What’s On London: Mother’s Day 2019

With Mother’s Day (Sunday 31st March) fast approaching, here’s our pick of London’s coolest, chicest and most delectable ways to spoil mum silly

1 Best for jazz fans: Chucs Serpentine


Smooth jazz and delicious food – treat mum to a musical feast at Chucs Serpentine. Join the venue for a special Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch on Sunday 31st March.

Stroll through the picturesque Hyde Park before arriving at Zaha Hadid’s spectacular ‘Magazine’ extension to the Sackler Gallery – now home to Chucs Serpentine.

Devour a three-course set menu, whilst enjoying smooth jazz sounds courtesy of the enchanting Phoeobe Katis, a classically trained pianist & vocalist.

Choose from selection of mouth-watering starters, including hummus, pomegranate, rainbow radish & sesame, and monkfish carpaccio, rocket & zesty orange dressing. Mains include grilled halloumi & tabbouleh salad, seafood risotto & chicken saltimbocca.

Dessert lovers can indulge in a rich sticky toffee pudding or creamy eton mess for the table, or if you’re feeling full, opt for lighter lemon meringue tart or basil panna cotta.

Where: The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, London, W2 2AR.
Wallet: £55 per person and are inclusive of a glass of champagne, three course meal and live entertainment.
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

2 Best for pampering: The Lanesborough Club & Spa


If she’s a spa dweller, The Lanesborough Club & Spa, London’s most exclusive luxury health and lifestyle member’s club, is bound to impress.

Treat her to the Mother of Mine one-day experience which combines the best of the Club & Spa’s expertly-delivered treatments with an indulgent Afternoon Tea. Start in the stunning Spa Lounge, where delicious light refreshments await.

The pampering begins with a La Prairie Caviar Lift facial which instantly lifts and firms the skin using products from the caviar range designed to transform even the dullest complexions into radiant luminous skin.

Post-treatment, guests can either recline by the spa’s stunning hydro-pool or take advantage of the extensive thermal areas including sauna, steam and experience shower.

All that pampering is hungry work – afterwards, finish off the day of self-indulgence with an exquisite Afternoon Tea, served in The Lanesborough Club & Spa Restaurant.

Where: The Mother of Mine experience costs £470 for two people and includes two 60-minute La Prairie Caviar Lift facials, thermal and hydro-pool area access and Afternoon Tea for two.
Wallet: £470 for two people.
When: Available from 1 March to 30 April 2019.
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

3 Best for Indian addicts: The LaLiT London

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If she’s a sucker for a samosa, spoil her with a High Chai afternoon tea. Santosh Shah, Executive Chef of The LaLiT London, has partnered with former Great British Bake-Off contestant, Rav Bansal to create a limited-edition spread filled with moreish bites.

Served in the hotel’s stunning pan-Indian dining destination, Baluchi, the special afternoon tea features exciting and innovative flavours, along with a bespoke botanical cocktail menu to match.

Tuck into Santosh Shah’s savoury bites including pulled lamb brioche with tomato jam; Punjabi samosas with tamarind imli chutney; and chicken kathi rolls with chicken tikka, peppers and spices wrapped in an Indian paratha.

Don’t forget the sweet stuff – finish off with the Great British Bake-Off star’s cardamom and rose choux au craquelin; chai and coconut mousse cake; and spiced santra mille feuille. There’s also a selection of refreshing cocktails to try alongside.

When: Available from 31st March – 6th April, 12 – 5pm.
Where: 181 Tooley St, London SE1 2JR
Wallet: £47 per person.
How: To find out more or make a booking, please click here.

4 Best for fine dining fanatics: Alyn Williams at The Westbury


If she’s a gourmand, you can’t go wrong with a meal at Alyn Williams at The Westbury. Enjoy a 3-course menu, featuring starters of Orkney scallop, white asparagus, yuzu, morels and seaweed and Roasted quail, borlotti bean ragu and crispy ham hock.

Choose from Skate wing meuniere, broccoli, Brazil nuts, brown shrimps and Chateaubriand with smoked bone marrow and Pommes Anna for mains, before finding room for the likes of irresistible Salted caramel tart with baked apple ice cream.

Where: 37 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2YF
Wallet: £59 per person.
How: To find out more or make a booking, please click here.

5 Best for a sweet tooth: Sartoria


If she loves Italian cuisine and all things indulgent, head to Sartoria for a special dessert crafted by Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei in collaboration with Ferrero Rocher.

The restaurant will be opening specially on Sunday 31 March to honour the leading ladies in our lives, serving dishes from a special brunch menu, as well as the delicious sweet treat.

