Mother's Day Events in Melbourne for One-of-a-Kind Celebrations
Toast mum at these special events and fine-dining degustations.
Mothers are the glue that hold many families together, and we believe they deserve celebrating every day of the year. Show your mum or the special person who fills her shoes the love this year by dining, drinking, creating, rejuvenating, or exploring at one of these unique and indulgent Mother's Day events in Melbourne. From cocktail-making to a relaxing spa session, and distinguished multi-course dining to the dreamiest of high teas, there's an event to say "I love you" to every kind of mum.
Whoever you decide to bring along for one of these one-of-a-kind Mother's Day celebrations in Melbourne, your mum, your nan, your aunty or anyone who fills a bit of that mum-shaped space in your life, we hope you all have the loveliest of days!
MOTHER'S DAY 2023: UNIQUE EXPERIENCES & POP UPS
Daily Blooms Pop Up
Beloved florists Daily Blooms have opened up their very first pop up shop just in time for Mother's Day — and its packed with the freshest flowers on the market. Located in South Yarra, the adorable activation is offering custom bouquet and hamper design (think beautifully-branded candles, chocolate, wine and more). So, even if you've left your gifting to the last minute again, you'll still look like you've put in lots of effort.
9-5pm, Monday 8th May - Sunday 14th May
565 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Free Yoga For Her at Willow Urban Retreat
Sun salutations! A very cute initiative from Willow Urban Retreat has stretched its way onto our Mother's Day in Melbourne agenda, to help celebrate the mums and muses that deserve spoiling. Spend time with your number one by bringing her along for a free yoga session on Sunday May 14th. There are four available sessions throughout the day, so plenty of time to get your flow on between quality time and a Mother's Day brunch downstairs in Willow's wholefoods cafe.
Book online here, and then sign her up using the promo code: 'MOTHERFIGURE' at checkout.
Aurora Spa & Bathhouse Experience
This Mother's Day, treat Mum, or a mother figure to a restorative spa treatment or a 10-step bathing ritual at the award-winning, European-inspired Aurora Spa & Bathhouse in Sorrento. To further celebrate, the expansive mineral pools will turn pink in celebration of love; and Mum will go home with a personalised salt scrub from their apothecary station.
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May
23 Constitution Hill Road, Sorrento
Botanica Festival at Rippon Lea Estate
The National Trust of Victoria is holding its fourth annual Botanica Festival this Mother's Day, at the iconic Rippon Lea Estate. The festival will bring together locals, young families, and nature enthusiasts to one of Victoria’s most majestic heritage-listed sites for a day of enriching activities, artisan shopping, entertainment and an indulgent combination of delicate sandwiches, a glass of bubbles and the fluffiest CWA scones with jam and cream. All proceeds will go towards supporting the National Trust in conserving and protecting Victoria’s natural, cultural, and built heritage. With so much to do, Botanica is the perfect Mother’s Day out for the whole family.
$25 per person. Book here
Sunday 14th May, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
High Tea & Rose Studio Flowers at The Terrace
Surprise your mum with a stunning bouquet when you book in this bespoke high tea experience for Mother's Day. The Terrace is ready to whip your botanic-loving mum into an indulgent frenzy with this enchanting Mother’s Day High Tea. Nestled within the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens, your mum will adore the array of delectable petit gateaux, mouth-watering scones, scrumptious pastries and tantalising canapés on offer, all while sipping on a glass of complimentary champagne. With a pop-up florist by Rose Studios and thirst-quenching teapot cocktails available on the day, The Terrace have everything covered to make this Mother's Day unforgettable.
Sitchu Tip: Just make sure to pre-order your Flowers by Rose Studio ‘bouquet’ when you go to book it in. Reservations essential.
$95 per person
Seating times 11.00am and 2.00pm
Royal Botanic Gardens, corner of Alexandra Avenue &, Anderson Street, South Yarra
Brogan's Way Gin High Tea
Does your mum fancy a G&T? Bring her to this bougie high tea at Richmond distillery Brogan's Way. The special Mother’s Day event costs will run across a 2-hour sitting, and attendees will be served a special Mother’s Day Cocktail to sip on arrival, which is Brogan’s Way’s twist on a French 75. Following this, guests will take a seat at shared tables to enjoy gin and tonic highballs and free flowing local bubbles. Cocktails will feature Everyday Salvation Gin and Strawberries & Cream Gin from Brogan’s Way’s core range, with each gin paired with premium Australian tonic waters and garnishes. There will also be a chance to savour delicious finger sandwiches, individual tartlets and cake slices, which will be served High Tea-style on elegant cake stands.
