Mothers Day Treats

by Newsdesk - Saturday March 18, 2017 4:03 pm

Mother's Day is almost here, so here are some places to buy that meal you've been promising all year.And the best bit is, you won't mind eating there yourself.

Show Mum The Love With Mother’s Day At Down Hall

Treat Mum to some much-needed rest and relaxation this Mother’s Day with a weekend spa break and afternoon tea at Down Hall, the country house hotel situated on the Hertfordshire/Essex border. Down Hall is set within 100 acres of idyllic gardens and woodland, offering the perfect escape for busy Mums.

Upon arriving, surprise Mum at the hotel’s ultra-modern Eden Spa, complete with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.

Later, enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea served in the historic splendour of Ibbetson’s Tea Lounge

After a restoring night’s sleep in one of Down Hall’s refurbished rooms, enjoy a relaxing breakfast in the AA-Rosette Awarded Grill Room.

The luxurious break costs £229.00 for bed and breakfast, afternoon tea, access to the spa and a 25-minute treatment. Stays are available on the 24th, 25th and 26th of March. For Afternoon Tea only it is £30.00 per person, available daily between 2pm and 5pm in the lounge or Ibbetsons Tea Lounge.

Book your escape now by emailing reservations@downhall.co.uk

Down Hall Country House Hotel and Spa

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath


Essex CM22 7AS

Mums Know Best At Gunpowder

This Mother’s Day, Gunpowder will unveil a line-up of new dishes celebrating their mothers’ most treasured recipes. Founder Harneet Baweja and Head Chef Nirmal Save have drawn on family recipes and memories of their childhoods in India to create seasonal dishes, honouring the impact their mums have had on their cooking.

From the 20th March, Gunpowder, the home style Indian kitchen in Spitalfields will introduce their mothers’ dishes onto the Spring Menu with Smoked Aubergine with onions and tomatoes, done Punjabi style in a nod to Harneet’s Grandmother; Aunty Sulu’s Wild Rabbit Pulao, inspired by Nirmal’s mother and Harneet’s mum’s secret recipe for Baked Paneer Cheesecake with Blood Orange.

Eat at Cottons This Mothering Sunday

Book a table at Cottons Caribbean restaurants this Mother’s Day and bring mum a little sunshine - all mothers will receive a free rum punch and a special gift*. Plus, mention ‘Mum’s The Word’ to your waiter to receive a special ‘off menu’ dessert offered at all Cottons for one day only.

Packed full of contagious Caribbean spirit, choose from the new flagship Cottons in Notting Hill Gate; Cottons boutique rhumshack in Shoreditch Boxpark; or the original Cottons in Camden serving up classic Caribbean food since 1985.

On arrival, mum will receive a classic Cotton’s Rum Punch – made up of a powerful blend Wray & Nephew overproof rum, fresh orange, guava and pineapple juices with a splash of grenadine.

Say ‘Mum’s The Word’ to your waiter or waitress and receive a special ‘off menu’ dessert. This secret dish for mums in the know is on offer for one day only and promises to put a smile on her face.

At the end of the meal, mum will get a special gift from Cottons to take home. 

Cottons Notting Hill Gate: 157-159 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LF  

Cottons Camden: 55 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN 

Cottons Boxpark Shoreditch: 55 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN 

Mum’s The Word: Bubbledogs Launch The Mama Chang Dog For Mother’s Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day, bubbledogs, the gourmet hot dog and Champagne bar in Fitzrovia, will play host to a specially created hot dog by Founder Sandia Chang’s mum, for the month of March. Raising a glass to all the mums out there, the ‘Mama Chang’ dog is a recipe straight from Chang senior’s kitchen, who Sandia describes as ‘not only my mother, but the best chef I know!’

Inspired by the sweet, savoury and spicy flavours of Taiwanese beef noodle soup, the Mama Chang dog takes a trip East and is topped with Chinese brown sauce and sautéed spicy pickled mustard green relish, served with bubbledogs signature handmade hotdogs and topped with fresh coriander (£7.50).

Bubbledogs’ full range of snacks and sides will also be available to add for further sustenance, including the all new Warm cheddar and honey corn muffins (£5), Egg plant caviar with croutons (£5), Vegetable kakiage, nori powder and honey mustard (£4) and Nachos with ‘the works’ (£6). Taking the place of an Easter egg, bubbledogs have also created a Chocolate Dog, made with Jivara chocolate ganache with sweet cinnamon brioche and cherry and banana sauce (£7).

For those mum’s who can’t make it to bubbledogs this March, the newly launched Bubble Shop is on hand to send them some love with a curated collection of grower Champagnes tested and tasted by Sandia herself, all of which come beautifully packaged for home delivery or collection from their Charlotte Street home.

The Mama Chang dog will be available throughout March, priced at £7.50

Bottles in the Bubble Shop start from £27

Sartoria opens on Sundays

This Mother's Day marks the launch of Sartoria on Sundays.  From Sunday 26th March, Sartoria will for the very first time open on Sundays for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a fantastic range of Italian roasts, created by Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei.  

The Roast All'Italiana is set to rotate every Sundaybetween chicken, suckling pig, veal rib and goat - perfect for sharing with family and friends, set to feed at least four people.  This Mother's Day, the roast will be roast veal (arrosto di vitello) with an A La Carte menu of Francesco Mazzei's signature dishes such as tortelli di burrata e 'nduja and tiramisu.  

