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Father's Day: Ideas For A Foodie Dad

Big ideas for Father’s Day

Stuck for what to get Dad this Father's Day? There's no need to resort to the novelty socks again this year, because Deliveroo is here to help you plan a Father's Day as legendary as he is.

We've got eats, ales and loads of inspiration from top chefs, mixologists and brew masters to help make Dad's day.

The full English

The full English is the daddy of all breakfasts. So when you want to start a special day as you mean to go on, you need a proper fry up, just like the Traditional Breakfast from Sugar Junction. Or, if you want to go all out, check out the Bigger Breakfast. Think two of everything – eggs, sausages, bacon, hash browns, the works!

Big, bold BBQ

BBQ's are usually Dad's bag – meticulously manning the meat while insisting they don't want anyone interfering. Well this Sunday he's due a day off. So if you're pushing the BBQ boat out, why not go with slow-smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs from The Big Easy?

Cocktails in the man cave

If Dad's a bit of whisky buff but you've forgotten to pick up a bottle, then Deliveroo's here to save the day. For huge selections of Scotch and spirits – in case Dad thinks he's a bit of a Tom Cruise with a cocktail shaker – check out suppliers like The Drinks Emporium.

And if Dad's transformed the garden shed into a bar but needs to mix up his drinks repertoire, get him to pick up some tips from this winning cocktail recipe for a Spamerita – that's right, a Spam infused cocktail – from Jinjuu.

Get a round in

It's time to give back for all those occasions when Dad picked up the tab. If he's the connoisseur of craft beers and cask ales, you can bring the bar to you with The Wellington. Or if lager's more Dad's cup of tea, you can grab a couple of cold ones from Brew House. And if you want to create his local in your living room, check out the time Heineken's brew master sampled classic British bar snacks for some inspiration.

Going gastropub

Dads love proper pub grub, right? Cosy pies (it's always the right weather for a pie), chunky chips, juicy steaks and sausage and mash are the way to win at Father's Day, especially when they're as good as The Blue Bell's. With a menu like this on the day, you'll have earned that favourite child status easily.

Classic curries

You can't beat bonding over a good curry. And if you've got a banquet on the cards of fiery Madras Prawn Masala, naans, fruity chutneys and pappadums, you need to make sure it's something special; just like these feasts from Motu Indian Kitchen.

Pizza with Papa

If Dad inspired your love of all things Italian, then share a slice or two with your main man this weekend. But any old pizza just won't do, you need to step it up a notch with Neapolitan classics from the maestros at Rossopomodoro.

Plus, if your dad thinks he's the top dog of Italian dining, you can show him how it's done. Just watch this to eat your pizza like a Naples native.

The Sunday lunch

It's a Sunday after all, so get the full family together for lunch but without the fuss and arguing over what meat or veggie options to do. Let everyone pick their own roast instead – with all the trimmings of course – just like the hearty mains from Breeze Brasserie.

Cheese for afters?

For a course as cheesy as Dad's jokes, a board of blue, brie and hard cheeses with sweet chutneys and crackers – just like these from Love Cheese – is the perfect way for a dairy-loving Dad to round off his meal.

The alternative Sunday lunch

Having the whole family dig into a chicken dinner on Father's Day is a great way to get everyone together. But if Dad's not in the mood for roasts, tatties and gravy, then maybe part with tradition and get everyone round for a full fried chicken. Yep, a whole chicken, deep-fried Korean style from Jinjuu!

Unbeatable burgers

If Dad's all about diner food and loves a good burger, then you need to go gourmet for Father's Day. Only patties made of prime beef, with melting American cheese and a side of skin-on fries will do. Think The Taxidriver from Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

Feeding a houseful

If you've agreed to be host with the most on Father's Day, but don't fancy catering for a full house, then you need a crowd-pleaser like Thaikhun to take care of the menu. With sharing platters to pick at, plus some classic green and red curries and sticky rice to share, you'll keep the whole clan happy. Just make sure you give Dad the last spring roll.

King of wings

If your Father's Day plans are chilling with Dad in front of the box and tucking into some chicken, get him the ultimate Buffalo Wings from MEATliquor. And to own the foodie throne in your household this weekend, check out this genius way to eat wings while leaving one hand free for the remote.

To plan a top day for a top bloke, you can find all these dishes, and more, on Deliveroo.

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