Heads up: it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 19th March, and you still just about have time to get that gift sorted, book that table and pick up a card. If you’re in need of some inspiration of where to take the leading lady, mother, grandmother or aunt in your life, we’ve rounded up the best Mother’s Day restaurants worth booking this year.
Whether you want to treat your mum to a sumptuous set menu, traditional Sunday roast, or slightly less traditional bottomless brunch, here’s our pick of restaurants for Mother’s Day we know she’ll love.
The Best London Restaurants For Mother’s Day
Take Mum to the most opulent of surroundings this Mother’s Day, and book in for an evening of modern Chinese cooking and breathtaking views of London at Tattu.
Their set menu, priced at £85 per person, includes Tuna Sashimi served with nori, sesame and wasabi mayo; Red Snapper Tom Yum plated with lemongrass, kaffir lime and choy sum; and Red Pork Belly with baby leeks and mouth-watering smoked crackling. The menu is available from 17-19th March, and limited-edition Tattu offerings will also be available, like the Xiao Long Rosebud Dim Sum, which features beautifully arranged rose petals amongst petal shaped dim sum, and the Ruby Rose Fizz cocktail, a show stopping concoction with cherry, yuzu and Laurent-Perrier Rose.
To satisfy sweet tooths, end your Mother’s Day meal with the delicious Garden of Life, served with white chocolate, maraschino cherries and candyfloss.
Located on King’s Road in the heart of Chelsea, The Cadogan Arms is the perfect place to head with mum for a wholesome and hearty Sunday Roast. Enjoy cosy roaring fires and an impressive wine list as you indulge in the likes of Longhorn Rump served with bone marrow sauce and horseradish cream; or the popular half Herb-Fed Chicken served with brioche and truffle stuffing.
If you still have the room, there are delectable desserts on offer, ranging from their infamous Rhubarb and Blood Orange Trifle, to sticky toffee pudding and a mouth watering Chocolate Tart served with shortbread, hazelnut and buttermilk ice cream.
Where: 298 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UG
The Mother’s Day menu at Home House includes a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne, because if anyone deserves it, it’s your mum. This will wash down a sumptuous three-course set menu including beetroot cured salmon, roast corn-fed chicken, and chocolate and caramel tart.
It’s priced at £55 per person (or £45 for two courses) and set in the beautiful surroundings of The Restaurant.
Make Mother’s Day extra special with a visit to The Game Bird. Hidden inside The Stafford hotel, you’ll find a traditional three-course Sunday roast menu that celebrates the best of British, including classic roast British grass-fed beef with all of the trimmings, and an indulgent dessert of sticky toffee pudding mousse with salt milk ice cream and chocolate wafers.
Mum will be treated to a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne free of charge, plus a parting gift… because she deserves it.
Where: The Stafford, 16-18, St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ
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The Restaurant at St Martin’s Lane hotel is the elegant dining experience tucked away in Covent Garden, offering a fusion of European cuisine blended with influences from the East.
Perfect for Mother’s Day, pick two courses from the new a la carte menu this Sunday 19th, and you’ll be treated to a free dessert! There’ll be sumptuous dishes on offer, including chicory and pecan salad, atlantic cod with chilli threads, and dark chocolate passion fruit mousse.
Where: 45 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4HX
What would Mother’s Day be without a good old fashioned feast? Celebrate the most important women in your life all-you-can-eat Asian-fusion dishes at Ayluu. Experience the best in Japanese-Peruvian cuisine with unlimited tacos, sushi robatas and more for £37pp.
And if that wasn’t enough, you can upgrade to bottomless drinks for an additional £18. They’ll also be serving up a limited-edition decadent dessert to mums on Mother’s Day – free of charge.
Where: 25 Sheldon Square, London W2 6EY
Treat the special lady in your life with an extra special Mother’s Day menu served in beautiful surroundings. The Northall’s menu features the likes of Braised French White Asparagus with Hollandaise and Hazelnut; Norfolk Black Leg Roast Chicken Sunday lunch with all the trimmings; and Loch Duart Salmon ‘En Croûte’ with Clams, Mussels, Orzo, and Saffron Bouillabaisse.
