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MOTHER'S DAY 2019 IN LONDON: 17 BRILLIANT WAYS TO SPEND MOTHERING SUNDAY

MOTHER'S DAY 2019 IN LONDON: 17 BRILLIANT WAYS TO SPEND MOTHERING SUNDAY

“A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” - Honore de Balzac


1.) Mother’s Day Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea at May Fair Kitchen, Mayfair

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Set in the heart of London’s luxury quarter, May Fair Kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy a special Mother’s Day lunch or dinner of contemporary Italian and Spanish small plates, or Our Signature Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea. All mothers dining with us on the day will enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco. In addition to the standard Mother’s Day offering above, there is also a special lifestyle experience beyond Mothering Sunday at May Fair Kitchen, in partnership with Penhaligon’s Burlington Arcade.

May Fair Kitchen, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT 

2.) Mother’s Day Dining Monmouth Kitchen, Covent Garden

Set in the heart of London’s vibrant Covent Garden, Monmouth Kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy a special Mother’s Day lunch or dinner of contemporary Peruvian and Italian small plates, or the restaurant’s El Dolce Semplice Afternoon Tea. All mothers dining on the day will enjoy a glass of prosecco, with the restaurant’s compliments. Please click here to book.

Monmouth Kitchen, 20 Mercer St, London WC2H 9HD

3.) Flowers, Cocktails & Dining at Rivington, Greenwich

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On Sunday, 31 March, Rivington in Greenwich will treat mothers dining for lunch or dinner to a posy of complimentary flowers, as well as serving a special cocktail, available on Mothering Sunday only. The Perfect Lady is made with Beefeater Gin, Rin-Quin-Quin Peach Liquour, lemon juice & egg white, garnished with fresh peach.

All mothers dining at Rivington Greenwich for lunch or dinner on Sunday, 31 March, will receive a complimentary posy of flowers. The Perfect Lady cocktail is priced at £10. To reserve a table, please book online or call 020 7589 4257 .

Rivington Greenwich, 178 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN

4.) Small Plates at The Leicester Square Kitchen, Leicester Square

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Set in the heart of London’s most iconic square, Leicester Square Kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy a special Mother’s Day lunch or dinner of contemporary Mexican and Peruvian small plates, or a special Afternoon Tea.  All mothers dining on the day will enjoy a glass of prosecco, with the restaurant’s compliments! Please click here to book. 

The Leicester Square Kitchen, 31-36 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LH

5.) Set Menu and Floris Gifts for Mums at Le Caprice, St. James's

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Le Caprice has created a set menu to enjoy over Mother's Day weekend for lunch and dinner. Dishes include a twice baked Keen's cheddar soufflé with shaved black truffle; a fillet of cod, grilled octopus, red pepper hummus and sautéed Padron peppers; and a Cru Virunga chocolate tart with raspberries and crème fraîche. As an added treat, mothers will be given a Floris Rosa Centifolia Hand Treatment Cream to take away, along with handmade chocolate truffles.

The Mother's Day Menu is priced at £50 and includes three courses, a glass of Champagne, tea or coffee. To include a gift for your mother, guests must quote 'Floris Mother's Day' when booking. To reserve a table, please book online or call 020 7629 2239.

Le Caprice, 20 Arlington St, St. James's, London SW1A 1RJ

6.) Mother’s Day Dining at Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms, Oxford Street

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Tucked behind buzzy shopping hot spot Oxford Street, Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms is the perfect place to enjoy a special Mother’s Day afternoon. All mothers dining on the day will enjoy a glass of prosecco, with the restaurant’s compliments. Please click here to book.

 Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms, 350 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1BY

7.) Take-Home Cakes with Afternoon Tea at Balthazar, Covent Garden

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Don't just buy flowers this Mother's Day, treat your Mum to Balthazar’s floral inspired Afternoon Tea! Available in the restaurant seven days a week, the FLOWERBX Afternoon Tea showcases a selection of cakes and pastries representing the season’s most exquisite blooms.

All Mothers dining for pre-booked Afternoon Teas (starting from £29.95 per person) between Monday, 25 March and Friday, 5 April, will receive a little cake to take home! To reserve a table, please book online or call 020 3301 1155.

Balthazar, 4-6 Russell Street London WC2B 5HZ

8.) Celebrate Mother’s Day with 34 Mayfair & Christian Louboutin, Mayfair

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34 Mayfair has partnered with Christian Louboutin, to create the ultimate Mother’s Day experience that can be enjoyed not just on Mothering Sunday. Treat your mum to lunch at 34 Mayfair between Monday, 25 March, and Friday, 5 April, then make your way to Christian Louboutin’s Flagship Boutique, only a stone’s throw away from the restaurant, for a private shopping consultation.

Please call 020 3350 3434 to make your restaurant reservation and receive instructions on arranging your private consultation. Private consultations must be booked directly with the boutique and are subject to availability. Valid between Monday, 25 March, and Friday, 5 April.

34 Mayfair, 34 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HD

9.) Sweet Caviar for Mums at J Sheekey Restaurant, Covent Garden

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Make sure Mum is well and truly spoilt this Mother’s Day, with lunch at J Sheekey restaurant on Sunday, 31 March. Alongside the A La Carte menu, J Sheekey will offer a special three course set lunch menu (£50), complete with a take home gift of a caviar sweet tin for all Mums. The Mother's Day menu is available from 12 noon to 4pm. To reserve a table, please book online or call 020 7240 2565.

