2015 Adelaide Father’s Day Guide

Father’s Day is mere weeks away, and once again we’ve got the ultimate guide to spoiling dad this year.


Father’s Day is mere weeks away, and once again we’ve got the ultimate guide to spoiling dad this year.

So, if you’re looking for tips on what to get him, where to take him for lunch or dinner, or of course, what events are on, then look no further because we have it all!

Every father needs a gift that’s selected for him by his loved ones. Unfortunately we’re not always chockers with great ideas on what to get the man who seems to have everything. No stress, we here at Glam have put our heads together and come up with a collection of gift ideas for those who are stuck. From fashion to spa packages, we’ve got you sorted.


Wirra Wirra at the Unley Gourmet Gala. Photo by Andre Castellucci.

Wirra Wirra at the Unley Gourmet Gala. Photo by Andre Castellucci.

Wirra Wirra Wines

If your dad is a wine aficionado, or even just loves a tipple, head down to Wirra Wirra Wines to pick up the perfect present. Internationally regarded as McLaren Vale icons, Wirra Wirra Wines are some of the best South Australia has to offer. Pair a bottle of Church Block with a Wirra Wirra Decanter and he’ll be in wine-lovers heaven.

To find out more about Wirra Wirra Wines, or to purchase online check out their website here.


Beg Your Pardon

Beg Your Pardon

Want to really splash out for your father this Father’s Day? Why not book him an appointment at Beg Your Pardon, and get him a new suit? Beg Your Pardon only makes a few of each style, so your dad will not only be well dressed, but unique as well!

To find out more about Beg Your Pardon and their suits and accessories head to, or call them on (08) 7225 313.


Heywood 1922 accessories

Heywood 1922

Don’t have a grand to treat your dad’s wardrobe? Then treat him with some new accessories from Heywood 1922. An Adelaide company built in memory of the owners’ grandfather, what place more apt to pick up your own father or grandfather a new tie, document folio, or hat.

For more information head to Heywood 1922’s website at:

Swiss Wellness Natural Health & Beauty Spa

If you’re looking to pamper dad a bit, rather than updating his wardrobe, have a look at Swiss Wellness’s spa packages for men. Massages, infra-red saunas, foot indulgences, and body scrubs, your dad could be in day spa heaven here.

Check out their packages here, or call them on (08) 8373 3699 to discuss all your options.


Apothecary 87 shaving oil from TETHER The Store

TETHER The Store

“A gentleman’s hunt for the life of decadence” is TETHER’s philosophy. How hip is your dad? Well, we’re sure he could be hipper, or of course, just love a cool product from TETHER.

They’re located in Regent Arcade, or have a look at their Facebook page.

Woodside Cheese Wrights Rubi

Woodside Cheese Wrights Rubi

Woodside Cheese Wrights

Maybe your dad would rather gorge himself on cheese all day… So why not take him up to the Woodside Cheese Wrights Cellar Door. Full of cheese and produce tasting, local art and exclusive giftware, Woodside Cheese Wrights is the perfect place to let dad choose his own gift (probably his weight in cheese but you can always help him with that).

The cellar door is open 7 days from 10am-4pm up in Woodside. For more information head to their website here.

Edible Blooms, chocolates instead of flowers? Yes please.

Edible Blooms, chocolates instead of flowers? Yes please!

Edible Blooms

If you’re not with your father this Father’s Day, then Edible Blooms can provide you with a unique gift delivered straight to him. A fresh alternative to traditional flowers and gift baskets, their range includes chocolate bouquets and chocolate flowers, edible arrangements of fresh fruit and cake pops, cookie bouquets and gift hampers!

Have a look at their Father’s Day ideas and grab your dad a delicious manly floral alternative head here.

Sidewood Estate

You can’t really go wrong with a good bottle of wine for that classic Father’s Day gift. This year you’ve got the chance to give Dad the world’s best thanks to Adelaide Hills’ ­­­­Sidewood Wines winning a prestigious Decanter Award in June.

As a part of Father’s Day Mappinga are offering three special packs:

1) Mappinga Shiraz Trilogy Trophy Pack $360

6 bottles of the award winning 2013 Mappinga Shiraz (Note this wine is limited to 6 bottles per purchase)

2) Mappinga Back Vintage Shiraz pack $300

Includes 2 bottles each of the following wines:
· Mappinga Shiraz 2013 – Decanter Award winner
· Mappinga Shiraz 2012 – Best Red Wine in show WA Wine Show, Winestate magazine’s wine of the year, Best Red Wine at the US Wine and Spirts awards, 95 points – James Halliday.
· Mappinga Shiraz 2010 – The first Mappinga vintage, an outstanding drop (only 240 bottles left)

3) Mappinga mixed 6 pack $240

Includes 2 bottles each of the following wines:
· Mappinga Chardonnay 2012
· Mappinga Shiraz 2013
· Mappinga Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 94 points James Halliday


Does your dad have a beer belly? He may not like to admit it but no matter because HYPOXI have the perfect gift to help your dad combat that unwanted little surprise under his shirt.

