Eating Out Guide: Top 10 Restaurants for Mother’s Day

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Waterside Bistro, Bobbin Head
Waterside Bistro, Bobbin Head

Mother’s Day restaurants give you plenty of ways to spoil your mum, mum in-law, step mum and even yourself! And there’s no need to drive too far, when there’s plenty of delicious options on the North Shore. If you’re looking for inspiration about where to celebrate, check out our list of local spots!


1. The Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral Beach

Bathers’ Pavilion overlooks Balmoral Beach. Perfect for a splash before or after your meal!

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner options

Bathers’ Pavilion is a glorious spot overlooking Balmoral Beach and is stunning even on a rainy day. The beautiful interior is lovingly designed with cool, elegant, just home in the Hamptons feel which is perfect for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner. Thankfully the folks at The Bathers’ Pavilion have three options for Mother’s Day to cater for different budgets – The Café, upstairs in the function room and terrace or in the restaurant.

2. Ormeggio, Mosman

Enjoy lunch by the water at Ormeggio

Ormeggio is a unique spot immersed in the sparkling waterfront at the Spit. The menu is an Italian-inspired delight accompanied by an excellent wine list, perfect for a memorable lunch experience. Chef Alessandro Pavoni has designed a special 4 course lunch from $159 per person (kids menu also available). The linen is crisp, the tables are immaculate, the food is award-winning and the staff are warm and friendly.

  • Cost: Four course menu for $159 per person | Three course menu for $69 per child (12 & under)
  • Time: Lunch 11am – 3pm and Dinner 5pm – late
  • Where: D’Albora Marinas, Spit Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
  • Book online or call (02) 9969 4088

    3. Waterside Bistro, Bobbin Head

    Casual dining by the water at Waterside Bistro

    Enjoy an idyllic location by the water at Waterside Bistro, Bobbin Head this Mother’s Day. Located within the impressive yet welcoming Empire Marina in the pristine Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the meals are tasty and generous in portion, and their coffee is freshly roasted on the premises and served by trained baristas. Before or after your meal, enjoy a bush walk or visit the playground at Bobbin Head!

    • Where: 1002 Bobbin Head Rd, Bobbin Head
    • Book online or call (02) 9876 4357

    4. The Belrose Hotel

    The slide on the huge playground at The Belrose Hotel

    If you’ve got children who don’t like to sit still at the table, The Belrose Hotel is the perfect option for your Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or dinner, as they’ve got two fabulous play spaces! One is for babies & toddlers, and the other area is for kids who are into bigger fun! There are no special packages, you can just order from the bistro menu from 11.30am – 9pm.

    Find more restaurants with play areas.

    • Where: 5 Hews Parade, Belrose NSW 2085
    • Book online or call (02) 9451 8585

    5. Frankie’s Food Factory, Terrey Hills

    Try the Poke Bowl at Frankie’s!

    Looking for a cafe where the kids can play while you sit back & enjoy a coffee in peace (perfect Mother’s Day goals)? Check out the new Frankie’s Food Factory in Terrey Hills (located inside Flower Power nursery). Kids will love testing out the delicious menu with pancake sliders, donut fries, milkshake surprise and plenty more… Don’t worry, there’s lots for the adults to enjoy as well – you’re spoilt for choice! View the menu
    • Cost: Mains $20-$30
    • Where: 277 Mona Vale Road, Terrey hills 2084, NSW
    • Book online or call (02) 9899 2299

        6. The Gardens Restaurant, Eden Gardens

        Great for big groups or a table for two! The Gardens Restaurant

        Set beside the beautiful lush display gardens of Eden, The Gardens Restaurant & Terrace Bar is the perfect Mother’s Day restaurant. It features a conservatory-like indoor Restaurant with table service and an alfresco Terrace Bar for casual dining. Read our review.

        • Mother’s Day Package: Breakfast $45 adult, $15 child | Lunch $69 2-course meal, $19 child
        • Where: Eden Gardens, 307 Lane Cove Road (cnr Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park
        • Book online or call 0422 712 617

          7. Burnt Orange, Mosman

          Burnt Orange

          Burnt Orange is in a heritage building overlooking Chowder Bay

          Originally built in the 1920s to be the Clubhouse for Mosman Golf Club, Burnt Orange is a historic & beautiful space, located just 20 minutes from Sydney CBD. Dine on the large wrap around balcony, with stunning harbour views & enjoy the bushland surrounds. View the menu.

          8. Acre Eatery, Artarmon

          acre Artarmon

          Light & spacious dining at acre Artarmon

          Acre Artarmon is a newly opened stunning farm-food inspired restaurant bar, café & bakery, and it’s a great spot for a big family lunch. Set within sprawling indoor and outdoor productive gardens, adjacent to HomeHQ Artarmon, the open-air urban oasis features local and exotic fruit trees, a kitchen garden, vertical plantings & hydroponic growing systems, planted pergolas, picnic style areas, kids’ playground and chicken coop.

          • Where: 1 Frederick st, Artarmon
          • Book online or call 02 7204 0068

          9. Bridgeview Hotel, Willoughby

          Bridgeview Hotel is launching a Mother’s Day Long Lunch at the Bridgey that includes shared entrees, mains and dessert plus two hours of bottomless Grey Goose Essence cocktails. 

          • Mother’s Day Long Lunch: details TBA
          • Time: Long lunch
          • Where: 580 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby NSW 2068
          • Call: (02) 8587 5300

          10. Rawsons at The Epping Club, Epping

          Rawsons at The Epping Club

          Rawsons at The Epping Club

          Rawsons at The Epping Club plays host to internationally renowned Chef Nick Whitehouse. His reputation precedes him with a history of working on Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. Recently opened, Rawsons is gaining a reputation for exception food at great price.

          This Mother’s Day, you can dine at the buffet for breakfast or book the special 3 course set menu for lunch. It’s a terrific option especially for large groups with children. View the menu.

          • Mother’s Day Package:
            • Buffet Breakfast from 8.30am Members $35, Children $20 (12 years and under) Under 2 years are Free
            • 3 Course Lunch from 12.30pm Members $75, Children $30 (12 years and under) Under 2 years are Free.
          • Where: 45-47 Rawson St, Epping NSW 2121
          • Book online or call (02) 9876 4357

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