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Eating Out Guide: Best Restaurants for Father’s Day

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Kids can run around in the shaded playground at The Ranch

Looking for a special Father’s Day restaurants where you can enjoy a brunch, lunch or dinner? Father’s Day is just around the corner, on Sunday 4 September. If you haven’t yet made plans to celebrate, why not make Dad’s day by treating him to a special meal with the family? There are dozens of family-friendly Father’s Day restaurants, cafes & pubs on the North Shore where you can treat Dad.

Looking for the best Father’s Day restaurants on the North Shore to spoil Dad on his special day? Whether you’re looking for family-friendly or fine dining, we’ve got your sorted! Here are lots of fab options around the North Shore.

Family-friendly Father’s Day restaurants

Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar

​​Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar, located on the shoreline of the incredible Sydney Harbour, is a restaurant dining experience with a difference. Housed in the original boiler house building of Sydney’s oldest operational quarantine facility, the space has been refurbished into a bustling, open-kitchen restaurant, where diners can relax and enjoy the perfect combination of waterside dining and superb food and wine.

Father’s Day Package Celebrate Father’s Day at Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar, with a 3- course shared menu plus a cocktail on arrival for $120 per person. Plus, all dads receive a 20% off voucher to be used at either Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar or on a night’s accommodation! Enjoy a Spiced Rum Sour for all dads and a Soho Champagne for all ladies.

  • Address: 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
  • Phone: (02) 9466 1500
  • Website: qstation.com.au

Harbour Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Captain Cook Cruises

This Father’s Day, honour the Dad in your family with an unforgettable experience on Sydney Harbour. Showcasing our deep appreciation for every incredible dad, Captain Cook Cruises offers an array of options that cater to his unique tastes and passions.

Father’s Day Harbour View Long Lunch: For the connoisseurs of taste, the Captain Cook Cruises Long Lunch package serves up a succulent steak or exquisite barramundi against the backdrop of stunning views. Indulge in a 3-course feast while creating lasting memories.

Father’s Day Sunset Dinner: If sunset enchantment is more his style, the Sunset Dinner awaits. With a splendid 3-course meal timed perfectly to the Sydney Spring Sunset, Dad can unwind in comfort and luxury.

Whale Watching: Adventurous spirits will relish the “Wildlife Warrior” Whale Watching tour, an exhilarating 2.5-hour journey capturing the magic of the Southern migration.

Book your Father’s Day experience with Captain Cook Cruises this Sunday 3 September, for a day that Dad will treasure forever. Prices start from $69 per adult and $50 per child. Book now.

  • Address: Darling Harbour: King Street Wharf 1 | Circular Quay: Wharf 6
  • Phone: (02) 9206 1111
  • Website: captaincook.com.au

The Ranch, North Ryde

Father's Day restaurants

Kids can run around in the shaded playground at The Ranch

Get out of the house and into the pub for a family meal this Fathers Day! There’s lots to keep the kids entertained at The Ranch – a fabulous outdoor shaded playground, jumping castle (weather permitting), ping pong tables, arcade area and kids activity packs and face painting. Plus, kids eat free all day! Find out what to expect at The Ranch by reading Emma’s review.

  • Address: Cnr Epping & Herring Rds, North Ryde
  • Phone: (02) 9887 2411
  • Website: theranch.com.au

West Pymble Bicentennial Club

Father's Day restaurants Pymble

West Pymble Bicentennial Club

West Pymble Bicentennial Club is an excellent option for relaxed, casual, family-friendly dining. They often put on some activities just for dad, so watch this space!

  • Address: 2 Prince of Wales Drive, West Pymble
  • Phone: (02) 9498 3135
  • Website: wpbc.com.au

Bridgeview Hotel, Willoughby

This Father’s Day, spend a sun-filled afternoon with your family on the spacious rooftop terrace of the Bridgeview Hotel. Enjoy great value pub food with daily specials, a public bar with pool tables and live sport on the big screen.

    The Verandah Beecroft

    Father's Day restaurant Beecroft

    The Verandah Beecroft

    Light-filled, relaxed and homely, The Verandah is Beecroft’s home away from home – a local institution for the northern suburbs community, revamped and reimagined. Sitting across from the bowling greens, it’s the perfect spot to settle in for a long lunch, a cocktail or two or dinner with friends and family.

    Frankie’s Food Factory

    The playground outside Frankie’s

    If you’re looking for a Father’s Day restaurant for breakfast, brunch or lunch… and you have small kids with you, Frankie’s Food Factory is a great option! Serving a huge range of delicious meals, excellent coffee and a playground outside, it ticks all the boxes. When you’re finished your meal, enjoy a stroll around the garden centre! Read our review.

