From divine afternoon teas to all-out brunches and indulgent dinners, here's our pick of where to head for your Mother's Day celebrations in Singapore. Because you're worth it!
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 (we wish!), and a chance to go the bathroom without a small human banging on the door wouldn’t go amiss either. We’ve done the planning for you and found kid-friendly buffet brunches and decadent afternoon teas, fantastic feasts of local dishes and dinners to suit every cuisine. We don’t mind where you take us – just make sure we don’t have to do any washing up!
MOTHER’S DAY IN SINGAPORE 2023: AFTERNOON TEAS, BRUNCHES AND DINNERS!
1. High Tea with a view at Skai
If you want a wow factor, then we say opt for the high tea that’s true to its name, located on the 70th floor of the Swissôtel The Stamford. Skai offers lunch, dinner, and high tea experiences served with a side of incredible views. The afternoon tea includes an indulgent assortment of sweet and savoury dishes, plus TWG tea or Bacha coffee. Tuck into treats, including crab crème, lobster, mushroom quiche, and smoked salmon with avocado. Be sure to make space for the sweets like the Madagascar vanilla scones served with Devonshire cream and strawberry marmalade. Dreamy!
Where: Hotel Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Cost: $78++ per person and $39++ per child (six to 12 years old).
2. An elegant afternoon tea at Tablescape
Here’s a goodie if you want to spend Mother’s Day in elegance. Tablescape’s Afternoon Tea Set features everything that will make your mum feel pampered. From dainty sweets and finger sandwiches to its signature savoury morsels, all of which are served on a three-tiered silver stand. Honestly, the presentation alone makes it too good to be eaten!
When: 20 April onwards
Where: 10 Coleman Street, Level 3, Singapore 179809
Cost: $78++ per set (Mon – Fri and $88 on weekends), $108++ with unlimited Prosecco.
3. Afternoon tea at The Marmalade Pantry
For a truly delicious afternoon tea, look no further than The Marmalade Pantry. You’ve got until 31 July 2023 to celebrate all things mum with dine-in, delivery and takeaway options available. We’re already eyeing up the Lemon Macaron, Petite Earl Grey Cupcake and Lemongrass Jelly! Psst, you can also add bubbles with Moet & Chandon Rosé Imperial ($28++ per 200ml bottle) or sweet Lychee Prosecco ($10++ per glass). Mother’s Day done right!
When: 1 May to 31 July 2023 (check individual outlet for timings)
Where: Various outlets
Cost: Floral Bliss Afternoon Tea Set ($78++ for two persons), or the Floral Bliss Petite Afternoon Tea Set** ($64++ for two persons – only at The Marmalade Pantry Petite Bugis outlet).
4. Sunday Champagne Brunch at Edge, Pan Pacific
If you can’t decide what kind of buffet fare you fancy this Mother’s Day, head to Edge for an international buffet that includes signature dishes from Singapore, China, Malaysia, India and Japan. Highlights include oysters, Boston lobster, snow crab legs, slow-cooked beef cheeks in red wine sauce and Nyonya beef rendang. And don’t get us started on puds – come with an appetite! Psst. There’s also kid’s entertainment with a complimentary caricature or balloon sculpture for the littlies to take home!
When: Every Sunday
Where: Marina Square, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Cost: $108++ per person, $59++ per child; top up $90 for unlimited servings of champagne, gin, cocktails, red and white wines
5. A Mother’s Day feast at Mott 32
Make your Mother’s Day extra special by celebrating with a feast at Mott 32. The restaurant has a specially curated Mother’s Day set menu that comprises a premium starter platter, dim sum platter, choice of three delish mains – including steamed Hokkaido scallops with minced garlic and vermicelli and more!
When: 12-14 May
Where: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-42-44, Singapore 018972
Cost: $188++ per person (minimum two guests).
6. A gastronomic Champagne brunch & indulgent seafood dinner at Colony
Go all out this Mother’s Day and treat Mum to the ultimate brunch at Colony. This Vintage Champagne Brunch pulls out all the stops with freshly shucked oysters, lobster eggs benedict, pan-seared duck foie gras, onyx beef ribeye and salmon wellington, and Champagne, of course!
Plus, Colony is also offering an indulgent dinnertime treat for mums! Their Mother’s Day seafood dinner includes sea perch en papillote; mentaiko-cheese baked Hyogo oyster; and coconut sago with mango pomelo salsa and rock sugar bird’s nest, topped with mango passion fruit sorbet.
