CaptureRESTAURANTS across Tyneside are serving up a special surprise for mums next month.

In honour of Mothering Sunday, four of the most popular venues are giving mums the chance to win a hamper of goodies in a free-to-enter competition.

Entry is open to all mums who dine at either The Sand Piper, at Cullercoats, The Runhead, Holburn Lane, Ryton or Scalini’s, at Osborne Road, Jesmond and Great North Road, Gosforth, on Sunday 6 March.

And the winners, picked at random from each venue, will enjoy a bottle of Prosecco, chocolates, sweets, a rose plant, bath salts and a voucher to dine at any venue owned by Newcastle-based Malhotra Group PLC.

To tempt mums to take part, each venue has also prepared a special Mother’s Day menu, offering a choice of starters, desserts and main courses, including their popular Sunday carveries and roasts.

At The Runhead, starters include chilli beef nachos and potato skins with cheese and bacon, followed by meats from the carvery, while The Sand Piper’s coastal-inspired menu includes North Sea fishcakes and fish and chips.

At Scalini’s, Jesmond, the menu features ham hock terrine and French onion soup starters and rich desserts such as chocolate and orange truffle bar and strawberry Pavlova, while the Gosforth branch will lure diners with crab and rarebit toasties and coconut curried steamed mussels.

The Runhead and The Sand Piper are charging £10.95 for two courses and £12.95 for three.

At Scalini’s, customers can enjoy one course for £9.95, two for £13.45 and three for £15.95.

The Mothering Sunday menus are available throughout the day at each venue and further information can be found at www.scalinisrestaurant.co.uk, www.therunhead.co.uk and www.thesandpiperbar.co.uk.

The hamper winners will be notified on Friday 11 March.