Make your mum feel extra special this Mother's Day (26 March) by treating her to a special meal out. Many leading restaurants have dedicated Mother's Day packages, such as the collaboration between Galvin La Chapelle (left) and Benefit for an indulgent lunch and 'make-upper'. Click through the gallery to see more of the best places to treat your mum this Mother's Day…
Enjoy a meal and a makeover at Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle
Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin La Chapelle has teamed up with Benefit to offering a package for the perfect girls' day out this Mother's Day. First, head to Benefit's Spitalfields store with your La Chapelle booking confirmation for an exclusive Mother's Day 'make-upper' to leave you both looking and feeling great. Then continue the celebrations with a special three-course lunch and jazz music at the Spital Square restaurant.
Mother's Day Set Lunch Menu costs £34.50 for three courses, or £43.50 for a three course lunch and carafe of wine. To book lunch, call Elise on 0207 299 0400 or email email@example.com. To book your 'make-upper' for you and your mum call the Benefit Spitalfields store on 0207 377 2684.
Visit Barbecoa for Afternoon Tea with a twist
You can't go wrong with Afternoon Tea for Mother's Day! Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa restaurant serves the traditional treats with a decadent twist, swapping sandwiches for savouries such as Wagyu Beef Sliders and Crab Bouche. Tuck into a selection of scones, cakes and pastries with your choice of tea, or add a glass of champagne for an extra indulgent treat.
Available at Barbecoa St. Paul's or Piccadilly restaurants. Classic Afternoon Tea, £25pp or Barbecoa Afternoon Tea is £28pp (add £10pp for champagne). Book online at barbecoa.com.
Indulge in a Michelin-starred Mother's Day lunch at Benares
You and your mum could sample some Michelin-starred Indian cuisine at Mayfair restaurant Benares this Mother's Day. The restaurant is celebrating with a six-course tasting menu, which comes with a complimentary champagne cocktail for mothers. But that's not the only gift she will receive during the meal; all mums will also receive a box of Benares chocolates and Indian gifts (Benares candle and home-made soap) to take home. Plus, quote 'Mum's the word' to receive a complimentary cocktail on arrival.
For more information and to book your table, visit benaresrestaurant.com.
Visit the Bolney Wine Estate for an indulgent lunch
Spoil your mum with lunch at Bolney Wine Estate's Eighteen Acre Café, which offers stunning views over the estate's sprawling vineyard. The menu includes tasty dishes such as salmon fillet and courgetti or beef brisket cottage pie, and for every booking made between 12-2pm they are giving each mum a complimentary glass of Bolney Bubbly.
To reserve a table call 01444 881575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit bolneywineestate.com.
Sip on cocktails while creating your own unique perfume
Get crafty with a Perfume Masterclass at The Botanist, in partnership with The Perfume Studio. You and your mum will get a fascinating insight into the world of perfumery, and have the chance to tuck into some tasty nibbles and an English Mojito while your fragrance is hand blended by one of the Perfume Studio consultants for you to take home.
Tickets are £30 and include a welcome drink, nibbles and your own personalised blend to take home. Available at The Botanist Leeds (19 March), Birmingham, Newcastle, Knutsford (21 March), Alderley Edge (22 March), plus Sheffield and Marlow (28 March). Book at thebotanist.uk.com.
Enjoy champagne afternoon tea at The Dorchester
Nestled in the heart of London, treat your mother to a special outing at The Dorchester. Their champagne afternoon tea is packed with delicious treats, including traditional finger sandwiches on artisan bread, delicious scones, French pasties and a range of ethically sourced teas. All this will be enjoyed in the opulent heart of the hotel, The Promenade, to a backdrop of a pianist this Mother's Day. Priced from £65 per person with Lauren-Perrier NV or Cuvee Rose Champagne or a non-alcoholic cocktail and £35 for children. Book here, www.dorchestercollection.com
Tuck into a delicious and healthy afternoon tea at The MaE Deli
Deliciously Ella's cafes The MaE Delis are celebrating Mother's Day with an Afternoon Tea. Serving healthier alternatives to the traditional sweet cakes and scones, expect a menu including smashed avocado on homemade buckwheat blinis and cucumber rye sandwiches, plus fudgy brownie bites.
