16 Ways To Treat Mum in London For Mother’s Day 2022

Special set menus, floral-themed masterclasses and enough afternoon tea to live off scones for a month – here’s where to find The Wordrobe’s pick of the best ways to treat mum across London for Mother’s Day 2022

1 Bite into traditional afternoon tea at Haymarket Hotel

Brumus Bar & Restaurant at Haymarket Hotel will be offering an special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Sunday 27th March. In addition to our traditional Afternoon Tea menu, enjoy chef’s selection of seasonal canapés, a glass of Rathfinny Classic Cuvée and a special gift for Mum. £48 per person including seasonal canapés, a glass of Rathfinny Classic Cuvée and the gift.

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When: 27th March 2022
Where: 1 Suffolk Pl, London SW1Y 4HX
How: £48pp. Find out more and make a booking via firmdalehotels.com

2 Devour three-courses of deliciousness at Ham Yard Restaurant and Bar

Let the colourful art collections and vibrant atmosphere at Ham Yard Restaurant and Bar set the scene for a special Mother’s Day treat. Take a seat on one of the beautifully upholstered banquettes and spoil mum with a three-course menu, paired with a glass of Rathfinny English sparkling wine.

Try seasonal favourites including a succulent sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding, or let delicious vegetarian dishes tempt you such as saffron poached Tema artichokes, served with Datterini tomatoes and Pink Fir potatoes. On the dessert front, temptations in the form of Dark chocolate fondant with crème fraîche sorbet and Vanilla crème brûlée beckon to be sampled.

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When: Available Sunday 27th March 2022
Where: One Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT
How: £60pp. Find out more and make a booking via emailing restaurant@hamyardhotel.com or phoning 020 3642 1007

3 Try a modern-Nepalese afternoon tea curated by Santosh Shah at The Cinnamon Club

Tired of tradition? Treat mum to a unique modern-Nepalese afternoon tea curated by Santosh Shah, the former Head Chef of Cinnamon Kitchen City and MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 finalist, at The Cinnamon Club on Sunday 27th March. With two sittings taking place throughout the day, the afternoon tea menu will feature an unlimited selection of delicious savoury and sweet treats, inspired by Santosh’s birth town in Nepal.

Highlights on the savoury menu include chicken fried momo – savoury chicken dumplings – and pulled lamb masala pie, with sweet delights including chocolate yomari – a delicacy of Nepal – orange and polenta cake, and a refreshing mango lassi.

The other three restaurants in the collection – Cinnamon Kitchen City, Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea and Cinnamon Bazaar – will be serving special Mothering Sunday menus featuring a selection of some of Cinnamon’s favourite dishes for all to enjoy.

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Where: The Old Westminster Library, Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU
When: Sunday 27th March 2022, 12:30pm and 4pm
How: £60pp. Tickets can be purchased via eventbrite.co.uk.  

4 Take on the 10-course Japanese feast at Hot Stone

If she loves Japanese food, look no further than Hot Stone. Critically acclaimed Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai of Hot Stone in Islington is serving a spectacular 10-course Japanese feast across the Mothering Sunday weekend (26 & 27 March). Priced at £130, diners will feast on Chef’s most extensive sashimi tasting menu to date, alongside fresh oysters, seared seabass nigiri with crispy leek and yuzu miso and the restaurant’s signature crunchy Hot Stone maki rolls.

For the main course, a selection of fat black tiger king prawns, fresh scallops and asparagus are served for guests to sizzle to perfection on the eponymous hot stone! Available for both lunch and dinner, let your matriarch decide between mochi or homemade matcha cheesecake for the final flourish – this day is about her!

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Where: 9 Chapel Market, London N1 9EZ
When: 26 & 27 March 2022
How: £130pp. Find out more and make a booking via hotstonelondon.com

5 Get a fish fix at FishWorks

Seafood, eat food. Stylish eatery FishWorks are offering a specially created menu showcasing the freshest British fish and seafood. Available across all three restaurants – Marylebone, Covent Garden and on Mayfair’s Swallow Street – guests can choose from starters of lightly seared king scallops or fresh Jersey oysters accompanied with sourdough bread, homemade aioli and salsa verde.

Mains of filleted sea bream and grilled whole lobster are followed by a choice of desserts including a warm chocolate brownie and a zingy lemon zest tart.

