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 23rd May 2018

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Not so much a restaurant as a hilarious dining experience, this evening brings Fawlty Towers to life. Head to central London for a night of chaos, three-course dining and shenanigans from Basil and co.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
Soho
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Give your parents a little treat with this lovely Sunday afternoon session at Searcys. Indulge in delicious waffles and glass of Champagne while you take in the stunning London skyline.

12:30 - 16:30
Dating, Daytime, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Liverpool Street
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GOAT

306 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

Leicester Square Kitchen

3 user reviews
Leicester Square Kitchen
Tacos & Margarita Experience

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

The Hide Bar

5 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

Mews of Mayfair

4 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Mayfair

The Botanist Broadgate

4 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Brigade

113 user reviews
The Brigade
Pre-theatre Menu £19.95 and 1 other offer available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

Maison Mekong

11 user reviews

One of the best places to take your parents in London, this charming London restaurants attempts to emulate the French-ruled South East Asia of the 60's, with delicious Indochine small plates and pretty bistro-style interiors.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Sherry is back in fashion and this is great news for your parents. Bring them to the Social Pantry’s latest supper club and they can be treated to five delicious courses of seasonal food, with each course paired with a modern sherry drink.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Supper Clubs, Pop-Up
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Inamo Soho

40 user reviews
Inamo Soho
4 dishes for £24 pre & post theatre menu and 1 other offer available.

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!

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Aviary

61 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Celebrate Father’s Day with your parents at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, where the jazz lunch means you can feast on a three-course meal with 18-hour slow roast of Aberdeenshire beef, as well as enjoying great music by the Eriko Ishihara Trio.

12:00 - 16:00
Date Night, Daytime, Food & Drink, Live Music
Live Music
Canary Wharf
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Aubaine Notting Hill

9 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

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.

Splash the Cash £££
Canary Wharf
The Restaurant at Sanderson
Mad Hatters Pink Champagne Afternoon Tea £65 and 1 other offer available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

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.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

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.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Yacht in London offers exquisite views of the river and a place to bring your parents for this Father's Day. Serving afternoon tea from 12, celebrate with tea, British dishes, and a complimentary bottle of IPA to top off an incredible day. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime
Embankment
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Northbank Restaurant

8 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London
3 events @ The Jugged Hare with 3 upcoming dates starting on 06 Jun 2018

Really treat your parents to the Jugged Hare Gourmet Dinners, where you’ll get to feast on five delicious courses centred around a specific cut of meat, from venison to oat, with each courses specially paired with wines.

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