The best ideas to treat mum in London this Mother’s Day
With Mother’s Day fast approaching. Here is a round-up with the best ideas.
From some of the most captivating experiences in London to the best hot spots to spoil the most important lady in your life.
Whether she’s an afternoon type of girl, or maybe she is the one that fancies an international experience. Does she love a tasteful champagne glass? Or perhaps a sweet treat type? We got you covered.
We’ve put together the city’s most beautiful restaurants, a guide on ideas for Mother’s Day.
Freshly baked scones with lashings of cream and jam, delicate finger sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries – sounds like just the thing for your leading lady this Mother’s Day.
Toast with your teacup and treat her to Patisserie Valerie’s decadent Afternoon Tea experience, available in its UK cafés and nationwide delivery.
Lovingly handcrafted by skilled master bakers, Madame Valerie’s Afternoon Tea for Two (£32.95) features all your favourite patisserie in miniature form, from strawberry and black forest gateaux to chocolate eclairs, jam doughnuts and fluffy choux buns. Sweet treats are served alongside plain and fruit scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam, dainty artisan sandwiches and refillable tea. The Madame Valerie Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed at its 42 café locations across the UK, from London to Glasgow, Bristol to Belfast and everything in between.
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Sunday Roasts at 116 Pall Mall
Treat your mum to an indulgent Sunday roast with Champagne this Mother’s Day as the prestigious 116 Pall Mall opens specially for Mothering Sunday, offering a classic two or three-course Sunday roast. Set within the opulent Carlton Brasserie, raise a glass with your mum over a special menu, with a choice of sirloin or chicken roast complete with cauliflower cheese, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes and all the gravy, priced from £40 per person, all paired with a glass of Searcys Selected Cuvée Rosé Champagne. Or make memories over tea with the Mother’s Day Confectioners Afternoon Tea from 2pm with a glass of fizz. You can also learn the art of floristry at 116 Pall Mall with a flower -workshop from Tubes Floral. Taking place at 1pm, receive an expert step-by-step tutorial and create your own bouquet with a wide selection of the best seasonal flowers for £45 per person. Bookings are now available here.
116 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 5ED
An Extravagant Mother’s Day at RAI, Fitzrovia
Recently opened RAI in Fitzrovia know that the leading ladies in our lives deserve the best, and that’s why Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai is pulling out all the stops with an extravagant 10-course tasting menu, available exclusively on Mother’s Day weekend (26-27th March).
Fusing the highest quality Japanese dishes with the very best ingredients from the UK and worldwide, RAI’s Mother’s Day menu offers a truly gastronomic experience with picture-perfect plates and sublime flavour combinations from start to finish. Unique ingredients to look out for on the menu include a 38-year aged kamebishi soy sauce from the Okada family (who have been making this since 1753) and the finest Sanpuku nori, sourced from the shores of Japan’s Ariake Sea.
Served across ten show-stopping courses, the menu features chef Padam’s favourite dishes, highlighting squid & fatty tuna somen with caviar, new style seared butterfish sashimi with red jalapeno sauce, and eel maki with cream cheese and koshihikari rice. There’s a perfectly balanced pumpkin, plum wine and coconut ice cream with yuzu foam, or chef Padam’s signature 40% wagyu fat chocolate for dessert.
Make it a Mother’s Day to remember at RAI. Bookings are open via the website here: https://rairestaurant.com/reservations/
Mother’s Day Menu at Upstairs at Trinity
Upstairs at Trinity has a fabulous Mother’s Day menu that would be perfect for any Mother’s day restaurant round-ups you may be working on.
Available on the 27th March and priced at £50.000 per person, the menu includes English asparagus with warm semi smoked salmon and a soft pheasant egg, herb-crusted rack of lamb with Boulanger potatoes and warm polenta cake with rose, pistachio and almonds. The full menu can be seen below.
