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Treat your Mum this Mothers Day

Mothers Day is this Sunday 11th March, a time to show the special ladies in your life how much you care and how appreciated they are. Make the day a memorable one and treat your mum to lunch at one of these restaurants on The Suffolk Coast.

The Crown at Woodbridge

FD - The Crown at Woodbridge - Roast Pork

Treat your mum to an indulgent lunch out on Mothering Sunday at The Crown at Woodbridge. The three-course menu will be served from 12pm until 8pm but book a table from 4pm onwards and children up to 12 years of age can eat for free from the kids’ menu. All mums will also receive a tempting little chocolate something to take back home.

Starters include an oak smoked salmon parcel, homemade ‘brawn’ pork terrine and a caramelised red onion and parmesan tart. For mains there’s a choice of two succulent roasts as well as fish and vegetarian dishes, while the tempting desserts include a steamed orange and white chocolate sponge or a lemon tart with meringue and citrus cream as well as a British cheese platter.

This special Mothering Sunday menu is priced at £35 per person for the three courses. The ‘kids eat for free’ offer is subject to a maximum of two children per adult and if you would like to make a night of it rooms are from £105 bed and breakfast for two sharing.

To book call The Crown at Woodbridge on 01394 384242, or visit 

Darsham Nurseries

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On Sunday 11th March, Chef Nicola will be offering a special Sunday lunch menu to honour the mums, grandmothers, aunties and godmothers. The beautiful cafe which is located within the nursery is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon. Wander around the plants, flowers, trees and homewares where you can also buy your mum a gift, before sitting down to a meal of roasted garlic chicken with delicious vegetable side dishes or heritage beetroot tarte tatin. Finish your meal with rhubard, blood orange and almond mess.

To see the full menu, click here:

The menu is £28 per head or £25 per head for the vegetarian option. A £10 deposit per diner is required at the time of booking.

To book call 01728 667022.

Ivy House Country Hotel

TTDA - Ivy House Country Hotel - Restaurant

With views of the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads, your mum will love being treated to a meal at Ivy House Country Hotel. There are two restaurants to choose from; the hotel's restaurant and the Cooked Barn each boasting a delicious 3-course menu. All mums that dine will also receive a pot plant as a gift!

In the restaurant, choose from chicken liver pate, prawn cocktail or goats cheese crostini for starter; fillet of salmon, roast beef, roast loin of pork or vegetable Wellington for main and finish your meal with vanilla cheesecake or warm chocolate brownie. The menu £22.50 for adults and £10 for children.

In the Crooked Barn there's duo of soup, salmon and prawn tian, chicken asparagus terrine or Portabella stuffed mushroom to start; fillet of herb crusted cod, roast beef, stuffed chicken breast and beetroot and basil risotto for main and an assiette of desserts to finish. £32.95 for adults and £15 for children. 

To see both menus, click here:

To book call 01502 501353 or email

Kesgrave Hall

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You can enjoy a special Mothers Day afternoon tea in The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall near Ipswich on both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March. The afternoon's events start at 2pm with a glass of fizz, followed by a full afternoon tea at 2.30pm and entertainment from fantastic local singer Casper Clarke.

Tickets for this special event are priced at £25.00 per person, with under 12s £12.50.

To book, either call 01473 333741 or book online at

Oakfired at The Royal Oak

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Mums eat free at Oakfired at The Royal Oak in Beccles this Mothers Day! The Italian restaurant which was recognised by the Pizza Pasta and Italian Food Assiciation for excellence with a Gold Award for Best Independent Pizzeria, Eastern Region, is offering a free oak-fired pizza when you buy 3 others.

The traditional Neopolitan pizzas are made and cooked in their wood-fired oven using fresh handmade dough; choose from Oakies (Spicy salami, garlic, chilli flakes, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella, pancetta, shaved Grana Padano, oil), Italian, Pepper Pig, Benedicts, Chicken Diavola and Four Cheeses plus the 'pasta of the day'. 

Mouth-watering desserts include gelato, lemon tiramisu, warm chocolate brownie, pannacotta and affogato. 

There's also an excellent Italian wine list, local real ales, beers and cider to accompany your meal. 

To book call 01502 710111 or email

Lounge & The Terrace at The Spa Pavilion

FD - The Lounge and The Terrace - Restaurant

There's fabulous food and drink on offer at The Lounge and The Terrace at Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe this Mothers Day. Throughout the day you can choose from gorgeous home-made cakes, a traditional Sunday Roast from £10.95, fish & chips and a wide choice of other dishes for all the family including authentic thin-crust pizzas and pasta. For something a bit lighter, there's also a traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes (booking in advance required). 

