Whilst Father’s Day (Sunday 21st June) may be a little different this year, it doesn’t mean the gifts can’t be as delicious as years gone by. From al fresco feasts, a la carte curries or a socially distanced afternoon tea – we’ve got twelve tasty ideas how you can treat the main men in your life…
ROASTS WITH THE MOST
The brainchild of Executive Chef of Ormer Mayfair and BBC Two’s Great British Menu 2020 Finalist Kerth Gumbs and his team, Ormer At Home has been keeping us fed through lockdown with a la carte treats when we’ve craved a taste of restaurant realness. With Father’s Day falling on Sunday 21st June what better way to show your appreciation for all that Dad does than by ordering home a Sunday Special from Ormer at Home. This sharing roast is comprised of a succulent roast chicken, Yorkshire puds, gravy, a creamy-as-you-like mash and all the trimmings.
If your Father is La Fromagerie fan, they will adore receiving one of their gift boxes this Father’s Day. Resplendent with the finest cheeses, vintage wines, craft beers and biscuits bites and the like, the choice is vast and each one as utterly delicious as the next. From a Fondue Savoyarde box packed with Comte, Emmental and Beaufort Chalet d’Alpage alongside a crisp Chignin Vers Les Alpes and all the fondue paraphernalia, The Italian Box with native cheeses, wine and accompaniments to the British Cheese and Beer box – home-grown heavenly cheddars, Tunworths and Stitchelton with pale ale, stout and table beer from the Kernel Brewery.
SWEETS FOR MY SWEET
Paul A Young
If your Dad is a chocolate fiend, the Willy Wonka of our times, Paul A Young, has just the ticket! His handmade truffle selection is not only a sight to be seen but the seasonal flavours are a sensation. Channel teatime classics with Bakewell Tart Truffles, Tea and Malted Milk Biscuit and Lemon Tart. Get tipsy with Gin and Pink Lemonade and Champagne Truffles and explore the savoury meets sweet side with an insane but delicious Marmite Truffle!
CLUCKING GOOD BURGERS
Say what a brand new burger joint only serving up chicken burgers? Yup, you heard us right – the fantastic folk at Honest are serving up a brand new pop up at their Kings Cross site throughout lockdown – Honest Chicken. Currently delivering to King’s Cross, Camden, Clerkenwell, Highbury, Islington, Kentish Town, Holborn and Bloomsbury, why not order up a Father’s Day feast. There’s the gorgeous Grilled, a chicken breast smothered in basil pesto, mustard mayo and topped with tomato and rocket; the Buffalo – fried chicken thigh, smoked bacons and homemade buffalo sauce or the seasonal spesh – Thai x Wingmans, a free range buttermilk fried chicken thigh sweet with honey sriracha glaze, Thai slaw, crispy shallots, American cheese and ranch mayo! We’re drooling just writing about it!
If Father’s Day tradition calls for a curry, but you fancy something a little more switch to celebrate, why not let fine-dining Indian restaurant Benares Mayfair take the reins. Offering home delivery within the M25, Benares@Home brings everything from samosas, curries and tandoori prawns, to momo dumplings, vegan biryani and freshly baked garlic naan to your table! A selection of beer, wine and champagne is also available to order. For every Benares@Home order received, the restaurant donates a meal to NHS workers in the local area.
TAKE TIME FOR (SOCIALLY DISTANCED) TEA
We always make a bee-line for Dominique Ansel when it comes to treating our loved ones to afternoon tea. Whilst their usual terrace side treats are on hold, the good news is you can order a selection of their finest teatime fancies straight to your dearest Dad. From savoury bites including avocado toast and perfect little egg sandwiches to deliciously dark chocolate eclair and Dominique’s famous Kouign Amann – think caramelized croissant. Why not pop in a few cronuts for good measure – June’s special, a Strawberry & Mint Cronut® filled with strawberry jam and whipped fresh mint ganache, finished with a green leaf.
