Mark your calendar for 9 May, as that’s when we need to celebrate the first ladies in our lives: our dearest mums or the mothers of our children! Thinking of where to celebrate? We’ve found the best restaurants for Mother’s Day in Singapore. Whether it’s a Mother’s Day set menu, high tea, a special Chinese-style takeaway or champagne brunch, all she has to do is sit back and enjoy!
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Treat Mum to an afternoon tea at 1864, the stylish lobby lounge at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. In partnership with local pastry brand L’éclair Pâtisserie, the special Mother’s Day high tea (from $118 for two) is presented in a two-tiered box with sweet and savoury bites, served alongside Grand Cru coffee and tea blends by Nespresso and TWG Tea. Highlights include signature mini eclairs from L’éclair Pâtisserie: Isaphan, Lemon Meringue, Kaya Pandan and Paris Brest. Not to forget the ensemble of savoury treats, like baked croissant with truffle eggs, and the decadent kueh pie tee with crab meat and caviar cream. The afternoon tea is available throughout May.
If Mum prefers lunch at a restaurant for Mother’s Day, try the five-course set ($108 per person) at Racines on 9 May. Tuck into the likes of French fare, refined local Chinese dishes and succulent seafood, exclusively served on Mother’s Day.
House of AnLi Bistro
For a laidback yet impressive dining experience in town, check out House of AnLi’s champagne brunch ($248 for two). Available on weekdays from 9am to 3pm, and weekends from 9am to 6pm, the brunch includes a bottle of Perrier Jouët Champagne Grand Brut, two glasses of freshly pressed orange or apple juice, two cups of Allpress coffee, a choice of bread (croissant, pain au chocolat or bread basket), and two brunch dishes (Eggs Benedict with spinach, salmon, ham or truffle mushroom; and organic NZ eggs cooked to your style, served with spinach, salmon, ham or truffle mushroom).
This super-stylish bistro is bright and spacious with tall ceilings and lots of natural light peeking through, thanks to its massive bay windows. Brunch is served all day, so it’s perfect if Mum wants a lie-in. There’s also a wide range of mains like pastas, platters and gourmet sandwiches to choose from. If you’re bringing the littles, they’ll be pleased with the kids’ menu (for those under 10 years), which includes easy eats like bolognese pasta ($16) and chicken sausage with Belgian fries and apple mousse ($16). We think this restaurant is perfect for Mother’s Day!
Pan Pacific Singapore
Still thinking about where to celebrate Mother’s Day? For an elegantly presented spread, check out Pan Pacific Singapore’s Cantonese restaurant Hai Tien Lo. Available from 3 to 9 May, the award-winning restaurant is serving up classic Cantonese dishes inspired by comforting home-style recipes commonly prepared by Asian mothers. The Loving Home Mother’s Day Menu ($338 for four) features eight courses, including sautéed sliced beef with kai lan in oyster sauce, and wok-fried Chinese ramen with seafood and sakura shrimps.
There’s also a six-course option, the Joyful Mother’s Day Menu ($138 per person). Highlights are the steamed Alaskan crab with egg whites and Chinese wine, and stewed lobster in inaniwa udon with signature homemade XO chilli sauce. If Mum loves Chinese food, this is the perfect restaurant for Mother’s Day!
Tucked in the gorgeous Duxton Reserve Hotel, modern Chinese restaurant Yellow Pot is a stunning backdrop for any celebration. The restaurant adopts a clean eating philosophy using high quality, sustainably sourced ingredients, sans MSG.
Available for lunch and dinner from 1 to 9 May, the special Mother’s Day set menu ($148 per person) features dishes like wok-seared Australian grass-fed beef tenderloin tataki with spicy cranberry glace and heirloom vegetables. Seafood lovers will enjoy the seafood platter with oven-baked miso Chilean seabass, and traditional lamian with slipper lobster. To top it all off, each diner gets a glass of cava!
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Did someone say free-flow rosé? Yardbird is offering a special two-hour free-flow rosé package ($68 per person), available for brunch and dinner on 9 May. Pair the light, fruity, delicate flavour profile of rosé wine with the classic American restaurant’s all-time favourites, like the Funfetti Pancakes ($22), or the famed Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles ($40). There’s also a pet-friendly outdoor area along the waterfront! Alternatively, check out their private dining space for a more intimate celebration.
Treat Mum to something different this year; Tangra Chinese offers a wide variety of dishes influenced by Indian Chinese flavours, from Sichuan food to vegetarian soups to Tibetan dumplings (momos). Not sure what to get? The vegetarian combo set for two includes some of the most popular dishes offered at the restaurant, including momos, soups, fried basmati rice and unique desserts like the rich gulab jamun – fried cheese balls soaked in sugar syrup.
This Mother’s Day, Sunday Catering is offering three feast bundles, each suitable for up to eight people. Give Mum a break from the kitchen; gather your family for a feast at home! The classic feast ($288) includes a generously stuffed, herb-and-butter rubbed roast chicken, accompanied by tender pork belly porchetta with chunky apple sauce. The wholesome meal is served with six satisfying sides, such as truffle mac & cheese, honey glazed carrots and creamed spinach. Rounding up the meal is a complimentary box of petit mousse cups in flavours of your choice, and a voucher to redeem a free side on your next order!
For the full list of Mother’s Day specials, visit sundaycatering.com/collections/mothers-day-2021. Delivery is free for orders above $300; otherwise it’s $15.