The Ultimate Mother’s Day Guide

Drink, Eat, Guide, Sydney / 24 April 2023
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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Guide

Drink, Eat, Guide, Sydney / 24 April 2023

Toast to Mother’s Day in style this year with experiences that she’ll never forget! 

From indulgent seafood feasts to complimentary champagne and great gift ideas, we’ve got you covered with all the M-day eating, drinking and playing. Read our guide below for the best treats around Sydney to celebrate mum and all mother figures in your life.

Lunch at Fauna, Surry Hills’ Newest Eatery

Head to Fauna, Surry Hills’ newest neighbourhood restaurant boasting a delicious contemporary Australian menu. With three beautiful spaces to dine including an outdoor garden, it’s the perfect spot to gather loved ones. Head Chef Ace Espiritu who comes from the Hatted restaurant, Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, has curated a special menu. Dishes include housemade focaccia, burrata caprese with school prawns, meatball marinara, porchetta with gravy, and a calamansi tart for $99pp. Plus, all mums will enjoy a complimentary glass of Chandon on arrival to celebrate the occasion. Find out more here.

Indulge In A Blend Of Middle Eastern & Japanese at No. 32, Crows Nest

No. 32 is Crows Nest’s best-kept secret! If you’re looking to impress mum with a grandeur space and a menu that blends Middle Eastern and Japanese cuisine, look no further. Guests will have the option to choose from two bespoke set menus, carefully curated to showcase the finest ingredients. For $120pp, enjoy a menu of Hiramasa Kingfish with wasabi mayo & grapefruit, Burrata with burnt gem lettuce and hazelnut, and chocolate mousse with cocoa nibs and almonds. For $180pp, you’ll get all the above and Rock Oysters with pomegranate granita, Wood Roasted Squid with lemon puree, Monkfish with dill butter and so much more. Find out more here.

Contemporary Korean Degusation at Jung Sung

Located within the Old Rum Store in Sydney’s bustling Kensington Street precinct, Jung Sung will be putting on a 6-course Korean degustation. Expect an elevated menu of premium seafood including Red Emporer Hwe, Ocean Trout, Moreton Bay Bug Two Way and Black Angus Tenderloin. All mums will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling and Jo Cheong, a housemade rice syrup which they can take home.

Jung Sung’s Mother’s Day menu is priced at $150pp. Make your booking for lunch or dinner here.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Sheraton Hyde Park

For a Mother’s Day celebration with a touch of elegance and luxury, visit Feast at Sheraton Hyde Park for a delectable champagne seafood brunch. For 4 hours, enjoy unlimited seafood, accompanied by bottomless Thiénot x Penfolds Champagne Brut Rosé NV. It’s the perfect place to indulge in Sydney Rock Oysters, Aussie Prawns and Lobsters, with soothing live music in the background. Highlights also include the Vegan Butchery, a cheese counter and Feast’s signature Penfolds Max’s Rosé Jelly dessert.

Feast’s Champagne Brunch is priced at $199pp for adults. Make your booking here.

A Mexican Feast at Mejico

Spoil mum with a modern Mexican-inspired feast at Mejico. The team’s talented chefs have created a limited-time menu just for the occasion, with mouth-watering dishes like Burrata with tomatillo salsa and pepitas, Pork Taco with dragoncello and pineapple salsa, Cauliflower with watermelon chamoy and of course their famous table-smashed Guacamole. To make the occasion even more memorable, all mums will also receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine!

Mejico’s menu is priced at $85pp. Make your booking here.

A Deluxe Espresso Martini Kit from Mr Black 

For all the mums that prefer their espresso in the form of a cocktail, Mr Black has the perfect gift option this Mother’s Day. Treat her to the Ultimate Espresso Martini Kit which includes all the home bar essentials — 700ml of Mr Black Coffee Liquer, 700ml Industry Beans Cold Brew Concentrate, as well as a premium bartender tool kit and custom glasses to go with it. This kit makes 10 servings of a killer Espresso Martini and top-ups are also available to purchase (in case Mum needs replenishing over the years).

Get your Martini Kit from Mr Black here. Spend $120 and also get a free glass set from 26th April – 4th May. 

