IS red meat for red-blooded males the obligatory way to celebrate Father’s Day? Don’t all the plant-based papas feel a mite left out? Whatever, there are going to be plenty of steaks (and gallons of ale) consumed on Sunday, September 16.
Half price off a la carte for the old man at Mamucium
Andrew Green, head chef at this oddly monickered but classy restaurant inside the Indigo Hotel, is a dab hand with meat dishes such as Lancashire Hotpot with Herdwick lamb or salt-aged Cheshire beef with ox cheek suet pudding. Those are our tips for Mamucium’s Father’s Day where dads receive 50 per cent off any main meal from the a la carte menu or three-course set menu. To secure your table book online and the discount will be applied to the bill on the day, minimum two diners with one paying adult.
Mamucium, Hotel Indigo, Todd St, Manchester M3 1WU. 0161 359 7498.
Free beer for dads dining at Mr Cooper’s
Mr Cooper’s, The Midland Hotel’s Modern British Brasserie, has created a special menu for Father’s Day, which includes free Peroni for any fathers dining at the restaurant.
With a menu using the best of British produce and its own in-house butchery, diners can enjoy two courses for £28 or three courses for £30, with starters such as slow cooked pork belly, scratchings and celeriac slaw, mains including homemade steak and kidney pie, garden peas and roasted potatoes and glazed vanilla brûlée and shortbread biscuits featuring on the dessert menu. Complimentary Peroni will be available at a dedicated self-serve bar in the restaurant, with dads able to go up and help themselves throughout their meal. Mr Cooper’s offers an a la carte menu on Sundays, using the highest quality of Yorkshire Black Angus and Limousin cattle, which is aged for a minimum of 28 days (main image above).
Mr Cooper’s, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS. 0161 235 4781. Book via website or call 0161 235 4781.
Or maybe unlimited beer at Dive NQ fits the bill?
The uncomplicated Tib Street bar is running their hugely popular Bites & Booze 5pm-8pm especially for Father’s Day. For just £15 a head any dad can order as much beer as he wants plus a delicious bite plate for three whole hours. Bites include juicy prawns, spicy nachos and mac & cheese – guaranteed stomach liners!.
Dive NQ, 12 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1SH. 0161 826 3080.
Celebrate Father’s Day in the sky
20 Stories may well be the city’s most spectacular setting to celebrate the father in your life. Add in their Signature Sunday Roasts, a complimentary slug of Cognac plus a live band and booking in there is a no brainer. In partnership with Rémy Martin XO the lunch offer will also feature a few new-to-the-menu Father’s Day Specials. Every father who dines on the day will enjoy a complimentary Cognac with homemade truffles to end their meal on a high. Table bookings are required, limited offer, arrive early.
20 Stories, No 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB. 0161 204 3333.
Look sharp at the Schloss
Albert’s Schloss will as usual be pouring the Pils and dispensing the Schnitzels, Spatzle and, our favourite Alpine cheesy indulgence, Sformato. Oh, and there are Father’s Day specials on the menu, too – lemonane thyme chicken with a summer potato salad and proper gravyor a triple chocolate cheesecake, served with white choc ice cream. So forget the diet, Dad. But do take the opportunity that Sunday to become Daddy Cool. Deansgate’s Barber Barber will be situated in The Study at the Schloss from 1pm-5pm for gentlemen’s haircuts, beard trims, clipper cuts and hair & beard taming.
Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR. 0161 833 4040.
Have a bullish time
Finally, a fresh place to celebrate Dad’s Big Day. The Spinningfields Beastro team only relaunch their new venture, The Bulls Head, Heyside, on Saturday, June 15. Next day their exciting new menu is a perfect treat for any papa who fancies the likes of signature devilled lamb’s kidneys, oxtail croquettes, steak and kidney puddings with heritage carrots and sticky toffee pudding. Hearty pub fare prepared with the finesse we’ve come to expect from Richard Brown and James and Heather Taylor. Book here.
Bulls Head, Heyside, Royton, Oldham OL2 6NB. 01706 881409.