J Sheekey, 28-33 St Martin’s Court, London WC2N 4AL

10.) Afternoon Tea in the Crystal Ballroom at St. Ermin’s Hotel, St. James’s

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Mother's Day, the time to spoil the most important woman in your life, and what better way than with a delicious afternoon tea at St. Ermin's Hotel. This afternoon tea comes with a special gift for your mother, courtesy of St. Ermin's and on Sunday a harpist will be playing. The mouth-watering selection of sweet and savoury treats draw inspiration from the season's finest ingredients. Mother's Day Afternoon Tea will be served in the iconic Crystal Ballroom, a dramatic yet welcoming back drop. Please click here to book.

St Ermin’s Hotel, Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QW

11.) Daffodils & Cocktails for Mums at Daphne’s, Chelsea

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Daphne’s, the classic Chelsea restaurant celebrating its 55th anniversary this year, with a special daffodil posy given to every mother to mark the occasion. Treat your mum to a selection of dishes from Head Chef, Michael Brown, on Sunday, 31 March, and a delicious, fruity cocktail created by the Daphne’s bar team, the Aperol Sour, made with Aperol, lemon juice and foamer bitters.

All mothers dining at Daphne’s, for lunch or dinner on Sunday, 31 March, will receive a complimentary posy of Daffodils. The Aperol Sour cocktail is priced at £12. To reserve a table, please book online or call 020 7589 4257.

Daphne’s, 112 Draycott Avenue, London SW3 3AE

12.) Hawaii-inspired Mother’s Day Lunch at Black Roe

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Black Roe will be opening especially for Mother’s Day, the perfect post-shopping lunch located just off Regent Street. Book now for complimentary Rosebud Gyoza filled with lobster, snow crab, sea bass and a cherry ponzu and mango sauce. This beautiful Spring dish will be perfectly paired with a glass of house Champagne - a gift to you in celebration of that special lady you bring with you. The main menu will be available including Grilled Scallops, indulgent Whole Lobster Mac N Cheese and Waimea’n Sticky Lamb Chops. Book now and treat your Mum to a luxury Mayfair lunch that she truly deserves…

 Black Roe, 4 Mill St, Mayfair, London W1S 2AX

13.) Mother’s Day Chinese Cuisine at Park Chinois

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Delight your Mother with bold Chinese cuisine in our gorgeous dining room Salon De Chine! Enjoy our exceptional set lunch with 2 courses for £40 or 3 courses for £45, both with glass of champagne (Only available between 12-3pm on 31st March 2019). Book at parkchinois.com.

Park Chinois, 17 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8EA

14.) Enjoy an Elegant Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Game Bird, St. James’s

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The Game Bird is a place to eat, drink and socialise. Celebrate Mother’s Day with us and enjoy a traditional and elegant Afternoon Tea. Indulgence comes in the form of little cakes, pastries, dainty finger sandwiches and delicious homemade scones with lashings of clotted cream and jam while a fine choice of brews from Camellia’s Tea House are served in the finest china. Alternatively, why not treat mum and choose a glass or two of fabulous fizz?

If you’d prefer something a little heartier, choose our mouth-watering Sunday Roast. Enjoy a succulent rib of beef carved for you and your mum at your table from our handcrafted trolley.

The Game Bird, The Stafford London, 16-18 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ

15.) A Mother’s Day Blossom Brunch at Chotto Matte, Soho

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Available from midday every Saturday and Sunday from Sunday, 31st March for £55 per person, includes: light Hamachi Sashimi, Ebi Blossom Tempura, pan fried Diver Scallop, the Raindrop Jelly with Cherry Ripple Ice Cream plus bottomless Laurent Perrier Champagne! Reservation line: 020 7042 717.

Chotto Matte, 11-13 Frith Street, W1D 4RB, London

16.) Mother’s Day Floristry Brunch at The Montagu Kitchen, Marylebone

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Juliet, a leading florist known for her organic approach to home-grown flowers, will be presenting a one-off demonstration on creating the perfect bouquet! Starting at 12:30, the demonstration is free when purchased alongside the Sunday Garden Brunch menu - one of the few London restaurants offering bottomless champagne and an extended slot to enjoy this. Mums also get to take home a floral creation made by Juliet herself! The Mother’s Day Garden Brunch & Flower Masterclass is priced at £95 for bottomless Champagne*, and £70 for the non-alcoholic option, including soft drinks.

The Montagu Kitchen, 30 Portman Square The Montagu at Hyatt Regency, London W1H 7BH

17.) Mother’s Day Yoga Brunch at The Curtain, Shoreditch

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In partnership with Childrens Yoga Tree, The Curtain will host a mother-child yoga session, followed by brunch, available exclusively on Mothering Sunday. The ultimate Mother’s Day experience for health and fitness enthusiasts, this special wellness offering will allow mother’s to enjoy quality bonding time with little ones in a fun session where children (ages 4-12 years) will explore movement through play. Guests booking the Mother’s Day Yoga Brunch at The Curtain can expect a 60-minute playful exploration of yoga poses through storytelling, partner yoga, as well as lots of dancing and relaxation, before enjoying a delicious buffet brunch. Timings: 10:30am arrival, 11am-12pm yoga session, 12pm-1pm brunch. £60 pp.

The Curtain, 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT

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