As Mother’s Day rolls around once more on the 31st of March, it’s time for a bit of love and appreciation for the woman who always finds your missing sock and sends you selfies that show just her eyebrow (millennials they are not)! From spa deals that are jammed full of R&R to afternoon teas that will appease mum no end – a cup of tea always sorts everything out after all – here are the wonderful ways you can make Mum happy this Mother’s Day:
When you’re beginning the meal out with a sparkling wine on arrival for Mum, you can’t go far wrong. British Restaurant, cocktail bar and all-day café, Craft London, has a bursting food akin to artwork and a Mother’s Day menu on offer featuring seasonal starters of cured bream with horseradish, beetroot and smoked yoghurt, and meaty mains such as Berkshire pork belly with sour apple sauce and crackling. There are veggie options on offer too and, of course, desserts that pander to any sweet tooth. Mum will be so impressed that you’ll be let off dish washing duty for years to come…
Where: Craft London, Peninsula Square, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: North Greenwich (0.1 miles)
It’s time to let mum off cooking duty – although a Mother’s cooking is typically delicious – so this year, why not take her for a delicious meal at Giggling Squid which can be found in Wimbledon, and various other UK locations.
In true Willy Wonka style, you’ll get the chance to win a golden ticket which will lead to Mum benefiting from a £50 voucher to use on her next visit disguised in a Mother’s Day card – cute! The brimming menu will give you and Mum the gift of Thai food with curry, stir-fry, rice and noodles on offer. Dish highlights include chicken green curry, handmade chicken satay, mixed vegetable stir fry and jasmine rice or the ‘wealthy squid’.
There’s also a little tapas menu for little people on offer – and no that’s not for your mum who is shrinking by the hour, but rather for the kiddos who need their share of the indulgence too!
Where: Various Locations
Hotel Café Royal knows all too well that food and drink is all well and good but pampering is equally as important for a tired Mum! This Mother’s Day, their package includes some fairy godmother style magic, with an overnight stay, breakfast, spa access and a bottle of Champagne on the cards. Perhaps the highlight of this suave package is the late check out up to 4pm which will provide you with all the R&R you and Mum need, aided by the brimming selection of in-room movies.
Further Hotel Café Royal offers include the sweet treat spa day which includes access to Akasha Holistic Wellbeing a 90 minute ultimate aromatherapy associates massage or ultimate aromatherapy facial and a delicious afternoon tea served, in style, with a glass of Champagne Veuve Clicquot. Cheers to that!
Where: 68 Regent Street, Piccadilly, W1B 4DY
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)
More sultry spa goings-on, The Lanesborough has introduced its Mother of Mine one-day experience which sounds super cute, might we add. You’ll begin your day being whisked off by spa butlers where light refreshments await – now there’s a sentence we want to hear every day! Pampering will then include a La Prairie Caviar Lift facial and a well-deserved relax by the hydro-pool or in the sauna, steam and experience shower, it’s been a hard day after all, right? To end, you’ll treat Mum to a traditional afternoon tea that, due to all that energy you’ve used, will be going, going, scone within the first few minutes.
Available from 1 March to 30 April
Where: 2 Lanesborough Place, Belgravia, SW1X 7TA
SUSHISAMBA’s Mother’s Day brunch looks so delicious that we think we might finish eating ours and then eat everyone else’s… sorry Mum! The experience features a high energy Bossa Nova Brunch accompanied by live music and most importantly a table side Champagne cart which had us at hello. The food includes highlights of fresh fruit tiraditos, mini lobster brioche rolls, causa benedict and… we’re hungry!
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Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
There is so much going on at Corinthia this Mother’s Day which means you’re really in for a chance at winning serious spoil mum rotten kudos this year. First of all, why not wander down to the spa for a pamper day? Head-to-toe relaxtion – yes please! Or, if you and Mum have a traiditon of gauging out on delicious food then try the menu at The Northall. The feast includes three courses of British classics with highlights of cured Loch Duart salmon, rump of Devon lamb and banana and lime choux on offer.
If you’re still reading, willing to pack as much in as possible, then how about a Champagne afternoon tea for two after the brunch? Yes, greedy, you heard us! But it’s Mother’s Day, so you’re allowed to devour everything. The tea can be enjoyed in The Crystal Moon Lounge with a selection of sandwiches served on artisanal breads, warm scones served with clotted cream and house preserves on offer.
Um, can it be Mother’s Day every day?
Where: Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
Another hotel that has it all going on is South Place Hotel.
