21 top spots to spoil your mum on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday and you left it til last minute – again?!
Don’t worry, we’ve got you! We did the hard yards and found 20 restaurants that still have spots available, cause that’s just how we are.
And guess what? They say ‘love goes through the stomach’ (damn right it does). So show your mum just how much you love her by taking her out for brekky, lunch or dinner this Sunday.

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Food Fantasy, The Star
Give mum the gift of choice this Mother’s Day with a delicious buffet breakfast ($40) and fully stocked seafood buffet for lunch and dinner ($65) at Food Fantasy, plus a chocolate fountain to satisfy mum’s sweet needs.
For bookings call (07) 5592 8130.
When: 6.30am -10am/ 12pm – 3pm/ 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach

Garden Kitchen & Bar, The Star
Whether you are wanting a relaxing breakfast, specially prepared lunch or a decadent dinner Garden Kitchen & Bar has you covered this Mother’s Day. Treat mum to something extra special with Mother’s Day in the Garden. 
For bookings call (07) 5592 8787.
When: From 8am/ 12pm/ 5pm
Where: Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach

Wildernis Cafe & Bar
Palm Beach hotspot Wildernis Café & Bar are spoiling local mums with a $10 breakfast from their new all day eats menu, all while raising funds for a charity close to their heart – the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
For bookings call (07) 5534 5428
When: From 5.30am
Where: Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

High Tea / Lunch

The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and Executive Chef Matt Hart are bringing you an extravagant Mother’s day luncheon your mum surely won’t forget. The Cove Café will offer a progressive series of cold starters, designed cones and crafted sushi, followed by an iconic Seafood Market – boasting fresh oysters, prawns, sand crabs, mussels and Hiramasa.  Interactive chef’s stations with choose-your-own BBQ follow, including Moreton Bay Bug skewers, fresh scallops in shells and minute steaks (Starting at $95 per adult).
For bookings call (07) 5501 9832.
When: 12.00pm -3.30pm
Where:  Manor Cir, Sanctuary Cove

QT Gold Coast
This Mother’s Day, QT Gold Coast has brought together the best-of-the-best dining experiences to spoil your deserving mum.
QTea High Tea at FIXX Cafe
A delicate array of sweet and savoury treats will not only tantalise your tastebuds but also keep you guessing…and Instagramming (starting at $39 per person).
When: 10am – 2.30pm
Palm Springs High Tea Event
Experience a taste of Southern California at QT with a Palm Springs inspired High Tea event. A welcome cocktail, live acoustic music, spaQ beauty bar, flower crown making, Instagram arch, goodie bags and of course, a High Tea spread that you’ll be talking about for years to come ($89 per person).
When: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Mummas Mimosa Bar at Stingray Lounge
Buy any bottle of Charles Pelletier at Stingray Lounge on Mother’s Day to enjoy your choice of delicious mixers at Mummas Mimosa Bar. From sorbet, sherbets, juices and purees or spice things up with your favourite liqueur.
When: 12:00pm until late
For bookings call (07) 5584 1243
Where: 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Café Catalina
Spend Mother’s Day at Café Catalina, adjacent to the beautiful Broadwater Parklands, making it the perfect spot for the whole family. Café Catalina will be serving up an exclusive Mother’s Day menu courtesy of brand new head chef, Laurence Griffen, along with live music from local performer Alick Kilsby from 3:30pm. The mouth-watering menu includes signature dish, Mushroom Mozzarella Arancini with Aioli, Parmesan and Wild Rocket. Since Mother’s Day isn’t complete without dessert, the banana pudding with salted caramel sauce, brûlée banana and maple walnut ice cream is a must.
For bookings call (07) 5571 0390.
When: From 11am
Where: Broadwater Parklands, 10/11 Gold Coast Hwy, Southport

Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant
Spoil Mum at Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant this year with the freshest seafood! The friendly Yellowfin team will provide a wonderful afternoon of delicious dining for Mum with a focus on helping you create some wonderful memories with Mum. On top of that enjoy great special offers for all the mum’s plus prizes.
For bookings call (07) 5504 5335
When: 12pm – 3pm
Where: 6/20 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach

