Make mum feel extra special at these mouth-watering Mother’s Day events
Let’s be real – every day deserves to be Mother’s Day. Why? From bringing us into this world to all the contributions (and sacrifices) they make, being a maternal figure is no easy feat. That being said, Mother’s Day is still a great opportunity to tell your mother how much she means to you. If you’re seeking somewhere special to take Mum on Sunday May 8, read on to find out where you can celebrate around the city – whether it be with a pint, a bottomless breakfast or a luxe four-course feast.
Portside Wharf, Hamilton: If you want to be mum’s favourite child this Mother’s Day, then treat her to a feast of delicious delicacies at Portside Wharf. Sip bubbles and snack on brunch bites at @ Mr and Mrs Jones, dine on meaty morsels at Belvedere Bar n Grill, taste-test the heavenly flavours of Italy at Gusto da Gianni, experience mouth-watering mezza at Byblos Bar & Grill or cheers with a refreshing yuzu cocktail from Sono Japanese Restaurant. There’s plenty on at Portside Wharf this Sunday May 8, to check out how you can wine and dine mum pop over here.
Emporium Hotel South Bank, South Bank: Celebrate mum in style at Emporium Hotel South Bank this Mother‘s Day. Choose from a decadent long lunch at Signature Restaurant or an exquisite high tea at either Belle Epoque or Piano Bar. For a soiree that’s guaranteed to be truly sophisticated, upgrade to a cocktail high tea so you can try the indulgent limited-edition mum’s Holiday cocktail. Learn more and make a booking here.
Treasury Brisbane, Brisbane City: What better way to celebrate mum this Mother’s Day than with bubbles and bites in the striking surrounds of the Treasury Heritage Hotel? Enjoy sweet and savoury delights paired with La Maison Du Thé French loose-leaf teas and a Chandon package (mum will love you for it) at this special Mother’s Day High Tea. Plus, there will be live tunes and a small gift for mum too. To make a booking, head here.
W Brisbane, Brisbane City: Celebrate this Mother’s Day in style with a Mother’s Day High Tea inside the lavish surrounds of Living Room Bar in W Brisbane. Indulge in delicious sweet and savoury treats including red velvet cupcakes, pink scones with clotted cream and a paint-your-own buttermilk bavarois sable tart. Celebrate the occasion with Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne on arrival or go all out with the ‘Wonder Woman’ cocktail topped with Chambord whipped foam. Tickets are $125 each and bookings can be made via OpenTable.
Three Blue Ducks, Brisbane City: Spoil mum with a heavenly four-course feast this Mother’s Day at Three Blue Ducks Brisbane. With a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a special gift for mum to take home along with live acoustic music and stellar views of the river, your leading lady will feel the love this Mother’s Day. To make a booking, visit the Three Blue Ducks website.
Patina at Alumni Court, St Lucia: The recently opened Patina at Alumni Court at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus will be hosting a special day of dining to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 8. Revellers can enjoy a flavoursome lunch or a sparkling high tea with a view of the picturesque Alumni Court. The three-course lunch menu will be offered from 11:30 am, and the high tea at 9:30 am or 3:30 pm. Pinkies up – but first, head here to make a booking.
Donna Chang, Brisbane City: A special mum deserves a special Mother’s Day treat – and we think a delicious yum cha experience at Donna Chang is the definition of treat. The carefully curated yum cha menu, designed by head chef Lyndon Tyers, includes vegetable and bamboo crystal dumplings, eggplant stuffed with lobster, pork and truffle ham sui gok, cumin-spiced lamb buns, fried sesame and red bean mochi and much more. The feast is $85 per person and kids can enjoy eats for $35 per person. Book yourself and mum in here.
Boom Boom Room, Brisbane City: Make mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day with an Omakase Banquet at The Boom Boom Room. She will be spoiled with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a mouth-watering menu of Japanese-inspired delights and a decadent Mother’s Day dessert to finish. There’s two banquets to choose from, ranging from $75 to $95 per person, with seating available from 5:30 pm. Make tracks here to make a booking.
Stanley, Brisbane City: Make mum’s special day memorable with a riverside dining experience at Stanley this Mother’s Day. Celebrate with yum cha and champagne on the riverfront ($120 per person) or indulge in a curated dinner banquet full of Stanley favourites – think painted tropical crayfish lo mein with garlic butter and roe and stir-fried shanghai noodles with roast duck and pickled mustard greens. To secure your seat at the table, head here.
Ciao Papi, Brisbane City: Celebrate mum at Ciao Papi this Mother’s Day with a three-course lunch served famiglia-style on the rivers edge. You’ll be able to dig in to antipasti, fresh seafood pasta, roasted lamb-chetta, and Ciao Papi’s famous tiramisu (with a twist). To make a booking, head here.
One Fish Two Fish, Kangaroo Point: Treat mum to an extra special Mother’s Day with sumptuous seafood and sublime sips at One Fish Two Fish. Indulge in a three-course lunch ($75 per person) and snack on kingfish ceviche, homemade prawn ravioloni, seared Tasmanian scallops, and barbecue pulled-jackfruit tacos. If you’re keen to try dinner instead, you’ll be happy to hear that the Kangaroo Point restaurant is serving up delicious eats well into the evening. For more info, head here.
