Inspiration for treating mums, mums-in-law, step mums, foster mums and matriarchs…
Our mums – as well as mother figures or other beloved women in our lives – do so much for us that it almost seems remiss that there’s only one day a year dedicated to them. Taking your mum out for a special Mother’s Day lunch or dinner on Sunday 22nd March is a lovely treat for you both and an easy way to share some quality time together while enjoying some great food and drinks into the bargain.
Here’s an alphabetical round up of some of the great menus, treats and giveaways happening around Manchester for Mother’s Day 2020.
All Star Lanes
Designed to be the ultimate escape, All Star Lanes is the perfect place for the family to celebrate special mother figures in style this year. In celebration of Mothering Sunday, the brand famed for ‘letting the good times roll’ will be offering free ‘Mumosas’ and bowling to all mums when dinning at All Star Lanes.
All Star Lanes, The Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN
Alston Bar & Beef
For every table of four (booked 72 hours in advance) mum will be gifted a free Sunday Roast Feast. Their three course menu includes soup of the day, a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and a sharing strawberry trifle.
Alston Bar and Beef, Cathedral Street, Corn Exchange, Manchester, M4 3TR
This Mother’s Day, Molton Brown will be offering a complimentary goodie bag to all 'mums' and also a luxury hand massage for those dining in the Pan-Asian restaurant between 2.30-4.30 pm. The subterranean Spinningfields venue is the perfect antidote to stuffy fine dining attitudes, with a menu inspired by Pacific Rim flavours with strong European foundations, and also includes a blend of Indonesian and Southeast Asian influences. Tables can be booked here.
Australasia, 1 The Avenue, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3AP
Celebrate with your mum over a boozy brunch or afternoon tea. Brunch is served between 9am-4pm and includes any dish off the brunch menu, a mini pudding, tea or coffee and a glass of bubbly for £16 per person. If mum prefers a lie-in (she deserves one), then afternoon tea is served between 4-7pm for £13 per person. Lovely mums will also receive a free token gift - a little something to say thank you.
Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester, M4 3TR
Mum deserves more than flowers, so give her the gift of time by locking her up with her nearest and dearest for some family fun. Escape Hunt’s limited-edition Mother’s Day gift box contains a voucher for an adrenaline-packed hour of escape hunting. What’s more, they’ve thrown in a drinks token, so Mum can enjoy a free drink as well as a Mother’s Day greetings card, which can be printed with a personalised message.
Gift boxes start from £25 and games are suitable for players aged eight or over.
Escape Hunt, Unit 19, Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 3TR
Head to Gino’s this Mother’s Day and your madre won’t go thirsty, as she’ll receive a complimentary glass of rosé, special spring cocktail and more surprises. Also, for those mums with little ones, the restaurant will be opening their doors early at 11am to make sure you can squeeze a delicious lunch in before a siesta. It’s never too early to celebrate!
Gino D’Acampo, Unit 11, Corn Exchange, Manchester, M4 3TR
The splendid surroundings of the restaurant and bar, located in the renowned Grade II listed Manchester Reform Club is perfect for special occasions. Offering informal dining from lunchtime through to the evening, blending flavours from exotic places with British classics, Grand Pacific aims to recreate the golden age of high society with a comfortable, relaxed charm accompanied by great service. Each Mum enjoying High Tea will also be offered a Molton Brown goodie bag.
Grand Pacific, 50 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1EN
The Ivy Spinningfields
The perfect place to treat your mum, the traditional Ivy Brasserie serves modern British classics is opulent settings while the light-filled Roof Garden is decorated with abundance of planting, greenery and foliage and colourful fabrics.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with bespoke dessert and cocktails available exclusively on Sunday 22nd March. The Tuplia dessert, a white chocolate mousse topped with sweet raspberries, crispy pieces of meringue, petals and drizzled with a warm chocolate sauce, will be available to order in The Brasserie and Roof Garden for £9.50.
Special drinks include The Ivy VLS Cocktail - Ketel One Citroen Vodka and Fever-Tree Mexican Lime & Yuzu Soda for £9.25; and Virgin Bellini Cocktail - a delicious version of the classic peach fizz using white peach purée and Fever-Tree White Grape & Apricot Soda for £5. Book here.
The Ivy Spinningfields, Byrom St, Manchester, M3 3HG
The Lowry Hotel
On Mother’s Day, treat your mum to an unlimited Afternoon Tea buffet in The Lowry Hotel Grand Ballroom, with entertainment for the whole family. For £30 per adult and £15 per child, indulge in a variety of bottomless savoury delights, and sweet cakes and pastries, accompanied by a selection of loose-leaf teas and fresh scones with jam. Or enjoy a classic three-course Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch at the River Restaurant, using the best-sourced British produce, for £35 per person.
