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FOOD & DRINK

Every Food and Drink Idea to Spoil the Dad in Your Life From a Distance This Father's Day

You'll need to get a little more creative than usual this Father's Day.
By Ben Hansen
August 25, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
August 25, 2021
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Father's Day is a time to treat the father figure in your life. Whether you're celebrating with your dad, the father of your kids, or a treasured paternal figure — you don't want to roll out the same grooming kit or funny socks for yet another year.

Usually, you could take your dad to a nice restaurant and make his day with a tasty meal and a drink of choice, but this year, with Sydneysiders stuck inside, it's time to get a bit more inventive.

We've put together a list of all the tasty treats you can order for your dad to replicate a top-notch meal out this Father's Day, because even though you can't celebrate in person, you can still put a smile on his face.

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FEASTS

If your dad loves a big meal, there are plenty of options on hand to surprise him from fine dining to solid pub feeds. For the father that's a connoisseur of French cuisine, CBD bistro Restaurant Hubert is offering luxe at-home banquets featuring some of its most popular menu items. Spoil dad with pork terrine wrapped in pastry, roasted snails with XO butter and confit mushroom with peppercorn sauce. Josh Niland's sustainable Fish Butchery is also serving up next-level lockdown meals. For Father's Day, you can order coral trout with Café De Paris butter and chips alongside corn polenta and a salad of grilled fennel, gordal green olives, green garlic and anchovies. Be quick as they're both sure to sell out.

If yum cha is a Father's Day tradition in your house, Palace Sydney isn't letting lockdown stop you from sending dad all his faves. The Sydney institution has a far-reaching menu including a huge yum cha selection available for takeaway and delivery throughout Sydney.

If the dad in your life is more of a roast man, luckily, The Taphouse are continuing their famed Sunday roast every weekend during lockdown which comes with either roast beef, crispy pork skin or a vegan loaf, as well as gravy and yorkshire pudding. Beloved burger joint Pub Life Kitchen has just reopened too, offering pub classics like steaks, schnitzels and chilli prawn spaghetti, as well as, of course, burgers. You can even send your dad a DIY Pub Life burger box so that he's still the grill master this Father's Day.

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HAMPERS

Treat dad with a hamper full of all of his favourite things. Chippendale's Handpicked Wines will pair a selection of wines and cheese and send them out with same-day delivery available to anyone within 25-kilometres of Sydney's CBD. If you're looking for a meatier hamper, Polart Sydney has put together The Hunter's Feast, a collection of Polish smallgoods including veal parowki, kransky sausages, bigos, bread, mustard and chocolates. Or, if your dad likes to get a little fancy, the Sheraton Grand is delivering at-home high tea and charcuterie packages packed with tomato mushroom arancini with truffle aioli, Moreton Bay bug quiches and scones, or cured meats, cheese, pickles, dried fruit and dips.

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SWEETS

If you come from a household of sweet tooths, Sydney's got plenty of sugary treats on-hand for Father's Day. Black Star Pastry has taken the hard work out of deciding what cake to get dad with its All Star Tasting Box featuring a selection of its best cakes. It's also just dropped a collaboration with cocktail bar PS40 with a set of cake-inspired cocktails perfect for the dad that's partial to both a sugary dessert and an old fashioned. Koko Black is also coming prepared for Father's Day with a range of chocolate-heavy gifts tailored for dads, from chocolate-covered almonds and hot cocoa plus Koko Black's own chocolatey beer. Or, for a quick takeaway drop-off treat, swing past Lukumades in Windsor or Chippendale for some tasty Greek doughnuts.

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COFFEE

If dad's been scraping at the bottom of the same jar of instant coffee for months now, maybe it's time you help him level-up his coffee game. Plenty of local roasters have their own beans so you can get your dad a thoughtful gift while supporting small businesses. Campos is offering the Superior Father's Day Blend. The limited-time coffee is just the brand's popular Superior Blend but with a dad joke on the packet and a free stubbie holder, so we very much approve. Sydney cafes Circa Espresso, Mecca and Single O all have their own ranges of beans, grinds and pods with fast delivery on offer to Sydneysiders, and Sample Coffee has a coffee subscription service so you can ensure dad's stocked up on caffeine all year round. Plus, Mecca has a whole range of coffee gear including Aeropresses, grinders and a potable pod coffee maker with Mecca pods.

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BOOZE

Celebrate dad with a bottle of champagne, a bottled cocktail or a nice craft brew. P&V Merchants has a huge range of natty wines, local beers and small-batch spirits. Introduce your dad to Philter's new hazy pale ale, Sigurd's red blend wine or Range Life's fizzy pet nat if he's a bit more adventurous. Even better, P&V offers same-day or next-day delivery to Sydney locals in case you've left your gift-buying until the last minute. Those looking for something slightly more orthodox can turn to Winona Wine and Annandale Cellars who both have free delivery services for Sydneysiders, or award-winning cocktail bar Maybe Sammy, which is delivering 500-millilitre bottles jasmine negroni, eucalyptus gimlet and chamomile martini.

Top image: Nastia Gladushchenk

Published on August 25, 2021 by Ben Hansen

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