Mother’s Day menus with a difference in and around Harrogate
Last updated Mar 1, 2024

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, March 10, and if you’ve yet to book a table, fret not.

The Stray Ferret has you covered with our pick of six venues where everything from musical meals to fine dining are on the menu.

For the mums who love to boogie… 

Mamma Mia-themed Mother’s Day meal (Image: Banyan)

Taking place the day before Mother’s Day on Saturday, March 9, Banyan is bringing the taverna of Mamma Mia to Harrogate.

Expect fabulous live entertainment, all the best ABBA songs and opt to dine alongside the entertainment where you can indulge in a two-course Mother’s Day meal. Hurry though – one of the sittings has already sold out.

3-5pm, March 9, £35 for the full experience and a two-course meal. Banyan, 3-4 John Street, Harrogate, HG1 1JZ  

For the afternoon tea connoisseurs… 

(Image: Mama Doreen’s)

If you’ve not yet been to the afternoon tea institution that is Mama Doreen’s, Mother’s Day is the opportune occasion. Mums and guests alike are sure to be wowed by the oh-so pretty décor, the fabulous vintage crockery and, of course, the sweet and savoury delights.   

Can’t get a table? Then there’s the Mother’s Day takeaway option. Or looking to go slightly further afield? You’re in luck the emporium has recently expanded to York. Bonus. 

March 8-11, eat in: £39.95 per adult, £20 per senior citizen, £15 per child. Takeaway: £25 per adult, £15 per child. Mama Doreen’s Harrogate, 11 Station Square, Harrogate, HG1 1TB and Mama Doreen’s York, Vangarde Retail Park, Huntington, York, YO32 9AE.

For fabulous fine dining… 

(Image: Rhubarb)

Having recently opened, Rhubarb may not have a specific Mother’s Day menu but it’s still very much worth shouting about.

Offering an 11-course tasting menu with optional wine pairing (as well as an à la carte and set menu), the culinary experience is what Harrogate has been after for a while and is bringing a fresh new fine dining perspective to the town. Mums are sure to feel well and truly treated. 

Tasting menu £79pp, wine flight £65pp. Rhubarb, Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate, HG1 1DQ.

For the mums who love to brunch… 

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As well as a three-course set menu from £27.50, The Kestrel is also offering a Mother’s Day brunch.

Mum can take her pick from a decadent dish including eggs royale, pulled beef brisket hash or opt for a classic full English breakfast, all washed down with either a glass of fizz, juice or a hot drink. Perfect. 

March 9-10, £15.95. The Kestrel, Wetherby Road, Plompton, Knaresborough, HG5 8LY.

For dramatic surroundings…  

(Image: How Stean Gorge)

Looking for a café with a difference? Then How Stean Gorge is a must-visit. People-watch from the huge floor-to-ceiling glass walls and partial glass floor and see visitors undertake some of the activities the Gorge has to offer all the while catching glimpses of the dramatic Yorkshire Dales.  

The revamped café is offering a tasty Mother’s Day menu with three mains to choose from: roast beef with all the trimmings, seared sea bass, and wild mushroom risotto as well as a choice of four desserts. What’s more, mums eat free with every table of four who dine from the two-course set menu. 

March 9-10, two course set menu £26 per person. If you buy four two-course meals mum eats for free. How Stean Gorge, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5SF.

For a classic Mother’s Day lunch…

(Image: The Pine Marten)

With its stylish interiors and sumptuous furnishings, a meal at The Pine Marten makes for a special occasion. And its Mother’s Day menu doesn’t disappoint either.

There’s plenty of choice with indulgent options including scallops to start, a trio of roasts for main and a chocolate bomb for dessert. Mum can toast the big day with a glass of fizz or a cocktail or two in hand too. 

Celebrating at a later occasion or looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Purchase a £100 gift card online and receive a complimentary bottle of Moët. Cheers! 

March 10, three course set menu from £32.95. The Pine Marten, Otley Road, Harrogate, HG3 1UE.

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