Mother's Day in Sydney: Best Spots to Treat Mum in 2021

By: Melissa Fine, 30 April 2021

There are plenty of things to do with mum and no end of ways to treat her in Sydney this Mother's Day—and (spoiler alert), the vast majority of them involve indulging in some delicious food and drink. Interest = piqued! 

Here are some of the best things to do in Sydney this Mother's Day (and a friendly reminder to kids/dads/partners reading this: make sure you get in early and BOOK!). 

1. Mother's Day Chandon Lunch at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Mothers Day
With idyllic views like this, any mum is sure to love a day spent at Watsons Bay this Mother's Day!


Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with million-dollar views overlooking Sydney Harbour with a Mother's Day Chandon Lunch at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Indulge in a three-course share style menu, two-hour beverage package and Chandon cocktail on arrival.

Where:     Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Military Road, Watsons Bay
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021. Bookings from 11.00 am
Cost:        $110 per adult, $2 per child

2. Four Seasons Family Fun Package

Four Seasons Family Fun Package
Indulge the whole family for Mother's Day this year with the Four Seasons Family Fun Package!


A family staycation is a perfect way to celebrate mum this Mother's Day, and the luxurious Four Seasons has put together the ideal package. The Family Fun Package includes a welcome gift for the kids, daily breakfast for two adults and two children under 12 at Mode, one in-room kids' movie with movie snacks, 50% savings on kids' laundry items, kid-friendly bath amenities, themed linen and a tent experience included with stays in a suite. Sign us up!

Where:    Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney
When:     April 16th 2021 until March 31st 2023
Cost:       Check website for costs and rates

3. High Tea at InterContinental Sydney

InterContinental Sydney Mother's Day High Tea
Indulge in a delicious high tea at one of Sydney's most iconic hotels this Mother's Day!


This Mother's Day, discover Sydney’s most unique family-friendly high tea experience at the InterContinental Sydney’s pop-up Panorama Lounge Bar open-air rooftop venue, offering jaw-dropping 270-degree views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and the city skyline. There are three options for high tea; the classic Sky Tea, a Vegan High Tea and a Children's Tea Party option—meaning everyone is catered for with delectable treats!

Where:   Panorama Lounge Bar, Level 31, InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie St, Sydney
When:    Sunday 9 May 2021, 11:30am - 3:30pm 
Cost:      Adults $79, Children $35

4. Free Lunch For Frontline Mums At Swissôtel Sydney

Swissotel Mother's Day Lunch
Cheers to you, frontline workers!


This Mother’s Day, Swissotel Sydney is inviting the mothers working on Australia’s Medical Emergency Services frontline to enjoy an unforgettable Mother's Day Lunch. Families looking to treat a mother who has directly helped combat the pandemic in hospitals and medical service agencies will have the chance to spoil her with a complimentary lunch featuring salads, entrees, build-your-own Poke bowls, hot dishes and a decadent dessert station.

The lunch is available complimentary to every mother employed in Emergency Medical Services and can be enjoyed by all other guests for $99 per adult and $45 per child.

Where:     Crossroads Bar, Level 8 Swissotel Sydney
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021
Cost:        $99 per adult, $45 per child

5. Aria Restaurant for Mother's Day Lunch or Dinner

Aria Mother's Day
Nothing says "Happy Mother's Day!" quite like a meal at one of Sydney's most iconic restaurants.


Treat mum to an unforgettable lunch or dinner overlooking stunning views of the Sydney harbour at Aria. The iconic harbourside gem is offering a four-course bespoke menu ($225pp) with an optional glass of Ruinart Brut Champagne ($255pp) and a six-course bespoke menu ($275pp). A children’s set menu ($70pp) for those 12 years or under will be available. To top it off,  mum will also receive complimentary chocolates to take home!

Where:     1 Macquarie St, Sydney
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021
Cost:        Price dependant on menu selection, $70 per child, $225 - $275 per adult

6. Mother's Day Afternoon Tea with Kerrie Hess

The Langham Kerrie Hess
Spend Mother's Day with one of Australia's most talented artists at The Langham.


This Mother’s Day, The Langham, Sydney is hosting an extra special event with internationally celebrated fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess. Round up the special women in your life and enjoy an intimate Langham Afternoon Tea in the presence of one of Australia’s most gifted artists. Throughout your Afternoon Tea experience, Kerrie will hold a live Q&A session sharing her favourite artistic techniques plus a meet and greet. Each guest will also receive a custom Langham illustration from Kerrie herself!

Where:     The Drawing Room, 89-113 Kent St, Millers Point
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021, 2 pm - 4 pm 
Cost:        $124 per person includes a glass of sparkling on arrival and custom Langham x Kerrie Hess print, $49 per child for 4-12 years, under 4 dine complimentarily

7. Mother's Day Harbour Cruise

Mother's Day Harbour Cruise
Soak up the beauty of the city this Mother's Day on this memorable lunch cruise.


Spoil mum in an extra-special and memorable way on Sydney Harbour with a gourmet lunch and spectacular Polynesian show on this Lunch Cruise! Tickets include delicious seated and served canape menu items, while the Polynesian show brings the entertainment factor and promises fun for the whole family!

Where:     Intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street
When:      11.45 am – 2.45 pm on Sunday 9th May 2021
Cost:        $49 per child, $69 per adult

8. Mother's Day Lunch or Dinner at Chiswick

Chiswick Mother's Day
Drool! The Mother's Day menu at the gorgeous Chiswick promises a very special day for all this year.


