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Mother’s Day Events to Treat Your Mum To

Forget the card and chocolates this year and spend some quality time together

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Looking to spend some quality time with your mum this Mother’s Day rather than delivering the same old card and box of chocolates? If you’ve exhausted all the ideas in our new Mother’s Day Gift Guide, or mum just deserves something extra special on top, check out our round-up of the best Mother’s Day events in London and beyond, for 2019.

Mother’s Days Events 2019

Wild by Tart x Asma Khan

Mother's Day, Wild by Tart

This Mother’s Day, Wild by Tart is hosting a special collaborative brunch with renowned chef Asma Khan, of Chef’s Table fame. Taking place in their stunning new restaurant space at Eccleston Yards, the Wild Tart women and Asma have curated a delectable menu that puts an Indian twist on signature brunch dishes. The meal is served family style on long dining tables, letting brunchers mix and mingle with other mothers. Chocolate truffles with almond and tahini will be take-home favours you’ll want to savour. 31 March

Mother’s Day Brunch at Market Hall FulhamMarket Hall Fullham

Free cocktails for mums and free fun for the kids, Market Hall Fulham is ideal if you’re looking to take the whole family out on a Mother’s Day afternoon. Between the seven kitchens in this upmarket food court, there’ll be no hassle finding something for everyone, whether it’s tacos that you’re after or pizza the kids are craving. While the parents are kicking back with a coffee, experts in kids’ fun Sharky and George will be on hand to entertain the kids. And Mums, simply show your brunch receipt at the bar for a free Pink Fulham Spritz – you definitely deserve it. 31 March

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Baking Workshop at Bread Ahead

Whether you and your mum are baking beginners or patisserie pundits, Bread Ahead have a Mother’s Day workshop for you. Available in both their Borough Market and Pavilion Road venues on Mothering Sunday, the three hour baking session will teach you how to bake the classic Overnight White Tin Loaf, sumptuous Devonshire Splits crammed with clotted cream and jam, and finally a rich tea and fruit infused Bara Birth loaf – while that may all sound a little intimidating, rest assured you’ll have a Bread Ahead expert (and your mum) to guide you every step of the way. After the workshop, head on home to pop the kettle on and eat the fruits of your labour. 31 March

Crazy Golf at Swingers

Swingers Golf Course

Swap the flowers and the chocolates for a club, golf ball and some friendly competition at fun crazy golf club and bar Swingers. Get together a group of four and you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of ice cold cava to enjoy while you putt your way around the four crazy golf courses. Once the games are over and the winner anointed, guests can tuck into delicious street food from Patty & Bun, Pizza Pilgrims and Hackney Gelato. You’ll be swinging into mum’s good books. 31 March

Dinner at The Petersham

After an afternoon spent pampering your mother, put the finishing touches on the day with a special four-course dinner at The Petersham Restaurant in Richmond. Floor to ceiling windows afford uninterrupted views of the famous bend in the River Thames and the surrounding Petersham meadows – the perfectly British backdrop to an equally British four-course meal of fresh and seasonal produce. And to sweeten the deal, for every four guests one mum will go free. Available at theRichmond locations, 31 March

The Petersham

Alternatively at the Covent Garden Petersham, in-house florists are on hand to create bespoke bouquets for mothers, and if you’re dining there or at La Goccia the bouquets can even be hand-delivered for an extra special touch. The Petersham is also offering an Italian afternoon tea which starts with a rose petal Bellini and finishes with complimentary rose and pistachio shortbread for mums to take home. 31 March

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Aspinal of London x Bloom & Wild Offer and Event

Aspinal x Bloom & Wild Mother's Day

For those looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift, you’ve found your saving grace. From 21 March all Aspinal of London customers who spend over £150 in store will be offered a complimentary voucher code for a Bloom & Wild letterbox bouquet  to be delivered to any UK address – two birds, one stone. If you’re also looking for a late Mother’s Day celebration, Aspinal all be hosting an afternoon tea and flower arranging workshop in collaboration with Bloom & Wild at their flagship store on Regent Street (plus the ticket price is redeemable on Aspinal of London products purchased during the event). Offer available from 21 March; event on 7 April to book via

