It’s Mother’s Day and you have once again left everything until last minute. Do not fret, there is still enough time to save Mother’s Day. So I have listed a few restaurant deals I spotted over the week to help you a little.
The briefest history lesson
Throughout history women, especially mothers, have been celebrated for many years. The celebration of Mother’s Day can allegedly be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals in honour of motherhood goddesses, Cybele and Rhea, yet more clearly today the event is associated with Mothering Sunday, an early Christian festival. Enough of the short history lesson, what I am trying to say is that, because we are so used to having these women in our lives, we can take them for granted and what they contribute to our lives. And if your mother has passed, today may be tough, but use today to celebrate her legacy and memory.
Besides the offers below, I want you to spend time with your mothers or the women in your lives. Show them you appreciate them, let them know of all the ways they inspire you, and make tomorrow about them. Whether it is a cooked meal or a visit to a restaurant or sorting out the groceries, let her know she is appreciated.
Essie Eat x
If you are looking for a traditional West African spot, but cannot pick between Nigerian and Ghanaian food, then & SUYA may be for you. The restaurant is a mix of Ghanaian and Nigerian cuisine. Even though it is a contemporary restaurant they still offer classic dishes such as Efo Riro, Waakye and goat pepper soup. For Mother’s Day, the restaurant is offering a free glass of prosecco or house wine for all women served with a main course meal. Here is a link to further reviews and the menu.
Address: 2 Charcot Road, Colindale, London NW9 5WU (nearest station: Colindale, Northern Line)
Phone: 0208 205 4040
Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie
I continuously rave about this restaurant. One of my top ten restaurants, this is a great spot for the food quality, friendly service and great views .the menu is full of flavour so you are spoilt for choice.
This Mother’s Day, Oxo Tower are offering a few deals:
- Those who dine with the restaurant for lunch on Mother’s Day will be entitled to a voucher for an Elemis 30-minute facial treatment in Harvey Nichols stores worth £45 (subject to availability).
- OXOTower Brasserie: for £56 per person, a glass of Champagne on arrival and a three course set menu with sides
- OXOTower Restaurant: for £65 per person, a glass of Champagne on arrival and a three course set menu
Address: 8th floor, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH (nearest station: Southwark, Jubilee Line)
Phone: 020 7803 3888
Plateau is a French restaurant based in Canary Wharf, which offers dishes such as Black leg chicken paupiette, pan fried sea beam and eggs benedict. The Mother’s Day menu will be served from 11:30 to 16:00. The restaurant is offering a four course meal for £45pp, with the option of unlimited champagne for £15pp extra.
Address: 4th Floor, Canada Place, London E14 5ER (nearest station: Canary Wharf, Jubilee Line)
Phone: 020 7715 7100
Chef Tokunbo Koiki is the brains behind Tokunbo’s Kitchen, which aims to recreate Nigerian dishes with a modern twist. Tokunbo’s Kitchen is a pop up service that offers people from different cultural backgrounds a chance to experience delicious and nutritious home-cooked Nigerian food.
Tokunbo’s Kitchen will be hosting a Mother’s Day celebration called Tokunbo’s Kitchen and Motherhood Reconstructed. Going at £30 for adults and £10 for children (Under 5’s free), the menu is offering a variety of flavours, with dishes include Coconut prawns, Suya Chicken Wings, Beef ayamase and all-time classic, Jollof rice. The event is designed to get the whole family to reconnect over “great food and good conversation.” Here is a link to the tickets.
Address: The Clerkenwell Kitchen, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close London EC1R 0AT (nearest station: Farringdon, Hammersmith & City Line)
Wing Shack Co.
Wing Shack Co. is a new wing spot based in Ilford. If you’re going for a more relaxed takeaway approach this Mother’s Day, this could be for you. Even though I have not attended, there have been some good reviews, with wings going at £6 for six piece or £11 for 12 pieces. You can order from Just Eat too. and for Mothers’ Day the restaurant is offering a free dessert to all mums alongside any meal. Here is an extended menu.
Address: Loughton High Rd, IG10 1HA (nearest station: Loughton, Central Line)
Phone: 020 8508 5559
The restaurant chain which serves Latin American food, will be offering mothers a free glass of champagne or prosecco, and children will eat for free. The menu can be found here, and includes dishes such as calamari, tacos and prawn coconut curries.
Address: across all branches