Mother’s Day in Sydney: Dining options and things to do

Get back into the swing of things this Mother’s Day. Here’s a list of some of our top things to eat, see and do on 9 May.

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There's no better way to show appreciation for the women in your life than treating them to a lovely time on Mother's Day. It's the perfect moment to say "thank you".

Stick around because we've got plenty of ideas for those who want to get out and about. Plus, see how to celebrate Mother's Day with our guide for things to do on 9 May.

Our top picks for Mother's Day breakfast in Sydney

Gift mum or your loved one with breakfast in bed or go a step further and surprise them with someone else's cooking.

Harbourside Breakfast

Harbourside Breakfast from RedBalloon

For a classic cafe breakfast with a luxury view, look no further than Blackbird Cafe in Darling Harbour this Mother’s Day.

  • Inclusions: Hot breakfast for two, a glass of prosecco each, tea or coffee
  • Location: Wheat Road Balcony Level 1, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour
  • Cost: $75 for two people
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Brunch with Take Home Gift

Brunch with Take Home Gift from RedBalloon

Kick off the day by taking mum to Bitton for a gourmet breakfast and gift from its range of luxury products.

  • Inclusions: A gourmet starter, eggs Benedict, tea or coffee and gourmet Bitton product to take home each
  • Location: 23 Plumer Rd, Rose Bay
  • Cost: $100 for two people
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Our top picks for Mother's Day lunch in Sydney

Sometimes mum deserves a sleep-in, so treat her to a bite to eat a little later on Mother's Day. Pick one of your favourite lunch spots or find something among the great deals below.

Two-Course Steakhouse Lunch

Two-Course Steakhouse Lunch from RedBalloon

Surprise mum with a two-course lunch at The Meat and Wine Co. in Barangaroo.

  • Inclusions: Entree to share, main meal each, glass of house wine, soft drink or beer each
  • Location: Ground level, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
  • Cost: $99 for two people
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Tall Ship Cruise Lunch

Tall Ship Cruise Lunch from RedBalloon

All aboard the high seas. Give mum an experience she won’t forget with lunch with a nautical twist. Cruise Sydney Harbour on a real timber tall ship.

  • Inclusions: Two hours of sailing on an authentic tall ship, chance to help the crew, listen to a talk about harbour highlights and the ship’s history and lunch
  • Location: Campbell's Cove Jetty, The Rocks
  • Cost: $109 per person
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Three-Course Lunch

Three-Course Lunch from RedBalloon

Take mum to enjoy three tasty courses of modern-Australian cuisine at 6HEAD.

  • Inclusions: Three-course lunch each and a glass of house wine each
  • Location: Bay 10 & 11, Campbell’s Stores, 7-27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks
  • Cost: $139 for two people
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Nine-Course Japanese Tasting Menu

Nine-Course Japanese Tasting Menu from RedBalloon

Explore new flavours on Mother’s Day and tuck into nine courses of fine Japanese cuisine at Zushi.

  • Inclusions: Nine-course tasting menu to share, bottle of house wine to share
  • Location: 10/33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
  • Cost: $200 for two people
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Our top picks for Mother's Day dinner in Sydney

Treat mum like the star she is and take her out to dinner at one of these great restaurants. Take your pick from a wide range of cuisines and locations that ought to impress.

Harbour Cruise with Three-Course Dinner

Harbour Cruise with Three-Course Dinner from RedBalloon

Take in the sights of Sydney Harbour at sunset and enjoy a three-course dinner with your loved one this Mother’s Day.

  • Inclusions: Three-course dinner, live music and two-hour cruise
  • Location: King St Wharf No. 1, Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Three-Course Indian Dinner

Three-Course Indian Dinner from RedBalloon

Take mum to tuck into three courses of flavourful Indian cuisine at the award-winning Delhi 'O' Delhi.

  • Inclusions: Entree to share, main and dessert each and bottle of wine to share
  • Location: 3 Erskineville Rd, Newtown
  • Cost: $120 for two people
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Beachfront Dinner for Two

Beachfront Dinner for Two from RedBalloon

Enjoy a three-course contemporary Australian dinner for two at Whitewater restaurant in Manly. A great treat for mum on her day.

  • Inclusions: Entree and dessert to share, main meal each and glass of wine each on arrival
  • Location: 35 South Steyne, Manly
  • Cost: $130 for two people
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Three-Course Meal

Three-Course Meal from RedBalloon

Rock mum’s world with dinner at Sydney’s waterfront Hard Rock Cafe, with priority seating and views of Darling Harbour.

  • Inclusions: Entree to share, main meal and dessert each, choice of a bottle of wine to share or a cocktail each
  • Location: 2-10 Darling Dr, Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour
  • Cost: $135 for two people
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Chinese Hot Pot Feast

Chinese Hot Pot Feast from Groupon

Bring mum along to enjoy authentic Chinese dishes at Six Po Hot Pot this Mother’s Day.

