Food, Drink & Restaurants

Mothers Day with Hard Rock Cafe

Mothers Day is next weekend, a day where Mum’s can do absolutely nothing for 1 whole day of the year and get utterly spoilt by their partners and offspring… YEA! We wish!

Mum Rocks at Hard Rock Cafe

But if you are up for being spoilt somewhere, the Mothers Day celebration happening at Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday 31st March is something not to be missed.

Recently I took a trip over to Manchester to visit the restaurant in the City Centre with Tina from Mothergeek. Located within the Printworks, next door to the Arndale centre and a very short walk from Exchange Square Tram Stop and Victoria Train Station it really is in a great location for shopping and travelling.

We were invited to give the Mum Rocks Mothers Day menu a try and got to try out the full experience. You get a choice of enjoying a 2-course or 3-course meal which includes a glass of complimentary prosecco (or a mock-tail for those who are not drinking).

Included in your visit Mum’s get an extra little surprise, a fab little gift bag (whilst stocks last!) containing a mini Molton Brown Body Wash, Facial Cream and a voucher for a Kiehl’s Facial at the local Kings Street Boutique.


Working from a set menu, you get quite a limited choice but you wont be disappointed. Starters range from, Lil’ Wings, Lil’ House Salad and Lil’ Brushetta. The Wings can also be a choice of spice, choosing from the Classic Rock, Signature BBQ or Heavy Metal Sauce. I chose BBQ as I’m a complete wimp and prefer taste to spice.

Meanwhile Tina chose the Bruschetta.

The Mains

For main courses there is a better choice, and a very decent variety too;

  • Legendary Burger
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Herb Grilled Chicken
  • Twisted Mac, Chicken and Cheese Pasta
  • California-style Cobb Salad
  • Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Veggie Burger
  • Veggie Fajitas

I chose the California-style Cobb Salad, just look at the amazing colour on a plate! Grilled chicken, fresh avocado, corn, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, pomegranate seeds, and crispy pepitas on a bed of fresh mixed greens tossed in a creamy ranch dressing. The dish was absolutely fantastic, as I don’t mix a meal up I prefer to keep a neat plate I didn’t blend all the flavours together so each mouthful really had a great range of flavour and each bite was different.

Over on the other side of the table, Tina chose the Veggie Fajitas which looked and smelt fantastic. The Veggies were presented on a sizzling hot-plate with another plate with cold salad, warm tortilla wraps and a serving of sour cream.


For last course the only choice for pudding is the Lil’ Brownie. A warm chocolate brownie served with a layer of vanilla ice cream, fresh whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate sauce and a glazed cherry.

Believe me when I tell you that the meal was just fantastic, and we were left feeling very full and satisfied at the end.

The Prosecco (ahem! Mock-tails!)

If you are not wanting to drink the Processo with your meal you are given the option to substitute it for a Mocktail or a regular soft drink. Given I was driving back to Shropshire later that day and Tina was driving us both back to Salford after our meal we option for the non alcohol drinks. We sampled the Berrylicious Smoothie (which Tina preferred, below right) and the Strawberry and Basil Lemonade (which I preferred, below left).

For The Mini People

For the little people they will be handed a fantastic activity book and crayons to colour in. The book has various colouring pages and mazes to complete. But on the day of Mothers Day there will be other activities planned out for children, these were still in the making but we have been told that activities such as making Mothers Day cards with cutting, gluing and colouring will be high up on the agenda.

My Verdict

I think its safe to say Tina and I had a fantastic visit, we enjoyed all the food we tried, enjoyed our Mock-tails and were made to feel very welcome and special. From watching the restaurant staff with all the other customers too we really weren’t given any special treatment, the staff really do take their time with customers and get to know them and also pay high attention to allergies and intolerances too.

As for the pricing of this menu I think the prices are fairly adequate for such an event and all that is included, for 2 courses is will be £20.95, 3 courses £24.95 and for children £8.45 each (WOW!).

If I lived local to a Hard Rock Cafe I would be booking my table again for Mothers Day to enjoy the meal all over again!

Want to find out more about other restaurants we have visited? Take a look on my Food, Drink and Restaurants review page.

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