The best at home feasts, banquets and platters to order in Geelong for Father’s Day

The best at home feasts, banquets and platters to order in Geelong for Father’s Day

Sunday 5 September 2021 is Father's Day and it’s time to celebrate the dear old dads and father figures in our lives!

Okay folks, Father’s Day is just under a week away. Nothing sorted? Well, forget getting your dear old dad a pair of socks and instead treat him with something safe and something delicious thanks to the killer local businesses around town.

A family-filled Father’s Day get-together might be out of the question this year, but whether you’re living with dad or sending a gift from afar, you can still treat him to a fancy takeaway meal or hamper from one of these local businesses:

Blackman’s Brewery beers and feasts

The team at Blackman’s always have our backs when it comes to curating the perfect gift for dad. Pending what you’re old man likes, you can get him either a Father’s Day Beer Box or at ‘Bar at Home’ box packed with the best of the Blackman’s range, or solidify that favourite child status with a Father’s Day Feast from the local brewery,

Available in Torquay or Ocean Grove, these feast boxes are packed with an assortment of Southern Fried Chicken⁠⁠, Onion Rings⁠⁠, Chips⁠⁠, mac and cheese croquettes, sliders, burgers and a four Pack of Blackman’s Beer⁠⁠, with box inclusions dependent on where you’re buying from.

These babies are just $70, with options for delivery if you need.

Find out more here.

Felix Seafood Platter

Having gifted us ALMA, a contemporary South American shared-style restaurant back in 2017, Felix is the sister restaurant that radiates just as much elegance as ALMA in its own inimitable way.

Thankfully they’re giving dads in lockdown the chance to indulge in an absolute seafood feast with their at home platter.

For $125 you can get King Prawns with potato & avocado salad & Felix cocktail sauce, Oysters Mignonette (Red wine & shallot vinaigrette, Two Mini Lobster Rolls with mayonnaise, chives and house baked ciabatta, Kingfish Crudo with cucumber, herb dressing and shallot and Whipped Tuna & mayo lettuce cups with capers & lemon.

Pre Order and payment via the website.

Pick up on Father’s Day between 12-2pm or delivery between 9.30am- 11.30am.


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63 Degrees Dad Boxes

An early starter in Geelong’s now-​blossoming hospitality scene, these guys always come through with the goods, especially when it comes to spoiling the big guy.

For $120 you can get a huge box of goods for Dad including waffles, beer, sliders, croissants, fruit, sausage rolls and more. Looks alone has us sold on this one.

Call the cafe or email to order.


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Workers BBQ Feast

The brilliant side hustle of Geelong’s Workers Club, Workers Barbecue is the go-to for an epic BBQ feast, having earned themselves a solid reputation as the home of smoked meats, with a menu featuring the likes of mouth-watering ribs, beef brisket, chicken dippers, and macaroni balls over the years.

For Father’s Day this year, the crew have created two delicious Father’s Day packs filled with delicious eats to heat at home. Packed with brisket, chicken, slaw, potato salad, mac n cheese, these boxes can be ordered for either two or four people and comes with easy reheat instructions so Dad won’t even have to think twice about tucking into this absolute winning feast.

Check it out here.


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Mt Duneed Estate Feast At Home

If heading to a winery for Father’s Day is your usual go-to, Mt Duneed Estate is here to bring the winery to you with their ‘At Home’ orders.

For $99, you’ll get a three-course shared lunch meal that comes with an entree, either lamb or chicken, delicious sides like baked chats, honey glazed carrots, and a mixed bean salad, plus a delicious desert platter. You can even add on a bottle of wine too.

Better still, it’s free local delivery in the Geelong region.

Order via the website.


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Woodhouse Cafe Brekky and Lunch Boxes

Tucked away on the busy Belmont High Street strip, Woodhouse cafe is the go-to for your caffeine hit that side of town. They’re also your go-to when it comes to ordering Dad something delicious to tuck into this Sunday with their breaky and lunch boxes.

Packed with all the good stuff, the breaky box comes with egg and bacon roll, smoked salmon bagel, french jaffle, museli cups, Portuguese tart, fruit toast, slice and fruit, while the lunch box takes the flavours up a notch with pulled pork tacos, a burger, falafel sliders, American jaffle, quinoa salad, cake, fruits and beer!

Order in-store or via Instagram.


