Here are the best lunches, afternoon teas and other ways to celebrate your mum or mother figure this Mother's Day, March 19. 

1 Afternoon Tea at Middle Eight, Covent Garden

This afternoon tea is a musically-inspired symphony of sandwiches and sweet treats. Served in The Balcony, the pastries have been created by Head Pastry Chef and former Bake Off: The Professionals semi-finalist, Clanny Rodrigues (ex- The Ivy) and include Blood Orange Opera - a citrus pannacotta with layers of blood orange jelly, Treble Clef Treat - a pistachio macaron filed with buttercream and roasted praline, and Hazelnut Harmony - a twist on the classic hazelnut eclair. 

Cost: From £45 pp 

Address: 66 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden WC2B 5BX  


2 The Pelican, Notting Hill

This west London pub - which just made it into the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland - is putting on its popular lobster and monkfish pie for the mammas, which you can eat in-pub, pre-order for a fuss free home lunch, or takeaway. 

Address: 45 All Saints Road, Notting Hill
W11 1HE


3 Bluebird Chelsea, Chelsea

The King's Road restaurant have an offer with blow dry bar Duck & Dry. Make your mum feel like a queen and book your mum in for a blow dry and then brunch on the likes of French toast or eggs Benedict along with a glass of fizz and enjoy it in style at Bluebird's classic terrace. Blow dry vouchers can be redeemed from Saturday March 18 until the end of the month. For brunch and a blow dry, it's £55. 

Address: 350 King's Road, Chelsea SW3 5UU


4 Afternoon Tea At The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge

Pamper your mum with a luxurious afternoon tea by 2019 World’s Best Pastry Chef Jessica Prealpato. It starts with duck egg and black truffle stuffed mini croissants and home-cured salmon sandwiches with roasted pine-nut cream cheese, whipped goat cheese mousse with Guiness crumble. Scones come classic and with dried grape and chocolate,  served alongside a lemon merengue tart. 

Address: 1 Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge SW1X 9PY


5 Galvin's Bar & Grill

Treat yourself and your mum to a refined three course meal by Michelin-starred Chris and Jeff Galvin in one of the most swanky dining rooms in London. Charred mackerel, duck leg confit and potato terrine, along with roast beef and chicken, and seafood dishes are on the menu, and mums will be able to take home special bouquet of preserved flowers by Shida Preserved Flowers as a memento of the day. 

Address: 1-8 Russell Square, Russell Square WC1B 5BE


6 Bbar, Victoria

The South African-inspired restaurant and bar will put on a two or three-course (£32/£40) Mother's Day menu, available between March 17-19 for lunch or dinner. Get stuck into the likes of pan-fried scallops with asparagus and lemon risotto; stilton and thyme souffle; beef Wellington; grilled sea trout or BBQ pancetta prawn salad. 

Address: 43 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PP


7 Searcys at the Gherkin, City

Lap up one of the most iconic views in town while treating your mother figure to a three-course Sunday lunch at Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin (£80pp) on the 39th floor. The line up of traditional dishes on the menu include prawn cocktail; Coronation chicken terrine; roast sirloin beef or Dorset sole with lemon, capers and nutty brown butter. 

Address: 30 St Mary Axe, City, EC3A 8EP


8 Alex Webb on Park Lane, Park Lane InterContinental, Hyde Park 

Opening for the first time on a Sunday, new (ish) restaurant Alex Webb on Park Lane is popping on three-course lunch (£95pp) inspired by nostalgic childhood flavours but prepared for adults. Start with a pink champagne cocktail and a Devon crab tart before diving into menu with the likes of beef carpaccio; steamed turbot and scallop mousse; and the showstopping caramel tart with marmalade gel for dessert. Add a wine pairing for £38. 

Address: One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J 7QY


9 Afternoon Sea at The Mayfair Chippy

Neighbourhood restaurant The Mayfair Chippy is putting on a seafood riff on the traditional afternoon tea. The 1AA Rosette-awarded restaurant is replacing finger sandwiches, scones and pastries with three tiers of seafood - a sumptuous feast of prawns, mussels, oysters and scallops for you and your mum, that comes with sourdough bread.

Address: 14 North Audley Street, Mayfair W1K 6WE


10 Mother's Day Lunch at Quaglino's, St James's

For a touch of glamour in your Mother's Day celebration, the historic Quaglino's is putting on a Mother's Day Lunch (£70) to be enjoying in its resplendent art deco ballroom dining room. Feast on a refined British menu - duck liver parfait; a chicken or beef roast spread; and Dover sole meuniere for example - while musician perform soulful songs live.

Address: 16 Bury Street, St. James's, SW1Y 6AJ


11 Sunday Lunch & Film at Laurel’s On The Roof, Shoreditch

Mums can enjoy a roast on the house (tables of 4+) at the Mondrian Shoreditch's rooftop restaurant. It's as classic British roast, with a touch of Californian flair (Malibu shrimp cocktail anyone?), in either two or three course (£35/£43). Afterwards, make your way to the Curtain Club's screening room to watch the classic Mamma Mia.

Times: Book lunch between 12.30pm-12.45pm for a 3.30pm screening or between 3pm-3.15pm for as 5.45pm screening

Address: 45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3PT