Say thank you to your mum and celebrate her amazing achievements and hard work this Mother’s Day with some of Brisbane’s best Mother’s Day events!
Your mum deserves the best this Mother’s Day (and every day, for that matter, but we’ll limit ourselves to Mother’s Day for now). Here are a few of Brisbane’s best options…
Celebrate with mum and the family at e’cco with a beautiful three course choice meal created by Philip Johnson and head chef Simon Palmer. New dishes will be showcased from the recently updated menu and mum will be treated to a champagne cocktail upon arrival.
Guests will be spoiled with three courses of lunch including e’cco’s delectable tagliatelle spanner crab entrée, pan roasted chicken with smoked Lebanese eggplant, red pepper and togarashi and the pedro ximenez glazed pear with spiced dark chocolate, sour cherry and peanut ice cream.
The two sittings will commence at 12pm and 2:30pm.
e’cco Bistro is located at 100 Boundary Street, Brisbane. To book, call (07) 3831 8461.
Nest Bar and Restaurant
Wine and dine mum at Nest Restaurant and Bar this Mother’s Day with an indulgent A La Carte brunch on from 11am to 3pm, including classics like smoked salmon eggs benedict and a complimentary dessert for early birds.
Tickets: From $15.
Nest Bar and Restaurant is located at 2/159 Roma Street, Brisbane. To book, call 3238 2269.
High Tea and Cupcake Decorating
Elegance and decadence go hand-in-hand at this delightfully sumptuous high tea – so it’s perfect for mum!
From 12pm to 3pm, enjoy sweet and savoury treats before trying your hand at confection creations. Cupcakes, frostings and sprinkles will all be on hand for you and mum to craft together. Oh and a glass of sparkling wine of course!
Why not start the day together with a lavish hot and cold buffet breakfast at Motion Bar and Grill?
From 7am until 11am, indulge in delicious breakfast foods like eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles, sausages, bacon and more. Drool!!
If your mum’s not a morning person (or you’re not), there’s always lunch!
From 12.30pm to 3pm indulge in a succulent hot and cold seafood buffet lunch at Motion Bar & Grill, complete with an array of chilled wines from the wine buffet. During lunch, each mother will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
Once you’re done with lunch, you can indulge in goodies from the high tea-style dessert buffet. Delish!
Brisbane Marriot Hotel is located at 515 Queen Street, Brisbane. To book, call 3303 8034.
This Mother’s Day, Bacchus is holding three High Tea sessions (12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm), with a High Tea menu carefully created by Head Chef Mark Penna.
Enjoy a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, plain or fruit scones with Bonne Maman raspberry preserve and cream chantilly, an assortment of sweet delights and choice of fragrant Harney and Sons fine tea, as well as a glass of Moët upon arrival.
And, it’ll all be served up the way a classic High Tea should be, on the very finest William Edwards fine bone china – the same crockery used at The Goring in London where the Queen Mother chose to take High Tea.
Tickets: Adults $69pp, Children (6 to 12 years) $34pp
Bacchus is located on the Podium Level of Rydges South Bank on the corner of Grey and Glenelg Streets, South Bank. To book, call 3364 0837.
Taking inspiration from his childhood, Stokehouse executive chef Richard Ousby has specially curated a menu just for mums – and it’s certainly worthy of the family dining table.
The Mother’s Day Lunch stars braised beef and roasted lamb capped off by desserts reminiscent of old school baking. There’s nothing like a hearty mum-style meal!
Tickets: Two courses $78pp, Three courses $95pp
Stokehouse Q is located on Sidon Street in South Bank. To book, call 3020 0600.
Boasting one of the best views in Brisbane of the Story Bridge, the heavy doors of Pony Dining on Eagle Street Pier signal entrance into a world where flavours rule — and that’s certainly the case on Mother’s Day.
Pony Dining is a restaurant that welcomes diners for a shared taste, a classic lunch or a dinner degustation – catering to mums everywhere.
Be immersed in the fresh and exciting local ingredients of Autumn and enjoy them as they enhance the champion flavours of each dish. Let’s not forget the complimentary glass of sparkling for all mothers upon arrival!
Pony Dining Brisbane is located on the Upper Level of Eagle Street Pier in Eagle Street, Brisbane. To book, call 3181 3400.
Ribs and Burgers
Relaxed and easy-going, Ribs and Burgers is the perfect place to take some casual time out with mum this Mother’s Day.
