Mother’s Day Lunch in Sydney 2023 Guide

Planning to take Mum out for Mother’s Day lunch in Sydney as a treat this year? There are plenty of options, but expect them to book out early and get yourself sorted out asap!

From brunch to high tea, a harbour cruise or fine dining treat, a picnic or buffet, there is a Mother’s Day lunch for all budgets and families. When it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day, some quality time and any of these dining experiences will make it a special day.

There are no excuses, we have done hours of research to compile this list, and all you have to do is make the booking. Don’t worry, we won’t tell Mum we helped you 😉 Oh and book early or you might miss out!

Whatever you do, spoil mum, we all know she deserves it!

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Find the perfect restaurant for Mother’s Day in Sydney

We have been busy updating this page and will continue to do so daily until Mother’s Day. If we’ve missed any, please get in touch to let us know! It’s divided into all mum’s favourites from lavish buffets to leisurely brunch, lunches in the city and by the suburbs and of course, high teas – for all those mum’s with a sweet tooth!

Mother’s Day Buffets

This year buffets seem to be making a bit of a comeback with some of our favourites like Feast at the Sheraton Grand back in action.

Mode Kitchen and Bar at Four Seasons

Harbour, a champagne lunch buffet at Mode Kitchen & Bar and a special bouquet of flowers. The lunch features an antipasto buffet of charcuterie and seafood salad. Enjoy chickpea fritters and other seasonal dishes like pan-roasted Kingfish. Finish the main meal with Jarvis Bay mussels, potato gnocchi with duck ragu, and slow-roasted lamb shoulder.

Purple pavlova is a Mother’s Day special

Surprise your mum with a sweet treat like Purple Pavlova or Valrhona chocolate mousse. You will also receive a $70 Camilla coin purse.

Cost: $120/person, incl. Champagne and gift for mums.
View the menu | Make a booking:

Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet Sailmaker Restaurant

Treat Mum to succulent seafood lunch this Mother’s Day. Start with an unlimited buffet of the finest, fresh seafood including Sydney rock oysters, Queensland prawns, swimmer crab, octopus and more. Follow with beef striploin, barramundi, lamb shoulder, mac-n-cheese and seasonal sides.

Sailmaker Mother’s Day Lunch

End with a smorgasbord of 10+ sweet treats from pavlova, to chocolate hazelnut praline, to Eton mess and more. This offer is for Sunday 14 May only.

Lunch: 12pm- 2.30pm
Price: $159pp adults/ $79 kids (aged 6-17) lunch includes: a two-hour beverage package.
Dinner: 6pm- 10pm
Price: $129pp adults/ $64 kids (aged 6-17)
Book Sailmaker directly here

Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet Lunch

Celebrate Mother’s Day and treat Mum to a sumptuous Sunday lunch buffet at The Place featuring live carving stations, fresh seafood, and an irresistible dessert buffet. Each Mum will take home a handmade gift crafted by our talented pastry team. All bookings go into the draw for the chance to win an overnight stay at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney.

When: 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 14 May 2023
Cost $118 per person, including a flute of Moet and Chandon Imperial Brut champagne on arrival. Kids $48 per child (5-12 yrs, kids 4 yrs and under free)
Book direct 

Feast at the Sheraton Grand

Treat your mum to Bottomless Brunch at Feast. Enjoy live music, a Seafood Buffet, Vegan Butchery, a cheese counter and free-flowing Thiénot x Penfolds Champagne Brut Rosé NV. Our brunch menu features seared Salmon fillet with orange, grapefruit, fennel and caper butter sauce, Roast Rib of Beef and Porchetta Pork with crispy skin. Finish your feast with a Penfolds Max’s Rosé Jelly dessert from the dessert bar.

Cost: Adults $199, Kids (4-12 years) $99
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: (02) 9286 6000


Experience world-class indulgence and feast on some of the world’s most exciting cuisine across Epicurean’s nine open kitchens.

