This Father’s Day, QT Melbourne is treating your old man to a (not so) civilised QT Man Tea.

On Sunday 1st September, scones will be swapped out for sticky pork belly, and cucumber sandwiches exchanged for Crispy Fried Chicken Drumsticks thanks to QT Melbourne’s culinary team who have designed bespoke Man Tea menus with Dad’s palate in mind.

At QT Melbourne, the team is serving up the meat tray of Dad’s dreams, with a side of panoramic views from The Rooftop at QT.. Think Sticky Pork Belly, Crispy Fried Chicken Drumsticks, Truffle Mac and Cheese and an abundance of curly fries;  the contented silence at your table will say it all. Oh, and did we mention the Rooftop has a newly installed Melbourne-proof awning? Rain, hail or shine, The Rooftop at QT has you and Papa covered.

For menus, bookings and more information head to: https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/melbourne/eat-drink/promotions/fathers-day-at-qt-melbourne/. QT Melbourne’s ManTea is $49 per person, including the option of a Starward Australian Single Malt Whisky or Byron Bays Stone & Wood Pacific Ale.



In celebration of Father‘s Day, award-winning Melbourne kaiseki restaurant Ishizuka will be increasing the number of its exclusive bento boxes available daily beyond a single box. Bentos are limited, so early orders are encouraged to secure an Ishizuka bento box for Father‘s Day.  Composed of the highest-grade Japanese produce and sourced from the fish markets of Tokyo, each element and layer of the bento will take consumers on a journey through the refined tastes of Japan. Designed to accommodate two to three, fathers and families can unpack a luxurious Japanese dining experience within the comfort of home in celebration of the special day. For those preferring to dine out, the restaurant will be serving it’s exquisite 11-course kaiseki menu, with a list of perfectly paired pours on offer to accompany.

Pre-orders via: reservation@ishizuka.com.au or (03) 8594 0895
Price: $255
Serves: 2-3 diners
Pick up location: Ishizuka, Basement Level b01/139 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Pick up time: Sunday, 1 September from 3pm-7pm



South Yarra’s woodfire-fuelled Matilda invites fathers and families to celebrate Father’s Day with a special set menu championing native ingredients and seasonal produce. The menu will begin with Matilda signatures such as kangaroo tartare and dressed Fraser Island spanner crab, with guests to select their mains from a choice of wild garlic and truffle gnocchi, dry-aged black whitely scotch or Murray cod. A rich, chocolate dessert will seduce all palates and round off the perfect dining experience.
Offering: Snacks and three-courses with a choice of main, $85 per adult, $50 per child
Bookings: Are essential, please call the restaurant on 03 9089 6668 or email info@matilda159.com

Matilda 159 Domain 
159 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141



Terindah Estate Winery

For something outside of Melbourne, celebrate Dad on Sunday, 1 September with a Father’s Day Feast at Terindah Estate and take in breathtaking views across Port Phillip Bay over a two-course lunch to share with the family. Hosted in the estate’s signature restaurant The Shed, the menu will feature house-baked bread with local olive oil upon arrival before moving on to a shared main course of jamon wrapped chicken and roasted pork belly. Dessert will be a chef’s selection of petit fours for everyone to indulge in.  A two-course children’s menu is also available and includes favourites such as crumbed chicken, fries and salad and a delicious chocolate brownie with ice cream for dessert. Local musician Rach Brennan will also be performing live to make the day extra special for Dad.

Time: First seating at 12:00 pm, second seating at 12:30 pm (for Port Phillip Ferry arrival guests only)
Price: Adults $65.00, Children $20.00 (3 – 12 years)
Bookings: To book, please call 03 5251 5535 (ext 2) or email events@terindahestate.com. Bookings are essential.

Terindah Estate
90 McAdams Lane, Bellarine, VIC 3223



Spoil Dad with a tasteful dining experience. Enjoy a feast fit for a king, with a shared Charcuterie selection and his choice of one of Rochford’s mouth-watering lunch dishes:

  • Poulet au vin juane, slow cooked chicken maryland, winter mushrooms, smoked potato & white balsamic roasted pear
  • Slow roasted beef brisket, winter slaw, kohlrabi puree & pickle
  • Monk fish wrapped in pancetta, peppers, green olive, ham hock & heirloom carrot
  • Semolina gnocchi, butternut pumpkin, ricotta salata & sage

Complete with a glass of Rochford Estate wine, only $55 per person.

Rochford is also not forgetting the littles ones with a kids set menu. They can devour a soft drink, fish & chips or a chicken burger & chips, topped off with churros, chocolate sauce & ice cream for only $30pp.

Bookings are essential via www.rochfordwines.com.au



If a love of sneakers runs in the family, pull your socks up and book in to the ultimate Father’s Day event at Chin Chin, in partnership with New Balance. The OG dad shoe will be served, along with a Chin Chin feast, to the first 100 ‘Feed Me’ menu bookings on Father’s Day lunch, 1 September. Chin Chin and New Balance have also recreated an opportunity for you to ‘up the daggy’, with a family living room photo booth that will guarantee you a shot qualified for a frame above the fireplace at Nan’s house.

Make sure you shout ‘Father feed me!’ and leave the BBQ tongs at home to feast on Chin Chin’s special Father’s Day ‘Feed Me’ menu. At $69.50 per person, the menu will have even the most competitive eater in your family considering tapping out. Just for Father’s Day, the menu will include kingfish sashimi, fried squid, miyang, springrolls, braised lamb shoulder, suckling pig served on a platter with pancake roll ups and fresh iceberg salad, BBQ king salmon and Chin Chin fried rice. The feast doesn’t stop there with three desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth; Vietnamese iced coffee panacotta, palm sugar ice-cream sundae and coconut sago.

Bookings are essential, with the first 100 to score a New Balance voucher. As always, Chin Chin welcomes walk-ins on the day – especially if you’re rocking baggy chinos and a well-worn puffer vest.

T&Cs: First 100 bookings who commit to the set $69.50pp menu at Chin Chin during lunch will receive a New Balance voucher to the value of $100.
Address: 125 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
Date: Sunday 1 September 2019
Time: Set seating times available from 12pm
Bookings: Bookings essential on: (03) 8663 2000
*Promotion valid for lunchtime bookings only

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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