IF HE LIKES SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT: 12:51
Chef James Cochran has introduced a spring goat roast sharing dish at 12:51, available every Sunday. The new twist on the classic Sunday roast uses one of James’s favourite meats cooked three ways and is accompanied by seasonal sides. The sharing dish also takes inspiration from James’s ‘Goat Sharing Board’ which won him the title of ‘Champion of Champions’ on the BBC’S 2018 series of Great British Menu. This Sunday, all dads will be treated to a free can of 12:51 x Brick Brewery ‘Loose Juice’ pilsner when they visit the restaurant for Father’s Day. The spring goat roast costs £25pp and serves two.
107 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN
IF HE LIKES OLD-SCHOOL GLAMOUR: Beaufort Bar
For those looking to end Father's Day with a late-night tipple, The Savoy's classic Beaufort Bar is the perfect location. A new drinks menu, named Music, Magic & Drama, includes a well-chosen, in-depth whisky selection. Expanding its representation of world whiskies, and offering small, rare batches, the whiskies at the Beaufort Bar range in style, age, region and complexity, meaning dads who consider themselves malt connoisseurs or curious samplers will be wowed in equal measure. An array of bar food accompanies the new menu: think 36-hour steamed Chinese buns, satay chicken and beef tartare.
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R 0EZ
IF HE LIKES SUSHI: Nobu
Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch will be celebrating Father’s Day with a luxurious free-flowing brunch on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. A Nobu-style take on the classic brunch, guests will be able to sample a selection of just-prepared sushi and cold dishes at the restaurant’s Brunch Bar, accompanied by unlimited prosecco, ‘Oni Negroni’, ‘Lychee Elderflower Cooler’ and Hitachino amber draft beer to get the celebrations under way. Guests can also order from the a la carte menu, which features a selection of Japanese twists on classic breakfast dishes, alongside classic Nobu favourites.
10-50 Willow Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4BH
IF HE LIKES COCKTAILS: Quaglino’s
On Sunday, Quaglino's Bar is inviting father figures and (older) families to enjoy the finer things in life by splitting a bottle of Q Bar’s new sharing cocktails. Guests can settle into a pair of leather bar chairs and shoot with breeze over some of the bar's finest pre-bottled serves: we like the sound of the ‘Somebody To Love’ (Mancino Vermouth Rosso Amaranto, orange, Lagavulin 16-Year, bitters and soda) or ‘My Way’ (Bulletin bourbon, Mancino Vermouth Rosso Amaranto, rhubarb and Jagermeister).
16 Bury Street, St James's, SW1Y 6AJ
IF HE LIKES MUSIC: The Curtain
Promising an afternoon of Father’s Day fun, The Curtain has two special offerings for dads this year, perfect for those visiting with children young or old. First there’s Red Rooster’s signature Gospel Brunch service with live performances, delicious food (think ‘Full English Crumpet’, ‘Sammy’s Chicken n’ Waffle’ and short-rib benedict) and a free bottle of Camden Brewery beer for every dad. The hotel will also host a ‘FUN DMC’ daytime family party in its nightclub, where children and parents can dance to throwback classics and participate in prize giveaways. Tickets start from £5 for children and £8 for adults and include special T-shirts and mugs.
45 Curtain Road, Hackney, EC2A 3PT
IF HE LIKES BBQs: Scarlett Green
Scarlett Green, Soho’s Australian-inspired outpost of The Daisy Green Collection, will be serving its new specialty sharing boards this Sunday. Celebrating the best of Aussie BBQ culture, the boards have been designed especially for sharing, with two inclusive options catering for all tastes. The ‘Aussie BBQ Meat Board’ features free-range lamb tomahawk sourced locally from HG Walter, 28-day dry-aged grass-fed onglet steak, herb and fennel sausages, smoky BBQ back ribs and chimichurri. Veggies can opt for the ‘Bondi Vegan Sharing Board’ with vegan bolognese-stuffed pepper, shaved courgette, citrus and almond salad, fire-roasted aubergine, smoky BBQ tofu steak and crispy wild rice salad.
