Two rather splendid northern and southern Mother’s Day treats

There are two rather splendid eateries we’d like to bring to your attention if you’re looking for somewhere to treat mum this Mother’s Day.

First up is the acclaimed Botanist in Marlow and secondly Australasia in Manchester.

The Botanist are laying on treats for EVERY mum! Yup, you read that right. Every mum will get a gorgeous floral gift when dining.

The bar and restaurant will be open from noon to midnight providing the ideal destination for a family gathering. The Botanist will be serving a sumptuous array of food and drinks on the day, including: botanical cocktails, delicious wines and craft beers along with deli and rotisserie inspired food. The venue provides something for the whole family to enjoy, from a relaxing daytime meal to the perfect atmosphere to enjoy an evening of drinks.

The impressive building combines Victorian and modern externals with striking yet cosy interiors – creating the perfect ambience to enjoy with mum. The stylish venue offers ample room across the restaurant and bar areas for over 180 guests. The unique destination in the heart of Marlow’s vibrant town scene has both heated outdoor gardens and a characterful indoor fire pit.

There will be live music in the evening, too, the soundtrack will be a variation of new and old, enthusiastically delivered live on piano, guitar and vocals.


Australasia is equally impressive and perfectly suited to those seeking a gastronomic afternoon treat. Situated in the heart of Manchester, your visit will start with a glass of Australian fizz followed by a hand-picked assortment of savoury and sweet treats. The special menu will be offered in the Bar & Garden from midday until 5.00pm, and to top off the occasion there will be a live saxophonist playing laid-back harmonies throughout the afternoon, with a DJ taking over into the evening.

The sumptuous Mother’s Day Asian High Tea, for £30pp, is unlike anything else on offer in the city. In addition to two glasses of fizz, it combines a savoury selection of sushi and salads, including salmon and prawn maki and Asian pork salad, followed by a variety of confectionary and pastries including coconut friands and berry meringues – all topped off with a warming hot drink of your choice.

Australasia’s cuisine is a million miles away from anything else in Manchester, it’s the perfect antidote to stuffy fine dining attitudes. Opened in June 2011, it isn’t bound by tradition or a set of ideas about how an ingredient should be cooked, what it goes with or how it should be served. Modern Australian cuisine combines Pacific Rim flavours with strong European foundations, and also includes a blend of Indonesian and Southeast Asian influences. Its strong ties with Japan have also helped determine the style of cooking, particularly their desire for perfection.


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