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Father's Day with Free Beer

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Let someone else shout Dad a beer for Fathers' Day
Tasting paddle at the Local Tap House

There are any number of restaurants offering expensive gourmet meals on Father's Day but s WeekendNotes readers like a bit of value added, so this list only lists places that offer your Dad a free beer.

There was another criterion, the meals had to be a bit blokey. Father's Day is not the day for quiche and limp lettuce salad. We save Dads from themselves the rest of the year and this is one day we should let them beef it up a bit.

Father's Day at the Local Tap House

Image Facebook Tap House

The Local Tap House in St Kilda tap over 220 different beers each year. If you book a Father's Day meal Dad can get a free tasting paddle of five beers (Dad's choice!)

Meals are extra blockey with their beer beef burger, man-sized schnitzel and extras such as beer battered fries. This place has been pulling in excellent reviews.

184 Carlisle St
St Kilda East 3183

9537 2633

Father's Day at Healesville Sanctuary Harvest Cafe.

The deal is a 300g K&B aged rump steak served with brussels sprouts (Dad may have something to say about those) Bill's smoky free range bacon, caramelised onions and fat chips with a complimentary local beer/cider or glass of Healesville Hotel wine $30. You can also top it off with home-style apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream $9.

Healesville Sanctuary
No bookings required, just pop into the Harvest Cafe throughout the day.

Healesville Sanctuary
Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Yarra Valley
5957 2800

Father's Day at The Wharf Hotel

The Wharf is a great venue with views out over the Yarra. They are offering a family roast beef and vegetables to share with a complimentary James Boag's schooner for Dad
($22 for adults and $11 for kids under 13)

Bookings essential 8680 6000 or email

Father's Day at SteakHouse 66

Image Steak 66

Or how about a juicy steak served with buttered mash and onion marmalade? This place specialises in all kinds of grain fed and pasture fed bovines --T-bones, porterhouse, eye fillet, New York Sirloins cooked just the way Dad would if he was behind the barbecue.

Prices on steaks range from $28 to$46. But Dad gets a free beer when he arrives and as a nice touch, kids under 12 years eat free on Father's Day if ordering from the Kids Menu.

If you are a steak lover, you might also want to check out joining their steak club

66 NewQuay Promenade, Docklands

9640 0808

If you know of other great places that fit the criterions ( a free beer and some good but blokey food) let us know below.
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Why? Because he's your Dad
When: September 1st
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Your Comment
'Father's Day is not the day for quiche and limp lettuce salad.' That's one of the best lines I've heard. Definitely quote worthy.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12470) 2263 days ago
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