Restaurants To Book For Mother’s Day 2024
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Restaurants To Book For Mother’s Day 2024

Where to dine with your mum

Wondering how to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day (10 March 2024)? You can’t go wrong with a lovely Sunday lunch: quality time, great food and a glass of champagne or two always goes down a treat. London is jam-packed with top restaurants, but these ones are best suited to special lunches with your mum, featuring chic interiors and special menus. From world-famous hotels to cosy neighbourhood restaurants and sky-high afternoon tea, these are the best restaurants for Mother’s Day 2024.

Best Restaurants For Mother’s Day Lunches in London


People toasting wine glasses over set table

If your Mother’s Day plans involve spoiling your mum rotten this year, then a visit to viral Mediterranean restaurant Bacchanalia should be high on your list of dining options. The restaurant, which is one of the few to boast both style (just look at those interiors) and substance (the food is well worth the hype, just see our review here), has unveiled a special set menu for Mothering Sunday. Comprised of three courses, the menu offers signature dishes like sea bream carpaccio, green apple and avruga caviar, bucatini bolognese and the famous Bacchanalia tiramisu – this last dish alone is well worth the visit. You can also toast the occasion with the restaurant’s 650-strong wine list…

The Mother’s Day set menu consists of three courses and starts at £45. 1-3 Mount Street, London W1K 3NB,

Petersham Nurseries Café

Petersham Nurseries

A botanical haven housed inside a greenhouse in Richmond, the original Petersham Nurseries was destined for leisurely Sunday lunches. It’s an undeniably beautiful spot, set beneath a canopy of bougainvillea, vines and jasmine, serving a seasonal Italian-inspired menu made using produce from the organic family farm in Devon. Treat your mum to dishes like harissa chicken with cumin yoghurt, chargrilled beef with chicory and parmesan, and burrata with grilled apricot alongside Italian wines. Alternatively, book the Classic Petersham Afternoon Tea, which includes an array of seasonal sweet and savoury treats. Better still, the restaurant is a pioneer in eco-minded dining, and holds a coveted Green Michelin Star for its sustainability efforts. Afterwards, you can browse the plant nursery and deli, or go for a walk around Richmond Park

Off Church Ln, Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AB,

Bocconcino Soho

Located just round the corner from Oxford Street, this Italian favorite is the perfect spot for lunch before or after shopping. Tuck into spring dishes like baked sea bass with potato crust, grilled tuna fillet with vegetable caponata, and Scottish beef rib-eye served with roast tomato and mushroom. Better still, all mums will be treated to a complimentary cocktail: the Tuscan Herb Walk, made with gin, Italian herbs, Cointreau, rosé wine and fresh grapefruit juice. 

59 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7JY,


Spring at Somerset House

Skye Gyngell’s restaurant Spring, set in a 19th century drawing room within Somerset House, is up there with London’s prettiest restaurants. Think cloud-like chandeliers, blonde wood, blush-toned fabrics and plants aplenty, plus an art installation of white porcelain petals lining the walls. High ceilings and large windows create a tranquil atmosphere – perfect for lunch with mum. An equally beautiful Italian-inspired menu features dishes like taglioni with creme fraiche and sage, and spiced lamb with tomato and chilli jam and labneh, with most ingredients sourced from Skye’s biodynamic farm in Hertfordshire. There are some lovely cocktails on offer, too – think jostaberry-infused margaritas and rhubarb gin tipples – and afterwards you can pop into one of the exhibitions on show.

Lancaster Pl, London WC2R 1LA,

Kitchen at Holmes

Marylebone restaurant Kitchen at Holmes is loosely inspired by its namesake Sherlock Holmes, but it’s certainly no gimmick – the only evidence of the detective is a special cocktail (the Sherlock’s Pipe) and some deerstalker hats dotted around. Aside from this, it’s just a stylish dining room serving a lovely, Mediterranean-inspired menu developed by Head Chef Stefano Motta. Enjoy dishes like Sicilian red prawn carpaccio, courgette spaghetti with smoked ricotta, and a sharing sea bream with a warm new potato salad. Pair with an afternoon wandering round the shops of Marylebone for the perfect Mother’s Day.

