The last couple Mother’s Days have been quite the non-event, so this year we’re taking every excuse to celebrate. At-home restaurant meal kits were a trend ignited by lockdown and kept much of the hospitality industry in business – and they’re still a great way to celebrate at home with a restaurant-worthy meal, without the bother of going out.
Mother’s Day is on 27 March this year, so we’ve rounded up 13 of the best Mother’s Day restaurant meal kits to pre-order now that will help you to celebrate your mum or the mother-figure in your life in style. Come on, let’s make them feel truly special – they deserve it…
The best Mother’s Day restaurant meal kits
Famous London steak restaurant Hawksmoor’s Sunday roast box includes a 35 day dry-aged roast rump for four and all the trimmings (roasties, gravy, Yorkshire puddings etc). If you have room, there’s sticky toffee pudding for dessert (and we always have room).
This three-course menu for two starts with mackerel fillets with pickled winter vegetables, followed by a main of cod with puy lentils, mashed potatoes and red wine sauce. There’s custard tart with Cornish clotted cream to finish.
Dishoom is a London staple by now, but you can bring the taste home, too. The Home Feast serves 2-3 people and contains the Bombay-style restaurant’s most-loved dishes: House Black Daal, Mattar Paneer, Lamb Sheekh Kababs, Murgh Malai, Bhel, Kachumber, Tawa Rotis, Mango Lassi and Gulkand Mess.
Rosa’s Thai Cafe
Pad Thai is Thailand’s national dish and a customer favourite at Rosa’s Thai Cafe. At £32.50 for four servings, this meal kit is excellent value.
The Good Egg
Serving mum breakfast in bed? Take things up a notch with The Good Egg’s signature shakshuka with either merguez sausage or halloumi (or both), scooped up with hunks of fluffy Israeli pita.
The price may seem steep but this meal kit (or rather feast) serves 4-6 people, so it balances out. The restaurant’s signature Lamb Shoulder Kari takes centre stage, supported by sides including Mutton Rolls, Bonemarrow Varuval and Dhal Kari.
Bocca Di Lupo
This three-course meal from award-winning Italian restaurant Bocca Di Lupo includes a starter of Tigelle with Pumpkin in Soar, then Venison Stracotto with Polenta and Green Asparagus with White Balsamic & Sliced Gran Padano for main and Nonna’s Alpine Apple Strudel for dessert.
Six by Nico
From the Six by Nico string of restaurants comes the Home by Nico range of meal kits. This box bring the sun-soaked spirit of Andalucia straight into your kitchen by way of dishes including gazpacho, flat iron steak with paprika butter and frijoles butifarra. Oh, and a bottle of red wine for good measure.
The high street restaurant staple brings its experienced menu to your home. Putting a French spin on the traditional Sunday roast, this meal kit contains beef sirloin, courgette gratinées and bordelaise sauce followed by lemon and armagnac posset for something sweet afterwards.
A much-loved (and award-winning) London bistro established since 1985, Andrew Edmunds is considered one of the last bastions of ‘Old Soho’. So you can expect delicious things from the confit duck supper meal kit, which comes with carrot and chestnut soup to start and apple sponge pudding to finish (plus handmade chocolate truffles for later).
Looking to do some baking with your mum this Mother’s Day? Shuk’s babka kit requires the perfect level of involvement that other baking kits sometimes lack – spreading the chocolate, rolling it all up and twisting it into the traditional babka shape is a bit messy and a lot of fun.
Plant-based organic restaurant Farmacy brings its seasonal, local produce straight to your home. This kit includes a chilli Mexican dish, loaded nachos, elote (traditional Mexican corn on the cob street food dish) and spicy chocolate cake.
From the tiny Covent Garden seafood restaurant, Parsons, comes this elegant three-course menu to enjoy at home. The sea trout en croûte is accompanied by dashi cream sauce and Avruga caviar, which is enjoyed after a parsley soup but before a dark chocolate ganache. Quite possibly the classiest meal you’ll ever enjoy in the comfort of your own home.