Indulge in a decadent selection of Mother’s Day specials including seafood delicacies like oysters, lobster tails, Alaskan crab and Moreton Bay bug, to decadent desserts like yuzu and mango tart, raspberry coconut cake, white chocolate panna cotta and more.

Epicurean Buffet Crown
Epicurean Buffet Crown

Located on level 5 of Crown Towers Building in Barangaroo here are views over the western harbour from the bright dining room. There will be a special gift for all mums!

Lunch cost: Adults $160pp
Make a booking | Phone: 02 8871 7171


Surprise Mum with revolving views of the city, all packages include a glass of Mumm Marlborough or non-alcoholic beverage on arrival. Mums will receive an Individual wrapped rose and a take-home chocolate box

Cost: Adults $145- $160 dinner. Kids $45
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 1300 391 808

Mother’s Day High Teas

If mum has a sweet tooth, you can’t beat a high tea. It’s an excuse to eat all the desserts!

Hyatt Regency Mother’s Day Gin High Tea at Lobby Lounge

Spoil Mum with a sweet Mother’s Day treat available Saturday and Sunday over Mother’s Day weekend. Enjoy a three-course high tea with a tower of savoury delights, warm scones and an impressive Botanical dessert table, washed down with two G&Ts, artisanal tea or coffee plus a surprise Mother’s Day treat.

Enjoy delicious gin cocktails and a very generous high tea

When: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May
Cost: $99 pp adults/ $49pp kids (aged 6-17)
View the menu | Make a booking | Mother’s Day gift.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Fullerton

Celebrate the amazing mother figure in your life and give them a treat to remember this Mother’s Day. Spend quality time together under the sunlight-filled atrium of The Bar as you indulge in an exquisite Afternoon Tea sharing stories and creating memories to last a lifetime. 

Delight in a sweet selection of Petit fours and savoury sandwiches and tarts, accompanied by freshly baked scones and a selection of curated loose-leaf TWG teas and coffee. Each Mum will take home a handmade gift crafted by our talented pastry team. All bookings go into the draw for the chance to win an overnight stay at The Fullerton Hotel in Sydney.

When: 12.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 14 May 2023
Cost: $78 pp inclusive of TWG Tea and coffee, $88 pp inclusive of a flute of Chandon sparkling wine and TWG Tea and coffee, $98 pp inclusive of a flute of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Champagne and TWG Tea and coffee 
Booking directly with the hotel

Aperture Afternoon Tea at Capella Sydney

Experience Mother’s Day Aperture Afternoon Tea held over two sittings, 12.30pm and 3pm, with a high tea-inspired menu (sampled below) including tea and coffee.

Capella High Tea
Capella High Tea Credit: Alicia Taylor

On offer are 5 savoury treats including spanner crab brioche, salmon roe tartlet and wagyu beef pie. Followed by scones and 3 sweet pieces made up of Aperture’s signature lamington, salted caramel and wattleseed mascarpone eclair and pavlova with finger lime, passionfruit curd and strawberry.

When: 12.30pm and 3pm
Cost: $105 per person (full prepayment required)
Book: online or via email or via telephone +61 2 9071 5090

QVB Tea Room

Early birds will appreciate the 8:00am Breakfast High Tea on offer at the QVB this year.

Enjoy savoury freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves followed by finely cut sandwiches, savoury pastries and delectable petit cakes, all created daily by our highly skilled team of chefs. To compliment is Asia’s largest selection of Ronnefeldt teas, a total of 29 speciality teas for you to choose from.

Afternoon Tea QVB tearoom
Afternoon Tea QVB tearoom

We’re making this year extra special for Mum with a special beverage menu available on the day with amazing upgrades to enjoy with your High Tea. Make your experience extra memorable by pre-purchasing a chrysanthemum for $20 to be at your table upon arrival.

The Tea Room QVB is pleased to offer the following High Tea options: gluten-free OR dairy-free OR egg-free OR nut free OR vegan OR vegetarian. Please advise your dietary requirements when making a reservation, we require 24 hours notice to accommodate.

