Where to Take Mum This Mother’s Day in Melbourne

By Iro Kotsimbos
28th Apr 2015

This Mother’s Day in Melbourne, forget the standard breakfast in bed and shoddy card (I probably should’ve given that up looong ago) and treat your Mum to an indulgent High Tea, Mother’s Day lunch or dinner instead.

That said, with so many of Melbourne’s best restaurants and cafes organising special Mother’s Day events, it can be hard to know which one to book. So we’ve done the hard yards for you, compiling the ultimate guide to where to take Mum this Mother’s Day in Melbourne.

Zimt Patisserie

Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills bakery Zimt Patisserie is famous for its droolworthy pastries and desserts, as well as their decadent High Teas. This Mother’s Day in Melbourne, Zimt are turning things up a notch with a Mother’s Day High Tea that has to be seen to be believed! Take your pick from the Champagne Breakfast or the Lunch/Afternoon Tea, both featuring a set menu, glass of bubbles and gingerbread rose, and get ready to feast! (Hot tip: Make a beeline for the Streaky Bacon and Cheese Croissants, they will totally change your life!)

Zimt Patisserie | Mother’s Day High Tea
Champagne Breakfast seatings | 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am
Lunch/Afternoon Tea | 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm
$60 pp inc. champagne ($50 without) and $35 pp under 12 years
Bookings essential, call 03 9890 2382 to reserve your spot


South Melbourne

Brought to you by the geniuses behind Chez Dré, Bibelot is a patisserie and chocolate shop unlike anything you’ve ever seen before; an ode to all things sweet and delectable. While the High Tea Salon doesn’t open until June, Bibelot will be hosting a once-off sneak peek making it one of the most exclusive things to do this Mother’s Day in Melbourne. The lavish ‘Fête Des Mères’ will include sweet and savoury dishes, plus tea, coffee and champagne. This will definitely sell out so best you book in now!

Bibelot | Fête Des Mères
$95 pp inc. a glass of champagne on arrival
Bookings essential, call Chez Dré on 03 9690 2688 to reserve your spot

Builders Arms Hotel and Moon Under Water


Andrew McConnell sure knows how to cook up a killer meal, so this Mother’s Day, treat your mama to a meal at one of his Fitzroy restaurants, Builders Arms Hotel or Moon Under Water. A lip-smacking share menu will be on offer in the Bowery Room at Builders Arms, while an indulgent five-course meal will be prepared for all Moon Under Water bookings. If you’re looking to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day, this is where you need to go peeps!

Builders Arms Hotel and Moon Under Water Mother’s Day Lunch
Bookings essential, call 03 9417 7700 to reserve your spot

The Coppersmith Hotel

South Melbourne

A bistro, bar and boutique hotel in one, the Coppersmith Hotel has a lovely cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Fueled by a passion for fresh Victorian produce, the team at The Coppersmith have created ultra-spesh menus for Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch and dinner, with standout dishes including Big Copper Breakfast, Boston Beans, pan fried gnocchi with zucchini and fetta, and 12 hour slow braised beef cheek. Add a glass or two of vino and you’ve got the perfect Mother’s Day lunch in Melbourne!

The Coppersmith Hotel | Mother’s Day
Breakfast | 7:00am—10:30am | A la carte 
Lunch/Dinner | 12:00pm—late | 2 courses for $55 pp or 3 courses for $70 pp
Bookings essential, call 03 8696 7777 to reserve your spot

Mr Lawrence

Port Melbourne

Famous for having some of the best pizza in Melbourne, Mr Lawrence in Port Melbourne is another top choice for Mother’s Day lunch. If it’s a flavoursome feast you’re looking for then the Middle Eastern inspired restaurant needs to be your first port of call—think traditional Turkish pizzas, slow roasted meats, fresh salads (the cauliflower and pomegranate is the bomb-diggity) and bite-sized sides. Complemented by an impressive wine list, lunch at Mr Lawrence is a sure-fire way to achieve favourite child status this Mother’s Day.

Mr Lawrence | Mother’s Day Lunch
Bookings essential, call 03 9077 4992 to reserve your spot

Vue Events

Melbourne CBD

Want to really wow your Mum this Mother’s Day? Then book in for Vue Events' ultra-exclusive Mother’s Day dinner featuring special guest, comedian Fiona O’Loughlin. You’ll be treated to four courses, matched wines, laughs aplenty courtesy of Fiona and, of course, THAT VIEW! Hands down, one of the most impressive places to take mum for Mother’s Day dinner in Melbourne.