Bottomless Brunch at The Botanist Broadgate Circle

The Botanist Buttermilk pancakes, maple syrup

In the heart of the city, The Botanist Broadgate Circle will be dishing up a special Bottomless Brunch all of Mother’s Day weekend. Expect brunch classics like buttermilk pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, as well as avocado and chilli on sourdough. Longhorn double cheeseburgers or roast corn-fed chicken are the main affair, with baked vanilla cheesecake with mango salsa topping it all off. For an additional £17.50 guests can add unlimited mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, wine or beer. 30 – 31 March,

Mother’s Day Blossom Brunch at Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte Sakura Sashimi

For something relaxed but special – and very pink – Chotto Matte’s Mother’s Day Blossom Brunch is a fun (and Instagrammable) way to celebrate the leading lady in your life. The seven-course tasting menu is inspired by Sakura season and the cherry blossoms of Japan, resulting in beautifully presented dishes that’ll make you oo and ah. Hamachi Sashimi, Ebi Blossom Tempura and a Raindrop Jelly with Cherry Ripple Ice Cream are among the delightful plates to expect. Plus, there’s the unlimited Laurent Perrier Champagne… Available from midday every Saturday and Sunday from 31 March, £55

Mother’s Day Cocktails at London Cocktail Club

London Cocktail Club Earl Grey Sour

One for the mothers who’d rather their tea with a side of gin, the London Cocktail Club is celebrating Mother’s Day with limited edition concoctions. The Earl Grey Sour and Rose Petal Martini will be available across all of the bar’s sites. Alternatively buy the “Kitchen Cocktails” book by founder of LCC, JJ Goodman, and whip up a storm at home to serve your mum alongside dinner – so much better than a wine pairing.

Mother’s Day Lunch at SUSHISAMBA

Sushisamba Mother's Day Desserts

We’ll find any excuse to eat sushi and with SUSHISAMBA’s offering, Mother’s Day is certainly one of them. In place of a piano or harpist, you’ll find a live Brazilian Bossa Nova band so suffice to say this won’t be your standard afternoon tea with mum. With mini lobster brioche rolls and ceviche alongside sushi on the menu, you won’t mind the absence of tea and scones. Also, are there any two words in the English dictionary so appealing as “Champagne cart”? Available at both the Covent Garden and City locations, 31 March

Free Women’s Class on Mother’s Day at Hotpod Yoga

Hotpod Yoga Image 3

Take the stress out of Mother’s Day and treat your mum (and yourself) to an hour of stretching, relaxing and unwinding, courtesy of Europe’s largest yoga company, Hotpod Yoga. However, mindful of the fact Mother’s Day can be difficult for some, whether you’re with your mum or not, Hotpod welcome you to the free morning session of vinyasa flow in their signature “cocoon” style pods. A £5 deposit is required which is redeemable upon attending or can be donated to Hotpod Yoga’s chosen charity; book ahead by emailing  [email protected] 

World Class Cocktails at OXO Tower Bar

World Class Drinks x OXO Tower Bar

Amid busy schedules and last-minute bookings, it can be difficult to get together for a long lunch or languorous dinner, but luckily even just one quick drink at OXO Tower’s stunning venue feels like a special occasion. In celebration of Mother’s Day, World Class drinks and OXO Tower Bar have curated a bespoke cocktail menu inspired by the matriarchs of today’s drinks industry, which includes delicious drinks like the Garden of Eden (elderflower liquor and Ketel One Vodka). Menu available from 22 – 31 March,

