Mother's Day

BC reader Chitro asks:

Can you please post a question on BC about any ideas for Mother's Day lunches? I've scouted round a few websites, but cannot find anything much (i.e. Mother's Day special as opposed to regular Sunday lunch).

Suggestions please.

33 comments:

fong said...

Last year the London Particular did a Mother's Day afternoon tea which was very nice. Not sure if they will do this again though

Tamsin said...

Wherever you are at lunchtime consider coming along to the "Pleasing Poems Chosen by You" event in the Telegraph Hill Festival in the evening. In acknowledgement of the date one of the two main themes is motherhood (the other being a quick trot through English history - with a few cat poems in the middle).

Like "Poetry Please" - which inspires the format - you can put in requests and so make it really personal.

BrockleyKate said...

Ask Babur? They do themed lunches quite often. Great restaurant, too.

Ben said...

Brockley doesn't have any proper restaurants, there are some nice ones in Honor Oak Park though and a couple of ok Turkish ones in New Cross.

Anonymous said...

Mothers Day 3-course meal at Top Chef.

Anonymous said...

Blackheath village, you'll have to move fast everywhere gets booked up.

Penny said...

Chapters in Blackheath has a special Mothers Day menu. Lovely place and lovely food!

Brockley Nick said...

I lucked out at Franklins in East Dulwich a few years ago - turned up on the day (admittedly pretty early, about 12pm) and got a nice little table on Mother's Day.

Wouldn't advise you to wing it though.

Ben H said...

Rocca in Dulwich village is a great Italian, best to book now.

Bit further afield but worth the journey for the pizza is La Luna in Walworth.

Ben H said...

Rocca in Dulwich village is a great Italian, best to book now.

Bit further afield but worth the journey for the pizza is La Luna in Walworth.

Chitro said...

Thank you all. Much appreciated

Tressilliana said...

I don't know if they do a Mother's Day special but Le Querce is very good. You'd definitely need to book.

Name said...

The best thing we can do for our mother's is save the NHS from health hustlers. Please write to Joan Ruddock MP.

Brockley Nick said...

@Name - I will tell that to the various mothers that I am responsible for on Sunday.

Sorry mum, no card or present, but the best thing I can do for you is to protect the NHS, so you'll be delighted to hear that I've written to Joan Ruddock. Happy Mother's Day!

Fast but late said...

I'm taking my mum to see one of the guys from the fast show do a stand up gig at the Amersham Arms Happy Mondays' comedy night.

Its a day late but it should hopefully put a smile on her face.

Tamsin said...

Joan Ruddock's on board (in theory) it's get in touch with your friends and relatives in the Tory and Lib.Dem constituencies for them to hassle their MPs - and still sign the DirectGov. petition - top of the board with over 170,000 signatures, but no comment from the government. Which rather shows up just what they think of the whole PR gimmick which is that particular website.

And, yes, Nick, it is the best thing you can do for anyone who does not intend to die suddenly of a heart attack or stroke at the peak of their powers without having go go into hospital or receive any healthcare.

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, alright Tamsin, spare me.

old mother hubbard said...

lunch in the barge followed by a drunken shouting match with the local chavs, er, cough, Brockley residents, might be distracting for an elderly mother

Tamsin said...

Believe me, I have spared you! A lot more that could be said. But just a couple of paragraphs agreeing with "Name".

Brockley Nick said...

@Tamsin

I think by your and name's reasoning, any thread would benefit from the plaintiff cry "won't somebody think of the nurses" but that would be silly.

"A green chain walk? The best walk you could do would be up to Parliament to protest the changes!"

"Tradespeople recommendations? The best recommendation I have for any tradesperson is that they lobby their MPs about this NHS stuff."

"Brockley Central drinks? The only drink you need is to drink-in the wonder of our marvellous NHS system and make sure it's protected."

Why bother talking about anything else? 24/7 NHS chat.

But hang-on, who's this? It's Mr 'First World Problems' to give you a dose of your own medicine by reminding you that most people in the developing world don't even have access to basic healthcare, so how dare you fret over such trivialities as a management reorganisation of the NHS.

