Your guide to Father’s Day events in Adelaide

From backyard BBQs to brunch at the Adelaide Zoo we’ve rounded up Adelaide’s best Father’s Day events to cover every kind of dad.

With September 3rd just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for Father’s Day. Start your preparations now to make it special for Dad.

Hurry, as tickets for these events are selling like hotcakes!

Father’s Day Luncheon at Lloyd Brothers

Enjoy a unique lunch experience for Father’s Day, set amongst beautiful lawns, wetlands and a historic olive grove, with an afternoon of delicious food and wine.

A progressive dining experience of dips, arancini balls, regional platters and gourmet pizzas to share. Bookings include a glass of wine on arrival. Dads can choose a glass from the Estate range of sparkling, white, rose & red wines.

Where: Lloyd Brothers, 34 Warners Rd, McLaren Vale
When: Sunday 3rd September 1pm
Price: $60pp

To book, click here.

A Taste of Kangaroo Island at Catlin on Magill

Kangaroo Island is returning to Catlin on Magill for a day of island tastes, single vineyard Hills wines and a saltbush whiting burger.

A fresh Kangaroo Island Whiting burger and single vineyard Adelaide Hills wines are a match made in heaven and waiting for you at Adelaide’s urban cellar door, Catlin on Magill. Join in the fun with sampling a range of excellent wines and the latest produce from Adelaide Central Market’s renowned Kangaroo Island stall 17. Includes complimentary liqueur and gin tastings.

Tickets include your first glass of wine and the famed Gastronomo Dining Saltbush Whiting Burger. Wine flights and cellar door sales will also be available.

Where: Catlin on Magill, 563 Magill Road, Magill SA, 5072
When: Sunday 3rd September, 11:30am – 5pm.
Price: $40pp.

To book, click here.

Father’s Day at Longview

Treat Dad to a Long Lunch experience at Longview. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of their newly renovated heritage barn whilst overlooking the unmistakable Longview vista as spring sets.

Longview has curated a delicious four-course shared menu featuring some of their Italian family favourites. We will be pouring all of our award-winning Longview Wines on the day, along with a selection of other beverages to choose from. 

Where: Longview Vineyard, 154 Pound Rd, Macclesfield
When: Sunday 3rd September 12 pm
Price: $80pp ($30pp for kids!).

To book, click here.

Father’s Day @ Paxton Wines

Spend Father’s Day at the picturesque Paxton Wines with a relaxing family day filled with food, beverages and live music, creating the perfect ambiance to celebrate the special fathers in your life.

Feast on gourmet wood-fired pizzas and doughballs by Doughballs, and Southeast Asian street food by Sookii La La, plus barista coffee, sweet treats and pastries from The Red Bakery Van.

Your ticket will include the first pour of the day (Pinot Gris, Rose or AAA Shiraz Grenache), and a selection of beer, wine, and refreshing soft drinks will be on offer to toast to Dad.

Where: Paxton Wines, Via, Budgens Road, 68 Wheaton Rd, McLaren Vale SA, 5171.
When: Sunday 3rd September.
Price: $10pp.

To book, click here.

Low Key Family Sunday Roast at Anvers

Celebrate Dads with a relaxed lunch in the most beautiful setting, as Spring gets the first buds to appear in Anvers’ vineyard. Travel up to the Hills and treat Dad to a wine tasting, a great roast by Head Chef Adam Bowden and some heart-warming family classics.  

Where: Anvers, 633 Razorback Rd, Kangarilla
When: Sunday 3rd September
Price: $90pp

To book, click here.

Father’s Day ‘Feed Me’ at Coal Cellar + Grill

This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a 4 course ‘feed me’ menu at Coal Cellar + Grill.

Features cooked pork belly with sticky honey soy glaze & cashew sambal, beer-battered wings with blue cheese sauce & pickles, ribeye steak with parmentier potatoes, plus many more.

Accompany these delightful dishes with their broad selection of beers, spirits and cocktails or complement your meal with a wine from the impressive glass-encased cellar, home to over 500 wine labels.

Where: Coal Cellar + Grill, Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA 5000
When: Sunday 3rd September 12 pm
Price: $89pp

To book, click here.

Buffet at Brighton Metro Hotel

For a full-sized buffet experience, Brighton Metro Hotel is the place to go. They are holding a Father’s Day dine-in buffet with a staggering range of options to choose from.

There’s the big specialty breakfast (think all your fave brekkie foods) & a BBQ buffet for lunch; or book it for the BBQ buffet for dinner.

Where: Brighton Metro Hotel at 466 Brighton Road, Brighton.
When: Sunday 3rd September
Price: $45

For more info, click here.

Father’s Day at Shapeshifter Brewing Co

Every Sunday is family day at Shapeshifter, so their kids’ area will be open with arcade games, puzzles and fun.

