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March 13, 2023

It will be Mother’s Day on Sunday. Why not say thanks by making a meal of it?

It doesn’t have to be this Sunday but treating Mum to afternoon tea or dinner somewhere swish would be a thoughtful way of showing how much you appreciate her.

We have listed five suggestions but there are many more among our Big Deals.

Of course, if past experience has taught that you are pants at guessing what your Mum would really like then 5pm gift vouchers can make everything easy.

£22 for Afternoon Tea for 2 at Heavenly Desserts, Glasgow City Centre

Always reckoned your Mum was an angel? Take her to Heavenly Desserts.

Always reckoned your Mum was an angel? Take her to Heavenly Desserts.

What’s Included

Indulgent afternoon tea for 2

Selection of sweet treats, scones & savoury sandwiches

Choice of tea or coffee

Available 7 days

City-centre dessert restaurant

Founded in 2008, Heavenly Desserts is known as the home of luxury desserts in the UK.

This restaurant recently opened on Sauchiehall Street and is already getting rave reviews on TikTok.

Expect stunning, lavish interiors with gold and marble décor with sleek velvet seating.

Indulgent afternoon tea for two

This Big Deal is for two people to have a delicious afternoon tea:

Sweet Finery

French macarons

Fine pistachio baklava

Mini chocolate & pistachio tarts

Mini lemon, white chocolate & raspberry tarts

Scones & Strawberries

Warm fruit scones with fruit preserves, clotted cream & fresh strawberries

Savoury Finger Sandwiches

Smoked salmon, cream cheese & dill

Brie with honey fig chutney & baby spinach

Egg mayonnaise & cress

Afternoon tea is served with one hot drink and one iced drink each.

Available seven days a week, this Big Deal would be ideal for a treat for Mum.

£75 for Oysters, Lobster Roll, Small Plates & Bottle of Wine for 2 at Fat Lobster, Glasgow

What do they serve at Fat Lobster? There is a clue in the title.

What do they serve at Fat Lobster? There is a clue in the title.

What’s Included

Newly-opened seafood restaurant

Fat Lobster dining experience for 2

Oysters, lobster roll & small plates

Bottle of wine

Amazing reviews

Newly-opened seafood restaurant

Since opening its doors in early summer 2022, Fat Lobster on Hope Street serves up a menu of locally sourced seafood and organic wine.

From the team behind Tabac, the restaurant has a similar relaxed vibe. Expect a stylish, contemporary space to enjoy some delicious seafood.

Seafood dining experience

This Big Deal is for the Fat Lobster dining experience for two people. Begin with six oysters to share, followed by your choice of hot or cold lobster roll, then pick any three plates between two.

Your meal will be served with a bottle of wine and is available Sunday and Tuesday to Friday from January until the end of March 2023, making it the ideal gift for any seafood fans in your life.

Wonderful reviews

Fat Lobster has received plenty of praise from customers for both the quality of food and amazing service. Here are a couple of recent reviews:

‘Absolutely loved my anniversary meal here last night. The food was unreal especially the lobster roll but to be honest the staff were the highlight for me, super friendly and hilarious.’

‘Everything about the food is ridiculously good. The only reason we never ordered more is because we literally couldn’t eat anything else. Amazing. The service from start to finish was outstanding, can’t do enough for you. We will be back for sure.’

If she likes seafood then this Big Deal has Mum written all over it. Bear in mind the end of March validity.

£37 for Afternoon Tea with Eden Mill Gin & Tonic for 2 at Red Sky Bar within Radisson RED, Glasgow

Red Sky at night is always a delight at Radisson Red.

Red Sky at night is always a delight at Radisson Red.

What’s Included

Delicious afternoon tea

Eden Mill Love G&T each

Riverside rooftop bar with panoramic views

Finnieston Quay location

Stylish rooftop bar

Offering panoramic views of the Clyde, Hydro and Armadillo, the Sky Bar at Radisson RED is Glasgow’s first rooftop bar. It is safe to say that it’s a very scenic spot for swapping gossip and tucking into scones covered with lashings of clotted cream. Main pic shows the bar.

When you make your way up to the top, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Radisson RED’s very own Boston Terrier, Baxter, who might be there to greet you with his little waggy tail.

Afternoon tea with drink

This Big Deal for an afternoon tea for two is available from April to June 2023.

As up to three purchases (six people) can be used at one time, it would be ideal for taking Mum out with the family.

