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19th Jun 2015

Book the Babysitter: A Father’s Day special

Katie Mythen-Lynch

A tea fit for a gent 

The Morrison Hotel, Dublin

Morrison Hotel Dublin. June 2015

Instead of petite egg and cress sandwiches delicately cut, The Morrison Hotel is turning the concept of afternoon tea on its head this Father’s Day, serving up thick smoked rashers and hearty cheese with apple chutney, beer sliders, paprika chips and pork skewers. Instead of a cup of breakfast tea, The Gentlemen’s Tea (€23) is served with a pint of Wicklow Wolf beer.

Some dark humour at The Triskel

Triskel Christchurch, Cork, 6.30pm

Author Philip feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and a deteriorating romantic relationship. Taking refuge in an isolated cabin he focuses on himself in this idiosyncratic comedy. Listen Up Phillip will be screened at Triskel Christchurch from Sunday, June 21 for four days.

Treat him to a swanky feast 

Balfe’s, Balfe St. Dublin


The uber stylish Balfes restaurant is serving a sharing meal of Côte de Boeuf (€55 for two people) throughout this Father’s Day weekend. Expertly created by executive chef Cathal Dunne, the 30oz piece of meat (dry aged for 20 days) is served with sweet caramelised onion, grilled flatcap mushrooms and finished with a green salad, a choice of béarnaise or pepper sauce and chips or lyonnaise potatoes. Balfes head bartender Naiko recommends finishing with a pint of Guinness or a glass of Côte de Ventoux on the Terrace. To make a booking call 01 646 3353 or visit

Staying in? 

Get the kids involved in cooking a family brunch. A jar of Ed Hicks’ Bacon Jam from Ed Hick’s butcher in Dun Laoghaire, will take your sausage sandwiches, cheese toasties, burgers and bagels into a new dimension. Order it here.



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