The best places in London to treat mum this Mother’s Day
With Sunday 27th March speedily approaching, it’s time to start planning out how to treat those special ladies this Mother’s Day. A perfect way to show your appreciation is to take her to a luxurious London restaurant. Whether a quick bite for lunch or a three-course meal is on the cards, the big city is the best place to find unique and lavish spots to eat and say “thank you” this Mothering Sunday. Here we’ve picked out a few of our favourite restaurants fit for celebration:
Floral haven: Launceston Place
This Mother’s Day, Kensington fine dining restaurant Launceston Place will be transformed into a floral haven and diners from across the country will be welcomed to celebrate beneath a canopy of flowers with their mothers. A specially crafted tasting menu will be available, including dishes such as Ceviche with Nori Powder, Apple, Radish and Calamansi Vinaigrette and the restaurant’s signature yuzu, apple, dill and white chocolate dessert. To celebrate the occasion, every mother who dines over the weekend will take home an individual stem – a lovely gesture!
The Mother’s Day menu at Launceston Place will be available on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March from 12pm until 3pm. For further information or to book a table visit their website here or call 020 7937 6912.
Aura of opulence: Galvin Bar and Grill at Kimpton Fitzroy London
On Sunday 27th March, Galvin Bar and Grill will be welcoming cherished mums into their opulent dining room at the Kimpton Fitzroy London with a glass of complimentary Hattingley Valley Brut Rosé. This will be followed by a three-course meal with options including Colchester Rock Oysters to start, as well as mains such as a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings or grilled lobster; there’s a White Chocolate Crème Brûlée to finish.
Meal with a view: Fenchurch Restaurant, Sky Garden
Why not treat your mum to a view at the sky-high dining experience on Fenchurch Street, located on level 37 of London’s Sky Garden? Head chef Michael Carr’s five-course tasting menu features exquisitely flavoured and playfully presented dishes, including Roast Spiced Norfolk Quail with Squash and Nasturtium Drizzled with a Teriyaki Glaze and Seasonal Tomatoes and Smoked Ricotta with Linseed and Hot Mustard Dressing. For mains, there’s an indulgent Aynehoe Park Venison with Quince, Black Pudding, Crapaudine Beetroot and Peppercorn Sauce, as well as Aged Sirloin with Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding with all the trimmings. Diners can finish with the famed Fenchurch Chocolate Bar with Salted Almond Ice Cream. This will be an experience no mum will ever forget.
The Mother’s Day menu at Sky Garden will be available on 27th March. For further information or to book a table visit their website here.
A theatrical experience: Frog by Adam Handling
Spoil your mum with something unique this year with a theatrical dining experience at Adam Handling’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant, Frog by Adam Handling, this Mother’s Day, and let the stunning tasting menus speak for themselves with dishes such as veal sweetbread tortellini, ragù, truffle, BBQ scallops, celeriac, seaweed and cherry, meadowsweet, millet to finish. To really celebrate in style, complement the meal with cocktails from Eve BarAs well as a sensational meal, mums will receive a little extra gift to celebrate – a bottle of Adam Handling’s own sparkling wine to take home and enjoy, after the curtain closes.
Open for lunch on 27th March, from £175 per person. For more information or to book a table visit their website here.
Spice all things nice: Benares
All mums deserve the very best, so this Mother’s Day a Michelin-starred tasting menu in the heart of Mayfair should do the trick. Ranked as one of the best Indian restaurants in London, Benares will be celebrating all of the wonderful leading ladies in our lives with an eight-course tasting menu – this will be a Sunday lunch to remember. Mums and their families can enjoy a selection of divine starters, including the Benaresi Chaat, before tucking into a Gilawait Kebab Platter with paneer and quail, and delight in a much-needed catch-up over Benares’ special Thali Experience with an assortment of lamb, chicken, fish and shellfish dishes with accompaniments. The experience can be rounded off with something sweet by trying out the traditional Rasmali and Petit Fours.
The tasting menu at Benares is available from 12pm on Sunday 27th March for bookings of up to eight people, with last seating at 4pm. For more information or to book a table visit their website here.
