Whatever you do, do not forget that Sunday, May 12, 2013 is Mother's Day.
Our mums have nurtured, raised us and been there for the tears, fears and cheers over all the years. And for that, she deserves to be celebrated and spoiled.
It isn't Mother's Day without a nice meal, so let's look at some of the best places to take your mum on this special day.
Utopia @ Waterfall Gully promises stunning surrounds and a "beautiful breakfast" or "luscious lunch". Breakfast is from 8 am until 10.30 am and costs $45 per person, while lunch is from 12 noon until 2.30 pm and costs $69. View the menu and find more information here.
How about Mother's Day High Tea at Glen Ewin Estate in the Adelaide Hills? Mum will enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies, sparkling wine, tea, coffee and live music. The first high tea sold out quickly, so an extra session has been organised from 10 am until 12 noon and costs $35 per person. There are still some seats available, visit the website for more information.
Meanwhile, the Victory Hotel has a special menu just for Mother's Day. A Mother's Day meal will cost $50 per person for two courses or $65 per person for three courses. The Victory Hotel is situated atop Sellicks Hill on Main South Road and it is open on Mother's Day from 11 am until 12 midnight. The menu and more information can be found here.
Have a Mother's Day Lunch over the water at River Café on War Memorial Drive at North Adelaide. Lunch will be held from 12 noon until 3 pm and costs $72.50 for adults or $45 for children. Click here for more information and a glimpse at the delicious menu.
The National Wine Centre of Australia on the corner of Botanic and Hackney Roads is hosting a Mother's Day Luncheon. The function at the National Wine Centre will start at 12 noon and the four course meal will be perfectly matched with premium South Australian wines. Tickets cost $80 for adults and a children's menu is available for $30. Visit the website for booking information and a look at the mouth-watering menu.
Afterward, a wander through the nearby Adelaide Botanic Gardens might be nice. If your mum likes the gardens, perhaps she would prefer to eat there, and she can.
The Botanic Gardens Restaurant has a special breakfast and lunch planned for Mother's Day. Breakfast is served from 8.30 am until 11 am and costs $23.50 per person. The luncheon starts at 12 noon and costs $79 for adults or $49 for children. The Botanic Gardens Restaurant is accessed from Plane Tree Drive off Hackney Road. Make your booking and check out the menu here.
Don't forget about the Mother's Day Classic. It is a 4.3 km or 7.2 km fun run (or walk) that raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's research programs. It begins and ends at Peace Park in North Adelaide where there will be food, activities and entertainment. Find out more and register for the event here.
Stamford Grand has many dining options for Mother's Day
The Stamford Grand at Glenelg offers an array of dining options to treat your mum. The Promenade Restaurant has a full breakfast buffet from 6.30 am until 8.30 am for $32, or 9 am until 11 am for $49. There is a seafood buffet lunch from 12.30 pm until 3 pm for $89. High tea is available for $50 from 12.30 pm until 2.30 pm or 3 pm until 5 pm. For dinner, there is a seafood buffet from 6 pm that costs $49 for each person. A children's menu is available for $25.
Over in the Grand Ballroom, there is a full breakfast buffet from 9.30 am until 11 am that costs $30 for adults and $20 for children. Have high tea from 1 pm until 3 pm for $34 for adults and $20 for children.
Or relax in The Horizons Cocktail Lounge from 12 noon onward and enjoy live musical entertainment over a tapas tower for $35 per person. Bookings for any of these options at the Stamford Grand are essential, information can be found here.
After lunch, we would go to the nearby Singing Gallery for live music by Laura Hill and her band, the Tuesday Bandits. The Afternoon Delights Mother's Day Show is from 3 pm until 6 pm and tickets cost $20 each. Visit the Singing Gallery website for booking information.
If your mum likes to visit a day spa as much as mine, she might like a voucher from Eleaner Botanical Treatment Studio at McLaren Vale. There are several offers available especially for Mother's Day and on Saturday, May 11th, Eleaner is providing Mother's Day Rose Petal Foot Treatments in front of the open fire for $25. Visit the website for more information.
The best mum ever (the tea cosy is quite special too)
Mother's Day is a busy time for restaurants, cafes and venues in Adelaide, be sure to secure your place and make your booking as soon as possible. If you happen to miss out, or would rather stay in, never underestimate the power of a card that tells her how much you care and a home-cooked meal. Just don't forget to do the washing up.
Some great ideas there. I have learned to book way in advance and have already booked at the Victory! This would have been great a couple of weeks ago - is that too early to publish maybe next year?? Cheers!