Side note: The Mother’s Day pampering continues with a chance to win prizes, plus guests can also pre-order a Mother's Day Gin Gift Pack to have it waiting as a surprise gift on the table.
$66 per person
2.00pm - 4.00pm, Sunday 14th May
61 North Street, Richmond
Cocktail Workshop at Four Pillars Distillery
Knock mum’s socks off with a cocktail class at Four Pillars Distillery this Mother's Day. Win the title of favourite child by getting her something she'll actually enjoy: a hands-on cocktail shaking, stirring, mixing and drinking class in the Four Pillars Gin Garden.
Join in on the fun with a drink on arrival, then once you’ve settled in, the Four Pillars team will walk you through everything you need to know to make a mean gin drink. Then, they'll guide you through the making of two cracking cocktails – Bloody Sour, anyone? It’s guaranteed to be a morning filled with laughs, great drinks and some delicious snacks to boot, so book in quick!
$80 per person
10.30am - 11.30am, Sunday 14th May
2A Lilydale Road, Healesville
MOTHER'S DAY 2023: DINING EXPERIENCES
Chef's Selection Menu & Mecca Skincare Gift at Stringers Sorrento
Indulge your Mother this Mother's Day with a bespoke Chef’s Selection Menu at Stringers Sorrento. Enjoy Italian-inspired specials, a complimentary cocktail on arrival, and surprise your mum with a little something extra from Mecca.
$75 per person
2-8 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
Mother's Day Lunch at Poodle Bar & Bistro
Gather the family and make mum feel extra special this Mother's Day with a bespoke dining experience at Poodle Bar & Bistro. Head Chef Emma Dawson has a created an elegant, decadent, produce-driven set menu to celebrate the maternal figures in your life. On a day where indulgence should reign supreme, get ready to do just that with dishes like Yarra Valley smoked salmon caviar, wild mushroom voulevant, burrata with prosciutto and pickled fig, and a hugely impressive banana and ricotta mille feuille all set to impress.
$95 per person
81-83 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Four-course Mother's Day Set Menu at Stokehouse
Look no further than St Kilda's Stokehouse Precinct this Mother's Day in Melbourne, to help treat your maternal figure to unparalleled dining experiences alongside breathtaking sea views.
Led by executive chef Jason Staudt, Stokehouse has curated a four-course menu with mum in mind, with seasonal and signature dishes like beef tartare with oscietra caviar jacket potatoes, yellowfin tuna with aged tomato dressing, horseradish, and confit tromboncino, and the much-loved steamed snapper with Romarro Farm's tomatoes and pickled celery. For dessert, choose between lemon and rose parfait, dark chocolate mousse, or blueberry and vilet eton mess, and to finish, there are special chocolate bon bon's for Mum to take home.
For a more relaxed dining option to suit the whole family, head down to Stokehouse Pasta & Bar to try their Mother's Day four-course set menu. Snack on bolognese arancini or white anchovy and olive gildas, enjoy shared starters like focaccia with bagna cauda and ricotta gnudi with pumpkin, and choose from mains of pesto lasagne, barramundi with roasted peperonata, lamb rump with spiced yogurt and spinach, or squid ink linguine with Moreton Bay bug. Finish off the feast with a delicious Baci macaron with hazelnut gelato. To complement the meal, there's an exclusive wine list for $79 per bottle, or treat your mum to a fancy Mother's Day cocktail.
$185 per person, from 11.30am onwards (Stokehouse)
$100 per person, from 11.30am onwards (Stokehouse Pasta & Bar)
30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
Five-course set menu for lunch or dinner at Saint Hotel
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Saint Dining, the centrepiece of dining experiences at the newly opened Saint Hotel. Available for lunch and dinner, indulge in an exclusive five-course set menu built around a Josper charcoal grill and expertly curated by EC Gary Lai. Expect dishes like charcoal flatbread with garlic oil and smoked sea salt; Hiramasa kingfish crudo with tomato, dandelion and sea succulents, grilled Murray Cod with squid ink boniato and a charred corn beurre blanc; and rhubarb posset with strawberry eucalyptus and elderflower granita. Spoil Mum by elevating this special occasion with an additional wine pairing, with drops carefully curated by Head Sommelier, Aleksandar Jeremic.
$95 per person or $170 per person (wine pairing included)
54 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Four-course, Latin American inspired dining at Tino
Spoil your number one this Mother's Day with a Latin American inspired dining experience at Tino Bar and Restaurant. Celebrate with a four-course set menu curated by Argentinian-born Head Chef Sergio Tourn. Toast glasses of Latin American Malbec over dishes of smoked salmon with fennel, chontaduro and coriander seeds, roasted half chicken with guajillo adobe, and a sweet tres leches cake. Do your mum a favour and pair each dish with a drop from Tino’s wine cellar, which holds over 200 bottles of Latin American wine.
