Style of the City has put together our ultimate guide of things to do in and around Cardiff this Mother’s Day. So whether you want to treat your Mum to a spa day, a hit musical, or a slap up meal we’ve got the best places to go.
The Celtic Manor
For a memorable Mother’s Day retreat just outside of Cardiff, in the beautiful Welsh countryside, the Celtic Manor Resort is the ideal venue, offering a touch of style and glamour in the most luxurious of surroundings. The Celtic Manor has a range of Mother’s Day offerings:
Enjoy Mother’s Day lunch in the Newbridge-On-Usk, a cosy riverside country inn situated in on the picturesque banks of the River Usk. The 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant is the perfect spot for Mother’s Day lunch, with a menu featuring lovingly cooked modern British fare made with fresh ingredients from the kitchen’s own garden. Prices start from £45
Enjoy a day of sheer indulgence in the tranquil surroundings of The Forum Spa. Choose from a host of luxurious treatments, such as the Forum Herbal Steam Temple, or spoil your mum with a ‘Tranquili-Tea’ spa experience package, where you can enjoy a day of blissful relaxation in the spa, followed by delicious afternoon tea. Prices start from just £69
Treat your mum to a decadent Mulberry Afternoon Tea, the ultimate indulgence in the most sumptuous of surroundings! Sip on a sensational cocktail while enjoying the sublime savouries and pastry perfections on offer in the luxurious cocktail bar at the Celtic Manor Resort. Prices start from £38.
Big Fish Little Fish Mother’s Day Family Rave with Goldie Looking Chain
If you’re looking for something fun the whole family can do together why not head down to Depot for the award-winning family rave from Big Fish Little Fish. Enjoy dancing across a floor filled with bubbles, giant balloons, and giant confetti cannons. Plus there will be parachute dances, a craft room, baby chill out areas, free glowsticks, balloon animals and transfer tattoos. All this and Rhys and Eggsy from Goldie looking chain and Bunf from Super furry animals will be there to MC and DJ.
Motown The Musical
Head down to the Wales Millennium Centre this Mother’s Day weekend and experience the sensational hit West End musical – Motown The Musical. Telling the story of Motown records and it’s founder Berry Gordy, the musical features over 50 classic Motown hits including My Girl, What’s Going On, Dancing in the Street, and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
You could even make a night of it and dine at the Wales Millennium Centre’s ffresh restaurant before or after the performance.
Gather your loved ones to treat Mum to a special Mother’s Day this year at Pier64 Steakhouse and Wine bar. Floating over Penarth Marina fine dining meets sophisticated elegance at Pier64. Their 2019 menu is now available to book, with 3 courses for £28.95. Try out the delicious Home-Made Chicken Parfait or Crispy Pork & Black Pudding Terrine to start, followed by a Prime Roast Meats with all the trimmings and the traditional Apple Pie or Rice Pudding to finish off the perfect day.
Or if you can’t make it on 31st March, don’t forget their Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Prosecco Afternoon is available from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday.
Future Inn Cardiff
The bright yet cosy Thomas restaurant at Future Inn Cardiff Bay is the perfect setting for your Mother’s Day celebrations. Unlike many other restaurants, all of the mouth-watering dishes are made on site using local, fresh ingredients. The chefs have the freedom to create their own menus and cook them from scratch. As all of the food is homemade, it means that those who have an allergy or require gluten free, dairy free or even a vegan menu can be catered for. They ask that you inform the team when you make your reservation so that your needs can be tailored too.
On Sunday 31st March 2019 you could enjoy the Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea with unlimited servings of Welsh Brew Loose Tea or coffee if you prefer, plus a glass of prosecco, for £16.95 per person. Children are more than welcome to join you too with under 12’s at £8.95 per child and under 5’s are free of charge.
The traditional afternoon tea menu consists of delicious finger sandwiches, mouth-watering homemade cakes and handmade scones with lashings of clotted cream and fruit jam. These are all made by using Welsh ingredients.
