With just ten days until Mothering Sunday, if you haven’t booked a table at an idyllic and charming restaurant, cafe, or pub this March 31st, time is rapidly running out. But don’t worry, if you’re in the Bristol region, there are so many fantastic eateries your mother and grandmother will just love, from breathtaking restaurants housed in Palladian mansions to elegant brasseries operating out of boats on Bristol’s iconic Floating Harbour.
To make your Mother’s Day planning as hassle-free as possible this year, we’ve rounded up seven of our favourite restaurants in Bristol and the surrounding areas we know your mother will just love. Check out our list below to read all about these venues and their Mother’s Day plans and say thank you to your mum with a breakfast, lunch or dinner she will treasure forever.
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From our review: Lucknam Park is in its own tranquil world. As we drove along the tree-lined drive under a blanket of stars, the dreamy Palladian mansion surrounded by 500 beautiful acres set a spectacular scene that had us captivated from the very beginning.
Lucknam Park is breathtaking inside and out: the seductive mix of traditional glamour and timeless luxury let us truly leave the outside world behind, so when we were welcomed into the quiet hush of the Drawing Room, an air of calm washed over us. Fine furnishings, fresh posies, gilt mirrors and oil paintings whisked us back in time as we sipped expertly mixed cocktails and tucked into an excellent amuse-bouche.
Mother’s Day:This Mother’s Day, treat your mother to an unforgettably elegant dining experience at the incredible Restaurant Hywel Jones found within the 500-acre Lucknam Park estate. Sit back and relax in Lucknam Park’s former ballroom and choose a tempting three-course Sunday lunch complete with tea/coffee and a special gift for mothers, all for £50 per person. It’s a rare culinary treat you and your mother and grandmother will never forget.
If Sunday lunch isn’t exactly what you’re after, this 18th-century Palladian mansion also offers a truly sophisticated and scrumptious Afternoon Tea for £30 per person. https://www.lucknampark.co.uk/event/mothers_day_dining_2019/
From our review: As breathtakingly beautiful Cotswolds retreats go, Whatley Manor is unbeatable. The stunning country manor house is, quite simply, majestic. Home to 23 bedrooms, the Aquarias Spa, a 40-seat cinema, Grey’s Brasserie and the acclaimed restaurant, The Dining Room, Whatley Manor has everything you might need.
Rather than offering a tasting menu, executive head chef Niall Keating has compiled a true dining experience; a culinary journey of unforgettable destinations. Some dishes are even delivered to your table by the chefs, who explain the components of the dish and give an insight into the culinary process behind it. Contemporary and classic styles are balanced in Niall’s use of ingredients and presentation, but his well-travelled background also shows through in Asian influences.
Mother’s Day: This Mother’s Day, there’s no more perfect place in the Cotswolds to be than the indescribably idyllic country manor house that is Whatley Manor, and this year there are plenty of ways you can say thank you to your mum within this rare gem of a venue. Whether treating your mother to an unforgettable afternoon tea, a rejuvenating spa day, an incredible Sunday lunch, or an overnight stay in the manor house, your mother deserves the very best and Whatley Manor is certainly that.
From our review: Symonds at Redwood is just a few minutes’ drive from Clifton, situated on the former site of the Redwood Hotel. Set in the peace of the countryside, the village is surrounded by 15 acres of landscaped gardens, and is the ideal setting for a quiet escape from the city. The minute guests arrive, they relax as they soak up the calm atmosphere.
Inside, contemporary decor meets English charm. The stylish atmosphere calls for food to match, and the sophisticated surroundings are echoed in the menu of fresh locally sourced, seasonal dishes. The modern menu has classic influences, while the bistro menu includes casual lunches, afternoon tea, cocktails and coffee. Both have been carefully put together.
Mother’s Day: Your mother will simply love the laid-back and elegant atmosphere found at Symonds at Redwood. As soon as you and your mother step through the doors, you’ll both immediately feel relaxed and ready to tuck into some truly scrumptious dishes. Sat inside a dining room which features bottle-green chairs, polished wood tables, and mirrors and artwork adorning the walls, enjoy an unforgettable Sunday lunch this Mother’s Day and all mums will receive a free gift.
Also, if you’re busy this March 31st but still want to treat your mother, wait until 1st April to try their new ‘A Cracking Afternoon Tea’, with £3 from all Afternoon’s Tea’s ordered going to The Grand Appeal. Book now to make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic special afternoon tea menu which supports a fantastic charity that helps saves lives and supports patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
From our review: Located in the South Gloucestershire village of Almondsbury, Aztec Hotel & Spa lies in the heart of the West Country – perfect for those exploring the nearby city of Bristol, or for families stopping over on their way to Devon or Cornwall.
