The Complete Adelaide Mother's Day Guide

The Complete Adelaide Mother’s Day Guide

From feasting to events and where to find the perfect gifts, we have laid it all out for you in our handy Mother’s Day Guide!


*Updated for Mother’s Day 2018*

She’s the best lady in our lives—she was the one who brought us into this world after all—so she deserves a day to be showered in love and recognition, don’t you think? We’ve done the hard yards and researched the the best places to eat and drink next Sunday with mum, Mother’s Day events and of course, some awesome gift ideas too!


Arkaba Hotel Spoil mum with a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Arkaba this Mother’s Day! Each mum gets a little gift, and the kitchen is open all day. Call on 8338 1100 to book, or click here to book online.

Beresford House Celebrate Mother’s Day surrounded by picturesque vineyards, fine wines, irresistible dessert creations and a luxurious location as Beresford House hosts an exclusive high tea event. The event truly is the height of luxury and excellence, and is a perfect gift for mothers with an affinity for the exceptional. There are two sessions available – a morning sitting between 10am-12pm or an afternoon session held from 2pm-4pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

Cafe Sia Gawler If you’re in or around Gawler for Mother’s Day, you have to check out Cafe Sia Gawler. Hands down. They’re doing breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sunday 14 May. And These guys took out the award Winners for Excellence in 2016 so you know no matter what meal you go in for, it’s going to be good. We’re drooling over this months limited edition freak shake (hint: Krispy Kreme & Hershey’s Chocolate). Book now on 8522 6990.

Hilton Adelaide – Coal Cellar & Grill This popular venue has come back for another year with amazing selections of food to share with your Mum. Using brilliant South Australian produce, expertly combined to create exquisite dishes. They’re offering a buffet breakfast from 6:30am to 11:00am, at $37 per person. If you prefer a later booking, they’ll be holding High Tea from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for $49pp, which includes a range of treats along with of course, a glass of sparkling. Be sure to book on their website or call 8237 0697.

FRED Eatery FRED Eatery is a friendly, fun environment to enjoy great food. Located in Aldgate Village, in the heart of the picturesque Adelaide Hills, FRED is the perfect eating house for Mothers Day. Treat Mum to the “Best Breakfast” (National Restaurant Award 2017) at FRED, with breakfast favourites including Breakfast Gnocchi Gnocchi, Green Eggs & Ham, Croque Madame and Happiness in a Bowl! The FRED menu also has a range of somewhat interesting lunch options including FRED’s signature Reuben sandwich, Burger Royale, Banh Banh Mi and Squiddly Diddly Salad in addition to an array of house made cakes, sweet treats and FRED’s own unique blend of fabulous coffee. Book by calling them on 8339 1899 or book online here.

Ginza Miyako Always a Glam fave for its unique French-Japanese offerings that leave you feeling oh so satisfied. Do something different this Mother’s Day and take her for a Japanese High Tea. Unlike any other high tea in SA, with an array of canapés and sweet treats. Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival followed by unlimited flow of espresso coffee or tea… or you can just keep ordering more bubbles! Vegetarian and gluten free options available upon advance request. Bookings essential by calling 8221 6147 or visiting their website, Sittings 11am-2pm or 2.30pm – 5.30pm. $65 per adult, $29 per child.

Glen Ewin Estate It doesn’t get much more picturesque than at Glen Ewin Estate especially at this time of year with all the colours of Autumn sprawled across their lovely, rustic buildings. You and mum are invited to traditional morning tea (10am-12:30pm) or afternoon tea (2:30pm-5:00pm) for Mother’s Day with a free glass of bubbles on arrival. Bookings can be made online at their website

Gondola Gondola Another modern Asian restaurant we love, this time throwing a celebratory banquet for all those lovely ladies in our lives. If their evening banquet is anything to go by, you’ll be filled to the brim with absolutely mouthwatering fresh dishes. Don’t miss out on a table, call to book yourself in for the evening: 8123 3877.

