Father’s Day in Australia.

I wrote a post a few years ago, and you can read it by clicking the following link, about Mother’s Day in Australia.

You see, Mother’s Day in Australia is on a different day than it is in the UK, so I wanted to check it out. I discovered that only Ireland and Nigeria share the same Mother’s Day date as the UK, whereas over 70 countries use the same day as we do here in Australia.

So when it was Father’s Day here yesterday, I wondered if a similar thing was going on as I knew it wasn’t Father’s Day in the UK.

Turns out that the UK Father’s Day, which is on the third Sunday of June, is the same in over 70 countries and the Australian one, which is on the first Sunday in September is shared by only New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

So, the tables have turned completely on that one.

I have no idea why these days are the way they are, Father’s Day around the world is celebrated on almost 30 different dates. In Bulgaria, it’s on Boxing Day!

But yesterday, as I say, it was Father’s Day in Australia.

My Father’s Day.

My little girl, with the help of Mrs BobinOz, decided to take me out for a meal at the Bavarian Bier Cafe…

Bavarian Bier Cafe SignYou can see the sign for it there, but this is what the actual restaurant looks like…

Bavarian Bier CafeWe sat outside, the views were pretty cool…

Story Bridge

And the best view of all…

Five Bavarian beersNow, I know you all like to check on the cost of eating out in restaurants here in Australia, so here goes. I’m going by memory, Mrs BobinOz grabbed the bill and paid for this one, her treat.

Well, it was Father’s Day.

  • Anyway, we had a child’s meal for Elizabeth, Crispy Bier Battered Butterfish & Fries, which cost $6.
  • Mrs BobinOz chose the Char-Grilled Nürnberger Sausages, which was Sebago Mash, Sauerkraut, Crispy Onion Rings & Löwenbräu Bier Jus, at $27.
  • I went for the Mixed Char-Grilled Sausages; a selection of Bavarian Sausages, Sebago Mash & Sauerkraut which cost $28.

Translated into English: Elizabeth had fish and chips and we had bangers and mash.

Those five glasses of beer (200 mL per glass) cost $20 and Elizabeth had a pink lemonade, Mrs BobinOz a glass of wine.

All in, we had a great meal, in quite a classy restaurant, in the middle of the city and with excellent views, all for less than $100.

I think that’s pretty good.

My biggest surprise though was when we got home. Elizabeth had made me an Olympic like gold medal which said #1 Dad on one side and 2012 🙂 xx on the other AND a handmade trophy adorned with chocolates.

I was one very happy father!

Father's Day Trophy

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  • Toby September 6, 2012, 1:33 pm | Link

    As newly arrived emigrants (last week), Eagle Street pier is on our list of culinary haunts to try. More so now!

    We tried the Japanese up in the valley last week and it’s well worth a go, although I’m sure you have.

    Cheers!

    • BobinOz September 6, 2012, 4:14 pm | Link

      Actually, no, I don’t think we have tried the Japanese in the valley. I’ll put it on my list. Cheers!

  • lynda September 5, 2012, 6:45 pm | Link

    That trophy is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Elizabeth must be adorable.

    • BobinOz September 6, 2012, 1:04 am | Link

      Oh yes, she is for sure. The trophy is a piece of art, the chocolates are yummy too 🙂

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