Chinese New Year, Recipes
Chef's Recipe: Wok-fried Hereford beef fillet in spicy black pepper sauce by Head Chef Tony Truong of Mei Ume
Chef’s Recipe: Seven Hour Braised Shoulder of Lamb with Onions, Thyme & Balsamic - from Tom Aikens
Mother’s Day Glossary – Fun Foodie Things to do for Mum
Funny, adventurous, traditional, glamorous – what’s your Mum like…perhaps all four? No doubt, she is treasured, so from indulgent to unusual, we source some Mother’s Day ideas to help you plan a very pleasant surprise:
Afternoon Tea by the Coast
This package includes:
A glass of fizz on arrival (soft drink alternative for children), afternoon tea served buffet style in the Lake Suite (refreshments will be served at the table), music from the resident pianist and a gift for mum (buy a one hour spa treatment and receive complimentary use of our spa facilities to include a buffet lunch).
£45.00 per person *Children aged 6 – 12 years £28.00 *Children 5 and under free of charge
Or, three-course lunch £39.50 per person
Afternoon Spa and Dinner Package
Let Mum while away an afternoon with a plus one enjoying a lovely treatment each and time relaxing in Bailiffscourt fabulous spa before heading to the hotel’s restaurant for a delicious two-course dinner with a glass of sparkling wine.
This package includes:
- Afternoon use of all spa facilities including indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, hot tub, fitness suite, indoor Spa Bath, relaxation room, relaxation room
- One 25 minute Spa treatment each – choose one from a selection
- A delicious two-course dinner in the hotel restaurant, created using the finest locally sourced ingredients
- One glass of sparkling wine each
- Fluffy robes, slippers and towels provided
Afternoon Tea in London
Book Mum in for a decadently cool afternoon tea in London’s funky sketch.
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, £80 per person – including a glass of Champagne
Children’s Afternoon Tea, £35 per child – including a Pat the Bear (below)
Afternoon Tea in Palatial Splendour
Treat Mum, Grandma and the whole family to a delicious afternoon tea with a view at one of the UK’s finest hotels. Champagne Afternoon Tea is served in the André Garrett Restaurant at either 12 midday or 2.30pm.
Daylesford Relaxation Gift Package
Mother’s Day Daylesford Organic Relaxation Gift Set includes:
Daylesford Organic Dreamtime Tea (15 bags)
Daylesford Small Lavender Garden Candle (14hrs burning time)
Bamford Pillow Mist (50ml)
Bamford Geranium Bath Oil (250ml)
Presented in a gift box
£75, and add suggested lunch at The Wild Rabbit in Kingham (part of the Daylesford estate) at approx. £52 pp for three-course a la carte lunch or £65 pp for the tasting menu
For an extra special treat, purchase Mummy an annual House Membership at Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park, Ascot to give her life’s luxuries throughout the year at this most glamorous destination estate.
£305. To apply, or for further details call 0800 085 6430, or email HouseMembership.CPA@dorchestercollection.com
Also, it’s already fully booked for lunch and afternoon teas but don’t forget dinner periods, where at Coworth Park you can enjoy a more relaxed and rustic dining experience, where muddy boots are most welcome at The Barn, which offers a delicious brasserie-style menu of comfort food in an informal setting.
Harvey Nichols Facial with Lunch at OXO
Oxo Tower Restaurant – Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London South Bank, SE1 9PH T: 0207 803 3888
Book Mum a lunch and she’ll receive a voucher for a complimentary facial too. OXO offers some great set menus in the Brasserie and Restaurant. Enjoy three courses, champagne and an iconic view with your mum. There are also children’s menus available if there are any little ones to bring along. And…those who dine at lunch on Mother’s Day will be entitled to a voucher for an Elemis 30 minute facial treatment in Harvey Nichols stores worth £45, subject to availability.
£56 pp in OXO Tower Brasserie
£65 pp in OXO Tower Restaurant
Kiddies Cooking for Mummy
Magic Chocolate Wands from Gordon Ramsay
Make this fun recipe from Tilly, Gordon Ramsay’s daughter – taken from her cookbook ‘Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover’, to make at home the day before. See recipe details here.
Lunch in a Country Estate
How about two lunchtime options:
Mothering Sunday at Restaurant Hywel Jones – Experience a delicious Michelin-starred three-course lunch with tea/coffee in the former ballroom of Lucknam Park.
£50 pp including a gift for Mothers.
