If you’re wondering how to spoil your mother with sumptuous treats this Mother’s Day, read on for our top five picks, from pampering on Park Lane and jazz in the heart of Soho, to fizz and films in Aldwych, a chocolate masterclass, and a spot of golf…
Spatisserie at The Dorchester
For the ultimate pampering day and an afternoon of sheer decadence, book your mother her favourite treatment at The Dorchester Spa, followed by the Spatisserie Champagne tea (£51) all to be enjoyed in a white fluffy robe! We both opted for Dorchester Manicures (from £60); 55 minutes of exfoliating, buffing, shaping and polishing, not to mention an ultra-relaxing age-defying hand massage, all of which left us feeling terribly lady-like and fully prepared for sipping a glass of chilled bubbly and nibbling dainty finger sandwiches and miniature scones! A unique concept, designed with the ethos that, “A little of what you love is good for you”, the spa is exquisitely styled with a nod to the glamour of the 1930s and is an informal yet chic environment, perfect for recharging your batteries. The Spa and Spatisserie, which offers an oasis of calm on Park Lane, is open 7 days a week for treatments, light lunches, and heavenly afternoon tea and cocktails. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day experience for mums and daughters and almost justifies having gone through labour! For more information, visit the website.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Sunday Lunch
If your mother can usually be found cooking the family Sunday roast, why not spoil her by giving her a day off? Rather than washing the dishes, soak up the infectious atmosphere of the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho. This Mother’s Day, two of Britain’s leading jazz vocalists, Todd Gordon and Tina May, will present a stylish, sophisticated and fun tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, featuring timeless songs such as Manhattan, Lady Is a Tramp, and Evʼry Time We Say Goodbye. Tickets from £15.00. Doors open midday followed by the main act from 1pm-3pm, including an interval. Order from the Sunday lunch menu on arrival. For more information and tickets visit the website.
Mother’s Day Film & Fizz
Your mum will love a visit to the stylish One Aldwych Hotel in Covent Garden this Mother’s Day for their very special Film & Fizz. The leisurely brunch menu at their restaurant Axis, kicks off with a crisp glass of Lallier Grand Cru Réserve Brut Champagne before indulgent dishes such as smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toasted brioche, and fillet of sea bream with fennel salad and Jersey royals, along with an irresistible dessert buffet laden with sweet treats. The three-course brunch will be served at 12.30pm followed by the film Mamma Mia in the luxurious Screening Room at 2pm. Sink back in the comfortable leather armchairs and make full use of the pull-out rest for your glass of fizz! £75pp including a three-course brunch, glass of champagne and the film. Visit our Explorer page for hotel bookings, or for more information on this event visit the website.
Rococo Chocolate Workshop
All girls like chocolates, so what could be nicer than treating your mother to Rococo Chocolates’ Mum and Me Truffle Rolling course at their school on Motcomb Street? A special Mothering Sunday version of their Truffle Rolling Workshop, suitable for mums and children 8 years and older. You will be given an introduction to making truffles and working with chocolate. They will then guide you through a chocolate tasting (yes please!) so you know what to look for when making your own. You will both be able to create your own unique truffles by rolling, dipping and coating and by the end of the class, you will pack up your creations to take home. This is one skill all girls need to master! From 2.00pm-3.15pm on Sunday 30th March, £100 per pair. Email to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Break at Stoke Park
Treat mum to a golf break at Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel in Buckinghamshire, named as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world. If your mother is a novice, The Swing Studio offers the best teaching and club fitting technology, allowing for an interactive golf lesson where swings can be viewed immediately on the plasma screens. All golf equipment can be hired and even the buggies have satellite navigation! Follow the unforgettable experience of a game at this spectacular 27-hole championship course, with a three-course dinner at the award-winning Humphrys restaurant and a good night’s rest in one of the utterly amazing Superior Rooms. Click here for reservations.