On Sunday 21 June, hide away dad’s TV remote, the tools and his overalls. (Or his spatula and sewing kit, if that’s more his thing.) You’re going out! It’s time to show your appreciation to the man who deserves it most, and the way he likes it most — through his stomach. Our list of restaurants celebrating Father’s Day will ensure he’s filled with good food and happiness that Sunday. (Remember to book well in time to avoid disappointment.)
A La Bouffe (Linden)
Enjoy an à la carte breakfast with dad between 9am and 11am, or treat him to lunch between 11.30am and 2pm. The two-course lunch option costs R145 per person and three-courses costs R160 per person.
Lacuna Bistro and Bar (Sandton)
Treat your dad to a Father’s Day feast at Lacuna. The menu boasts options like pork belly and Cape Malay seafood salad for starters; lavender and rosemary-stuffed Karoo leg for mains; and lemon meringue pie for dessert. (There are other options if none of the above grabs his attention.) The cost of the buffet is R395 per person and booking is essential.
Les Delices de France (Roodepoort)
Surprise dad with a three-course meal at Les Delices de France this Fathers Day. At just R330 per person, expect to enjoy items like cream of mussel soup, rib eye steak fried in butter, vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce and more. Lunch begins from 12.30pm.
DW Eleven-13 (Dunkeld West)
Spoil dad to a four-course meal paired with wine at R650 per person (or R450 without wine). Alternatively, go all out with the six-course tasting menu (available in a vegetarian option as well) for R950 (or R550 without wine). There’s limited seating available, so should book your place as soon as possible.
Eat at Northcliff (Northcliff)
Enjoy a three-course meal plus coffee and a petit four for R325 per person. Dish options include mussel chowder with saffron froth and coriander oil; cider-braised pork belly with Dauphinois potatoes, apples, streaky bacon and grain mustard sauce; and chocolate tart with orange marmalade and coffee ice cream.
The Terrace at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel (Morningside)
Spoil your dad with lunch at The Terrace. At R470 per person, guests can tuck into delicious starters like shaved biltong and avocado salad, strawberry and rocket salad and warm potato salad. Mains at the buffet table include garlic-and-herb flatbread, roasted corn on the cob with garlic butter, coriander-spiced boerewors and more. If your dad has a sweet tooth, he can enjoy some of the desserts available too. Bookings are essential.
Geet Indian Restaurant (Brooklyn)
Celebrate Fathers Day with dad 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)
Dad can enjoy a breakfast buffet between 8am and 11am or he can be treated to a delicious Sunday buffet lunch and the Blou Hond show at 12.30pm for 1pm. If you’re looking for a more relaxed and cosy meal, sit down for dinner from 6pm. All bookings are essential.
Meadow Green Restaurant (Irene Farm)
Warm up with a Father’s Day lunch at R440 per adult and R180 for children under 12. Children under four years of age dine for free. Bookings are essential.
Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein)
Wine and dine dad this Father’s Day with a luncheon and wine pairing. The five-course wine-paired menu includes a welcome drink for R1200 per person. Guests are to arrive at 12 noon for 12.30pm. Bookings are to be made by 15 June to secure your spot.
Villa San Giovanni (Wonderboom)
Enjoy a buffet lunch this Father’s Day. Lunch on the terrace costs R220 per person and the fine-dining option costs R250 per person and includes a gift for dad. Booking is essential.
The Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box Hotel (Umhlanga Rocks)
Enjoy a special lunch or dinner at The Ocean Terrace. Expect dishes like slow-roasted beef short-rib served with a baked potato or chips and a selection of vegetables, and enjoy a complimentary draught beer when ordering the short-rib special. Lunch is from 12 noon to 3pm and dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm at R150 per person.
Cosmopolitan Restaurant (Umhlanga Rocks)
Celebrate with a carvery buffet lunch and live entertainment. Lunch runs from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at R230 per person. Booking is essential.
Wodka Restaurant (Waterfront)
At R250 per person, treat dad to a braai buffet where you can enjoy items like boerewors, garlic-and-herb lamb chops and peri-peri chicken.
Coalhouse Restaurant at Protea Hotel Highveld (Witbank)
Reserve your place for the buffet lunch for R235 per person, which includes soups, hot starters and salads; braai treats like chicken kebabs and mini steaks with accompaniments including potato bake and paptert; and desserts of top deck chocolate mousse, fruit pudding and tartlets. End it all with a cheese platter and coffee, tea or cappuccino.
