Here’s to all the dads on Father’s Day!
This day as we know, is officially dedicated to catching up, sharing each other’s company and talking about things that have been and things to come.
What better way to celebrate him than at some of the best restaurants dotted around our cities.
Good conversation and a great meal. Sounds like a plan?
Whether urban dwelling dads or out in our growing Western suburbs and regional areas across the country, there is the perfect place for your dad this Father’s Day.
Let’s check out a few to see what they offer this year.
Casual dining at its best on the doorway to the northern beaches is where you will find Banco.
From the entryway, you will get a sense of inviting warmth mostly due to the façade and easily viewable brick and wood interior.
Banco offers Australian cuisine cooked with love where diners can enjoy proudly local and sustainably sourced produce.
For lovers of a traditional roast, it’s back here – with a vengeance. All the trimmings of a traditional Sunday roast.
Check out their What’s On page to get an idea of how they truly want you to think of this place as your home away from home.
Host an event here or gather for a simple celebration. One of Manly’s newest restaurants, this is a venue to suit everyone.
Where: 17b Whistler St, Manly, NSW
A part of the Bentley Group of dining and entertainment venues, Cirrus offers waterfront vistas and incredible seafood to be enjoyed both indoors and out in the open.
Perfect for the long weekend lunch or the Perfect Father’s Day outing.
The menu won’t disappoint with a wide range of choices.
Go a la carte or choose from the tasting menu, but the choices don’t end there. This restaurant has taken the time to provide options for those on the go with an express lunch menu and one specifically for vegan diners with dishes tempting enough for anyone regardless of dietary preference.
Oh, and yes there is a Father’s Day menu specially created to take away the concern of what to order.
One to consider for any special occasion.
Where: Shop 10/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW
Does your father have a love for Japanese cuisine? This establishment could be the perfect one to celebrate his day.
Cho Cho San has the reputation of being understated in appearance but elaborate in flavours, service and inspired dishes that border on being a cut above your regular Japanese fare.
Choose from the regular menu but have a closer look at the set menu as well.
Naturally, the drinks menu will perfectly accompany whichever you choose.
Select the Father’s Day Menu for ease of ordering. You won’t be disappointed.
This one will become a favourite.
Off we go to Tokyo.
Where: 73 Macleay St, Potts Point, NSW
Fine dining never looked so good than when you first walk into Bentley.
That’s before the menus are even contemplated.
Dark, atmospheric and inviting. There is something about this place.
Industrial in its interior but not sterile, warm but not suffocating. Both the dining area and bar seem to work together to make diners want to experience everything on offer.
Take advantage of the award-winning Sommelier choices to enhance every menu option. The accolades will not be lost on any diner.
When you want to treat your dad on Father’s Day, there are not many finer than this.
You are in good hands here.
Where: 27 O’Connell Street Sydney
For celebrations in the city of Melbourne, or its suburbs you are also spoilt for choice.
Try one of these for your next Father’s Day dining experience.
Open plan dining and a kitchen to behold (literally), Pascale Bar and Grill offers diners the chance to forget the outside world...even if it is just for a few hours.
French quarter inspired décor, with a definite Parisian feel with a touch of chic and glamour will likely leave diners wondering where they’ve been all their lives.
Try meals from the grill not because this is a better option, but because they do it so well.
Oh, and make sure you leave room for dessert. The Rum Baba makes all your problems seem like they never existed.
If you are looking at dates to pre-celebrate Father’s Day from Wednesday through to Saturday from 6.00 pm this is the venue for you.
Choose a table for two or look into their range of private dining options for everyone to gather.
Where: Level 1, 133 Russell Street Melbourne, VIC
Locals and visitors located in the Melbourne inner suburb of Armadale, you are in for a treat.
There are some restaurants that make you feel at home immediately. This is one.
Modern, eclectic with a bit of a 50's and 60’s vibe thrown in, the interiors all work together almost when you think they shouldn’t.
On the food front, choose between the Sensory Menu and the Insight menu which both provide choices to suit both sharing or, if preferred, a more private dinner.
These are seasonal tasting menus and are complemented by a full array of pairing choices.
Loosely translated to mean ‘a beautiful place to love’, this is quite the beauty of an establishment with both staff and Sommeliers willing to advise on the best pairings and dining choices.
For those yet to experience Amaru, what are you waiting for?
Where: 1121 High St, Armadale, VIC
Burgers, beer and basements. Sound like your dad every day of the week?
This is the perfect place for those days with a huge love of a true American steakhouse and an appetite to match. While walk-ins are catered for its best to book.
A custom built grill and wood fired smokers bring all offerings to life.
Start with the seafood entrée in the form of the crab and shrimp croquettes or the even more delightful scallops and work your way through this extensive meat eater’s paradise.
This is one for the carnivore in all of us.
Where: The Georges Building 195 Little Collins St, Melbourne, VIC
The History Behind the Toast
No one can say exactly when the ritual of toasting became something worth keeping as a tradition. What the history books and past anecdotal samples do tell us is that this habit dates back to ancient Greek times.
The practice of raising a glass would likely come later, but the basic reasons behind a toast were to ask for good health and prosperity in the future.
Today the toasting of a loved one follows those past ways of well-wishes and hopes for a long life.
When the toasting is done and it’s time to return home you can be sure you’ve created another great memory.
Choose one of these great restaurants or a place that suits your father’s personality.
It is time to raise the glasses to all the dads in our lives.
Let your favourite restaurant take your dad away for a few hours. There’s plenty to choose
from no matter where you live.