Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday 1 September. Have you got your dining plans sorted?

Whether the special Dad in your life loves pizza, steak, pasta, wine, beer or a good schnitty TheFork has a restaurant to suit everybody (and their family).


Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse, Melboeurne

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Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse, Melbourne - for the beer lover

Celebrate Father’s Day with contemporary Italian at one of Melbourne’s newest hotspot. The team has partnered up with local brewers Hawkers to make Dad’s dreams come true with matched beers for each course. The lunch ($75 for adults; $40 for 13-18 year-olds and $25 for under 12s) runs from 12pm and feature pork rillettes, wagyu cheeseburger sliders and cigars for dessert.  


TGI FRIDAYS, Fountain Gate - for the American food lover

This Father's Day, TGI FRIDAYS are offering Dad’s a free pint of Furphy with their meal. If your dad loves a fun & friendly atmosphere, this will be the perfect place for him. He can indulge in their beer, cocktails & a wide menu of American fare.


Polperro, Red Hill - for the wine lover

What better way to treat Dad on his special day than a feast at the scenic Polperro vineyard in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. Let the chef select your dishes for you with the restaurant’s degustation menu which showcases fresh, seasonal flavours. And match it with some of Polperro’s award-winning wine. Lunch is$90 per adult and $45 per child.


O'Connell’s Centenary Hotel, South Melbourne - for the schnitzel lover 

Head to Melbourne’s original gastropub to tuck into some gourmet grub. Take your pick of classics like beer-battered fish, beef and Guinness pie, lamb shoulder, or a range of steaks from the grill. With 10 craft beers on tap and an international wine list, there are plenty of options to keep Dad refreshed.


The Malaya, Sydney

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The Malaya, City - for the spice lover

Head to the waterfront for a relaxing Malaysian feast where Dad gets to decide. There are plenty of traditional and contemporary Southeast Asian dishes to choose from such as Singapore curry fish, Japitan chicken and Coconut beef rendang. The Malaya’s aromatic and spice-driven flavours are sure to be a hit with Dad.


Yellow, Potts Point - for the vegie lover

Yellow’s Father’s Day menu is sure to delight the vegetarian dad in your life. At $70 per person, the shared vegetarian menu features six courses, with vegan and a la carte options also available. Balance out your feast with a selection from Yellow’s eclectic wine list.


Kingsleys, Wolloomooloo - for the meat lover

A steak-eater’s favourite, Kingsleys is always a winning choice for Dad. The restaurant, based on the picturesque Woolloomooloo Wharf, will be serving a delicious feast featuring its famous 1.2kg Angus grass-fed Tomahawk steak, with sides and dessert, paired with Cape Mentelle wine for $95 per head. Bookings are essential with a minimum of four people per booking.


The Paddington, Paddington - for the roast chicken lover

Step up your Father’s Day game with lunch or dinner at The Paddington. Take your pick of the a la carte menu - what could be better than sharing a golden French rotisserie chicken with fries and cos salad, or a whole baby Barramundi with potatoes, fennel, radicchio and olives? 


Otto, Brisbane

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OTTO, Brisbane - for the pasta lover 

Celebrate Dad with a two, three, or seven course tasting menu at Brisbane’s OTTO featuring southern Italian classics including fresh pasta made in house daily and local seafood on the woodfire grill. The restaurant will be opening specially for lunch, so dad can put his feet up and gaze over the Story Bridge with a negroni in hand. 


Regatta, Toowong - for the buffet lover  

Located on the Brisbane River, the Regatta Hotel is putting on breakfast and lunch buffets for Father’s Day. Treat Dad to a smorgasbord with a spread of hot, cold and carvery options, along with dessert. At only $69 per adult, $25 per child aged six-12, and free for children under five, you won’t find a better value way to feed the whole family.


The Bavarian, Eagle Street Pier -  for a traditional Bavarian fare

With views over Story Bridge, this is the perfect spot to dine with your dad on Father's Day. The whole family will have fun at The Bavarian, where Dads receive a free 300ml Aussie Craft Beer on arrival. Kids aged 12 and under eat free all day long, plus they'll be entertained with an activity pack while you enjoy your meal. As an added bonus, if you book in for Father’s Day on or before the 31st of August, your dad will receive a $50 venue voucher to use in the month of September.