Mother's Day restaurants 2024: 27 of the best places in London to take your mum this year

Guarantee a spot in Mum's good books this year. These are the restaurants to treat her to on the 10 March.

Updated on • Written By Ellie Donnell

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Mother's Day restaurants 2024: 27 of the best places in London to take your mum this year

It falls on practically the same date every year and yet, somehow, it always manages to sneak up on us. If you forgot to pop a card in the post last year or ordered a bunch of flowers just a couple of days too late, you know what you've got to do. Get ahead, get organised and book somewhere now!

But this isn't just about paying your dues. This is about thanking mum for all the times she was there for you growing up: all the heart-warming advice she shared and the many, many times she did your laundry for you. All the birthday parties she effortlessly organised and the evenings she spent helping with homework.


Mother figures - whoever that is to you - are pretty great, there’s no denying that, so it's only right that there's a day every year dedicated to celebrating how awesome they are. But when faced with the lines of fluffy pink teddies, heart shaped candles and rose-scented bath sets that line the shop shelves year after year, the idea of Mother’s Day can be quite a nauseating one.

In our (perhaps biased) eyes, the best way to celebrate just about any occasion and show someone how much you love them is undoubtedly through their stomach. No, we’re not talking about pink dusted Champagne truffles in a ghastly gift box or a monogrammed bottle of cherry liqueur. We’re talking about a delicious meal at a fancy restaurant or laid-back eatery where they can enjoy all their favourite foods without having to lift a finger. Another equally lovely perk is that you get to enjoy it too.

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The best thing about enjoying a meal out with mum is that you get to enjoy some delicious food while spending some quality bonding time with her - we promise you’ll be the favourite child before you know it. Choosing where to go can be quite a daunting task, however, so to help you out we’ve pulled together a selection of spots that we’re certain mum will love. Better still – why not get her a SquareMeal Gift voucher, redeemable at loads of the UK's top restaurants and bars, so she can choose somewhere herself?

Sucre, Soho

Interiors and sunday roast

What: Glamorous mums are sure to appreciate being treated to a meal at Sucre. The interiors alone are enough to take your breath away, with huge glass chandeliers and a large open kichen showcasing its wood-fired ovens. On Mother's Day, diners can choose from its three-course Sunday roast menu, which kicks off with small plates such as chorizo and chimichurri, followed by a choice of sea bream, beef or chicken, served with sauces and sides. To finish, the dulce de leche creme caramel is a must.
Where: 47 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7JP
How much: £55 per person
Book now: Sucre

The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge, Marylebone

Two women cheersing glasses

What: Celebrate in style with a buffet brunch at Marylebone restaurant The Montagu. Tickets include a generous buffet with cold meats and a carving station, seafood, salads, cheeses and desserts. Not to mention live music, a floral masterclass and a giveaway to round off the affair! For mums who enjoy a tipple or two, there's also the option to add sparkling and house wines to your experience. 
Where: Hyatt Regency, Portman Square, LW1H 7BH
How much: From £115 for buffet brunch
Book now: The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge

Sale e Pepe, Knightsbridge

Italian dishes on table

What: Fancy taking mum to the hottest restaurant of the moment? Luxurious Italian restaurant Sale e Pepe is re-launching at the end of February, just in time to treat mum on Mother's Day. Expect jaw-dropping interiors, decadent pasta dishes like caviar tagliatelle, as well as plenty of sharing dishes such as salt whole-baked sea bass for two. 
Where: 9-15 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0HD
How much: Prices are a la carte
Book now: Sale e Pepe

Kanishka, Mayfair

Scallop and peas

What: Available on the 10 March only, fine dining Indian restaurant Kanishka's exclusive Mother's Day menu is not to be missed! Atul Kochhar has helped to create a proper treat of a meal for mums out there. It kicks off with a cocktail, and includes three courses of your choice, from venison keema pao to start, to a smoky lamb curry with cashew nuts for main course. Finish with a masala chai brulee with ginger crumb, all for less than 50 quid.
Where: 17-19 Maddox Street, W1S 2QH
How much: Three courses for £49 per person
Book now: Kanishka

OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

Oxo tower and plate of food

What: There's plenty to dig your teeth into at OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie this year, one of South Bank's best restaurants for special occasion dining. Both its a la carte menu and Sunday roast offering is available on 10 March, while for those looking to treat mum to an afternoon tea, you can do just that with the added bonus of a complimentary glass of Champagne! 
Where: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, SE1 9PH
How much: Prices are a la carte
Book now: OXO Tower Restaurant, OXO Tower Brasserie

