Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you’re in need of some gift inspiration then look no further. We’ve compiled a round up of the ultimate experiences and present ideas for dad…

The shoe snob & GNH

Great Northern Hotel collaboration with The Shoe Snob Ltd

This Father’s Day, The Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross London is delighted to partner with luxury shoe accessories brand The Shoe Snob Ltd and their premium footwear range J Fitzpatrick. On checking into the hotel’s elegant rooms, fathers will receive a Shoe Snob caretaker kit featuring a mink oil renovator which acts as a moisturizing lotion on to stop any cracks forming and to counteract the drying effect polish has. Also included is a highly pigmented coloured cream polish which, due to its creamy texture, allows for the colour to work into the pores of the leather that nourishes the leather. Stays from £265 per room per night, valid for stays between 9th June-2nd July and be booked between 24th May -23rd June 2017, subject to availability. Price includes one night stay at the elegant Great Northern Hotel, along with a Shoe Snob mini gift set and 15% discount on Shoe Snob products & J Fitzpatrick footwear throughout June (quote GNH15). Subject to terms and conditions.

 

Free drinks for Dad’s…

Aster cocktail

Reindeer Old Fashioned for Dads at Aster

To celebrate Father’s Day, newly-opened Nordic-French restaurant Aster in Victoria will be offering Dads a bespoke Reindeer Old Fashioned cocktail to enjoy with their meal. Featuring reindeer infused whiskey, stirred with sugar syrup and angostura bitters, the cocktail offers a Scandinavian nod to Father’s Day.

Toms Kitchen beer

Brunch and a pint at Tom’s Kitchen

There’s a complimentary pint of beer on offer for all dad’s who chose to celebrate with brunch at Tom’s Kitchen on Sunday 18th. Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea, St Katharine Docks and Birmingham will be serving Whitstable Bay, and Becks at Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf.

AQUAVIT

Aquavit cocktails at Aquavit London

The team at the stylish, Nordic restaurant in St James’ Market will be offering all fathers a free aquavit cocktail throughout the day on Sunday. The classic Scandinavian tipple gets its distinctive flavour from spices and herbs such as cumin, caraway and dill, and is often the drink of choice at big celebrations.

Sunday lunch ideas…

The Game Bird

Sunday Roast at The Game Bird

The Game Bird launched at The Stafford London in March 2017, and has already become renowned for serving wonderful British comfort food dishes. Executive Chef James Durrant’s traditional Sunday roast, served from a trolley with gravy and all the trimmings, is the perfect way to make dads feel special this Father’s Day.

Veneta-Sunday Feasts

Free-flowing Sunday Feasts at Veneta

Veneta in St James’s Market is inviting guests to enjoy the recently launched Sunday Feasts menu including free-flowing drinks. Sunday lunches in Italy are long, leisurely affairs that are embraced by both families and friends, and Veneta’s Head Chef, Jamie Thickett, has reflected this in the new Sunday feasting menu that, for just £35pp, includes four decadent courses as well as unlimited Prosecco or Venetian red or white wine. ​ Charcuterie; Olives; Homemade focaccia; and Sardines in saorwill be followed by Primi including Kid goat ragu with fresh pappardelle, Secondi such as Whole grilled bream with fennel, blood orange and agretti, and for dessert, Saffron ice cream with rhubarb and blood orange. For further details and to book, visit: www.saltyardgroup.co.uk/veneta

 Mac Daddy

Dirty Bones Mac DADDY Burger

There are few more appropriate ways to celebrate Father’s Day than with the famed Dirty Bones Mac Daddy burger. A brisket and dry-aged steak patty topped with pulled beef short rib, mac and cheese and burnt onion and ale BBQ sauce – it should keep all the dads out there quiet for a while. Available at Carnaby, Shoreditch and Soho for £11.

La Dame de Pic

Special three course Father’s Day menu at La Dame de Pic London

At acclaimed three Michelin-starred French chef, Anne-Sophie Pic’s first UK outpost, La Dame de Pic, guests can celebrate Father’s Day with a specially created a six course menu. Showcasing Anne-Sophie’s unique culinary identity and showcasing her most popular dishes, dishes include pasta parcels with lightly smoked Pélardon cheese and North Sea halibut with pea purée, sautéed spinach, sorrel Cinnamon leaves and combawa consommé as well as a show stopping white millefeuille, awhite cube of alternating layers of puff pastry and jasmine jelly encased in a layer of Tahitian vanilla-infused cream is surrounded by delicate, cloud-like mounds of voatsiperifery pepper foam. Guests can enjoy 3 courses and a welcome cocktail for £55.

