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Where to celebrate Father’s Day on 19 June 2016

On Sunday 19 June, treat dad to a hearty meal at one of his favourite restaurants. Our list of restaurants celebrating Father’s Day will ensure he’s filled with good food and cherished family memories. Besides, it’s a lot better than giving him another pair of socks.

 

Johannesburg

A La Bouffe (Linden)

Enjoy a lazy Sunday roast lunch for R175 per person. Further details to come. Booking is essential.

The interior at A la Bouffe. Photo supplied.

The interior at A la Bouffe. Photo supplied.

Chefs on Main (Kyalami)

Head to Kyalami for a fun day out with the family and spoil your dad on his special day for R240 per adult and R85 per child. The price includes delicious Portuguese-style food including prawns, espetada, trinchado and loads more, plus live music and kiddies’ entertainment.

Clico Restaurant (Rosebank)

Treat dad to a three-course lunch at R295 per person. The price includes a craft beer for dad and a menu with choices like mussels in white wine with fresh herbs; slow-braised beef short-rib with chocolate stout; chicken ballontine with soft herbed polenta; rhubarb crumble with vanilla custard and buttermilk ice cream; and a dark-chocolate-and-date slice with espresso ice cream.

EAT fine dining (Northcliff)

Enjoy a five-course beer pairing at R450 per person on Father’s Day. The price includes live jazz entertainment. Children under the age of six will eat for free and a special menu will be available. After lunch, the little ones can make a dessert for dad in the kitchen.

The Fat Olive (Lanseria)

Enjoy a delicious lunch with live entertainment for R295 per person. The set menu includes a delicious lunch with live music by Rubber Duc in a relaxing country setting. Booking is essential.

Lacuna Bistro and Bar (Sandton)

Treat your dad to a Father’s Day buffet at Lacuna. The menu boasts options like local charcuterie with pickles and chutney; herb-crusted sirloin with Yorkshire pudding, red-wine jus and a creamy potato bake; and milk-tart doughnuts for dessert. The cost of the feast is R395 per person and includes a whisky tasting on arrival for dad. Booking is essential.

Les Delicés de France (Roodepoort)

Surprise dad with a special Father’s Day meal at Les Delices de France. Further details to come.

Level Four Restaurant (Rosebank)

Spoil the man in your life with a delicious four-course lunch from 12.30pm on Sunday 19 June. The cost of R550 per person includes a wine pairing from Alto Wines. Little ones under 12 years of age can also enjoy lunch for R320 per child.

Level Four Restaurant at 54 on Bath

Level Four Restaurant. Photo supplied.

March Restaurant (Melrose Arch)

Treat dad to a hearty lunch comprised of a continental starter selection, a la carte main course, side dishes and dessert for R325 per person. Highlights include a homemade biltong station, crispy eisbein with oven roasted baby potatoes and a chocolate fondant with marbled ice cream.

Moyo (Melrose Arch)

Treat dad to an African meat feast for R139. Choose between a 300g sirloin or 350g rump served with morogo (spinach), nhopi dovi (pumpkin with peanut sauce) and a side of your choice.

Moyo (Zoo Lake)

Celebrate with the family and enjoy a full African-inspired buffet at a special Father’s Day rate of only R200 per adult, and R100 for children aged six to 11.

Punchinello’s (Montecasino)

Spoil your dad to an Italian buffet lunch at Punchinello’s restaurant from 1pm, which includes live entertainment and a welcome drink for R225 per person.

Rodizio (Fourways, Bedfordview)

Celebrate Father’s Day with a special lunch for R255 per person. The menu will include chicken trinchado, carioca prawns and grilled kingklip, and a dessert platter for a sweet ending. There will also be live entertainment for the family.

The Terrace at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel (Morningside)

To celebrate, the restaurant is offering a range of dishes for the whole family. Enjoy a burger, steak, pizza or spicy lamb curry along with a selection of craft beers, for under R220. Options include the burger-and-beer combo for R125, steak and beer for R210, pizza and beer for R140, and Durban lamb curry and beer for R140.

