Where To Take Mum This Mother’s Day in Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh
4th May 2015

Affinity Restaurant | Image credit: Jeff Andersen

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 weekend—you, you’d better get booking), 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’ve just been slack and left it to the last minute as usual, we've got mum, and your ass, covered. 


Gerard’s Bistro

New Farm

Think about everything she’s done for you, then consider whether she deserves breakfast at Gerard’s Bistro? Yeah, we thought so. Be sure to book ahead to secure a table and leave with a happy mum on your hands.

Nana & Da’s


Kedron cutie, Nana & Da’s is more than equipped to feed mum and your crew this Mother’s Day and is open until 3:30pm for all your brunching needs.

Spring Hill Deli Café

Spring Hill

Spring Hill Deli Café does a cracking breakfast, and takes reservations, so that’s your Mother’s Day plans sorted. 



One of Paddington’s best new additions, Affinity is ready and waiting to serve your mum this Mother’s Day. Our picks of there tasty brekky menu are the breakfast bruschetta and the stuffed French toast, served with crispy bacon. Yum?


New Farm

A Brisbane institution, Harveys has just the right amount of spesh’ to let her know you actually tried. The menu here is as reliably delish as they come, making this a no-brainer Mother’s Day breakfast location.

Jam Pantry


A quirky and cute café, ideal for your quirky and cute mama, Jam Pantry welcomes bookings for groups of 5 or more.

Lunch & Dinner

E’cco Bistro

Brisbane CBD 

Philip Johnson and the team at e’cco have a Mother’s Day menu that is sure to spoil Mum silly. Not only does she get to enjoy a beautiful three-course lunch and champagne on arrival, but she’ll also take home a copy of Philip’s cookbook, Eating In. Bookings are essential, so be quick!


Brisbane CBD

If you’re umming and ahhing over where to take mum this Mother’s Day, allow us to make the decision for you. Treat mum to a seriously delish Sunday roast lunch at Public, with crunchy oven-roasted vegies, and incredible melt-in-your-mouth roast meat. Simple, original, and a total winner, so make sure you book.

Il Locale


If wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta sound like your mum’s idea of the perfect Mother’s Day lunch, get your skates on and book your table at Il Locale. With a menu jam-packed with all her Italian favourites, it would be downright neglectful to deprive Mumma Bear of this Italian feast. 

Mighty Mighty 

Fortitude Valley

Treat mum to Mighty Mighty’s sweet Southern embrace this Mother’s Day. All the Mum’s dining at Mighty Mighty this Mother’s Day will receive a glass of sparkling on arrival and a complimentary dessert of their choosing from the new autumn menu! We recommend making a reservation; Mother’s Day at Mighty is going to be popular. 

Treasury Casino 

Brisbane CBD

This Mother’s Day, give mum the royal treatment with a gorgeous high tea at Treasury Casino. With petite pastries, dainty finger sandwiches, and a sparkling glass of rosé on offer, there’s no  better way to say, ‘Thanks mum, you’re a legend’ this Mother’s Day. Book your table now (booking are available between 12pm and 4pm) and rest assured she won’t be telling you to stand up straight for at least a month. Win!

Riverbar & Kitchen 

Brisbane CBD

Mother’s Day has never looked so good! Relax with mumsie with river and Storey Bridge views and chilled Hampton’s ambience at Riverbar & Kitchen. All Mothers will receive a complimentary chocolate and flower with every meal purchased at Riverbar this Mother’s Day. And there’s no need to book, walk-ins are welcome.  

Dutch Courage Officers' Mess

Fortitude Valley 

If mum is a gin and seafood fan (woo, go mum) our pals at Dutch Courage Officers' Mess have her Mother's Day all sorted. For just $29, spoil mum with Moreton Bay bug spring rolls, served with Japanese mayo and lime (uhh, yum!), accompanied by a specialty cocktail of vodka, st germain elderflower, raspberry, lemon, soda, and rose bud, served in a chilled sparkling flute. This offer is available from 4pm, so why not treat mum to an afternoon of seafood and gin with the crew at DC. 

Lennon’s Restaurant & Bar 

Brisbane CBD

Treat mum to a city-shopping spree, followed by lunch or dinner at Lennons Restaurant & Bar at NEXT Hotel Brisbane. Ideally located at the top of the Queen Street Mall, Lennons Restaurant & Bar will be offering a complimentary glass of sparkling for all mothers dining in. Walk-ins are welcome, but we recommend making a reservation to avoid a disappointed Mum. 

Bavarian Bier Café

Brisbane CBD

With spectacular river views, and more strudel than you can poke a stick at, Bavarian Bier Café is a great spot for lunch or dinner this Mother’s Day. Mum (and you, of course!) will enjoy a delicious selection of lighter options from the new menu whilst sipping on a complimentary flute of Chandon Rosé. 


Brisbane CBD

If Mum is a fan of Japanese cuisine, then you can’t go past lunch at Sakè. Whether it's a contemporary twist on the à la carte menu or the champagne and sashimi deal, we guarantee mum will be utterly spoilt this Mother’s Day. Be quick and book your table! 

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