To book call 01394 336336.

If you 're struggling for a gift idea, why not buy your mum tickets to one of the many shows coming up this Spring including FastLove; The Music of George Michael, The Drifters Live in Concert and Forbidden Nights! to name but a few.

Suffolk Food Hall

FD - Cookhouse Restaurant - Restaurant and view

Admire the magnificent views as you settle down to a delicious brunch or late lunch in the Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall. After you've filled your mum's basket with a selection of foodie treats, you can enjoy a 2 or 3 course meal with dishes including cream of cauliflower soup, cold poached skate salad, ham hock terrine, or chicory and endive salad for starter. Followed by your choice of roast beef, roast loin of pork, fillet of gilthead bream or wild mushroom tart for main and to finish; sticky toffee pudding, warm chocolate brownie with praline ice cream, rhubarb fool or a selection of Suffolk cheese, cheese biscuits, red onion marmalade, grapes and celery

The set menu is £21.50 for 2-courses or £26.50 for 3-courses.

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Urban Jungle

FD - Urban Jungle Cafe - Afternoon Tea

Sit amongst the palms and vines and treat your mum to lunch or afternoon tea at The Urban Jungle Cafe after 3pm in Beccles.

The delectable afternoon tea includes bruschettas, sweet treats and cakes, sprinkled with edible flowers and all gluten free (not that you would know it!) with unlimited tea and coffee plus a glass of Prosecco for £19.95. There are cocktails on the menu too, and you can find the perfect gift for your mum in the cafe or nursery; with everything on offer from cushions, throws and rugs to plants, succulents and trees!

To book call 01502 559103

The White Lion

FD - The White Lion - Afternoon Tea

Celebrate Mothers and all they do at the White Lion Hotel on Aldeburgh’s seafront. Treat mum to a delicious lunch with the family in the hotel’s relaxed and informal Brasserie Bleue, which will feature roast leg of Alde Valley mutton, roasted Norfolk top side of beef, roast Dingley Dell pork belly, smoked Suffolk bacon chop, fillet of line-caught haddock, grilled whole witch sole and homemade Provencale vegetable and brie quiche. 

All mums will receive a special gift to take home and there is a children’s menu available for little ones with smaller appetites.

In addition, a special ‘Mums the Word’ themed afternoon tea will be served from 3pm to 5pm. Mothers can indulge in good old-fashioned finger sandwiches with traditional cakes and treats just like their mum used to make. All priced at just £15 per person or add a little fizz with a glass of sparkling Prosecco for an extra £6.

To book a table for lunch or afternoon tea call 01728 452720 or visit 


Darsham Nurseries Cafe

Darsham Nurseries Cafe

The licenced Café at Darsham Nurseries has been widely praised in national press as a great place to eat with a casual, social atmosphere in a light, airy dining room with a small outdoor terrace.

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Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous seaview venues in one stunning location! The Lounge is a first floor carpeted space with panoramic views of the sea, Felixstowe Pier and the maritime traffic to Harwich & Felixstowe Ports.

At promenade level there is also The Terrace; a cosy beachside venue with plentiful outdoor seating and a Mediterranean ambience with the sea views framed by palm trees.

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The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge


Situated at the top of the bustling Thoroughfare, in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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Urban Jungle Café

Urban Jungle Café

Café Jungle is quite unlike any other cafe you’ve ever been to. The food is very traditional, honest, tasty and wholesome but the surroundings filled with luxuriant plants will whisk you away to the tropics.

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The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue


Inspired by a modern desire to return to simple, 'back to basics' food and impeccable service, offering freshly prepared dishes in contemporary surroundings. 

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Oakfired at the Royal Oak

Oakfired at the Royal Oak

‘Your taste buds won’t regret it’ - EDP review October, 2017. Award winning bar and restaurant in Beccles serving authentic Neapolitan pizza cooked in front of you from their wood fired oven.

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Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall


Kesgrave Hall has 23 bedrooms, all individual in size, décor and style ranging from standard through to super de-luxe (think bathtubs in rooms and huge walk in showers).

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Ivy House Country Hotel

Ivy House Country Hotel

The Ivy House Country Hotel is a "Hidden Gem" nestled on the banks of Oulton Broad, among 21 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes and thatched beautiful barns all with direct access onto the broads.

Guests can enjoy relaxing walks in the grounds or venture out onto the Broads pathways or further still, to the nearby coast.

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