Scotland’s Top Restaurants For Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day fast approaches, we bring you a list of our favourite quality eateries that will offer some quality time with mum…



Prepare for Mother’s Day on Sunday March 19 by booking in for some quality time with your Mum.

Whether a casual Sunday lunch, a sparkling afternoon tea or a special dinner is the order of the day, take inspiration from six of Scotland’s leading restaurants.

Show your Mum just how much she means to you.


Dinner at Fingal, Alexandra Dock

Edinburgh, EH6 7DX 

Invigorate your taste buds on board Edinburgh’s luxury floating hotel, Fingal, this Mother’s Day. Presented by the award-winning team at The Royal Yacht Britannia, Fingal offers a world-class foodie destination on Edinburgh’s vibrant waterfront, with all the glamour and style of a superyacht but with an air of old-world Art Deco elegance.

Served in The Lighthouse Bar, Fingal’s decadent afternoon tea sweet treats include lime and coconut verrine; pistachio and white chocolate macaron; and Valrhona Caramelia chocolate tart. Afternoon tea can also be gifted in the form of a voucher to use later in the year and nautical-themed cocktails and overnight stay packages are available, too.

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Mother’s Day Lunch at Ondine Restaurant

2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

Featuring a menu full of seafood classics, as well as some delicious seasonal additions, treat the special lady in your life to Mother’s Day lunch at the award-winning Ondine restaurant in Edinburgh.

Based in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Ondine offers the finest seafood and shellfish from the coasts of Scotland. Since opening over ten years ago in 2009, Ondine has received a number of top awards and has become a favourite with both locals and tourists looking for the freshest fish in the city.

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Mother’s Day lunch or dinner at The Pierhouse Hotel & Seafood Restaurant

Port Appin, Argyll, PA38 4DE

Tucked away on the shores of Loch Linnhe, The Wee Hotel Company’s Pierhouse Hotel & Seafood Restaurant offers breathtaking views to the islands of Lismore and Mull. The small hotel and renowned Scottish seafood restaurant is one of Argyll’s most idyllic destinations, just a short, scenic drive from both Oban and Fort William. Menus are designed by Head Chef, Michael Leathley, to include the freshest langoustines and mussels harvested from Loch Linnhe and Loch Etive, as well as fine handpicked oysters from the oyster beds of Loch Creran.

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The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, The Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh

From 12pm, combine your visit to The Scottish National Gallery with a Sunday roast lunch at the award-winning Scottish Cafe & Restaurant. The menu includes organic beef, chicken or lamb supplied exclusively by Scottish family firm, Hugh Grierson, as well as marmalade bread and butter pudding.

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Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

From 12pm until 9pm (last table at 8.45pm). Edinburgh’s historic Cannonball Restaurant at the top of the Royal Mile is open especially for Mother’s Day. Enjoy Sunday roast lunch with unrivalled views of Edinburgh Castle. The menu includes organic beef, chicken or lamb supplied exclusively by Scottish family firm, Hugh Grierson.

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