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Where: Multiple sites across Marylebone, Covent Garden and Mayfair
When: 27th March 2022
How: £37.50pp. Find out more and make a booking via fishworks.co.uk

6 Go all out at RAI

If it’s an extravaganza you’re after, RAI in Fitzrovia has all the answers. The new creative and modern fusion concept created by the critically acclaimed Chef Padam Raj Rai is pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day with an extravagant 10-course tasting menu featuring some of the finest ingredients from Japan and around the world.

Priced at an eye-watering £250pp, guests can expect unique flavour combinations such as mango and pineapple with 38-year-old soy sauce; eel maki with cream cheese and koshihikari rice; and Scottish salmon tartare with 60-months aged Organic Parmigiano Reggiano. For dessert, delight your tastebuds with pumpkin, plum wine and coconut ice cream with yuzu foam, or opt for the chef’s signature 40% fat wagyu chocolate.

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Where: 3 Windmill St, London W1T 2HY
When: 27th March 2022
How: £250pp, find out more and make a booking via rairestaurant.com

7 Lap up the luxury lifestyle at The Langham

Keep it classic with this century-old establishment. The Langham, London has launched a brand-new afternoon tea collection, as part of a series of teas in Palm Court inspired by the nation’s favourite biscuits. An established member of London’s afternoon tea scene, Palm Court has served up some of the finest cakes and pastries for over a century, putting a modern twist on classic favourites.

Guests can expect a truly decadent spread of delights, with the menu overseen by Michel Roux Jr. and created by Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Gravett. The elegant interpretations of classic biscuits include the Crème de la Crème reimagining of a Custard Cream with a dulcey chocolate shell, intense Madagascan vanilla cream, caramel cake, and éclat.

The Pink Wafer at Palm Court features Ivoire and poppy crunch, coquelicot cremeux and seasonal rhubarb, whilst the Fancy a Fondant? take on the French Fancy combines camomile cream, baba, and granny smith compote. Chocolate enthusiasts will delight in the Mini Roll inspired confection comprising Valrhona Caraïbe 66% sponge and unctuous chocolate nama, and the Tiffinesque – chocolate sponge topped with caramelised white chocolate cream, marshmallow, and hazelnuts.

These sweet treats are all served alongside traditional delicate finger sandwiches, with a number of freshly-prepared fillings to devour. The drink offering is just as impressive as the food, and guests can explore an extensive range of teas with the assistance of the tea sommelier. Plus, for an additional £10pp diners can try COPENHAGEN Organic sparkling tea or add a glass of English sparkling wine from Gusbourne for £15pp or a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve for £21pp.

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When: Thursday-Sunday (12:30-17:00)
Where: Palm Court, The Langham, 1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA 
How: From £65pp, find out more and make a booking via palm-court.co.uk  

8 Indulge all day at 116 Pall Mall

Make a day of it and spoil mum with everything from bouquet workshops to a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. The prestigious 116 Pall Mall is opening specially for Mothering Sunday, with plenty to enjoy.

Set within the opulent Carlton Brasserie, raise a glass with your mum over a special Sunday roast menu, with a choice of sirloin or chicken roast complete with cauliflower cheese, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes and all the gravy, priced from £40 per person, all paired with a glass of Searcys Selected Cuvée Rosé Champagne. Or make memories over tea with the Mother’s Day Confectioners Afternoon Tea from 2pm with a glass of fizz.

You can also learn the art of floristry at 116 Pall Mall with a flower -workshop from Tubes Floral. Taking place at 1pm, receive an expert step-by-step tutorial and create your own bouquet with a wide selection of the best seasonal flowers for £45 per person.

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Where: 116 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 5ED
How: Find out more and make a booking via 116pallmall.com 

9 Take the afternoon off with The Londoner

London’s newest celebrity hotspot and first super boutique hotel, The Londoner, is offering mother’s the chance to enjoy the ultimate indulgence: an afternoon without kids. Partnering with legendary children’s entertainers Sharky & George, The Londoner will offer complimentary children’s entertainment for ages 4 to 11 in the hotel’s Courtyard between 1pm and 3pm to mother’s booked in for Afternoon Tea or lunch in Whitcomb’s. To add to the experience, reservations made will also be treated to a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival (child-free and bubbly, now that’s what we call service).

Opt for The Stage champagne bar for Afternoon Tea with all the trimmings – the quintessential treat for sweet-toothed mothers, accompanied by a complimentary glass of bubbles for her. Square-cut sandwiches include Smoked salmon and Devon crab with yuzu kosho crème fraîche on granary bread and Lemon-roasted Norfolk chicken with truffle mayonnaise on basil-and-spinach-infused bread. 

