Mother's Day in London

Looking for a unique Mother's Day gift idea? Give mum the luxury of choosing a restaurant, book the table and leave the rest to the chef.
2020-03-02
Gastronomy

Galvin at The Athenaeum

Galvin at The Athenaeum, is a partnership between the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers and the Athenaeum Hotel. The concept is simple, championing Britain’s delicious homegrown produce in a warm and inviting setting, just a stone's throw from Green Park.

Afternoon tea at Galvin at the Athenaeum is fit for royalty. Created using the finest ingredients, many of which are produced by Royal Warrant holders who supply Her Majesty The Queen, their afternoon tea is a truly majestic treat.

Bellamy's of Bruton Place

Bellamy's of Bruton Place, run by patron Gavin Rankin, is the most civilised restaurant in London, offering à la carte and table d'hôte menus drawn from the great Franco-Belgian brasserie tradition. Bellamy’s was established in 2004 and is named after the club in Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy. There is a variety of dishes ranging from whitebait, cheese croquettes and crab salad, through to classics such as steak tartare and sea scallops. Staples such as iced lobster soufflé, smoked eel mousse, salad of artichoke heart and haricots verts, fillets of dover sole and sliced entrecôte of beef are always on the menu.

No. Fifty Cheyne

No. Fifty Cheyne is an elegant new restaurant in the heart of Old Chelsea by the River Thames. Iain Smith leads the way as Head Chef, creating a constantly evolving menu using the finest British ingredients centred around a calescent open grill.

The restaurant’s Library wine list has been carefully curated, an exquisite wine list at exceptional value. An unparalleled Sunday roast is a true delight, as is the irresistible Afternoon Tea, featuring home-baked scones, a selection of delicious fancies and savoury open-sandwiches.

Upstairs you will find a ruby-red cocktail bar which sees a classic yet creative cocktail list in the most intimate of settings. Sharing the Upstairs, The Drawing Room is a home away from home with picturesque views overlooking Cheyne Gardens and the River Thames. A perfect sanctuary to settle in for a drink with a selection of light bites from the upstairs menu.

Imperial Treasure

Bringing an elevated Chinese dining experience to the capital, Imperial Treasure, one of Asia’s most admired Chinese restaurant groups, and holder of five Michelin stars has made its European debut in a stunning Grade II listed building on St James’s Waterloo Place.

Award-winning restaurateur, Alfred Leung has spent a significant amount of time choosing only the best seasonal ingredients, sustainably sourced fish and live seafood to serve his customers, including Gillardeau oysters from France, Iberico pork and A5 Wagyu beef. A variety of tasting menus offer eight auspicious courses and showcases the inventiveness of the kitchen, whilst the specialty of the house is Imperial Treasure’s Peking Duck.

Expertly curated by world-renowned wine expert Poh Tiong, the drinks list encompasses the globe; discover the finest Old and New World wines, award-winning reds from China and English sparkling varietals as well as over 22 available by the glass, including a Château d’Yquem 1998.

Ooty

Indulge in the exotic and tantalising flavours of South India at London’s newest culinary extravaganza, Ooty. The name traces its origin to an idyllic hill-station in the state of Tamil Nadu, Udhagamandalam (Ooty) that even today transports its visitors to a bygone era. Ooty, the restaurant, aims to capture this very essence with an ambiance and décor that is an apt amalgamation of the legacy of the British Raj with the plush contemporary finish of modern-day London.

The newly opened Ooty restaurant brings elegance and panache to South Indian Cuisine. The venue has three distinctive areas, a fine dining restaurant, basement bar Ooty club and casual all-day dining bar, Ooty station. Dusky pink velvet, sumptuously patterned wallpaper and a statement foliage wall add a wow-factor to the 80-cover restaurant. The menu features delicacies from all corners of South India that have been carefully prepared to retain their authenticity and presented uniquely by head chef, Manmeet Singh Bali, (former head chef at Michelin-starred - Rasoi and Vineet Bhatia London (VBL). A creative selection of dishes and sensational aromas and flavours promise to give you an experience of South Indian cuisine, in a way London has never seen before.

Petersham Nurseries Café

Petersham Nurseries Café is a charmingly casual yet sophisticated restaurant, set within a glasshouse. Brimming with bougainvillaea and fragrant jasmine, it’s draped with Indian blinds and decorated with antique furniture, mirrors and paintings. Respecting the Slow Food philosophy, the Café serves seasonal, Italian inspired food.

In 1997, Gael and Francesco Boglione moved with their young family into Petersham House, an enchanting Queen Anne property a stone’s throw from Richmond Park, complete with a plant nursery at the bottom of the garden. Now a lifestyle destination in the leafy suburbs, Petersham Nurseries remains rooted to the family’s passion for slow living.

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