There will be two sittings at the Weighhouse Street branch at 3:30pm and 4pm and a single sitting at Seymour Place at 3:30pm. Book your tickets at deliciouslyella.com/shop/. Prices are £30pp or £36 including a glass of prosecco.
Sophisticated tea at Peggy Porschen Parlour
Step inside London's prettiest boutique bakery this Mothering Sunday and treat Mum to an ultra-pink menu of cake and champagne! She'll be able to choose from a selection of 'rose and pink' inspired cakes and cookies, including pink champagne and strawberry or vanilla cupcakes, topped with edible hand crafted pink roses and 'mum' scribed love hearts. Pink heart shaped vanilla cookies are also on offer, while a chilled glass of Laurent-Perrier's Cuvée Rosé will complete the luxury experience.
The Peggy Porschen and Champagne Laurent-Perrier Mother's Day menu is available at the Peggy Porschen Parlour from the 24 to 26 March 2017. Book by emailing email@example.com or calling 0207 730 1316.
Prices start from £40, peggyporschen.com
Make a free call to Mamma at Mercante
Italian restaurant Mercante in Mayfair is giving guests the opportunity to celebrate Mother's Day with a special Italian twist! In Italy, Festa Della Mamma is recognised as a day for picking up the phone. And the restaurant, located at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, is offering guests free phone calls to mums around the world. For those mothers present at the meal, they can enjoy an authentic Italian-style feast finished with the very traditional heart-shaped Festa Della Mamma cake.
Dining on a riverboat at London Shell Co
Float down Regent's Canal this Mother's Day aboard The Prince Regent canal boat, home to London Shell Co. The floating restaurant will be hosting three exclusive Mother's Day cruises, offering an exquisite seven-course seafood menu from 25th to 26th March.
Available for lunch and dinner, guests will be greeted with an Earl Grey Sparkler welcome drink before being seated to enjoy the specially curated menu, whilst gently floating along the canal to Camden Town and back. Dishes include oysters served three ways, Cornish mussels, Dorset char and milk chocolate torte.
Three-course menu and floral cocktail at Foley's
Foley's restaurant - where dazzling flavours inspired by the Middle East and Asia come together in Fitzrovia's most exciting space - have created a special three course menu and floral cocktail in celebration of Mother's Day at a very affordable £45 per head.
Guests will be greeted with a 'La View En Rose' gin based welcome drink, before being seated on the inviting ground floor with larger tables for families celebrating or downstairs around the viewing counter by the open plan kitchen. The menu includes ravioli and hake steamed in banana leaf, coriander, coconut and buttermilk.
A secret garden screening at South Place Cinema
Let’s face it, everyone loves Mamma Mia. Fortunately for you, South Place Cinema are screening it at their secret garden pop-up for Mother’s Day. There are two slots to choose from, 12pm and 2pm, where you and your mum can enjoy a two-course meal before the viewing.
Head down into their secret garden and escape London as you sink into a deckchair to watch the film. This special evening will only set you back £46, and to sweeten the deal your mum will get a special gift bag before you descend to your comfy deckchairs. You’ll also get a complimentary cocktail and a box of popcorn each to enjoy before Meryl Streep appears on the big screen.
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2-4-1 cocktails for Mums at Revolucion De Cuba
Ditch Manchester’s dodgy weather this Mother’s Day and whisk that special lady in your life to Revolucion De Cuba. This Latin-themed bar resembles an exotic Cuban villa with leafy potted plants, mosaic flooring and Havanah-esque ceilings.
To celebrate all the hard work mums do, they’re offering 2-4-1 on selected cocktails; serving delicious rum concoctions as well as snazzy G&Ts. Foodwise, you’ll enjoy tantalising tapas and rich Cuban coffee to finish your meal. If you’re not able to transport your mum to exotic lands this year, Revolucion De Cuba is definitely the next best thing.
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