Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch and activities in the Gold Coast 2018

10 places to shout mum a meal on 13 May 2018 that will top whatever your siblings had in mind.

Buying a gift is easy. This Mother’s Day, create unforgettable memories by spending quality time with mum and treating her to a delicious feast that will warm her heart and stomach.

We’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants in the Gold Coast for Mother's Day breakfast and lunch to show her your love and gratitude.

What’s more, we have some ideas for the perfect activity, from adventurous to artsy, so you can really spoil her on this special day.

Activities to book that are available on Sunday 13 May 2018

Surfers Paradise Lunch Cruise

Surfers Paradise Lunch Cruise from

Enjoy your lunch date while you venture out into the main channel of the Nerang River and then onto the Gold Coast’s Marina Mirage.

  • Duration: Starts at 12:30pm
  • Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD
  • Inclusions: Water cruise and lunch, beverages are available at an extra cost
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Sparkling high tea for 2

Sparkling high tea for 2 from Groupon

Indulge and satisfy your cravings this Mother's Day as you enjoy baked treats and tea at Clifford’s Grill and Lounge.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD
  • Inclusions: Handmade French macarons, ribbon sandwiches and glass of Chandon S
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3-Course Lobster Dining for 2

3-Course Lobster Dining for 2 from Groupon

Are you a seafood lover? Worry no more, celebrate Mother's Day at Galaxy Seafood Restaurant and indulge yourself with a three-course lobster dining experience.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Southport
  • Inclusions:Half lobster Mornay and main meal per person
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2-Course Steak meal for 2

2-Course Steak meal for 2 from Groupon

Indulge your cravings with this 2-course 1-kg T-bone steak meal at Cliffords Grill and Lounge

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Inclusions:1-kg T-bone steak for sharing, 2 glasses of wine and more
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Breakfast or Lunch with Drinks for 2

Breakfast or Lunch with Drinks for 2 from Groupon

Satisfy your food cravings at Koffee Shack, choose from breakfast, brunch or lunch out.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Burleigh Head
  • Inclusions:Breakfast, brunch or lunch dishes and coffee or tea
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Gold Coast Sunset Cruise

Gold Coast Sunset Cruise from Viator

Enjoy and satisfy yourself as you sail into the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater and watch the sky as the sun comes down.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Main Beach, Australia
  • Inclusions: Close encounter with dolphins, snacks and beverages
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Lunch Cruise

Lunch Cruise from Viator

Set sail and enjoy the views of Surfers Paradise, be amazed and satisfy your cravings with buffet lunch with seafood and chicken main dishes.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Gold Coast, Australia
  • Inclusions: Lunch cruise, live commentary and more
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Top 5 cafes for Mother’s Day breakfast in the Gold Coast


Elk Espresso

This quirky cafe with the elk mural across one wall has become the go-to spot to enjoy Single Origin Roasters coffee along with an amazing breakfast spread from 6am.

Try the signature thickshakes but leave room for the baked goods.

This rustic cafe is the perfect spot to sit back, relax and soak in all that Gold Coast sunshine with mum.

16 Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia


Burleigh Baker

Tight on budget? Try a breakfast picnic! The locals rave about Burleigh Baker’s artisan sourdough bread and range of sweet and savoury pies and pastries. All baked goods are made fresh in-house and free from additives and preservatives.

Grab a bottle of bubbly, something comfy and find the perfect spot to enjoy these healthy and delicious treats.

Shop 13, 50 James Street, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia


Grocer and Grind

Is your mum a little health conscious? No worries! Grocer and Grind uses top quality, fresh and organic produce that’s locally sourced for all cafe dishes.

The menu features items that are delicious, yet good for you, from egg-white omelets and muesli with vanilla poached pears to an extensive range of smoothies. Check out the take-home dairy, charcuterie, confectionery and condiments before you leave!

1/1 Sunshine Blvd, Gold Coast QLD 4218, Australia


Seaduction Restaurant and Bar

If you have a little more cash to splash, treat mum to sweeping ocean views at the Seaduction Restaurant and Bar.

