They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so show your appreciation on Father's Day and treat Dad to a delicious dish!

IrishCentral has narrowed down our favorite treats to spoil all the Dads this Father’s Day.

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Full Irish Breakfast on Father's Day

Now all families are different and if your clan are of the early bird variety and plan on seeing Dad at the dawn, why not bring him for (or make him) a traditional full Irish breakfast.

Read More: The perfect way to start a day - a full Irish breakfast

Nothing says "Irish Dad" quite like the age-old classic and the full Irish breakfast is the perfect way to start the day, keeping him chirpy (and full) throughout his day!

Some of the top essentials to a proper full Irish breakfast include:

  • Irish sausage
  • Irish bacon or "rashers"
  • Black pudding, or blood pudding
  • A fried egg 
  • Baked beans 
  • Fried mushrooms and tomatoes
  • Brown bread
  • Hash brown
  • Black pudding
  • A cup of hot, freshly-brewed tea

Read More: Is Irish black pudding the latest superfood?

The traditional Full Irish Breakfast. Image: Getty

The traditional Full Irish Breakfast. Image: Getty

If living in Ireland, why not serve him the best breakfasts on offer!?

The Georgine Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards celebrate the finest Irish food producers in the land and those that take particular pride in serving the best Irish breakfast. 

Read More: Where can you get the best Irish breakfast in Ireland?

Winners of the 2019 Irish Breakfast Awards include the Park Hotel, Kenmare, Co Kerry which won Best Irish Breakfast in the five-star hotel category and Breac.House, Dunganaghy, Co Donegal which won Best Irish Breakfast Menu. 

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

You could also test his mettle by treating him to probably the largest Irish breakfast in the whole of Ireland, all 3,500 calories of it in Co Westmeath!

Or if you're stateside, why not check out “Swing the Teapot” in Floral Park on the Queens/Long Island border, New York. 

Read More: Is Irish black pudding the latest superfood?

Brunch of Father's Day

Do Dads do brunch? They will after seeing some of these tasty selections from some of Ireland's top chefs!

How about Irish breakfast potato cakes, bacon, eggs and mojo sauce from Chef Nevin Maguire?

Or check out fellow Chef Michael Gilligan's ultimate eggs benedict and delicious hollandaise sauce recipes.

Eggs Benedict. Image: iStock

Eggs Benedict. Image: iStock

Read More: Check out some of our tasty brunch recipes here!

And how about topping it all off with some Nutella French toast roll-ups from Chef Stuart O'Keefe?

Nutella French toast rollups. Image: Getty

Nutella French toast rollups. Image: Getty

Winner of Best Brunch at the 2019 Irish Breakfast Awards was The Fumbally, Dublin.

The Sunday Irish roast

Fathers Day always falls on a Sunday and the traditional Irish roast is always a winner and a great way of ensuring all the family is sitting around the table!

So what's in a traditional Sunday Irish roast?

  • Slices of roast Irish beef
  • Mashed and/or roast potatoes,
  • "Sunday peas" - also known as marrowfat peas are green mature peas which have been dried out naturally in a field, rather than be harvested whilst still young like the normal garden peas.
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts

Irish roast beef being prepared for dinner. Image: Getty

Irish roast beef being prepared for dinner. Image: Getty

What's the key difference to an Irish roast...?? Well, it's is in the gravy! Especially Bisto gravy which has been an Irish favorite for many years.

If the Sunday roast isn't too his liking, there are plenty of alternatives including an Irish stew, bacon and cabbage or shepherds pie.

Read More: Perfect Irish Sunday roast recipe for Prime Ribs Day

Irish fish and chips

What Dad can resist a trip down to the local chipper for some good ol' fashion fish n' chips - but don't forget the peas!

Irish fish and chips with peas. Image: Getty

Irish fish and chips with peas. Image: Getty

Whether it’s from Dino's in Kinsale Co Cork, Dublin’s famous shop Leo Burdocks or this recipe straight from St. James’ Gate, fish n chips will always put a smile on Dads face. 

Tasty Irish desserts

We can't let Dad survive the whole of Father's Day without a deserving dessert and there are plenty of Irish favorites that are sure to hit the spot!

It's summer and there’s something definitively summery about rhubarb crumble. Rhubarb is a distinctive ingredient and filled into sweet crumble tart topped with some custard or vanilla ice cream is the perfect follow-up to a summer meal.

Rhubarb crumble. Image: Getty

Rhubarb crumble. Image: Getty

One look at this Bailey’s chocolate chip ice cream pie and it may not even get as far as Dad's table!

Or instead of a pint of Guinness, why not try this Guinness and ice cream milkshake!

Guinness and ice cream milkshake. Image: Getty

Guinness and ice cream milkshake. Image: Getty

One for the road? How about a small whiskey dessert to cap off a special day. Try these miniature cherry flavored cheesecakes made with a shot of Irish whiskey!

Read More: What do the Irish drink?

What type of treats will you be serving up to your Dad this Father's Day?
Let us know in the comments below!

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