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Sethros BBQ Heat and Eat Packs

With Jodie Ryschka and Seth Mooney at the helm, Sethro’s BBQ is renowned around town for its mouth-watering meaty American-style BBQ. And it’s the real deal kind of BBQ, using real pits to make some of the absolute best-smoked meats in Geelong.

For the day of all days this Sunday, Sethros are doing some quality BBQ heat and eat packs. Enough to feed four, this pack comes with 400g Texas Brisket, 200g Pork, 2 X Sausages, 2 X Large Sides (Tater + Slaw) , 4 X Mixed Jarritos. Yummo!

You can order via the website here.

Cafe El Nido Feast Boxes

Another one for the good humans in Torquay, Cafe El Nido has Sunday sorted with their feast boxes for Father’s Day.

There’s Sweet Box that feeds 4-6 people and comes packed with Waffles, eight pancakes, Whipped Maple Butter, Raspberry Coulis, Nutella, Maple Syrup, Choc Honeycomb Crumble, Blueberries, Strawberries, Kiwi Fruit And Toasted Marshmallow Sticks.

There’s also a Filipino Feast Box which feeds four people and includes House Made Longganisa, Fried Free Range Wes Eggs, Corned Beef, Garlic Fried Rice, Truss Cherry Tomatoes, Beef Bone Nilaga Broth, Atchara & Sawsawan.

They also have a slew o original boxes to choose from if you prefer.

You can check it out and order here.


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Baked By Us treat boxes

This beautiful cupcakery (who support young people who have a disability to gain workplace skills and experience) is bringing back their famed Father’s Day treat boxes for all those who have a dad with a bit of a sweet tooth.

There’s a few different options, including cupcakes boxes and chocolate gift boxes, but our pick is of course the Treat Box which includes four Cupcakes inc Fairybread, Choc Chip cookie, Caramel pretzel and Peanut butter, pieces of Milk Chocolate Rocky Road + White Chocolate Oreo Rockyroad, Piece of Caramilk & Nutella fudge, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Caramel Popcorn, all for just $35.

Orders can be collected in-store provided everyone is masked up when possible, checked in and with a limit of 2 people in-store at any time or via contact free collection.

You can order yours here.

Boxed and Boards Grazing Boxes (SOLD OUT)

Offering graze boxes and graze tables, Boxed & Boards is the creation of Zara Ramia, spawned from a passion from creating memories for her family and friendly. Turning a hobby into a flourishing business, the grazing boxes are filled with the finest range of cheese, meats, fresh produce and accompaniments, with the option of adding in wine too!

For this weekend, Zara is offering Father’s Dad boxes for $45 + $5 Geelong Delivery or PICKUP in the morning Geelong West.

Complete with waffles, Croissants (plain or barwon valley ham and cheese), Nutella Spread, Biscoff Biscuit, Emma and Toms Juice, Chocolate, Fresh Fruit & Nuts, these tidy packs are the perfect way to say ‘I Love You’ this Sunday. You can make the box bigger if you wish too!

Zara will be taking orders for these direct through Instagram, but if you prefer her grazing boxes you can still order any of them through the website too! Can you say Sunday sorted?

ALMA at home

Geelong really scored big when chef Jesse Hughes (formerly Vue Grand Queenscliff) opened up ALMA, a contemporary South American shared-style restaurant back in 2017. In what was Hughes’ first venture, ALMA has become one of Geelong’s best dining destinations, earning a solid reputation for their South American flavours featuring the best produce served in an unadulterated way, edgy styling and exceptional service.

If you really feel like treating Dad, why not indulge in Alma At Home, with their stunning takeaway feasts. Available for pick up or delivery in the Geelong area, you can choose either a chef’s selection feast, or curate your own meal pack from their takeaway menu. Dishes include the likes of marinated roasted chicken, Hopkins River Scotch Fillet, Sher Wagyu Rump Cap, cripsy potatoes, fried cauliflower, roast pumpkin, plus a whole lot more.

The team have even curated takeaway cocktails for Dad this weekend, including a Negroni and Old Fashioned, alongside their usual offerings.

You can order via the website via the Book Now button.


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Sodi Breaky Box

What’s even better than Sunday brunch you ask? Sunday brunch in the company of your dear old dad, courtesy of Sodi Cafe.

This lovable dog-friendly cafe has curated a delicious Breaky Box for Father’s Day this year for an easy $50 – split that with your siblings and it’s one cheap gift for 2021.

The box comes with ham and cheese croissants, brekky burgers, sweet tarts, hashbrowns, and two craft beers! How good?!

