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You don\'t have to break the bank to spoil your mum this Mother\'s Day Flickr/John Maffel

This Mother's Day families the world over will be united in their mission to spoil that special woman in their life rotten. For 24 hours, she will not be slaving over a hot stove, defusing family conflicts with diplomatic precision or balancing work with family life with effortless poise.

If you are determined to make your mother feel like a queen come 15 March, you don't have to break the bank to do so. For many, making breakfast in bed or a home-cooked dinner is great way of expressing gratitude.

But if you are keen to make a day of it and give your mother an excuse to dress up, here are some purse-friendly lunch and dinner ideas, complete with discount codes and deals.

From afternoon tea to spectacular views, there's treats to suit every mum without the hefty price tag.

Swan Lake Royal Opera House screening and dinner for two in Mayfair

Treat her to a five-star experience with a two-course meal at the lavish Mayfair Hotel as well as a screening of Swan Lake transmitted live from the Royal Opera House. Get this deal for £110 ($164) at

Enjoy an extra 20% with the code: RLDMUM (expires 15 March)

Frankie & Benny's

For one day only the popular Italian-American chain is offering mums a free bottle of house wine (chocs in Scotland) with two mains. So whether she likes red, white or rose, she can enjoy a great tipple to accompany a nice meal. Wine normally £14.95.

City cruises afternoon tea

Celebrate Mother's Day in style by tucking into afternoon tea while taking in London's sights along the Thames. The cruise lasts 1hr 30 mins and costs £22.50 for adults and £15 for children.

Free cocktail with Drinki

Round off the evening with a free cocktail courtesy of Drinki. Simply download the Drinki app and then take her to one of a number of participating bars in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Derby.


Still can't decide where to go for dinner? Harvester is getting in on the Mother's Day action by letting mums eat for 'free' on 15 March. No voucher needed.

Disclaimer: Mum's main free after 6pm when at least one other main meal is ordered. Check site for full terms and conditions.

The View from The Shard with Michelin dining for two

You know she is worth it so why not make sure she is flying high with a trip to the Shard –Europe's tallest building. After taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the London skyline that can stretch over 40 miles, you can enjoy a two-course meal with Prosecco at the Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded Del Mercato restaurant. Get the £109 deal at

M&S Sunday lunch for £20

If you do plan to stay in on Sunday a Mother's Day M&S family roast could be right up your street. Find the perfect menu to suit her tastes by choosing a joint of meat, two large side dishes, a bottle of wine and pudding for £20.