Father’s Day is just around the corner.
What better way to celebrate your Dad than by taking him to a fantastic restaurant and treating him to a delicious meal?
Here are 10 of the best restaurants in Sydney to take Dad for Father’s day, whether you’re saving or are ready to splurge.
If you’re on a tight budget
BrewPub, 4 Pines, Manly
Enjoy the sights over Manly Cove and Cabbage Tree Bay from the balcony at 4 Pines. The gourmet burgers a slow-cooked brisket sandwich are standouts from the menu.
If you’re in the mood for activities after you eat, they also run brewery tours for $25 which includes a 4 Pines core range tasting rack once the tour’s finished.
29/43-45 East Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095
02 9099 2720
Yum cha at the Marigold, Haymarket
You can’t really go wrong with yum cha.
There’s so many different types of small plates, from the deep-fried salt and pepper squid to chicken’s feet, prawn toast, pork buns, and egg tarts.
Everyone will be able to find a dish they like, and it’s not too expensive.
Level 4 & 5
683 George Street NSW 2000
02 9281 3388
North Bondi RSL, North Bondi
A true-blue RSL with steaks, pies, pizza and a great range of seafood, but with a stunning view over North Bondi.
118-120 Ramsgate Ave
North Bondi NSW 2026
02 9130 3152
Deus Cafe, Camperdown
After you and Dad enjoy a range of burgers, fried chicken, steak, and fancy sandwiches, head next door to check out the hispter-trendy cafe racer motorcycles Deus Ex Machina is renowned worldwide for.
If you’re feeling generous, buy Dad a Deus-branded t-shirt that’ll earn him serious street cred.
98-104 Parramatta Rd
Camperdown NSW 2050
02 8594 2828
If you can’t splurge too much, but still want to show Dad a great time
Meat and Wine Co., various locations
Meat and wine — two of the best things around.
With 12 steaks, 5 different rib options, a whiskey-based “liquid dessert” cocktail menu and a choice of fortified wines, you’ll probably need to roll Dad out of here once dinner’s over.
Circular Quay, Barangaroo, Parramatta
02 8629 8888
“Guy Tea” at the Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay
The traditional high tea gets a dude-food makeover.
On each stand there will be slow cooked beef pies, barbecue pork sliders, and decadent chocolate brownies.
There’s also a range of premium whiskies and beer to whet Dad’s whistle.
93 Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9252 4600
Bovine and Swine Barbecue Co., Newtown
Keep it simple and choose your meat, how much you want of it in grams (or kilos, if you’re hungry), your sides and your drink.
They also have a range of mouth-watering American-style sandwiches that are more like burgers.
They don’t take reservations, so get in early.
92 Enmore Road,
Newtown NSW 2042
02 9517 1243
If you’re willing to go all out
Pick the tasting menu for a bite of all the top dishes including the wagyu chuck tail flap and bass grouper with scampi caviar, or select just your favourites from the a la carte menu.
There are few things better than bread and butter done well, and the house-made rye with black sesame butter fits the ticket.
Corner Pitt & Hunter Sts
Sydney NSW 2000
02 8214 0505
Porteño, Surry Hills
Traditional Argentinian fare is the go here, so expect huge cuts of charred meats, a few mandatory healthy sides, and a scattering of small plates like fried octopus, chorizo, woodfired mushrooms, and blood sausage.
50 Holt Street
Surry Hills 2010
02 8399 1440
A well-kept Sydney secret, Steerson’s serves 15 different steaks. Make sure you try them with the decadent blue cheese butter.
There’s also a great list of other mains like roast chicken, kangaroo loin and seafood for the less red meat-focused individuals.
The view over Cockle Bay is pretty spectacular, too.
17 Lime St
King St Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9295 5060
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