Dining out is Mum’s favourite thing to do on Mother’s Day

There’s nothing more heart-warming than a homemade gift from your child… unless it involves their questionable culinary efforts, according to our recent research.

Mums love it when their children go the extra mile to show their appreciation on Mother’s Day however, when it comes to celebrating this special day being taken out for a meal is their favourite thing to do rather than having to sample their children’s recipes.

Luckily for mum, it seems that receiving a home-cooked meal from their little ones isn’t that likely as astonishingly 65% of mums admit they have never been cooked for by their kids on Mother’s Day. Additionally, a third of parents (33%) claim their kids have never cooked for them, ever!

When deciding where to take your mum for Mother’s Day, your best bet is to choose somewhere with a roast dinner on the menu as the British classic tops the tables as mum’s meal of choice on Mother’s Day, with afternoon tea coming in a close second.

To answer the ongoing debate of whether mum or dad is the favourite parent could possibly be derived from who gets treated the most on their special day. All evidence points towards mum as families are five times more likely to dine out on Mother’s Day than they are on Father’s Day. Only one in four children treat both parents to a meal out on their respective days.

Adrian Valeriano, Vice President, OpenTable Europe, comments, “We at OpenTable believe that mothers should be celebrated all year round, but Mother’s Day is a great time to get the whole family around the restaurant table. We definitely advocate for leaving the culinary creations to the experts and with hundreds of fantastic restaurants to choose from there’s no excuse to not take your mother out this year.”

If you’re still searching for the perfect table, check out our top picks for Mother’s Day in London or visit OpenTable to find a great restaurant in your area.

Data Source: OpenTable & OnePoll research carried out in March 2017. OpenTable surveyed 1174 UK parents.