ANFE Italian Club, Newstead: Take the work out of Mother’s Day and treat mum to lunch at ANFE Italian Club’s special Italian-style Mother’s Day lunch. We’re talking arancini balls served with Napoletana sauce, tender pork loin sauteed in a flavoursome porcini mushroom sauce, and a mouth-watering housemade lasagne. To book in, head here.
Naga Thai, Brisbane City: Prepare your tastebuds for one truly mouth-watering feast as much-loved eatery Naga Thai is hosting a six-dish shared banquet this Mother’s Day. On Sunday May 8, devour delicious dishes like ‘smashed’ green papaya salad, Massaman lamb shank curry, coconut prawns, and chilli vodka dark chocolate mousse served alongside ginger coconut sticky rice pudding. Sound indulgent enough? Grab a ticket here.
Story Bridge Hotel, Kangaroo Point: If mum is a stickler for a primo pub meal with a view, then Story Bridge Hotel has got you covered. Treat mum this Mother’s Day to a high tea full of seasonally inspired sweet and savoury treats, as well as bottomless barista crafted coffee, tea and juice – all for $55 per person. To grab your tickets, pop over here. We reckon you could probably treat her to a cheeky pint afterwards, too.
Cloudland, Fortitude Valley: Celebrate her magnificence and share a magical moment at Cloudland this Mother’s Day. Curate your special day and treat mum to a heavenly feast from the range of mouth-watering options, all with added little touches to make her feel loved. There’s jam-packed buffets, champagne and chocolate packages, grazing lunches and boozy brunches. To learn more or to book a ticket, head here.
Slick James Street-based Italian eatery Gemelli is throwing its hat in the ring for your mother’s patronage this year, offering a special Festa Della Mamma share-style banquet featuring some of the restaurant’s greatest hits. Enjoy the likes of mush-room stuffed arancini, woodfired pizza with prosciutto and rocket, handmade rigatoni baked with buffalo mozzarella and crushed tomatoes, woodfired Queensland king prawns, Fiorentina steak, and Sicilian-style bombolini filled with crema pasticcera. Bookings are essential – make yours here.
Crown Hotel, Lutwyche: What better way to celebrate mum this Mother’s Day than with a bottomless brunch full of delicious snacks and spritzes? That’s exactly the scene you’ll be met with at Crown Hotel this Mother’s Day weekend, which is serving up one truly flavoursome feast from May 7–8. We’re talking two hours of all-inclusive drinks and brunch bites, live entertainment and a locally-made gift for mum! The tastebud-tantalising brunch includes mouth-watering dishes like ricotta hotcakes with whipped maple butter, caramelised banana, blueberry and candy zest, roasted cauliflower with poached egg, green lentils, shallots, cranberries, spinach and caper vinaigrette, and prawn rolls with spiced mayonnaise, lime salt, dill, watercress and salt-and-vinegar crisps. You can enjoy your choice of a brunch item with a two-hour beverage package including house wine, spritz, soft drinks or schooner beers. There’s even mocktails available for the designated drivers! To book a table or to peep the full menu, head over here.
Persone, Brisbane City
Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with Persone’s specially curated three-course Mother’s Day lunch with Italian delights including Sydney rock oysters, salmon crudo, and prawn rigatoni. Tickets for this flavoursome feast are $99 per adult and $55 per child. Book online here.
Fiume Rooftop Bar, Fortitude Valley: Spoil mum spectacularly with the rooftop lunch she deserves (and that you’ll be cheering about too) at Fiume Rooftop Bar this Mother’s Day. Take in Brisbane’s best city and river views as you enjoy four-courses of local delights and bites by new Executive Chef, Andrew McCrea. The venue will be showing mums some extra love on the day, with a complimentary glass of champers for her on arrival, and a special treat to take home. Make a booking here.Newstead Brewing Co., Newstead: Calling all beer-loving mums! Newstead Brewing Co. will be throwing a five-course beer brunch degustation at its Doggett Street location this Mother’s Day. Families are invited to tuck into breakfast gnocchi, stuffed avocado, acai bowls and more. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy a two-hour beverage package with sparkling wine, Newstead favourites and of course, mimosas! Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
Iris, Fortitude Valley: Take your morning tea to the clouds with Iris’ Mother’s Day event. Give mum the gift of sweeping city views and world-class drinks, complemented by an exclusive rooftop morning tea for just $79 per adult, or $35 per child. This flavoursome feast includes bottomless mimosas, a selection of handcrafted sandwiches, delicious sweet desserts, plus much more. Make a booking here.
Bisou Bisou, Fortitude Valley: Celebrate the mums in your life with a beautiful Bisou Bisou breakfast package. Choose from a selection of a la carte breakfast items served with fresh pastries, coffee or tea that are sure to send mum’s taste buds direct to the streets of Paris. The Mother’s Day package is available for $50 per person with reservations essential. Make a booking here.
Blackbird Bar & Grill, Brisbane City: Wow mum with a three-course feast at riverside restaurant Blackbird Bar & Grill. Indulge in Blackbird’s special Mother’s Day feasting menu, with a delicious choice of signature dishes. This flavour-packed affair is $85 for adults and $35 for children, with seatings available from 12:00 pm. To make a booking, head here.