Father❜s Day in Sydney 2023: What❜s on & Where to go

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It's Father's Day in Sydney and the time is here to celebrate all those fabulous dads, daddies and daddy-os out there!

Whether it's a hubby who makes your life as a mum that much sweeter, your own father, a grandad or an uncle, you simply have to spoil them this Father's Day on Sunday 3 September 2023! 

Take advantage of the spring sunshine and treat Dad to a delicious meal, drink or experience at one of our handpicked celebrations happening this Father's Day in Sydney - enjoy!

Father's Day in Sydney 2023: What's on & Where to Go

1. Q Station Father's Day Lunch

Q Station Fathers Day Lunch
Elegant Father's Day dining at Q Station Manly.

Celebrate Father’s Day at an iconic historical location in the stunning surroundings of Sydney Harbour National Park. Q Station Manly is hosting a Father's Day feast in their Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar with a decadent 3-course shared menu plus a cheeky cocktail on arrival! From Ocean trout crudo and East 33 oysters to start, to mains of Portoro rib steak and Grilled snapper, to a decadent dessert platter, your dad is guaranteed to have a full belly and heart following this beautiful dining experience. He will also receive a 20% off voucher to use toward a Q Station dining or accommodation booking.

Where:      Q Station, 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly 
When:       Sunday 3 September | Bookings available from 12 - 2:30 pm
Cost:         $120 per person

2. Father's Day Roast at Sir Stamford Hotel

Father's Day in Sydney 2023
Father's Day Roast at Sir Stamford Hotel

Gift Dad a thoroughly tasty affair of delicious cuisine at the elegant Father's Day Roast at Sir Stamford Hotel.

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so get ready to spoil Dad's tummy with this vintage Sunday roast with all the trimmings. The menu is brimming with finely-selected meats, fresh produce, tasty antipasto, complimentary wines, and decadent desserts. Indulge on sweet and spicy BBQ pork ribs, grilled marinated chicken thighs with Spanish chorizo, roasted Wagyu beef rump with caramelised onion and shiraz jus, and creamy spinach and ricotta ravioli with sundried tomatoes. And that's just the hot selection!

Where:  Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay
When:   Sunday 3 September | 11.30 am - 2 pm
Cost:     $109 per adult; $49 per child (five and up); under 5s go FREE.

3. Father's Day at Sydney's Top Attractions

Merlin's Fathers Day Special Offer At Sydney's Top Attractions
Take your dad to some of Sydney's top Attractions for free!

From selfies with superstars to the city's tallest building to beloved Aussie animals to underwater wonderlands, treat the father figure in your life to a fun family day out at some of Merlin's top Sydney attractions

With this exclusive online offer, you can celebrate Father's Day at SEA LIFE Sydney AquariumWILD LIFE Sydney ZooMadame Tussauds Sydney or Sydney Tower Eye and take a dad for FREE - saving you up to $53. This special offer is only valid from 3 - 5 September 2023 so get in quick! 

Where:    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds -
                 Darling Harbour, 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney
                 Sydney Tower Eye - Westfield Sydney, Level 5/108 Market St, Sydney
When:     Sunday 3 - Tuesday 5 September 2023
Cost:       FREE with a full-paying ticket

4. Long Lunch at Shaffa

Celebrate Father's Day at Shaffa Surry Hills
Celebrate Father's Day with an exotic long lunch at Shaffa.

Serving up exotic cuisine, Shaffa is the perfect place to treat your foodie father to a long lunch! The atmospheric eatery brings a modern twist to Middle Eastern street food.

Their brunch feast includes marinated flank steak paired with classic fluffy laffa, house-made hummus, seasonal pickles, charred harissa olives, tabbouleh, Jaffa port fish tartar and Badinjan. Round off your meal with coconut malabi and a choice of Turkish coffee or Moroccan mint tea - all for $70 per person.

Where:  Shaffa, 80 Albion Street, Surry Hills
When:   Sunday 3 September
Cost:     $70 to $75pp

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5. Cheers to Beers With Dad at Marsden Brewery

Marsden Brewery tours
Tour the Marsden Brewery this Father's Day in Sydney.


Calling all beer-loving dads to the Marsden Brewery this Father's Day in Sydney for an epic brewery tour! Cheers to Beers With Dad will take dads and their loved ones on a professional tour of the famous Marsden Brewery on Sunday 3 September. Running every hour on Dad's special day, it's the perfect way to spend Father's Day in 2023 as you'll get an insider’s view of how his favourite brew(s) are made. Each tour will give you an in-depth look at Marsden's delicious ales and lagers, plus sample tastings straight from the tanks! Each tour can have up to 12 guests and will include your own tasting paddles.

There is also a Meat Fest Lunch with live music, kids activities and a complimentary schooner of Marsden beer for Dad.

Where:  Corner of Hawthorne Avenue & Richmond Rd, Marsden Park
When:   Sunday 3 September 
Cost: Brewery Tour - $25 | Father's Day Lunch - Adults $85, Kids $16.

6. Father's Day Cruise

Father's Day Cruise
Father's Day Cruise in Sydney.

For an out-of-the-box and onto-the-water Father's Day idea, it's hard to beat Sydney Harbour as the backdrop!

This Father's Day Lunch Cruise is the perfect gift and celebratory meal in one. Step aboard one of the Sydney Harbour Vagabond Cruises ships and get ready to indulge in the magnificent sights and delicious foods as you cruise the harbour on a three-hour luxury cruise.

The Father's Day Cruise includes a seafood and carvery lunch with complimentary beer (including a welcome beer upon arrival) and a live Aussie band! There will also be tempting desserts, tea and coffee on offer. There are prizes to be won including deluxe hampers, a professional host to keep the party going and of course magnificent 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour.

