Mother’s Day Treats 2016

For the ultimate in Mother’s Day treats see our collection of mouth-watering and luxury delights!
Flemings Traditional Afternoon Tea
Flemings, Mayfair
If there was an equation that made a mother’s happiness inevitable it would almost certainly include afternoon tea. So catch up with her over a traditional tête-à-tête at Flemings, which involves a classical combination of champagne, cocktails, sandwiches, handmade scones, petit fours and the East India Company’s exotic teas. £49.50 per person. If there are at least three others in your party, your mother goes gratis.

Savoy Grill Mothers DaySavoy Grill, The Strand
Dine in the iconic surrounds of the Savoy Grill with a special set menu prepared by Head Chef Kim Woodward. Dishes will include stuffed Herdwick lamb breast with sweetbreads and mint sauce; and tonka bean panna cotta with rhubarb. Guests will also enjoy an amuse bouche of blood orange and lime sorbet and coffee and petit fours to end.

Three-course lunch for £55 per person.

Union Street Union Street Café, Bankside
At Union Street Café, Mamma will receive a complimentary floral-infused gin and chamomile cocktail on arrival before choosing a two, three or four-course lunch from the special menu, which offers seasonal modern twists on Italian classics including crudo di sea bass ‘alla puttanesca’; saffron risotto; and pork fillet with speck, barley, Pecorino and mushrooms. A special dessert by Pastry Chef Stefano de Costanzo will also be available featuring honey and lavender mousse, lemon biscuits, ice-cream, blueberry gel and edible flowers.  For an extra special lunch, indulge with bottomless prosecco.

Two-course lunch £19 per person, three-course £25 per person, or four-course lunch for £29. Free flowing Prosecco £15 per person for duration of two hours.

York & Albany, Camden
Spoil mum with the ultimate one-night getaway with spa treatment on Saturday 5th March at York & Albany. Mum will find chocolates waiting in her superior room before enjoying a relaxing facial, massage, manicure or pedicure organised at a local salon. Savour the peace, quiet and serene alone time before a cocktail or two at the bar, followed by an amazing night’s sleep and complimentary breakfast the next morning – served in bed if you like! Arrange for the rest of the family to arrive in the afternoon for a celebratory Sunday lunch in the restaurant with dishes of slow roast belly of Saddleback pork or roast striploin of native breed beef followed by a chocolate brownie dessert with cornflake ice-cream.

Price for the Mum’s package is £385, including hotel stay for two people, complimentary breakfast and a treatment for one person. Package does not include Sunday lunch. Additional treatments start from £150.

The Narrow, Limehouse
Take in the gorgeous city views and dine by the gently lapping Thames at The Narrow, enjoying Head Chef Gerald Mirey’s three-course Mother’s Day menu (£35 per person). Dishes will include wild nettle and watercress soup with clotted cream; Scottish hake with crayfish risotto; wild mushroom Wellington with roast butternut squash; and white chocolate cheesecake with caramelised pear.

Three-course lunch for £35 per person.

Maze Grill Mayfair, Park Walk and Royal Hospital Road
There will also be special three-course Mother’s Day set menu at maze Grill Royal Hospital Road, maze Grill Mayfair and maze Grill Park Walk with starters including freshly-made sushi and burrata salad followed by a roast, served family-style with unlimited sides, and desserts such as monkey bread for two, brown sugar Eton mess or maze Grill Sunday Sundae. The little ones will also eat free as Mum enjoys lunch on her special day.

Three-course lunch for £50 per person.

Heddon Street Kitchen, Regent Street
Heddon Street Kitchen will also have a set menu centred on a whole roasted Goosnargh chicken with all the trimmings; starters such as rose veal carpaccio or smoked mackerel; and desserts including chocolate fondant, rhubarb trifle or caramelised banana cake for two. Kids will eat free off Tilly Ramsay’s special menu, and mums will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win treats including cocktails and bottles of bubbly to make their day extra special.

