Five restaurants to take your mum to on Mother’s DayCultureFood & DrinksNews & features
Did the decision last year just to get a card and some flowers from the petrol station not go over too well? Perhaps she didn’t appreciate the phone call the day after Mother’s Day to explain why you forgot? Well fear not, you can turn it all around this year with a wisely chosen meal spot this Sunday.
For the mother who enjoys the finer things: L’Autre Pied
Head here for a fabulous quality Michelin-starred lunch or dinner that will not fail to impress. Head chef Graham Long, alumnus of Pied a Terre, has prepared a Mother’s Day menu including Pan-Fried Scallops, Roasted Cauliflower and Laverbread or Roast Wild Sea Bass, Pig’s Trotter, and Puy Lentils. Beautiful plates of food are delivered in a friendly, relaxed environment at £39.50 for the lunch menu and £79 for the full tasting menu.
To book a table at L’Autre Pied, 5-7 Blandford Street, London W1U 3DB, call 020 7486 9696 or visit here.
For the traditionalist mother (with an edge): The Modern Pantry
Afternoon tea is still all the rage in London, and whilst the Ritz and the Savoy may hold the high ground when it comes to gravitas and formality, why not go somewhere that won’t be overrun with tourists overpaying for sandwiches? The Modern Pantry’s offering, at a very reasonable £22.50, adds a touch of personality whilst not trying to reinvent the wheel. The menu includes dishes such as Coconut and Cardamom Scone, Gooseberry Vanilla Jam and Clotted Cream and Passionfruit Curd and Turmeric Meringue Pie.
To book a table at The Modern Pantry, 47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ, call 020 7553 9210 or visit here.
For the mother with a bigger brood: Sonny’s Kitchen
Mother’s Day turning into a family outing? Sonny’s Kitchen is perfect if there are younger brothers and sisters to come along too, as they have a dedicated kids’ menu. Co-owner of this long-time Barnes staple is two Michelin-starred Phil Howard of The Square, who has helped create this year’s Mother’s Day menu, so you are assured finely crafted dishes but in a bistro setting. Expect options like Foie Gras Parfait with Sicilian Madeira Jelly and Truffled Potato Agnolotti with Wilted Greens and Onion Consommé. And a £29.50 for three courses and canapes, it’s a great deal too.
To book a table at Sonny’s Kitchen, 94 Church Road, London SW13 0DQ, call 020 8748 0393 or visit here.
For the fuss-free mother who would rather you took her to a pub: The Harwood Arms
Does such a mother exist? We’re not sure. Best to play it safe and take her to the Harwood Arms, a relaxed and friendly pub in Fulham which just so happens to also have a Michelin star and a strong focus on game and wild food. Dishes like wood pigeon faggots or Braised jowl of Tamworth pork with parsnip, are far from your everyday fare, and sure to provide plenty to talk about whilst drinking something off the award winning wine list. The set price menu is £33.50 for two course and £39.50 for three courses or eat a la carte for even more options.
To book a table at The Harwood Arms, Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6 1QP, please visit here.
For the “on trend’ mother”: Jason’s Little Kitchen
Show her just how up-to-date you know she is by eschewing a restaurant altogether and heading to a supperclub. A chance to try different food and meet new people, you can expect a meal cooked by someone passionate enough about what they’re doing to run a supperclub in their free time! Jason’s Little Kitchen is inspired by the cooking of Jason’s mother and serves up West Indian food by Chancery Lane. Their Mother’s Day dinner starts at 6pm for £35 and even includes a free glass of Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc.
To book tickets to the supperclub at Jason’s Little Kitchen, The Chancery Restaurant, 9 Cursitor St, London EC4A 1LL, visit here.