Mark down your calendar for 13 May; that’s when we’re celebrating the first ladies in our lives: our dearest mums. From intimate afternoon teas to indulgent bubbly brunch buffets, here’s our list of restaurants to celebrate Mother’s Day this year.
Perfect for families and groups, this casual, fun and trendy restaurant dishes up reliable Italian food based on tried and tested recipes, as sanctioned by celebrity chef and restaurant creator Jamie Oliver. If mum loves seafood, bring her to Jamie’s Italian VivoCity for their Mother’s Day Ultimate Seafood Plank ($108), consisting of whole poached live Boston lobster, salad, baked truffle gnocchi and cheese, sustainable Norwegian salmon skewers, fritto misto and buttered minty peas. The Forum outlet is also rolling out a special for Mother’s Day: the lobster ravioli with seafood bisque ($48.95), which features homemade ravioli, pan-seared tiger prawn and scallop, served with asparagus, celeriac mash and seafood bisque reduction.
Happening on 13 May from 12pm to 3pm is the Mother’s Day Sunday brunch ($128 per person; $64 per child aged five to 12) at mezza9 in Grand Hyatt. Look forward to an international, farm-fresh spread prepared at the live kitchen stations, with highlights such as the signature sustainable crustacean bar with Maine lobsters and freshly-shucked oysters, spit-roasted whole Australian grass-fed lamb, roasted Beijing duck and more. Fans of Thai food will love the Thai street barbecue, but if you prefer something more familiar, there’s also a Western grill and rotisserie section to satisfy meat lovers. Top it all off with free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne, wines and cocktails (additional $60 per person) – because mum deserves the best!
Indulge in a cosy afternoon tête-à-tête with mum at the D9 Saturday High Tea buffet, which boasts over 30 selections including desserts like the popular Hilton cheesecake and freshly baked scones, local delights like laksa, satay, and kueh pie tee, as well as a brimming seafood bar. The spread is served from 12pm to 3pm and costs $41 per person (5, 19 and 26 May) and $52 per person (12 May).
Psst… For the month of May, mums dine free at the D9 Saturday High Tea Buffet and Hilton Sunday Brunch (priced from $88) when accompanied by three full-paying adults!
Stellar at 1-Altitude
For a sky-high celebration, head to Stellar’s Mother’s Day brunch ($95 per adult; $45 per child aged six to 12) on 13 May from 12pm to 3pm. The premium seafood offerings are not to be missed; highlights include Fine de Claire and Loch Fyne oysters, dashi-poached Alaskan king crab, Hokkaido scallops carpaccio, truffled lobster risotto and poached Boston lobster (additional $25 per serving). The meal continues with brunch classics, a foie gras station, a meat carving station, as well as irresistible desserts. Make the occasion an extra special one by topping up $45 per person for free-flow prosecco!
Priced at $38 per adult and $19 per child aged five to 11 years, Porta’s Mother’s Day brunch is easy on the wallet. Tuck into fresh oysters air-flown from the coasts of France, hearty salads, refreshing lemon tart and assorted shooters, complete with a choice of one main dish from the new brunch menu. Kids will also be entertained with an array of activities like balloon sculpting and caterpillar tunnels in the dedicated playroom. The brunch is held on 13 May from 12pm to 4pm.
Psst… Don’t miss The Great Prosecco Countdown, where your first glass starts at $10 and each subsequent glass is subtracted by $2 – until it counts down to free-flow on the house from the sixth glass onwards.
Celebrate mum with an array of gourmet treats at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena’s Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Buffet on 13 May from 12pm to 3pm ($68 per adult; $34 per child aged six to 12 years old). Highlights include a seafood-on-ice counter alongside appetisers such as smoked salmon, a selection of European cheeses and dim sum specialities, as well as mains like Kambing Masak Merah (braised lamb shank in spicy tomato sauce) and lobster with Moray sauce. There are also sweet treats like scones with Chantilly cream and strawberry jam to complete the meal. Top it off with free-flow wines and prosecco (top up $28 per person)!
Psst… Mums get to dine for free with every three paying adults.
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If mum’s a fan of local delicacies, bring her to the Mother’s Day High Tea Buffet ($55 per adult; $30 per child) at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on 13 May, from 3pm to 5.30pm. Here, she’ll be treated to more than 70 classic Singaporean treats ranging from bak kut teh and hokkien mee to fried kway teow and nasi lemak. Also available at the buffet line are Western grub like baked pizzas and Australian roast Black Angus beef sirloin. End the meal on a sweet note with elegant desserts like strawberry shortbread, Victoria sandwich cake and baked mango cheesecake. Delish!
This Mother’s Day weekend – 12 and 13 May, from 12pm to 2pm (lunch) and 6.30pm to 10pm (dinner) – bring mum to Capella Singapore’s Cantonese restaurant for a five-course deluxe menu ($118 per person) and look forward to dishes such as double-boiled old cucumber soup with dried seafood, and steamed egg white with hasma and fresh milk, complete with a complimentary glass of Taittinger Brut Réserve.
1919 Waterboat House
Another noteworthy pick is 1919 Waterboat House’s French-inspired semi à la carte Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet happening on 13 May from 12pm to 3.30pm. Start with an endless selection of French brunch delicacies like croissants, fine French cheese and charcuterie, as well as made-to-order crepes with both sweet and savoury options. Remember to save space for hearty mains like confit de canard and coq au vin, and go wild at the DIY “mum-jito” station where you get to spice up your classic mojito with additional liqueurs and garnishes. Prices start from $88 (early bird) and $108 (regular) per person; or opt for free-flow alcohol by topping up $40 each. Kids between five to 12 years old pay $35.
White Rose Café
For a hearty celebratory meal, head to White Rose Café’s Mother’s Day International Buffet Lunch ($42 per adult; $21 per child aged five to 11 years), which features a spread of 30 delectable offerings, both international and Asian, like grilled salmon, chilli crayfish, deep-fried pork ribs in red fermented bean curd, braised duck in Teochew Style, pulut hitam (black glutinous rice with coconut milk) and many more. This lunch is served on 13 May, from 12pm to 2.30pm.