Mother's Day restaurants 2022: 32 of the best places in London to take your mum to this year

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Mother's Day restaurants 2022: 32 of the best places in London to take your mum to 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.

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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 her 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 over 40 top restaurants and bars, so she can choose somewhere herself?

The Ritz, Mayfair 

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 country – and that includes its Rennaissance-inspired, chandelier-bedecked, Michelin-starred dining room. You can treat mum to all of the above with a meal there this Mother’s Day which includes a three-course lunch, live entertainment and a special gift to take home and enjoy.  
Where: 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR 
How much: Three courses for £175 per person 
Book now: The Ritz 

Bluebird, Chelsea 

What: Fingers crossed the weather plays ball on Mother’s Day so you can enjoy the specially-created set menu out on the stunning outdoor terrace at Bluebird in Chelsea. The food takes inspiration from British ingredients and flavours with plenty of choice to please everyone. Try scallops with pea puree, pea shoots and hazelnut butter, roasted beef sirloin with veg and Yorkshires and a dessert inspired by Ferrero Rocher, comprised of a salted hazelnut parfait, praline cremeux and chocolate sauce.  
Where: 350 King's Road, London, SW3 5UU 
How much: Three courses for £65 per person 
Book now: Bluebird 

Benares, Mayfair

What: Treat mum to a Michelin-starred menu in the heart of Mayfair at Indian fine dining restaurant Benares. Opening its doors specially on Mother's Day this year to serve an elegant eight-course tasting menu, discover dishes such as the Benaresi chaat, gilawait kebab platter with paneer and quail and a Thali-style assortment of lamb, chicken, fish and shellfish dishes. Top the experience off with a traditional sweet and creamy dish of Rasmali. 
Where: 12a Berkeley Square House, London, W1J 6BS
How much: Eight courses for £99 per person
Book now: Benares

Galvin Bistrot & Bar, Shoreditch

What: Usually closed on Sundays, Galvin Bistrot & Bar is opening specially between 12 - 3.45pm on 27 March so you and mum can enjoy a special feast from its Mother’s Day a la carte menu. Delight in classic French dishes including asparagus with hollandaise sauce; wood-fired lemon sole with tartare sauce and Charlotte potatoes; and crème caramel with rum-soaked prunes to finish. What’s more, Mums will receive a housemade box of macarons to take home.  
Where: 35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY 
How much: Three courses start from £32.50 
Book now: Galvin Bistrot & Bar 

The Montagu Kitchen, Marylebone 

What: Hyatt Regency hotel in Marylebone is home to modern British restaurant The Montagu Kitchen, led by executive chef Roger Olsson. For Mother's Day this year, it’s offering a sumptuous Sunday brunch buffet which includes two hours of Champagne, live music and fantastic brunch favourites.  
Where: Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH 
How much: £130 per person  
Book now: The Montagu Kitchen 

Avenue, St James'

What: There’s a lot going on for Mother’s Day at Avenue this year, which has teamed up with British perfume brand Floris London to offer free prezzies and awesome cocktails to diners. Along with a bespoke set menu featuring a ton of classic British dishes, anyone who dines at Avenue on 27 March will receive a goodie bag of Floris products, including a bespoke Floris perfume and gift voucher. Don’t miss the special cocktail list inspired by floral Floris scents, such as one called Avenue Bouquet made with Cointreau orange liqueur, Olmeca Silver Tequila and lime juice. 
Where: 7-9 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1EE 
How much: Two courses £30 per person, Three courses £34 per person
Book now: Avenue 

Aqua Shard, London Bridge

What: One table with a view, please? Luckily, pretty much every seat at Aqua Shard comes equipped with views to boot. That's what you get for being located 31 floors up from ground level. Take the lift there this Mother's Day to try its special four-course menu featuring whiskey-cured salmon with blood orange, white asparagus, cider dressing and Oscietra caviar, West Country lamb saddle with English feta and onion tart, red pepper and black olive jus and a lemon cake with strawberry sorbet and chantilly cream to finish. Plus, mothers will recieve a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on arrival and a sweet treat to takeaway. 
Where: 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
How much: Four courses £85 per person
Book now:  Aqua Shard

Le Pont de la Tour, Tower Bridge

What: Treat mum to a dinner at this D&D restaurant, where three courses of classic French cuisine is on the menu. Look out for chicken, smoked ham and morteau sausage terrine with garlic toast and sauce gribiche; roast whole Cornish plaice with shrimp and cucumber beurre noisette and pommes vapeur; plus a finisher of apple tarte tatin with rum caramel and tonka bean ice cream. For extra brownie points, try and nab yourself a seat on the coveted terrace. 
Where:
 36d Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE
How much: Three courses for £70
Book now: Le Pont de la Tour

