Best Mother's Day menu ideas
Treat your mum to a slap-up three course meal with our specially-selected menu ideas (each paired with a cocktail). We've got classic Sunday roasts to seafood specials, Italian to Indian options, and a couple of bespoke vegan and vegetarian alternatives to boot
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Start Mother's Day off in a thoughtful way with our Mother's Day breakfast ideas. Treat her to breakfast in bed – you can serve something simple and make it look extra special by serving on a tray with a vase of flowers and a card.
If you really want to earn some extra brownie points, go the whole hog and treat your mum to a slap-up three course Sunday lunch with our simple but impressive recipes. Choose a theme and follow the recipes, or mix and match to create your own bespoke menu.
Mother's Day menu ideas
Mother's Day Sunday roast menu
This deep beefy onion soup is topped with bubbling cheese melts, perfect for a comforting winter warmer to kick off your Mother's Day roast.
Chunky slices of sourdough make a trivet for roast chicken in this cosy recipe, and soak up all the delicious cooking juices. Perfect for Mother's Day Sunday lunch.
A glorious mash-up of two favourite puds, this rich recipe is the perfect treat to end your Mother's Day lunch.
Our recipe for this classic cocktail combines vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, port and sherry with a few dashes of Tabasco to turn up the heat. Garnish with a celery stick and some tomatoes and olives to serve.
Mother's Day seafood menu
Treat your mum like royalty with our baked-in-the-shell 'queenie' scallops. A pretty and luxurious starter dish that will make your mother feel oh-so-special.
This recipe for cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast is so quick and easy to prepare but looks impressive when you pull it out of the oven. Serve with a big bowl of buttered orzo.
Finish your seafood lunch with this smooth and zingy limoncello tart, encased in buttery homemade pastry. This impressive pudding is light yet seriously moreish.
This briny cocktail goes perfectly with fresh seafood. You can make it ahead as a Mother's Day gift (pre-bottled cocktails are very on-trend), and pour out at the table. Just make sure you keep chilled before serving.
Italian Mother's Day menu
With the spice of the 'nduja, the crunch and freshness of the vibrant tomatoes and creamy, indulgent burrata, this fresh tomato salad is a great starter to impress mum.
A hug in a dish! With a little bit of know-how, this creamy, umami-rich risotto with perfectly cooked rice is guaranteed. Here’s how to master this Italian comfort food classic.
Whip up our smart, authentic version of this classic Italian dessert for your mum, made with mascarpone, marsala and savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee and Tia Maria.
We've taken a classic Italian cocktail and given it a pretty pink twist, perfect for an easy aperitivo to serve with your Italian Mother's Day menu.
Vegetarian Mother's Day menu
These Ukrainian-style fritters with a dill and garlic mayo dip are super easy and quick to make, ready in just 25 minutes. Serve them as a meat-free starter this Mother's Day.
If your mum's got an Instagram account, she will love sharing snaps of this trendy dish with her friends. Hasselbacking the halloumi opens up more surface area for maximum crispness. Serve this easy but impressive-looking traybake with flatbreads and a green salad, and let everyone dig in (mum gets first dibs!).
This is a modern twist on a British favourite made using rhubarb. Rhubarb is in season from February until May, so make the most of any you have in your fruit and veg boxes.
Like a whisky sour, but with the added wonder of pineapple juice. Adding a little fruit makes this whisky cocktail light and refreshing.
Vegan Mother's Day menu
Jazz up hummus with pine nuts, juicy raisins and olives for a sharing-style starter. You can make the hummus ahead of time and top with the extras before serving.
These easy-to-make stuffed aubergines are packed with tomatoes and fragrant spices, then topped with a crunchy sourdough mixture for a moreish main.
Make a smooth and creamy vegan cheesecake using a simple, shop-bought ingredient – silken tofu. Choose a good quality dark chocolate for the filling and use Oreos (yes, they're vegan!) for the base.
Live like a trendy New Yorker with our classic Manhattan recipe. It's best served in a coupe glass, with an illuminous cocktail cherry to garnish.
There's always room for...
A couple more treats that we've picked out with mum in mind. After dinner treats are the icing on the cake of a perfect Mother's Day meal!
So much nutty, crunchy, chocolatey goodness rolled into one bite-sized truffle – the perfect ending to any Mother's Day meal.
Make this luscious fudge in just 20 minutes (plus a little cooling time). It's flavoured with Lotus Biscoff smooth spread, and a pinch of sea salt flakes.
These cookies are made with black tahini, which is slightly more rich and bitter in flavour than regular tahini. It pairs a treat with white chocolate too – as these cookies prove.
Don't forget the present!
Check out our up-to-date gift guide for the perfect Mother's Day present.