Fathers Day: Where to take Dad in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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fathers day

It’s the one time you can thank dad for his bad jokes, picking you up at 2am when you lost your wallet and for making the best fry up for your Sunday hangover.  We’ve put together some suggestions for both Edinburgh and Glasgow to help you along the way.


Drygate Brewery

If your dad loves a beer then head along to Drygate.  It’s relaxed, has great food and if he can’t find a beer on tap here or in their bottle shop… I don’t know what we are to do with him!   Check out our visit HERE. Drygate Brewery

Drygate Brewery - Amazing selection of beer to take home
Drygate Brewery – Amazing selection of beer to take home

The Honours at Malmaison in Glasgow

Three course lunch plus a schooner of beer and an ESPA gift for dad all for £24.95 at The Honours at Malmaison Glasgow.  Kids under 12 eat free.  Check out the menu HERE. See our Sunday Lunch review HERE. The Honours Glasgow

The honours GLASGOW Malmaison
Bar area at Malmaison

The Gannet

The Gannet is somewhere to take dad for a special night. It’s not cheap but the three AA rosette food and the friendly staff make it a worthy visit and one you will remember.  Check out our visit HERE. The Gannet Glasgow

beef the gannet glasgow finnieston
Scotch Beef “Diamond Fillet”, dripping potatoes, salt baked celeriac, wild mushrooms, shallots and Madeira sauce.



The Mumbai Mansion

The Mumbai Mansion isn’t far from Haymarket Railway station if taking a trip to Edinburgh and is handy for public transport as you’ll no doubt be having a cocktail of two in here (or next door at The Jolly Botanist)  Delicious food and friendly service.  Check out our review HERE. The Mumbai Mansion

The Mumbai Mansion, Edinburgh

Dine with Stuart Muir

It’s a bit hard to find Dine with Stuart Muir but tie this evening up with a show at Traverse Theatre and you won’t miss it!  We had one of our best H meals of 2015 in here.  Check out our visit HERE and find out more on their WEBSITE. Traverse Theatre

Dine with Stuart Muir - Pork & ham rillette
Dine with Stuart Muir – Pork & ham rillette

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

Not an evening out but this could make evenings in with dad much tastier.  Pick a cookery course at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School and he will be whipping up delicious meals in no time.  We learned to make sushi and dumplings on our visit HERE Check out the latest summer school offerings HERE. Edinburgh New Town Cookery School Ltd

edinburgh new town cookery school glasgow foodie

Whatever you decide to do, remember to give him a hug 🙂





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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