First of all, if there’s anything that’s a given, it’s that mum’s of all shapes, sizes, heights and ages love a good flower. So, swing mum to South Place for a screening of Mamma Mia and aroma’s from experts Diptyque, alongside moreish cocktails that’ll put a spring in your step from the bustling botanical menu at their new floral gin bar that’s running until April. In a nod to the change of seasons the bar is equipped with all sorts of flora, fauna, blossoms and blooms simply asking for your Instagram to be updated with snaps of the colourful offering.
Or, equally as important, enjoy a a three-course menu designed by Executive Chef, Gary Foulkes at Michelin-starred Angler, or lunch/dinner at Chop House. You can grab yourself a traditional Mother’s Day roast with trimmings galore.
If, after all this chilling, boozing and eating, you’re feeling a little like sleeping then why not book in a ‘You Da Mum’ bedroom package too? The stay includes a lunch special thrown in from either Angler or Chop House and we’ll say no more because it sounds like South Place Hotel has got Mother’s Day sorted!
Where: 3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Moorgate (Great Northern) (0.2 miles)
Let’s face it, we should probably show gratitude to our Mum’s every day of the year and not just on Mother’s Day, but if you’ve been lacking a little in the love department and life has got in the way then The Rubens at the Palace has well and truly got your back. This year, their Mother’s Day dining experience will see you gouging out at The English Grill where guests are welcomed with a glass of Champagne and are invited to enjoy a three course menu, featuring highlights of avocado burrata sourdough and grilled whole plaice.
If you’ve still got room in your belly, you can also book in for the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea running from the 30th-31st of March, where you’ll find all the classics, from finger sarnies, plain chocolate chip scones and because The Rubens are ever so lovely, Mum will also receive a small gift!
Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 0PS
Nearest station: London Victoria (0.2 miles)
For a truly Instagrammable Mother’s Day, head to newly opened all-day dining destination, VIVI, located in London’s iconic Centre Point. VIVI is offering mums a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival and trifle to finish on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March to celebrate their special day. Take a seat at one of VIVI’s pastel pink booths and enjoy nostalgic classics such as Duck à l’Orange, Chicken Kiev and Arctic Roll.
Where: 11 St Giles Square, London WC2H 8AP
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.1 miles)
Balthazar is also known for its fabulous Afternoon Tea collaborations. Previous ones have included partnerships with both Bobbi Brown and Matthew Williamson to bring tasty treats that also allure aesthetically. This Mother’s Day expect no different as they provide complimentary take home tea cakes with their afternoon tea.
Their delightfully sweet FLOWERBX afternoon tea has been a huge hit since its launch and features yuzu mousse on a crunchy coconut biscuit decorated with delicate sugar petals, berry macarons, freshly prepared finger sandwiches, scones and more. Playfully included coveted flavours it’s a real journey for the senses, plus it’s totally Instagrammable too.
Where: 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ
Nearest station: Covent Garden (0.2 miles)
Flowers. Blooming marvellous on Mother’s Day and, we believe, if you can incorporate them into your plans somehow then you’re onto a real winner. This is why we think heading down to The Montagu Kitchen at The Churchill would be marvellous way to sweep Mum off her feet, as they host a brunch and flower masterclass with a little help from expert florist Juliet Glaves.
The oh so lovely day will include a one-off demonstration on creating the perfect bouquet, followed by a delicious brunch menu that includes bottomless Champagne. We’re totally sold!
Where: 30 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Marble Arch (0.2 miles)
Award-winning afternoon tea? Um, yes please! In 2018 this afternoon tea won the award for being the absolute best so we’re pretty sure you can expect magical things from this tea, and impress Mum to no end. You’ll sit soft in the Chinoiserie lounge and enjoy bottomless, yes bottomless, Laurent-Perrier Champagne with their tea. Expect tradition in the form of savoury symphonies’ finger sandwiches, sweet serenades’ hand-crafted patisserie, traditional plain and fruit scones with preserves and clotted cream and a sorbet to refresh at the end. Well, that’s got our mouths watering!
Where: 1 Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9PY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Knightsbridge (0.4 miles)
Situated amongst the greenery of Richmond, The Petersham Restaurant is offering up a seasonal extravaganza this Mother’s Day. The menu, headed up by Chef Jean-Didier Gouges, will allow guests to feast on dishes such as crab and quinoa salad, yuzu dressing, pickled ginger and keta caviar and pan-fried cod with crab tortellini, samphire, fried leeks, crispy capers and avocado puree. The setting is oh, so sweet – much like the desserts featuring chocolate forest gateau, cherry and rum sorbet and sticky toffee pudding.
