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51 Father’s Day recipes: from brunch through to dessert

Our best recipes for Father's Day. And some stiff, boozy cocktails too.
Best father's day recipes. Pork belly roast for Father's DayChris Court (main)

What does Dad want for Father’s Day? Power drills aren’t edible, so he’ll have to settle for a feast made by his nearest and dearest. If you’re wondering what recipes make for a good menu for Father’s Day, you’ve come to the right place.

From breakfast and brunch through to Father’s Day dinner ideas and popular desserts, these Father’s Day recipes will satisfy dads across the country. Cocktails? You bet we have them too. So, forgo the Father’s Day gift this year and cook up a meal Dad won’t forget.

Here are our best Father’s Day recipes.

Photo: John Laurie

Gregory Llewellyn’s waffles

A white plate with fried corn fritters and roasted cherry tomatoes, garnished with chopped and whole shallots.
Photo: John Paul Urizar

Corn and buttermilk fritters

Photo: Chris Court

Curtis Stone’s Liège-style waffles with rhubarb-vanilla jam

French toast
Photo: William Meppem

French toast

A green frying pan holding a mixture of fried eggs and tomato, topped with crumbled feta and chopped green herbs.
Photo: William Meppem

Shakshuka

Buttermilk fried chicken with waffles
Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen

Sunda’s buttermilk fried chicken with waffles

Pancakes
Photo: Will Horner

The essential guide to making fluffy pancakes

Crumpets

How to make crumpets from scratch

Photo: Chris Court

Sean Moran’s mushrooms on toast

Chocolate, tahini and pear pancakes

Proud Mary Café's crab and potato omelette, kasundi, herbed crème fraiche
Photo: Rob Shaw

Proud Mary Café’s crab and potato omelette, kasundi, herbed crème fraiche

Chicken satay
Photo: James Moffatt

Tony Tan’s golden rules to making chicken satay

Zucchini and haloumi skewers with mint dressing
Photo: Will Horner

Zucchini and haloumi skewers with mint dressing

Liberté's garlic prawns with chilli and Thai basil
Photo: Chris Chen

Liberté’s garlic prawns with chilli and Thai basil

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Roast lamb rack with braised silverbeet, fennel and macadamia pesto

Rib-eye steak with chilli sauce
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Pinbone’s rib-eye steak with chilli sauce

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Potato salad with goat’s cheese

Al Dente’s tortellini cacio e pepe

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Photo: Benito Martin

Nik Hill’s cauliflower cheese tart

Lamb mapo tofu  with green beans
Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen

Sunda’s lamb ma po tofu with green beans

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Proscuitto-wrapped chicken with fig and goat’s cheese stuffing

Bianca Johnston’s crispy chicken and rice

A bowl of curry laksa, with noodles, sliced fried tofu, a halved hard-boiled egg and a sprig of mint, with a pair of black chopsticks laid on top of the bowl.
Photo: Alicia Taylor

Junda Khoo’s curry laksa (laksa lemak)

Photo: Benito Martin

Chaco Bar’s chicken wing “gyoza”

Japanese pork donburi with dark blue background
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Pork donburi

Eggplant parmigiana
Photo: William Meppem

Eggplant parmigiana

Carne asada tacos with arbol chilli salsa
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Carne asada tacos with arbol chilli salsa

Overhead shot of grilled eggplant slices, finely chopped tomato, pomegranate seeds and olive oil on a round white plate.
Photo: William Meppem

Jacqui Challinor’s smoked eggplant and pomegranate salad

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Whole roasted cauliflower with miso-almond cream

Photo: Rachael Finch

Watch: Michael Rantissi makes falafel

Photo: Alicia Taylor

Adam Wolfers’ carrot schnitzel

Photo: James Moffatt

Triple-cheese pot pies with braised greens

Photo: Chris Court

Sean Moran’s pork belly roasted with fennel, radicchio and figs

Goat's cheese and potato salad
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Goat’s cheese and potato salad

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Pasi Petänen’s potato dumplings with XO trout

Photo: Elise Hassey

Passionfruit and almond cake with honey-roasted pineapple

Photo: Chris Court

Sean Moran’s goat’s curd, pistachio and blackberry cheesecake

Photo: John Paul Urizar

Mat Lindsay’s guide to making a Basque cheesecake

Hazelnut tiramisù
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Pinbone’s hazelnut tiramisù

White chocolate and raspberry ice-cream choux stack
Photo: Chris Chen

White chocolate and raspberry ice-cream choux stack

Mandarin and yoghurt frozen slice
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Jordan Toft’s mandarin and yoghurt frozen slice

Cutler & Co's apple terrine with burnt-butter ice-cream, oat crumb and butterscotch sauce
Photo: Mark Roper

Cutler & Co’s apple terrine with burnt-butter ice-cream, oat crumb and butterscotch sauce

Photo: William Meppem

Curtis Stone’s yoghurt panna cotta with strawberries and rosewater

Ornamental glass bowl on a stand holding a trifle topped with whipped cream, banana chips and vanilla bean pods
Photo: Benito Martin

Nik Hill’s banoffee trifle

Pink, green, yellow and purple mochi-covered ice-cream on a bright yellow background
Photo: James Moffatt

Yoko Dining’s mochi ice-cream

Photo: Will Horner

Negroni

Tall wine glass filled with a brown-coloured spirit, ice, orange slices and red berries. Small plate of mint leaves is placed to the side.
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Cynar Spritz

Old Fashioned
Photo: Kristina Soljo

Old Fashioned

Photo: Benito Martin

The Hardware Club’s Spritz Veneziano

Photo: Chris Chen

Gimlet

Three crystal glass cups filled with shaved ice, topped with hollowed-out orange halves filled with orange granita.
Photo: Benito Martin

Ciao Papi’s Campari and orange granita

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