Our wonderful city is at the centre of a foodie revolution, from fine dining, upmarket bars & restaurants really pushing the boundaries – we are spoilt for choice! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, how are you thinking of spending the day with your loved one? Many will be making plans for celebrations and whether you have a yearly tradition, plan far in advance or are a last-minuter like myself, the North East has many wonderful options and things to offer this Mothering Sunday. I’ve put together a few of my favourite things to do in the North East below!
Browns Bar & Brasserie, Newcastle
0191 261 8210
Served between 2.30 and 5pm, Browns Bar & Brasserie has a tempting afternoon tea selection for just £13 per adult on offer. A range of brioche roll sandwiches with fruity scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream, followed by a choice of mini desserts with Earl Grey tea. For a small additional cost, why not add a chilled glass of champagne or treat your mum to a sophisticated gin & tonic?
Visit the Quayside
The Quayside is the perfect place to visit for spectacular views of the Tyne and the bridges, cultural landmarks and attractions, and the historic houses facing the Guild Hall. Enjoy all the Quayside has to offer for a lovely day out, whilst taking advantage of the best of our striking city! Treat your mum with the varied choice of restaurants and bars, with popular choices the Slug & Lettuce, Pitcher & Piano, Aveika & Malmaison.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays
0191 440 4949
BALTIC is offering the perfect afternoon of luxury with a delightful lunch for the family on their River Terrace. Your mum will enjoy a free glass of fizz, and the kids will be entertained with activity packs. 3 courses is just £19.95 per adult, and £11.95 per child. All guests will receive a 10% off discount at the BALTIC shop, too!
Mother’s Day with Fever, South Shields
0191 454 1234
If your mum enjoys swing and jazz and prefers more of a lively celebration, head down to the customs house for three-man swing band Fever. Enjoy a red carpet arrival, a two course traditional Sunday lunch or luxury afternoon tea, a floral gift for mum, a professional photograph and entertainment from the remarkable Fever. From Frank Sinatra to Michael Bublé, your mum’s favourite renditions will be played and at £16.50 per adult and £8.50 per child – it’s an afternoon that shouldn’t be missed!
Relax at Rockliffe Hall, Tees Valley
If it’s tranquility and a spot of indulgence your mum really enjoys, visit Rockliffe Hall to spoil her this Mother’s Day! Enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch, afternoon tea and relaxation in the spa. If you’re looking for a unique and memorable experience, this is definitely the way to spend some time out with Mum!
Every mum is unique and special in their own way – my mum loves her daffodils, chocolates and simply putting her feet up. Mothering Sunday is the day we get to treat our mum in a way that she will really appreciate.