Father’s Day is fast approaching and coupled with the upcoming public holiday, it is the perfect time to celebrate Dad and make memories with the family. And while it may be chilly outside, we’ve listed 10 amazing spots hosting Father’s Day lunch that will warm you up and make the day extra special.
The iconic Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel is once again laying the tables, giving you the perfect opportunity to spoil your dad. From comforting afternoon tea and a lavish self-serve Sunday brunch to haute eats courtesy of Executive Chef George Jardine, the Nellie serves up great options for Father’s Day.
Start the day off with a brunch fit for a king, accompanied by a live jazz band to carry you into a carefree Sunday mood. No matter what your cravings call for, the brunch menu has everything from sushi and charcuterie to hearty curry and roasted carvery. Brunch is served every Sunday from 11.30 am and costs R650 per adult, and R325 per child. You can also opt for unlimited bubbly for an additional R225 per person.
Sweeten him up with the timeless Afternoon Tea featuring a selection of picture-perfect cakes, pastries, sandwiches and, of course, an extensive list of teas. Afternoon Tea is served for 2 sittings, Wednesday to Sunday, at 12pm and 3pm. Book your spot for R495 per adult and R350 per child (ages 4 to 11).
End off Father’s Day with a new culinary experience from Chef George Jardine, who brings a contemporary touch to an a la carte dinner menu, focusing on seasonal ingredients. Dinner bookings open at 6.30pm.
For bookings call 021 483 1000 or email email@example.com
From a bottomless bubbly brunch to lunch with a live Reggae band, spending Father’s Day on the banks of the Botriver Lagoon at Benguela Cove will have Dad feeling like royalty.
Sink your teeth into a memorable, three-course lunch menu at Benguela Cove’s luxury Moody Lagoon Restaurant, surrounded by views of the mountain and lagoon. Lunch costs R1,600 for two people sharing or R850 for one person. Kids aged 4 to 16 pay R350.
Who says celebrating Dad has to be limited to one day? Book one of Benguela Cove’s self-catering villas, and experience everything the coastal wine estate has to offer.
Give Dad the opportunity to show off his skills with a 1-hour Sabrage Experience including a demonstration and then an opportunity to do it yourself. Buy a bottle of Joie de Vivre Cap Classique at the estate and enjoy a complimentary sabrage experience. Or you can pay R240 per bottle.
For bookings call 087 357 0637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TAJ Hotel is home to two of Cape Town CBD’s underrated restaurant gems – The Bombay Brasserie and Mint Restaurant. They’re hosting a Harvest Table Feast for the sophisticated, worldly and classics dads.
The feast includes a salad bar featuring classic favourites such as a three-bean salad, potato salad and coleslaw, as well as chargrilled brinjal and biltong and snoek pate with homemade bread.
For mains, the spread includes roast lamb potjie, beef sirloin steaks, braaied line fish fillets, lemon and herb chicken, and a selection of delicious vegetable sides. End things on a sweet note with cinnamon milk tart, chocolate cherry brownie, granadilla and lemon meringue tartlets and sticky toffee pudding.
Plus you can indulge in a complimentary Glenmorangie cocktail on arrival. Lunch runs from 1pm to 4pm and costs R450 per person, children under 12 years old pay half price.
For bookings email email@example.com or call 021 819 2000
Still racking your brain on last-minute gift ideas for dad? Why not along to the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay and have him browse a plethora of incredible locally-made products?
From leather craftsmanship and novelty socks (because they just don’t have enough!) to cosy knitwear and nostalgic vinyl records, you cannot go wrong with a Father’s Day gift.
And we know dads love to eat! Grab a bite at the delicious food stalls serving Mexican cuisine, Korean corn dogs, pies and pastries, biltong, pizza, juicy burgers, and just about anything he could want. Wash it all down with craft beers on tap and an award-winning selection of wines.
Visit The Bay Harbour Market this Father’s Day and make Dad’s day extraordinary by showering him with love and laughter. The market is open every Friday between 5p pm and 9 pm, and every Saturday to Sunday from 09:30am to 4pm. Visit bayharbour.co.za for more.
It may be winter but nothing beats the ebb and flow of the Atlantic Ocean with a crisp sea breeze caressing your face and a glass of bubbly in your hand.
Waterfront Charter’s Pre-Sunset Champagne Cruise is the ideal way to set the scene for a great Father’s Day. Hop aboard your choice of luxury vessel for a 1-hour yacht cruise from the V&A Waterfront, along the Atlantic Seaboard and back.
Toast Table Mountain and your dad as you sit back and enjoy this pre-dinner activity. You’ll get a complimentary glass of local sparkling wine, and a cash bar is available for other drink requirements, including soft drinks.
Book your tickets online now for R300 per person.
