Treat her to something special this year with our selection of the tastiest Mother’s Day menus in London; from Champagne brunches to vegan lunches, there is something for everyone
Words Miriam Carey
Our pick of London’s best Mother’s Day menus
Champagne High Tea: The Arch London
Head to The Arch London for one of the most British Mother’s Day Menus. Set within the Salon de Champagne, the beautiful Martini Library, or the Hunter restaurant, guests will enjoy an array of coronation chicken and cheddar and apple chutney sandwiches on sourdough and sun blushed tomato bread. The savoury offering will be accompanied by sweet treats in the form of fruit scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, rose and lavender macarons, white chocolate and passionfruit brûlée, and of course a celebratory glass of bubbly.
Vegan Food With A View: Pear Tree Cafe
With beautiful views over the boating lake, this beloved cafe in Battersea Park is the ideal destination to try one of London’s vegan and vegetarian-friendly Mother’s Day Menus. Head there on Sunday for a sparkling wine or Aperol spritz, a BBQ jackfruit burger or a beetroot, lentil, goat’s cheese and walnut salad, followed by a walk in the park.
A Scandi-Inspired Menu: Aster
For one of the best Nordic Mother’s Day Menus, head to Aster at Victoria’s foodie hub, Nova Victoria. If you decide to order from the set menu, opt for the rich smoked salmon, potato blinis and sour cream to start, followed by the ballotine of chicken with golden beets, spelt and tarragon for main, and the bitter chocolate tart for dessert. If ordering from a la carte, each guest will receive a complimentary Lingoberry meringue. What’s more, the talented bar team will be shaking up some creative mother and daughter cocktails for guests.
The Foodie Feast: Frog
On 11 March, critically-acclaimed chef Adam Handling and his team will be hosting exclusive Sunday lunches at Frog by Adam Handling and The Frog E1. At Frog by Adam Handling the set menu will feature a lamb roast with all the trimmings on a magnificent sharing plate for the whole table. After your meal, continue the celebrations downstairs in the luxurious cocktail bar. For those further east, Frog E1 has lined up a delicious three-course menu featuring Frog E1’s favourites, including the mysterious beetroot, beetroot and more beetroot (beetroot done three ways) and Adam’s renowned cheese doughnuts.
The Sunday Roast: Craft London
Craft London will be holding a Mother’s Day roast in the restaurant’s 360-degree rooftop bar with views of the Thames and Canary Wharf. Following a three-course dinner, this will make the ideal location for a post-lunch tipple. Menu choices include garlic dumplings to start, beef, chicken, catch of the day or vegetarian roast for mains, and poached rhubarb to finish. To finish off the day, lucky mums will be treated to a special jar of Craft’s homemade honey to take home with them.
Traditional Italian and Tiramisu: Wolf
Charming Stoke Newington neighbourhood restaurant, Wolf, is offering one of the most traditional Italian Mother’s Day Menus. They will be dishing out a complimentary tiramisu to all mothers dining, made from a treasured family recipe, Savoiardi biscuits mixed with mascarpone, espresso and marsala. Then head chef Karla Knowles, previously of Petersham Nurseries, adds his own twist – a garnishing of grated orange zest.