Pavyllon, Mayfair

Beautiful fish dish

What: Spoil mum with a booking at Michelin-starred restaurant Pavyllon, which is serving a special Mother’s Day brunch curated by renowned chef Yannick Alléno. The four-course menu features a prawn cocktail entrée followed by modern eggs Florentine, before moving onto a showstopping sharing beef Wellington with mushroom duxelles. Finish with a Paris Brest praline choux for the ultimate French fine dining experience.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane, Hamilton Place, W1J 7DR
How much: Four courses for £85 per person
Book now: Pavyllon

The Ritz, Mayfair 

The Ritz dining room

What: Is there really a place more fabulous than The Ritz? It’s up there with some of the most spectacularly lavish hotels in the world – and playing its part in that title is its Rennaissance-inspired, chandelier-bedecked, Michelin-starred dining room. Enjoy a special three-course Mother's Day lunch at The Ritz this year, prepared by executive chef John Williams MBE. Not only that, you and mum will be treated to live entertainment in the form of enchanting music, ensuring a memorable ambience for all. 
Where: 150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR 
How much: Three courses for £195 per person
Book now: The Ritz 

Babur, Forest Hill

Shoulder of lamb

What: Modern Indian restaurant Babur is offering a special edition of its Sunday buffet for Mother's Day this year, centred around a showstopping slow-cooked shoulder of lamb. Alongside tasty dishes such as classic chicken tikka, creamy dal Makhani and Punjabi veg biryani, you can also treat mum to one of Babur's bespoke cocktails, including a Pink Fizz filled with Campari, pink grapefruit liquor, orange bitters and Prosecco. At just over £30 a head, it's reasonably priced too. 
Where: 119 Brockley Rise, SE23 1JP
How much: £32.95 per person
Book now: Babur

Le Pont de la Tour, Tower Bridge

Le Pont de la Tour dining room

What: Whisk mum away to this old-school riverside restaurant to enjoy three courses of meticulous French cooking courtesy of executive chef Tony Fleming. Starters include terrine of confit duck legs and liver with walnut toasts, pickled onions and date compote, while mains are just as indulgent, such as boeuf Wellington with truffled duxelles, pommes puree and red wine jus. Round things off with a classic French staple: warm chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream. 
 36d Shad Thames, SE1 2YE
How much: Three courses for £75 per person
Book now: Le Pont de la Tour

The Cinnamon Club, Westminster

The Cinnamon Club dining room

What: Mums who have a penchant for Indian fine dining will be thrilled with The Cinnamon Club's celebratory Mother's Day menu. Served within the restaurant's exquisite Old Westminster Library, guests are treated to a three-course feast including appetisers, sides, plus coffee and petits fours to finish. After enjoying a selection of snacks for the table, you'll be able to choose from dishes such as spiced aubergine steak with pumpkin chutney, masala peanut and moutabal to start; kokum-crusted halibut with shallot and tamarind sauce and lemon rice for main course; plus a selection of side dishes for the table. To finish, don't miss the black cardamom brulee with sesame crisp.
30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU
How much: £60 per person
Book now: The Cinnamon Club

Searcys Helix at The Gherkin, The City

Searcys Helix at The Gherkin dining room

What: Treat your mum to a meal with a view at The Gherkin's elegant Helix restaurant by Searcys. An official Mother's Day menu has yet to be announced, but you can book a reservation now for the 10 March to guarantee yourself a seat. Or, head up to Searcys Iris Bar at the very top of the Gherkin where you can enjoy a glass of fizz with a view. 
Where: 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
How much: TBC
Book now: Helix at The Gherkin

RAILS Restaurant and Little Bar, King's Cross

afternoon tea

What: Pretty pastries, endless tea, and bubbles is a winning formula that's sure to please mum. Enjoy some quality time with her and book in to the special afternoon tea at RAILS Restaurant and Little Bar in King's Cross. For the reasonable price of £39.50 per head, you and mum can enjoy classic sandwiches and indulgent savouries alongside elegant pastries and warm scones. Think a chicken and tarragon tart and parmesan gougeres followed by apple choux buns with vanilla Chantilly cream. Add a glass of English sparkling or Champagne to your booking if you're feeling extra fancy! 
Where: Great Northern Hotel, N1C 4TB
How much: £39.50 per person
Book now: RAILS Restaurant and Little Bar

