Melbourne restaurants to try for Father's Day

Celebrate Father’s Day at these Melbourne restaurants

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With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to lock in a table at one of Melbourne’s top restaurants, before they book out. 

If you’re after inspiration on where to dine out in Melbourne for Father’s Day weekend, check out our full list of Melbourne Father’s Day restaurants or explore some of our top picks below. 

La Luna Bistro, Carlton North

A Melbourne institution, La Luna Bistro is a cosy neighbourhood bistro from Chef Adrian Richardson which has been welcoming guests for over 20 years. With a focus on fresh, locally-sourced produce and unique cuts, La Luna is known for simple, honest ingredients, cooked to perfection. For a real treat, book the Father's Day menu featuring a mixed entree, main and sweet treats for $125. BOOK NOW >

Buono Restaurant, Parkdale

Buono celebrates the passion and warmth of Italian cooking with the very best quality food that will leave you saying 'ti amo'. A hidden gem located in Parkdale, just south-east of the Melbourne CBD, Buono Restaurant has quickly attracted the attention of Melbourne’s foodie community due to its exceptional approach to Italian cuisine. This Father’s Day, you can enjoy a special 4-course menu for $90, featuring a selection of Buono’s most iconic dishes. BOOK NOW >

'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley, Dixons Creek

An hour's drive from the Melbourne CBD you'll find De Bortoli Yarra Valley, an iconic winery which houses an on-site Italian restaurant 'Locale'. Enjoy a menu inspired by the head to tail cooking philopshy, paired with quality estate grown wines. This Father's Day you can experience either a 4 course or 5 course menu, which celebrates the best of what Locale has to offer, for a truly memorable experience. BOOK NOW >

Hunter & Barrel, Eastland

At Hunter & Barrel it's all about enjoying great product from the land - think slow-cooked meats and hearty stews. From the moment you enter, you’ll be drawn in by the sleek, stylish interiors, the smell of meat smoking and the warm crackling of the fire. Alive with energy, this is a great venue to come with family and friends and feast until your heart’s content! BOOK NOW >

Mt Duneed Estate, Waurn Ponds

If you're looking to escape the city for a more relaxed Father's Day lunch, we recommend making the trip to Mt Duneed Estate. Barrel Hall is the Estate's rustic cafe, set amongst the wine tanks and old barrels. With a menu offering tapas, delicious platters of local produce, and gourmet pizzas, there's something to keep everyone happy. Check out their $99 shared lunch menu for Father’s Day. BOOK NOW >

Ciao Mamma Pasta Bar, Brunswick

Ciao Mamma is a vibrant, modern concept Italian eatery in Brunswick making fresh pasta and sauce daily. Expect authentic Italian classics with a modern Australian twist, cooked to perfection. This Father's Day you can enjoy Ciao Mamma's $85 4 course menu (including a complimentary drink for Dad!). BOOK NOW >

The Meat & Wine Co, Southbank

For a premium steakhouse with views overlooking Queensbridge Square, the Yarra River and the City skyline, The Meat & Wine Co Southbank is the perfect choice. Famous for pairing a delectable offering of steak and rib dishes with the most unique Australian wines, this one’s a no-brainer for any dad who appreciates a premium cut of meat. BOOK NOW > 

Osteria 20, Hawthorn

Italian food is designed to be shared with good company, making Hawthorn’s Osteria 20 the perfect choice for a long overdue catch-up with your nearest and dearest this holiday season. Taking inspiration from the classic Italian kitchen, this ultra-modern yet simple dining experience offers an energetic, sophisticated and warm backdrop for Father’s Day celebrations. This Father's Day you can enjoy a $70 shared menu featuring some of Osteria 20's best dishes. BOOK NOW >

For more great Father's Day restaurants, check out our full list of Melbourne Father’s Day restaurants.

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