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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 H5992-FB09@sofitel.com. 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.
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.
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