  • Inclusions: Multiple side dishes, hot pot soup and a can of soft drink each
  • Location: 146 Burwood Road, Burwood
  • Cost: $64 for two people
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Three-Course Dinner

Three-Course Dinner from Scoopon

Enjoy a three-course meal at the charming Binky and Co. Mum is sure to love the quaint 1700s Paris aesthetic and modern-Australian cuisine.

  • Inclusions: Garlic bread to share, main each and dessert to share
  • Location: 374 Darling St, Balmain
  • Cost: From $39 for two
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Our top picks for meal and snack kits you can get delivered to Sydney for Mother's Day

Homemade Pasta Kit

Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

Impress the family with your culinary skills and prepare a homemade Italian meal from scratch. As an added touch, the kit comes delivered as a gift, which makes for the perfect surprise.

  • Inclusions: Homemade pasta making kit presented in a gift box with satin tissue and ribbons, pasta making machine, Molini pizza fine Italian flour, a bottle of Riparosso Illuminati, Don Antonio pasta sauce, a personal gift message and delivery
  • Cost: $149
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
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    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

    Calories don't count when celebrating and there's no better way to go all out than digging into a dish of paella that can be prepared in the comfort of your home.

  • Inclusions: Paella kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, paella pan, Spanish paella rice, paella spices, a bottle of Tocado Macabeo white wine, a bottle of Tocado Grenache red wine, a spatula, a personalised message and delivery
  • Cost: $139
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia.
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    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit

    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit from RedBalloon

    Get creative in the kitchen with this kit that can make ice cream, sorbet and low-fat yoghurt.

  • Inclusions: Homemade ice cream maker kit, Cuisinart frozen dessert maker, salted caramel, chocolate liqueur, chocolate marshmallow, mango passionfruit sauce, 3 tubs of confectionery, recipes and instruction manual, ice cream scoop and delivery
  • Cost: $239
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
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    Our top picks for Mother's Day high tea in Sydney

    Give mum the gift of high tea at one of these tea rooms fit for Queen Elizabeth herself.

    The Palace Tea Room QVB Traditional High Tea

    The Palace Tea Room QVB Traditional High Tea from RedBalloon

    Mum will no doubt enjoy a traditional high tea at the Palace Tea Room in the iconic Queen Victoria Building.

    • Inclusions: Cafe high tea for two people, your choice of tea or coffee
    • Location: Level 1 Shop 20-22, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney
    • Cost: $100 for two people
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    High Tea on the harbourside

    High Tea on the harbourside from RedBalloon

    Spice up mum’s day with a glass of sparkling wine and high tea at Cafe Birkenhead.

    • Inclusions: Three-tiered high tea stand, glass of sparkling wine on arrival, unlimited tea and coffee, free parking (three hours)
    • Location: Shop 70A Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre, 19 Roseby St, Drummoyne
    • Cost: $130 for two people
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    The Tea Room QVB Traditional High Tea

    The Tea Room QVB Traditional High Tea from RedBalloon

    Dainty finger sandwiches, petit fours and scones, mum’s already on her way out the door.

    • Inclusions: High tea for two people, tea or coffee
    • Location: Level 3 North End Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney
    • Cost: $120 for two people
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    • If you have dietary requirements, including a gluten-free or vegan diet, be sure to contact the restaurant or cafe in advance, or let them know when you order.

    Things to do on Mother's Day in Sydney

    Jet Boat Ride on Sydney Harbour

    Jet Boat Ride on Sydney Harbour from RedBalloon

    Ready. Set. Go. A jet boat ride across Sydney Harbour is the perfect experience for those daredevil mums who feel the need for speed.

    • Location: Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon - Jetty 1, Sydney
    • Cost: $85 each
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    Retro Drive-In Cinema and Hotel Stay

    Retro Drive-In Cinema and Hotel Stay from RedBalloon

    In this blast from the past, enjoy a film at the Skyline Drive-In Movie Theatre and retire to your hotel room at the retro-themed Atura Blacktown.

    • Location: 32 Cricketers Arms Rd, Blacktown
    • Cost: $242 for two people
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    Skydiving in Sydney

    Skydiving in Sydney from Skydive Australia

    Make it a Mother’s Day mum will never forget with the ultimate tandem skydiving experience.

    • Location: Skydive Sydney-Wollongong, Stuart Park, George Hanley Dr, Wollongong
    • Cost: $379 each
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    Sydney Attractions Pass

    Sydney Attractions Pass from Viator

    Visit some or all of Sydney’s major attractions including Sydney Opera House and Taronga Zoo this Mother's Day.

    • Location: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
    • Cost: From $153.85 each
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    Italian Cooking Class

    Italian Cooking Class from RedBalloon

    Give mum the greatest gift of all: knowledge. Four hours learning to make pasta from scratch, eat antipasto and sip on wine.

    • Location: 12 Sutherland Park Dr, Burradoo
    • Cost: $270 for two people
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