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
Indulge at this quay-side locale complete with a backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Chef Joel Bickford's Mother's Day three-course tasting menu is $195 per person, and includes canapés and Champagne on arrival, plus a gift for all mums.
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.
This classy joint at Barangaroo House will be offering a four-course menu for $90 per person including a chocolates for mum. Children under 12 can attend for $40 a head.
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. Plus each table gets a special Mother's Day gift box.
Dine in a lush greenhouse for Mother's Day with an a la carte menu, a complimentary glass of Moet and Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne for the mums in attendance. You can also buy a native honey and thyme candle on the spot if you forgot to bring a gift.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.