Best Father’s Day recipes

Treat your dad with a slap-up three course meal with our specially-selected menu ideas (each paired with a cocktail). We've got classic Sunday roasts to Italian classics, Indian to seafood specials, with a couple of vegan and vegetarian alternatives to boot

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Looking for an impressive gluten-free Father’s Day menu? We’ve got you covered with these gorgeous gluten-free recipes, including curried leek and potato hash, roasted sea trout and eton mess.

How about a homemade afternoon tea to treat your dad? You can create your own selection of finger sandwiches, scones, dainty cakes and patisserie using our afternoon tea recipes.

If you really want to earn some extra brownie points, go the whole hog and treat them to a slap-up three course Sunday lunch with our simple but impressive recipes. Choose a theme and follow the recipes, or mix and match to create your own bespoke menu.

Father’s Day menu ideas

Father’s Day Sunday roast menu

Tomato and red pepper soup

Kick off your Father’s Day roast with this light and summery tomato and red pepper soup, perfect if you need to use up that glut of tomatoes from the garden, too.

Father’s Day seafood menu

Harissa lime prawn cocktail

We’ve levelled up a classic by adding rose harissa paste and plenty of fresh lime to the mix. With only 15 minutes prep time, this is the perfect starter for Father’s Day.

A bubbling pasta bake is always going to be a hit, and this rotolo with salty ham hock, creamy mascarpone and spinach is a real show-stopper.

Affogato chocolate mousse

Round the three-course meal off with a light, quick and easy chocolate mousse, flavoured with espresso for an Italian twist. It’s ready in just 15 minutes, too.


This punchy Italian cocktail is perfect for an easy aperitivo to serve with your Italian Father’s Day menu.

Vegetarian Father’s Day menu

Chickpea fritters

Courgette curry

If your dad is a curry fan, look no further than this light, summery courgette curry. It’s ready in less than an hour, making it a fuss-free main to present on Father’s Day.

Two bowls of courgette curry on a bed of rice, sat on a linen table cloth

Strawberry and pistachio cake

Strawberries are at their best in June, so make the most of them this Father’s Day with this lovely summer pistachio cake with strawberry icing.

Paloma cocktail

This light and breezy tequila cocktail with agave syrup and grapefruit makes a great refresher for the summer months, and dads are sure to love it too.

Vegan Father’s Day menu

Smoked aubergine, pepper and walnut salad with pomegranate

This easy sharing starter is a wonderful way to start your vegan feast. Smoked aubergine is combined with sweet red peppers and walnuts and serve with flatbreads. Plus, you can make ahead of time.

Sunblush tomato and olive vegan paella

This plant-based paella is packed with punchy flavour and will not only impress dad but the whole family.


Vegan brownies

Bake a batch of our decadent vegan brownies for an indulgent sweet treat to end your Father’s Day feast. Our unique recipe is super chocolaty so vegan and non-vegan friends and family will all love it!

Mai tai

Pair your courses with a round of mai tais, a super fruity and fun rum-based cocktail.

There’s always room for…

A couple more treats that we’ve picked out with dads in mind. After dinner treats are the icing on the cake of a perfect Father’s Day meal!

Quick Biscoff fudge

Make this luscious fudge, flavoured with Lotus Biscoff smooth spread and a pinch of sea salt flakes, in just 20 minutes (plus a little cooling time). Watch them disappear in seconds!

Chocolate truffles

These tempting chocolate truffles look impressive but are deceptively easy to make – the perfect ending to any Father’s Day meal.

Vegan shortbread biscuits

These lovely crumbly biscuits are perfect with a hot pot of tea – sounds like a good way to end Father’s Day to us!

Don’t forget the present!

Check out our up-to-date gift guide for the perfect Father’s Day present.