Where to Eat on Mother's Day in Australia

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    Mother’s Day 2018 is coming up on Sunday, May 13! It’s just the right time to take your mum off kitchen duties and go out to eat in a fancy restaurant. Aussie mums deserve to be treated to a delicious set course menu or a nice brunch. We list what we think are the top restaurants in Australia that would be a perfect choice for a Mother’s Day dinner. Book now to avoid disappointment!



    Seek no better place to enjoy a delicious Italian four course menu with an incredible view of Darling Harbour than Casa Ristorante. Upon arrival, you will be greeted warmly with a chilled glass of sparkling and a serving of oysters with cucumber salad. When the guests are all seated, the entrees are served with an antipasto platter of cured meat and Italian condiments. After, the guests can select any of the 8 choices of mains from woodfire pizza to handmade pasta and high quality Prime Angus Rib Eye or Crispy Pork Belly. After a heavy two sets, the desserts are either a light breezy passion fruit meringue or a classic Italian tiramisu. Bon apetito!

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    Experience High Tea in the refined elegance of Sir Stamford at Circular Quay hotel. Imagine sipping a glass of bubbly whilst nibbling on the assortment of finger sandwiches, delectable scones and mini sweet treats all presented on a three-tiered tower. Savouries include proscuiutto & persian feta on a baguette, crab meat & avocado tart and the Stamford signature Curry puff. The sweets include blueberry cheese cake, lemon scented scones and who can forget the assorted macarons? 

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    Its motto, ‘Combining a love of food with a love of people’ really shows in the presentation of the food items and of the cafe’s cosy interior. Your mother would love spending an afternoon hanging out here on Mother’s Day. Don’t miss the selection of savoury pieces, sweet cakes & desserts that is accompanied with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. 

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    This Mother’s Day at the Watt, they have come up with a truly inspiring menu. It is heavily influenced by the recipes and traditions prepared by the kitchen chefs’ own mothers. The first of a 3 course special celebrates some of the best seafood produce from the region, like smoked salmon, scallop tartare and fresh oysters that taste like they have come straight out of Moreton Bay. The mains take on rustic inspired recipes like roasted quail, crispy barramundi and ratatouille lasagne. To finish it off, the desserts are what you would expect for a mother’s day meal and they include macarons, profiteroles and lemon meringue tarts. This impressive menu will have the family remind them of home, forgetting that they are actually dining out on Mother’s Day. 

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    Cocoa and Rose

    Cocoa & Rose is a wonderful choice for a Mother’s Day brunch. Its cozy interior and menu is very intimate for families. With the wonderful French bistro-style presentation and Filipino comfort food flavours, the fusion of the two makes it an excellent dining choice. For Mother’s Day 2018, you can get a free mini photo shoot care of a professional studio to capture the special occasion. Plus, you get to keep one digital copy of your photo of choice for free (session starts at 10 am). 

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    View at 85 Cafe

    Treat the number one woman in your life with a sumptuous meal at the View at 85 Cafe, right next to the iconic Brighton Jetty. The experience starts off with a bubbly on the house, followed by a special three course menu representing the freshest catch and produce available. Pick between smoked salmon in lemon dili and arancini balls for your entrée. Select from a list of main dishes which include grilled baby barramundi, beef fillet, charred chicken kiev, and organic yoghurt curry. Top off your Mother’s Day 2018 with a yoghurt-panna cotta combination, chocolate mousse, or tiramisu–while relaxing next to the beach!

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    Oscars’ natural backdrop and Mediterranean inspired menu offer a warm and cozy Mother’s Day for any family. The food here is gluten free and were prepared with absolute care. Even the most health-conscious of mothers will love their special menu: potato soup with herbs, duck leg confit in a home-made orange sauce, osso bucco slow braised on garlic mash and red snapper grilled in lemon oil are just some of the dishes to choose from. Kids even get to eat home-made chicken nuggets baked with vegetables!

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    Bryher Cafe

    Known for bringing out the best in locally sourced ingredients, Bryher Cafe is a quaint spot just right for a brunch on Mother’s Day. Its simple, Euro-inspired interiors compliment a selection of muffins, pastries, brioche breads, yoghurts, cheeses, jams and other delights. The espresso, milk and tea blends are the perfect kickstarters for everyone in the family. 

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    Crustaceans on the Wharf

    Relax by the harbour with great food on Mother’s Day 2018 at Crustaceans on the Wharf. Overlooking Stokes Hill wharf with a scenic view of the coast, this establishment can make any family happy with its assortment of char-grilled steaks, various seafood dishes and a tasty kid’s menu. Enjoy the treasures of the sea!

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    Now you have some great ideas on where to eat on Mother’s Day. But just in case you’re not able to book your seats or set a reservation (book that table, now!), don’t let that ruin the mood and just enjoy some quality time with mum.  We wish you a fruitful and memorable experience this Mother’s Day 2018!


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