Hill of Grace Restaurant The Hill of Grace restaurant is going pink for the McGrath Foundation this Mother’s Day. Treat your Mum to an exquisite dining experience at Hill of Grace Restaurant and in doing so you’ll be supporting the McGrath Foundation. As part of their decadent three-course lunch offering, you’ll enjoy an entrée, main and dessert; with our signature oyster starter and a glass of bubbles to kick things off. $10 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the McGrath Foundation. Open for lunch reservations from 11:30am – 2:30pm.

The Holdy Our friends at The Holdy want to help you treat mum this mother’s day with either a champagne breakfast or an A La Carte lunch. Sounds a little bit fancy! Bookings are essential, so give them a call on 8295 2051.

Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant & Bar Did somebody say charcoal feast? Oh yes, these guys know how to do it! And to celebrate the mum in your life they are offering up a spectacularly mouthwatering menu for lunch or dinner (or just do both). You’ll find a selection of their delicious signature dishes as well as a special dessert! Make a booking on their website or give them a ring on 8332 6599.

Inglewood Inn Treat Mum this year to a two course lunch in an open glass restaurant with breathtaking views of the Para River and Adelaide Hills. It’s a scenic journey she’ll love with a delicious offering at the end. Lunch seatings before 12:00pm and 2:30pm. Dinner seatings anytime. Bookings are essential on 8380 5325. $60pp.

Intercontinental Riverside Restaurant The Intercontinental’s Riverside Restaurant boasts stunning views across the Torrens, and they’re throwing an indulgent Haigh’s & Champagne High Tea at 1pm. Tickets are $74 for adults and $44 for children, so treat your mum to a relaxing time with a spectacular background.

Just Bliss Chocolates These guys aren’t only one of the best artisan chocolatiers in Adelaide, they also have a little cafe attached to their Rundle Mall store which do amazing crepes, coffee and other delicious goodies. We’re thinking this would be great if you’re wandering around town doing some shopping with mum and looking for a nice stop off that’s out of the hustle and bustle of the mall. But please promise us if you go, you have to try their Mojito Caramel and Strawberry Jam handmade chocolates *drool*.

Mayfair Hotel’s Mother’s Day at the Mayflower Restaurant
Treat your mum on her special day to a Premium Breakfast at the Mayflower Restaurant. On arrival enjoy a non-alcoholic sparkling and barista coffee and tea. Breakfast sittings are available at 7.30 am for $49 per person. They’re also offering a luxurious Sparkling High Tea where mums can enjoy a glass of Chandon Champagne on arrival followed by a sumptuous selection of savoury and sweet items. There’s one sitting at 2pm, with tickets costing $59.

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard Does your mum love food and wine? Then this is the lunch for her! Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard are putting on a 4-course luncheon overlooking their stunning surrounds. Adults $95 and Children $40.

National Wine Centre Set in the stunning Vines Room, you can indulge in three courses prepared from the finest local and seasonal produce, paired of course with a range of wines. Beginning at 12pm, attendees are given a glass of sparkling on arrival. Adult tickets are $79 and children $30.

Prohibition Liquer Co. We bet you’ve never thought about taking mum to a liquer store for Mother’s Day. Well, this year you should! Treat mum to something really special and take her to a High Tea… with Gin! Prohibition Liquer Co. are offering pots of Gin & Tea with their T2 tea infused gin and a High Tea tower to share, including savoury bites, scones and dessert bites for four. A ticket includes 2x PLC Original Gins per person, either tea infused or as distilled. Children’s tickets include a tasty boxed lunch and fruit box or milk of their choice! Book your seat here!

Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo. Spoil mum with a fun day out with the family, a delicious brunch and a glass of sparkling wine. Adults $40 and Children 3-10yrs $15. Mums receive FREE entry into the Adelaide Zoo, and a special discounted entry fee of $15  for all other guests. Phone to book: 8230 1313.

Sean’s Kitchen Spend this Mother’s Day with the man who knows how to make mum happy… with his brunch and lunch feasting menu! With two sittings available and bubbles on arrival, Sean has it sorted! Just call 8218 4244 to make your booking.

