Sydney Social 101 has pulled together the ultimate guide for Mother’s Day activities in and around Sydney for you to show your mum how much she means to you.

There’s an array of options ranging from delicious champagne lunches, nostalgic concerts and old school cinema showings.

Here is the list in all its glory:

The Gantry

The Gantry Restaurant & Bar at Pier One Hotel Sydney Harbour has a special Mother’s Day menu featuring fresh local seafood, salads, and some brunch favourites such as French toast and Eggs Benedict. For only $99 guests will sample some of Executive Chef, Chris Irving’s phenomenal food and drink unlimited sparkling wine, and for only $129, they can enjoy unlimited Champagne. Located at the historic Pier One overlooking the Sydney Harbour and right under the Harbour Bridge, the location is stunning, and is bound to wow Mum.


Yellow is offering a 3-course set lunch menu for $80 –  Guests can choose from unique and delicious dishes such as Hawkesbury Calamari with Kale and Black Sesame, Venison Tartare with Artichoke and Thyme, Butternut Pumpkin with Cavolo Nero, Black Garlic and Mushrooms or Blue Eye Trevalla with Black Olive, Witlof & Enoki Mushrooms. Make sure you keep room for toasted coffee cake with pumpkin and almond ice cream for dessert. – Yellow is open for dinner as well on Mother’s Day and the a la carte menu is available

57 Macleay Street, Potts Point

(02) 9332 2344


Monopole is offering a 7-course shared style tasting menu for $80 per person for lunch – Monopole is open for dinner as well on Mother’s Day with the a la carte menu available
Jonah’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel

Spoil your mum with the ultimate beachside Mother’s Day experience, treating her to an indulgent lunch or dinner, and exceptional sweeping views of the ocean at Jonah’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel in Whale Beach. Jonah’s new Executive Chef, Logan Campbell has created a gorgeous three course menu, including a glass of Champagne Taittinger for $140 a head. Children’s meals are also available.
69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach

(02) 9974 5599





Matt Moran’s Chiswick is the ideal setting to celebrate Mother’s Day, with a sharing menu, perfect for the whole family. Book a table in the light-filled dining room overlooking the garden and enjoy head chef Richie Dolan’s collective menu for $95 per adult, and $55 per child, showcasing produce straight from Chiswick’s own kitchen garden, and botanical cocktails.


65 Ocean Street, Woollahra

(02) 8388 8688


CHISWICK at the Gallery


Be one of the first to brunch at Chiswick at the Gallery this year and spoil your mum with a special Mother’s Day brunch menu available from 10am-12pm. Your mum can choose between the likes of Moroccan-baked eggs with white beans and chorizo, buttermilk pancakes with ricotta, figs and honey, or Atlantic salmon, quail eggs and colcannon. A four-course shared lunch menu designed by chef Matt Moran will be available from 12pm, and will be $95 per adult and $55 per child.

Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Road, The Domain

(02) 9225 1819


North Bondi Fish

North Bondi Fish is the best spot in Sydney to be ocean-side for Mother’s Day. Overlooking the iconic Bondi Beach, start with a dozen fresh oysters with chardonnay and cucumber, or sip on a North Bondi Colada, and then indulge in some of the freshest and highest quality seafood Sydney has to offer. The regular a la carte menu is available for both lunch and dinner.

120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi

(02) 9130 2155

ARIA Sydney

Treat your mother on Mother’s Day to a three-course menu with a glass of sparkling on arrival, whilst overlooking unrivalled views of beautiful Sydney Harbour at the two-hatted ARIA Sydney. Three course menu with a glass of sparkling on arrival including tea, coffee and petit fours $155 per adult, $70 per child – open for lunch from 12pm-2pm and dinner from 5.30pm.