The Cinnamon Club, Westminster

What: Former MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 finalist Santosh Shah is putting together a modern Nepalese afternoon tea for Mothering Sunday this year at The Cinnamon Club. Each show-stopping tier has been inspired by Shah's home town in Nepal, starting with a variety of chutneys, pickles and street food bites such as chicken fried momo, pulled lamb masala and plantain doughnuts. The sweet course meanwhile includes chocolate yomari and a refreshing mango lassi, with the edible offering all served with bottomless tea and coffee. 
Where: 
Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU
How much: Tickets start from £60 per person
Book now: Cinnamon Kitchen

Helix at The Gherkin, The City

What: Treat your mum to a meal with a view at The Gherkin this Mother’s Day. The set menu kicks off with a glass of Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne and canapes on arrival, before launching into a host of classic and comforting dishes. Game and foie gras terrine with spiced apricot chutney and melba toast might be your starter of choice, before five-day aged sirloin steak with portobello mushroom, duck fat chips and bearnaise. The dessert menu is rammed with recognisable favourites, from lemon tart to raspberry pavlova or chocolate brownie. 
Where: 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
How much: Three courses for £75 per person
Book now: Helix at The Gherkin

Coq d’Argent, The City

What: Known for its stunning roof gardens and luxury French-accented menu, Coq d’Argent is the perfect venue for a spoiling meal with your mum at any time of year. On 27 March, the restaurant is boosting its appeal further with a special three-course Mother's Day menu. Highlights include duck liver ballotine, fig chutney and brioche, roasted Shetland cod with pomme puree, mussels, samphire, sundried tomatoes, fish veloute and caviar, and dark chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream.
Where
No.1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ
How much
Three courses for £50 per person
Book now: Coq d’Argent

Galvin La Chapelle, Shoreditch

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 royal with duck jelly, mandarin and coffee pain d'épices, roast ballotine of Skrei cod with king cabbage and mussels mouclade, and valrhona chocolate pavé with raspberry sorbet. You know it's going to be special. 
Where: 35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY
How much: Three courses for £58 per person
Book now: Galvin la Chapelle

Cinnamon Kitchen City, The City

What: Cinnamon Kitchen in the City boasts 150 covers so you can certainly bring the whole family along. The Mother's Day menu starts with a selection of appetisers to share for the table, from tandoori salmon tikka with green pea wasabi to chana masala hummus. For £50 per head, each customer also receives three courses of their choice, plus a seasonal cocktail and sides to share. It's fantastic value and guaranteed to be a meal the whole family will enjoy. 
Where:
9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YL
How much:
Three courses for £50 per person
Book now: Cinnamon Kitchen

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair

What: Arriving at The Connaught in 2008, culinary sensation Hélène Darroze was unashamed of adding a feminine touch to the restaurant with a soft pink colour scheme. Her three Michelin-starred menus which comprise lightened-up versions of classic haute cuisine are sure to appeal to mothers unanimously. Do note that the restaurant isn't open on Sundays however, so you'll just have to book a slightly premature (or belated!) Mother's Day meal here. 
Where: 
Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL
How much: 
Five-course tasting menu £160; seven courses £185
Book now: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Wild Honey, St James's

What: Light, bright contemporary interiors combined with a menu of modern European classics makes Michelin-starred Wild Honey a delightful spot to while away an afternoon enjoying some fine wines and food that evokes the sunnier climes of the continent. Served especially for lunch on 27 March, you and mum can feast on the likes of warm carpaccio of chalk stream trout with pink grapefruit, endive salad and gougeres, and slow-cooked daube of beef in red wine and port with potato gratin from the Mother's Day menu. 
Where
8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG
How much: 
Three-courses for £55 per person
Book nowWild Honey

Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia

What: This timeless Michelin starred restaurant on buzzy Charlotte Street elevates French classics and gives them a modern twist. Prices at Pied à Terre are top-end but there’s a bargain set lunch offer that showcases what this esteemed eatery is all about for less. The fabulous little bar upstairs is also a great spot to toast to the occasion with a glass of fizz.
Where: 
34 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NH
How much: Four-course lunch menu starts at £65 per person
Book now: Pied à Terre

M Victoria Street, Westminster

What: We don't know what M stands for in the case of this steak restaurant, so let's just say it stands for Mum. It serves specially selected cuts from all over the world, from Somerset to Argentina, accompanied by a choice of over 120 wines. From the desserts list, don’t miss the signature Snickers – an innovative take on the classic chocolate bar served with dulce ice cream. Yum.
Where: Zig Zag Building, Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ
How much: Steaks from £18.50
Book now: M Victoria Street

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Piccadilly

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 the three-course set menu. Start with lobster bisque with brandy and tarragon, tuck into a classic fish pie and end on a fruity note with white peach melba. 
Where: 11-15 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DG
How much: 
Three-courses for £65 per person
Book now: Bentley’s

Kahani, Chelsea

What: Set within a modern but luxurious setting, Kahani's menu will have your tastebuds watering. Its three-course set Mother's Day menu includes things like chicken tikka with ginger, cream cheese and coriander to start, lamb bhuna with a selection of sides for the table and and a light and fragrant dessert of poached rose-flavoured pears with pistachio kulfi. Discover flavours you've never experienced before and book a table today. 
Where: 1 Wilbraham Place, London, SW1X 9AE
How much: Three courses for £50 per person
Book now: Kahani