Vue Events | Mother’s Day Dinner
$250 pp inc. four courses plus matched wines
Bookings essential, call Vue de Monde on 03 9691 3888 to reserve your spot

Speakeasy Kitchen Bar

South Yarra

Are you looking for craftier things to do in Melbourne this Mother’s Day? If so, Speakeasy in South Yarra have you covered with their Pop-Up Mother’s Day Market. They’ve joined forces with the team from The Creators Market to bring you the ultimate one-stop-shop where you can find that special something for your number one gal. Simply book in for brekkie or brunch and then head upstairs to get your shop on!

Speakeasy Kitchen Bar | Pop-Up Mother’s Day Market
Market from 10:30am—2:30pm
Bookings essential, call Speakeasy on 03 9824 0770 to reserve your spot

The Atlantic


Is there anything more celebratory than a deluxe seafood feast?! We think not, Listers, which is why The Atlantic at Crown is one of the best restaurants in Melbourne to take Mum this Mother’s Day. Executive Chef Donovan Cooke and his team will prepare a seafood feast for Mother’s Day lunch or dinner that’ll have you busting at the seams—but trust us, the fresh oysters, crayfish and THAT seafood cocktail are totally worth it. Plus, as a special Mother’s Day treat, Donovan will personally sign his new cookbook The Atlantic at Home just for Mum—naaaawwww!

The Atlantic | Mother’s Day Lunch and Dinner
Bookings essential, call The Atlantic on 03 9698 8888 to reserve your spot

Pei Modern

Melbourne CBD

Arguably one of the best restaurants in Melbourne, Pei Modern is also a brilliant spot to take Mum for Mother’s Day lunch. The special Mother’s Day menu includes a glass of NV Mumm champagne on arrival followed by five ahhhmazing courses. Pei Modern’s philosophy of using the highest quality produce to create jaw-dropping meals will be in full effect, with the menu set to include kohlrabi with Blackmore’s smoked beef and pumpkin seeds, chicken with charred beetroot and radicchio leaves, and choux for dessert with ice-cream and whey butterscotch (droooool). This is one Mother’s Day lunch not to miss!

Pei Modern | Mother’s Day Lunch | 12:00pm—3:00pm
$95 pp inc. a glass of champagne on arrival and five courses
Bookings essential, call Pei Modern on 03 9654 8545 to reserve your spot

Mister Bianco


This May 10th, Mister Bianco in Kew will be putting on one heck of a celebratory Mother’s Day lunch that not only includes mouth-watering food (standard for this amazing Italian restaurant!) but also a thoughtful gift pack for all mums attending. With both three and four course options available, Mister Bianco is sure to be a popular option—well, what do you expect when there’s dishes such as ragu and saffron arancini, natural oysters and tiramisu on the menu?! As for that special gift, Mum can expect to walk away with some T2 tea and luxe L’Occitane hand cream. 

Mister Bianco | Mother’s Day Lunch | 12:00pm—onwards
$75 pp for three course or $85 for four courses (includes a Mother’s Day gift)
Bookings essential, call Mister Bianco on 03 9853 6929 to reserve your spot


Melbourne CBD

Already got plans for Mother's Day? Don't stress cos Cecconi's Flinders Lane, one of Melbourne's best Italian restaurants, is running a Mother's Day lunch special in the week leading up to Mother's Day. For only $75 per person, you can choose two courses from the Cecconi's menu of traditional Italian entrees, mains and desserts, and then wash it down with a glass of the finest champagne. Yet another reason why we love Cecconi's!

Cecconi's Flinders Lane | Mother’s Day Week Lunch | Monday 4th—Friday 10th May
$75 pp for two courses plus a glass of champagne
Bookings essential, call Cecconi's on 03 8663 0500 to reserve your spot 

There you have it, Listers…some of the very best restaurants and cafes to take your Mum this Mother’s Day lunch, dinner or brekkie. Enjoy!

(Pssst: Looking for some Mother's Day gift inspo? From the best striped stops and chic sneakers, to must-try skin treatments and lash and brow pamper packages, you're sure to find Mum the perfect gift!)

Image Credit: Calligraphy by Jennifer via Pinterest

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