Of all the calendar-clutterers we have to put up with, Mothering Sunday (the 11th!) is wholly legit and deserves your undivided attention.

This woman literally made you from scratch in her tummy, then fed and clothed your sorry arse for two decades. She sure deserves to be treated to a nice meal once in a while. 

So here’s Wriggle’s guide to the best places in Brighton to take mum, the number one woman in your life. 


For sweet toothed mum

Enjoy a gentle stroll through the Grade 2 listed parkland before popping into Stanmer House's Source. This new addition to Proud Country House serve up afternoon tea's that mummy dear will just love. 

For fancy mum

Well worth forking out a few extra quid for, this Lanes institution and occasional celeb haunt (tell mum Judi Dench eats here), English’s have been serving up top-notch seafood for over 150 years. Go full-on three-course, or nibble at the dedicated oyster bar. 


For new-age mum

The self-styled ‘home of healthy indulgence’ is so Brighton it’s almost absurd. Treat mum Wai Kika Moo Kau to an the aromatic veggie chilli or all-day vegan fry among the casual stripped-down furniture and big-hearted earth-mother vibes.


For posh mum

She deserves the best, so book her in for the afternoon tea at seafront icon The Grand. The Victoria Terrace is a chic venue for (officially) one of the best afternoon teas in the country; finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and cakes for just under 30 quid, and there’s a spa if you fancy forking out...


For the mum with rare tastes 

Justly renowned as the best steak spot in town, The Coal Shed (sister venue of the equally fabulous Salt Room, and about to open its first outlet in London) is laying on an extra-special Sunday roast menu, with a free glass of fizz thrown in. 


For arty mum

The Painting Pottery Cafe invites diners to paint a plate or a bowl, and even have a crack at making a jug from scratch. Come up with a mum-friendly design, and on the big day this place will reward your effort with free tea and cake. 


For mums who flap

The jazz-age vibe of the killer brunch spot that is Metrodeco is made for a mum who digs Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. We suggest you and Ma make use of the dress-up rail and have a dance, while a fancy brushed-chrome teapot steams away on your table. Grab a cocktail to get you going!


For sporty mum

Something a bit different; any mum playing volleyball on the sandy courts of Yellowave on the big day gets treated to a free cake and cup of tea! Great if the weather’s nice. With an outdoor terrance, and a super-healthy paleo ham salad on the menu, you can both work up an appetite and some healthy competition.


For meat-dodging mummy

Food for Friends is hands-down the classiest vegetarian/vegan restaurant she’s ever eaten in. Treat your modern-eating mummy to the glories of colcannon with poached free range egg, or five spice crispy tofu in a refined, grown up, light corner spot in the heart of the Lanes.

Published -21st March 2017