Food Drink

What’s on in Adelaide for Mother’s Day

From feasting to events, we have laid it all out for you in our handy Mother’s Day Guide!

*Updated for Mother’s Day 2021* Header image for inspiration.

Life didn’t come with a manual; It came with a mother!

She’s the best lady in our lives— the one who brought us into this world after all—so she deserves a day to be pampered and showered in love and recognition, don’t you think? 

We’ve done the hard yards and put together some of the best places to eat and drink on Sunday, May 9 with mum along with some Mother’s Day events especially for the two of you.


Market & Meander

Spoil the special lady in your life with an exquisite Mother’s Day two-course meal at Market & Meander as you sip on your complimentary glass of Paracombe pink fizz. The vibrant new restaurant heroes the multicultural influences of Grote and Gouger Street and dishes up fresh produce sourced straight from our Market Precinct neighbours and abundant nearby regions.

Metta Sol

Metta Sol is hosting a special Mother’s Day High Tea on Sunday 9 May 3-5pm. It will be ⁠⁠100% whole foods plant-based, all hand-made and free from gluten, refined-sugar, msg, additives, colourings, and preservatives. ⁠

Arkaba Hotel 

What better way to spoil mum than 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 make reservations, or click here to book online.

Bird Box

There are few better ways to treat mum than to a gorgeous lunch at Windy Point. The Belair spot is serving up lunch from 12 noon in Bird Box and 1.00pm in their restaurant. The Bird Box holiday menu has the tapas-style share dishes they’re known for (potatas bravas soup, porcini arancini, chicken fennel, pancetta and polenta, and more), and the restaurant’s special Mother’s Day menu has saffron risotto, Adelaide Hills free range chicken breast, and more.

Ginza Miyako

Always a Glam fave for its unique French-Japanese offerings that leave you feeling oh so satisfied. Shake things up this Mother’s Day and indulge yourselves in their Unique Japanese High Tea featuring fusion style savory bites and sweet treats.

Not to forget the 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 essentials here. 2 Sittings available from 11am-2pm or 2.30pm – 5.30pm. $70 per adult, $35 per child.

Glen Ewin Estate 

It doesn’t get much more picturesque than at Glen Ewin Estate especially this time of year with all the colours of Autumn. Overlooking the beautiful grounds and enjoying their beautiful breakfast/lunch, lovingly put together by the chef for you and mum.

You and mum are invited to breakfast ($40 pp) and lunch ($70 pp) offerings featuring 3 course meals in each along with a free Mother’s Day glass of bubbles on arrival. A feast, some bubbles, amazing views and live music—The perfect way to celebrate your mum. Bookings can be made online here.

The Suburban Brew

The much-loved brew house will have The Young & The Restless DJs on hand to spin all your mother’s favourite tunes, and delicious beers will be pouring.

Just Bliss Chocolates

These guys aren’t only one of the best artisan chocolatiers in Adelaide, they also have a cute little cafe attached to their Rundle Mall store which do amazing crepes, coffee and other delicious goodies. This would be great if you and mum are looking for a quick stop off from shopping that is out of the hustle and bustle of the mall. Also, don’t forget to try their local specialty coffee, home-made savoury and dessert crepes and of course, the hand-made chocolate truffles.

The Good Gilbert

The Goodwood neighbourhood-inspired bar is hosting a Mother’s Day event with a series of individual starters, shared mains and desert, vegan options are available, and fresh pasta with Ragu for the kids for $14 – just let us know when you book.

Mayfair Hotel’s Mother’s Day High Tea

Treat your mum on her special day to a lavish afternoon at the Mayfair Hotel off Rundle Mall. Indulge in the Mayfair’s renowned High Tea, this year with a twist. Mother’s Day themed sweet and savoury selections will be accompanied by premium G.H. Mumm Champagne and house-made Gin Cocktails. Enjoy mocktails, non-alcoholic sparkling, La Maison Du The tea and freshly brewed espresso coffee throughout the afternoon! The event is priced at $99 per adult and $59 per guest aged 12 and under. To make bookings, please contact 8210 8817/[email protected] or fill the form here.

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard 

Does your mum love food, views and wine? Then this is just for her! Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard are putting on a 4-course menu designed by Head Chef Adam Bowden for $95pp and not to miss the complimentary glass of the award winning Methode Traditionelle sparkling for Mum. To book or make an enquiry, please call or email the restaurant on (08) 8389 8339/[email protected] or visit here.

National Wine Centre 

The National Wine Centre has two Mother’s Day options, one for pick-up and one for dine-in.

You can either enjoy a catered roast lunch (including pre-prepared roasted lamb shoulder, spiced pumpin puree, and a apple and rhubarb tart) in the comfort of your own home with your mum, or you can dine in with the “Feed Me” brunch with two or four people. The dine-in option comes with sparkling wine and tea or coffee.

There is also live music for this deal, which runs both Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 3pm.

Inglewood Inn

The gorgeous Inglewood Inn is hosting a Mother’s Day lunch at a great price. For just $60 a head, each guest will get a two-course meal. With an amazing menu of steaks, quality cheeses, and top tier wines, it’s hard to go wrong in this venue, which has a sleek fit out and gorgeous views.

 Prohibition Liquer Co.

Show your mum how much you love her by giving her her own personalised Mother’s Day Gin! Yes, you heard that right. Prohibition Liquer Co. has come up with a small batch of limited edition Gin for Mother’s Day which you can get personalised with your mother’s name.

This Mother’s Day Gin combines a lush nose of fresh berries and flowers. Bold yet refined, this gin balances delicate flavours and serves beautifully neat on ice, as a fruity G&T or gin & soda, or as a rich and colourful martini, with raspberry garnish. Register your interest for the 2021 release of Prohibition Liquor Co Mother’s Day Gin here.

