Father's Day

You need to spoil your old man; cook him a dinner and let him eat it in front of the telly – just for one day. So this Sunday why not give him a real treat with a gorgeous Roast Rib of Beef - yes it’s a little expensive at the moment, but he’s worth it isn’t he? To go with the beef how about a lovely, creamy potato gratin? Pure indulgence, just for one day. You’ve got to treat dad to a pudding and this is one of our faves, so he’s bound to love it; a gorgeous and refreshing Mint Caipirinha Fruit Salad should do the trick, after that rather filling main!

So, watch the boys from Jamie’s Barbecoa restaurant in London cook up a perfect Rib of Beef above, follow the simple recipe to create that gratin, then all the steps to get that fruit salad perfect. Give him a big hug and tell him just how much he means to you… although with a meal like that, we reckon he’d have worked it out already!

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  • Steve Dewar

    I was planning my Father’s day meal. It was going to be at Jamie’s new restaurant in Greenwich.

    On Saturday my wife popped in and booked a table. They took the booking after some muttering about how it would be better if we did it online! But still. We thought all was well.

    Three days later (this evening) they ring to say they have thought about it and don’t want to take our booking! How odd.

    Apparently our reservation was not a reservation but a request for a reservation. Blimey! And having had the three days to cogitate the computer says no!

    Why is this you may wonder! Particularly, since the subsequent conversation reveals that they have plenty of tables – in fact they only take a handfull of reservations (although they can’t tell me how many). The computer says that is a secret.

    As Miranda might say. Arrogant actually, arrogant.

    • jamieoliverdotcom

      Hey Steve, we’re really sorry to hear this. Could you please email info@jamiesitalian.com and they’ll make sure it’s addressed asap.
      Many thanks,

      Jamie’s online team