Mother’s Day Guide 2018
Here are our top picks of where to celebrate with mum this year.
Spend Mother’s Day on Sydney’s harbourfront with a Turkish feast at Anason. The seven-course set menu includes mustard and lemon-cured kingfish; and smoked zucchini and pepper dumplings with kishk yoghurt and mint oil. Dessert is crispy pumpkin tahini with walnut and milk cream kaymak.
Price: $98pp, for a seven-course set menu
Available: lunch, from 11:30am-3pm
Bookings: 02 9188 1581
Impress mum this Mother’s Day with a French banquet at Été. Graze on a selection of cold meats followed by beef tartare with oyster and onion beignets; and vermouth emulsion prawns. Dessert is a finely curated selection of mini French desserts. Été gifts every mum with a box of house-made truffles. One lucky diner has the chance to take home a magnum of rosé.
Price: $79pp for a banquet menu
Available: lunch and dinner, from 12pm-11pm
Bookings: 02 9052 5383
Address: Tower 1, 3/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Treat mum to a harbourside seafood lunch and enjoy a perfectly curated shared menu. Indulge in trevally tartare with nashi pear, avocado and nori; followed by Rangers Valley rump cap with mustard. Dessert is violet cake with blueberry and buckwheat. Cirrus also includes a kids a la carte menu.
Price: $100pp for a five-course set menu and sides, an a la carte kids menu will also be available
Available: lunch, 12pm-3pm
Bookings: 02 9220 0111
Address: 23 Barangaroo Avenue, The Streets of Barangaro
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a decadent three-course meal on Sydney’s harbour at Kingsleys. Indulge in your choice of entrée, main and dessert. Dishes include duck liver parfait with black genoa fig jam and brioche; and roast Tasmanian ocean trout with mussels and confit leeks. Finish on a high note of white chocolate and raspberry mille-feuille with pistachio cream and raspberry-champagne sorbet. Every mum is welcomed with a complimentary glass of Mumm champagne on arrival.
Price: $129pp for three-course set menu
Available: lunch and dinner, 12pm-6pm (bookings essential)
Bookings: 02 8322 2090
NOLA Smokehouse & Bar
Celebrate Mother’s Day with high tea in the French Quarter at NOLA. Dishes include lobster rolls, scones with bourbon-peach marmalade and blood plum jam; and s’mores with blackberry and smoked chocolate. This is paired with your choice of bottomless fresh lemonade or southern iced tea with peach syrup, lemon juice, and house-made rosy mint and Earl Grey iced tea.
Alternatively, bring the family down to NOLA Smokehouse to enjoy a three-course share-style menu. Start with the likes of Cajun-fried calamari with lime remoulade before tucking into smoked meats such as Rangers Valley black onyx brisket with house pickles and Lexington-style BBQ sauce. Finish off with peanut butter parfait with strawberry jam and peanut crunch berries.
Price: $60pp for three-course plantation high tea, $70pp for three-course high tea with cocktail, $85pp for three-course share menu
Available: lunch, 12pm-3pm
Bookings: 02 9188 3039 (bookings essential)
Address: Level 1, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Lotus Barangaroo hosts a modern Chinese banquet this Mother’s Day. Indulge in a selection of Lotus favourites such as oyster with aspen, butterfly pea flower tea sorbet and finger lime; prawn, calamari and ginger dumplings; and Tajima wagyu sirloin with heirloom tomato, crispy leeks and truffle oil. To satisfy those sweet cravings, finish off with a mini sphere of white peony tea mousse in a pink pearl glaze with poached rhubarb, soba crumble and Opalys white chocolate ice cream. Lotus offers optional matching wines for those looking to really impress mum.
Price: $75pp for banquet menu or $130pp with matching wines
Available: lunch and dinner, from 11:30am-9pm
Bookings: 02 8318 3688
Address: 8/9 Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo
Spoil mum to an authentic Japanese banquet fit for a queen at Fujisaki. Dishes include beef tartare with green tomatoes and furikake; a selection of sashimi; and King salmon with mustard and soy. To finish off, sink your teeth into a delicious yuzu savarin for dessert.
Price: $85pp for a banquet menu
Available: Lunch and dinner, 12pm-10pm
Bookings: 02 9052 9188
Address: 2/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
12-Micron hosts a four-course share style lunch menu and harbour views. Dishes include puffed polenta with whipped cheddar and tomato powder; spatchock, with mintbush salsa verde and garlic; and potatoes with herb butter and rainforest lime. Lunch ends on a sweet note with milk chocolate delice with cookie, malt and wattle seed; and pavlova with white chocolate, passionfruit and riberry.
Price: $96pp for a four-course set menu and glass of bubbles on arrival
Available: lunch, 12pm-4pm
Bookings: 02 8322 2075 (bookings essential)
Address: Level 2, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Efendy hosts a six-course Turkish lunch this Mother’s Day. Dishes include home-baked lavash bread, king prawn and haloumi guvech, tandir style lamb shank with eggplant and kashar puree. Finish off with a dessert of semolina domes with hazelnut, cardamom and double cream kaymak.