Big Easy

Make sure Dad dines like a king with Big Easy

Dads definitely do not leave hungry after a visit to Big Easy. The Boozy Brunch menu is available at all three restaurants for £29.50, which allows diners to choose between the Big Pig Gig Special (unlimited North Carolina Chopped Pork, Pit-Smoked Bar.B.Q Chicken, St Louis Pork Ribs and Texas Hot Links, ‘Slaw, Pit-Smoked Beans with Pork, Fries and Fresh-Baked Cornbread) or the Fresh Lobster Fest (Dad’s choice between a whole pound of fresh lobster, a Lobster Roll or some steaming Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese). Both options come with a choice of free-flowing prosecco, pints of Big Easy Brew, glasses of house wine or Bacardi Mojito Slushies. The best part? The menu’s available all weekend from 11am until 4pm (from midday on Sundays at Canary Wharf).

Plum and Spilt Milk

Brunch, roasts and sharing feasts at Plum + Spilt Milk

Award winning Plum + Spilt Milk will be serving up their hugely popular weekend brunch, generous roasts and sharing feasts this Sunday. Expect the finest seasonal Modern British cuisine by Michelin-star chef, Mark Sargeant. The restaurant is celebrated for the quality of its seasonal Modern British dishes and situated on the first floor of the exquisite Great Northern Hotel. Book: http://plumandspiltmilk.com/

 

Gift ideas…

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THE WINE DINE DICTIONARY by Victoria Moore

If your Dad loves wine, let The Wine Dine Dictionary be his guide this Father’s Day. Arranged A-Z by food and then A-Z by wine, this unique handbook will help you make more informed, more creative and more delicious choices about what to eat and drink. As one of the country’s most popular and influential wine journalists, as well as an expert in the psychology of smell and taste, Victoria Moore doesn’t just explain what goes with what, but why and how the combination works. To purchase, visit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wine-Dine-Dictionary-Z-Suggestions/dp/1783782099/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497345635&sr=1-1&keywords=wine+dine+dictionary

Bertinet sourdough

An Introduction to bread making with Richard Bertinet

Based on Richard’s award winning book Dough, why not send your Dad down to Bath learn how to make and work the dough to create a range of breads from a white and an olive dough.  By the end of the day he’ll will have created fougasse, tin loaves, bread sticks and focaccia amongst others. His day will Include lunch with wine. Date run throughout the year, for more information visit this link.

Arabica

Cookery Classes at Arabica Bar & Kitchen, Borough Market

As Britain’s love affair with Middle Eastern cuisine continues to grow, perhaps a class with James Walters and Executive Chef, David Jones will be up your Dad’s street. The chefs of Arabica Bar & Kitchen will be hosting monthly market tours, cookery classes and Levantine feasts in The Cookhouse, located in the heart of Borough Market. When it comes to feasting, countries in the Levant have this mastered; their cuisines and culinary styles are made for sharing. Walters and Jones have carefully developed their classes to incorporate the basics as well as the culinary secrets of this exciting cuisine. The intimate Saturday morning classes (9.30-2.30pm) share their passion for Middle Eastern flavours and urban food foraging with those keen to learn. To book, visit this link.

Maccelio butchery

Butchery masterclasses at Macellaio RC Union Street

The much-loved Italian steak restaurant now runs Butchery Masterclasses which make an ideal Father’s Day gift. Designed for 6-12 participants, the masterclasses are suited to both novices and connoisseurs alike, promising to teach guests their T-bone from their topside. Visit the website for more information or to book.

Blanchette

Blanchette East for the Francophile Fathers

Transport dad to Southern France (without queuing for a car ferry) with lunch at Blanchette East. The Brick Lane newcomer celebrates everything which guests have come to love about Blanchette Soho, but with a few distinct variations: The modern French menu incorporates more Southern French and North African influences, using spices from the regions. The lunch menu is a succinct and traditional collection including Duck rillettes with rose jelly and sourdough bread, and Baked Moroccan eggs with pepper and flat bread, mushrooms and red wine. Order two set courses at lunchtime for £15, or three for £19.50.

Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef Eat Well, Live Better

Personal trainer and nutritionist, Myles Hopper, and ex-advertising agent, Giles Humphries, are the Devon duo behind the UK’s favourite healthy food delivery service, Mindful Chef. In their first book, Mindful Chef Eat Well, Live Better, they share 70 delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that offer nutritionally-proven health and wellness benefits. The beauty of this practical and intuitive approach to eating is that each dish is specially designed to promote long-term health benefits, such as: increased productivity, better sleep, less stress, clearer skin and a healthier you. And who doesn’t want a healthier, happier Dad? To purchase, visit this link.

Modernist Bread

Modernist Bread: The Art and Science by Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya

For all of those bread-loving fathers out there, why not pre-order the latest masterpiece from the Modernist Cuisine team,Modernist Bread: The Art and Science? Co-authored by former Microsoft chief technology officer, Nathan Myhrvold, and world-famous pastry chef, Francisco Migoya, the multi-volume book is an encyclopaedia of everything you could ever want to know about bread, including 2 books full of recipes. The authors’ diverse set of skills and expertise makes for an intriguing read – they even teach you how to make a seemingly buttery brioche entirely from plant-based vegan products. Pre-order now on Amazon!