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

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!

Champagne Brunch at Raffles Grill, Raffles Hotel
Did someone say lobsters and Champagne? Treat the iconic lady in your life to an afternoon of indulgence at Singapore’s most iconic landmark: Raffles Hotel. Raffles Grill, at the Raffles Hotel is the place to indulge in a Semi Buffet Champagne Brunch. Featuring an array of the finest seasonal ingredients prepared with creative flair and complemented by exquisite Billecart-Salmon Champagne, the Mother’s Day Brunch offers the finest fresh seafood selection including Maine Lobsters and Alaskan King Crabs, hearty live carvings such as US Prime Cote de Boeuf and Welsh Lamb Saddle, alongside canapés such as Foie Gras, Egg Cooked at 64 Degrees, a gourmet selection of cheeses and a spread of tantalising desserts. Accompanied by freshly baked breads (bingo!), homemade butters and Chef’s choice of main course such as the Dover Sole Fillet, it’s all served with impeccable elegance (as expected from Raffles) and discreet tableside service.
When: 14 May, 12-3pm 
Where: Raffles Grill, Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Rd, 189673
Cost: Prices from S$208++ per adult and include a flow of Champagne, children $98++

Raffles Grill Sunday Mother's Day Brunch

Raffles Grill Sunday Mother’s Day Brunch

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)

Open Farm Community
We can’t get enough of the farm-fresh selections over at Open Farm Community, so are hinting heavily about the three-course Mother’s Day brunch happening in honour of our special day. The wholesome and delish menu includes warm broccoli salad, cured ocean trout crepes, Thai basil gnocchi with grilled king prawns and a calamansi sponge with rose sorbet for a sweet finish. Mums enjoy complimentary welcome drinks, rose-soaked towels plus Strip and Spa Esprit gift vouchers. Hint, hint, hint.
When: 14 May, 11am-4pm
Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Cost: $58++ for a three-course brunch


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

The Knolls, Capella
Mediterranean cuisine, a live band, family-friendly activities and competitions are on the menu at The Knolls this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a scrumptious champagne brunch in the most gorgeous of settings, plus mummy gets a portrait by fashion illustrator, Alessia Landi, a sunflower and the chance to win fab prizes for the best-dressed-and-alike mother and child of the day!
Where: The Knolls, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
When: 14 May, 12.30-3pm
Cost: adults: $198++ inclusive of vintage Taittinger Champagne, wines and international beers, $168++ inclusive of free flow house wines and international beers, $148++ inclusive of soft drinks and juices – no alcohol, kids age seven to 12 years: $118++, kids age four to six 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.

For a wallet-friendly option head over to both Alexandra and Tampines IKEA stores for a Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet including Swedish salmon roll, cold water prawns, chicken porridge and, of course, everyone’s fave: Swedish meatballs!
When: 14 May, 8.30-10.30am
Where: Alexandra and Tampines IKEA stores
Cost: adults: from $18, kids age four to 12: $10, kids three and under: free


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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
Cost: A la carte menu

A top-notch restaurant with stunning views, a delicious menu with delights including Welsh lamb rump, beetroot tortellini and grilled sea bream, plus family-friendly entertainment lined up to keep kids age 10 and under busy? Thank you, Artemis: we are so there!
When: 14 May, various sittings
Where: Artemis, 138 Market Street, CapitaGreen Rooftop (Level 40), Singapore 048946
Cost: A la carte menu

Open Door Policy serves up a full English breakfast minus the gluten – hurrah!

Open Door Policy
Go gluten-free this Mother’s Day without sacrificing an ounce of taste when you indulge in hearty brunch with tasty dishes like spicy chorizo poached egg, mountain yam rosti, lobster benedict with pink champagne hollandaise and a delicious stack of French toast loft. Mums get an extra treat for a well deserved spot of pampering: complimentary Strip and Spa Esprit gift vouchers!
When: 14 May, 11am-4pm
Where: Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
Cost: A la carte menu

Go Argentinian this Mother’s Day with a brunch spread of bold flavours, all-time brunch classics and a complimentary glass of bubbles for mum. The brioche French toast with house cooked ham and bacon ice cream is well worth a try for a dish with a difference!
When: 14 May, 11am-3pm
Where: boCHINche, 115 Amoy Street, #01-02, Singapore 069935
Cost: A la carte menu, complimentary glass of Rutini Trumpeter Rosé de Malbec Sparkling for mums

Bring mum for The Seafood Spectacular brunch available at Stellar at 1-Altitude

Stellar at 1-Altitude
Seafood lovers will be in Mother’s Day heaven while feasting on towering platters of Boston lobsters, Pacific oysters, hamachi and salmon sashimi. Ramp up the decadence by adding on unlimited gin cocktails for $65++, and wash down a smorgasbord of charcuterie and brunch faves with an Ink Gin (an organic cocktail infused with butterfly pea flower petals).
When: 14 May, 12-2pm
Where: Stellar at 1-Altitude, Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Cost: adults: $95++ (special gift for mum included) plus extra $65++ for unlimited gin cocktail or Veuve Cliquot champagne option, kids age seven to 12: $45++, kids age six and under: free

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