Top 10 Places to Take Your Mum in London
She's the number one lady in your life, the woman who can boss a roast every Sunday and deal with your daily hassles. Girlfriends move over, this one is for mum. Handing her a well needed break, we've plucked a list of the best and most beautiful places to eat in London so she can sit down for some wining and dining. From some of Chelsea's finest botanical beaus to the city's loveliest tea rooms, here are our top 10 suggestions for places to take your mum in London.
Last updated on 15th February 2017
An eclectic wonderland of colonial aesthetics, amber lighting and clashing colours and prints characterises the fabulous Hoxley and Porter in Angel. For a little upmarket treat when it comes to bars to take your mum to in London, this place has the swanky style of a trendy cocktail haunt but with a laid-back atmosphere where you can tuck into a Modern British menu of creative cuisines and dabble in a cocktail (or two).
Offering friendly service, a beautiful interior design and a sumptuous mix of modern British cooking, the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms should be saved for when you’re really looking to impress mum. Catch up over a drink or two in the leather clad bar or come for some dinner, this is an elegant space perfect for reflecting on your day in the city.
Located just off the cobbled streets around the corner from St. Paul's, Copa de Cava conjures up rustic Spanish vibes styled on the traditional bodegas of Catalunya. Take your mum to this inner city retreat and revel in the cosy and intimate vibes, there's delectable tapas plates on the menu washed down with some of the most beautiful cava labels. Treat your mum in London right here.
Opium is a hidden away gem nestled in the bustling heart of Chinatown and a must place to visit with your mum in London if you're both partial to some plump Dim Sum dishes as well as some specialist mixology. Feeling something like a Chinese medicine parlour with shelves of authentic tonics and herbal remedies, Opium is a pastiche of oriental elegance and contemporary cool.
For prim cocktails and perfectly plated cuisines, The Drift is your go to restaurant for mums in London. Their interiors are brushed with a contemporary cool aesthetic featuring a colour palette of grey tones and natural hues, accented by floral-printed furniture. Settle down for some fine mixology and fresh, seasonal food, just perfect for a laid-back afternoon with your leading lady.
Out of all places to take your mum in London, the place to go for a big brunch feast complete with lashings of quaint countryside charm has to be Bumpkin in Chelsea. Plating up a lush little garden of alfresco dining, the food philosophy is a rustic one by nature and a delectable one by taste. Set in a beautiful Georgian Townhouse, Bumpkin is a beacon for all ladies who lunch; this time its on your kids.
This bustling Chelsea spot is a certified choice for that cutesy atmosphere that mums just lap up. Very chic, very yummy mummy and boasting a very delicious array of food and drink, this restaurant and bar is the perfect haven to take your mum out for a chilled afternoon lunch or a fabulous evening dinner.
Prime pickings for a pub lunch with your mum in London, The Phoenix in Chelsea is the ultimate charmer. A cutesy space of colourful furniture, hidden nooks and gastro dining, head on down with your favourite lady in tow for a charming and relaxed afternoon in the city.
Venture to this Middle Eastern odyssey of belly dancing babes and fragrant traditional Lebanese cuisines. The atmosphere is always buzzing and it's fashioned like a Moroccan lounge clad with cushions, silks and Arabic aesthetics. Take your mum to experience something a little different in London where you're guaranteed to find exceptional food and drink.
The Simmons empire is one known for its vintage charm and quaint cocktails served in retro chinawares. Delve into this wardrobe of mish-mashed interiors where a fusion of funky style and old-school cool come together, creating one ultimately sweet den of cocktail delights. Pull up a chair for your mum and catch up without spending big; happy hour offers two cocktails or a bottle of wine for just £10.
It's time to think beyond the lame card and box of chocolates this Mother's Day. Instead, treat your mum to a hearty roast dinner and a popcorn heavy screening of the classic film Mamma Mia at the South Place Cinema. Sink back into a cosy deck chair, enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail and watch as the smile grows bigger and bigger on your mum's face.