Celebrate Mother’s Day at London’s top restaurants

It’s almost 31st March – a day that has some of the country’s top restaurants prepare special set menus for none other than our mothers.

In Islam, the status of the mother in the family unit is second to none. Why not show her your love and appreciation this Mother’s Day by treating her this coming Saturday to a fantastic meal at one of the following swanky restaurants in London.

CINNAMON BAZAAR

Cinnamon Bazaar Vivek Singh Mother's Day 2018

Chef Vivek Singh of Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden has created a 6-dish sharing menu for £29pp (min 2 people):

  • Indo-Chinese chicken wings, garlic and soy sauce
  • Watermelon Chaat: Pressed watermelon, amaranth seeds, date chutney, masala cashew nut (v)(n)
  • Pepper Fry: Curry leaf and cracked black pepper fried shrimp
  • Lamb Roganjosh Shepherd’s Pie (voted Time Out – the 100 best dishes in London)
  • Malabar boatman’s cobia fishcurry (gf)
  • House black dal andnaan bread
  • Nutmeg crème brûlée, carom seed shortbread

NOTE: Halal lamb and chicken that’s prepped and cooked separately. The dessert contains nutmeg. No alcohol used in any of their dishes, but available on the premises.

Cinnamon Bazaar
28 Maiden Lane Covent Garden, London WC2E 7JS.

T: +44 (0)20 7395 1400 | W: cinnamon-bazaar.com | E: info@cinnamon-bazaar.com

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat (Lunch) 12:00-13:00, (Dinner) 17:30-23:45 | Sun (Lunch) 12:00-13:00, (Dinner) 17:30-23:00

GRAND TRUNK ROAD

FtLion Awards 2017’s Best Restaurant of the Year, Grand Trunk Road (review here) is putting up the following Mother’s Day set menu for £38.50 per person (inc VAT):

  • Appetizer
    • Pan seared potato cakes with fresh ginger, green chilli, cottage cheese, mint & tamarind chutney.
    • Tandoor grilled chicken thigh with greenmango & dry fenugreek.
    • Tilapia fish with red, green & yellow pepper, and sweet & spicy marinade.
  • Main Course
    • Chicken thighs, crushed coriander, tamarind, finished with coconut milk.
    • Masala grill sea baas with spicy mash & mustard sauce.
    • Mushrooms with green onion, ginger & creamed spinach.
    • New potatoes cooked with cumin & fresh coriander.
    • Black Lentils cooked overnight, ginger, tomato and dry fenugreek – a speciality of North-West Frontier.
    • Pulao Rice & Bread basket.
  • Dessert
    • Sticky date pudding with coconut & pineapple ice cream.

NOTE: GTR offers a fully Halal food menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

Grand Trunk Road
219 High Road, South Woodford, London E18 2PB.

T: +44 (0)20 8505 1965 | W: www.gtrrestaurant.co.uk

Opening Hours: Tue-Sat (Lunch) 12:00-14:30, (Dinner) 17:30-22:30 | Sun (Lunch) 12:00-15:30, (Dinner) 17:30-20:30

KAHANI

Kahani Indian restaurant Chelsea London Michelin star Chef Peter Joseph

Fine-dining restaurant Kahani (see our review), Feed the Lion’s ‘Best Restaurant of the Year‘ 2018, has a menu put together for £50pp by former executive chef of Michelin-starred Tamarind, Peter Joseph:

  • Starters
    • Spiced cassava crisps, chickpeas, pomegranate, yoghurt, mint & tamarind chutney.
    • Paneer tikka with Andhra pickling spices, mint chutney filling.
    • Grilled sea bream, browned garlic, sundried tomato.
  • Mains
    • Chicken breast simmered with roasted spices, curry leaf and coconut.
    • Braised Somerset lamb with turnips, Kashmiri chillies and spring onions.
      Served with:
    • Broccoli and cauliflower, onion, peppers, ground spices.
    • Yellow lentils tempered with cumin, garlic and coriander.
    • Kahani Rice & naan.
  • Dessert
    • Mixed Kahani Kulfis.

NOTE: Fully Halal food menu except game (everything prepped & cooked separately). Alcohol served on the premises.

Kahani
1 Wilbraham Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 9AE.

T: +44 (0)20 7730 7634 | W: www.kahanilondon.com | E: reservations@kahanilondon.com

Opening Hours: Mon–Sun (Lunch) 12:00–15:00, (Dinner) 17:00–22:30

SKEWD KITCHEN

adana kebab steak Skewd Kitchen Turkish Halal Cockfosters

Coming hot off the heels of their recent triumph in being voted ‘Best Fine-Dining Restaurant’ at this year’s British Kebab Awards, Skewd Kitchen (see our review) in Cockfosters is a multi award-winning Anatolian restaurant that’s putting up the following menu options for just that one day (book ahead to avoid disappoint):

