Father’s day menus: what to cook your dad on father’s day

It's father's day this weekend, so why not treat your Dad to a meal to say thank you for being such a good 'un. Whether you fancy a brunch, have some time to spare to cook a big meal for a crowd, or are looking for some quick recipes to whip up, we're sure you'll find just what you're looking for in our menus inspired by dads.

Brunch Menu

For dads who like breakfast as much as they like dinner, these recipes will prove to be the perfect middle ground, making their day a little bit more special.


Spring onion loaf BLT

Everyone loves a classic trio of bacon, lettuce and tomato in a sandwich, but this takes it to the next level. Making your own spring onion loaf is easy but makes all the difference. If your dad is a fan of a bacon sandwich, this will put a big smile on his face!

Open steak sandwich with balsamic shallots

A really quick and easy brunch idea for a dad that loves a good steak. This open sandwich is dressed with peppery rocket and sweet caramelised shallots. Creamed horseradish adds a punch for a flavour-packed snack or brunch.

If you’re looking for some more ideas for brunch, why not take a look at our best ever all day breakfast recipe collection? Best ever all day breakfast recipes

All day menu 

These recipes will take a little longer to prepare, but if you’re willing to put in the extra time or feeding a crowd, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

Beef shin macaroni

This epic slow-cooked beef dish comes from legendary London steak house, Hawksmoor. Beef shin is cooked in red wine and stock until meltingly tender then macaroni and cheese is added and baked to golden, bubbly perfection. Ultimate comfort food.

Choose from one of our salads from a quick and easy side dish: Best ever 15 minute salads

And for a great finish…

Chocolate brownie pecan tart

What’s better than a brownie? A chocolate brownie-filled tart with a crisp pecan topping. This rich dessert is easily made ahead if you are busy on father’s day or taking dessert round to someone else’s house. Serve with creme fraiche or ice-cream.

Quick fix menu – ready in only 30 minutes

Try these stunning recipes for a deliciously speedy meal…

Steak with chimichurri

Chimichurri is a punchy South American salsa made from fresh coriander, red onion, vinegar and spices. Try it in this quick and easy steak supper for 2, or its easily double for more guests, and is ready in less than 15 minutes.

Sweet potato wedges go really well with steak…

Everyone loves potato wedges so why not try sweet potato wedges? They contain more natural sugar than normal potato so kids love the sweet taste. This makes a great easy side for a family lunch or roast dinner.

Double-swiss and green chilli relish burgers

Your dad a burger fan? Likes cheese and food with a spicy kick? Then he’ll love our double-swiss burgers, stacked high with beef, Emmenthal cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, and finished off with a green chilli and cornichon relish. Ready in 20 minutes too.

Savoury pies

If your loved one is more of a pie guy (or if you’re looking for some vegetarian-friendly options), we’ve got just the thing…

Best ever pie recipes

A good pie is such a comforting classic. We have five easy recipes for golden pies with delicious fillings such as creamy chicken, rich steak and red wine or fresh tomato.

Best ever vegetarian pie recipes

There’s nothing like a warming pie with golden crust and delicious filling. Our best ever vegetarian pies are filled with creamy leek, savoury tomato and buttery squash.

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