Okay folks, Father’s Day is just over a week away. Nothing sorted? Well, forget getting your dear old dad a pair of socks and instead take him out for a day of drinking, eating and merriment at Geelong’s Sphinx Hotel.
To help you score those brownie points, The Sphinx Hotel is like nothing else in the region for celebrating the Day of the Dad, especially with Pharaohs Bistro. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining, the menu boasts some old favourites, classics and there’s even some items a little fancier for all the classy fathers out there.
If your Dad is into his sport (although sorry old boy there’s no football this weekend), the Sphinx Sports Bar is the perfect place to take your favourite father figure. Here, you are guaranteed to be somewhere dry, comfortable, have access to great food and great beer, as well as be right amongst the sporting action – especially with their brand new seven square metre TV. He can also have a bet on the races with the TAB if he’s feeling lucky.
If your Dad isn’t really into sport and you are just wanting to escape the house, The Sphinx offer an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, as well as daily specials and kids meals – there’s even a playground as well. The menu boasts a range of dishes, including calamari and oysters to kick off your dining experience, along with a variety of mains, including the chicken parmigiana, chicken fillet mignon, BBQ port ribs and the Veggie Filo with sweet potato mash with greens. If dad is up for indulging, there’s an epic seafood platter, or there’s a selection of steaks that all come served with fries, salad and a sauce of your choice. Your dad will be on cloud nine with an Eye Fillet coated in pepper sauce and a pint of his favourite brew. They’ve also got their famous Sunday Carvery, which gets you a three-course meal for lunch and dinner for just $20.
If dad has a bit of a sweet tooth, you can also treat him with classic cake and cream, a baby pavlova, or a traditional bread and butter pudding. Go on, he deserves it.
Whether you opt for Father’s Day lunch, dinner or just a leisurely drink, favourite child status is almost certainly guaranteed!
Where: 2 Thompson Rd, North Geelong
When: Sun 8:30am – 4:30am
Ph: 5278 2911