Mothering Sunday at The Brasserie – Enjoy three exceptional courses at The Brasserie, the contemporary and stylish restaurant set within the beautiful walled gardens.
£35 pp including a gift for Mothers.
Lunch in a Historic Setting
Treat your mother or the mother of your children to a day off with a sumptuous family luncheon at Great Fosters. Lunch will be a stunning buffet, with something for everyone and all the mummies in the party will be spoiled! Tables are available from 12.30 – 2pm and children aged 2 and under eat free.
£60 pp/ £28 per children aged 3-12
Lunch by the Thames
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa – Henley Road, Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2EY T:01628 891010
Surprise, spoil and delight Mum with a delicious lunch this Mothering Sunday in The Restaurant at Danesfield House. A stunning choice menu to choose from, crafted by Executive Chef Billy Reid, served by attentive staff ensuring Mum enjoys being made to feel special.
£65.00 pp/ £32.50 children aged 6 – 12 year, 0-5 yrs complimentary
Or, enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream, homemade afternoon tea cakes, served with your choice of Camellia’s Tea. Sunday 11th March from 3:30 pm, £45.00 per person; Children 0-5 yrs complimentary,
6-12 yrs £22.50 per child.
Luxury Stay, Harvey Nichols Shopping Spree & Champagne Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a spot of luxury shopping at Harvey Nichols and when you are all ‘shopped out’ relax with a Champagne Afternoon Tea and cocktails at the sumptuous 11 Cadogan Gardens.
This package includes:
- Overnight stay in one of the rooms or suites
- Full English breakfast for two
- £50 Harvey Nichols Gift Card
- A complimentary appointment for you with Harvey Nichols Style Concierge, where stylists can provide an exclusive, luxury service, offering expert guidance on product size and fit, as well as outfit tips and trend inspiration
- Champagne Afternoon tea for two
- Two cocktails at the 11 Cadogan Gardens bar (during your stay)
Rates from £340
Luxury Stay, Lunch & Spitfire Flying Experience
For the adventurous Mum try this flying package, Exclusively brought to you by Eden Being, following a luxurious night stay, you and your guest will enjoy a private car transfer to the Goodwood Estate for lunch, to which you can indulge in with two older children or friends. After a thorough briefing including specifying your flight ambitions, your two Spitfires will take off from the grass runway.
As the 1,500 HP Rolls-Royce Merlin engines power you airborne the exhilaration is indescribable. You will loop and roll over the stunning Sussex coast, scene of the Battle of Britain, at 300 miles per hour and have the opportunity to take control yourself. All is recorded in a 360-degree video before your chauffeur drives you back to Knightsbridge.
- Luxury accommodation for two
- Private transfer to and from Goodwood Estate
- Access to the exclusive Lanesborough Club & Spa
- Personal training with a Bodyism Performance Specialist*
- Dedicated, 24-hour butler service
- Daily breakfast for two in Céleste
- Outfit pressed on arrival, fresh fruit, water and WiFi
- Complimentary calls worldwide
Luxury Stay in London and Spa
What better way to show Mum she means the world than with a truly indulgent escape at Corinthia Hotel London.
This package includes:
- Luxury Stay
- English breakfast in The Northall
- 60-minute personalised massage or facial per guest
- A personalised bathrobe with initials* per guest
- Access to the Thermal Floor at ESPA Life at Corinthia
- 24-hour access to bodyspace gym
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- ESPA gift set with every Suite booking
Private Members Club
Whisk Mum away through the doors of the City’s most exclusive private members club where Luxury Restaurant Club members are afforded special access this Mother’s Day. Choose from two dining experiences:
Brunch in The Brasserie: Available from 11.30 to 16.00. Usual menu applies and with two special additions of smoked salmon poached egg, sourdough croutons, slow roasted vine tomatoes, rocket salad, £14 pp and The Devonshire Club Tiramisu – Italian meaning ‘coming together’ – £8 pp
Afternoon Tea in the Garden Room: Available from 14.00 to 17.00. Selection of finger sandwiches – Honey roast ham, English mustard, Smoked salmon, cream cheese Cucumber, minted yoghurt – Freshly baked scones with strawberry jam, Devonshire clotted cream – Cakes and pastries – Victoria sponge – Dark chocolate brownie – Macaroons – Choice of teas, infusions and coffee, £32 pp
To book – advance bookings are required by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and membership number must be provided upon reservation request.