Five ways to treat mum this Mother’s Day (Sunday 31 March) in Greenwich, Blackheath and Eltham, from champagne afternoon tea to bottomless brunch and a Sunday roast
Lead image: Greenwich Grind
1 Copper & Ink, Blackheath
Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to try the new Copper & Ink in Blackheath by Chef Patron Tony Rodd (MasterChef 2015 finalist) and Head Chef Rob Parks. The modern British restaurant. with influences from classic French and Scandinavian cuisine, serves a monthly changing five-course taster menu priced £40pp, as well as an a la carte menu featuring dishes like tofu kofta with tarka dhal, kale pakora, raita and pomegranate, roasted pollock fillet with warm tartare sauce, spring greens, scraps and vinegar, and aged rump of beef with parsnip puree, fondant potato and pickled shallot. Copper & Ink bridges the gap between a traditional high-end restaurant and a casual dining spot, making it a ticker of all boxes for picky mums!
5 Lee Road, Blackheath SE3 9RQ; copperandink.com
Greenwich’s new all-day restaurant and café-bar is all things to all people, and somehow manages to do the lot with flair. Threat mum to a brunch of one-pan eggs with peppers, chilli and toast, sweet potato harissa cakes with poached egg, a raw breakfast salad of avocado, grains and egg, buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and cream, or a good old Full English breakfast. Add bottomless prosecco for £14pp for 90 minutes. Alternatively, you could opt for the all-day menu and try the likes of flat-iron steak with bearnaise, stonebass with wild mushrooms or lamb rump with artichoke and peas.
17-19 Nelson Road, East Greenwich SE10 9JB; grind.co.uk
3 Champagne + Fromage, Greenwich
Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea served with award-winning fizz at Champagne + Fromage in Greenwich. For £48pp, you can indulge in two glasses of classic blended brut champagne, two teas from the selection, four cheeses to share (served with bread, jam and fruits), four macarons in a selection of flavours, two roses de reims biscuits (pink biscuits that are perfect to dip in your champagne) and two salted caramel canele. If that’s not enough to satiate your cheese cravings, the fromagerie also offers more than 50 soft and hard French cheeses, from Brie to a range of blues.
34 Church Street, Greenwich SE10 9BL; champagneplusfromage.co.uk
4 Tudor Barn, Eltham
The atmospheric Tudor Barn in the grounds of Well Hall Pleasaunce is serving up a three-course meal this Mother’s Day. Starters include Courgette & Parmesan Soup with truffle oil, Smoked Salmon with dill crème fraiche, and Burrata with basil dressing and toasted sour dough. Mains include Roast Sirloin Of Beef, Leg of Lamb with rosemary & apricot stuffing or Roast Loin Of Pork with crackling, a Root Vegetable Wellington or Fillet Of Bream with shaved fennel, samphire, dill, orange beurre blanc. Sittings take place at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm and the menu is priced £34.95pp (£15 for kids).
Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Road, Eltham SE9 6SZ; tudorbarneltham.com
5 Afternoon tea at The Fan Museum, Greenwich
The Fan Museum’s afternoon tea remains one of the area’s most charming and best kept secrets. Served in the Orangery, an enchanting room overlooking a Japanese-style garden, the tea includes carrot cake, a choice of lemon drizzle cake or salted caramel brownie, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a pot of tea or cafetiere of coffee. Afternoon tea at The Fan Museum is priced £9 per person plus the cost of museum admission (£5). Booking is required.
12 Crooms Hill SE10 8ER; thefanmuseum.org.uk