Cost: Adults $65-90 children $55 (12 years and under)
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 2 9283 7279

High Tea – Novotel Parramatta

Give Mum what she deserves and book a spot at the Novotel Parramatta’s ballroom for their decadent high tea buffet menu on May 14. The delicious line-up includes all of the usual high tea suspects including raspberry-clotted scones, delicious sandwiches and wraps plus an array of irresistible cakes with the option of a child-friendly menu too. It is the easiest way to give back to Mum which will definitely make her year!

Cost: $68 pp , $49 per child (12 +) and $12pp sparkling wine upgrade – includes free parking 
When: Sunday, 14th of May from11am – 1pm

TWR (at Crown)

Enjoy TWR’s exclusive Paspaley Mother’s Day High Tea menu and indulge in a delectable array of savoury and sweet treats with a glass of Champagne and include a special gift for Mum.

High Tea at TWR can be enjoyed indoors or on the terrace

Cost: $135 per person 10 May to 14 May, 2pm – 5pm
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 2 8871 7171

Bar 83

Surprise Mum with a high tea, including a cocktail or mocktail on arrival and a sweet or savoury stand with 3 tiers. Two-hour sittings between 12-3pm.

Cost: Adults $80 18+
View the menu | Make a booking

Gunners Barracks Mosman

Gunners’ Barracks will offer special Mother’s Day High Tea sessions all weekend. Starting with an 8am Breakfast High Tea. Tea is available Saturday or Sunday.

Gunners Barracks high tea Mosman
Gunners Barracks high tea Mosman

Enjoy a selection of freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves followed by finely cut sandwiches, savoury pastries and delectable petit cakes, all created on-site by our highly skilled team of chefs. To compliment is Asia’s largest selection of Ronnefeldt teas, a total of 41 speciality teas for you to choose from.

  • Traditional High Tea – a set selection of finger sandwiches, petit fours, sweet and savoury pastries, scones with preserved and clotted cream, tea or coffee.
  • Sparking High Tea – Traditional high tea served with a glass of Australian sparkling wine
  • Champagne High Tea – Traditional high tea served with a piccolo of French champagne
  • Cocktail High Tea – Traditional high tea served with one of our select cocktails
  • Children’s High Tea – a child-friendly selection of finger sandwiches, sweets, savoury items, scones with strawberry and raspberry jam and clotted cream, choice of tea, hot chocolate, juice or soft drink

Cost: Adults $65-90 depending on beverages Children $50
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 8962 5900

Mother’s Day Harbour Cruises

Join family and friends out on the harbour this Mother’s Day. A Mother’s Day cruise can be more affordable than many of the waterfront restaurants and time on the harbour is always time well spent.

Captain Cook Mothers Day cruise
Captain Cook Mother’s Day cruise

Captain Cook Mother’s Day Cruises

Sydney’s premier cruise company is offering three ways to celebrate Mother’s Day on the MV Sydney 2000.

Mother’s day Lunch Cruise

  • Top Deck Lunch 2-course dining & up to 1½ hrs
  • Top Deck Long Lunch 3-course dining & up to 3 hrs
  • Every Mum enjoys a complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine
  • 12 noon or 1.30pm from King St Wharf 1 or 12.30pm from Circular Quay Wharf 6
  • Adults: $115 Kids $50

Book the Mother’s Day Top Deck Lunch

Harbour Sunset Dinner

The Sunset Dinner is a perfect way to celebrate with Mum. Take a visit to the Botanic Gardens or Darling Harbour before you board your afternoon cruise and watch the sunset and the city lights sparkle.

  • 3-course menu, served alternatively
  • One 2 hour circuit of the harbour
  • Every Mum enjoys a complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine
  • 5.00pm from King Street Wharf No.1
  • 5.30pm from Circular Quay Wharf No.6
  • Adults $109 Kids $45

Book the Harbour Sunset Dinner

Where to Eat Mother’s Day Lunch in Sydney City

It’s worth noting that 2023 lunches are booking fast–if you have your heart set on something, book it now!

