Best Fathers Day restaurants: 11 spots to treat your dad
Say “I love you” in an extra special way on the 19th of June by treating your dad to a meal out. Whether he loves a roast dinner, all-day breakfast or something Michelin starred, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our carefully selected list of the best Father’s Day restaurants in London.
1. Miller & Carter
Location: Muswell Hill
Star dish: 30 Day Aged 8oz Filet
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If your dad loves a juicy steak, Miller & Carter should be at the top of your list for places to go this Father’s Day. Your dad will get to experience the finest cut of meat he’s ever had. This place, which has been awarded ‘The Masters of Steak’ from the Craft Guild of Chefs, offers an extra special menu for the 19th of June. Also, if you’re planning on buying a £100 gift voucher for your dad, he’ll receive a complimentary apron.
Address: 87 Muswell Hill Broadway, Greater, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HA
Nearest station: East Finchley
2. The Breakfast Pub
Location: Canary Wharf
Star Dish: Salt Beef Hash Pancake
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A hearty fry-up never fails to impress. But better yet, The Breakfast Pub specialises in all-day breakfasts and sells pints. Choose from the American classics including pancakes and maple syrup, variations of French toast, English classics, sandwiches and burgers — which you can wash it all down with a beer. Also, anyone over 65 gets 50% off their food.
Nearest station: Canary Warf underground station
3. The Absurd Bird
Star Dish: Absurd BBQ Chicken Burger
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If your dad is a lover of American style deep-fried crispy chicken wings, filthy burgers, plenty of sticky BBQ sauce and loaded waffles, then The Absurd Bird is the place to go. You can also set him up for a fun challenge by ordering the all you can eat, bottomless monster wings and fries for £19.95. If you’ve got a vegan family member, don’t fret — they’ve got lots of mouth-watering meat-free options, too.
Address: 25 Peter St, London W1F 0AH
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus
4. Turtle Bay
Star Dish: Curry Goat
Mix it up this Father’s Day with a meal out at Turtle Bay. Sip on a fruity cocktail and tuck into the Caribbean cuisine at this vibrant restaurant. Choose from a range of tangy curries, jerk pit dishes, juicy burgers, street food-inspired small plates and comforting soul food. Or, if you fancy it, you could have a Father’s Day brunch here — you can make it bottomless for £35.
Address: 382-384, Brixton Rd, London SW9 7AW
Nearest station: Brixton
5. The Cleveland Arms
Star Dish: Braised Lamb Shoulder
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An obvious choice for a meal out on a Sunday is of course a roast. The Cleveland Arms is a classic, homely and inviting pub that prides itself on high quality, delicious dishes. All Sunday roast dinners come with crispy potatoes, savoy cabbage and a Yorkshire pudding. What’s extra special about this place is as well as having a great selection of meat, including pork belly and free-range chicken, there’s also an option for a sharing roast. Order the Braised Lamb shoulder to share with your loved ones for a lavish experience.
Address: 28 Chilworth St, London W2 6DT
Nearest station: Lancaster Gate
6. Petrus by Gordon Ramsay
Star Dish: Native Lobster Ravioli
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If your dad is a food connoisseur and a fan of Hell’s Kitchen, then why not treat him to an extra special Father’s Day fine dining experience at Petrus by Gordon Ramsay? The Michelin starred restaurant boasts a sensational prestige menu, costing £125 for seven courses, which includes lobster, lamb and a selection of the best British and French cheeses. Or if three courses are enough for you, the a la carte also offers lobster, lamb, scallops and some exquisite desserts.
Address: 1 Kinnerton St, London SW1X 8EA
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner
7. Bella Italia
Location: Convent Garden
Star Dish: Ham Hock & Scamorza Carbonara
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You can’t go wrong with a simple cheesy pizza or pasta. What’s not to love? Bella Italia has mastered the art of classic Italian dishes, like the Margherita or Lasagne, in addition to a range of more complex dishes, such as the Gameroni, with king prawns and a red pepper and tomato bisque. Also, if you’ve got young children, they can order a small pizza or pasta with personalised toppings, too.
Address: 28 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7PS
Nearest station: Convent Garden
8. Holborn Dining Room
Star Dish: Dauphinoise Potato, Winterdale Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Pie
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Warm your dad’s heart with a pie made by the chef who was named the ‘pie king’ by Jamie Oliver. The to-die-for a la carte menu at Holborn Dining Room in London has a range of perfect pies, pork belly, various fish dishes, dry-aged beef and delightful vegetarian options. Everything is sourced from the finest local farms and producers for a top-quality dining experience.
Nearest station: Holborn
9. The Cadogan Arms
Star Dish: Cider Fowey Mussels
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Sometimes, nothing will make dad happier than some good old fashioned pub grub. At The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea, you’ll find all the pub classics, including curry, fish and chips, ham, egg and chips, a cheeseburger, fried chicken and pork pie. Also, this cosy watering hole serves an incredibly classy a la carte menu and oysters, too.
Address: 298 King's Rd, London SW3 5UG
Nearest station: South Kensington
10. The Gate
Star Dish: Cordon Bleu
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Spectacular flavour, sustainability and healthy eating are the things that are most important to the two brothers who run The Gate in Hammersmith. This restaurant is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in London. Their a la carte menu has Arabic, Indian and Jewish influences and there's something to suit everyone as it has vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Address: 51 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9QL
Nearest station: Hammersmith
11. Hotel Café Royal
Location: Piccadilly Circus
Star Dish: Black Garlic Aberdeen Angus Roast Beef Sandwich
Taste a bit of everything with an afternoon tea at the Hotel Café Royal. The tea room in this stunning five-star hotel dates back to 1865. As you enter, you’ll be welcomed by the sound of the pianoforte in the grand and elegantly decorated room. Enjoy an exquisite selection of pastries, sandwiches and cakes on the menu that was inspired by the celebrated artist, Van Gogh.
Address: 10 Air St, London W1B 4DY
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus Station