$65 per person
341 Sydney Road, Brunswick
La Fête des Mères at Smith St Bistrot
A decadent French menu for Maman? Oui oui! Treat your maternal figure to a degustation fit for a queen in the cosiest bistrot this side of France. Make Mother's Day the ultimate day with oysters to start, confit ocean trout, roast biff, and of course a luxurious creme caramel to finish.
$130 per person, $55 for kids 12 and under
Sunday 14th May, seating times 12/12.15 pm and 2.15pm/2.30pm
10% Sunday surcharge applies
'Feast and Flow' Bottomless Brunch at Half Acre
Celebrate this Mother's Day with Half Acre's 'Feast and Flow’ - an elevated take on a traditional bottomless brunch, that's reminiscent of a hotel buffet one might experience in New York or Paris. On Sunday, treat mum to two hours of a self service buffet showcasing an array of savoury and sweet dishes and unlimited house prosecco and wines, as well as beer and non-alcoholic options. Rotating cocktails are also available, including passionfruit caipiroska and Aperol spritz. Alongside the unlimited all-day buffet, your mum can also order hot items made fresh-to-order and delivered straight to the table. Think poached eggs with tahini labne, crispy chermoula and parsley oil or pancakes with whipped banana cream and chocolate sauce. The eating doesn’t end there, with a whole dessert table to also be devoured (DIY pavlova station, anyone?)
It's the perfect way to show mum (or the mother figure in your life) you care, and with the food just as endless as the drinks, it’s truly like no other dining experience in Melbourne.
$69 per person
112 Munro Street, South Melbourne
Eureka 89's sky-high degustation dining
Eureka 89 will take all mother figures all the way to the highest restaurant in Melbourne for a special dining occasion for the whole family. Hosting a series of special events to make Mother’s Day extra special, Eureka 89 offers a bold modern Australian degustation menu featuring exceptional produce and showcasing Australian fine wines. Diners can treat their mums to a special dining experience among the clouds for Mother’s Day with a three-course lunch or a four-course dinner menu and all-inclusive beverage offering. Start this special day off with a signature cocktail, an entrée of spanner crab with apple, jalapeño and celeriac remoulade and finish with a Michel Cluizel chocolate dessert with pear, blackberry and honey textures. To top it all off, diners get complimentary Skydeck access to appreciate those 360-views even further.
Lunch $180 per person | Dinner $205 per person
Eureka Tower, Level 89/7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
MOTHER'S DAY 2023: LIMITED EDITION MELBOURNE GIFTS
Celebrate Mother's Day with Ladybird Cakes two new and limited edition cakes
Certain to put any son or daughter in their parent’s good books this year, Ladybird Cakes are offering two limited edition, luxurious new cakes for you to gift your mum for Mother's Day. Good news: they're perfectly portioned for the whole family to enjoy together. For those looking to toast motherly figures in their lives with a little fizz, a celebratory Champagne Cake will do just that, complete with an added tropical twist. For the chocolate lover, a Chocolate-Coffee Cake will be available to indulge in, with four layers of decadent Callebaut chocolate sponge, layered with coffee buttercream made with a premium French coffee essence.
For those who prefer bite-sized treats, Ladybird Cakes will be offering cupcake versions of both cakes so busy parents are able to enjoy their gifts on-the-go. Sorting out Mother’s Day treats this year just became a piece of cake!
All orders placed will be delivered on Saturday 13th May.
Orders are also available for pick up on Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th May at The Hamptons Bakery, House of Lulu White, Rumour Has It and the Post Office Club Hotel.
Order cakes online here, $90 - $280 (according to size)
Order cupcakes online here, $38 for 6, $75 for 12 cupcakes
Festa Della Mamma Gift Boxes from Piccolina Gelateria
Your mum will love these so much, she won't be willing to share - so it's best to double up on your purchase! Piccolina's 'Festa Della Mamma' gift box has 12 handmade, gelato-filled cioccolatini (gluten-free) in six different flavours - and it's the perfect sweet fix to gift your mum for Mother's Day. Flavours include ‘Enza’ (Wattleseed Espresso Martini), ‘Antonina’ (Limoncello) and ‘Assunta’ (Bellini), 'Maria' (Nutella), 'Concetta' (Macadamia) and 'Vincenza' (Pistachio), with every product made from scratch using fresh and seasonal ingredients and time-honoured Italian gelato techniques.
In store pick-up available, various locations