And so on, ad-absurdum.

Anonymous said...

@Brockley Nick

Don't be silly, nobody wants every post to be about the NHS. Every post should also be about the Telegraph Hill Festival.

Name said...

Nick, I jumped on this thread because it was at the top, purely pragmatic but it does make sense. A non privatised NHS is the gift that keeps giving.

And yes Tamsin is more correct, contact Lib Dem MPs and politely urge them to consider voting down the bill.

Whitie said...

Yes but what about the house prices?

Tamsin said...

@Anon - not every post about the Telegrpah Hill Festival.

I considered it, but deliberately didn't jump on the Tea Dance for little people thread with informtion about the half dozen events for children next Thursday, as with the info in the school bags and programme enough people will probably turn up to make the events work and I don't want to incur unecessary flak. If it means that BC readers remain unaware of things on their doorstep that might be of interest - tough.

Lou Baker said...

Tamsin are her lefty cronies are seriously misguided.

Pantomime Dame Joan is clueless.

The NHS urgently needs reform. It is run
almost entirely for the benefit of the people who
work in it - the patients are too often treated as an inconvenience.

There is one special thing about the NHS - the principle behind it. That healthcare should be largely free at the point of delivery. That principle is sound and we should all support it.

(Incidentally, I say treatment should be largely free because I, personally, would stop treating lifestyle related conditions at taxpayers' expense until the patient takes steps to tackle the underlying problem themselves).

The problem with people like Tamsin is that they try to scare you. They don't really understand what's planned - but they hear reform (and they don't like reform) and they start spreading rumours that Andrew Lansley wants to kill your children. It's mad.

We all have NHS horror stories. My grandmother died having caught a 'hospital superbug.' Her treatment was ghastly. My father also had appalling treatment before he died. On a personal level, I was misdiagnosed by an NHS doctor and almost died as a result. Now just trying to get an appointment with my GP is a trauma. They fit in around a schedule that suits them (and the unemployed) and not the rest of us.

I don't doubt there is something special about the NHS. And I don't doubt the reforms are imperfect. But changing the NHS into an organisation fit for 2012 is a reform that's needed. And this pathetic negative scaremongering by Tamsin and co seeks to shut off all debate. They should be ashamed of themselves - but maybe they'll only realise that if they're left to
die alone on a trolley in a cold and filthy corridor of this organisation they hero worship.

Anonymous said...

Of you disagree with someone, learn to constructively criticise. You continually reveal yourself to be a person devoid of any understanding of,well, anything really.

Tamsin said...

Won't bother to repeat < this thread > here. Those interested can go there - and watch Louise Irvine's video I link to. I was convinced by her passionate concern - and she does understand the reforms.

Only need to add that if I was simply a "lefty" I would not write of a "Union stranglehold" on work practices.

Apologies as I was going to leave the issue - but Lou's total misrepresentation of my views did need a short answer.

NAT said...

@ Tamsin, subtleties of this nature cannot be accomodated in the Lou Baker world view.

His disappointment and perplexity as the world revealed stubbornly refuses to conform to tabloid stereotypes is what makes him such good value.

Anonymous said...

Back on to the topic of Mother's Day lunches, I've just received an email from Babur that they are doing a special Mother's Day Sunday buffet lunch (some special stuff on top of their normal Sunday buffet). It is £16.

Presumably they aren't fully booked up yet.

patrick1971 said...

I dined at the Brockley Jack last night and it is promoting a special Mother's (Mothers' -?) Day menu.

Tamsin said...

Go back to the original and you don't have to worry about the apostrophe - "Mothering Sunday".

The day in the year above all other That every child should spend with its mother. One of the few holidays that young teenagers "in service" had to go home for a rare visit, picking flowers on the way and being greeted with simnel cake and frumenty. (According to the Christian Year Cookbook.)

Anonymous said...

or hop on the Overground to the Yellow House opposite Surrey Quays station - Jamie and his crew do a fantastic job
http://www.theyellowhouse.eu/

Rob said...

I'm with Lou....

Glad someone had the balls to say it.

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