The best places to spend Mother’s Day
All venues Robb Report approved.
It’s that age-old conundrum: What on earth do you get for the woman who has given her everything for you?
Well, see here’s the rub: There is simply no gift imaginable which could possibly come close to levelling the love.
That said, there is one thing that all mothers rejoice in – time spent with family. On that delightful note, the team at Robb Report have compiled a list of the best places to spend time with your loved ones on May 13.
Celebrity chef Luke Mangan’s newly-renovated eatery in the heart of Sydney is offering a three-course option for Mother’s Day for $115.
Mangan is renowned for his dedication to sourcing only the finest ingredients to showcase modern Australian cuisine in a clean and contemporary manner.
Included in the cost is a glass of wine and a take home floral posy for mothers. Children under 12 have also been catered for with a specially designed two-course meal available for $45.
To book visit https://www.glassbrasserie.com.au/
InterContinental Double Bay
The exclusive Eastern Suburbs hotel is holding a special Mother’s Day high tea for $69 per person, including tea and coffee.
The hotel is known for its sumptuous high tea platters, which include an array of petit sweets and savory delights. Award-winning French natural skin-care brand L’Occitane will also be holding a pop-up station on-site for any last-minute gifts.
To book call the hotel directly on 02 8388 8388 or visit https://www.icsydneydoublebay.com/
Families can take a stroll through Sydney’s artistic hub of Chippendale and have a mosey on down Kensington Street, which has fast-built itself a reputation as a foodies paradise.
To start the day, enjoy wine tasting and cheese boards at Handpicked Wines, before wandering over to The Old Rum Store for a variety of dining options. Finish the day by picking up a selection of desserts from boutique cake store Koi.
For more information visit https://www.kensingtonstreet.com.au/
Home of St. Hugo
Steeped in history, the Barossa institution is offering mothers a ‘sensory experience like no other’ this Mother’s Day. Executive chef, Mark McNamara has worked closely with chief winemaker Daniel Swincer to create a food and wine pairing menu that will satisfy and intrigue.
The winery will also be showcasing its first ever chardonnay, providing the perfect opportunity for mothers to taste the new addition to the award-winning winery’s catalogue.
To book visit https://www.sthugo.com/
The winery is offering families two options for how to spend their Mother’s Day, holding both a three-course breakfast and lunch.
The breakfast will feature everything from light bircher museli, to ricotta pancakes and bacon and egg breakfast bagels.
For mother’s who would prefer a sleep-in, the winery’s four-course lunch will include sharing platters, confit duck leg sausage and a 16-hour oyster blade of beef.
To book visit https://www.rochfordwines.com.au/
Mode Kitchen & Bar – Four Seasons Sydney
Head chef Francesco Mannelli has curated a special three course lunch menu with fine local produce and expertly crafted dishes for the whole family to enjoy.
The restaurant, which opened its doors in 2017, has managed to straddle that difficult line between fine and casual dining with aplomb.
Guests will be treated to a choice of entrees, including the restaurant’s milk fed veal tartare, mains such as Yamba king prawns with fennel, burnt orange & ajo blanco and a selection of exquisite desserts
To book visit www.modekitchenandbar.com.au
Pt. Leo Estate
Offset by the sweeping views of the Mornington Peninsula’s Western Port and Phillip Island, Pt. Leo Estate is offering a special menu created by head chef Phil Wood.
Formally of Rockpool and Tetsuya’s, Wood’s special menu includes smoked trout, local mushrooms, potatoes and wood-roasted spatchcock. The meal will be finished off with pavlova with rhubarb.
For more information visit https://www.ptleoestate.com.au/
Café del Mar
An ‘interactive dessert station’ is no doubt the star of Café del Mar’s Mother’s Day offering.
The restaurant, situated on the boulevard overlooking Darling Harbour, is offering a $65 three-course brunch for mothers which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival.
For an extra $30, guests can indulge in the restaurant’s ‘Bottomless Beverage’ upgrade and enjoy never-ending wine or beer.
Dishes include mushroom tart with truffle pecorino, eggs boudin nour and Zuppa di Pesce with Blue Swimmer crab, prawns, mussels, saffron rouille and crostini.
For more information visit www.cafedelmar.com.au/
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
If families are still hungry after brunch they can take a walk across the habour boulevard to Sofitel Darling Harbour. The hotel has just introduced a new level of French dining to Sydney through its signature restaurant, Atelier by Sofitel.
Culturally linked with Marseille, the restaurant takes its cues from the traditional culinary influences of the South of France.
Mother’s can enjoy a fusion of Australian and French favourites with a fresh seafood focus, like Tiger prawns “a la Provençale” cooked in a ratatouille emulsion; local Merimbula Pacific oysters or ocean trout crudo.
For more information or to book visit https://www.sofitelsydneydarlingharbour.com.au/
Started by two brothers and their best friend it is clear that Fratelli Paradiso has family at its core.
The restraunt boosts kitchen service from breakfast through to dinner, giving families plenty of Mother’s Day meal-time options.
The restaurant will not be hosting a set-menu for the special day allowing mother’s to take their pick of the Potts Point icon’s classics such as calamari sant’ andrea, pork belly and spanner crab risotto.
The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine lists which is focused on natural and organic wines.
To book visit http://fratelliparadiso.com/