pm, with a range of delicious drinks from Sangria to Beer - what else could Dad want! Click here for more information

  • Fury & Son Brewing Company: Head for Dad’s favourite brewery for a good cause. The team at Fury & Son will be raising money for Men’s Shed by hosting a wonderful three-course beer brunch. There will be three brand new beers to pair with three amazing dishes, created by The D’s Souvlaki in an Italian inspired degustation. Book here


Indulge this Father’s Day at some of Dad’s favourite restaurants: There’s one thing that we’re not short on in Australia and that’s delicious restaurants! If the way to your Dad’s heart is through his stomach, check out our top picks for a Father’s Day done deliciously…


South Australian Options

  • The Lion Hotel: Open all day from 7.30am, the Lion Hotel has you covered from breakfast through till dinner. There will be entertainment for the kids, face painting, balloon animals, along with all of Dad’s favourites, beer, meat and sports! For more information, check out their event

  • A Hereford Beefstouw: There’s nothing that says “Dad’s favourite” quite like a delicious steak - and A Hereford Beefstouw have you covered. Offering an impressive and decadent Father’s Day Lunch, you won’t go wrong with these menu options. Book today, learn more about the offerings here

  • La Boca: Indulge at La Boca, with their Father’s Day Feast - fit for a king! Celebrate over a banquet-style feast of flavoursome Argentinean favourites, including their iconic house-made sausages, empanadas and so much more! More information and tickets can be purchased here

  • 400 Gradi: There’s nothing more delicious than some good-old Italian food, and what better way to celebrate Dad than with a range of scrumptious Pizzas and Vinos. Celebrate Papa at 400 Gradi with their indulgent Italian cuisine, and the best part is they’re giving away a free beer to every Dad that dines with them on Father’s Day! Learn more, and book here

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Victorian Options

  • Third Wave Cafe: This event is perfect for all meat and beer-loving Father’s out there. Third Wave Cafe has teamed up with 2 Brothers Brewery to create a delicious day Dad won’t forget. Slow smoked, fall-off-the-bone meats and amazing beers will be on offer, along with a special three-course lunch. Learn more, and book your spot here

  • Greenfields Albert Park: Enjoy Father’s Day overlooking the lush green Albert Park Lake and Golf Course. With live acoustic music, a cosy fireplace and kids activities, it’s a beautiful way to spend Father’s Day! Discover more here

  • Junction Beer Hall & Wine Room: This is a proper celebration for Dad; with all things pork and beer in one location. Enjoy freshly carved pork from the coal-burning spits, smoked ribs and sausages supplied by VIC Meats, and a delicious Fury & Sons brew. Learn more about this delicious event here

  • Fatto: Join the team at Fatto this Father’s Day, for a three-course meal, complementary wine or beer on arrival and free haircuts for Dad from Rockit Barbershop. Alternatively, grab a seat on the sun drenched Terrace as Head Chef fires up the coals for Porchetta Rolls and Peroni Rossi! Find out more here

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Teaming some of Dads loves together for Father's Day - Wine, Food and you! Taking Dad out for a day of enjoyment is a special way to celebrate and say "Thanks Dad".

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to go along with the perfect day, take a look out our Gerard McCabe’s Father's Day gift guide.

 

 

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