Mother’s Day is coming up fast (THIS Sunday, ladies), and while we think the kids and their dads have got it all sussed out when it comes to where we want to go for a fancy feast, it never hurts to give them a little nudge in the right direction. And since we like to eat delicious food that’s not cooked by ourselves, here are the Mother’s Day buffets, brunches and high teas that we would LOVE to be treated to. We’re also good with a lovely lie in, are well on board with a bunch of beautiful blooms and are rather partial to homemade macaroni necklaces that we can wear for the occasion. Just sayin’.
The Courtyard, Fullerton Hotel
Afternoon tea and Mother’s Day go hand-in-hand, and one of our long standing faves is the three-tiered delights of cakes, sandwiches and freshly-baked goodies at The Courtyard. Wash it all down with your choice of tea, or ramp up the treats with a glass or two of wine or bubbles. Don’t forget to enter the Lucky Draw – you could end up walking away with a staycay, a luxe bag or a 90-minute Asian Heritage Signature treatment at the spa.
When: 12-13 May, 2pm-4pm or 4.30pm-6.30pm.
Cost: $100 nett for two adults with free-flowing premium coffee and teas. Additional sets are priced at $50++ per adult, $25++ per child (age six to 11 years), $60++ per adult with a glass of wine or $70++ per adult with a glass of champagne.
The Courtyard at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
This one is not happening on Mother’s Day itself, but if you could use some old-fashioned glamour in your life, then an elegant Afternoon Tea at ATLAS might just be what you need. Leave the kiddos at home for this one so you and the hubs can cuddle on one of the spacious sofas as you enjoy a high-tea set served in a two-tiered rose gold stand. Take in the elegant European decor as you sip on your choice of tea – there are 19 to choose from. Then snack away on decadent homemade bites, such as crab croquettes and croque monsieur made with premium Italian prosciutto cotto. When it came to the sweets, our favourites include the French-style scones served with whipped mascarpone cream and homemade strawberry jam, and the hazelnut crémeux – a frozen hazelnut chocolate mousse, coated in dark chocolate with a base made of crunchy feuilletine. We loved the Apple Tree as a palate cleanser. It’s literally a green apple rolled to resemble a Christmas tree, stuffed with fresh mint and decorated with dots of pineapple and strawberry gels. Oh, and leave some space for the ice cream pops at the end. We’re still thinking about the coconut oreo one…
When: Monday to Saturday, 3pm-5pm
Cost: $52 (ATLAS Selection) or $56 (Prestige Selection)
ATLAS, Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, 188778
Spice Brasserie, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
It’s always fun to have an excuse to dress up, and the special Mother’s Day Peranakan Sunday Lunch Buffet at Spice Brasserie is just the occasion. Wear your finest ‘nonya’ threads, and strike a pose in the photo booth. Upload it on Facebook, and the pic with the most likes wins a fabulous staycay for two! Mum also gets to try a chef cooking demo class to learn how to make classic peranakan dishes, including ngoh hiang and mango kerapu.
When: 13 May, 12-2.30pm
Cost: $45++ per adult and $22++ per child (age six to 12 years)
Spice Brasserie, 181 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533
Lime Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Pickering
At the special Mother’s Day edition of Super Sunday Brunch at Lime Restaurant, feast your way through cold cuts, gourmet cheeses, à la minute pastas, a seafood showcase and a marvellous meat parade (peking duck and crispy suckling pig to name a few). Kiddos will love watching the chefs in action at the live stations as they prepare a spread fit for a Queen. Leave space for Lime’s signature free-flow matcha white chocolate fondue fountain and Strawberry Shortcake! A super lunch for a super mum, for sure.
