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...Ideas for Father's Day

Date: 10.06.11 Category:

“If you're cutting it fine don't panic; it's never too late to let your dad know he's better than the rest, so here are some ideas of how to do it.”

For something traditional, head to Boisdale where lunch can be followed by drinks on the Cigar Terrace. Automat caters for early risers, serving a satisfying brunch from 10am, but if you'd prefer to make it later in the day, the Pantechnicon and the Grazing Goat both offer hearty lunch menus of traditional pub fare. And lastly, if you dine with your dad at Tamarind on Father's Day, he'll get his lunch for free.

If your pa is a theatre buff, treat him to a two-course pre or post theatre dinner at The Ivy with top price tickets to Simon Gray's comedy, Butley (£65 per person - call 0844 482 9672 quoting ‘Ivy Restaurant Package’ or book online using the promo code IVYDINNER) or at Le Caprice with tickets to see Rupert Everett in Pymalion at the Garrick Theatre (£67 per person - call 0844 482 9673 quoting 'Le Caprice Meal Package' or book online). And if he's an active sort, head to Bisley Shooting Ground or City Golf for a bonding session whilst improving your aim and/or swing.

For a dashing dad, treat him to a either a Skin Specific Facial (£90) or the Dead Sea Back Treatment (£80), both specially formulated for men, at The Health Club at One Aldwych. And while the name may no longer be fitting (we hope), The Rubio 'For the Ultimate Playboy' (£180) at Gentlemen's Tonic, including a haircut and finish, wet shave, express facial, hand treatment and Swedish massage, will keep him looking sharp.

It's still not too late to buy Father's Day presents online, with Gift-Library.com and HappyBox London both offering next day delivery services on their wonderful selection of gifts and goodies. And for a sweet surprise, a Super Dad Cookie Card from doughdough.com is guaranteed to put a smile on his face (use promo code LBSWEET to receive a 20% discount).

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Boisdale

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Boisdale

Restaurant with bar

"Full of tradition and packed with character, Boisdale is an ever-popular haunt for those that like to live a little."

15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX

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Automat

Automat

Restaurant

"Automat is an ideal location for those with substantial appetites for both American fare and the social scene. "

33 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4NF

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The Pantechnicon

The Pantechnicon

Pub

"Understated but atmospheric, relaxed but refined, this pub-style-restaurant will keep a boy's working lunch going till evening."

10 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LA

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The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

Pub

"From the team behind the ever-buzzing Orange, Pantechnicon and Thomas Cubitt, The Grazing Goat isn't for billy-no-mates."

6 New Quebec Street, London W1H 7RQ

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Tamarind

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Tamarind

Restaurant

"Exquisite Indian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere makes Tamarind a popular choice with the Mayfair set."

20 Queen Street, London W1J 5PR

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The Ivy

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The Ivy

Restaurant

"For many The Ivy is more than just a restaurant; it is an institution."

1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ

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Le Caprice

Le Caprice

Restaurant

"A reliable, timeless classic, Le Caprice fits the bill at almost any time and for almost any occasion."

Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ

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Bisley Shooting Ground

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Bisley Shooting Ground

Corporate hospitality

"Combine wonderful service and a relaxed setting with a competitive and seriously fun activity by putting some lead in the air..."

Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 ONY

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City Golf

City Golf

Indoor golf club

"Hate your boss? Perhaps you could club him round the head on a virtual golf course?"

40 Coleman St, London EC2R 5EH

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One Aldwych

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One Aldwych

Hotel

"This hotel has something to offer for every need and at all times of the day."

1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ

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Gentlemen's Tonic

Gentlemen's Tonic

A spa

"Gentlemen's Tonic is a stylish barbershop offering comprehensive, exceptional grooming services."

31A Bruton Place, London W1J 6NN

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Gift-Library.com

Gift-Library.com

A gift list company

"For the time-short shopper, Gift-Library.com is full of ideas and inspiration with a solution to all your gifting needs."

London

Happy Box London

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Happy Box London

A gift list company

"Quite simply: happiness in a box."

London

Doughdough.com

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Doughdough.com

A mailable treats company

"Being thoughtful should never be extinct and this site means it never will be."

London