The One&Only Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront is one of the leading luxury hotels in Cape Town, positioned perfectly for the stunning views of Table Mountain and the surrounding harbour. Treat your dad to world-class food, drink and wellness experience.
Nobu, serving Japanese cuisine with Peruvian influence, is one of the city’s best sushi and sashimi restaurants. Spoil dad with special Sake and Sushi Omakase pairing menu with Hokusetsu premium sake made from Yamada Nishiki, the best rice grain in the world. The six-course Sushi and Sake Omakase set menu with sake pairing runs Monday to Sunday from 6pm to 11pm until 30 June and costs R2,350 per person. Email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give Dad the gift of relaxation with One&Only Cape Town Spa’s ‘Compose Your Calm’ winter offer. Choose between an array 30-minute One&Only Spa experiences, ranging from massages to facials. The special costs R1,350 for 2 treatment and R1,850 for 3. Book via email@example.com.
Jack Black has become an institution of quality craft beer in SA. This state-of-the-art Cape Town craft brewery’s Taproom in Elfindale is a fitting setting to celebrate Father’s Day.
Toast Dad with the finest beers, coupled with great burgers and a fantastic vibe!
The Father’s Day event includes a 330ml pint on the house for all dads, live music by Major Attention from 1pm to 3pm, killer burgers including a special Father’s Day burger: Lamb burger featuring a lamb patty, goat’s cheese, tomato chutney, rocket and a side of chips.
Book here or call on 021 447 4151
Who says you can only enjoy picnics in summer? Take back winter at Spier with their seasonal menus, which include wholesome and hearty food from the farm kitchen. Spend Father’s Day at Spier and experience their signature warm and welcoming hospitality, great food and wine, and a massive modern art collection.
Their famous picnics make for an amazing family outing. Snuggle up with a blanket and enjoy their winter menu of a hearty soup of the day, served with a Vadas baguette and butter, a selection of cheese with preserves and lavash, grilled East African spiced chicken breast with a lentil and herb salad, roast Spier Food Garden baby vegetables with white bean hummus and feta, and a Vadas Pasteis de Nata for dessert.
Warm up with four of the wine farm’s organic wines, including Good Natured Sauvignon Blanc, Farm House Rosé, The Yellowwood Red and First Stone Red. Start with a glass of Good Natured Sauvignon Blanc, paired with a Spier garden roast vegetable tartlet, confit tomato, and goat’s cheese
Contact 021 809 1147 to book the wine tasting and 021 809 1159 to book a picnic.
Father’s Day gives us an opportunity to take a breath and celebrate family and those special to us. Southern Sun Hotels helps you do just that with special lunch offers at Jamani Restaurant at Arabella Hotel, Golf and Spa, and The Peach Tree Restaurant at Southern Sun Cullinan.
With an emphasis on home-grown fresh produce from local suppliers, the menu at Jamani features a selection of farm-to-table dishes as well as classic favourites from around the world and a choice of hearty and delicious contemporary South African meals. Situated on the Botriver Lagoon at Arabella Hotel in Hermanus, the restaurant offers a delicious buffet lunch from 1pm, including a draught for dad. Lunch cost R395 per person and R195 per child under 12 years old. To book, call 028 284 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the fast-paced whirlwind of life, there is a day that holds immeasurable significance – a day dedicated to celebrating the pillars of strength, wisdom, and unconditional love that fathers embody.
The stylish Peach Tree Restaurant at the Southern Sun Cullinan in Cape Town serves tantalising Cape Malay fusion dishes along with fresh meals served from the chef stations.
Treat your dad this Father’s Day to a delicious 5-course lunch for R425 per person and R210 per child under 12 years old. The offer includes a welcome drink on arrival, live entertainment, and a gift for dad.
To book, call 021 415 4000 or email email@example.com.
This Father’s Day, elevate the celebration by treating Dad to a leisurely 5-star dining experience that nods to all things traditional and delicious at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa.
Served in the elegant Hohenort venue, Father’s Day lunch begins with a choice of appetisers. Choose between Garden pea & parmesan velouté; or Aged Boland double baked cheese souffle with shaved parmesan and gin cheese sauce – a treasured recipe from the late Liz McGrath, the founder of The Liz McGrath Collection.
Mains include a feast of Slices of roast beef; Crispy roasted potatoes; Seasonal Garden Vegetables; and Yorkshire Pudding finished off with a deliciously rich jus. A traditional South African malva pudding with crème anglaise and vanilla bean ice cream follows, ending Father’s Day on the perfect sweet note.
Nature-loving fathers and families are invited to explore the hotel gardens which spread across nine acres, working up an appetite before lunch, or extending the afternoon spoils and making use of the many photo opportunities that await to capture the special day.
Cost is R325 per person. Bookings are essential.
To book, call 021 794 2137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.