When: 13 May, 12.30pm-3.30pm
Cost: $108++ per adult and $54 per child (age six to 12 years)
Lime Restaurant, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Marriott Cafe
Decadence is the name of the brunch game over at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel – and we’re already eyeing the Marriott Cafe’s Mother’s Day lunch buffet menu with glutinous excitement. Come hungry because the menu will be overflowing with more than 80 mouthwatering picks, including freshly-shucked oysters, roast prime rib of beef, spicy lobster thermidor-style, pan-seared foie gras and gratinated mussel marinara. Mums will also bag an extra treat in the form of a complimentary Estee Lauder makeover, plus you’ll walk away with your own 4ml Estee Lauder double wear foundation!
When: 13 May, 12pm-2.30pm
Cost: $88++* / $98++** per adult, $44++* per child (five to 12 years)
* Free flow of mocktails & chilled juices
** Free flow of red & white wines, sparkling wine and beer
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Marriott Cafe at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Angie’s Oyster Bar x SEAR
If seafood is what you’re really craving this Mother’s Day, then head to Angie’s Oyster Bar x SEAR for dishes including Alaskan crab brioche toast and atlantic cod, infused with champagne! Dine in peace while small people are kept busy with activities and a craft table, and don’t forget your complimentary glass of Rose Prosecco.
When: 13 May, reservations available throughout the day
Cost: $65++ for 3-course, $75++ for 4-course, additional $20 for free flow mimosas, Special kids menu (five to 12 years) for $35++, with free flow juice
Angie’s Oyster Bar and SEAR, 50 Raffles Place #45-01, Singapore 04862; www.fiftyrafflesplace.com/angie-s-oyster-bar
1919 Waterboat House & The Rooftop
Ooo la la! Perennial brunch favourite, 1919 Waterboat House, has gone all French for Mother’s Day, and it sounds magnifique! With a bottomless selection of Brunch & French offerings, including the finest cheeses, grilled foie gras and, of course, moules and frites, this is one irresistible feast you need on your food radar. Pile your plates high with coq au vin and confit de canard, before moving on to freshly made-to-order crepes, all washed down with delicious Mojito delights from the DIY Mum-Jito Station (cocktails on tap? We are SO there). While you’re perfecting your perfect berry mojito, the kids will be kept happy and busy with a kids menu, plus a host of activities such as face painting, balloon sculpting, a magician and arts and crafts. Tres bien.
When: 13 May, 12pm-3:30pm
Cost: 88++ (early bird) and 108++ (regular) with free flow juices, 128++ (early bird) and 148++ (regular) with free flow Mum-jito’s, Bubbly, Housepour White & Red Wine and Beer, 35++ kids menu for 5-12 years old inclusive of free flow juices
1919 Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road, #03-01
The Edge, Pan Pacific
Mother’s Day chef specialities at The Edge’s decadent Champagne Brunch include crayfish Nyonya laksa, braised pork trotters, and Nikujaga Angus beef. The Edge prides itself in offering an extensive international buffet that has something for everyone – Singapore, China, Malaysia, India, Japan… you’ll find fare from every part of the world here! Mums will also get a free carnation flower, which will certainly look pretty next to the special Mother’s Day-themed desserts!
When: 13 May, 12pm-4pm
Cost: $228++ per adult with unlimited Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne, selected red and white wines, selected cocktails and beers, fresh juices and soft drink, $208++ per adult including unlimited Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, selected red and white wines, selected cocktails and beers, fresh juices and soft drinks, $148++ per adult including unlimited fresh juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea, $74++ per child (age six to 11 years)
The Edge, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 039595
Royale, Mercure Singapore Bugis
A mouthwatering buffet spread and 45-minute cake-decorating workshop all rolled into one is what you’ll find at the ‘To Mum, With Love’ Mother’s Day brunch at Royale. Delectable highlights include Alaskan snow crab legs, live oysters, braised beef cheek with Madeira wine, oven-baked salt-crushed whole seabass and assorted dim sum. And for fans of Singapore’s ‘love it, or hate it’ fruit, make sure you try the durian creme brulee for a sweet ending.