The Petersham’s Mother’s Day offer will be available on Sunday 31st March
Where: The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ
Nearest station: Richmond (0.8 miles)
Hey, hey good lookin’, what’ve you got cookin’? Yes, we’re talking to you The Stafford.
The Game Bird is a place to eat, drink and socialise. Celebrate Mother’s Day with them and enjoy our traditional and elegant Afternoon Tea. Indulgence comes in the form of little cakes, pastries, dainty finger sandwiches and delicious homemade scones with lashings of clotted cream and jam while a fine choice of brews from Camellia’s Tea House are served in the finest china. Alternatively, why not treat mum and choose a glass or two of fabulous fizz?
If you’d prefer something a little heartier, choose their mouth-watering Sunday Roast. Enjoy a succulent rib of beef carved for you and your mum at your table from their handcrafted trolley.
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Where: 16-18 St James's Place, Mayfair, London, SW1A 1NJ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.2 miles)
The LaLiT London has a High Chai afternoon tea with a sexy, spicy, Indian twist. Executive Chef, Santosh Shah has partnered with former Great British Bake-Off contestant Rav Bansal that will promote funky flavours, botanical cocktails menus and all the trimmings to impress Mum. Savoury bites include pulled lamb brioche with tomato jam; and Punjabi samosas with tamarind imli chutney. Basically, if you’re a sucker for Indian cuisine and a hint of tradition then this is so up your street.
Available from 31st March – 6th April
Where: 181 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JR, UK
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.4 miles)
Percy & Founders is a restaurant and bar in the heart of Fitzrovia, open all-day every day offering everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner; as well as evening cocktails, weekend brunch and more. And this Mother’s Day gee whizz do they have quite the spread. Mum will be treated to a delicious Sunday roast with all the trimmings, accompanied by a glass of “Mother’s Day Fizz,” as they so aptly call it which, we must admit, we’re very intrigued about.
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Where: Fitzroy Place, 1 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.2 miles)
Also on a mission to keep Mum sweet this Mother’s Day is The Montague on the Gardens, who are sticking to their namesake and going green with their afternoon tea that overlooks peaceful gardens so, mum, no more screaming kiddies! The venue received a commended award at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018 and a special ‘Award of Excellence’ for their Afternoon Tea in the TripAdvisor Afternoon Tea Awards 2016, so we’re pretty certain this recommendation is a good’un!
The tea will feature a glass of “MUMM” Champagne, a large range of tea and scones and traditional sandwiches.
Where: 15 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BJ
Nearest station: Russell Square (0.3 miles)
Brumus Bar & Restaurant has a sweet tooth, we’re sure of it, because their Mothering Sunday offering is brimming with sweet treats, home-made cakes and tartlets and we’re salivating – sorry, but it’s true! The afternoon tea, which will take place on Mother’s Day, is accompanied by a chilled glass of Nyetimber English sparkling wine and a surprise gift for Mum, and let’s face it Mum’s love a surprise gift. What are you waiting for?
Where: 1 Suffolk Place, London, SW1Y 4BP, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
With a British menu brimming with European influence and sustainability, The Lighterman, it’s safe to say, knows a thing or two about food that puts grins on faces. This Mother’s Day, they’re offering a lunch with a view in the form of a Sunday roast boasting trimming after trimming. For a classic fizz and roast celebration, this is where to head.
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Where: 3 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH
Nearest station: London St Pancras (0.2 miles)
Following the huge success, various Oscar’s and potential Bradders and Gaga love affair surrounding A Star Is Born, it’s only fair that the incredible movie gets some afternoon tea recognition, and Covent Garden Hotel are doing just that. For Mother’s Day, an afternoon tea spread will be put on followed by A Star Is Born screening that will see you oggling Bradley and falling even more in love with Gaga, and we can’t wait! Involved will be a special gift for Mum (as if Bradley’s voice isn’t special enough… ah, stop us swooning), alongside various afternoon tea classics and delicious cakes. If you thought you’d Never Love Again, wait until you try this tea…
Where: 10 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9HB, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Covent Garden (0.2 miles)
Because every mother deserves the best, The Library is offering a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea on Sunday 31st March. Pamper, indulge and spoil your mum with a table overlooking the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament and let The Library at Marriott County Hall take care of the rest.
Priced at £50 per person, Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea includes a selection of traditional sweet and savoury sandwiches with a glass of champagne and a special gift. But, let’s keep the secret until the big day!
