Are you searching for something out of the ordinary this Mother’s Day? We have found ten tasty treats with a twist fit for not only your queen but the whole brood. From brunch flowing with free fizz to Sunday feasts and luxury facials, be sure to spoil your mama rotten this Mothering Sunday…
Suitably Stylish Mamas – Dior Prêt-à-Portea
If you’re planning a trip to the V&A to soak up every fashionable inch of the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition on Mother’s Day, be sure to drop heavy hints for a post-museum treat at Belgravia’s Berkeley Hotel. Taking inspiration from the iconic garments on show, the Berkley’s special Dior Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea is resplendent with couture cakes, including a rich chocolate Bar Suit to a bottle of Miss Dior Eau de Parfum reimagined as a lychee and raspberry cake glazed with pink icing and a silver bow. This fashion-forward tea also includes a flavoursome collection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches. One to savour with kids 10 and upwards. The Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea is served in the Collins Room from 1pm – 5.30pm every day, from £60 per person.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL
Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge
Fancy more child-friendly afternoon teas in London? Check out our guide for more delicious recommendations
Market Halls Mother’s Day Brunch
If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day brunch fit for the family Market Halls is serving up just that. Get brunching between 10am – 3pm Market Halls Fulham and 9am – 3pm Market Halls Victoria on Sunday 31st March and for all mamas who show their brunch receipt at the bar, you’ll be gifted a complimentary Pink Spritz. At Market Hall Fulham, Sharky & George are holding a free, drop-in arts and crafts activity station for little ones between 10am-1pm. Mums, you can put your feet up and enjoy a rare moment of relaxation! So if delicious food from the likes of Butchies, Monty’s Deli and Squirrel, award-winning coffee from Press Coffee and a well-deserved FREE cocktail sounds like just the way you want to spend Mothering Sunday, the Market Hall has it all.
Market Hall’s Fulham: 472 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1BY | Nearest Tube: Fulham Broadway / Market Hall’s Victoria: 191 Victoria Street, Victoria London, SW1E 5NE
Feasting and Facials for Mama at OXO Tower
If you’re looking for stellar way to spend Mother’s Day this year, why not soar up to the OXO Tower for a feast fit for a queen! Treat your mum to a tastebud-tingling Mother’s Day set menu complete with fizz in either Restaurant, a taste of fine dining by Executive Head Chef Jeremy Bloor or experience lunch amidst the buzz of the Brasserie whilst tucking into dishes such as Beef cheek and oxtail ragu, sea bass, cauliflower purée, potato gnocchi and Coffee bean cheesecake smattered with caramelised popcorn. With children’s menu also available for tiny diners, kids can choose from a selection of comfort food dishes to go along with their complimentary activity pack. Better yet, every person that dines on one of the set Mother’s Day menus will receive a voucher for a free Elemis facial to redeem at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge.
Where: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH
Nearest Tube: Blackfriars
Biscuiteers Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
Whether residing in Nappy Valley or Notting Hill, be sure to make a beeline for Biscuiteers Icing Cafes between now and 30th April for their flora and fauna inspired Mother’s Day afternoon tea. This limited edition tea serves up miniature versions of their most loved cakes and patisseries in new flavours including Biscuiteers hand-iced flower biscuits, freshly baked lavender and orange scone with homemade strawberry and elderflower jam and clotted cream, Raspberry and coconut éclair, Lemon and blueberry meringue cake and a rich Chocolate, coffee and hazelnut roulade. With oodles more sweet treats and tea on tap, be sure to book as this teatime treat is blooming marvellous.
13 Northcote Road, London, United Kingdom, SW11 1NG / 194 Kensington Park Road , London, United Kingdom, W112ES
Mums Dine for Free at Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Collection
Give Mum’s roast a rest this Mother’s Day and treat her to a fabulous free meal at any one of The Cinnamon Collection’s family-friendly restaurants. With a contemporary Indian menu crafted by head chef Vivek Singh, dishes to delight include Malabar boatman’s coin fish curry, Lamb roganjosh shepherds pie (voted Time Out’s 100 Best Dishes in London) and an unctuous sticky ginger toffee pud with garam masala ice cream oh and did we mention a cheeky Mr Lyan cocktail on arrival. If heading to the Cinnamon Kitchen, keep an eye for their super junior menu. Kids under 8 can awaken their tastebuds with herbed chicken skewer with steamed rice and the brilliant roti and cheesy peas pizza.
