Father’s Day Lunch in Sydney Guide
Does your family do Father’s Day lunch? We often make a big deal of mum with flowers and fancy breakfasts and dad gets socks and a BBQ at home. This year why not plan something extra special for Dad? We have pulled together some Father’s Day lunch in Sydney options to get you started.
From brunch to a family picnic, an afternoon on the harbour, a fine dining splurge, or an all you can ear buffet, we have a Father’s Day lunch idea for all budgets.
There are no excuses, we have done hours of research to compile this list, and all you have to do is make the booking.
Father’s Day in on 3 September 2023
- Find the perfect restaurant for Father’s Day in Sydney
- Father’s Day Buffets
- Father’s Day Harbour Cruises
- Where to Eat Father’s Day Lunch in Sydney City
- Father’s Day at the Star
- Father’s Day at Crown
- Father’s Day lunch with Sydney Harbour views
- Father’s Day in the Inner West
- Father’s Day Dining in the South and Sutherland Shire
- Father’s Day in Sydney’s West and Hills District
- Father’s Day In Blue Mountains
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Find the perfect restaurant for Father’s Day in Sydney
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Father’s Day Buffets
Not all venues are offering special Father’s Day lunch deals or free flowers and champagne as they do for mums. I won’t get into the fairness of that! However, the regular buffet will work just as well for Dad I am sure.
Father’s Day lunch at Mode Kitchen and Bar – Four Seasons
Celebrate Father’s Day with a relaxing lunch at Mode Kitchen & Bar that combines a buffet-style entree with a set menu for mains and desserts. Mains offerings of Crumbed Lamb Cutlets, Grilled Tenderloin Steak or Murray Cod Fillet.
Seafood Buffet Sailmaker Restaurant
Treat Dad to succulent seafood lunch this Father’s Day. Start with an unlimited buffet of the finest, fresh seafood including Sydney rock oysters, Queensland prawns, swimmer crab, octopus and more. Follow with beef striploin, barramundi, lamb shoulder, mac-n-cheese and seasonal sides.
Lunch: 12pm- 2.30pm Dinner: 6pm- 10pm
Book Sailmaker directly here
Experience world-class indulgence and feast on some of the world’s most exciting cuisine across Epicurean’s nine open kitchens.
Indulge in a decadent selection of specials including seafood delicacies like oysters, lobster tails, Alaskan crab and Moreton Bay bug, to decadent desserts like yuzu and mango tart, raspberry coconut cake and more.
Located on level 5 of Crown Towers Building in Barangaroo, here are views over the western harbour from the bright dining room.
Lunch cost: Adults $160pp
Make a booking | Phone: 02 8871 7171
Surprise Dad with revolving views of the city, as you work your way through the 30 dishes on offer 82 floors above the city.
Cost: Standard | $105 or Premium which includes window seating and a drink $120
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 1300 391 808
Father’s Day Harbour Cruises
Join family and friends out on the harbour this Father’s Day. A Father’s Day cruise can be more affordable than many of the waterfront restaurants and time on the harbour is always time well spent.
Captain Cook Father’s Day Cruises
On Sunday 1st of September 2024, Sydney’s premier cruise company is offering three ways to celebrate Father’s Day on the MV Sydney 2000.
Father’s Day Lunch Cruise
- Top Deck Lunch 3-course à la carte
- Top Deck personalised service
- Individual restaurant setting and 360° Harbour views
- 2 circuits of the Harbour – each circuit approx. 90-minute
- Circular Quay- 12:30 pm
- Darling Harbour King St Wharf – 12.00 pm
- from $95 per adult. Child menu $50 4-15yrs
Harbour Sunset Dinner
The Sunset Dinner is perfect and a special sweet treat for Dad. Take a visit to the Botanic Gardens or Darling Harbour before you board your afternoon cruise and watch the sunset and the city lights sparkle.
- 3-course menu served alternatively
- Live music
- Up to 2 hours of relaxed cruising
- Expansive windows offering million-dollar views
- 5.00 pm from King Street Wharf No.1
- 5.30 pm from Circular Quay Wharf No.6
- Adults $89, Child Menu from $45
Where to Eat Father’s Day Lunch in Sydney City
Infinity at Sydney Tower
It always feels like a special occasion when we ride the elevator to the top of Sydney Tower for a meal. The view is almost as good as the food at Infinity!
Sir Stamford Hotel Circular Quay
If dad loves an old-fashioned lunch, check out the exquisite Roast lunch buffet at the timeless atmosphere of Sir Stamford. Enjoy BBQ Pork Ribs, Roasted Wagyu Beef Rump, chicken and chorizo.
