The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Warwickshire Edition

11 Lovely Lunch Venues for Mother’s Day Sorted!

17 Mar 2017

The countdown is on to Mother’s Day on Sunday March 26 and if you haven’t organised anything yet, allow me to me lend a hand — lest you end up in Burger King. I’ve pulled together a selection of 11 fab places across the county for a laid-back brunch or Sunday lunch guaranteed to keep you in her good books (no cooking or washing up required!).

The Bell in Alderminster

This award-wining gastropub in the centre of picturesque Alderminster, close to Stratford-upon-Avon, is part of the historic Alscot Estate. It has 4 AA Gold Stars and AA Rosette. On Mothering Sunday diners can enjoy lunch off the a la carte menu so there’s plenty of choice… roast Warwickshire Beef, Pork or Chicken or specials such as Roast Cod Fillet with Persillade New Potatoes, Curly Kale and Salsa Verde, followed by Passion Fruit Soufflé or Warm Chocolate Brownie, to name just a few!
See the delicious menu here thebellald

Shipston Rd, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8NY, thebellald.co.uk Tel: 01789 450414

Mother’s Day Brunch, Delish Kitchen, Rugby

Photo: Jamie Gray

A fab café in the heart of Rugby’s independent quarter run by 28-year-old hipster Thomas Adkins, a talented cook and artist. Both the restaurant and menu have undergone a revamp for 2017 with a bigger range of healthier, vegan and gluten free options.  And it’s now open for Saturday and Sunday brunch.  Funky mum’s will love the quirky Delish decor and fresh home-made dishes from the Delish Full English or Small Breakfast, to the varied veggie options, Avocado Smash or Delish beans on toast. We brought Mr Muddy here for a fantastic Father’s Day brunch so have my fingers crossed he’ll return the favour next weekend!

 11a Bank Street, Rugby, CV23 0BQ, delishkitchen.uk/brunch

Baraset Barn, Alveston

A beautiful 200-year-old converted barn in the tranquil rural village of Alveston, outside Stratford-upon-Avon with the original flagstones, an on-view glass-fronted kitchen and two separate dining areas upstairs. Granite, pewter and oak are used to dramatic effect within the restaurant and if the sun is shining you can dine alfresco on the outside decking. A three-course Mother’s Day lunch  is £29.95 per person, and £12.95 for children up to 10-years-old (roast & a pud).

Pimlico Lane, Alveston Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RJ, lovelypubs.co.uk/baraset-barn

Restaurant 23 & Morgan’s Bar, Leamington Spa

Creative modern British cuisine and cocktails in an elegant dining room with high-ceilings and relaxed lounge bar inside one of Leamington’s gorgeous Georgian properties. You can enjoy a relaxed fine dining experience on March 26 – choose either a Mother’s Day lunch in the restaurant or a more laid-back brunch in Morgan’s Bar.  Lunch is £37 for two or £45 for 3 courses with an extra treat for the mums on the day. Starters include salmon avocado, dill and buttermilk, Beetroot with Lovage & Quinoa, Rabbit or Pigeon. Mains served with roast potatoes and veg include Pollock Brill, beef, pork loin or Roscoff Onion. Plus, a range of desserts and artisan cheeses. Brunch is £20 for two courses with unlimited cafetiere and tea, Snacks, Eggs, Savouries and Sweets.

34 Hamilton Terrace, Holly Walk, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4LY. restaurant23.co.uk, Tel: 01926 422 422

The Arden Hotel, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon

Directly opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatres and overlooking the River Avon, is The Arden Hotel which offers a top notch culinary experience in stylish surroundings. Get together on Mothering Sunday for a family lunch, £34.50 per person, with a gift for every mother.  Half-price for children under 12. 5pm is gin o’clock!

Waterside, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BA, theardenhotelstratford.com,  call on 01789 298682 to book.

Mallory Court Country Hotel and Spa, Leamington Spa

Mallory Court: The Kitchen Garden Photo: Neil Bowler

Treat your mum to a 3-course meal and coffee in the Main House at Leamington Spa for £45 per person. The Dining Room at Mallory Court is a beautiful, oak panelled restaurant, boasting several accolades and awards for its refined cuisine, including 3 AA Rosettes. The head chef and his team firmly believe in using what they have on their doorstep and take great pride and pleasure in using the organically grown, seasonal produce grown from the hotel grounds. Take a walk through the grounds at any time of year and you’ll find a wealth of fresh produce growing from figs and soft fruits to herbs, salads, root vegetables and more exotic and hard to grow offering such as artichokes and asparagus. Alternatively dine in the art-deco inspired Brasserie with its walled garden and cocktail bar for £27.50 per person.

mallory.co.uk

Fusca, Warwick

Beautifully light, fragrant and exquisitely presented vegetarian/vegan dishes, organic wines and interesting interior design features, including a collection of quirky drawer knobs on the ceiling, in an arched mews house basement. Enjoy a Mother’s Day Sunday lunch, 11.30am – 3pm.

5-6 Smith St, Warwick CV34 4HU, fusca.co.uk

A Buck’s Fizz brekkie or Sunday roast at one of Peach’s 4 Warwickshire Gastropubs

Rose & Crown Warwick

Each of Peach’s 4 gorgeous gastropubs in Warwickshire is spoiling mum with a glass of fizz. For early risers, The Almanack in Kenilworth and The Rose and Crown in Warwick are the place, if you fancy a Buck’s Fizz or Bellini Breakfast with Mum from 8am onwards. Or get the family together for a delicious Sunday roast from noon at any one of the fab four. Think top quality meat, fish or an imaginative veggie dish roasted to perfection, extra Yorkshires and roasties followed by traditional puds like crumble and custard. And if you dine after 6pm, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz! Be sure to book as it’s always a busy one. For reservations, contact:

5-course Mothering Sunday lunch, Tailors Restaurant, Warwick

A fine dining restaurant run by chefs Dan Cavell and Mark Fry. Arrive between 12 – 12.30pm for a special 5-course lunch on March 26 with a glass of bubbly for the mums (£39.50 per person). Booking essential.

22 Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SL, tailorsrestaurant.co.uk

Mother’s Day 3-Course Lunch, Stratford Townhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon

Enjoy a delicious 3-course Mother’s Day menu  (£24.95 per person) at this 400-year-old Grade II listed boutique hotel opposite Shakespeare’s  school in the centre of Stratford. Bookings available from 11.30am – 9pm on Sunday 26th March. Book a table after 6pm and mums eat free! All mums will receive a special, free surprise. A children’s menu is available on request.

16 Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6HB, stratfordtownhouse.co.uk

AND BEYOND

Kings Hotel, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds

If you’re fancying taking your mum out for a day out in the Cotswolds how about a traditional Sunday lunch with a special treat for mothers at this attractively renovated golden Cotswold stone boutique hotel (£23.50 per person). The restaurant with its golden Cotswold stone, beamed ceilings and a huge candle strewn open fireplace sets the scene for an evening of cosy dining. The restaurant holds 2 AA Rosettes for high standards of service and the quality of ingredients and dishes.

Lower High St, Chipping Campden GL55 6AW, kingscampden.co.uk

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