Mother's Day isn't far away - have you planned something special for the mother figure in your life? If not, why not take her to her favourite café for breakfast, book her in for a pamper at a local day spa or spend the day doing all the things she loves to do - with the people she loves most. If you would like to take her out to lunch or dinner with the family, or on your own, then check out these options below which are sure to surprise and delight...
Half Lobster Mornay Lunch Special - Mother's Day at Bay Brasserie, Wests Nelson Bay
Bay Brasserie at Wests Nelson Bay will be offering a Mother's Day Lunch offer of a Half Lobster Mornay served with chips and salad, followed by toasted waffle with maple syrup and gelato for $30 (Member) and $35 (Guest). Every mum also receives a ticket to win a pamper hamper valued at $100 drawn at 2pm on the day. This offer is only available for lunch service, not for dinner. See here for details.
The Anchorage Hotel at Corlette have 2 Mother's Day options on offer. Firstly there is a 3-course Seaside Lunch starting at 12:30pm, at a cost of $89 per person. Secondly, at 2:30pm there will be a Mother's Day High Tea By The Sea, which includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne, High Tea and live music, at a cost of $89. The Anchorage has also put together a package for the Lunch or High Tea, plus accommodation in their Waterfront Anchorage Room for $399. Call (02) 4984 2555 to book. See here for details.
Spend the day at The Anchorage, Corlette. Image: The Anchorage Facebook
Moonshadow - TQC Cruises will be hosting a 3 hour Mother's Day Cruise out on the bay, with a 2 course buffet lunch. There will be a glass of sparkling on arrival for Mum, live entertainment, lucky door prizes and giveaways at a cost of $70 per adult and $35 per child (4 - 14yrs). Look for dolphins from your table, as you cruise the calm waters of Port Stephens. See here to book.
Oysters on the Bay at d'Albora Marinas will be offering Mums a free glass of house selection wine for the entire month of May with a main meal purchase. On Sunday, 12th May for Mother's Day itself they will also have a Mother's Day Special of 2 courses for $30 or 3 courses for $45, with a free glass of wine. This special is available for both lunch and dinner. Bookings are essential. See here for details.
Cruise the bay with Moonshadow TQC Cruises. Image: Moonshadow Facebook
Other Ideas... Rick Stein seafood restaurant at Bannisters Port Stephens will be a popular venue for a Mother's Day lunch. Book your table early to avoid disappointment. See here for details.
Shoal Bay Country Club has one of the best views in the region. Book a table and spoil Mum with cocktails and fresh seafood, with a view. Each Sunday there are also free children's activities, so take all the kids and grandkids! See here for details.
Little Beach Boathouse is another scenic restaurant that all mums will enjoy, right on the water at Little Beach. See here for details and also see here for a full article on other scenic venues with a view.
Inner Light Tearooms is a local favourite, with delicious lunch on offer and some of the best scones in the region. See here for details and here for a full article.
Have you found something that your Mum would love? If not, keep checking back with Port Stephens Weekendnotes for more events listed, when advertised. Book in early however, as places will fill up fast.
Happy Mother's Day, Mothers of Nelson Bay!
Inner Light Tearooms, with some of the best views (and scones!) in the region