For something sweet, there’ll also be a dessert table to indulge in. Expect Dark Chocolate Mousse, Basque Cheesecake, and Mango & Coconut Tart to name a few.
Where: 10a Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5AE
Whisk Mum away to Great Fosters near Windsor to indulge in a traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings.
Starters include estate lobster and prawn cocktail with smoked tomato and caviar; followed by roast hake with smoked butter, puffed potato and sea vegetables, or roast rack of pork with burnt apples and crackling. Desserts are the indulgent sort, from dark chocolate cremeux with bitter orange and vanilla, to rhubarb and ginger trifle.
Where: Stroude Rd, Egham TW20 9UR
What’s a Mother’s Day without chocolate? Luckily, Pivot are catering to our every chocolate need this year with a limited-edition Chocolate Delight, available only on Sunday 19th March. The dessert is made up of a milk chocolate mousse encased in a dark chocolate dome, coated with a warm toffee caramel sauce to reveal a surprise inside… (it’s popping candy and dehydrated raspberries).
This delicious dessert can be enjoyed as part of Pivot’s award-winning Sunday Roast Dinner, with a choice of up to three courses, including chicken and hazelnut terrine, beef with all the trimmings, and roasted cod fillet. There’ll also be special Sunday cocktails, including Bloody Marys, Bellinis, and Mimosas.
For a truly instagrammable Mother’s Day, head to London landmark The OXO Tower Restaurant for sweeping views of London’s skyline.
They’re offering a special lunch set menu this year, with three delicious seasonal courses, including a roast option, alongside a glass of Champagne.
From perfect gifts to special experiences, there’s a whole host of ways to celebrateMother’s Day at Battersea Power Station this year. Toast to mum with cocktails at Control Room B, and tuck into delicious food at restaurants like Tapas Brindisa, Wright Brothers, or Fiume, before indulging in some retail therapy.
Make a day of it and book in for a one-of-a-kind experience to truly impress, including the unique chimney experience, Lift 109, offering unrivalled views of London’s skyline; or a special Champagne Guided Tour for two where you’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind guided backstage tour of the original 1950s control desks, switchgear and synchroscopes whilst sipping on a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne.
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Searcys at The Gherkin
Haven’t a clue where to take mum on 19th March? Where better to treat her than a three-course lunch in one of London’s most iconic landmarks? Take to the sky for a meal she won’t forget at the Helix restaurant on level 39, be welcomed with a glass of Searcys own Selected Cuvée, and tuck into spring dishes created especially for the day.
The menu starts from £80pp for lunch, or if you fancy stopping by for a drink or two, head to the very top of the Gherkin for a cocktail, or Champagne Trio in the Iris bar.
Where: The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF
For an unforgettable Mother’s Day lunch, head to St Pancras Brasserie for a special set menu of seasonal delights and fizz. Priced at £55 per person for three courses (or £71 with a glass of Searcys Selected Cuvée Rosé Champagne), it also includes a bottle of Floris ‘A Rose For…’ perfume for mum.
Food highlights include French farmhouse terrine with fruit chutney and walnut bread; wild mushroom gnocchi topped with a rich truffle sauce; and a selection of desserts, from sticky banana pudding to rhubarb and ginger cheesecake.
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Head to the Swan this Mother’s Day where they’ll be serving brunch in the restaurant for the very first time! Celebrate Mother’s day with free-flowing Champagne, mimosas, bellinis and rossinis, or their signature Breakfast Martini, made with marmalade, fresh orange, lemon, Jensen dry gin, Cointreau, and grapefruit.
On the menu are brunch classics like Eggs Florentine and Eggs Royale, made with fine Scottish smoked salmon; or the new Vegan Tofu Scramble served with steamed broccoli, cherry tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, homemade baked beans, and toasted London sourdough. All served against the stunning backdrop of the River Thames.
Where: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
If there’s one place you can go this Mother’s Day that’s guaranteed to impress mum, it’s Barnett Hill, set in the midst of the gorgeous Surrey Hills.
This Mother’s Day, go for a leisurely Sunday lunch and indulge in three courses of succulent meats, seasonal vegetables and decadent desserts, giving the whole family a day off from the kitchen. Served in the beautiful Oak Room or intimate private dining rooms, each mum will also receive a gift on the day.
