Still trying to think of the perfect place to take your mum out on Mother’s Day? We know, it’s tricky. After all, we all want to impress the lady who gave us life. Pick the right spot and you’re golden for months. Leave it to the last minute and you run the risk of disappointing her.
Tucked inside the beautiful Barton Arcade, Catalonian deli and restaurant Lunya is a premium choice if your mum is a fan of fine Catalonian wines, vermouths, tapas and all-round beautiful surroundings.
Set over two floors, the downstairs bar opens directly onto Deansgate. From the ceiling of their adjacent deli huge, aromatic hunks of jamon and strings of chillies dangle from above. Upstairs in the restaurant, you can enjoy long views of the city centre, bright surroundings and attentive service from their dedicated and knowledgeable team.
This year they have put together two beautiful menu options for you to spoil mum with, as well as a special menu for the little ones.
And they’ll be sending every mum home with a copy of the Northwest Relish cookbook as a gift – so you can tick getting her a present off your list.
For early risers, Lunya will be kicking things off with a 5-course Bubbly Breakfast, available from 10 – 11.30am. For just £12.95, enjoy a cooked brekkie with a Spanish twist, plus toast and preserves, fruit juice, tea and coffee and a glass of Buck’s Fizz to toast your mum with.
Or head in for lunch or dinner and make the most of the special Mother’s Day banquet. Enjoy a glass of Cava Sangria on arrival, plus a selection of 11 Spanish and Catalan tapas dishes to share between two for just under £30.
The banquet starts with mixed olives and kikones (roasted, salted corn kernels) alongside Lunya’s selection of Iberico meats, Spanish cheese and Catalan tomato bread.
It then leads on to a host of classics like tortilla, padron peppers, calamari, albóndigas (homemade meatballs), pollo al Moro (Moroccan spiced chicken) and patatas bravas. End on a sweet note with a specially curated sharing dessert platter of chocolate and churros, tarta de Santiago, or a crème Catalana. Yum.
For an authentic Catalonian feast that will leave mum feeling extra special, choose Lunya. Immerse yourselves in the beautiful surroundings, enjoy delicious food and make the most of some quality time together.