Don’t be a bore this Mother’s Day and do the usual card, chocolate and flowers for mum. Instead, get mum excited, dolled up and ready for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner – with the inclusion of a few glasses of bubbly of course. There are few Mother’s Day specials happening across Brisbane, and luckily, we’ve listed them here to make it easier for you (ensuring you don’t end up taking mum to the fish and chip shop down the road).
Darling & Co
157 Given Terrace, Paddington
The high-ceilinged, amazing venue that is Darling & Co, are hosting a Mother’s Day treat this year for all the mums out there. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and a full a la carte menu – mum will be spoiled for choice. They’re also offering free manicures with any cocktail purchase (!!!) and you just know mum’s going to love getting pampered, while eating a fantastic meal at a great venue. Get in quick!
The Balfour Kitchen
37 Balfour St, New Farm
Mother’s Day high tea at a stunning location with gorgeous views, may be exactly what mum ordered. The Balfour Kitchen has a beautiful courtyard enshrouded by frangipani trees, and they only use the freshest local produce for every dish on their menu. You and mum can expect a high tea styled event, with sweet and savoury treats, including French bubbles all around! Bookings are for 2pm onwards and prices are just $65 per person.
Alchemy Restaurant and Bar
175 Eagle St, Brisbane
Fine dining and waterfront views allows for this venue to really shine on Mother’s Day. Mum will love you for the wide variety of choice when it comes to entrées, mains and desserts at Alchemy. The extensive menu is well-renowned and full of only the most quality ingredients (did someone say confit duck leg!?). Prices start at $80 for 2 courses, $100 for 3 courses and kids at $25.
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Dining by the Brisbane River – yes please! We think you’ll be as stoked about this electric restaurant as mum will be. Great food and a thunderous environment, this Mother’s Day is going to be unforgettable. You can grab a 3 course, shared feast menu at $65 per person that includes the like of 12-hour slow cooked Goldfields lamb shoulder, ricotta doughnuts and so much more.
Mother’s Day is that one day of the year where you have to tolerate your mum’s nagging and not say anything in retaliation or exasperation, so at least you’ll have one of the above beautiful settings to make things just that little more tolerable, right?
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
By Nora Omar