Dad’s dreams of an out-of-lock Father’s Day may have been shattered, but don’t worry – you can always show him that you care by sending fancy take-out, craft kits, or gifts. banquets from some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and venues (and local hospo support while you’re there).
We’ve already put together a curated gift guide to suit every budget, but if you’re looking to add a Sunday feast, here are our top picks.
Sunda x Aru Father’s Day Dinner, $ 190 for two
Sunda is known for combining Southeast Asian flavors and native Australian ingredients with fine dining, while new brother Aru does the same with a little more playfulness. Both are on display in this dinner box by the chef behind them, Khanh Nguyen. It consists of semi-flavored banh pie, shrimp toast with Marie Rose red curry sauce, roasted bone marrow over cassava focaccia, slow roasted tamarind prime rib and more. There’s also a vegetarian option that includes burrata with sides of nasi-lemak, slowly roasted cauliflower, and smoked eggplant. Order before 7 p.m. on Friday, September 3 for a pickup at the Windsor Hotel or delivery within a 10-kilometer radius (for an additional $ 20).
Stokehouse take-out box, $ 130 for two
While the ocean view is hard to replicate, Dad can still enjoy fine seafood from Stokehouse Executive Chef Jason Staudt (and if you live with Dad, you can recreate the hospitable service). The menu includes a Parker bun with buffalo curd and smoked olive oil; octopus, mussels and radishes in saffron escabeche; a dip of smoked sea trout and lavosh cod roe; and rolled saddle of lamb stuffed with cavolo nero and black garlic. There’s also a choco-nutty rock for dessert, and you can add half a dozen Sydney rock oysters. Order by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3 for pickup at Stokehouse.
Nobu’s assorted sashimi platter, $ 149 for four
If your dad is a fan of Japanese food, there’s no occasion much more special than Nobu. The dedicated Father’s Day platter features precise cuts of tuna sashimi, salmon, amberjack, scallops and langoustines, as well as ikura (salmon roe). It is available on Saturday and Sunday September 4 and 5. Order before 12 p.m. on Friday, September 3 for a collection at Nobu or a delivery within a radius of 25 kilometers.
Pentolina Father’s Day Home Menu, $ 139 for two to three
There’s a brand new pasta dish on the Pentolina take out menu just for Daddy’s Day: cuttlefish ink cannelloni with lobster tail and blue eyed mousse. The shared feast includes a platter of antipasti (including arancini, frittata, pork rillettes, farmhouse mortadella and That’s Amore fiore di burrata) and a hazelnut and gianduja cheesecake for dessert. You can also add a bottle of Italian wine to your order. It’s available for pickup or delivery (to the Eastern Outskirts and Mornington Peninsula) for a fee on Saturday and Sunday September 4 and 5.
Ottolenghi cooked by Tulum, $ 65 per person
Turkish conductor Coskun Uysal of Balaclava’s Tulum serves classics from Yotam Ottolenghi’s repertoire on Father’s Day. The multi-course meal includes a roasted Persian shoulder of lamb, pomegranate fattoush salad, braised green lentils and cardamom rice pudding for dessert, as well as meze like Turkish flatbread, roasted eggplant with tahini yogurt, kuku sabzi (Persian herb frittata) and more. Call 0424 131 881 to order a pickup in Tulum or delivery within a 10 kilometer radius for a charge of $ 15.
Hazel’s Father’s Day, from $ 60
Nathan Toleman’s Hazel has brunch, lunch, and dinner options for Dad. Brighten up his morning with a large breakfast of sourdough English muffins, streaked bacon, eggs, black pudding, hash browns, canned coffee and more. Or spoil it in the arvo with the restaurant’s house charcuterie, haloumi, focaccia, beef and stout pie, roasted duck fat potatoes and date and butterscotch pudding. Everything is available for pickup and delivery within a 25-kilometer radius (for a fee of $ 10) on Friday and Saturday September 3 and 4.
Father’s Day Breakfast Box Without King and God, $ 95
Can’t sneak into daddy’s kitchen to make him breakfast in bed? Lockdown is a bummer, but it could be the next best thing – King and Godfree’s breakfast box returns this year with Dr. Marty’s crumpets, Sicilian marmalade, La Boqueria chorizo, Le Conquerant butter. , streaked bacon, a loaf of sourdough, homemade earth roast coffee, a dozen Egg Burd and more – enough for several days of great breakfast specials. It is available for pickup or delivery across Melbourne. Tip: order it for Saturday, August 4, as deliveries ($ 15 to $ 22.50) are in the afternoon.
Cookes Food Father’s Day Lunch Box, $ 125 for two
Let expert caterer Cookes Food take care of Dad this year with a menu that includes sourdough baguette with Bloody Shiraz Gin caviar, slow roasted lamb with smoked yogurt, sliced rare tuna with spicy mayonnaise and DIY chocolate cannoli (with macerated strawberries and double cream), among other dishes. Bar Americano’s killer bottled cocktails and wines are also available at an additional cost. Order by 12pm on Thursday 4th September for pickup, or delivery is available within 10 kilometers of St Kilda.
Longrain’s Father’s Day banquet, $ 190 for two
Now run by prolific restaurateur Scott Pickett, modern Thai restaurant Longrain serves a banquet for dads who don’t mind spicing up the spices. There’s betel leaf with shrimp, chicken kebabs in a sweet tamarind vinaigrette, king mackerel marinated in green mango, a prime rib of beef with nam pla prik (Thai sauce), red duck curry and asparagus and snow peas sautéed in XO. And for dessert: a sticky tamarind pudding with tamarind butter caramel. Delivery is available through Providor throughout Victoria.
David’s yum cha banquet, $ 126 for two
If the bamboo steamer carts and baskets of traditional yum cha are missing, comfort your old man with this feast of classics from David’s. It includes six kinds of dumplings (including siu mai, shrimp, pan-seared beef and pork with chili), peking duck pancakes, special fried rice, Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce and white chocolate dumplings. . You can also add barbecued pork buns, homemade chili oil, and a steamer basket for storage. Delivery is available via Providor throughout Victoria, or you can pick it up at Oriental Teahouse in Brunswick.
Cannoleria from That’s Amore’s DIY Averna cannoli kit, $ 25
Is there anything more Sicilian than cannoli and Amaro Averna? Maybe this: a do-it-yourself cannolo with an Averna swirl. This kit comes with six shells, a pastry bag filled with coffee infused ricotta, and candied orange zest and icing sugar to garnish. This could be a fun activity for daddy, or you can assemble the cannoli and drop them off at his door (that way you can take some of the credit). It is available for pickup from Cannoleria stores or delivery within 15 kilometers of any outpost for a fee of $ 5.
The Fishmonger’s Son Oyster Shelling Kit, $ 125
If your dad is a bit of a mollusc man, it’s about as cool as the ocean. Carlton North’s Fishmonger’s Son makes a kit with 18 premier live oysters (a blend of Royal Miyagi, rock and Pacific), Yarra Valley Bloody Shiraz Gin caviar and a wood-handled oyster shelling knife. Order by Thursday, September 2 for a pickup at Carlton North between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 4. Delivery is also available through Your grocer.