Mother’s Day Dining: 8 Unbeatable Places to Spoil Mum This Year

GoodFood - Mother’s Day Dining 8 Unbeatable Places to Spoil Mum This Year

From weekly Sunday roasts to elaborate birthday cakes to bowls of soup when you had the flu, it’s easy to forget the countless meals Mum has spoiled you with over the years. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s your turn to take her out for a special meal to say thank you.

Whether it’s a fancy high tea, a relaxed pub lunch, or a sophisticated dinner, there are plenty of ways to spoil Mum that can all be gifted through a Good Food Gift Card – it’s the perfect invitation!

With Mother’s Day being one of the busiest days on the restaurant calendar year, it’s time to get thinking about where you’ll treat Mum for a special Mother’s Day meal. Read on for some of the best Mother’s Day restaurant deals on offer this year in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

1. The Independent

79 Main Street, Gembrook, Victoria 3783.

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Inspired by chef Mauro’s heritage, The Independent is a child-friendly restaurant, perfect for mums who love South American and Spanish flavours. For $65 per person, the Mother’s Day lunch special includes a cocktail on arrival and a delicious sharing menu, featuring the likes of grilled chicken creole, hand rolled ricotta gnocchi, and cured kingfish. Ideal when you’ve got the kids in tow, it’s only $25 each for a main meal with an ice-cream and drink.

2. True South

298 Beach Road, Black Rock, Victoria 3193.

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If your Mum has a sweet tooth, the Mother’s Day High Tea at True South is the place to be this Mother’s Day. The high tea is held in the Bayview Room which boasts floor to ceiling picturesque views of Port Phillip Bay. For $59 per person, the menu includes delicate savoury and sweet afternoon tea nibbles, accompanied by unlimited sparkling wine, tea and coffee. Kids are welcome, with a $19 menu package for children under 12 years of age. You can choose to take Mum for an 11am seating, or opt for a later seating at 2pm to give her a good sleep in on her special day.

3. Riley St Garage

55 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales 2011.

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Looking to pamper Mum with a luxurious Mother’s Day lunch in Sydney? Look no further than Riley St Garage. The Mother’s Day lunch special features a six-dish modern Australian menu with a glass of Larent Perrier champagne and a Versace perfume to take home, all for $95 per person. Although this is an indulgent experience for Mum, the full-service garage turned restaurant and bar is child friendly so you can bring the kids or grandchildren along for this meal, starting at 12pm.

4. Bellevue

159 Hargrave Street, Paddington, New South Wales 2021.

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Bellevue in Sydney provides plenty of choice for you Mother’s Day meal. You can take Mum for either lunch or dinner at Bellevue and have the option of either a two course meal for $60 per person, or a three course meal for $75. Both meal options include a complimentary drink for Mum as well as a lucky door prize, and there’s a children’s menu available too. The chef’s special menu is made using seasonal produce and includes vegetarian and vegan options.

5. Blackbird Cafe

201 Sussex Street Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000.

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To accompany the waterfront views looking over Cockle Bay Wharf in Sydney, Blackbird Cafe has an Express Lunch Special perfect for Mother’s Day. For mains you can choose between chicken, fish, pasta, burgers, pizzas or a salad, all for under $20 – and including a complimentary house wine, beer or soft drink! Kids meals at Blackbird also come with a free dessert and colouring in, to keep the kids busy while Mum enjoys her meal and takes in the view.

6. Vintaged Bar + Grill

Level 6, 190 Elizabeth Street,Brisbane, Queensland 4000

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Chose between the sumptuous Mother’s Day lunch or a sophisticated high tea special at Vintaged Bar + Grill, in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. For $105 per person, the Mother’s Day Lunch special features a three course set menu specialising in contemporary Australian cuisine with a glass of Chandon Brut on arrival and seating times between 12 and 2.30pm. If you wish to take Mum for the high tea option, it’s $65 per person for a three tier mixture of sweet and savoury delicacies, with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne to begin.

7. Kookaburra Showboat Cruises

1 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000.

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Why not try something different for Mother’s Day and take Mum on a cruise? Kookaburra Showboat Cruises offer breakfast, lunch and dinner cruises this Mother’s Day featuring seasonal buffets and scenic views, as well as a glass of sparkling wine to accompany your meal. There’s also live entertainment on the lunch and dinner cruises. It’s a great day out for the whole family with the breakfast cruise at $49 for adults and $29 for children, the lunch cruise at $89 for adults and $69 for children, and the dinner cruise at $79 for adults and $59 for children. (Note: children are 4-12 years old and infants are free).

8. Restaurant 98

98 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700.

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You can start Mum’s special day with a Mother’s Day brunch at Restaurant 98 in Rockhampton. Whether your Mum enjoys healthy muesli, indulgent pancakes, or a filling seafood or steak lunch, there’s plenty to choose from on this Mother’s Day menu. Enjoy your special day with Mum while taking in the magnificent view overlooking the Fitzroy River and Berserker Ranges. The Mother’s Day special runs between 7am and 2pm.

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day

When you think of all the times Mum has spoiled you over the years, it’s clear that she deserves more than a little indulging on Mother’s Day. This year, gather the family together and take Mum out for a meal she’s going to remember. For great deals and gift cards to any of the restaurants mentioned, check out Good Food Gift Card.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.