Father’s Day can be a tricky one to navigate, choosing what to do with your dad isn’t always as simple as you would think. That’s why we have handpicked a few places that we think you should be heading to this Sunday.
Noble Rot Resturant and Wine bar (Lambs Conduit Street, Bloomsbury) – Since moving onto the street, Noble Rot has rooted itself as the go to place for fine wine and dining. Their 23-page wine menu is broken down by region and offers wines by the bottle as well as a smaller selection for wines by the glass. The food menu is pretty excellent as well with a selection of bar snacks and a full à la carte menu of French English fusion dishes. We would recommend to any Son who wants to treat their dad to something special but still have the option of not spending a fortune.
Blacklock (Soho and The City) – This restaurant is a meat-lovers heaven. With an ethos of sourcing the best cuts of meat and serving them at reasonable prices; Blacklock has become renowned for its passion for chops. If you're after the perfect Father’s Day roast this Sunday then look no further, there is a choice of Cornish lamb, pork loin and a 55 day aged beef rump. If you’re feeling particularly hungry they also offer an ‘All In’ where you will be served a mixture of the three meats with all the trimmings. To drink, they offer a selection of beers, ‘cocktails for a fiver’ as well as both red and white wine on tap.
However, we would recommend booking ahead as their fine array of meat delights are no secret and you will struggle to get in by turning up on the day.
The Serpentine Pavillion 2018 (Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park) – The new pavilion opened its doors to the public on Friday revealing a piece created by Mexican architect, Frida Escobedo. Her interpretation for the annual pavilion explores space and the way reflection through water and mirror can alter ones perspective of an environment. Escobedo takes inspiration from her native country where there is a “constant juxtaposition of layers” (serpentinegalleries.org) and has translated this by using a common roof tile to form the structure for the space.
The pavilion is free, which is ideal if you are thinking of a last minute solution, however expect it to be busy as it is the opening weekend.
The Shortest Nights Film Festival (The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick) – Short Sighted Cinema's annual film festival is on this Sunday, which takes inspiration in its name from the Summer Solstice. The day will feature a programme of new works by emerging British Filmmakers giving them a platform to showcase their work to new audiences. You can buy a day pass and come and go as you please, or if spending that much time with dad is too much then individual tickets can be purchased in advance or on the door. With Hackney Wick and Victoria Park close by, father’s day celebrations can easily spill into the park afterwards to enjoy the solstice sunshine. (Picture taken from film: Desolation Follows Dir: Burnham Arlidge)
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