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Emily’s Top 3 Mother’s Day wish list

A mum's Leicester Mother's Day.

As the mum of two daughters (13 and nine), I am always happy with their Mother’s Day offerings. Typically, they make me toast with at least five different toppings on the side, a funny homemade card from my eldest and approx. six homemade cards from my youngest.

Don’t get me wrong, I love it, and actually, I wouldn’t change a thing. However, if money wasn’t a) mine and b) they had some, here’s my personal picks for time treats with my girls in Leicester.


1.      The Belfry


The Belfry’s Mother’s Day offerings are really perfectly indulgent this year with traditional afternoon tea, a Restful Ritual Spa Day package is the ultimate Mother’s Day treat. Priced from £129 per person, the 50-minute Restful Ritual treatment, includes a relaxing full-body massage, a heated neck pillow and a tranquil scalp massage.

The revitalising day also includes full use of the hotel’s iconic Fire & Ice Experience, a 60-minute relaxation experience through a variety of biothermal rooms designed to invigorate the senses and enhance guests’ wellbeing.


If they were feeling really flush, I would love to add an overnight stay with the Suite Sunday package. The package includes a delicious three-course buffet-style menu, a bottle of wine in the room, a full English breakfast and late check out from just £240 per room. A mum can dream!


2.     Phoenix Cinema


I love going to the cinema so I would like them to take me to Leicester’s independent cinema this Mother’s Day as ‘Perfect Days’ is showing Wim Wenders’ highly anticipated return to fiction feature filmmaking which takes the writer-director to Tokyo to tell a story celebrating the hidden joys and minutiae of Japanese culture. 

The Observer calls it ‘achingly lovely’. The cinema’s Café is a personal favourite too and with the menu featuring my favourite dish, I even know what I would order! Fish ‘n Chips, of course.


3. Bistrot Pierre


I’d like a trip to Paris reaaaally, but seeing as their pocket money will not even remotely stretch that far, this lovely French Bistrot is my ideal substitute if I want to imagine I am there for a few hours.

This year’s Mother’s Day menu looks especially delicious. It’s a very reasonable three courses for £26.95 and having glanced at the menu I am dreaming I would go for Fricassée de Champignons, mushrooms on toasted sourdough with fresh tarragon (the herb of choice!), Boeuf Bourguignon (always) complete with pomme purée and honey-roasted carrots, followed by Pot au Chocolate, (naturally) and a nice glass (or two!) of the Corbières, red.

So, Rose and Edie and all those with parents and guardians out there, maybe take note of these for the future. Of course, I look forward to my lovely homemade things and to all those who have more than pocket money, you should treat your mum to my top picks this Mother’s Day.









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