Eat & Drink

Our Top Picks For Mother’s Day Dining Experiences Around NSW, QLD And VIC

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With last Mother’s Day being a write-off, 2021 seems like the perfect time to splash out a little and take mum somewhere with delicious food, and preferably good views.

New South Wales

The Fullerton, Sydney

Treat Mum to a little luxury at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney for either the Mother’s Day Chandon Brunch or Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Sunday, 9 May 2021. Both will give Mum access to a complimentary hair styling experience by Balmain Paris Hair Couture.

When: Sunday, May 9
Price: From $78
Bookings: essential via the website.

Opera Bar, Sydney

Treat your mum to seasonal three-course lunch with a glass of bubbles, while a range of beauty stations offer a range of pampering from hairdos to brow touch-ups.

When: Sunday, May 9, 11.30am – 3pm
Price: $70
Bookings: essential via the website.

Champainting by Cork and Canvas, Sydney

Cork And Cannvas are holding a special VIP Champainting event at Novotel Sydney Darling Square for Mother’s Day, complete with a three-tier high tea and bottomless wine.

When: Sunday, May 9
Price: $145
Bookings: via the website.

The Gantry, Sydney

 Enjoy a special Mother’s Day tasting menu with a glass of champagne for lunch or dinner. This four-course tasting menu also includes a take-home gift for Mum (hint: it includes chocolate and skincare).

When: Saturday, May 8 for lunch and dinner, and lunch on May 9.
Price: $149
Bookings: via the website.

Aria, Sydney

A special four or six-course bespoke menu with an optional glass of Champagne has been created especially for Mum’s Day, with an add-on wine pairing and complimentary take-home choccies for Mum.

When: Sunday, May 9 for lunch and dinner.
Price: $225 – $275
Bookings: essential, via the website.

Crafted by Matt Moran, Sydney

The Art Gallery of NSW’s new restaurant concept is hosting a specially designed two or three-course menu for Mother’s Day — including potato gnocchi grilled swordfish and chocolate torte.

When: Sunday, May 9 from 10am – 11:30am for brunch / 12pm – 3pm for lunch.
Price: $80 – $90
Bookings: via the website.

Captain Cook Cruises, Sydney

Try something a little different with this special Mother’s Day Top Deck Lunch including a premium 3-course a la carte menu and a chocolate gift for Mum. There’s a range of pick-up and drop-off points to catch the boat from.

When: Sunday, May 9
Price: $109
Bookings: via the website.

Shutters, Sydney

This Miami-feel restaurant by Coogee Beach is hosting a Mother’s Day Grazing Lunch with a complimentary pistachio cake for Mum.

When: Sunday, May 9
Price: $60
Bookings: via the website.

The Winery, Sydney

Wino mums will froth the special three-course set menu being served up by this Surry Hills favourite. Expect raw tuna crudo, crumbed zucchini flowers, beef cheek ragu and more.

When: Sunday, May 9
Price: $65
Bookings: via the website.

Queensland

Crystalbrook Riley, Cairns

Make it a whole stay with this luxe Mother’s Day special including an overnight stay, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, a revitalising eye mask Sunday sunrise yoga a set brekkie at their restaurant.

When: Saturday, May 8
Price: varied
Bookings: via the website.

They’re also hosting a three-course set menu with two hours of bottomless mimosas while soaking up the picture-perfect views from the rooftop.

When: Saturday, May 9
Price: $79
Bookings: via the website.

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, Scenic Rim

Ok, forget the regular, and book in for this special Mother‘s Day picnic on a dairy farm just one-and-a-half hours from Brisbane. Find local food and drinks, market stalls, farm animals and live music.

When: Saturday, May 9 from 10 am to 3 pm
Price: $24.30
Bookings: essential, via the website.

Victoria

Luna’s Food and Wine Bar, Melbourne

This St Kilda venue is hosting a Mother’s Day bottomless mimosa and pancakes deal — which is basically the epitome of treat yo’self.

When: Sunnday, May 9
Price: $45
Bookings: via the website.

That’s Amore, Melbourne

These Melbourne-based cheese kings have put together a special hamper for the mums that want to indulge at home, including cheese and other treats plus a ceramic dish. You can add a wine bottle for an extra $25.

When: Saturday, May 8
Price: from $65
Bookings: via the website before Friday, May 7at 11.59 pm.

Hotel Chadstone, Melbourne

Enjoy Melbourne skyline views as you and Mum enjoy a high tea experience, complete with an Artisan dessert bar, ruby pink chocolate fountain, a glass of winne and live music.

When: Sunday, May 9
Price: $135
Bookings: via the website

At Home

Forty Spotted Pinot Noir Gin

 

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This Tasmanian distiller are releasing a brand new, one-of-a-kind gin just in time for Mother’s Day, making it the perfect pressie for any G&T loving mums who like to keep it a little more lowkey.

Price: RRP $89.99
Order: via their website, Costco and other select bottle shops.

Sabbia Co

On that note, if you’re treating Mum at home, combine the booze with a little self care (because it balances out, right?).

Sabbia Co is an Aussie sustainable skincare brand focusing on eco-friendly, minimalistic, ethical and low-waste products (love to feel good while looking good). They make everything from reusable makeup pads to lush face masks and have a bunch of cute kits.


(Lead image: provided / The Opera Bar)