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17 spots to spoil Dad on Father’s Day

It’s almost time for the day of Dads and if you’ve not yet got anything planned for the number one man in your life 1. you’re not alone and 2. we’ve got you covered.

We’ve put together a little gift guide filled with local goodies that you can check out but if you’re more into experiential pressies (that you may also enjoy), read on.

Here are 16 spots to spoil Dad this Father’s Day (from north to south).

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove
Treat the whole family to a twist on the traditional three-tiered High Tea at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove. Dishes include caramel scotch truffles, Asian-inspired Korean spiced chicken wings and gourmet lamb sliders to name a few. It’s $39 per person, inclusive of one complimentary Burleigh Beer Co. beer on arrival or house wine or soft drink.
Where: Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove

Frenzy Food Court
Bring the family together from 7am at Southport Sharks’ Frenzy Food Court and treat Dad to a delicious all-he-can-eat buffet breakfast. Each Dad dining will receive a complimentary glass of Peroni Leggera or soft drink from 9am. If Dad isn’t the early riser, why not opt for a Buffet Lunch or Dinner? Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day with music by talented pianist Alex Fietz from 11.30am-2.30pm. Plus, there’ll be a kids show with the LOL Crew between 5pm to 7pm.
Where: Corner Olsen & Musgrave Avenues, Southport

Bazaar at QT Gold Coast
Treat Dad to a very manly affair at Bazaar at QT Gold Coast. It’s set to be the ultimate beer and BBQ phenomenon. The team will be grilling Moroccan spiced lamb chops, USA house smoked ribs, fresh seafood and more and Dad’s absolutely going to LOVE it. Brunch at QT is overflowed with waffles, crepe stations and more. Add beer and BBQ into the mix and congratulations you are officially the best child. Tickets are $79.50 per person with a White Rabbit Pale Ale on arrival.
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Clifford’s Grill & Lounge
There probably aren’t many things Dad likes better than a steak and a beer and excitingly, you can make that happen for him this Father’s Day at Clifford’s Grill & Lounge. He can enjoy a seasonal entrée, a 1kg T-bone steak and end the day with a decadent Bombe Alaska. How good. Just $59 per person.
Where: voco Gold Coast, 31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Citrique Restaurant
Get on Dad’s very good side with an award-winning seafood buffet at Citrique in Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. You’ll get a beverage on arrival plus there’ll be live entertainment and an interactive pepper steak station. Tickets are $99 per adult and $49 per child here.
Where: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise 

Hurricanes Grill
They’re firing up the grill to bring you a Father’s Day like none other! Feast on Hurricanes famous eats for lunch or dinner and the best part is, they’re slinging Dad a complimentary Stella Artois. Lucky guy. They’ll also be launching an exclusive whisky collection so you may as well partake in that too.
Where: Level 1, 4-14 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise 

The Loose Moose
Breakfast and beer coolers anyone? The Loose Moose has your Father’s Day gift covered! Dine for breakfast on Sunday 1st September and your dear ol’ Dad will receive a special beer cooler! With hearty breakfast dishes like the Southern Fried Chicken Benedict, Chorizo Bruschetta, epic Breaky Burger or Moose McMuffin – what’s not to love?
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Surf Pde, Broadbeach

The Star Gold Coast

Cucina Vivo
Spoil Dad with a 500g grass fed scotch fillet with roast Darling Downs potato, roast Stanthorpe broccoli, and a side of garlic focaccia. Served with an ice cold Italian lager for $45 per person. Lunch from 12pm to 3pm and dinner from 5.30pm to 9pm.

Garden Kitchen & Bar
Spend Father’s Day at Garden Kitchen & Bar and treat Dad to a delicious lunch special like Rotisserie borrowdale porchetta, with duck fat roasted kipfler potatoes, red onion jam, salted crackling and port jus for $29 per person. From 12pm to 4pm.

Harvest Buffet
Let Dad experience a wide-range of flavours this Father’s Day at Harvest Buffet with a glass of tap beer on arrival for only $50.90 per person. Finish off with something sweet from the delicious selection of desserts, the decadent chocolate fountain and a special doughnut station.

Nineteen at the Star
Treat Dad to a relaxing and luxurious lunch this Father’s Day at Nineteen at The Star with their delectable three-course menu for $120 per person.

Mei Wei Dumplings
Looking for a casual Father’s Day option? Look no further than Mei Wei Dumplings! Try their stir fry black pepper beef combo with a choice of beer for just $18 per person. From 12pm to 4pm.

Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach 

Kalinda Restaurant
Seems seafood is the feast of choice for lucky Dad’s this Father’s Day. Kalinda Restaurant at the stunning RACV Royal Pines is also offering an impressive seafood buffet packed with Queensland’s finest seafood, range of fresh salads and an array of hot and cold dishes and mouth-watering selection of desserts plus a beverage package. Adults are $99, teens between 13 and 17 are $49 and children five to 12 years are $30 here.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross Street, Benowa

Burleigh Pavilion
The beachside beauty is the perfect spot to spend some quality time with Dad (overlooking the ocean no less) this Father’s Day. At Burleigh Pavilion Dads can take a load off with a free glass of Heineken or glass of house wine with any main meal purchased. Choose from woodfired pizzas; beer battered fish and chips; beef nachos; or give the burgers and sandwiches a go. Let dad sit back and relax with the best view in Burleigh, with you by his side of course.
Where: 43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Restaurant Labart
It’ll be a stunning affair on Father’s Day at Restaurant Labart with a stunning set menu including some of the most divine sounding dishes we’ve ever laid eyes on. There’ll be Spice-crusted roast chicken BBQ King Prawns with prawn butter (love you), capers and parsley and Popcorn ice cream with chocolate mousse and hazelnut (love you too) to name a few. It’s just $75 per person for adults and $40 per person for the kids. For when only the best will do for Dad.
Where: 2A / 8 West Street, Burleigh Heads

The Collective
Catch Dad for a cruisey lunch at our favourite southern watering hole, The Collective Palm Beach. The Collective Crew will be shouting all the Dads a complimentary beer when you order a delicious lunch of your choice from any of the five kitchens. Then roll into the afternoon with a cocktail or two at The Collective’s resort-style Patrón Pop-Up Bar. What a time.
Where: 1128 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Mavis’s Kitchen
Father’s Day will be a family fun day at Mavis’s Kitchen. Get a cricket team together to play in the Mavis Fathers Day Cup or come as a spectator, enter the comp or just play for fun and treat dad to lunch. There’ll be live music, kids entertainment, a BBQ lunch, Stone & Wood bar, a coffee cart and food trucks. Tickets are $10 per person for the day or family tickets (for two adults and two kids) are $35.
Where: 64 Mount Warning Rd, Mount Warning 

Words by Kirra Smith

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