For Dad, Shapeshifter is teaming up with Chaps Barbershop for the day, so you can treat Dad to a clean haircut and shave. Wood Oven Pizzas will be served all day from Reggina Pizzas while being entertained by one of Adelaide’s best solo musos, Ben Timmis.

And if you are super lucky, you might just win Dad a prize with raffles being drawn throughout the day. 

Where: Shapeshifter Brewing, 2/54 Crittenden Rd, Findon
When: Sunday 3rd September

For more info, click here.

Father’s Day at Horizon 1837

Treat Dad to a delectable Father’s Day at Horizon!

Indulge in a 3-course lunch, from Charcoal Roasted Chicken Thigh to Grilled Lamb Cutlets and luscious desserts like Salted Caramel Pannacotta. Book now to savour this culinary delight!

Where: Horizon 1837, 119 Yaldara Dr, Lyndoch
When: Sunday 3rd September
Price: $72

For more info, click here.

Father’s Day Special at Koomo

Treat Dad this Father’s Day to a meal fit for a king at Koomo. Dine sky high on level 10 and devour delicious dishes from our Father’s Day Special Hibachi Platter featuring shio koji pork belly, chicken tsukune and more, or select your favourites from our a-la-carte menu. 

Treat him to a free beer when you order a Father’s Day Hibachi Platter. 

Where: Level 10/27 Frome St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Sunday 3rd September, 2 pm

Find out more here

Gin Cocktail Making Experience at Prohibition Liquor Co.

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than joining a bespoke Gin Cocktail Making experience hosted by the team from Next Door Cocktail Bar & Prohibition Liquor Co.

Be guided step by step through the process of making two new Prohibition Gin cocktails; featuring some of our most popular core range of gins and our newest release Prohibition Field Blend Shiraz Gin. Learn all the tips and tricks along the way from your knowledgeable host!

Each class will include two cocktails and nibbles plus take-home cocktail recipe cards to recreate in your own home and impress your friends!

Where: Prohibition Liquor Co. at 22 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
When: Sunday 3rd September, 2pm
Price: $65

Find out more here

Brunch at Adelaide Zoo

Start Dad’s day off right with a delicious brunch in Fig Tree Function Room at Adelaide Zoo.

Indulge in a big breakfast along with tea or coffee, unlimited fresh juices, yoghurt cups, freshly baked Danish pastries, and more!

Plus, a zoo admission is included in your ticket. So you can spend the day making friends with all the animals!

Where: Adelaide Zoo at Frome Rd, Adelaide
When: Sunday 3rd September, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Price: $65

Find out more here.

Sausage Sizzle at Simon Tolley

If you’re tired of the standard pub lunch, don’t want the pressure of hosting the fam at home, and are looking for a fun, intimate event to celebrate Dad and share with the whole family, then head to Simon Tolley Wines this Father’s Day weekend. 

On Sunday, September 3rd, the team at Simon Tolley Wines invites everyone to come along to their first-ever Father’s Day sausage sizzle event, happening from 11 am-5 pm at their picturesque cellar door in the Adelaide Hills. 

When: Sunday 3rd September, 11 am-5 pm 
Where: Simon Tolley Wines, 278 Bird In Hand Road, Woodside, SA 5244
More info: Click here.

A Very Manly High Tea at The Unley

The Unley pub

Spoil your Dad with a Very Manly High Tea! Think mini burgers, chicken, fries & pizza! What more could you want?! It’s a bit of everything!

Plus, there will be beer jugs available. They’ll compliment your Manly High Tea very nicely.

If it’s not your thing, that’s okay, we have our A La Carte menu available too.

When: Sunday 3rd September
Where: The Unley, 27 Unley Rd, Parkside
More info: Click here.

Palette to Bottle: The Ultimate Wine & Paint Experience

If you’ve ever wanted to put your stamp on a bottle of wine, now you can – at least on its label. The Makery Co has partnered with Bleasdale Wines to put on the ‘ultimate wine and paint experience’. 

On arrival, guests enjoy a blind tasting of exquisite wines presented by an expert Bleasdale representative. As guests sip and savour, they then work with The Makery Co team to translate their tasting experience and transform it into a concept for an artwork. 

The highlight of the experience is that each guest’s own painting will be photographed, later printed and labelled onto 6 bottles of Bleasdale wine, allowing them to proudly share their creativity with friends or family.

Palette to Bottle: The Ultimate Wine & Paint Experience
Dates: Sunday 3rd September 2023
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Location: The Makery Co, 1, 37A Mount Barker Rd Hahndorf SA 5245
Price: $160pp
Tickets: Click here

Father’s Day at Bec Hardy Wines

This Father’s Day, join us at the Bec Hardy cellar door for a family-friendly and fun day featuring all of Dad’s favourites: wine, music, a 3-course meal, and a brazier!

