How To Celebrate Father’s Day In London 2023

By Martha Davies

1 year ago

Make it a day to remember

With Father’s Day around the corner, the question arises: how do you turn an ordinary Sunday into an action-packed celebration that fathers will actually enjoy? Our Gift Guide will help you out if you’re having a panic on the present-buying front, but if you want to go the extra mile, why not treat dear old dad to a whole day out? From decadent meals to whisky tasting experiences, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of ideas that will leave you spoilt for choice.

How To Celebrate Father’s Day In London 2023

Feast On An Exclusive Father’s Day Menu

Circular wooden dining table with curved ochre-yellow chairs.

Ochre restaurant in The National Gallery

To mark this notable occasion, restaurants across the capital have created exclusive Father’s Day menus. Enjoy a special set menu and a complimentary cocktail at Ochre (an elegant eatery tucked away inside The National Gallery), or head to The Colony Grill Room in The Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair for an incredible three-course meal curated by Head Chef Ben Boeynaems. 

For an Indian banquet like no other, try out the nine-dish Father’s Day sharing menu at Cinnamon Kitchen City, or opt for the one-off menu at The Cinnamon Club, which includes a seasonal cocktail on arrival. 

For more tipples, why not sample Meat & Wine Co.’s bespoke whisky pairing menu, which includes a variety of tasty meat skewers alongside delicious whisky cocktails; or take a trip to LPM Restaurant and Bar in Mayfair, where dads can enjoy a free, limited-edition cocktail.

Treat Dad To A Whisky-Themed Getaway

Bottle of Glenfiddich whisky in the Glenfiddich distillery.

Go all out with the ultra-extravagant Whisky Lovers package from Glenfiddich and The Londoner hotel. A booking covers two people and includes a one-night stay in a luxurious corner suite at The Londoner, dinner at Whitcomb’s restaurant, a dram of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Simultaneous Time (to taste in The Londoner’s exclusive Whisky Room) and an incredible all-expenses-paid trip to The Glenfiddich Distillery in Speyside, Scotland. Available for booking directly through The Londoner until 31 August 2023. Distillery trips available until September.

Tuck Into An Extra-Special Sunday Roast

Roast dinner at The Pig Chelsea.

Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic – so why not treat dad to a good old-fashioned roast dinner? Enjoy live music, limited edition whisky cocktails and the all-important roast at M Canary Wharf (plus a mini bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label to take home), or check out The Chelsea Pig for a standout Sunday menu in an elegant yet laidback London location. Berners Tavern in Fitzrovia is launching its brand new roast menu in celebration of Father’s Day – with a Bloody Mary drinks trolley available too – while at Pivot Bar & Bistro, a Sunday Roast booking will get you a complimentary smoked old-fashioned cocktail and whiskey truffles.

Indulge In An Irish Whisky Tasting

Man pouring whisky into a glass.

If you’re looking to book a whisky tasting, head to The Umbrella Workshop in Shoreditch, where you can sample five different Irish whiskies and learn all about the tradition of Irish distilling. You’ll be greeted with a cocktail on arrival, and you can even keep the party going after the tasting session by decamping to the tasting room’s two sister bars, The Sun Tavern or Discount Suit Company.

Enjoy Board Games at Treehouse Hotel 

Game of chess

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Head up to The Nest, the rooftop bar and terrace at Treehouse Hotel in Marylebone, for an array of delicious drinks and nibbles – and a selection of board games. From backgammon to chess, you can challenge dad to a friendly (or ruthlessly competitive) game. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day.

Experience An Immersive Exhibition At Harrods

Tokyo After Dark exhibition in Harrods, featuring Japanese-inspired ceramics and video screens on the walls.

Image credit: Ben Broomfield

Get your culture fix at Glenfiddich’s Tokyo After Dark installation in Harrods. Created in collaboration with Japanese-inspired ceramicist King Houndekpinkou, this immersive exhibition celebrates the vibrant beauty of urban nightlife in Japan. It also marks the launch of the limited-edition Glenfiddich 29 Year Old Grand Yozakura – the first single malt Scotch whisky finished in rare ex-Awamori casks – and, to celebrate, Baccarat Bar will be serving up a selection of Glenfiddich cocktails. What more could any father ask for? Open throughout June.

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