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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 8 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 8 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 2, a glass of prosecco each, tea or coffee
  • Location: Wheat Road Balcony Level 1, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour
  • Cost: $75 for 2 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 2 people
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Brunch at Terrace on the Domain

Brunch at Terrace on the Domain from Klook Australia

Drink your fill at this bottomless boozy brunch. You and mum will have 2 hours to tuck into a shared 4-course feast, sip on wine and take in the city skyline. Bottom's up.

  • Inclusions: 4-course brunch, sparkling, prosecco and rose wines
  • Location: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
  • Cost: $65 per person
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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.

2-Course Steakhouse Lunch

2-Course Steakhouse Lunch from RedBalloon

Surprise mum with a 2-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 2 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: 2 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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3-Course Lunch

3-Course Lunch from RedBalloon

Take mum to enjoy 3 tasty courses of modern-Australian cuisine at 6HEAD.

  • Inclusions: 3-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 2 people
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Japanese Teppanyaki Wagyu Degustation

Japanese Teppanyaki Wagyu Degustation from RedBalloon

Spoil mum with this decadent 10-course meal of king prawns, wagyu AA9+, crepe suzette and so much more.

  • Inclusions: 10-course wagyu degustation
  • Location: 176 Cumberland St, The Rocks
  • Cost: $185 per person
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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.

3-Course Indian Dinner

3-Course Indian Dinner from RedBalloon

Take mum to tuck into 3 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 2 people
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3-Course Meal

3-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 2 people
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Seafood and Cocktail Experience

Seafood and Cocktail Experience from RedBalloon

There's no better place to enjoy seafood than by the water and Nick's is one of the most famous spots on it.

  • Inclusions: Seafood platter to share, cocktail
  • Location: Nick's Seafood Restaurant, The Promenade, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour
  • Cost: $179 for 2 people
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Barangaroo Steakhouse Experience

Barangaroo Steakhouse Experience from RedBalloon

This dinner is an absolute winner. Not only is the view magnificent but the meal is more than generous with 3 courses, including a high quality steak and bottle of wine.

  • Inclusions: 3-course dinner for 2, bottle of house wine
  • Location: The Meat and Wine Co, Ground Level - International Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
  • Cost: $249 for 2 people
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Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise from Klook Australia

Mum's sure to be impressed when you climb on board this Captain Cook cruise. It sails at sunset, gracing you with pristine views of the harbour as you tuck into your dinner.

  • Inclusions: 3-course a la carte menu, wine, beers and soft drinks, views of Sydney Harbour
  • Location: Departs from Darling Harbour
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Our top picks for meal and snack kits you can get delivered to Sydney for Mother's Day

Private Dining Experience

Private Dining Experience from RedBalloon

Staying indoors this Mother's Day? Don't fret. You won't have to learn how to cook or put in an UberEats order. Instead, up your game with a private dining experience in the comfort of mum's home.

  • Inclusions: 3-course meal for 6 people, personal chef and waitstaff, styling, set-up and clean up
  • Location: Your home
  • Cost: $900 for 6 people
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Mixed Wine Kit

Mixed Wine Kit from RedBalloon

Stock up mum's wine collection with this specially curated mixed pack of 6 wines.

  • Inclusions: 2 Giladi "Revelet" Rose, 2 Mr Riggs McLaren Vale Shiraz and 2 Castleforte pinot grigio
  • Cost: $105
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia except for a few Northern Territory locations
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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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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 2 people, your choice of tea or coffee
  • Location: Level 1 Shop 20-22, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney
  • Cost: $100 for 2 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: 3-tiered high tea stand, glass of sparkling wine on arrival, unlimited tea and coffee, free parking (3 hours)
  • Location: Shop 70A Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre, 19 Roseby St, Drummoyne
  • Cost: $130 for 2 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 2 people, tea or coffee
  • Location: Level 3 North End Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney
  • Cost: $120 for 2 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

Outdoor Sip and Paint Class

Outdoor Sip and Paint Class from Classbento

Paint the best view in the house at an outdoor paint class. Don't forget to BYO a bottle of your mum's favourite drink.

  • Inclusions: 2-hour class, paints, canvas and instructions
  • Location: Darling Point, Moore Park
  • Cost: $65 per person
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Hunter Valley Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting Tour

Hunter Valley Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting Tour from Klook Australia

Take mum out on her special day to the Hunter Valley. Here she'll get to sample the best wine, beer and spirits of the region and top it off with a local cheese and chocolate tasting.

  • Inclusions: Local wine and spirits tastings, winery tours, cheese and chocolate tastings, restaurant lunch
  • Location: Meet-up locations are St Laurence Church, The Obelisk, Macquarie Place Park and St Andrew’s Cathedral
  • Cost: $219 per person
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Pinot and Picasso Class

Pinot and Picasso Class from Classbento

This year, make mum a memento she'll cherish forever. On Mother's Day Pinot and Picasso is hosting a Paint Your Pot session where you'll, literally, paint a ceramic pot in a one-of-a-kind design commissioned by Aussie artist Prudence DeMarchi.

  • Inclusions: Pot, paints and design to paint
  • Location: Shop 4/418 Darling St, Balmain
  • Cost: $65 per person
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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.

  • Inclusions: 30-minute jet boat ride and waterproof ponchos
  • Location: Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon - Jetty 1, Sydney
  • Cost: $63.50 per person
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Candle and Cocktails Class

Candle and Cocktails Class from Classbento

Instead of buying her a bottle of wine and a candle, this year, make it more personal – and heaps more interactive – by booking the family in for a candle-making class.

  • Inclusions: Candle-making equipment and instructions, snacks by a top chef and cocktails
  • Location: 283 Cleveland St, Redfern
  • Cost: $175 per person
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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.

  • Inclusions: 1-night stay at Atura Blacktown, 2 tickets to Skyline Drive-In Movie Theatre and breakfast for 2
  • Location: 32 Cricketers Arms Rd, Blacktown
  • Cost: $242 for 2 people
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Cocktail and Dumpling Making Class

Cocktail and Dumpling Making Class from Classbento

Upskill in the kitchen with mum as you learn to make dumplings and shake up matching cocktails. Or, take this class early and show off your newfound culinary skills on mum's big day.

  • Inclusions: Learn to make pork and lemongrass dumplings, mushroom and vegetable dumplings, lychee cocktails and popo trio cocktails
  • Location: 1 Kellett Way (Cnr Roslyn + Ward), Potts Point
  • Cost: $99 per person
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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: $123 per person
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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: $389 per person
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