Have the mother of all Mother’s Days this year and take your mum/granny/auntie/step mum/special person out for a special meal. You’ll want to impress them, especially after all they’ve done for you, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite places we think they’ll love.
In the old Glasgow Evening Citizen building, is this classy city centre restaurant. With a large bar, two floors of tables, and a private dining area, there’s space for whoever you want to bring for Mother’s Day. Their speciality cocktails and wide range of craft beers will suit all tastes. The restaurant aims to showcase the very best of Scotland; if you want, try their set menu for Mother’s Day, it’s £22.95 per person and includes delicious dishes such as their ham hock croquette and their tempura sea bass. Desserts are equally as irresistible; we’ve got our eyes on the dark chocolate and orange cheesecake. The Citizen is understatedly luxurious, the staff are excellent and it’s the kind of place that will impress any mum on Mother’s Day.
Cup Tea Lounge
Cup is just a short walk from Buchanan street and Sauchiehall street, and offers a respite from the bustling city streets. When you walk inside, you instantly relax, knowing you’re about to have a delicious meal and the best thing in the world, a cup of tea. They have so many options for you and your mum. They’re running their own Mother’s Day menu (Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options available too) a at just £24 per person, upgrade by £5 to get a Hendrick’s teapot cocktail to share, why not? The menu has savoury sandwiches, scones, and some sweet treats, including a mini banoffee sundae. You might want to get booking as soon as possible as this will be the place to go on Mother’s Day in Glasgow.
71 Renfield Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 1LP
The Butterfly and Pig
Mismatched furniture, colourful wallpaper, and a shabby chic style gives The Butterfly and Pig a vintage country feel. It’s kind of like your granny’s house, but if she were a hipster (are hipsters still a thing?!). A comforting place to eat amazing comfort food. If your mum likes somewhere a little bit different, then we got the place for you. Their menu might take a while to read, but it’s pretty entertaining. A favourite dish on the menu has to be the fish cakes, but not as you know it, presented in a Le Creuset pan, packed with potato and salmon, and a creamy egg oozing through. The retro feel doesn’t stop at the interior, if you’re lucky, the gammon with grilled pineapple and fried egg and chips might be on the menu when you go.
Mackintosh at the Willow
Mackintosh at the Willow includes a 200 seat restaurant in the A listed, internationally recognised, original Willow Tea Rooms building on Sauchiehall street. They opened in 1903, the brainchild of Miss Kate Cranston and designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It’s a must visit if you’re from Glasgow, or even just visiting, and after being renovated recently, you should visit again to see it returned to its former glory. The food is simple and classic, and they even have a Mother’s Day menu on, get two courses for £17.95 or pay £2 more and upgrade to 3 courses. If you go for the classic afternoon tea menu instead, you afternoon can be made a little bit more fun with some prosecco, gin, whisky, or champagne, whatever your tipple of choice.
The Hidden Lane Tearoom
In a colourful “hidden lane” in finnieston is The Hidden Lane Tearoom, you might miss it if you don’t know where to go. Serving afternoon tea 12pm-3.30pm during the week, and until 4.30pm at the weekend, you get finger sandwiches, mini cakes, scones, and a pot of tea (or coffee). Make sure you bring a bottle of bubbly (it’s BYOB) to celebrate your mum on Mother’s Day, she deserves it.