Mother’s Day Lunch for Expecting Mums at Jim’s Kitchen

Opentable x Jim's Kitchen

In collaboration with Jim’s Cafe, OpenTable has curated a menu for a Mother’s Day lunch for expectant mothers. With 7-in-10 pregnant women experiencing extreme food cravings (many peculiar, hard-to-find combinations), this event is a fun way to satisfy them all. Available all weekend, expectant mothers can make their way to Jim’s Cafe in East London to munch on The Full Meghan (a meal inspired by the Duchess of Sussex’s own reported cravings which include a chip, cheese and chocolate combo) or a build-your-own-sandwich bar with overlooked ingredients like gherkins, peanut butter and anchovies – all of which feature high on craving polls. All meals are served with tea or an alcohol-free cocktail. 30 – 31 March

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Mother’s Day Floral Workshop at Paddington Central

Paddington Floral WorkshopPerfect if you’re the type be dashing around town looking for a last minute present, florists Grace & Thorn are hosting a flower arranging workshop just the day before Mothering Sunday. Running for just one hour from 11.00am, you’ll need to get there on time if you want a chance at creating a personalised luxury boutique to gift your mum. 30 March, book via

Afternoon Tea at the Royal Albert Hall


If you’re in the mood for afternoon tea, why not do it right at the same establishment that served Queen Elizabeth II herself? Honouring its 100 year tradition of observing Afternoon Tea, the Royal Albert Hall is offering a special menu consisting of an indulgent selection of finger sandwiches, fresh baked scones, and a whimsical array of music-inspired cakes in a nod to the Hall’s musical background. Tea rightly takes centre stage with 11 delightful blends available. Mother’s are even given daffodils and a box of chocolates to enjoy at home. So go ahead and book to treat your mother like the queen she is. 31 March

“Power of She” Menu at Ella Canta

Power of She Menu at Ella Canta

In honour of all the powerful women in our lives, namely our mothers, Mexican restaurant Ella Canta is introducing a one-of-a-kind “Power of She” menu which celebrates the genius work of female figures in Mexican history. The five-course set menu features powerful flavours and cultural richness to invoke the character of figures like Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington and Lola Alvarez Bravo. Even more inspiring is the restaurant’s work with Mazí Mas, the award-winning social enterprise helping women from migrant backgrounds build careers in the food industry; £5 from each sale will be donated towards the charity.  “The Power of She” is a wonderful way to celebrate your mother while learning about and contributing to the lives of inspirational women. The menu is available until 31 March, £70pp available to book via

Sharing Roast at Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea

Tom's Kitchen

Time to turn the tables on your mum and serve her a Sunday Roast as good as her own. A relaxed and comfortable environment eating alongside fellow diners will feel like a good old, classic roast around the kitchen table. Priding itself on British comfort food, expect all the classics (and the trimmings). Just off the Kings Road, Tom’s Kitchen is ideally situated for a languorous lunch after a morning spent treating your mum at the shops. 31 March

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Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch at Chucs Serpentine

Chucs Beef Carpaccio

Chucs will be celebrating Mother’s Day all week long, serving a specially-curated menu across all four of their fabulous London sites. To truly spoil the leading lady in your life, however, you’ll book a table for their one-off Jazz brunch at the bright and airy Chucs Serpentine on Mothering Sunday. On the menu you’ll find hummus with rainbow radish, beef carpaccio with pecorino sauce and quail eggs, mixed seafood risotto, and of course heavenly desserts like a big Eton Mess for the table (or just yourself). Plus, what soundtrack could be better than the enchantingly jazzy voice of Phoebe Katis to accompany your meal? Mother’s Day menu available from 25 – 31 March, to book visit

Dinner at Simpson’s

Simpson's Mother's Day Lunch

A historical London establishment, Simpson’s is a special occasion venue if ever there was one, and Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to splash out. Beneath twinkling chandeliers and to a soundtrack of soft piano playing, you’ll dine on duck and pork raised pie or Daphne’s Welsh saddle lamb served straight from the trolley. The restaurant has been hosting special events for over 190 years, and it shows. After dinner, treat your mother to champagne at Beaufort Bar for something extra glam. Book at

