Mother’s Day 2017: best brunch, lunch and afternoon tea in Singapore

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What do women in Singapore really want for Mother’s Day? Kids (and husbands) take note: please bring us to one of these Mother’s Day dining spots so we can celebrate our day over a gourmet spread and a glass of well-earned bubbly. A lovely long-lie in, a day with no sibling squabbling and a chance to go the bathroom without a small human banging on the door wouldn’t go astray either. We’ve done the planning for you and found kid-friendly buffet brunches and decadent afternoon teas, fantastic feasts of local dishes and traditional Sunday dinners. Just quietly, we don’t mind where you take us – just make sure we don’t have to do any washing up!

And watch this space as we’ll be sharing more fabulous Mother’s Day feasts happening in Singapore this year!

Edge, Pan Pacific
If you can’t make up your mind about what kind of fare you fancy, then head to Edge for an international buffet that includes signature dishes from Singapore, China, Malaysia, India and Japan. Think Maine lobster, abalone and lobster pot pie, an organic garden of fresh veggies and – our fave – chocolate lava cake. Don’t get us started on the desserts: do you see that spread above? Mum gets a free carnation flower (all sittings) and a complimentary glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne (dinner buffet sitting only) to add to the Mother’s Day feels.
When: 13-14 May, various sittings
Where: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, 039595
Cost: Adults (dinner buffet): $98++, kids age six to 11 years: $49++, adults (Champagne brunch): $208++ inclusive of free flow champagne, selected wines, selected cocktails, selected beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee, kids age six to 11 years: $74++, kids age five and below: free.

LIME Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Pickering
Come hungry to the LIME Restaurant special Mother’s Day Super Lunch Sunday where you can kick back and enjoy four whole hours of amazing international cuisine brunch. Feast on delicious delights including poached Maine lobster or tiger prawns with green mango before heading to the creme brulee station for salted caramel, lavender and yuzu flavours. Yep, you read that right: a station dedicated purely to creme brulee! Kids can head to the art and craft corner while you dine in peace – and once you have had your fill don’t forget to check out the GIF photo booth to capture your Mother’s Day memories with your angels. Oh and did we mention the free-flow sangria? We are so there.
When: 14 May, 12.30-4.30pm
Where: LIME Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Cost: adults: $108++ inclusive of free flow sangria, juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea, kids age six to 12 years: $54++, kids five and under: free


Coffee Lounge, Goodwood Park Hotel

If you’re a durian fan, for a Mother’s Day treat you would be hard pushed to find outside of Singapore, try the Dessert Buffet at Coffee Lounge. Help yourself to a large slice of D24 matcha cake (pictured above) and follow it with salted caramel coffee, mousse cake and exclusive D24 donuts! Not a die-hard durian lover? Regular desserts and ice cream will also be served. Mum also bags a complimentary homemade ‘We Heart Mum’ jam cookie as an extra treat for being awesome.
When: now until 31 July – cookie offer available for dine-in on 14 May
Where: Coffee Lounge, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Cost: $38++ for dessert buffet and durian pastries (other dining options also available)


A spread fit for a queen at The Kitchen Table

Kitchen Table, W Singapore Sentosa Cove
Kick back and relax with a gourmet feast, free flow bubbles and access to the pool when you book the Treat Your Mama brunch at The Kitchen Table.
When: 14 May, 12-2pm and 2.30-4.30pm
Where: 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
Cost: adults: $188++ inclusive of free flow champagne, house wine and cocktails, kids age six to 12 years: $78++, kids age five and below: free


Fall down a rabbit hole of sweet treats and Mother’s Day fun at The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit
Expect a whimsical setting and an indulgent buffet brunch made all the more gorgeous in the knowledge that the kiddos are taken care of with a bouncy castle, kid-friendly menu and cotton candy over at our perennial fave, White Rabbit. Roasted duckling breast, freshly shucked oysters and brownie trifle washed down with an ice-cold G&T? Oh go on then…
When: 14 May, various timings
Where: The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road Singapore 249541;
Cost: First sittings – adult: $98++ inclusive of gin and tonic or glass of wine, kids age six to 12 years: $45++. Second sittings – adult: $108++ inclusive of fin and tonic or glass of wine, kids age six to 12 years: $45++, kids age five and below: free

Crystal Jade Prestige
If it’s brunch with a view you fancy then look no further than the idyllic Crystal Jade Prestige – but come hungry – you’ll have eight courses to digest while taking in the sights of the Marina Bay area.
When: 1 May – 25 June
Where: 8A Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre, #02-01, Singapore 018984
Cost: $38.80 per person (10am-12pm) and $48.80 per person (12-2pm)

The Landing Point, Fullerton Bay Hotel
If your kids get ants in their pants at the mere mention of a long, lazy lunch, then afternoon tea might be the perfect compromise, and we LOVE the look of the decadent goodies over at Fullerton Bay Hotel. Fill your boots with a luxe spread that includes truffle egg sandwiches, Boston lobster cornets, vanilla creme brulee and freshly baked scones. Price includes free flow premium coffee and tea, but we say ramp up the treat-factor and add a glass or two of Champagne to your menu.
When: 13-14 May, 12.30-3pm and 3.30-5.30pm
Where: The Landing Point, Fullerton Bay Hotel
Cost: adult: $49, kids: $25. Champagne available at an additional $20 per glass

Traditional Sunday fare served up at Gordon Grill

Gordon Grill, Goodwood Park Hotel
What mum wouldn’t want a spread of Continental cuisine, traditional roasts and spectacular steaks?  Gordon Grill has aced its Mother’s Day brunch with picks including chilled pasta with stone crab and avruga caviar, lobster bisque and mushroom velouté, slow-roasted prime beef ribeye and salted caramel parfait
When: 13-14 May, 12-2.30pm
Where: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Cost: $68 for three courses, $78 for four courses.

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Violet Oon’s Singapore High Tea Set: you’ve never tried an afternoon tea like this.

National Kitchen by Violet Oon
We’ll take any excuse to dine at National Kitchen by Violet Oon. The sparkling chandeliers, the pretty Peranakan tiles, the old-world glam… the to-die-for kueh pie tee and the cocktails, oh my! We’re waiting on news of a special Mother’s Day menu, but to be honest, the authentic Nyonya menu always makes for something special. HoneyKids ed Selina recommends the Singapore High Tea, which is packed with punchy local flavours… think otak crostini, pulled beef sambal pao and the citrus-spiked ketsuri pie. And you should absolutely add on the signature dry laksa to make it a decadent spread. Or take us out for a Mother’s day date night – we’d love dinner and drinks and a stroll through the gallery after hours.
When: Lunch from 12pm-2.30pm; High Tea from 3pm-5pm at Violet Oon National Kitchen; dinner from 6pm-10.30pm
Where: 1 St. Andrew’s Road #02–01, National Gallery Singapore
Cost: High Tea $56 ++ per set (for 2 pax)

Bread Street Kitchen may well do the meanest eggs Benedict in town…

Bread Street Kitchen
With Gordon Ramsay being praised for his parenting skills as often as his cooking excellence, we’re not surprised that Bread Street Kitchen has Mother’s Day celebrations lined up that we want in on. Kids can head over to the dessert-making station while mum enjoys a glass of Mumtini – Bread Street Kitchen’s own take on a lychee martini – and the a la carte menu is bursting with delish picks including beef and ale pie, eggs Benedict and BSK burgers. Once you are done with the feast, pop into the specially set up photo booth and then post your snaps on line at #BSK for the chance to win a bottle of bubbly.
When: 14 May, 11am-3pm
Where: Bread Street Kitchen, Marina Bay Sands

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