Three-course lunch for £40 per person.

Drake & Morgan
Make a toast with a roast to your mother at Drake & Morgan when March swings around. The Mother’s Day Sunday Roast (£14.95) is available across seven of Drake & Morgan’s bars and restaurants, including King’s Cross, The Fable in Farringdon, The Parlour in Canary Wharf, The Happenstance, The Folly & The Drift in the City, as well as The Refinery Bankside.

Rhug Estate
Spoil the woman who brought you into the world by whisking her away to Rhug Bison Grill, nestled in the rolling hills of Denbighshire, Wales, where a special menu that includes lamb, barley and root vegetable terrine, as well as three different types of organic roast dinner, is being put on from 11:30 am on Sunday 6th March.

Prices start from £13.95 for a main, £16.95 for two courses and £19.95 for three courses.

It’s the simple things, the shared moments in life that make mums feel extra special, which is why the scandi-inspired restaurant, bar and café, KuPP, Paddington, is providing a range of mindfulness colouring books for both kids and adults in March. So get creative and colour yourself calm with mum this Mothering Sunday.

Titchwell Manor
Entertain your mother with head chef, Eric Snaith’s, Mother’s Day menu at Titchwell Manor. Scallops with kohlrabi, sorrel and bee pollen or Brancaster mussels cooked with shallots in white wine should put a smile on her face. And if that doesn’t work, move her on to a roast sirloin of Norfolk beef with glossy Yorkshire puddings and a dessert menu that contains plum frangipan tart, poached rhubarb with honeycomb bavarois, and the creamy Norfolk White Lady cheese, served with fruit toast and vegetable crisps.

Prices start from £26 for two courses, £32 for three courses.

Le Restaurant de Paul in Covent Garden is offering a very Gallic take on the British past-time of high tea by piling the top tier of silver with iconic Frasisier and Gateaux aux Carottes not to mention mini macaroons; then two fresh briochettes with jam and whipped cream beneath; and little sandwiches, packed with pavot poulet, salmon or camenbert at the bottom.

Available for two, prices start at £9.95 with a hot drink of your choice, and up to £13.95 per person with a glass of Champange Gremillet brut. Served from 2.30-5.30pm.

Down Hall Country House
Make the lady who knows you best feel appreciated by dashing away with her to Down Hall Country House hotel for a three-course Sunday roast (£35 for adults, £15 for children) set in 110 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland.

Balans Soho Society
Balans Soho Society’s newly revamped Soho branch is calling all matriarchs to become a Prosecco Princess for up to two hours with unlimited free fizz this Mother’s Day when ordering a main meal. And if any other bon vivants want to join in on the bottomless Prosecco fun, the offer is available for just £15 with every main meal.

Balans Soho Society is also giving mums a voucher for a free glass of prosecco on their next visit.

Your and your mother can have your cake and drink it too by visiting TwoRuba and indulging in a selection of dessert-themed “chocktails”. Paying homage to classic sweets such as the profiterole, éclair, macaron and brownie, the Cream Dream, Raspberry Delight and Fancy French Fizz will transport sweet-toothed mums to the saccharine heaven of their own childhood.

Sky Garden
Take your mother high into the garden oasis that is Fenchurch restaurant at Sky Garden where she’ll get a complimentary glass of fizz with the Mother’s Day set menu (£45pp) which includes a beetroot, chestnut, truffle and Montgomery cream salad starter; crisp sea bream main, and warm chocolate fondant dessert.

has a treasure trove of gifts to give your mother on Sunday. The best pick, however, has to be the biggest: the hamper (£30). Packed with a collection of treats including lots of food and wine, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on her face.

The hamper is only available online.

Family-run French bakery and patisserie PAUL has the perfect recipe up its sleeve when it comes to over-indulging the best mothers. A combination of fluffy Genoese sponge, sweet vanilla mousse, fresh strawberries and ivory marzipan, the Fraisier Pour Maman (£23.50) is sure to top the wish list of every mum on this side of la Manche.

