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Eating Out Guide: Best Restaurants for Mother’s Day

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Looking for a restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day 2023? Whether you want to dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are so many local options on the North Shore to choose from! From a casual pub lunch, waterside cafes or fine dining, take a look at our huge list of restaurants to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 14 May 2023.


Wondering where to book to spend Mother’s Day 2023? Be sure to book your table for Sunday 14 May soon! Our list covers luxury through to extra kid-friendly, so you can find what works for your family. Use the quicklinks below to see some of our favourite options… and keep scrolling to see many more!

Family-friendly Mother’s Day restaurants

1. Garfish, Crows Nest

Celebrate Mother’s Day any day of their Mothering Weekend at Garfish in Crows Nest.

On Saturday 13 May, enjoy a ‘Mum & Me’ lunch – with their lunch special with half dozen of freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters matched with a glass of bubbles, followed by choice of our daily fish board with a complimentary garnish. $85 per person. A la carte is available too for Saturday lunch.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday 14 May, indulge in three courses for $100 for adults and two courses for children at $45 with unlimited soft drinks or juice. Lunch reservations from 11.30am with every table allocated 2 hours. View the menu

2. The Glasshouse, Artarmon

acre Artarmon

Light & spacious dining at The Glasshouse Artarmon

This Mother’s Day, where be surrounded by nature and natural light at The Glasshouse. 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.

Mother’s Day Package: For just $69 per person, indulge in a sharing brunch platter and sip on 2 hours of house wine, Prosecco, and tap beer. And for the little ones, we’ve got a $15 kids’ platter and unlimited soft drink. More.

  • Address: adjacent to HomeHQ Artarmon, 1 Frederick St, Artarmon
  • Book online or call (02) 8357 8857

3. The Greens, North Sydney

There are spectacular harbour views at The Greens to take in while you dine this Mother’s Day, plus live music from 2pm-5pm. The Greens is also open for lunch and dinner. After your meal, test Mum’s skill with a game of bowls or venture outside to the newly renovated playground at St Leonards Park.

4. Burnt Orange, Mosman

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. 

Treat Mum to a special three-course lunch this Mother’s Day at Burnt Orange! You can also choose a Mother’s Day High Tea and enjoy a glass of sparkling.

  • Mother’s Day Package: 3 course lunch, $110 adult & $50 Child
  • Where: 1109 Middle Head Road, Mosman
  • Book online or call (02) 9969 1120

5. Bridgeview Hotel, Willoughby

Sit back and relax for lunch or dinner this Mother’s Day, and let Bridgeview Hotel do all the heavy lifting and celebrate your Mum, or mother-like figures. All Mums attending will receive a complimentary glass of Sparkling! They offer an impressive pub food menu bursting with seasonal flavours is sure to get your appetite going.

  • Where: 580 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby NSW 2068
  • Call: (02) 8587 5300
  • Book online

6. The Greengate, Killara

Treat Mum to lunch at The Greengate in Killara on Mother’s Day. She’ll be spoilt for choice with our food and drinks menu, including a $20 Sunday Roast. Mum can relax with live music on the Terrace from 12.30-3.30pm. Kids eat free from 12-6pm, and there will even be face painting from 12.30pm-3.30pm.

  • Where: Cnr Pacific Hwy &, Greengate Rd, Killara NSW 2071
  • Call:(02) 9496 7222
  • Book online

6. 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

7. Frankie’s Food Factory, Terrey Hills

The playground outside 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! Read our review.

  • Cost: Mains $20-$30
  • Where: 277 Mona Vale Road, Terrey hills 2084, NSW
  • Book online or call (02) 9899 2299

      8. Waterside Bistro, Bobbin Head

      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

          10. The Verandah Beecroft

          Father's Day restaurant Beecroft

          The Verandah Beecroft

          Light-filled, relaxed and homely, The Verandah is Beecroft’s new home away from home – a local institution for the northern suburbs community, revamped and reimagined. Sitting across from the bowling greens, it’s the perfect spot to settle in for a long lunch, a cocktail or two or dinner with friends and family.