Enveloped within the embrace of our Vintage Father’s Day Roast lunch buffet, we take immense pleasure in presenting a complimentary glass of your preferred red wine, white wine, or beer for each adult diner.
Prices: Adults $109 and Kids $49 Kids under 5 years are free.
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 2 9252 4600
Botanic House in the Royal Botanic Gardens offers a great modern Asian menu in relaxed surroundings.
Cost: To Share | Minimum of 2 people | $99pp (Matching wines 4) $51pp
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 1300 558 980
Father’s Day celebrations with live music, irresistible menus, and an abundance of lawn games that guarantee a day filled with laughter, smiles, and cherished memories. The standard menu with all your favourites will be offered.
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9380 9350
Father’s Day at Chophouse
Spoil dad to a delectable list of specials for the day. Highlights include grilled prawns, wagyu cuts and juicy wagyu on the bone. Plus, our seasonal a la carte menu will be available to order from on the day. From grilled barramundi to pasture-fed rib on the bone and decadent desserts.
Hours: 12pm – 5pm, Sunday
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9231 5516
Father’s Day Lunch at Tayim
Ditch the socks this Father’s Day and give Dad a taste of Middle Eastern magic!
Hours: lunch from 12 pm
View the menu | Make a booking |
Father’s Day Lunch at Altitude
Spoil Dad with a sky-high lunch overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Hours: 12 pm – 2.30 pm
Cost: AUD 250 per person and main dining room tables are priced at AUD 195 per person.
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9250 6000
Father’s Day at Quartier Bistro & Bar
Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with a 2-course menu and beer on arrival.
Hours: 12pm – 1pm
Cost: $72pp includes beer or glass of house wine on arrival. Subject to availability. 2 hour seating time
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9240 6000
Father’s Day at the Star
Black Bar and Grill
Treat Dad to the most succulent wood-fired steak and sensational seafood in the city .
Father’s Day specials include:
- Grilled Fremantle octopus – Squid ink chorizo, potato, heirloom tomato, fermented brussel sprout, $36
- Berkshire Pork Belly – Jerusalem artichoke, pistachio, basil, gochujang $59
Treat Dad to one of Sydney’s top rated Italian restaurants. It’s the perfect place for a casual family lunch.
Father’s Day specials include:
- Caponata Di Pantelleria -Eggplant, poached king prawn, almond, $32
- Risotto Ai Porcini – Aged parmesan, gorgonzola, Marsala reduction, $36
- Pizza Speck – Fior di latte, taleggio, roasted kipfler potato, fig, $29
- Costine Di Maiale Argodolce – Slow cooked pork ribs, sweet tomato sauce, cauliflower blossom, $55 / $75
Enjoy mouth-watering Australian seafood while overlooking Sydney Harbour. Flying Fish is the perfect way to celebrate.
- Chef’s Aussie Seafood Selection – Selection of Australian local seafood served cold and raw, $165
- Lobster Frites- Eastern Rock Lobster grilled over the wood fire, served with garlic butter and chips, $310/KG
- Mud Crab XO – Grilled over the wood fire, served with Bush Tomato XO and fried saltbush buns, $220/KG
Treat dad to the ultimate steak, a Wagyu Tomahawk Rangers Calley MBS 5 – Bincho grilled, wasabi butter.
Make a booking online or Phone: 1800 700 700
Father’s Day at Crown
Celebrate this Father’s Day at Crown Sydney’s a’Mare, inspired by Chef Alessandro Pavoni’s memories of classic fine dining back in his home country of Italy.
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 8871 7171
Elevate your Father’s Day lunch with a sensory dining experience at Woodcut, where you will enjoy a curated Father’s Day celebration menu by Ross Lusted – from exclusive caviar to salt-baked celeriac, pine mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes, artichoke chips and Fine apple tart, vanilla custard cream, pine needle syrup.
View the menu | Make a booking | Phon: 02 8871 7171
Father’s Day lunch with Sydney Harbour views
Fancy dining with a view? These options all offer harbour or beach views.
Ripples Chowder Bay
Discover the perfect tranquil spot to enjoy scenic views with your Dad. Visit Ripples Chowder Bay for a memorable Father’s Day experience, featuring a special breakfast menu, a lavish three-course lunch, or the option to indulge in our delightful à la carte dinner. Treat Dad to a day of relaxation and delectable cuisine in the heart of tranquillity.
