Mother’s day is just around the corner, Sunday 6th March should be a day to thoroughly wine, dine and thoroughly spoil your mummy. If you’re stuck for ideas, Belle About Town has a run down of some of the top things to do within London.
Keep Mum Sweet this Mother’s Day – at Lancaster London
Lancaster London has a tempting trio on offer, especially for Mother’s Day.
On Sunday 6 March 2016, Lancaster London’s super-chic Island Grill will be offering a delicious 3-course Mother’s Day Sunday Roast. As well as all the essential trimmings, extra special surprises such as a complimentary box of chocolates and a complimentary glass of Champagne will be offered to every mother enjoying the roast. Available from 12 to 4pm, priced at £35 per person as part of a 3-course meal, with choice of starters and desserts.
The award-winning 2AA Rosette Island Grill offers breath-taking views of Hyde Park, perfect for treating mum.
Alternatively, Lancaster London’s Lounge Bar is offering a delectable Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea created by Head Chef Ben Purton. The selection includes tasty miniature treats such as: Honey and Chocolate Lolly Pops; Pear & Ginger Cup Cakes; and White Chocolate &Passion Fruit Cheese Cakes. The Afternoon Tea is served from 2pm until 5.30pm, priced at £30 per person, or £40.00 with a glass of Champagne.
Before leaving, make a toast to your magical mum with the pink Mother’s Day cocktail, Pink Fizz, priced at £9 each.
Island Grill, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY Reservations on 020 7551 6070. Nearest tube: Lancaster Gate Station.
The House of Ho offer all Mum’s a complimentary three course Vietnamese feast
This Mother’s Day, the newly opened The House of Ho invites mothers to dine in style with a complimentary* three-course modern Vietnamese feast to celebrate their special day.
On Sunday 6th March, show your appreciation by spoiling your mother with a delicious three course meal from Chef Director Ian Pengelley priced at £30 per head. Mothers can eat for free when dining with a minimum of three other people and ordering from two exclusive Mother’s Day set menus.
House of HO, 1 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1DB. Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road
K West Hotel & Spa offers Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Mothering Spa-Day Package
Located just a stone’s throw from the shopping haven of Westfield, K West Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for mums to relax this Mother’s Day. Formerly the BBC Kensington House recording studios, the hotel’s Studio Kitchen is offering a music-mad Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea guaranteed to hit the right note this Mothering Sunday (Sunday 6 March 2016).
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea:
Treat mum to a delicious Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, paying tribute to the endless list of Rock ‘N’ Roll royalty who have stayed, played and misbehaved at K West including The Kinks, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse. Treats will include fresh ‘rolling scones’ with clotted cream & strawberry compote, as well as a selection of delectable cakes served on vintage record covers. The package will also include a glass of pink Champagne and an extra-special surprise gift for mum courtesy of K Spa.
The Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea will be available all day and is priced at £68 for two people with spa gift included.
Studio Bar & Kitchen is the ultimate setting to spend a Mothering Sunday afternoon, boasting decor to reflect the hotel’s rich music heritage and an urban New York vibe. Edgy city landscape sketches stretch along the walls, mirrored by a quirky wave of banquet seating hugging the back of the room.
Alternatively, treat mum to Afternoon Tea and her K-Spa surprise gift, before spending the rest of the day exploring the hotel’s award-winning spa. Take advantage of the twinkling hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, sauna, dry flotation tank, aromatic herbal steam room and the fully equipped K Fit gymnasium.
The Mothering Spa-day package will be available for £118 for two people.
Gifts for Mum:
Gift vouchers for treatments, Afternoon Tea and other Mother’s Day treats are available HERE.
K Spa, K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, London W14 0AX. Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush
Mum’s Day Afternoon Tea at Sweet Things Bakery, Primrose Hill
Sweet Things bakery and cake shop was set up by MasterChef finalist Natalie Allen, and has garnered celebrity fans like Nigella Lawson, the Beckhams, and David Walliams due to it’s first class cakes.
This Mother Day, Natalie will be serving up her award winning brownies and cupcakes which have won a Great Taste Award for quality, as well as offering a Mum’s afternoon tea. The cupcakes in this special afternoon tea will feature her delicious mini vanilla cupcakes with rose-piped icing, which is sure to provide the wow-factor in looks as well as taste.
