It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday 14th May here in Australia. Noone puts up with as much as our Mums and we love them from the bottom of our hearts – even when we hate them! So while we try to show our appreciation all year round, we also like to treat them to something that extra bit special on their official day. Here are some of our favourites:
No 1 William St, Hyde Park
Mums with a head for heights will love a special breakfast at rooftop dining destination No. 1 William. Perched on Level 4 of the Australian Museum this new eatery has 180-degree views across Hyde Park, Sydney Harbour and William Street.
Enjoy a fresh Mimosa on arrival, speciality tea or coffee, followed by either Smoked Salmon with scrambled eggs and asparagus spears on toasted rye or Brioche French Toast with fresh ricotta and berry compote. Breakfast is $25 per person and includes a 20% off gift card for luxury loungewear brand, Deshabille.
No. 1 William, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010.
For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9320 6321.
Q Dining, Circular Quay
With spectacular views, unparalleled luxury and impeccable service in the heart of Sydney Harbour, Q Dining is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Each $99 3-course lunch includes a glass of Veuve Ambal sparkling wine on arrival and every mum who dines will receive a beautiful bottle of L’Occitane perfume.
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, 61 Macquarie Street , Sydney NSW 2000
For bookings call 02 9256 4044 or email email@example.com
Lot.1 Sydney, CBD
After celebrating their first birthday last with a fabulous party last week, LOT.1 Sydney has decided to let mums have their turn and exclusively open for Mother’s day this Sunday from 12pm. The kitchen has created a menu of traditional Italian dishes using local seasonal ingredients with a refined modern twist. Enjoy the Chef’s choice of 5 dishes over 3 courses ($69 per person), 7 dishes over 5 courses ($95 per person) or order from the à la carte menu. Our picks are the scallops with trout crackling and the Lot.1 take on the traditional tiramisu which has perfected the balance between cream and coffee.
Lot.1 Sydney, 18-20 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
For bookings http://lot1sydney.com.au/booking/ or call 02 9279 3555
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is one of our favourite beach-front venues so where better to bring your sea and sand loving Mum this Sunday? And with a choice of both brunch and lunch, you are spoilt for choice!
The $55 brunch menu has been designed to share and will feature a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and dishes such as cured King Salmon Carpaccio and Ricotta Hotcakes.
The $80 Mother’s Day lunch includes a glass of sparkling Rosé on arrival and a seafood tasting plate to start. This is followed by a choice of three main courses and a rich tiramisu to end things on a sweet note.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030
Booking and more information here.
Hotel Centennial, Woollahra
For the Mum who likes European sophistication, we suggest the discreetly luxe Hotel Centennial. Avoid the busy lunch period and opt for either a spectacular $75 2-course Mother’s Day brunch which includes Eggs Florentine (my fave!) or the 2 ($75) or 3 ($95) course dinner menu with drool-worthy choices such as slow cooked lamb shoulder shepherd’s pie and pan fried king trout. All options include a complimentary glass of NV Cloudy Bay Pelorus for every guest.
Hotel Centennial, 88 Oxford Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
The Star Sydney, Pyrmont
The Star has a range of special Mother’s Day delights on offer with fine food, stellar shopping and splendid spa experiences. For a touch of extravagance start by spoiling mum with an evening of exclusive shopping at The Star’s tempting designer shopping night on Friday 12 May (6pm-8pm). Over the weekend try an Italian lunch with uninterrupted harbour views at Balla with a share-style menu prepared by Executive Chef Gabriele Taddeucci. Hailing from Tuscany, Taddeucci has created a special menu inspired by the regional cuisine of his homeland.
Finish off with the gift of wellbeing to refresh and renew from head to toe at The Darling Spa. Why not book a 90-minute indulgent duo package at the luxurious The Darling Spa including a divine full body massage and an additional scalp or hand treatment enhancement ($215 per person)?
The Star Sydney, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
For details of these and all the other specials visit the website here.
Coogee Pavilion, Coogee
Family favourite Coogee Pavilion is open from 7:30am to help newer Mums cope with their very small people. As well as the usual delicious foodie treats (pizza to die for!) there will be face painting and Mother’s Day card & craft making from 10am – 12pm on both Saturday and Sunday as well as a photo booth and even nail painting from Purely Polished from 10am – 1pm on Sunday. For those Mums wishing to escape the youngsters, Coogee Rooftop will be open for bubbles, cocktails and great sea views from 12:pm until midnight.
Coogee Pavilion, 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee, NSW, 2034
Two Good Care
And for something a bit different, how about supporting the Sydney social enterprise, Two Good Co in their ‘Two Good Care’ mission and #loveanothermother?
Launching just in time for Mother’s Day, Two Good Co are on a mission to deliver 2,000 Two Good Care packs to women’s shelters and service providers in QLD, NSW, VIC and WA and are asking the community to #loveanothermother.
The Two Good Care pack is the perfect gift for mum, including nourishing and soothing salon-quality 250ml Cedarwood & Cinnamon Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Moisturiser and Hand and Body Cleanser, toiletry bag and Mother’s Day card ($68.00, including postage).
For every Two Good Care pack sold, one will be given to a woman living in a safe house.