The way to man’s heart is always through his stomach, especially if it is your foodie father who loves feasts and fine dining.
This Father’s Day, treat your dad to a drink and delicacies at these restaurants in Auckland and Wellington.
Father’s Day is not the day to worry about getting a dad bod, so take him for ribs with a view at Viaduct’s iconic Dr. Rudi’s. Serving Manuka-smoked Saint Louis pork rack ribs, glazed in Dr Rudi’s Whiskey BBQ sauce, with mouthwatering mac n cheese, coleslaw and house-made jalapeno cornbread, it is one kg for $89, including two pints of beer and a gift.
Saint Alice is plating up succulent Guinness-braised lamb shanks with root vegetables, thick Guinness gravy and house-made soda bread with a pint of Guinness for only $39. For every dish sold, Saint Alice will donate a dollar to Big Buddy, a charity that matches boys without dads with a volunteer.
Get a Father’s Day roast lunch with all the trimmings at Morningside, or choose from the delicious a la carte menu while live and loud sport plays across the big screens.
For $35, your father can enjoy whiskey from Ireland, Scotland, America and New Zealand or a classic Sunday roast at St. Johns’, Wellington.
If your dad is a fan of the old Irish champagne, take him to the best Irish pub in the Capital as Jack Hackett’s offers a Guinness pouring experience at $25pp, which includes the self-poured pint, a Guinness glass and a certificate to take home. While you’re there, the whole family can enjoy roast, including chicken, pork, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and gravy, at $98 for a family of four.
Dirty Little Secret is offering $30 for any burger off the menu and a pint of Pals, Mac’s Gold or Mac’s Cider, and every order placed at the bar earns a chance to win a $50 food and beverage voucher in the Who’s Your Daddy game.
Traditional English pub, The Old Bailey, also serves half a pint of ribs, served with chips and slaw, plus a beer for just $39pp, while The Tote has a free kid’s meal for every main meal, pizza or burger purchased.