Mother’s Day menu available at Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Bazaar, Cinnamon Kitchen City, Battersea and Oxford
Big Brunch Treats at Little Bat
Sandwiched between Angel and Highbury and Islington is the natty neighbourhood bar Little Bat. An homage to Lewis Carroll’s poem “Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat”, this hidden gem serves a great weekend brunch for those with an older brood. Brunch is bold with dishes included Hazelnut granola with coconut yoghurt, banana & berries, Fried chicken & waffles with avocado, fried egg, barbecue hot sauce & pickled cucumber and Roasted cauliflower & smoked cheddar croquettes – a firm fave with cheese loving little ones. Snap up a smaller portion of the pancakes and syrup for kids. This Mother’s Day, all mamas dining with their kids will be treated to a complimentary glass of the limited edition Belsazar Rose and Tonic cockail, plus a main dishes from their brunch menu. Plus, all mums dining over the weekend will be entered into a competition to win a bottle of Belsazar Limited Edition Riesling and a boutique bouquet of flowers worth £50.
54 Islington Park Street, London, N1 1PX
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
To Amma With Love: Wild by Tart x Asma Khan
If you’re looking to mingle with fellow mums this Mother’s Day and toast three of the finest female forces in food, be sure to snap up your spot at Tart London’s Wild at Tart brunch event with celebrated chef and restaurateur Asma Khan. Jemima Jones and Lucy Carr-Ellison have created a delicious menu with Darjeeling Express’ founder Asma, serving traditional Indian dishes as featured on Asma’s Chef’s Table episode, alongside their own Indian twist on signature brunch dishes. Food will be served ‘family style’ on long dining tables at Tart London’s new restaurant space at Eccleston Yards. Asma is the first British chef to appear on the Netflix series Chef’s Table and prior to the meal there will also be a special screening of the recently aired Chef’s Table episode featuring Asma herself. Be sure to snaffle the Honey & turmeric truffles for the journey home!
Book tickets here
Mother’s Day Pasta Masterclass at Petersham Nurseries
If you’re looking to cook up something different this Mother’s Day why not book a spot at Petersham Nurseries Pasta Masterclass. Overlooking the open kitchen in La Goccia at Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden, this pasta workshop is an introduction to making delicious pasta that you can recreate at home time and time again. In this interactive class, you will learn traditional dough recipes, pasta shapes including: ravioli, garganelli and tagliatelle, and a number of simple Italian sauces. At the end of the workshop, you will take home your freshly made pasta as well as pasta flour, Haye Farm eggs and a homemade tomato sauce to enjoy at home with your brood.
The Counter at La Goccia, Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
By Chloe Vegan Afternoon Tea
If you’re on the hunt for an affordable family afternoon tea fit for a vegan queen we’ve found just the thing – by Chloe’s brand new vegan afternoon tea. Bringing plant power to finger sandwiches, cupcakes, and scones, this fabulously fun tea is just £20 and is quintessentially British. Think tuna salad sandwiches fashioned from chickpeas, onion, lemon, parsley and capers and smoked salmon crafted from tomato filets marinated in olive oil, seaweed and smoked chipotle. Dairy-free Victoria sponge, carrot cake and scones use egg-replacements and coconut. Keep kids amused with their doodle-friendly tablecloths whilst you sip away the afternoon on tea by Good & Proper. The vegan afternoon tea is available at by Chloe’s Covent Garden and Tower Bridge locations, between the hours of 2:30-6pm.
Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HA / One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London, SE1 2SD
Cravings: The World’s First Mums-to-Be Lunch
Pickle and ice cream? Marmite and banana? Coal and sausages? This Mother’s Day OpenTable is teaming up with Jim’s Cafe to share a dining experience with a difference for all you wonderful mamas-to-be! For those whose weird and wonderful food tastes have been previously overlooked, Cravings: The World’s First Mums-to-Be Lunch boasts a menu that is both unexpected and outrageous with combinations inspired by the most craved pregnancy foods. There’s The Full Meghan, a meal inspired by the Duchess of Sussex’s own reported cravings which include a chip, cheese and chocolate combo and non-alcoholic tipples to boot. Running 30th – 31st March this is your chance mamas to order up a plate of dreamy mix-matched munchies in the heart of Hackney.
59 Chatsworth Road London, E5 0LH
Nearest Tube: Hackney Central