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Where to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day at The Club Parkwood (image supplied)
Mother's Day at The Club Parkwood (image supplied)

Mums are the very best thing that ever happened to anyone — literally. Above all, they are sweet, loving and in some cases, they are even known to still do your washing when you’re 35+ years old.

So, we hope you’ll agree (we feel it goes without saying) when Mother’s Day rolls around, Mums deserve the very best treatment in the form of both gifts and tasty dining experiences!

To assist you in this endeavour, we have the Gold Coast’s best eateries offering Mother’s Day menus and some gift ideas for 2021.

Venues:

The Valley Estate
As if Currumbin Valley wasn’t gorgeous enough, prepare to fall in love with the soon-to-open-its-doors, The Valley Estate wedding venue. Getting in on the Mother’s Day action, the venue is hosting an elegant celebration with a French-inspired Mother’s Day event. Experience the luxury setting as you listen to a grand piano, sip on champagne and taste through a five-course lunch ($155pp) or dinner ($170pp) — you decide!
Where: 393 Currumbin-Creek Road, Currumbin Waters

Citrique Restaurant
How about a seafood Long Lunch for Mum showcasing locally harvested seafood for the ultimate sea-to-table experience at the newly renovated JW Marriott Resort & Spa? Feast on Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba tiger prawns, Blue Swimmer crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, spanner crab, green lip mussels and Hervey bay scallops to your hearts content. Tickets are $99pp or $129pp including Beverage Package, get your tickets here.
Where: JW Marriott Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Sanctuary Cove Country Club
As if Sanctuary Cove wasn’t a drawcard in itself with all the boutique shopping and eateries you could ever wish for, they have a Mother’s Day event worth stopping what you’re doing. Join the fun at their Botanical Room with mimosas and breakfast,with a bespoke watercolour painting workshop led by Sandy Cousens from The Calm Studio. Starting at 9am the event will feature a light continental style breaky followed by an intimate watercolour session which will see you take home your very own painting as memento from the day, tickets are $120pp.
Where: Sanctuary Cove Country Club, Gleneagles Drive, Hope Island

Watercolour Workshop and Mimosa Breakfast at Sanctuary Cove's Country Club (image supplied)
Watercolour Workshop and Mimosa Breakfast at Sanctuary Cove Country Club (image supplied)

Cucina Vivo
Treat Mum to a decadent Italian feast for lunch this Mother’s Day with an indulgent Italian three-course shared menu, a glass of sparkling rosé on arrival and a special gift for the lady of the day. $66pp for adults or $117 including beverages. Book here.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Videre
Enjoy live music and take in the stunning panoramic views from the 21st floor while feasting on freshly baked scones, French pastries, gourmet sandwiches, a glass of sparkling wine and unlimited filtered coffee and tea. Choose from a 10am or 1.30pm sitting — adults $59pp and children $39pp. Get your tickets here.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross Street, Benowa

Yamagen
Yamagen will open it’s doors for Mother’s Day with an exclusive 7 course omakase menu including a glass of champagne on arrival for Mum and a surprise gift. Dine on Yamagen favourites such as hokkaido scallops, thinly sliced snapper and sashimi tacos. Tickets are $90pp and a special kids menu is available for $40pp here.
Where: QT Gold Coast, Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise

The Club at Parkwood
If a lavish high tea is in order for the special lady in your life, then look no further than The Club at Parkwood. Impress Mum with biscuits, baked goods and desserts galore — as well as champagne on arrival. Kids are kindly taken care of with their very own munchkins menu, and there is the option for a bottomless bellini beverage package! Starting at 11.30am, Adults are $59pp or $89pp with the bottomless bellini add-on. Kids are a steal at $19.90pp. Get your tickets here.
Where: 76-122 Napper Road, Parkwood

Chapter & Verse Mother’s Day High Tea (image supplied)
Chapter & Verse Mother’s Day High Tea (image supplied)

Chapter & Verse
Indulge in Chapter & Verse award-winning high tea, a resort tradition created by the culinary team using local ingredients sourced from the Gold Coast Hinterland. Indulge in a variety of both sweet and savoury dishes with crafted pastries, seasonal and locally sourced fruits and gourmet sandwiches, in addition to freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jams. Including a glass of Champagne on arrival, freshly brewed coffee and a beautiful selection of teas. Tickets are $79pp and available here.
Where: JW Marriott Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Grand Dynasty
If you suppose Yum Cha and Champagne sounds like your jam, then Grand Dynasty is the place to go. They will be dishing out the finest Chinese cuisine and mouth-watering Yum Cha for lunch and dinner – paired with complimentary bubbles for Mum.
Where: Ground floor, The Oasis Shopping Centre, Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Panorama Lounge
Panorama is the perfect place to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a delectable high tea. A selection of delicious sandwiches, pastries and cakes are complemented with fresh espresso coffee or tea, and glass of sparkling wine, it’s sure to make Mum’s day feel extra special for just $39. Get your tickets here.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross Street, Benowa