If you want to stay overnight, breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails start from £128 per night throughout March. During your stay, give the gift of relaxation with the Mum & Me Spa package, from £120 for two people. Enjoy facials and massages together, followed by Afternoon Tea, or give the experience as a gift from £60 per person.
The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Salford, M3 5LH
Mother’s Day options can sometimes be a bit, meh, a bit samey. The No Limits Drag Brunch at Maddison’s is anything but. On Sunday 22nd March from midday to 2pm, you can treat your mum like a queen for £39.99 per person.
There’ll be non-stop performances and music from your hosts Butter Honor Roll, Gisele and Heroin Amor as well as non-stop Prosecco, Bellini, wine, Bucks Fizz and soft drinks. The fun is free-flowing.
There will also be unlimited brunch with vegetarian and vegan options available. If Mum's having a good time, why not stay on for happy hour and half-price cocktails?
Maddison's, 60-62 High Street, Manchester, M4 1EA
Food is love, so there’s no way better to treat the special women in your life this Mother’s Day than to a grand feast at Mamucium. Enjoy three courses from the exclusive Mother’s Day menu for £34.95 including a glass of fizz.
The exclusive Mother’s Day menu features starters of Manchester Smokehouse salmon; early season Yorkshire asparagus; Lancashire onion soup; and Goosenargh chicken liver parfait. For the main event; the finest roast in town, Himalayan salt aged locally reared rump; roast shoulder Herdwick lamb with rosemary; seared fillet of seabass; and for vegetarians, fresh ricotta and spinach ravioli. To finish, a classic Manchester tart; rich chocolate marquise; Bakewell steamed sponge or a trio of regional cheese. Book here.
Mamucium, 6 Todd Street, Manchester, M3 1UW
The plush restaurant within Manchester Hall is a great spot to treat your mum and they’re offering a special three course Mother’s Day menu for £28 per person. Starters include pressed ham hock or goat’s cheese salad, mains feature orange glazed loin of hake or lemon butter chicken and desserts include an indulgent tower of white chocolate caramel profiteroles. The price per head also includes a Chambord Royal – but if you really love your mum, you might have to let her loose on their special gin trolley experience.
Masons, Ground Floor, Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BT
Peru Perdu at The Cotton Factory
For a modern Mother’s Day with a South American twist, enjoy an exceptional Sunday roast and bottomless cocktails for £30 per person from 12pm. Livening up the traditional Mother’s Day offering, choose from Churrasco beef, La Brasa chicken, pork belly or chimichurri cauliflower, with roast veg and gluten-free gravy, all served alongside bottomless cocktails. Providing the perfect soundtrack, a DJ will also be spinning the very best disco classics. Book in advance here.
Peru Perdu, 74 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JD
Peter Street Kitchen
Discover fine contemporary Japanese dishes along with the zing of elegant Mexican touches in the elegant surroundings of the restaurant inside the historic Free Trade Hall. Peter Street Kitchen is offering mothers a complimentary glass of champagne when dining on the 22nd March. Book here.
Peter Street Kitchen, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP
Treat your Viet-mam: Kick off Mother’s Day with a little spice and all things nice at Pho. Delicious dishes include wok-fried noodles, rice bowls, curry and a selection of starters and desserts. The kids will be fully entertained with activities like face painting, arts and crafts and colouring books, so mums can sit back and relax. Menus start at £14.50 for two courses and £18.50 for three.
Pho, 37 Hanging Ditch Unit 15, The Corn Exchange, Manchester, M4 3TR
Pointing Dog Cheadle
This Mothering Sunday, mothers and their loved ones can enjoy a three-course meal for just £23.95 (vegetarian option £21.45.) Choose from starters such as king prawn and crab bruschetta and heritage tomato tart, before choosing from a selection of roasts, including British sirloin of beef and shoulder of pork, served with all the trimmings and traditional Yorkies. Vegetarians are well-catered for with butternut squash and chickpea curry served with cucumber and coconut yoghurt tzatziki. Treat your mum to a delightful selection of tasty desserts including zesty raspberry sorbet covered in red berry coulis, strawberries, raspberries and fresh mint.
Pointing Dog, Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7NE
Instead of taking your mum to Italy, simply bring Italy to her via Salvi’s, the family run restaurant with a passion for authentic produce.