Stamford Grand 

Delight mum to a high tea experience by the beach in Glenelg, featuring an array of scones, petite finger sandwiches, tasty savoury items including the signature curry puffs before ending the Celebration with a selection of delicate, yet creamy sweets. 

This lovely afternoon includes a glass of sparkling on arrival for mum and a selection of quality Dilmah teas and brewed coffee. The high-tea will be held at the Promenade restaurant and has 2 available sittings – 11:30am-2:00pm and 3:00pm-5:00pm. Bookings essential at $55 per person and can be made here.

The Colonist

It’s all happening all day long (9am-9pm) at The Colonist. Start the day early with a gourmet breakfast including brekky cocktails along the Parade or head in for high quality and beautifully presented lunch/dinner from their highly extensive menu. Then, satisfy your sweet tooth from the dessert menu or opt for a bottle of bubbles to celebrate the special day!

Bookings essential. Call 08 8362 3736 to make your booking.

Don’t forget to check out the Mother’s Day specials available on the Chef’s special board.

The Mile End

Head to The Mile End to show mum your love for her by treating her to lunch, dinner or just drinks. Check out their extensive menu, try one of the Chef’s specials or sip on the $11 Sangrias. They’re open all day with a special menu for the day, so make your bookings through 08 8443 4756 or book online here.

The Unley 

Show Mum the love this Mother’s Day with lunch, dinner or drinks at The Unley all day from 11:30am until 8:30pm! Check out and delicious food options and of course, the chef’s specials. 2 or 3 course options available just for you. After your mains, treat Mum to something sweet from the dessert menu, or share a bottle of bubbles to celebrate the day…The goodness never ends! The Unley may just be the perfect spot to spoil your mum.

Make Bookings here or Call 08 8271 5544

The General Wine bar 

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The General Wine Bar with a High Tea prepared by The Greek Vegetarian, accompanied with wine from Zonte’s Footstep. Bring your mother, grandmother, stepmother or anyone who is a motherly figure to you and celebrate her on this special day.

3 seating timings are available (10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm) all of which go on for a duration of 1hr 20min for $49 per person.

Head here to make bookings!

Skyline Restaurant

Spoil your mum this Mother’s day in Adelaide at Skyline Restaurant’s signature Mother’s Day Lunch. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a delicious 3 course choice lunch, live acoustic music and stunning views of the Adelaide Hills and Parklands for only $65.00 per person. Dietary requirements can be catered for and a children’s menu is available for only $20.00 per child under 12 years old.

Bookings at [email protected] or 08 8216 0300

Adelaide convention Centre

Treat mum to a celebratory buffet lunch overlooking the Adelaide Riverbank this Mother’s Day. Let mum sit back and relax while enjoying beautiful musical entertainment by the pianist and a delicious SA-inspired menu. As a special gift, each mum will receive a gift bag to take home, along with stunning table flowers and the best part, complimentary car parking! 

Doors open at 12noon for a 12.30pm start, with festivities concluding at 2.30pm. $69 for adults and $35 for children. Book your spot here.

Mount Lofty House

Create magical memories and celebrate with your Mother and family over an exceptional 3-Course Mother’s Day Lunch and 2hrs of premium local wines while enjoying the spectacular panoramic view over the Piccadilly Valley. Don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful autumn colours throughout the 30 acres of Manicured Gardens that Mount Lofty House has to offer. 2 sittings available: 12.30pm or 1.30pm. 

Secure your reservation now for a truly indulgent and memorable Mother’s Day. Book here.

Adelaide Convention Centre

Treat mum to a celebratory buffet lunch overlooking the Adelaide Riverbank this Mother’s Day – Sunday, 9 May.

An affair for the whole family, mum will be able to sit back and relax while enjoying beautiful musical entertainment by our pianist and a delicious SA-inspired menu, while the kids are kept entertained with children’s activities. Doors open at 12noon for a 12.30pm start, with festivities concluding at 2.30pm. To book your spot click here.


Adelaide Farmers’ Market

Treat mum to beautiful local blooms, gin and tonic marmalade, honey cakes, breakfast by Masterchef’s Poh and smoked salmon and poached egg waffles at the Farmers’ Market this Mothers’ Day. The beautiful Adelaide Farmers’ Market has a lot to offer, and you can support local businesses while you enjoy.

Mother’s Day Classic Local

This year, the Mother’s Day Classic is going local! Mother’s Day Classic Local combines the flexibility of a virtual fun-run or walk with the community atmosphere seen at physical Mother’s Day Classic events.

What better way to start Mother’s Day than by running through the city in a sea of pink? It is a great way to honour and support those suffering or have previously suffered from Breast Cancer. Please take note: the unspoken dress code is pink. Register here.

JLF Mother’s Day Brunch

The Jodi lee Foundation launched a new initiative for Mother’s Day – a way to celebrate the mum at the table and the mum in our hearts. Australians are encouraged to host a JLF MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH in the month of May at home, in the workplace or at a local eatery with family and friends and collecting donations for this worthwhile and special cause as a part of this fundraiser.

It’s a special way to honour mothers who have been impacted or lost their lives to bowel cancer and funds raised will assist the Foundation to continue to spread awareness about its prevention.

Hosts who raise over $300 for the Foundation with their Jodi Lee Foundation Mother’s Day Brunch will go in the draw to win a beautiful diamond pendant from MAZZUCCHELLI’S valued at $1,129.

Click here to register your Jodi Lee Foundation Mothers’ Day Brunch or for further information.

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

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