Both plain and sultana scones, baked in The Stage’s kitchen that morning, are served with indulgent Cornish clotted cream, homemade strawberry preserve and light bergamot curd and of course, don’t forgo the beautifully crafted patisseries created by Executive Pastry Chef Dale De Simone.

For those looking for a more substantial lunch while the children play, reservations will also be available in the hotel’s signature Mediterranean restaurant, Whitcomb’s. The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a selection of plates made up of French classics as well as modern interpretations of much-loved dishes. Small plates, perfect for a drawn-out lunch on the terrace, include tuna tartare with confit egg yolk and Oscietra caviar; Whitcomb’s take on the classic escargots with white wine, garlic, and nduja lemon butter; and Carpaccio de poisson, of yellowtail with Côte d’Azur lemon, olive oil and black sea salt. Please note, telephone bookings are required to secure a spot with Sharky & George.

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How: Room starts at The Londoner from £400. Find out more and make a booking via thelondoner.com
Where: 38 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DX

10 Soak up extraordinary views with a sky-high lunch at Searcys at the Gherkin

Dazzle her with jaw-dropping views and take to the sky this Mother’s Day at the top of London’s most iconic skyscraper, with a set lunch menu with Champagne from Searcys at the Gherkin.

Book your place to enjoy a selection of canapés and Moët & Chandon bubbles on arrival, followed by a delicious three-course meal featuring the likes of Hot smoked salmon tortellini topped with lemon and chive beurre blanc, Pan-fried cod fillet with Hispi cabbage, pancetta lardons and English pea velouté and a decadent Apple and plum crumble, served with cinnamon ice cream. Make the day even more special with A Rose For… perfume by Floris – the perfect gift for every mum.

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Where: 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
How: £75pp. Find out more and make a booking via searcysatthegherkin.co.uk or sevenrooms.com

11 Keep it hush with Hush Mayfair’s brand new afternoon tea

If she loves a hidden gem, Hush is just the tucked away ticket. A quintessentially British delight, Hush Mayfair, in the heart of Mayfair, is offering a brand-new afternoon tea just in time for Mothering Sunday, with three tempting options, from classic and champagne through to gin cocktails.

Situated in the beautiful Brasserie or captivating Courtyard, indulge in delicate and flavourful finger sandwiches – think honey roast ham and mustard; oak cured salmon with chive crème fraiche; and traditional cucumber and butter on fluffy white bread. Scones are, of course, a must – at Hush Mayfair they are freshly baked and served with lashings of raspberry jam and clotted cream. Suitably sweet treats include honey financiers; zingy mini lemon meringue pies; indulgent cream-filled gold-leaf chocolate eclairs and rainbow macarons.

Tea is courtesy of master blenders Harney & Sons, with a choice of flavours including Jasmine, Gunpowder Green, Rose Puchong, and a classic English Breakfast.

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Where: 8 Lancashire Ct, London W1S 1EY
How: Prices from £50pp. Find out more and make a booking via hush.co.uk/afternoontea
When: Available on Sunday 27th March, and then from Monday – Friday weekly from 2pm until 4.30pm.

12 Raise a G&T toast at Manetta’s Bar

Raise a glass to the leading lady in your life this Mother’s Day and spoil her with the new “G & Tea” experience at Manetta’s Bar, located within the opulent surroundings of luxury boutique hotel, Flemings Mayfair.

Escape the bustling streets of London’s most exclusive neighbourhood and step inside for a sophisticated and decadent Cream Tea. Priced at £45 per person, enjoy an assortment of freshly baked patisseries and fragrant tea blends from East India Tea Company alongside your choice of one of three refreshing and botanical gin tipples, including Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin, Salcombe Gin Rosé and Nicholson London Dry Gin. Or there’s the option to treat her to all three gins for an additional £25.

Beautifully presented on an elegant tiered stand, delight in plain and fruit scones with thick clotted cream and homemade jams, followed by a selection of delectable mini patisseries and macarons whilst the expert bar team take you through the tasting notes of your gin and tonic selection.

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Where: Manetta’s Bar, Flemings Mayfair Hotel, 7-12 Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH
How: Find out more and make a booking via opentable.com and flemings-mayfair.co.uk
When: he “G & Tea” experience will run from Mother’s Day (Sunday 27th March), continuing every Wednesday – Saturday thereafter from 1pm – 4pm.

13 Cruise down the Thames in your own private hot tub (yes, really)

Ideal for the fun-loving mums, book a trip whatever the weather – on a Skuna Hot Tub Boat. That’s right, you can cruise along the Thames in your very own private Nordic-style wood-fired hot tub, heated to a toasty 38°C and containing fresh filtered water which is changed after each trip to ensure the highest hygiene standards.

