It’s almost that time of year again pals (unsure how but here we are). Mother’s Day, the one day of the year when Mums get showered in lots of gifts and love that will never quite do them justice.
So, Gold Coasters, since she’s the woman who quite literally gave you life, the least you could do is splash out on a good time on May 13th.
Here’s a coupla options to win you bulk brownie points.
The Star Gold Coast
Let mum indulge in a range of mouth-watering prawns, hot and cold dishes, delicious desserts, a decadent chocolate fountain plus a Mimosa or glass of Sparkling for lunch for just $48.90 per person.
Garden Kitchen & Bar
Spend Mother’s Day in the garden with an inspired brunch and face painting for the kids from 10am or stay for a relaxing lunch or dinner and enjoy games on the lawn from 1pm.
Treat mum to a decadent specially prepared three course lunch this Mother’s Day at Cucina Vivo. Serving up traditional Italian favourites as well as inspired interpretations of the classics, all in a cheerful, relaxed setting overlooking the pristine tropical pool.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
Bring mum along to enjoy a delicious high tea including sparkling wine, overlooking the beautiful Gold Coast – from the shimmering surf to the rolling green hills of the hinterland. The decadent experience will include handmade scones, savory bites and handcrafted petite desserts served with a glass of sparkling wine and endless tea and coffee. If you’re keen to visit the Level 77 Observation Deck on Mother’s Day there will be a free glass of sparkling wine for every mum.
Where: Q1, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Yamagen Japanese Restaurant
Treat your leading lady to a lunch worthy of a regal Empress at QT Gold Coast’s Japanese restaurant and bar, An indulgent Omakase set menu features their famed thinly sliced snapper, house-made gyoza, spicy popcorn prawns, juicy lamb cutlets, vibrant salad, crispy pork belly and more! Once the culinary journey is complete, it’s time to unwind on the outdoor Calypso Terrace with a sundowner in hand. $74 per person includes a special gift for Mum.
Where: QT Gold Coast, Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
If there’s one thing your mama deserves this Mother’s Day, it’s a smorgasbord of dishes from five different restaurants. Book a table at The Collective for lunch or dinner and upgrade with an optional bottle of NV DOMINIQUE Rose sparkling, packaged with a hand written card (ooh you’re so thoughtful)! Bar Manager Mikey will also be hosting a Mother’s Day cocktail station in The Garden between 2pm and 4pm. All Mums booked in for lunch or dinner can join Mikey for an interactive lesson on the art of mixing cocktails, which you can take back to your table to sample.
Where: 1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Indulge with High Tea in Pearls Bar and take in views stretching over sparkling lagoons. Choose between the renowned High Tea Stands or a decadent High Tea Buffet, and add a glass of Australian sparkling for the ultimate experience. High Tea Stands will run from 11AM – 1PM and are $49 per person, or $54 with a glass of Australian Sparkling. The High Tea Buffet runs from 2PM – 4PM and is $64 per person, or $69 per person with a glass of Australian Sparkling.
Terraces Restaurant will also be offering the Gold Coast’s most iconic Seafood Buffet and a delicious Buffet Breakfast. Treat yourself to a variety of breakfast options for $49 per person, or experience a lunch of local seafood, comforting roasts, and delectable desserts for $109 per person.
Where: Sheraton Mirage, 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Mo’s Desert Clubhouse
Bring your mum to Mo’s on Mothers Day for a Haku Lei Making Workshop using beautiful fresh flowers. Breakfast is a must and the delightful gals at Kiss the Berry are supplying protein balls, fresh berries, seasonal fruit and a famous KTB Bottled smoothie! Your mum will love The King on the big screen shaking his hips and serenading her! $90 per head.
Where: Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, 6/36 Central Drive, Burleigh Heads
Watermark Hotel & Spa
Share a decadent silver service High Tea with your Mum on Mother’s Day, served in the chic surrounds of the Walrus Alfresco Cabana and Clifford’s Lounge at Watermark. You’ll get yourself a glass of Chandon S on arrival and then it’s time to indulge in the classics – light, fluffy scones with jam and cream, petite fours, macarons, ribbon sandwiches. There’ll be a jaw-dropping array of spectacular sweet and savoury treats, hand-made in-house with lashings of motherly love. Available from 11am to 3pm. Adults $59; 13-17 years $49; 5-12 years $29.
Where: 3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
The Pastry Emporium
Treat your mama to a Pastry Emporium High Tea including a selection of sweet and savoury options with a take home pressie for all mamas. You can go either on Saturday the 12th of May or Sunday 13th at 11.30am. It’s $30 per person and $15 for the kiddies and you’ll be feasting on some of the most beautiful sweet treats in the land.
Where: The Pastry Emporium, Shop 4, Riviera Plaza, Campbell St, Bundall
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
With a glass of O’Reilly’s Sparkling Wine upon arrival, an impressive buffet selection of delicious cakes, sandwiches, desserts and savory platters plus a very special O’Reillys gift bag for Mum, you’ll have the favourite child prize in the bag. Aside from the decadent array of food, you’ll also get to indulge in magnificent views of the hinterland while soaking up the serenity from World-Heritage listed Lamington National Park. Adults $49.50 and kids $25.
Where: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington Park Rd, Springbrook
Celebrate your lady love with a beautiful dinner at Southport newbie Jafa. The team will be whipping up a tasty two-course lunch including dishes like Fig, prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella salad and Ocean Trout with a baby beetroot and goats cheese salad. Everything there is very delicious and your mum will definitely love it (and you). Just $35 per person.
Where: Shop 7/253 Ferry Rd, Southport
The Craft Parlour
This magical event will give you the opportunity to show your mum just how much she means to you. It’s a wonderful chance to spend some time together connecting and getting creative. The dreamy Sunday morning will include flower crown making in the shady courtyard and sunlit studio and the team will be serving up organic MAYDE tea, homemade scones, cakes and raw treats. Cost is $80 per person.
Where: 1059 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Spoil Mum with a lovely two course lunch at Burleigh Bears. Choose from three mains including Barramundi, Moroccan Lamb and Chicken Lasagne and two desserts – Flourless Passionfruit Cheescake and Honeycomb Crunch. It’s a super laid back vibe and there’ll be plenty of champagne on offer. For just $35 per person, get in quick.
Where: 80 Pacific Ave, Miami