Mother of all Meals: Brits make up for lost time with more than 70% of the nation planning to treat their Mum to a meal out next weekend

  • Following two “at home” Mother’s Days as a result of the pandemic, data from OpenTable shows a 53%* increase in reservations compared to 2019
  • Survey unveils that, on average, UK consumers are planning to spend £64** on their Mums this year
  • OpenTable reveals its Top 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch and Sunday Lunch in the UK*** ahead of the special day


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 Surrey
Ardnamurchan Glasgow/Lanarkshire
Ate O’Clock Yorkshire
Barrowboy Bar Yorkshire
Bird In Hand Surrey
Blackfriars Restaurant Newcastle and Northumberland
Boro Bistro London
Caravan Bankside London
Churrasco Steakhouse Liverpool/Merseyside
Delamina London
Down the Hatch – South Queensferry Edinburgh/Midlothian
Evelyn’s Cafe Bar Manchester/Greater Manchester
Fuego at Fenwick Newcastle Newcastle and Northumberland
Greenwoods Edinburgh/Midlothian
Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant London
Harry’s Restaurant Devon
Hideaway London
Ibrox Restaurant Glasgow/Lanarkshire
Muse Yorkshire
Old Compton Brasserie London
Parsonage Grill Oxford
Pen Mill Hotel Bath/Somerset
Porthgwidden Beach Cafe Cornwall
Porthminster Beach Cafe Cornwall
Quod Restaurant & Bar Oxford/Oxfordshire
Roo’s Leap Montrose Angus/Fife
Shrub Cheshire
Sotirio’s Bar and Restaurant Kent
Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen Yorkshire
The Allan Park Perthshire/Stirlingshire
The Assembly House Norfolk/Suffolk
The Bluebell Derbyshire
The Blues Kitchen – Shoreditch London
The Bracebridge Birmingham/West Midlands
The Cherry Tree Manchester/Greater Manchester
The dun cow Norfolk/Suffolk
The Gate Llanfrechfa South Wales
The Greene Oak Berkshire
The Hop Vine Lancashire
The Ivy in the Lanes Brighton
The Oakfield Cheshire
The Old Forge Lelant Cornwall
The Old Inn Dorset
The Restaurant at The Refuge Manchester/Greater Manchester
The River Shack Devon
The Summerhouse London
Thundercat Pub & Diner Glasgow/Lanarkshire
Urban Angel Edinburgh/Midlothian
Zaks – Mousehold Norfolk/Suffolk



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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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