Mother’s Day is just around the corner and the chances are you’ve forgotten about it until this very second. It’s not too late to plan a special treat, so take a look at our recommendations and make this coming Mothering Sunday one to remember.
Sally Lunn’s, Bath
This historical eating house (tea-room and restaurant to you and me) can be found just off the beautiful cobbled Abbey Green square in Bath. It is as charming on the outside as it is inside. What’s more, they serve some damn good cakes and offer a cracking afternoon tea menu. Choose from a variety of afternoon tea options, including the famous Sally Lunn Bunn topped with smoked salmon followed by the world-famous Sally Lunn cream tea. Delish. Feeling fancy and flush? You can add a bottle of champagne to your order for £39.98.
Old Parsonage Hotel, Oxford
Raise a glass to your lovely mum with a celebration tea at the Old Parsonage in Oxford. Walk through the flag-stoned bar, with its open roaring fire and artistic décor, into the stylish restaurant with plush seats and candlelit tables. Sit back, relax and indulge in a selection of classic finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones, clotted cream and jam, tea or coffee and a glass of bubbles. Enjoy the thoughtful, attentive service and eat to your heart’s content. The celebration tea costs £32 per person.
Sit back and relax in one of the comfy leather recliners while you watch re-runs of Sex and the City play on the retro TV sets. Book appointments in advance to make sure you and your mum enjoy some serious pampering. The Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure is completely divine –and relatively costly at £70 a pop, but you’ll finish with a gleaming pair of trotters so, you know, it’s totally worth it. There are lots of other treatments available so take a look at the Cowshed website for more info.
The House of Elemis, London
In a luxurious Mayfair townhouse lies The House of Elemis. The perfect day spa retreat for those who wish to learn a little bit more about their skin and treat themselves to some serious pampering. The prices are quite dear but you can save yourself some pennies by booking into The Speed Spa, which offers 30-minute treatments for £40 each.
New Theatre, Cardiff
Enjoy this sizzling spectacular tango performance from West End stage dancers Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. Though their show Tango Moderno doesn’t actually fall on Mother’s Day (it’s showing Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 March) why not buy tickets for yourself and your mum for a matinee or evening theatre trip later that week. This irresistible and dazzling performance is set to be a triumph. Mum’s who enjoy watching Strictly Come Dancing won’t be disappointed if they receive tickets to this.
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
More dancing for Strictly fans! Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is taking to the stage at the Bristol Hippodrome on Sunday 11 March to wow an audience with his latest production, All Night Long. Brendan will be joined by a sensational cast of guest dancers, a leading lady and a fantastic 14-piece band, whipping up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom charm.
The Rooftop at The Trafalgar St James, London
A sky-high space that’s open all year round, The Rooftop is a beautiful venue to bring your mum for a glass of fizz with a gorgeous city view to boot. With outdoor heaters and blankets on offer, you’ll be able to wrap up warm should March continue to be super chilly.
Upper Deck, The Sloop Inn, St Ives
Enjoy stunning views of the harbour from one of Cornwall’s oldest inns. Whether you have a penchant for prosecco, a glass of Pimms or a pint, The Sloop Inn is the perfect place to bring your mum if she enjoys a sea view and a tipple. There’s a mouth-watering menu of pub grub on offer including a locally-sourced seafood platter for two. Go on, treat yourselves.