Azure at the Twelve Apostles (Camps Bay)
Treat dad to lunch, live music and a surprise gift. Lunch costs R345 per adult and R195 per child under 12 years. Fathers can also enjoy the ‘Gent’s Tea by the Sea’ offer at The Twelve Apostles on 30 June at R195 per person. Dishes on offer include boerewors rolls, biltong scones and a sandwich selection. They will also have a choice between miniature craft beer pints as well as a selection of teas and coffees accompanied by sweet treats. Booking is essential.
Durbanville Hills Restaurant (Durbanville)
A five-course meal with wine pairing is the perfect Father’s Day treat. At R350 per person, you and dad can enjoy starters like prawn ceviche, smoked duck breast or a butternut and cumin soufflé. Other items include a skewer of grilled venison loin or grilled fish of the day, and spiced orange crème caramel for dessert. The restaurant will be open from 8.30am to 11.30am if you choose to have breakfast instead. Bookings are essential.
Hussar Grill (Camps Bay, Green Point, Rondebosch)
Get dad warm and cosy this Fathers Day with a bowl of homemade soup as a starter, 400g sirloin on the bone and complimentary chocolate vodka. The price per person is R145 and bookings are essential.
Mint at The Taj Hotel (City Bowl)
Tune in to the soulful sounds of jazz while enjoying a three-course menu at Mint. Tuck into dishes like tandoori wings, spiced chicken wings with garlic yoghurt sauce, Karoo lamb, and confit of lamb shoulder with beer-braised onion and dauphinoise potatoes. Dessert offerings include a warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. Lunch is from 12 noon to 3pm at R350 per person and includes a complimentary welcome drink on arrival.
Nobu at One&Only Cape Town (V&A Waterfront)
Special options include a five-course set menu from R425 per person, Father’s Day bento boxes from R375, and the à la carte menu for dinner. The restaurant will be open from 6pm to 11pm.
Poplars Restaurant (Durbanville)
Give dad an early start to his day by stopping by for breakfast of smoked shoulder bacon, pork sausage, black pudding and more fry-up options. Breakfast is from 8.30am to 10.30am. If he’s not a morning person, treat dad to lunch at R195 for two courses or R235 for three. Expect starters like beef tartare, confit duck leg and rabbit terrine, and mains like dry-aged prime rib and oven-roasted pork belly. Lunch is from 12 noon to 3pm.
Reuben’s at One&Only Cape Town (V&A Waterfront)
Treat dad to some of Reuben’s signature food favourites. At R295 per person (R150 for four to 12 year-olds; free for kids under three), the whole family can enjoy the buffet lunch and celebrate the special occasion with dad. Lunch will be served from 12.30pm to 3pm.
The Square at The Vineyard Hotel (Newlands)
Celebrate with a three-course menu at The Square. At R335 per person, you could enjoy starters like Asian barbecue pork and spring onion dim sum with candied ginger, cucumber sesame salad, crispy onions and ponzu dipping sauce. Mains like roast sirloin with mustard and parsley butter are also available, and for dessert you could tuck in to homemade apple pie with toffee-fudge ripple ice cream, Van Der Hum crème anglaise and brandy snaps.
Stonebreakers Restaurant (V&A Waterfront)
Look forward to lunch options like warm, chunky vegetable soup; a selection of salads; 300g rib-eye steaks with fried onion rings; and roast leg of lamb with mint sauce, amongst other options. If he has a sweet tooth, Dad can also enjoy options like malva pudding with crème fraîche, bread-and-butter pudding or strawberry cheesecake. The cost is R265 per person and booking is essential.
Towers Restaurant (Century City)
Father’s Day lunch includes a complimentary welcome drink, cold options or soup for starters, carvery and hot options for mains, and sweet decadent selections for dessert. R435 per person.
The Wild Fig (Mowbray)
Enjoy a two-course lunch for R195 or three-course lunch for R240, with starters ranging from springbok carpaccio to snail popcorn; mains ranging from crispy roast duck to grilled rump steak; and if there’s space for dessert, you and dad can enjoy crème brûlée, white-chocolate cheesecake, ice cream and chocolate sauce or rum-and-raisin pudding.
