We haven’t met him but we bet your Dad’s a legend. And Sunday 4 Sept is your chance to show the old man that you appreciate him and everything he does - even his Dad jokes.
He’s not just any old guy though, so any old gift won’t do.
Luckily, there are lots of unique and special gifts to be found at The Rocks. From slick silk shirts to premium shaving kits, royal airforce watches to gourmet eats - there’s something for every Dad if you know where to look.
This brewery, bar and restaurant is the home of Endeavour Brewing Co. The Endeavour Tap Rooms follows the philosophy of using all-Australian, seasonally-harvested ingredients with no preservatives.
Treat Dad to one of Sydney's best Middle Eastern restaurants. Experience a lunch crafted to perfection by their Executive Chef Leron Ben Avraham, live music and a cocktail on arrival.
Enjoy a family affair on level 36 complete with decadent culinary delights and unforgettable sparkling views of Sydney Harbour.
Munich Brauhaus are bringing back their famous Schnitzel Meister, bigger and bolder than ever before! For $100 you’ll receive a whopping 1kg chicken parmigiana and 4 sides of your choice including: fries, potato salad, mash, red cabbage, sauerkraut, forest salad or wilted greens.
Pull up a stool and enjoy a beer and delicious pub classic feeds at the Fortune of War.
Treat him to a premium steak from 6HEAD, featuring treats like wagyu bresaola and sous vide 1kg dry-aged rib eye on the bone. Drool.
Nothing says Father’s Day celebrations like a frosty beer on the rooftop at The Glenmore with views over Sydney’s stunning harbour. Throw in a generous portion of chicken parma and you’ll make dad’s day.
The Fine Food Store serves a masterful brunch fit for the raddest of dads. Order him the delicious pulled brisket with savoury croissant and parmesan crisp and you’ll become the undisputed favourite child.
If your dad’s a connoisseur, take him to Sake. This Rocks icon serves fresh sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine alongside a huge selection of delicate sakes, shochus and cocktails.
Come Father’s Day, the Australian Heritage Hotel will be humming with lucky dads enjoying crafty ales and delicious pizzas. Don’t let Dad miss out - book a spot before they’re all gone.
Joe Bananas makes colourful, unique shirts inspired by Australia’s natural environment that are perfect for the fashionable Dad. Give the gift of a shirt and let Dad choose the perfect style and fit himself.
AHW Studio is a boutique jeweller in The Rocks that crafts gorgeous handmade cufflinks, rings, pendants and bracelets using recycled watch mechanisms. Our favourites are their Russian Rose cufflinks, made with a pair of repurposed Soviet Russian mechanisms from the 1960s.
Bausele, a local Sydney brand that crafts premium timepieces, was chosen by the Royal Australian Airforce to create a line of watches to celebrate their centenary. These limited edition RAAF watches make amazing gifts, but they’re almost sold out so act quickly.
Give your Dad the gift of cool. From preppy casual styles to sportswear and tailored clothing - Polo Ralp Lauren is classic American fashion at its best.
FOR THE ARTSY POPS
Matt Pearson has travelled the globe to photograph an extensive collection of images - from natural wonders, to iconic architecture, aerial shots and underwater worlds. Shop his range of premium prints and originals to treat Dad to something special.
The MCA is Australia’s leading exhibitor of contemporary art and their online store is one of the best places in Sydney to shop for gifts for the artsy Dad. Their Father’s Day gift selection includes premium locally made whiskey glasses, clothing by local designers, quirky art prints and much more.
Squidinki’s artist Max Mendez has created a range of fine art prints inspired by the local flora and fauna, with a whimsical twist. Shop the range of prints to help spruce up Dad’s decor.
FOR DADS WHO NEED A LITTLE SELF CARE
Dad works hard - he deserves to spoil himself every now and then. Help him do it with luxurious self-care products from Aesop, from citrus post-poo drops and Moroccan Neroli shaving balms to woody, spicy Eau de Parfums - you’ll find it all in Aesop’s Father’s Day gift guide.
Dad can enjoy a spa treatment at this down-to-earth slice of heaven. Under one serene roof he will find seven treatment rooms and a sumptuous lounge where he can relax with refreshing herbal tea.
I’m sure Dad is doing an okay job with the clippers over lockdown, but it’s about time for an upgrade. Balms and lotions, razors and brushes - fresh cuts are guaranteed.
Remember all those times Dad beat you at Monopoly when you were little? Get your own back. Chessplus reinvents one of the world’s oldest board games by allowing pieces to combine their abilities.
Loving the planet never looked so good. Sunglasses, phone covers, watches, earphone covers and even charging cables, all made from natural materials like wood, leather and cotton.
The first bite is with the eye, and anything served on Good in Wood’s artisan cheese boards is guaranteed to pass that taste test. Perfect when combined with a Father’s Day platter
Some things never go out of style. Leather is one of them. Grab messenger bags, wallets, belts or even take Dad along to a workshop to make his own at The Leather Trading Co.
Good things take time, and the Providore is proof. The Village Providore uses three generations of Aussie ingenuity to come up with the tastiest fudge and gourmet food for Dad this side of the Tasman. Don’t let all that experience go to waste!
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