Food & Drink

Foodie ideas for treating the mums in your life

Celebrate Mother’s Day with these extra-special experiences

Dine with Rocca Group & Essence of Harris

Views from The Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews

If you book lunch on Sunday 19th March at either The Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews or Rico’s in Edinburgh, your mum will receive a special gift. The restaurant group has collaborated with Essence of Harris, so that each table booked in for lunch on Mother’s Day receives a fragrant luxury candle worth £30. The Seafood Ristorante’s two or three course set menus are priced at £55 or £65 per person, with Rico’s Italian two or three course food offerings at £45 or £55 per person.

Afternoon tea at the The Caledonian

This Mother’s Day, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is presenting mums with a bouquet of beautiful cakes with its special Secret Garden Afternoon Tea. Priced at £109 for two, the indulgent experience includes a sumptuous pastry selection, with creations such as the ‘Lots of Magic’ rose water and raspberry macaron and a ‘Never Stop Believing’ honey and redbush tea-infused petit gateaux. Savoury treats include a squash, chilli, coriander and coconut quiche and smoked venison with blue cheese mousse and onion marmalade on a brioche bun.

MarTEAni at Dukes

If your mum is a fan of a perfectly stirred martini, the legendary DUKES London are offering a special afternoon tea, available from Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th March – featuring a selection of traditional sandwiches, such as roasted gammon, fig relish and aged cheddar on spinach bread and treats including a blood orange compote or rhubarb parfait. At £60 per person, the afternoon tea also includes a special pampering gift for mums – D. R. Harris cleansing lotion – and an assortment of macarons to take home.

Seafood at Ondine Oyster & Grill

Specialising in seafood and shellfish, the award-winning Ondine is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special two and three course menu, taking bookings from 12 – 6pm. Starting with a rosé crémant as an aperitif, guests will have the choice of delights including dressed brown crab and buttered crumpet; fish and chips with minted pea puree and tartar sauce; and a chocolate ganache with blackthorn salted caramel and peanut butter granola.

Luxury treats from Baxters

Credit: Ewen Weatherspoon

Who doesn’t love receiving a hamper packed with scrumptious treats? There’s still time to order an artisan Mother’s Day gift from Baxters of Scotland’s luxury range, with gift boxes and hampers themed around afternoon tea, gin, lovers of a Kir Royale and those with a sweet tooth. The ‘Coorie In’ Mother’s Day gift box (£125) encourages cosiness and relaxation and includes a scented candle, cashmere socks, gourmet chocolates and a whisky tasting set.