If there is one thing I will definitely do this Mother’s Day, it will be to make sure I have ‘influenced’ where my spoiling meal will be coming from. It is a Mother’s Day food to-go … however with both our children away, it will be strange to be only doing it virtually with them.

Claridge's Afternoon Tea to go 2021
Claridge’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

I am definitely not alone when I say I don’t want to be cooking, neither do I want a picnic – sorry Mr B. I’m looking forward to something delicious, pretty and totally in keeping with a deserving treat meal.

I asked a few of my foodie friends where they would like a Mother’s day meal to-go from. I have a really super seven hit list for you to choose from, and something to suit everyone’s budget.

Mother’s Day | My top 7 food choices

Mother's Day food to go
Ottolenghi’s food to go is as delicious as it looks
  1. Breakfast in Bed : The Berkeley Hotel should be your go to for breakfast in bed. With three menus to choose from & the option to add McQueen’s tulips… it is the perfect start to the day. Prices start at £15 – £35 per person. The hotel will deliver or you have the option to collect.
  2. Elevenses : Connaught Patisserie. I am a sucker for anything sweet, pretty and pink. Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Rouzaud & his team have created a limited edition pink Connaughty hound, or better still a pink cake small or large in the shape of of a delicate rose. Merci beaucoup…
  3. Ottolenghi Spring time roast: The perfect delivery for a family of 4. A roast chicken with 3 one off sides, pudding and a bottle of prosecco & cordial to make your bellini the Ottolenghi way.
  4. Alternatively pop into one of the shops and collect deli salads or their new packets of soups or bases for your own put together meal.
  5. 50 Cheyne Mother’s Day Menu: Iain Smith has put together a menu for four, that only needs re-heating, so a great idea if you are in West London. Their Sunday lunches are EPIC. 50 Cheyne also happen to stock my favourite cocktails in a bottle… so throw those into the order as well.
  6. Claridge’s Afternoon Tea. Where memories were made, and where I would want to take my mother if I could be with her. Afternoon Tea to-go is available and you can also add on a Mother’s Day special dining addition. Your whole day is sorted. Central London only.
  7. Skye Gyngell’s Spring Afternoon Tea Box is a box filled with homemade goodies, and for extra measure add a Kitten Grayson bouquet to complete your order. Perfect in every way.
  8. Casa Calavera London: Last summer we had a delicious delivery from this new popup. They are serving up a Mother Clucker Southern fried chicken for Mother’s Day. Add in a cocktail mix from their collaboration with Casamigos Tequila, and you could really think your husband had turned into George Clooney! As a tequila girl, this is high on the wish list of supper menus.
Mother's Day Food to go for 2021
Casa Calavera Mexican food to-go have a Mother’s Day special

Finish at home…

Bar Douro are offering a Portuguese feast to finish at home. Joy at Portobello are doing a truffle & ricotta stuffed chicken for two or four. Cafe Murano are offering Italian food options that would suit anyone’s diet.

Top tip with food to go…

Pre-order your meals as soon as possible. Everywhere I have recommended will have set amounts of food boxes they can provide. The sooner you order, the more guaranteed you are to get what you want.

Finally, I know that for many this year Mother’s Day will be especially hard, as we spend it alone, or in many cases without our children. My thoughts are with each of you.