Where: Blackheath Ln, Wonersh, Guildford GU5 0RF
For Mums that love the full pamper treatment on Mother’s Day, few places do it better than Shangri-La The Shard. This Mother’s Day, treat her to the ultimate relaxation with a Wellness in the Clouds experience, including an aromatherapy massage, access to the pool with sweeping views of London, and £60 towards a delicious meal at TĪNG restaurant.
Opt to indulge in the à la carte offering including favourites like Salmon Tartar and Lo Mein Beef Noodles, or enjoy a showstopping Spring-inspired Skyline Afternoon Tea.
Head down to Smith’s Bar & Grill this Mother’s Day and treat her to their famous Sunday roast, choosing from classics like roast beef, free-range baby chicken, or roasted pork belly.
Mum will receive a complimentary glass of champagne, and if you really want to go all out, upgrade to unlimited red wine for the table for £15pp.
Where: 25 Sheldon Square, London W2 6EP
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a lovely day of delicious food and pampering that’s sure to impress mum. As an exclusive Mother’s Day treat, you can enjoy a Bluebird Brunch followed by a Duck & Dry blow dry for just £55.
Start with a morning of King’s Road shopping before popping in to Bluebird Chelsea for brunch classics like Avocado on Sourdough Toast, Eggs Benedict or French toast alongside a glass fizz. Then once you’ve fuelled up on brunch, relax and enjoy a blow dry from Duck & Dry, London’s leading blow dry bar.
If you’re looking to indulge this Mother’s Day, but still need to save the pennies, treat Mum to a drool-worthy three-course menu at Bar + Block, priced at just £25.95 per person. Celebrate with delicious dishes like Salt + Pepper Squid and Harissa Salmon, or tuck into a beautiful British roast with all the trimmings.
There’ll also be an exclusive Mother’s Day tipple, the Lavender Dream Martini, with Absolut Vodka, Martini Extra Dry and lavender syrup.
Italian meal for Mother’s Day? You had us at Aperol! Eataly have got this Mother’s Day sorted, living up to their namesake with Italian food and drink galore. Terra is where we recommend heading this Mother’s Day, the showstopping wood burning grill restaurant.
Start off in the lounge area with a limited-edition cocktail, Aperol with a twist, before moving to the main restaurant. From beetroot cured salmon with trout caviar to the finest sirloin steak served with an assortment of roasted vegetables and a red wine jus, choose one of these limited-edition dishes for an extra special Mother’s Day lunch or dinner.
Where: 135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD
Known for its delicious food and buzzy surroundings, Indigo is the perfect venue for spoiling your mum with a meal at any time of year. On 19th March, treat her to a weekend lunch she won’t forget, with the likes of pumpkin soup, roast Cotswold white chicken, and Cornish chocolate mousse on the menu.
With a selection of aperitifs like Bloody Marys, Italian Spritz and Negronis also on the menu, you really can’t go wrong.
Where: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
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Make Mother’s Day weekend one to remember as South African-inspired restaurant bbar introduces a special two-course or three-course dining experience.
Expect the likes of smoked salmon eggs benedict, pasta primavera, beef wellington, and coconut panna cotta in a relaxed atmosphere. They’ve an excellent selection of drinks, too.
Where: 43 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PP
Take mum for a delicious day out in the city this year at relaxed British brasserie Eastway, and book in for their bottomless brunch between 12pm-4pm on Mother’s Day.
For £32pp, you’ll enjoy bottomless drinks for 1.5hrs, alongside a selection of delicious day-starting dishes. Highlights include the mango yoghurt and coconut granola, and the pulled pork benedict.
Where: 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN
You can’t go far wrong with a Mother’s Day lunch in a venue as iconic as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which is why we keep returning here again and again.
The Garden is the hidden oasis nestled inside the building, and offers a comprehensive menu of light snacks, sharing platters and an all day brunch menu, from the traditional prawn cocktail paired with avocado, romaine lettuce and a spiced bloody marie rose sauce; to baked truffled brie with shaved seasonal truffle, thyme and topped with onion jam. Make sure to try the salted caramel espresso martini – it’s to die for.
Where: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF