Sunday 16th June sees Father’s Day roll up once again. It happens every year but somehow it always seems to take us by surprise.
If garden centre vouchers or another pair of golf gloves just won’t cut it this year, why not treat your pops to a special meal or activity?
Or what about a slap-up meal at a fine dining restaurant or a mouthwatering steak joint. We’ve got more suggestions below than you can shake a triple-cooked chip at.
Free beer for dads at Mr Coopers
Mr Coopers, the modern British brasserie at the Midland Hotel, has created a special menu for Father’s Day which includes free Peroni for any dads dining at the restaurant.
Diners can enjoy two courses for £28 or three courses for £30, with options such as slow cooked pork belly, homemade steak and kidney pie and some tasty vanilla brulee shortbread biscuits for dessert.
Complimentary Peroni will be available at the dedicated self serve bar in the restaurant, with dads able to go up and help themselves throughout their meal.
Crystal Maze LIVE experience and dinner at Sapporo Teppanyaki
If you are puzzling over what to get your dad as a gift this Father’s Day, the Crystal Maze LIVE experience has made the job a whole lot easier. Treat your dad to a free three course meal before or after they play the maze on Father’s Day weekend (Friday 14th-Sunday 16th June).
Anyone booking tickets for their dad by quoting MancDAD will earn him a free starter, main and dessert at Sapporo Teppanyaki, the authentic Japanese restaurant on Deansgate.
So whether your dad is a die-hard fan of the iconic 90s show or just someone who loves a fun day out, this is a perfect way to make sure he feels the love.
Must be booked in advance.
Dining experience at Peter Street Kitchen
Peter Street Kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy a special day out with your old man. Treat him to contemporary Japanese and Mexican small plates for lunch or dinner.
All fathers dining at PSK on Sunday 16th June will enjoy a choice of a Plum Old Fashioned or a Cherry Smoked Negroni signature cocktail on the house.
Bookings must be made in advance.
50% off meals for dads at Mamucium
New kids on the block Mamucium have set the bar high for city centre dining venues. If you want to really treat Dad this month, they are offering 50% off his meal when a minimum of two people eat (one full paying adult must be present).
Mamucium offers a delicious, well crafted menu created by head chef Andrew Green. There are some great plates on offer with some exceptional wines, beers and cocktails too.
Whether it’s a free beer or a proper Sunday roast, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Corn Exchange. At Cosy Club there’s a free beer when dads order a burger. At Cabana he can pick up a free pint of Rothammer lager. Banyan is offering dads a free Sunday roast when two or more people dine in on 16th June, or at Alston Bar & Beef he can take advantage of a T-bone steak and pint deal for just £25.
Gin tasting at Selfridges Trafford Centre
Why not treat Dad to an evening of fine gin tasting to celebrate Father’s Day in style. Hosted by Selfridges’ very own gin connoisseur, guests will be taken on a journey to discover the best gins on the market.
The event takes place on Thursday 13th June from 7.30pm – 9pm in the menswear section, lower level. Tickets cost £20 which is redeemable against purchases made in the Wine Shop on the evening.
Have a beer in the sun at The Wharf
This big, bustling pub in Castlefield is the perfect sun spot (when the sun decides to show up) – the perfect spot for Father’s Day drinking and dining. Why not treat him to one of their classic Sunday roasts and pick a drink from their great selection of cask ales and wine?
Albert’s Schloss presents Our Father
This Bavarian bier palace is the perfect place to treat your papa.
Deansgate’s very own barber Trim and Proper will be in The Study from 1pm-5pm for gentleman’s haircuts, beard trims and clipper cuts. So sit back and relax with a pint whilst the barber crew transform your pop into Daddy Cool.
Or if your old man isn’t one for man-icure, fear not! Albert’s Schloss know a good feed will show him just how much you care. Father’s Day specials include lemon and thyme chicken with a summer potato salad and proper gravy. To finish, treat your papa to a triple chocolate cheesecake, served with a decadent scoop of white chocolate ice cream.
