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This Mother's Day:
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Mother's Day is usually a weekend of great love and celebration at Imperial Hotel. As we wait for lockdown restrictions to be lifted and to be able to re-open again, we've re-imagined our Mother's Day treats, so that Café Cru food can be brought to you.
What would you like to treat your Mum to? A cook at home à la carte ready meal of 2 or 3 courses? An afternoon tea with some extra oomph, or perhaps a delicious Mothering Sunday breakfast? You can easily drop meals off on the doorstep if you and your Mum aren't in the same household or bubble, or can take them home if you are.
And if you don't live together, you can always order the same thing for you and your Mum, and enjoy them together over Zoom perhaps.
Simply telephone to order, collect on Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 and voilà!
Let us help you to make this lockdown Mothering Sunday special with lots of love and delicious food. Whether it's a surprise doorstep drop-off, or a household meal, the mum in your life can still put her feet up.
HOW TO ORDER & COLLECT YOUR MOTHER'S DAY MEALS
Simply choose your meal from the options below. Then call us on 01493 842000 and place your order. Payment in full will be taken at the time of booking. We'll agree your collection time slot at the time of booking - please have your car registration handy.
On the agreed collection day, drive into our car park ready for your time slot. Open the rear door, or the boot and your food will be brought out to your vehicle, complete with full cooking instructions. Please make sure you put everything in the fridge the moment you get home.
Book by 6pm on Thursday 11 March.
Collections from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 13 March or 9am to 12noon Sunday 14 March.
Choose your own Mothering Sunday Lunch menu
Just as if you were in Café Cru Restaurant, you can each choose what you'd like to eat from our menu this Mother's Day. Each person simply picks the dishes they fancy (2 courses or 3, or mix and match) from our cook at home à la carte ready meal menu. We'll provide each dish, together with easy cooking instructions, so that all your food can be cooked at the same time. Your family can easily enjoy a delicious Mother's Day meal on Sunday 14 March with all the hard work and preparation done by us. We aren't including a chef though, you will still have to turn the oven on!
Leek & Potato Soup (VG)
Chicken & Ham Pancake
Baked with cheese & cream
Prawn Cocktail (GF)
Gem lettuce, Marie Rose sauce, Lemon
Trio of Falafel - Pistachio, Sweet Potato, & Beetroot (VG)
Cucumber & mint salad, tahini yogurt
Herb Crusted Fillet of Scottish Haddock
Turned potatoes, carrot & courgette linguine, dill cream sauce
Baked Whole Lowestoft Plaice (GF)
Turned potatoes, tenderstem broccoli, cauliflower cream
Roasted Breast of Norfolk Chicken (ask for GF)
Roasted potatoes, sautéed leek, roasted root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, chicken gravy
Roasted Sirloin of Scottish Beef (ask for GF)
Roasted potatoes, braised red cabbage, roasted root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, beef gravy
Provençal Vegetable Crumble (VG)
Turned potatoes, rich tomato sauce
Apple Crumble (VG, DF, GF)
Vanilla custard (ask for VG)
Baked Lemon Tart (V)
Dark Chocolate & Orange Tart
Cheeseboard (ask for GF)
3 local cheeses, chutney, celery & biscuits
£17 per person for two courses
£23 per person for three courses
Mix and match dishes as you see fit. There's no need for eveyone to choose the same - just remember that you're doing the cooking!
Afternoon tea with extra oomph
Afternoon tea with a little bit extra! Whether you are planning an afternoon of fabulous food at home, or a delicious doorstep drop-off for the Mum in your life, an afternoon tea is a lovely way to celebrate Mothering Sunday, with no cooking needed. And we've included just a bit of extra oomph in these special Mother's Day afternoon teas, with sausage rolls and pork bon bons. All you need to do is order, collect and put the kettle on to make tea or coffee.
And afternoon tea is quite a lovely meal to eat over Zoom if you're not in the same bubble or household as your Mum, but still want to eat together whilst lockdown restrictions are in place.
Please order one afternoon tea per person, but if it's a split order (for example 2 that you plan to drop off, and 4 to eat at your house) please let us know at the time of ordering and we'll package accordingly. Fancy tiered stands not included!
Selection of Sandwiches
Suffolk ham & tomato
Cheddar & pickle
Smoked salmon & cucumber
Imperial sausage rolls
Breaded pork bon bon
Fruit & Cheese with butter, jam & clotted cream
Selection of Cakes
£17 per person
Please telephone us on 01493 842000 to book. Payment in full at the time of order is required.
Afternoon Teas can be collected from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 13 March, or from 9am to 12noon on Sunday 14 March.
Continental Breakfast Box (serves a minimum of two)
And now for something a little bit different. It's long been a tradition that children cook their Mum breakfast on Mothering Sunday, and serve it in bed at an early hour, leaving a trail of destruction behind in the kitchen. Let us help you out!
For this lockdown Mothering Sunday, we've prepared a contintental breakfast box for you to serve to your Mum. Perfect as a doorstep drop-off the night before if you don't live together, and ideal to serve as breakfast in bed if you do still live with your Mum.
All the deliciousness of an Imperial breakfast, but with no burnt toast, split orange juice or chaos in the kitchen in sight! Each box contains enough food to serve a minimum of two people.
Breakfast in a box is another great option if you'd like to eat together via Zoom on Mother's Day. All you need to do is collect from us, drop off the breakfast box the night before, and arrange a time to Zoom and eat together on Sunday morning.
Fresh Fruit Salad
Watermelon, cantaloupe melon, satsumas, kiwis, grapes and pineapple
Granola, Natural Yogurt and Fruit Compôte
Smoked Salmon Bagels with Cream Cheese
Croissants with Proscuitto
£30 (serves a minimum of two people)
Phone 01493 842000 to order. Please let us know if your breakfasts are all destined for the one household, or if we need to package differently. Payment required in full at the time of order.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we all have to choose the same food?
No! Choose whatever you'd like from our 'choose your own cook at home à la carte' menu. If one person fancies fish and the other chicken, fine! Simply choose whichever dishes you and your family members would like to create your perfect meal, just as you would if you were eating in Café Cru.
Where do we collect from?
Collection will be from Imperial Hotel from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 13 March or from 9am to 12noon on Sunday 14 March. You'll need to book a timeslot for pick-up when you order and give us your car registration number. Please call us on 01493 842000 when you arrive, and make sure your door or car boot is open for contactless exchange. We'll pop out, and place your meal directly in your vehicle.
Do you deliver?
Do you offer gluten free? What about other dietary requirements?
Please see the menus - dishes are as per the indicated dietary requirements. If you have any questions regarding allergens please contact us directly prior to placing an order.
When do I need to place my order by?
Orders must be made by Thursday 11 March.
How long will the food last for?
Our meals are designed to be cooked and eaten that day, or the day after collection. So if you want your meal for Sunday 14 March you can collect it on Saturday, or Sunday. But if you're ordering breakfast, we'd recommend collecting it on the Saturday!
What cooking equipment will I need?
All you'll need is an oven, microwave or ring on the hob.
Can I order via email or on the website?
Sorry but no. You'll need to telephone us to order on 01493 842000.
How will it come served?
Individual items will come in their own tray, so you can cook them as required. You’ll need to plate all the elements up as desired.
Where do I find details of cooking instructions?
Each menu comes with details how to cook each dish.
How do I pay?
Payment must be made over the phone at the time of booking. Sorry, no refunds.
What if I receive the wrong items or something is missing?
Each order is checked and double checked by our kitchen before it leaves the premises. If however, something has been omitted or a wrong item has been delivered, please contact us on 01493 842000 and we’ll do our best to fix this immediately.