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...Ideas for Mothers Day

Date: 24.03.11 Category:

“Through the most spectacular highs and the lowest of lows, she's the one who's always been there. Here are a few ways to say thank you to the leading lady in your life.”

For the ultimate indulgence, treat your mum to the Mother's Day Package at The Langham London which includes a night in the Grand Room, afternoon tea in the Palm Court and a spa treatment in the newly-opened Chuan Spa. Haymarket Hotel and Soho Hotel are also offering an overnight packages including afternoon tea for two and breakfast the following morning. Email LBHQ for booking enquiries.

Afternoon tea is a treat well received by mothers across the country, and London has some of the best on offer. In partnership with Hendrick's Gin, Hush will be serving complimentary cocktails for the launch of their new Hendrick's High Tea (£26.75 per person) on Mother's Day. The Firmdale Group are offering a winning combination of afternoon tea and a film screening at the Charlotte Street Hotel (showing Morning Glory), Soho Hotel (showing Never Let Me Go), and Covent Garden Hotel (showing The King's Speech). And for a unique take on the traditional, head to the Sanderson for their quirky Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea which features a colourful array of 'Eat Me' cakes and 'Drink Me' potions.

As an homage to their own maternal roots, head chefs at both Odette's (three-course lunch for £35 per person) in Primrose Hill and Babbo (includes a complimentary Bellini on arrival and petit fours to finish) are featuring dishes on their menus that have been derived from recipes passed down from their mother and grandmother respectively.

For a child-friendly lunch, Asia De Cuba have created a special £5 Bento Box just for children and will offer adults a complimentary glass of Moet & Chandon. Whereas Le Café Anglais are providing an entertainer to keep the kids amused, leaving you to enjoy your lunch (three-courses for £29.50).

L'Etranger (four-courses and cocktail for £39.50) and Corrigan's (three-courses for £27) are also offering special set lunches by which to treat your mum. And it seems that there is such a thing as a free lunch (if you're a mother, that is…), with The Chesterfield, JW Steakhouse and Gilgamesh all offering complimentary meals* for mums on Mother's Day.

For the yummy mummys amongst us, Chic & Seek are hosting Cocktails & Couture, a shopping and pampering event at No. 92 on Monday 4th April, where guests can enjoy a complimentary Bellini and manicure whilst perusing their collection of designer accessories. Attendees are also entitled to 25% off the bill if they decide to dine next door at Notting Hill Brasserie after the event.

And finally, if you'd rather avoid the crowds this weekend, Happy Box London, Gift-Library.com, DoughDough.com and Purely Roses can take the stress out of shopping for gifts, sweet treats and flowers with the click of a button.

* One mother is entitled to a complimentary three-course meal when 3 or more guests order from the set menu on April 3rd at Gilgamesh. One mother is entitled to a complimentary Oscar fillet steak and glass of Tattinger Champagne when dining with three guests on April 3rd at JW Steakhouse.

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Chuan Spa

Chuan Spa

A spa

"The internationally-acclaimed Chuan Spa brings treatments rooted in traditional Chinese medicine to the luxurious Langham Hotel."

1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London W1B 1JA

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Haymarket Hotel

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Haymarket Hotel

Hotel

"The Haymarket allows business and pleasure to combine seamlessly."

1 Suffolk Place, London SW1Y 4HX

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The Soho Hotel

The Soho Hotel

Hotel

"The suites at The Soho Hotel are as unique as they are chic."

4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH

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Hush

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Hush

Restaurant with bar

"Tucked away behind New Bond Street, Hush is a chic, buzzy spot for the memory bank."

Brook Street, London W1S 1EY

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Charlotte Street Hotel

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Charlotte Street Hotel

Hotel

"With Soho, Mayfair and Regent's Park all within walking distance, location doesn't get much better than this."

15 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1TJ

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Covent Garden Hotel

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Covent Garden Hotel

Hotel

"From the gym to the screening room and everything in between, this 58 bedroom hotel has a lot to offer to both private and..."

10 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9LF

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The Sanderson

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The Sanderson

Hotel

"Sanderson is a five star luxury hotel offering a stylish bar and restaurant in a beautifully and intriguingly designed space."

50 Berners Street, London W1T 3NG

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Odette's

Odette's

Restaurant with bar

"Offering French cuisine, an outdoor terrace and a superb location, this charming restaurant is one of the most popular in the..."

130 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8XL

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Babbo

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Babbo

Restaurant

"Oozing with old-fashioned charm and serving traditional Italian dishes, Babbo is the daddy."

39 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JQ

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Asia De Cuba

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Asia De Cuba

Restaurant

"Serving big portions of delicious Chino-Latino fare, Asia de Cuba delivers any time of day, whatever the occasion. "

45 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4HX

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Le Café Anglais

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Le Café Anglais

Restaurant

"The Champagne and Oyster bar offers one of the most sophisticated spots in the area."

8 Porchester Gardens, London W2 4DB

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L'etranger

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L'etranger

Restaurant

"L'etranger offers an understated, low-lit, chic charm that renders its tables full most days of the week."

36 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4QT

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Corrigan's

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Corrigan's

Restaurant

"Simultaneously sophisticated and homely, with Corrigan's, Richard Corrigan has added another exceptional restaurant to his..."

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 7EH

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The Chesterfield

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The Chesterfield

Restaurant with bar

"The newest addition to the First Restaurant Group's portfolio."

39 Chepstow Place, London W2 4TS

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JW Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar

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JW Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar

Restaurant with bar

"JW Steakhouse offers a restaurant, bar, private dining and an outside terrace off Park Lane."

86 Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

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Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh

Restaurant with bar

"This slightly bizarrely located restaurant and bar offers an eye-popping, dramatic space. Parties can get carried away in here. "

The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH

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Notting Hill Brasserie & No. 92

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Notting Hill Brasserie & No. 92

Restaurant

"Tucked around the corner from Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road, this is an understated, romantic restaurant."

92 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2PN

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Happy Box London

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Happy Box London

A gift list company

"Quite simply: happiness in a box."

London

Doughdough.com

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Doughdough.com

A mailable treats company

"Being thoughtful should never be extinct and this site means it never will be."

London

Purely Roses

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Purely Roses

A florist

"A pure and simple way, to make your loved one's day."

1 Lyndon Farm Workshops, Edith Weston Road, Lyndon, Rutland, LE15 8TW