Top 10: Mother’s Day Ideas in LondonBy Angelica Malin
Looking for some Mother’s Day inspiration? You’re in luck. We’ve put together a handy guide on some of the best (and tastiest) Mother’s Day ideas in the capital. Time to indulge:
What: The Hari’s chic and uber trendy Italian bar and restaurant, il Pampero, is offering a four course sharing menu this Mother’s Day (Sunday 11th March), created specially by Executive Chef, Claudio Covino.
The Lowdown: The menu starts with an antipasti to share, followed by artichoke and speck lasagne, and a selection of mixed grill meats, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables for main. Round off the meal with a traditional Italian sponge cake.
Price: £45 per person.
Where: 20 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HQ
What: On Mother’s Day Sunday, 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 bouquet of spring daffodils with a personalised card.
The Lowdown: For brunch, expect classics such as pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup and eggs Florentine along with a selection of fresh fruit juices and coffee. In addition to the main menu, those visiting for lunch will have the option of ordering the much-loved Sunday roast with either roast chicken or beef, both served with lashings of gravy, Yorkshire puddings and seasonal veggies.
Price: Brunch dishes from £10.
Where: 33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3PF
Photo Credit: Will Pryce
What: Sparkling wine experts Freixenet have partnered with The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers to launch a bespoke ‘Bouquet and Bubbles’ workshop on 10th and 11th March.
The Lowdown: Situated in the heart of Covent Garden at St Martin’s Courtyard, the intimate and fun masterclasses will teach mothers and their loved ones the art of floristry design, with a sparkling twist. As well as making their very own hand-tied bouquet, guests will be able to toast to the occasion with Freixenet’s premium Cordon Rosado cava.
Price: Costing £110 per person, the workshops are bookable via The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers by calling 020 7240 6359.
Where: The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, St Martin’s Courtyard, 9 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9AB
Photo Credit: Chloe Winstanley
What: The perfect gift for something a little bit different this Mother’s Day – Bread Ahead are selling gift vouchers for a whole host of half day workshops at their sites across London.
The Lowdown: Options range from brand new classes such as sweet dough which focuses on savoury and sweet kolace, mouthwatering paska, and a traditional buttery brioche, and a British classic masterclass where the Bread Ahead team will show you the tricks to Welsh Cake perfection, how to make an airy English muffin and walk you through the process of a beautiful potato bread.
Price: £80 per person.
Where: Locations here
What: Prettly is a website where busy ladies can book beauty treatments delivered directly to their home or office in London (mainly zones 1-4). Prettly’s goal is all about making beauty treatments easy, affordable and comfortable as possible, without losing the high quality standard.
The Lowdown: They are by-women, for-women company. It’s super simple: just select what treatment you/your mum is after, the time, address, and Prettly will organise the rest. Treat your mum to a fresh coat of paint, a lash tint, facial, spray tan or a snappy up-do.
Price: Treatments from £20.
Where: Order online
What: Take Mother’s Day to new heights at Bōkan, Canary Wharf’s sky-high restaurant bar and terrace. Boasting jaw-dropping 360-degree views of London’s iconic skyline, spoil your mum with a three course bottomless brunch, created by head chef Aurélie Altemaire.
The Lowdown: Unwind with unlimited glasses of prosecco, house wine, beer or soft drinks before indulging in dishes of sea bass carpaccio with lime, olive oil, poppy seed and croutons; or foie gras crème brulee, green apple mousse and popcorn to start. For mains, tuck into Josper grilled Merryfield farm duck breast, orange sauce and baby turnips or roasted monkfish served alongside saffron rice, chorizo and bell peppers. Top it all off with black forest cake with boozy cheeries and dark chocolate sorbet or Bōkan’s twist on a key lime pie.
Price: The special Mother’s Day bottomless brunch is £75 per person.
Where: Bōkan, Floors 37-39, 40 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP
What: Exclusively for Mother’s Day, the Rotunda Lounge at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square will be offering a gorgeous floral afternoon tea where guests will be able to create their very own bouquet of flowers to take home under the tutelage of acclaimed florist Paula Rooney.
The Lowdown: Kick back and enjoy a selection of delicate handcrafted finger sandwiches and pastries alongside the British favourite, freshly baked scones with rich strawberry preserve and clotted cream accompanied by a variety of floral-infused teas.
Price: £65 per person.
Where: 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ
What: Tuck into a three course lunch at Avenue (including an exclusive Mother’s Day dessert), with soulful live music from Gavin Holligan.
The Lowdown: Choose from starters such as celeriac veloute with curried oil and crispy celeriac; avocado, pickled apple, edamame and mango salad; or smoked salmon with wasabi and horseradish cream. For mains, there’s curry-braised beef cheek served with soft mash and heritage carrots; slow cooked duck leg, braised red cabbage and cranberry jus; or pork belly, cauliflower puree, green mango and ginger. And there’s a special Mother’s Day raspberry cake for dessert.
Price: From £40 per person.
Where: 7-9, St James’s St, St. James’s, London SW1A 1EE
What: Farm Girl have teamed up with Duck & Dry for a Mother’s Day blow-dry and brunch package, available exclusively on Sunday 11th March only.
The Lowdown: Begin with a blow dry of your choice at Duck & Dry with a glass of bubbles, before moving onto brunch, where you can choose from Farm Girl’s signature brunch menu, including dishes such as avocado on toast and build-your-own smoothie bowl, along with a super latte or drink of choice.
Price: £40 per person. Limited spots are available and can be booked by calling 020 773 4257.
Where: 1 Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1F 9QG
What: Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a Michelin-starred meal at The Dining Room in London’s luxurious and iconic five-star hotel, The Goring. Under the direction of Executive Chef Shay Cooper, the menus in The Dining Room offer innovative and refined British dishes, made using the finest seasonal ingredients from across the UK.
The Lowdown: Starters on the à la carte menu include Isle of Wight tomatoes, Dorset crab, black olive crumble and yellow tomato essence, followed by main dishes of Salt Marsh lamb, smoked aubergine, yoghurt, lamb sweetbreads, spiced pine nut and carrot or fillet of beef Wellington for two to share. Desserts comprise black fig trifle with gingerbread, caramel and buttermilk and warm Eccles cake with Beauvale cheese and apple vinegar.
Price: Three courses from £64.
Where: 15 Beeston Pl, Westminster, London SW1W 0JW