Yum Cha at Ricky & Pinky.

Don’t panic: places you can still book for Father’s Day lunch

Alright, jig’s up – we know you guys have left this to the very last minute. But there’s still time to wow your dad with a Father’s Day that will knock his socks off/have him nominating you for Number #1 Kid Of The Year.

We’ve carefully curated our picks for great places to lunch with dad that still have some availability – but get in quick before it’s too late!

Yum Cha at Ricky & Pinky

Have swanky yum cha at Andrew McConnell’s sharp Chinese restaurant tucked inside his iconic Fitzroy watering hole, The Builder’s Arms. This isn’t just your ordinary chickens’ feet and custard tart affair (although those dishes are both delicious) – flavour is kicked up several notches in McConnell’s interpretation of the Chinese lunching tradition. Try the super crunchy prawn toast, The tasty cumin lamb with bao, the super soft and ultra delicious rice noodles with Chinese donuts and pork floss, and cut through it all with the tangy smashed cucumber and radish salad with fragrant chilli oil.

There is still room available on Father’s Day, but spaces are limited. Contact Ricky&Pinky by phone on 03 9417 7700 or via email at [email protected] to make a booking.

Melba Restaurant at The Langham

Melba’s experienced brigade of chefs are raring to look after dads and their families this Sunday. The Father’s Day lunch menu features Jack Daniels BBQ ribs, piri piri roast chicken as well as the classic Langham fresh seafood offering, including wok-fried scallops, Hervey Bay Champagne lobster, blue swimmer crab, tiger prawns, Pacific oysters, Tasmanian Spring Bay mussels, tobiko caviar, smoked salmon with capers and grilled Moreton Bay bugs. The dessert bar offering is very dad-focused with Guinness mousse on offer alongside a host of other tasty sweets.

The Melba Restaurant Father’s Day Lunch is $150.00 per adult and $75.00 for children between the ages of 4 and 12. For more information please call Restaurant Reservations on 1800 641 107 or email [email protected].

Lunch and Dinner at Tommy Ruff

With venues across three Melbourne locations (Windsor, Mordialloc and Elsternwick), Tommy Ruff Fish Bar is the ideal laid back dining destination for a big family-focused Father’s Day. There’s an array of shared seafood platters for feasting, along with superfood salads, mussel pots, seafood chowder, Tommy’s burgers, poké and fish ceviche.

Tommy Ruff Windsor, Elsternwick and Mordialloc are open from 11.30am. For bookings, contact:

Windsor: 03 9521 7195
Elsternwick: 03 9077 8815
Mordialloc: 03 9580 2525

Jazz and Shiraz at Bohemian

Does dad prefer something a bit more chilled out and low key with a red wine in hand? Take him along to Melbourne’s South Wharf precinct and check out the Bohemian. The intimate bar is hosting a shiraz masterclass limited to just 12 people, promising a tasting of six wines from around the world matched with a selection of cheeses and snacks. Some places are still available but if it runs out, there’s still much shiraz to be drunk while listening to live jazz for all of Bohemian’s regular patrons from 3pm-5pm.

The masterclass will take 1 hour, kicks off at 10:45am and is priced at just $30pp, on Father’s Day September 3rd only. For bookings, contact The Bohemian on 03 9682 0566 or visit the website: thebohemian.com.au

Banquet at Sezar

How about you and dad tuck into delicious, warming Armenian food? The CBD’s Sezar is opening for the special occasion on Sunday to host a banquet lunch alongside its regular a la carte menu this Father’s Day. The perfect sharing for families and big groups, start off with some bite-sized morsels like the boreg (a delicious Armenian pastry), the kataifi-wrapped lamb neck and the delectable bastourma & egg, then finish with the always delicious tender lamb shoulder that is obviously perfect for dads.

For bookings, phone 9663 9882 or email [email protected].

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