Coq d’Argent, The City

Coq d’Argent food

What: Known for its stunning roof gardens and luxury French-accented menu, Coq d’Argent is the perfect venue for spoiling your mum with a meal at any time of year. On 10 March, the restaurant is boosting its appeal further with a special lunch she won't forget. Start with the likes of rabbit and duck liver ballotine with black truffle, French bean salad and sourdough toast, followed by classics like coq au vin, chateaubriand to share, tarte a l'oignion or a Sunday roast. For dessert, we'd suggest opting for the Mother's Day cheesecake; a white chocolate and raspberry slice paired with ripple ice cream. 
No.1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ
How much: 
Three courses for £50 per person
Book now: Coq d’Argent

Galvin La Chapelle, Shoreditch

Galvin La Chapelle dining room

What: If Mum has a taste for the finer things in life then she’ll undoubtedly be impressed by Galvin la Chapelle. You can't go wrong (surely!) with a Michelin-starred meal, especially one that includes the likes of foie gras semifreddo with Banyuls caramel, yorkshire rhubarb, pain d’ épieces and a cocoa cloud, honey-glazed duck with bagna cauda, BBQ cabbage and sauce a la Bordelaise, plus apple tarte tatin to finish. You know it's going to be special. 
Where: 35 Spital Square, E1 6DY
How much: Three courses for £49 per person
Book now: Galvin la Chapelle

Cinnamon Kitchen City, The City

Cinnamon Kitchen City food

What: Cinnamon Kitchen in the City boasts 150 covers making it a great place to bring the whole family along, if you want to. The Mother's Day menu starts with a selection of appetisers to share for the table, from smoked paneer tikka to spiced padron peppers. These are followed up by a vibrant three-course meal with sides; look out for the likes of pan fried bream with Alleppey curry sauce, Keralan shrimp curry, and chicken biryani. Round off your feast with date and ginger pancakes with coconut lime sorbet. 
9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL
How much:
 £50 per person
Book now: Cinnamon Kitchen

Biscuiteers, Notting Hill and Belgravia

Biscuiteers afternoon tea

What: Calling all biscuit lovers! We have a sweet experience for you that mum is sure to love. Biscuiteers has created a delightful Mother's Day afternoon tea menu with a DIY icing element, which sees guests able to practice their icing skills and create some gorgeous designs. Enjoy delicate sandwiches, freshly-baked scones, dainty patisseries and, of course, plenty of hand-iced biscuits. To pair, a selection of Tregothnan teas are available, or upgrade to a glass of Prosecco for a truly luxurious experience.
Where: 194 Kensington Park Road, W11 2ES; 14-15 Eccleston Yards, SW1W 9AZ
How much: From £48 per person, £71 with DIY icing experience
Book now: Biscuiteers Notting Hill

Madison, The City

Madison rooftop views

What: Wine and dine mum at rooftop retreat Madison with its exclusive Mother's Day brunch menu, which includes two or three courses along with your choice of bottomless bubbles or Mimosas (optional, of course). Soak up sights of the city's skyline while enjoying an indulgent feast, starting with the likes of smoked salmon with horseradish and dill, followed by lobster and truffle mac and cheese. For dessert, there's honeycomb cheesecake served with salted caramel sauce and honeycomb ice cream. You're sure to roll away from this one feeling extremely well fed. 
Where: One New Change, EC4M 9AF
How much: Three courses for £39 per person, bottomless drinks for an extra £35 per person
Book now: Madison

The Petersham, Covent Garden

Afternoon tea on table

What: Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, within the tranquil Floral Courtyard, is the ever-elegant Petersham restaurant from the Petersham Nurseries team. You and mum can splash out on an afternoon tea at this quintessential London spot, starting with a seasonal bellini each before picking your way through savoury and sweet dishes. Think smoked trout, lemon and dill tramezzini, vanilla sponge cake with blueberry buttercream and flourless chocolate cake with coffee and chocolate mousse.
Where: 27-31 King Street, WC2E 8JB
How much: £55 per person
Book now: The Petersham

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Piccadilly

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill food

What: For Mums that love seafood, few do it better than Bentley’s, which even has its own Champagne and oyster bar. On Mother's Day, choose from plenty of fishy favourites from its luxurious a la carte menu. Start with lobster bisque with brandy and tarragon, tuck into a classic fish pie and end on a classic note with creme caramel with armagnac soaked d’agen prunes.
Where: 11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG
How much:
Mains from £27.50 per person
Book now: Bentley’s

