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Mother's Day Dining in Geelong 2016

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by CassandraJoy (subscribe)
I write for Weekend Notes and I take photographs, usually sunsets and sunrises. Occasionally I include my photos in my articles. I like to promote Geelong, and activities around Geelong.
Published May 2nd 2016
Spoil your Mum this Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day
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Take Mum out for lunch or dinner this Mother's Day - Sunday 8th May 2016. There are many places to dine in Geelong. If you want to make your Mother feel special this Mother's Day, you can take her out to many different restaurants, cafes and hotels in Geelong.

You could even cook your Mum breakfast in bed, or take her out on a picnic. If you can convince your Dad to help, you could pack up some food and cook a barbecue in a local park or at the beach. Depending on the weather, you might like to take her outdoors if it's lovely and sunny, or indoors if the weather is cool.

I have created a list below of some of the places you could take your Mum this Mother's Day.

Clyde Park Restaurant

If you head to Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro for Mother's Day, you and your Mum will enjoy breathtaking views over the rolling hills of the Vineyard. You'll be able to look out over the Moorabool River.

Clyde Park Vineyard specialises in a large variety of wines including Shira, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnnay and more. Clyde Park Vineyard has received numerous awards, including a James Halliday 5-star rating, and "Best Casual Dining Restaurant" at the Golden Plate Awards 2012.

If you bring Mum to Clyde Park this Mother's Day you can enjoy a 3 course lunch, which is a 3 course set menu. The meal starts from 11.00am. You will need to book for this 3 course lunch at Clyde Park. There will be Live Music by Tom and Tayla.

There is a Children's Menu: Bambino Margarita Pizza, Chicken and chips, and Fish and chips.
Children's Dessert - Bambino ice cream - chocolate or strawberry

Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro
2490 Midland Highway, Bannockburn
Phone (03) 5281 7274 for bookings, and prices or
Email Clyde Park Vineyard

Jack and Jill Restaurant Geelong
Jack and Jill Restaurant Geelong

Jack and Jill Restaurant

Jack and Jill Restaurant is up the hill in Moorabool Street, Geelong. Jack and Jill Restaurant offers a global menu of small plates, craft beers plus a 1920's style lounge bar. This restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a very relaxed atmosphere.

Jack and Jill Restaurant has been listed in the Age Good Food Guide. Award winning chef Leonie Mills presents her "miniature meal" creations. Try multiple meals from an ever changing menu, as Jack and Jill's takes advantage of fresh seasonal foods.

Jack and Jill's Restaurant also has a fine selection of local and imported wines, and boutique beers to compliment their meals, and to celebrate any occasion, from an event to a function to Mother's Day! The restaurant is located within walking distance from the city and there is plenty of parking space at the rear of the restaurant. Great, friendly service and wonderful food.

Jack & Jill Restaurant
247 Moorabool Street, Geelong,
Phone 03 5229 9935

Customs House, Geelong
Customs House, Geelong

Customs House Restaurant and Wine Bar

Customs House offers fine dining in a restored 1850's landmark building with a cosy lounge area. Try a few tasty tapas and a chilled wine. Or book ahead and enjoy a full meal from the a la carte menu. The menu has many tasty options from tapas to entrees to mains. Try char grilled eye fillet of beef, twice cooked half duck or slow cooked pork scotch. There are separate gluten free and vegetarian menus.

Customs House offers fresh local produce and an extensive wine list. They offer high quality products with an abundance of natural products, and international influences. Their priority is to use fresh local produce. The emphasis at Customs House is on authentic flavours and recipes, simple presentations, healthier methods of preparation and fast or leisurely dining.

Try exclusive aged beef, fresh local seafood, evening bar tapas, and all day dining. Customs House has an extensive wine list, concentrating of local wine. Customs House gives diners the opportunity to pair food selections with the perfect wine. If a guest requires assistance with their wine selection, the restaurant manager is willing to assist with this.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 12.00pm to 2.00pm, 5.30pm til late
Saturday 5.30pm til late
Sunday - closed, except for special occasions like Mother's Day

57 59 Brougham Street, Geelong
Facing the waterfront
Phone 03 5246 6500 for bookings

Customs House website
Email Customs House

Baveras Brasserie, Geelong
Image courtesy of Baveras Brasserie

Baveras Brasserie

Cunningham Pier is located in the heart of Geelong's Waterfront Precinct. Baveras is situated on The Pier (Cunningham Pier that is) Geelong, and it's 250 metres out over the water of Corio Bay. You will find Baveras Brasserie along the iconic Waterfront, close to other restaurants and great walking tracks, playgrounds and beaches. The view from the restaurant looks out over Corio Bay, as far as the You Yangs, and all the way out to Alcoa at Point Henry.

