Treat Your Old Man At Brisbane’s Best Spots For Father’s Day 

The man of the hour

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 15th August 2023

This Father’s Day, give Dad a day off from the barbecue. Whether he likes his steak medium rare, all his sips with froth, or plate after plate to feast on, Brisbane has plenty of options to guarantee your golden child status. 

Forget socks and jocks – these Father’s Day specials will show Dad which kid loves him most! 

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   

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Walkabout Creek Cafe

Enoggera Reservoir 

Let Dad eat to his heart’s content at this lush cafe nestled in the D’Aguilar National Park! Start his day right with a buffet breakfast on Walkabout Creek Cafe’s gorgeous deck, which will see him digging into the works and coming back for seconds (and thirds!). Does Dad prefer to sleep in? Then you’re in luck, because Walkabout will also be hosting an a la carte lunch featuring steak sandwiches, classic fish and chips, and a parmi burger special – with beer, of course! 

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Citron Bayside

Wellington Point

Can’t whisk Dad away to Europe for Father’s Day? Then opt for the next best thing with a visit to Brisbane’s Mediterranean oasis offering all-day coastal dining. With a broad range of seafood, salads, and vegetable dishes as well as a refreshing drinks list to fill your cup, the kitchen will be heating up from 7am to 3pm, giving you plenty of time to treat Dad right. On a backdrop of golden hues and conveniently located near the Wellington Point Jetty, you’ll have plenty of picture-perfect moments to savour the memories with the whole family, while dining on spiced, smoked, and succulent flavours Dad will be raving about ‘til the next Father’s Day. Book now and thank yourself later! 

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Valley Hops Brewing 

Fortitude Valley

Give Dad something to froth over this Father’s Day at Fortitude Valley’s resident rooftop brewery! Take your pick from the perfect gift experiences, whether it be an afternoon tour hanging out with Valley Hops’ characteristic brews, picking up a paddle at the bar, or cruising through their newly released and seasonal Nocturnal Animals range. Hunger will quickly get the boot with the Father’s Day Grazing Menu, served family-style in the middle of the table with smoked chicken wings, chargrilled Angus pure flank steak, sumac lamb rump skewers, roasted kipfler potatoes, and flatbreads. Or leave the choice to Dad with the a la carte menu of woodfired pizzas and share plates, served to the tune of a vinyl DJ and live musos.   

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Regatta Hotel


Spoil Dad this Father’s Day on the riverside at the iconic Regatta Hotel, as they serve up the goods all day long. Kick off with a breakfast buffet of fresh and seasonal ingredients, or head to the stylish gastro-pub, The Boatshed, for a drool-worthy menu of wagyu steak and eggs, banoffee pancakes, and more. Regatta will also be hosting a delicious luncheon, featuring a two-course set menu with majestic Brisbane River views to boot. 

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The Island 

Surfers Paradise

Scoot down the M1 and treat your old man to a feast and fun under the sun at The Island Gold Coast. Book a table at Goldie’s and you’re in for a Roast Revival filled with succulent roast porchetta, rotisserie chicken, and all the trimmings just like they served up in the good ol’ days. The tasty share-style lunch also comes with a two-hour bottomless premium drinks package, so you can say cheers over memories of the past while making new ones! Or, for the dad who likes to kick start his day the right way, head to the Rooftop Bottomless Brunch Club and dig into carby goodness, like mini waffles with caramelised banana, salted caramel, mascarpone, pecan, and bacon crumb. Wash it all down with bottomless beers, cocktail jugs, wines, and drinks as part of the two-hour beverage package, and you’ll have yourself a very happy Dad!  

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By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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