16 Of The Best Places In Brisbane To Spoil Mum On Mother’s Day
Mother knows bestBy Isabella Pesch | 21st April 2023
So we can all agree that mums are practically superhuman right? They do everything for us, seem to have all the answers, and are always ready to help at every hour of the day. It’s safe to say that they deserve simply the best on Mother’s Day.
Spoil Mum silly with the best restaurants and events in Brisbane pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day. From ritzy banquets to decadent high teas, we’ve found the places where she’ll be feeling all the love.
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Make her day the way Nonna would with a hearty feast at Bulimba’s tastiest Italian joint, Mina. Dishing out share plates that will bring the family together, Mina is joining in the family fun by offering a glass of bubbles with all mums plus one-day-only food specials to dig into. European vibes without the jet lag? That’s bellissimo!
Send Mum on a sky-high jungle-themed dining experience at Soko with their Mother’s Day brunch event. A mix of Peruvian and Japanese-inspired dishes will set the scene for a festive outing, as you dine on their shared set menu. At $110pp, you’ll enjoy the likes of Soko scallops, kingfish, miso butter barramundi, and more, all topped off with a glass of Pisco sour on arrival. Who said Mother’s Day was all cupcakes and tea?!
Skip making a mess in the kitchen and treat Mum to a day out with fabulous food, cocktails, and company to boot at LINA Rooftop. Celebrating all the special ladies with a Mother’s Day feast from 11am to 3pm, you and yours can indulge in a five-dish banquet plus a glass of sparkling wine or spritz on arrival for $110pp. From Bombay Bay oysters and lobster ceviche to a roast half duck, and more, you’ll love the flavours, live entertainment, Brissy skyline, and poolside atmosphere at LINA.
Vici South Bank
For a meal that has heart, look no further than Vici. From Alemré Hospitality Group, they’re rolling out the dough for all the mamas out there with a delicious three-course Italian menu. From 11am, your tastebuds will be in Tuscany with your choice of bruschetta, calamari, or prosciutto and figs entrée, beef ragu, prawn tortellini or ricotta, stracciatella, parmesan, and spinach stuffed pasta tubes main and meringue pie. All that plus a 2.5hr wine package for just $79pp plus a carefully curated kids menu? Mamma mia!
Get set to show your mum you care through a feast that’ll win her heart at Downtown Istanbul. From Alemré Hospitality Group, this Turkish restaurant is putting on a three-course banquet and 2.5hr wine package just for Mother’s Day for $75pp alongside a curated kids menu. You’ll love the exotic flavours brought together in their house made dips, freshly baked Turkish bread, succulent chicken, lamb, and garlic prawn shish, as well as yoghurt sauce and Mediterranean salad. Of course, no special outing is complete without sweets, and you’ll be privy to some of the tastiest including Turkish delight and baklava with rose petals.
Mum is in for a foodie fiesta at Brisbane’s slice of Barcelona on the southside. Mother’s Day – or ¡Feliz Día de las Madres! – will see your mum going on a delicious Spanish journey of mouth-watering dishes curated by Alemré Hospitality Group’s Executive Chef Adam Starr. Beginning with your choice of entree, mains include pescado (pan roasted salmon fillet), pollo a la plancha (roasted chicken breast), and pan plano (grilled flatbread served with smoked white bean hummus, blistered tomatoes, goat cheese, and almonds). Wrap it up with heart-shaped churros to share and wash it all down with a 2.5hr wine package – arriba!
Celebrate the woman who has given you it all with the opportunity to relax, enjoy, and indulge at Cloudland. Nothing says ‘I love you, Mum’ like spoiling her with a glass of Mumm Champagne and a decadent three-course long lunch in the Moon Room. The Love Mumm lunch will have you wining and dining to the tune of a two-hour beverage package, which includes French Sparkling, premium wines, Mother’s Day spritz, tap beers, and soft drinks. Alternatively, head to the Rose Room and dig into a Mother’s Day buffet packed with live food stations, grazing tables, and more, across a two-and-a-half hour foodie extravaganza. From paella to freshly carved pork belly, seasonal salads, miniature desserts, and more, Mum will be singing your praises for a long time to come.
