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What to get your foodie Father?

Eat, drink and be safe.

Father’s Day is the holiday for honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, so when it comes to paying tribute to him you ought to make sure it’s worthy of his awesomeness. Use our gift guide to help you find the perfect present for your familial hero.

The discerning dad

Let’s face it whilst some are chuffed to bits with a shop-bought card, others may require something with a little more panache. If your Father falls into the Discerning Dad category then we recommend purchasing them a gift from The Great British Charcuterie; Their curd, cure and craft beer gift sets are currently on sale and make an ideal gift for the cultivated Father.

Fathers who feast 

We don’t know many Dads that don’t love a Sunday roast, in fact most would proudly declare this meal the most important meal of their week. So, make the most of this holiday’s impeccable timing and book your Pa in for a plate-load of the good stuff. There are innumerable options here in Brighton, so to get you started take a look at our picks for the best Sunday roast in Brighton.

sunday roast on the deck with boats in the background
Etch, Hove

Award winning dad 

Many of you will think that your dad deserves a medal, so show him your appreciation by taking him to a venue worthy of his excellence. The BRAVOs 2020 has a whole catalogue of award winning restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs. Take your dad to one of these because top dogs merit top spots.

Wake up, Dad!

For the coffee-loving dad, how about signing up for a coffee subscription with Small Batch Coffee Roasters, who will dispatch single-origin or signature coffee to his door every week or fortnight (depending on how much he loves coffee). Trading Post Coffee, has weekly, fortnightly or monthly subscription offers. You can also get fantastic locally roasted coffee from Redroaster.

Trading Post Coffee Brighton
A couple drinking champagne looking out at the Brighton West Pier

Dad by the sea

Take your dad down to the coast this Father’s Day and let the cooling sea breeze tussle his locks. While you’re down there reminiscing about how “he almost hooked a big one with his pa”, take him to West Beach Bar at the I360 where dads will receive a free drink with their meal. If he is not a fan of heights, fear not you can use our guide to Brighton beach venues and bars for a cheat sheet of the best venues along our sunny stretch of coastline. 

brunch time Dad

Brunch culture is at its hight in popularity, as a meal it sits between breakfast and lunch both in timing and style. More venues are now offering brunch as a celebratory type of dining – the bottomless brunch – where you can guzzle down prosecco and bloody Mary’s until your heart’s content. While others maintain that it is a staple of a lazy weekend and might pair it with fresh coffee and people watching. Whichever is your flavour, you’ll not be short of choice. Here’s our pick of local cafes that boast a bounty of banging brunches, our top spots for plant-based brunches and the top 20 winners of the BRAVO best brunch 2020. Let the feasting commence!

Bunch feast including a full English, poached eggs, Vegan Breakfast Bowl and porridge
The Westhill Tavern Best Pub Brighton Restaurant Awards BRAVO

Drinks with Dad

Whether it’s beer, whisky or wine that’s your father’s tipple, we’re not short of options here in Brighton; For beer go here, and find the best pubs and beer houses in town. If whisky isn’t too risky then try Slow + Low, their range is unparalleled anywhere locally, or see the BRAVOs top 20 cocktail bars for inspiration. If he has the time for some fine wine then book him a table at one of Brighton’s hotspots, the BRAVO best wine list will see you bursting with options.

Things to do in Brighton, Brighton Cookery School

Teach an old dad new tricks

It isn’t true when they say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. So if learning is a lifelong process and you want to teach your old dad to sit, rollover, brew beer or maybe even cook, then book him a brewery tour with the local legends at Brighton Bier. Or sign him up for a culinary masterclass at Brighton Cookery School. In good time he will be demonstrating his new skills for you and the family.

 

Out of town Dad 

If you can’t get to him or the family is too far away to get to you, then why not send dad a gift of paternal gratitude in the post? We created our From Sussex With Love page with precisely this in mind; these local growers, producers and makers all deliver nationally and So you can send the gift of Sussex to the deserved one this father’s day.

 
A gift box from Madame Jennifer including the products needed to make their finish at home gin truffles

Father’s Day is the holiday for honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, so when it comes to paying tribute to him you ought to make sure it’s worthy of his awesomeness. Use our gift guide to help you find the perfect present for your familial hero.