If you’re brining Mum on Mother’s Day this year, you may redeem a ticket to personalise a preserved flower resin keychain for her to take home as a memento. Also, a stalk of carnation will be given to all mothers dining at Colony.
Vintage Champagne Brunch
When: Every Sunday
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Cost: From $228++ per adult; $57 per child (three to five years of age)/$114 per child (six to 12 years of age).
Mother’s Day Seafood Dinner
When: 12 to 14 May
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Cost: From $138++ per adult; $57 per child/$69 per child (six to 12 years of age).
7. Enjoy a gourmet Mother’s Day lunch at LeVeL33
Has your mum hinted at spending the day at an eatery that overlooks the horizon? Take her out to LeVeL33 and let someone else cook Sunday lunch for a change! Psst, there’s even a free-flow beverage offer too! Psst, they’ve also got Mother’s Day specials available for an extra special treat!
When: Every weekend
Where: 8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01, Singapore 018981
Cost: Full set $88++ per person.
8. Quintessential high tea at Raffles Singapore
If you really want to treat Mum this Mother’s Day, then you can’t really beat afternoon tea at The Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel. Savour finger sandwiches, homemade scones and pastries, and seasonal delicacies, all washed down with fine teas and even finer Champagne (it’s extra, but mums are so worth it). Husbands, take note – oh, and you’re babysitting for this one.
When: Mondays to Thursdays 1–5pm (single seating); Fridays to Sundays 12–6pm (single seating)
Where: Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Cost: $88 per guest
9. Brunch in style at Spago Dining Room
Spago, Wolfgang Puck’s second restaurant in Marina Bay Sands, offers a very nice three-course set lunch menu, which we think mums will love. Indulge in dishes like the Honey Miso Broiled Black Cod or Wagyu Flat Iron Steak. Keep space for dessert – the sticky toffee pudding is to die for! This is also a unique experience as the restaurant – originally envisioned as a ‘garden in the sky’ – features a palette of inviting colours with verdant greenery enveloping the indoor and al fresco dining area. Amazing ambience coupled with original dishes, winning combo for the best brunch with mum!
Where: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Hotel Tower 2, Singapore 018972
Cost: $88++ per person for a three-course set menu
10. Afternoon tea for two at Pazzion Cafe
Looking for a delicious yet affordable option for Mother’s Day? The High Tea at Pazzion Cafe offers a delicious spread of sweets and savouries, including mini sandwiches, pie tees and an array of meringues, pudding and fruit tarts for the little ones. Left a pressie until the last min? Pazzion has collaborated with The Daily Blooms florist to create speciality Bloom Boxes (offering both preserved and fresh flowers) to be sold at the Takashimaya outlet – and café or store customers can nab a $10 discount valid from the 1 – 14 May. Yay!
When: 1 to 31 May (from 2pm – 5pm on weekdays and 1:30pm – 5:30pm on weekends)
Where: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Rd, #B1-39/40, Singapore 238872 and Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd., B1-243/244, Singapore 819666
Cost: $49++ for a set (serves two)
11. Decadent dining at Gemma
Celebrate mum with a four-course sharing menu at Gemma, including sumptuous steaks and pasta served with two glasses of Botter Prosecco Brut. The sharing menu includes items such as Hokkaido Scallop Tortellini, Sea Asparagus, Bouillabaisse Foam, Black Radish and Bone-in Dry Aged Ribeye, Charred Broccolini, Bagna Cauda, Bone Marrow Jus. Sign us up now! GEMMA is also collaborating with Acqua di Parma to gift mothers with an exclusive Mother’s Day gift set retailing at $50 for every order of their Mother’s Day Menu. NOTE: This offer is limited to 60 sets.
When: 14 May
Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrews Road 05-03 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Cost: $168 per person
12. Mother’s Day menu (and cocktail!) at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore
Steak lovers – the Mother’s Day Set at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore is for you! A special menu just for mum featuring the famed USDA Prime Petite Filet Mignon, which is sure to impress. The three-course menu starts with salmon tartare, and you’ll want to save room for the Matcha Mousse Cake. Also, don’t miss the specially curated cocktail, Mom’s Rock ($28++). The gin-based cocktail with hints of rock melon, chamomile, and citrus is garnished with Chamomile flowers and White Orchids – it’s sure to be a treat!