Available at all PAUL London shops from 4-6 March.

Afternoon Teatox for Mother’s Day at the Courthouse Hotel
The Courthouse Hotel is celebrating Mother’s Day with an Afternoon Teatox, for some guilt free indulgence.

The Teatox is made up of a selection of healthy teas including the immune boosting Ginger Peach or the cholesterol busting Pomegranate. Crudités with Fresh Humus are served with a zesty shot of juiced Green Apple, Celery and Cucumber along with delicacies such as Artisan Smoked Salmon and Citrus Guacamole on Crispy Oat Bread. Sweet options for dessert includes a fresh fruit kebab of Pineapple, Blackcurrant and Watermelon with Honey Yoghurt and a mouth-watering Raspberry Sorbet.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with the innovation and style that makes it one of London’s quintessential hotel experiences, Courthouse Hotel London is offering The Afternoon Teatox at £24.50 per person. For all bookings please call 020 7297 5555 or email silk@courthouse-

The Courthouse Hotel, 19 – 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7LH

Mother’s Day in the heart of Mayfair at Sartoria
For a truly special Mother’s Day enjoy some family time at Sartoria in the heart of Mayfair. Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei will be serving bespoke set menu priced at £65 boasting some Italian classics including Ricotta and Amalfi lemon with stuffed courgette flowers; Tagliolini gratin with broad beans, peas and spring tuffle as well as the truly special Mimosa Cake – a simply layered sponge cake, filled with crème patissiere, topped with sponge cake crumbs that resemble mimosa flowers. For more information call the restaurant on 020 7534 7000 or email

Indulge your mother at Plateau
Plateau, Canary Wharf’s original flagship restaurant is offering a four-course set menu specially put together by head chef Daniel McGarey.  Dishes include House cured Loch Duart salmon, Dorset crab, avocado and radish; Risotto Milanese, tomato fondue and onion jus; Grilled sea bream, mushroom, orange and braised baby gem and Valrhona dark chocolate fondant, raspberries and crème fraiche. Available on Sunday 6th March between 11:30am – 4pm, the menu is priced £55 per person and includes unlimited prosecco.

Old Bengal Bar releases Penhaligon’s inspired cocktail menu in time for Mother’s day
To celebrate the launch of Penhaligon’s new fragrance, Equinox Bloom, Old Bengal Bar in Old Street is teaming up with the luxury British perfume house to bring a sense-heightening cocktail menu set to start in time for Mother’s Day on 6th March. Taking inspiration from the luxury British perfumer’s range of beautiful scents, the bar will offer five cocktails, each based on a Penhaligon’s fragrance, including the new Equinox Bloom. Available for three months from 6th March, the five cocktails combine the expertise of Old Bengal Bar’s finest mixologists and Penhaligon’s splendid array of extraordinary fragrances, engaging the power of scent and unlocking an exciting world of flavour.

Enjoy Glynn Purnell’s dish inspired by his Mum this Mother’s Day
Glynn Purnell may now have his own Michelin-starred restaurant but his cooking is still inspired by his Mum. A classic dish on the Purnell’s menu, Glynn’s haddock, eggs, cornflakes and curry oil is directly inspired by his mum’s Friday night treat of haddock and eggs. Diners looking for a way to treat their own mothers on 6th March should look no further than this intriguing and complex dish, which includes an egg white created out of the emulsified haddock-infused milk that Glynn so adored as a child and even a flavoured cornflake powder.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at Avenue
To celebrate Mother’s Day on 6th March, Avenue restaurant in St James, will be offering a brunch menu with complimentary cupcakes to takeaway. Nothing says ‘thank you mum’ like a stack of buttermilk pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup or lobster egg benedict with hollandaise sauce. Priced at £23.50 for two courses or £26.00 for three courses, Avenue’s brunch is the ideal way to spoil that special mum.

