It's that time of year again; the time when we all show a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t to our mums and thank them for putting up with us. With the best gift of all ... FOOD! 

With so many amazing restaurants in our wee town, the tricky bit is deciding where to take her, am I right? Luckily we've done the hard work for you and lined up these premium foodie and events deals for you and your Ma to enjoy together.

Treat your mum to an afternoon to remember! Start with 3 simple ingredients from the finest raw Criollo cacao. Learn the science behind tempering and playfully remix your handmade chocolate on marble slabs, using professional equipment and techniques. Your expert tutor will guide you through the facts, history and secrets of cacao. Most excitingly, you can take your customised Cocoa Crystal chocolates home! Nothing is better than chocolate, except chocolate and booze! Get bubbly as you create your treats - a crisp glass of Prosecco is included for every guest. All ingredients are completely organic and free from animal products, gluten and palm oil - that makes it healthy, right??

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Two words: Bottomless. Lunch. Yep, that's what we're talking about here. The Restaurant at Drakes is inviting you and mum for a glorious, heart-warming and simply delicious weekend bottomless lunch. What better to go with delightful food than Prosecco or Bloody Marys? We have the answer to that: Two hours of bottomless, free-flowing prosecco or Bloody Marys! If you're not that keen on alcoholic drinks, no worries: Virgin Marys are also available! This lavish lunch comes in different shapes and sizes, you get to choose between one, two, or three courses. The perfect treat for mummy dearest.

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Join the fabulous Pottery & Pints team at The Shakespeare's Head, Brighton for a two-hour pottery on the wheel workshop where you and mum will learn to create your very own hand-built piece! Pottery & Pints' experienced ceramics tutor will be teaching the basic skills of how to "throw" a pot on the potters wheel, guiding you as you make your very own piece. After your piece is made, you can pick a colour from a wide range of glazes, cobalts and oxides for your bowl to be glazed, and return to The Shakespeare's Head in approximately 2-3 weeks to pick up your finished work in a personalised gift box. Your ticket includes: the materials, along with the firing and glazing costs of one piece and the first drink is on the house too. Choose any wine, beer or cider from the special P&P menu on arrival.

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Holy Pepperoni! If your ma's a bit of a pizza aficionado then this bottomless pizza brunch has your name all over it. Cosmic Pizza Co. have launched at The West Hill Tavern and are offering you lucky Wrigglers the chance to indulge in one of their extra special brunch pizzas with unlimited booze to wash it all down. There's meaty, veggie and vegan options and you'll also get your pick of bottomless seasonal mimosas, Prosecco or Bloody Marys for 1.5 hours of "flow till you go" fun. Now that’s what we call a pizza party!

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Grab a loved one and Wriggle over to Brighton’s Lanes for the ultimate Curry Leaf Cafe dining experience. This is your opportunity to get the full works and tuck into some unbelievably good Indian fare. You and your partner-in-dine will start off with a delicious plate of flavoured poppadoms with homemade chutneys and dips (vegan friendly!). You'll also enjoy a starter each (why not half-and-half them for a taste of both?). Next, you'll feast on two of their award-winning curries, and believe us when we say these beauties are absolute game changers. Each curry comes with its own delicious sides such as rice, naans, thorans and daal. Along with your banquet, depending on which Wriggle you chose, you’ll also get 2x soft drinks of choice (The Mango Lassi and Kombucha are really special) or 2x alcoholic drinks (includes pints of draught beer and 175ml glasses of house wine).

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Afternoon tea by the seaside once involved trying not to sully the fancy hotel linen in front of the judgmental bellhops. No more. Mini sandwiches, quiches, scones and a glass of fizz? Check. Nifty prohibition touches (gin cocktails served in a brushed chrome teapot)? Check. The chance to slip on some Jazz-age vintage garms as you sup? Check. Metrodeco has decided to team their cream teas with a choice of either G&Ts or tea-based cocktails with plenty of sandwiches and cake to line the stomach and make you smile.

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A recent addition to Brighton & Hove's teeming food and drink scene, Jaldee Jaldee offers authentic homemade vegetarian and vegan street food from different regions across India and East Africa. With recipes having been lovingly passed down from generation to generation, the aim is to create the same experience of enjoying delicious plates of mouth-watering food found on the bustling streets of India and East Africa right here on your doorstep. Wriggle over to Jaldee Jaldee and dive into the quintessential Indian tapas experience: The thali. They have created the perfect traditional Indian thali, a mouthwatering selection of authentic dishes offering an array of fresh flavours, textures and colours presented on a steel plate.

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Zafferelli's has reopened with a fresh new look and menu, inspired by the new owners grandmothers recipes. Offering classics such as pastas, pizzas Zafferelli's aims to please with comforting, home cooked food your nonna might have made years ago. The problem with Italian food is that one course just not enough! Luckily we have teamed up with the newly improved Zafferelli Restaurant who are offering three courses of their Italian fare for a 'Bellissimo' dinner!

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Published -13th March 2019