Sweet Things, 8 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 1NN. Nearest tube: Ladbroke Grove.
MUMDARA’ MOTHER’S DAY
Spoil mum with the gift of youth this year with a relaxing facial at Mandara Spa
Treat Mum to a little slice of luxury this Mothering Sunday with an unforgettable Indonesian sensory spa experience.
Mandara Spa, located in Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London uses authentic Balinese healing traditions to provide a range of relaxing, radiant facials; the ideal gift for deserving mums on Mother’s day.
What’s more, the spa is also offering a free Elemis Beautiful Skin Collection set worth £90* for customers that book any of the following facials between 4th and 7th March 2016 as an added extra for treasured mums across the nation.
CACI Advanced Non-Surgical Face Lift
£105 – 60 minutes
The world’s most advanced non-surgical face lift, this treatment is completely bespoke to a mum’s skincare needs. Using superior technologies such as micro-current – CACI’s (Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument) unique anti-wrinkle comb, microdermabrasion and light therapy -the treatment is designed to directly target specific blemishes leaving radiant, glowing skin. The world renowned CACI machine provides a pain-free non-surgical face lift working to tone the facial muscles, decrease fine lines and wrinkles by tightening sagging skin. Now the most luxurious and results driven facial at Mandara Spa, this treatment is popular with celebrities and is the ultimate indulgence for Mothers this Mother’s Day.
CACI Ultra Anti-Ageing Facial
£140 – 1 hour 30 minutes
The ultimate skin maintenance treatments, the CACI Ultra Anti-Ageing Facial is the first treatment to combine Micro-current facial toning, ultra-sonic skin pealing and LED photo rejuvenation. The facial will help redefine your mum’s facial contours, plump out deep lines and wrinkles and tackle a whole range of skin imperfections.
Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial
£120 – 50 minutes
This resurfacing facial is clinically proven to visibly resurface skin by up to 75%* and increase smoothness after just one treatment. This unique facial targets blemishes, uneven skin tone, superficial scarring and fine lines, leaving mum with radiant, younger looking skin.
To claim the free Elemis gift set, all customers have to do is quote ‘MANDARAMUM’ upon booking.
Treat Mum to an Oyster Masterclass this mother’s day at Wright Brother’s.
Wright Brothers are restaurateurs as well as oyster specialists and farmers. They run oyster masterclasses at their Spitalfields and Soho restaurants.
In the 90 minute class, which is a perfect mother day gift, you’re guided through a tasting experience that only Wright Brothers can offer. Dispel those oyster myths, understand the health benefits of oysters and learn how incredible these tiny molluscs that outlived the Jurassic period really are. The oyster masterclasses take place once a month and are just £60pp. You can eat your way around the British Isles and France with 6 natural, 3 dressed and 3 cooked oysters, alongside a glass of bubbles on arrival and 2 glasses of wine throughout. The Spitalfields and Soho classes are slightly different, with an Asian influence to the dressed oysters at Soho, mirroring the restaurant’s menu style. Expect a more traditional feel to the dressed and cooked oysters at Spitalfields.
More information can be found HERE.
Kurobuta launches NEW “Tokyo Tea Party” at Harvey Nichols Restaurant
Launching on 29th February 2016, Kurobuta Harvey Nichols are delighted to introduce Scott Hallsworth’s unique take on afternoon tea with his Tokyo Tea Party.
On the weekly changing menu, served seven days a week from 3-6pm, guests can expect delicious teatime treats with an Asian twist. Think warm Kabocha Scones (Asian Squash), Artichoke Chopsticks, Punk Rock Sushi, Toasty Chicken Katsu Sandwiches, Sticky Short Rib Buns, Green Tea Ice Cream Lolly Pop’s as well as daily “sweet surprises.”
All this will be washed down with tea, coffee or Kurobuta’s super refreshing, homemade iced tea for just £19 per person. Iced tea flavours include zingy Cranberry and Crushed Lemongrass, uplifting Apple, Jasmin and Lime Leaf and tropical Coconut, Pineapple and Yuzu. Or why not really indulge and add a glass of prosecco or a cocktail to the tea party mix for £25 per person.
