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. Of all the calendar-clutterers we have to put up with, Mothering Sunday (the 31s March) is wholly legit and deserves your undivided attention.

After all, 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 or a fun day out once in a while. The hard part comes when you need to pick somewhere to take her – after all, we're spoilt for choice here in Cardiff! 

Luckily for you, we've done the hard part, rounding up the best foodie deals and events for you and your Ma to enjoy together. Whatever her vice, whether she's a crafty creative Mum or a gin loving tipsy Mum, we've got the Wriggle for you both. Some of these ace Wriggles are on actual Mothering Sunday; some of them are just before or a few days later – 'cos let's be real – Mums aren't just for Mother's Day; they're for life.

So without further ado, here it is: Wriggle's guide to the best Wriggles in Cardiff to go on with mum, the number one woman in your life. 

If the Mum in your life is a bit of a foodie with a penchant for the finer things in life, she'll love a Wriggle at Stanley's Bistro. This intimate restaurant serves up the finest French cuisine in a cosy yet sophisticated setting. The traditional menu at Stanley's includes all the quintessential classics your Mère could wish for, from glorious baked camemberts to succulent steaks, bouillabaisse, crème brûlée and more. Choose a bottle of fine wine and raise a glass to Mama in style!

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Does Madre fancy herself as a bit of a coffee aficionado? Help her take her caffeine addiction to the next level, with this brilliant barista training course for two people. Book up this Wriggle and you and Mum will be heading down to the Kings of Coffee, Little Man Garage, to get trained up as proper coffee professionals. You'll learn everything you need to become fully fledged baristas: from latte art to extracting an espresso and more – you will both be pros once the course is completed.

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Got a Mum who loves a tipple? She's gonna love this boozy brunch Wriggle at Bara Menyn, complete with bottomless prosecco. You and Mama will shoose from a glorious array of brunch dishes, and then add in unlimited bubbles (or 6 bottles of beer if you'd prefer) for a whole hour and a quarter! After all, nothing screams 'celebration' quite like bubbles!

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If your Mum has got exotic tastes and loves a holiday, then this fabulously fun event will be right up her street. Traders in Llandaf are hosting a brilliantly boozy Cuban rum and food tasting, where you and your Mama will get to try six different Cuban rums from the Ron Cubay Rum range, including the infamous Ron Cubay 1870 – bound to impress any Mama who loves a rum! The drinks tasting will be perfectly paired with some tasty Cuban inspired tapas dishes – perfect!

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What Mother wouldn't be delighted to be treated to a full blown Indian feast this March? Purple Poppadom is an elegant fine dining space in Canton, boasting the heavenly flavours of Southern India: curry leaf, coconut, mustard seeds – this is a world away from your typical 'curry house'. Treat Mum to an indulgent spread of fabulous food – it's the least you can do!

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Cardiff’s first 100% vegan restaurant is run by cheerful chappie, Adam, who also happens to be a Hare Krishna monk, and is a brilliant option for you and your plant-based Mum. Grab a Wriggle and you'll both be able to feast upon seriously tasty meat-free burgers, thick, unctuous milkshakes and smoothies, and properly crispy, golden fries.

Read more about For Vegan Mum: Delicious Plant-Based Burger Feast @ Anna Loka

With quirky décor and ambient lighting, this is a fabulous destination for you and your cocktail loving Mama. The Libertine has got an epic array of properly dramatic drinks for you both to choose from – from smoking to flaming, sparkling to shimmering cocktails, this truly is one breathtaking menu. Nab a couple of Wriggles and treat Mum to the works – after all, she deserves to let her hair down over a few drinks for all the work she put in dragging you up!

Read more about For Cocktail Loving Mum: Smoking, Show-stopping Cocktail Flights @ The Libertine

If you've got a fun loving Mum who likes nothing more than getting the family together over a competitive board game, this Wriggle at the brilliant Chance & Counters is going rock her world! The first dedicated board gaming cafe in the city, you and your Ma are guaranteed to have an absolute stormer of a time with a trip to Chance & Counters – although Wriggle won't be held responsible for any ensuing family feuds or relationship breakdowns after a heated game...

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If your Mum fancies herself as a bit of a rum connoisseur, this Wriggle will be bang on. Penny Royal have made a bit of a name for themselves with their now infamous 'Rum Diaries' events, and this particular night takes things to the next level. On the night, you and your Mum will sample rums from the magnificent Appleton range, at a tasting hosted by Brand Ambassador Joseph St. Clair-Ford. On the night, you'll sample over £1000 worth of different rums, but tickets are an absolute steal for a once in a lifetime tasting, at only £32.

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Take your Mum and her tastebuds on a sensational holiday this Mother's Day, with a stunning Japanese feast from Yakitori #1. If you and your Mama are into sushi, then the sashimi platters here are an exercise in precisely executed simplicity, whilst the maki rolls are beautifully decorated with bright orange fish roe and seaweed fronds. The soba noodles are loaded with plenty of tasty toppings, the vegetable tempura is served in the lightest of batters, and the golden gyoza are stuffed with fragrant fillings. In an area which is dominated by chain restaurants, Yakitori #1 is a beacon of quality independence.

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Published -18th March 2019