Five tasty places to celebrate Father’s Day

Father’s Day might be a big pile of commercial claptrap, but the first Sunday in September is also a fine excuse to take the old man out for some delicious food. Here are five ways to do it…

  1. BBQ at the Grand Hyatt

    1. Burn City BBQ at the Grand Hyatt
    2. Level 2, 123 Collins St, Melbourne, 03 9653 4831
    3. Follow your nose to the Burn City pop-up at Collins Kitchen, where Southern American barbecue experts Steve Kimonides and Raphael Guthrie are taking over Jason Camillo’s kitchen for the colder months. Treat dad to a BBQ high tea on Father’s Day, featuring hand-picked smoked meats and a selection of treats, or join Burn City’s massive BBQ lunch buffet with all the smoky trimmings.
  2. Brunch at Oakridge

    1. Oakridge
    2. 864 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, 03 9738 9900
    3. Take a drive into the Yarra Valley for some of Jo Barrett’s fresh pastries at the cellar door Bake Sale (available until 11am or until sold out, so get in early). Once you line the tummy with some excellent baked goods, try a free wine tasting in the Oakridge cellar door, or book ahead for Matt Stone’s special Father’s Day lunch ($74, $20 for kids).
  3. Free beer at Supernormal

    1. Supernormal
    2. 180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 9650 8688
    3. If you take your dad to Supernormal for lunch or dinner on Father’s Day, they’ll shout your old man his first beer. And while you’re there, make sure you order the restaurant’s famously delicious suckling pig, making a special appearance for Father’s Day. Bookings essential.
  4. Brekky at Black Toro

    1. The Black Toro
    2. 79 Kingsway, Glen Waverley, 03 9561 9696
    3. Glen Waverley’s favourite Latin American is now cooking weekend breakfast (8.30am-11.45am), so take your dad in for a cheeky plate of sizzling chorizo tacos, or a latino eggs benedict with pork carnitas and chipotle.
  5. Beer + pho at Uncle

    1. Uncle Pho St Kilda
    2. 188 Carlisle St, St Kilda, 9041 2668
    3. Dad scores a complimentary beer if he orders the $49 Uncle Knows Best banquet on Father’s Day. Uncle has famously delicious Vietnamese eats, with a cocktail list to rival any in Melbourne.

Five tasty places to celebrate Father’s Day