Eight delightful dining ideas for Mother's Day in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Eight delightful dining ideas for Mother's Day in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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From fine dining to afternoon tea on a bus, here's our dining suggestions for Sun 26 Mar

Mother's Day has crept up on us once again – a chance for mums all across the country to sit back, relax and indulge in a delicious meal prepared by their darling children. But if you're not much of a cook and your mum knows it, fear not; with specially curated Mother's Day menus in various spots around town, it can be a treat for the both of you. Here's eight dining ideas for across Edinburgh and Glasgow to suit even the fussiest of mums.


Cucina know that every mum's different, so they've prepared two options. For £35 per person, they offer a three course lunch, including a glass of Prosecco, and they even throw in a gift for your mama. Alternatively, for £22.50 their afternoon tea spread includes gourmet sandwiches, sweets including orange curd macarons and Tanqueray Negroni jelly, and scones with clotted cream and jam.
G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

Red Bus Bistro
Tour the historic streets of Edinburgh on a vintage bus that's kitted out with a coffee machine and kitchen so it can serve afternoon tea on the move. Tuck into sandwiches, pastries, cake, scones, tea, coffee or Prosecco while soaking up the city's culture. On a normal day, the 1966 Routemaster bus also offers burger tours.
Waterloo Place (Stop ZF) Bus Stop, Edinburgh, EH1 3BH

The Pompadour by Galvin
With stunning views of the castle, The Waldorf's Pompadour is for the fancier mums. They've put together a three course lunch menu at £49 per person and a five course menu gourmand at £65 per person, with a glass of Champagne for the mothers. Dishes include seared fois gras and confit duck leg and although it's at the top end of the budget, you'll be in the good books for weeks to come.
Caledonian Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

Pickering's Gin Distillery Tour
If you're mum's more gin and cocktails than tea and cake, take her to the Pickering's Distillery at Summerhall for a gin tour and tasting of her own. Become a Gin Friend and claim your Buy One, Get Mum free offer at pickeringsgin.com.
Summerhall Distillery, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL


The Butchershop Bar & Grill
For a meat feast, head to Sauchiehall Street where The Butchershop have tweaked their Sunday roast menu especially for Mother's Day. As well as their signature roast sirloin of beef, they've added a 35 day, dry-aged, Borders reared chateaubriand for sharing. Veggie options are also available. £25 per person.
1055 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7UD

The Honours
For a posh lunch with music, take mum to The Honours, set up by renowned Scottish Chef Martin Wishart in 2014. After canapes, sit down to a three course lunch with coffee and petit fours for £35 per person. The Glasgow based William Jazz Quartet provide the soundtrack for the afternoon.
Malmaison, 278 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 4LL

Cup Tea Lounge
Afternoon tea at Cup Tea Room comes with either Prosecco (£20 per person) or a Hendrick's sharing teapot cocktail for you and your mum to fight over (£25 per person). Also available at their other branches.
71 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1LP

Grosvenor Cafe
Over at Ashton Lane, the Grosvenor Cafe offers a lower key affair, with a three course lunch at £19.95 per person. Perched above the cinema, it's conveniently positioned for a post-meal movie, if you're looking to earn bonus points.
The Grosvenor Theatre, Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

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