Father’s Day is often brushed aside and forgotten about while everyone rigorously plans out elaborate celebrations for next year’s Mother’s Day. Dads are the ones who fork out lump sums when we’re running low on rent…again. And try endlessly to get us to support their football team when really we have no idea what’s going on – who’s in red again, dad?
While they might drive you up the wall from time to time, it’s time for them to know we appreciate them on their special Father’s Day – well, you might need to grab the check again for this one, dad… Here’s our guide on what to do this Father’s Day.
It’s no secret that dads are partial to a beer or two and Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity for them to drink up on their one day of rest. Which is why Hammer and Tongs are treating all Dads to a free beer, because dad’s deserve to be treated too! Let the head of the table enjoy a beer and dig into one of Hammer and Tongs’ sharing platters. Piled high with smokey and succulent meats, they’re definitely fit for a king.
Where: 171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, UK
Nearest station: Farringdon (London) (0.4 miles)
Get glammed up for Gaucho’s bottomless Pommery Champagne Sundays. With several sites across London, why not catch up with your ol’ papa over a bite to eat and a glass of champers this Father’s Day. It’s your chance to experience a little piece of Argentina in the heart of London.
Running all day in all Gaucho restaurants except Broadgate, Chancery, City and Smithfield’s
Where: Various locations
What’s a Sunday without a roast? And when a roast is as impressive as Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar’s carvery, you’d be a fool not to take dad there this Father’s Day. Their Father’s Day carvery includes an exclusive gift for every dad – a Gillray’s beer flight! Dad’s can choose from Gillray’s flying squirrel pilsner, Gillray’s sumo American pale ale and Gillray’s roadkill New England I.P.A.
Where: Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Waterloo (0.3 miles)
Let your dad become a beer connoisseur for the day on a secret beer tour around London. Secret Food Tours have created a tour perfect for the beer lover, so whether dad’s an expert or just loves a tasty beer, he’ll get to learn about the London craft beer scene, in some of the funkiest drinking spots in East London.
As a special homage to father’s all around, 34 Mayfair just off Grosvenor Square, is gifting every dad a pocket square from Turnbull & Asser. If he thinks of himself as a bit of a wine connoisseur then he’s in luck as there will be an offering on hand selected wines including the delightful Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de La Janasse.
Where: 34, Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.5 miles)
Make your dad a good ol’ cuppa and pair it with a biccie from the finest biscuit makers in the business, Biscuiteers. They’ve teamed up with The Original Small Beer company to create a luxury gift box just for dad’s, featuring the BBQ tin and, of course, a sneaky bottle of Original Small Beer.
Grab a traditional British roast that’s been given an Italian twist at Mercante, with their new Sunday lunch buffet that’s actually launching on Father’s Day! It’s the perfect treat for dad on his special day. And as it’s a grand occasion, why not choose the unlimited prosecco, spritz or wine option to really thank dad for all that he does.
Where: Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.4 miles)
Offering up the finest fish, shellfish and seasonal game to Londoners since the 1890’s, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is the place to head if your dad’s a lover of fish – even if he’s not, dad will be converted by the end. They’ll be serving up 12 Jersey pearl oysters along with complimentary top ups of Delamotte Champagne, if you’re feeling fancy.
Where: 33-35 St Martin's Ct, London WC2N 4AL, UK
Nearest station: Leicester Square (0.1 miles)
To celebrate the king of the family, The Petersham Restaurant is letting dads dine for free this Father’s Day allowing him to dine like true royalty. With an exclusive Father’s Day menu curated by Head Chef, Jean-Didier Gouges, dad will get a three-course meal and exceptional views of the Thames. Oh and spending quality time with you of course…
Available for tables of four booked at 4pm
Where: The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ
Nearest station: Richmond (0.8 miles)
Give your old man a taste of Latin America without the flight expense with Zuaya’s Father’s Day special offering. Enjoy a tasty tree-course meal plus the opportunity to try a glass of Mezcal – Añejo Huichol, exclusively available to Zuaya in the UK. There’s also a selection of cigars on offer so you and your dad can reminisce about the good ol’ days while being transported to Latin America, even if it’s only for one day…
Where: Zuaya London, Kensington High Street, London, UK
Nearest station: High Street Kensington (0.3 miles)
In honour of Father’s Day, The Donovan Bar has created the ultimate dad’s cocktail, The Godfather. Created by cocktail expert, Salvatore Calabrese, it’s the perfect drink to bond over your love of fine whiskey and the larger things in life. Blending whiskey and amaretto, the cocktail will be accompanied with a leather card-holder by Strathberry – so that’s the present sorted!
The brand new NY-Tea will be served up at Balthazar this Father’s Day, and all father’s can enjoy the matching Yankie cocktail as a complimentary treat. Their signature Manhattan hour will be running the whole of Sunday, woohoo!
Originally opened in NYC, Balthazar can be found on the corner of Russell Street and Wellington Street in the bustling Covent Garden so grab lunch before you head onto an afternoon of theatre.
Where: 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ
Nearest station: Covent Garden (0.2 miles)
A roast AND bottomless drinks? That truly is a feast fit for a king and as it’s Father’s Day, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat your dad. Make sure you’re wearing trousers with an elasticated waistband because at STK you can dig into thickly-sliced New York spice-rubbed rib eye accompanied by their ‘Empire State pudding’ (it’s a yorkie that’s literally the size of a plate!), roasted veggies, truffle mac and cheese and cornbread to mop up all the meaty juices!
Where: ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Temple (0.3 miles)
If your dad’s gone some cringe worthy jokes that you can’t help but laugh at, then he could nab himself a free hotel stay thanks to Novotel. In celebration of Father’s Day, Novotel is asking dads to share their best one-liners by email or via their social media channels, using the hashtag #NovotelDadJokes. Those who deliver the biggest laughs will be awarded a one-night stay for two.
