The Handbook
The Handbook

Mums really are the greatest and deserve a little extra lovin’ on their special day. In honour of Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up our favourite restaurants across the city offering extra special treats for mummas. 

Here’s to you, Mum.

Galvin At Windows

Is there anything greater than a free cocktail? This Mother’s Day, Mayfair’s fines resto, Galvin at Windows is celebrating by offering all you mamma’s a free Bellini when you dine. Alongside the fizz, head chef Joo Won and his talented team have created one extra special three course menu too. Perfect.

Where: 22 PARK LANE, MAYFAIR, W1K 1BE
website:
www.galvinatwindows.com

 

Hotel Café Royal

Royally treat your mum this Mothering Sunday with an afternoon tea that’s been tested to perfection. Situated in the Oscar Wilde Lounge, expect to be delighting in the quintessentially British staple, equipped with delicately presented sandwiches, perfect pastries and scones galore. 

Where: 10 Air Street, Soho, W1B 4DY
Website:
www.hotelcaferoyal.com

Amazónico

We’re still gushing over London’s hottest new rainforest resto, Amazónico, and just one look at its flamboyant interiors and you can see why. This Mother’s Day treat your mumma to a meal she’ll remember with a little help from this chic resto. Indulge in sushi staples and sharing dishes.

Where: 10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BR
Website:
www.amazonicorestaurant.com

Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

It’s not every day you find yourself delighting in afternoon treats on top of a double-decker bus, but then again, it’s not everyday you’re dining with Brigit’s Bakery.

This Mothering Sunday treat mother hen to a girly day of shopping in Covent Garden before heading onto Brigit’s Bakery double-decker bus tour for an afternoon tea feast with a little French twist. You’ll be tucking into pastrami burgers with tomato salad and mustard infused mayonnaise, salmon pretzels with cream cheese and cucumber and sweet treats galore. It’s a truly special twist on the British classic.

where: Drop-Off Scheduled On Booking
website: www.b-bakery.com

The Petersham Hotel

Four courses of pure bliss. That’s what you can expect when you dine at The Petersham this Mothering Sunday. Chef Jean-Didier Gouges has tried, tested and perfected an extra special menu which includes pan fried seabass, roast sirloin and their famous crème brûlée.

Oh, and if you book a table after 4pm, one Mum goes free!

where: Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UZ
website: 
www.petershamhotel.co.uk

Roast

There’s nothing quite like your Mum’s Sunday roast. It’s meaty, comforting and boy, we miss it when we’re away from home. But, rather than hassling your Ma to slave away in the kitchen this Mothering Sunday, let her sit back and relax as you both indulge in a roast unlike any other at Roast restaurant. From crispy pork belly to roast Hereford beef, there’s a meat (or veggie option) for all here.

Where: The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 1TL
Website: 
www.roast-restaurant.com

The Montague on the Gardens

There’s tea for every occasion over at The Montague on the Gardens and there’s certainly one for your mother too. Executive Chef, Martin Halls, has crafted an afternoon tea experience that beats the rest. Expect to be delighting in egg mayonnaise and mustard sandwiches, traditional fruit scones and a selection of seasonal pastries too. Bloomin’ marvellous.

Where: 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BJ
Website: www.montaguehotel.com

 

ROBATA

One restaurant that’s utilising traditional Japanese specialist cooking methods is ROBATA. Why not share the experience with your mum this Mother’s Day and delight in sharing plates, light bites and cocktails.

 

Where: 56 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4UE
Website: www.robata.co.uk

Maitre Choux

We all know that the best part of any afternoon tea are the cakes at the end, so why not bypass the sandwiches and go straight for the main event? Maitre Choux has turned their delectable eclairs into a full-blown afternoon tea especially for Mother’s Day, full of their signature éclairs and choux with Laurent-Perrier Champagne. There’s also a Mother & Daughter Pink Afternoon Tea where a non-alcoholic option will be served in mini Champagne bottles.

