Fathers Day is 19 June. Why is there just one special day a year for fathers? They are so brilliant and, frankly, when someone means that much to you, you should let them know and often. Taking the Aged P out for a meal on the 19th is corny, sure, but nothing says ‘I love you’ and ‘I think you’re great’ like gathering around a table and giving your dad your undivided attention. Not to mention a great meal. And have we got some persuasive deals for you on Father’s Day. Like these!
Is your dad a sophisticated type? St Pancras Grand has hit town with a big French bang. It’s in the beautifully refurbished St Pancras International station — maybe you’d like to whisk him off to Paris? — and it’s got wow factor plenty with soaring ceilings, tons of marble, leather banquettes, restored details all over the map, an Oyster Bar and a Champagne Bar. The cuisine is Continental and the service very good indeed. And the deal? A two-course brunch with a glass of fizz and live jazz from 1 – 4pm for a tres petite £17.
Here’s another offer for a high-end sort of Aston Martin-driving father who appreciates luxury and fine food: the Grill at The Dorchester on Park Lane is offering three courses and a glass of champagne for £48.50. Your fellow toptable diners have rated this smart, stylish and sumptuous restaurant an amazing 8.6, putting it well into the top diner rated category. It’s all about classic Scottish/British style and cuisine in a see-and-be-seen setting with an illustrious foodie history.
Do you usually buy your father a beer? This time you don’t have to because the Paternoster Chop House is giving the father at the table a free brew (one per table, they’re not crazy) on Father’s Day. This is one of D & D group’s great restaurants and it’s right behind St Paul’s, so you could check out the great church before or after, or just head across the Millennium Bridge for a look in at that cathedral of art, the Tate Modern. It’s called a chop house, so you know meat features on the menu, especially the great beef butchered in-house, but non-eat-meaters will find things here to make them happy. And you get the stunning views of the mighty dome thrown in for free.
City dads won’t mind coming into town on their special day for a restaurant this great and a deal this good: The Chancery restaurant in Cursitor Street is giving a generous 50% off the three-course menu that’s normally £34.50 and you don’t need to be an accountant to figure out that’s a blinding offer. The bijou restaurant has three dining rooms and a seasonal menu from its creative kitchen that goes well with the Manhattanesque styling.
Amadora restaurant in Richmond may have your dad taped with this offer: steak and beer for £15. Hey? Simple and to the point, yes? Amadora is a charming Italian restaurant in a Grade II listed building with chefs from Abruzzo and Sardinia in the kitchen turning out authentic cuisine. The rib eye steak offer comes with either red wine and mushroom sauce or parmesan with rocket, mixed veg and potato. It’s available for lunch and if we were you, we’d be booking now.
Up in Birmingham, City Café in Brindleyplace is going one further and not only offering a three course carvery lunch for just £12.95, but children under 8 dine free and dad gets a goody bag gift from the restaurant. Now that’s what we’re talking about. If you don’t know City Café, it’s a smart and stylish yet perfectly relaxed eatery in the Mint Hotel, serving European cuisine as well as British favourites like fish and chips. And they clearly know how to treat fathers.
If top diner rating, glamorous luxury and Edinburgh location sounds like it ticks all the boxes, then you will be thrilled with this offer from Restaurant at The Bonham: three courses and half a bottle of wine per person for a mere £20. Beat that. The thirties-inspired decor gives a tinge of decadence to the stylish dining room, while the artistry of chef Michael Bouyer in the kitchen produces modern interpretations of classic French dishes. That’s the auld alliance in one.
We have more Father’s Day specials, or don’t be narrow, search out Sunday lunch offers. But don’t let the chance go by to give your dad a treat. Or if you’re a father, forward this post to someone responsible to let the family know you’re available to be taken out someplace great — for a very reasonable price.