Father's Day Ideas Brisbane 2020 | Gourmand & Gourmet

Where to take Dad for Father's Day

Father's Day: Sunday, September 6

Hi, Hungry, here’s where you need to take Dad this Father’s Day!


Skip the socks, jocks, and god-awful ties, and get Dad what he really wants on September 6—a seat at any one of the amazing Father’s Day feasts below!

The Glen Hotel | Eight Mile Plains 

We know where you’re starting the day, and we know that Dad will love you a little extra for it. The Glen Hotel has teamed up with Charles Baker Donuts & Coffee to deliver a very special breakfast menu with yummies like Papa’s bacon and egg pizza topped with Hickory BBQ sauce, fior di latte, bacon, egg, potato gems, and hollandaise. Drooling.  

To really show Dad how special he is, head to their website, send in a message for your Dad, and have it broadcast on The Glen’s six-metre LED sign! The Glen is open as usual for breaky, lunch, and dinner, offering pub favourites that Dad will lap up. Book your table here.

Regatta Hotel | Toowong

The best way to ensure Dad wakes up on the right side of the bed? The Boatshed’s Father’s Day breakfast, of course! Enjoy coffee, freshly squeezed juice and your choice of main including maple waffles with banana and honey compote, salted caramel ice cream and toasted macadamia, Wagyu steak and eggs, and a Middle-Eastern vegan breakfast skillet. 

From midday, the first level of the Regatta Hotel will be home to a very special family barbeque feast with platters of smoked beef ribs, jalapeño and cheddar hot links, roasted chicken, and rump cap. Better yet, Dad can enjoy a complimentary beer tasting, presented by Lion and Stone & Wood. Head here to book your breakfast or lunch at the Regatta! 

Portside Wharf | Hamilton

Portside Wharf is the place to be this Father’s Day, with a myriad of options to suit all Dads out there! 

Kick things off with a scenic walk along the newly opened Kingsford Smith Drive Riverwalk before a tasty breakfast at Pineapple Express or Cruisers Alfresco. Treat Dad to a gourmet lunch at Sono, traditional Chinese fare from Bamboo Basket or Mediterranean tapas and cocktails at Byblos Bar and enjoy the tunes of three roving musicians performing around the precinct between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm. 

A steak at Belvedere Bar ‘n’ Grill, seafood risotto at Gusto da Gianni’s or a couple of curries at Aamaya make for the perfect dinner, and Portside’s boutique bottle shop, Sense of Taste, is the perfect pit-stop for a bottle of vino (if someone forgot to get him a gift)…

Walkabout Creek Café | Enoggera Reservoir

How’s the serenity!? 

Walkabout Creek Café is offering a very special breakfast for Father’s Day, kicking off with fresh fruit and assorted pastries, before your choice of bacon and scrambled eggs, smashed avo on sourdough, or pancakes with berry compote and ice cream. 

There’s also a tasty Father’s Day lunch on offer, with pumpkin arancini and salt and pepper squid to start, before your choice of zucchini slice, roast chicken with pea puree, or rump steak with red wine shallot butter, salad, and chips. 

Bookings are essential for this one, Brissy, so head here to grab a spot! 

  • The Norman Hotel
Norman Hotel | Woolloongabba

Got yourself a carnivorous Dad who loves a good steak? Don’t settle for anything less than the Norman Hotel–Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant! Take your pick of steak from the Norman’s grill, jazz it up with sides and toppers, and taste for yourself just what the fuss is about. 

The Norman is also offering a fantastic Steak-Away package, offering their signature beefy experience for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Order your steak-away online, pick it up from the venue, and treat Dad to his favourite cut straight out of the Norman’s meat cabinet with signature sides and sauces. 

Want to win 1 of 5 Norman BBQ Packs valued at $89? Head here and follow the prompts!

Spicers Balfour Hotel | New Farm

Got yourself one of those gourmet Dads? We know just what to do with him!

The Balfour Kitchen is putting together a very special three-course lunch to treat your Dad to, with those vibrant Vietnamese flavours that head chef Nick Stapleton is famous for. Grab your tickets here!

Restaurant Lurleen’s | Sirromet Winery 

Wine and dine your pops at Sirromet, and enjoy a very special lunch at Restaurant Lurleen’s.

The lunch will kick off with a unique premium trilogy of wine tasting, hosted by Sirromet’s chief winemaker and Australian winemaker of the year 2017, Mike Hayes. The food is just as impressive, with a regional grazing antipasto plate, alternative drop rib fillet or fish, and petites gourmandises and cheese to finish. Head here to nab your spot! 

Pause | Samford 

Designed just for Dads, the three-course Father’s Day menu at this Samford fine diner will keep the whole gang happy. 

Shared entrees include torched salmon tartar with organic spring onion and soy mayo, prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella, and crunchy baby squid with rocket pesto and lime. Come the main course, take your pick from three mouthwatering options, before a decadent coffee crème brulee with chocolate krapfen and hazelnut ice cream. Book yourself in here!

Well, who’s the favourite child now!?

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Words by Jacqueline Pon & Elizabeth Markwell
- The gourmands who have bottomless pits for stomachs, just like their Dads!