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With restaurants and pubs temporarily closed and face-to-face meetings off the cards, Mother’s Day will look a little different this year.

When it comes to meal planning and cooking, many of us are running on empty after months at home so we’ve pulled together these Mother’s Day meal kits from some of the UK’s favourite restaurants. They are perfect for creating that extra-special at-home restaurant experience with little more to do than just reheat the dishes. Whether we see our mums in person or not on Sunday 14 March, we can still make it a special day.

Nationwide Delivery

Bao
The team at Bao has created a limited edition ‘Call Your Mother’ Mother’s Day meal which includes a mapo rice or prawn shia song made-by-you kit, plus six peach red bean and white chocolate buns. Priced £60 for three people.

Bibendum
If your mum is nostalgic for French holidays past, then Claude Bosi at Home’s indulgent Mother’s day menu will surely earn you some brownie points. Expect brown crab quiche, poulet vin jaune aux morilles, and Yorkshire rhubarb and black cardamom trifle topped and tailed by canapés and petits fours. Order by 5pm on Tuesday 9 March for nationwide delivery on Friday 12 March. Also available for pickup or delivery within the M25 (order up to Friday 12 March for next-day delivery). £115 per person.

Galvin La Chapelle
Galvin at Home’s three-course menu offers meat or vegetarian alternatives, so expect roast Highland Chateaubriand with pommes Anna or wild garlic and English asparagus risotto with black garlic purée as a main course, and a bright buttermilk panna cotta with Champagne-poached rhubarb to finish. Available for nationwide delivery on Friday 12 or Saturday 13 March, or collect from one of the Galvin restaurants. £50 to £55 per person.

Gauthier Soho
This makes the perfect gift. Order Alexis Gauthier’s generous, eight-course Mother’s Day vegan box and get an impressive plant-based spread for up to four people – so all the family can join in – or spread the dishes to provide meals over a few days. Available for free nationwide delivery on Friday 12 March. £100 for four.

Hakkasan
A contemporary Chinese feast from a restaurant that has blazed a trail for modern Chinese dining for 20 years makes a fabulous Mother’s Day treat. Occasions by Hakkasan comes with straightforward instructions and includes classic dim sum, grilled Chilean sea bass in honey, smoked beef ribs and chocolate soufflé. Delivery is within the London area and nationwide. Available Thursday to Sunday; order two days in advance for delivery between 10am and 6pm. £175 for two.

Hame by Adam Handling
Spoil your mum with an extravagant six-course feast. Adam Handling’s Mother’s Day menu takes in 'lobster wagyu', a whole truffle-roasted chicken, tarte tatin and a bottle of the chef’s own-label English sparkling wine. Nationwide delivery on Friday 12 March. £200 for two.

Marcus, London
Marcus Wareing has teamed up with Lake District Farmers to offer ​​a superb prime Galloway beef fillet as part of his special four-course Marcus at Home for Mother’s Day box. Expect, too, Dorset crab with wild garlic mayonnaise, ​​crème caramel with Garibaldi biscuit and poached Yorkshire rhubarb, plus a cheese course. Available for free nationwide delivery on Friday 12 March. £175 for two.

Orwells, Oxfordshire
Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman’s four-course Mother’s Day menu tempts with such dishes as home-smoked and confit salmon with wild garlic velouté and roasted crown of Creedy Carver chicken. And if all the family are joining in, there’s a sensible children’s menu (from £35 per person). Order by 6pm on Tuesday 9 March for nationwide delivery on Saturday 13 March or pick up from the restaurant on Saturday 13 March between noon and 5pm. £65 per person.

Parkers Arms, Lancashire
Stosie Madi cooks in unrestrained Lancashire style, turning local produce into robust, hearty dishes. Guaranteed to go down well with your mum is the roast Burholme Farm Lancashire Lonk lamb with all the trimmings that forms the centrepiece of the chef’s three-course Mother’s Day menu. Available for nationwide delivery or local collection on Friday 12 March. £70 for two.

Petersham Nurseries
A four-course Mother’s Day meal kit includes a starter of risotto with nettles, burrata and toasted hazelnuts, braised Haye Farm lamb, tonka bean crème caramel, florentines and Winslade cheese with Petersham honey, all accompanied by a Rose Bellini. A vegetarian box is available with a main course of new-season asparagus and feta filo tart with celeriac remoulade. Delivery on  12 and 13 March. £155 for two, £295 for four.

Pied à Terre
During lockdown, this much-lauded Charlotte Street spot built a reputation for its vegan meal kits. The Mother’s Day Vegan Feast is plant-based cooking at its very best, including a cauliflower skordalia, and gnocchi with wild garlic and calçot onions. Order by 10 March for nationwide delivery on Friday 12 March. Local delivery is available in the London area, or collect from the restaurant on Friday 12 or Saturday 13 March between 11am and 3pm. £50 for two.

Smokestak
Chef David Carter has created two special Mother’s Day meal boxes for two, available for nationwide delivery on Friday 12 March. The £80 menu features a blood orange negroni, flatbreads with smoked cod roe, calçots with crème fraîche and chives, pulled pork with pickled cucumber and beef brisket with pickled red chilli served alongside baby potatoes, greens and a rhubarb panna cotta to finish. The premium box includes all of the above plus some additional seasonal starters and sides, and a bottle of Rioja.

Wright Brothers
Perfect for seafood loving mums, Dine for Two is a generous feast from Ben Wright and Robin Hancock’s successful mini-chain of seafood restaurants. Expect fresh oysters, whole oven-ready turbot and scallops. Order as soon as possible for nationwide delivery on Friday 12 or Saturday 13 March. £75 for two.