Let mum choose from mains including pan-fried Italian fennel sausage, fillet steak with a red wine and cream sauce and of course not forgetting a variety of pizza and pasta dishes. All mums will receive a free glass of bubbles with advanced bookings.
Salvis, Unit 1, The Corn Exchange, Manchester, M4 3TR
Shoryu Ramen Manchester
For ramen loving mas who love oodles of noodles, Shoryu Ramen Manchester is straying away from the traditional Sunday roast. Instead, they’re offering a Mother’s Day set menu where you can enjoy a ramen, side and cocktail for just £24.50.
The Mother’s Day set menu will be available from Monday 16th March until Mother's Day weekend, 21st and 22nd March. Please ensure to book prior to visiting.
Shoryu Ramen, 1 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1RG
Sunset by Australasia
Manchester’s favourite 'beach bar' gives the feel of a Pacific paradise in the heart of Spinningfields. Located above Australasia and boasting a beautiful heated terrace with retractable roof and an exquisite sunshine-infused interior, Sunset is sure to transport your mum to faraway shores, and relaxing over their elegant Afternoon Tea is the perfect treat. Priced £30 per person, this includes a welcome Mimosa and also a Mother’s Day make-up masterclass and goodie bag from the talented team at Pat McGrath Selfridges. Tickets can be booked via the website
Sunset By Australasia, 1 The Avenue, Manchester, M3 3AP
Tapeo & Wine
Head Chef Jose Maria Pagazaurtundua (Chema) has created a special dessert for mums called The Honeybee, a creamy honey cheesecake with walnuts and a flake of caramelised sugar. Inspired by his grandma, who would serve fresh cheese and nuts drizzled with honey, Chema created a special dessert in her honour. On Mother’s Day, Tapeo & Wine will be offering each mum dining with them a slice of The Honeybee.
Guests can also take advantage of the Sunday deal on paella (vegetarian and vegan options available) which includes either two glasses of sangria or the kids eat for free (terms and conditions apply.)
Tapeo & Wine, 209 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3NW
Three Little Words
If mum is partial to a gin (or two), how better to spend the day than inside the Spirit of Manchester Distillery, home to the award-winning Manchester Gin. You’ll be able to view Wonder Wend, the 1000-litre copper still from the bar, or join a distillery experience. Tours and tastings take place throughout the day for just £20 per person, or let mum become a master distiller for the day in the Gin Making experience, £85 each or £125 for two. Check availability for the gin experiences here.
In the restaurant, they’re putting on a special menu on mother’s day complete with roast dinners and fresh, seasonal alternatives. £20 for two courses, £25 for three including a free drink for Mum. Book here.
Three Little Words, Manchester Central – Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP
T R O V E Ancoats are hosting a Mothers Day brunch on Sunday 22nd March, offering mums a free glass of Cava with every booking (brunch dishes only).
On the day, they’ll also be collaborating with pop-up florists, Amelia Florence (IG: @florence.inflowers) and Lesley (IG: @flowerythings101), who will be on hand to supply a variety of British grown bouquets influenced by nature, colour and design to suit a range of budgets.
Trove, 5 Murray Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6HS
Treat your mum to the high life this Mother’s Day with the gift of 20 Stories in collaboration with Kiehl’s on King Street, who will be offering mums a complimentary gift bag.
Although afternoon tea is not available on that day, you can still enjoy their Sunday menus including roasts, brunch, lunch and a la carte dishes, a special ‘MOM’ (Mum’s of Manchester) cocktail and feast your ears on a live soul band throughout the afternoon. Book your table now via 0161 204 3333 (and tell them we sent you!)
20 Stories, No 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB
Treat your mum to a bit of Sunday best with one course for two at £30, two courses for two at £35 and three courses for two at £40 – includes a bottle of house wine and a glass of fizz for Mum. A selection of seasonal starters include wild mushroom soup, lobster ravioli, chicken liver paté or mozzarella and tomato salad. For the main course, choose any Sunday roast, served with all the trimmings and plenty of gravy. For those with a sweet tooth (and room for more) enjoy warm Bakewell tart, Mother's Day Eton mess or baked chocolate cheesecake with raspberry coulis for dessert.
Village Brasserie by Velvet, 2 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE
Indulge in an Italian feast at Zizzi with its Mother’s Day three-course set menu for £19.95. Dishes available include risotto, pizza and chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto ham, a versatile menu that can be enjoyed by Mum, Gran and Nan.
Zizzi, The Corn Exchange, Exchange Sq, Manchester, M4 3TR