Round up the whole family and check out these restaurants for a spectacular Mother’s Day lunch.
If you want to get in the good books this Mother’s Day, why not treat mother dearest to lunch in one of Leeds’ best restaurants? From family-friendly feeds to extravagant tasting menus, there’s something for kids and adults alike. It’s the perfect opportunity to say thanks to your mum for everything she’s done and get a little bit of quality time in while you do it.
If you take your Mum to The Reliance, you can treat her to a trendy pub-like setting and get stuck into a hearty Sunday lunch. Home cured charcuterie boards are their speciality or you can go for dishes like Toulouse sausage with braised lentils and herb crumb. Prefer an old fashioned roast? You’ll get a prime cut of local meat with insanely crispy roasties, veg and a Yorkshire pud with lashings of gravy.
It’s a foodie’s haven, with classic dishes done to perfection and you can see it all in action as they have an open-plan kitchen. There’s a relaxed, cosy atmosphere with incredibly friendly service, so it’s the ideal Mother’s Day restaurant when eating out in Leeds with the whole family.
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7PN. Sunday menu main courses start from £11.50.
Nestled in a converted banking hall with huge windows and a charming 1920s style decor, Browns is the perfect place to enjoy a Mother’s Day lunch. It’s one of the only restaurants in Leeds with a live pianist, which creates a laid back, but undeniably luxurious ambience to proceedings.
It’s a Sunday, so why not treat your mum to a roast? You can choose salted pork belly, sirloin of beef or a half roast chicken, with a home cooked nut roast for the veggies. Needless to the say, they come with all the trimmings. But if you want something different, go for one of their Mother’s Day specials, like a rack of tender Spring lamb with creamy dauphinoise potatoes or roast monkfish with charred leek and mushrooms. They also do a fine selection of champagnes and cocktails, so you can make the most of the occasion.
Browns, Unit H28 The Light, 70-72 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8EQ. Sunday menu main courses start from £13.50.
When it comes to family dining, Cosy Club is a no brainer. Mums can sit back and take a well deserved break while the kids play with their colouring activities. It’s a homely, colourful setting with plenty of comfy chairs and deep-set sofas. You can even head to the covered terrace for a cocktail before you dive into their 3-course Mother’s Day menu.
To start, they have crispy sesame chicken or whipped feta and sumac, but it’s the mains that will draw you in. There’s fennel, honey and thyme marinated pork belly with dauphinoise potatoes and thyme gravy or why not try their Super Food Bowl? It’s loaded with avocado, black quinoa, coconut & coriander rice, edamame beans, hummus and more. Then for pudding, you can snaffle salted caramel cheesecake or mini cinnamon doughnuts.
Cosy Club, 53 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AA. You can get three courses from the Mothering Sunday Menu for £24.95.
Fine dining for all the family, that’s what’s on offer at Brasserie Blanc. The work of Raymond Blanc, this elegant-yet-rustic restaurant offers a menu of French classics inspired by his homeland, but you’ll also notice a nod to his travels. As such, moules frites and slow-cooked boeuf bourguignon sit alongside exotic dishes like harissa-glazed aubergine with butternut squash.
With such variety on offer, there’s sure to be something mum will love, and because they have a pro-kids approach with a dedicated children’s menu, you can bring the whole family, making this a popular choice with new mums and grandmas.
Brasserie Blanc Leeds, Victoria Mill, Sovereign Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BJ. Sunday menu main courses start from £14.80.
Dakota Leeds is a boutique hotel with a luxurious restaurant on the ground floor. This year their Mother’s Day menu will feature an almighty roast with all the trimmings. Choose sirloin beef, leg of lamb, roast pork loin or lemon and thyme chicken, alongside roasted root vegetables, braised cabbage, goose fat potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding. As an added extra, every Mum in your party will receive a special gift.
If you don’t want a roast, why not do afternoon tea? You can sit down to quintessential treats, with a delicate selection of finger sandwiches alongside petit fours and freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Unlike the Sunday roast, this delicious feast is served in their luxurious cocktail lounge.