Where: Bec Hardy Wines at 327 Hunt Rd, McLaren Vale
When: Sunday 3rd September, 12 pm – 1.30 pm or 2 pm – 3.30 pm
Price: $89

For more info and to book, click here.

Buffet Lunch at Stamford Plaza

Head along to Stamford this Father’s Day for a special lunch buffet for Dad and the whole family. With a bountiful selection of fresh seafood, hot and cold dishes, and delicious desserts, Dad will be sure to feel spoilt and appreciated.

Also, receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or a bottled beer with every adult ticket.

Where: Stamford Grand Hotel, Glen Ewin Estate at 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Houghton
When: Sunday 3rd September 2023, 9 am, 9:30 am and 10 am
Price: $73

For more information, click here.

Breakfast at Glen Ewin Estate

The beautiful Glen Ewin Estate is offering South Australia’s Dads a brilliant wake-up. They’re opening their Pulp Shed for a casual brekkie, with three times for sittings.

Where: Glen Ewin Estate at 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Houghton
When: Sunday 3rd September 2023, 9 am, 9:30 am and 10 am
Price: $45

For more information, click here.

Golf Activation at The Colonist

Swing into action this Father’s Day. By teeing up lunch or dinner at The Colonist, you’ll be entered into the grand ‘hole-in-one’ draw to win Dad a fabulous Golf Shop Voucher.

Book your table for Father’s Day on (08) 8362 3736. Find The Colonist at 44 The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067

Father’s Day Buffet de Brunch at Garcon Bleu

Embark on a gastronomic journey as you indulge in Garcon Bleu’s thoughtfully designed French-inspired spread, showcasing an exquisite selection of delectable dishes. From freshly baked patisseries to an enticing array of fromage and charcuterie and house-made specialties, every bite is a celebration of fine French flavours that will leave you craving more.

You can also partake in our bottomless cocktails, carefully crafted to complement the flavours of your meal. Sip on tasty Bellinis and refreshing Papa Mules, or opt for chilled cold-pressed juices and warming coffee and tea.

Where: Garcon Bleu, Sofitel Adelaide
When: Sunday 3rd September 2023
Price: $129

For more information, click here.

The Banksia Tree Café

The Banksia Tree cafe in Port Adelaide is celebrating Father’s Day in a tasty way. They’re offering a burger deal for $30, where you can choose either the BFC or Cheeseburger plus a Coopers Pale or Pirate Life Port Lager.

Find Banksia Street café at 147 St Vincent St., Port Adelaide SA 5015

The Seven Stars Hotel

The Seven Stars Hotel on Angas Street is available for lunch or dinner on Father’s Day.  Meat-loving Dads can even be treated to a 1.2kg Tomahawk steak if they so desire (preorder necessary). A-la-carte and kids menu are available.

Bookings can be made via their website

Low Tea at Utopia at Waterfall Gully

This Father’s Day, Utopia is turning traditional high tea on its head and offering its first all-day Low (and Slow) Tea!

Enjoy a mouth-watering sweet and savoury menu inspired by Dad’s favourite dishes, served on tiered timber boards beside the crackling open fire in their century-old timber chalet.

Where: 170 Waterfall Gully Rd, Waterfall Gully 
When: Sunday 3rd September 2023
Price: $65

For more information, click here.

Father’s Day Lunch at Howard Vineyard

Treat Dad to lunch this Father’s Day at Adelaide Hills hot spot, Howard Vineyard.

With lunch bookings from 12-2 pm, Dad will receive a complimentary glass of wine or beer on arrival and enjoy a set menu that includes Lobethal slow-cooked lamb shoulder, roasted chicken breast and oysters.
There is also a young adult menu recommended for kids aged 17 years and below, as well as a children’s menu featuring chicken nuggets or squid and chips!

Bookings are essential.

Where: Howard Vineyard, 53 Bald Hills Rd, Nairne, SA 5252.
When: Sunday, September 3rd 2023, from 12 pm.
Price: Adults set menu $75 pp, Kids and Young Adults set menu, $20-$30.
More info: Click here.

Father’s Day Breakfast at Glen Ewin Estate

Celebrate Dad with a delicious breakfast at Glen Ewin’s iconic Pulpshed venue. Starting at 9 am-12 pm, the menu includes a 2-course big breakfast with coffee and tea for the adults or scrambled eggs with bacon and toast for kids.

Bookings are essential, and lunch can also be booked if preferred at the Glen Ewin restaurant.

Where: Glen Ewin Estate, The Pulpshed, 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Lower Hermitage SA 5131.
When: Sunday, September 3rd, 9 am- 12 pm.
Price: Adults $45 pp, Children $20 pp.
More info: Click here.

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