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12 Things to Do with Your Dad on Father's Day in Perth 2017

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by finy (subscribe)
A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for which is on HubGarden
Published August 13th 2017
Spoil Your Father This Father's Day
Father's Day
The one day of the year that you thoroughly spoil your Dad and possibly take him out for lunch!


Not sure what to do with your special Dad or Granddad this Father's Day 2017 in Perth? There are many places in Perth which cater for special Father's Day lunches. The ones I have put together will be interesting and each one has a particular reason why I chose it.

This one appeals to me as thought has gone into the naming of it, and it is advertised as being in FreMANtle, and they believe there is nothing manlier than "enjoying high tea on Father's Day".

This only occurs if you go to FreMANtle Father's Day High Tea at the Ball & Chain which is situated in the Esplanade Hotel.

Here you and your Dad will enjoy ice cold beers, live music and slot car racing as well as a tasty man platter featuring the following:

A pulled pork with slaw burger
Chunky beef pie
Captivating chicken wings
Messy meatballs
Pleasurable bucket of prawns
Pecan and bourbon pie to top it all off

You can view the whole menu here.

Esplanade Hotel
46 Marine Terrace

38 per person for food
or $62 per person including four tinnies.

Make your bookings here and bookings are essential - be quick to avoid disappointment.

Caversham House Presents Father's Day Lunch. Here you can forget the "socks and jocks" this year and treat your Dad to a gourmet lunch to remember.

Located in the fantastic Swan Valley, you can spoil your Dad by taking him for this exotic lunch in a hopefully beautiful spring day.

They will have what they describe as:
Mouth watering wood-fired rotisserie & bbq with sensational
Salads and sides
Spectacular LIVE seafood paella
Their legendary dessert

This is touted as an outdoor live food BBQ station and rotisserie with porcetta, pork roast with crackling (who can resist this?), plus more. Should the weather not be a typical spring day, the lunch will be held in a marquee where the live cooking stations are unable to be inside.

And if that is not tempting enough they are also taking individual bookings for an alfresco A La Carte Father's Day lunch. They will also have live entertainment to set the mood for a glorious afternoon set in the beautiful gardens of Caversham House. This will be a fully licensed lunch, and no BYO permitted.

Caversham House
141 Caversham Avenue

11:30 am 4:00 pm

$65 per person
$35 per child (2-9 years old)
Drinks not included in this price

For all Father's Day booking enquiries contact or call on 08 9279 1167

Matilda Bay Restaurant is situated in a glorious position overlooking Matilda Bay with Kings Park and Perth City being the vista. This would indeed be a great place to impress your Dad this Father's Day!

Yo can find copies of their menu here. Book now to say "Thank you" to all the Dads and father figures in your life.

Matilda Bay Restaurant
3 Hackett Drive

From 11 am

Phone 9423 5000

And now for something different, as Monty Python would say, why not take your Dad on a cruise on the Swan River instead of staying on dry land? Many Dads just love the buffet breakfast and lunch cruises that Captain Cook Cruises put on.

There is great truth in the saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach", and to show Dad how much he means to you, why not spoil him with a Barbeque Buffet Lunch on the beautiful Swan River. You can see sights that you will only see when viewed from the Swan River, as you cruise the calm waters between Fremantle and Perth.

Cruise past sights including Perth's impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle's busy inner harbour. While you are doing this, you will be able to have a barbecue lunch including:

Cajun chicken wings
Barbeque sirloin with rosemary and garlic
Complemented by an assortment of fresh seasonal salads and
cold buffet dishes
Unlimited tea
Freshly brewed Yahava coffee from the Swan Valley
Soft drinks and orange juice.

They will also be offering a special beer tasting for all fathers on board, with full cash bar facilities to purchase further drinks if you wish. There will also be door prizes, reserved seating and a keepsake for all Fathers to take home.

Captain Cook Cruises
Pier 3
Barrack Street Jetty

12 pm returning at 3 pm

Adults $86 each
Children 4 - 14 $46
Baby 0 - 3 Free

Phone 08 9325 3341
or click on this link

If you want to go near the Perth Hills, then the Parkerville Tavern has consistently good food, pleasant surroundings and most Dads will feel at home here. The Management claim that "DADDY-O! YOU'RE THE MAN" for this special day! The Parkerville Tavern staff will ensure your Dad is treated like a king this Father's Day.

Whether your Dad is an early riser, more of a lunch time fan, or perhaps even a late snacker type, you can get a meal at the Parkerville Tavern. They will be OPEN ALL DAY for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you will be able to eat inside or outside. For lunch and dinner, they offer the Chef's specially prepared Father's Day Roast Lamb with all the trimmings or you can choose from the weekend A La Carte menu.

Also available all day will be their delicious wood fired pizzas and for something a bit more casual, you can get a hot pork and gravy roll. There is heaps to choose from including a kid's menu. They will also have live music from the wonderful FUNKOUSTIC TRIO from 3 pm to 6 pm and a Father's Day Esky full of goodies to be won on the day!

For a full list of their father's Day menu, please click here.

Parkerville Tavern
6 Owen Road

Breakfast runs from 8 am -10 am
Lunch/Dinner ALL DAY from 11 am 8 pm

Cost varies so check their menu above

Bookings are essential for breakfast, but not for lunch or dinner.
Call 9295 4500 for breakfast reservations.

For something a bit more upmarket for your Dad, The Old Brewery is a fantastic place to go. They will have a special lunch for the Dads (and the rest of the family) at this Perth icon. It was, of course, the old Swan Brewery for many years, until it was rebuilt and set up as a restaurant, right on the Swan River and just a few minutes drive from the City Centre.