Enjoy the finest cuts of succulent ribs flame-grilled to perfection. Ranging from beef, lamb and pork and generously basted in the house-made sauces, there is much on offer for the whole family.
Ribs and Burgers is located at Shop 1, Centro on James Street in Fortitude Valley. No bookings required.
This year, Emporium Hotel are hosting a Mumm Mother’s Day High Tea to celebrate mums and their special day.
On the day, the stunning cocktail bar — featuring an eclectic fusion of traditional and modern design — will be ready for you to indulge in a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival, intricately created petit fours, carefully selected European cheeses and boutique teas and coffees. Sounds very luxurious!
There will be sessions held at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm and a Molten Brown gift for mum.
Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar is located at 1000 Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. To book, visit brisbanetickets.com.au.
Shingle Inn at City Hall
From 9am to 11am indulge in a luxurious Champagne Breakfast, featuring selection of petite Shingle Inn breakfast favourites, presented on a grand three-tier stand and served with a choice of 15 International loose leaf teas or coffee and a class of Pol Roger.
Morning and Afternoon High Teas
From 11:30am to 1:30 or 2pm to 4pm enjoy a tradition St Catherine afternoon tea, featuring an array of ribbon sandwiches, petite desserts and hand-made scones with clotted cream and preserve. Served with a choice of 15 International loose leaf teas or coffee and a class of Pol Roger.
Children’s Teddy Bear High Tea
Don’t worry, mums, there’s also a special little high tea for the kids! Featuring ham and cheese ribbon sandwiches, mini quiche lorraines, mini sausage rolls, teddy bear fairy bread, famous Shingle Inn patty cakes, teddy bear biscuits, chocolate marshmallows and choice of kid’s milkshake, babychino or juice! That’ll keep them entertained while you’re chatting with the girls!
Tickets: $15 per child
Shingle Inn is located at City Hall in Brisbane’s CBD. To book, call 3210 2904.
Story Bridge Hotel
A delicious breakfast never goes astray on Mother’s Day, and the Buffet Breakfast in Deery’s Restaurant & Smokehouse is guaranteed to please the whole family – with continental options such as house made granola, smoked salmon & cream cheese croissants and seasonal fruit; and hot dishes including smoked bacon & potato hash, roast Portobello mushrooms with garlic & parsley butter, and sweet corn & roast tomato frittata.
Lunch and Dinner
If mum is partial to a seafood feast, Deery’s Fruits de Mer lunch and dinner special might just be the go!
Enjoy a generous selection of rock & Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba prawns, langoustine, crab, storm clams and scallops for two.
Classic High Tea
For an elegant afternoon out, the classic High Tea in Main St Bar & Eatery is not to be missed!
Indulge mum with petite lemon meringue pies, chocolate coated strawberries, ribbon sandwiches, savoury croissants and more.
Tickets: High Tea is $35pp, or $45 including a glass of champagne.
Story Bridge Hotel is located at 200 Main Street in Kangaroo Point. To book, call 3391 2266.
Nothing says Mothers’ Day like a beautiful afternoon tea, and nothing says afternoon tea like cocktails and cupcakes!
Don’t be fooled: this is no ordinary afternoon tea! Forget your earl greys and English breakfasts, Dutch Courage’s Cocktails and Cupcakes Mothers’ Day package is all about their exclusive Hendricks tea pots.
Tailored to taste and made to order, these delicate and delicious cocktails arrive in beautiful fine china and are the epitome of Sunday afternoon class. Let your mum tell Dutch Courage’s talented, top tier bartenders exactly what she wants, and watch them make something magical just for her!
The afternoon delights don’t stop there, because the Dutch Courage team are sweetening the deal: with every Hendricks tea pot comes all you can eat cupcakes! Salted caramel, strawberry, blueberry-you name it, they’ve got it!
Tickets: $36 for two people.
Dutch Courage is located at 51 Alfred Street, Fortitude Valley. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother’s Day Classic
Does your mum like to stay active? Walk or run for breast cancer research on 8 May at the Mother’s Day Classic!
Head to the Cultural Forecourt and join thousands as they participate in a 4.5 kilometre and 8 kilometre walk and run along the Brisbane River, South Bank and West End.
There will also be live entertainment on the main stage, a kids’ zone with jumping castle and face painting, plus a variety of food and beverages will be on sale.
For more information, and to register to run, visit mothersdayclassic.com.au.