Mother’s Day at JW Marriott Resort & Spa: Sure, chocolates and flowers are nice, but here’s a hot tip, quality time is the most precious gift you can give your mum. If you’re keen to hang with your matriarch, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is the place to do it with a range of tailored experiences on offer. If your mum or mother figure has a taste for the finer things in life, she’ll adore high tea in the Tamborine Gallery on Level Two. Munch on a delectable array of sweet and savoury dishes – think crafted pastries, seasonal fruits, gourmet sandwiches and freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jams as you muse about how wonderful you are. Bookings can be made here. If your mother dearest prefers seafood over sandwiches, treat her to the resort’s High Seas experience. Served in Chapter & Verse, this sumptuous sea-to-table culinary event showcases locally harvested seafood including natural oysters, tiger prawns, green-lipped mussels, Moreton Bay bugs, seared tuna open sandwiches, smoked salmon tartine with capers and dill, and spanner crab sandwiches. Secure your reservation here. Last but not least, celebrate Mother’s Day with a long lunch at Citrique’s award-winning seafood buffet, showcasing top-notch locally harvested seafood. Dig in to delights like Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba tiger prawns, blue swimmer crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, spanner crab, green-lipped mussels and Hervey Bay scallops. Land lovers can enjoy a sizzling selection of artisan antipasto, succulent roasts, Asian-inspired dishes, woodfired pizza and European classics. To finish, indulge in a decadent array of artful desserts created by the in-house pastry team. Oh, and there will be live entertainment and a JW gift for all mothers. Tickets are $129 per guest. Make a booking here.
Get your hands dirty at this Mother’s Day clay workshop at Stoka Clay: If your mum is more of a ‘hands on’ kind of mama bear, perhaps a little clay play is right up her alley. Stoka is hosting a three-hour workshop accompanied by an array of nibbles and tea. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a cute and meaningful way to spend the day together.
Sumptuous spreads and sky-high sips for Mother’s Day at The Star Gold Coast: When it comes to mums, there’s no one size fits all approach. Thankfully the fine folk at The Star appreciate this and have curated a range of different experiences to suit all kinds of mums this Mother’s Day. Cucina Vivo will be pulling out all stops to impress with an indulgent three-course Italian long lunch complete with a two-hour beverage package on Sunday May 8, while seafood lovers will be lured to Garden Kitchen & Bar with the promise of a sumptuous seafood spread and a complimentary glass of Chandon. Nineteen at The Star will roll out the red carpet with its elevated a la carte offering alongside a seriously mouthwatering Mother’s Day special, a Grande Fruits De Mer seafood platter loaded with Moreton Bay bugs, Clarence River prawns, natural oysters, smoked mussels, Hervey Bay scallops and Yellowfin tuna. If your mum has an appetite for culinary adventure, pull up a seat at Kiyomi and enjoy an innovative Japanese feast where mum will enjoy a complimentary glass of Chandon Rosé with any of the venue’s signature set menus. Unclue Su is the place for an indulgent Cantonese-inspired banquet and if your mum enjoys a little taste of everything, Harvest Buffet is brimming with all of her favourites. If you’re really gunning for favourite offspring, Azure Spa & Fitness is offering an absolute renewal ritual spa treatment for the entire month of May. The journey to total body harmony is $280 and will have your mama looking and feeling fabulous. To book, call Azure Spa & Fitness on 5592 8501.
Mother’s Day Classic: If you’re the kind of family that goes for jogs on holiday (we’re not judging, good on you) then maybe the famous Mother’s Day Classic is something a little bit different to do with mum on the day. Held at the Broadwater Parklands, there’s a 4-km and 8-km option to sign up for and each race will be big on community spirit. Get the low-down here.Mother’s Day ‘Hyde’ Tea: Pop your pinky and treat your mama or mama figures like the queen she is as you enjoy a fanciful feast filled with a delectable selection of petit fours, a ‘tipsy iced tea’ cocktail and glorious ocean views at Hyde Paradiso’s exquisite Hyde tea. Munch on freshly cured salmon bruschetta, moreish three cheese bites, scrumptious pork Cubans and plenty of sweet treats as you discuss how excellent you are at life for facilitating such a fine feast. Head here to book your spot.
