30 April 2024

Spoil mum with these breakfast and high tea options this Mother's Day

| Jacqueline Lyons
MV Southern Cross food

Remind mum of what she means to you this year with plenty of high tea opportunities across Canberra. Photo: MV Southern Cross.

Mother’s Day is a chance to remind mother figures how much you appreciate everything they do for you.

With the special day just around the corner (it’s 12 May this year, so make a note!), there are plenty of things to see and do around the nation’s capital to celebrate in style.

From high tea at the Hyatt to a cruise around picturesque Lake Burley Griffin, to plenty of bottomless brunch and lunch options … One thing’s for sure this year – every mum in the capital will be able to find a tasty treat that’s just right for them.

Table with glasses and plates for Mother's Day High Tea

Enjoy a huge selection of luxurious treats at High Tea at QT. Photo: QT Canberra.

High Tea at QT Canberra

When: 12 pm, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Where: 1 London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: $80 per person, additional $30 for bottomless drinks; book here.

Treat Mum to a high tea at one of Canberra’s favourite venues. Enjoy a vast selection of luxurious savoury treats, including truffled egg and cucumber on brioche buns and chicken parfait tart with wine and fig jam. But the food doesn’t stop there. Delicious desserts will also be on offer, including spiced ginger cake with honey custard, tiramisu cannoli, miso chocolate mousse pots with honeycomb and lemonade scones, vanilla cream and blackberry jam.

If you’re after something a little stronger, for an additional $30 per person you can enjoy bottomless Dal Zotto prosecco, pink grapefruit spritz and a selection of tap beers. If you’re looking for something to remind Mum of the special day, for $39, you can even order a posie from GG’s Flowers to take home.

MV Southern Cross on Lake Burley Griffin going past the Yacht Club

Enjoy delicious food while cruising the capital on the Southern Cross Club’s best boat. Photo: Canberra Southern Cross Club.

Lunch cruise on the MV Southern Cross

When: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: 1 Mariner Place, Yarralumla
Cost: $120 per person; book here.

Why not give Mum lunch with a view, in fact, multiple views around the lake? MV Southern Cross is giving you the opportunity to indulge Mum with a three-course meal on the lake. Start the meal with a selection of warm focaccia and dips followed by a beetroot and walnut salad, Baiada Farm chicken with gratin potatoes, honey-glazed carrots and a creamy tarragon sauce for the main and ending with a selection of freshly made tarts, all washed down with bottomless mimosas making it an experience to remember.

plate of treats

Enjoy a huge range of delectable treats at the Hyatt Hotel. Photo: Michelle Rowe.

High tea at the Hyatt

When: 11 am or 2 pm
Where: 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla
Cost: $95 per person, $55 for children 12 and under; book here.

For $95 per person, treat Mum to an iconic tea lounge with a large selection of gourmet savoury bites, mouth-watering desserts and an interactive food station the kids will love. All bookings include a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, and you have the option for of an 11 am or 2 pm start.

Marion restaurant

Tea, coffee, sweet and savoury treats, and fantastic views of the city await you at the Marion. Photo: Pew Pew Studio.

Mother’s Day at The Marion

When: 8 am onwards
Where: Act Parks Depot, Barrine Dr, Parkes
Cost: $55 for children, $85 for traditional and $95 for sparkling; book here.

If you’re yet to decide on a time to treat Mum to a high tea, The Marion restaurant lakeside at Regatta Point offers its services all day in a variety of packages. The traditional option offers a selection of finger sandwiches, sweet petit fours and savoury items, and scones with house preserve cream, all served with tea and coffee.

If you’re looking to wash down your delicious treats with a bit more bubbles, for an additional $10 you can have your traditional tea served with a glass of Australian sparkling wine. There is even an option for children 12 years and under. For $55, they will be treated to finger sandwiches, sweets, savoury items, scones with house preserve and double cream, as well as hot chocolate, juice or soft drinks.

High tea is served at the Southern Cross Club

Show mum your appreciation with a lavish high tea. Photo: Southern Cross Club.

High Tea at Southern Cross Club

When: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Corner of Catchpole and Bowman Street, Macquarie, 92-96 Corinna St, Phillip, corner of Pitman and Holwell St, Greenway
Cost: $55 per platter that caters for two to four people; book here.

If Mum wants something slightly fancier, morning and afternoon high tea sessions will be held at three different Southern Cross Clubs across the city.

Morning sessions will take place at Woden and Tuggeranong from 10 am to 12 noon, and afternoon sessions will take place at Woden, Tuggeranong, and Jamison from 2:30 pm to 4 pm.

For $55, enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, including traditional English cucumber, smoked salmon and cream cheese, watercress and egg salad, ham and cheese and smoked chicken and mayo.

To satisfy a sweet tooth, there are also scones with jam and clotted cream and plenty of pastries, including lemon tarts, strawberry cheesecake, a gluten-free chocolate cake and dark chocolate tarts. The high tea can also be made to order for delivery or pick up between 10 am and 12 pm if you’d prefer to dine in the comfort of your own home.

seafood buffet

Seafood buffet at Hyatt Hotel. Photo: Hyatt Hotel.

Buffet lunch at the Hyatt

When: 12 pm to 2 pm
Where: 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla
Cost: $125 per person, $62.50 for children 12 and under; book here.

If Mum’s after a luxurious experience but would like a sleep-in, the Hyatt offers the perfect solution – a Sunday buffet lunch. The two-hour session will consist of live cooking stations, seafood, antipasto boards, traditional hot dishes, carvery stations, plenty of desserts and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

Durham pub offers a high tea option this mother's day.

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with a high tea at the Durham pub. Photo: The Durham Facebook.

High Tea at Durham Pub

When: 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: 53 Jardine Street, Narrabundah
Cost: $59 per person; book here.

Enjoy three hours of delicious treats pub style. From cheese and charcuterie plates, gourmet club sandwiches, mini quiches and sausage rolls to delicious desserts, including mini cakes and, of course, plenty of scones with raspberry jam and cream, each ticket includes a piccolo rose, prosecco, moscato or tap beer on arrival.

Mimosas help celebrate Mother's Day.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with free-flowing mimosas at Braddon Merchant. Photo: Braddon Merchant.

Bottomless mimosas and brekky at Braddon Merchant

When: 6 am to 8:30 am
Where: 1 Elouera Street, Braddon
Cost: $45 per person; book here.

Settle in for two hours of free-flowing mimosas and two dishes from their breakfast and side dish menu. Assorted pastries, gluten-free granola, bacon and eggs, waffles and plenty of vegetarian options, all of which can be accompanied by mushrooms, chilli sambal, avocado and extra bacon, ensure there will be a dish for everyone’s tastes and dietary requirements.

The Cornerstone Restaurant.

Treat mum to a choice of hearty breakfast options at the Southern Cross Club. Photo: Canberra Southern Cross Club.

Buffet Breakfast at Southern Cross Club

When: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Where: Corner of Catchpole and Bowman Street, Macquarie
Cost: $45 per adult, $22 per child; book here.

Start the day right with all of Mum’s favourite breakfast items at Southern Cross Club Jamison. Start with toast, seasonal fruits and yogurt, Bircher muesli and a large variety of cereal, or be more indulgent with pastries, including cinnamon swirls, raspberry crowns, apple cornets, mini danishes and more. If she’s looking for a heartier option, there will be a selection of cooked breakfast options like scrambled eggs, sauteed herbed wild mushrooms, crispy bacon and hash browns. There will be plenty of tea, coffee and juices to wash it all down.

Original Article published by Jacqueline Lyons on Riotact.

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