Lunch: $115pp, $55 per child (under 12 years old) with three-course set menu w/choice of dishes & sides | Dinner: a la carte menu
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9960 3000
On the historic wooden wharf, Otto at Woolloomooloo this year, celebrate Father’s Day with a family lunch by the water at OTTO.
Choose three courses from a special selection of OTTO favourites, and all fathers will receive a bottle of OTTO Prosecco to take home with our compliments.
Father’s Day Ormeggio Mosman
Show Dad how much you care with a memorable meal at Ormeggio overlooking Middle Harbour.
Credit card details are required to secure all bookings. Seating is 2 hours, 15 minutes.
Pilu at Freshwater
Take the opportunity to spoil Dad with a 4-course menu at Pilu at Freshwater. Let us take care of you and your family so you can sit back, relax, and celebrate.
Entree is Yellowfin tuna, mains include Herb crusted pink snapper or Black Angus Beef striploin and for dessert, Italian bignè, chamomile chantilly, pear & meringue
Father’s Day at Public Dining Room
Spoil Dad this Father’s Day at Public Dining Room! They will offer a special set-priced menu with a choice of entrée, mains, dessert Petit fours, tea, and coffee.
Cost: A$75 (average price) calculated based on appetizer/entrée or entrée/dessert
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9968 4880
Father’s Day Lunch Little Pearl Manly
Enjoy the picturesque views of Manly Beach and spoil Dad this Father’s Day at Little Pearl Bar & Dining with a shared menu of delicious hawker-style dishes with Little Pearl’s signature Pink Spritz cocktail on arrival.
When: Sunday, 3rd September 2023 from 12 pm
Cost: $65pp Includes complimentary Tap beer or glass of wine.
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 8322 2009
Father’s Day at UNTIED
Treat Dad to a delicious meal at Untied this Father’s Day! Serving up a special Dad is sure to love. For one day only you can dig into a Burger & Beer.
Find out more here | Make a booking | Phone: 8322 2099
Ventuno Walsh Bay
Make this Father’s Day unforgettable with a waterfront dining experience in Sydney. Treat Dad and the entire family to a special set menu crafted to delight their taste buds and create cherished memories. Ventuno will be open serving their regular à la carte menu for dinner.
Lunch: 7 days from 12 pm | Dinner: 7 days from 5:30 pm
Cost: $115 pp| Children’s menu available for $55 per child (under 12 years old)
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 9247 4444
Ripples Little Manly
Make this Father’s Day extra special by treating Dad to absolute beachfront dining. Impress him with a delicious set breakfast menu, indulge in a special three-course set menu for lunch, or choose from our exquisite à la carte menu for dinner. Create unforgettable memories in the stunning ambience of our beachfront restaurant.
Lunch: $85pp, $55 per child (under 12 years old) with three-course set menu w/choice of dishes & sides
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9960 3000
Celebrate Father’s Day in style with an unforgettable Sydney waterfront dining experience. Treat Dad to a specialty Father’s Day set menu available for breakfast and lunch, or savour the evening with a delectable à la carte dinner. Make this day one to remember with us!
Lunch: $135 pp, $55 per child (under 12 years old) with a three-course set menu w/choice of dishes & sides
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9955 5998
Ormeggio at the Spit
Celebrate Father’s Day in style by spoiling Dad with a memorable and delicious meal at Ormeggio. In addition to the breathtaking views overlooking Middle Harbour, their iconic restaurant guarantees an impressive experience filled with delectable food and a delightful ambience. Treat Dad to a four-course menu for lunch or dinner and make this day truly special.
Lunch: $180 pp with a four-course menu, $69 per child (under 12 years old) with a three-course set menu w/choice of dishes & sides
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9969 4088
Chiosco by Ormeggio
Experience the charm of classic Italian cuisine at Chiosco by Ormeggio, while savouring the picturesque views of Middle Harbour from D’Albora Marina while indulging in a delightful lunch-sharing feast, or delight in our exquisite à la carte menu for dinner. Show Dad how much you care with a memorable meal overlooking Middle Harbour!
Lunch: $145 pp, $65 per child (under 12 years old)
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9046 7333
Father’s Day on the Harbour at Ploós
Make memories at Ploós this Father’s Day on the sparkling Sydney Harbour foreshore!
Hours: Lunch & Dinner from 12 pm – 11 pm
Lunch: $135 per person $50 under 12
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 8231 4890
Father’s Day in the Inner West
Make Father’s Day 2023 unforgettable at The Fenwick in Balmain, with breathtaking views of the Harbour Bridge. Celebrate with us by indulging in our specialty set menu for breakfast and lunch, or enjoy their regular à la carte dinner for a truly memorable experience on Sydney’s waterfront. Treat Dad to a day he’ll cherish forever!