When: 13 and 14 May
Where: InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road 02-01 InterContinental Singapore, Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Cost: $178++ per person
13. Mother’s Day lunch at Bedrock Bar & Grill and Bedrock Origin
How about a fancy lunch this Mother’s Day? Check out the set lunches at Bedrock Bar & Grill and Bedrock Origin. Opt for Bedrock Bar & Grill if you’re a fan of beef, with the main of Roasted Wagyu Picanha – featuring Miyazaki A4 grilled over fragrant applewood. Or, if you’re also a seafood fan, try Bedrock Origin and the Surf & Turf option featuring New Zealand grass-fed chateaubriand and tiger prawns.
When: 7 – 15 May
Where: Oasia Resort Sentosa Hotel, 23 Beach View Rd, #01-02 Palawan Ridge, 098679
Cost: $98++ per person inclusive of one glass of wine at Bedrock Bar & Grill and two glasses of wine at Bedrock Origin
14. Family affair at Yan for Mother’s Day
If you’re after a meal for the whole family, how about Cantonese fave, Yan? Check out the eight-course Celebratory Menu ($128.80, min. 4 pax), which starts with roasted Peking duck, served tableside with all the classic condiments. Just make sure mums go first; we reckon there’ll be no leftovers!
When: 1 – 14 May
Where: #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957
Cost: $128.80, min. 4 pax
15. Boozy brunch with entertainment at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
Seeking a brunch affair replete with amazing food, drinks and entertainment fit for the queens in our lives? 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung brings that regal touch to its Mother’s Day offerings this year with vibrant live entertainment, Aloha-themed cocktails, extravagant dishes which include Seasonal Oysters, an indulgent Foie Gras live station, Crackling Pork Belly, Wagyu Beef Hanging Tender, Angus Beef Ribeye, and Pasture Fed Lamb Leg, Mother’s Day specials such as Ginseng and Abalone Noodles, Roasted Goose, Chilli Mud Crab and Baked Halibut, as well as a series of fun activities. Mothers will be treated with a welcome tipple at the start of the brunch. The complimentary DIY flower arrangement workshop for all Mums is a great way to bond and create lasting memories together. As a special keepsake, all mothers will also receive a chocolate bark jar and a family polaroid to cherish forever.
When: 14 May
Where: 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906
Cost: $178++ per person
16. Parisian dining extravaganza at Angelina
Dine Parisian style this Mother’s Day at Angelina! Their Mother’s Day set menu features French classics like onion soup topped with puff pastry, Golden Atlantic lobster tail and more! Each set menu also comes with a complimentary dessert and a glass of champagne.
Where: B2-89, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 8 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018955
Cost: $96.80++ per person
17. Epicurean experience at Racines
Where: 9 Wallich St, Singapore 078885
Cost:$138++ per adult, $69++ per child ( (six to 12 years of age)
18. Lawry’s the Prime Rib
When: Available lunch and dinner, 13 & 14 May 2023
Where: 333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard, Singapore 238897
Cost: $169++ per guest, Take home a bottle of Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé with every $500 spend
19. Anti:dote at The Fairmont
Nothing spells a more royal treat than a relaxing afternoon English tea. And Anti:dote at The Fairmont will set out the red carpet for mums this Mother’s Day to give them the royal treatment. Mums can indulge in delectable savoury bites like Croquettes and caviar, and sandwiches like homemade Irish sausage rolls. Plenty is being dished out in the sweet department as well, like coffee bonbons, tartlets and chunky scones. A spread for royalty indeed! Wash it all down with a refreshing glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial or Henriot Brut Souverain (available with additional charges). What’s not to love?
When: 2 to 31 May 2023
Where: 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, Singapore, 189560
Cost: $58++ per guest
20. Mighty Tigress Jungle Feast
Here’s a feast fit for that unbeatable tigress AKA mums, and from the looks of it, we say it will sweep her off her feet. Mums can dig their fangs into delectable bites at Tigress, like pan-seared sea bass, pizza, calamari and salad, whilst sipping on refreshing thirst quenchers like peach tea or a glass of wine on the side. If she feels lucky, Mum can also have a go at a Gachapon spin with a chance to win dining vouchers and discounts.
When: 5 to 14 May 2023
Where: 277 Orchard Road, Orchardgateway 03-17 & 18, Singapore 238858
Happy Mother’s Day!
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