The elegant interior at The Terrace at Fairlawns. Photo supplied.

The elegant interior at The Terrace at Fairlawns. Photo supplied.

Pretoria

The Barn Restaurant at Irene Dairy Farm (Irene)

Show your appreciation with a traditional home-style Father’s Day lunch buffet for R239.95 per person. The spread will include a range of salads, seafood dishes, a carvery selection and a buffet of scrumptious desserts. Look forward to highlights like a creamy garlic-and-mussel pot, Chinese five-spice pork belly, and apple crumble with vanilla custard.

De Kloof Restaurant (Waterkloof)

This cosy Father’s Day lunch includes a glass of glüwein on arrival, bread and canapés, bouillabaisse, kudu and samp risotto, and a decadent banana split for dessert for R345 per person. Children under 12 pay half price.

Cold caprese cannelloni at De Kloof Restaurant. Photo supplied.

Cold caprese cannelloni at De Kloof Restaurant. Photo supplied.

Geet Indian Restaurant (Brooklyn)

Celebrate Father’s Day by treating him to an Indian feast for lunch or dinner at Geet. Bookings are essential.

Le-Si Signature Restaurant at Casa Toscana Lodge (Lynnwood)

If you’re looking for a more relaxed and cosy meal, sit down for an à la carte dinner from 6.30pm with no cover charge and live entertainment by Philip Moolman. Bookings are essential.

Meadow Green Restaurant (Irene Farm)

Warm up with a Father’s Day carvery lunch and piano entertainment at R350 per adult and R175 for children under 12. Children under four years of age dine for free. Bookings are essential.

Meadow Green Restaurant at Irene Country Lodge. Photo supplied.

Meadow Green Restaurant at Irene Country Lodge. Photo supplied.

Tshukudu Mongena Game Lodge (Hammanskraal)

Take a trip to the game reserve and let the chefs spoil the dad in your life with a spit braai and potjiekos lunch in the bush. Dishes will include homemade breads, creamy mushroom-and-biltong soup, venison potjie, mealie bake, whole lamb on the spit, and a tempting dessert selection. The lunch will cost R320 per adult and R160 per child aged six to 11.

Oasis Restaurant at Southern Sun (Arcadia)

Treat your old man to a build-a-burger and prego roll lunch, served with a bottomless draught from 12.30pm. The lunch costs R165 per person and includes a special gift for all the dads.

Durban and surrounds

Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill by Ernie Els (Durban central)

Treat your dad to a jazzy brunch buffet at the Big Easy. Seats are R295 per person with live entertainment provided by The Natalie Rungan Duo.

Butcher Block (Umhlanga)

Enjoy a meat-filled feast at this popular steakhouse. Further details to come.

The Butcher Block in Umhlanga

Steak at The Butcher Block in Umhlanga. Photo supplied.

The Grill Room at The Oyster Box Hotel (Umhlanga Rocks)

Enjoy a special three-course plated lunch at the lavish restaurant for R550 per person.

Moyo (uShaka Marine World)

Indulge in a lunch buffet with live entertainment and a welcome drink for R200 per adult. (Pay R100 for children between the ages of four and 12; those under three eat for free.) Buffet items include mini lamb-curry bunny chows, roasted-cauliflower-and-bean salad, chermoula-grilled fish, carvery with whole spring chicken, interesting sides, and a large dessert selection.

Nonna at Makaranga (Kloof)

Take advantage of Durban’s sunny winter and enjoy a special à la carte picnic menu at Nonna restaurant at the beautiful Makaranga Garden Lodge. Bookings essential.

A picnic basket at Makaranga. Photo supplied.

A picnic basket at Makaranga. Photo supplied.

The Sugar Club (Umhlanga Rocks)

Treat your dad to a sumptuous buffet lunch at this smart restaurant from 12.30pm. The lunch will cost R450 per adult and R225 per child under 12.