Where:  Departing King Street Wharf
When:   Sunday 3 September | 12.30-3.30 pm
Cost:     $85 per adult; $60 per child (five to 14); $270 for a family of four.

7. The Streets of Barangaroo

Father's Day The Streets of Barangaroo
The Streets of Barangaroo are bursting with delicious options for Father's Day! 

With over 50 vibrant eateries and restaurants on Sydney's iconic waterfront, The Streets of Barangaroo is the perfect destination to explore new flavours together or visit old favourites. With so much choice, there's sure to be something that tickles Dad's fancy!

Our top picks would be Born by Tapavino—where you can spoil Dad with a specially tailored shared lunch menu bursting with Spanish delights; Tequila Daisy for a Father's Day fiesta brimming with Mexican classics, cocktail specials and waterfront views, or a seafood extravaganza at love.fish with a children's menu available. Drool! 

Where:  Barangaroo
When:   Sunday 3 September 
Cost:    Varies depending on the destination—check individual restaurant websites for details.

8. Darling Square

Golden Century Father's Day
Darling Square for Father's Day.

A real haven for foodies, Darling Square is a great option for a Father's Day bite to eat with Dad. With over 60 retailers, there's something for everyone and plenty of cheap and cheerful offers to snap up! 

Golden Century will be serving up its finest Cantonese BBQ, while Dopa by Devon will be offering a complimentary side of spicy karage chicken skewers for Dad with any main purchase. For the dad with a sweet tooth—finish off your Father's Day meal by heading to 15Cenchi and pick up an indulgent slice of artisinal Japanese basque cheesecake.

Where:  Darling Square
When:   Sunday 3 September 
Cost:    Varies depending on the destination—check individual restaurant websites for details.

9. Blak Markets 

Blak Markets
Blak Markets at The Rocks.

Looking for a perfect last-minute gift for your dad? Look no further! The highly acclaimed Blak Markets of Sydney are making a comeback to Tallawoladah Lawn at The Rocks on September 2 and 3. This is your chance to immerse yourself in a wonderful celebration of Indigenous culture, all while showing your support for First Nations creators, artisans, and local entrepreneurs. Double win! 

Where:  Tallawoladah Lawn, The Rocks
When:   Sunday 3 September 
Cost:    FREE entry

10. Father's Day at Forrester's

Forrester's Father's Day
Father's Day at Forrester's

If you're after an easy, casual dining option for Dad this Father's Day, look no further than Forrester's. Indulge him in the mouthwatering Big Yorkie – the star roast of the week, served with perfectly cooked veggies, golden roasted potatoes, and a generous pour of gravy, all snug inside a giant Yorkshire Pudding.

And what's a celebration without a frosty cold beer to wash it down? It's the perfect opportunity to clink glasses and show appreciation to your father figure, with live music taking place from 5 pm!

Where:  Forrester's, 336 Riley St, Surry Hills
When:   Sunday 3 September 
Cost:    $35 for the Big Yorkie

11. Father's Day Beer Tasting

Father's Day in Sydney 2023
Amora Hotel beer-tasting delights!

Yes, it's another Father's Day beer-tasting experience because, well, we know how much dads love beer!

Luxurious beer tasting is on offer this Father's Day in Sydney at Amora Hotel. They've partnered with the legendary Lord Nelson Brewery to give dads an authentic and delicious local experience with each beer complementing specially curated dishes to create a symphony of tastebud sensations.

Indulge in the finest craft beers, delectable charcuterie, and seafood delicacies at this extraordinary beer and food-tasting extravaganza.

Where:  11 Jamison Street
When:   Sunday 3 September | 12 pm
Cost:     Tickets from $99

12. Westfield Destinations across NSW

Westfield Father's Day craft
Indulge in a spot of craft for Father's Day at select Westfields across NSW!

There is so much happening for Dad this Father's Day weekend at Westfields across NSW. From a Father’s Day Community Car Meet at Westfield Hornsby and Westfield Tuggerah on Sunday 3 September, complete with plenty of fun for the whole family with music, free fairy floss, free face painting, caricature art and more. There's also a Personalisation Hub at Westfield Parramatta daily until Sunday 3 September where Fossil and Tommy Hilfiger will be activating with amazing personalisation services. The following locations will be partaking in some Father's Day crafts:

  • Westfield Burwood: Customers can make their own photo frame, snap a pic or print their own photo on Thursday 31 August from 3 pm - 7 pm and Friday 1 September until Sunday 3 September daily from 11 am - 3 pm 
  • Westfield Liverpool: Kids can decorate a key chain or photo frame for dad from Thursday 31 August until Friday 1 September, 9.30 am - 11 am. On Saturday 2 September 10 am - 1 pm, visit Westfield Liverpool for a special Donut King donut decorating workshop 
  • Westfield Warringah Mall: Kids can make a special gift from the heart for Dad this Father’s Day on Saturday 2 September from 9:30 am - 11 am 
  • Westfield Chatswood: Kids can enjoy a Father’s Day craft zone and make dad a personalised mug from Friday 1 September until Sunday 3 September 
  • Westfield Hurstville: Decorating workshop from 31 August until 2 September. Westfield members are invited to visit Westfield Hurstville to participate in a free card decorating activity to take home to Dad for Father’s Day. Superman will also be making a special appearance on Saturday.  
  • Westfield Tuggerah: Kids can come along to create some memorable mornings and enjoy cookie decorating and wooden key rings with Little Freddie on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September. A Father’s Day card is also included for each craft activity. 

Where:  Select Westfields across NSW
When:   Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 
Cost:     FREE

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