LONDON, UK – 16th March 2022: UK mums are in for a treat: OpenTable has seen a 53% increase in Mother’s Day reservations compared to pre-pandemic 2019. And, with two years of “at home” celebrations, Brits are keen to make up for lost time: according to a recent survey, 74% of the nation plans to spoil their mums with a special meal this Mother’s Day. OpenTable has released a list of the Top 50 restaurants for brunch and Sunday lunch in the UK to give diners inspiration on where to book, based on more than 1.2m verified OpenTable diner reviews.
With Brits planning an extra special treat for their Mum this Mother’s Day, it’s no surprise that people are thinking of forking out this Mother’s Day. A recent survey found that the average Brit is planning to spend £64 on their Mums, despite growing concerns over the cost of living.
The new research also reveals that Glasgow is one of the regions most keen to visit a restaurant this Mother’s Day, with nearly half (46%) planning on dining out. Furthermore, the survey revealed that the average Glasweegan expects to spend £87 on their mum this year, more than any other city in the UK. Luckily, three of OpenTable’s Top 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch and Sunday Lunch in the UK can be found in Glasgow and Lanarkshire, providing plenty of options for every budget.
Robin Chiang, VP, Growth Markets for OpenTable commented: “After two years of spending Mother’s Day at home, our data shows pent-up demand for dining out for the holiday, with reservations exceeding pre-pandemic levels. For those who haven’t selected where they’ll be dining with their mum this year, OpenTable’s Top 50 list is the perfect place to start.”
For the third of Brits (33%) looking to try somewhere new for food and drinks this Mother’s Day, OpenTable’s Top 50 list comes at the perfect time. London topped OpenTable’s Top 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch and Sunday Lunch, with a total of eight restaurants including Old Crompton Brasserie and Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant. Yorkshire comes in second, with four dining locations, including Muse and Ate’ O Clock making the list.
OpenTable’s complete Top 50 list can be viewed here and below.
List of the UK’s Top 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch and Sunday Lunch 2022 in alphabetical order:
|1665 and The Orangery, The Mitre Hotel
|Bird In Hand
|Newcastle and Northumberland
|Down the Hatch – South Queensferry
|Evelyn’s Cafe Bar
|Fuego at Fenwick Newcastle
|Newcastle and Northumberland
|Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant
|Old Compton Brasserie
|Pen Mill Hotel
|Porthgwidden Beach Cafe
|Porthminster Beach Cafe
|Quod Restaurant & Bar
|Roo’s Leap Montrose
|Sotirio’s Bar and Restaurant
|Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen
|The Allan Park
|The Assembly House
|The Blues Kitchen – Shoreditch
|The Cherry Tree
|The dun cow
|The Gate Llanfrechfa
|The Greene Oak
|The Hop Vine
|The Ivy in the Lanes
|The Old Forge Lelant
|The Old Inn
|The Restaurant at The Refuge
|The River Shack
|Thundercat Pub & Diner
|Zaks – Mousehold
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Notes to Editors:
*OpenTable looked at online reservations made in the 12 months leading up to this Mother’s Day, 27 March 2022, and compared against online reservations made in the 12 months prior to last Mother’s Day, 14 March 2021.
**According to a Perspectus Global survey of 1,517 people, representative of UK adult population age split, carried out in the UK between 08/03/2022 and 09/03/2022.
***OpenTable’s Top 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch and Sunday Lunch in the UK is generated from over 1.2m verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between 1 February 2021 – 31 January 2022. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The overall score is made up of unique data points, such as overall diner rating, user klout, total number of reviews, and regional overall rating. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “good for brunch” and “good for lunch” was selected as a special feature.
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