Cape Town

Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles (Camps Bay)

Treat dad to lunch, live music and a surprise gift for R425 per adult and R215 per child under 12 years. Fathers can also enjoy the ‘Gent’s Tea by the Sea’ offer at The Twelve Apostles on 18 and 19 June at R275 per person. Dishes on offer include boerewors rolls, biltong scones and a sandwich selection. They will also have a choice between miniature craft beers as well as a selection of teas and coffees accompanied by sweet treats. Booking is essential.

Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles Hotel

Craft beer and snacks at Azure at the Twelve Apostles. Photo supplied.

BreadCafé (Woodstock)
Treat your Dad to some good ‘dude food’ this Father’s Day. Enjoy the Brunch & Braai special available at BreadCafé at R180 per person. Bookings are essential.

CinCin (Century City)

Celebrate at CinCin’s annual Father’s Day lunch. Five buffet stations will be set up, with a selection of favourite dishes like creamy chicken-and-corn soup, Cajun chicken salad, lamb potjiekos with jasmine rice, boerewors with roasted corn on the cob, and tiramisu for dessert. The buffet is available for R260 per person.

Durbanville Hills Restaurant (Durbanville)

A three-course meal with wine pairing is the perfect Father’s Day treat. At R395 per person, enjoy starters like homemade beef, chicken liver pâté and brandy sausage; prawn ravioli with smoked salmon; roasted butternut, sweet potato and cumin samosas; or caramelised tomato and onion tarte tatin. Mains offer a choice between pork neck stuffed with onion marmalade, sage and Healey’s cheddar; grilled fish, beef rib-eye; or Moroccan-spiced chicken. End the lunch with rum baba with poached fruit and cream; pear-and-almond tart with homemade rooibos-and-honey ice cream; or a cheese platter with preserves and bread. Bookings are essential.

HQ (City Bowl)

This popular steak restaurant will be opening its doors for lunch on Father’s Day to help celebrate your old man. Enjoy the iconic starter salad with steak and chips and receive a complimentary Castle Lite Draft. There will also be live music to keep things festive.

Whisky cocktail at HQ in Cape Town. Photo supplied.

Whisky cocktail at HQ in Cape Town. Photo supplied.

Little Saint Restaurant (City Bowl)
Spoil Dad this Father’s Day by treating him to lunch at Little Saint. At R295 per person, you and dad can enjoy three courses, including a full traditional roast with a choice of lamb, beef or pork belly and a complimentary glass of Waterford’s Kevin Arnold Shiraz on arrival. Bookings are essential.

a meat dish prepared and served at Little Saint Restaurant

A dish prepared and served at Little Saint Restaurant in Cape Town. Photo supplied.

Massimo’s (Hout Bay)

Celebrate Father’s Day at one of your favourite pizza places. The special all-day menu is available for R195 for two courses and R245 for three courses, and includes a glass of bubbles or small draught beer for dad. Dishes to look forward to include the pizza topped with seared beef carpaccio, onion, leeks, red onion and roasted garlic; artichoke ravioli with truffle cream; and free-range lamb shank with creamy mash. Dessert options will be affogato, sticky toffee pudding and a limoncello bomb with sponge layers, meringue, cream and limoncello.

Moyo (Blouberg)

Treat dad to an African meat feast for R139. Choose between a 300g sirloin or 350g rump served with morogo (spinach), nhopi dovi (pumpkin with peanut sauce) and side of your choice.

Moyo (Kirstenbosch)

Celebrate with the family and enjoy a full African-inspired buffet at a special Father’s Day rate of only R200 and R100 for children aged six to 11.

Planet Restaurant (City Bowl)

Enjoy a lavish lunch this Father’s Day at Planet Restaurant for R450 per person. Start off with a starter selection of chicken liver parfait, homemade labneh and pickles before moving on to a buffet selection, salads and soups. The main event includes grilled beef rib eye, deboned lamb neck, kingklip curry or mushroom risotto. Finish it all off with a selection of sweet treats or a South African cheese board. Coffee, tea and live piano entertainment are included in the price.

The President Hotel (Bantry Bay)

Head to this classy hotel with the family and enjoy the Father’s Day gourmet burger and beer special, for only R99 per person. The range of burgers from which to choose includes beef, pulled pork, boerewors and lamb, all accompanied by fries and a free Stellenbrau craft beer for dads.

