Mother’s Day in Bristol

Charlie Vivante | Date posted - 28 Jan 2019
It’s Mother's Day, and no matter who you call mum be it your biological mother, step mum, older sister, aunt or grandma, they deserve to be celebrated. If you’re stuck for inspiration, have a look at our guide for suggestions to suit all wallets but will leave her feeling special.


British, Fine Dining, Michelin Star, Contemporary
Whether you head to Michelin starred Wilks for lunch or dinner the special lady in your life is going to feel like royalty by the time you pay the bill. The venue is beautiful, the service is attentive and warm and the food is incredible. Wilks has earned accolades from all the major food critics that have ever stepped over the threshold and if it’s good enough for them it’s more than good enough for your mother. Head over to their Instagram account for a mouthwatering visual amuse bouche before you go.

No Man's Grace

If you head over the road to No Mans Grace you will be enjoying an impeccable dining experience with your mum. The decor is contemporary but comfortable with plenty of choice when it comes to drinks in the evening. The menu is comprised of either A La Carte or the much loved tasting menu, allowing those with foodie mums to really flex their muscles when it comes to treating her. If you want to score extra points, let her have the paired wine flight and offer to drive her home for once.

The Kensington Arms

If you have fond memories of mums sunday roasts and want to repay the favour, you should take her to The Kensington Arms for a slap up lunch. Whilst nothing can ever come close to your mums efforts, The “Kenny” might come a close second with crisp pork belly, mouthwatering beef or exciting veggie options to tempt anyone. The dining area has the charm of a country pub and an open kitchen so mum can keep her eye on proceedings. We highly recommend starting with a signature Bloody Mary to really relax.


If your mum is in Bristol to visit, it seems rude to not show the city in it’s best light, so perhaps dinner with a beautiful harbour view might be in order? Severn Shed can do just this and more, with a tasty, unfussy menu and plenty of cocktails for those with mums that like a tipple or two. Make sure you request a window seat for the full harbour at night experience.

The Wellington

For a mums that claim they don’t want a fuss, you should take her to The Wellington. This traditional looking pub is hiding a rather fine restaurant behind the bar serving up all your pub grub favourites but with enough of a gastro twist to make dinner really special. Choose from some impressive starters and mains and make sure you leave room for dessert. If your mum has had to come to visit, book her into one of the beautiful rooms above the pub so she can enjoy the complimentary breakfast the next morning too and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

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About Charlie

Charlie is a food blogger from Bristol who can usually be found tweeting chefs for recipes or sinking stouts in pubs. A keen cook herself, if she isn’t eating something she's making it or writing about it.
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