Available at each Maître Choux patisserie from Monday 16th March to Sunday 22nd March.

where: Soho, Kings Road, South Kensington, Piccadilly, Canary Wharf
website: www.maitrechoux.com

The Palm Court

Tea, tea and more tea. That’s the overall theme over at the glamorous Palm Court in Mayfair. This Mothering Sunday, treat your mum to The Palm Court’s Mother’s Day afternoon tea special with free-flowing bubbles and even a special gift from Molton Brown for your Ma too. 

where:Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7BX
website: www.palmcourtlondon.co.uk 

Terrace On Piccadilly

If there’s one tale you remember reading with your mum when you were growing up, it’s Peter Rabbit. Delight in your favourite childhood classic and let the stories come to life as you indulge in The Terrace on Piccadilly’s Peter Rabbit inspired afternoon tea, and all mother’s will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne. A personal favourite of the afternoon treat is the flower-pot hideout. It’s essentially an edible chocolate pot bursting with chamomile mousse, blackberry, chocolate ‘mud’ and sponge cake. Delightful and cute.

where: 21 Piccadilly, W1J 0BH
website: www.terraceonpiccadilly.com

South Place Hotel

My, oh my, does South Place Hotel have a Mother’s Day treat for you and your mamma! They’re celebrating the special day with a screening of the crowd-favourite Mamma Mia. Curl up, chomp through buckets of homemade popcorn and sing until your heart’s content to these ABBA faves.  

where: 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
website: www.southplacehotel.com

nhow London

New kid on the block nhow London has a Mother’s Day treat for you and it comes in the shape of a tempting three course menu and a bottle of pop…

Both your mother and you will be tucking into sea scallops with black pudding, fried cauliflower and pea puree, pan fried halibut served with wild rice, spring vegetables and pepper sauce, and a tempting coconut and chocolate mousse. Delicious.

wherE: 2 Macclesfield Road, EC1V 8DG
website: www.nhow-hotels.com

Nobu London Old Park Lane

Forget the standard set-menu and dive into Nobu London Old Park Lane’s irresistible Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. The treats will be rolling around all afternoon long from Nobu’s iconic dishes including black cod miso, crispy rice spicy tuna and expert sushi right through to the little treat every mum receives at the end of the meal.

wherE: 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1LB
website: www.noburestaurants.com

Savage Garden

Looking for tea for two? Savage Garden’s Savage Tea selection is the perfect combination of the British classics with a modern twist. Expect to be getting your chops around sliders, tacos, ‘savage scones’ and a lovely selection of sweet treats.

where: Floor 12, 7 Pepys Street, EC3N 4AF
website: www.savagegarden.co.uk

Bocconcino

Hidden corners and Italian delights. That’s how we’d describe Mayfair’s leading Italian resto, Bocconcino. This Mothering Sunday they’re partnering with beauty brand Skin & Co allowing mother’s to take home a little care package after they’ve indulged in fine Italian cuisine. What’s not to love?

where: 19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8ED
website:
www.bocconcinorestaurant.co.uk

Wild Honey

Oh Wild Honey, you’ve stolen our hearts with your velvet furnishings and blue banquettes, your sensational seasonal offerings and your sweet-as-honey atmosphere. This Mothering Sunday, sip on their Wild Honey St James bespoke Vermouth and let your mum fall in love with this wild restaurant too.

where: 8 Pall Mall, St. James’s, SW1Y 5NG
website: www.wildhoneystjames.co.uk

The Drawing Room at Brown’s Hotel

Mother’s Day should always be a special day and Brown’s Hotel have refined their offerings to perfection. Over in The Drawing Room, the renowned Mayfair hotspot have made their truly British afternoon tea even more special for Mother’s Day with an exclusive gift from Irene Forte Skincare. 

Expect to be delighting in British classics and going home with a bottle of Irene Forte Skincare body oil, plus a cheeky discount towards a relaxing treatment at the spa in Brown’s.

Where: 33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BP
WebsitE: www.roccofortehotels.com

Neptune

Mumma doesn’t just want to go just anywhere for her special lunch. She wants class, charisma and style which is why Neptune London is the perfect spot to spoil your mum rotten this Mothering Sunday. Think three courses of pure bliss, plus a glass of Henri Dosnon Brut Champagne too. 