Shimmy Beach Club (V&A Waterfront)

Shimmy Beach Club will be hosting a market day for dads with food stalls, men’s fragrances, Jameson whiskey tasting, traditional barbers, craft cider and biltong, as well as cars and motor bikes on display. The à la carte menu will be available in the restaurant; bookings are essential. Dedicated au pairs will also be on hand to supervise the little ones.

A burger at Shimmy Beach Club. Photo supplied.

A burger at Shimmy Beach Club. Photo supplied.

Stardust Theatrical Dining (Woodstock)

The special Father’s Day lunch menu will include a theatrical performance that’s perfect for theatre-loving dads. The five-course set menu costs R390 per person and includes dishes like lemon fatoush salad, crispy squid, beef Wellington with new potatoes, apricot cake with ice cream and crème brûlée.

Stonebreakers Restaurant (V&A Waterfront)
Treat your dad to the Father’s Day lunch at Stonebreakers. For R265 per person, you can enjoy items such as Cape Malay pickled fish, roast leg of lamb and more, from their buffet lunch menu. Bookings are essential.

The Square at The Vineyard Hotel (Newlands)

Celebrate with a three-course menu at The Square. At R375 per person, you could enjoy starters like Thai steamed mussels with lemongrass or Cantonese steamed pork buns, mains like grilled rib-eye steak with basil pesto or Malay-spiced kingklip with onion compote, and baked sticky-toffee pudding with frozen yoghurt or dark chocolate with raspberry ripple ice cream for dessert.

The Square Café and Wine Bar (Century City)

Spoil dad to a delicious Father’s Day buffet with a free glass of house wine on arrival for R295 per person. Look forward to dishes like braised springbok spring rolls, roast leg of lamb, oxtail with mashed potato, baked yellowtail, and peppermint malva pudding with vanilla custard for dessert.

The Taj Hotel (City Bowl)

Celebrate Father’s Day in style at the Lobby Lounge in The Taj Hotel. The gentleman’s afternoon tea will cost R250 per person and will include a complimentary whisky cocktail for dad, a bourbon cocktail for mom and a hot chocolate for the kids. Jazz tunes will provide entertainment while you enjoy eats like biltong-dusted scones, mini burgers, mini gourmet pizzas, chipotle chicken wings and smoked riblets. End it all off with Cape Malay koeksisters, chilli chocolate macaroons and chocolate brownies. For an additional R50, dads can also enjoy a Johnnie Walker tasting and food pairing with trained sommeliers. Phone 021 819 2000 to make a booking.

The Lobby Lounge at The Taj Hotel. Photo supplied.

The Lobby Lounge at The Taj Hotel. Photo supplied.

Trees Restaurant (Century City)

Treat dad to a delicious set lunch at this hotel restaurant. Enjoy hearty soups, generous, seasonal mains and a sweet ending of orange malva pudding or pancakes for R218 per person. Dad will also receive a complimentary Striped Horse Pilsner or lager with his meal. Booking essential.

Winelands

Benguela on Main (Somerset West)

Treat your special old man to a four-course fine dining experience for R500 per person. The Father’s Day menu will include dishes like nasturtium with buffalo mozzarella; pan-fried yellowtail bouillabaisse; dry-aged beef with smoked bone marrow; and Valrhona chocolate pudding.

Bosman’s Restaurant (Paarl)

Surprise dad with a day of braai food, CBC beer and KWV brandy at the Grande Roche Hotel. Book your spot for R390 per person and R195 for children under 11. The price includes a welcome drink and light entertainment. Booking essential.

Eat@Simonsvlei (Paarl)

Enjoy a special Father’s Day lunch at this winelands restaurant for R230 per person. The menu includes a main course and dessert with dishes such as homemade chicken pie with glazed sweet carrots, and Amarula malva pudding. There will also be a kiddies menu available.

