When is Mother’s Day 2018 and where can we take mum in Norfolk?

PUBLISHED: 19:26 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 19:26 26 February 2018

Celerate Mother's Day. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/CharlieAJA

Celerate Mother's Day. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/CharlieAJA

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Mother’s Day 2018 is creeping up. Here are a few places you might like to take her this year.

If you haven’t already got March 11 etched in your diary – now’s the time to panic. Mother’s Day is just a couple of weeks away. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Bure Valley Railway

Mum can be a VIP for the day, boarding a train at Wroxham and travelling under steam, through the Norfolk countryside to Aylsham where a two-course lunch will be served up at the Whistlestop Café. There’ll be a complimentary drink on arrival, followed by roast beef and trimmings your choice of pud, coffee and mints, and a small gift for the lady in your life. The train will then steam on back to Wroxham. The experience is £25 for adults and £12.50 for children.

The Grove, Cromer

This 2 AA Rosette restaurant is known for serving up truly delicious and inventive food. The Mother’s Day menu (£24.95 for three courses) is an ode to Norfolk. Start with Gunton venison loin with beetroot sorbet and juniper syrup. In the middle tuck into slow roasted gammon, lamb or beef, or stone bass with parmentier potatoes, braised celeriac and cockle veloute. To end we rather like the sound of the blood orange panna cotta with rhubarb and strawberry consommé and strawberry leather.

The Cliff Hotel, Gorleston

This award-winning hotel is especially known for its huge array of gins and cocktail bar. Mum might prefer a pot of the Cliff Top Tea Pot cocktail (vanilla vodka, Liquor 43, lime juice, lemonade and grenadine) on Mother’s Day instead of a pot of Earl Grey! For the occasion the restaurant is serving a carvery from 12noon to 6pm, including a complimentary cocktail or mocktail and dessert for your mother. Three courses is just £17.95 with at least four meat options and a vegetarian alternative.

Earsham Street Café, Bungay

There’s always a warm welcome for families at this lovely café, where everything is homemade and nothing is too much trouble. The Mother’s Day menu is £22.50 and offers plenty of really interesting dishes such as a starter of crayfish, grapefruit and toasted almond salad with herb oil. In the middle there’s slow roasted pork belly on a root vegetable and lentil braise with spiced apricot compote. And the pudding of roasted apple and spice meringue mess sounds delightful.

Georgian Townhouse, Norwich

All mums dining on Mother’s Day will be able to enter a prize draw to win afternoon tea for two here. Sunday lunch is served up until 9pm (give mum a lay in) and includes a choice of four meats. Or choose afternoon tea in the Pembroke Room, including fine loose leaf teas, sandwiches, fruit and plain scones, cakes, biscuits, tarts, brownies, macarons and fruit jellies. There’s a gift for all mums dining on the day.

Strattons Hotel, Swaffham

For a slice of something special, mum will adore afternoon tea at this boutique hotel. Mother’s Day tea will be served on March 10 and 11, priced at £21 per person and including unlimited tea and coffee. The tea includes smoked haddock and spinach on sourdough, wild garlic tarts, ham and piccalilli sandwiches and cheese straws. Sweet treats range from fruit and plain scones, to rhubarb financiers, salted chocolate delice, coffee and orange macaron, tart au citron and roasted pear and vanilla éclair.

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