Delicious selection

The Red Sky Bar’s afternoon tea menu can change seasonally, but here is a sample of what you can expect:

Asian-style confit duck & plum sauce served in a bao bun

Smoked bacon & sweet maple doughnut

Southern fried crispy chicken, topped on a hot waffle with barbecue sauce

Sage, pork & apple sausage roll

A spoonful of hot smoked salmon on a bed of tasty RED quinoa

Classic Strawberry milkshake with retro pink candy floss topper

Fruit scone served with strawberry jam and Chantilly cream

Strawberry & Prosecco jelly pot

Mini RED velvet cake

Served with an Eden Mill Love Gin & Tonic each, it sounds pretty darn epic to us!

Happy guests

‘We visited the Sky Bar and were amazed. Fabulous views, great service and a really fun time. We even got to meet the gorgeous hotel puppy. Thank you Radisson RED.’

Give your Mum a sky high afternoon tea with this tasty Big Deal.

Edinburgh Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea + Optional Fizz or Cocktails with Red Bus Bistro; from £59.50

Return ticket to afternoon tea on the Red Bus Bistro.

Return ticket to afternoon tea on the Red Bus Bistro.

What’s Included

90 minute Edinburgh bus tour

Afternoon tea for 2, 3 or 4 people

Optional Prosecco or pot of Gin Cocktail

Unlimited tea & coffee

Ideal Mother’s day gift

Vintage Routemaster bus tour

Think you know Edinburgh? Hop on board today’s Big Deal from Red Bus Bistro and see the city from a whole new perspective.

Touring the city in a converted 1966 Routemaster bus, the Red Bus Bistro drives passengers between iconic Edinburgh landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriar’s Bobby and Holyrood Palace.

Delicious afternoon tea & optional drinks

En route, you will tuck into a delicious afternoon tea. Look forward to a selection of finger sandwiches, mini rolls or wraps, and quiches.

Of course there will be a selection of petit fours and cakes, as well as traditional scones with fresh whipped cream and jam. All washed down with as much tea and coffee as you can drink.

And, if you fancy something a little stiffer, there is the option to add a chilled glass of Prosecco or a gin pot-tail each.

Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor

“This is certainly different from the usual hop on and off bus. The staff are extremely friendly and want to make sure you have the best experience possible. We went on a rainy day and a member of the team Elaine kept wiping the condensation from the front window to ensure our view was not blocked, what more can you ask for! Would highly recommend the elderflower gin pot it’s amazing. Oh and of course the food is tremendous.”

Take Mum for a spin with this Big Deal from the Red Bus Bistro. They also run in Glasgow.

£45 for 4 Courses + Cocktail for 2 at Barolo, Glasgow

Four courses and a cocktail mean a greatnight at Barolo.

Four courses and a cocktail mean a greatnight at Barolo.

What’s Included

4 course Italian meal for 2

Cocktail each on arrival

TripAdvisor award

Stylish city centre dining

Available 7 days

Authentic Italian dining

Winner of a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award, Barolo is a firm Glasgow favourite.

Try out today’s Big Deal for a four course meal for two with a cocktail each, available seven days a week.

The VIP menu

Your meal will begin with stuzzichino – a savoury pizza doughnut, tomato sugo, fresh basil & Grana Padano.

Starters will include choices such as calamari with spring onion, garlic, chilli and ginger mayo, or the crocchette di manzo, beef ragu with ‘nduja and mozzarella fritta with San Marzano dipping sauce.

Feast on main courses such as pizza Parmigiana – soft sourdough stone-baked pizza, San Marzano sugo, fior di latte mozzarella, aubergine and basil, or the mafalde rosse, Italian sausage, ricotta cream, ‘nduja, red onion, roasted red peppers, pecorino Romano and mafalde pasta.

Choose from desserts such as the tiramisu classico, Savoyard biscuits dipped in strong espresso coffee and mascarpone egg yolk cream or the panna cotta with white chocolate and strawberry, extra virgin olive oil, basil, black pepper and lemon.

Each guest will also get a cocktail each, choosing from a cucumber spritz, Frangelico sour or frozen limoncello.

Loved by 5pm customers

‘Absolutely brilliant! My favourite place to eat because the food is delicious, the service is good and the staff are very friendly and helpful. A fab night. 5/5’

You could use this Big Deal to take Mum out for dinner or she could use it to take a friend out for a catch-up.