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The Best Restaurants to Treat Your Mum to this Mother’s Day


It isn’t always easy to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, so why not take her out for a fabulous culinary experience instead?


Chef Ben Tesh and co-owner Lucy Hanlon have bought innovative and stylish food to Birmingham. Located just off of St Paul’s Square in the City Centre, modern British Restaurant Folium, guarantees an exceptional meal and experience.

The restaurant prides themselves on their high-quality ingredients and sustainable and ethical suppliers, meaning that the menu may change depending on what’s available on the day.


While their menu is understated, it is not to be underestimated, as their meals are wonderfully simple in appearance, but bold and adventurous in taste and texture. Dining at Folium offers a relaxed atmosphere, fantastic service and delicious food and Folium’s customers have said it’s only a matter of time until the venue will gain a Michelin star.

They will have their set lunch menu, 5 and 7 course menu available and offering a complimentary glass of fizz to mothers when you purchase a 5 or 7 course tasting menu. With each meal presented beautifully and packed full of flavor, and an extra glass of fizz for her, you and mum are sure to have a wonderful dining experience here.




Gaucho’s new menu for 2019 showcases the best of Argentinian food and drink, it features Argentinian steaks, Latin American plates, fine wines and signature cocktails. They offer fine dining at a reasonable price with a la carte options, a set menu at two courses for £21 or three courses for £24.50 and their Sunday Roast menu will also be available if you and mum want a classic without the hassle of cooking it yourself.

Situated near Cathedral Square, you will find the restaurant within the buzz of the business district. It features sophisticated interiors, inspired by Argentina’s forests, and amazing ambience.

If your mum enjoys steak then Gaucho is definitely worth the visit, with extensive options of meat from premium Black Angus cattle and a vast amount of wine options to pair them with you will surely come away feeling full and satisfied.



Sky By The Water

If yours and mum’s taste is more to classic British and French cooking with refreshing twists, then Sky By The Water is the place to treat your mother to. This rooftop bar and restaurant offers a breathtaking interior, gorgeously plated dishes and original takes on well-loved dishes.

Their Sunday lunch menu offers 2 courses for £24.95 or 3 courses for £29.95. Their desserts are superb and not a course you should skip. Their menu features a wide range of delicious cocktails that you and mum can enjoy whilst enjoying the fabulous views from the floor to ceiling windows.

They’re also offering a show stopping Afternoon Tea from their pastry team, headed by Darryl Collins (finalist on Channel 4’s Bake Off: The Professionals). Tickets are fully booked for the 31st however there are other days and dates still available if you fancy doing something with mum on Saturday instead!

Each dish is thoughtfully presented, bursting with flavour and cooked to perfection. You and mum will certainly be impressed with this restaurant.



Simpson’s offers exquisitely presented food, a relaxed atmosphere and elegant surroundings. They have set menu prices with their lunch menu offering 3 courses for £45, fantastic value for money for a Michelin starred restaurant.

The restaurant prides themselves on their high-quality dishes, which are inspired by the very best ingredients that are in season, this attention to detail and superb standard has given them a reputation as one of the best dining locations in Birmingham.

Their menu offers a variety of delicious dishes and they also provide a vegetarian and vegan lunch menu as well so there is no need to fear if you or mum have any restrictions. The staff are attentive and friendly, and you will be looked after well here. Dining at Simpson’s is a high-class experience and if you and mum are fancying a divine lunch time meal, this is where you’ll want to be.



If you’re looking for authentic Indian cuisine, impressive décor and superbly plated dishes, Varanasi is the place to treat your mother to. The second you enter the restaurant the regal surroundings will make you forget that you are on Broad Street and will transport you to a grand Indian palace.

They offer a fabulous a la carte menu, with a constantly evolving menu expect distinct flavours, some classics and new spins on older dishes. Varanasi is Birmingham’s largest restaurant, it seats 350 people over three floors with several private dining rooms and 3 cocktail bars, however, the space still maintains the feeling of intimacy, so there’s no need to worry about the other guests around you.

With outstanding hand-crafted décor, a brilliant team and luxurious and creative food that is unlike anything Birmingham has seen before, you and mum are sure to have an experience to remember.


Posted by Zoe Barlow