Father’s Day roundup: 10 places to treat the old man on 18 June

Treat him to London’s best steak at Guinea Grill

3 course Sunday lunch: £46

Voted the best steak restaurant in London by our readers last year, this “old-fashioned” grill room, in a “cute” Mayfair mews serves brilliant cuts of beef, “simply cooked and fabulous”. The perfect place to take your pa.


Whisky, cigars, steak, jazz… dad will be in heaven at Boisdale

• Whisky flight: £35
• 20% off cigars on Father’s Day (when booking for Sunday lunch)
• Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club membership gift: £95 (usually £240). Quote: ‘Father’ when booking.

Celebrate Father’s Day this year at Boisdale of Mayfair or Boisdale of Canary Wharf with whiskies from around the world, mouth-watering beef, the best in swinging jazz and authentic Cuban cigars.


Dad doesn’t eat meat? Try the veggie roast at The Gate

2 courses: £18.50

3 courses: £21.50

This small group of restaurants, with sites in Islington, Hammersmith (and now Marylebone too) was voted London’s best for vegetarian food in this year’s Harden’s guide. The Gate is “still producing exceptional veggie dishes after 25 years”“the best in town” – “a good advertisement for meat-free food, proving it can be interesting and full of flavour”.


Complimentary Old Fashioned for the old man at Rivington Grill

Dads dining at Rivington on Father’s Day will not only receive a complimentary Bill Strauss Old Fashioned cocktail, they’ll also be handed an “Eat Like a Pig Keyring”, allowing them 25% off their bill and a complimentary G&T, Monday-Friday in Rivington Greenwich, and 50% off food, Sunday – Tuesday in Rivington Shoreditch. Not bad, eh?


How about a free brunch or dinner for dad at Mint Leaf?

Head to London’s Haymarket, where Mint Leaf, a slick lounge-style Indian, is offering a bottomless boozy brunch, or Father’s Day dinner, and your dad will dine for free. Brunch is served 11.30 am-4 pm and dinner 5 pm-11 pm. You’ll need a minimum of four in your party for your dad to get his free meal, and no more than 12. The offer relates to food only, you’ll still need to pony up for padre’s drinks!


Take him for a traditional Sunday roast in Shoreditch

Forget socks, ties or power tools. What your dad really wants for Father’s Day is to spend it with his favourite kids – you! Invite him for a delicious Sunday roast at The Grill in McQueen’s for a great selection of roast meats. And to top it all off, they’re offering a selection of cocktails such a Negroni, Popcorn Old Fashioned and Manhattan for just £6 each.


Enjoy some spectacular scenery with your Sunday lunch at View 94

2 course Sunday lunch: £18

3 courses with coffee or tea: £28

Forgo the traditional beef this Father’s Day and check out the contemporary European menu at View 94. There’s plenty of Italian influence in there, but you’ll notice an emphasis on British ingredients, with dishes like: Milanese of Chicken supreme filled with Marzolino al tartufo served with Nutbourne cherry tomatoes, peas and mint puree.


Or how about a beer and roast extravaganza at Belgo?

2 courses with beer/prosecco £20

3 courses with beer/prosecco £24

You spoilt your mum, now it`s time to spoil your dad. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco or a bottle of Vedett on arrival along with a 2 or 3 course meal from the Father’s Day set menu. Excludes Belgo King’s Cross. Prosecco or bottle of Vedett available to over 18s only, can be substituted for any regular soft drink.


Jeremy’s at Borde Hill, Haywards Heath

3 course Sunday lunch: £40

If we’re lucky enough to get a sunny day on 18 June then this “delightful dining room” is the place to be for Sunday lunch. Jeremy’s is “even better on the sun terrace overlooking the garden when weather permits”. The Father’s Day menu includes 28 days aged sirloin of beef with all the trimmings and slow braised shoulder of South Down lamb.


Treat your dad to a classy curry with champers at Karnavar, Croydon

5 course Indian brunch: £30 pp

With champagne: £50 pp

Celebrate this Father’s Day on 18 June by indulging in a 5 course Indian Roast Champagne Sunday Brunch with more than 30 dishes to try and live cookery demonstrations. Every dad gets a sparkling cocktail on the house.

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