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 22nd August 2017
Join beer writer and expert Des de Moor for a walking tour that explores London's long history with brewing beer. Starting on the edge of the City of London before moving across the Thames, the tour will stop off at various world heritage sites where some of London's most iconic brews were created and perfected. Learn all about London's love affair with beer and taste a few ice-cold brews at this fun walking tour.
Treat Dad to this amazing London experience as one of his favourite TV shows is brought to life. Basil, Sybil and Manuel will be dishing up a three-course meal at this brilliant piece of immersive theatre which has been winning awards since it started in 2012.
With an extensive range of cask ale and proper pub grub, The Pig's Ear is bound to be a sure-fire hit with the old man. Head over to Chelsea to discover the spot that combines homely and quirky for a truly unique boozer charm.
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.
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.
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.
Treat the old man to some top notch beer and burgers as Draft House opens a new spot south of the River. Draft House Tower Bridge South has a quirky American diner theme along with a huge selection of cask ale, IPAs and craft beers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Islington's Brewhouse and Kitchen is pulling out all the stop this June, offering Londoners the chance to see what a day in the life of a brewer is actually like. The day will begin with a delicious breakfast and will end with a great tasting and Q&A session, led by the venue's head brewer. If that wasn't enough, guests will also be put through their paces, mixing, mashing and boiling their very own beer.
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.