Delight your Dad this Father’s Day with our pick of family-friendly restaurants across London. From classic chippies to afternoon tea with a twist, ditch those novelty mugs for something much more delicious…
Caffeine Kicks at Caravan Kings Cross
If you’re a house of early birds then why not welcome in Father’s Day at Caravan Kings Cross. Roasting small batches of coffee beans daily, Caravan’s caffeine hit is first-class and just the ticket for sleep-deprived dads! Looking to switch up an avo-based breaky? We recommend the green baked eggs – a heavy pan of perfection comprised of purple sprouting broccoli, edamame, chard, miso verde, green chilli, soy and two baked eggs will luscious oozy yolks. With heaps of high chairs for wee ones, the fountains of Granary Square for bigger kids to frolic in and super friendly service, Caravan is an idyllic breakfast spot in the heart of Kings Cross grade II listed grain store.
1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA
Hip Happenings at Hixter Bankside
Fit for foodie fathers, Hixter Bankside’s art-laden decor as bold as the menu. Showcasing the best of British ingredients alongside dishes influenced by Mark Hix’s travels, Father’s Day feasting wouldn’t be complete without the epic shrimp burger with a fiery scotch bonnet tartare sauce, barbecued sugar-pit beef rib aged in Himalayan salt and to finish a decadent Peruvian gold chocolate cake. Junior gourmands will adore the open-plan dining room and the super kids menu offers up free mains for little ones under 10. After all that eating why not nip downstairs to Mark’s Bar to the sunken bar complete with cinema style seating for a celebratory cocktail before a post-meal saunter through nearby Borough Market.
16 Great Guildford St, London, SE1 0HS
Fishy In A Dishy at Poppie’s
If a slap-up fish dinner is a Father’s Day tradition be sure to book a spot at Poppie’s Fish and Chips. Steeped in kitsch charm this vintage chippy does exactly what it says on the tin. With born and bred East-end proprietor, Pat ‘Pop’ Newland, at the helm – family is at the heart of this cult chippie. Cod, haddock, rock or scampi to name a few – the choice is plentiful and the sides don’t disappoint, slather up a buttery slice of bread and sneak in a chip butty for good measures! There’s even a kids menu for minnows – cod bites, fishcakes or bangers, either way we guarantee the chips will be first to go! Oh and there’s the daddy of all puds – caramel rich sticky toffee pudding with a generous dollop of ice cream…bliss.
30 Hawley Crescent, NW1 8NP / 6-8 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR / 55 Old Compton St, Soho, W1D 6HW
The Roast With The Most at Tredwells
Marcus Wareing’s Tredwells in the heart of Covent Garden is celebrated for its family-friendly fare. Boasting a hearty Sunday roast, feast of three courses for £30. Succulent chicken, pork and lamb roasts are joined by a delicate sea bream, all served with duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puds, veggies, gravy and a gorgeously sweet and sticky bacon jam. The truffled macaroni cheese is an absolute must try. Seasonally changing their Junior menu, Tredwells boasts cheery chicken lollipops and magnificent meatballs, all served with a super-healthy vegetable pot overflowing with sweet potato, perky peas and bravo broccoli. Older kids will adore the mini cocktails laden with fruit, herbs and bubbles.
4A Upper St Martin’s Ln, London WC2H 9NY
Time for Tea at Dominique Ansel
Named the world’s best Pastry Chef and king of the Crounut, Dominique Ansel’s picture perfect patisseries are most definitely a Tiny Table favourite. Having launched his very first afternoon tea back in May with a menu that traces the path of a flower from seed to full bloom, if your Pa is green fingered then make a bee-line to bakery’s garden terrace for a Father’s Day tea with a twist. From the ‘Bud’ – a delicate lavender meringue with coconut ganache, passion fruit gelee and white chocolate petals to the’Fallen Leaf’ – a steak tartare atop a brioche toast, this botanical tea takes a whopping three days to prepare! Why not upscale celebrations with the Splendid Tea option which brings together the afternoon tea’s sweet and savoury bites alongside butter-poached Canadian lobster rolls and Sevruga caviar with buckwheat blinis and crème fraîche.
17-21 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia/Victoria London, SW1W 9RP
Photo credit: Caravan Restaurants