The best places to treat mum in Edinburgh this Mother’s Day

Here is a list of some of the best dining spots in Edinburgh to mark the occasion and make mum feel spoiled on her special day. 



1A Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE 

Afternoon tea  

A mix of Scottish flavours with traditional bases. 

Enjoy choosing sandwiches, pickers, cakes and freshly baked rolls, served with tea or craft coffee. 

Or, why not kick things up a notch with a glass of prosecco for a truly special experience? 


10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh 

This lovely restaurant is an Edinburgh favourite and will be sure to impress mum. 

Howies is praised for its outstanding food and classy interiors. You’ll find seasonal Scottish favorites on the menu 

Located in the heart of the Old Town, it’s the perfect destination if you’re hitting the shops or a few cocktail bars after!


Alexandra Dock, Leith, Edinburgh 

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar has a relaxed, luxurious feel and vast floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Upgrade your afternoon tea experience, and take it onboard the stunning Fingal floating hotel on the Leith docks. With a backdrop of exquisite Art Deco interiors, Mum will be sure to adore this decadent take on afternoon tea, complete with delicious sandwiches, savoury and sweet delicacies and a glass of Champagne 

Café Andaluz 

77B George Street, Edinburgh  

10-11 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh 

Although you may not be able to take my mother to Spain for the weekend, why not treat her to the next best thing? 

A tapas and sangria extravaganza! Café Andaluz showcases some of the best food from the southern region of Spain, offering authentic dishes 

Browns Brasserie & Bar 

131-133 George Street 

This upmarket George Street gem has a luxurious dining room and glitzy bar area – the perfect backdrop for ensuring mum feels like the queen she is this Mothering Sunday! 

Mother’s Day is one of the most popular days in Browns so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Nok’s Kitchen 

8 Gloucester St, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6EG, UK 

Located in fashionable Stockbridge, which is perfect for Mother’s Day spent walking around the Sunday market and browsing local boutiques. 

This well-loved restaurant is located in a charming 16th-century tenement house and serves very tasty Thai dishes