I get a bit spoilt on Mother’s day with chocolates, flowers and cookbooks. I feel so lucky and grateful that it’s often a bit ’emosh’, as they say. This year we had a wonderful lunch at The Barn Coworth Park hotel in Surrey. The atmosphere was bustling with families large and small. So, not the sort of place you have to stick out your pinky-finger, but more like you are sitting at a big kitchen table that happens to have extremely nice wine glasses…
The Mother’s Day set menu was on a hefty clip board, setting the scene and making me feel this was going to be a robust and homely feast.
The view from our table. It’s all relaxed elegance. Like, you can dress down, in a cashmere cardigan kinda way.
The bread has arrived and we are all starved so there’s no delay in diving in. The bread is soft and flavoursome.
Olives served in a little cup match the rustic charm of the barn.
Time to peek into the open kitchen. The chefs look ultra organised. It’s really fun to watch them as you nibble away the olives.
Starter of scallops, cauliflower, pistachio and raisins was fabulous. Those scallops were so so soft.
Cheers, my little darling!
Lots of love going round the table.
Oh my gosh, this beef was so melt in the mouth and… well, beefy! Hands down the best Yorkshire pudding ever (apologies to my brother-in-law who does a really good one!).
Charlotte went for the Berry pavlova, which she went into raptures about.
I went for the rhubarb crumble with ginger ice-cream. Heaven.
All full and happy. Mum’s get given a flower pot as you leave. Pleeease can I have a photo with my ‘munchkins’ before we leave.
There you go! Happy Mum and happy tums.
We would recommend lunch at The Barn Coworth Park Hotel, especially on Mother’s Day!
Other places we would recommend for Mother’s Day (south UK)