What’s On: Mother’s Day

Here’s how to live like the Scissor Sisters and ‘take your mama’ out for a seriously special treat this Mother’s Day

From soothing spa days and indulgent afternoon teas to six-course feasts and Champagne cocktails, spoil her with these exclusive experiences…

1 Coworth Park, Ascot

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Head to the countryside and spoil mum silly with an exquisite afternoon tea in Coworth Park’s Drawing Room. Enjoy a glass of Champagne and a delectable selection of scones, sandwiches and pastries. She’ll even take home a beautiful floral gift too.

What’s on menu:
• A variety sandwiches, from smoked chicken with sweetcorn on onion bread Cucumber with cream cheese on caraway bread to poached smoked salmon with lemon on basil bread Mature Egg mayonnaise with watercress on wholemeal bread.
• Freshly baked scones with strawberry preserve, seasonal compote and clotted cream
• Rhubarb Bakewell Tart
• Raspberry Cheesecake with Crème Fraiche Marble Cake with Praline Cream
• Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Popcorn

Where: Blacknest Rd, Sunningdale, Ascot SL5 7SE
Wallet: £50 per person
Reservations: Click here to book

2 Benares, Mayfair

Atul Kochhar’s Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Benares, in Mayfair, will be offering an extravagant 6-course tasting menu with a welcoming glass of bubbly too.
This indulgent treat will star delicious cocktails inspired by Tom Daxon fragrances, with an optional wine paring. Mum will then be gifted with a luxurious, mouth-watering box of handmade chocolates at the end of their experience.
If you prefer a la carte, the menu features delicious Indian-inspired favourites, with two courses priced at £62 and three at £76.
PLUS: Guests who order the special Tom Daxton inspired cocktail will also receive a stunning perfume to take home.
Where: 12a, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BS
Wallet: £105 per person, respectively
Reservations: Click here to book

3 Deliciously Ella, Mayfair


Join Deliciously Ella at Weighouse Street for a healthy Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea.  Devour a selection of dishes including Seared Polenta Squares with Sweet Potato & Cashew Paté, Basil & Pequillo Pepper Muffins, plus their (delicious) Fudgy Brownie Bites.
When: There will be two sittings at 4pm or 4.30pm
Where: 18 Weighhouse St, Mayfair, London W1K 5LU
Wallet: £30-£36 per person
Reservations: Click here to book

4 Madison, City of London

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If she’s a fan of live music and luscious food, she’ll love this event. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Madison with a three-course lunch, including a glass of Moet, and live music in the restaurant. The menu offers everything you could want from roast pork belly and stone bass to Madison’s famous fish pie.

Live music will be provided by Teni Tinks, a singer, songwriter, backing vocalist and vocal arranger. Born in America and raised in West London, she has developed her own unique style and has grown to become one of the most critically acclaimed singers in the UK.

Where: Rooftop Terrace, One New Change, London EC4M 9AF
Wallet: £50 per person
Reservations: Click here to make a booking

5 Quaglino’s, St. James’s

Hit a high note with Quaglino’s special edition of ‘Bury Street Soul Sundays’ with legendary live music and a delicious Sunday set lunch menu. Enjoy three courses with a glass of bubbles in stunning surroundings to the sounds of Dee’s alluringly soulful voice.

Dee has previously performed alongside The Jacksons as well as on London’s renowned stages KOKO and The Arts Club, and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.

Where: 16 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AJ
Wallet: £48
Reservations: Click here to book

6 Avenue, St. James’s

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For something traditional, treat her to a delicious Sunday lunch in the heart of St. James at Avenue. Enjoy a delicious three-course lunch boasting an exclusive Mother’s Day dessert with soulful live music from Gavin Holligan.

Soul Remix takes hit songs from the last 30 years and remixes them with an old school, soulful twist. Seasoned artist Gavin Holligan leads a world class band who have performed with musical icons such as Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan, Roy Ayers and Omar. Together they refresh new classics, from Oasis to James Bay and Drake, with an original soul flavour.

