Hopefully, you let your Dad know how much he means to you more than once a year, but it won’t hurt to make a bigger deal of it this Sunday for Father’s Day. We’ve put together a list of fun and fabulous ways you can show how much you care.
For the meat-loving Dads, treat them to a day indulging on the finest steaks and washed down with a beautiful claret. The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms will be serving its infamous dry aged steaks from 12 – 5pm and will make sure your father feels special this coming weekend. Book your table here: theporterhouse-oxford.com/book-a-table.
Keep his caffeine supplies topped up with a coffee subscription from Colombia Coffee Roasters in Oxford Covered Market. Their micro-roasted coffees’ are 100% speciality Arabica beans which come from their family farm and small neighbouring coffee farms, so they can trace the origins of every bean. Check out their cool brewing equipment in store too.
Pint Shop‘s new cocktail bar & dining room, Under The Shop, are not only offering great grub this weekend, as usual, they’re also offering a takeaway beer for all the Dads dining with them on Father’s Day! Tuck into coal-baked kebabs, dry-aged steaks, and comfort foods like short rib beef tacos or Sunday roast, then wash it all down with a great selection of beer and cocktails.
If your Dad could do with a holiday, treat him to something almost as exotic without breaking the bank, by winning a £50 meal voucher to spend at Comptoir Libanais. Step into the bright, bustling, souk-style setting and tuck into a beautiful Lebanese feast. Just enter our easy-peasy competition by this Friday to be in with a chance of winning.
BrewDog is celebrating Father’s Day by hosting Punk Dads events, offering FREE FOOD to dads! As long as your Dad is accompanied by someone paying to eat then they’ll eat for free up to the value of £12! Bookings only via this link.
Treat him to a trip to The Cotswold’s Distillery for a tour and tasting session featuring their amazing gins, liqueurs and brand new award-winning whiskey, just make sure he’s not expected to be ‘Taxi Dad’ on the way home otherwise he’ll miss out on all the sampling! Book your visit here.
Or, if wine’s more his thing, your coolest new wine shop, cafe and bar to hit East Oxford, Vine, will have you covered. Pop in and chat with Leigh or the team for some good recommendations for the perfect quaffable gift.
I’m a big fan of The Handle Bar Cafe & Kitchen in St Michael’s Street, it’s one of my favourite brunch spots in central Oxford and there are loads of reasons why – great, healthy food that’s thoughtfully prepared, paired with a decent selection of hot drinks and locally roasted coffee, all in a light, bright, airy setting. Take Dad if for a cracking brunch before exploring the city.
Mix in some culture with your celebrations. The team behind Handle Bar have recently launched BRICK at Modern Art Oxford, a restaurant, bar and events venue within the inspiring walls of Oxford’s coolest gallery. Their mantra is “Thoughtful Eating”, doing their best to provide top local produce, a menu suited to all dietary requirements, and an independent choice that’s green and sustainable. The gallery also has events on this weekend, including a new exhibition and life drawing classes, full details here.