Spoil your beautiful mum with a Mother’s Day lunch or dinner in the heart of leafy Woollahra at the beautiful Chiswick. Head Chef Francois Poulard has created a specially designed menu for $125pp including some of the restaurant's most iconic dishes—such as crispy duck with orange and bitter leaf and signature slow-roasted lamb shoulder with rocket and mint. A children’s menu for $32pp will also be on offer for children 12 years and under. 

Where:     65 Ocean Street, Woollahra
When:      Sunday 9th May 2021, open from 12 pm for lunch and from 5:30 pm for dinner. 
Cost:        $125 per adult, $32 per child

9. Kepos & Co Mother's Day Brunch or Lunch

Kepos & Co. Mother's Day
Soak up the tranquillity of the Casba and some delectable eats for brunch or lunch at Kepos & Co. this Mother's Day.


Nestled in Waterloo, Kepos & Co. will be returning with their annual Mother’s Day brunch for $40 per person and lunch for $65 per person offerings on Sunday 9 May this year. Diners can sit inside the beautiful restaurant or outside in the hidden garden courtyard of the Casba complex!

Where:     Casba, Shop 5/18 Danks St, Waterloo
When:      Sunday 9th May 2021
Cost:        $40 for brunch, $65 for lunch

10. Mother's Day Classic

Mother's Day Classic
Give back and remember special women this year by taking part in the Mother's Day Classic Local. 


The Mother's Day Classic remembers those who have been affected by or who are living with breast cancer and raising money for breast cancer research and is the perfect Mother's Day activity. 

You can train for 5km, 10km, 20km or choose your own distance—and you can walk, jog or run, it’s completely up to you! There are so many locations to choose from—see the full list here.

Where:     Various locations across Sydney and NSW
When:      9th May 2021
Cost:        From $43 per child and $57.45 per adult

11. Mother's Day at The Grounds of Alexandria

Mother's Day at The Grounds
Feast your eyes on The Grounds' stunning, limited edition Mother's Day dessert


Make Mum's day and spoil her at the always-exotic urban sanctuary The Grounds. They are hosting a beautifully lavish Mother's Day High Tea, with abundant sweet and savoury delights, in a unique setting under The Arbour, plus there's a special 2-course Mother's Day Brunch in The Potting Shed - a funky, relaxed nook perfect for celebrating with young kids! For a family feast, there's a specially designed Mother's Day Roast Lunch with all the trimmings in the opulent Atrium.

The Grounds also has a decadent new, limited-edition Pink Lamington Trifle for Mother's Day, available for pick-up or home delivery from Friday to Sunday. Only 35 of these gorgeous creations will be made, so be quick!  

Where:     The Ground of Alexandria, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
When:      Sunday 9 May 2021 from 9am.
Cost:        High Tea $75 per person | Brunch $60 per adult, $15 per child | Sunday Roast $85 per person (+ booking fees)

12. Mother's Day High Tea at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Mother's Day High Tea at the Zoo
Indulge in a delicious high tea this Mother's Day, surrounded by some of Australia's most iconic wildlife.


For a Mother's Day she'll never forget, treat Mum to a High Tea at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Indulge in a selection of traditional high tea treats, served with 1 hour of bottomless mimosas whilst surrounded by WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's adorable koalas, including new mum, Kyara, and her new Joey!

Where:     WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, 1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour
When:      8th and 9th May 2021
Cost:        $95 per adult, $75 per child

13. Mother's Day Feast at North Bondi Fish

North Bondi Fish
Ocean views and a seafood feast...sign us up for Mother's Day at North Bondi Fish!


This year at North Bondi Fish, their delicious a la carte menu will be available, plus a special 4-course set menu at $99 per person designed by Head Chef James Green. Children 12 years and under will enjoy $12 meals from the delicious-sounding kid's menu!

Where:     North Bondi Fish, 120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
When:      9th May 2021
Cost:        $99 per adult, $12 per child

14. Mother's Day Dance and High Tea

Mother's Day Dance and High Tea
For a Mother's Day that has it all, this dance class and high tea combo is a surefire winner with mum!


Hosted by William Maslin Dance Studios in the CBD, surprise mum this Mother's day with a dance class! This 50-minute group dance class is great for beginners with no dance experience. And once you're finished?! Enjoy a glass of bubbly and high tea after class! What more could you want? 

Where:     William Maslin Dance Studios,  8 Spring St, Sydney
When:      9th May 2021
Cost:        $70 per person

15. Mother’s Day with Champainting® by Cork and Canvas

Champainting Mother's Day
Drinks, nibbles, painting...what more could you want from a Mother's Day event! 


For an unforgettable experience, Champainting® by Cork and Canvas is hosting a Mother's Day Special at the Crows Nest studio. Indulge in your BYO drinks and nibbles with family and friends while channelling your inner artist as you paint Ma Mere (French for my mother), the latest painting in the Champainting® by Cork and Canvas portfolio. 

Tickets are $60 and are available on the Champainting® by Cork and Canvas website, spaces are limited and tickets will sell out fast.

Where:     Cork and Canvas, 35 Willoughby Rd Crows Nest
When:      9th May 2021, 2 pm
Cost:        $60 per person

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