Where to take Mum for lunch this Mother’s Day in Australia in 2024

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Mother’s Day in Australia is almost upon us! If you’ve got a Mum, remembering one, or celebrating a maternal figure in your life, then we have the perfect range of options of places to take her to celebrate the day in style.

Split out by food & drink options in Sydney and Melbourne, there’s bound to be something to suit. But book fast!

Mother’s Day in Sydney

The Botanist

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Kirribilli neighbourhood gem, The Botanist will serve a curated 3-course lunch for Mother’s Day on May 12. Dine on shared small and main plates including Burrata with roasted capsicum; Spicy tuna tartare with crispy seaweed; and Lamb shoulder with curried salsa and green chilli relish. Save room for dessert – a delectable Raspberry cheesecake with raspberry sorbet will be served. $99pp, kids’ menu also available to order ($40/ per child, includes main, dessert and a soft drink). 

Harbord Hotel

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Enjoy a delicious shared menu for brunch or lunch, with a complimentary mimosa on arrival and a lovely gift for Mum from By Billie. Enjoy fresh bircher muesli pots, hot smoked salmon & kale benedict, savoury cheese & spinach pastries and a pecorino & mushroom tart. $49pp + gift from By Billie for Mum.

Arthur Restaurant, Surry Hills 

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Spoil your mum with a contemporary Australian exploration of the season’s best produce on Mother’s Day at Surry Hills staple, Arthur. Arthur will be doing their classic set menus with the option of the Chef’s menu at $120pp and the Arthur menu at $160pp. In addition to this, there will be an incredible Australian Rock Lobster, served with brioche, and a delicious shellfish butter which you can enjoy in a half portion for $110 or go all out with a full one for $220. Orders to be made prior to May 9.


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Hatted North Sydney restaurant RAFI will open its doors on May 12 for a special Mother’s Day lunch. Curated by Head Chef Matias Cillóniz, expect 4-courses with standout plates including RAFI’s infamous South Coast tuna with tomato, tahini and fragrant chilli oil; Coral trout with aji amarillo cultured beurre blanc and salmon caviar; and Wagyu MB5+ rump steak. To mark the day, RAFI will also have a photo booth set up in venue offering FREE professional photography with every booking – a fun momento to take home and cherish! $150pp, kids’ menu also available to order ($40/ per child, includes main, dessert and a soft drink). 

Jane Surry Hills

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Nestled in the heart of Surry Hills, Jane is renowned for its dedication to Australian-inspired small dishes, and will be offering their beautiful à la carte menu on Mother’s Day, with an optional $85 set menu. Those who dine on the set menu will be gifted a Jane candle for Mum, with the option of purchasing additional candles at $40. 


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Sip on margies with mum and enjoy a Bottomless Fiesta Lunch with family and friends at SoCal in Neutral Bay this Mother’s Day. With live music from 1pm – 4pm, book in for a fiesta lunch for $89pp and enjoy a welcome cocktail, 2-hours of bottomless French rose, prosecco, and selected beers plus a shared banquet menu of Southern-Cali inspired eats, with Latin and Mexican influences. 

The Butler

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Honor your way this Mother’s Day at The Butler Potts Point. Celebrate the mother figure in your life with a curated lunch by Head Chef Amber Doig. The $89pp Mother’s Day banquet menu features dishes such as Cured ?ra King Salmon with pickled pasilla; Burrata with fresh salsa verde and black garlic focaccia; and Humpty Doo Barramundi with saffron beurre blanc, snow peas, potato and salmon caviar.


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Head to Darlinghurst’s favourite pub Taphouse on May 12 and celebrate Mother’s Day with a Cantonese-style feast!  Tuck into hero dishes such as Steamed pork sui mai; Bang bang chicken wings; Salt and pepper squid; Wok fried mud crab; Mongolian lamb and Sweet and sour pork created by Head Chef Sam Ng. Too much choice – make lunch easy with the $65pp Banquet Menu featuring 12 classic dishes from the current menu. Plus, head up to the rooftop for Sunday Sips and enjoy $15 frozen cocktails and Bloody Mary’s all afternoon long. PSST… Furry friends are also welcome, Taphouse is dog-friendly on all levels! 


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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mexican restaurant and mezcal bar Nu’u with a Oaxacan-inspired Bottomless Brunch. The Glebe restaurant will be serving up a shared, 5-course banquet brunch menu from 12pm – 3pm on May 12. For $65pp, enjoy the full menu, plus 2 margaritas or turn brunch into a bottomless affair for an additional $25 per person and sip on unlimited margaritas, palomas, rosé wine, and Mexican beer! An ode to the indigenous cultures from the Oaxaca region, the current brunch menu includes dishes such as – Pescadilla de Chorizo y Camaron (House made tortilla filled with chorizo and prawn guisado) and Huevo Ranchero (Fried egg over grilled tostada on a bed of duck and salsa verde). 

Luna Lu

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with an unforgettable dining experience at Luna Lu, a chef-hatted restaurant with captivating panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Treat her to a sumptuous 4-course degustation banquet menu meticulously crafted by talented chefs. Each dish is a celebration of flavors, artfully presented to delight her senses and make her feel truly cherished. Join us as we honor mothers and celebrate the special bond they share with their loved ones. Create lasting memories against the backdrop of Sydney’s iconic landmarks while savoring exquisite culinary creations.


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Nico will be filled with the aroma of freshly baked homemade focaccia as they celebrate Festa Della Mamma with an exclusive set menu, where each dish is crafted meticulously with care by Chef Nico. Plus, mothers will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles upon arrival! 