Winners will be selected on Tuesday 18th June
Your dad might test your patience from time to time but it’s your chance to test his as you battle it out at Swingers golf course. Special prizes can be won on the Swingers ‘Wheel of Fortune’, plus a free bottle of red or white will be thrown in for groups of four celebrating Father’s Day. Come on, it’s time to get competitive!
Indulge in a delicious four-course lunch with your pa at Upstairs. For nearly three years, Upstairs has built a reputation for casual dining in its finest form. They’ve created an exclusive sharing style feast to enjoy including an American style main of BBQ pluma of Iberico pork, grilled blue lobster, potato salad, BBQ sauce, buttered corn and slaw. Now who’s hungry?!
Where: 4 The Polygon Clapham, SW4 0JG
Grab your dad lunch at Skewd Kitchen and he’ll be treated to a complimentary service from their friends at R.W.WOLF Barbers. Turkish cuisine will be served up in true royal style as they’ve decided to double up on their famous meat dishes to fulfil your dad’s meaty desires. Not forgetting the special drinks menu designed to satisfy any desire.
Where: 12 Cockfosters Parade, EN4 0BX
Another day, another beer… Dad’s can enjoy a complimentary Schiehillion beer with every course to celebrate their special day at South Place Hotel. To mark the occasion, every dad will be entered to win a two-night stay for two at Bridge of Orchy in Scotland with a trip to the Harviestoun. Now that’ll be a Father’s Day present to remember!
Where: 3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Moorgate (Great Northern) (0.2 miles)
With roast meat at the heart of their menu for nearly two centuries, why not treat dad to a meal to remember at Simpson’s in the Strand. Wow your dad as the dinner is wheeled over to your table on a Victorian silver domed carving trolly and is carved by one of their master carvers. It’s certainly a step up from your nan’s Sunday lunch!
Where: 100 Strand, WC2R 0EW
Long gone are the day of cheesy ‘world’s best dad’ mugs. Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London have launched their very own Borough Box, custom-made wooden boxes filled with artisan products and quality ingredients. Products include Shangri-La’s very own signature choccie, Bermondsey Street bees honey, England Preserves strawberry days jam. With three sizes available depending on your budget, it’ll be the perfect gift this Father’s Day.
Where: 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.1 miles)
Make the most of the warm summer breeze this Father’s Day and treat dad to an afternoon of indulgence at The Prince. Grab dad a bite to eat from their traders including Homeslice, Patty & Bun and Jerreries and soak up the sun rays under their new retractable roof. They’re also offering all dad’s a free bottle!
Where: 14 Lillie Road, SW6 1TT
Before you head to the theatre, stop off at VIVI for dinner and dad will get a free beer on them! Set in the heart of London’s glorious theatre district, there are four zones to enjoy your day with your ol’ man – whether you’re feeling a dining experience for two or a glass of bubbly by the bar.
Where: 11 St Giles Square, London WC2H 8AP
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.1 miles)
Who doesn’t like a nice cold beer, right? And it’s even better when it’s free! At Albion in Shoreditch, this Father’s Day, grab one of their beef roasts and you’ll get bottomless free beer! Their ‘special’ beef roast is, of course, served up alongside all the usual trimmings, delish!
Where: 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DD
Adding an Arabic twist to the traditional British roast is Mamounia Lounge with their Lebanese and Moroccan inspired Sunday roast menu. Head Chef Thamer Darwish has reinvented our most celebrated meal yet still pays homage to the ingredients and flavours used in Arabic cooking.
Where: 136 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW3 1HY
This Father’s Day, it’s guaranteed you’ll be daddy’s favourite when you treat your dad to a full day of fun at Sea Containers London. Whether you’re wanting to enjoy a luxurious dinner before heading to watch a film or spoil him rotten with a relaxing massage and detox with aqua London’s Father’s Day package.
On Saturday and Sunday, dad’s can eat free at Sea Containers Mediterranean inspired Restaurant or see the brand-new X-Men Dark Phoenix, at their stylish Curzon Cinema.
Where: 20 Upper Ground, London, UK
Nearest station: London Waterloo East (0.3 miles)
If you’re in need of a quick and easy present for you old man this Father’s Day, grab one of Puttshack’s vouchers and you’ll have a present in seconds! Puttshack has taken the traditional game of mini golf and fused it space-age technology. Battle it out with your dad and see who the real champion is…
Where: Westfield, Ariel Way, White City, W12 7HB
Treat dad to something a little different this Father’s Day with a one-off baking course at Bread Ahead. The three-hour workshop will fulfil both your savoury and sweet cravings and teach you the tricks of the trade of bread making. The bread is made with dad in mind so you’ll be creating a Guinness and cheese flavoured soda bread.
Celebrate Father’s Day with a sweet treat at Smith & Wollensky. They’re launching sundae sessions in time for Father’s Day, bringing a splash of colourful fun to your Sunday. Guests can create their own unique sundae, choosing from over 15 toppings, including S&W wafers, homemade honeycomb, raspberry marshmallows, and lashings of salted caramel sauce. If you’re a total dessert head, opt for the bottomless option and eat as much ice cream as you can…
Running every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am – 3:30pm
Where: The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Covent Garden Riverside, London WC2N 6HT, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
Dance the afternoon way with the UK’s award winning family rave and festival brand, Raver Tots. Celebrating jungle and reggae music, you’ll have nonstop fun this Father’s Day with UV face paint, glow sticks, confetti and bubbles! Have fun with the family whilst raising money to support children with autism and ADHD.
Where: 467-469 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH