Inside Portside – August 2018 – How to Reach Favourite Child Status

Picture this: the crisp sun bouncing off the water and warming your skin as a light breeze stirs around you. You are admiring the river view in the hub of Hamilton’s coveted Portside Wharf with family in tow. You’re thinking that you’ve nailed Father’s Day all because you read this article and avoided the fuss in choosing where to go. So here it is, our top picks of where to take Dad this Father’s Day.

Situated in an absolute waterfront position, Belvedere Bar N Grill offers a breathtaking view while you treat the hero in your life to one of their mouth-watering meals from their extensive menu. Our picks are the 300g grain fed rump from Warwick, QLD partnered with a red wine jus and steak fries, and the braised chicken breast cooked with chorizo sausages, tomatoes, olives and onions, or share a 500g chateaubriand from Dalby, Central QLD partnered with sautéed mushrooms in garlic butter, yum! To book, call 3630 0411 or visit to lock in your gourmet meal.

If Dad has a hankering for Indian food, enjoy the unique dining experience at Aamaya Indian Restaurant. Bringing traditional methods of cooking, fresh spices and flavours to your plate, Dad will love this classic cuisine. Partner a lamb vindaloo curry with coconut rice and a garlic naan for an authentic Indian experience. Delicious! To book, call 07 3268 6787 or visit

Say hello to Hello Harry and treat Dad to a good old Aussie grass fed beef burger, exploding with flavour with BBQ glaze, bacon, egg, beetroot, lettuce, tomato, cheese and mayo. Pair this with a hand-crafted salted caramel shake or a cold craft beer and enjoy in their funky, casual dining room. If you’re looking for a classic, try the slow cooked lamb burger paired with minted onions BBQ glaze, and rocket and feta yoghurt. We are drooling and so will Dad! To book visit

If your Dad loves Thai food, treat him to an authentic Thai experience at Betong 888 Thai Restaurant! Famous for their soups and curries, your Dad is guaranteed to yearn for more! Try the garlic soft shell crab and partner the pak boong fi dang moo krob with the crispy pork belly. Dad will be lusting for more, we know we are! To book call 07 3268 4880.

If you’re looking for a scenic view, check out Gusto da Gianni! Open for lunch, dinner and weekend breakfasts, Gusto da Gianni serves beautifully prepared Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Choose from local and imported ingredients of the highest quality, including pizza pavarotti, salmone gravalax, chilli prawns and gnocchetti alla sorrentina, and we can guarantee you will be coming back for more! To book, call 07 3868 2011.

Nothing screams Dad more than a day fishing, but we know busy Dads don’t always have the time for it. So why not take your Dad somewhere he can enjoy the spoils of a day out on the boat? Fresh N Wild serves classic fish and chips and fresh sashimi that will remind Dad of his love for seafood! Our pick is the grilled Atlantic cod topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato and tartare sauce.  To book call, 07 3268 2470 or visit

There are a multitude of options for the Japanese cuisine loving Dad at Portside Wharf! If he’s after a fine dining experience, become immersed in the tranquil setting that is Sono Japanese Restaurant. Enjoy the creativity of each meal which is guaranteed to satisfy any palette! If casual dining is more Dad’s thing, Ginga Sushi Bar will surprise with tantalising tastes of sushi and Japanese cuisine. Take a seat around the train and be enchanted by the choice of culinary delights! To book call, 07 3268 6655 or visit

If Dad has a sweet tooth, look no further than Max Brenner, where you can celebrate the day over an Italian thick hot chocolate. Lust over a white choc crumb cheesecake and share a chocolate fondue for two with Dad. We promise you will become addicted and take home a choc-nut fudge brownie to remember the delectable day! To book call, 07 3268 2188.

For a burrito with a view, look no further than The Burrito Bar. The cancun-style décor accompanied by picturesque views of the Brisbane River, just 50m away, is topped off with the best burritos Portside Wharf has to offer. Take Dad for lunch or dinner, replace the classic margarita with a Blueberry Tommy’s or BBB Mule and order either a beef, chicken, fish, or vegetarian burrito, and kick back and enjoy the beautiful surrounds Portside Wharf has on offer. To book, call 07 3630 1710 or visit

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