This Mother’s Day, Sydney has stepped it up a notch, which means ditch the old run-of-the-mill gift-wrapped bath bombs and take Mum out for a mammoth day of festivities. We’re talking a decadent yum cha, high tea at The Gardens, pasta workshops and an epic exhibition deep in the city.
Here are 13 ways to treat your Mum this Mother’s Day.
Yum Cha At Bodhi Restaurant Bar
These legends are offering a 12-course share-style yum cha this Sunday. Think a never-ending feast filled with BBQ char siew bau buns, mini smoked tempe and a whole tonne of vegan eats that even the biggest meat-eater could devour. And if you’ve forgotten a gift, Bodhi has you covered with a Mother’s Day Gift Box filled with must-have vegan products. For bookings, hit here.
Bottomless Rosé Lunch At SoCal
At one of Sydney’s biggest staple Mexican establishments, bring mum in for a bottomless rosé and sangria lunch session. At SoCal, you can order up a delicious banquet full of Cali tacos, tuna ceviche and a heap more. Soak up an afternoon of live music on their rooftop and make a booking here.
High Tea At The Gardens By Lotus
Down in the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Gardens by Lotus is holding a high tea for all the legendary mums out there. Load up on mini baos, dumplings, spring rolls and of course macarons for the post-feed sweet treats. Add a number of drink packages to your seating from mocktails to cocktails (pending how wild mum wants to get). Save your spots here.
Florigami At Watsons Bay Hotel
At Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, these folks are going all out to celebrate. Start the day off with a buffet lunch where you can find grilled salmon and a traditional panzanella salad and then you can take mum to a Florigami workshop. And of course, hit up their Polaroid keepsake station for a cute-as photo op for the whole family. Snap up your booking here.
Feasting At The Dolphin Dining Room
Hit up The Dolphin this weekend for an exclusive Mother’s Day menu from Chef Monty Koludrovic in their dining room. If your mum is a major foodie at heart, you’ll want to let her feast on burrata and prosciutto, a tender rib eye or a mouth-watering pan-fried snapper. And of course, the lady of the hour deserves to treat herself with a chocolate tiramisu. Head here to reserve a table.
Pasta Making At Salt Meats Cheese
With another masterclass in the mix, how are you going to choose? This one is hitting us hard with fresh pasta and of course a full tasting at the very end with a glass (or two) of Prosecco. This workshop will teach you how to make and knead pasta dough, roll it out and turn the sheets into different shapes. All mums get a gift bag and you’ll be stuffing your face full of their home-made sauces and antipasto entrees. Jump here to save this session.
High Tea At KOI Dessert
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KOI has got the right idea and is bringing another high tea around for Sydney mums out there. Treat her to a whole bunch of high tea-inspired desserts that is going straight to the heart. From a dragon egg, with rare chocolate mousse, peppermint and a chocolate shell, to rose lychees, with peach mousse, bergamot ganache, rose gel and matcha sponge. Book your seating here.
Brews At Endeavour Tap Rooms
Sunday is forecasted to be a sunny one, so head down to The Rocks for a stroll around the Harbour. Hit up the markets and most importantly Endeavour Tap Rooms. Grab a premium brew and celebrate the wonderful women in your life over some epic wine and smoked produce. Click here to make a booking.
Sunday Roast At The Glebe Hotel
It’s bigger than ever with two mains to choose from – beef sirloin and a roast pork belly. Each has the fixings for an epic roast, with duck fat potatoes, buttered kale and caramelised apple puree. Mums will also get a glass of bubbly when ordering up your roast. Hit here to book your spots.
Exhibition At The QVB
Head into the Queen Victoria Building in the city is launching an exhibition that’ll properly celebrate our leading ladies and their diversity in our communities. But in a twist, comedian Jean Kittson is hitting the stage for a quality stand-up act and while you wet your pants from laughing. Register for your tickets here.
Banquet At SASH
This Surry Hills Japanese restaurant has created a seven-course modern banquet from the mind of chef Peter Wu. Expect hand-rolled sushi, Japanese-styled tacos and a whole tonne of other battered dishes. Order up a bottle of The Hidden Sea Wine direct from the Limestone Coast in South Australia and sit back. For bookings, click here.
Fragrance Workshop At Class Bento
This Make Your Fragrance workshop will run through a brief history of perfume followed by choosing and mixing fragrances to create that signature scent. Head here for tickets.
Curate Your Own High Tea At Tramsheds
We can always rely on the Tramsheds to whip up a drool-worthy event and of course, Mother’s Day is no exception. We’re hitting up the Forest Lodge eating establishment to make our own high tea this Sunday. Choose each course down to the tea (hehe), which might prove a little difficult, because of the insane choices. Salmon and cream cheese mini bagels, pea and parmesan croquettes and katsu pork sandos. Good luck. Grab your tickets here.
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Image credit: SASH.