Treat your mum to a luxe escape down the highway with one of the three sophisticated offerings at The Island! If food is your mum’s love language, the Mother’s Day buffet at The Glasshouse will be right up her alley, featuring a two-and-a-half hour feast with live food stations, mouth-watering accompaniments, and a dessert cart to boot. Each guest will also receive a limited-edition Koko Black 4-piece chocolate gift pack! Meanwhile, a leisurely lunch is on the cards at The Island Rooftop, which will see you being welcomed with a mimosa before a three-course spread alongside a two-hour drinks package. Or, for the mum who knows what she wants, Goldie’s will be open all day from 11.30am serving up pub classics and a delicious wood-fired pizza menu!
Valley Hops Brewing
For a Mother’s Day celebration above the rest (literally!), this rooftop brewhouse and bar is waiting for you with the goods. You’ll find Valley Hops Brewing in the beating heart of Fortitude Valley with the charcoal grill and wood-fired pizza oven dishing out tasty shared dishes to pair with freshly crafted beer. Mum will love the lush fit-out, which makes for the perfect backdrop in her pictures and thanks to its sprawling sun-soaked space, Valley Hops Brewing can play host to all her favourite people.
Maggie May loves celebrating mums, and will serve up a delicious set menu with a glass of bubbles for her over lunch and dinner. Newstead’s resident supper club will ensure your mum feels extra special as she’s treated to a delicious two-course meal, while the nostalgia warms up with a vinyl DJ from 3pm. The regular children’s menu will also be available to keep the little ones happy, as well as Maggie May’s a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Throw in the chic 70s interior and vibrant atmosphere, and you have Mother’s Day made!
Give Mum the moment of serenity she’s been craving with Izakaya Publico’s Zen Garden High Tea – Brisbane’s latest and most visually unique high tea experience. With pinkies up, you’ll enter a world of Japanese culinary delights, starting with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival before indulging in the chef’s specially curated share board. Dishing up savoury delicacies like fresh-caught kingfish, sashimi, tamago sandos, and karaage chicken, alongside sweet treats like matcha mousse, gold chocolate nuggets, and mochi with ice cream, your senses will be truly charmed before the main event – Izakaya Publico’s edible chocolate cherry blossom tree.
Mum is certainly in for a treat at voco Brisbane City Centre with a choice of two exquisite Mother’s Day dining experiences. The hotel’s signature Zuma Restaurant will play host to a luxurious high tea, serving up an array of delectable sweets and savouries alongside a complimentary specialty cocktail. Or, more is more with their extravagant seafood buffet, featuring fresh prawns, platters, and decadent desserts, plus a glass of sparkling on arrival. With the option to throw in a beverage package to wash down the indulgent spread, Mum will be spoilt for choice!
Howard Smith Wharves
Spend Mother’s Day on the riverfront at Howard Smith Wharves with an array of special events and share-style menus to ensure she feels all the love. From a decadent three-course Italian lunch at Ciao Papi to Mum Cha at Stanley or a gourmet picnic on the lawn brimming with all the classics, the choice is yours here. Felons Brewing Co. will also play host to a pop-up flower stall so you can brighten her day with fresh blooms! With something for the whole family to enjoy, there’s no better place to be.
Regatta Hotel is dialling up the charm this Mother’s Day with three superb dining options, saving you the task of attempting to play Nigella Lawson for the day. Whether she prefers to sit riverside with a cuppa, take in the ambience within the stylish interior of The Boatshed restaurant, or indulge in a long luncheon along the verandah on Level 1, there’s something for every mum to enjoy at Regatta Hotel. invite the whole crew down for an a la carte brekky feast, treat her to a three-course lunch with complimentary drink on arrival, or indulge in a two-hour high tea experience where tea, coffee, bubbles, and mimosas flow freely.
Cuisine On Cue
Bask in the elegance of Old Government House – one of Queensland’s most iconic heritage listings – as Brisbane’s finest catering team serves up a lavish high tea. Whether you’re seated on the verandas or inside the gorgeous 161-year-old sandstone building, Cuisine On Cue is sure to wow across the classic menu of fresh ribbon sandwiches, delectable pastries, sweet treats, and a range of premium teas and champagne. Afterwards, you’ll be invited to explore the William Robinson Gallery and Mum will even be treated to a contemporary hardcover edition of William Robinson: The Transfigured Landscape – an extraordinary collection of the artist’s works. This truly is the Mother’s Day special event that has it all!
If your Mum is someone who loves to get her hands dirty, the Get Crafty With Mum! workshop at Capalaba Central will be right up her alley! From 9.30-11.30am on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May, create memories by designing a pair of earrings and ring dish she can cherish forever.