Where to dine for Father's Day

From mouth-watering, tantalising, gastronomical lunches to dad themed afternoon teas by the sea, Alina Hardcastle looks into how you can spend quality time with your ‘old man’ accompanied by entertainment and great food.

Cape Town

Lust Bistro & Bakery

Experience their brand-new-a-la-carte menu which will launch this June in addition to their chef’s chalkboard specials.

All fathers dining with them on the special day will be entered into a lucky draw and will stand the chance to win a limited Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus vintage pack. The exclusive gift pack has been named after the Buys brothers, Dana and Etienne’s late grandfather, which consists of a wooden crate containing six bottles, and is valued at R1950. It’s sold exclusively from the estate.

Moyo Blouberg

Take your dad out for an African meal feast for only R139 this Father’s Day, you have the choice between a 300g sirloin and a 350g rump served with African spinach, nophi dovi and a side of your choice.

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

Treat your dad to a special lunch buffet at The Rhebok Restaurant this Father’s Day for only R295 per person, R145 per child under the age of 12 years, and R65 for children under the age of 6 years.

Don’t miss out on highlights such as seafood chowder, mild lamb knuckle curry, and decadent chocolate brownies.

In addition, a complimentary craft beer as well as a surprise gift will be handed to all dads.

Benguela on Main          

Spoil your dad at Benguela on Main this Father’s Day. It’s offering a four course set menufor R500 per person.

The specially designed menu has been created with dad’s favourite memories in mind. A few of the dishes found on the four course menu are dry aged beef with smoked bone marrow, celeriac and onions and an incredible set valrhona chocolate pudding with cognac, orange and ginger. Lunch will be served between 12:00 and 15:00 on Sunday, 19 June 2016.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

This Father’s Day, enjoy The Twelve Apostles exclusive ‘Gents Tea by the Sea’ buffet on Saturday, 18 and Sunday, 19 June 2016.

This manly affair offers a generous buffet fit for a king. Tuck into mini boerie rolls, a selection of cheese, biltong scones and bar one macaroons; and wash those delectable treats down with tasting of one miniature craft beer pint or a selection of fragrant teas and coffees for only R275 per person.

Or the entire family can dig into a buffet lunch, accompanied by live music and scrumptious dishes prepared by executive chef Chistro Pretorius and his passionate kitchen brigade for R295 per person.

HQ

Treat your dad to a steak and beer accompanied by a performance by one man band Loneraynger at HQ this Father’s Day. The restaurant will be hosting its special lunch on Sunday the 19 June, which will include a starter salad with steak and chips, for only R198, with a complimentary Castle Lite drafts for every steak ordered. There will also be a three litre Castle Lite Tower on special for R250.

Spier

Take your dad out to lunch Eight Restaurant at the Spier Wine Farm, this year enjoy a Father’s Day lunch, which includes a special gift for dad. This lunch is priced at R380 per adult and R175 for children aged between four and 12 years.

Lunch is served between 12:00 and 16:00 this Father’s Day.

The Square- Vineyard Hotel

The Square’s three-course Father’s Day lunch will set you back R375 per person. Enjoy menu highlights such as Thai steamed mussels with lemon grass, lime, coriander and coconut milk, saffron poached sweet potato and pickled red onion compote; grilled rib eye steak with basil pesto and parsley crust, tomato and raspberry chutney gorgonzola baked brown mushroom and creamed spinach; finished off with baked sticky toffee pudding with granny smith apple frozen yoghurt.

Grande Provence

Grande Provence will be offering a set A la Carte menu for R395 per person.

Dads will be treated with a complimentary gift of Buchu Whiskey liqueur along with a wine-tasting voucher for two, courtesy of Grande Provence.

Johannesburg

The Fairway Hotel

You can have a Father’s Day lunch buffet at The Fairway Hotel. Enjoy a selection of carveries which include rib of beef and roast leg of Karoo lamb; cold selections an oyster and mussel station and much more. This Father’s Day lunch is priced at R330 per person, R165 for children between the ages of six and eleven and no charge for children under the age of 6.

Glenburn Lodge

Glenburn Lodge’s will be hosting Pirates of the Caribbean themed Father’s day lunch buffet. Dads can expect a small gift and wonderful activities for children. Enjoy a selection of their rusty anchor starters; assortment of sushi at the sparrow’s sushi bar; a treasure of seafood medley and more, for only R210 per adult, R105 for children under the age of 12 years, and no charge for children 5 years and younger.

 A la Bouffe

A la Bouffe will be serving a set French-infused meal on Father’s Day priced at R175 per person. The highlights include French onion soup; poached hake fillet, crushed potato, Swiss chard, mussel and saffron sauce; and pear and almond cake, fromage blanc ice cream.

The Fat Olive

The Fat Olive is offering a three course lunch with live a performance by Rubber Duc for R295 person with R50 cover charge.

Durban

Moyo Ushaka

Like Moyo Kirstenbosch and Moyo Zoo Lake, Moyo Ushaka is treating your dad to a full buffet offered at a special reduced price this Father’s Day. Adults pay R200 per person, while those aged six to eleven pay R100 and children five years and younger eat for free.

Boiler Room Cafe

Enjoy a special brunch on Saturday, 18 June 2016, at the Boiler room. This special includes homemade salt beef Reuben with poached egg, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and 1000 islands mayo; Calamari ‘po boy’ bun with coleslaw and spicy sauce; or Spanish omelette with homemade chorizo, confit potato and shallots, Parmesan and pickles for only R89.

There are a variety of options to choose from this Father’s Day. Book soon as places are limited. And if there are alcohol specials to take advantage of make sure you have a designated driver who will not indulge in them or find a service that can take you home safely.



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