Yikes…Father’s Day is less than two weeks away!! It’s on Sunday 16th June and if like most of us you've completely forgotten, make sure you add it to your calendar right now! If you’ve already planned a fun filled Father’s Day and have plenty of ideas to make your dad feel special then great…your job is done and you can relax...

But if you have forgotten; ‘don’t panic’ as Lance Corporal Jack Jones famously said in Dad’s Army (wonder how many of you will even know what we’re referring to!)

We like to make life a little easier for our readers which is why we’ve written an article dedicated to Father’s Day, featuring all the special places you can take your dad…so let’s make a start!

North Bar & Kitchen

Why not take dad to an award-winning restaurant for a sunny drink (we hope!) on the terrace while experiencing a truly modern British culinary experience. The North Bar & Kitchen is situated on Hinckley Road and ensure all ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible, so not only are they fresh but sustainable too. All dishes are prepared in an open-kitchen, so you can watch as the chefs work up a piece of culinary magic. North Bar & Kitchen has its roots firmly grounded in Britain, so you’ll find all the classics with a serious twist. The Sunday lunches are homely, inviting and to die for. A meal at North Bar & Kitchen is even better with a drink from its collection of 42 premium gins, which is a reflection of the building's location – 42 Hinckley Road.  Don’t forget to book though to avoid disappointment!

The Rutland & Derby

If your dad is more of a traditionalist then traditional pub food is the perfect choice. There is no better place than the Rutland & Derby with its vibrant city atmosphere making it the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry. The pub is situated on Millstone Lane and holds an extensive range of cask ales, ciders, continental lagers and craft brews. In addition, the bar staff mix up some of the best original cocktails in the city using artisan spirts. And don’t worry if your dad is a fine wine drinker, because The Rutland & Derby has a variety on offer, including ones you won’t find in any supermarket! If the sun's out enjoy the opportunity to sit out in the spacious garden complete with a fantastic roof terrace - accompanied by delicious pub food using the finest ingredients, it's guaranteed to put a smile on dad’s face! What more could he want?

The Cosy Club

Your Father is fantastic! That’s why The Cosy Club are offering him a bountiful burger and beer for only £15 - The best way to say ‘Ta very much’ to your Pa! Experience a modern bar and restaurant in a beautifully restored former knitwear factory. The history of the building will add a unique atmosphere to your dining experience.  Treat dad to a choice of classic dishes in relaxed style, or lounge on the comfy sofas and chairs with a drink in the bar area. Hiding away at the back is the Cosy Club secret garden – a small but perfectly formed outdoor space in the heart of the city. It's also equipped with heaters, parasols and blankets at the ready, just in case the weather takes a turn for the worst (let’s face it, there is a high probability that will happen!)

1573 Bar & Grill

Enjoy a Father’s Day meal in one of the oldest school buildings in England and the home of 1573 Bar & Grill – a fresh new concept for dining and drinks. The 1573 Bar & Grill is a local independent restaurant that’s serves meals prepared using only the best seasonal produce, with fine wines and champagne, light bites and lunch and dinner. Situated at the front of the building is a benched terrace which makes a perfect place to sit and watch the world go by as it overlooks the external area of the High Cross.

Texas BBQ Steakhouse

Fancy a steak! If dad’s fave happens to be steak then now is the perfect time to experience the newly opened Texas Steakhouse located on Market Street, where you can enjoy a real flavour of America. BBQ Ribs, Burgers, Fried Chicken are just some of the signature dishes. You could even try the breakfast menu with traditional American diner classics like hot pancakes, waffles, steak and eggs and free refills on coffee.

Knight & Garter

The Knight & Garter is known as Leicester’s carefully considered pub, with stunning interior design and food and drink to match. Knight & Garter is an award-winning venue situated on Leicester’s New Market Square off Hotel Street. Treat dad to the perfect culinary treat with his choice of speciality steak - which make up a significant chunk of their mouth-watering menu, which includess Harissa Chicken Skewers, scrambled Hen Eggs, Cromer Crab and much, much more!. If your dad is an early bird you could make it the perfect start to his day with a weekend brunch available from 10am, with soulful music, complimentary papers and bottomless mimosas.

Now the hardest thing to do will be to choose from so many fantastic venues to make Father’s Day unforgettable!




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