Adelaide sets the stage for a heartwarming Father’s Day celebration like no other. This vibrant city, known for its rich cultural heritage and passion for fine cuisine, attracts families to come together and honour their dads with an unforgettable culinary experience.
From charming eateries tucked away in historic lanes to contemporary restaurants boasting panoramic views of the city, Adelaide’s dining scene has something to delight every palate. Here are a few of the best Father’s Day lunches in Adelaide to consider.
There’s something for everyone at this family-friendly restaurant. The special Father’s Day lunch feast includes a range of starters, such as beef empanadas and grilled tiger prawns. For mains, enjoy a selection of slow-cooked meats, such as wagyu beef brisket and pork belly. There are plenty of sides and a few classic Spanish desserts; churros, tres leche banana cake, and flan. Bring the whole family for this one. It will only set you back $79 per person.
Treat Dad to a long lunch on a picturesque vineyard this Father’s Day. Longview Vineyard, known for its unmistakable vista, is offering a four-course share menu, of Italian family favourites, along with many glasses of their award-winning drops. Tickets cost $80 per person and $30 for children. Although if you book before August 20, you will receive a $20 wine voucher, and your name goes in the draw to win a one-night stay in the Vineyard suite.
Pirate Life Brewing down at Port Adelaide is putting on a Sunday spit roast this Father’s Day lunch. There will be live music, sizzling meat, and all the beer Dad needs for a lazy Sunday afternoon with the family.
Celebrate Dad, Greek style, at House of George. This funky, vibrant restaurant offers a plethora of classic Mediterranean dishes, all shareable. Expect generous servings of lamb porchetta and grain-fed scotch fillet. The small plates feature shareable items such as steak tartare, saltbush and pepper abalone, and daily crudo with charred grapes. A feed-me menu costs $75 and includes enough food for the whole family.
Another winery lunch option is Ginkgo, the restaurant of Golding Wines. You can choose from seasonal plates shared set menu, or a wood-fired set menu. Both showcase fresh, local produce cooked differently. The wood-fired option includes a selection of pizza and grazing plates to start. The seasonal plates menu focuses on wholesome dishes, such as pressed beef cheeks, egg yolk ravioli, and pan-seared scallops.
It doesn’t get any more iconic than Fugazzi, Adelaide’s favourite New York Italo-inspired restaurant. Axl Rose, Nigella Lawson and Cate Blanchett are known to frequent here. For Father’s Day, choose your own journey with the expansive a la carte menu spanning from rich pasta to scorched cabbage and hand-stretched Vanella burrata.