What To Book For Father’s Day

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Sunday 19th June is Father’s Day. In case you’ve left it to the last minute, we’ve rounded up 11 things to book now – from whisky tasting experiences and live jazz to a new Fred Perry exhibition at the Design Museum…

FOR LIVE JAZZ:

Ronnie Scott's

Soho institution Ronnie Scott’s has just released its new series of summer shows. Spanning a variety of artists across several genres, there’s something for every dad. There are two main sittings per night at 6.30pm and 9.15pm, plus ‘Late Late’ shows at 11.15pm, and performances at its small club Upstairs. On Father’s Day itself, at 12pm you can catch jazz band Pixie and the Gypsies perform music from their latest album Caught In The Rain. Tickets start from £20pp.

47 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4HT

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FOR RETRO MOTORS:

FOR RETRO MOTORS: Classic Car Weekend At Brodsworth Hall

Brodsworth Hall in Yorkshire is hosting a classic car weekend for Father’s Day. Car enthusiasts can visit the estate’s gardens to see hundreds of cars, from vintage vehicles to modern motors from the 80s and 90s. Learn more about them from their owners, before exploring the estate and stopping by the tearoom for lunch. Tickets cost £14.20pp.

Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ; Saturday 18th-Sunday 19th June from 10am-5pm

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FOR AN INDIAN FEAST:

JAMAVAR

Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Jamavar has created a four-course Father’s Day tasting menu (from £75pp). Paying homage to founder Samyukta Nair’s Indian father and grandfather, the meal has been inspired by the family’s most loved dishes. Start the meal with scallop molee (cooked in coconut milk and tomatoes), achari murgh chicken tikka, or mushroom galouti, before moving onto a main course of lobster neruli. To finish, there’s a chocolate coffee delice with cardamom ice-cream. Add on wine pairings for an extra £50pp.

8 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 3NF; Friday 17th-Sunday 19th June

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FOR DINNER AT HOME:

La Belle Assiette

La Belle Assiette specialises in gift experiences to take the stress out of entertaining at home. For Father’s Day, you can call in a private chef to create a bespoke menu for you and your guests. Choose an appetiser, starter, main course and dessert, then select a delivery date for the ingredients to arrive. On the night, your private chef will cook and serve the meal, and even wash up at the end of the evening. We like the sound of the new spring menu which includes confit duck croquettes with apricot compote; rack of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes, roasted carrots and a rosemary jus; and lemon posset with meringue and raspberries. Packages start from £249 for two.

Visit LaBelleAssiette.co.uk

FOR GREAT STREET FOOD:

WingJam

The UK’s biggest chicken wing festival arrives just in time for Father’s Day. Taking place at Waterloo Vaults, it promises more than 50 flavour combinations from 15 vendors including Chicken George Jr, Wing Lab and The Korean Cowgirl. Among the sweet, spicy and tangy combinations, there will be some seriously spicy chicken wings and out-there flavours like strawberry cheesecake and doughnut wings. As well as craft beer to accompany the chicken, there will be cooking demos, live music, entertainment and a spicy wing eating contest. Tickets cost £17.50pp for afternoon or evening slots.

The Vaults, Waterloo, SE1 7NN; Saturday 18th-Sunday 19th June from 

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FOR AN AFTERNOON OF CULTURE:

Fred Perry: A British Icon Exhibition at The Design Museum

This new exhibition celebrates the stories of tennis legend Fred Perry and his eponymous clothing line. Marking 70 years since the first Fred Perry shirt hit the high street, it charts the company’s tennis beginnings to its contemporary designs today. Expect to see retro accessories, magazine cut-outs, adverts, short films and more.

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG; now until Sunday 19th June

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FOR WHISKY TASTING:

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences has created a new whisky tasting experience at its lounge, The View. Enjoy panoramic city views from the hotel’s 10th floor while trying a selection of world whiskies chosen by the hotel’s head barman – including drops from the Oxford Artisanal Distillery, as well as a Balcones Texas Single Malt from the US and a single malt whisky from the Highlands. A cheeseboard will accompany the final whisky. Tickets cost £450 for six.

116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7BJ; various dates

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FOR LIVE MUSIC:

Heritage Live: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are currently on tour and will play at Kenwood estate by Hampstead Heath on Father’s Day. There’s still time to impress dad and get tickets for the show, which will include hits from their three studio albums, plus two new songs from latest EP ‘Magic Secrets’. Tickets start from £31.

Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 7JR; Sunday 19th June 

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FOR TOP JAPANESE FOOD:

Hot Stone

Japanese restaurant Hot Stone has created a ‘One of a Kind’ Father’s Day feasting platter (£150 for two). Premium wagyu and Kobe beef cuts will be cooked at the table on the restaurant’s 400°C volcanic rock stones, then served with yuzu-soy jalapeño salsa sauce and fresh wasabi. You can add on extras like black tiger king prawns and scallops – or even treat the old man to a Japanese whisky flight (an extra £25pp).

9 Chapel Market, Islington, N1 9EZ; Friday 17th-Sunday 19th June

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FOR SPORTSCAR SPOTTING:

Leonardslee House

Catch an impressive display of Italian supercars outside Leonardslee House in Sussex on Sunday. Visitors can take snaps next to Ferraris before exploring the 240-acre estate. Make it an occasion by booking a table at the Michelin-starred restaurant Interlude, doing a wine tasting at the four-acre vineyard, or booking an overnight stay in one of Leonardslee’s new bedrooms. Day passes are £14.50pp.

Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, RH13 6PP; Sunday 19th June from 11am-3pm

Visit LeonardsleeGardens.co.uk

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