Kurobuta, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Fifth Floor, London, SW1X 7RJ. Nearest Tube: Knightbridge
Treat Mum to a Quirky Afternoon Tea at Ma’Plucker!
The Ma’Plucker Afternoon Tea is a southern twist on an English classic. Feast on a true taste of the Deep South with the infamous Ma’Plucker 3-way chicken: Buttermilk Fried, Chipotle Roasted and Slow and Low Pulled Chicken teamed with brioche, house and maple waffle buns! And that is not even the start of it…sweet treats include a classic cherry pie, fresh mini doughnuts with caramel sauce and a truly unique signature: ‘Ma’s Chocolate and Corn Flake Scotch Egg’ and not to forget the unmissable boozy ice tea! Served Monday to Friday from 15:00 till 18:00 and Weekends from 12:00 till 18:00- £16.50
MA’PLUCKER, 75 Beak Street, London W1F 9SS, phone: 0207 096 2046. Nearest Tube: Oxford Street
Salvatore’s Bar launches Bottomless Afternoon Tea Cocktails
If 2015 was the year of the Bottomless Brunch, then 2016 is all about the Bottomless Afternoon Tea. Launching for Mother’s Day this year is Mayfair’s newest Bottomless Afternoon Tea at Salvatore’s Bar. The stylish bar on the corner of Brick Street and Old Park Lane is now offering free top ups on its alcoholic tea cocktails when you enjoy Afternoon Tea at Salvatore Calabrese’s bar throughout the whole of March.
As well as dainty and delectable dishes including sandwiches and cakes, guests will be offered a range of four specially created Te’Freddo teapot cocktails which have been inspired by the Around the World Cocktail Menu and which will be topped up during the tea service. Afternoon Tea is served Tuesday to Saturday, as well as on Mothering Sunday, between 5pm and 7pm. Guests can choose between four cardinal points, North, South, East and West – the perfect Mother’s Day or Easter treat for only £40 per person (Each Afternoon Tea slot is 1.5 hours)
Salvatores Bar, 14 Old Park Lane, Salvatore Bar, W1K 1ND. Nearest tube: Hyde Park
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Polo Bar with Afternoon Tea….any time of the day!
Perhaps you are heading home after a day’s shopping, you fancy a quick pit stop before heading over to the theatre or you have left it to last minute again, for £9.50 each you can tuck into homemade scones and jam, tea and a glass of bubbles whenever you feel like it.
Based opposite Liverpool Street this is the perfect location for those travelling into London to celebrate Mother’s Day – whether it’s first thing in the morning or last thing at night you can share food, drinks and stories in comfort and good company – and guess what? Mum’s eat free.
Polo 24 Hour Bar, 176 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4NQ. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street
FOR SOMETHING OUTSIDE OF LONDON
Celebrate mum with Afternoon Tea @ Bel & The Dragon
Why not head to the elegant and uniquely styled ‘Bel & The Dragon’ in Windsor to celebrate your mum this mother’s day?
This country inn in Windsor is steeped in old English heritage, the historic restaurant and tea room has been serving food and drink since the 11th Century. Just a stone’s throw from the shops, theatres and the gates of Windsor Castle and a short hop across the footbridge from Eton College. Having always been famed for its afternoon tea menu which remains faithful to the classic combination of finger sandwiches, scones served warm, and sweet pastries, it’s no surprise that it makes for a perfect place to relax and enjoy that indulgent time of day…
Bel and The Dragon, Thames Street, 1 Datchet Road Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1QB. Nearest train station: Windsor and Eton Central
Afternoon Tea at the Marriott Breadsall Priory
Visit the Marriott Breadsall Priory for simple and elegant afternoon tea, overlooking the rolling Derbyshire countryside. for just £21.95 enjoy an afternoon tea of Sandwiches, Scones and cakes in a picturesque setting, accompanied by a glass of bubbles.
Historic grandeur and modern convenience blend perfectly here at the luxury Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club. Once a stately residence dating back to 1260, the Priory is surrounded by 300 acres of idyllic Derbyshire landscape and two championship golf courses. The Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel is also the oldest Marriott hotel worldwide, and the excellent location has the benefit of being in close distance to The Peak District.
The Marriott Breadsall Priory, Moor Road, Morley, Derby, England, DE7 6DL. Nearest train station: Derby City Centre