Mothering Sunday 2017

Mother’s Day Ideas (Photo Credit – Amadeus Florists pop up at Boxpark Croydon 26th March)

Doesn’t your Mum deserve more than a bunch of flowers this year on Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed, some pampering and chocolate is a start, but why not take her out for a meal to show her how special she is? Here are a few ideas …

Enoteca Turi

Enoteca Turi, 87 Pimlico Rd, London, SW1W 8PH
020 7730 3663

Nobody loves their Mamma like the Italians, so treat yours to a special day out at Giuseppi and Pamela Turi’s much-loved restaurant, Enoteca Turi, now in “relaxed but refined” Pimlico premises after many decades in Putney.

A three-course menu of regional cuisine is just £39.50, with a children’s menu available for £20. Toast to your mother with Giuseppe’s exquisitely-matched regional Italian wines and tasting notes.


Gunpowder, 11 White’s Row, London E1 7NF
020 7426 0542

Not everyone wants afternoon tea or a spa day for Mother’s Day – if your beloved parent is more hipster than hip replacement, then try the special menu at East London’s Gunpowder, where founder Harneet Baweja and chef Nirmal Save have devised a new Spring menu celebrating their mothers’ most treasured recipes. They have drawn on family secrets and memories of their childhoods in India to create seasonal dishes, honouring the impact their mums have had on their cooking.

“Both of our mothers’ cooking has had such an impact on Gunpowder’s food, their influences run throughout our menu but for Mother’s Day this year we wanted to acknowledge them properly and say thank you… without inviting them directly into the kitchen!” says Harneet.


Boxpark Croydon, 99 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD
Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY

Both Boxparks are celebrating all things maternal. Colombia Road florists will be selling all weekend on the green at Boxpark Shoreditch, while at Croydon a pop-up flower market will be running florstry masterclasses.

Food stalls abound at both locations to suit everyone’s tastes, but – at Boxpark Croydon – if you take your Mum for brunch at The Breakfast Club, she can enjoy a free dish, while at FIXED and Bao Bao they are giving away a complimentary glass of prosecco to mothers on Mother’s Day (quote “Maman” at FIXED). Les Deux Amies will be giving away Mum a flower with every crepe bought!



Trishna, 15-17 Blandford St, London, W1U 3DG
020 7935 5624

London’s No. 1 nouvelle Indian in our 2017 survey, praised for its “assured culinary delights” featuring “extremely unusual ingredients“, Trishna has created a special Mother’s Day four-course lunch menu (£45, plus £32.50 for wine pairing). The ‘welcome’ Almond Bellini would also be most welcome (£10), too.

For “home-style Sri Lankan feasting”, book for ‘Amma’s Feast’ (£40) at Hoppers, also run by the Sethi family.
Mint Leaf, Haymarket

Mint Leaf, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HX
020 7930 9020

If your dinner party is for four or more, including your Mum of course, she will eat free at Mint Leaf Haymarket on Mother’s Day! Choose from the three-course Tasting Menu (with complimentary cocktail) for £29.50 or dine a la carte. Available from 5pm-11pm on Sunday 26 March. Pre-booking is recommended.



Vinoteca, 5 locations around London

How about Sunday lunch at Vinoteca with wines expertly paired by founders Charlie Young and Brett Woonton? Enjoy two courses for £20 or three for £25 – with paired wines for £15.

Outside London

Here’s our pick of restaurant outside the M25 offering treats for Mother’s Day…

Cail Bruich

Cail Bruich, 725 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G12 8QX
01413 346265

Chris Charalambous’ ambitious West End venue is offering a three-course Mother’s Day menu for £25 – or you could upgrade to their ‘Complete Sunday’ which includes ‘snacks’, wine, coffee and petits fours.


Tyddyn Llan

Tyddyn Llan –Email :  or Tel: +44 (0) 1490 440264

Tables still available at Susan and Bryan Webb’s ever-popular country house hotel in Llandrillo, Wales.   Various menu options available including a Sunday Supper option – £35.



For a “genuine taste of Italy”, your Mum might like a visit to Carluccio’s – all 101 branches around the UK are offering three courses for £13.99 or two for £10.99 this Mother’s Day. Their in-store deli sections will also be handy if you forget a gift.


Or how about a gift if you can’t be together on the day?

Ottolenghi stocks a variety of lovely foodie products on their website, from the NOPI Hamper for the adventurous cook (including an Ottolenghi recipe book and ingredients, £100) to a Vegetarian Cook’s Hamper containing all the elements that the vegetarian chef should never be without (includes the Plenty or Plenty More cookbook, £100).Or how about The Little Sherry Hamper for the perfect Mother’s Day treat, containing Spanish Muscatel Pasas Late harvest and Fino (£25)?

Bread Ahead‘s two bakery schools – one at Borough Market and their newly-opened school Pavillion Road, Chelsea, offer gift vouchers for a whole host of workshops, ranging from sourdough courses to gluten-free baking, patisserie workshops and legendary doughnut masterclasses. Courses are priced at £80 for a half day and £160 for a full day course.

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