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Where to take Mum to eat in Sydney this Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day soon! And if you’re too slack to get her an awesome gift the likes of any on this year’s Mother’s Day gift guide, then maybe lunch or dinner is in order. Don’t delay and book now because these places fill up fast.

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12-Micron

12-Micron caters for every mum this Mother’s Day with a variety of four-course lunch menus and harbour views. Dishes include lamb with purple carrots, quinoa, curds and whey; or bass grouper with broccoli, sorrel and samphire. Vegetarians are spoilt for choice with highlights including yams with olive, feta, basil and aniseed myrtle, while vegans can opt for celeriac with truffle and wattle seed. Lunch ends on a sweet note for all with beautifully crafted desserts from Darren Purchese’s dessert bar.

Price: $95pp for a four-course set menu and glass of champagne on arrival

Available: lunch, 12pm-4pm

Bookings: 12micron.com.au

Address: Level 2, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, The Streets of Barangaroo

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Anason

Spend Mother’s Day on Sydney’s harbourfront with a Turkish lunch at Anason. There’s a five-course set menu that includes scampi with fava beans, pickled grapes and saffron; and dolma with duck, tarhana, mint. Dessert is sarma: a moreish baklava roll with muhallebi and hazelnut ice cream. If you’ve never tried Turkish wine before, you’re missing out. Anason will match all five courses with incredibly well-structured Turkish wines.

Price: $89pp for a five-course set menu + $45pp with matching Turkish wines. $25 per child.

Available: lunch, 11.30am-3pm

Bookings: 02 9188 1581 or anason.com.au

Address: 5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, The Streets of Barangaroo

Brick Lane

Contemporary Indian food has a new name in Brick Lane, Darlinghurst. They take what you love about Indian cuisine – the flavours, the fragrance, the style of eating and the atmosphere and keep only the bits you love, doing away with the heavy, ‘burn-your-face-off’ element of Indian food that can scare a lot of people off. It’s a wild ride through the subcontinent without ever leaving the comfort of a stylishly decorated, bare brick restaurant in central Sydney.

Available: lunch, 12-12.45 and 2-2.45
Bookings: 02 8964 9318 or online here.
Website: bricklane.com.au
Address: 75 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst

Lot.1 Sydney

Funky, central, pretty and with the air of a brand new venue that knows exactly who it is, Lot.1 is right in the heart of Sydney and offers something so new and exciting, Mum won’t know herself. Spread between two main dining spaces, a downstairs grotto bar and a mezzanine lower ground bar, Lot.1 is a massive expanse that offers enough spaces to hide away and call your mother’s, as well as enough food dished up, sure to put a smile on her face. Modern Italian fare is the name of their game and you will not be disappointed.

Available: lunch from 12pm

Bookings: info@lot1sydney.com.au or call 02 9279 3555

Website: lot1sydney.com.au

Address: 18-20 York St., Sydney

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Madame Shanghai

New Darlinghurst eatery and bar, Madame Shanghai hosts its very first “mum-cha” this Mother’s Day. Feast on Shanghai street food including grilled chicken thigh meatballs with pineapple sambal; and crumbed chicken katsu gua bao with siracha mayo. Mums enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival and are treated to a decadent dessert to finish. The Mumma’s Pride dessert is a decadent hazelnut parfait, raspberry and hibiscus sorbet, rose glaze and rose petals. Sip on cocktails and while the afternoon away with family in the lush Shanghai-inspired garden overlooking Hyde Park.

Available: lunch, 11am-3pm
Bookings:  02 9247 6868
Website: lotusdining.com.au
Address: 18 College Street, Darlinghurst

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Nola Smokehouse & Bar

Celebrate Mother’s Day New Orleans-style with a long Sunday lunch at Nola Smokehouse & Bar. Sample the pit master’s pick of smoked meats including BBQ beef brisket, stuffed suckling spit roast pig and blackened chicken with andouille sauce. Share a seafood broil up and variety of Nola’s sides with a cocktail in hand.

Price: $65pp

Available: lunch, 11.45am-5pm

Bookings: 02 9188 3039 or nolasydney.com

Address: Level 1, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, The Streets of Barangaroo

love.fish

Love.fish adds two specials to its menu this Mother’s Day. Toast to mum with The Queen’s Cup cocktail made with blackberry infused Archie Rose gin, lemon, vanilla syrup and prosecco. If you’ve still got room for dessert after your sustainable seafood feast, give the dark chocolate tart with sherbet and raspberry ripple ice cream a go.