An Italian Afternoon at Harry’s Bar, James Street

The Picoli Dolci menu has launched just in time for Mother’s Day, serving up an Italian take on the classic afternoon tea (sans the sandwiches). Five miniature desserts including a mini Salted Caramel Tiramisu are served with a glass of bubbly or a cup of tea. It’s ideal for an afternoon pick-me-up after hitting the shops on Oxford Street. Book at

Art Yard Bar & Kitchen

Mother's Day Art Yard

If you’re looking for something more low-key, the Art Yard Bar & Kitchen is ideal. The relaxed atmosphere and fresh seasonal food make it a perfect fit for mum’s looking for good food without the pomp and circumstance. The restaurant has partnered with local florist, Phlox Flowers, to gift each mum a gorgeous bouquet as well as a glass of Hambledon sparkling wine and a box of chocolate truffles – the Mother’s Day trifecta. Plus, kids eat for free too. Book at

Dine at Thomas’s Café, Burberry

Thomas's Cafe Burberry

Just as Burberry is quintessentially British, so is the brand’s Regent Street café. To celebrate Mothering Sunday, the chic British restaurant will be offering a set menu of small bites and seasonal mains – finished off with a glass of 2014 Gusborne Rosé and a slice of Tigernut cake served with lemon curd, primroses and blueberries. Bright and airy, the restaurant is the perfect backdrop for a Mother’s Day meal, whether your mum is fashion-forward or not. If you don’t have time to sit down, Burberry will also be hosting Gusborne “stations” on the ground and first floor so you can sample the wines before shopping – Burberry trench anyone? The set menu is £30 for two courses or £36 for three, available to book via

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at Sanderson

Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson

A whimsical twist on traditional Afternoon Tea, this is one for mums who like quirkiness. Charming cutlery and fanciful touches make all the difference; menus are hidden within vintage books, teapots adorned with kings and queens, and the menu is full of Alice-inspired flavour and flair. Take a tumble down the Easter rabbit hole; mother’s will love this delightful reinterpretation of a classic. 30 – 31 March

Trishna Chat Platter

Trishna Platter- Mothers Day

This Marylebone based restaurant is an intimate and gorgeous setting to while away hours conversing over a curry (although at Trishna, conversation tends to centre on how delicious the food is) and Mother’s Day is a good a night as any to share the experience with your family. Trishna will be serving a one-off special family style sharing dish, The Trishna Chat Platter, which includes mouth-watering bites like the Punjabi Samosa Chat and Masala Fried Paniyaram. Plus, for all guests who include it in either the 5-course or 7-course (we suggest the 7…) a complimentary glass of champagne will be served upon arrival. 31 March,

Mother’s Day Masterclass & Brunch at The Devonshire Club

Mother's Day Devonshire Club

For something a little different to the classic Mother’s Day brunch but not too far left field, The Devonshire Club invites you and your mum to a cooking class pre-eating. The prestigious club’s own Chef Adam Grey will be showing guests the secret behind his delectable pastries. Once you’ve brushed up on your baking skills, time to sit back, relax and spend some quality time with mother dearest to the sound of a harpist playing in the background. Smoked salmon and rocket salad with sourdough Marmite croutons is on the menu, and did we mention the bottomless pink G&Ts? 31 March

A Floral Brunch at B&H Garden Room

B&H Garden Room Brunch

As spring (slowly) nears, we’re finding that urge to be near nature stronger than ever so it’s lucky B&H have opened the doors to their Garden Room. The rooftop restaurant features an alive and growing meadow, flowers blooming in every nook and cranny, as well as panoramic vistas across London – the perfect setting for a laid-back Mother’s Day brunch. The menu veers on the healthy side of things with delicious dishes like vegan banana, blueberry & buckwheat dropscones with coconut yoghurt and toasted almonds, but not so healthy you can’t enjoy a cocktail or two – choose between the B&H Garden Mary or fruity Allotment Spritz. 31 March

Still need to buy a present? Read our Mother’s Day gift guide for inspiration