This award winning restaurant serves up innovative dishes using fresh seasonal produce. The ringside view of the beach and handcrafted cuisine is sure to impress the most important woman of your life.

Level 2, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia


Four Winds Revolving Restaurant

Voted as the Gold Coast’s best restaurants to go to for its breathtaking views, Four Winds 360° is a feast for the senses. Savour the iconic views of the coastline to the vast stretch of the ocean as you and mum enjoy a high tea.

At $35 per person for pastries, sweets, sandwiches and a hot drink, plus views like these, this place is a steal. Want a glass of sparkling to complete the package? It's just $4 more.

2.30pm – 4:30pm every Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Top 5 restaurants for Mother’s Day lunch in the Gold Coast


Sparrow Eating House

From the good people of Elk Espresso comes a restaurant focusing on share plates and handpicked boutique wines.

Each dish is beautifully plated using seasonal, fresh local produce. While the food and drinks are a standout on their own, the restaurant’s warm hospitality and top-notch service is the reason why this Mother’s Day you should order a number of dishes to share with mum.

2/32 Lavarack Rd, Nobby Beach QLD 4218, Australia


Clifford’s Grill and Lounge

Clifford's puts a modern twist on your traditional steakhouse with award winning Executive Chef Daniel Smith cooking up meats, seafoods and other all-time-favorites to mouthwatering perfection.

For Mother's Day the world is your oyster with numerous tempting food options at the ready. Will it be the decadent high tea or the sumptuous seafood dinner coupled with handmade desserts?

Better make it the tried and true 2-course celebration of seafood, char-grilled meats, share boards and sweets. At just $65 it's a steal. And if anyone's still hungry, you can upgrade the lot up to a 3-course for $75 instead.

Yes, Clifford's aims to please.

3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217



If you and mum fancy something a little more authentic homestyle cooking, give Hellenika at Nobby Beach a whirl. Here you can expect all the Greek favorites: meat and seafoods licked by the smoky flavors of the grill. Try the chargrilled octopus and baked lamb; slow cooked for five hours until fall apart perfection.

Hellenika is a tasty affair that will keep you coming back for more.

2235 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach QLD 4218, Australia


Justin Lane Establishment

For old-school mums who love a good wood-fired pizza and plate of hearty pasta, hit up Justin Lane where everything from the pizza dough to the pasta is made by hand and cooked fresh to order.

Have your Mother’s Day lunch at the sleek new rooftop patio, which boasts stunning Gold Coast coastline views and oozes good tunes and good vibes.

1708-1710 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia


Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s Cove Cafe is surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains and is the perfect tranquil setting to enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch.

Every Mother's Day Intercontinental Sanctuary tends to step it up a few notches with a mouthwatering selection from earth to sea along with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for mum upon arrival. This year we're hoping for much the same.

Manor Circle, Hope Island QLD 4212, Australia

Mother's Day activities in the Gold Coast

Tandem Skydive

Tandem Skydive from

Gold Coast Skydive

  • Skydive over the Gold Coast beaches
  • 45 second drop from 7,500ft
  • Price includes pickup from Surfers Paradise and return
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High Speed Jet Boat Ride

High Speed Jet Boat Ride from

Paradise Jet Boating

  • Earlybird departures available (9am and 10am)
  • Ranked #1 jetboat ride in Australia
  • Features JETcam onboard filming systems so you can take your memories home with you
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Sailing Cruise at Sunset or Midday with Nibbles

Sailing Cruise at Sunset or Midday with Nibbles from

Champagne Sailing Cruises

  • Two hour cruise around Main Beach for two
  • Sip on sparkling wine and nibble on cheese and crackers, fresh fruit and prawns during your cruise.
  • Choose between a midday or a sunset cruise
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Sailing Cruise For Two (Exclusive)

Sailing Cruise For Two (Exclusive) from

Champagne Sailing Cruises

  • Exclusive two-hour cruise to Main Beach with your own private captain
  • Sip on sparkling wine and indulge in your choice of our fresh seafood lunch or dinner with dessert or nibbles platter if you prefer to eat out elsewhere
  • Minimum notice of 6 hours required
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Mother’s Day sales and coupon codes

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