Or you could also purchase an overnight stay in Cardiff, Bristol or Plymouth. At all of the hotels, you can expect exceptional value and they are of 4* quality. Bedrooms are all en-suite, modern and stylish. Guests are invited to ‘get comfortable’ and snuggle down together in the big Canadian bed and put your feet up and relax in the complimentary robe and slippers. Plus, free parking and free Wi-Fi is included during your stay.
If you want to treat your Mum to a classic Italian dinner this Mother’s Day you won’t find better than the award-winning Giovanni’s .
Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy and brought up in Grangetown, Cardiff – Giovanni is a true Welsh Italian. From humble beginnings in 1983, Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant on the Hayes attracted a loyal customer base including celebrities such as Shirley Bassey, Luciano Pavarotti and Tom Jones, all of whom testify to the delicious home cooked Italian food the venue provides.
Giovanni’s has become synonymous with offering good quality, authentic Italian food and first class service. At Giovanni’s customers and staff are treated like family and the food is as good ‘as mamma used to make’.
Giovanni’s menu has something for everyone, ranging from pastas and pizzas to beef, lamb, and fish dishes; they even have a selection of vegan offerings. No matter what dish you pick celebrating Mother’s Day at Giovanni’s is sure to put a smile on your Mum’s face.
Park House Restaurant
Park House Restaurant is an award-winning French-influenced restaurant and wine bar in the centre of Cardiff. This Mother’s Day why not celebrate with a delicious Sunday Lunch for £39 per person, or indulge in one of their 5 & 7 Course Tasting Menus. The food at Park House is made using only the highest quality ingredients and is all about emphasising the best of Wales and France.
The passion of the team at Park House is not just limited to the food they serve but also extends to the wine they serve alongside it. The restaurant is world renowned for it’s wine programme, having won awards such as the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2017 and Condé Nast Johansens Champagne Taittinger Wine List of the Year 2017. An ideal spot for foodies, wine connoisseurs, and novices alike.
Chance and Counters
Just a stones throw from Cardiff Castle you’ll find Chance and Counters. Chance and Counters is a board game cafe, allowing you to go out for some food & drinks and play some boardgames at the same time. Chance and Counters has more than 500 games to choose from, four draught beer & cider lines including 2 dedicated lines from Tiny Rebel, and seasonal food designed by Bib Gourmand acclaimed chefs.
This Mother’s Day if you’re looking to have some light-hearted fun and family bonding time, paired with great food and drink to go along with it Chance and Counters provides the perfect set up to do just that.
Holm House Hotel and Spa
Get away from the crowds and enjoy stunning views at Holm House Hotel and Spa this Mother’s Day. Built in 1926 by J S Neale, Holm House Hotel and Spa is a stunning mansion set on Marine Parade in Penarth. The atmosphere is centred around comfort and calm with impeccable service – truly a home away from home.
This Mother’s Day the Holm House restaurant is offering a fabulous set 3-course menu for only £30pp. The restaurant focuses on using the finest local and seasonal ingredients to provide the highest quality dishes – they even have their own kitchen garden where much of the produce comes from. On Mother’s Day choose from dishes such as beef sirloin, beetroot and goats cheese gnocchi, crispy pork and black pudding terrine, and dark chocolate fondant.
Purple Poppadom is Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide listed Indian restaurant based on Cowbridge Road. Purple Poppadom’s cuisine is based on innovative modern twists on authentic Indian food, always grounded in traditional ingredients and spices. From nouvelle style dishes, to thalis, Indian style tapas and classic street food, the restaurant offers a varied menu. At the heart of Purple Poppadom is their love for creating imaginative Indian cuisine, based on our culinary heritage which is supported by professional, friendly service.
Treat your Mum to a truly different Indian cuisine experience for this year’s Mother’s Day celebrations at Purple Poppadom. For only £21.95pp you can enjoy a delicious three-course meal with a menu that features a trio of starters, beef coconut fry, and a saffron & cardamom brûlée.
Let us know where you’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day this year.