Top 10 Places to Take Your Dad in London
From changing your flat tyres to helping you build flatpack furniture, let's face it, there's nobody quite like your Dad. Wise as an owl, he'd do anything for you and has worked crazy long hours so that you can live a secure life of comfort. So if you're looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion or just fancy treating the man that fixed your leaky tap to an evening of frivolous fun and delicious food, look no further. We've got everything you need to put a smile on the old timer's face. Here's a list of 10 great places to take your dad in London.
Last updated on 25th April 2017
The Jugged Hare is one of the finest dad pubs in London. Beautifully decorated, the walls are covered in majestic taxidermy, vintage frames and a few mounted stag heads. With a sleek finish, the open kitchen allows guests to peer behind the scenes as the team of experienced chefs prepare a delicious array of traditional dishes. If that wasn't enough, the walk-in wine cellar allows guests to handpick their preferred bottle of wine, while the bar stocked full of craft ales will be serving irresistible pints of amber bliss.
With a menu of exquisite, finger-licking food and a bar stocked full of ice cold cocktails, there are few better restaurants for dads in London. The philosophy at Blues Kitchen is simple; it offers fantastic Texas barbecue grub and smooth, irresistible bourbon-based cocktails. Adding to that is the venue's beautiful decor and welcoming atmosphere. Rustic by nature and with a massive, vintage airstream caravan, the restaurant is adventurous and endearing all at the same time.
The Strongroom Bar & Kitchen is hosting a whisky masterclass revolving around the wonders and iconic flavours of Macallan 12. In particular, the event will focus on the brand's sherry cask, fine oak and double cask creations. Guests will learn about the long process that goes into making each dram of whisky, alongside hearing how each drink interacts with your palate in different ways. Whether your dad is a seasoned drink or something of a novice in the whisky world, this event is certain to please.
Don't be fooled by the name of this fun-loving joint, the 1920 Bar is styled as a wild, American pool hall in the 70s. Think orange coloured table tops and brightly coloured furniture; it's bursting with energy and is full of a number of nostalgic features that are guaranteed to take your dad back to the days of his youth. Buy him a tall pint, sit back and watch as he plants a few striped balls in the corner pocket.
The rustic timber decor, elegant curtains and dimly lit chandeliers brings the Balls Brothers Mayfair Exchange to life. Nestled near the ever-bustling Oxford Street, this eatery is fast becoming one of the most popular restaurants for dads in London. The talented chefs are on strict orders to only use the freshest ingredients when producing their culinary masterpieces. Whether you chowing down a delicious seafood platter or gorging on a succulent steak, you'll leave well-fed and wanting more.
Whether it's father's day, your dad's birthday or you're simply looking to catch up over a few pints of the good stuff, there's no better place to go than the British boozer. Perfect for a casual afternoon, join The Windmill for pints, ales and gastro plates should you be hungry.
Take your dad out in London this week and buy him a tall glass of ice-cold, frosty beer at the Brewhouse & Kitchen in Islington. Seasoned beer connoisseurs Simon Bunn and Kris Kumbrell bring East London's dwellers a bar that brews it's impressive menu of craft drinks right under the noses of their punters. The open brewery allows guests to observe the delicate process involved in making some of the finest craft beers and ales that London has to offer.
If you're looking to take your dad out in London for a night of side splitting humour and stomach aching comedy, head to the Comedy Cafe in Shoreditch. Showcasing the best, unearthed comedy acts in London, it's walls are filled with the infectious sounds of frivolous laughter every Saturday as the venues erupts into life. Keeping the night going into the wee hours, their resident DJs take over after the last show, offering guests a thrilling place to dance until you drop.
Rumour has it that the main man in your life is something of a beer guzzler, so why not treat your dad in London to a craft beer experience he's sure to remember. Not only can you learn about and understand the ropes at Crate Brewery, you'll be able to taste some of the beers first hand.
Belushi's in London Bridge is a bar that allows the big kid inside your dad to come out and let loose for a few hours. It has everything you'd expect from a quintessential sports bar, with a few added bonuses. The bar has a distinctive American feel about it; if the Foosball tables aren't really his thing, he's sure to have fun at one of their Xbox stations. And of course, the biggest live sporting events from around the globe will all be shown on one of their large HD projector screens.