AL FRESCO FATHER’S DAY
With outdoor picnics the order of the day, gather your nearest and dearest to toast Fatherhood with a top notch picnic from Clipstone. A bottle of vino for the grown ups will go nicely with a myriad of delicious dishes – a healthy freekeh and carrot salad is handily offset by a pack of moorish truffle crisps, half a load of crisp sourdough bread is divine for dipping in an aubergine, garlic and miso hummus, there’s pork and rabbit rillettes, house pickles and what better to go alongside a grab and go coffee – a bag of feather light financiers. If you’re looking for a real treat an al fresco pud for the family, order up a whole chocolate and strawberry crostata – a delicate, flaky pie from Italy with dark chocolate and fresh strawberries.
BRUNCH IN BED
B Bagel Bakery
If your main man is missing those weekend brunch bookings, let B Bagel, take the ache out of bake with its brand-new brunch delivery service. Freshly baked, traditionally made bagels come additive-free, but flavour-full and arrive straight to your doorstep alongside everything you need for that flat lay-worthy brunchtime spread, including avocadoes, smoked salmon, cream cheese, sausages, pastries and granola as well as fresh fruit and veg from Chelsea Farm. Starting from £26 for brunch for two through to £89 for the luxe family box, each comes with recipe cards to help you recreate B Bagel’s iconic filled bagels for yourself.
Sausage rolls, hunks of cheese, pork pies, apple cheesecake and a bottle of beer – no it’s not our weekly shopping list but Pleesecakes brand spanking new Father’s Day creation! This Insta-worthy cake features a cream cracker base topped with spiced fig and apple flavoured cream cheese and loaded with artisan scotch eggs, salami slices, sausage rolls, meaty pork pies and samosas, chicken tikka skewers and wedges of Stilton, Goat’s Cheese, Red Leicester and Cheddar oh and to top it off – a bottle of beer proudly perched atop this marvellous, mouth-watering cheesecake.
BBQ IN A BOX
The Ethical Butcher
If your Pa has been grilling up greatness during quarantine, why not treat your Pa to a culinary trip round the world with The Ethical Butcher’s World BBQ Box. A marvellous meat filled parcel brimming with flavour, the finest cuts of meat and from farmer’s embracing ethical practices. The World BBQ Box contains lamb riblets juicy with flavour from the deep South of USA, lamb neck fillet skewers aromatic with a Ras El Hanout spice blend from North Africa, a nod to the Middle East with plump lamb kofta, a classic British minted lamb burger, spicy beef steak kebabs inspired by South African heat, Peri Peri chicken drumsticks – a Portuguese classic and The Ethical Butcher classic beef burger – nothing but beef but an assured winner on the barbie.
PIE EYED PRESSIES
Pie & Mash
Established by Michele Manze more than a century ago, M Manze Pie & Mash is an institution. If you’re Pa is missing his pre-footy pie and mash fix then why not treat your ol’ man to a Manze’s Father’s Day delivery! From mouthwatering pies, mash, green liquor and eels, you can build your own pie and mash box. With both meat and vegan pies to pick from, layer up your pressie with mountains of mash, stewed or jellied eels, vinegar and sarsaparilla – plus liquor, to boot! With delivery by courier anywhere in the UK, your Dad will be pie-eyed with this present.
BRING THE BAR TO DAD
Moore House Cocktail Company
Bringing the bar to Dad with Moore House Cocktail Company – delivers the perfect gift to say thank you to the main men in your life, with a choice of three classic pre-batched, handcrafted cocktails using only the highest quality ingredients. Choose from an Espresso Martini, Manhattan or Classic Negroni, available in a generous single 100ml bottle serving (from £8.50) or 250ml bottles, easily providing three cocktails (from £16). As a special treat, order a selection of all three, including a complimentary shaker from £25. All you need is your favourite glass, ice, shaker, and garnish – orange peel, maraschino cherries or coffee beans – for that perfect pour. Order online before 1pm for next day delivery.