Combining history with relaxed and contemporary dining, the Old Brewery Grill is modern and has all that our State has to offer in fresh produce, fabulous food and friendly staff to ensure your day with Dad is a success.

With top chefs, the Old Brewery puts on delightful meals which are always so well presented and taste so good!

Who could resist this!

The Old Brewery
173 Mounts Bay Road

Over lunch time

$90 per person

Phone 08 9211 8910
or e-mail

This is another restaurant in the beautiful Swan Valley which abounds with wineries and good eating. The Black Swan is no exception and this year they will be having a Father's Day Set Menu Lunch with live music performed by Brenton Fosdike.
You will be able to choose between breakfast or lunch and there will be a non-refundable, minimum deposit, of $100 required upon booking.

You will be able to order free range eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, grilled tomato, baked beans and toast.

Vegetarian options include free range eggs cooked to order, mushrooms, grilled tomato, baked beans, grilled halloumi cheese and toast.

The set lunch will consist of an Entree, with a choice of four dishes, and the mains will consist of:

Chicken breast rolled in prosciutto, stuffed with pistachios,
camembert, mushrooms, on a potato and pumpkin puree

Grilled "skin on" Kimberly barramundi, gourmet potatoes and
feta cheese, seeded mustard, spring onion.

Cabernet blend slow braised beef cheeks on a rough
colcannon of potato, cabbage, spring onion and bacon

Father's Day Pork Belly Roast with roasted potato chats, root
vegetables, peas and apple chutney.

White wine reduced risotto, confit garlic, trio of shitake, oyster
and field mushrooms

There will also be a choice of several desserts including a sticky date roulade, Chantilly cream, and butterscotch sauce.

There will also be a children's menu (aged 12 years or less).

The Black Swan
8600 West Swan Road
Henley Brook

Big Breakfast from 9 am till 11am
Lunch from 11.30 am to 4 pm

Big Breakfast $25 per person/Children Serve $15
(12 yrs. or less inc. 1 x juice per child)

Lunch - $62 per person (not including drinks)
$20 children's menu

Make your bookings here
or phone 9296 6090

If your Dad eats a lot and loves to eat, then the place to go would be The Quarie where you can treat your Dad to an all day buffet which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner!

The Quarie Bar and Brasserie opened its doors in late 2011 and now has a reputation for a friendly, stylish eating place which has an impressive beer, wine and cocktail list that complements a modern menu.

Buffet meal at the Quarie

This Brasserie is very casual yet still has an atmosphere of sophistication.

2 Macquarie Boulevard
Hammond Park

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Breakfast $27 per person
Children 4 to 12 years $12
Lunch and dinner $37 per person
Children 4 to 12 years $12
Children three years and under eat free all day

Phone 9414 3500

The Vines in Joondalup is set in tranquil surroundings and is just a short drive north of Perth.

The Vines has a high standard of service, recreation and friendly hospitality and this year they will be hosting a Father's Day lunch for your special Dad. On offer there will be a delicious buffet lunch with:

A range of pizzas
BBQ ribs
A range of salads
A range of fresh bread plus
Every Dad receives a middy of Hahn Super Dry

You will also be able to have the a la carte menu in the Cafe.

51 Verdelho Drive
The Vines

From 12 noon

$39 per person
Children 5 to 12 years $19

Phone 9297 3000

Perhaps your Dad is happier having lunch or dinner at home in his own peaceful surroundings rather than going out on HIS day? This can also be catered for, without having to do any work other than pick up the phone and order meals!

With a choice of about 70 different places, you can go through the establishments and foods at this site.

And there is also this site, so you even have a choice of where you order from.

These places are great as you have a large choice and Dad can decide what he wants to eat in the comfort of his own lounge chair.

The variety is endless with all manner of foods catered for:

You can even order donuts if Dad is a sweet tooth!

Whatever, your Dad likes to eat is catered for by this service, but be sure to book early as they will be busy on Father's Day.

If food is not something "special" for YOUR Dad, then why not take him to the Perth Observatory.

This observatory has about a hundred years of history and offers a fantastic experience and particularly so if it is a clear night, though they still have tours on cloudy nights!

They have night tours or you can go on a guided day tour through the Observatory during the day, and you will be shown the grounds, telescopes (both old fashioned and new).

One of the telescopes at the Obseervatory

The evening adventures are extraordinary, and it would be a fascinating place to take Dad (as well as seeing it yourself!)

There is even a choice of night tours with the following:
Dark Sky Nights
Dark sky nights are when there's no Moon.

Moonlit Nights
Moonlit nights are when the Moon is one of the observing targets.

Full Moon Nights
Full moon nights are when a Full Moon occurs on a weekend.

These tours are about 1 hours long.

Perth Observatory
337 Walnut Road

Adult: $40.00
Concession: $30.00
Child: $25.00

Phone 9293 8255
or visit their website here.

If your father is young or young at heart, then take him where he will find adventure while pushing up his adrenaline.

The Lancelin Sand Dunes have angles of 45 degrees making this an extreme sport for anyone, with dunes that are up to three storeys high. Here you will find pristine, white sand which attracts people from everywhere.

Here, your Dad can attempt to go sand boarding, or if that is a bit daring, you can hire a quad bike or four wheel drive, and go up over "them thar" hills.

For a quieter times, however, you can take Dad fishing in this area.

It is only about 90 minutes from Perth so easily do-able on Father's Day.

You can find out more about this activity, where to go, where to park, details of hire etc at this site.

Beacon Road

Free to enter

Open all day every day

There is such a vast array of things you can do with your Dad this Father's Day, and I have given you a small example of just twelve of these.


Your Dad deserves to be able to pick where he wants to go on his special day, but as there will be many people taking their Dad out on this day, make sure you make enquiries and book early to avoid disappointment.

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When: Sunday 3rd September, 2017
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