Sunday 11 March. That’s the day everyone should be making note of – and forgotten at your peril – Mother’s Day. The annual occasion to show your mum how much you appreciate her – and how you are the best child, of course.
Here at I Love MCR we’re helping you get one better (and possible one-up on your siblings too!) with our selection of seriously good experiences and offers to spoil your mum on and around Mothering Sunday.
Whether you want to wine and dine her, see a film, have a day out or enjoy afternoon tea, there are plenty of options.
Treat your mum to a Catalan cultural and dining experience at elegant Deansgate restaurant Lunya. There are two beautiful menu options on offer for Mother’s Day Sunday 11 March, and they are also giving all Mums a free gift on that day: a copy of the Relish North West cookbook, which features recipes from some of the leading restaurants across the region. To kick off Mother’s Day, Lunya is offering a ‘Bubbly Breakfast’ from 10am-11:30am – a five-course breakfast with a Spanish twist, including tea or coffee and a glass of Buck’s Fizz for just £12.95 per person! The ‘Mother’s Day Banquet’ menu is available for lunch and dinner and has been curated especially for Mother’s Day with 11 tapas dishes to share between two, plus a glass of Cava sangria on arrival. All for £29.95 per person and a children’s menu is also available for the under 12s, for just £7.25. Sounds superb to us.
King Street Townhouse & Harvey Nichols: ‘Stay & Shop’ Collaboration
Luxurious, exclusive and indulgent – raise a toast to this brand-new experience brought to you by King Street Townhouse together with Harvey Nichols Manchester. The package is based on two people sharing a room and includes an overnight stay in a Cosy room at King Street Townhouse with breakfast the following morning, Champagne afternoon tea at King Street Townhouse on either your day of arrival or day of departure, a £100 Harvey Nichols Gift Card in your room, a Style Concierge At Your Service offering the ultimate personal shopping experience (for up to two hours) and much more. Be quick to book this unique experience which is subject to availability: Sunday to Thursday £400 and Friday to Saturday £450.
Great John Street Hotel
Treat your mum to a beautiful afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of Great John Street Hotel. It begins with delicate finger sandwiches served with a pièce de resistance three tier stand which includes scones, homemade cakes and pastries: sure to impress. Served with as much tea and coffee as you need – or why not add a glass of Champagne to make it extra special? Standard Afternoon Tea £24.50 per person, Champagne afternoon tea £33.00 per person, and Children’s Afternoon Tea £12.50 per child up to 13 years old.
King Street Townhouse
Is this the ultimate Mother’s Day destination? Not only is it a picture-perfect historic location in the city centre, but King Street Townhouse is serving up tea, dinner and film screenings to make mum feel truly special. For classic elegance why not book her in for Afternoon Tea? Then for a fine feast there’s Sunday lunch in The Tavern area – 12pm and 6pm on Mothering Sunday with a special three-course menu. And don’t forget the films, as Mamma Mia will be showing at both 3pm and 6pm in the brand new and exclusive screening room on Mother’s Day. For the ticket price you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of fizz and stylish snacking. Not able to make the Mother’s Day showings? Choose from a selection of other March dates instead! Tickets can only be purchased via EventBrite and are £31.50 per person.
Go for golden child and treat your mum to something special from Harvey Nichols. You can tuck in too, as for just £30 you can indulge in a three course meal from the bespoke Mother’s Day menu at the Manchester Second Floor Bar and Brasserie. Those who dine on Sunday 11 March will be given a voucher for a complimentary ELEMIS 30-minute BIOTEC Technology Facial worth £45 to redeem in Harvey Nichols. Food and a face treatment – can’t be bad. To book call 0161 828 8898, email: SecondFloor.Reservations@harveynichols.com or go online.
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill
This Indian and Pakistani restaurant just off Oxford Road serves up some seriously exciting food sure to impress mum – and they are even giving away a Mumbai Mess free to every mum eating in their restaurant on the day.
Selfridges Exchange Square
Struggling to think of something truly special? Selfridges Exchange Square have the answer – by hosting two very exciting events with some fantastic guests. Something your mum is sure to remember! On Saturday 10th March there will be a Mum’s Beauty Breakfast complete with lifestyle and family bloggers, and then a Pamper Afternoon with Mum which is set to include Champagne, canapes and discussions on all things beauty with special guests Daisy and Pearl Lowe.The events are taking place on one day only and tickets are available for £50, of which £25 is redeemable on products in the Selfridges store on the day.
Show your mum how special she is with afternoon tea on the 23rd floor of the Beetham Tower with stunning views over the city this Mother’s Day. Enjoy delicious savoury treats as well as a selection of nostalgic sweets, including Mum’s trifle, Eccles cake, scones, lemon meringue pie, and chocolate cup cakes.The afternoon tea will also include a glass of Champagne and a gift for the mother. This delightful treat is bookable for £35 per person on Sunday 11th March. To make a reservation at Cloud 23 call 0161 870 1670 or email email@example.com. You can also book online.