Elite Bistros at Home
Chef Gary Usher’s Mother's Day menu can be ordered from 9am on Friday 5 March for nationwide delivery on Friday 12 March.


Local Delivery or Collection

Chapter One, Locksbottom, Greater London
Chef Andrew McLeish's luxurious Mother's Day menu includes lobster Thermidor, beef Wellington (or tandoori monkfish) and apple tarte tatin as well as a bottle of English Balfour Brut rosé, nibbles, petits fours and a box of chocolates. Order by 3pm on Tuesday 9 March for local delivery on Friday 12  March or collection on Saturday 13 March from 9am to 11am. £159.95 for two.

Core by Clare Smyth, London
As the ultimate treat for that special person in your life, you can’t beat this stunning tasting menu from Clare Smyth, one of only three chefs in the UK to be awarded a perfect 10 in the GFG. Juniper-smoked salmon tartare with Scottish lobster, and Herdwick lamb with braised shoulder, broad beans and young gem lettuce are just a couple of the fabulous dishes that require nothing more than a simple finish at home. In addition, you’ll get a bottle of Champagne. Delivery within the M25 on the 12,13 or 14 March is £20, or collect from the restaurant. £175 per person.

Elystan Street and Kitchen W8, London
Meal kits for two, three or six people offer a flexible option for Mother’s Day. Slow-cooked shoulder of West Country lamb with gratin dauphinoise and spring greens forms the centrepiece of chef Phil Howard’s three-course menu, with potted shrimps to start and rhubarb, vanilla and orange trifle to finish. There’s the option to add a bottle of wine or cocktails and London delivery is on Sunday 14 March between 11am and 1pm. £80 for two.

Hide and Fox at Home, Kent
Order the special three-course menu from this much-admired village restaurant and you will get poached salmon with fennel purée and ponzu roe, lamb loin with confit belly, and chocolate mousse with raspberry compôte. Order by Tuesday 9 March, for collection from the restaurant on 13 or 14 March. £50 per person. 

The Northall, London
Chef André Garrett’s Mother’s Day feast is a sure-fire way to impress. Choose from cured salmon or burrata, ahead of treacle-cured roasted Chateaubriand with Yorkshire puddings or herb-rubbed Norfolk Black Leg chicken with chipolata sausage, bread sauce, roast chicken gravy, both with roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese. Further treats include three desserts, a half bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne, and a bottle of Bassoon Bar’s ‘Go and Ask Your Father’ cocktail. Order by Thursday 11 March for delivery within London on Saturday 13 March. £140 for two.

Paradise Carriage at Whatley Manor, Wiltshire
Whatley Manor’s car park is currently home to chef Niall Keating’s trailer where the Great British Menu 2020 winner makes food for drive-through customers. For those lucky to live nearby, pre-order the Mother’s Day menu by March 12 – Whatley's very own manor-raised beef with red wine jus or crispy belly pork (both with Yorkshires and roasties), and sticky toffee pudding – and collect on 14 March between 12 noon and 5pm. £25pp (£12.50 for children).

The Pony and Trap, Somerset
The Pony at Home’s special spring ingredients box has most tastes covered with its choice of plant or meat-based dishes. You’ll be hard pushed to decide between the butter-roasted garlic chicken with confit potatoes in duck fat or the wild mushroom, root vegetable and tarragon pie with smoked and charred king oyster mushroom. Order by 9pm on Sunday 7 March for collection on Saturday 13 March between 10am and 12noon from Chew Magna or The Pony North Street in Bristol. £70 for two. 

Sam’s Riverside, London
Beef Wellington or lobster Thermidor form the centrepiece of this special Mother’s Day Weekend box, with cured wild sea bream and Yorkshire rhubarb and almond pavlova the fabulous supporting cast. Add a cocktail as an extra special touch. Place orders by 5pm on 10 March for delivery in the London area or collect from the Hammersmith restaurant on Friday 12, Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 March. £50pp to £80pp.

Tredwells, London
Options from this brasserie-style restaurant include plant-or meat-based meal kits for one or two, plus children’s menus (£12 per person). Expect no-nonsense robust flavours in dishes of short rib ravioli with braised onions and smoked beef broth or roasted cauliflower, caramelised cauliflower purée, dukkah and piccalilli. Order by 5pm on Tuesday 9 March for local delivery or collection from Covent Garden on Friday 12 March. £43 for one, £85 for two.

Tytherleigh Arms, Devon
Chef Jack Luby brings neat imaginative touches to this former 16th-century coaching inn and is offering two or three courses to order by Friday 12 March. Expect citrus-cured salmon with marinated beetroots and horseradish mayonnaise, and roast sirloin of beef with all the trimmings. Available for collection between 12 noon and 2.30pm on Sunday 14 March. £22 to £26 per person.

The Whitebrook, Wales
Chef Chris Harrod’s Dine at Home meal kit for Mother’s Day includes carrot focaccia, baked cod with pistou vegetables and wild garlic and woodruff rice pudding. Order by 5pm on Tuesday 9 March for collection on Friday 12 or Saturday 13 March. £40 per person.

The Woodsman, Warwickshire
Lucky Stratford-upon-Avon residents can pick up a meal kit that’s sure to go down well with all the family, not just Mum. There’s a choice of cured sea trout or chicken liver parfait, then slow-cooked lamb shoulder with salsa verde or roast pork belly with apple sauce (with all the famed Woodsman trimmings), plus rhubarb and apple crumble to finish. Order by 7pm on Wednesday 10 March and collect from the restaurant on Saturday 13 March between 3pm and 7pm. £80 for two.

Make it memorable; find fizz, cards and gifts at waitrose.com to make Mum's day extra-special. Alternatively, surprise her with a stunning bouquet or a potted present from Waitrose Florist delivered to her door.