Where: 7-9 St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1EE
Wallet: £40 per person
Reservations: Click here to book

7 The Hind’s Head, Bray


If she loves reclining in the countryside, head to The Hinds Head, Bray. The Royal Lounge is the perfect backdrop to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, and for one day only a special Afternoon Tea has been created.

What’s on the menu:
• A Chase GB Gin cocktail, Britain’s first single-estate gin with botanicals served in a copper carter.
• Classic finger sandwiches such as tea-smoked Salmon on Soda Bread and time-honoured cucumber with mustard cress>
• Lemon custard and cherry Bakewell tarts and scones, served with a selection of Jing teas.

Where: High St, Bray SL6 2AB
Wallet: £39 per person
Reservations: Click here to book

8 Gillray’s, Westminster Bridge Road


Free flowing bubbly alongside a classic afternoon tea – what more could you wish for? At Gillray’s, enjoy sweeping views across London while nibbling on freshly baked scones filled with creamy clotted cream and Tiptree jam, dainty finger sandwiches and homemade cakes. Located in the County Hall, with its historical past, it doesn’t get more classic than this.

Where: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
Wallet: £41 per person
Reservations: Click here to make a booking

9 Mortimer House Kitchen, Fitzrovia


Indulge her with the champion brunch menu from Mortimer House Kitchen – where a spread of brunch items featuring classics await. Enjoy everything from eggs any style on Sourdough to Mediterranean-inspired Smoked Aubergine with Greek yoghurt & Basil cress and Steamed “Mammole” Artichoke with Truffle mayo await.

Post-feast, take your mother to the top floor of the house at 2pm where you can cuddle up with her for a screening of Mrs. Doubtfire. For the extra special touch, Mortimer House will be presenting the VIP of the day a special gift – because she deserves one.

Where: 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH
Wallet: Find out more here
Bookings: Email Safia@mortimerhouse.com to book

10 Blakes Hotel, Kensington


Make the most of a truly memorable experience at Blakes Restaurant. All mums dining at Blakes Restaurant for brunch and dinner will receive a complimentary glass of champagne with every meal. In addition, those making brunch bookings will receive a beautiful bouquet of spring daffodils with a personalised card.

For brunch diners can expect classics such as ‘Pancakes with crispy bacon & maple syrup’ and ‘Eggs Florentine’ along with a selection of fresh fruit juices and coffee.

Those visiting for lunch will also have the option of ordering the much-loved Sunday roast with the option of either roast chicken of beef, both served with lashings of Yorkshire puddings and seasonal vegetables.

Where: 33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3PF
Bookings: Click here or telephone 0207 3706701 to book

11 Nobu Shoreditch, Shoreditch


If she’s a Japanese fan, celebrate Mother’s Day with Nobu Shoreditch and an exclusive Omakase menu of Nobu classics. Available for lunch and dinner on Sunday 11th March, alongside the regular brunch and dinner menus, there’s plenty to feast upon.

Diners can enjoy Tuna Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa dressing, Rock Shrimp tempura and Black cod miso, all followed by a Chocolate Bento and accompanied by a glass of prosecco.

Where: 10-50 Willow St, London, EC2A 4BH
Wallet: £50 per person
Bookings: Phone 020 7683 1200 or email dine-shoreditch@nobuhotels.com

12 Darbaar


Make her feel like a queen and take mum to modern Indian restaurant Darbaar for a lovingly created menu, inspired by chef Abdul Yaseen’s favourite childhood dishes.

Normally closed on Sundays, Darbaar will be opening their doors for the occasion, with two celebratory banqueting options to choose from. For a feast fit for a Maharani, guests can opt for chef Yaseen’s three-course set menu or alternatively opt for a special sharing dish for those who opt for the a la carte menu,

The three-course menu includes:
• A complimentary Rose and cinnamon bellini
• Organic salmon with kokum berries
• Saffron chicken malai kebab with almond and rose petals
• Cinnamon and long pepper brulee

Darbaar will also be offering a special sharing dish for those who opt for the a la carte menu, created by chef Yaseen as a nostalgic tribute to his mother’s cooking. The dish will be a replica of a dish Abdul remembers fondly from his childhood, Anglo-Indian spiced roasted baby chicken with root vegetables.

