Top 10 Restaurants To Take Your Parents To
Guess who's coming to town? That's right, your parents. Where, oh WHERE to take your parents in London? Entertaining your parents needn't be a bother, as the team at DesignMyNight are once again on hand to help you out, this time with a list of the top 10 restaurants to take your parents to. We've rattled up a selection of some of the best, the bizarre and the brilliant, all with their own unique charm but all great restaurants in London to impress your darling rentals with.
Last updated on 21st September 2017
Northbank Restaurant offers a cool blend of the classic and the contemporary. Perched comfortably next to the Millennium Bridge and boasting stunning views of the city, this should be high on your list of restaurants to impress your parents with.
Pairing a visionary design with an exceptional menu, The Restaurant at Sanderson is your bona fide special occasion restaurant in the West End. Taking the style of a continental brasserie, expect globally-inspired seasonal cuisine, whipped up using inventive techniques and the best ingredients. Throw in a lush courtyard garden and a few artisanal cocktails and you’re looking at the complete package to impress mum and dad.
Situated on the ground floor of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers, there’s an unashamedly decadent feel to One Canada Square’s restaurant. Guaranteed to impress mum and dad, come for some dinner in a stunning space characterised by its green washed marbles and rich wooden panelling. Tuck in to delicious and beautifully presented fare, then unwind further with a cocktail or two in the first floor mezzanine.
Combining delicious food, glamorous interiors and an ideal location, Aubaine Hyde Park is the perfect place to take your parents in London. Their menu is all about delicious French and European cuisine, while the location makes it easy for you and your parents to disappear into after a long day seeing the sights in London.
Effortlessly chic, Smollenskys on the Strand is a delightful restaurant, nestled comfortably in amongst the hustle and bustle of London's West End. This is a great place to go for a pre-theatre meal with your parents, or before heading over to one of the many bars that Soho and the West End has to offer.
Turning the concept of table service on its head, Inamo lets you take total, virtual control of your dining experience as you choose your meal from an ordering system beamed directly onto your table - you can even choose your own virtual tablecloth!
Choose from either Earlsfield or Clapham as Ben's Canteen brings homely food, epic brunches and a cracking wine list to London. The quirky venues serve hearty plates, which range from duck nuggets for lunch through to eggs and pancakes at their comforting brunches.
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms just oozes with elegance; no question then as to why this London restaurant features on the top of our list. Serving up a fine blend of new and old fashioned British dishes in a bright and airy dining room, this should definitely be considered when figuring out where to take your parents in London.
Most of us grew up watching Faulty Towers and there’s a reason – your parents love it! So why not properly treat them to a hilarious immersive dinner experience as Basil, Sybil and Manuel attempt to serve you dinner without a hitch. With ingenious comedy, a uniquely theatrical script peppered with improvisation, and a three course meal, this multi-sensory show will keep them more than entertained.
For an edible experience that's something a little different to your usual, one of our favourite restaurants to take your parents to in London is Hide Bar. A unique space tucked away behind London Bridge, this place is well versed in the art of cocktail making as well as creating exquisitely placed plates of Borough market produce.
The ideal parent-friendly restaurant in the heart of the city of London, this unique London restaurant promises modern British and European fare, and a cool-but-comfortable interior. Ideal for parent dinners - this place has a number of menus, fitting for any time of day or occassion.
Elysée Restaurant & Bar, provides a blend of traditional Greek culture and contemporary dining. Having recently been refurbished, this Soho favourite now boasts it own cocktail bar, sumptuous dining area and a 700 sq. ft. roof garden - this is definitely one of our recommended restaurants to impress your parents with.
Balls Brothers Austin Friars offers excellent service, affordable fare and a serene atmosphere in the heart of the city. Found just off Liverpool Street, this place serves up seasonal dishes made from scratch and menus are updated on a daily basis. Industrial fittings and an open plan kitchen add to the atmosphere, and there’s an impressive range of cocktails, wines and beers to choose between if you’re looking for a tipple.
With incredible views of London, delicious seasonal dishes and a swanky cocktail list, Aviary is a top city spot to take your parents to. Head to the venue come rain or shine as they enjoy modern and sleek decor inside while their outdoor terrace is a mix of laid-back sofas and killer views.
The Larder group is hoping to transform your Spring, hosting a series of live music, tasting and dining events at their two venues. From jazz performances in Bethnal Green to piano recitals in their Wandsworth venue, the mastermind behind the Larder brand promises to leave each guest with a huge smile.
Brigade Bar and Bistro reads like a hit list for impressing the 'rents; the restaurant runs an apprenticeship scheme to help people out of homelessness, the menu is full of homely British classics and it's only moments from The Shard.
Tucked away off the cobbled streets of an historic courtyard, Mews of Mayfair is where elegance meets eccentricity. You can’t fail to impress mum and dad with dinner on the second floor, where antique maps and original beams create an Imperial vibe. Wow them further with a couple of drinks on the ground floor cocktail bar then finish by checking out the basement lounge; the perfect spot to unwind and reflect on a stunning night of drinking and dining.
A three storey space in Kensington that combines a New York style Italian restaurant with a stylish cocktail bar and lounge (known better as Goat DRINK). Goat DINE offers high quality food and a chilled out atmosphere - perfect for a catch up with your parents.