Nopi, Soho

Nopi dining room

What: There's something calming about the interiors at Nopi. Cream hues complement polished marble and brass fittings, while a gorgeous open kitchen serving colourful and creative cocktails and a menu of dishes that are as healthy as they are delicious adds a sense of conviviality to any meal enjoyed here. If Mum’s already an Ottolenghi fan, then we guarantee Nopi won’t fail to impress.
21-22 Warwick Street, W1B 5NE
How much: 
Mains range from £14 to £39.50
Book now: Nopi

Norma, Fitzrovia

Norma dining room

What: If you can’t afford to take your mum to Sicily then Norma is undoubtedly the next best thing. There are two, three and four course menus available, with dishes like spaghettini fritters with parmesan sauce, and Mamma's beef lasagne up for grabs. Stunning interiors and a fantastic selection of drinks (including homemade limocello) are the icing on the cake.
8 Charlotte Street, W1T 2LS
How much: 
Two courses for £40, three courses for £50 or four courses for £60
Book now: Norma

The Ivy, Covent Garden

The Ivy food

What: A golden oldie, there’s a reason this world-renowned restaurant has held onto its reputation for so long. The Ivy’s glamorous interiors and crowd-pleasing menu offer something for everyone, making it the perfect spot to attend with the whole family in tow. If mum has a sweet tooth, make sure to leave room for one of the retro desserts - think classic Knickerbocker glory, baked Alaska (for two) and sticky toffee pudding. 
Where: 1-5 West Street, WC2H 9NQ
How much: 
Mains start from £19.50
Book now: The Ivy

The River Café, Hammersmith

The River Café outdoor terrace

What: You're can't go far wrong with a restaurant as iconic as The River Cafe, where the food is so good that the eye-watering prices don't stop people from returning here again and again. If the weather's warm enough, then pull up a chair in the garden-like riverside terrace to transport you (at least in part) to Italy. Finally, make sure to order one of its pasta plates. 
Where: Rainville Road, W6 9HA
How much: 
Pasta mains start at £28 per person
Book now: The River Café

Oblix at The Shard, London Bridge

Oblix at The Shard dining room

What: If Mum’s not a London local – and she’s not afraid of heights – then why not combine a spot of sightseeing with a memorable meal? Oblix at The Shard offers just that with sweeping views of the city's skyline and an international menu of sizeable dishes from the in-house Josper grill, rotisserie and wood-fired oven. It promises to be an unforgettable occasion.
Where: 1 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
How much: Mains start from around £40
Book now: Oblix at The Shard

Ginza St James's, St James's

Ginza St James's afternoon tea

What: For something a bit different why not treat Mum to a Japanese afternoon tea at Ginza St James's? Choose between a choice of teas, Champagne or cocktails to accompany a tiered selection of small savoury and sweet dishes. Highlights include premium Wagyu beef sliders, black cod croquettes with wasabi mayonnaise, and a matcha brownie. 
Where: 15 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AL
How much:
Afternoon tea £49 per person
Book now: Ginza St James's

Wild by Tart, Victoria

Wild by Tart food

What: The beautiful interiors at this restaurant in Belgravia make it a great spot to snap a few pics with Mum to remember the occasion. Dive head first into its feasting menu which features bright and punchy sharing dishes such as roasted squash with green tahini sauce, sumac, pickled onions and guindilla, mussels with miso butter, coconut milk and lime, and a chocolate cookie skillet with malt ice cream to finish.
Where: 3-4 Eccleston Yards, SW1W 9AZ
How much: Feasting menu £45 per person
Book now: Wild by Tart

Cora Pearl, Covent Garden

Cora Pearl dining room

What: You could easily perch in Cora Pearl for a few lazy hours to enjoy a selection of cocktails and nibbles. Of course, its classic Sunday lunch menu is a great way to spend an afternoon with mum. Kick off with indulgent starters such as a cod's roe crumpet, before enjoying a classic roast with all the trimmings. Finally, end on a nostalgic note with milk and cookies. 
Where: 30 Henrietta Street, WC2F 8NA
How much:
Sunday roasts start from £22
Book now: Cora Pearl

Rather buy her a physical gift? Try our list of the best UK Mother’s Day meal kits, hampers and gifts for 2024.

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