Price: $88pp for a six-course set menu
Available: lunch, from 11am-4pm
Bookings: 02 9810 5466
Address: 79 Elliott Street, Balmain
Treat mum to harbourfront views and a Japanese tasting menu. Choose from a selection of entrees, sashimi, tempura and mains including wakame and kale salad; kingfish carpaccio; and wagyu steak. Mum also receives a complimentary glass of Pike & Joyce sparkling rosé. Indulge mum’s sweet tooth with an optional matcha cake for dessert.
Price: $50pp, for a four-course tasting menu; $60pp for a five-course tasting menu
Available: lunch and dinner, from 11:30am-10pm
Bookings: 02 8072 7383
Address: 10/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Meat & Wine Co, Barangaroo
Wine and dine your mum with a three-course meal at Meat & Wine Co. Toast mum with a chilled prosecco and peach nectar on arrival before indulging in your choice of entrée, main and dessert. Dishes include oysters with raspberry, cress and champagne vinaigrette; Monte fillet with coffee creme brûlée. Mums end their meal with a special gift and petit four. Meat & Wine Co has curated a menu for kids under 12 including boneless beef rib fingers served with chips and sundae with chocolate ganache sauce raspberry coulis, cookie crumbs, and toffee.
Price: $85pp for a three-course menu, $35pp for children under 12
Available: Lunch, 12pm-3pm
Bookings: 02 8629 8888
Address: Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Treat mum to a pre or post-lunch Mumm champagne and take in the views of Sydney Harbour on Barangaroo’s Untied rooftop. Pair your bubbles with mini gelato bambino cones. Keep it laid back and share a grill plate of lamb, chicken, mushroom skewers with pita bread. Want more? Order a balsamic portobello mushroom burger with tomato, spinach, parmesan basil and a side of chips.
Price: $12/glass or $60/bottle, $12 mini gelato bambino cones
Available: 12pm onwards
Bookings: 02 8322 2099 (bookings not essential)
Address: level 4, Exchange P1, 400 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Manly Wharf Hotel
Mums, sip on a glass of sparkling wine (gratis!) with a main meal purchase by the seaside at Manly Wharf Hotel. Soak up views of Manly and feast on the pub’s new menu offerings; such as the superfood salad and Hawaiian poke bowl, and sizeable dishes including the Philly cheese steak sandwich. For dessert, there’s mini doughnuts served with peanut butter ice cream, raspberry gel and honeycomb; and the Australian cheeseboard with brie, blue, cheddar, quince, dried fruits and lavosh.
Available: lunch or dinner, from 11.30am-9pm
Bookings: 02 9977 1266 (bookings not essential but are encouraged)
Address: Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
The Glenmore, The Rocks
With 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour, The Glenmore’s rooftop is the perfect spot to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. Every mum receives a complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm champagne. So, soak up the sun and treat mum to a meal, all whilst overlooking Sydney’s harbour.
Available: lunch or dinner, from 11am-8pm
Bookings: 02 9247 4794 (bookings essential)
Address: 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
The Royal Botanical, Leichhardt
Inner-westerners stay local this Mother’s Day and enjoy a pub feed with mum at The Royal, Leichhardt. With every booking, mum’s receive a complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne and a bunch of flowers. Indulge in the pub’s favourites such as Pearl Barley “risotto”; grilled mushroom burger; or roast pumpkin pizza with caramelised onion, mushroom, Sicilian olive, gorgonzola and kale. Sit, back, relax and enjoy the bustling Norton Street on the terrace. The Pub will also hold a pop-up flower stall ($25) on Friday 11 May and Saturday 12 May so you can pick-up a beautiful bunch of flowers for mum.
Available: lunch and dinner, from 11am-9pm
Bookings: 02 9569 2638 (bookings essential)
Address: 156 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Misfits is open for lunch and dinner to celebrate mum’s this Mother’s Day. A special of burrata, watermelon and basil on sourdough ($18); and a cheeseboard with a bottle of house wine ($52) will keep you full. Indulge on the classics, fried buttermilk chicken burger; or potatoe gnocchi. Mum’s receive a complimentary glass of Perrier Jouet on arrival and a gift of freshly baked home-made cookies to take home and enjoy with a cup of tea.
Available: lunch and dinner, from 11:30am-9:30pm
Bookings: 02 9318 1497 (bookings essential)
Address: 106 George Street, Redfern
Toormina Hotel, Toormina
Make mum feel special this Mother’s Day with a visit to the newly renovated Toormina Hotel. Indulge in a selection of specials including pan seared local fish with quinoa and a side of Greek salad; or fresh local Bellingen pasta with lemon king prawns. After something sweet? choose from a selection of house-made desserts. Kids receive a soft drink and soft serve for dessert.
Available: lunch and dinner, from 12pm-5pm. Family Deal $60 (2 adults, 2 children)
Bookings: 02 6653 1039 (bookings essential)
Address: Lot 1, Minorca Place, Toormina
Seabreeze Hotel, South West Rocks
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day at Seabreeze’s dessert extravaganza. Accompany your meal with live music performed by Chris Rose from 3pm-6pm. The Pub will also hold a pop-up flower stall on Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May, so you can pick-up a beautiful bunch of flowers for mum. Treat mum with a chance to win a pamper package from Rocks Beauty.
Available: lunch and dinner, from 12pm-9pm.
Bookings: 02 6566 6205
Address: Cnr Livingstone and Prince of Wales Avenue, South West Rocks