Where: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, SE1 7PB
The time has come to fill your boots at Hunter 486, from savoury to sweet they’ve got it all on offer at London’s stalwart and patriotic hotel offering, The Arch. Located by Marble Arch, surprise, surprise, the venue has a 3-course Mother’s Day menu on offer featuring fillet of hake, loin of lamb and more. Or keep it sweet with the Mother’s Day afternoon tea which comes with a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve. If you’re a foodie – and let’s face it, who isn’t – then sweep mum off her feet at this delightful venue, before stumbling full and a little drunk onto the streets of London to enjoy the fast-paced city life.
Where: 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7FD, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Marble Arch (0.3 miles)
It’s a known fact that if you’re a Mum then likelihood is you’re going to love a flower! Knowing this, Mews of Mayfair has done what it does best and divinely decorated its interior with delicate cherry blossoms for Mother’s Day. Mum will be treated to a delightful brunch menu of either two or three courses, accompanied by bottomless prosecco at an additional price why, let’s face it, should never be turned down!
Where: 10 Lancashire Court New Bond Street W1S 1EY
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.3 miles)
We’re eating dessert before dinner at China Tang at The Dorchester as they celebrate Mother’s Day with a delightful one-off dessert named the China Tang Mess. Perhaps a little messy to eat but far from disorganised when it comes to flavour, the unique offering will feature traditional ingredients of strawberries and cream, meringue and fresh strawberries, partnered with flavours of yuzu and strawberry sorbet and gold leaf.
Where: China Tang at the Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1QA
Palatino will be throwing their doors open on Mothering Sunday to serve up a sumptuous Roman-influenced set menu and the a la carte – options galore – that will come with FREE, yes FREE prosecco for all Mums, and if that’s not an incentive to visit then we’re not sure what is!
Where: 71 Central Street, London EC1V 8AB, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Old Street (0.3 miles)
Awarded a Michelin Star in 2014 Gymkhana is inspired by Indian gymkhana clubs, the traditional high-society hangouts. But it’s not just the styling that’s suitable for high society, the remarkable food has won plaudits for its contemporary Indian cuisine. And, just for Mother’s Day, the Indian eatery will throw its doors open on a Sunday for the first time – hurrah! The day will see food served from the à la carte menu with highlights of nashta, kebabs, tikkas, chops, curries and biryanis. For those who await Sunday eagerly to get their fill of a roast and all the trimmings then fear not; Phagwara Tandoori Kuddad is a special roast available for two that can be accompanied by cocktails that take inspo from the majestic scents of luxury British perfume house, Penahligons. And, because Mum deserves all the special treatment going, she’ll receive a small gift of either a Penhaligon’s Vaara fragrance or candle!
Where: 42 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4JH
Opening in 2008, so a venerable old lag of a restaurant scene that can be incredibly fickle and shortlived, Trishna has kept hold of a Michelin star since 2012. The restaurant was founded by brothers Karam and Jyotin Sethi and specialises in “coastal cooking.” For Mother’s Day, the staple will serve their classics as well as a sharing Trishna Chat Platter with a comp class of bubbles for each guest, ooo la, la!
Where: 15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 3DG
She’s basically the ultimate mum/granny, is the Queen. And so it’s only natural that she should be the focus of the tea over at Intercontinental London Park Lane. Their classic afternoon tea is inspired by 70 years of The Queen’s Commonwealth tours with items like a Wagyu beef and mushroom pie from Australia, Tandoori paneer from Pakistan, white chocolate coated layered banana cake from Saint Lucia and so on and so forth.
Where: One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner (0.2 miles)
Where: The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Covent Garden Riverside, London WC2N 6HT, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
Nothing says ‘Mothers’ Day’ quite like a medieval banquet. And at Ivory Vaults mums go free (in groups of four) to enjoy two hours of medieval entertainment, a four course freshly prepped banquet as well as wine, ale and soft drinks. And, then standby for some mum-dancing at the afterparty discotheque.
Only on 31st March
Where: Ivory Vaults Ivory House St Katharine Docks London, E1W 1BP
Nearest station: Tower Hill (0.4 miles)
Put it this way, if my mum was in London this is where I’d be taking her, and not least for the Mothering Sunday special. For a huge meaty feast at Hammer & Tongs. The food here is excellent, all prepared on their braai in true South African style. And there’s literally no let-up in the amount or, to be fair, the quality of what’s on offer. Your mother will 100% leave full and happy!