  • Starters
    • Padron peppers, hummus, dukkah – £6.90
    • Soft shell crab, chilli relish, avocado mayo – £7.90
    • Deep fried baby chipirones, salt x pepper, burnt lime, Turkish-inspired tartare – £6.90
    • Islak sliders – Two wet bun Wagyu beef cheese burgers in tomato sauce – £9.90
  • Mains
    • Mama’s Roast – Wagyu beef, baharat spiced, roast potatoes, braised red cabbage, grilled stem broccoli, parsnip purée x kaygana Yorkshire pudding – £22.90
    • Ocean Kebab – Wild Alaskan salmon, monkfish, king prawns x octopus. Served with fennel, pomegranate, sumac salad x raki fermented grapes – £25.90
    • Cornish lobster with kasar cheese crumb, hand-cut chips, avocado mayo x shepherd’s salad – £44.90 (whole) £29.90 (half)
    • Japanese Wagyu Adana – Served on pide bread, red onion, sumac salad x salted pistachios – £31.90
  • Dessert
    • Sticky toffee pudding, Turkish coffee, butterscotch x pistachio ice cream – £6.90

NOTE: Fully Halal food menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

Skewd Kitchen
12 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet EN4 0BX

T: +44 (0)20 8449 7771 | W: www.skewdkitchen.com | E: info@skewdkitchen.com

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00–00:00

TAMARIND

Tamarind of Mayfair Mother's Day 2018

One of the first Indian restaurants in the world to be awarded a Michelin star, Tamarind of Mayfair is offering a 3-course Mother’s Day Lunch Menu (below) for £40 per person:

  • Spiced bean sprouts with yoghurt, pomegranate, mint & tamarind chutney
  • Devonshire crab & kingfish cake with ginger, mustard and lime leaves; berry chutney
  • Corn-fed chicken supreme, tandoor-grilled with puréed peppers & cardamom
  • Chicken simmered with garlic, cumin, tomato and baby spinach leaves
  • Kid goat braised with browned onion, Kashmiri chillies and cinnamon
    Served with:

    • Trio of beans tossed with shallots, fennel seeds and coriander
    • Yellow lentils flavoured with ginger, turmeric and chilli
    • Braised rice with browned onions and saffron
    • Butter Naan
  • Heritage carrot and ginger steamed pudding; classic vanilla ice cream
  • Tea / Coffee & Petit Fours

There’s also a veggie option for £35.

NOTE: Tamarind offers Halal chicken and lamb as default. For this menu, however, the goat, we’ve been informed, is also Halal. All meats are prepped and cooked separately, although there’s no pork on the menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

Tamarind
20 Queen St, Mayfair, London W1J 5PR.

T: +44 (0)20 7629 3561 | W: www.tamarindrestaurant.com | E: reservations@tamarindrestaurant.com

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat (lunch) 12:00–14:45, (dinner) 17:30-22:45 | Sun (lunch) 12:00–14:45, (dinner) 18:00-22:15

TRISHNA
Trishna London Halal Mother's Day

Trishna Chat Platter for just £20

Michelin-star Trishna’s Executive Chef Sajeev Nair is making available this one-off special family-style sharing dish in Marylebone Village. You can book a table by following this link:

Trishna Chat Platter (£20) – comprising of Punjabi Samosa Chat, Dahi Batata Puri, Moong Pakori Chat, Chowpatty Bhel Puri and Masala Fried Paniyaram.

NOTE: Trishna’s Halal chicken, lamb and goat are prepped and cooked separately. There’s no pork on the menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

Trishna
15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone Village, London W1U 3DG.

T: +44 (0)20 7935 5624 | W: www.trishnalondon.com | E: info@trishnalondon.com

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri (lunch) 12:00–14:30, (dinner) 18:00-22:30 | Sat (lunch) 12:00–14:30, (dinner) 17:30-22:30 | Sun (lunch) 12:00–14:45, (dinner) 17:30-21:45

ZAIKA OF KENSINGTON

Zaika of Kensington Mother's Day 2018

Describing itself a “sister-restaurant to Michelin-starred Tamarind of Mayfair”, Zaika of Kensington holds two AA rosettes, and has created a 3-course menu (including a veggie version) for £40pp, featuring the following sumptuous Awadhi cuisine:

  • Mixed Vegetable Tikki – Potato and mixed vegetable galettes. served with mint chutney
  • Murg Malai Tikka – Tandoori grilled chicken supreme, marinated with cheese and cream
    • (Veggie) Paneer Tikka – Marinated and chargrilled paneer, flavoured with tikka spices
  • Achari Seabass – Tandoori grilled seabass marinated with pickling spices
    • (Veggie) Hariyali Broccoli – Tandoori broccoli marinated in fresh mint and coriander
  • Malabar Prawn Curry – Prawn cooked in coconut sauce flavoured with fenugreek seed
    • (Veggie) Paneer Tikka Masala – Paneer cooked in onion masala along with cream
  • Murgh Handi Lazeez – Chicken tikka simmered in smoked tomato and garlic sauce
    • (Veggie) Achari Bhindi – Fresh okra cooked with onion, tomato and pickling spices

Served With

  • Aloo Muttar – Potatoes with green peas prepared with onion-tomato masala
  • Palak Dal – Yellow lentils tempered with ginger, tomato, fresh coriander and spinach
  • Zaffrani Pulao & Naan/Roti
  • Spiced Chocolate Tart Served With Mango Kulfi

NOTE: Chicken and lamb are Halal (no beef or pork on the menu). Alcohol is served on the premises.

Zaika of Kensington
1 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP.

T: +44 (0)20 7795 6533 | W: www.zaikaofkensington.com | E: reservations@zaikaofkensington.com

Opening Hours: (lunch) Tues-Sun 12:00–14:30 | (dinner) Mon-Sat 17:30-22:30 | Sun 17:30–21:45

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