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Published August 24th 2014
Your guide to the best dining for Dad on Father's Day
From beer to bubbly and burgers to bug platters, a sure way to the hearts of the dads in your life is through their stomachs. Check out our far-from-exhaustive list of favourites for Father's Day.
Epocha: The Champagne Dame will be in Paris on Father's Day; the Champagne 'Gent', her partner, is a "wine maker with a decade of experience in the wine industry", and will be hosting a decadent champagne lunch for you and your father, sharing some of the best champagnes, including magnums of Bollinger, Krug, and other very special champagnes, accompanying a modern roast lunch, and a special masterclass. $249 for 5 courses, masterclass, and full champagne line up. Contact: email@example.com
The Langham: Melba at the Langham: Three words: Mars bar cupcakes. Get the dads in your life to the Langham, post haste. Lunch and dinner buffets including their usual line-up, plus extra favourites like seafood platters and slow cooked beef ribs. $125 for adults includes a glass of champagne or beer upon arrival.
Mars Bar cupcake, Melba Restaurant at The Langham
The Hotel Windsor: You have a few options available for you at the Hotel Windsor. You could, of course, book a fine Afternoon Tea, and enjoy every morsel of that delicious dessert buffet. Dine at the Spring Street Restaurant; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am; Saturday - Sunday (including Public Holidays): 7:00am - 10:30am; Pre-Theatre dinner:
Wednesday - Sunday: from 6:00pm (with last orders taken at 6:30pm); Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. The Cricketers Bar may be just what Dad ordered: A Gourmet High Tea (a very up-market Ploughman's Lunch), available Fridays and Saturdays, noon-5:30pm, $29. Contact: 9633 6004, firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively make an instant booking online by clicking the 'make a booking' tab.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium: Beer and bubbles upon arrival, the gorgeous Yarra as a backdrop, and entertainment for the kids, all in one place; how could you go wrong with breakfast or lunch at the Aquarium on Father's Day? $50 per adult for breakfast, $90 per adult for lunch; click through for more details.
Hook, Line & Sinker: Fried and more fried is more Dad's style? Check out Hook, Line & Sinker for a diverse menu that includes all day breakfast wraps and kids' options.
Burger places: Even if Dad is a Macca's fan, maybe take today off and treat him to a real burger at Fat Bob's Bar and Grill or a new SE Suburb favourite, Dak Daks Cafe; both boast a generous variety of gluten free options.
My list is far from exhaustive, and the Dad's tastes out there vary as much as Melbourne's weather in the Spring; share your favourites with us in the comments?