From free Sunday dinners, to a hair cut and even a river cruise, Dads will be well looked after
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, so we've put together a round up of what we consider to be the best options for every budget.
If you’re a skint student but still want to treat your pop, we’ve got you. If you can afford to spend a bit more on your old man, we've picked out some ideas and special deals for you too. And if you can splash out on something a bit more extravagant for a daddy that enjoys the finer things in life, look no further.
*Restrictions may apply - check with individual venues for all T&Cs and timings
Skint - less than £20 per head
Who doesn’t love a burger? With four options including the Blue Velvet with pulled beef brisket and blue cheese, and the Beyond Meat vegan burger to choose from plus any pint of draft or a bottled beer, this is a great way to give your dad a pat(ty) on the back.
Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester M4 3TR
Even if the sun doesn’t shine on Sunday, a trip to Turtle Bay will bring the beach party vibes. Download their app and treat your dad to some 24-hour marinated chicken, fish or even a sirloin steak from the BBQ Jerk It menu and he’ll get a free beer on the house.
Turtle Bay, 33-35 Oxford St, Manchester M1 4BH
Head to Banyan in Spinningfields for a Sunday roast and your dad will get his for free. You will have a choice of half roast chicken or roast top side of beef with roast spuds, seasonal greens, carrot and swede, a Yorkshire pud and the all important gravy.
Banyan, Vantage Point, Manchester M3 3PL
Carluccio’s have just launched their summer menu and if you order any main course from it on Father’s Day your dad will get a bottle of Italian craft beer for free. Choose from dishes like wild boar tortelloni, classic lasagne or lamb gremolata. They’re also offering a special range of artisan food and wine hampers.
Carluccio's, various locations in Manchester.
If you want to do something a bit different this year, why not book a historic river cruise with your Dad? Manchester River Cruises are operating five one-hour cruises around Salford Quays and the Manchester Ship Canal for Father’s Day. There’s an option to add on a pie or scotch egg and pint for just a fiver.
Boarding from Ralli Quay, 3 Stanley St, Salford, M3 5FT and Salford Quays.
Spend - £20-£30 a head for dinner and a drink
Mason’s are offering three courses of classic dishes for just £19 on Father’s Day. Add a drink and you will still come in at under £30 per head. The first 25 people to book will also receive a free Manchester Cookbook which features one of Mason’s dishes.
Mason's, Ground Floor, Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT
Treat your dad to Sunday lunch from celebrity chef James Martin and he will get a free beer. With mains like slow cooked rump of beef with dripping potatoes, anise carrots, yorkies and pan juices, or pan-roast cod, smoked mussel consommé, white beans and fennel, this is not your average Sunday dinner. But he’s not your average dad, right?
James Martin, Manchester235, 2 Watson Street, Manchester M3 4LP
If your dad is a dedicated carnivore, he’ll love this Catalan feast of epic proportions. The platter includes iberico ribs, lamb chops, pork skewers, chicken, chorizo, butifarra sausage and Spanish black pudding (morcilla) with patatas bravas and salad. Adding a mixed tapas starter just pushes it into the next price bracket at £32.95.
Lunya, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BB
This Father’s Day, Deansgate’s Barber Barber will be in residence in The Study at Albert’s Schloss from 1pm-5pm for hair cuts, beard trims, clipper cuts and hair & beard ‘taming’. So your dad can have a bit of pampering before you treat him to some Bavarian food and beer in the food hall with specials for the day including lemon & thyme chicken with potato salad and gravy, and a triple chocolate cheesecake for afters.
Albert's Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
Yes, it's another one offering free beer but at Mr Cooper's it's not just one beer. There will be a dedicated Peroni bar for Dads to come and help themselves to bottles over the course of their meal. They have come up with a special menu for Father's Day with starters such as slow cooked pork belly, scratchings and celeriac slaw, mains including steak and kidney pie, peas and roast potatoes and glazed vanilla brûlée and shortbread biscuits on the dessert menu.
Mr Cooper's, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
Splurge - these ones cost a bit more, but he’s worth it
Having just been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Luxury Restaurant UK’ at the British Restaurant Awards 2019, this might be the one if you really want to give your dad an unforgettable gastronomic experience. For the full shebang, go for the Six-Course Omakase Experience at £65 for omnivores or £45 for vegetarians. Whatever you order, your dad will get a Plum Fashioned or Cherry Smoke Negroni on the house.
Peter Street Kitchen, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP
This one’s a bit mysterious as we’re not sure what the gift is. But if you and your dad like surprises and top notch food, this could be a good shout. There are starters such as compressed melon, Cumbrian air dried ham, orange, chilli and sesame dressing, mains like loin of pork & black pudding, red cabbage and mash with cider sauce, and “Smashed” lemon meringue pie amongst others for dessert.
Alderley Edge Hotel & Restaurant, Macclesfield Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7BJ
At number 15 in our Top 100 Restaurants in the North guide (and a bit further out), The Parker’s Arms is a fine choice for a dad who deserves the best. Powerhouse head chef Stosie Madi works closely with the seasons to create her locally sourced menus. Dishes such as Bowland ham hock terrine, asparagus & Lancashire cheese tart and Gisburn cream posset with Lancashire berries appear on her special Father’s Day menu. Helpfully, children under 10 eat for free.
The Parker's Arms, Hall Gate Hill, Newton-In-Bowland, Nr Clitheroe BB7 3DY
Make your dad feel like he’s on top of the world with a visit to 20 Stories. The iconic Spinningfields-based restaurant will be serving its Signature Sunday Roasts plus a few new-to-the-menu Father’s Day Specials to celebrate our city’s top dads. There will be live music from the house soul band and dads will get free chocs and a Remi Martin XO to finish off the meal in style.
20 Stories, No.1 Spinningfields 1 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB
A newcomer on the scene, Mamucium was highly rated by our critic Jonathan Schofield shortly after it opened back in December. Blockbuster main dishes include salt-aged breast of Goosnargh duck with plum, tenderstem broccoli fritter & hazelnut crumble, fillet of beef with ox cheek suet pudding, celeriac, spinach & beef juices, or Mr Green’s spinach, portobello & goat’s cheese pie with roast celeriac.
Mamucium, 6 Todd Street, Manchester, M3 1WU