4 Noel Street, Soho, W1F 8GB
IF HE LIKES TRADITION: Simpson’s in the Strand
Historic London restaurant Simpson's in the Strand has hosted special occasion lunches and suppers for over 190 years. This Sunday, the restaurant will serve roasts from the restaurant's antique silver-domed carving trolley where they’ll be skillfully sliced at the table, by the master carver. The restaurant will also be hosting a meat-carving masterclass, offering dads the chance to learn how to carve a roast traditionally, and to learn the best practices for cooking, selecting and presenting meat. The class will also include a kitchen tour kitchen and a three-course meal where guests can show off their new-found carving skills to friends and family.
100 Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 0EW
IF HE LIKES GOLF: Swingers
Bring out your dad’s competitive side at adult-only crazy golf club Swingers. Alongside games on the courses and top street food, there’ll be the ‘Wheel of Fortune’, where every dad can spin to win a prize: either a round of crazy golf for four with a bottle of champagne; street food from Patty & Bun, Pizza Pilgrims and Breddos Tacos; a bottle of cava; a glass of wine; or a good old pint of beer. Elsewhere, there’ll be a complimentary bottle of house red or white wine for all groups of four celebrating at the two venues for Father’s Day.
15 John Prince’s Street, West End, W1G 0AB and 8 Brown’s Building, City, EC3A 8AL
IF HE LIKES CRICKET: The Ivy St John’s Wood
Cricket season is upon us, and so The Ivy St John’s Wood has created a limited-edition menu for guests to enjoy over the season. New dishes include lobster and asparagus paired with fresh parsley and green chilli butter; pan-fried beef fillet with wild mushrooms and red wine sauce; whole Dover sole served with beurre noisette, lemon, capers and parsley and – best of all – the ‘LBW’ dessert. Inspired by cricket’s ‘leg before wicket’ rule, this dessert features a melting white chocolate cricket ball with blackberries, honeycomb, popping candy and blackberry sauce. Located a stone’s throw from Lord’s Cricket Ground, dads who are fans of the sport will be bowled over.
120 St John’s Wood High Street, St John’s Wood, NW8 7SG
IF HE LIKES TO KEEP THINGS CLASSIC: The Wellesley
The Wellesley hotel in Knightsbridge houses Europe’s largest hotel humidor, filled with over £1.5m worth of the world’s finest cigars. This Father’s Day, an in-house cigar expert will offer insights into the different properties of cigars and find one to suit each personal taste, before guests retire to the recently relaunched cigar terraces – one of the best spots to enjoy a fine cigar in London. Private cigar masterclasses with The Wellesley’s in-house cigar expert are available on request.
11 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, SW1X 7LY
IF HE LIKES BEER: Secret Beer Tour
Part of the award-winning Secret Food Tours’ roster of events, the Secret Beer Tour takes guests on a libation-filled adventure off the beaten track. Led by charismatic guides who are passionate about the London craft beer scene, you and your dad will be taken on a journey to some of the coolest drinking holes around east London. Discover how IPA was invented here in the capital and try smoky stouts, tingling sour beers and smooth ales. The tour operates Monday-Saturday afternoons, lasts around three hours and costs £49pp.
Secret locations across east London
IF HE LIKES A DASH OF CLASS: The Donovan Bar
The Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel has created a special gentleman’s cocktail for Father’s Day. Named ‘The Godfather’, the smooth concoction consists of whisky and amaretto and has been concocted by cocktail maestro Salvatore Calabrese. This aromatic tipple is perfectly tailored for the refined gentleman and will be served alongside a leather cardholder by Strathberry – a lovely extra gift. The cocktail and cardholder will cost £19 for both and will be available from 15th-16th June.
33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BP
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