Adam is currently celebrating 15 years of Trinity and is a much loved and well-respected chef with an influential following. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited last Summer, and the restaurant is often visited by the great and sound of the food world, including Tom Kerridge, Gordon Ramsay, and the late Michel Roux was a fan.
Hush Mayfair Launches New Afternoon Tea in Time for Mother’s Day
A quintessentially British delight, Hush Mayfair, in the heart of Mayfair, is offering a brand-new afternoon tea just in time for Mothering Sunday, with three tempting options, from classic and champagne through to gin cocktails.
Available on Sunday 27th March, and then from Monday – Friday weekly from 2 pm until 4.30 pm, afternoon tea at Hush Mayfair is an elegant affair. Situated in the beautiful Brasserie or captivating Courtyard, indulge in delicate and flavourful finger sandwiches – think honey roast ham and mustard; oak cured salmon with chive crème Fraiche; and traditional cucumber and butter on fluffy white bread. Scones are, of course, a must – at Hush Mayfair, they are freshly baked and served with lashings of raspberry jam and clotted cream. Suitably sweet treats include honey financiers, zingy mini lemon meringue pies, indulgent cream-filled gold-leaf chocolate eclairs and rainbow macarons.
The Traditional Afternoon Tea is priced at £50 for two, whilst for an extra special event, opt for the Gin & Jam Tea, priced at £70 for two and including a gorgeous gin cocktail each. Choose from the T N Tea – a perfect pour of Tanqueray Gin, Savoia Bitters, nectarine, gunpowder tea and Fever-Tree Soda Water; whilst the Breakfast Negroni is an irresistible blend of Highclere Castle Gin, Belsazar Rose Vermouth, Select Aperitivo, English breakfast tea and orange marmalade.
If you fancy fizz, the Champagne Tea is priced at £80 for two and includes a glass of Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Brut Champagne.
Book your table for Mother’s Day now at https://www.hush.co.uk/afternoontea
Say It With Cheesecake This Mother’s Day!
Go the extra mile this Mother’s Day and please your Queen with a sweet delivery from leading cheesecake connoisseurs, Pleesecakes.
Brand new for 2022, the stunning Choux Bun Box (£29.99) features six freshly baked choux pastries filled with a soft raspberry cream cheese and white chocolate shortcake, finished with freeze-dried raspberries and a floral white chocolate plaque.
Swap your standard box of chocolates for the limited-edition artisan Shuffles (£26) – 24 unique cheesecake truffle bites in four flavours: Cherry & Coconut; Butterscotch; Miso Caramel; and refreshing Raspberry & Mint.
For a classic gift, the specially-crafted box of six Mini Pleesecakes (£32) is perfect for the whole family to enjoy with new flavours of Honey Caramel featuring indulgent honey, caramel and pistachio filling, shortbread base and a rose chocolate wrap as well as a Passionfruit & White Chocolate – a passionfruit chocolate cheesecake filling with passionfruit curd and a white chocolate wrap and shavings.
Say It With Cheesecake This Mother’s Day!
Who doesn’t love a good cuppa and cake?
PAUL’s perfectly packaged luxury Afternoon Tea (£34.95) is the ideal box to open on Mothering Sunday and includes ‘flowers’ you can admire and eat. As well as two freshly baked scones packed with jam and cream alongside PAUL’s English Breakfast tea, there are two pretty-as-a-picture flower-shaped cakes – a strawberry Fraisier and chocolate Craquant – a box of 12 jewel-like Mini Macarons and six bite-sized Mini Tartlets, available for delivery to select London and Oxford postcodes.
Alternatively, the Special Moments Bundle (£19.95) includes the limited-edition Fraisier and Craquant Flower Cakes, accompanied by a box of 12 pastel Mini Macarons.
The Flower Cakes are also available to pick up in stores across London and Oxford (£5.45 each / 2 for £10) – add a signature box of 12 Mini Macarons for just £10.
Pre-order online via www.paul-uk.com from 7th March with delivery across select London and Oxford postcodes or enjoy in PAUL stores between 21st – 27th March.