Infinity at Sydney Tower

It always feels like a special occasion when we ride the elevator to the top of Sydney Tower for a meal. The view is almost as good as the food at Infinity!

Infinity at Sydney Tower 3 - Credit Robert Walsh Photography (1)
Infinity at Sydney Tower – Credit Robert Walsh Photography

This Mother’s Day enjoy a glass of Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne on arrival, 3-course menu and a rose & treat box for Mum.

Cost: Adults $190 for lunch or dinner. Kids $50
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 1300 391 808


Treat her like royalty and make mum’s day special with a shared feast and bottomless bubbles in a beautiful setting fit for a queen.

Reign in the QVB Credit: Damian Flanagan
Reign in the QVB Credit: Damian Flanagan

Mumm Grand Cordon Brut on arrival followed by Chive crumpets, cod egg cream, bottarga, Chicken liver parfait, cornichons, Sauternes jelly, toast, Scallops, cauliflower, nasturtium (gf), Strozzapretti, calamari, perilla pesto, chilli
Donuts, honey, yoghurt, cinnamon, star anise, pistachio (v)

Seatings from 10am-1pm available.

Cost: Adults $75
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 2 8023 7608

O Bar and Dining

O Bar and Dining will offer lunch with complimentary champagne cocktail & chocolates for mum. A four-course meal with your choice of 4 entrees and mains and 4 desserts. Vegetarian options are available, and there is also an impressive children’s menu.

Cost: Adults $165 and Kids $80.
View the menu | Make a booking| Phone: 02 9247 9777

Botanic House

Mother’s Day is almost booked out at Botanic House in the Royal Botanic Gardens for this year, with only very early and very late seatings left.

Botanica House

Lunch and Mother’s Day dinner is on offer, with a 9 course tasting menu (to be shared/minimum of 2 people) and includes a glass of bubbles or soft drink

Cost: Adults $135-155 and Kids (under 12 years) $65
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 1300 558 980

Mother’s Day at the Star

The Executive Chefs at The Star Sydney will pay homage to the women who raised them this year as they serve up dishes inspired by their mothers. No need to rush to try these, they will be on offer all month!.

All Mother’s Day limited edition dishes will be served with a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne

Black Bar and Grill

Treat Mum to the most succulent wood-fired steak and sensational seafood. The Mother’s Day special here is Chuck Tail Flap at BLACK Bar & Grill – Chuck Tail Flap MBS7+ with fermented black bean, perilla, ssamjang and barley emulsion.

 Chuck Tail Flap MBS7+ with fermented black bean, perilla, ssamjang and barley emulsion.
BLACK Mothers Day Special Credit: Samantha Rose

Cost: Mother’s Day special dish $80
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 1800 700 700

Cucina Porto

Treat Mum to one of Sydney’s top rated Italian restaurants. It’s the perfect place for a causal family lunch. Along with the a la carte menu available, there will be some great Mother’s Day specials including chef’s mother day dish:

Apple Cake with fresh berries
Apple Cinnamon Cake Credit: Samantha Rose

Anna’s Torta di Mele at Cucina Porto – an apple and cinnamon cake topped with raspberries and a dollop of vanilla ice cream, designed to look like a rose

Cost: Mother’s day special dessert $18
View the menu | Make a booking| Phone: 1800 700 700

Flying Fish

Enjoy mouth-watering Australian seafood while overlooking Sydney Harbour. Flying Fish is the perfect way to celebrate.

Karen's Cheesecake at Flying Fish - a deconstructed cheesecake with passionfruit and lemon
Deconstructed pavlova Credit: Samantha Rose

The Mother’s day special at Flying Fish is Karen’s Cheesecake – a deconstructed cheesecake with passionfruit and lemon

Cost: $21 for the dessert special
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 1800 700 700


Galbi with gochujang & sesame leaf at Sokyo – grilled marinated Angus short ribs charred in a sweet yet spicy sauce

Cost: Mother’s day special dish $80
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 1800 700 700

Mother’s Day at Crown


Celebrate this Mother’s Day at Crown Sydney’s a’Mare, inspired by Chef Alessandro Pavoni’s memories of classic fine dining back in his home country of Italy.

