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 9, 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.
Motorwagen, Brisbane City: If you’re keen to treat Mum to a truly unforgettable experience, then Motorwagen’s Mother’s Day lunch is the perfect way to thank her for, you know, being Mum. The lavish four-course feast includes flavoursome menu heroes like duck parfait ‘cornetto’ with plum gastrique, hazelnut and bee pollen, Hervey Bay scallops served with autumn pear and crustacean crunch, Fraser Island spanner-crab and prawn rossellini pasta with lemon myrtle and prosecco beurre blanc, and a glass of chocolate gelato made with 70-percent hunted and gathered chocolate, brownie bites and caramelised white chocolate. To secure your seat at the table (adults are $85 and kids are $35 per person), pop over to Motorwagen’s website.
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 9, to check out how you can wine and dine Mum pop over 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 two-and-a-half hour 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 The Mother Of All High Teas inside the luxe surrounds of Living Room Bar in W Brisbane. Indulge in three tiers of Aussie-inspired sweet and savoury treats (think coconut scones with pineapple jam and clotted cream) and be sure that mum will be spoilt with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on arrival, and a special W gift to take home. Tickets are $95 each and bookings can be made via OpenTable or the W Brisbane website.
Three Blue Ducks, Brisbane City: Spoil mum with a heavenly three-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 Brown Snake, your leading lady will feel the love this Mother’s Day. To book this $120 feast, visit the Three Blue Ducks website or call 07 3556 8833.
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, spicy pork xiao long baos, baby abalone tarts, barbecue pork puffs, cumin-spiced lamb buns, prawn-and-garlic-chive spring rolls and much more. The feast is $85 per person and kids can enjoy eats for $25 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 $65 to $85 per person, with seating available from 5:30 pm. Make tracks here to make a booking.
Ovolo Inchcolm, Spring Hill: Indulge at The Inchcolm this Mother’s Day with a delicious session of cheesy treats and champagne at its very-special Champagne High Cheese event. Sate your senses with a toothsome three-tiered cheese feast that is sure to delight, with savoury temptations including artisan cheeses, baked camembert studded with thyme and garlic and finished off with house-made semifreddo, and cheese scones served up with a glass of Taittinger Champagne. To book, pop over here.
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 ($49 per person) or indulge in a curated dinner banquet full of Stanley favourites ($88 per person) – think lobster lo mein with garlic butter, trout roe and garlic chive, and steamed coral trout topped with ginger, shallots and white soy sauce. To secure your seat at the table, head here.
Ciao Papi, Brisbane City: Celebrate mum at Ciao Papi this Mother’s Day with a breakfast spread served famiglia-style on the rivers edge. Enjoy a breakfast platter of eats like eggs Benedict served with prosciutto and English muffins, tomato-and-avocado salad with pickled radish, basil and sourdough, seasonal fruit with coconut yoghurt, cocoa granola and honeycomb, and assorted mini pastries. Plus, you won’t go thirsty with a selection of sips including tea, coffee, bubbles and mimosas. To make a booking, head here.
Customs House, Brisbane City: Toast to Mother’s Day with international bestselling author Kate Morton over an exquisite high tea at Customs House as part of Brisbane Writers Festival. In this special event, Kate will be discussing her life as a writer, her love of storytelling, her inspirations, and her motivations. Kate has written six novels that capture the imaginations of readers and spirit them away into immersive story worlds. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of champagne, followed by a riverside high tea full of French-inspired delights – think ribbon sandwiches, canapes and scones. To grab your ticket, pop over 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 three-course lunch. Start off your lavish lunch with an antipasto platter before digging in to a choice of mains – lasagne or bruzzo-style roast pork – followed by fresh panna cotta. To set the mood, there will be a live piano-accordion player filling the air with enchanting tunes. To book in, 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 brunch ($59 per person) and snack on Moreton Bay bug croissants, Fraser Isle spanner crab omelette with green papaya and herb salad, and corn-and-coriander fitters with chorizo, prawn and avocado salsa. You can even upgrade to bottomless mimosas for $99 per person. If you’re keen to try lunch or dinner instead, you’ll be happy to hear that the Kangaroo Point restaurant is serving up delicious eats all day. For more info, head here.
artisan, Bowen Hills: To celebrate matriarchs and to support local artisan makers, make tracks to artisan on Saturday May 8 from 10:00 am for the artisan Mother’s Day Market! Handmade artisanal goods will be a-plenty, with more than 50 different makers on offer – you’ll be able to shop ceramics, textiles, woodwork, metal works, jewellery, flower arrangements, homewares, and more! To learn more, 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 9, devour delicious dishes like fish-dumpling green curry, pad Thai with Mount Tamborine chicken and Shark Bay tiger prawns, and chilli-vodka dark chocolate mousse. Sound indulgent enough? Grab a ticket here.