Of all the calendar-clutterers we have to put up with, Mothering Sunday (the 31st!) 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

Treat your mum to an afternoon to remember! Nothing is better than chocolate, except chocolate and booze! Get bubbly as you create your chocolatey treats - a crisp glass of Prosecco is included for every guest at Cocoa Crystal. All ingredients are completely organic and free from animal products, gluten and palm oil - that makes it healthy, right??

For fancy mum

Well worth forking out a few extra quid for, this Kemptown institution offers the perfect ambience that'll let mumma know you've gone all out. The Restaurant at Drakes dish out a wonderfully varied selection of plates, from decadent scallops and other seafood to a tempting array of delicious meat and meat-free options. Go on, she deserves it. 

For brunchy mum

In the much loved neighbourhood of Kemptown, you’ll find a real local’s cafe with a penchant for top-notch grub. Weather permitting, grab a seat in Morris & Jaques' south facing tropical garden and tuck into an exceptional brunch from their all-day menu. Or make your brunch boozy with a little glass of vino, we won’t tell! 

For posh mum

She deserves the best, so book her in for the afternoon tea at the iconic Proud Country House. Enjoy a gentle stroll through the Grade 2 listed parkland before popping into Stanmer House's Source. This new addition to the kitchen serve up afternoon tea's that mummy dear will just love. 

For the mum with a spicy palette 

Grab your ma 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. 

For crafty mum

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. 

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 the fish enthusiast mum

Any fish enthusiasts around? How do you feel about an indulgent four-course fish menu, a dessert and a glass of Kir Royale to celebrate Mother's Day (or even just because it sounds amazingly appetising)? The Perfect Plum are exactly what you're looking for. 

For meat-dodging mummy

Jaldee Jaldee offers authentic homemade vegetarian and vegan street food from different regions across India and East Africa. This Mother's Day, dive into the quintessential Indian tapas experience: The thali.

Published -14th March 2019