Where: 171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, UK
Nearest station: Farringdon (London) (0.4 miles)
Get your jazz hands out for Chucs Mother’s Day offering as they throw a groovy one-off Jazz brunch at Chucs Serpentine. The Italian restaurants can be found in four locations; Mayfair, Westbourne Grove, Harrods and The Serpentine, and all will be offering up a delightful curated menu that features highlights of grilled halloumi, a mixed seafood risotto and their speciality Eton mess – yum! The soundtrack to your munching will be provided at Chucs Serpentine however, where Phoebe Katis, pianist and vocalist, will lull you slowly into a food coma alongside Champagne on arrival, a three-course meal and live entertainment. Time to get jazzed up!
The Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch will take place on Sunday 31st March with booking slots at 11am, 12am, 1pm or 2pm.
Where: Mayfair, Westbourne Grove, Harrods and The Serpentine
Where: 20 New Change Passage EC4M 9AG
Nearest station: Bank (0.2 miles)
It’s Bateaux London’s brand-new boat and it’s quite a sight to see. Glass Room is the elegant dining experience that’ll see you soaring across the waters of the River Thames, bringing together modern dining with classic service and incredible views. Totally apt for an event such as Mother’s Day, Glass Room will host a Sunday lunch with live music and landmarks all around. With tradition at the helm, there will be a sumptuous Sunday roast on offer with all the trimmings such as Yorkshire pudding and veg, lashings of grey and half a bottle of prosecco per person. Seas the day and treat mum to a boatiful treat this M Day.
Where: Bateaux London, Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment WC2M 6NU
Nearest station: Embankment (0.1 miles)
Oscar at Charlotte Street Hotel will be screening All Is True for Mother’s Day, alongside a moreish Champagne Afternoon Tea menu. The luxurious experience will have Mum donning a smile for the remainder of the day and that’s what we like to see.
Where: 15-17 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.3 miles)
Oh mama, these dogs are so cute! M Restaurants are throwing a woof-tastic alternative Mother’s Day featuring fluffy fellows of all breeds. London Dog Week have joined forces with them to celebrate paw-renthood in style, with a lunch that will involve dogs, dogs and more dogs alongside giveaways, special guest hosts, lots of interactive activities and features around the venue that will see kids and parents alike never paws-ing for a break. Each ticket sale helps towards Street Vets and Plush Bears Shelter so you’re doing something fantastic whilst having fun – double whammy!
Where: Threadneedle Street and Victoria
Beck at Brown’s know that Champagne is very important, especially on Mother’s Day and are thus serving it up chilled alongside a divine lunch that’ll have Mum off your back for years to come. The Mayfair staple champions British heritage and Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck will, as his namesake suggests, be at your beck and call for the duration of the evening!
Where: Brown’s Hotel Albermarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BP
You’d be as mad as a hatter not to take Mum to this afternoon tea at The Sanderson. The offering that not only tastes good but looks superb too, will whisk you both through the keyhole and on to a scrumptious world of Veuve Clicquot, sandwiches and sweet delights including homemade rose, lychee, and raspberry macaroon – we’re never coming back to the real world!
Where: 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.4 miles)
You’ll probably make Mum’s day just by saying “we’re going to The Savoy,” as the stalwart and insatiably glamorous venue that it is, but if she’s still not swept off her feet by the uttering then perhaps what’s on offer will do the job. Bursting with options, The Savoy has laid on a few tempting treats, from a dinner at Simpson’s in the Strand equipped with all the chandeliers and British produce you need, to a vegan afternoon tea at The Thames Foyer which has recently launched and includes all sorts of sweet treats.
Highlights of the vegan tea include freshly cut vegan finger sandwiches, filled with an array of scrumptious plant-based fillings and seasonal pastries that can be washed down with a class of Deutz Rosé or Louis Roederer Brut Premier at an additional cost. If you’re going down a boozier route, why not grab drinks at Beaufort Bar from the Music, Magic and Drama menu or if the kiddos are too young to tipple then there’s The Tiger Who Came To Tea offering which is a delightful treat curated around the book of beloved author Judith Kerr.
Where: The Savoy, Strand, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Holborn (0.3 miles)
With views for days Hotel Indigo – 1 Leicester Square is the buzzy London centre point you want to take Mum to this Mother’s Day. With something for all the lovely ladies in your life on offer, the Hotel will see a two course menu with canapes circulating the tables but, perhaps the biggest incentive to join the party is the BOTTOMLESS Moet Chandon Champagne on offer – say what! Sip and chat as you take in the panoramic views of a very, very jealous London!
Where: 1 Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA
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