Mum’s the word this Sunday, May 8th, so here’s a few ideas on how to spend Mother’s Day in Melbourne. From high teas for the elegant dames, to eight-course degustations—for the food loving queens—there’s plenty to feast on this weekend in Melbourne.
Eureka 89’s Three-Course Lunch
Take your mum to new heights this Mother’s day, with a three course lunch at Eureka 89, including a signature cocktail on arrival. The menu includes seared scallops, Rangers Valley strip loin and a decadent chocolate, berry eclair. Nibble on petit fours and enjoy your afternoon of breathtaking views sipping on tea and coffee (or process!). Don’t miss out on this fancy feast—bookings are essential.
$145 for adults, $105 children between 13-17, $55 under 12.
May 8th, 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Bursaria Brings Back High Tea
At The Refectory in Werribee Park and The Abbotsford Convent locations, Bursaria is celebrating Mother’s day with bubbles and boutique teas. Sweet or savoury, there’s sure to be plenty of tasty treats to spoil Mum, too. Not only will there by live music, but giveaways as well, so head down to what is sure to be a fun filled bonding event.
Richmond’s new scrumptious kid on the block, Academy Kitchen & Bar, is hosting a three course menu for Mum. A food offering that has an emphasis on local produce, salt and pepper calamari with orange, fennel and chilli mayonnaise starts the show, followed by goats cheese tortellini and ricotta terrine. There’s free champagne for Mum, so pop down to the Bridge Road precinct and indulge in the delicious autumn menu.
Pidapipo is spending May 8th celebrating nonnas, by collaborating with Italian grandmothers on three limited edition ice creams! The three new flavours include coffee with chocolate and hazelnut biscotti, ricotta with grappa soaked sultanas and pinenuts, and an age-old favourite, tiramisu. These delicious Nonna-inspired gelato will be available from the Carlton and Windsor stores, from now until May 8th.
What better way to spend Mother’s Day then to shop the afternoon away. Selene’s Chocolate Bar is hosting a high tea, and there will be 100 x $50 pre-paid VISA debit cards randomly given away between 11am and 2pm on the day!
New Shanghai in the Emporium is a great place to spend Mother’s Day lunch. Why? Well apart from devilish dumplings and wonder wontons, Mum will be treated to a special Chinese dessert on the house! Dig in Mum’s and bubs (or, full grown adults?)!
Join the celebrations at La Svolta this Mother’s day in Melbourne. Using recipes that co-owners Valerio Calibre and Pino Russo’s mums taught them to cook. Italian feasting doesn’t get much more authentic than this.
Head down to enjoy a three or four-course menu at Mister Bianco in Kew, and cheers Mum when she receives a complimentary glass of prosseco. Mum’s will also receive a special gift bag, but the whole family gets to enjoy the tantalising tiramisu.
May 8th, 12:00pm
$80 for three-courses, $90 for four-courses, $38 for kids.
Melbourne has the best ice cream, and gelato destination Piccolina Gelateria is utilising traditional Italian techniques passed down more than 100 years. Natural and fresh ingredients comprise silky smooth gelato, and look out for the special Mother’s Day flavour; Crema Ricca Gelato. Accented with strawberry coulis and topped with meringue kisses, tell Mum you love her with this sweet treat!
Now until May 8th, 12:00pm – 10:30pm
Weekend Trip to Beautiful Bendigo
There’s so much happening for Mother’s Day in Bendigo, from the Stratagem Winemakers and Bendigo Street Festivals—including table tennis, foodie tours and art installations—on Saturday, to divine degustations on Sunday. The Woodhouse is a perfect place for the meat-eating mums, or Rocks on Rosalind will be waiting with their famous Espresso Martinis. Indulge in a three-course Mother’s Day lunch at the Chefs Hatted Public INN at $65 per person for something a little fancy for your favourite lady.