1761 & Lily’s Bar
Receive a complimentary bottle of red or white wine with every two 100% locally sourced Mancunian Sunday roast dinners ordered. Choose from sous vide topside of beef, braised lambshank, sous vide chicken supreme or roasted patty pan squash, served with beef dripping roasted and mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, honey-glazed parsnips, Yorkshire pudding and plenty of gravy. There’s live music from 2pm, too.
Transport your mum to the vibrant streets of Brazil by dining on authentic street food and cocktails at Cabana in the Corn Exchange. And to make her feel extra special, Cabana is treating every Mum to a complimentary Bellini. The cocktail made of sparkling Prosecco and peach purée nectar is guaranteed to put a smile on her face. One Bellini per mum when spending min. £7.95 per person. Not valid with any other offer.
Mum can dine in absolute style and comfort at Banyan. They will be serving their mouth-wateringly good roast dinner menu all day, where you can enjoy two courses for £14.95. The menu includes dishes such as creamy garlic mushrooms, half roast chicken, roast beef and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. But that’s not all, with every booking of four the table will receive a complimentary Hendricks’s sharing cocktail, perfect to mark a special occasion.
Why not let your mum indulge in a selection of beautiful Indian dishes? The lively dining experience at Mowgli in The Corn Exchange is perfect to set the scene for a special Mother’s Day. Mowgli will be serving a house special dish of Maa’s lamb chops and turmeric chips marinated in aromatic spiced yoghurt, ginger and garlic. Bound to be a mother’s favourite!
Take your mum to Salvi’s where you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine. The intimate restaurant is full of the charm of Italy, and if you book Salvi’s in advance all mums will receive a glass of Prosecco. A perfect way to mark a special occasion.
This Mother’s Day, Comptoir Libanais – the much-loved Lebanese restaurant at Spinningfields – is pulling out all the stops to not only offer an amazing set menu in their restaurants but a fantastic hamper with founder Tony Kitous’ new cookbook Feasts from the Middle East so people can recreate his delicious recipes. And the set menu is a feast not be missed – as for £22.50 per person guests can feast upon a selection of the most nourishing, life-giving and joyful dishes that Comptoir Libanais has to offer.
Selfridges intu Trafford Centre
This Mother’s Day, Selfridges Manchester has a perfect selection of luxury gifts and indulgent treats, perfect for spoiling mum. Why not treat her to an evening of wine tasting at Selfridges Trafford on Thursday 8th March from 7:00pm – 9pm, where guests will be taken on a journey with incredible handpicked wines. An ideal opportunity to explore new tastes and indulge. There are also plenty of gift oppurtunities when you shop at Selfridges, such as a very special Charbonnel Et Walker Gold Truffle Box for £24 and much more.
The Living Room
This chic bar and restaurant on Deansgate lets mums eat free on Mother’s Day – with mum able to enjoy a main course and dessert on the house. This applies to every mum per four people booked, so get a group together and get to The Living Room this Mothering Sunday. Be sure to book online first.
Have you ever wanted to lock that nagging mum of yours away? (Metaphorically speaking, of course). Well now you can – as what better way to spend Mother’s Day than being locked in a room with her at Breakout Manchester! This high-adrenaline escape room experience is a great challenge and promises hours of fun. Gift vouchers are available too, which make a great present, particularly for those hard-to-please mums.
La Reserve Aparthotel
Mums enjoy complimentary prosecco with their afternoon tea – £21 instead of £24 per person – at this stylish Aparthotel close to Piccadilly, this Mother’s Day. Book directly through their website form, and in doing so you will also be automatically entered into a competition to win an overnight stay too.
The Chop Houses
Classic comfort food with plenty of love – we know mums do it best. But the city centre Chop Houses certainly do a good job too – that’s Sam’s, Tom’s and The Albert Square Chop House. When you book in for a meal there this Mother’s Day, all mums enjoy a free dessert. Lovely stuff.
Authentic Italian dining and live music entertainment is sure to impress your mum this Mother’s Day at Don Giovanni. This popular Italian restaurant, just off St Peter’s Square, is providing live music in the afternoon, a free glass of prosecco for every lady dining, and a fine a la carte menu. Fantastic.
Mr Cooper’s Modern Bar and Brasserie
Treat your mum to the finer things in life at Mr Cooper’s, located inside The Midland Hotel. They are offering a Mother’s Day dining experience of two courses for £22.00 and three courses for £25.00 which will be available on Sunday 11th March from 1-5pm. Enjoy elegant surroundings and an enchanting menu which promises classic favourites with an imaginative twist – from cured salmon, lemon and fennel to roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. Sweets include dark chocolate delice and passionfruit meringue, sure to impress.
Celebrate Mothers day at the stylish bar and kitchen The Laundrette on Manchester’s First Street and receive a complimentary goodie bag from Kiehls with a bespoke facial voucher for your mum! The Laundrette will be serving roast dinner from 12pm for £12.50, with a bloody Mary for £5 when you buy a roast, alongside the usual menu all day. That’s pampering and feasting sorted.
Mama mia! Treat your mum to an Italia board of delicious meats and cheeses and receive a bottle of wine for just £10. Book online and get a glass of prosecco for her on the house.
Offer valid if you book a table for Mother’s Day. T&C’s apply.