108 Baker St, London W1U 6LJ,

Shangri-La The Shard

TING Restaurant at The Shard

A trip up The Shard always feels special – especially when there’s an afternoon tea waiting for you at the top. Treat your mum to the spring-inspired Bees in Bloom Afternoon Tea at the wisteria clad TĪNG Lounge, found on the venue’s 35th floor and offering panoramic views of the capital. Tuck into finger sandwiches (coronation chicken, smoked salmon and cucumber, and truffle egg and cress) alongside scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream before getting stuck into the sweet treats. There’s a sharing honeycomb Shard-shaped dessert, plus ‘The Ladybug’, made with dulcey chocolate and jasmine tea – all accompanied by rosebud tea and/or champagne.

£79pp or £89pp with a glass of champagne. Level 35, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU,

The Ritz

The Ritz Restaurant

One of the world’s most iconic hotels, The Ritz has a real sense of occasion about it. A visit to its Michelin-starred restaurant is sure to impress: the epitome of timeless elegance, with faultless service and a top-quality food offering spearheaded by Executive Chef John Williams – and this Mother’s Day, there’s a three-course Sunday lunch on offer to boot. Dishes are designed to showcase the best of British produce, complete with live entertainment. If you’re dining with a little one, there’s a dedicated children’s menu too.

£195 per adult, £95 per child. 150 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9BR,



With its plush interiors, idyllic courtyard and modern European menu, King’s Road stalwart Bluebird is a failsafe restaurant for a Mother’s Day outing. Kick your day off with one of Bluebird’s brunch classics, like avocado on sourdough, French toast or Eggs Benedict, paired with a coffee or glass of fizz, before strolling down the street for a spot of shopping. Alternatively, visit later in the day for lunch, where you can enjoy dishes like truffle and burrata ravioli, tandoor king prawn masala or grilled baby chicken.

350 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UU,

Chotto Matte

Sushi at Chotto Matte

If you’re looking for somewhere with a buzzy vibe, you can’t go wrong with Chotto Matte, the Japanese-Peruvian restaurant with branches in Soho and Marylebone. Food here is fittingly colourful and eccentric, offering Nikkei cuisine with punchy flavours and artistic presentation. Think sushi platters and fiery robata dishes cooked up theatrically on the open kitchen, best enjoyed alongside Pisco Sours.

11, 13 Frith St, London W1D 4RB (Soho) and 26 Paddington St, London W1U 5QY,



Make like One Day‘s Dexter and Emma and dress up for an afternoon at the ever-glamorous Quaglino’s in Mayfair, which is celebrating Mother’s Day with live music and food. There’s a set menu on offer featuring starters like 28-day aged beef tartare and cured smoked mackerel, ahead of mains including mushroom and winter truffle risotto or a classic roast. Dessert options include a dark chocolate marquise, a Valrhona chilli chocolate fondant, and a selection of ice creams. While you dine, enjoy live music.

From £70pp. 16 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AJ,

Sparrow Italia

Bar at Sparrow

This uber-cool LA import dropped in Mayfair in 2022, offering modern coastal Italian cuisine amid stylish surroundings. You and your mum can enjoy an excellent menu from executive chef Ivan Simeoli: think crispy arancini, burrata and heirloom tomatoes, fresh pastas, seafood and grills. Pair with Mediterranean-inspired cocktails, like the Abruzzo, made with Malfy blood orange gin, vermouth and a walnut-infused amaro blend, or the Figurati, a concoction of gin, lime, Aperol and grapefruit radler.

1-3 Avery Row, London W1K 4AJ,

Featured image: Petersham Nurseries