Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, March 26th this year. Mothering Sunday, as it’s also referred to, is a holiday which has been celebrated since the 16th century. It’s a chance to spoil your mother, and show your appreciation for everything that she has done for you over the years.
If you’re short on gift ideas, there are plenty of restaurants in North Wales which are offering up delicious meals especially for Mother’s Day.
If you’re looking for nearby restaurants in Conwy, the Groes Inn will be serving a fantastic Mother’s Day menu on the 26th. It’s £18.95 each for two courses, or £23.95 if you can manage all three.
Starters on the Groes’ Mother’s Day Menu include a very cute mini fish and chips (complete with mushy peas), spinach, walnut and goat’s cheese tartlet and a toasted muffin with black pudding, crispy streaky bacon and a poached egg.
A variety of delicious mains are available, such as the herb-crusted salmon fillet with sautéed potatoes or the roast sirloin of beef complete with Yorkshire puddings, potatoes and a rich red wine sauce.
There’s even a homemade mushroom and leek nut roast meat-free option which comes with plenty of seasonal veggies and the Groes’ perfectly cooked roast potatoes.
If you’ve got room for dessert, the vanilla crème brulee with homemade buttery shortbread is sure to go down a treat, as well as the indulgent chocolate and orange cheesecake.
The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel in Llandudno also has a special Mothers Day menu in preparation for the 26th. With The Imperial, you have the choice of enjoying their Mothering Sunday as a Lunch or Dinner. The lunch will be served from 12pm to 3pm, and the dinner from 6pm to 9pm, allowing you to choose the perfect time to suit you.
As for the menu, you’re in for a treat. The very locally-sourced Conwy Goat’s Cheese Panna Cotta is accompanied by honey glazed figs and beetroot cress, and the oak smoked trout with Atlantic prawns will be presented with a lemon and dil crème fraiche. There’s also a pressed ham hock terrine, as well as a roast butternut squash and sweet potato soup for vegetarian diners. Did we mention that these are just the starters?
For a main, you can enjoy a roast sirloin of Welsh beef, pork or breast of free range chicken – all of which are accompanied by vegetables and rich sauces which complement the meat perfectly. You’ll also have the option of a fillet of cod, or a wild mushroom and welsh cheese pie.
For dessert, tuck into the chocolate and Baileys torte or the Lemon meringue torte for true indulgence. For three courses, it costs £27.50, and children’s half portions are £14.00.
For restaurants in Llandudno which are celebrating Mother’s Day, St Tudno is a fantastic choice. This seafront hotel is offering an extensive Mother’s Day menu, with ten equally as delicious mains to choose from. Prices range depending on how many courses you opt for, ranging from £9.50 for one course, £14.95 for two, and £17.95 for all three.
You’re also spoilt for choice with their fantastic starters, which include sliced smoked salmon on a bed of mixed leaves, button mushrooms simmered to perfection in a garlic, brandy and chive cream sauce, as well as duck pate served with a spiced pear chutney and toasted ciabatta.
We’re not going to list every single main from the menu, but the pan fried fillet of locally sourced Anglesey sea bass stuffed with lobster meat and the oven baked field mushroom, filled to the brim with Mediterranean vegetables and melted goats cheese are two of the very delicious options available.
If you’ll be sticking around for desserts, the banoffee pie with Baileys whipped cream, as well as the homemade key lime pie comes highly recommended.
This Conwy restaurant is offering a fantastic Mothering Sunday Menu. You’ve got the option of booking for a lunchtime treat (12pm – 3pm) or a later dinner one between 6pm – 8pm. With the Watson’s Bistro menu, you’re truly spoilt for choice.
There’s a wide variety of starters to choose from, including Conwy goats cheese on puff pastry, confit duck leg and an orange and Cointreau chicken liver Pate with Nana Thomas’ chutney and crusty bread.
Your choice of indulgent mains includes 24 hour cooked ox cheek with creamy mashed potato, mushrooms with garlic, cream & port wine sauce in a filo casing, poached salmon fillet and a Watson’s slow roast shoulder of Welsh lamb – amongst many others.
For dessert, the homemade vanilla cheesecake or the bramley apple and pear crumble is sure to go down a treat.
The Queens Head
The Queen’s Head, a pub and restaurant near Llandudno is also offering a very special Mother’s Day menu this year. It’s £24 per person, and £14.50 for children under 12 years old.
With its traditional interior and roaring log fire, this cosy country pub offers a lovely atmosphere to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Starters on the Mother’s Day menu include a poached salmon and prawn cocktail, game terrine and deep fried goat’s cheese with homemade beetroot chutney.
You’ll have a variety of tasty main courses, including a roast rump of Welsh beef, braised Welsh lamb shoulder, seared fillet of sea bass and a wild mushroom stroganoff with scented rice.
For puddings, indulge in a raspberry and amaretto trifle or a banoffee cheesecake topped with toffee pecan sauce. There’s also the option of a fresh fruit pavlova or a vanilla crème brulee.
The Trearddur Bay Hotel is located on the Isle of Anglesey, and has a fantastic dining offer this Mothers Day. You’ll be able to enjoy two courses for £18.95 or three for £23.95, with your mum receiving a complimentary free gift.
With a variety of starters including an indulgent baked cheddar cheese soufflé and smoked salmon, peeled prawns and crayfish tail platter, the menu gives a true sense of luxury at an affordable price.
The mains include a roast sirloin of British beef, pan fried fillet of seabass and a mushroom, broccoli, goats cheese & walnut roast.
For dessert, treat yourself to a steamed ginger sponge pudding, warm chocolate brownie or a vanilla cheesecake with fresh strawberries and cream.