The crowning glory of this exceptional establishment is its AA-rosette-awarded restaurant, where foodies can enjoy seasonal dishes freshly prepared by expert chefs. Colourful paintings from a talented local artist decorate the walls of the dining room, which also features plenty of comfy seating and opens out to a lovely garden terrace.
Mother’s Day: Bring your mother to this fantastic and comfortable modern hotel and spa this spring and treat her to a three-course traditional Sunday lunch which comes with a glass of fizz and a special gift and then spoil her with a pampering spa day, where you can both make use of the hotel’s outstanding spa facilities including a gym, sauna, steam room, swimming pool and hot tub. The three-course Sunday lunch this Mother’s Day is available for only £28.95pp. Contact Natasha in the events team on 01454 201090 or [email protected]ristol.co.uk to book.
From our review: Along with enticing seasonal menus, No.4 has also carefully created a wine list to complement each dish. The selection incorporates vibrant and classic wines from all around the world. The venue itself is an idyllic Georgian building displaying many of its original features, with the addition of a custom-made jam jar chandelier with modern, regal decor to match. Within the venue, there are two main rooms for hire, The Galley Room and The Admiral Room, both of which are perfect for weddings and private events, and are ideal for taking advantage of the restaurant and bar.
The secret Georgian garden at the back of the venue is another hidden gem and makes a delightful addition to summer events at No.4. In keeping with its history and style, No.4 also offers a selection of afternoon tea packages and interactive gin tastings. There’s something for everyone at this charming dining destination.
Mother’s Day: A stylish Georgian venue situated close to the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, visit No. 4 Clifton Village this Mother’s Day and let the attentive and friendly staff treat you and your mother to a sensational Sunday roast you’ll never forget.
This year, No. 4 Clifton Village’s award-winning kitchen team have created an exciting menu unique for Mother’s Day 2019. With 2 courses for £18 and 3 courses for £22 (dine between 4 and 9.30pm and get a free bottle of house wine for groups over 4), enjoy starters such as Portobello mushroom fritter with goats cheese mousse and balsamic reduction, mains like slow roast leg of lamb with minted peas accompanied by seasoned roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy, and desserts which include delicious treats like the rhubarb, gin and tonic terrine with candied lime.
From our review: The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is one of the finest eateries in the region. The venue boasts an elegant dining room and bar alongside its unique Garden Room conservatory, which offers panoramic views across the North Somerset countryside and a fully retractable roof for al fresco dining.
Located within the DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House hotel just outside Bristol, Marco’s restaurant has his personality stamped all over it, with elegant furnishings and classically British food and drinks. With the launch of a new menu in summer 2018, the restaurant offers everything you’d expect from a traditional steakhouse and all dishes are made using the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from local South West suppliers.
Mother’s Day: With a whole host of irresistible specials and delicious dishes to dine on from the a la carte menu, your mother and grandmother will love being treated to a fantastic lunch or dinner at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Bristol this Mother’s Day. Say thank you with food and choose from either a traditional roast with all the trimmings or one of their signature dishes. Also, if you sign up to their newsletter at the following link (https://www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk/) you will be in with a chance of winning a beautiful bouquet of white roses for your mum.
From our review: Walking along the attractive cobbled Welsh Back at dusk, your eye can’t help but be drawn by the lights of Glassboat Brasserie reflected on the water. From our table at the front of the boat, the floor-to-ceiling glass frontage offered stunning views of Bristol’s iconic Floating Harbour. We admired the sunset over aperitifs: for me a Paris Spritz – a refreshing combination of sparkling wine and elderflower, and for my companion a Knightor – sweet red wine with a delightfully sharp undertone of vermouth.
Overall, we were enchanted by the Glassboat Brasserie – with charismatic, personable staff, delectable food, and such a striking setting, it’s like a little piece of Paris in the heart of Bristol.
Mother’s Day: This Mother’s Day, there’s no more idyllic or charming place to be in Bristol than at the landmark that is the Glassboat Brasserie. Putting on a fantastic three-course feast for the occasion, sit by the waters of Bristol’s famous floating harbour and tuck into starters which include ham hock and trotter terrine and provencale fish soup, mains like the slow-cooked shoulder of lamb and Tamworth pork belly, and dreamy desserts which include chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream and crème