PLUS: Anyone dining at Darbaar on Sunday 11th March  is invited to drop in their favourite recipe prepared by their mother. The lucky winner will receiving an invitation to dine for free with a friend on their next visit.

Where: 1 Snowden St, London EC2A 2DQ
Wallet: The set menu is priced at £45 per person. The one-off dish is priced at £16 and designed for two to share. Please request this order 48 hours prior to the booking
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation

13 Duddell’s, London Bridge

You can’t beat a brunch. Spoil her with endless champagne, unlimited dim sum and Cantonese specialties within the beautifully converted historic St Thomas Church in London Bridge, now home to Duddell’s and its elevated take on modern Cantonese cuisine.

Where: 9A St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
Wallet: £80 per person with a non-alcoholic option available for £60 per person.
Bookings: Phone 020 3957 9932 to book

14 The Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Hampshire


Tucked away in a conservation area with over 1,000 years of history, The Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Hampshire is a gin lover’s paradise. Explore the home of Bombay Sapphire with this Self Discovery Tour for Two.

 Follow your interactive map along the crystal clear waters of the River Test, discover the Mill’s fascinating history in the Heritage Room and see the ten exotic botanicals that go into Bombay Sapphire in the Glasshouses and Botanical Dry Room.

After a day of tours and talks, you’ll be ready to taste some. Your experience culminates in The Mill Bar, where you can sip a gin cocktail each as you watch the river roll by.

Where: Laverstoke Mill, London Road, Whitchurch RG28 7NR
Wallet: £32 for two
Bookings: Click here to book

15 The Grand Brighton, Brighton


Head to the seaside and enjoy a special three-course Sunday lunch at The Grand Brighton for Mother’s Day.

Enjoy everything from soft poached quail egg, smoked haddock kedgeree, curried mayonnaise and a sumptuous fish soup to rhubarb and almond cake and a heavenly spiced butternut squash salad.

To book: Please call +44(0)1273 224 300 or email eat@grandbrighton.co.uk

Prebooking for GB1 is essential


16 Secret Macaron Masterclass, Secret Location


Prosecco, popcorn and painting inspiration. If your mum harbours a sweet tooth, she’ll love this fun masterclass. A weird and wonderful display of blue bananas, silver grapes, golden pineapples and bejewelled watermelons will spark your creative juices to (edible) paint 7 inch macaroons which you can box up in packaging –  designed by you.

What’s included:
• One 6 inch Macaroon
• 4 smaller Macaroons
• Bespoke Packaging
• 2 x glasses of Prosecco
• Purple popcorn 

Where: Secret Location, 3 – 5pm
Wallet: £45 per person
Reservations: Click here to book

 17 The Grove, Hertfordshire

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Nestled in the tranquil 300-acre estate, The Grove’s Sequoia spa is offering a luxury spa experience that’s fit for a queen. Complete with massaging vitality pool, bubbling Jacuzzi inky black mosaic lined swimming pool and selection of heat experiences, this spa package is perfect for a day of pampering

What’s included: 
• Personal consultation
• Choice of 1 hour 20 minute treatment from: Natura Bisse Couture Facial or Natura Bisse Mediterranean Massage
• Full use of the spa facilities
• Bento Box supper
• Complimentary Nature Bisse Cure Sheer Eye Set

Where: Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG
Wallet: £175 per person
Bookings: Click here to book
Details: The package is only available on Sunday 11 March 2018, subject to availability. Arrival at 14:00pm and departure at 19:00pm. Dinner is served in the Spa Garden Room at 18:00pm.

18 Armathwaite Hall, The Lake District

For a truly unforgettable Mother’s Day gift which shows Mum how much she is appreciated, head to Armathwaite Hall, the Lake District’s luxury spa resort set within 400 acres of private woodland and deer park in the Northern Lakes.

On the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake, the Lake District’s largest and only ‘true’ lake, Armathwaite Hall offers spa elegance, stunning natural scenery and the wow-factor that Mother’s Day gifts should deliver! Enjoy everything from spa treatments to afternoon tea – all in glorious surroundings.

Wallet: £130 Monday – Friday, £150 weekends. Visit www.armathwaite-hall.com for more.

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