Eight at Spier (Stellenbosch)

Treat dad to all his favourites at Spier. On Sunday, the Father’s Day buffet harvest table will be available at R380 per person, which includes a special gift for dad. Kids can also enjoy some delicious treats for R175 per child aged four to 12.

Charcuterie platter at Eight at Spier. Photo supplied.

Charcuterie platter at Eight at Spier. Photo supplied.

The Farm Shop & Deli, The Rhone Homestead, The Werf Restaurant and the lawns at Boschendal Estate (Franschhoek)

Families can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Farm Shop & Deli or a traditional Cape buffet lunch at the Rhone Homestead for R295 per person. Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell will also be offering his popular farm-style dishes at the Werf Restaurant. A three-course shared menu will be available, including a shared starter, shared main course and dessert. The Werf Restaurant lunch is from 12 noon and costs R475 per person. Call the restaurants to make a booking.

The Governors Hall at Lanzerac Wine Estate (Stellenbosch)

Dads can enjoy a three-course lunch, including items such as cured bacon salad, pan-fried linefish with curried mussels, slow-braised beef short-rib with barley risotto, and saffron panna cotta with brandy-butter roasted pears. The cost per person is R380 and R190 for children over four. All fathers will also receive a complimentary wine-and-chocolate tasting on the day. Bookings are essential.

Le Venue Restaurant at The House of J.C. Le Roux (Stellenbosch)

Treat your father to a glass of bubbly and lunch at Le Venue Restaurant. Lunch includes homemade breads and dips, butternut soup, Cape Malay lamb curry, Thai green curry, mini caramel cheesecake, choc-fudge brownies, and fruit salad. Lunch costs R235 per person and will be served from 12pm to 3pm. Bookings are essential.

Oude Werf Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

Honour your dad with a special three-course brunch at R155 per person, which includes tea, coffee and fruit juice. Dishes to look forward to include homemade crumpets with mascarpone, maple syrup and toasted almonds; grilled Karan beef fillet with fried egg and béarnaise sauce; and Oude Werf baked cheesecake with chantilly cream.

The Red Table Restaurant at Nederberg (Paarl)

Celebrate at Nederberg wine farm with dishes like mussel chowder, T-bone steak with baked potatoes, fresh linefish, and brandy-and-date pudding with cinnamon ice cream. The lunch on Father’s Day will be served from 12pm at R350 per person (excluding wine and service charge) and will include a special gift from Nederberg for all fathers.

Steak, chips and red wine at Nederburg's The Red Table. Photo supplied.

Steak, chips and red wine at Nederburg’s The Red Table. Photo supplied.

The Restaurant at Grande Provence (Franschhoek)

Tuck into a special menu with starter options like butter-poached barbecue lobster or confit guinea fowl; mains of sous-vide Karoo lamb neck or cauliflower gratin with rosa tomatoes; and a dessert of chocolate-and-hazelnut pot de crème. The cost of the lunch is R395 per person and includes a gift of buchu whisky liqueur and a wine-tasting voucher for two. Booking is essential.

The Rhebok Restaurant at Rhebokskloof (Paarl)

Toast dad with a complimentary glass of craft beer before tucking into a buffet of seafood chowder, garlic bread and veggie springrolls for starters; roast beef, lamb knuckle curry and melanzane parmigiana for mains; and bread-and-butter pudding, chocolate brownies and peppermint tart for dessert. The cost is R295 per adult; R145 for children under 12; and R65 for children under six.

Webersburg Wine Estate (Stellenbosch)

Enjoy a delightful Father’s Day with a lunch at this Stellies wine farm bistro. The three-course set menu costs R380 per person and consists of main dishes such as lamb shank with mashed potato, buttered leeks and baby vegetables; rooibos-braised springbok shank with sweet potato, bacon and white wine; and braised eisbein with parsley, roasted garlic mash and parmesan-roasted brussels sprouts. Continuing the winter theme is a warm fig and butterscotch pudding for dessert.

Have you heard of a worthy Father’s Day special to add to our list? Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll check it out.

Please note that while we take care to report information accurately, some items and prices may change without our knowledge.

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