Every dad deserves to be fussed over this Father’s Day (Sunday 16th June). From boozy brunches to treats high in the sky, discover The Wordrobe’s top picks of fun and foodie happenings to keep every father feeling like the favourite
1 Dig into dim sum with dad at Duddell’s
The first outpost of the internationally renowned Hong Kong brand, Duddell’s are celebrating Father’s Day this year with a special one-off three-course menu and complimentary bottle of Tsing Tao beer on Sunday 16th June.
In the heart of London Bridge, this delicious eatery showcases authentic Cantonese cuisine, hand-crafted dim sum and creative cocktails.
Bespoke dishes for you to gorge on will include the likes of Salt and Pepper squid with Hong shimeji mushroom to start and Smoked Black Angus ribs with red wine soy and baby peach & prawn with bottarga chilli sauce for main.
Finish on something sweet and refreshing with the Chilled mango cream. At just £55pp, Duddell’s is the delicious way to treat your dad on his dedicated day.
When: Sunday 16th June.
Where: Duddell’s, 9a St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
How: Visit duddells.co/london to book.
2 Go bottomless at Nobu
In celebration of Father’s Day, Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch have conjured up a luxurious free-flowing brunch available on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. The perfect balance of understated luxury combined with a fresh and fun atmosphere, the Asian-inspired restaurant will delight every dad dining this weekend.
In true Nobu-style, the twist on the classic brunch will include a selection of freshly made sushi and cold dishes at the restaurant’s ‘Brunch Bar’. But make sure you leave room for your main dishes, with the likes of Nobu’s take on the classic Eggs Benedict, or Banana Soy French Toast for those with a sweet tooth, there is something for everyone.
Accompanied by bottomless Prosecco, oni negroni, lychee elderflower cooler and hitachino amber draft, Nobu are no strangers to getting the celebrations started.
If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, guests can also opt to order from the A La Carte menu and choose from delicious Japanese style twists on classic breakfast dishes.
When: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.
Where: 10-50 Willow Street, London, EC2A 4BH
How: Visit nobuhotelshoreditch.com to book.
3 Enjoy a goat roast at 12:51
Dare to be different? Treat dad to new tastes this Father’s Day with James Cochran’s new Goat Roast at 12:51.
Following the success of his Sunday Roasts that launched in autumn last year, the new twist on the Sunday classic offers diners to try one of James’s favourite meats cooked in 3 ways and accompanied by seasonal sides.
The Sharing dish takes inspiration from the ‘Goat Sharing Board’ which won James the title of ‘Champion of Champions’ on the BBC’s 2018 Great British Menu. Expect BBQ loin, shoulder, and kromeski of kid goat alongside beautiful roast jersey royals cooked in goat fat, roast onions, Norfolk asparagus, Whitstable wild garlic mayo and seasonal salad.
And for a special treat, all fathers will receive a free can of 12:51 x Brick Brewery “Loose Juice” Pilsner when visiting the restaurant on the 16th June.
When: Available every Sunday.
Where: 107 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 1QN
How: Visit www.1251.co.uk to book.
4 Head to Mac & Wild’s Highland hotspot
Celebrate Father’s Day the Highland way as London’s favourite Scottish restaurant are offering up a day filled with fabulous feasting and exciting experiences – it’s the ultimate playground for every papa to enjoy their special day.
Begin the day in the shooting range bar in Devonshire Square, where dads can delve into the Scottish Highlands with their virtual shooting system and replica shotguns. If that doesn’t appeal, Mac & Wild’s Butchery experience is sure to meet the mark as father’s can spend the morning learning where different cuts of meat come from, pick up cooking tips and advice, all served alongside a complimentary beer and dram of whiskey in hand of course.
Worn out after a morning of shooting and drinking, treat your dad to the Chieftain feast he deserves with a Scottish menu of dreams.
With dishes including Haggis pops – deep fried crispy nuggets of haggis coated in breadcrumbs, served with Red Jon sauce, Oysters, a 1kg Tomahawk Steak and 2 drams of Glenfiddich 12 yr old whiskey, at just £75pp this is a true banquet fit for every father.
When: Sunday 16th June.
Where: Mac & Wild Feasting Menu Available at both Mac & Wild sites Experiences available at Mac & Wild Devonshire Square only.
How: Visit www.macandwild.com to make a booking.
5 Share a scrumptious Sunday roast at Brighton’s Salt Room
Sundays are meant for strolls along the seafront and sitting back to enjoy scrumptious dining options. With Father’s Day fast approaching, share a special Sunday roast lunch at the sensational Salt Room situated close to Brighton pier.
Boasting uninterrupted views of the seafront, the modern British seafood restaurant celebrates sustainable cooking over coal.
The sexy and stylish furnishings alongside the exceptional service provide the perfect setting to escape the City, slow down and enjoy a feast. The Sunday sharing roast menu includes a 500g Dry Aged roast sirloin of beef, accompanied by dripping roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and bone marrow gravy.
If this doesn’t tickle your tastebuds, the exceptional A La Carte menu is also available and celebrates all things seafood – think Pollock ceviche with tomatoes, roast monkfish spiced with cumin and plenty more.
When: Available every Sunday 12-4pm (£40 for 2 with the Sharing Roast option).
Where: 106 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2FU
How: Visit www.saltroom-restaurant.co.uk or phone 01273 929488 to book.
