If you’re looking for something a little different to do for your hard working, long suffering, ever loving mother this 30th March, you can rely on Function Fixers for great ideas on alteative activities that are sure to please any lady.
You could start by indulging in a champagne tea at one of London’s glorious hotels. Nobody quite does this like the English – you’ll get finger sandwiches, crumpets, scones with jam and clotted cream, tea (of course) and a couple of glasses of bubbly. The Ritz is famous for this particular activity, and Brown’s also put on a charming spread.
After this luxurious treat, you could wander down to The Garden Museum. If you’re mother is the green-fingered type, there’s no better place than this to spend a gentle afteoon. The museum itself is impressive to say the least – a renovated church with huge open spaces and, of course, fantastic gardens featuring all manner of weird and wonderful flora.
For your evening meal, we imagine you’d like somewhere with an element of romance, femininity, comfort and style. Have a look at The Boundary in Central London. This stunning restaurant uses an unusual mix of exposed brickwork and textured walls, with flattering lighting and an open kitchen – meaning you can watch the master chefs as they work. This restaurant also features a spacious and cleverly designed sheltered rooftop area, for semi-al fresco dining with a fabulous view. The menu is based on two courses for £15, and consists of a tempting range of meat, fish and vegetables prepared using authentic Mediterranean cooking styles. A real winner for a good quality yet budget meal in a beautiful setting.
If you’d like to treat further still, you could arrange for a wine and cheese tasting after dinner. Vinopolis on the South Bank is always a popular destination for this kind of activity, and here you will find an enormous range of delicious wines just waiting to be sampled. You can create bespoke packages at Vinopolis; to put it simply, you buy tokens and can then ‘spend’ them however you please. A glass of champagne will be around 4 tokens, whereas a glass of wine will be 2, and an exclusive, rare bottle will be around 10. Prices start at £27 for 7 tokens, which includes a private masterclass in tasting technique and recognising wines.