Whilst we are probably more used to Mother’s Day in March, it actually falls quite late this year in the UK, being on Sunday 3rd April, so there is still plenty of time to plan a nice surprise for your Mum.
Although it’s often thought to be a very modern celebration, folklore shows that a day known as ‘Mothering Sunday’ was celebrated in England as far back as the mid 17th Century. It was always celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was typically a time when those who lived and worked away from their parents would go back to visit their family, usually taking some sort of gift or cake with them.
By the 20th Century, a new tradition had emerged that saw children giving flowers and cake to their mothers on Mothering Sunday and the modern day celebration was firmly established on the calendar when the USA introduced ‘Mother’s Day’ after the Second World War (although in America, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May).
If you are looking for somewhere to take your Mum out for a nice meal, here are some of our hot picks for Mother’s Day restaurant offers around the UK.
Mother’s Day with elegance and style in Surrey
The distinguished and historic Oakley Hall in Basingstoke, Surrey will be a perfect choice for anyone looking to treat their Mum to a day of elegance and sophistication, with a meal to match.
For £39.50 per adult, and £14.95 for children under 12, Oakley Hall have a special Mother’s Day offer with menu choices including delectable options such as Seared Fillet of Brill served with Saffron Crushed Potato’s, Buttered Spinach and White Wine Dill Cream, or Roast Loin of Pork with Sage and Onion Stuffing, Crackling and Apple Sauce, served with Fondant Potato and Garden Vegetables Thyme Jus.
The deal is for three courses with four choices for each course, followed by truffles and coffee.
Mother’s Day where Mums eat free in Edinburgh
Diners will be hard pressed to beat the Mother’s Day offer at Metro West End restaurant in Edinburgh, because Mums get to eat free when accompanied by at least one paying adult.
The Mother’s Day offer, is for the three course Sunday Roast Menu at £19.95 per person and there are four main course choices including favourites such as beer battered coley fillet with chips & salad and traditional roast beef all the trimmings.
Quintessentially English in Gloucestershire
Simply oozing Cotswold charm and character, The Swan at Southrop scooped the Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year award in 2010, so their excellent food draws diners from far and near.
Their Mothering Sunday menu offer is for three courses for £29.50 per person, but they are keeping their usual children’s menu available too, to ensure that the whole family will be catered for.
And if you’d like to browse the latest Mother’s Day restaurant offers in cities around the UK, here are some quick links.