She put you in this world and lord knows she can take you out of it, so you’d better do something pretty dang special to stay in her good books! We’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best Mother’s Days ideas from buffets to haute-couture high teas and lunches (even outdoor cinema!) to have you on the Christmas card list for years to come. Stick with us, we know what mum likes best.
BLACKBIRD BAR & GRILL | EAGLE STREET
Take Mum’s day to new heights at Blackbird’s high tea. Enjoy tea and mimosas on arrival, before devouring a tower of scones, sandwiches, quiches, macarons and cakes. Watch mum’s jaw drop at stunning 180-degree reviews of the Brisbane River from the Story Bridge to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
There are two sittings available, book by phoning (07) 3229 1200 or e-mail [email protected]
OSBOURNE HOTEL | FORTITUDE VALLEY
Mumm’s the word at the Osbourne Hotel Mother’s Day luncheon! With a glass of GH. Mumm Rosé on arrival and a three-course lunch of seared scallops and Jamon, house wood smoked salmon with potato galette and signature raspberry and cream and Madagascar vanilla macarons for dessert. Just $55pp, Mum(m) is going to be STOKED. Book in here!
BIG SCREEN ON THE GREEN | ASCOT
The hills are alive with our love for mum! Celebrate Mother’s Day with a side of show tunes and treat mum to an evening under the stars, watching The Sound of Music on the biggest screen in the Southern Hemisphere! Bring along your picnic blanket and pick from packages ranging from picnic hampers to dinner under the stars. Book in here!
SOFITEL BRISBANE | CBD
For a celebration that’s really on pointe, Sofitel is hosting an exclusive performance by Queensland Ballet in the awe-inspiring Ballroom Le Grand for $73pp (with sparkling!). Feeling extra, extra? Upgrade to the Platinum Package with Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne and a gift for mum.
Score brownie points over a delicious buffet breakfast with French pastries, savoury favourites and free flowing sparkling wine for $49pp at Thyme2, or splurge and treat mama to high tea!
Late riser? Be spoiled for options at the Sublime Seafood Lunch & Dinner with market fresh seafood, a gourmet carvery and an abundance of desserts including a chocolate fountain. Savour free flowing sparkling wine and enjoy an exclusive performance from the Australian Youth Orchestra during the lunch seating from $99pp. Call (07) 3835 3535 or book online here.
PIG ‘N’ WHISTLE | INDOOROOPILLY
Wake up and smell the roses at high tea in the Bistrot (with roses for mum!) or treat her to a delicious brunch in the dining room, with blue swimmer crab cakes, french crepes and eggs benedict. Need a last minute pressie? Mother’s Day packages will also be available to purchase in the Bistrot for $15. Bookings [email protected] or (07) 3878 8899
WATT | NEW FARM
Prepared just the way mum does, the Chefs from WATT have dug deep and drawn inspiration from their favourite chef – their mum. Enjoy views of the river over a three-course lunch and a glass of bubbles with mum for just $85pp. Book in for one of the available seatings here.
THE CHARMING SQUIRE | SOUTH BANK
We think mum’s the bombe (Alaska), so treat her to breakfast or lunch at South Bank’s most charming location. The Charming Squire has a delicious breakfast special on offer and all mums receive a complimentary mini dessert with any lunch orders. For bookings visit our website thecharmingsquire.com.au or call 07 3077 7254 or book online here.
SALON DE CO | SPRING HILL
Be one of the first to enjoy Mother’s Day at Salon de Co, Ovolo Incholm’s newest restaurant with a share plate banquet designed by Head Chef Anthony Hales. The gourmet feast is $69pp including a glass of sparkling. Bookings are essential so call 07 3226 8888 or e-mail [email protected]
CLOUDLAND | FORTITUDE VALLEY
Buff-yayyy! Spoil mum with a jaw-dropping buffet lunch in Cloudland’s elegant Rainbow Room. With options to suit the whole family, this decadent spread has something for everyone from $69pp.
Not about buffets? Head to Cloudland’s restaurant for a family-style two course meal including ricotta caramelized onion and red pepper ravioli, salt & pepper baby squid and pumpkin arancini for $39.50pp, or take things into your own hands and order off the a la carte menu. Book here.
SPAGHETTI HOUSE | SOUTH BANK
Spoil mum with piles of pasta, plates of pizza and all the antipasto she could dream of at Southbank’s favourite trattoria – Spaghetti House. Open for lunch and dinner, add a few sneaky glasses of vino and we can assure mum will be singing your praises, and maybe some Pavarotti. Book online here.