Tom’s Kitchen Mother’s Day brunch

Celebrate Mother's Day this March at Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf with an indulgent brunch menu, including classic dishes with a twist such as truffled Egg's Benedict.  In addition, during weekends, the restaurant also offers a play room stocked with toys, games and children’s TV, as well as allowing them to eat for free. A varied kids’ menu is also on offer, served at breakfast, lunch & dinner. Please find the menu here:  

Say merci to mums with Mother’s Day crêpe specials

For a truly special Mother’s Day enjoy some family time at Blanchette Soho and Blanchette Brick Lane! Founded by brothers, Maxime, Yannis and Malik Alary and lovingly named after their mother Blanche, on 26th March, both restaurants will recreate old recipes their mum used to make. 

Blanchette Brick Lane will be serving up Camembert crêpe with asparagus, ham, egg and hollandaise; while at Blanchette Soho the special will be Normandy seafood crêpe, with prawns, squid, mussels, creamy white wine sauce, saffron and brown crab rouille. 

Salt Yard’s free glass of fizz for mums

This Mother’s Day, all mothers will be given a complimentary glass of fizz across all sites with Salt Yard, including Salt Yard, Ember Yard, Dehesa, Opera Tavern and the recently launched Veneta.  In addition, the latest opening at Salt Yard, the Venetian-inspired Veneta restaurant will be serving a family feasting menu with free-flowing drinks.

Three-course Nordic feast and Mother’s Day bouquet at Aster

This Mothering Sunday, Aster invites diners to treat their mums to a three-course Nordic feast and a bunch of flowers from Maison de Fleurs.

Available from 12-4pm, the menu costs £35 per person, with mums receiving a complimentary glass of Mimosa and kids under 12 eating free. For an additional cost, diners can pre-order a beautiful Mother’s Day bouquet, which will be waiting at their table on arrival.

In keeping with the Nordic French concept behind the restaurant, highlights from the menu include Eggs Victoria, a dish of lobster, poached egg and truffle hollandaise and grilled aubergine with pickled caviar, sour cream and dill. The menu also offers kids their own selection of specials including meatballs with mash potato and Baltic fishcake with peas.

For a sweet finish, Mums can enjoy kefir mousse with quinoa and almond cake or indulge in pine ice cream with salted caramel. Please visit the following website for further information 

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Thomas’s Café, Burberry

This Mothering Sunday Thomas’s Café, Burberry’s all-day dining and gifting destination located at 5 Vigo Street, is hosting a very special afternoon tea. Priced at £32, the afternoon tea will include a complimentary glass of rosé, an assortment of finger sandwiches and mothering tea cakes served on a brass and glass shelved cake stand.

Miniature British favourite finger cakes, including Victoria sandwich and lemon drizzle, will be served alongside Thomas’s signature pale orange fondant fancy and apple crumble choux bun. The tea will include unlimited pots of Thomas’s Café 2014 2nd Flush Grande Reserve Darjeeling.

The Mother’s Day tea at Thomas’s Café Burberry will be available on Saturday 25th 12-6pm and Sunday 26th March, 12-5pm. For reservations contact Thomas’s Café at Burberry on +44 (0)20 3159 1410 or book via OpenTable: 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a pampering REFRESH+REVIVE package at Great Northern Hotel

The boutique Great Northern Hotel is partnering with cult beauty brand MALIN+GOETZ to create REFRESH+REVIVE, the ultimate Mother’s Day package. Guests at Great Northern Hotel can treat their mothers to a well-deserved pampering stay with three different MALIN+GOETZ products awaiting them in their rooms.

The REFRESH+REVIVE package is available for weekend stays only throughout March and April 2017. A Detox Face Mask, Recovery Treatment Oil and Vitamin B5 Hand Treatment will be awaiting mothers and daughters in their rooms, ready for a night of rejuvenation and relaxation.

The package includes an overnight stay and the following morning guests can enjoy breakfast at Plum + Spilt Milk restaurant, with an award-winning menu featuring both healthy and indulgent options. The REFRESH+REVIVE Package is priced from £259 per night, based on two sharing and available on a Friday or Saturdaynight only. For further information please visit 

Mirabeau en Provence rosé: a must for Mother's day 

Mirabeau en Provence's award-winning rosés are great accompaniments to a wide range of cuisines, perfect as aperitifs and ideal for sharing good times with friends and family. On this special day, treat your mother to a bottle of Mirabeau's delicious, dry pink wines which are regarded as some of the very best from the region.  Mirabeau Classic (RRP £9.99) and Mirabeau Pure (RRP £12.99) are available from Waitrose stores in the UK. Newly launched Mirabeau Etoile (RRP £16) available from Sainsbury's stores in the UK.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Tokimeite

Make your mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day with a leisurely six-course meal at Japanese restaurant, Tokimeite.

Priced at £75 per person, the menu includes appetisers such as Wagyu tartar served with Yuzu Dressing and poached Quail Egg and Lotus root filled with shrimp paste; mains such as Miso marinated Chilean Sea Bass with Egg Yolk powder and Pickled Radish and Wagyu rump Ichibo steak with Japanese demiglace sauce and grilled courgettes; and a delicious Japanese Yuzu sponge cake for dessert.

The team at Tokimeite will also offer a special cocktail called Arigato, which translates as Thank you, made with gin and floral liqueurs.  

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