Father’s day Brighton quick fix
Our handy guide to Father’s Day Brighton based gits for the foodie father. It’s likely the old man has already got a mug with “Worlds Best Dad” on it or a T-shirt saying “If found drunk return to the pub”, so how about getting him something he’ll actually like?
In Brighton, we have plenty of fantastic suppliers and specialists who can take the stress out of father’s day clichés, here’s our roundup of some of the best.
The discerning dad
There are some fantastic options out there for the discerning dad. The Great British Charcuterie has a range of selection boxes of the best meats and cheeses coming out of the UK including their Medal Winners Selection; featuring gold medal winners from the Charcuterie Live Awards. For the coffee-loving dad how about signing dad up to 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). You can also pick up fantastic locally roasted coffee from Moksha Cafe, Redroaster and Trading Post Coffee, each with distinctive, signature blends.
Dad in the kitchen
There’s plenty of great learning experiences for the father keen to improve his culinary prowess. Sushi Don’s, Moshimo, offers an ‘eat as you learn’ instruction in the art of sushi making. The Kari Club is the UK’s first Indian recipe box club, and with a kitchen based in Brighton dad and chums can learn the real art of Indian cookery from one of Brighton’s leading chefs, Minesh Agnihotri. The Brighton and Hove Community Kitchen also runs regular classes covering everything from basics to masterclasses and all at affordable prices. Check out our events page for all the latest events
Does he know his Dry Martini from his Singapore Sling? Would he like to? A cocktail making masterclass is a great way to spend some time together learning how to shake, stir and serve cocktails like a fine-tuned secret agent. The Metropole Bar and Bohemia are available to book in for your private party, while Hotel Du Vin runs masterclasses once a month; tuxedo and license to kill optional.
Dad out and about
For the dad who likes to stay active, but doesn’t want to deny himself life’s pleasures, there are some great ways to see, eat and drink more. Rathfinny wine Estate pushes the visitor experience far beyond the average tour with special events populating the calendar, for what’s on currently check here. Staying closer to home the Brighton Food Tours is a great way to eat and learn your way around the city with some of the best independent and uniquely Brighton venues taking time to tell you about what they do and get a sample of their wares to boot.
The refined dad
If you know Dad’s not that keen on fuss and will settle for a card and a bottle of something boozy, then at least make it good booze! Plateau specialises in low intervention organic wine, while Ten Green Bottles also runs its own wine club. For the taste bottled sun, Cafe Malbec in Hove has possibly the best selection of South American wines going and if you find yourself short of time you can even order them on Deliveroo! At Fourth and Church, many wines on sale are available by the glass, so you can have a little tasting session before gently clinking home with your pick of the best – wouldn’t want to give the old man a dud after all.
Award winning dad
An award-winning dad deserves an award-winning feast, take a look at this year’s BRAVO winners for inspiration on where to go. For a Sunday Roast here’s our pick of the best in Brighton and beyond, with some super Sussex venues to organise your day trip around. Meaty dads will love a trip to one of these top steak restaurants while veggie and vegan pops will be spoilt for choice in any of these fantastic plant-forward restaurants.
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