Call 0415659002 to pre-order before Thursday. Pick up only and vegetarian options available.


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Winters Cafe Breakfast Box (SOLD OUT)

Oh my platter. Winters Cafe have well and truly outdone themselves with their lockdown offerings this year, and lucky for us, they’ve decided to whip up a pack for Father’s Day.

Offering the ultimate brekky spread, this one is perfect for the whole family with four breakfast burgers with bacon & egg, four ham & cheese croissants, four waffles with chocolate sauce, four house made scones with jam & cream and four house baked muesli with berry yoghurt.

And all for just $100, with delivery available too. To order, simply DM them on Instagram or call on 5221 8832 between 8am – 2pm.


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The Salty Dog Café Father’s Dad Boards

For those out in Torquay, this café located right on the beach has you sorted for Father’s Dad with their famed Father’s Day Boards.

With options to cater to two people and four people (with extra people also catered for), these boards comes packed with the best from the cafes menu. You’ll get coffee, fruit, croissants, hashbrowns, smashed avo on toast, breaky burgers, and more.

It looks so good! Pop in-store to order yours.

At The Heads Seafood Platter

Located at the river mouth in Barwon Heads, At The Heads is arguably one of the Bellarine’s most unique dining experiences with its magnificent views, friendly and efficient staff, and of course a great menu. While usually they’d be putting on a great event for Father’s Day, this year they’ve instead curated some truly sensational Father’s Day Take Home Seafood Platters!

Serving four people and priced at $100, these platters come packed with natural Sydney Rock Oysters with Lemon Aspen, pickled Port Phillip Mussels with Saffron Aioli, house Smoked Salmon Rillette, Cooked QLD Tiger Prawns with Cocktail Sauce, cured Hiramasa Kingfish with Ponzu, Yellowfin Tuna Tataki with Wasabi Kewpie, spanner Crab and Dashi Donuts and Fresh Ketbaker Baguette, plus there’s the option to add on a Fresh Cooked Southern Rock Crayfish if you really feel like treating Dad this Sunday.

Preorder by 3pm Thursday the 2nd September to pickup from the Kiosk on Sunday the 5th September. Simpy call 0432 461 131 or head to the Jetty Road Kiosk.


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Dream Dessert Boxes

Does Dad have a serious sweet tooth? If you’re looking to truly treat your old man (and maybe also reap the benefits of all the sugar), these dessert boxes are a great place to start. Based in Geelong, the team make gift buying easy, taking the stress off your shoulders, filling these boxes with an abundance of sweet treats! You can choose to buy a pre-designed box, you can build your own, and you can even request a custom order if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for.

As for what’s in the boxes, you’ll find a number of savoury grazing options, sugar-filled boxes with a bunch of chocolate and lollies, and there’s even a couple with alcohol that Dad will absolutely love.

Check it all out via their website.

Bottles and Barrels Packs

It wouldn’t be a Forte listicle without an inclusion from the legends over at Bottles & Barrels. We love them not just not for their coffee and delicious brunch options, but mostly for their carefully curated selection of boutique wine and craft brews.

With Father’s Day just around the corner, they have made your job easy with three different packs on offer that the team will deliver (locally) for free!

There is something for the craft dad with a carefully curated 6 pack of craft beers that they love, and a cheese platter; something for the local legend with an amazingly delicious cheese platter and two bottles of wine from the Bellarine region because there is nowhere else better than home; or they’ve got a pack for the Spirited Dad, which gets him a 700ml bottle of Starward “Two Fold” plus a cheese platter!

If these packs aren’t your dad’s style feel free to call them and they can also make up a custom one.

Head on over to the website to place your order.

Mulita BBQ Packs

If Dad is craving the best of American cooking with a touch of Mexican flavours, Mulita BBQ – a joint for all burger lovers – have curated some epic Fathers Day BBQ packs served hot and ready to serve for lunch this Sunday.

Having earned themselves a solid reputation for American BBQ with fresh and vibrant Mexican influences out in North Geelong for the past few years, it’s their dedication to the Texas-style smoked meats (with some dishes requiring up to 12 hours of smoking) that have customers coming back time and time again – and Dads going to love you for it.

There are two packs to choose from.

