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6 Places to Treat Dad This Father's Day

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by Gwen O'Toole-Luscombe (subscribe)
Gwen O’Toole is an accomplished writer focusing on travel, food, wine and events management. Follow her on Instagram @Gwennieo
Published August 24th 2017
Why not indulge your favourite old man?
Need some ideas for spoiling dad on Father's Day (Sunday, September 3rd?) Here are few ideas to make him feel extra special.

Indulge his sweet tooth:

the crux and co melbourne, fathers day
Indulge dad's sweet tooth at The Crux & Co in South Melbourne this Father's Day. Image:The Crux & Co


The Crux & Co:
South Melbourne's The Crux & Co has been serving up some of Melbourne's most sought after brunch dishes, including matcha pancakes, maple-toasted granola and delicious one of a kind crogels. Spoil dad this Father's Day with a mushroom burger with swiss cheese and pickled vegetables complete with a delicious matcha brioche bun. Complete the brunch with a special edition banana and walnut cake or chocolate éclair.
Location: 1/35 Albert Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Koko Black:
Chocolate specialists Koko Black have released two special flavours of chocolate dad will love. Rum (made with dark chocolate) and a stout flavoured one (made of milk chocolate) both pair nicely with the already existing whisky chocolate on their menu.

Dad will love Koko Black's two new speciality falvours, Dark rum and milk chocolate stout.
Dad will love Koko Balcks two new speciality flavours, dark rum and chocolate stout.


Indulge in Koko Black's famous hot chocolate flavours including chilli chocolate, mocha, honeycomb, rocky road and more.
Locations vary across Melbourne. Check their website for the one nearest you.

Shout him lunch:

Hu Tong Prahran, fathers day melbourne
If dad loves dumplings, Prahran's Hu Tong might be the best place to spoil him.


Hu Tong Prahran:
Treat dad to the ultimate Chinese feast with a special edition dish, mouth-wateringly delicious, salt and pepper prawns for just $30 or drool-worthy, handmade spring onion pancakes for $7.90. Pair with $7 Tsing Taos or a tumbler of 12 year old whisky - dad will thank you for eternity.
Location: 1/162 Commercial Rd, Prahran VIC 3181


Tommy Ruff:
If seafood is more dad's style, a seafood inspired Sunday lunch is what's in order. There's an array of shared seafood platters for feasting, along with superfood salads, mussel pots, seafood chowder, Tommy's famous burgers, poké and fish ceviche. Tommy Ruff is located in Windsor, Elsternwick and Mordialic and will be treating dads for both lunch and dinner starting from 11:30 am.
Locations: Tommy Ruff Windsor - 121 Chapel Street, Windsor
Tommy Ruff Elsternwick - Shop 3/1-3 Carre Street, Elsternwick
Tommy Ruff Mordialloc - 574A Main Street, Mordialloc

tommy ruff seafood, melbourne fathers day
All the seafood: Tommy Ruff is the place for dad's this Father's Day.


Shout him a drink (or five):
Why not take him whisky tasting at QT Melbourne? This exclusive event is hosted in the hotel's signature Pascale Bar and will treat dad to a selection of five whisky tastings matched with canapes. Example pairings include; beef tartare with Bulliet Bourbon; BBQ octopus with Lagvulin 16; and panna cotta with local favourite Starwood. The tastings last for roughly 90 minutes and for $60 per person, it's a great way to say thanks to your favourite old guy.

QT Melbourne Pascale bar; fathers day whiskey tasting melbourne
Relax at QT Melbourne this Father's Day for a whisky tasting session paired with canapes.


Tasting are available on Thursday, 31 August; Friday, 1 September and Saturday, 2 September. Book by calling (03) 8636 8808.
Location: QT Melbourne is located at 133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take him on a road trip
Remember when you were a kid and would go on Sunday drives? Family holidays in the car? Why not return the favourite and drive out to the Bellarine to visit Terindah Estate?

Terindah Estate Bellarine, Geelong wineries
Sit back and enjoy a glass of local wine and tasty fare while overlooking the vines at Terindah Estate.


Perfect for Father's Day, you can enjoy a three-course lunch on at Terindah Estate's signature European-inspired restaurant, The Shed. Soak in spectacular views across the open lawns, vines and Port Phillip Bay while enjoying seasonal and local produce, in dishes such as a duck rillette, pickles and house baked bread; roast pork belly with mashed potato and blueberry compote and chocolate espresso cake to finish.

The luncheon menu is just $60 per person with a $20 children's menu and lunch is from 12.30pm. For bookings call (03) 5251 5336

But no mater what you choose to do, spending time with your favourite father will, no doubt, be time well spent.

Location: Terindah Estate 90 McAdams Lane, Bellarine

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When: Father's Day weekend September 1-3rd, 2017
Where: All around Melbourne
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