Baveras Brasserie has an extensive menu that will leave you feeling satisfied and content. There is a private dining room available for small, special occasions. The floor to ceiling windows create an amazing back drop for any event, meeting, gathering of friends and family.

Baveras Brasserie, Geelong
Image courtesy of Baveras Brasserie

I had a look at the menu at Baveras Brasserie, and it looks amazing. I think I need to head to Baveras for lunch myself. Check out some of the menu choices below:


Beetroot fetta crusty bread

Roast garlic & herb crusty bread.


Battered flathead tails, chips & 'Baveras' tartare

Seafood linguini, Portarlington mussels, prawns, scallops & market fish

Oven roasted barramundi with sweet and sour cherry tomato caramel and Asian greens

300gm Rib Eye Steak, roasted chat potatoes, green beans and a bacon bourbon relish

Half roasted duck with a plum glaze, Asian style Shaoxing broth, oyster mushrooms, bok choy & noodles

Slow cooked lamb shoulder, Meredith's goat cheese, wild roquette and herb salad and sticky balsamic sauce


Rich chocolate tart with salted pretzels and banana ice cream

Coconut rice pudding with caramelised spiced pineapple

Baveras Brasserie Contact Details / Opening Hours

Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Road, Geelong
Phone: 03 5222 6377
Email Baveras Brasserie

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday
Open from 10:00am, Lunch from 12.00pm and Dinner from 6.00pm

Open from 10:30am, Lunch from 12.00pm, closed for Dinner

Dennys Kitchen - Italian Dining

Denny's Kitchen offers delicious "peasant style" authentic Italian cuisine. As you dine here you may feel transported to the shores of Italy. The chefs create delicious, simple seasonal food that can be shared by the entire table, in the traditional Italian way. The dishes are prepared using traditional methods of Italian cooking with a modern twist - wood fired pizzas.

What's On at Dennys Kitchen

On Mother's Day Sunday May 8th, Dennys offers an Italian feast, with a selection of dishes to share and enjoy. To book phone 03 5223 2536 or Email Dennys Kitchen

Wednesday Night head to Dennys Kitchen for an Italian special - a pizza and a pot of Peroni or a glass of Italian wine for $19.00.

About Dennys Kitchen

Dennys Kitchen serves authentic Italian food with a perfect recipe for family friendly dining. Dennys Kitchen is located in the former wool store building in Central Geelong, which also houses the National Wool Museum.

Dennys offers fresh seasonal produce with a focus on healthy and gluten friendly options. Many of the dishes are created in the traditional Italian style, and are designed for families to share around the table. You can also purchase handmade pasta and wood fired pizza, accompanied with seasonal salads.

If you are gluten intolerant or watching your carbs, the menu at Dennys Kitchen offers many healthy alternatives, such as spelt and vegetable ribbon pastas. Dennys Italian serves coffee beans from Melbourne specialty roaster Locale Espresso for a truly Italian espresso.

The restaurant is named after the business man Charles John Dennys, who built the original wool store with his nephew Edward Harewood Lascelles. The wool store opened on August 1st, 1872. It became the heart of Geelong's international wool trade.

Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday 8.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday to Friday 8.00am til late
Saturday 11.30am til late
Sunday 11.30am to 4.00pm

Address 57 Brougham Street, Geelong, 3220
Phone 03 5223 2536
Email Dennys Kitchen

In the same building as
National Wool Museum
66 Brougham Street Geelong 3220

No matter what you do this Mother's Day, as long as you're spending time with your Mum it will be a nice day! You could follow one of my suggestions above and dine in style! Or you could make your Mum breakfast in bed. Enjoy her day and make her feel special. I hope you all have a lovely day with your Mother on Mother's Day 2016.
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Why? To spoil your Mum and make her feel special on Mother's Day
When: Mother's Day, May 8th 2016
Where: Various locations around Geelong
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