1 Macquarie Street
, East Circular Quay

(02) 9240 2255

Opera Bar

 Opera Bar by Chris Court

Treat your mum to a champagne breakfast on Sydney Harbour at Opera Bar. Order from Opera Bar’s a la carte menu and be treated to a complementary glass of Taittinger Champagne. Limited bookings available for breakfast only. Opera Bar will continue the celebrations with long, lazy lunches with mum and the family, offering bottles of Champagne Mumm for only $99.

Lower Concourse Level

Sydney Opera House

(02) 9247 1666


Biota Dining

Take your mum on a scenic road trip to Biota Dining in Bowral, the two-hatted Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide regional restaurant of the year. Spoil her with a four-course tasting menu including the signature “Mum’s Roses” dessert for $95pp. This dessert is created using roses from the garden of head chef and owner James Viles’ mum.

18 Kangaloon Road, Bowral

(02) 4862 2005




The next best thing to taking your mum to Europe is lunch at Frank Camorra’s MoVida. Start with a glass of traditional Spanish Cava, and then feast on Spanish favourites such as ‘Cigarillo de Queso’ a goat’s curd and quince cigar, ‘Embutidos’ or cured meats of chorizo and jamon Serrano, ‘Red de Toro’ slow cooked oxtail cooked in sherry and sofrito, and ‘Patatas Bravas’ triple cooked potatoes with spicy sauce. Finish off lunch in true Spanish style with ‘Churros con Chocolate’, Spanish doughnuts with rich drinking chocolate, and a café. Set menu available between 12pm-3pm, $90 for adults and $30 for children under 12.

50 Holt Street (cnr Gladstone Street), Surry Hills

(02) 8964 7642


The Star

The Star, Sydney’s premier entertainment and dining destination. In response to your call out for upcoming Sydney events, I wanted to get in touch and let you know that Teage Ezard’s, BLACK by Ezard will be hosting a Mother’s Day champagne lunch on Sunday, May 10.

Guests can spoil their mums to an indulgent champagne lunch at BLACK by Ezard on Mother’s Day enjoying a three course menu ($125 per person) matched with NV Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial while taking in sweeping harbour views. Sample dishes include:

• Chilled prawns, roasted chilli dressing, avocado, mango, young coconut
• Beef tartare heirloom beets, air dried beef, egg yolk, pickled mustard seeds, puffed wild rice

Bookings available at or 1800 700 700

Balla is hosting a four course menu including Roasted quail roll with radicchio, figs and balsamic, as well as Australian toothfish with cauliflower puree, Brussels sprouts and burnt onion.  A glass of bubbles will also be provided to all mothers.


Price: $115

Booking essential via The Star – 1800 700 700


Human Nature Mother’s Day concert | 10 May


Offering the ultimate Mother’s Day experience, Human Nature will perform an exclusive, up close and personal show, ‘Human Nature the Jukebox Show’, on 10 May. Enjoy their biggest hits or better yet, give your mum a special experience with once-in-a-lifetime meet and greet experiences and premium dinner packages. Tickets are now on sale via


Regatta Restaurant + Bar on Rose Bay Marina


There are the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the million dollars yachts moored on the marina.

And there is of course chef Claudio Morales equally spectacular cooking. Claudio has just introduced his new autumn menu with dishes like Hand cut pappardelle, lamb belly ragu, horseradish gremolata and grated haloumi, Braised beef short rib, autumn vegetables, pumpkin puree and a quite extraordinary Mushroom soup with seared Moreton Bay bugs, king brown mushroom and pork belly buttered toast.

New desserts include Steamed orange pudding with cinnamon ice cream and Forest meringue with blackcurrant curd and Granny Smith apple granita.

Favourites like Claudio’s sashimi, crispy scale snapper and tempura battered fish and thrice cooked chips happily remain on the menu.

Or you could spoil mum with some freshly shucked oysters topped with Oscietra caviar – divine decadence.

