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Brisbane's Best Mothers Day High Teas 2013

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Published April 17th 2013
Spoil mum with ribbon sandwiches, sweet treats, tea & bubbly
Brisbane's Best Mothers Day High Teas 2013

We all like to reward Mum on Mothers Day and what better way than with tasty morsels of fine finger food, the fragrant aroma and delicate taste of scented teas, and perhaps a glass or two of the bubbly stuff to top it off? Restaurants all over Brisbane are offering special Mothers' Day high teas, some with musical entertainment and giveaways, so spoil Mum on her special day. But you'd better get in fast, as bookings fill up quickly.

Lyrebird Restaurant, Queensland Performing Arts Centre

QPAC's Lyrebird Restaurant's Mothers Day High Tea offers sparkling wine on arrival, sweet and savoury treats, plenty of tea, and performances by La Forza and pianist, Dave Spicer. There will also be lucky door prizes.

mothers day high tea, lyrebird restaurant
Image from QPAC website

Where: Lyrebird Restaurant, QPAC, South Bank
When: Sunday 12 May 11.30am.
Cost: $79
Bookings: Book online here.

Gillian's Garden Cafe

For something a little different try Gillian's Garden Cafe, a delightful space situated within the Cottage Garden Nursery at East Brisbane. Noted Queensland chef, Tracy Hirst, will serve up ribbon sandwiches, devonshire tea, sweet treats and tea or coffee. The cafe is BYO. They are also offering breakfast and dinner menus for Mothers Day.

gillian's garden cafe, mothers day high tea
Image from Gillian's Garden Cafe website.

Where: Cottage Garden Nursery, 999 Stanley Street, East Brisbane
When: Sunday 12 May
Cost: Adults for $35, children under 12 will get a children's plate for $15. Corkage is $3.50.
Bookings: Phone (07) 3391 1001

Stamford Plaza

You have two options at the Stamford - Mother's Day Lobby High Tea or the Mother's Day High Tea River Room Buffet. Both offer a glass of sparkling wine, music, teas and elegant food selections. See here for full details.

stamford plaza, mothers day high tea
Image from Stamford Plaza website

Mother's Day Lobby High Tea
Where: The Grand Lobby
When: 2 sittings available - from 10am to noon, or 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Cost: $49 for adults, $30 for children aged 5 to 12.
Bookings: Phone (07) 3100 5749

Mother's Day High Tea River Room Buffet
Where: The River Room
When: From 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: $68 for adults, $35 for children aged 5 to 12.
Bookings: Phone (07) 3100 5749
Mums can take home the floral centrepieces from this high tea.


Does your mum love ballet? Brisbane's Sofitel, a sponsor of the Queensland Ballet, is going all out with high teas with a ballet theme. Their Ballroom Le Grand Mothers Day High Tea features all the usual mothers day treats plus sparkling wine, a showcase of ballerina costumes from Queensland Ballet and live entertainment.

sofitel, mothers day high tea
Image from Sofitel website

Where: Sofitel Ballroom
When: Three sessions - 11am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm
Cost: $59 for adults and $29 for children 5 to 12 for the early and late sessions. $65 for adults and $32 for children for the 2pm session.
Bookings: Phone (07) 3835 3535 or email These are pre-paid, non-refundable events.

Bacchus South Bank

If your mum is into jazz then Bacchus' Mothers Day High Tea might be just the thing. You and mum will be entertained by a jazz pianist while you sip tea and sparkling rose and indulge in sandwiches, scones and a range of sweet treats. There's even a gift for mum to take home. Bacchus will donate $2 from every high tea to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

bacchus south bank, mothers day high tea
Image from Bacchus website

Where: Bacchus South Bank, corner of Grey & Glenelg Streets, South Bank.
When: Three sessions available - 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Cost: $55 for adults, $20 for children aged 7 to 12, children under 6 are free.
Bookings: Book online here or phone (07) 3364 0843.

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Why? Because we all should spoil Mum
When: Mothers Day, Sunday 12 May 2013
Where: Various venues. See article for details
Cost: Varies. See article for details.
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The picture you have used is from the best High Tea "Tea and Nicities" at Mt Tamborine
Excellent value for money. Excellent Service and attention to detail. Yum Yum you even receive a doggy box to bring home any leftovers
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