Go Bottomless at Ho Jiak Town Hall

For a street food twist this Mother’s Day, take mum to Ho Jiak in Sydney’s Town Hall for a bottomless brunch like no other. For 2 hours straight, indulge in traditional Malaysian share plates whilst enjoying endless refills of cocktails. Ho Jiak’s bottomless menu includes buttery XO Scallops and San Choy Bow, followed by creamy Beef Rendang and Roast Chicken, all served alongside steamed rice. Drinks include your choice of five cocktails like the Limau Daiquiri and Lychee Mimosa. House tap beers, house wines and soft drinks are also available on request.  

Ho Jiak’s Mother’s Day bottomless menu is priced at $99 per person, with seatings from 11.30am to 8pm. Make your booking here.

Seafood Lunching at Jordon’s Seafood

With a prime waterfront location overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour, Jordon’s Seafood is the perfect place for any seafood-loving family to celebrate Mother’s Day. Choose from a lunch or dinner seating and indulge in Jordon’s signature seafood menu, from freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters to Octopus & flame-grilled Lobster. If you’re looking for more luxury, opt for the 3 tiered Seafood Platter, featuring a variety of fresh and locally sourced seafood. There’s also a kid’s menu for the little ones in the family.

Jordon’s Seafood is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner on King Street Wharf. Make your booking to Jordon’s Seafood here.

Treat Mum To A Day In The City at Hyatt Regency Sydney

From High Tea to a Seafood Extravaganza Hyatt Regency Sydney celebrates Mother’s Day with culinary events across their venues, the perfect way to cheers to your #1. Treat mum to a succulent seafood lunch or dinner and enjoy an unlimited buffet of the finest, fresh seafood including Sydney rock oysters, Queensland prawns, swimmer crab, octopus and more. Or spoil Mum with a sweet Mother’s Day treat with Gin High Tea and enjoy a three-course high tea with a tower of savoury delights, warm scones and an impressive Botanical desserts table, washed down with two G&Ts and artisanal tea.

Mother’s Day Lunch at Sailmaker Restaurant (includes a 2-hour beverage package)
Sunday 14 May from 12pm – 2.30pm
Price: $159pp adults/ $79 kids (aged 6-17)

Mother’s Day Dinner at Sailmaker Restaurant
Sunday 14 May from 6pm- 10pm
Price: $129pp adults/ $64 kids (aged 6-17)

Mother’s Day Gin High Tea at Lobby Lounge
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May
Price: $99 pp adults/ $49pp kids (aged 6-17)

Find out more here.

Indulgent Lunch at Maestria Restaurant and Bar, Rhodes

Maestria’s team of chefs have crafted a delightful menu to tantalise all taste buds this Mother’s Day. Savor a 3-course menu showcasing an array of seafood delicacies, exquisite pasta, and a stunning dessert to share. The menu boasts a variety of delicious dishes, such as Marinated Octopus, Steamed Prawns, Sweet Chilli Mussels, Crab Linguine, Burnt Butter Rosemary Potatoes, Autumn Pavlova with poached pears and pomegranate syrup, and more. The venue, located amidst the lush gardens of Rhodes Corporate Park, has collaborated with co-owner ANNA WANG to offer a Floral Bar where you can enjoy a fresh flower bouquet and her special cocktail upon arrival.

The lunch is $110pp. Make your booking here.

Italian Seafood Feast at Bartolo

Bartolo, the popular Italian eatery in Surry Hills, has got a delicious Mother’s Day feast lined up! All guests will enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival, followed by a specially curated 3-course set menu which has a strong focus on seafood for $90pp. The menu features their famous Housemade Focaccia and Gnocco Fritto, Goat’s Curd & Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers, Tuna Carpaccio, Ox Heart Tomatoes & Buffalo Mozzarella, Pan-Fried Market Fish, Orange & Almond Cannoli, and so much more!

Because it’s a special occasion, you can choose to add on half a dozen Sydney Rock Oysters for $36 and even upgrade your bubbles to Ruinart BDB champagne for an extra $30. We recommend letting the Bartolo team take care of you with the wine pairing where you’ll taste a variety of Australian & Italian drops, designed to complement the special set menu for $70pp.