A dash of female empowerment: The Pem
Chefs Sally Abe and Laetizia Keating have created a magnificent menu that sustains The Pem’s ethos to honour generations of pioneering women as the female-led restaurant prepare to celebrate the world’s wonderful mothers. With highlights such as Poached Scottish Langoustine, Pressed Sladesdown Duck, Chalk-Steamed Trout and beautifully tender Roast and Braised Herdwick Lamb, diners should get ready to enjoy the very best of British produce. The meal can be finished off with something irresistible such as their iconic Black Forest Gateau or Lemon Meringue. For an extra special treat, book the special Mother’s Day package, which includes lunch at The Pem and a luxurious night’s stay with breakfast for two.
The Mother’s Day set menu at the Pem is available for lunch on 27th March. The Mother’s Day package is available on the 26th and 27th March. For further information or to book a table at The Pem visit their website here. For overnight stays visit here.
Casual dining at its finest: Upstairs at Trinity
Sundays are the perfect day to relax and celebrate life, and how better than to share a meal with one’s closest friends and family? Upstairs offers a beautiful Sunday lunch to enjoy with your mum this Mother’s Day. 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. Available for lunch and dinner, Upstairs’ modern urban dining room has its own dedicated staff, fully stocked bar, music facilities and beverage packages. The perfect treat!
The Mother’s Day menu at Upstairs is available on 27th March. For further information or to book a table, visit their website here.
Beautiful biscuits: Afternoon tea at The Langham
Enjoying a home-cooked meal this Mother’s Day? There’s still time to go out for an afternoon tea to celebrate. The Langham offers the perfect option with their brand-new afternoon tea collection, inspired by the nation’s favourite biscuits. The menu offers a spread of decadent options, including elegant interpretations of classic biscuits such as the Crème de la Crème – a reimagining of a custard cream with a dulcey chocolate shell, intense Madagascan vanilla cream, caramel cake and éclat. Sweet delights are served alongside traditional delicate finger sandwiches, including classic cucumber, cream cheese and chive, roast beef, caramelised onions and stilton and hot smoked salmon, sour cream and dill. And of course, it wouldn’t be an afternoon tea without a luscious selection of freshly baked scones.
Afternoon tea at The Langham is available all week. For further information or to book a table, visit their website here.
A piece of cake: Afternoon tea at The Savoy
The Savoy’s classic afternoon tea is a sure-fire hit. The world-famous offering is accompanied by wine from English producer Nyetimber, for those who are that way inclined. Grateful offspring can treat their mums to an elegant experience in the stunning glass-domed atrium Thames Foyer, positioned at the heart of the hotel.
The exquisite afternoon tea starts with an array of delicious open sandwiches, with the culinary journey then moving towards sweeter offerings, such as the fluffiest of scones, and culminating in a quartet of cakes, each one a tempting work of art. Each Mother’s Day afternoon tea will be accompanied by half a bottle of Nyetimber’s delicious English sparkling wine.
Patrons of The Savoy can also enjoy decadent Savoy cakes from the comfort of home this Mother’s Day, and take the stress out of baking with a slice of their special Mother’s Day cake, expertly crafted with Tahitian vanilla, raspberry, rose and lychee.
Afternoon tea at The Savoy is available all week. For further information or to book a table visit their website here.
Nordic vibes: Aquavit London
Shower your mum with love this Mother’s Day by treating her to a Scandinavian feast at Aquavit. With their carefully prepared three-course meal, mothers can indulge in delicious feasts including Langoustine Soup and Matjes Herring with Soft-Boiled Egg and Brown Butter Vinaigrette for starters. There’s Roasted Cod served in a silky saffron butter sauce, with mussels and samphire, or Duck Rydberg with caramelised onion purée and egg for mains. For a suitably sweet end to the meal, there are desserts to enjoy, including a crêpe-style pancake with blueberry compote and whipped vanilla cream and the Scandi dessert, Ris à la Malta, with roasted pineapple and fresh berries. With only a limited number of tickets available, it’s something truly special for Mothering Sunday.
The Mother’s Day menu at Aquavit is available on 26th Match, at 12pm until 3pm. For further information or to book a table visit their website here.