Relaxed dining at Thaikhun
Fancy a bit of relaxed dining Thai dining? This colourful Spinningfields restaurant is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face. Whether you want to pick from a series of sharers or treat him to a classic curry or noodle dish, this is the place. So many different street food favourites to try, too. At just £12 for a curry and a beer, this is an offer not to be missed.
Cocktails and a curry at Zouk
This popular Indian and Pakistani restaurant offers some exciting options to impress. This is a great place for curries and the huge poppadom and pickle trays are perfect for sharing. You can also book a brilliant roast – Zouk’s super special roasted leg of lamb serves four people and has to be pre-booked with 24 hours notice, so get in early and make a reservation for the whole family to enjoy. There’s also a delicious cocktail menu and an outdoor terrace with a range of shisha.
Steak galore at Gaucho
Everyone loves steak, right? Except vegetarians and vegans, of course. Gaucho is the place for a succulent Argentine steak served in stunning surroundings. Think plush interior, relaxed vibes inside an old Methodist church. The a la carte menu is much more than steak, with a range of elegant dishes any meat-loving dad is sure to love.
Bites and Booze Special at Dive NQ
Dive have got Father’s Day covered with their hugely popular Bits and Booze event from 5pm – 8pm on Sunday 16th June. £15 will get you unlimited beer and bites for three hours. Yes, three full hours of unlimited beer. And better still, dads go completely free. What better way to show your Dad how amazing he is and how much you appreciate his endless bad jokes than unlimited beer??
A feast fit for a king at Gusto
Gusto have created a special Father’s Day menu complete with a fully loaded, hearty burger, show stopping Angus beef sirloin steak as well as a brand new wine and cocktail menu. The newly launched Gusto roast is also being served from 12-6pm on the big day where Dad can choose from a beef, lamb, chicken or vegan roast served with all the trimmings.
Sunday lunch at James Martin
What about treating Dad to a three-course Sunday lunch with all the trimmings for just £25 per person including a free beer for Dad? James Martin Manchester serves up some of the very best of British cuisine and is perfect for any dining occasion. Classic, seasonally changing a la carte menus with the Father’s Day roast being one of them.
Small plates at Chaophraya
The stunning Thai restaurant‘s new menu features a range of small plates that are ideal for sampling a range of dishes. The chicken tacos are especially popular, a great example of Thai meets Mexican. Even better, there’s a free Singha beer for every dad buying a main course on Father’s Day.
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Mercure Hotel
The 4* Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel has got the ever popular Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea lined up for Father’s Day this year. An afternoon tea that’s perfect for anyone who prefers a pint over prosecco or a hearty main over sweet.
Boasting one of Manchester most scenic afternoon tea spots, your old man will be able to enjoy a pint of ale, locally sourced cheese and charcuterie board, finger sandwiches and cakes whilst admiring the views over Manchester.
Lunch at Malmaison
If your Dad has still ‘got it’ then Malmaison Manchester has got a very special treat in store. Treat him to an unlimited chef’s table of starters and hors d’oeuvres, a mouthwatering choice of mains and delicious desserts for £24.95. Dad will even get a complimentary BrewDog beer. Winning.
Deals at Tib Street Tavern
Manchester’s Northern Quarter has something to suit every dad out there. For anyone who enjoys classic, understated style with a relaxed yet cheerful atmosphere, Tib Street Tavern is the one. And with deals like £8 for a beer and burger, you will be his favourite child if you take him to this cool establishment.
Meat fest at Lunya
If a massive Spanish BBQ banquet is the thing to impress your Dad this Father’s Day, head down to the authentic Spanish and Catalan restaurant Lunya and treat him to a feast of Iberico ribs, lamb chops, chicken, pincho moruno, chorizo, butifarra and morcilla, all served with salad and patatas bravas for just £24.95 per person. Plus dads get a free beer or wine. Guaranteed to make any meat lover salivate, get your kitchen roll handy. Vegan and vegetarian alternatives are available too.
Free meals at 3Squared
Forget the junk food. Why not try doing things a little differently? Make Dad feel good on the inside. 3Squared free-from cafe is a great shout for some seriously guilt-free brunching. And not only is their whole menu gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free, but, even better, they are giving out free meals to Dads to celebrate Father’s Day.