Mother’s Day; a day where, traditionally, we give gifts to our mothers in order to say thanks for all the care and love that they give us. This year it falls on Sunday 11th of March, so it’s time to get planning. To make your mum’s day all the more special, why not elevate things a little by treating her to some fine dining. Food is the universal symbol of love, right? Or even better, get them out to the country for a cottage holiday and culinary adventure in one fail swoop. Here’s a selection of some of the best restaurants outside of London, so you can spoil your mum rotten this Mother’s Day!
Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon
The award-winning two Michelin star restaurant, Gidleigh Park, is owned by celebrity chef Michael Caines and led under the culinary eye of executive chef Michael Wignall, who has won Michelin stars in every kitchen he has headed since being awarded his first star in 1993. They have an amazing afternoon tea menu, with fresh cut sandwiches, plain and fruit scones, homemade cakes and pastries, plus a choice of tea.
L’Enclume, Lake District
L’Enclume is one of most decorated restaurants in the Lake District, and so confident that you will enjoy their food, they don’t even feel the need to offer a menu! Simon Rogen’s iconic riverside restaurant, it’s the perfect setting to enjoy a decadent Sunday lunch. “The best seasonal and local ingredients, handled with passion and creativity. Organic vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers grown on our very own 12-acre farm take centre stage, along with the finest produce from the surrounding Cumbrian countryside.”
The Sportsman, Whitstable, Kent
The Sportsman in Whitsable has held a Michelin star since 2008 and is the place to go for exquisite seafood. Their delicious food is influenced by the land around the restaurant and the menu is often changing to reflect this. Whitstable is one of the UK’s most beautiful seaside towns – and just a short drive from London – making it the perfect destination for a short Mother’s Day break!