Did you know Mother’s Day was established by a woman named Anna Jarvis in the early twentieth century as an anti-war movement to advocate peace? Depending on the version you might be familiar with, the underlying theme remains, it’s a celebration of that person who will always have our back. For last minute planners, like some on our team, here are a few highlights of placces and gift ideas around the city:
Q DINING, SYDNEY CBD: CHAMPAGNE HIGH TEA – $95pp Book in for Q Dining’s Mother’s Day Champagne High Tea and spend the day in an Australian sanctuary overlooking the harbour! With a delicious Australiana themed high tea accompanied by a glass of Perrier Jouet Rose Champagne, each Mum will receive a premium gift bag filled with luxury cosmetics from our friends at Benefit Cosmetics and a yummy chocolate surprise from Lindt. Whether you’re treating Mum to a day out or looking to celebrate with friends, Q Dining is the perfect waterfront setting to enjoy good food & great company.
FREE GIFT FOR ALL SHOPPERS AT MACARTHUR SQUARE: 9 to 11 MAY
Say thanks to mum this Mother’s Day! Simply spend a combined $150 at any store in Macathur Square and receive a free succulent for mum. Because, let’s face it, life would succ without her!
HACIENDA, SYDNEY CBD: CUBAN INSPIRED HIGH TEA – $89ppSpoil mum this Mother’s Day with a Cuban inspired high tea and cocktail. For something a little different, Hacienda will be featuring a delicious Cuban themed high tea that will be accompanied by a refreshing Limoncello Spritz. They’ve also partnered with the luxurious cosmetic brand, Benefit Cosmetics, and Lindt to provide amazing goodies to all the wonderful mums.
THE GLEBE HOTEL MOTHER’S DAY ROAST – $40pp Choose from two mains; Roast ‘Silver Fern’ Sirloin of Beef (accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, Roast Duck Fat Potatoes, Roast Pumpkin, Carrots, Buttered Kale and Onion Gravy) and Roast ‘Berkshire’ Pork Belly (served with Buttered Savoy Cabbage, Roast Duck Fat Potatoes, Carrot & Swede Mash, Caramelised Apple Puree, Crackling and Gravy).
Desserts choices feature Yoghurt & Vanilla Parfait with Poached Pear & Honeycomb and ‘The Glebe’ Tiramisu. Plus all mums receive a complimentary glass of bubbles when ordering from the roast and dessert set menu. Dogs welcome within the outdoor courtyard, Bookings essential.
TAYIM, THE ROCKS: MIDDLE EASTERN 3 COURSE FEAST – $59pp. Specially curated by Head Chef, Ran Kimelfeld, the menu includes Stuffed Lebanese Zucchini with Bulgar, Herbs and Soy Yoghurt, Rainbow Trout Fillet accompanied by Grilled Asparagus, Fennel & Chermula, Confit Duck served with Smoked Green Apples & Frihah and Challa Bread Pudding with Halva Mousse & Tonka Bean Sauce. Plus, every guest at the table will receive a specially created cocktail on arrival so you can all raise a glass to mum.
BOPP & TONE, SYDNEY CBD: OPENING SUNDAY ESPECIALLY FOR MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH This Mother’s Day, Bopp & Tone in CBD are opening their doors on a Sunday as a once off to celebrate Mums in style. Book in for lunch in the dining room and surround yourself with old world glamour or out on the open aired Carrington Terrace. Bond with Mum over flavour filled share dishes like the Chargrilled Mooloolaba King Prawns and Cobia Kingfish Crudo from the Mediterranean inspired menu. Toast to Mum’s remarkableness with a cocktail or glass of wine from the expertly curated beverage list. Plus, Bopp & Tone are giving away a FREE Applejack house-made jam to every mum on the day.
PLANAR, DARLING HARBOUR: 3 COURSE SET MENU – $55pp (Min. 4 people) Make Mother’s Day one to remember. Enjoy a three-course set menu including Oysters and an Antipasto Platter to start and mains such as, Wagyu Fried Rice, Chicken Hook, Scotch Fillet and Pumpkin Risotto. Plus, mum’s can enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival with all reservations.
BISTRO MONCUR, MOSMAN: $105pp
What better way to spoil mum than at a beautiful French restaurant. Jon Trouillet has prepared a delightful 3 course menu – $20 kid’s menu also available.
Look we all now mums appreciate receiving flowers or being taken out for lunch on Mother’s Day, but if your mum likes things a little unconventional then Mother’s Day at The Birdcage Sydney is the perfect gift for her! On Saturday the 11th of May The Birdcage Sydney are hosting there very own Mother‘s Day celebration, for those mums out there who are about the razzle dazzle. Hosted by Robyn Loau, the show is a spectacular that features some of Sydney’s best burlesque and cabaret artists. Tickets include a glass of Mumm on arrival and three- course banquet produced under the creative direction of Whirly Bird Head Chef Joel Robinson. There will also be lucky door prizes for mums as well! Give something your mum will want to remember this Mother’s Day, something that’ll be quite the story to tell her friends.
BREWS, WINE & SMOKED PRODUCE AT ENDEAVOUR TAP ROOMS, THE ROCKS Endeavour Tap Rooms is the perfect place to take the laid back Mum that appreciates award winning house brewed beers, ciders and smoked specialties. After exploring historic landmarks and taking in the iconic views relax over premium brews, wine & smoked produce which are served feast-style and accompanied with vibrant salads and house-made sauces. Plus, Endeavour Tap Rooms are gifting all mums who dine a special Applejack house-made jam to take away.
SoCAL NEUTRAL BAY’S CALIFORNIAN OASIS LUNCH – $65pp Take Mum to SoCal in Neutral Bay this Mother’s day and take her away to a Southern Californian oasis without even leaving Sydney. Soak up the relaxed vibes and live music while enjoying an afternoon of unlimited rosé & rosé sangria as well as a delicious banquet lunch that includes SoCal favourites, such as, Cali Tacos, Tuna Ceviche and Jerk Chicken Salad. The Mother’s day bottomless rosé lunch runs from 12-3pm for $65/pp (2hr sitting, min. 4 people). SoCal knows that Mum’s wallet often picks up the tab all Mum’s receive 50% off and a complimentary Applejack house-made jam with all bottomless rosé lunch bookings.
THE BUTLER, POTTS POINT – AMERICAN LUNCH For the mum that loves a view, spoil her with an Ibero American lunch at The Butler in Potts Point, accompanied by an extensive wine list and a 180 degree view of Sydney’s city skyline. With dishes including Wagyu Striploin and Mezcal Cured Ora King Salmon and Baked Barramundi, mum is sure to be impressed with a delicious Butler spread. Plus, The Butler are gifting all mums who dine a special Applejack house-made jam to take away.
THE BOTANIST, KIRRIBILLI CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH – $55pp (2 hour sitting min 4) With bookings from 10:30am onwards, enjoy a special Champagne brunch menu curated by Head Chef Jordan, which mum will love! For $55/pp enjoy a set menu including a selection of brunch favourites and a glass of G.H. Mumm on arrival. The Botanist will also be running their regular lunch menu from 12pm onwards with a range of grazing plates & botanical shares, plus – sit back and enjoy live music from 2-5pm.
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