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

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

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.


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.


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.

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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

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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)

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