Comprised of a delicate shortbread tartlet encasing a passion fruit cream, fresh raspberries and Italian meringue, the edible work of art is topped with a luxurious Ferrero Rondnoir. What’s more, all mothers will also be given a complimentary Bellini to toast to the special occasion – cheers!

6 Best for a roast: Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea


If she’s a fan of Sunday roasts, book a table at Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea to tuck into one of the restaurant’s recently launched sharing roasts.

Served with Yorkshire puddings and all the traditional trimmings, on Mother’s Day all visiting mums will also be offered a complimentary glass of Prosecco to toast the special occasion.

Where: 27 Cale St, Chelsea, London SW3 3QP
Wallet:The ‘Sunday Sharers’ are available for £45.
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

7 Best for pooch lovers: M Restaurants


For all the dog mamas out there, M has joined forces with London Dog Week to offer ‘pawrents’ a special day to spend some quality time with their canine kids!

Fur Mamma’s day, on Sunday 24 March, will enable parents, children and pooches alike to participate in some interactive activities together followed by a delicious 2-course Sunday lunch in the restaurant.

Where: Various locations.
Wallet: £35 for 1 human and 1 dog with a donation made to Street Vet and Plush Bears Shelter for every ticket sold.
How: Please click here to find out more and make a booking.

8 Best for seafood fans: Angler


If she’s angling for a plate of delicious seafood, book a spot at Angler for Michelin-starred seafood courtesy of Executive Chef Gary Foulkes.

This Mother’s Day, Foulkes has created a unique menu filled with three heavenly courses. Starters feature Cured monkfish, taramasalata, blood orange, Greek basil and main courses including Confit smoked salmon, mussels, apple and wild garlic.

To finish, the Gariguette strawberry cheesecake with white basil ice cream, Brillat-Savarin and black olive is a must-bite.

Where: 3 South Pl, London EC2M 2AF
Wallet: £55 per person.
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.

9 Best for French fancy: Frenchie Covent Garden


Cocktails and Parisian style – head to Frenchie Covent Garden if she’s a mum who prefers the fabulous things in life.

Frenchie have teamed up with FAIR. the independent brand that boasts the world’s first ethically and sustainably sourced spirits, to create a brand new spring cocktail menu.

Tipples include; Cherry Espresso (£14); FAIR quinoa vodka, FAIR cacao liqueur, FAIR coffee liqueur & coffee and cherry cream and the Rum Amaro (£14); FAIR run extra old, amaro Montenegro, FAIR cacao liqueur & preserved fig.

Wallet: £14 per cocktail.
Where: 6 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8QH

10 Best for sublime views: Skylon


If she likes to soak up the skyline, Skylon at the Royal Festival Hall serves food with a side of exquisite surroundings.

Serving a unique menu for the occasion, Executive Chef Helena Puolakka is offering starters including Devon crab salad, green apple, wafer thin fennel, lemon Chardonnay dressing.

Main courses feature Wild garlic risotto, baby spinach and goat’s curd. Top it off with a Burned lemon pie, lemon curd, Italian meringue dessert – if there’s any room left.

When: 31st March
Where: Belvedere Rd, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX
Wallet: £40 for three courses.
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

11 For something exclusive: The Baptist Grill


The Baptist Grill at L’Oscar Hotel, Holborn, will be exclusively serving a Mothering Sunday menu on 31st March this year.

Dining within beautiful surrounds, start with a seasonal Asparagus soup, truffle and Comte toasts  before moving onto main courses such as a traditional Roast Cumbrian beef sirloin, glazed short rib, Anna potatoes, purple broccoli served from the carving trolley.

End the meal on a sugar high with Cardamom custard tart, rhubarb and white chocolate – an elegant and exquisite way to celebrate the lovely lady in your life.

When: 31st March only.
Where: 2-6 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AA
Wallet: £60, includes three courses.
How: Please click here to find out more or make a booking.

12 Best for a blowout: Gymkhana


To celebrate the special occasion, Gymkhana will be opening on a Sunday for the first time ever. The restaurant’s iconic à la carte menu comprised of signature nashta, kebabs, tikkas, chops, curries and biryanis will be accompanied by a special roast offering; Phagwara Tandoori Kuddad (£38 for two), served with Lasooni Nettle Saag, Heritage Carrot & Roscoff Onion Pickle and Masala Roti.

Guests can pair their meal with a refreshing cocktail from the restaurant’s upcoming new menu inspired by the majestic scents of luxury British perfume house, Penhaligon’s.

Adding to the special occasion, all mothers dining in the restaurant that Sunday will receive a small gift of either a Penhaligon’s Vaara fragrance or candle.

When: 31st March.
Where: 42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JH
Wallet: Roast from £38 per person.
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.