When: 13 May, 12pm-3pm
Cost: $98++ per adult including free flow wine and beer, $68++ per adult inclusive of soft drinks, $34++ per child (age six to 12 years)
Royale, 122 Middle Road, Singapore 188973
The White Rabbit
A whimsical setting, fairy floss and a bouncy castle for the kids makes the Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at The White Rabbit a winner for sure. Sealing the deal is the English breakfast bar, seafood bar and mains, such as the pan-roasted lamb Navarin, aged Magret duck breast and pan-seared red snapper. Kids will love that they get their very own menu with picks of poached barramundi, spaghetti and meatballs, or rosti with honeybaked ham. Also, mums… gin and tonic. Say no more.
When: 13 May 2018, First seating: 10am, 10.15am, 10.30am, Second seating: 12.30pm, 12.45pm, 1pm, 1.15pm
Cost: $108++ per person, 58++ (children 6-12 years old) for the first seating, $128++ per person** , 58++ (children 6-12 years old) for the second seating, ** Includes a glass of Boizel Champagne or a Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic
The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
Cassia, Capella Hotel
For trad-Chinese delights, head over to Sentosa to Cassia at Capella Hotel for a feast of double-boiled cucumber soup with seafood, deep-fried cod with cheese and celery. The menu also includes boneless roasted duck and braised rice with minced eggplant. Psst… Capella Hotel has some smashing Mother’s Day spa deals happening throughout May. Hint hint…
When: 13 May 2018, reservations available throughout the day
Cost: S$118++ per person, includes a complimentary glass of Taittinger Brut Réserve
Cassia, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
The Knolls, Capella Hotel
The Knolls Pink Sunday Brunch has a menu sure to be a family-pleaser all round, and it’s also one of the prettiest settings for a mid-day meal with your nearest and dearest. Expect live food stations, delish cocktails and the chance for mum to create and bring home a personalised fragrance at a pop-up perfumery booth.
When: 13 May 2018, 12.30pm
Cost: $198++ per adult with free flow Tattinger champagne, wines, beers and cocktails, $158++ per adult with free flow cocktails and wines, $138++ per adult with free flow mocktails, soft drinks and juices, $78++ per child aged between seven to 12 years, $48++ per child aged between four to six years.
The Knolls, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Ellenborough Market Café, Swissotel Merchant Court
If you can’t be lavish on Mother’s Day, then when can you, eh? Steer the entire family to the scrumptious menu at Ellenborough Market Cafe, featuring a curated spread of seafood on ice (fresh scallops, mmm…) and Peranakan and local creations, which includes a DIY kueh pie tee station. Every mum also gets a free serving of Braised Buddha’s Temptation – a soup designed to nourish the body. You’ll find us devouring plates of Babi Pongteh (Nyonya-styled braised pork), deep-fried mackerel with Belachan chilli and Ayam Buah Keluak (chicken braised in thick, spicy tamarind).
When: 12 & 13 May, 12pm-4pm
Cost: $68++ per adult and $S34++ per child with free flow of juices
Ellenborough Market Cafe, 20 Merchant Road, 058281
Prego, Fairmont Singapore
Italian mothers are world-famous for their hearty family cooking, so it seems fitting that an Italian gastronomic brunch would fit the bill for any mum who loves a slice of wood-fire pizza with a side order of rustic Italian bread. Prego is serving up a full Italian banquet with an epicurean extravaganza of cold cuts, Italian farm cheeses, fresh seafood, roasts and grill stations and a plethora of yummy Italian desserts. Wash it all down with an Italian cocktail or a glass of bubbly. Look out for the roving magician and, mums, don’t forget to pick up a pretty pink rose before you leave.
When: 13 May, 12pm-3pm
Cost: $158++ per adult, includes free-flow Moët & Chandon Impérial, Italian cocktails, and house wines, $138++ per adult, includes free-flow Zardetto Prosecco, Italian cocktails, and house wines, $108++ per adult and $54++ per child, includes free-flow non-alcoholic beverages
Prego, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Top image: Royale, Mercure Singapore Bugis
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