Want to know what’s on offer at some of our local establishments to make Dad feel special this Father’s Day? Here’s the run-down – don’t forget to book!
Teddy Larkin’s Seafood and Steakhouse, Harbord Diggers
Steaks, ribs, seafood – Teddy Larkin’s has ‘Dad’ written all over it. This family friendly venue at the beautifully made-over Diggers is part owned by former Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles captain Ben Kennedy. The food philosophy is simple: “use the best ingredients from Australia’s paddocks and coastlines to create a menu that is relaxed, local and full of dishes we love.”
What’s on Offer: “BBQ pork ribs, succulent steak, ice cold beer…….are we missing anything? Oh, a gift. We have that covered too. Give Dad everything he wants this Father’s Day at Teddy Larkin’s. Kids menu available. Bookings essential.”
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With its perfect proximity to sand and surf, the location is perfect for Beaches’ dads, as is the menu. Early risers can grab brekkie from 7.30am, or book in for lunch and let Dad choose from oysters, mussels, burgers, pasta, beef brisket, meatballs and more. It’s also super family friendly.
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There’s always an amazing vibe at The Newport – along with the incredible views across Pittwater, kids’ play area, array of food options, and it’s also dog friendly, which means the whole family can enjoy going out to celebrate Father’s Day.
What’s on Offer: So much! From 7am-12pm there’s a Father’s Day Surf Off with the Newport Boardriders (see the website for details). From 12pm there will be live music and a visit from The Reptile Man to entertain the kids. Between 1pm-4pm there’s billy cart making.
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Stella Blu, Dee Why
An institution right on Dee Why Beach, Stella Blu has been serving up Italian food for locals for 27 years!
What’s on Offer: Stella Blu is a favourite for Father’s Day and usually books out. Brekkie costs $28.50 for adults (inclusive of a standard tea or coffee), and children under 12 are $18.50 (inclusive of a juice). “Start your day with breakfast at Stella Blu and choose from our menu of eggs benedict, grande breakfast, vanilla pancakes, crushed avocado bruschetta and more! They also offer a tempting lunch and dinner and you can view the menu here: click here
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Is there anything better than hanging out at Ocean’s on a Sunday afternoon? Oceans reportS that Father’s Day is “always a festive occasion with a vibrant energy as everyone celebrates together in our casual, beachside setting. Here’s what we offer: a la carte menu for brekkie, lunch an dinner. A lunch and dinner special in addition to your menu favourites. Bookings are required. Contact: Ph (02) 9970 6262 W: click here F: click here
Right on Manly Wharf, Hugo’s needs little introduction. Known for its stylish yet relaxed vibe, stunning outlook and great food, it tends to book out for Dad’s Day for both lunch an dinner.
What’s on offer: Two course set menus for lunch and dinner. There are six different seating times for lunch from 11.30am-3pm, and five seating times for dinner from 6pm-8.45pm. Costs are – lunch: $80 for adults and $30 for kids, dinner: $65 for adults and $30 for kids. You can view the menu here.
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Boilerhouse Restaurant & Bar, Q Station, Manly
For something a bit different but still local the Q Station at Manly is unique, historical and has a reputation for doing waterside dining really well. You can make a day of it by exploring the national park where its located or “enjoy Sydney Harbour via direct access to Quarantine Beach, with the option to hire kayaks, paddleboards or snorkels.”
What’s on offer: “Celebrate Father’s Day with dads, uncles and all your favourite men in Manly. Q Station’s Boilerhouse Restaurant will be showcasing a delicious eight plate share menu of Australian cuisine and beers from local breweries.” There’s one sitting at 12.30pm on Sunday 1st September. Cost is $70 per adult, $35 for children under 12. All bookings include a glass of house wine or beer for the adults and a glass of soft drink for the kids (under 18).
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Those in the know are aware the Novotel Sydney Many Pacific is not just a beachside hotel – it’s quite the dining hot spot.
What’s on offer: Buffet-loving dads will love this option – with a full buffet selection for Father’s Day Lunch “with specialties just for Dad”. Pricing is $70 per adult and children under 14 eat free!
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Park House, Mona Vale
With a top makeover for the old Mona Vale Pub, Park House is a top place to take Dad for Father’s Day, and it’s very family friendly with options that should suit everyone.
What’s on offer: Ä feast fit for a king, a Furphy on us, some acoustic sounds and lots of room for the family! We’re taking House Feast bookings in the restaurant, a la carte bookings in the Garden Bar and walk-ins all day in Front Yard and Truck Stop.” The three course Father’s Day Feast Menu is $55 per person. There will also be Father’s Day card making to keep the kids entertained.
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Modus Operandi Brewing Co, Mona Vale
If Dad is looking forward to a beer or two on Father’s Day what could be better than Modus’ Brew Pub. They’ll be hosting Father’s Day with great food on offer and live music. They’ve also got a pretty cool pressie idea for this year with tickets currently on sale for their Holes and Hops event, which sees local lads partake in a beer per hole for 9 holes on Mona Vale Golf Course. Click here for details.
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