Mum’s the word this Sunday

Mum’s the word this Sunday

We’ve got your back this Mother’s Day. Here’s our list of restaurants to make sure you’re the favourite.

Hard to believe that this weekend we will be half way through Lent. Traditionally the middle Sunday of the season of fast and abstinence was eagerly awaited by servant girls who were given the day off to visit their mothers.

The girls took a gift of a simnel cake – a fruit cake decorated with marzipan – which also allowed the girls to share their new cooking skills.

Fast forward to 2016 and we find the tradition has evolved with sons and husbands now playing their part to make this special Sunday one to remember for Mums, Grans and even favourite aunts.

Irish Mammies have always received a little gentle mocking and come through some challenging times with flying colours.

Always good in a crisis, strict but fair, full of common sense and a heart of gold. No wonder it’s often so hard to get a table at a good restaurant on Mother’s Day (this Sunday, 6 March).

Here are a few Irish World favourites at which any little Irish mammy is sure to get the full cead mile failte


The craic, and the décor, are always good at The Crown in Cricklewood.

At the nearby Brent Tavern, Carlos will be waiting to greet you from noon.

At Ganley’s, home to an extensive private collection of All-Ireland, league and championship GAA medals, Charles and his team will have the Sunday carvery going between 12.00 and 7.00 pm.

Padraic at Tony’s Bar at 356 Willesden High Rd NW2 is serving Sunday lunch between 12.00 and 6.00 pm.

At The George in Kingsbury, 234 Church Lane, Kathleen and daughter Karen have a special Mother’s Day menu, three courses for £14.95 and a bottle of Prosecco for £9.95.

Jeanette will have a Sunday roast ready at Flyer’s Bar between 12.00 and 7.00 pm.

At Tir Chonaill Gaels clubhouse in Greenford, chef Darren is allowing all mums a free dessert on the house.

Pat, at The Sheephaven Bay around the corner from Camden Lock, will be serving Sunday roast until 8.00 pm

And at Leeds Irish Centre they will be serving a special Mother’s Day lunch from 1.30pm. Adults £17.50 and children £8.50 with family entertainment in the afternoon and evening’s entertainment by Frank McCaffrey.

We also love these special irish Mammies cards from


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