Nopi, Soho

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.
Where: 
21-22 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5NE
How much: 
Mains range from £14.50 to £35.50
Book now: Nopi

Minnow, Clapham

What: Pretty little Minnow is a relaxed neighbourhood joint in Clapham decorated with pistachio walls and festooned with indoor greenery. There’s a light conservatory feel to the ground floor, while the basement has a darker, cosier vibe. Book in for a Sunday roast on 27 March, which comes with all the trimmings and a dessert for £26 - including BYOB!
Where: 21 The Pavement, London, SW4 OHY
How much:
Sunday roast deal £26 per person
Book now: Minnow

Norma, Fitzrovia

What: If you can’t afford to take your mum to Sicily then Norma is undoubtedly the next best thing. The menu of sharing plates combines with the bright, bold flavours of the Mediterranean which have been given a Moorish twist. Stunning interiors and a fantastic selection of drinks (including homemade limocello) are the icing on the cake.
Where: 
8 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LS
How much:
Large plates start at £17
Book now: Norma

The Petersham, Covent Garden

What: An entire afternoon can easily be spent perusing The Petersham in Covent Garden, which also offers its own delicatessen and is set within a stunning sun-dappled courtyard. In keeping with the restaurant's interiors, the food is as pretty as a picture with a focus on fresh, local produce. Treat mum to the seasonal tasting menu where you can feast on the likes of beetroot, pear and Cornish quinoa salad, cod with clams, tarragon and sprouting broccoli and chocolate with Zisola olive oil ice cream and honeycomb.
Where: 
Floral Court, London, WC2E 8JD
How much:
Seasonal tasting menu £85 per person
Book now: The Petersham

Mere, Fitzrovia

What: Mere is an elegant restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia, offering a relaxed yet refined dining experience. The dishes celebrate the passion and heritage of husband and wife team, Monica and David Galetti, blending classical French with South Pacific influences. Most aptly, the name Mere derives from the French word for mother, and incidentally is also Monica’s mother’s name, pronounced as ‘Mary’ in Samoan. Need any more reasons to book in here? 
Where: 74 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QH
How much:
 Six-course tasting menu £88 per person
Book now: Mere

Les 110 de Taillevent, Marylebone

What: If Mum loves her wine as much as she does her food then she’ll be spoilt for choice at Les 110 de Taillevent, which boasts a list of 110 wines available by the glass, 30 of which have been ingeniously matched to every single dish on the a la carte menu. This totally unique wine pairing experience originates from the restaurant’s flagship site Le Taillevent in Paris – if that doesn’t impress her we’re not sure what will. 
Where: 16 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 9DD
How much:
Six-course tasting menu £78 per person
Book now: Les 110 de Taillevent

The Ivy, Covent Garden

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 offers 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, London, WC2H 9NQ
How much: 
Mains start at £17
Book now: The Ivy

The River Café, Hammersmith

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: Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London, W6 9HA
How much: 
Pasta mains start at £22 per person
Book now: The River Café

Oblix at The Shard, London Bridge

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: Level 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
How much: 10-course chef's tasting menu to be shared with the table, £105 per person
Book now: Oblix at The Shard

Ginza St James's, St James's

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 chocolate brownie with a coconut biscuit.
Where: 15 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AL
How much:
Afternoon tea £45 per person
Book now: Ginza St James's

Amuse Bouche, Parsons Green

What: West Londoners love this neighbourhood Champagne bar in Parson’s Green with its stripped back walls and low hanging lights. The focus here is on the drinks, so there isn't really a fixed menu as such, but it does serve a range of sharing dishes which you can pick and choose as you like. We suggest sampling a couple of cocktails alongside - there are four Champagne-based creations, for example, one for each season. That's two for you and two for her.
Where:
51 Parsons Green Lane, London, SW6 4JA
How much:
No set menu but cocktails start from £11
Book now: Amuse Bouche

Wild by Tart, Victoria

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 cep and mozzarella arancini with herb aioli; cured trout with ponzu, fennel and sesame; and a chocolate cookie skillet with eggnog ice cream. 
Where: 3-4 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9AZ
How much: Feasting menu £45 per person
Book now: Wild by Tart

Cora Pearl, Covent Garden

What: You could easily perch in Cora Pearl for a few lazy hours to enjoy a selection of cocktails and nibbles. Try The French Blonde (Cocchi Americano, Beefeater gin, St. Germain elderflower, grapefruit) or Beauséjour (Espolon tequila, mint, strawberry, lime and tonic) for example. Or stay a bit longer and grab a few dishes from its short-but-sweet a la carte menu where nostalgic, comforting and familiar flavours take the wheel. 
Where: 30 Henrietta Street, London, WC2F 8NA
How much:
Main courses from £20, cocktails from £11
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 2022