    • Where: Flower Power Nursery, 277 Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills
    • Phone: 9899 2299 (select 1 for Terrey hills)
    • Website: frankiesfoodfactory.com.au

    Borruso’s Pizza and Pasta, Northbridge & Crows Nest

    Father's Day restaurants

    A selection of wood-fired pizzas are on the menu at Borruso’s Pizza and Pasta at Northbridge

    It began as a takeaway shop but has grown to be a bustling Italian restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas and classic pasta dishes for dinner. It’s family-friendly and its menu states “benvenuto alla famiglia” which roughly translates to “welcome to the family.” For over 25 years they have been making our own pizza dough and making great tasty Italian food is their passion.

    • Address: 1/59-65 Strathallen Ave, Northbridge & 83 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest
    • Phone: (02) 9967 5706
    • Website: borrusos.com

    Cafe Patina, Wahroonga

    Father's Day Wahroonga Restaurant

    Cafe Patina, Wahroonga

    The beautiful Cafe Patina, set in the leafy surrounds opposite Wahroonga Park is run by husband and wife team Stewart and Hilary Wallace, for the past five years the team have operated the restaurant with a simple ethos; to choose as best they can to serve food that nature has made. After your feast, head across the road for a play at Wahroonga Park! Read our review.

    • Address: 64 Coonanbarra Road, Wahroonga
    • Phone: (02) 9489 0980
    • Website: cafepatina.com.au


    Father's Day restaurants Roseville


    Described by fans as “the little gem in the heart of Roseville,” Saveur is famous for French-European cuisine and its stylish yet comfortable atmosphere not often associated with fine dining. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy a combination of original and classic cuisine from Europe and Australia. Saveur has won multiple North Shore business awards for the excellent food and impeccable service.

    This Father’s Day, give Dad a relaxing dining experience in the style he deserves. The friendly atmosphere at Saveur is perfect for the whole family and is a comfortable setting to create happy special memories!

    • Address: 11 Hill Street, Roseville
    • Phone: (02) 9412 3999
    • Websitesaveur.com.au

      Even more options for Father’s Day restaurants…

      Here are loads more places to consider for a Father’s Day meal on the North Shore to suit all types of families.

      Relaxed dining Father’s Day restaurants

      • Hunters Hill Hotel, Hunters Hill
      • Union Hotel, North Sydney
      • The Oaks, Neutral Bay
      • Via Napoli Pizzeria, Lane Cove and Hunters Hill
      • Via Alta, Willoughby
      • The Great Northern Hotel, Chatswood
      • Greengate Hotel, Killara
      • The Sawmill, West Pymble
      • The Butchers’ Block, Wahroonga
      • The Blue Gum, Waitara
      • Firestone, Hornsby
      • Blu Eatery, Hornsby
      • Berowra Village Tavern, Berowra Heights

      Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs with play areas

      If you’ve got little kids who can’t sit still, a restaurant with a play area is a great option! They’re all super family-friendly, so parents can relax knowing that the kids are having fun too! See the full list of all the venues.

      • Magpies Waitara
      • Hotel Pennant Hills
      • Forest Hotel
      • Belrose Hotel
      • Terrey Hills Tavern
      • Harbord Diggers, Freshwater
      • The Collaroy
      • Pittwater RSL, Mona Vale
      • The Newport
      • North Ryde RSL
      • The Ranch, North Ryde
      • Glenorie RSL
      • Castle Hill RSL
      • The Glasshouse Artarmon
      • Babyccino, Lindfield
      • Frankie’s Food Factory, Terrey Hills
      • The Tasting Deck, Terrey Hills
      • Frankies Food Factory, Terrey Hills
      • The Gardens Restaurant & Terrace Bar, Eden Gardens
      • The Diddy, Longueville
      • The Grounds Keeper Cafe, Ryde
      • The Ranch Hotel, North Ryde

      Beautiful spots by the water Father’s Day restaurants

      Love to dine by the water? There are lots of beautiful cafes on the Sydney waterways.

      • Plonk! Beach Cafe, Mosman
      • Ormegio at The Spit, Mosman
      • Burnt Orange, Mosman
      • Ripples Chowder Bay, Mosman
      • Waterside Bistro, Bobbin Head
      • Deckhouse, Woolwich
      • Echo on the Marina, Roseville
      • Hugos, Manly
      • The Boathouse Shelly Beach, Manly
      • The Boathouse Palm Beach, Palm Beach
      • Flying Fox Cafe, Mona Vale
      • Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater

      Restaurants that are a little bit more special…

      • Café Lyon, Lindfield
      • Kiplings Garage Bar, Turramurra
      • Martha’s, Castlecrag
      • Sous le Soleil, Roseville
      • Urban Tadka, Terrey Hills

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