Why not send him along to have a go on the Vacunaut… he can say goodbye to that #dadbod and say hello to his dream bod!

Australian Outdoor Living

If you want the present buying made easy, you can thank Australian Outdoor Living because they have made an eBook with some great ideas for you!

The eBook includes:
-Ideas for outdoor adventures
-Property market trends and advice
-Interior design trends in the state
-How to throw a party
-SA style

With a mantra focussing on “loving your life outdoors”, this may be the perfect start to finding the present for your dad!


Of course, how could we create a guide for anything without including food options? Don’t worry – we didn’t! For ideas on where to take your dad to either dinner or lunch on Father’s Day weekend, keep scrolling!


A sampling of the fantastic dishes at Maximilian’s Restaurant

Maximilian’s Restaurant

An old favourite for Adelaidians, Maximilian’s is situated in the lovely Adelaide Hills and provides all the ingredients for a fabulous Father’s Day Lunch. Their superb menus celebrate the Adelaide Hills region, changing seasonally to provide the freshest produce available.

Open: Sunday Lunch
Bookings: 08 8388 7777

The Promenade Restaurant at Stamford Grand Adelaide at Glenelg

Bring Dad to The Promenade Restaurant at Stamford Grand Adelaide at Glenelg and thoroughly spoil him this Father’s Day.
Feast on the best local South Australian seafood with Dad and enjoy the beach views. Create your own platters from the fresh succulent seafood bounty, hot and cold dishes, delicious salads and irresistible desserts.

When: 12.30pm – 3.00pm, Sunday 6 September.
Cost: $55 per person
Bookings essential: 08 8375 0622
Check out the menu here.

Braised oxtail from The Colonist

Braised oxtail from The Colonist

The Colonist

If your dad isn’t super fancy and prefers a casual meal with a pint at the local, then bring him to The Colonist for Father’s Day lunch. Their chefs are passionate about delivering quality gourmet food made from local produce in a classic pub setting, and will feature a range of dad inspired specials.

Open: 9.00am til late, Sunday 6 September
Book: 08 8362 3736

The Mile End

The Mile End are also holding Father’s Day themed day, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch will include a Beer & Burger special, and dinner will be accompanied with live music from 3-7pm.

Open: 9.00am til late, Sunday 6 September
Book: 08 8443 4756

Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant

Men love meat and we bet your dad is no exception to that rule! Why not indulge him in some delicious ‘charcoally’ goodness at Hoosegow for lunch or dinner.

Book: 08 8332 6599
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The Unley

Dishing up some of the best food for dad on the south side of the city, The Unley will be firing up the grill so that dads around Adelaide don’t have to!

Open: 12.00pm til late, Sunday 6 September
Book: 08 8271 5544


Burger Foundry’s delicious burgers

Burger Foundry

If you wanted to take an even more casual approach, rather than the big to do of dining in a restaurant or hotel then why not head off for a burger?

For the best burger options take dad to Burger Foundry. He can get a burger of epic proportions, a shake, and some fries. It’s his day after all.

Burger Foundry is located on Magill Road, and Henley Beach Road.

For more information head to their website here, or their Facebook.


A delicious meal at Bird In Hand.

Bird In Hand 

Take dad for a drive up into the picturesque Adelaide Hills and treat him to lunch at Bird In Hand for a really special Father’s Day lunch. The Gallery at Bird in Hand shows a unique blend of passion for wine, food, art and design. The share-style dining experience is elegant yet relaxed and menu options are created by chef Paul Gillespie to favour local produce and the changing seasons.

Bookings are essential, to book please contact Bird In Hand on (08) 8389 9488


But also, how could a Father’s Day Guide for Adelaide be created and neglect The Royal Adelaide Show?

Royal Adelaide Show

Royal Adelaide Show

The iconic Royal Adelaide Show is on again this Father’s Day. Get the family together, pool your savings and treat Dad to a day of rides, showbags, farm animals and fireworks and (most importantly) dagwood dogs.

When: 4-13 September 2015

For more information, including ticket cost and sale, showbag guides and everything else you’d need to plan dad’s best Father’s Day at the Royal Adelaide Show head to their website here.

Hopefully we’ve got you started on Father’s Day ideas with this handy guide. Go forth and spoil your dads this September 6.

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