          • Mother’s Day Package: 3 Course Lunch, Tea Cocktails for Mum on Arrival @ $75 | Under 12’s: Kids Meal, Sundae & Bowls $35
          • Address: 128 Copeland Road, Beecroft
          • Phone: 9484 1167
          • Website: theverandahbeecroft.com.au

          Want even more options for Mother’s Day restaurants…

          Here are loads more restaurants to consider for a Mother’s Day meal on the North Shore to suit all types of families.

          Relaxed dining Mother’s Day restaurants

          • Union Hotel, North Sydney
          • The Oaks, Neutral Bay
          • Italian Street Kitchen, Neutral Bay
          • Amici by Sergio, Cammeray
          • Sunest Diner, The Canopy, Lane Cove
          • Via Napoli Pizzeria, Lane Cove and Hunters Hill
          • Via Alta, Willoughby
          • Attimo’s Italian Restaurant, Northbridge
          • Borusso’s Pizza & Pasta, Northbridge & Crows Nest
          • The Rice Den, St Leonards
          • Hunters Hill Hotel, Hunters Hill
          • The Great Northern Hotel, Chatswood
          • La Botte, Willoughby
          • Greengate Hotel, Killara
          • Capri Cucina, Lindfield
          • The Sawmill, West Pymble
          • Bangkok Bites, St Ives
          • Bondi Pizza, Macquarie Centre
          • The Butchers’ Block, Wahroonga
          • La Zana, North Wahroonga
          • The Blue Gum, Waitara
          • Firestone, Hornsby
          • Blu Eatery, Hornsby
          • Hornsby RSL, Hornsby
          • Berowra Village Tavern, Berowra Heights
          • AcquaFresca (within Harbord Diggers), Freshwater
          • Rawsons at The Epping Club, Epping
          • Lees Fortuna Court Chinese Restaurant, Crows Nest

          Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs with play areas

          If you’ve got little kids who can’t sit still, a restaurant with a play area is a great option! They’re all super family-friendly, so parents can relax knowing that the kids are having fun too! See the full list of all the venues.

          • Magpies Waitara
          • Hotel Pennant Hills
          • Forest Hotel
          • Belrose Hotel
          • Terrey Hills Tavern
          • Harbord Diggers, Freshwater
          • The Collaroy
          • Pittwater RSL, Mona Vale
          • The Newport
          • The Ranch, North Ryde
          • North Ryde RSL
          • Glenorie RSL
          • Castle Hill RSL
          • The Glasshouse Artarmon
          • Frankie’s Food Factory, Terrey Hills
          • The Tasting Deck, Terrey Hills
          • Frankies Food Factory, Terrey Hills
          • The Gardens Restaurant & Terrace Bar, Eden Gardens
          • The Diddy, Longueville
          • The Grounds Keeper Cafe, Ryde
          • The Ranch Hotel, North Ryde

          Beautiful spots by the water Mother’s Day restaurants

          Love to dine by the water? There are lots of beautiful cafes on the Sydney waterways.

          • Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral
          • Plonk! Beach Cafe, The Spit, Mosman
          • Ormegio at The Spit, Mosman
          • St Siandra, The Spit, Mosman
          • Burnt Orange, Mosman
          • Ripples Chowder Bay, Mosman
          • Deckhouse, Woolwich
          • Echo on the Marina, Roseville
          • Hugos Manly, Manly
          • The Boathouse Shelly Beach, Manly
          • Flying Fox Cafe, Mona Vale
          • Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater
          • Afous Moroccan and Spanish Tapas, The Spit, Mosman

          Fine dining…

          • Garfish, Crows Nest
          • Café Lyon, Lindfield
          • Kiplings Garage Bar, Turramurra
          • Martha’s, Castlecrag
          • Sous le Soleil, Roseville
          • Urban Tadka, Terrey Hills

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