Forgotten Father’s Day with all the World Cup fever? Don’t panic – cards and novelty gifts are over-rated, anyway.
There’s no better present than spending some quality time together, so we’ve rounded up 10 of the best places in Manchester to take your old man this Sunday.
Red’s True BBQ
Is your dad man enough to take on the Albert Square smokehouse’s Holy Cow burger? Designed especially for Father’s Day, this nose-to-tail eating experience is basically an entire cow in a bun. The £25 meaty treat comprises carpaccio beef, smoked brisket, a cheese-filled steak burger, pulled oxtail and ox cheek patty with diced slow smoked ox heart and ox liver, pulled smoked beef rib, blackened Wagyu rib eye steak and beef bacon. And then there’s the toppings. Bring on the meat sweats.
Miller and Carter
Dads who dine at the King Street steakhouse on Sunday can wash down one of its 28-day matured hand-cut steaks with a free pint of Pilsner Urquell. And if you’ve left present-buying a bit late this year, you can send him one of their digital giftcards – delivered instantly via email or text message. Phew.
Discerning dads will be spoilt for choice with the plentiful selection of craft beers on offer at the maverick brewer’s Peter Street bar. Perfect for washing down their Father’s Day special – an all-day smoked BBQ superstack of pulled pork, a foot-long bratwurst, sweet potato hash browns battered in BrewDog’s famous Punk IPA, poached eggs, beans, tomatoes and mushrooms, all sandwiched in between two doorstop wedges of bread.
47 King Street West
Book a table for four or more at this classy French brasserie and your papa gets his food for free. Let’s face it, he’s probably going to end up footing the bill anyway. Dine from their a la carte menu or opt for a Sunday roast, with a two-course lunch offer available for £16.95 or three courses with a glass of prosecco for £25.
Whether he’s celebrating or commiserating Saturday’s England v Italy result, free beer will help. Especially a tipple from the tournament’s host country courtesy of Bem Brasil, where the World Cup spirit will be in full swing whatever the score. The restaurant is offering a free bottle to dads who dine at its Northern Quarter, Deansgate and Altrincham restaurants on Sunday, when there’ll also be a special Father’s Day buffet alongside its famous Rodizio menu.