Level 32 at InterContinental Sydney

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InterContinental Sydney is offering a limited-edition luxury rooftop High Tea at Aster Rooftop on Level 32. This unique high tea experience offers people breathtaking panoramic views of Sydney’s skyline while indulging in a selection of teas, finely crafted pastries, and gourmet sandwiches. Includes a glass of Champagne and choice of Mayde Tea and Coffee, savoury items served on stands and a sweets table for guests to enjoy. $160 per person.

Mother’s Day in Melbourne

Mister Bianco

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Melburnians can celebrate Mother’s Day in style as Mister Bianco is serving up a special Sicilian menu on Sunday the 12th May with bookings available for lunch or dinner. The delectable Mother’s Day celebration is three courses of Sicilian style dishes, including a shared entree, choice of main, irresistible sides and a shared dessert. The menu embraces seasonal produce and authentic Italian flavours. This delicious occasion is a wonderful way for Melbourne locals and visitors alike to treat their mothers or mother figures with an unforgettable dining experience in the stunning surrounds of Mister Bianco. 

Pullman & Mercure Albert Park

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Indulge in a delicious high tea buffet this Mother’s Day, with a glass of sparkling upon arrival, free-flowing tea & coffee plus a special gift for mum! The lineup includes seafood on ice consisting of Moreton Bay Bugs & freshly shucked oysters, a live carvery station, wagyu ox cheek bourguignon & truffle celeriac, and a selection of antipasto options. Not only will mum love the decadent dessert station but so will the kids, with a live crepe station complete with Biscoff and Nutella, scones, and Victorian cheeses – the whole family will be kept very happy! 

The Smith

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Treat your mum to an unforgettable Mother’s Day experience with The Smith exclusive Drag Brunch, featuring the sensational entertainment of the fabulous DJ duo, Jawbreakers! Enjoy a two-hour session filled with laughter, music, and glamour, including a delectable brunch item paired with bottomless mimosas, spritzes, wines, and beers. With sessions available at 12 pm & 3 pm, it’s the perfect way to show the special women in your life how much they mean to you. Priced at just $75 per person, ensure you secure your spot early—bookings are essential for this spectacular celebration of motherhood and fabulousness!

The Victoria Hotel

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Mums can celebrate at the Victoria Hotel with family or get the girls together for a dedicated Mummy Brunch. Includes bottomless bubbles and brunch item. From 12.30pm-2pm and priced $54pp.

State of Grace

Treat the special mum in your life to an exquisite dining experience this Mother’s Day at State of Grace. Indulge in a carefully curated two-course set menu, offering a selection that includes a refreshing Snapper Tartare to start, followed by a choice of entree from Pan Seared Barramundi or succulently Roasted Chicken, perfectly complemented with Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes. Priced at just $65 per person, booking in advance is highly recommended to secure a spot for an unforgettable culinary celebration.

Prince Alfred Hotel

Indulge in a delightful Mother’s Day celebration with exclusive drink specials served from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Prince Alfred Hotel, featuring refreshing £13 spritzes, £10 pints, £8 house wines, and £8 basic spirits to treat mum to a well-deserved toast. As you enjoy the ambiance, live music will enchant you from 3 pm to 6 pm, adding a touch of rhythm and melody to the festivities. And to start the celebration on a sparkling note, every booking comes with a complimentary glass of bubbles for mums upon arrival. It’s a perfect opportunity to raise a glass, enjoy the music, and create cherished memories with your loved ones. Cheers to a memorable Mother’s Day at the venue!

Bang Bang Hampton

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The exceptional menu delivers food that is perfect for sharing and everything is so delicious everyone will be wanting to return time and again! From winter warmers to bold dishes bursting with authentic produce and complex flavour profiles, every bite offers a full sensory experience with vibrant umami that transports diners to the bustling streets of Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and India. Bang Bang’s decor is bright, contemporary and inviting and will suit any occasion, from after-work bites to larger group celebrations. Plus, the Happy Hour from 5-6pm every weeknight will sees diners being able to indulge in freshly shucked oysters for just $2 each, the Raw Tasting Plate for $35 and cocktail specials for $15.


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Token is serving up the Mother’s Day Reveal Menu for $95pp which guests will be able to book for either lunch or dinner, and includes a complimentary sparkling wine on arrival. Treat Mum with a celebration of Asian-influenced flavours including Token classics like Chili Blue Swimmer Crab Fried Rice, Charcoal Chicken & Spicy Tuna Temaki. Forgot a present? Token is also gifting all attendees to 20% off the Mother’s Day Treatment at Akm? Beauty, plus XFLOS is delivering the goods with bespoke bouquets for just $55, pre-order to avoid missing out.

Langlands Restaurant & Bar

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Spoil mum this year at Langlands Restaurant & Bar who are serving up a 7-course Mother’s Day Lunch Sharing Menu for only $70pp. Guests can enjoy a Mezze Board, Smokey Eggplant, Hazeldines Free Range bird, Plains Pork Hock, Fries, Brocilini and a class Tiramisu. While you dine, say cheers to Mum with happy hour drinks specials including $10 house wines & beers, and $12 Martinis, Margaritas and Negronis.


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For a high-energy Mother’s Day meal, look no further than CBD Japanese-inspired eating house Yakimono. Enjoy a selection of favourites such as charcoal roasted edamame, karaage chicken, and kingfish sashimi, and keep the day sweet with a strawberry cheesecake served alongside yukari cream. $90pp for a Setto meal, including NV Chandon Blanc de Blancs on arrival.

Hawker Hall

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For a vibrant meal out for mum, Windsor’s Hawker Hall will be shining the light on some of its signature South East Asian classics. Make ordering easy and look to the specials menu, where guests can opt for a Golden Child cocktail, dig into tempura eggplant and pork belly croquettes, and finish up with a sticky kaya pudding with pandan butterscotch and coconut sorbet. Hawker Hall’s full menu will also be available, so there’s no excuse not to feast.