Walrus Social House
For a relaxing afternoon with mum right by your side, head to Walrus Social House for a silver service High Tea. High Tea includes a glass of Chandon S, delicate ribbon sandwiches, hand-made scones, French macarons and petit fours, and a luscious chocolate fountain. A premium selection of teas or an espresso coffee is also included ($49 per adult).
For bookings call (07) 5588 8333.
When: 11am – 3pm
3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Waves Buffet
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a glass of Chandon S and feast on anti-pasto platters before serving yourself some sumptuous fresh seafood including Moreton Bay bugs at the mouth watering seafood buffet ($75 per adult). The buffet also includes an eclectic array of Australian and internationally-inspired dishes with all the trimmings (the icing on the cake is the dessert buffet).
For bookings call (07) 5588 8333.
When: 12pm – 3pm
Where: 3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant  
Celebrate Mum with a Mother’s Day Lunch buffet with she won’t forget. Enjoy a seafood and Australian fusion buffet, a glass of sparkling wine and go in the draw to win a prize.
For bookings call (07) 5592 9906
When: 12pm – 2pm
Where: Level 26, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise.

Room 81, Sofitel
Treat mum to a lavish Sofitel high tea this Mother’s Day. Take an exciting food journey at the chef hat award winning room81, including a glass of Veuve Ambal on arrival ($70per person).
For bookings call (07) 5592 2250
When: 12.30pm – 3pm
Where: 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

The Kitchens
Take mum to The Kitchens on Sunday for an exclusive afternoon spent with celeb chef Matt Golinski. For just $29pp, you and mum will enjoy Matt’s cooking demonstration, followed by high tea in his company.
When: 11.30am -3pm
Where: Robina Town Centre, Robina

Food Truck Picnic
It’s the ultimate Mother’s Day event for the whole family. Kick back, relax and enjoy some gourmet food in the beautiful Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic rug and let the kids enjoy the playground and Kaialgumm games trail, while listening to some great free live music.
When: 12pm – 6pm
Where: 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa



Clifford’s Grill & Lounge.
Clifford’s Grill & Lounge provides the opportunity to bring family and loved ones together over the finest foods and wines on Mothers’ Day. Choose two or three a la carte courses from the set menu, which includes freshly shucked oysters, Wagyu beef carpaccio, local king prawns, seared line-caught tuna and braised pork belly (starting at $55 per person).
For bookings call (07) 5588 8333.
When: 12pm – 3pm/ 6pm – late
Where: 3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Little Truffle
Show mum how much she means to you by treating her to Little Truffle’s  Mother’s Day lunch menu. Indulge in four courses including amuse-bouche, your choice of entrée, main, and dessert for just $70 per person.
For bookings call (07) 5526 5033.
When: From 11.30am
Where: 2444 Gold Coast highway, Mermaid Beach

Currumbin RSL
Enjoy a large buffet in the Waterside Events Room with fresh local prawns, a selection of hot dishes, salads, delicious desserts and a glass of sparkling on arrival (starting at $59). The always entertaining Alex Straker will provide magic and mystery as the Roving Magician and there will be Lucky Door prizes aplenty!
For bookings call (07) 5534 7999.
When: from 11.30am
Where: 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin

Cuban Bar & Lounge
Treat mum to a scrumptious Cuban banquet on mother’s day, a delightful mix of tapas, larger share plates and sides with dessert to finish ($55 per person). Live music from 1pm by Thomas Stowers playing your favourite Soul, Motown, RnB and pop classics. Cocktail specials including a pink sangria made with French rose. Plus a special gift for every mum.
For bookings call (07) 5526 9769
When: From 11am
Where: Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach.


The Fish House
Spoil mum at Gold Coast’s top seafood restaurant and celebrity hang-out The Fish House. Every mum receives a complimentary glass of Louis Roeder champagne on arrival with any booking.
For bookings call (07) 5535 7725.
When: 5.30 – 9pm
Where: 50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Marriott Resort & Spa
The award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa couples quiet luxury with spacious accommodation and intuitive service, providing an unforgettable experience for guests and mum’s alike. Their popular high tea is already booked out but if you’re quick you can still book in for a decadent seafood lunch at Citrique ($109) or a special Mother’s Day teppanyaki banquet at Misono ($79).
For bookings call (07) 5592 9800.
When: From 6pm
Where: 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Words by Louisa von Ingelheim