But Regatta wants to make Mother’s Day even more special, so at lunch on Mother’s Day, every mum will receive a complimentary glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne (usually $25). And we are selling bottles of the Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne at a special price of only $95 for the whole Mother’s day weekend from Friday lunch.

So call Regatta now on +61 2 9327 6561 to book a table for lunch on Sunday May 10 for an unforgettable Mother’s day meal.

Pei loves Mums

Pei Modern - table

For the foodie Mum, spoil her with a five course lunch at Pei Modern, including holmbrae duck, mulloway, prawns with fermented corn, and a delicious black forest to finish.

$110 per person, includes a glass of bubbles for Mum, kids $40.

Indulge Mum this Mother’s Day at the QVB

Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

The QVB is offering the perfect way to spoil mum this Mother’s Day. Visit Sydney’s premiere historic retail destination and start the day with at the Dermalogica skin-bar to receive a complimentary hydration reading with Dermalogica’s BT Analyser. Treat her to a day of indulgence by visiting our unique mix of fashion, accessories and jewellery brands.  There is a host of offers from key retailers such as Crabtree & Evelyn, Nine West, Pandora and Swarovski. Finish the day with a sumptuous 6 course banquet with the family at Fat Buddha.

Offers are available from now until Mother’s Day.

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room

The Morrisoncocktail

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching (eek!), Sydney CBD’s The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room is offering a special treat to spoil your mum!

Show her how thankful you are by dining in on Sunday 10th May, and she will receive a complimentary Belvedere Vodka cocktail!

What:             Mother’s Day at The Morrison

When:            Sunday 10th May 2015

Where:           The Morrison & Oyster Room- 225 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Bookings are limited, so you must be quick!


Sunday 10th May, 1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy.

Beachside Bliss – Spoil Mum at The Collaroy this Mother’s Day!

The Collaroy’s ever-popular Pelican Pavilion Café is putting on a spectacular Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch in the upstairs Dining Room and Bar to ensure no Mum misses out on this very special Sunday. This will be followed with a set menu lunch and live acoustic sessions.

Executive Chef Ben Varela has created menus for the occasion utilising his skill and passion for working with fresh seasonal produce.

With contemporary nautical interiors and a relaxed surf beach culture vibe, The Collaroy is the perfect destination to indulge Mum.

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and this year Guylian, the world’s favourite Belgian chocolates, has all your Mother’s Day needs covered. From the perfect picturesque location to celebrate on this special day to an assortment of beautiful Chocolate gifts, mums will be delighted with the array of treats Guylian has to offer.

Next Sunday 10th May, spoil your mum with a visit to one of Sydney’s three Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafes, which are all situated in the heart of Sydney’s CBD – The Rocks, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The whole family can enjoy a decadent champagne brunch by the waterfront or a scenic dinner, followed by an indulgent chocolate treat. The fully licensed cafés offer extensive breakfast, lunch and all day dining menus which include an abundance of delicious sweet and savoury fare.

Golden Age Cinema
Celebrate Mother’s Day in style this year with some sartorially superior cinema at Golden Age. All proceeds from popcorn sales on the day will go towards B Miles Women’s Foundation, supporting Sydney women with mental illnesses who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.

Our Mother’s Day program starts with the chicest of screen queens, Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Then, Advanced Style captures the creative senior fashionistas of New Yorker Ari Seth Cohen’s blog. Finally, Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary Dior & I follows the newly appointed Creative Director of Dior, Raf Simons who must create an entire couture collection in a mere eight weeks.

The Cook, His Wife & Her Shoes


CWS is offering a FREE private fitting and a pedicure voucher for Eloura Spa in Surry Hills with ANY gift voucher purchase.  This is a huge add on and something that is sure to please any mum who loves shoes!

Short Hotel Group’s venues

At The Glenmore in The Rocks, book a table to treat mum to a delicious lunch with fantastic views of Sydney Harbour and enjoy a complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm champagne on arrival.


