Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to thank the mother figures in your life for being there for you every step of the way and for everything that she’s done for you.
If you are planning to show gratitude to the mother figures in your life this Mother’s Day, you need to figure out what your mom would appreciate for Mother’s Day.
If you think Mum might be partial to a celebratory brunch this Mother’s Day, this list is the perfect starting point for inspiration, especially if you’re finding it arduous to discover a restaurant where Mum can enjoy a Mother’s Day special brunch.
What’s more, many of these restaurants will allow you to make a special request, like requesting Mum’s favourite dessert beforehand or arranging to have her favourite beverage on arrival.
Book early to reserve a spot that Mum is sure to love. We advise booking by 12 March at the latest.
And finally, bear in mind that the important thing is not the meal itself; it’s about spending quality time with Mum this Mother’s day and giving them your full attention while enjoying a culinary delight.
PS: If you’re looking to celebrate with afternoon tea, be sure to check out our pick of indulgent Country House Afternoon Teas near Oxford.
Cecconi’s in Bicester Village is the first Cecconi’s restaurant to open in the UK outside of London. From handmade artisanal pizzas, fresh seafood, seasonal dishes and Cicchetti, guests can enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience where everything on the menu is made with passion and incredible ingredients.
The Double Red Duke is a picturesque 17th-century coaching inn in the Cotswold village of Clanfield, close to Oxford and only minutes away from William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor, with cosy log fires, good food using local produce, and a garden with a terrace for al fresco dining.
The original Crazy Bear has been entertaining guests since its creation in 1993, and it features abundant gardens, eclectic design, award-winning dining and inventive facilities within eighty acres of working farmland. Both the English and Thai restaurants have maintained two AA rosettes every year since opening.
The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is part of The Ivy Collection restaurants, designed to extend the magic of their celebrated West Street venue to Oxford. The menu features modern British dishes from The Ivy’s extensive menu, so you can be sure of excellence in both quality and choice.
Tucked away in the village of South Leigh, The Mason Arms is a quaint thatched pub that isn’t quite what it seems. Fun, friendly, and a little offbeat, but with the warm welcome and hearty hospitality of a traditional inn, this is a place for meeting, eating, drinking and merry-making.
Opened in 2009, The Bell at Hampton Poyle is a delightful 9-bedroom boutique hotel, pub and restaurant just 10 minutes from Bicester and Oxford. The open kitchen, with a huge wood-burning oven, produces some of the best pizzas you can eat anywhere.
Gees Restaurant & Bar offers Mediterranean grills and sharing plates served up in an elegant glass conservatory in the heart of Victorian North Oxford. The restaurant recently underwent a major refurbishment and was expanded with the creation of two new dining spaces, Secret Garden and Gees Gallery.
Branca is a contemporary restaurant and brasserie located in the cosmopolitan Jericho in North Oxford. Since opening over 15 years ago, it has established itself as a bustling, vibrant bar and restaurant with a destination deli next door and an extensive garden terrace for alfresco summer dining.
The restaurant was started in an authentic Victorian working Boathouse, alongside the punt station (established in 1904), on the banks of the River Cherwell. It is still family-owned and managed and offers seasonal menus prepared by Head chef Paul Bell and delivered by a friendly waiting staff.
Located on Oxford’s bustling High Street, the Quod Restaurant, with its unrivalled location, forms the lively hub of the Old Bank Hotel. Its Italian garden terrace provides a uniquely Mediterranean setting to enjoy a quick two-course brunch or a long celebratory supper, with an emphasis on British produce.
The Wild Rabbit is a modern British Inn in the heart of the Cotswolds serving hyper-local seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting. On offer is a constantly changing menu that uses organic ingredients from the Daylesford farm – picked fresh each morning and delivered straight to the kitchen.
Brasserie Blanc, Oxford was the first Brasserie Blanc to open over 21 years ago, when Raymond Blanc was just a boy! It still looks as good as when it first opened (thanks to a couple of ‘facelifts’!) and is open every day from breakfast through to dinner and everything in between.
Gusto Italian in Oxford is a premium casual dining restaurant located on the site of the historic Mitre Pub, on the junction of High Street and Turl Stree in Oxford, where guests can enjoy an immersive Italian dining experience under olive trees and the venue’s open kitchen and chef’s table-style pizza experience.