With all the madness happening around us at the moment, you may have let Father's Day slip your mind. But, worry no more, we've got a fantastic lineup of gifts that will put you right back in the good books. Dads really are something great, and we may not let them know how much they mean to us as often as we should. Show him how much you care this Sunday with some quality time spent with any of the great gifts below.
Free Fried Chicken At Madam Woo's
Madam Woo wants to see you and Dad embrace the selfie with the reward of free fried chicken – and they do have some of the best fried chicken in town. All you have to do is head in to Madam Woo this Sunday, snap and upload of photo of you and your Dad to any social media and tag @MadamWoo, show your server and you'll have a free portion of fried chicken coming your way. To sweeten the deal, Woo Brew lagers will be $6 all day long. Click here to book your table.
Dumplings For Dad At Hawker & Roll
Following in suit, Hawker & Roll has free dumplings for Dad in exchange for a selfie. This time, snap a photo with Dad and upload it, tagging @hawkerandroll and show it to your server for a complimentary pack of dumplings to enjoy on Sunday! Book your table for Hawker & Roll right here.
Cazador Deli's Father's Day Packs
Cazador Deli's hampers prove popular every single time – and their Father's Day packs are no exception, so you'll want to get your order in fast. Taking the time to delicately source and curate these packs, Cazador has created two perfectly designed hampers for Dad to enjoy. Full of venison fillets and a house-made marinade to create restaurant-quality venison at home, alongside some of Cazador's most beloved charcuterie goodies, you'll be Dad's favourite for the day. Click here for more details!
A Foodie Staycation At Cordis
Why not treat Dad to a full rejuvenation session with a visit to Auckland City's Cordis Hotel? Opt for their Foodie Staycation package and treat Dad to a night in the luxurious Cordis in a room of your choice, a delicious three-course dinner for two from the In-Room dining service, the Daily Cordis breakfast for two, a bottle of Méthode Traditionelle, and valet parking. He'll also have access to the rooftop pool, spa, sauna, and herbal steam room in the Chuan Spa. Click here for more details and to book him in!
A Trip To Waiheke's Man O'War Bay
Now that we've officially left Winter's coldest months behind us, we'll start to see Waiheke Island open up again – something we cannot wait for! The iconic Man O' War Vineyard on the upper east coast of Waiheke is re-opening this Saturday, just in time to treat Dad to a glass of wine and a platter by the water. You can book a spot here!
The News Of Restaurant Month Extending
August marked what was meant to be the busiest month for restaurants in Auckland, but unfortunately that was turned on its head with the news of Alert Level 3 returning for a majority of the month. As we enter Level 2, it has been decided that Restaurant Month will extend until the end of September. Treat Dad to a breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of Auckland's most divine restaurants at the price point of your choice. There's more than 140 restaurants taking part, with the option of $15 menus, $25 menus, $40 menus, or $55+ menus which you can read all about here.
Lunch And A Free Beer For Dad
Millwater Bistro knows what Dads like – which is exactly why they're serving up Surf and Turf specially for Father's Day this Sunday, complete with a Carlsberg (or non-alcoholic drink) on the house for each and every Dad that comes through the door. Head in for brunch, lunch, or dinner with Dad to treat him to Millwater Bistro's legendary dishes and hospitality. Make sure you book your table, which you can do here.
Kawau Kitchen's Grazing Boxes
Let's be honest, all your Dad probably wants for Father's Day is to spend some quality time with you, which is why we think a spring-time picnic will knock the socks off him, more so than any materialistic present you could get. Kawau Kitchen wants to take the guesswork out of what to pack with their innovative (and delicious!) grazing boxes made with Dads in mind. For $65 you'll be receiving a box of freshly baked goodies including 2x almond croissants, 2x sweet muffins, 2x vege samosas, 2x seafood empanadas, 1x bacon and egg kimchi bap, 1x chicken and chive bap, 1x buckwheat granola pot, and pretzels. You can preorder your box for pickup here.