Celebrate Father’s Day with Searcys10 June 2021
Dad. Daddy. Pa. Fathers and father figures are often some of the most pivotal characters in our lives.
This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, 20 June. Traditionally the third Sunday of June, it’s a celebration which has travelled from the United States. It’s a chance to spoil dads and make a fuss of them for once, remembering how precious these figures are in our lives. Here at Searcys, we’re all about making those special moments and memories however you choose to celebrate. As well as lavish Sunday lunches across beautiful Searcys restaurants, we’ve got some very special Gifts lined up for you, complete with Champagne and Charbonnel et Walker chocolate truffles for him to enjoy.
Whether you’re together or apart this year, sharing in the joy of food is the way to go. Read on to hear some of our favourite ways to celebrate.
Celebrate at home with Chocolates and Champagne
New for this year, our Father’s Day gifts at home are the perfect way to tell him you love him if you’re still not going to be together. Champagne bundles include 2 bottles of Searcys’ very own Cuvée Champagne (£75), two bottles of rosé champagne (£85) or one of each (£80). All bundles come with a complimentary box of Charbonnel et Walker chocolate truffles while stocks last. Choose between strawberries and cream truffles or milk sea salt caramel truffles, presented in a signature round box. The marriage of two historic British brands makes for the perfect gift for any dads who love a little luxury. Please order by Wednesday 16 June.
A tribute to trains at St Pancras
Opt for a memorable setting at St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar overlooking the grand Victorian concourse, perfect for fathers who have a penchant for railways and impressive feats of engineering. Under the colossal arches, Searcys have designed a special Father’s Day menu, with a selection of wines carefully paired by our expert drinks ambassador and general manager Bruno Pelletier. The seasonal three-course menu is £45 with a glass of wine and includes highlights such as dry-aged Lake District sirloin, Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes, or Cornish cod, charred gem lettuce, British asparagus and samphire. For dessert, dads can tuck into chocolate and coffee meringue with vanilla ice cream, or perhaps a platter of British artisan cheeses with homemade chutneys.
Sky-high celebrations at The Gherkin
If he’s more of a suave City of London type, perhaps you’d like to treat him to lunch at the top of The Gherkin. Begin with a glass of fizz with 360º panoramic views over the city and a new menu inspired by colour and joy. Our seasonal two or three-course menu includes creamy chicken liver parfait with grape chutney and toasted brioche is a particular favourite. Mains include pot roast chicken with roast alliums and maple-glazed potatoes, and the equally hearty sirloin of beef, duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, and a red wine jus. All mains are served with cauliflower cheese, sauteed seasonal greens, and glazed carrots. The menu is £45 for two courses or £55 for three courses.
Winston Churchill’s Afternoon Tea at Blenheim Palace
History buffs will be seriously impressed by not only Blenheim Palace’s magnificent grounds but also by a very special high tea menu inspired by Winston Churchill, who spent much of his childhood at the palace and proposed to his future wife Clemmie there. The afternoon tea menu features dishes Churchill would have loved – Welsh rarebit and pickled onion, chicken and mushroom pie, and Smoked salmon and caviar muffin, followed by homemade buttermilk plain and fruit scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam and a selection of cakes. On top of signature Searcys bakes, our Winston Churchill fruit cake has been created using local fruit from Oxfordshire suppliers just for the occasion. The menu comes complete with Pol Roger Brut Reserve – Churchill’s favourite Champagne.
Family picnics at Blenheim Palace and Exbury Gardens
Last but not least, treating your dad to a special day out doesn’t always have to involve sitting in a restaurant. Why not opt for a mid-summer trip to Exbury Gardens in the New Forest for a low-key and yet luxurious picnic among the historic grounds? The gardens have more than a century of history, with an old-fashioned steam train and 200 acres of magical woodland full of picnicking spots.
In Oxfordshire, Blenheim Palace also has tempting picnic options, freshly prepared by Searcys’ team of chefs and delivered in stylish jute bags. After a walk around the grounds, guests can enjoy a British cheese Ploughman’s, quiche salad, followed by scones, and cakes and goodies galore. Comes with Searcys Cuvée Champagne, or a bottle of Moet et Chandon Imperial Brut (Exbury Gardens) or Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (Blenheim Palace).