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Adelaide Father’s Day Guide 2014

Want to show Dad you love him this Father’s Day? If you follow some of our tips on how to make him feel special, he’s sure to feel the love.

10562996_10150412390844944_4180494993727954691_nWant to show Dad you love him this Father’s Day? If you follow some of our tips on how to make him feel special, he’s sure to feel the love.

This year’s Father’s Day guide includes dining options, what’s on for you & your dad to enjoy, and some great gift ideas!

Where to feed him:

The Little Hunter
If your dad loves a good steak, check out Adelaide’s newest steak & ale house The Little Hunter on Victoria Street in the city (across the road from InterContinental Adelaide between North Terrace and Hindley Street). With a huge range of beers on tap and some great boutique brews from local brewers, it’s a great place to indulge while spending some quality family time. Every dad receives a free beer with their booking.
When: 11:30am – 10pm (lunch and dinner available), September 7th
Cost: Main meals from $16
Bookings: 08 8211 8464

The Promenade Restaurant at Stamford Grand Adelaide
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 – 2.30pm, September 7th.
Cost: $55 per person
Bookings essential: 08 8375 0622

Victoria Hotel
Treat Dad to a delicious steak on his special day. Bring him in for a meal at the Victoria Hotel this Father’s Day.
When: 2 Lunch sittings: 11am – 12pm & 2.15pm – 3pm. Dinner from 5.30pm. September 7th.
Book: 08 8298 6633

Utopia @ Waterfall Gully
Spoil the Dads in your life with a bountiful breakfast or luxurious lunch in the sun-filled surrounds of Utopia’s recently renovated restaurant retreat. Take in the views over Waterfall Gully and let their award-winning team spoil you rotten with food and wine .A visit to Utopia is a truly magical experience! Download the detailed Father’s Day @ Utopia menu at
When: September 7th
Book: 8379 2488, between 9am and 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday

The Highway
Treat Dad this Father’s Day to a $10.00 Coopers 6 pack from our Bottleshop when ordering a meal from our Chef’s Special’s board!
When: 11am onwards, September 7th
Book: 08 8297 8155

Belgian Beer Café
Father’s Day is fast approaching, so treat your Dad to something special at the Belgian Beer Café. Also go into the draw to win a Father’s Day gift pack valued at $200.
Book: 08 8359 3400

Marion Hotel
Spoil your Dad with lunch at the Marion Hotel. With a raffle, door prizes, entertainment by Graham Lawrence, and free bistro vouchers for all Dad’s on the day, you’re in for a great Father’s Day!
Book: 08 8276 8888

Earl of Leicester Hotel
There is always something for Dad at the Leicester. The entire range of 86 beers from the legends list is available and Dad will also receive a beer legend polo or t-shirt, a $35 voucher and a $25 birthday coupon. Not to mention that his name will be added to the Beer Legends’ wall of fame!
Book: 8271 5700
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Gift Ideas:

If you’re looking for the ultimate indulgence for the dad who has everything, check out Australia’s premium travel agency The Tailor, for a gift with a difference. The Tailor delivers hand-crafted, luxury travel experiences.

Destination For Men
Buy Dad a special Father’s Day voucher at Adelaide’s ultimate man cave for only $99 and treat him to 3 of the following:
– A Haircut
– Massage
– Barber Shave
– Invigorating facial
Usually $185, this is the perfect gift, plus dad will be able to enjoy a range of free beers (tap & bottle) and spirits from the DFM bar while he’s being treated.
Order a voucher here:
Or call DFM on 8357 3610

Organic Pod Guys
If you bought dad a Nespresso coffee machine for Father’s Day last year, this is the PERFECT follow up present! Coffee pods from the Organic Pod Guys are compatible with Nespresso machines, come in a range of blends, and are fresh, organic and all the packaging is recyclable (unlike most other coffee pods). It’s also an Adelaide business so support local product!
Cost: Pods are $10 a box (for 12 pods) so are around the same price as Nespresso pods
Buy pods or a gift voucher from

Seven Men
Do you have a stylish Dad? Then Seven Men, a fashion boutique specialising in stylish men’s apparel, is the perfect place to look for a present. The store has a funky layout with everything any man could need; from coats, jackets, shirts, socks, to trendy cuff links, amazing ties, belts and shoes that will complete any outfit. Pop by their store to pick up your Dad some beautiful European apparel.
Where: Shop 9/165 King William Road, Hyde Park SA

Stuck for ideas? Sendabasket have great gift ideas for your Dads and Grandads of all ages and tastes. Order online or stop by their shop in Unley.
Where: 246 Unley Road
Unley, SA 5061

Treat your Dad to some of the finer things in life with Ganton. Ganton specialises in business and dress shirts that fit men better. If they don’t have something  for your Dad in their online shop, they can produce custom shirts made in Australia to his specifications.
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Myer has a huge rage of gift ideas on their website. Take advantage of the archive and get searching. From a Webber Q200o to a 100ml bottle of Dior Homme EDT, you’re sure to find something perfect for your Dad.
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Searching for the perfect item for the jetsetter Dad who values style as much as he does practicality? The newly launched Cyborg range by renowned Australian travel brand Paklite is in high demand with those men who love to travel for work or play.

Casella Wine
One of Australia’s most successful family owned winemakers, Casella Family Brands, has created the perfect Father’s Day gift. Packed in a premium individual gift box and sporting an enviable wine show pedigree, Casella 1919 consists of two classic red wines from the acclaimed 2006 vintage; Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Casella 1919 wines are produced in small quantities and are only available at independent bottle shops or by calling 02 9330 4752.


Things to do:

Father’s Day Tribute
The legacy of hundreds of fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers will be commemorated when the State’s largest cemetery holds its first outdoor Father’s Day Tribute on Sunday 7 September. Held within Centennial Park’s memorial gardens, the Tribute will be conducted by civil celebrant Carina Ingram and will include words of celebration and reflection, along with the vocal talents of Tasso Bouyessis. It will conclude with Centennial Park releasing several hundred memorial balloons into the air to pay tribute to those fathers who are now at rest.
Time: 11am, September 7th
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The Royal Adelaide Show
The iconic 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: September 5-14
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OzAsia Festival
The Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival will be running over Father’s Day weekend. There are heaps of events to take your Dad to: an exhibition featuring rare photographs of pre-war China taken by Germanborn Hedda Hammer Morrison (1908 – 1991, the Wisdom of Confucius Exhibition in the Banquet Room at AFC, workshops that focus on traditional artistic practices from Shandong, or a Bollywood themed cruise along the River Torrens aboard Popeye.
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Is your Dad a thrill seeker?

Forget socks and chocolates this Father’s Day, RedBalloon has the ultimate experiences that dad will love. From whisky and cheese tasting to skydiving in some of the country’s most scenic areas, Australia’s first and most awarded online experience retailer has selected some of its best ‘steal’ and ‘splurge’ experiences for dads in every state. Perfect for last minute gifts, RedBalloon’s experience vouchers are sent within 10 minutes from the time of purchase.
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