Down the road at The Australian Heritage Hotel, enjoy the perfect finish to your meal with a complimentary decadent chocolate fondant dessert with any booking.


At Leichhardt’s The Royal Botanical, treat mum to a sumptuous lunch in the botanical-themed dining room and get a complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm champagne on arrival.


Up the coast at The Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks, a special indulgent dessert menu will be available throughout the day.


For further information on any of the venues or events or to make a booking, visit


Q Station Manly

 Q Station High Tea

This Mother’s Day, spoil Mum in decadent style with one of two delightful events, set in the wonderful atmosphere of Sydney’s historic Q Station Manly.


The intimate Mother’s Day Opera and Buffet High Tea will beguile Mum’s musical ear as Sydney’s highly popular Opera Bites perform The Best of Opera Highlights in the Governor Bourke Ballroom. With well-known arias and ensembles from well-loved operas such as La Boheme, Turandot, Don Giovanni, Pearl Fishers, La Traviata and more, let Mum indulge on her special day with a spectacular afternoon to remember.


Priced at $99.00 per person, inclusive of a decadent high tea, a glass of sparkling on arrival and a complimentary gift for Mum. Sunday, 10 May, from 1.30 pm to 3 pm, limited tickets are available. To book, call Q Station Reservations on 02 9466 1500, option 1 or email


The Mother’s Day High Tea at Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant & Bar is perfect for those who prefer a more convivial setting for the family. With a range of delicious sweet and savoury treats such as macarons, selection of sweet cake slices, salmon & cucumber sandwiches, gourmet sausage rolls and scones, a splendid high tea that everyone, especially Mum, will love awaits.


Priced at $59.00 per person inclusive of a decadent high tea, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and a complimentary gift for Mum. Sunday, 10 May, from 1.30 pm to 3 pm, bookings are essential. To book, call Boilerhouse Restaurant on 02 9466 1511 or email


So come along to one of Sydney’s most unique historical setting for some quality time with mum and the whole family.


For more information, visit



We don’t always get a chance to tell our mums how much we appreciate them – that’s why East Village, Australia’s most diverse & exciting urban marketplace has devised a range of unique ideas to inspire you this Mother’s day and make Sunday 10th May extra special.

Located in the vibrant residential community in Victoria Park, Zetland, East Village, is an exciting retail precinct with the ability to provide for all Sydney-sider’s mother’s day needs, including food to gifts, all under the convenience of one roof.

East Village have created an amalgamation of inspirational options to help customers find the right way to show their gratitude, from the first-ever East Village cookbook ‘Eat the Day’ to the East Village mother’s day gift guide.

In addition, ceramic pots consisting of plantable Mother’s Day cards will also be given away in the lead up to Mother’s Day to customers who spend more than $50 in speciality stores or $150 or more in Coles supermarket.


‘Eat The Day’ Cookbook

In a delectable, day-long journey exploring all your favourite global flavours, East Village has produced its first cookbook, EAT THE DAY. Showcasing retailers and their food, along with culinary and health philosophies, EAT THE DAY is the perfect gift for Mum and will be available for purchase out the front of Coles supermarket from 4th May 2015 for $30 each.


Cooking Demonstrations

On the 8th, 9th, and 10th of May East Village will be taking recipes from Eat the Day and hosting free cooking demonstrations on the main activity stage to inspire and assist you to cook up a feast! Chefs will showcase tricks of the trade to make saying it with a dish a simple and perfect way to say ‘I love you mum’.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

For those struggling to decipher the perfect present to let their mum know how special she is, East Village has also created a print and online Mother’s Gift Guide filled with a range of gift choices from Lorna Jane, Sorrento Urban, Beaute Haus and more.


SO much to choose from, no one can say that there isn’t anything going on this May 10th! Get involved J

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Lisa Hollinshead
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Boss lady over here at Social 101. Lover of all things that inspire creativity, individuality and happiness! Former party gal, now mama to a beautiful baby boy!

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