Father’s Day 2022: The best restaurants for celebrating in London

Zoe Gunn

10 June 2022

Spoil him with the very best Sunday lunches and celebratory menus in the capital

10 June 2022 | Zoe Gunn

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ather’s Day will take place on 19 June 2022 – which means you have a little under two weeks to secure a restaurant reservation impressive enough to make up for the fact that the last two were spent supping on subpar home cooking or shivering in a makeshift al fresco ‘terrace’. If you’re based in London – and have an out-of-town father willing to brave the big city on his special day – you’re in luck: the capital is full of chefs ready and waiting to put on a lavish spread. Whether he’s more beer and burgers or steak and champagne, we’ve got a few suggestions for the best Father’s Day dining in London.

The Lanesborough Grill, Belgravia

The newest opening at Hyde Park Corner’s most storied five-star hotel, the Lanesborough Grill, is pulling out all the stops to celebrate its first Father’s Day in style. Executive head chef Shay Cooper has riffed on the restaurant’s signature seasonal British fare to create a set Sunday lunch menu guaranteed to impress. Think coronation crab salad, buttermilk fried quail, Dover sole in brown butter and strawberry and elderflower trifle. Of course, there’s also lashings of champagne and an exquisite wine pairing to accompany proceedings.

£70 per person, additional £43 for the wine pairing, lanesborough.com

 
 

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge department store Harvey Nichols may be the obvious choice for a memorable Father’s Day gift but its Fifth Floor restaurant also does fine dining worthy of the luxury goods on offer below. For Father’s Day 2022 it’s cooked up a seasonal three-course Sunday lunch. Start with Dorset crab or tomato, burrata and basil pesto before moving on to mains of roast chicken or beef with potato fondant and all the trimmings. For dessert there’s a raspberry and pistachio custard tart or a deconstructed Eton mess, all washed down with a Meantime London Pale Ale or a glass of Harvey Nichols 2019 Malbec.

£35 per person, harveynichols.com

The Colony Grill Room, Mayfair

With its burgundy leather banquettes and panelled wooden interior, there are few restaurants more fitting for Father’s Day than the Colony Grill Room at the Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair. Its one-off Father’s Day menu is also full of classic fare that’s sure to appeal, with five choices for each of its three courses so even the pickiest eaters are well catered for. Our highlights? The NY Shrimp cocktail, steak tartare, risotto Cacio e Pepe and Bananas Foster.

£65 per person, thebeaumont.com

 
 

Le Petit Beefbar, Chelsea

Father have exacting tastes? Book a table at Chelsea's Le Petit Beefbar to be assured of impeccable service and seriously good food. This Father's Day, the restaurant has teamed up with Perrier-Jouët champagne to offer an indulgent Sunday lunch via its new Catch of the Day menu, accompanied by a special champagne cocktail. Choose from choice cuts of Wagyu and Kobe beef, Creekstone sirloin steak and array of the best meats available on the day, with sides of seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire puddings, horseradish cream and bone marrow gravy, all washed down with a Kudamono cocktail: Haku vodka, Creme de Cassis, lemon cordial and Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut.

Sunday roasts from £29, Kudmono cocktail, £15, lepetit.beefbar.com

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Mayfair

Richard Corrigan’s perennial favourite in the heart of Mayfair is the perfect Father’s Day lunch pitstop whether you’re after a dozen oysters and glass of bubbles or a full multi-course menu. If it’s the latter, Corrigan has devised a special array of dishes just for the occasion, with highlights including tournedos Rossini, Dover sole with Cornish crab and clams, spatchcock quail and craquelin choux. There’s even a complimentary glass of champagne or pint of Guinness for your dad too.

£70 per person, bentleys.org

 
 

Cubitt House, across London

If all your dad really wants this Father’s Day is a really great burger, Cubitt House’s six upscale pubs across the capital will be more than happy to provide. Chef Ben Tish has created a truly decadent burger specifically with dads in mind and, featuring two Angus beef patties, Iberico ham, Taleggio cheese, truffle, radicchio and pickled onions, it’s enough to challenge even the manliest of appetites. For those with less carnivorous cravings, a full menu of refined pub classics is also on offer.

The Father’s Day burger is priced at £25, cubitthouse.co.uk

The Gantry, Stratford

Union Social at East London’s Gantry hotel has teamed up with English Sparkling Wine brand Gusbourne to create a three-course menu paired with some of the estate’s most popular wines. Kick things off with a Gressingham duck and Castelvetrano olive terrine matches with Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2018 followed by roast pork belly and all the trimmings with a glass of Guinevere Chardonnay 2019 for main. To finish it's a choice of dark chocolate brownie with salted caramel ganache or lemon blueberry cheesecake paired with Gusbourne Brut Rosé. Vegetarian, vegan and children’s menus are also available, while all diners will be entered into a draw to win a Gusbourne vineyard tour and wine tasting experience.

£35 per person, additional £20 for the wine pairing, thegantrylondon.com

 
 

Hot Stone, Angel

If the thought of tucking into a hearty roast amidst June’s (hopefully) balmy temperatures sounds counterintuitive, how does a Wagyu and Kobe beef feasting platter sounds instead? Created by chef Padam Raj Rai, the limited edition platter features a selection of premium grade A4 Japanese and Australian Wagyu and certified rare Kobe beef, all of which is cooked at your table over volcanic rock hot stones. Dinner and a show? We think you’re on to a winner.

£150 per person, hotstonelondon.com

Jamavar, Mayfair

Indian fine dining restaurant Jamavar will be putting a personal touch on Father’s Day with a tasting menu dedicated to founder Samyukta Nair’s father and grandfather. Created in collaboration with executive chef Surender Mohan, dishes include scallop moilee (a particular favourite of Nair’s father Dinesh), mushroom galouti and lobster neeruli, made to a recipe perfected by Nair’s grandmother Leela. To finish there’s an indulgent chocolate coffee delice with sesame seed crisp and cardamom ice cream, while an optional wine pairing is also available.

£85 per person, £50 for the additional wine flight, jamavarrestaurants.com

 
 

The Athenaeum, Piccadilly

Afternoon tea may be your go-to for Mothering Sunday but why should dads miss out on the decadence and delicacies? This Father’s Day, Mayfair's The Athenaeum hotel has designed a special savoury afternoon tea paired with Chalkdown cider or English sparkling wine perfect for fathers not content with finger sandwiches and scones. Served in the hotel’s restaurant or elegant salon, a selection of sandwiches, tartlets, sausage rolls and cheese scones make for an unusual take on the classic British afternoon tea.

From £45 per person, athenaeumhotel.co.uk

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