Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 11 March 2018, so make sure you spoil her rotten! The Resident picks out some of London’s top Mother’s Day treats…
1 Mother’s Day Roast at Craft London, North Greenwich
Stevie Parle and the team at Craft London is hosting its first ever Sunday roast to celebrate Mother’s Day on 11 March 2018. This one-off menu will feature seasonal British ingredients sourced as locally as possible. The day’s set menu will include a choice of beef with a Yorkshire pud, sauerkraut and gravy; chicken with leeks and bread sauce; catch of the day with lentils and wild garlic sauce, or a vegetarian roast cauliflower with Spenwood and flaked barley (all served with roasties and greens). All mums will be treated to a special jar of Craft’s homemade honey to take home, and why not treat mum to a pre or post-lunch tipple at the 360-degree rooftop bar with views of the Thames and Canary Wharf? £30 for two courses, £35 for three.
Peninsula Square SE10 0SQ; craft-london.co.uk. For reservations call 020 8465 5910
2 Free Rose Syrup Bellini at Spring, Somerset House
Skye Gyngell’s restaurant, Spring, located in the New Wing of Somerset House, is usually closed on Sunday, but will be opening especially for Mothering Sunday on 11 March, from 12-2.30pm. At the beautiful, elegant Spring – perfect for mums who appreciate a feminine touch when it comes to decor – the food is produce-driven and celebrated for its conviviality. While enjoying the critically-acclaimed a la carte menu – which features dishes like grilled lamb with sprouting broccoli, sourdough, chilli and herbs (£32), and roasted trout with preserved lemon, fennel, crème fraîche and chilli (£30) – each mother will be treated to a complimentary Rose Syrup Bellini topped with a candied French rose petal.
Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place WC2R 1LA; springrestaurant.co.uk
3 Mother’s Day Bottomless Brunch at Galvin HOP, Spitalfields
For mums that brunch, Galvin HOP in Spitalfields – the ‘pub deluxe’ that won Best Pub in the City in the inaugural Square Mile Pub Awards last year – is serving a special Mother’s Day Brunch from 11.30am–5.30pm. The brunch including classic dishes such as crushed avocado with poached eggs on rye bread (£8.50), and buttermilk pancake with cream, berries and maple syrup (£6.50), or opt for something more substantial like the top sirloin of Cumbrian beef with fried egg and chips (£19.50). You can also treat mum to bottomless prosecco, Bloody Mary or Pilsner Urquell for an additional £15.
35 Spital Square E1 6DY; galvinrestaurants.com
4 McQueens Floral Masterclass & Afternoon Tea at The Connaught
The Connaught is pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day, hosting an exclusive floral masterclass by McQueens, followed by afternoon tea at Jean-Georges at The Connaught on Saturday 10 March. The floral masterclass starts at 2.30pm in a Private Event room, where a McQueens florist will show you how to master the art of making the perfect bouquet and give you the opportunity to create your very own to take home. Them at 4.30pm, it’s time for tea and cake at Jean-Georges at The Connaught. £150pp.
Carlos Place, Mayfair W1K 2AL; the-connaught.co.uk
5 Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em at Churchill Theatre, Bromley
For mums who may prefer to laugh than feast, what better way to treat them this Mother’s Day than a trip to the theatre to see Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em. Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy is running from 13-17 March at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, staring Joe Pasquale as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, alongside Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher. Also at the Churchill on 11 March is the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, performing a Mother’s Day programme celebrating female jazz icons. BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal will be joining some of the UK’s finest young professional jazz musicians on stage.
High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA; churchilltheatre.co.uk
6 Five Course Sunday Roast at The Connaught
Two Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze at The Connaught will serve up an indulgent five-course Sunday roast this Mother’s Day. Hélène Darroze was named Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef 2015, and from the food to the surroundings, the restaurant is a feast for the senses. Exquisite dishes include crispy skin and chicken liver mouse; roasted chicken stuffed under the skin with foie gras, and corn tortilla stuffed with chicken confit leg. The menu is priced £150 for two guests to share, which is perfect for you and your mum or a family of four.
Carlos Place, Mayfair W1K 2AL; the-connaught.co.uk
7 Mums Eat Free at Pomona’s Restaurant & Bar, Notting Hill
To celebrate Mother’s Day, Notting Hill restaurant Pomona’s is treating marvellous mums to a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival, as well as two free courses from the evening á la carte menu. With plenty of tempting dishes from the recently refreshed menu by Executive Chef Wolfe Conyngham, you can choose from small plates like Vietnamese rolls or crisp duck and cucumber; mains of Madagascan prawns with lemon, chilli butter or Welsh lamb rump from the wood and charcoal oven; or switch out the starter to indulge in a chocolate and salted caramel tart with pistachio ice cream for dessert. The complimentary prosecco is valid for both lunch and dinner, while the mother’s eat for free offer is valid on two courses only after 5pm.
47 Hereford Road, Notting Hill W2 5AH; pomonas.co.uk
8 Mother & Daughter Treatment at Skin Design London
Cosmeceutical brand Skin Design London has launched a Mother and Daughter treatment at its flagship Peel & Lift Bar at Fortnum and Mason. The Peel and Lift Bar offers a selection of result-driven treatments that utilise state-of-the-art cosmeceutical ingredients and technology for a healthier, more radiant complexion with no down-time. In celebration of Mother’s Day, Skin Design London is offering Mother and Daughter treatments from 10-13 March, 10am-6pm. Experience the brightening Cherry Peel together; a rejuvenating treatment that promotes collagen formation and encourages cellular respiration while inhibiting uneven skin tone, pigmentation and age spots. £40 for two for a 15-minute treatment.
Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly W1A 1ER. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
9 Afternoon Tea at Corinthia
The Mother’s Day afternoon tea at Corinthia is perfect for mothers who appreciate beautiful surrounds. Served in The Crystal Moon Lounge beneath a stunning Baccarat Chandelier, the afternoon tea features a selection of finger sandwiches, from Coronation chicken to tuna confit, as well as plain and raisin warm scones and pâtisseries including pistachio and rhubarb délice and caramel popcorn mille feuille. Classic Afternoon Tea, £45pp, Champagne Afternoon Tea, £55pp, Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea, £65pp. Also available to buy as a gift voucher.
Whitehall Place London SW1A 2BD; corinthia.com
10 Mother’s Day Bottomless Brunch at Bōkan, Canary Wharf
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. The three-course bottomless brunch, created by head chef Aurélie Altemaire, features starters of sea bass carpaccio, lime, olive oil, poppy seed and croutons, or foie gras crème brulee, green apple mousse and popcorn. Next, tuck into Josper-grilled Merryfield farm duck breast, orange sauce and baby turnips or tender roasted monk fish, 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. To drink, choose from unlimited glasses of prosecco, house wine, beer or soft drinks. £75pp.
Floors 37-39, 40 Marsh Wall E14 9TP; bokanlondon.co.uk
11 The London Helicopter’s Champagne Helicopter Tour, Battersea
Treat mum to an experience she’ll never forget – an adrenaline-fueled sightseeing tour with The London Helicopter. The Champagne Helicopter Tour is the perfect Mother’s Day package, where you’ll take off from the Battersea helipad before taking in all the sights the capital has to offer. After you land, you’ll head to one of London’s swankiest bars for a glass or bottle of top-shelf champagne at £10 per glass or £50 per bottle. Flights start from £150pp on a shared flight.
The Pod Building, Bridges Court, Battersea SW11 3BE; thelondonhelicopter.com
12 Sunday Roast with a Free Prosecco at Rotunda, King’s Cross
Rotunda Bar and Restaurant will be serving up a Sunday roast for Mother’s Day, using meat from their very own farm in Northumberland. Try the likes of a two-day dry-aged roast topside of Corneyside Farm beef with horseradish sauce and red wine jus (£16.50) or boneless free range chicken (£15.50) or courgette, piquillo pepper, portobello mushroom and smoked Applewood Wellington (£15.50). And the best bit? Mother’s get a free glass of prosecco! In addition, Rotunda’s bottomless brunch is available for £29.95, including dishes such as 4oz Corneyside Farm 32-day aged steak and the Rotunda Royal (toasted brioche with smoked salmon and poached hen eggs).
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross N1 9AG; rotundabarandrestaurant.co.uk
13 Mother’s Day Vegan Set Menu at Comptoir V, Kensal Rise
New vegan restaurant Comptoir V wants to show its appreciation for all the special ladies in our lives this Mother’s Day – whether vegan or not. Comptoir V is offering the chance for mums to dine for free when in a group of four or more. Alternatively, if you are planning a more intimate meal, all mums can enjoy a complimentary dessert. Opt for the set menu and enjoy a vibrant menu of plant-powered delights including a Moroccan sharing starter, a choice of mains including the signature vegan mac ‘n’ ‘cheese’ dish with BBQ mushroom ‘ribs’ and garlic sauteed spinach, plus a chef’s special dessert. Complete the celebration with a glass of vegan bubbles, a superfood-rich cocktail or a freshly-squeezed, cold-pressed juice. £24.95pp.
1 Keslake Mansions, 12 Station Terrace NW10 5RU; comptoirv.co.uk
14 The London Cabaret Club’s Mother’s Day Package, Bloomsbury
The London Cabaret Club at The Bloomsbury Ballroom has created a special Mother’s Day Package, available for shows on 9 and 10 March. The London Cabaret Club entertainment experience features stars from London’s West-End and original choreography to create high-energy shows. Guests can now surprise their mum, with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a specially prepared cocktail, before heading into the ballroom to enjoy one of the spectacular shows. There will also be a personalised dessert and a chance to snap a souvenir photo with the stars of the show, to keep as a memento. The Mother’s Day package can be bought in addition to any ticket from 9-10 March for an additional £30. Alternatively, treat your mum to gift tickets to any show.
Bloomsbury Place WC1B 4DA; thelondoncabaretclub.com
15 Pamper Package at InterContinental London – The O2, North Greenwich
InterContinental London – The O2 on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula is offering the perfect package to pamper mums this Mother’s Day. Only available on Sunday 11 March, the Mother’s Day Spa Offer will welcome you and your mum with a glass of bubbly, followed by two heavenly 30-minute ESPA treatments – a Swedish Massage and an Express Facial. The package also includes use of the spa facilities, including the pool, gym, sauna and steam room. Guests will also receive a special ESPA gift. Priced at £110pp.
To book call the spa on 020 8463 6815, email email@example.com or see iclondon-theo2.com