Where to spoil mum this Mother’s Day
We have pulled together the best places to spend this special day with Mum. There’s feasts, flowers and bubbly check out your options below.
Treat the lady in your life this Mother’s Day with a Turkish feast at Anason. Enjoy a banquet of dishes starting with Ramadan pide with chicken butter and Jerusalem artichoke soup with pastirma. Indulge in yellowfin tuna tartare with crispy bread; crab kofte with walnut muhammara; seabass with parsley butter; and wagyu skirt fillet with braised leeks, charred eggplant, goats cheese and chickpeas. Finish with a baked tahini helva (sweet confection) with turmeric yogurt ice cream. Book now and spend a leisurely afternoon on Barangaroo’s harbourfront with the whole family.
Price: $95pp for the lunch menu
Available: lunch, from 11:30am-3pm
Bookings: 02 9188 1581 or via website
Escape to the Mediterranean and enjoy fresh, authentic Turkish food this Mother’s Day at Efendy. If brunch is mum’s thing, the Van Breakfast is available with a selection of 30 types of Turkish breakfast delicacies paired with Turkish apple tea or coffee. For lunch, book in for the Mother’s Day menu starting with cured salmon with fenugreek, fennel and pickled chillis; and smoked eggplant with pistachio, tahini and yoghurt. Next, there’s calamari dolma with shanklish and sucuk; and lamb-kibbeh with walnuts and garlic yoghurt. Then tuck in to a lamb short fillet with eggplant and garlic yoghurt; and bass groper with homemade mayo and chilli flakes. Lunch will finish with a dish of poached quinces with sour cherries and clotted cream.
Price: $95pp for the lunch set menu and $35pp for the Van Breakfast
Available: Breakfast, from 9am
Bookings: 02 9810 5466 or via website
Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly
Mums, sip on a glass of sparkling wine with a main meal purchase by the seaside at Manly Wharf Hotel. Soak up views of Manly and feast on the pub’s favourites such as thai beef noodle bowl or the jetty seafood platter with prawns, ½ lobster, oysters, tuna tartare, squid, beer battered fish and chips and of course wharfy sauce. For dessert, there’s chocolate Eton mess mousse, affogatos and Belgian waffles.
Available: lunch or dinner, from 11.30am
Address: Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
The Glenmore, The Rocks
Book a Mother’s Day lunch that mum will remember on The Glenmore rooftop. This year the team raises money for the Women’s and Girls Emergency Centre, helping women and girls at risk of homelessness. All mums receive a glass of Mumm on arrival and with 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour, it’s the perfect spot to treat mum to a meal.
Available: lunch or dinner from 11am
Bookings: (02) 9247 4794 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks
This Mother’s Day, The Australian Heritage Hotel has registered with the McGrath Foundation to raise awareness for breast cancer with a ‘pink drink’ special. With every pink drink purchased, $1 will be donated to the foundation. To make things extra special for mum, book a table and she will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles.
Bookings: (02) 9247 2229
Address: 100 Cumberland St, The Rocks
Misfits wants to spoil mums everywhere for Mother’s Day and will open for lunch specially. There’s a complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm for all mums on arrival and a special gift to take home. New head chef Dean Barlow puts on a show with a banquet menu for the entire family to enjoy.
Available: lunch, from 12.00pm
Bookings: (02) 9318 1497
The Royal Leichhardt, Leichhardt
Inner-westerners stay local this Mother’s Day and enjoy a pub feed with mum at The Royal, Leichhardt. With every booking, mums receive a complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne and if you need a last-minute gift, there’s posies available for purchase for $25. Indulge in the pub’s favourites such as the chicken katsu burger; salmon poke bowl; or wild mushroom pizza with truffle oil, mozzarella and garlic. Sit back, relax and enjoy the afternoon on the terrace.
Available: lunch, from 12.00pm
Bookings: (02) 9569 2638
Burleigh Pavilion, Burleigh Heads
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with an afternoon at Burleigh Heads’ seaside favourite, Burleigh Pavilion. Find a table on The Terrace and with every main meal purchase mum receives a complimentary glass of Pelourous rosé sparkling. Executive chef, Guillaume Zika creates a Mother’s Day banquet for The Tropic. For starters there’s kingfish tartare; burrata; and beetroot with walnut curd. Dig in to mains with wagyu rump; seared barramundi; or spaghetti with chilli and garlic. Sweeten the day with a choice of cheese with house condiments; chocolate and ginger cake served with fresh raspberries and almond crumb; or woodfired pineapple with vanilla rice pudding.
Price: $95pp for The Tropic’s set menu
Available: lunch and dinner from 12pm
Bookings: (07) 5661 9050
Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks
Seabreeze Beach Hotel hosts this Mother’s Day with flair. There’s brunch from 10am, which includes a complimentary cocktail for mum choose from a passionfruit caprioska or a Miami iced tea. To eat, you can get your hands-on French toast ($16); smoked salmon bagels ($12.50); or a bacon and egg roll with tomato relish ($10.50). Sweeten up mum’s day with dessert including a Cherry Ripe brownie served with ice cream; or an autumn mess served with seasonal berries, meringue and sorbet. Minnie Marks provides some early afternoon tunes, while Mum sits back and relaxes.
Available: Brunch and lunch, from 10am
Bookings: (02) 6566 6205