With a number of restaurants, bars and cafes closing due to the coronavirus, a few remain open.
For those who feel fit and able, and aren’t displaying symptoms, some establishments are still open for business, serving the same afternoon teas and other treats to celebrate Mother’s Day. Life – done safely – should go on, after all.
Here are a few places to take mum this year.
Mortimer House Kitchen, Fitzrovia, London, which is open for lunch, and will be serving an Italian menu with dishes such as grilled lamb meatballs with pickled mushrooms, and burnt carrots with Greek yoghurt. No fixed price.
Searcy’s at the Gherkin, London, which is serving a four-course feast and a glass of champagne between 10am to 4pm. Brunch dishes and roast dinners are on offer. £69 pp, including a drink.
The Clock House, Surrey, is still doing business and will be open for lunch and dinner – including Sunday. Full service.
Odette’s on Primrose Hill will be open between midday and 3.30pm for Mother’s Day bookings. £40 per head.
The Drawing Room, Brown’s Hotel, will be serving afternoon tea with a pampering twist. Mayfair glamour with champagne and spa treatments for £75 pp – treatments extra.
The Balmoral, Edinburgh, is also offering Mother’s Day deals. Spa treatments are also available.
Charlie’s, Brown’s Hotel, will be serving a three-course menu with champagne. Dishes include minestrone soup with a crisp pheasant egg and wild garlic pesto, grilled slip sole with poached grapes, capers, and creamed cauliflower, and a sticky tart tatin. £65 with a drink.
Kahani in Belgravia is doing a bespoke three-course lunch for just £44 pp. Dishes include grilled stone bass, venison keema with truffle naan, and poached rose pear.