Mother’s Day Treats

Mother’s Day is here and it’s time to give Bedford mums a treat. Yep, Sunday 31 March is Mother’s Day and here are some ideas on how you can spoil your mum in and around Riverside Bedford.

Something sweet

Indulge mum’s sweet tooth with a trip to the New York inspired Treat St. With a range of high-quality desserts on offer you can tuck into everything from crêpes to cookies, waffles to sundaes. Wash it all down with a cup of tea, something alcoholic, or a milkshake!

Mamma Mia

Italians know a thing or two about spoiling mum, so take advantage of Zizzi’s three-course Mother’s Day set menu for £19.95 (30-31 March). With vegan, vegetarian, non-gluten, non-dairy, and under 600 Kcals meals available, there’s something for everyone, from Wild Boar Meatballs to a Vegan Rustica Zucca Pizza.

Steak out!

At Miller & Carter you can dine in on their a la carte menu on Sunday 31 March and get £10 off a bottle of Moet & Chandon; or, if mum lives too far away, why not treat her to a Miller & Carter Mother’s Day gift card which can be delivered direct to her door?

Lounging it

Overlook the River Ouse and chill out with your mum at Albero Lounge. There’s a range of gluten-free, vegan and children’s meals available from sandwiches and paninis, to burgers and tapas. Main meals include macaroni cheese and bacon (£9.50) and bang bang chicken (£11.95).

Say it with flowers…

Flowers always go down well, so here’s a selection of Bedford-based florists that will make up a splendid Mother’s Day bouquet for you. Daisy May florists;  Bedford Florist;’s_Day.aspx and the Harpur Centre Florist – perfect for picking up as you head down to Riverside for lunch or a drink.

…or let mum choose for herself

Why not let mum choose her own present by giving her a Love Bedford Voucher? She can spend these in 270 local businesses including hairdressers, beauty salons, bars, restaurants and cafes.

Spice it up

Put a zip into your Mother’s Day celebrations when you order from a wide variety of Asian-inspired foods, from curry to donburi, and ramen to salad. With kids menus and vegan options available you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Spirited celebrations

Is your mum partial to a nice G&T? Then take her along to Toast and treat her to a gin or two. Or, if that’s not her tipple, choose from an incredible selection of bourbons, rums, vodkas, tequilas, whiskies and other spirits. Add a sharing platter or with try something else from the bar menu like Top Banana Gourmet Toast!

Putting mum up

Don’t have room to put mum up for the weekend? No worries. You could always book a room at the Riverside Bedford Premier Inn. Prices start from £32 a night and you can also take advantage of the on-site thyme Bar & Grill restaurant.

Give mum a laugh

Acclaimed comedian Carl Hutchinson will be performing his new stand-up show, I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This, at the Bedford Corn Exchange on 30 March. Carl will be covering topics from buying a house to raising children.

Seeing stars

Vue Cinema Riverside Bedford boasts 7 screens packed with great movies. The big release this week is Dumbo, starring Colin Farrel, Eva Green and Danny Devito. This ever-popular story has been directed by Tim Burton.

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