Who’s The Daddy
12.06.13 by Lucy Self
Father’s Day is just a commercial venture designed to liberate us from all our money – blah, blah, blah. We kind of agree but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat pops this Sunday to a drink or two, which, handily, we happen to know a thing or two about. And whilst you’re showering him with your affection via tankards of ale, it would be rude not to tuck into a suitably manly (or not) meal…
Check out our recommendations for getting the best out of Father’s Day – handily divided into ‘dad type’.
For ‘Laid Back, Pint-drinking Dad’
For a father figure so chilled out he’s practically horizontal, The Elgin in sleepy Maida Vale is just the spot for a lazy Sunday drinking session. With a bar stocked with local London ales including Camden Hells Unfiltered and Meantime Yamika Red, not to mention bottled beers like Beast of The Deep, there’s plenty of opportunity to bond over beverages. Soak up the sauce with meat-packed dishes like ham hock terrine, chorizo in port, lamb rump steak or Ginger Pig bangers…
For ‘Dad Young Enough to Get Graffiti’
Wall art aside, Graphic (our stylish bar on Soho’s Golden Square specialising in world class gin) is sure to make the old man feel like he’s 25 again. Admittedly the whole ‘mother’s ruin’ thing might not have the manliest of connotations, but this is the 21st Century and EVERYONE (including pops) loves a gin cocktail, particularly when it comes in a build it yourself 4D DIY BOX.
For ‘Swanky Dad Who Loves The Med’
An all-day brasserie might not be the most obvious venue for the big D Day, but the fact is some fathers favour a slap up supper paired with a bottle of fine fizz. Located on Great Marlborough Street, our art deco-inspired restaurant Central & Co. may be an elegant choice (with an elegant menu to match) but with Roast Wild Pigeon, House-cured Bresaola and a 10oz Rump Steak there’s still plenty of carnivorous dishes for him to chew on.
For ‘Bookish But Stylish Dad’
If your Father enjoys nothing more than a peaceful pint in the company of old books and artwork adorned walls, then The Alice House in leafy Queen’s Park has him covered. Whilst he gets cosy with the classics, you can get stuck in to their signature starter – Chicken Liver Parfait with Crispy Chicken Skin, Yorkshire Pudding and Red Onion Jam followed by a hearty roast with all the trimmings.
Book now to avoid Dad’s disappointment.
020 7625 5511
020 7287 9241
Central & Co.
020 7437 4106
The Alice House
020 7624 0008