Remember, it’s not about you this Mothering Sunday, it’s about your Mum (aka Mam). Of course there’s loads of places you can take her in Manchester. So, to help you choose, we’ve compiled a list of top five things to do with your dearest on the weekend of Sunday 30th March.
1. MEAL AT DON GIOVANNI’S
Take your Mum for a swanky, loving dinner at Don Giovanni’s. The 150 cover, authentic Italian restaurant that was established in 1984, boasts floor to ceiling windows, sumptuous furnishings, and a 50-seated private dining room. Book a table for Mothering Sunday two courses for £30 per person.
View the DG Mother’s Day menu here: dongiovannis.co.uk/mothersday
2. Manchester Craft & Design
Gifts from in-house resident artist’s & makers, which you can personalise to make Mum feel extra special. Pop in and ‘Buy Handmade’. But if you can’t decide what to get? Well we know mother knows best – so you could always let her pick her own present with a MCDC gift voucher, available online and in-house.
Oak Street Cafe Bar will be on hand for tasty lunch or afternoon tea under their tranquil Victorian glass roof. Plus FREE CAKE!
3. Proper Tea
Award winning broadcaster and TV personality Yvette Fielding is hosting a special afternoon tea for mums and their families in Manchester this Mother’s Day.
Yvette will be hosting two sittings at her new tearoom – Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral – where she’ll be joined by her mum Angela. Guests will join the pair in a private room where they’ll enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea including three tiers of home-baked treats, loose-leaf tea and a celebratory glass of Prosecco. There will be two sittings at 12.30pm and 3pm.
The venue offers a contemporary take on the traditional British tearoom and was formed in collaboration with Northern Quarter eatery, Teacup Kitchen.
4. SELFRIDGES EAT, DRINK, SHOP
This Mother’s Day, Selfridges are combining pamper packages, luxury gifts, delicious food & drink and bespoke complementary services to give shoppers the perfect way to say thank-you and spend quality time with mum, in style.
You and Mother dearest can enjoy complimentary mini makeovers, a file and polish or a massage and exclusive gifts and services designed to make mum feel extra special. Bespoke calligraphy, complimentary engraving with any purchase of 100ml fragrance and a beautiful posy to take away on the day (with every £150 spend) will also be available.
For those feeling a little peckish, Farmacia Del Dolce will be offering a variety of indulgent afternoon teas from traditional cream to luxurious champagne, in addition to their usual menu.
Up on the second floor, Bottega will be serving a spectacular Mother’s Day dish designed by San Carlo Group’s star chef Aldo Zilli. Bottega’s Sparkling Seafood Pasta combines tender seafood, including clams, seabass and langoustine, with the freshness of Prosecco and the finest pasta to create a delicious dish; perfect served with a glass of chilled fizz.
5. ROAST AT ZINC
Try a great Sunday roast at Zinc. Located in the Corn Exchange (near Selfridges and The Printworks), Zinc is a relaxed, informal restaurant and bar with the atmosphere of a lively continental cafe. On Mother’s Day they have live music, a vibrant atmosphere and a menu full of quality dishes, for you and Mum to choose from.
Don’t forget the flowers!
And not a nasty bunch from a garage forecourt, either. She’ll know. Go to a Manchester Florist like David Wayman in Spinningfields and get a nice bunch of flowers in a box or Beau Basket with some chocs and a bottle of fizz – the extra twenty quid will go a long way in your Mum’s heart – you can milk it for the rest of the year.