Sure, you could buy another Dad’s bag and a carton of beer but does that really show your Dad that he’s your number one? Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your Dad and express how grateful you are for his terrible jokes and wise words of advice. Don’t leave your brunch plans to the last minute, make sure you book in for Father’s Day this Sunday.
For the brunch-loving Dad
Skip the burnt toast, instant coffee and rubbery eggs on Father’s Day morning and let the professionals handle your breakfast feast. Stroll along Darby Street and treat Dad to a speciality brew from The Autumn Rooms or pulled pork and chorizo burrito from Frankies by Fibonacci. Spoil your health nut Dad with a vibrant acai bowl from WIA Store or nourishing green eggs at Momo Wholefoods. For an egg and bacon roll that steps it up a notch, hit up The Hood. The works B and E roll towers above the rest with black forest bacon, egg, hash-brown, avocado, relish and aioli. Munch on eggs benny while overlooking Newcastle’s picturesque harbour at Wickham Boatshed or check out why everyone’s raving about Mockingbird’s red velvet pancakes.
For the beer drinking Dad
Don’t let your Dad drink VB tinnies at the pub this Father’s Day, treat him to craft brews from some of Newcastle’s speciality restaurants. The Squire’s Maiden have everything from tropical pale ale to broody stouts on tap. Explore the encyclopaedic beer menu at The Grain Store while you dig into a rack of smoky BBQ ribs. Name a more iconic duo than pizza and beer. Foghorn Brewhouse have got your Dad covered with their authentic New York style pizza and refreshing house brews. Newcastle has no shortage of quality beer with bars like Hop Factory, Blind Monk, and Happy Wombat tapping the best brews Australia and the world have to offer.
For the meat-eating Dad
Pack the Weber away and skip the Bunnings sausage sanga this Father’s Day. Meet serve moorish Brazilian churrasco with smoky briskets and tender cuts your Dad will day dream about for weeks to come. Spoil your Dad’s inner carnivore with a mouth-watering steak from Burwood Inn. For fresh oysters, crispy tempura prawns and beachy vibes, head to Shoal Bay Country Club for a deluxe seafood platter. Just brace yourself to fake laugh at the inevitable see food puns.
For the Foodie Dad
You might not be able to shout dad an around the world trip but you can take his taste buds on a culinary journey. For an oriental fix try Bao Brother’s notorious buns or Nagisa’s flaming teppanyaki bar. Pack your sombrero and sip margaritas at Antojitos or Beach Burrito Company. Fire up your Dad’s taste buds with authentic Jamaican jerk chicken at Winnie’s or sail the Greek islands with Rustica’s Mediterranean inspired menu.
For the sweet-toothed Dad
Your Dad deserves better than a block of Cadbury or box of Roses this Sunday. Pre-order one of Doughheads limited Father’s Day six packs. The box is packed with crowd favourites like Nutella, Original Glaze and Vanilla Slice topped with flaky, house-made puff pastry. Cupcake Espresso makes Dad’s Day dessert a breeze with their Father’s Day collection. You can’t go wrong with the salty, sweet contrast of maple bacon and the crunch of hazelnuts in Ferrero Rocher.
He might nag you about getting to the airport 5 hours early and poke fun at the holes in your jeans but he’s still your go-to when the going gets tough. Show your dad how much you appreciate him this Sunday by laughing at his jokes and catching up over a delicious spread of his favourite foods. If you’re on a budget, Dad doesn’t have to miss out on dining at Newcastle’s top spots. Check out the Crave app for exclusive deals and discounts that guarantee bang for your buck.