Make your booking for lunch or dinner here.

3-Course Set Menu at Camperdown Commons

Spoil the mother-figure with a fun-filled and delicious lunch at Camperdown Commons! Set against an urban farm backdrop, enjoy a 3-course lunch menu with 10 bespoke dishes created especially for the occasion. As well as a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival, mums will also receive a decadent dessert to share, ending the day on a sweeter high note. Choose to dine outdoors in The Yard with live music from 1pm, or book a table in the main dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the grounds.

The shared lunch is priced at $65pp. Make your booking here.

Botanical Gin with Brogans Way

Whether mum likes it sipped neat, enjoyed on the rocks or mixed in a delicious cocktail, Brogans Way is the perfect gift idea for any gin lover. Brogans Way gin is a premium, handcrafted gin created in Melbourne with carefully selected botanicals. Distilled in small batches and made with a blend of native Australian botanicals, the result is a smooth and refreshing gin. Shop their popular Evening Light Gin with flavours of fresh mango, raspberry and grapefruit or go for gold with Brogans Way taster and discovery gift packs, a fun way for mum to discover her favourite flavours! 

Shop Brogans Way Gin here.

A Hatted Set Menu Lunch at Esteban

Sydney’s hatted Mexican restaurant, Esteban, is open for lunch on Mother’s Day for the very first time. The team have prepared a 4-course, 6-dish set menu that highlights the best of Mexican flavours and incredible local Autumn produce. Start off with Tasmanian Salmon Ceviche Taco, followed by Lamb Tacos and Charcoal grilled MBS 7+ Chuck Rib. Kids will also get their own menu with Crispy Chicken Schnitzel and Pineapple Sorbet. To celebrate, all mums will receive a glass of sparkling on arrival.

Esteban’s Mother’s Day lunch is priced at $95pp and $25pp for children 12 and under. Make your booking here.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons

Take in the breathtaking views of Sydney’s skyline from the 32nd floor of the Four Seasons Hotel. Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea buffet with pastries created by Executive Pastry Chef, Quentin Zerr, as well as savoury delicacies like Egg & White Truffle Sandwich, Tiger Prawn Brioche, and Tomato & Stracciatella Tart. Choose between your favourite premium teas and coffees, with the option to add a glass of champagne for that extra touch of elegance.

Seatings available on Friday 12th May through to Sunday 14th May. Make your booking here.

Mother’s Day Lunch With Complimentary CAMILLA Gift at Mode Kitchen & Bar

Get ready to treat your mum in style at Mode Kitchen & Bar! On Sunday, May 14th from noon to 3pm, they’ll be serving up a delectable three-course lunch buffet, complete with bubbles to celebrate the occasion. But that’s not all – all mums will also receive a stunning coin purse from the renowned Australian fashion designer, CAMILLA, valued at $70. And to top it off, they’re partnering with local Sydney florist, Nicholas Minton-Connell, founder of Pollon Flowers, who will be popping up in the hotel lobby with his fresh blooms from 10am to 4pm.

Lunch is $120 per person including a glass of champagne and a Camilla gift for mums. Make your booking here.

Cater For Mum with Chargrill Charlie’s

Mums always put in the hard yards with hosting, so why not organise catering at home this Mother’s Day instead, with the help of Chargrill Charlie’s? From their signature chicken, finger foods, fresh salads, and tasty sides, Chargrill Charlie’s will have you licking your fingers for more. Their delicious dishes are easy to share over lunch or dinner, with delectable desserts as the perfect finisher. Orders can be made 24hrs in advance for a pickup or 48hrs for delivery.

Order your Chargrill Charlie’s here.

A Contemporary Sri Lankan Experience at INDU

Treat mum to the flavours of Coastal Sri Lanka and Northern India this Mother’s Day, with a mouthwatering menu designed especially for the occasion. Featuring confit crispy potato with a masala emulsion, chaat masala burrata and smoked goat’s leg dosa. There are also exclusive dishes only available for pre-order, so you can spoil mum some more. Plus, all mums can sip on a complimentary ‘Rose Garden’ cocktail on arrival before starting their degustation.

INDU’s menu is priced at $99pp. Make your booking here.

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