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Celebrate Dad with our edit of the best things do eat, drink and do across Canberra on Father’s Day.
Whether your dad is a big foodie, appreciates time on the water or is a music fan at heart, we’ve found an option for everyone.
THE BURBURY TERRACE
Burbury Terrace is hosting a special Father’s Day High Tea to help you celebrate the dad in your life. A special menu includes a selection of mouth-watering savouries and decadent sweets.
Burbury Close, Barton | 12pm and 4:30pm on Sunday 2 September | Traditional high tea, $60 champagne/beer high tea, and $105 free-flowing champagne high tea | burburyhotel.com.au.
Treat Dad this Father’s Day with a succulent Sunday Roast lunch in the Glasshouse or a four-course sharing menu in the Garden Pavilions, including a selection of smokehouse produce, roast meats, sides, cheese and fruit. Dad will also get a complimentary handcrafted local beer, or a glass of Pialligo Estate wine to celebrate Father’s Day.
18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo | Three-course tickets: $65 pp, four-course tickets: $95 pp | thepialligoestate.com.au
Spoil the dad in your life this Father’s Day with our indulgent Dad’s Day brunch. The menu has been specially curated by Executive Chef Fabien Wagnon and is sure to impress the dad in your life. Charcuterie platters, red wine beef and cider poached chicken for mains, gin and lime cake, Kraken rum and vanilla crème brulee and Cointreau pavlova for dessert, just to name a few.
1/18 National Circuit, Barton | $55 pp | domahotels.com.au
FLYING HIGH AT GOOGONG
Giant bunnies, whale sharks, stingrays and astronauts will be seen soaring at the annual Flying High in the Googong Sky kite festival, held at Rockley Oval, Googong. The colourful free event attracts hundreds of kite flyers and spectators every year, with visitors encouraged to get in on the action by bringing their own kites to fly and a picnic rug to settle in from 11 am to 2 pm.
Along with a visual feast, the festival will also feature music from a local DJ. Bring a picnic or buy a tasty lunch at the event; there will be a sausage sizzle, beer to treat Dad, and gourmet burgers by local chef Harish Chocha of Boss Burger.
Rockley Oval, Rockley Parade, Googong | Free | googong.net
MARBLE & GRAIN
Enjoy a three-course feed-me menu with Dad at Marble and Grain, with warm breads, antipasto chef’s platters, three main meal choices and an array of tantalising desserts. Choose from a 12 pm or 1 pm sitting.
25 Mort Street, Braddon | $75 pp | marbleandgrain.com.au
THE RAT BAGS TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINTRA & DEAN MARTIN
‘The Rat Bags’ will be performing their classy tribute to swing kings Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on Father’s Day. Gold Creek Station is a beautiful rustic country style venue in Hall where the city meets the bush. Ticket includes a delicious country-style roasted dinner, dessert and the Rat Bags Show.
Victoria Street, Hall | $65 pp | lemvis.com
FATHER’S DAY FIRESIDE PORT AT CONTENTIOUS CHARACTER
Dad can finish with a Port from their owners’ port barrel by the fireside after a delicious three-course set menu with choices such as their famous duck liver pate with house-smoked bacon, herby mushroom arancini, free-range pork belly, Cauliflower Risotto and Panna cotta, brownie or sticky date pudding for dessert.
810 Norton Road, Wamboin, NSW | $69 pp | contentiouscharacter.com.au
Located just 30 minutes outside of Canberra city centre and nestled among the countryside, the Poacher’s Pantry Smokehouse restaurant is the perfect place to take dad on Father’s Day. The menu consists of a four-course tasting menu, plus a complimentary beer for Dad upon arrival.
431 Nanima Road, Springrange NSW | $89 pp | www.poacherspantry.com.au
Treat dad to a modern Asian dinner with a seven-course degustation for a Father’s Day treat. Select from a variety of dishes off their extensive menu, and treat dad to a glass of wine or beer, or both!
16 Iluka Street, Narrabundah | $80 pp | xo-restaurant.com.au
You’re probably starting to think about chalking up some brownie points. Never fear, Pod Food has put together our the ultimate four-course breakfast degustation to impress Dad (including matching beverages.)
12 Beltana Rd, Pialligo | $50 per adult, $20 per child | podfood.com.au
BEEF & BARLEY
Beef & Barley will be offering their popular Burger High Tea—minimum two people, $40 per person (includes a drink) +$20 per person for unlimited drinks for 1.5hrs. Warm up your bones and taste some local beers!
Corner of Eyre Street and Eastlake Parade, Kingston Foreshore | beefandbarley.com.au
SOUTHERN CROSS CRUISES
A truly delightful way to spend Father’s Day, take Dad on a Sunday lunch cruise around Lake Burley Griffin and enjoy ambient music and delicious food paired with an elegant atmosphere and wonderful views.
MV Southern Cross at the Yacht Club, Mariner Place, Yarralumla | $79 pp | cscc.com.au
Take dad for a leisurely picnic across Lake Burley Griffin on one of the Scandinavian designed GoBoats. Located on Kingston Foreshore, each boat has a table in the middle for nibbles or a full picnic, and sits eight people – room for the whole family!
Wharf 2, Trevillian Quay, Kingston | $95 for 1 hour | goboatcanberra.com.au
CAPITAL BREWING CO.
Bring Dad into the brewery anytime on Father’s Day and the team at Capital will shout him a beer. Plus there are free brewery tours for Dads every hour on the hour and you could even send him home with a special Father’s Day hamper stuffed full of Capital brews and Pialligo Estate goodies (pre-order by 28 August.) There’s also be face painting for the kids and all-around good vibes for the whole family.
Dairy Rd, Fyshwick | Free entry | capitalbrewing.co
Highgate has your Father’s Day present sorted with a three-course lunch with a complimentary wine or beer for Dad. The main course is a Sunday roast pork with all the trimmings, then a choice of starter and dessert. Booking times are open upon request.
44 Jardine St, Kingston | $55 pp | highgatebar.com.au