6 Indulge with a whisky fix at Berners Tavern
Feeling lucky? Teaming up with Glenfiddich this Father’s Day, Berners Tavern at the London EDITION are all set to treat one lucky Dad to a trip to the Glenfiddich Distillery in Speyside.
Any dad booking a table at the Tavern for a weekend roast on either Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th June (and quotes ‘Dad’ at the time of booking) will be entered into this amazing prize draw. The trip will include return flights to Inverness from London, transfers to Speyside, a tour of the Distillery, a Glenfiddich tasting and overnight stay.
The 3-course weekend roast menu offers up a take on a quintessentially British tradition and is the perfect place to enjoy Father’s Day this year. Sample starters of Buccleuch estate beef tartare with egg yolk jam, pickled beetroots and horseradish or Button mushroom soup with poached Heritage breed egg.
Main course highlights include slow roasted sirloin of Buccleuch estate beef with horseradish sauce. With plenty of vegetarian options also available, there’s a little something for every appetite on the annual day of all things dad.
When: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.
Where: 10 Berners Street, W1T 3NP
How: Visit bernerstavern.com to book or phone +44 (0) 20 7908 7979.
7 Go Greek at Meraki
Gourmet Greek food of the Gods, Meraki are offering up the perfect gift for wine-loving and food-feasting Father’s. In addition to adding two limited edition dishes to their menu in honour of Father’s Day, they are also celebrating the greatness of Greek wines by hosting a dinner with prominent Greek wine producer, Alpha Estate on the 17th June.
For £75 per person, treat Dad to a carefully selected five-course tasting menu, with Alpha Estate pairings carefully chosen to compliment each course.
Food featured includes the likes of Octopus Carpaccio with Lemon oil dressing & pickled onion, Saganaki – Mastelo cheese and tomato with chilli chutney, Lamb Croquettes with chimchuri yoghurt and herbs, and Orange Honey Syrup Cake with white chocolate cream, crispy filo pastry, mandarin sorbet and grapefruit. All paired with amazing wine, this is a fine dining dinner fit for a king.
When: 17th June
Where: 80-82 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7QT
How: Visit meraki-restaurant.com to book.
8 Splurge on a soothing spa day at The Lanesborough
Splash out of the indulgent day every Dad deserves this Father’s Day at the Lanesborough Club & Spa. As one of London’s most exclusive luxury health and lifestyle members club, the Father of Mine one-day experience has been created to combine the best of the Spa’s superb treatments alongside a Michelin-star spa lunch.
Arrive alongside your old man to Butler service and delicious healthy juices before getting comfortable and cosy in the Spa’s robe and slippers. The real treat begins with a stress-busting 75-minute massage with a steam and clean face treatment, plus an energising scalp massage each.
Fully relaxed, you’ll then have the choice to chill by the serene hydro-pool or take advantage of the thermal sauna, steam and experience shower. Followed up by a two-course spa lunch carefully crafted by Executive Chef Steeven Gilles and a choice of champagne or beer each, you’ll leave fully refreshed and revitalised.
When: 1st June to 5th July.
Where: 2 Lanesborough Place, London, SW1X 7TA
How: Visit lanesboroughclubandspa.com or phone 020 7333 7064 to book.
9 Join Mr Fogg’s Residence for a Cigar & Whisky pairing experience
Whisky-loving dads will love this one. Philieas Fogg is inviting fathers to be treated to an exclusive Cigar and Whiskey pairing experience this June with a special tipple-based experience.
Taking place on Hendrick’s Botanical Garden Terrace, each father will find themselves trying three delicious Bruichladdich whiskey libations alongside a Hunter & Frankau cigar to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Not only this, but they will also receive a complimentary leather Aspinal of London hip flask (worth £49) as a memento from the afternoon.
Master mixologists will be on hand to conger up two exceptional whiskey cocktails to begin the experience, before indulging in a dram of Bruichladdich Octomore 5yr Scotch whiskey.
Together with short talks from Hunter & Frankau cigar ambassador, one of Mr Fogg’s mixologists will also be on hand to offer up must know details on aromas and unique flavours of each tipple.
When: Sunday 16th June at 2pm.
Where: Mr Fogg’s Residence, 15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, W1J 6JD
How: Visit www.mr-foggs.com to book.
10 Fly high with your Father on the BA i360
Bring your dad for a flight on the BA i360 this Father’s Day and each father on board will receive a can of Harvey’s Best Bitter or Gold Bier to enjoy over the stunning Sussex coastline.
You’ll glide gently up to 450 feet above Brighton aboard the glass viewing pod as you slink a drink high in the sky. There really is no better was to toast the old man this Father’s Day.
If that doesn’t sound like enough of a treat, why not enjoy a drink from the Nyetimber Sky Bar during your flight in the futuristic glass viewing pod. Serving all locally-produced drinks and everything from sparkling wine to Brighton-brewed beer and gin, there’s nothing quite like making memories alongside a tasty tipple.
For a bit of sustenance post-flight, check out The Wordrobe’s restaurant recommendation and spend the afternoon feasting on a delicious Sunday lunch at Brighton’s Salt Room Restaurant – you’ll be the favourite child with this one.
When: Sunday 16th June (standard flights are available daily).
Where: Lower Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2LN
How: Visit www.britishairwaysi360.com to make a booking.
Words by Emma Blunt, intern