Olive Magazine

Best Father's Day recipes

Published: June 17, 2015 at 8:39 am
loading...

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

Looking for Father's Day menu ideas? Want the best Father's Day recipes? Check out our easy ways to treat your dad to make the Sunday super special, then choose a foodie gift from our Father's Day gift ideas.

Advertisement

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.

two bowls of red soup scattered with basil leaves and sat on folded linen napkins with chinks of crusty bread

Roast chicken with kiev butter

For the main, why not smother a whole chicken in garlicky, lemony butter and roast – it's easy, flavour-packed and everyone at the table will enjoy.

Olive_Seasonal_WholeRoastChickenKievButter

Pain au choc bread and butter pudding

Dads are sure to love this show-stopper of a dessert and better still, it's incredibly easy to make. You can make this indulgent pud with croissants to lessen the chocolate hit, if you like.

Pain Au Choc Bread And Butter Pudding Recipe

Americano cocktail

Pair your Sunday roast with a classic Americano. It's a precursor of the negroni and makes for a lighter, less boozy cocktail.

A green background with a tall glass filled with a red cocktail and a wedge of orange

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.

Harissa lime prawn cocktail

Fish and chips

You can't go wrong with fish and chips, whether you're at the seaside or at the dinner table! Cooking soft, seasonal cod in lager creates a super crisp, light batter with a deep flavour. Serve with chips and peas and you're good to go.

Olive_BeerBatteredFish

Limoncello meringue pie

If there's room to spare for dessert after your main, why not go for a light, zesty limoncello pie? A great finish to a seafood lunch.

Limoncello Meringue Pie Recipe

Vesper martini

Two martini glasses on a tile

Italian Father's Day menu

Italian flatbread with pear, walnut and gorgonzola

Kick off an Italian-inspired feast this Father's Day with a molten cheesy flatbread, featuring a dazzling combo of gorgonzola, pears and walnuts.

Italian Flatbread Recipe with Pear, Walnut and Gorgonzola

Spinach, mascarpone and ham hock rotolo

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.

Spinach Rotolo Recipe with Ham Hock and Mascarpone

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.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Affogato

Negroni

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

Negroni drink recipe

Vegetarian Father's Day menu

Chickpea fritters

Chickpea Fritters Recipe with Yogurt, Green Chilli and Cucumber Salad

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.

Strawberry Cake Recipe with Pistachio

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.

Two peach-coloured cocktails in short glasses with salted rims and a wedge of grapefruit

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.

Smoked Aubergine Salad Recipe with Pomegranates

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.

Vegetarian Paella Recipe

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!

Vegan Brownies Recipe

Mai tai

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

Two mai tai cocktails topped with fresh mint

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!

Quick Biscoff Fudge

Chocolate truffles

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

Chocolate truffles on a plate, covered in cocoa powder and crushed nuts

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!

Advertisement
Vegan Shortbread Recipe

Don’t forget the present!

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

Comments, questions and tips

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content