Mother’s Day is a time you thank your Mum for loving you—like realllly loving you. She’s seen you at your worst and your best, stood by your side through those tumultuous teenage years, schooled you on your love life, work woes and, of course, given her unfiltered and ‘loving’ opinion on every unfortunate fashion trend you’ve coined your own. Oh, and did we forget the whole, bringing you into the world part too? Let’s face it, she’s your best friend… and you really wouldn’t have it any other way. Here at The Urban List, thankyous are said with wining and dining and all food-related things in-between. Here’s where you should be taking Mum this Mother’s Day.
Indulge in an all-round feast for the tastebuds, eyes and heart as a la carte meets the stunning views of the harbour meets your mum. Classic and quintessential, spoil her with a meal at one of Sydney’s most loved restaurants.
Share the love and all the feels with a four course shared menu at one of Sydney’s best restaurants—Chiswick Woollahra. Complete with signature wood roasted Moran family lamb and a decadent pavlova with yoghurt moose and rhubarb ripple, it’s family dinner, sans the cleaning up.
Chiswick at the Gallery
Looking for a little change of scenery? Head to Chiswick at the Gallery for a Mother’s Day lunch she won’t soon forget. Seafood inspired and cooked to perfection, enjoy petuna salmon tail with soy crème caramel while basking in the artistic glory of the Art Gallery of NSW.
North Bondi Fish
Get stuck into all your North Bondi favourites with a hint of VIP at North Bondi Fish this Mother’s Day. Take your pick from the new autumn menu’s small plate king crab sliders with lettuce, Kewpie mayo and pickles along with larger crispy skin barramundi, kipflers, green beans and olive tapenade with seasonal salads to match, while Mum enjoys the spoils of free champagne on arrival.
Sydney city skyline views scored under local musical stylings are the backdrop to your market fresh seafood buffet at The Ternary. Saunter on over for hot and cold dishes along with local and imported cheeses, a dashingly delicious dessert table and champagne on arrival for the guest of honour.
A foodie’s love song to Mum, dive into a three course lunch with iconic harbour views for $145 per adult ($70 for the littlies) at none other than Aria. With prosecco on arrival and take home Aria macarons and chocolates, it’s perfection from start to finish!
A Woolloomooloo casual but cool Mother’s Day lunching can be found at The Tilbury. A sweet $75 per person will get you a spot with mum at this Sydney gem with the likes of a three course set menu with sides and a complimentary piccolo of Mumm Champagne. Where else would you rather be?
The ultimate homage to every drive over the bridge Mum took for Saturday sport, Aqua Dining has your whole day sorted. Soirees start at breakfast, with fruit, pastries, hot breakfast and sparkling wine followed by a four course degustation lunch, home to scallop tartare and tagliatelle with duck. Save room for Aqua Dining’s renowned a la carte dinner to end the perfect food-filled day.
For the Mum who’s one of those cool mums head on down to Daniel San for a modern street-inspired take on Japanese—all by the sea. Chandon on arrival for her, and a Japanese feast for all, brimming with sushi and bursting with flavour—you’ll be the favourite kid if you book this spot for Mother’s Day.
Bistrot Gavroche has all your Parisian fancies covered right in the heart of Chippendale. Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of Kensington Street, treat yourself (and Mum) to escargots, entrecote frites with béarnaise sauce, pâté en croute and a complimentary bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve for groups of four or more. Classically French, whilst still trés Sydney.
Jonah’s Restaurant and Boutique Hotel
A shout out to long-weekends spent on beaches, treat Mum to a road trip to Jonah's in Whale Beach for a three course a la carte wonder by the sea. And by the sea we mean an absolute insane 180 degree water view complemented with a glass of Taittinger.
A Ferris Wheel Dining Experience at Luna Park
Reliving every trip to Luna Park, this is the Ferris Wheel Experience to surpass all Ferris wheel experiences. An absolute special for Mother’s Day, enjoy high tea hosted for four by the Deck Sydney at Milsons Point. A variety of finger sandwiches, sweets, macarons, chocolate éclairs and the likes, Champagne and Hendricks gin and tonic at your disposal, take in the breathtakingly amazing harbour views from your unique vantage point—a ferris wheel carriage.
The Cortile in the InterContinental Sydney offers a unique Mother’s Day high tea buffet where you can indulge in all manners of tea including a special Ronnafeldt tea-infused cocktail all complemented by a glass of sparkling and an array of delicious scones, pastries and a dessert buffet.
If you’re after a pick for the Mum that’s seen and done it all, take her to Anason for the ultimate Turkish spread in Barangaroo. We’re talking a nine-course shared feast menu welcoming you to all kinds of authentic Turkish deliciousness, including pumpkin hummus, crispy chickpeas, salmon pastrima, chicken thighs and a specialty Mother’s Day dessert platter.
Vine Double Bay
If there’s one thing Mum loves more than food, and shopping (and her kids?) is her home. So what better way to dine than amongst the scented candles, perfumed pampering products and just about floral everything adorned for Vine, Double Bay’s luxuriously inspired Mother’s Day dinner. A cool $65 will immerse you in a signature dining experience for the whole family ending on an oh so French-imbued dessert platter, Along with a complimentary bubbly and a gift to take home, Vine Double Bay comes home with you!
Looking to shower Mum with gifts? Check out our Mother’s Day gift guide!
Image credit: Alex Squadrito at Aqua Dining