13 Best for something retro: Rosewood London

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If she’s a vintage lover, take her to The Mirror Room at Rosewood Hotel for a retro-inspired themed Afternoon tea.

The afternoon tea designed by the executive pastry chef, Mark Perkins, will include a selection of traditional sandwiches along with Plain & Raisin Scones, Jaffa Cakes & Ferrero Rocher, plus Retro Inspired Pastries. Wash it down a glass of Dom Perignon for a taste of vintage heaven!

When: 31st March only.
Where: Mirror Room at Rosewood Hotel, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

14 Best for a taste of the East: Rüya

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After a taste of the East? Join Rüya for a special lunch or dinner with a set menu priced at  Guests can enjoy contemporary interpretations on authentic Eastern classics and also enjoy bespoke Mother’s Day cocktails all day.

Dishes include Börek; filo wrapped feta cheese with carrots, courgette & walnuts, Aged Kashar Cheese Pide with slow-cooked organic egg & black Perigord truffle with home-made spicy sucuk and a tender Lamb and Wagyu çag kebab, tomato sauce roasted garlic yoghurt & crispy croutons.

Where: 30 Upper Grosvenor St, Mayfair, London W1K 7PH
Wallet: £65 per person.
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

15 Best for ladies who lunch: J Sheekey

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Plans in the evening? Take her for a delicious Sunday lunch at J Sheekey, where a special three-course lunch awaits.

On the menu, foodies can choose from Caramelised Lincolnshire Onion Soup, Kimchi Tiger Prawns with tofu mayonnaise and a heavenly Twice Baked Keens Cheddar Soufflé with parmesan cream.

For something ultra-filling, order Sheekey’s Fish pie before gobbling your way through either Baked Vanilla Cheesecake or Honeycomb Ice Cream, both served with lashings of hot chocolate sauce.

Where: 28-32 St Martin’s Court, London, WC2N 4AL
Wallet: £65 per person.
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

16 Best for the bruncher: 34 Mayfair

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If she’s partial to a brunch, book a table at 34 Mayfair. The sleek venue is hosting a delectable feast filled with all sorts of indulgent dishes – ranging from pancakes and Eggs Benedict to waffles paired with banoffee, buttermilk-fried chicken and even crispy duck.

When: 31st March.
Where:  34 Mayfair, 34 Grosvenor Square Entrance on, S Audley St, London W1K 2HD.
Wallet: £25 per person.
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

17 Best for value: Hankies


Hankies has already become a go-to destination for value-for-money, fresh, light and aromatic small plates served in luxurious surroundings, and this Mother’s Day offering showcases all its myriad of charms – and more.

Pick and choose from a variety of brunch stations, feasting until you burst. Dive into The Street Egg Trolley to sample some of the subcontinent’s most celebrated street egg dishes, from Baida Roti (egg cooked with your choice of fillings and folded in roti) through to Anda Bhurji (scrambled eggs with chillies, onions and tomatoes) at an affordable £8.50 per head.

The Sunday Roast Station meanwhile gives the traditional meal a contemporary makeover. Take your pick from delicacies such as Raan (whole roast leg of lamb prepared using classic spices, marination and cooking techniques) and Chicken Tangari (moist chicken legs marinated in aromatic Indian spices finished in the tandoor).

If you have any space left, the Dessert Trolley will be positively groaning with treats created by Hankies’ in-house baker.

Plus, each mother will receive a unique Hermès goody bag. This stunning gift will feature a range of treats including a 20% discount on a selection of gorgeous spa treatments at the deluxe 5* Montcalm Hotel.

When: 31st March 2019
Where: Hankies Marble Arch, 61 Upper Berkeley Street, London W1H 7PP
How: Please email reservations@hankies.london to make a booking or find out more.

18 Best for the masterchefs: Kahani

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If she’s a masterchef in the making, Michelin-starred chef Peter Joseph’s upcoming masterclass makes the perfect gourmet outing. Peter will share the cooking skills taught to him by his mother with two culinary Mother’s Day Masterclasses at his debut restaurant Kahani.

Just 20 lucky people will have the opportunity to join the respected chef, who is quickly gaining a reputation within the culinary world for his game-changing approach to Indian cuisine.

Guests will learn how to prepare a selection of dishes from the three-course menu including masala grilled avocado,  sumptuous robata grilled sea bass and fluffy mushroom naan.

Visitors will also eat the prepared dishes and have the opportunity to bring along friends and family to join the meal.

When: 30th & 31st March
Where: 1 Wilbraham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 9AE
Wallet: £100 per person.
How: Email reservations@Kahanilondon.com or call 0207 7307 634 to find out more and make a booking.

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