Highlight dishes include: terrine of corn-fed chicken, smoked bacon mayonnaise and young leeks; Cornish sea bass, Jersey royal potatoes, charred leek and taramasalata; and peach and raspberry crumble with peach crémeux, peach sorbet, raspberry chocolate. 

Where: Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BE
Website: www.neptune.london

Aqua Kyoto

As if you needed another excuse to spend your day wining with your mum, but Mother’s Day is around the corner so celebrate it with free flowing cocktails and bubbles at Aqua Kyoto’s weekend brunch. Food wise, you’ll be tucking into rock shrimp tempura with chilli and garlic mayo; green tea matcha soba noodles, ginko nut, Japanese mushrooms, edamame and onion teriyaki; and an omakase dessert platter. Delicious.

Where: 240 Regent Street, W1B 3BR
Website: www.aquakyoto.co.uk

Bankside Hotel

On Sunday’s, we brunch. 

Brunch isn’t completely if it isn’t bottomless, and we might have found our new favourite spot for bottomless brunch delights. Art Yard Bar & Kitchen is offering an afternoon of bottomless brunch, free Pai skincare gifts and live DJ sets, all nuzzled amongst a wild selection of wacky art.

Where: 2 Blackfriars Road, Upper Ground, SE1 9JU
Website: www.artyardbarandkitchen.com

Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard, London

Who doesn’t love a bottomless brunch? This Mothering Sunday why not indulge with your mum skyhigh in the Sky Lounge at the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. We’re talking charcuterie selections, bottomless Champagne and breathtaking views overlooking London’s shimmering skyline.

Mums looking for a post-dinner treat can rest easy knowing therapists from Neal’s Yard Remedies will be offering complimentary hand and arm massages, skin consultations and crystal healing too. Sounds dreamy.

Where: 31 St Thomas Street, Shard, SE1 9QU
Website: Tickets This Way….

Sky Garden

If mum’s visiting for the first time, a visit to Sky Garden is an absolute must. The tropical oasis boasts one of the best views over London’s skyline and is home to two tempting restaurants that are offering Mother’s Day treats too whether it’s a brunch you’re after or a three course dreamy meal.

Where: 20 Fenchurch Street, Bridge, EC3M 8AF
Website: www.skygarden.london

Chinese Cricket Club

Thought you’d got off the hook cooking? Chinese Cricket Club have cleverly come up with a three course set menu of dreams, and there’s even a special gyoza making station that’ll see you hand making your own gyoza dumplings for your mum’s starter. Perfect the art, or at least giggle your way to ‘perfection’ on the dumpling front. 

Where: 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V 6DB
Website: www.chinesecricketclub.com

The Library

Here’s one just for you lucky mums. 

After a big restoration, The Library is reopening just in time for you to delight in their afternoon tea for Mother’s Day. Think views overlooking the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament, while you delight in traditional sweet treats and picture-perfect sandwiches.

WherE: Westminster Bridge Road, Bishop’s, SE1 7PB
Website: www.thelibraryatcountyhall.com

The Stafford London

Nothing says Mother’s Day quite like a quintessentially British bite to eat. The Stafford London’s afternoon tea will take you on a journey around St James’s and the luxury boutiques and artisans on its cobbled streets. Expect a whole lot of scone action.

Where: 16-18 St James’s Place, St. James’s, SW1A 1NJ
Website: www.thestaffordlondon.com

Mercante

Delight on one hell of a bottomless brunch courtesy of Mercante this weekend and treat your mum to three courses of pure bliss and free-flowing Prosecco. Make sure you leave room for Mercante’s mouth-wateringly delicious banana and caramel mille feuille. You won’t regret it.

Where: Sheraton Grand, Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7BX
Website: www.mercanterestaurant.com

Corinthia London

It’s always good to have options and Corinthia London has three seriously tempting afternoon tea treats for you and your ma this Mothering Sunday. Delight in Duchess of Bedford’s favourite scones, sandwiches and sweets. And, you have to get your hands on the Severn & Wye smoked salmon and marmalade curd sandwich, it’s to die for.

Where: Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
Website: www.corinthia.com

Sexy Fish

Let the fun be-gin! Treat your mum to a Mother’s Day celebration like no other at Sexy Fish and delight in their extra special cocktail, suitably named ‘mum’s the word’. The tasty tipple is made up on strawberries, jasmine, port and Champagne. Bloomin’ delightful.

