Every Mum has a collection of bath bombs, donut makers and hand-decorated egg cups and photo frames that were loving Mothers Day gifts. And mums everywhere treasure those gifts, along with memories of runny eggs and overcooked toast, and the loving sentiments that inspire their creation. But if you want to really spoil your mum this Mothers Day then ply her with tasty morsels of fine finger food, delicate scented teas, and perhaps a glass or two of the bubbly stuff to top it off. Restaurants all over Sydney are offering special Mothers' Day high teas so spoil Mum on her special day. But you'd better get in quickly, as bookings fill up fast.
Boronia Tea Room
If elegance, grandeur and atmosphere is what you're looking for then Boronia Tea Room in the very grand Mosman mansion, Boronia House, will make the perfect setting for your Mothers Day. After a major refurbishment the historic house opened its doors for the fine art of high tea in 2012, and its Mothers Day Weekend High Teas will be a real treat. Feast on fine finger food from their usual high tea menu, along with Chandon bubbly, coffee, tea and homemade sweets to take home. and it's not just confined to Sunday. Their package is available on Saturday too.
Where: Boronia Tea Room, 624 Military Road, Mosman When: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May. 3 sittings on both days at 10am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm Cost: $55 per person Bookings: Book online here or phone (02) 9968 3311
Novotel Mothers Day Mad Hatter's High Tea Party
Want something a little bit more whimsical? Novotel Sydney Olympic Park and Dilmah tea have joined forces for the Mad Hatter's High Tea Party, and it's guaranteed to be a happier experience than Alice's. How could you lose with a 3 course high tea menu matched with fragrant Dilmah teas? And 25% of your ticket price will be donated to Mission Australia.
Image from Mad Hatter's High Tea Party Facebook page.
Where: Novotel, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park. When: 2pm to 4pm, Sunday 12 May. Cost: $79 for adults, $69 for Advantage members, $35 for children aged 6 to 15 years. Bookings: Phone Jason Blackburn on (02) 8762 7523 or email email@example.com
The David Jones Mothers Day High Tea is in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and special guests include celebrity chef, Manu Fieldel. Guests will enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, sandwiches, sweet treats, tea and coffee, all served on fine Wedgewood china. Everyone will receive a gift bag of $100 worth of goodies, too. Philanthropy, food and freebies - a winning combination.
Where: On Seven, David Jones Elizabeth Street Store, 86-108 Castlereagh Street, Sydney When: 2pm, Sunday 12 May Cost: $69.95 per person Bookings: Online here.
The Museum of Sydney Cafe is well known for its delectable high teas. Their special Mothers Day Weekend High Tea includes all their usual favourites (sandwiches, tea and petits fours), Chandon bubbly, and a bonus box of homemade treats to take home. They think it's so special that they're offering this menu on Saturday, as well as Sunday
Where: Museum of Sydney Cafe, corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney When: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May. 3 sittings on both days at 10am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm Cost: $55 per person Bookings: Book online here or by phoning (02) 9241 3636
The Sir Stamford Circular Quay provides elegant surroundings as well as delicious treats for their Mothers Day High Tea. Enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon with your sweet and savoury selections and your choice of top class leaf teas.
Image from Stamford website
Where: The Stamford, 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney, When: Sunday 12 May. Sittings available throughout the day. Cost: $69 for adults, $32 for children aged 5 to 12. Bookings: Book online here. Bookings and pre-payment are required.