With Father’s Day fast approaching – Sunday 18th June – it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your dad. And if you’re looking to celebrate with a slap-up supper we’ve whittled down the best Sunday roasts, steak dinners and boozy afternoon teas London has to offer, to really treat him this Father’s Day…
The second of Jamie Oliver’s barbecue joints, this Piccadilly outpost serves up a mighty selection of smoky, fire-cooked meats and coal-roasted seafood – the ultimate treat for Father’s Day. Be sure to try the St Louis ribs and smoked duck with Champagne and rhubarb, and for after-dinner decadence, treat dad to a single malt from their famed ‘whiskey wall’.
194 Piccadilly W1J 9EX
Jones Family Project
For trend-setting dads, you can’t beat Jones Family Project’s swanky Shoreditch eatery. Sizzling steaks and cuts of the finest quality meat feature heavily on the menu, each chunk cooked to perfection and over charcoal, in a smoky Josper grill. US-style dining at its finest, dad will have a field day tucking into the likes of chargrilled, juicy rib-eye steak; blackfaced lamb rump; or the prime rib cooked on the bone and served to share. Their Sunday roasts are equally worth a mention – they come with either a Ginger Pig roast beef, a whole poussin chicken or a flavoursome nut roast – and if you’re heading there for Father’s Day, will offer the usual Sunday roast set menu (as well as the A la Carte menu) of three courses for £17.50, and a free glass of Mumm Champagne.
Sunday Roast menu available every Sunday, 12pm-4:30pm; two courses £14.50; three courses £17.50
78 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JL
Cooks’ Room at Hawksmoor Borough
For food-loving dads, you can’t go wrong with a masterclass on meat, particularly when it comes in feasting form and served up in Hawksmoor Borough’s shiny new dining space. The Cooks’ Room is available for exclusive hire, seating up to 16 people – ideal if you’re getting the whole family together – and you can choose from three menus; Beef; Surf & Turf and Pork, all of which will be cooked in front of you in their open-plan kitchen. Indulge in an array of delights – from langoustines and bone marrow to scallops and beef scratchings – and an indulgent serving of crispy dripping chips, thrown in for good measure.
16 Winchester Walk, Borough SE1 9AQ, Feasting Menus are priced from £65 per person and can be booked for up to 16 people
Treat dad to a relaxed Father’s Day brunch or Sunday roast at Galvin HOP this Father’s Day, and enjoy unlimited Pilsner Urquell for just £10 extra. The perfect way to toast your dad, mum might not be impressed when you drop him back home though…
35 Spital Square, Spitalfields E1 6DY
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Sanctum Soho
If you thought afternoon tea was reserved for ladies who lunch, Sanctum Soho’s manly offering will prove you wrong. The chic Soho hangout serves up an impressive afternoon spread that’s fit for a king – or a queen, there’s a ladies selection of finger sandwiches if the Scotch eggs don’t take your fancy. Piled high with ham hock and piccalilli sliders, mini burgers, steak rolls and sticky baby back ribs, there’s not much on here for dad to complain about. Even the scones are infused with rum. And if that wasn’t enough, it comes with a tankard of Jack Daniel’s Gentleman’s whiskey and a cigar on the side.
20 Warwick Street, Soho W1B 5NF, Gent’s Afternoon Tea, £30 per person
Mac & Wild
In true Scots’ style, meat mavens Mac & Wild will be serving up a special Father’s Day feast – a succulent venison roast and whisky flight, paired with three Scottish malts. Or, if you’re meeting early, opt for their weekend Wild Brunch menu instead, where dad can choose from candied bacon sandwiches, full Scottish breakfast, and banana and pecan pancakes – or their award-winning Veni-Moo burger, which we guarantee will impress even the most discerning of dads.
Mac & Wild, locations in Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia and Devonshire Square, Liverpool Street; Father’s Day menu £30 pp
Smith & Wollensky
The London outpost of New York’s finest steakhouse comes complete with Manhattan elegance, so if you want to treat dad to a perfectly cooked New York-style steak, this swanky spot is the place to do it. Feast on everything from succulent 680g Bone-In Rib-Eye to 595g Kansas City Cut Bone-In Sirloin.
The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Westminster WC2N 6HT
Sunday Roast at The Game Bird
For all-out elegance and traditional game, Piccadilly’s latest outpost, The Game Bird is as glamorous and chic as they come. Executive Chef James Durrant has an impressive repertoire, with stints at Jason Atherton’s Maze and Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road, so you know the menu is set to impress. His traditional Sunday roast is a particular highlight – succulent cuts of meat carved from the trolley served with lashings of gravy and all the trimmings. Choose from British grass-fed rib of beef served with Yorkshire pudding or roast Norfolk black chicken with sage and onion stuffing. Dad won’t know what to do with himself.
The Stafford London, 16-18 St James’s Place, Piccadilly SW1A 1NJ, Sunday roast: two courses £35, three courses £40
An oldie, but a classic. Expect all the usual seafood suspects at this iconic fish house haunt, including oysters, fruits de mer, shrimp and scallop burgers as well as the iconic J. Sheekey fish pie. Or, for those wanting to treat dad to something a little more luxurious this Father’s Day, opt for the lobster mayonnaise.
28-32 St Martin's Court, Covent Garden WC2N 4AL
Dads dining at either of the Rivington Grills this Father’s Day will not only feast on delicious dishes – think Yorkshire pork rib chop and chicken, leek and bacon pie – they’ll be served a complimentary Bill Strauss Old Fashioned cocktail, and receive an “Eat Like a Pig" Keyring, giving them/you 25% off the bill, and a complimentary G&T.
Locations in Greenwich and Shoreditch