One of the minor consequences of the sad closure of Tea at 94 is that our book group has been left without a regular venue, at least for now. Having given Cafe Turquaz a try last month we decided to check out newly opened Mother’s, this month.

Exterior

Exterior

In the Howe Street premises previously occupied by The Standard, the interior has been given a refresh and has a slightly smarter feel to it. We’d booked ahead so our table was very neatly set when we arrived.

Having had an uncharacteristically interrupted eating pattern over the previous couple of days, my body had reverted to a curious state of feral craving. My tummy brain was yelling ‘burger’ in no uncertain terms.

Table

Table

I did take a little time to contemplate other dishes, with the reasonably priced mug menu catching the eye. But a burger it had to be.

It arrived looking rather smart. Other dishes being sampled by the other bookish devotees looked good, but I was happy with my selection. It proved to be a very good burger with an impressive amount of flavour and moisture. The smoked cheese was surprisingly dominated by the meaty flavour, but that was no bad thing. The chips were very good, too.

Burger, chips and salad

Burger, chips and salad

So overall, I thought Mother’s was a significant upgrade on The Standard (I’m trying to resist making obvious puns) so I’d be pleased to point you in the direction of the place. We’ll be back there for book group next month, which is a fairly good indication of the generally positive reaction to it.

Scores
Blythe scores Mother’s
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: burger with applewood smoked cheese

I drank: water

I wore: brown brogues

Total bill: £9.95

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Written by BKR