Bosman’s Restaurant (Paarl)
Surprise dad with a big variety of flame grilled meats and a surprise from van Ryns Distillery
Eight at Spier (Stellenbosch)
Treat dad to all his favourites at Spier. The pre-Father’s Day braai at 7pm on Saturday 20 June costs R250 per person, which includes a bottle of Spier Signature wine. On Sunday, the Father’s Day gourmet breakfast burger costs R185 per person, which includes a glass of Spier Signature MCC or a bloody Mary. Breakfast begins at 9am. You could also go for Sunday lunch in the form of a meaty Farmer Angus platter for R195 per person, or order off the à la carte menu. The dinner carvery buffet at R275 per person will include pasture-reared meats and biodynamic vegetables paired with wines. Dinner begins at 6.30pm.
The Farm Shop & Deli, The Rhone Homestead, The Werf Restaurant and the lawns at Boschendal Estate (Franschhoek)
With Father’s Day breakfast and lunch being their best kept secret for now, Boschendal Estate will prepare a special treat on 21 June, which includes a gift. Call the restaurants to make a booking.
Governors Hall at Lanzerac Wine Estate (Stellenbosch)
Dads can enjoy a three-course lunch, including items such as smoked springbok carpaccio, classic French onion soup, rolled leg of Boland lamb, slow-braised oxtail, tonka-spiced sago pudding, and a dark chocolate slice. The cost per person is R320 (R170 for children between four and 11; free for children under four). Bookings are essential.
Le Venue Restaurant at The House of J.C. Le Roux (Stellenbosch)
Treat your father to a glass of bubbly and breakfast or lunch at Le Venue Restaurant. Breakfast includes yoghurt and fruit salad served with an omelette or vineyard plate. Lunch includes homemade bread with biltong butter; chargrilled sirloin steak served with exotic mushroom sauce and vegetables; and pan-fried kingklip drizzled with a creamy Méthode Cap Classique shrimp-and-mussel sauce with basmati rice and a crisp side salad. Dessert offers fresh fruit skewers; apple, chocolate and mixed nuts crumble; Nutella chocolate mousse; and dulce de leche cheesecake. Breakfast costs R135 per person and will be served from 9am to 11am. Lunch costs R195 per person and will be served from 12 noon to 3pm. Bookings are essential.
Oude Werf Restaurant (Stellenbosch)
Spend Fathers Day with your dad at Oude Werf Restaurant this Sunday. Enjoy a three-course brunch with treats like crumpets, whipped cream and fresh fruit, smoked salmon frittata served with mixed peppers and caramelised onions and more. This three-course treat with coffee costs R180 per person and is available between 10am until 2pm. Booking is essential.
The Restaurant at Grande Provence (Franschhoek)
Tuck in to the new à la carte lunch menu with starter options like sous-vide quail served with foie gras and duck liver parfait, fig pearls, crisp pancetta, porcini popped corn and charred corn purée. Mains include options like Himalayan salt-rock king scallops, a saddle of lamb with minted peas and more. Dessert includes chocolate mousse, honey bavarois and hazelnut meringue. Dads will also receive a bottle of buchu-infused whiskey as an extra treat. R375 per person and booking is essential.
The Rhebok Restaurant at Rhebokskloof (Paarl)
Toast to dad with a complimentary glass of beer or a glass of Rhebokskloof wine before sitting down to a starter buffet with Israeli couscous salad, Caesar salad, chicken roulade with raspberry dressing and other options. The carvery mains selection includes stuffed lamb breast with wild-garlic jus; roast pork neck with wholegrain mustard sauce; venison potjie with pearl onions; and orichiette pasta with broccoli, sundried tomatoes and cheese sauce. Adults pay R275; R125 for children under 12; R45 for children under six.
Taste Bistro (Somerset West)
Spoil your father with a three-course menu at R195 per person. Feast on tomato and chorizo tart with red onion, lettuce and carrot salad; oven-roasted rolled pork belly with coriander and rosemary; and lemon meringue for dessert.
The Club Lounge at Fancourt (George)
If Braai is his forte, treat dad to a Fathers Day Braai buffet at The Club Lounge this Fathers Day. Lunch will be served from 12.30pm to 3pm. R195 per person includes a special gift for each father to take home. Children from 3 to 11 years pay just R95 and kids under 3 eat for free.
La Cantina at Fancourt (George)
Treat dad to the legendary carvery buffet lunch at La Cantina. Lunch will be served from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. With a selection of starters, mains and desserts to choose from, it’s the perfect way to show dad your appreciation. A complimentary voucher for a round of golf on either the Montagu or Outeniqua course is included (valid until 30 September 2015). Adults pay R185 per person while children from 3 to 11 years pay R90, and kids under three eat for free.
Have you heard of a worthy Father’s Day special to add to our list? Don’t call in the firing squad – just let us know in the comments section below and we’ll check them out.
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