With Mother's Day less than a week away, this is a guide for all those Last-Minute Larrys and Larissas who want to show their mum they care. Of course, you don't need to spend any money to make your mum feel special - most are chuffed with a handmade card - but if you do want to splash a bit of cash there are a range of eateries that feature special Mother's Day menus to suit most budgets. From high-end hotel restaurants to purveyors of pub grub, the following list of restaurants to take mum to - located in Sydney's north, east, south and west - will demonstrate your devotion.
|Outsource Sunday lunch at The Royal Botanical in Leichardt. Image: supplied|
FOR GREAT PUB GRUB
Nothing says 'I love you' more than the complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm champagne on arrival at The Royal Botanical in Leichardt. Treat mum to a traditional Sunday roast or a martini and manicure package for $25.
|Cash in on that prime location at The Collaroy Hotel with a post-brunch walk along the beach.|
|The Forest Lodge Hotel caters to the alt inner-west crowd who now frequent their fave pub with their children.|
Inner-westies can make life easy for mum on Mother's Day at the Forest Lodge Hotel, affectionately known as the Flodge. Here, as well as enjoying a complimentary glass of bubbles and a long-stemmed rose, you can kick back and be waited on with the legendary Sunday roast options of lamb shoulder with rosemary potatoes or pork belly with kumara fries, roasted apple and greens and chilli jam ($17).
|If it's a casual pub lunch you're after, Northie's Hotel, in Cronulla, has embraced the Mother's Day lunch. Image: supplied.|
|The Ivanhoe Hotel in Manly is renowned for dishing up top pub grub.|
The Ivanhoe Hotel in Manly is another great place to go to avoid the washing up. This is for mums who prefer a casual get-together. A menu featuring classic pub favourites - steaks, seafood, pasta, salad, burgers, pizza and fish and chips - will please everyone in the family especially the mums, who will be treated to chocolates.
The Royal Leichardt 156 Norton St, Leichardt 2040. 02 9569 2638, royalleichardt.com.auThe Collaroy Hotel, 1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy, 02 9982 3924, collaroyhotel.com.auThe Forest Lodge Hotel, 117 Arundel Street, Glebe. 02 9660 1872, forestlodge.com.au
Northies Hotel, cnr Kingsway & Elouera, Cronulla 02 9523 6866, northieshotel.com.au
The Ivanhoe Hotel, 27 The Corso, Manly, 02 9976 3955, ivanhoehotelmanly.com.au
|Pei Modern has created a special Mother's Day menu that will please discerning palates. Image: supplied.|
FOR A LONG LUNCHReward mum for all her years of toiling in the kitchen with a booking at Pei Modern. Enjoy the theatre of watching chef Matt Germanchis and team in the open kitchen as they prepare a five course lunch including Holmbrae duck, mulloway, prawns with fermented corn and a delicious black forest to finish. ($110 per person, includes a glass of bubbles for Mum; kids $40.)
|Bag the leather banquette at Giro Osteria in Cronulla and linger over a sumptuous set menu.|
|Start your Mother's Day extravaganza at the bar at Sake with steamed edamame and a cocktail. Image: supplied.|
Get mum to glam up for brunch at The Gantry on Mother's Day. Image: supplied.
|Ooh la-la ... encourage mum to play dress-ups ahead of the Ananas experience. Image: supplied|
Pei Modern, 199 George St, Sydney, NSW 02 9250 3160, peimodern.com.au
Giro Osteria, 3/1 McDonald St, Cronulla, 02 9523 0137, giro-osteria.com.au
Sake Restaurant + Bar, 12 Argyle St, The Rocks, Sydney 02 9529 5656, sakerestaurant.com.au
The Gantry, 11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay 02 8298 9910, thegantry.com.au
Ananas Bar + Brasserie, 18 Argyle St, The Rocks, Sydney 02 9259 5668, ananas.com.au
|Flying Fish Restaurant has one of the most scenic backdrops for a mother's day feast. Image: supplied|
WITH VIEWS TO THRILL
Flying Fish Restaurant wants to treat the city's amazing mums with an indulgent four-course feast priced at $165 per person. Executive chef Stephen Seckold's mum-inspired menu features signatures such as seared tuna, grapefruit, black pepper caramel, crisp pork or Cone Bay barramundi with dahl and spinach with ambarella chutney and a decadent Valrohna chocolate brownie, hot rum espresso mousse, with tonka bean ice cream.
|Bring your bathers and do some bombies off the wharf near to the Manly Wharf Hotel. Image: supplied|
|Eastern Suburbites are pleased that Merivale extended its empire into their 'hood. Image: supplied|
Jonah's is one of the top spots in Sydney to enjoy food and wine with a view that thrills. Image: supplied.
|Enjoy a three-course seasonal lunch at one of Sydney's best beachside locations: The Bucket List. Image: supplied|
Forget heart-shaped eggs and lukewarm tea and shout mum to a three-course lunch at The Bucket List, Bondi. The Bucket List is offering three shared courses to enjoy with the family that as well as being budget-friendly will give mum bragging rights on Instagram. Who needs carnations when you can offer mum that view? The $69 per adult feast includes a cold seafood platter, roast chicken with autumn veggies, autumn fruit and hazelnut crumble with passionfruit mascarpone. There is also a more affordable option for kids: $20 for fish and chips and ice cream.Flying Fish Restaurant + Bar, 19-21 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont. 02 9518 6677, flyingfish.com.auManly Wharf Hotel, Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly 02 9977 1266, manlywharfhotel.com.au
Jonahs, 69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach, 02 9974 5599, jonahs.com.au
Coogee Pavilion, 169 Dolphin St, Coogee, 02 9240 3000, merivale.com.au/coogeepavilion
Bucket List Bar, Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 02 9365 4122