It goes without saying that Mother's Day warrants a very special outing to appropriately celebrate the most important lady in your life. So with this monumental day fast approaching (and when I say fast, I mean it's this week!), we've come up with a super-dooper list of all the best Mother's Day activities that Brisbane has to offer.
If you're stuck for ideas for what to do this Mother's Day in Brisbane, or you're a tad unorganised, we've got you (and mum) completely covered.
Mother's Day Brunch | Alfred & Constance
As if pancakes in the sun on Alfred & Constance's deck doesn't sound appealing enough, the promise of a breakfast martini made with marmalade or a peach and honey bellini will surely win mum over.
When: 7am 'til 12 noon (Be sure to book ahead to avoid missing out!)
Mother's Day Breakfast | Summit Restaurant & Bar
What could be better than treating mum to a fabulous breakfast with a view of the Brisbane skyline? Yep, pretty much nothing. Summit Restaurant & Bar, located atop the stunning Mt Coot-tha lookout is the perfect location to spend the morning with your wonderful mum. And just when mum thought the morning couldn't get any better, she can indulge in toasted waffles with liquid caramel, or maybe even blueberry pancakes with white chocolate sauce. Delish!
Price: Adults $39, Children (4-12) $19.50, Children under 4 Free! Bookings are essential.
Mother's Day Her Way | Story Bridge Hotel
Does the idea of treating mum to a day of indulgent wining and dining sound like a plan? Well the Story Bridge Hotel has gone above and beyond this year, playing host to a variety of gorgeous options to ensure your mum is extra spoilt this Mother's Day. Whether mum is partial to a scrumptious buffet banquet, an indulgent High Tea, or just a simple, relaxed lunch or dinner, the Story Bridge has got her special day sorted.
Time: Breakfast 7am-11am, High Tea from 11am.
Price: Buffet Breakfast $35 per person, High Tea $35 per person, ($45 includes a glass of sparkling).
Beneath The Marquee | Victoria Park
Cherished Brisbane mums will enjoy Mother's Day in style this year when they attend a buffet breakfast or French-inspired lunch at Victoria Park. Treat mum to either a 'Marquee Buffet Breakfast' between 7:30–10am or a delicious 'Garden Marquee' lunch from 11:30am–3pm. Whichever way you choose to spoil mum this Mother's Day, we guarantee the team at Victoria Park will make it a day to remember. Spaces are limited though, so get in quick!
Time: 7:30am-10am, 11:30-3pm
Mother's Day Set Menu | Mondo Organics
West End's Mondo Organics are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the big day, and have a set lunch and dinner menu on the cards for Mum. She can choose from the likes of oysters with finger lime caviar and verjuice jelly, free range pork terrine with quince and toasted pane, a goats curd souffle with dandelion, roast pear and chestnuts, and a heavenly chocolate and date pastry with whipped orange ricotta and cumquat compote, to name a few of their offerings. If you'd rather take mum out for the first meal of the day, Mondo also have an absolutely killer new autumn menu, which features, among other delights, dark chocolate buckwheat pancakes, hazelnut syrup, and vanilla bean ice cream! Delish much?
When: Open for breakfast from 8:30am. Book ahead to secure the lunch and dinner set menu, and breakfast.
Japanese Infused Mother's Day Lunch | Sakè Restaurant & Bar
If mum is as big of a fan of Japanese cuisine as we are, then make her day uber special by treating her to a divine Mother's Day meal at Sakè! Their à la carte menu will be available for both lunch and dinner, and to make her day even more special, mum will also receive a complimentary glass of Pink Lady Saké. Reservations are essential, so get booking.
Time: Lunch 12pm to 3pm, Dinner 6pm 'til late.
Mother's Day Lunch | Aria
Are you umming and ahhing over what to do with mum this Mother's Day in Brisbane? Why not spoil her rotten with a decadent 3-course lunch at Aria, with coffee and petit fours for afters, of course! She has free range of Aria's specially curated Mother's Day menu, which includes oysters and shiso, twice-cooked sweet pork belly and crackling, barramundi fillet with prawn and crushed peas, and a hazlenut, caramel and popcorn ganache, with hazlenut icecream.
Price: $95 per adult, $55 per child under 12 years.