Mother’s Day Lunch at a’Mare

The Mother’s Day menu is guaranteed to steal mum’s heart – think traditional focaccia, hand stretched treccia cheese and Italy’s traditional Mother’s Day lemon cake!

Lunch cost: Adults $177
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 8871 7171


Elevate your Mother’s Day lunch with a sensory dining experience at Woodcut, where you and your mum will enjoy a curated Mother’s Day celebration menu by Ross Lusted – from exclusive caviar, to salt baked celeriac, pine mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes, artichoke chips and Fine apple tart, vanilla custard cream, pine needle syrup.

Lunch cost: Adults
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 8871 7171

Mother’s Day lunch with Sydney Harbour views

Fancy dining with a view? These options all offer harbour or beach views.

Ripples Chowder Bay

With beautiful views over Chowder Bay, Ripples is a very relaxing Mother’s Day choice. On offer is breakfast, lunch or dinner. Breakfast will include fruit & pastries, a choice of hot main, tea and coffee and a glass of sparkling wine.

Ripples Chowder Bay

Lunch will include a special three course set menu with choice designed especially for Mother’s Day.

Cost: Breakfast: Adults $65 Kids $45 | Lunch: Adults $125 and Kids (under 12 yrs) $55 | Dinner: a la carte menu
View the menu | Booking via email | Phone:(02) 9960 3000

Otto Woolloomooloo

On the historic wooden wharf, Otto at Woolloomooloo this year, celebrate Mother’s Day with a family lunch by the water at OTTO.

Choose three-courses from a special selection of OTTO favourites, and all mothers will receive a bottle of OTTO Prosecco to take home with our compliments.

Cost: Adults $190 per adult, Children $44
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9368 7488

Ormeggio Mosman

Treat mum with a memorable meal at Ormeggio overlooking Middle Harbour. The menu features a four courses for adults and three courses for children under 12 years.

Credit card details are required to secure all bookings. Seating is 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Cost: Adults $190 per adult, Children $80 (under 12 years)
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 9969 4088

Pilu at Freshwater

Pilu at Freshwater is a fantastic choice for a relaxed waterfront Mother’s Day. With beautiful views out of Freshwater Beach, you can finish up the day with a lovely waterfront walk.
Celebrate mothers this year with a delicious 5 course lunch that will have the whole family happy.

Entree is Yellowfin tuna, mains include Herb crusted pink snapper or Black Angus Beef striploin and for dessert, Italian bignè, chamomile chantilly, pear & meringue

Cost: Adults $160 and Kids (under 12 years) $65
View The Menu | Make a booking | Phone:  02 9938 3331

Public Dining Room

Spoil mum this Mother’s Day at Public Dining Room! They will offer a special set-priced menu
with a choice of entrée, mains, dessert Petit fours, tea, and coffee.

Cost: Adults $165 and Kids (12 years and under) $65
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9968 4880

Little Pearl Manly

Enjoy the picturesque views of Manly Beach and spoil Mum this Mother’s Day at Little Pearl Bar & Dining with a shared menu of delicious hawker-style dishes with Little Pearl’s signature Pink Spritz cocktail on arrival.

Little Pearl Manly Lunch
A sample of Little Pearl’s menu

Cost: $89pp | + $40pp for 2 hour bottomless spritz and rosé
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 8322 2009


Indulge with Mum and enjoy a 2-hour bottomless frose from Untied’s signature frose wall, along with buttermilk popcorn chicken with yom yum mayo and fries.

Chicken and waffles at Untied Barangaraoo
Chicken and waffles at Untied Barangaroo

Cost: $55pp
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 8322 2099

Fauna – Surry Hills

Treat your mum and her tastebuds this Mother’s Day with delicious multi-course meal and complimentary glass of Chandon! From entree to dessert, you will enjoy a deliciously curated menu, perfect for Mothers Day celebrations.

