Last year I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to collate a few ideas on what to do for Father’s Day in Liverpool. Sunday the 11th of March is creeping ever closer which means it’s high time I did exactly the same to help those of you out who are struggling with how to celebrate Mother’s Day this year.
My mum and I very rarely ponder for long on how to celebrate – in fact, we’ll take quite literally any excuse to book a table at our favourite lunch spots or go OTT in the confectionery aisle of Costco. I’d accredit our impeccable ability to have a bloody good time to being cut from precisely the same cloth. You’ll often find us eye-rolling in sync, laughing uncontrollably at our shared sick sense of humour or finishing each others sentences so Mother’s Day is a doddle for me. However I know some of you get stuck in the mud when it comes to putting a plan together for a special occasion so I’m here to help you out.
Say cheers with a cocktail (or three)
When I’m eating out with my family, I can count on my mum to be my go-to cocktail accomplice. If there’s a beverage on the list that is baby pink in colour and featuring any concoction of strawberry, cream, vodka, Amaretto or Bailey’s you can better your $10 Shake we’ll be ordering it. Our favourites of the moment are Gusto’s Strawberry Cheesecake and San Carlo’s Marshmallow Margarita.
Treat her to afternoon tea without the twee
You’ll know from my 2017 best bites post that me and mine have developed quite the taste of afternoon tea over the last year or so and I think it makes for the perfect Mother’s Day treat. If mum’s Sunday roasts are too good to sacrifice your evening for, afternoon tea is a fine way to spend your day. Panoramic34 and the Malmaison knock up a tip top alternative to your standard cucumber sandwiches and scones and of course, are forthcoming with the mandatory fizz.
Go back to school at a cookery class
One of my most favourite recent memories with my mum is the Gluten Free Pasta Masterclass with did with the girls from Burro e Salvia at Gusto Heswall. If, like us, you share a love for all things edible then this is the ideal gift and the perfect way to squeeze in some quality time together. I’ve got my eye on a macaron making masterclass for us next…
Chill the F out at her favourite spa
For stressed out parents and mums who are run absolutely ragged, the Titanic Hotel Maya Blue Wellness spa is a sanctuary in which they can escape for a few blissful hours. There’s nothing that says Happy Mother’s Day quite like the gift of peace and quiet, except maybe complete tranquility and a selection of premium spa treatments. I’ve heard the popular Urban Calm Inner City Spa is also offering a sweet mother-daughter deal which includes a custom pedicure, a Dermalogica facial and a manicure, all for the princely sum of £115.
Throw some shapes at Constellations’ ABBA Night
Liverpool never lets us down when it comes to curating one helluva events schedule and this time, it’s the ABBA Night which Constellations is throwing in honour of the women who work so hard to perfect their roast spud recipes for us. Expect live music from a stellar tribute act, a floral-themed pop-up dining space and plenty of Gordon’s Pink Gin. More information available here.
Liverpool restaurants with tasty-lookin’ Mother’s Day menus
I wouldn’t be doing ‘Hungry Harriet’ any real justice if I didn’t come up with the foodie goods as well now would I? It’s all fun and games digging in the dancin’ queen and brushing up on your culinary skills but you’re going to need somewhere to refuel in style once you’ve worked up that appetite. Here are some of the best Mother’s Day restaurant deals in Liverpool for you to stick your fork into.
Heritage – Set Mother’s Day menu featuring fresh and traditional dishes including Brined & Roasted Chicken and Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki, Rhubarb & Feta – plus a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival. Get 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £25.
The Liverpool Malmaison – Eat from the special Mother’s Day menu featuring a classic Sunday roast and signature Mal dishes for £29.95 per person – price includes a surprise gift and a glass of Mumm Rose Champagne for, well, mumm.
Blake’s Restaurant – Blake’s Restaurant (attached to the famous Hard Day’s Night Hotel) is serving up a mouthwatering Mother’s Day menu. From Grilled Halloumi and Confit Shin of Beef to Tonka Bean Brûlée, there’s something for every Mum, Mam or Ma (£26.95pp).
Stanley’s Bar & Grill – Situated in the stunning Titanic Hotel, Stanley’s Bar & Grill has got your Mother’s Day Sunday lunch (£30 per adult, £15 per child) and afternoon tea (£21pp) needs covered. Each sitting features a special surprise on each table and a repertoire of dishes that promise to make childbirth well worth it.
Viva Brazil – Much loved across the city for it’s rodizio-style dining (featuring 15 cuts of meat) this Castle Street eatery is a go-to for special occasions. In honour of Mothering Sunday, these guys are offering a free glass of fizz to all mums so it’s the perfect place to raise a toast if carnivorousness runs in the family.
Cosy Club – Sitting pretty slap bang in the middle of it all in Liverpool ONE, Cosy Club’s Liverpool restaurant is offering a special two course menu for £19.95pp. The menu includes a delicious sharing platter and a range of tapas plates if casual dining is more your thing.
Brown’s – Eat from the specially crafted Mother’s Day menu at Brown’s Liverpool which features a full selection of Sunday roasts and a range of bespoke cocktails. For £19.95pp you can dine in style and wash it down with a complimentary glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne before leaving with an added extra Sanctuary Spa gift for mum.
Ma Boyle’s – Two words: Bottomless Brunch. Need I say more? Okay go on then – Bottomless Prosecco Brunch. If breakfast pancakes or a traditional English breakfast with free-flowing fizz doesn’t make your mum smile then I don’t know what will. Now only £25pp (for a limited time only).