Pancake Day is over and now that we’ve eaten enough pancakes, it’s time for Mother’s Day. The occasion was also called Mothering Sunday, where the country celebrates mothers and mother figures on the fourth Sunday of Lent, three weeks before Easter. Back in the day, Mothering Sunday was a day off for servants who could go home and see their mothers, as the next time the people could visit their loved ones would be around Christmas. Home in the Middle Ages was also known as ‘mother’, and the occasion eventually morphed into a day when families could get together, leading to the modern Mother’s Day at the beginning of the 20th Century.
So, we have gathered some wholesome things to do for some quality time with your mum or mother figure in and around Edinburgh.
This one is for the more active ones out there. Boom Battle Bar has introduced the boozy Big Boom Brunch that includes five drinks each, as well as a round of crazier golf. Boom Battle Bar Edinburgh has brought on a spanking new addition to their Saturday repertoire: the Big Boom Brunch. The boozy brunch not only offers plenty of drinks, but also a round of crazier golf and bites from the bar’s menu. Each Saturday, brunch-goers get 90 minutes of indulgent cocktails, a street food feast and perfecting their putting game to bangers from a live DJ. What is more, the month of March is DIVA-themed, meaning a female DJ will liven the place up a bit with tunes from Beyoncé, Britney, Mariah, Whitney and Adele.
2. Attend a macrame-making at this speakeasy boutique lounge
Lifestyle aparthotel and speakeasy lounge, Counter Native Edinburgh, has revealed a special Spring programme of creative events for occasions such as International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. To celebrate your mother figures this Spring, Counter will be hosting a macrame workshop with guide Kirsty on March 6 from 6:30pm. The macrame guru will attentively guide guests on all-things ropes, teaching everything one needs to know about making your own macrame, named “a spa day for your creative soul”.
Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen has welcomed the new season by inviting guests to celebrate Mother’s Day. Guests can choose from a wide selection of meat dishes such as the Beef Wellington, as well as lighter options like sushi, fish, salads and other mains. While the restaurant is most known amongst meat lovers, vegetarians are also well thought of when it comes to the new menu options. The Baked Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni, or the Burata with red pepper pesto, basil and pane carasau will fire those taste buds right up. And for the meaty additions, the Roasted Cod with crushed potatoes, artichoke and capers, topped with red wine and lemon sauce is as fresh as Spring itself. Moreover, the cocktail menu is just as thrilling: with a special section just for Spritzes. And we know that mums love a good spritz!
Coldplay fans can now witness a string quartet playing all the greatest hits surrounded by the soft hues of candlelight at a beautiful historic spot of Nicolson Square Edinburgh. Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay on Strings concert is coming to Edinburgh on March 9, inviting fans on a melodic journey of experiencing their favourite songs anew. Guests can expect to witness all-time favourite covers such as Clocks, Fix You, Paradise, The Scientist and more played by a talented string quartet.
After a wee stroll along the Portobello promenade, sit down at one of the outdoor tables at The Beach House Cafe (weather permitting), which is pretty much right on the beach. The café offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks for those looking for something a bit more substantial, as well as freshly baked bread daily, as well as cakes, sorbets and gelatos made from scratch. It does get really busy during sunny days, and tables can be booked for the evening, however, it is first come first served during mornings and early afternoons.
Our wee pals at Fever have a stellar selection of events all through March, with concerts, food experiences, as well as tours and tastings. Go for a Taylor Swift-themed boozy brunch, go for a gin tasting at Lind & Lime Distillery or go for a wholesome meal at the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh. You can discover all that and so much more on Fever.