Spoil Dad this June with our top activities and events for Father’s Day in London
Words Brandon Clarkson
If you’re planning to pamper Dad this Father’s Day – 16th June – we’ve got just the round-up. Say goodbye to the socks this year and treat him to one of these unique experiences he’ll love. Whatever his hobby, you’ll find the perfect day out. From grooming and boozing to sky-high city views, here are a few of the best things to do for Father’s Day in London.
Mr Fogg’s Cigar and Whisky Pairing
This June, Mr Fogg’s invites all fathers to an exclusive cigar and whisky pairing experience on the Hendrick’s Botanical Garden Terrace. Guests will be given three delectable Bruichladdich whisky libations and a Hunter & Frankau cigar to enjoy throughout the afternoon, as well as a special leather Aspinal of London hip flask to take home.
Bread Ahead Baking Workshop
Everyone’s favourite bakery, Bread Ahead will be treating dads to a three-hour baking workshop which will cover both sweet and savoury treats on Saturday 16th June. During the session, Bread Ahead’s expert bakers will teach dads how to make an extremely moreish Guinness and cheese flavoured soda bread followed by the classic Bread Ahead brownies.
Booking available via the website; breadahead.com
The Albion will be offering a ‘buy one get bottomless free beer’ with every Albion Special Beef Roast purchased this Father’s Day. Served from 12:30 pm, the roast with all the trimmings starts at just £16.
Celebrate with Dad over authentic Anatolian dishes. Located in Cockfosters, Skewed is offering every Dad who dines a complimentary service from their friends over at R.W. Wolf Barbers.
XU Teahouse and Restaurant
Inspired by a traditional Taiwanese social dining club, Xu Teahouse and Restaurant is offering an alternative twist on the traditional afternoon tea. Father’s Day kicks off at XU Teahouse with classics like cuttlefish toast and Xu’s Taiwanese 16 spice prawn dish, before concluding with a selection of small plates, mains of Xu’s famous Shou Pa chicken or Char Siu Iberico pork and sweet cinnamon and orange mochi.
M Bar and Grill – The Mighty Tomahawk Challenge
M Bar and Grill in Twickenham are taking Father’s Day to a whole new level. Dads will be presented with a 1.2kg Tomahawk steak and triple cooked chips and challenged to finish the whole thing. Successful Dad’s will receive a bottle of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Whisky.
This Father’s Day, Dads can sweat it out for free at Boom Cycle, the ultimate party on a bike experience. Sweat it out together to thumbing beats with low-lights and a world-class sound system. The class is suitable for all levels.
Price: £18 (dad’s ride for free); boomcycle.co.uk
Atul Kochhar’s Kanishka in Mayfair
The team at Atul Kochhar’s Kanishka will be celebrating fathers with a special menu and a cocktail. Available for lunch and dinner, Kanishka’s Father’s Day menu will feature six sharing plates that are accompanied with a toasted coconut and mango old fashioned. This delicious menu will cost £40 per person and will include flavourful dishes such as sea bass Tenga curry and Purani Delhi Wala Gosht Pulao.
Bee Nursery at Petersham Nurseries
For Father’s Day in London, Petersham Nurseries has designed a workshop where dads and their guests will learn all about the vitality of bees. Throughout the course of the day, you’ll discover ways of protecting them before creating your very own miniature bee nursery. These 45-minute workshops will take place over the course of Sunday 16th June in Richmond, with tickets still available in the 2 pm and 3 pm sessions.
Tickets can be purchased here, priced at £35 for a father and two children (additional children are welcome for £10 per child, to be paid on the day); petershamnurseries.com/richmond
Sunday Lunch at Roast
Nothing beats a good old roast and they don’t come much better than the aptly titled, Roast. Choose from pork belly, slow roasted lamb shoulder, roast sirloin of Hereford beef or free-range chicken. Don’t leave without getting stuck into one of Roast’s classic British desserts like the Bramley apple and blackcurrant crumble or the sticky date pudding.
Greek Feast at Meraki
Contemporary Greek restaurant Meraki will be serving two limited edition dishes in honour of Father’s Day: Black Angus aged rib eye steak on the bone with thyme sauce and lamb ribs with lamb sauce, preserved lemon and yoghurt. They’re also celebrating the increasing popularity of Greek wines and will be hosting a dinner with prominent Greek wine producer, Alpha Estate on the 17th June – the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
Tickets From £75 per person; meraki-restaurant.com
Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden
To celebrate Father’s Day, all dads who dine at Petersham Nurseries’ La Goccia will receive a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Petersham’s selection of workshops and interactive masterclasses over the next couple of months also provide the perfect opportunity to spend time with your father. View the full line-up of events, including a pasta masterclass, five-course wine dinner and tutored wine tasting here.
The Donovan Bar
The Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel has created the perfect cocktail for gentleman everywhere this Father’s Day. The Godfather is a silky concoction of whisky and amaretto and arrives with a gorgeous leather card holder, all for the price of just £19.
Head to Swingers this Father’s Day for a thrilling round with dad. The crazy-golf hot spot will be awarding special prizes to every Dad who spins the ‘wheel of fortune’. They’ll also be giving away a free bottle of red or white wine for groups of four celebrating Father’s Day.