Seppeltsfield FINO Restaurant open for lunch 12pm – 3.30pm | Bookings highly recommended to avoid disappointment for both FINO Restaurant and Cellar Door tour tasting experiences. Benno’s Picnic Grounds is also open for picnic experiences which can be booked directly through the website, see here.

Stamford Grand The glamorous Glenelg hotel is throwing their Grand Mother’s Day Brunch in the Grand Ballroom. Make the most of Mother’s Day and treat mum to a beautiful brunch overlooking the Glenelg foreshore. 10am – 1pm $59pp, $20 per child (5-12yrs). Under 5yrs free. Full brunch buffet including a three hour beverage package, all while Mum can relax to beautiful sounds of the pianist and FREE face painting for kids too.

Stone’s Throw Wine and dine your Mum in one of the most beautiful suburban venues going around! Get in quick before they are all booked out!

The Colonist It’s all happening all day long at The Colonist. Breakfast from 8.30am-11:00am with a set menu and tea, coffee or a glass of bubbles. Lunch from 12pm is the open a la carte menu. Then there’s Dinner at 6pm again with the a la carte menu. Call 8362 3736 to make your booking.

The Mile End The western suburbs hotel is offering Mother’s Day specials all day, with $10 Gin Fizzes and $7.50 glasses of sparkling. They’re open for lunch and dinner with a special menu for the day, so make your bookings through 8443 4756.

The Unley With happy hour 3-6pm and $10 pizzas, plus live acoustic music from 3pm. The Unley may be the perfect spot to spoil Mum. And then there are the bubbles by the glass and cocktail specials for the day… The goodness never ends! Booking is essential, call 8271 5544.

Treasury 1860 Celebrate Mother’s Day this year at the newly refurbished Treasury 1860, with both indoor and outdoor dining available. It is hard to believe you are in the heart of the city when nestled in the tranquil courtyard, surrounded by the historic Treasury building, the gentle fall of the autumn leaves and sound of birds playing in the fountain. This year Treasury 1860 is open not only for breakfast from 8-11am, but also for a delicious set menu lunch from 12-3pm, devised by their new Head Chef, Nick Filsell. Featuring a stunning array of amazing South Australian produce, lunch will include a glass of bubbles on arrival for mum, an entree tasting plate, a choice of main, a trio of petit desserts and coffee to finish. Adults $70, Children $30 – for enquiries please contact Treasury 1860 or on (08) 7225 1722. Bookings essential.

Woodstock Wines We think Mother’s Day at a winery just sounds perfecto. The lovely folks at Woodstock are serving up a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for mums to accompany their three course set menu. Bookings essential by calling 8383 0156. Adults $68pp, children $25pp.


Mother’s Day Classic What better way to start Mother’s Day than by running through the city in a sea of pink? Whether with or without your Mum (though we recommend with), it’s a great way to honour and support those suffering or have previously suffered from Breast Cancer. It’s a brilliant fun morning but please take note: as previously mentioned, the unspoken dress code is pink. Do not mistakenly wear purple, as certain members of the Glam team previously have.

Mr. Nick’s Mother’s Day Showcase Adelaide’s finest supermarkets and OrganiQ Natural Skincare, invite you and your mum to join them at Mr Nick’s Kitchen & Coffee Bar Pasadena for a night that celebrate all things beautiful. The evening includes a Grazing Tasting Table for dinner, champagne, Flowerbar Demonstrations and an open Q&A session with OrganiQ founder, Sally Lydia Paech. Be inspired for Mother’s Day and help raise awareness for Share the Dignity Organisation! Tickets to the showcase can be purchased on Eventbrite or in Pasadena Flowerbar.


