Mother’s Day is going to be a little different again this year. No running off to hotels to gorge on scones and crustless sandwiches. Even breakfast in bed is going to be tough if you don’t live with mother dearest. And while sending flowers is always a win, we are searching for something more fun and different.
That’s why us foodies are turning to Mother’s Day meal kits. This way, you can spoil your mum with a fresh and fancy meal even when you’re not with her. And there will be minimal cooking and cleaning included in the whole process. It’s easy and tasty. The chefs have already done all the hard work.
So, read through our favourite London offerings and choose the best for your mum. And you can always add some flowers on top of it all – we’re sure she deserves it this year.
Spitalfields very own Michelin-starred French restaurant have created a Mother’s Day banquet. For the special day, they’ve created a 3-course meal, priced at £55 per person. You’ll get some fresh rosemary focaccia with nocellara olives before quickly putting together the salad of buffalo mozzarella, blood orange and beetroot. The main comes in the form of a roast highland chauteaubriand with pommes Anna, glazed shallots and creamy spinach.
There is also a vegetarian dish, but this cut of meat is just too heavenly too miss out on. End it all with sweet buttermilk panna cotta and Champagne poached crimson Yorkshire rhubarb. Simple but so delicious! But some people may be waiting out till restaurants reopen in April. To celebrate reopening, Galvin La Chapelle are selling Mother’s Day vouchers which include a complimentary glass of Champagne for Mum when you dine. You’ve got all the options here.
For so many of us, afternoon tea is a quintessential Mother’s Day experience. And we haven’t been able to delight in towers of crustless sandwiches, scones and decadent little cakes for quite some time now. But thank the patisserie gods for Conrad London St James. These guys have devised am afternoon tea experience which can be delivered right to your home! There’s a selection of four different sandwiches including Hereford roast sirloin beef with horseradish cream, and lemon scented cream cheese with pickled cucumbers.
There are red onion tartlets with smoked bacon and sundried tomatoes. Pastries include cherry blossom flower macaroons, and elderflower and strawberry pistachio delice. To complete the tea, you have fruit and plain scones with lemon curd, strawberry compote and Devonshire clotted cream. IT’s all presented in a display box with clever tiers which can go straight onto the table and is priced at £55.00 for two people (£99 for two if you would like to include a bottle of Pommery Champagne).
Maybe mum just wants some good booze this Mother’s Day. After all, it has been a long year. Cocktails might be just what she needs. And for this necessity, we’d turn to COYA’s Mother’s Day cocktail kits.
It features an exclusive G&Tea Cocktail (500ml), with Bombay Bramble gin (mother’s little helper), St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, hibiscus flower tea, orange, pimento dram allspice liqueur and citrus.
They’d even added a traditional Tarta de Queso (a vanilla cheesecake with cacao crumble base and blackberry sauce) to make sure she eats something with the cocktail.
The Afternoon G&Tea experience is suitable for four people, should mum choose to share, and is priced at £40 plus £10 delivery. And you could easily add some of COYAs regular meal kits to the menu if you want to go all out!
Just for Mother’s Day, head chef Elia Sebregondi and the Officina oo team have created a one-off cook-at-home kit, providing the ideal gift to celebrate the family matriarch. To start, there are a selection of snacks including freshly-baked focaccia with sweet leeks, gorgonzola picante & walnuts, frittatina with creamy béchamel, mushroom & peas, arancini of ‘nduja & ricotta and sliced house-made porchetta with pickled carrots & garlic chips to enjoy as the preparation begins.
For the mains, sleeves will be rolled up and surfaces floured as pasta aficionados tune in to an instructional video led by Elia shape their own fresh pasta dough into cavatelli with wild garlic pesto & pickled red chillies and pappardelle with house-made pork & fennel sausage, datterini tomatoes & basil.
To finish diners can and tuck into the torta caprese with fresh berry coulis. Co-founder Enzo Mirto has even selected a bottle of his favourite Italian red wine that can be added to the kit. These cook-at-home kits are priced at £39pp and a bottle of red wine can be added for only £15pp.
Nothing says I love you quite like a bacon butty in bed. So why not treat your mum to one this Mother’s Day from Le Swine? This one-of-a-kind DIY box is all about the nostalgic elements you love in a bacon sarnie, with each piece shown real love and respect.
The bacon is sourced from a small, passionate family-run butchers in Lancashire. 100% British and outdoor reared, each pig is hand-selected for their old-fashioned middle bacon, combining the streaky and back sections for ultimate bacon goodness. From their lightly toasted milk and caramelised onion bun, to the bacon butter and their homemade ketchups, you’ll never taste a bacon butty quite like it. And at only £14 for two, this one is a no brainer.
Head Chef Joe Fox has created two special menus for Mother’s Day, using some of the amazing new produce that comes into season at this time of year. As always, the team have done most of the hard work. Their Mother’s Day box starts with Salt baked trout, soft boiled hen’s egg, watercress, pickled cucumber and croutons, followed by a roast leg of lamb with slow-cooked white beans, tomatoes, wild garlic & walnut pesto, served with Cornish new potatoes and seasonal greens.
To finish there is Rhubarb and apple crumble and Jersey cream. Also available is a selection of British cheeses from Neal’s Yard with oatcakes and chutney. Founder Nick Gilkinson has selected a short list of seasonal wines to accompany the feast. The Townsend Mother’s Day box is priced at £58 for 3 courses, including four courses. This is for all of those wanting some high-quality British feasting.