Nestled in the heart of Surry Hills, Fauna will ensure a cozy and warm atmosphere perfect to sit back and relax to celebrate!

Cost: $99/person, incl. complimentary glass of Chandon.
Find out more here | Make a booking

Redbird Chinese

Mum’s the word this Mother’s Day at Redbird Chinese in Redfern, with bookings available from 1pm-9pm giving you the perfect opportunity to treat your number one. 

Spoil Mum’s taste buds with some of Redbird’s finest, including Pork and scallop wontons with sichuan chilli oil, and Kingfish sashimi with smoked soy and mandarin, while a Redbird visit isn’t complete without sampling the namesake red braised Redbird.

Complemented by Redbird’s curated and extensive wine list, you’re sure to find the perfect glass (or bottle) to accompany Mum’s feast.

Redbird’s regular Sunday offerings will be on the table – choose from the individually curated Somm Sundays offering, or stick with a traditional à la carte Redbird feast. 

Cost: Regular menu pricing
Book: To secure your spot as the favourite child, book Mum’s table now

Mother’s Day in the Inner West

The Fenwick

A lovely waterfront option in East Balmain just minutes from the ferry wharf. Enjoy breakfast or lunch with stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Fenwick is offering a three-course set menu with sides. 

Cost: Breakfast: Adults $65 and kids (under 12 years) $45 Lunch Adults $125  and Kids (under 12 years) $55
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 2 9159 4700

Noi in Petersham

This Mother’s Day, Noi will be open for lunch & dinner. Spoil your Mama with a special set menu featuring:

  • Snapper rilette, red cabbage, hazelnut, sage
  • Confit duck ravioli, parmigiano, lemon thyme
  • Market fish, Jerusalem artichoke, beurre blanc, dill OR
  • Black Angus tenderloin, radicchio, lardo, rosemary
  • Milk chocolate and nuts

Cost: $99pp Kids $39
View the menu | Make a booking via email | Phone: 02 9337 7377

Mother’s Day Dining in the South and Sutherland Shire

Albi’s Taverna Cronulla

At Albi’s Taverna we believe that every day is Mother’s Day ❤️ And while we celebrate the amazing mums, aunts, nonnas, sisters and all women who helped to raise us on all days, Mother’s Day is just another excuse to say thank you for all that they do.

Grab the whole family and let us treat you to our specially crafted Mother’s Day Menu. Highlights on the menu include Mumma’s Burrata, 48 hr Suvee & Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Pumpkin & Spinach Arancini, Wild Barramundi & Prawns and so much more!

Cost: Adults $99, Children $39 or Dinner Adults $79 and children $29 Full vegan menu available
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: (02) 9524 0392

Soldiers on the Esplanade, Cronulla RSL

English a beautiful Mother’s Day celebration in Soldiers On The Esplanade Events Centre. Enjoy a delicious 2 course meal curated for this special occasion, a glass of Mumm on arrival, ocean views and live entertainment.

Cost: Adults $79, Kids $25 12pm-3pm
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone 02 9523 6833

Jensens at Kareela

Whether you’re wanting to spoil Mum, Mum in Law, Step Mum or even just yourself, Jensens is the place to be this year!

You will have a 3 course set menu to dine off as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list to make your way through on the day. Bookings start from 11am all the way through until 7pm for groups of 2 – 16.

Cost: Price: $120pp and $40pp for kids
View the menu | Make a booking | Phone: 02 9528 8433

Mothers Day in Sydney’s West and Hills District

The Epping Club

Show Mum how much you care by taking special care of her this Mother’s Day with either a buffet breakfast or a spectacular 3 Course lunch in Rawsons Restaurant. 

Cost: Adults $39-44 Kids $20 Children under 2 years free
Find out more | Make a booking | Phone: 9876 4357.

Where ever you decide to have Mother’s Day lunch in Sydney, I hope you and your mum have a lovely day!

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