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 17th October 2019

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Let's face it, there's nothing that our parents love more than being spoiled with a good meal, so give them an extra special treat with this beef-centred experience. Combining luxury cocktails with three tantalising courses, you'll be rolling on home.

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.

The Hide Bar

6 user reviews 4

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. 

Christmas in January

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.

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.


269 user reviews 4

Christmas in January

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.

Mews of Mayfair

7 user reviews 4

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.

Leicester Square Kitchen

37 user reviews 4

January Bubbles: complimentary glass of prosecco with set menu offering and 2 other offers

Your parents will be very impressed with Leicester Square Kitchen. Sitting in the iconic square, you can share a delicious selection of Peruvian and Mexican small plates with each other, all washed down by a series of South American cocktails.

The Botanist Broadgate

5 user reviews 4

Christmas in January

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. 

Whether you're in Bloomsbury, Marble Arch or Warren Street or Heathrow, Steak & Lobster have got you covered for a trip with ma & pa. The restaurants are a fail safe option, with top notch seafood and steak served in glitzy and stylish surroundings.

Aubaine Notting Hill

18 user reviews 5

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.

With locations in Bloomsbury, Canary Wharf, Bloomsbury and Oxford Street, Scoff & Banter is a sure-fire hit with parents. Check out one of their spots for an unmissable British fare, from Scottish salmon, huge steaks and a delicious afternoon tea.