Available: lunch and dinner, from 11.30am

Bookings: 02 9818 7777

Website: lovefishbarangaroo.com.au

Address: 7/23 Barangaroo Avenue, The Streets of Barangaroo

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Efendy, Balmain

Efendy hosts a five-course Turkish lunch this Mother’s Day. Dishes include karides (artichoke, school prawns, broad beans and rose); incik (lamb shanks with eggplant, shishito peppers and tomato); and revani (semolina cake with orange, almond and kaymak cream). Guests can also choose to pair their dishes with matching Turkish wines.

Price: $79pp for a five-course set menu + $40pp with matching Turkish wines. $25 per child.

Available: lunch, from 11am-4pm

Bookings: 02 9810 5466 or efendy.com.au

Address: 79 Elliott Street, Balmain

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Manly Wharf Hotel

Mums, sip on a glass of sparkling wine (gratis!) by the seaside this Mother’s Day at Manly Wharf Hotel. Soak up views of Sydney harbour and feast on the pub’s new menu offerings; Vietnamese pulled pork roll; Bannockburn free range harissa chicken; and chilled Moreton Bay bugs, to name just a few. Indulge in hot Belgian waffles or a chocolate brownie with peanut butter ice cream and nut brittle for dessert.

Available: lunch or dinner, from 11.30am-9pm
Bookings:
02 9977 1266 (bookings not essential but are encouraged)
Website: manlywharfhotel.com.au
Address: Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly

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The Royal Botanical

Inner-westerners, stay local this Mother’s Day and enjoy a pub feed with mum at The Royal in Leichhardt. With every booking, mums receive a complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne. Indulge in the pub’s favourites such as potato gnocchi with pork ragu; grilled mushroom burger; or roast pumpkin and lentil salad with baby spinach and yoghurt dressing, all whilst overlooking bustling Norton Street on the terrace.

Available: lunch and dinner, from 10am-9pm
Bookings: 02 9569 2638
Website: theroyalleichhardt.com.au
Address: 156 Norton Street, Leichhardt

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1821

Indulge in a Greek feast in the heart of Sydney CBD this Mother’s Day as 1821 extends their opening hours, open all day to make sure all mums are catered for. Enjoy their a la carte menu or their exquisite set menus starting at $55pp.

Available: All day
Website: 1821 Restaurant
Address: 122 Pitt St, Sydney

 

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Bistro Moncur

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day at Bistro Moncur. Indulge in their A La Carte menu, with 3 courses for $150pp. Mums will also receive a complimentary Bougies De Luxe Candle as the perfect take home gift.

Available: lunch

Website: bistromoncur.com

Address: 116 Queen St., Woolahra

 

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Catalina

Celebrate your mum and indulge her at Catalina Rose Bay – Sydney’s most iconic harbour side restaurant. The Executive Chef Mark Axisa has created a delicious three course set menu with plenty of choice, priced at $160 per person and there will also be an exclusive Mother’s Day cocktail on offer for the day. They also have a special kids menu, for children under 12 prices at $80pp.

Available: luncheon from midday onwards

Website: catalinarosebay.com.au

Address: Lyne Park, Rose Bay

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Koi Dessert Bar

For the Mum with a Sweet Tooth there is KOI Kitchen Ryde. Having just opened in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs. KOI Kitchen is a partnership between ex-Masterchef contestant and dubbed ‘dessert king’ Reynold Poernomo – and his two brothers Ronald and Arnold, along with their mum, Ike. Stop in with Mum on mother’s day and enjoy luscious cakes with tea or coffee the perfect treat!

Available: Tuesday – Sunday, Cakes and Coffee 10am to 10pm, Dinner 6pm to 9:30pm

Website: koidessertbar.com.au

Address: 62 – 66 Blaxland Road, Ryde

Mojo by Luke Mangan

MOJO by Luke Mangan

Three courses from an a la carte lunch menu has never looked so good, and so close! Right around the corner from a lot of Mums in Waterloo, Luke Mangan is turning up the heat on Mother’s Day lunches for a privileged few. Get in early to score a booking!

Available: 10am – 2pm

Website: mojobylukemangan.com

Address: 8 Danks Street, Waterloo

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Gowings at QT Sydney

At Sydney’s QT Hotel in the city, all mothers will receive complimentary valet parking, before enjoying Gowings signature a la carte menu, which shall finish with a gifted ‘special QT dessert’. A glass of Perrier Jouët Champagne will also be given to each person at the table to accompany the festivities.

Available: 12pm onwards

Website: gowings.com.au

Address: Market St., Sydney

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Mothers Day

Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel

The lunch menu includes a glass of sparkling Rosé on arrival and a seafood tasting plate to start. This is followed by roasted picanha cap, hot smoked king salmon or crispy pork belly for the main course and a rich tiramisu to end things on a sweet note.
Price – $80.00 PP and $10.00 for children 12 years and under.

Available: 12pm onwards

Website: watsonsbayhotel.com.au

Address: 1 Military Road, Watson’s Bay

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