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The best restaurants for Mother's Day in Sydney

Here are the hotspots to suit mums of all ages
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Here’s our list of the best places to take her on the big day, whether she’s a young mumma with little bubs or an elegant lady after something a bit posh. We've selected a bunch of restaurants doing swish brunches, elegant high teas, long lunches with views and set menus with something extra special for mum. 

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The best restaurants for Mother's Day in Sydney



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Indulge at Matt Moran's quay side locale complete with a backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Aria's three-course menu is at $220 per person, and includes canapés and Champagne on arrival, plus a small gift for all mums. 

Rock oysters at Banksii
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Restaurants, Bars


icon-location-pin Barangaroo

This Barangaroo-based botanical bar will allow you to leisurely sip a cocktail with mum by the water. Enjoy Banksii's all-day Mother's Day dining menu complete with snacks, share plates, and main dishes complemented by vermouth offerings, classic cocktails and over 150 wines.  

People sitting on deck with view of sydney harbour at Bea Barang
Restaurants, Modern Australian


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This classy joint at Barangaroo House will be offering a four-course menu for $98 per person including a Ruinart Blanc de Blanc for mum, with the choice to pre-purchase oysters, a signed copy of Matt Moran's cookbook and flowers for $110. 


The Botanist

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This elegant Kirribilli bar and restaurant will host a special brunch this Mother’s Day. Order up some Mimosas and enjoy them with smoked king salmon and poached eggs with shaved fennel, hummus and pomegranate. After take a stroll under the Harbour Bridge or over to Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden.

Dishes at Bodhi


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This CBD vegan yum cha joint will be doing plates of tender Chinese broccoli, faux-meat pan-fried Peking duck buns; tofu puffs and of course dumplings. Book in for seatings at 10.15am-11.15am, noon-1.20pm or 1.45pm-3.15pm, or go in for dinner from 5pm.

Bellevue steak

The Bellevue

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Treat mum to a $90 lunch or dinner reservation, letting her take her pick from a three-course choice menu, including a complimentary glass of Champagne and gift for every mum. Alternatively, she might prefer a casual Sunday Roast, which is only $25 per person. 

Café del Mar

Café del Mar

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There's nothing mum deserves more than to kick back with brunch and sweeping harbourside views. Café del Mar is offering a three-course brunch complete with an interactive dessert station and a glass of wine for $65 per person. Or for the mothers who wish for a little more indulgence, treat them to bottomless wine and beer from just $30pp for your two-hour brunch seating.



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Delight mum with the experience of dining in a lush greenhouse, and enjoying produce from this Woollahra restaurant's kitchen garden. For $95 per person you can indulge in a four-course sharing menu. 

Prawns at Cirrus
Restaurants, Seafood


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Give your mum the VIP experience with a table overlooking the water at Cirrus. Enjoy a five-course shared-style menu with sides for $100 per person. Cirrus is also offering a short à la carte kids' menu, letting mum have a break from cooking.

Interior with view of Sydney Hairbour at Hacienda
Bars, Cocktail bars

Hacienda Bar Sydney

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This Cuban-inspired cocktail lounge at the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour will host a decadent Champage high tea, with sweeping views of the Harbour Bridge and the Harbour as a backdrop. Booking is essential and the high tea will cost $89 per adult and $59 for under 18s. Mum will also get to take home a special gift.


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Kensington Street Social

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Chippendale's Kensington Street Social will be doing a luxe three-course brunch with optional bottomless Mionetto Prosecco. Start off with kingfish tatare or watermelon and honey yoghurt parfait. Each sitting will also be gifted to half a bottle of Taittinger Brut Reserve NV to enjoy during the meal.

Dish at Luke's Kitchen
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Restaurants, Modern Australian

Luke's Kitchen

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If fine dining is too stuffy for your mum, Luke's Kitchen is the way to go. Eating at this casual local eatery will be an intimate experience making it ideal for some quality family time. The Waterloo eatery will be doing a four-course menu at $80 per person including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. 

NOLA Smokehouse meats
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Restaurants, American

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

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Barangaroo's own French Quarter inspired smokehouse and bar will be hosting a special Mother’s Day high tea for $60 per person. Work your way through lobster rolls, scones with bourbon-peach marmalade and s’mores with smoked chocolate. Snacks will be paired with bottomless fresh lemonade or iced tea with peach syrup, lemon juice, and house-made rosy mint. You can also book in for a three-course share-style menu at $85 per person.

A charcuterie plate of cold cooked meats at Nomad


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Nomad will be doing shareable feasts at $69 or $95 per person, with a kids' option for $20 per child. You can also add on a beverage package, which includes bottomless rosé for an additional $50 per person.

Inside at North Bondi Fish

North Bondi Fish

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This NOBO hotspot will be doing a three-course menu at $90 per person. Kick off with a seafood platter complete with freshly shucked oysters and king prawns, before moving onto to market fresh fish for your main. Stroll along the promenade after and soak up the autumn sun. 

Salt meats cheese pizza
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Restaurants, Italian

Salt Meats Cheese Drummoyne

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Salt Meats Cheese venues will be dishing up a pizza and prosecco all day. Book in for lunch or dinner and for $45 per person, you’ll receive a prosecco on arrival, antipasto to share, your choice of a main or pizza plus a Nutella calzone to share.



icon-location-pin Neutral Bay

Spice things up and head to this Southern Californian inspired restaurant. Book in for an unlimited rosé and rosé sangria banquet, which navigates tacos and kingfish ceviche. Mums can enjoy 50 per cent off their meal when they book the bottomless rose lunch and also gifted a complimentary jam created by the chef in house. 

Restaurants, Japanese


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This swish Japanese restaurant will greet mum with a glass of bubbles on arrival before dishing out a menu devised by executive chef Chase Kojima. Dine on miso kingfish, handmade sushi, snapper tempura, wagyu flank steak and then finish with with Japanese-inspired macarons. The set menu costs $125 per person, while little ones can enjoy a children’s bento lunch box for $50.

Mulloway at Three Blue Ducks

Three Blue Ducks Bronte

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Bronte's Three Blue Ducks is all about keeping it simple (but still special) this Mother's Day. Alongside the usual à la carte menus, they will be doing oyster specials – enjoy six with a glass of bubbles for $32 or a dozen oysters and two glasses of bubbles for $60. Mum will also get to take home a jar of honey made by the Bronte garden bees.

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