Francie Mays Mother's Day
Give mum a break from cooking this Mother's Day at our fave Asian restaurant down Fortitude Valley way. Francie Mays will feed your mum for free until 11:30am on 11th of May, but this amazing offer is booking fast so you better get in quick! Or, why not sample Mr Robert's (Francie Mays head chef) six favourite South East Asian dishes in a sumptuous banquet for just $49. Available for lunch and dinner service, your mum will even get a glass of sparkling on arrival! Mmm, bubbles!
Price: $49 for a six-xourse banquet. Call 33586669 to book.
An Afternoon At QAGoMA | QAGoMA Restaurant
Spend the afternoon at GoMA with mum while enjoying a three-course set menu, with a glass of sparkling courtesy of QAGoMA's Executive Chef, Josue Lopez. With dishes on offer such as seared black kingfish with confit leek, egg yolk, pear and purslane, mum is in for a real treat this Mother's Day. Book now!
Time: 12 Noon to 3pm
Price: $65 per person
Champagne High Tea | Bacchus
Make this Mother's Day one Mum will never forget, and treat her to Brisbane's finest high tea at Bacchus South Bank. Indulge in a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, plain or fruit scones with Bonne Maman raspberry preserve and cream chantilly, an assortment of sweet delights, and her choice of fragrant Harney and Sons fine tea, with a glass of Moët upon arrival. The ticket price also includes a jazz pianist and a special gift, just for Mum. Get in quick, as bookings are essential. This event it set to be a full house come the big day, so don't miss out!
Time: High Tea sessions run at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30pm
Price: Adults $60, Children $30
Emporium Shows Mums To A (High) tea | Emporium Hotel
Book a morning at the sophisticated Emporium Cocktail Bar, with its eclectic fusion of traditional and modern design, and you've got yourself (and mum) a decadent Mother's Day high tea setting. Don your Sunday best and surprise her with a glass of Mumm Champagne (occasion appropriate: love it), bottomless T2 Teas and Vittoria Coffee, a selection of petit fours, mini quiches, cucumber finger sandwiches, smoked salmon crème fraiche bagels, as well as home-made scones with jam and cream. With three high tea sessions on offer, there's no reason for mum to miss out on a day of indulgence.
Time: High tea sessions run at 9:30am, 12:00pm and 2:30pm
Price: $49 per person (Bookings Essential)
Mother's Day Sunday Roast | Public Restaurant & Bar
Not sure what to do with mum this Mother's Day, and want an original idea? Because she's usually the one cooking them, why not give her a break this Sunday and treat your Mum to a seriously delish Sunday roast lunch at Public. Located in the heart of the CBD, Public is the perfect hideaway to celebrate with Mum in style. I'm talking crunchy oven-roasted vegies and that incredible melt-in-your-mouth roast meat. Yum, yum and, er, yum!
Price: $65 per person (bookings essential)
Mum Eats Free! | Mighty Mighty
Bring Mum down to Mighty Mighty this Mother's Day and the team will shout her a meal (not even joking). Think along the lines of gumbo squid with creole bell pepper and sassafras leaf sauce, fried okra, or smoked lamb spare ribs with salted cucumber, blue cheese and Mighty Mighty tomato ketchup, and the legendary Mighty Mighty hot wings of course! Because, lets face it, your mum gave you the gift of life, and has bailed you out on more than one occasion (whether you admit it or not), so the least you can do is take her for a free feed courtesy of the fab crew at Mighty Mighty. It's a no brainer! Book now.
Time: 11am til late
A Bavarian Mother's Day Experience | Bavarian Bier Cafe
Secure your spot in mum's good books by surprising her with an outing to Bavarian Bier Cafe! Bavarian's delicious seasonal menu includes flavours from Italy, Austria and Hungary, creating a contemporary Bavarian menu guaranteed to ignite your taste buds and give you — and, more importantly, mum — a complete Bavarian experience. The menu will be available all day, and mum will also be treated to a complimentary Henkell Piccolo on arrival. Yay for Mum!
Time: 11am 'til late
Mighty Macaron Making Class | Spring
Want something out-of-the-box to do with Mum this Mother's Day? Why not join Mum as you learn to make the sweet treat de jour in this hand-on class by the talented gang at Spring Food & Wine. Plus you get a personalised take-home box of your favourite flavours and colours. Chic gift, right?
Price: Tickets are $110 each.
When: 2pm to 5pm
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