Roll out a rug for the Mother’s Day weekend festival at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard: With the lush vineyard as your backdrop and the sound of soothing jazz music floating through the air, treat your numero uno to a delicious picnic filled with local delicacies, including smoked chicken, cold meats, salads, antipasto vegetables, cheese, dips and cake, plus a bottle of O’Reilly’s famous sparkling. Be sure to book and secure your mum a spot at this lush weekend affair in the Gold Coast’s stunning Scenic Rim.
Mother’s Day Lunch at Ladybird Restaurant: Level up the luxury at Ladybird for Mother’s Day with a three-course long lunch featuring a champagne cocktail on arrival. The menu offers your choice of entree, main and dessert for $149 per person. With the likes of oysters, scallops, charred carpaccio, pork belly and waygu brisket on the menu, your gorgeous mum will be spoilt for choice.x
Mother’s Day at QT Gold Coast: QT is synonymous for luxe events and splendour-filled soirees, and this Mother’s Day they’ve gone and upped the ante to ensure your Mum is treated like an absolute Queen. If your mama or mama figure has a sweet tooth, she’s going to be delighted with the interactive high tea experience at FIXX Cafe. Paired with a side of silver service, a glass of bubbles and a chocolate fountain, it’s the stuff of sweet, delicious dreams. Meanwhile, Yamagen is going all out with a decadent seven-course Japanese feast that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression and Bazaar is hosting an extra-special Mother’s Day on Sunday May 8 complete with Moreton Bay bugs, prawns and oysters, succulent roasted meats and delicious desserts. Wash it down with a bellini from the roaming drink cart, and you (and your mum) have all of the ingredients for a fun-filled long lunch.Take your tea to new heights at Aviary Rooftop Bar: There’s something inherently special about sipping bubbles in the open air of a rooftop bar. If you concur, Aviary Rooftop Bar has you covered this Mother’s Day. Spend the afternoon sipping Byron Bay Bunn tea as you graze your way through an Italian-inspired high tea that Nona would be proud of. There are a couple of packages starting at $45 per person, which includes a selection of local and international cheeses, dried fruit, cured meat, a pizza wrap, and sweet treats. The Two-Can Tea steps it up with French champagne and a featured cocktail for $75 per person.
Breakfast and bubbles at Frenzy’s at Southport Sharks: It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it goes without saying that Mother’s Day breakfast should be an extra-special occasion. Gather the family for a bountiful buffet breakfast complete with all of your morning favourites. Every mother dining will receive a glass of bubbles from 9:00 am. If your mum would prefer the sleep-in and venture out around midday, you’re in luck – Frenzy’s will also be firing up the grill for a seafood-filled buffet lunch from 11:30 am. Looking to make a night of it? The dinner buffet is available from 5:30 pm. Those with little ones in tow may also be pleased to know that Wobbygongs will be open for bookings and the LOL Crew Kid’s Show will be kicking off at 5:00 pm. As always, bookings are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment!
M is for Mumm at the Island: If your mum sparkles like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, the Island Gold Coast has curated a range of experiences to celebrate her magnificance. The Glasshouse will host a lavish buffet lunch with all of the trimmings including a charcuterie station, carvery station, paella station, roast veggies and a dessert cart for $79 per person. If you’re keen to up the ante, the Love Mumm long lunch at Island Penthouse is guaranteed to please. Kick back with a welcome glass of her namesake ‘Mumm’ Champagne and a Koko Black chocolate, followed by an indulgent three-course set menu and two-hour beverage package for $109 per person. Prefer to keep it casual? The Grazy Days all-inclusive lunch is for you.