Changing rooms are heated too, with all the necessities in the form of lockers, mirrors and sockets to help you get ready for more Mother’s Day adventures back on dry land. The bespoke electric boats are easy-to-drive and no experience is needed. Ideal for bringing all the siblings along, groups from 1-7 can book a Skuna Hot Tub Boat and enjoy cruising the waterways and taking in the sights of London’s historic West India Quay Dock at Canary Wharf.

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How: Priced from just £32 pp, find out more and make a booking via skunaboats.com.
Where: Board via West India Quay, Off Hertsmere Rd, London E14 4AL

14 Enjoy a Dog Mum “Apawritif Hour” Mama Shelter

Don’t forget, there is not only one type of mother in this world. El Bandarra, the aperitif brand from Barcelona, has teamed up with Mama Shelter to propose a fun plan for a special kind of mother: dog mums, with a very special pooch party indeed.

Join the ‘Apawritif Hour’ by El Bandarra on Tuesday 29th March (6pm – 7.30pm) and hang out with friends at Mama Shelter Shoreditch, to celebrate your poochie! 

Each ticket includes 2 delicious El Bandarra Spritzes, using 75ml El Bandarra Al Fresco Aperitif, 75ml Cava and a dash of soda water.  Plus a small tapas plates of Manchego, Catalan Tomato Bread, Olives and cured Spanish meats. 

El Bandarra brand ambassador, Alexa Farrow will also be shaking up the following cocktails, inspired by wild ingredients you’ll find on a dog walk: 

1 INTO THE WOODS: El Bandarra Al Fresco – El Bandarra Rojo vermut – Scotch whisky – Brambles 
2 A WALK IN THE PARK: El Bandarra Al Fresco – Blanco tequila – Chamomile – Lemon
3 RIVER RUN: El Bandarra Al Fresco – Elderflower – Nettles – White Chocolate

Plus if you are looking for something special for dog lovers, luxury pet brands, Hiro & Wolf and Hoop N Loop will be exhibiting the latest styles and designs.  With a special discount for the well behaved!

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When: Tuesday 29th March (6pm – 7.30pm)
Where: 437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP
How: Tickets are £19.99 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

15 Revel in royalist culture with ToursByLocals

For the royalists (and The Crown addicts) amongst us, this informative tour of Royal London and Westminster Abbey is not just a great way to celebrate Mothering Sunday but an excellent way to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations just around the corner.

Royal expert and passionate local guide Vivien will begin this tour with an insightful commentary from a special viewing point. This incredible private tour then takes guests to Buckingham Palace, where British monarchs have lived since 1837 and Vivien will even be able to tell if the Queen is at the palace that day from the flag flying up above.

The experience continues with a walking tour of ‘Royal London’, taking in monuments, stories, history and bringing guests up to date with current Royal happenings. Visitors will then make the short walk to St James’s Park and Westminster Abbey for an intimate and private escorted viewing of one of the most historical buildings in the world. Vivien brings to life the rich history of the Abbey and provides tremendous insight into the lives of the monarchs who lay to rest in the glorious gothic setting.

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How: ToursByLocals (toursbylocals.com) offers the four-hour Royal London & Westminster Abbey – Private Blue Badge Guided Half-Day Tour for £350 per tour, for up to six people. The tour includes guiding services. Vivien is a Blue Badge holder and only Blue Badge tourist guides are permitted to guide within Westminster Abbey.

16 Brighten her day with a Wheely hand-delivered bouquet

It’s true what they say – you never go wrong with flowers. Demand chauffeur service Wheely is elevating the usual bunch of petals, with a limited edition bouquet supplied by McQueens Flowers, available exclusively through its app.

The app’s Bouquet fare will allow Wheely users to take the guesswork out of Mother’s Day by purchasing one of a limited number of stunning bespoke bouquets, for guaranteed, on – time hand – delivery anywhere in London. Plus, upon booking, orders will also be personalised with handwritten notecards.

Created by Mayfair florist, McQueens Flowers, the floral arrangement features a feminine palette of pastel tones — whites, cantaloupes, peaches, and soft pinks — and is blooming with seasonal spring favourites such as Anemone, Ranunculus and O’Hara roses.

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When: Wheely bouquets are available for pre – order from Thursday 24 March, for guaranteed delivery on Sunday 27 March (Mother’s Day).
How: Delivery is available for all London postcodes. Download the Wheely app to purchase.

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