Advanced Cosmetic Medicine ‘Mother’s Day Star Glow Facial’ Lets face it. Making the time to look after ourselves and focus on some “me-time” is often the last thing on our to do list…and surely on mum’s too. This makes Mother’s Day the perfect opportunity to press pause and indulge in a pamper day with her. And we’ve found just the place to do it all. Book in for a Star Glow Facial at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine to receive a string of incredible treatments together at the same time including microdermabrasion, an enzyme peel, LED light treatment and a skin brightening facial. You’ll understand why it’s called the “Star Glow”. Book now on 0403 690 031.
Austin Bloom Workshop Voucher Love looking at florists on Instagram and Pinterest? Wish you too could put together an incredible floral arrangement? In this workshop, you and mum will learn how to create a wild and whimsical posy bouquet along with tips and trade secrets of the floral industry. Their workshops are designed for people with zero to little experience with floral craft. Light refreshments and tea will be provided.
Adelaide Oval Roof Climb Not sure what to get Mum for Mother’s Day? A RoofClimb is an adventure she’ll never forget…plus we’ve found some of the best local experiences that will make this Mother’s Day one to remember!

DDS Diamond Design Studio Is your mum a gem? Well, it’s only fitting to give her one then, right? And the total experts over at DDS know how to do it!

De Lisio Wines Can’t decide? Gift cards are available from $25-$100, a perfect gift for those wine lovers and they can pick out what ever they please.

Edible Blooms Chocolate flowers. Blooms that you can eat. Need we say more?

Gerard McCabe Because a woman can never have too much jewellery, especially a Mum who deserves it all!

Gilles Street Market One of Adelaide’s most loved markets is back just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday 7 May. This gives you plenty of time to browse what’s on offer from an incredible 90 stalls of vintage, retail clearance, designer samples, new designers.

Hill of Grace Restaurant Gift Certificate Treat your Mum to a truly special night out with a Hill of Grace Restaurant gift certificate. The Hill of Grace Restaurant at Adelaide Oval offers an exceptional dining experience overlooking the hallowed turf, with a menu inspired by the bounty of South Australia’s truly magnificent produce and ingredients. For further information and to purchase a gift certificate, please contact the restaurant directly on 08 8205 4777 or email [email protected].

Lambrook Wines Mother’s Day Sparkling Pack Give mum some Spark this Mother’s Day. Receive 1 x 2016 ‘Spark’ Sparkling Pinot Noir and 1 x 2012 Emerson Reserve Sparkling Pinot Noir plus free shipping for only $75.

Little Love Co. Flowers Whether mum loves native flowers, traditional bouquets or vibrant, colourful bouquets, Little Love Co. will work with you to customise each bouquet for your mum.

Minnow on Seaview You will be able to get everything from stunning flower arrangements to gifts at this place! It is like your one stop shop for the perfect Mother’s Day pressie.

Oh Deer Sugar Treat your mum with something to pamper herself. You’ll find the sweetest bath and shower products, and some limited edition packages exclusively for Mothers Day.

One Rundle Trading Co We don’t know about your Mums, but ours love EVERYTHING from this store. No matter the budget they have something sophisticated and stunning to suit. Opt for a candle, tid-bits for the home or a beautiful Autumn accessory to compliment the wardrobe.

Orbe North Adelaide Treat mum to a multi-award winning salon in the leafy streets of North Adelaide. Orbe North Adelaide are helping you spoil your mum with 25% off all Salon Vouchers, Jewellery, Candles and diffusers, Mooi Handbags, Scarves and Issada makeup and much much more.

Peregrine Travel Centre Ok, this takes the cake, guys. Quality time with mum is absolutely priceless. If you’re umm-ing and ahh-ing about what to do, where to go and struggling to find something within your budget, you’ll want to chat to our friends over at Peregrine Travel.

Power Living Yoga If you’re looking for something to do with you mum, this is a great, unique option. They do gift cards with a $49 intro pass for 30 days (for first timers) that are a perfect gift that keeps on giving long after mothers day.  Plus, as we said, it’s something you can do with your mum.

The Laser Lounge Whether its laser hair removal, skin and body treatments, cosmetic injections or skincare, The Laser Lounge have many indulgent options for mothers. A voucher is always a good idea, ensuring your mum will be able to decide what she wants to get done. You really can’t go wrong.

Udder Delights Why not grab mum and go for a hike and check out some our best autumn walking trails. Afterwards you can surprise her back at home with a beautiful cheese platter filled with cheese from Udder Delights orrr why not make the visit to their Hahndorf cellar door?

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful mums out there!

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