She has put up with you all year, been there for your good days and bad, she is the single most important person in your life. Say thank you to your mum this Mother’s Day with a special day out. Manchester has a slew of bars and restaurants to take your special lady but this year, pick somewhere extra special. Consider Mother’s Day as ‘Pay Back Day’ for all you’ve put her through over the years. Here are our top picks to take your special lady.
1. The Whitworth Art Gallery – 60s exhibition
Give your mum the gift of groove.
Take in wonderful works by Peter Blake, Allen Jones, Bridget Riley and Peter Phillips manifest the riot of colour, fashion and art of the 1960’s. Richard Hamilton’s acerbic riposte to a western obsession with youth and consumerism, Colin Self’s chilling reflection of subversive cold war activity and Elizabeth Frink’s brutish depictions of masculinity also serve to remind us of the incendiary nature of this radical decade.
The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
2. Epernay High Tea
If we’re honest, champagne is really the only way to celebrate. With 16 by the glass and 48 by the bottle, you really can’t go wrong! Epernay also launched an amazing afternoon tea last October. A special afternoon tea tailored for all the mums out there, enjoy champagne, perfectly hand-made cakes, scones and macaroons as well as a selection of utterly delicious sandwiches and a glass of Rose Champagne for only £25 per person. Cakes and fizz? We think so. Pop open a bottle of bubbly with your mum and show her how much you love her.
Unit 1a, Great Northern Tower, Watson Street, M3 4EE
3. Cocktail masterClass at The Milton Club
Something a little different for the cosmo Mother: treat the special lady in your life to a sumptuous cocktail master class at The Milton Club and refresh her hospitality skills.
Call 0161 850 2353 to book.
4. MOSI – 3D Printing Exhibition
Tech savvy mama? Take her to MOSI and learn about all things 3D. Discover how 3D printing is revolutionising the fields of medicine and engineering and explore how it has democratised design, unleashing a wave of innovation across the globe.
The Exhibition brings together hundreds of printed objects, celebrating the creativity and potential of this groundbreaking technology.
Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP
5. Australasia’s Brunch Club @ Grand Pacific
Treat your mum to a sleek and stylish Monther’s Day at Australasia’s Grand Pacific. They will be hosting their very first Sushi & Champagne Brunch Club on Sunday the 15th! Dine from their three-wave menu and sip on free-flowing champagne all afternoon with the sounds of their resident DJ. Brunch is just £60 per head and bookings are taken from 12 until 5:45pm.
1, The Avenue, Spinningfield, Manchester M3 3AP
6. Best of British at The Albert Square Chophouse
Treat your Mum to a warming and comforting dinner at the cosy Albert Square Chophouse. Once a Victorian warehouse, now a converted post-industrial space featuring an open kitchen, with original architectural character and exposed services, The Albert Square Chophouse is perfect for a best of British dinner with Mother dearest.
Memorial Hall, 14 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF
7. Chaophraya Cooking Class
Let the expert chefs at Chaophraya walk you and your lady through the art and culture of Thai cooking. Through demonstration and hands on cooking you will learn how to cook three authentic Thai dishes. Enjoy a glass of fruit punch on arrival and become a culinary master – all for £60.
They’re also offering their A la Carte or Set Banquet Menu and treating all the Mums to a complimentary glass of Prosecco. (Advance bookings only)
19 Chapel Walks, Manchester M2 1HN
8. plonk yourselves at Salut Wines
Ever heard of an Enomatic Machine? These are the Jukeboxes of the wine world and Salut Wines have four of them! Dive into all the weird and wonderful flavours with your mum this Mother’s Day. Prices range from £1.40 – £25.
Salut Wines are also offering a special Champagne Flight with select cheese and cured meats just for you and your mum to enjoy!
11 Cooper Street, Manchester M2 2FW
9. Fabulously fizzy at Atlas Bar
Treat your Mum to a casual lunch on Atlas Bar’s award winning terrace, choosing from their wonderfully eclectic food menu, and your dearest lady will get a glass of Rosé Lunetta Prossecco on the house.
Email [email protected] to book a table.
10. Spa at The Parlour @ The Ainscow Hotel
Thinking about just getting your mum flowers for Mother’s Day?
Instead, give her bubbles, a 45 minute facial, massage, manicure or pedicure in The Parlour, followed by a Champagne afternoon tea in the Lynwood Restaurant inside The Ainscow Hotel all for just £50.
Trinity Way, Salford M3 5EN