Where: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BR
Website: www.sexyfish.com

Searcys at The Gherkin

Feeling up for a challenge? This Mothering Sunday, why not treat your mumma to Searcys at The Gherkin’s four-course feast. Dishes include brunch classics such as eggs benedict and eggs florentine, or go all out with a Sunday roast sirloin of Lake District beef and all of the trimmings. All feasts come with a glass of Champagne too of course.

Where: 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
Website: www.searcysatthegherkin.co.uk

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

It’s all in the details and mums certainly love to find the flaws in things. But, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar’s special fruity cocktail number will leave her speechless. The Mum in Wonderland cocktail blends Beefeater Pink strawberry gin with Bristol cream, citrus and soda is pretty in looks and flavour.

Where: 28-32 St Martin’s Court, Covent Garden, WC2N 4AL
Website: www.jsheekeyatlanticbar.co.uk

Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

Taking your mum out on Mother’s Day doesn’t mean you have to forsake your beloved Sunday roast. Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar offer one tasty take on the classic, plus for this special Sunday, mums will go home with a little trinket too. Perfect.

Where: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
Website: www.gillrays.com

Diciannove

This one’s extra special. Chef Alessandro Bay has created a three-course menu inspired by his childhood and Mamma’s traditional Italian recipes and you too can embark on your own family adventure by settling in for an afternoon of dining with your mum for Mother’s Day. All mums get a complimentary glass of pop, and wine specialist Livio Italiani will also be offering optional wine pairings too.

Where: 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V 6DB
Website: www.diciannove19.com 

InterContinental London – The O2

We hope you’re hungry because you’re about to embark on a culinary feast to fulfill your brunch cravings. At Market Brasserie inside InterContinental London – The O2, expect to be munching your way through seafood from the seafood bar, roasted delights from the carving station and tempting desserts to satisfy all. Plus mum will even be taking home a little gift too.

Where: Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0TW
Website: www.iclondon-theo2.com

Balthazar

Don’t worry about forgetting a bunch of flowers, Balthazar has your back. 

On Sunday 22nd, all mum’s will receive a bunch of blooms from FLOWERBX when they wine and dine for lunch or brunch. Plus, there’s a special dessert on offer for all of the mum’s out there. The raspberry délice, made up of almond sponge, yogurt and vanilla mousse with fresh raspberry, white chocolate heart, raspberry sorbet and sugar ribbon, is perfect for those who love a fruity hit.

Where: 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HZ
Website: www.balthazarlondon.com

Red Rooster

Red Rooster is back with another of their infamous weekly Gospel Brunch parties so why not doll up in your best dress and take your mumma for a day of live Gospel music, fine soul food and good times.

Every mum will receive a special succulent plant to take home too – cute.

Where: 45 Curtain Road, Hackney, EC2A 3PT
WebsitE: www.redroosterldn.com

Sea Containers London

Mums deserve a special treat (and this one will even help you out if you’re low on the pennies) – every mum dining at Sea Containers Restaurant will receive their meal completely on the house when visiting for a trendy brunch or dinner!

For those who think they know their mum to the max can take the ‘How Well Do You Know Your Mum’ and if you top the quiz they might stand the chance of winning a Sunday stay for two! So get swatting up on your mum facts now!

where: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PD
website: www.seacontainerslondon.com

The Royal Exchange

It’s not just restaurants celebrating the special day. The Royal Exchange has a whole host of exciting offers and gifts that your ma is going to love, from luxury sunglasses at Tom Davies to exclusive offers to The Royal Exchange’s guests on Halcyon Days’ finest jewellery.

Those looking for a real pamper sess should make their way over to Bamford’s to explore their new sustainable skincare collection, or treat your mum to Jo Malone’s new limited edition Lavenderland, a lavender-focused collection of fresh scents, before stopping off at Fortnum & Mason for the most quintessentially British afternoon tea experience London has to offer.

Where: Royal Exchange, Cornhill, EX3V 3LR
website: 
www.theroyalexchange.co.uk