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 9th March 2017
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.
When it comes to treating your parents to a meal in London, none say luxury quite like House of Ho. A restaurant to knock their Pan Asian socks off, House of Ho not only fare well with high-end dining and classy interiors, their whisky list and wine list are sure to keep both mum and dad happy all evening long.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A three story 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.
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.
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.
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. Book now.