Father’s Day in London 2022: Seven of the best restaurants to take dad - including Ave Mario & Ivy Asia

Father’s Day is just around the corner - here are seven restaurants to take dad.

With Father’s Day 2022 on the horizon, parents, partners and children alike are looking to find inspiration about how to show appreciation to the main man in their life.

Quite a usual route would be a day playing golf, a beer voucher or some funny ironic t-shirt, but sometimes a nice meal out is a good way of honouring dads, guardians, granddads and more.

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With that being said, here are seven restaurants in London you should look into for Father’s Day 2022.

When is Father’s Day 2022?

This year, Father’s Day is on Sunday, 19 June 2022.

Where’s best in London for Father’s Day?

Ave Mario

With reservations still open, this cool and trendy restaurant located in London is the perfect place for any occasion.

This group has restaurants located all over Europe including London, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Madrid and more.

They sell it on the website too, stating: “From the oozing pesto heart burrata, to the Osso Buco Ravioli, to the Neapolitan Pizza heated in the gigantic Marana oven and even the Italian gelato made with love, Bronte pistacchio or in our Drew Berrymore Sundae. Everything we do is 100% fresh and homemade.”

Opening times: Mon - Weds: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm - Thurs - Fri: 12pm - 4:30pm, 5pm - 10:45pm - Sat - Sun: 10am - 4:30pm, 5pm - 10:45pm

15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QG, www.bigmammagroup.com/en/trattorias/ave-mario

The Ivy Asia

With multiple locations including St Pauls, Chelsea, Guildford, Manchester and Mayfair, this place again, is worthy of any occasion.

With a variety of dishes available, they also cater to anyone’s needs, saying: “We have a selection of small dishes like crispy duck salad, soft shell crab, and tempura prawns. There is also an extensive sushi & sashimi section featuring tuna three ways, seared beef fillet tataki, and yellowtail sashimi as well as large plates such as black cod, duck massaman curry, smoking BBQ lamb cutlets, wagyu beef with glazed shitake mushroom, and roasted sea bass.”

As mentioned, there are three locations currently in London, with the address of St Paul’s below.

Opening times: Mon - Thurs: 11:30am - 10:45pm - Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11:30pm - Sun: 11:30am - 8:45pm

20 New Change, London EC4M 9AG, www.theivyasia.com

Steak and Company - Leicester Square

Another choice with multiple locations, including another in the trendy spot that is Covent Garden, this seems like a very good choice.

It’s very stereotypical that father’s all love a good steak, but there is some truth behind it, and that’s why we have included it.

In a very chilled setting, with the aesthetic being exposed bricks, the steaks here are served on hot stones.

Steak and Company also goes a step further, sourcing their cuts from the countryside, directly sourced vino from the vineyards.

Opening times: Mon - Thurs, Sun: 10am - 11pm, Fri - Sat: 10am - 12am

Square, 3-5 Irving Street Leicester, London WC2H 0HA, www.steakandcompany.co.uk

The Lanesborough Grill

For Father’s Day, The Lanesborough Grill are offering a special Father’s Day menu, with three courses costing £70 per person.

Sure, it seems on the pricey side, but when you see what’s on offer it will become a bargain.

For a starter, you can choose from: Coronation crab salad, curry and lime sabayon Hereford beef tartare, cauliflower mushroom, sherry and truffle dressing Buttermilk fried quail, mushroom, spring onion Spring vegetable salad, potato tuille, Ticklemore cheese, green goddess dressing (v) English pea and lemon verbena soup, whipped ewe’s curd, black olive and mint.

Mains include: Roast sirloin of Hereford beef, creamed horseradish, Yorkshire pudding, watercress salad Salt marsh lamb, sweetbread bun, glazed turnip, green olive and wakame tapenade Dover sole grilled or cooked in brown butter (Supplement £15) Roast Gigha halibut, Lytham shrimp bearnaise Scottish girolle risotto, asparagus, broad beans, lemon, tarragon.

Desserts include: Strawberry and elderflower trifle, strawberry sorbet Banana soufflé, caramel ripple ice cream Chocolate rum brownie, roast walnut ice cream Lemon custard tart, Earl Grey meringue, candied fruit Chocolate and pecan mousse, cocoa nibs ice cream.

Opening times: Mon - Sun: 7–10:30am, 12–4pm, 6:30–10pm

Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA, www.thelanesboroughgrill.com

Casa Tua - King’s Cross

A bit more of a casual venue, Casa Tua, located in the iconic King’s Cross is still a great option for Father’s Day.

Through ‘The Fork’ you can also get 20 percent off all food allowing you to treat yourself a bit more!

Opening times: Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm, Sat - Sun: 10am - 10pm

106 Cromer St, London WC1H 8BZ, www.casatualondon.com/location/kings-cross

Wandle Pirates

Only the second steakhouse on this list, but Wandle Pirates offers something that separates them from the rest.

With a lot of planning ahead needed, through ‘The Fork’, you can preorder this meal: Surf & Turf PRE ORDER Approx. 1kg Fresh Lobster + Approx. 1.2kg Tomahawk Garlic Butter and Chimichurri.

As well as that, you can also order a cigar, with a fairly extensive cigar menu available on the website.

Opening times: Fri: 5pm - 11pm, Sat: 12pm - 11pm, Sun: 12pm - 7pm

Abbey Mills, 4 The Long Shop, Watermill Way, London SW19 2RD, www.wandlepirates.com

Thai Square - Trafalgar Square

A cracking option for Father’s Day, with Thai Square offering a great deal, labelled their ‘Gold Set Menu’

This menu costs £39 Per Person and includes starters, a main course and drinks, and can be viewed via ‘The Fork’.

Aesthetically, the place is great too, featuring bronze Buddhist sculptures & traditional carvings.

Opening times: Mon - Thurs, Sun: 12–3pm, 5:30–10pm, Fri: 12–3pm, 5:30–11pm - Sat: 12pm-11pm

21-24 Cockspur St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5BN, thaisq.com