The Mother’s Day Royal Escape at Cafe Royal
The Royal Escape package at Cafe Royal is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, with an afternoon spent in complete luxury and indulgence at one of London’s most iconic hotels. The package includes a treatment at the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, a transformative and balancing experience enabling the alignment of body, mind and soul. Guests who book the Royal Escape can choose amongst several treatments, including a 60-minute Sodashi Pure Radiance, a 60-minute Sodashi Vanilla Body Bliss or a 70-minute Luxury Pedicure. This is followed by the much celebrated London Royal Tea, a take on the English afternoon tea tradition, featuring a London theme playfully presented in the gilded splendour of the Oscar Wilde Bar. The Royal Escape includes treatments for two people and Champagne London Royal Tea, with prices starting from £290 for two people.

Sunday lunch at Coq d’Argent
Make your mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day, with a leisurely three-course lunch at Coq d’Argent, overlooking the skyline. Priced at £36 per person, the menu includes dishes such as Roasted quail, wild mushrooms, Armagnac soaked prunes and crispy Bayonne ham; Confit duck leg, Roulouse sausage, ventreche and coco beans; Slow cooked confit salmon, watercress sauce, peas, broad beans and courgette; and Warm apple tart tatin, crème fraiche, salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Mother’s Day at Tom’s Kitchen
This Mothering Sunday, Tom’s Kitchen restaurants will be serving a wonderful selection of seasonal British dishes, all available from the restaurants in Chelsea, St Katharine Docks, Canary Wharf and Somerset House. Brunch classics will include Eggs Benedict; Brioche French Toast; and Tom’s Full English, perfect to fuel shopping trips and gallery hopping on the Kings Road. While for those looking to unwind after a morning sightseeing, perhaps visiting the sights of Tower Bridge and St Katharine Docks, Tom’s Kitchen will be serving the ultimate Sunday roast with all the trimmings – perfect for any family occasion. Tom’s Kitchen restaurants use the finest British ingredients to create menus that are served in a relaxed and informal environment, with all mums dining on 6th March receiving a voucher for 10% off food on a future visit, and Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf also hosting Children’s Arts & Crafts sessions.

Mother’s day by the river at Le Pont de la Tour
Iconic French restaurant Le Pont de la Tour will be serving a three course lunch this Mother’s Day (£50), with dishes such as Salad of golden beetroots with watercress and poached quince; Pork cassoulet with lentils; and a tropical dessert of soft meringue, coconut sorbet, and pineapple marmalade. And if that wasn’t enough, guests can also arrive in style by hopping aboard the Serenella, a Venetian-crafted chartered boat which will take diners along the Thames, Champagne in hand, before dropping off at the riverside restaurant. To view the full menu click here:

Bespoke cocktails for mums at Kensington Place
The Kensington Place team will be creating a bespoke aperitif for all mums on arrival this Mother’s Day, whether it’s a glass of bubbles, one of the signature cocktails or something totally bespoke. When booking, diners should #telluswhatmumlikes and the expert mixologist will make sure it’s ready on arrival! From the menu guests can choose from the new ‘Mini KP Classics’, smaller versions of the iconic dishes like ‘Mini KP fish pie’ and ‘KP prawn cocktail’. Please email to reserve your table.

CRU Kafe

For a special Mother’s Day gift this year, look no further than the new CRU Kafe mocha kit, perfect for a mum in need of a little indulgence. The organic coffee brand has partnered with Lavolio, a fantastic London Confectioner who specialise in creating handmade, boutique sweets to bring you the perfect comfort drink. Specially developed alongside CRU Kafe’s Intense blend, the cocoa powder helps to create a perfect grounding for the mocha, whilst the marshmallows, encased in Belgian milk chocolate, bring a sweetness that sets off the entire cup. The set includes enough ingredients for 12 indulgent mochas: 2 packs of CRU Intense Coffee, 1 Tin of Lavolio Chocolate Marshmallows, 1 Tin of Lavolio Cocoa Powder and 1 Mocha Recipe Card.

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