First, there’s the Grand Daddy which comes with 400gm Riverine Black Angus Brisket, 300gm Borrowdale Free Range Pulled Pork, 200gm Texican Pork Belly Bites, 200gm Jalapeno & Cheddar Sausage, 500gm Smoked Barbecue Wings, Creamy Potato Salad, Mac n Cheese Croquettes, Cowboy Caviar, Bean Salad, House Slaw, Seasoned Fries, Westmont Pickles & Barbecue Sauce.

Or there’s the Big Daddy which serves two and comes with 200gm Riverine Black Angus Brisket, 200gm Borrowdale Free Range Pulled Pork, 100gm Texican Pork Belly Bites, 100gm Jalapeno & Cheddar Sausage, 250gm Smoked Barbecue Wings, plus the sides listed above.

Pickup is available between 11:30am-2pm from either North Geelong OR Bannockburn YMCA. Order via the website.

Chin Chin Make Me Feed Me Pack

If your dad is a big fan of Thai, Vietnamese or just Asian cuisine in general, then this is certainly his cup of tea.

After a successful couple of runs last year, the beloved Chin Chin is going on tour, taking orders and delivering to Geelong, Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat and the Mornington Peninsula for Fathers Day.

Once again, their Chefs have smoked, roasted, and braised for days, so all you have to do is heat and eat. This week’s pack serves two, and comes with simple instructions on how to prepare and plate everything – including a playlist to bring the Chin Chin vibes to your dinner table (or couch, there’s no judgement) for a meal your old man will never forget. Dishes include chicken wings, coconut red curry kingfish wing, beef brisket, smoked eggplants, baby gem salad, pickles, baby back ribs, steamed rice and sticky date and stout pudding for dessert.

The ‘Make Me, Feed Me’ packs valued at $75.00 per person. Whether you want to eat immediately or store for later, all the ingredients are refrigerable for preparation at a later time, for up to 24 hours.

You can order one for Dad here.


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Say Cheese Platters

Does Dad like cheese? Say Cheese Platters is offering some scrumptious ways to keep dad’s belly full and your palette intrigued with their quality boxes. Servicing Geelong and the Surf Coast, this small business can create platters filled with cheese, meats, dips and more in various sizes depending on how many people you want to feed, with the ability to cater to a number of dietary requirements.

They are offering a special Father’s Day packs that comes with cheese, a selection of gourmet meats, a selection of seasonal fruits, antipasto selection, crackers, dips, nuts, chocolate and bottle of peroni.

DM the Instagram page to enquire or place an order.

Sandstone & Co Hamper

High tea is what Sandstone & co do best, but they’re also talented at curating some fine hampers and lockdown platters for when we need it most.

With delivery and pickup available, their hamper is filled with all of dad’s favourites including sausage rolls, breakfast quiche, mini pizza, scones with jam and cream, caramel slice, Tim Tam hedgedog, lemon slice, a choice of beverage (Furphy or cider or champagne) as well as a pair of funky socks and some lollies.

What an absolute winning combination.

Order by calling the cafe at 52442343 between Midday – 3pm.


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Van Loons Café Hamper

Another place renowned for their high tea, Van Loons Café is also serving up Father’s Day hampers for dads in lockdown this weekend.

They’ve got a Sweet Treat Box ($50 per box), which can be either filled to the brim with various cakes and confectionery, packed with salted caramel, licorice and chocolate treats
or made around Vanilla Berry – all their favourite cakes and pastries with fresh berries.

If he doesn’t like it sweet, there’s also a savoury box packed with pies, pastries and other house-made goodies; or the Ultimate Dad Gift Box which comes packed full with all the Van Loon’s Cafe essentials, both sweet and savoury. Includes your choice of a bottle of red or white wine (or perhaps a couple bottles of pale ale or cider is more to his taste!).

Call the cafe on 5250 1842 to enquire and place your order! (Prepayment required)


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Clyde Park Vineyard Heat and Eat Feast

If you’re looking to provide a feast for the King at home, look no further with this Father’s Day feast for the family delivered straight to your door.

Start your long lunch off with Clyde Park’s farmers platter of cured meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables & house-made bread, followed by sticky drumettes & cheesy garlic pizza. For main course enjoy delicious Lamb de Provence served with maple glazed roast pumpkin, roast potatoes and sauteed greens. Finish off with steamed Date Pudding with Sticky Caramel Sauce and baileys double cream.

…Why not add a bottle of Estate wine to complete your order.

All organic produce sourced from our farm and local suppliers and handmade made onsite to order. Instructions on how to heat and serve all included.

Phone us on 5281 7274 to place your order or visit the website for more info.


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