Pearls Bar
Show Mum just how much you care with a decadent Mother’s Day High Tea buffet. Complete with a selection of sweet and savoury treats, the menu includes finger sandwiches, quiches, a gourmet cheese selection and a variety of crafted cakes. Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without freshly baked scones served with blackberry jam and whipped cream. This Mother’s Day offering also includes a glass of Chandon Rosé per person, a ‘Pretty in Pink’ rose for mum and an afternoon of live music. Tickets are $60pp here.
Where: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast, 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Hideaway Kitchen & Bar
What celebrates Mum more than a bottomless lunch? And the team at Hideaway are doing exactly that by offering 2 sittings on Mother’s Day with a 12-2pm or 2-4pm session where you and mum can enjoy the full a la carte menu with the option for a $60pp 2 hour drink package plus Mumm Champagne cocktail specials. Count us in!
Where: 2657 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

A Grand Mother's Day at Pearls Bar, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort (image supplied)

Gifts

Little Fisher Co.
HANDBAGS. How good are handbags, so versatile, so pretty, so practical. Do you know who else is keen on handbags? Mums. Do you know who makes the loveliest of handbags? Little Fisher Co., specifically of the Moroccan variety but they are straight out of Burleigh. They are the woven kind with leather straps, and they come in both backpacks (convenient) and a more oversized tote style. Perfect for carrying all the things Mother’s do plus as a bit of carry-on bag for when we can fly again. Love these.

Huckleberry Flowers
Flowers are a thing all Mamas love, and they’re an absolutely beautiful gift for yours this Mother’s Day. Huckleberry Flowers are a beloved Gold Coast business that creates magical floral bouquets using fresh and dried flowers. Choose from SO many types, including natives, bold and garden or have the girls put together a dried bunch so she can keep them forever. Find Huckleberry online (they’re also doing delivery) or grab some from the Miami store Heartfill.

Bam Bam Bakehouse
Fancy a pastry box filled with some of the best sweet treats in town? Yes, please. You’ll get brownie points galore if you drop this one on Mum’s doorstep. Order online (with at least 24 hours’ notice) and you can tailor pick from a vast portfolio of tasty baked treats for pickup. Just make sure you get something for yourself!
Where: 2519 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Little Cocoa x Panezski
Chocolate. Obviously. But not just any old chocolate, the very best kind. Little Cocoa are the creators of artisan chocolate pralines, and let us tell you; they are the goods. Team those with Paneski spirits, an artisan distillery with strong polish roots knocking up some fabulous handcrafted traditional style drinks and you get cute Mother’s Day gift boxes that are sure to get you out of cleaning up your room!
Where: 7/10 Bailey Crescent, Southport

Little Cocoa Gift Box (image supplied)
Little Cocoa Gift Box (image supplied)

Grit Ceramics
If locally made ceramics haven’t changed your life yet, allow us to drain your wallet quick smart. One such brand of absolute ceramic gold is Grit Ceramics who create the prettiest of plates, keep cups, bowls etc., in all your favourite Autumn hues (think navy, grey and turquoise). The brand draws its name from the properties of the word grit, which means particles of stone or sand, courage and passion for long-term goals. That floats our boat and probably your Mum’s too.
Where: 19 Coronation Ave, Pottsville

Cedar and Stone Botanicals
This is one Gold Coast brand that has become a household name — and for a good reason. Their earth conscious, organic skincare is divine and the perfect gift for the one you love most. With everything from moisturiser to body oil, essential oils, exfoliant and even handwash, they’ve got Mum covered this Mother’s Day. There are lots of delicious flavours to choose from and we’re pretty sure every single one is worth owning. Wait, buying for Mum. Both. Get every single thing here.
Where: 9/50 James Street, Burleigh Heads

My French Pastries
If you haven’t tried some of the heavenly treats from this Robina-based patisserie, then you haven’t lived! The approach taken by this small bakery is to do everything with simplicity and with only the finest ingredients. Creating French-inspired baked goodness, you have to see to believe. This May, they are putting together special Mother’s Day boxes that include a small collection of artisan-made treats, including éclair, Mille-feuille and macaroons — there’s even an ever so small bottle of bubbles as well. Parfait!
Where: Shop 5, 4226/361 Robina Parkway, Robina

Grandad Jacks
If Mum is the type of person who doesn’t mind a drink or two, then Grandad Jacks’ Pink-on-Pink Gin is the perfect gift. Brought out only once a year for Mother’s Day, the distillery has lovingly put together a Mother’s Day gift pack that is sure to impress. The box is full of all sorts of goodies, and of course, a 500ml bottle of the Pink-on-Pink Gin is the main attraction — make sure your Mum knows it was you who got her this fantastic present when she decides to open that bottle.
Where: 45 Lemana Lane, Miami

Words by Alex Mitcheson.

Mother’s Day Pink on Pink Gin, Granddad Jacks (image supplied)

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