Dakota, 8 Russell Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5RN. Two courses from the Sunday menu is £25 and Afternoon Tea is £20 per person.
Ever considered getting a Chinese on Mother’s Day? It may not be the usual choice, but then, Tattu isn’t your usual Chinese restaurant. It’s all class with a menu of unusual twists that elevate classic dishes into the realms of fine dining. Their sweet and sour is made with the best Iberica pork, their prawn toast comes with lobster and their sirloin of Wagyu beef is marinated in Nikka whisky.
All this is served up in a restaurant that is a feast for the senses. Dimmed lighting, cosy booths and tattoo-inspired light fittings, sit alongside lily white cherry blossom trees, made with real trunks and silk flowers. Needless to say, mum will be impressed.
Tattu, Minerva, 29 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS. You can get two main courses from the lunch menu for £23.
A trip to The Ivy is the perfect Mother’s Day treat. The menu takes inspiration from all over the world and it’s served in one of the most decadent restaurants in Leeds. From tantalising Asian dishes like their blackened cod with soy and sesame to Italian classics like the chicken Milanese, there’s plenty for mum to choose from.
Fancy something a little more indulgent? Treat your mum to afternoon tea. This is one of the best in Leeds with a tiered tray decked out in savoury and sweet treats. You can feast on truffled chicken brioche rolls and smoked salmon on dark rye style bread with cream cheese and chives, before moving onto warm fruited scones with Dorset clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Oh, and if you’re prepared to wait, you can get their afternoon tea as a gift, with a facial at Elizabeth Earle.
The Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds, Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BB. Main courses start from £12.75, afternoon tea starts from £18.95.
Every mum gets a free cocktail and a box of chocolates at Crafthouse this Mother’s Day, but that’s just one reason to go. Nestled at the top Trinity Leeds, with floor to ceiling windows all around you, you can look out on the rooftop as you tuck into a high-end feast.
They’ve got oodles of options for you here. You can dig into a delectable Sunday roast with bottomless fizz for £45 per person – choose from roast cap of beef or Yorkshire leg of lamb with all the oh-so-scrumptious trimmings. On a budget? They have a two-course set menu with dishes like braised pork belly with garlic roast pak choi, crispy ratte potatoes, pickled cucumber ribbons and hot ’n’ sour sauce. And if you’re pushing the boat out, they have extravagant signature dishes like oysters and gressington duck.
Crafthouse, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW. Two courses from the Sunday menu is £20.
Home pride themselves on offering a relaxed and informal fine dining experience, so mums can unwind while sampling a top-quality tasting menu. You’ll get a twist on your usual Mother’s Day lunch with a bunch of creative dishes, like their innovative take on the Yorkshire pudding, which comes with gravy, stuffing foam and red onion marmalade.
If you go for the Wine Flight, you can wash down each course with a perfectly paired tipple. Eating out here feels indulgent without being pretentious, so expect top quality food in a surprisingly laid back setting. The restaurant itself has a clean-cut interior with high ceilings, distinctive furniture and an open kitchen.
Home, 16-17 Kirkgate Market, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BY. The Sunday tasting menu is £55.
The Tetley is one of the best places in Leeds to eat out with the kids, so it’s a great option for Mother’s Day. The children’s menu doubles up as a colouring sheet, so you can keep the little ones entertained while you tuck into a menu of delicious morsels. Brunch, lunch and dinner are all an option here, so start the day with loaded plates of huevos rancheros and buttermilk pancakes or head over later for a proper Sunday roast, complete with your choice of meat, seasonal vegetables, roast and mashed potatoes, and a Yorkshire pudding.
Just because it’s Sunday doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a roast though. You can choose from a whole range of burgers or tuck into a selection of vegetarian dishes, like the charred butternut squash with goat’s cheese, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate, molasses and a pea shoot salad. They have a cracking little kids menu too, with bite-sized dishes the little ones will love like their little fish and chips. And afterwards, you can all take a wander around the gallery.
The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ. Mains courses start from £8.Cover image credit: Paul Winch-Furness