HILTON BRISBANE | CBD
Toast to mum with a bubbles over high tea at the stunning Vintaged Bar & Grill. Keep it simple, but classy, with the standard $45 package or ramp things up to 11 with a the premium package and a glass of Veuve Cliquot for $65. Book by phoning (07) 3231 3265.
REGATTA HOTEL | TOOWONG
NOTE: THE BUFFET HAS NOW SOLD OUT! There is still seating available for a la carte dining at The Boatshed of River Road Cafe.
Buffet breakfast, heritage listed building, river views and you – what else would mum need? With three mouth-watering breakfast options, spoil mama bear with an opulent buffet breakfast, an a la carte package from The Boatshed or a casual riverside brekky at River Road Café.
Load your plate with Belgian waffles, smoked bacon and Croque Monsieur at the luxe buffet, sip on fresh juice and enjoy a complimentary gift bag for $49pp or enjoy a selection of goodies from the a la carte menu for $35. Call (07) 3871 9595 to make mums day!
STOKEHOUSE Q | SOUTHBANK
Enjoy a luxurious multi-course Mother’s Day lunch with views of the river at one of city’s finest addresses: Stokehouse Q. Choose between two ($82pp) and three-courses ($105pp). We recommend settling into a seat on the bar’s deck afterwards – the best way to spend an afternoon! Call (07) 3020 0600 or email [email protected]
TREASURY | CBD
NOTE: BREAKFAST & LUNCH HAVE NOW SOLD OUT.
Whether mum’s more about tea or buckets of champagne, Treasury is pulling out all the stops to make her day perfect.
Enjoy a family friendly morning with the ultimate Mother’s Day breakfast with waffles, pancakes, bacon, fluffy eggs and juice station in the sunlit surrounds of the Treasury Hotel Courtyard.
Mum more about champagne than chamomile? Take her to Champs-Elysees with a two-hour Veuve Clicquot Garden Party, complete with French culinary delicacies including petite-fours, salmon en croute, éclairs and swan choux pastry.
And if Ma’s a night owl? Take mum out on the town with pork belly, Cone Bay barramundi, choc cherry delights and yoghurt panna cotta with a glass of Moët & Chandon on arrival in the Lab Bar & Restaurant. Phone (07) 3306 8888 or click here to book in.
DARLING & CO | PADDINGTON
Show your love over lattes from 6.30am or wind down with wine and a the a la carte menu at lunch or dinner. Really want to get in the good books? Book in for the Mother’s Day Special and indulge in roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing or Ora King salmon, dessert and a glass of wine for $45.
If you’ve left gift giving to the last minute (shame, shame, shame), brighten up mum’s day with a $15 in-house bouquet, or spoil her with a Darling & Co gift voucher so she can sip on Spritz all month long! Call (07) 3367 9800 to book in!
VICTORIA PARK | HERSTON
NOTE: TOTALLY SOLD OUT!
Nailing both family friendly AND fabulous, Victoria Park’s Mother’s Day events will crown you favourite child for life. Let mum relax over breakfast and sparkling while ankle biters run loose in the kids area with face painting, a magician and jumping castle.
Looking for something a little more luxe? The Champagne Brunch will spoil mum with an assortment of delicious treats: live music, Möet on arrival and free flowing punch over a decadent brunch buffet, dessert platters and a cheese station. Tickets are $69pp. Call (07) 3252 0666 or click here to book in!
MARRIOTT BRISBANE | CBD – SOLD OUT
Celebrate mum’s struggle (you are a nightmare) with a mimosa on arrival at the Marriott Brisbane, before you indulge in a decadent brunch spread and live entertainment. Get enough mimosas in mum and she might even take you for a twirl! Tickets are $69pp, book by phoning 07 3303 8000 or book online.
THE GLEN HOTEL | EIGHT MILE PLAINS – SOLD OUT
Spoil mum absolutely rotten with the Glen Hotel’s buffet luncheon! Set in the marquee enjoy local prawns, roast meats, chilled meze and cheese platters and the piece de resistance – a dessert bar. Mum will also receive a complimentary glass of sparkling and their own champagne flute to take home. Book tickets here!
The Bundle Collective | Delivery
Think that mum would prefer a gift? You might think you’re the greatest gift she’s ever received but lets be real – the good people from the Bundle Collective have WAY better ideas than you do. For literal brownie points with ma, order her the Brownie Points bundle, with I Heart Brownies, T2 tea and foil piñata filled with sweet treats.
We like to show mum she’s special every day, but when it comes to Sunday May 13th pull out all the stops!.
Words by Emma Callaghan – the gourmet who can sincerely say her mum is her best friend. Her mum disagrees.
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