Father’s Day – Greek Lamb Platter
Greek Lamb Platter Spit Roasted Whole Milly Hill Lamb, Chargrilled Lamb Cutlets, Lamb Souvlaki, Lamb Chipolata Sausages, Tzatziki, Pickles, Pita Bread, Hand Cut Chips & Shaved Cabbage Salad.
Lunch: Lunch: 11.30 am – 4.00 pm / Dinner: 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Cost: $109 per platter
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9295 5066
Father’s Day Dining in the South and Sutherland Shire
Father’s Day at Jensens at Kareela
Whether it’s dad, stepdad, father-in-law, or even yourself you’re wanting to spoil this year, bring them in to celebrate with us at Jensen’s!
There’s nothing Dad wants more than a cold beer and a good meal, and we are here to provide you with that!
Will be serving up their full menu all the way through from 11 am – 7 pm!
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9528 8433
Experience a memorable Father’s Day celebration in Sydney at Vacanza Surry Hills and Vacanza Bronte Road. Enjoy an exquisite Italian dining experience that’s ideal for the entire family to savour. Treat Dad to a selection of Vacanza’s cherished dishes or indulge in the delectable $44 Positano set menu – a delightful way to make the most of the day with loved ones.
Hours: Vacanza Surry Hills- 12:00 pm till 3pm, 5:30pm till late | Vacanza Bronte Road – 5pm till late
Cost: BYO wine only – $14 per bottle (one bottle per person max.) No-BYO cake policy apply for all bookings (Cakes available on request)
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 0432 055 987 & 02 8964 6414
As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time for dads to take center stage. If you’re looking to celebrate, Redbird has you covered with enticing set lunch option.
But even if you’re not specifically marking the occasion, Redbird welcomes all diners to relish their regular kitchen offerings for lunch or dinner. Whether you choose to bask in the spring sunlight or enjoy a cozy seat at the bar, make sure to secure your booking soon as spaces are filling up rapidly. Don’t miss out on the chance to make the most of this month!
Hours: Monday, 5:30pm – 10pm | Wednesday – Saturday, 5:30pm – late | Sunday, 1pm – 9pm
Lunch: $88pp or $120pp
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 614 81 384 153
LOVE YOU, DAD! LET ME TAKE YOU OUT!
Any man can be a father, but it takes a special one to be a dad!
Enjoy a Refreshing Welcome Beer and Indulge in a Choice of a 3-Course Lunch or Dinner for $95. Treat the Kids, 12 Years and Under, to a Special Menu at just $45. Make your dining experience a memorable one for the whole family!
Hours: Lunch at 12 pm or 2.30 pm | Dinner from 5.30 pm till late
Lunch: $40P.P. Holding deposit ( will call you closer to the day to confirm numbers & arrange payment via debit or credit card)
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9544 5360
Father’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate your amazing dad than with an unforgettable experience at Hickson House x The Balvenie Whisky Dinner?
Be guided through The Balvenie range matched to a carefully curated four-course feasting menu. Whether your dad is a seasoned whisky enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this event offers a unique opportunity to experience the artistry behind Balvenie.
Hours: Lunch- 12-4pm ( 2-course lunch accompanied by mouthwatering sides)| Dinner – 6:30pm
Cost: Lunch – $99 | Dinner – $145
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 8999 3852
Celebrate all things ‘Dad’ with us this Father’s Day with a curated long lunch set menu, designed to share. Featuring our Darling Downs Wagyu Scotch Fillet with smoked bone marrow butter, this is not one to miss!
Hours: Lunch- 11:15am- 2:30pm
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 048 1234 484
Father’s Day in Sydney’s West and Hills District
Father’s Day In Blue Mountains
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
Forge delightful family memories while expressing gratitude for the impactful men in your lives!
Come together to celebrate Father’s Day on the enchanting Jamison Valley Green, where an incredible American-themed BBQ buffet and live music will enhance the festivities, entertainment and giant lawn games.
PLUS! A surprise gift for Dad!
Cost: Adult- $89 | Children (12 – 16 years) – $45 | Children (5 – 11 years) – $38 | Children (5 – 11 years) – $38
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 4785 0000
About the author: Paula Morgan, a born-and-bred Sydney resident, has been sharing this city and its secret spots for over 15 years. She’s not just about the iconic landmarks; she’s all about the hidden alleys adorned with street art, and the joy of discovering a new café or a fabulous restaurant tucked away in a corner you never knew existed and weekends away exploring regional NSW.