Mother’s Day comes round each year right at the start of spring. It is a chance to celebrate with family and good food. Restaurants all over Edinburgh and Glasgow are opening their doors and menus for this special time of year. We have complied a list of some of the most decadent and delightful options. You could choose to dine in an ancestral castle or a chic city restaurant. The range of venues means that there is something for every palate; from steak to vegan dishes.
Gaucho – Edinburgh & Glasgow
If you're looking for a luxurious and delicious meal in the heart of either Edinburgh or Glasgow this Mother's Day, you need look no further than Gaucho. Opt for either the
à la carte menu to choose from a selection of the very best Argentinian steaks, or Gaucho's famed 'Never-Ending' roast dinner with all the trimmings. Additionally, this Sunday all mums will receive a free desert and glass of Chandon with their meal. All of Gaucho's steaks are sustainably sourced and carbon offset, meaning you can celebrate Mother's Day in style without costing the planet – a definite plus in our book. Read More
Balbirnie House – Glenroathes
Perhaps this weekend you would prefer to get out of the city, and enjoy a breath of fresh air in beautiful surroundings. If so, this category-A listed country hotel in the heart of Fife might be just what you are looking for. Serving up some of the best food Scotland has to offer in the adjoining Orangery restaurant, with rooms available should you wish to stay the night, Balbirnie House is a great option for those looking to treat mum to the perfect Mother's Day weekend away.
Cafe St Honore – Edinburgh
Next up is Edinburgh New Town's Cafe St Honore, offering up the unbeatable pairing of fresh and local Scottish produce cooked in a traditional French style. With a menu that changes daily based around the produce delivered that morning by local suppliers, you can expect the very freshest ingredients and a reliably delicious range of options to choose from. For mums who are not going to be able to make it out of the house this Sunday, Cafe St Honore also offers gift vouchers, as well as their excellent 'Cafe at Home' meals, which can be collected form the restaurant and enjoyed at your place, with little to no preparation required.
Glamis Castle – Angus
2022 marks the 650th year since Sir John Lyon was named thane of Glamis by Robert II and the castle was made an ancestral seat. To mark this anniversary, Glamis Castle have created a craft, small batch London dry gin in collaboration with Angus distillery, the Gin Bothy. Why not head through to Angus this Mothering Sunday to visit the childhood home of the Queen Mother, and enjoy a Gin Dubonnet cocktail in the Castle Kitchen restaurant? Mother's Day Lunch or Afternoon Tea is also available.
Bonnie & Wild – Edinburgh
For a variety of great bars, restaurants, and shopping all under one roof head along to Bonnie & Wild in Edinburgh's St James' Quarter. From some of the capital's best food, to perfect patisserie and a selection of mouth-watering cocktails, Bonnie & Wild has something to offer for everybody this Mother's Day. We recommend a visit to the Broken Clock Café for unparalleled patisserie, coffee or afternoon tea. Or head along to Inverarity Morton bottle shop to pick out the perfect tipple as a Mother's Day gift: be it wine, gin, or pretty much anything else!
Maryculter House – Aberdeenshire
This historic property is located in gorgeous surroundings on the banks of the Royal Deeside One of Scotland’s most historic hotels dating back to the 13th century, Maryculter House has retained many of its original features, including the stunning, centuries-old Great Hall. For Mother’s Day, enjoy a bespoke buffet, sandwiches, savoury snacks, and patisserie, plus live music in the ballroom and a special surprise gift for the mothers in attendance.
Cranside Kitchen – Glasgow
Glasgow's Cranside Kitchen is home to a number of different restaurants, and offers excellent entertainment and great food and drink all under the same roof. This Mother's Day, Cranside have pulled together a broad range of different events for you to enjoy alongside the special women in your life: from afternoon tea to a Sunday roast, as well as evening charity bingo event and a drag show.
The Marine – North Berwick
On Saturday the 26th, local florist Sandy Branches will be hosting a seasonal floral masterclass at the Marine, followed by an afternoon tea prepared by MasterChef finalist and head chef Chris Niven and his team. Or, on Sunday the 27th, why not take a walk on North Berwick beach before settling down at the Marine to enjoy a Mother's Day Sunday lunch? Whichever day takes your fancy, all the mums in attendance will receive a complimentary glass of fizz or the Mother's Day special cocktail.
Rusacks – St Andrews
Like The Marine, Rusacks will also be offering a floral arrangement masterclass this Saturday. This will take place in Rusack's rooftop restaurant with spectacular views over West Sand Beach, plus a welcome drink, and will last around 2 hours. Following this, guest can enjoy afternoon tea in The Bridge, with a range of teas, sandwiches and small plates to choose from. Sunday lunch is also available on Mothering Sunday, again with a complimentary glass of champagne or a cocktail.
Suisse Vegan Kitchen – Glasgow
Perfect for all plant-based parental figures; head along to one of Glasgow's best-loved vegetarian and vegan restaurants this Sunday for some of the city's best Asian cuisine. As a family-run restaurant, Suisse offers a warm and welcoming environment, ideal for celebrating with your loved ones. There is a wide range of Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian and Thai dishes to choose from, all handmade with the freshest ingredients.
The Dukes Umbrella – Glasgow
Looking to celebrate Mother's Day with some excellent pub food and a few cocktails? If so, you will want to ensure you get yourself a table at the Duke's Umbrella this weekend. With an excellent range of gin and whisky cocktails on offer, plus an eclectic wine list, you'll have plenty of options at to pair with your meal. The Duke's Umbrella prides itself on doing pub food right, so you can expect some familiar dishes prepared beautifully and full of flavour.