ooking to treat mum to something extra special this year? As you should be! After two years off, 2022 is your chance to really pull out all the stops. Once you’ve got the perfect gift sorted, it’s time to think of the day itself. Luckily London’s hotspots care about her just as much as you do, and there’s plenty to get stuck into when 27 March rolls around. Read on for Luxury London’s guide to celebrating Mother’s Day in style.
The Londoner, Leicester Square
What’s better than a day spent celebrating with your children? A day spent celebrating without them. At least according to the team at luxury hotel The Londoner, who have enlisted legendary children’s entertainers Sharky & George to keep little ones out of sight and mind while mum tucks into a decadent afternoon tea at The Stage champagne bar, or lunch at the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant Whitcomb’s. On arrival, exchange your offspring for a complimentary glass of fizz, then sit back and enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet. A perfect Mother’s Day indeed.
From £65, thelondoner.com
The Seafood Bar, Soho
Indulge mum in something a little different this year with a visit to The Seafood Bar on Soho’s Dean Street. She’ll be lovingly welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne and a platter of the bar’s famous oysters, followed by a feast of fruits de mer, featuring sustainably caught lobster, North Sea crab, razor clams, langoustines and more. To truly take things up a notch, opt for one of the bar’s signature tipples, specially mixed to pair perfectly with seafood. The Ocean Bloody Mary and French ‘75 are definitely not to be missed.
Available Sunday 27 March, theseafoodbar.com
Cinnamon Club, Westminster
Mark Mother’s Day with something a little unusual and experience London’s first Nepalese afternoon tea at Westminster’s Cinnamon Club. Curated by former head chef Santosh Shah, the pop-up afternoon tea features an unlimited selection of sweet and savoury treats, inspired by the cuisine and heritage of Shah’s Nepalese hometown Siraha and modernised to offer a refreshing take on Southern Asian cooking.
Beginning with a variety of chutneys and pickles, paired with a selection of Nepalese and Indian street food-inspired treats, the afternoon tea follows up with new favourites to discover. Think chicken fried dumplings, plantain doughnuts and soya chatamari, Shah’s Nepalese take on pizza. Desserts include orange and polenta cake, mango lassi and the Nepalese delicacy of chocolate yomari, all of which are served alongside bottomless tea and coffee. For an extra special touch, treat mum to a signed copy of Shah’s debut cookbook so she can recreate her favourite Mother’s Day feast for years to come.
From £60 per person, buy tickets here
Figaro’s Bar, West End
Book an experience you’ll both remember with a floristry masterclass by Bramble & Bloom Floral Alchemy at Figaro’s. Taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, the interactive two-hour workshops will focus on creating small eco-friendly, hand-tied bouquets or floral wreaths, with step-by-step guidance on floral care, arrangement and design. You’ll pick up top tips from industry experts and leave with a memento of your special day, all while sipping away on Via Via Prosecco. Needless to say, she’ll be impressed.
26 & 27 March, 2-4pm, from £90 per person, book here
Celebrate Mother’s Day – or Haha No Hi – the Japanese way this year with a multi-course feast for all the family at Marylebone yakitori hotspot Junsei. In keeping with tradition, the restaurant will be serving up an exclusive omakase tasting menu, comprising a selection of yakitori skewers grilled over Binchōtan charcoal – considered the purest in the world and made from Japanese oak – and traditional donburi rice bowls topped with either Oyako Don (chicken and egg), Soboro Don (ground chicken), and Shroom Don. Finish up with a sweet treat of sticky toffee pudding or rich chocolate fondant and, of course, a complimentary glass of bubbles for the women of honour.
Available Friday 25 - Sunday 27 March, from £50 per person, junsei.co.uk
The London Edition, Fitzrovia
Looking to treat mum to something much-needed self-care? Head to the London Edition for an all-day wellbeing retreat created by Interlude Wellness Centre. Kicking off with an intention setting exercise, the Care 4 U day retreat encompasses a range of exciting activities, including a Jivamukti yoga session, high vibrational plant-based lunch, a sound bath, and a nutritional fireside chat with Interlude founder Roses Gabor and special guest Alexsandra Rehlinger, Clinical & Naturopathic Nutritionist, and Director of The Art of Health.
From £100, buy tickets here
Galvin Bistrot & Bar, Spitalfields
Usually shuttered on Sundays, Galvin Bistrot & Bar will be opening its dining room and heated terrace this Mother’s Day to offer a one-off celebratory Sunday lunch. Bringing together British and French cuisine, head chef Joe Albina has put together a menu that showcases seasonal spring produce, with starters including lamb fritters with anchovy mayonnaise and pickled shallots, asparagus in hollandaise sauce, and scallops with boudin noir and pommes puree. For mains, choose from a selection of classic Sunday roasts, including Hereford beef with Yorkshire pudding and pork belly with apple sauce, served with all the trimmings and wood-fired lemon sole with charlotte potatoes and tartar sauce. Finish off with an apple tarte tatin, or the decadent Valrhona chocolate fondant with crème chantilly and griottine. For an extra special touch, all mothers will receive a box of house macarons to enjoy at home.
Available Sunday 27 March, galvinrestaurants.com
Available exclusively for Mother’s Day weekend, Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai of Fitzrovia restaurant Rai has cooked up an extravagant 10-course tasting menu that’s sure to leave mum impressed. Fusing Japanese cuisine with high-quality ingredients from the UK and around the world, the menu promises visually striking plates bursting with flavour. Highlights include squid and fatty tuna somen with caviar, eel maki with cream cheese and koshihikari rice, and seared butterfish sashimi with red jalapeno sauce. For dessert, choose from chef Padam’s signature 40 per cent wagyu fat chocolate, or a delicately balanced pumpkin, plum wine and coconut ice cream with yuzu foam.
From £250 per person with an optional wine or sake pairing for £95 each, rairestaurant.com