They’re your first friend and your best friend, by your side through thick and thin, and with Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to lock in plans to celebrate your mum and her lifelong commitment to supporting and loving you.
Since it’s best to be prepared than have nothing planned at all, we’ve made organising easy with the following hitlist of places you can spoil mum this Mother’s Day on the Sunshine Coast.
Mother’s Day Classic
In its eighth year, the Mother’s Day Classic is a community-inspired fun run and walk, raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research, so if you’ve got a fit mama on your hands, pull out your sneakers and sport a pink tee for a morning of fitness and inspiration. And remember, it is a special day for your mum, so put aside your competitive streak and let her win. On your marks, get set, go. For more information, click here.
Lunch At Noosa Boathouse
No doubt your mum’s whipped up a fair few lunches for you throughout your lifetime, so level the playing field by spoiling her with a waterfront lunch at Noosa Boathouse this Mother’s Day on the Sunshine Coast. She’ll have the choice of a four-course family feast, featuring the chef’s best dishes served help-yourself style, or go all out with a three-tiered seafood tower and chocolate dessert plate. For more information, click here.
Rustic Feasting At Kandanga Kitchen
Pull the blindfold over mum’s eyes and set out for a westward Mary Valley drive to Kandanga Kitchen, where farm-to-table meals are guaranteed to cause extreme motherly grins. These guys are hosting a special Mother’s Day lunch, free of chemicals, yet full of locally-sourced, seasonal flavours set amongst their stunner of a hinterland atmosphere. And our tip of the day: their chocolate and beetroot pancakes prove Kandanga Kitchen is totally worth the hike. Bookings are essential, so for more information, click here.
Wine And Dine At Cellar Door On First
Whilst you may be the original reason for your mother’s love of wine, now is the time to truly let that love shine with an exquisite lunch at Mooloolaba’s Cellar Door On First, where the team are opening especially for Mother’s Day. The menu, turning locally sourced produce into fragrantly fresh and contemporary flavours, is available in a la carte or degustation stylings, so whatever your mother’s preference, you can count on Cellar Door to rise to the occasion. For more information, click here.
High Tea At Aimee Provence
If you’re looking for a foolproof venue to celebrate your mama this year, Aimee Provence is the answer with an incredible offering of a Mother’s Day high tea, complete with beautiful views. The mama-centric menu of the day features all the good stuff, including puffy, cloud-like scones with jam and clotted cream, French macarons, chicken Waldorf sangers and a glass of sparkling wine to salute the special lady in your life. To make your booking or find out more information, click here.
Half-Priced Celebrations At Heads Of Noosa
If you’re looking for a low-key, chilled vibe for your Mother’s Day celebration, Heads Of Noosa is throwing you a bone by offering all mums half-priced food and drink combos for the entirety of the day. If you did your maths homework all those years ago, that means you’ll be scoring one helluva good deal when shouting ma to some epic pub grub accompanied by the Heads Of Noosa Mother’s Day beer infusion. Sounds enticing? For more information, click here.
Hinterland Dining At Flaxton Gardens
Finally, you have a chance to call it even with mum, following all those early morning school drop-offs and late night “taxi” runs by spotting her a scrumptious meal at Flaxton Gardens, where hinterland views spanning Noosa to Moreton Island are bound to be a highlight. Book in for a high tea sitting or treat mum’s belly to a special Mother’s Day menu, including options of coconut-crusted Mooloolaba prawns with mango and macadamia salad, or grilled Cone Bay barramundi with gnocchi, greens and pumpkin. We’ll leave the dessert menu as a surprise. For more information, click here.
Sunday Roast At Brouhaha Brewery
You wouldn’t exist without her, so give the number one woman in your life a glimpse of appreciation via Sunday roast at Maleny’s Brouhaha Brewery,where lush views provide a stunning sanctuary for good chats, childhood reminiscing and a delicious local brew, or two. This one’s bound to be popular so book your seat at the table early. For more information, click here.
Champagne Lunch At Noosa Beach House
If you’re looking to score extra brownie points this Mother’s Day on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa Beach House provides the ultimate midday feast with their decadently-designed four-course champagne lunch. Setting a high standard with the choice of cascading Moët, Veuve Clicquot or Moët Rosé, plus a gift for all mums, your family is bound to have a wonderful time sharing memories and laughs at a Noosa Beach House table this year. To book your spot or for more information, click here.
Dumplings And Buns At The Cooking School
We get it, your mum is the best cook in the world. But, when gifted a class at Noosa’s The Cooking School this Mother’s Day, we hardly think you’ll be hearing any complaints when Executive Chef, Zeb Gilbert leads a hands-on cooking experience of dumplings and buns matched with wines. Even if mum’s an absolute whiz in the kitchen, she’s going to have loads of fun. For more information, click here.
Italian Set Menu At Locale Noosa
Making plans for Mother’s Day on the Sunshine Coast doesn’t get any easier than reserving a table at Locale and letting the team take full responsibility for the food landing upon your plates. Italian is the name of the game at this landmark Noosa establishment, so whether your mum is a fan of handmade pasta, stone-fired pizza or traditional cicchetti, the special Mother’s Day set menu with a complimentary glass of champagne is going to have her feeling all sorts of love. To reserve your spot or find out more information, click here.
Riverview Dining At Thomas Corner Eatery
Smother your mother with affection, courtesy of Thomas Corner Eatery where our lovely little Noosaville staple will be serving up their super reliable menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an outlook of Noosa River, plus a special gift for every mother-diner to take home and celebrate. To pre-feast your eyes on the menu or for more information, click here.
Three Course Lunch At Ocean View Estate
Spend quality time with the lady who raised you over a three-course lunch set amongst the vineyards of Ocean View Estate. If you’re feeling super generous and more organised than the average human, Ocean View Estate also provides onsite cottages for those who are likely to overindulge in the local specialty i.e. wine. It’s a little bit further afield, but worth the trip. For more information, click here.
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