13 best dining experiences for you and your mum this Mother’s Day

You may be fretting over where to take your mum for a special treat this Mother’s Day – she may have very specific taste preferences that want very much to cater to, or you have brought her to dine at so many different places that she is craving for something new.

We have compiled a list of places in Singapore for the best gastronomic experiences on Mother’s Day, be it exquisitely-crafted Mother’s Day menus or fun activities that you can do with your mum while dining.

For the mum who loves buffets

1. Blue Jasmine @ Park Hotel Farrer Park

If you are looking for a halal buffet that offers sumptuous dishes this Mother’s Day, look no further than Blue Jasmine @ Park Hotel Farrer Park.

The Thai restaurant’s Mother’s Day buffet is an indulgent spread that promises to offer both classic and updated Thai flavours in their dishes, ranging from appetisers to desserts. Look forward to savoury bites like Tom Yum Taro Chips, signature dishes such as Blue Jasmine Rice and Gai Tai Naam, as well as refreshing Thai Chendol or Soft Serve Coconut Ice Cream.

Of course, no celebration is truly complete without a surprise: Blue Jasmine will also gift a sweet treat to all mothers who dine in the restaurant on Mother’s Day.

Price: SGD52++ per adult & SGD26++ per child (6 – 12 years old, children aged below 5 dine for free)
Address: 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Level 5, Singapore 217564
Reservation: Via email ([email protected]) or telephone (+65 6824 8851)

2. L’Espresso @ Goodwood Park Hotel

A Mother’s Day English Afternoon High Tea Buffet at cosy cafe L’Espresso is one of the top choices when it comes to pampering your mum. She will love the wide variety of treats available, ranging from finger food such as smoked salmon and sliced egg finger sandwiches, to chilled delicatessen, soups, and sweet desserts.

Remind her not to miss out on the ‘live’ carving station – the succulent Beef Wellington with Merlot Jus is this high tea buffet’s highlight!

Price: SGD55++ per adult, SGD33++ per child (6-11 years old)
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Reservation: Via email ([email protected]) or telephone (+65 6730 1743)

For the mum who likes Asian cuisine

3. Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant @ Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

You can opt to show your appreciation for both mum and dad at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant’s Parent’s Day Celebrations, which run from 3 to 12 May and 7 to 16 June 2019,

With fitting names like ‘Filial Piety’ and ‘Gratitude’, the set menus offered include the restaurant’s signature dishes. Your parents will be in for a gastronomic adventure with traditional Chinese delights such as Deep-fried Pork Ribs with Homemade Wasabi Mayonnaise Sauce, and Braised Ee-Fu Noodles with Boston Lobster in Ginger & Scallion.

Price: SGD458++ for 4 persons, to SGD1588++ for 10 persons
Address: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square (At Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore Singapore, 428769)
Reservation: Via website or telephone (+65 6340 5678)

4. Min Jiang at Dempsey

If your mum is a fan of Min Jiang, one of Singapore’s most established and celebrated Chinese restaurants, be sure to bring her to check out its new, picturesque location – Dempsey Hill. It boasts a new menu specializing in Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines, and your mum will surely love the familiar traditional flavours presented in a contemporary manner.

Signature dishes you must order for your mum include The Heritage Treasures Platter (Teochew-Style Shrimp Roll, Braised Pork in Wuxi-Style, Deep-Fried Crabmeat), as well as the Typhoon Shelter Squid and Soft Shell Crab (originally prepared by Hong Kong fishermen in typhoon shelters during periods of refuge).

Price: SGD458++ for 4 persons, to SGD1588++ for 10 persons
Address: 7A & 7B Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249684
Reservation: Via website or telephone (+65 6774 0122)

5. Yàn

She has been the one caring for our health all these while – it’s our turn to pay attention to hers. Take care of your mum’s health with special set menus from Yàn – these curate nutritious dishes that are prepared with traditional Chinese herbs such as Wild Cordyceps and Black Ningxia Wolfberries will give her a much-needed boost in immunity and energy levels.

In addition, you can enjoy the restaurant’s well-loved signature dishes in each menu. The seven-course set meal serves the fan-favourite Yàn Peking Duck, while the nine-course set features the Signature Roast Crispy Suckling Pig, a classic Cantonese dish that is commonly served at festivities.

Price: SGD88++ per person for 4 to 10 diners (seven courses), SGD128++ per person for 6 to 10 diners (nine courses)
Address: #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Reservation: Via website or telephone (+65 6774 0122)

6. BOTANY

What better way to bond with your mum than over wholesome food at a Parisian-esque dining ambience?

With its unique east-meets-west flavours and textures, both meat eaters and wellness junkies will enjoy the diverse menu at BOTANY, a new casual restaurant-café opened by the team who brought Dazzling Café to Singapore. The dishes are prepared with mostly locally-sourced, farm-to-table ingredients without using MSG and preservatives, so you know that you are eating the freshest possible meals at BOTANY.

Aside from Australian-inspired dishes, you get to tuck into comforting, well-loved Asian cuisine like Granny’s Chicken Congee and Impossible™ Mapo Tofu Rice Bowl. End off the meal with the iconic Honey Toast from Dazzling Café for a satisfying experience that your mum will never forget.

Address: 86 Robertson Quay, #01-03 Singapore 2380245
Reservation: Via telephone (+65 6951 4861, +65 6951 4890)

7. Shang Palace @ Shangri-La

Instead of a Mother’s Day menu, Shang Palace is rolling out a Parent’s Day Lunch and Dinner set menu on 11 & 12 May (Mother’s Day weekend), as well as 15 & 16 June 2019 (Father’s Day weekend).

Older folks will particularly appreciate their special six-course sets, full of premium ingredients such as bird’s nest, sea cucumber, ginseng and abalone. If you are looking for a meal that conveys auspicious meanings, you will be happy to know that the Chinese meal sets also serve suckling pig and longevity buns, so that you can wish your parents a long, healthy life ahead.

Price: SGD128++ per person (Lunch) and SGD168++ per person (Dinner)
Address: Lobby Level,Tower Wing, Shangri-LaHotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Reservation: Via telephone (+65 6213 4473)

For the mum who seeks fun & unique dining experiences

8. Drunken Farmer

For the mums that love wine, Drunken Farmer is the perfect place to let them indulge in their favourite drink.

Drunken Farmer is a travelling pop-up natural wine bar that is making its rounds in Singapore. It celebrates the classical art of winemaking by offering itself as a place to learn and discover wine from the ground up, and understand the very places and people that cultivate them.

The group has brought in 90 natural wine labels that include white, orange, red and bubblies from all around the world — Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and South Africa. You can also enjoy air-flown charcuterie, cheeses, and oysters as you relax and sip on natural wine with your mum.

Address: Currently at Open Farm Community (130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819)

9. Zafferano

This Mother’s Day, why not let your mum relive her wild and young party days?

On 10 or 11 May 2019, head down to Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge with your mum for their popular Ladies Night Out. Dance to catchy beats of classic retro music and popular hits from 6pm to 9pm (Friday) or 6.30pm to 9.30pm (Saturday), and enjoy a free flow of Spumante, house red and white wines.

Price: SGD78++ per person
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, Singapore 049315

10. MERCI MARCEL

Even if your mum is not too keen on partying, you can still spend quality time mastering the art of lettering together at MERCI MARCEL.

The French restaurant has partnered with local hand lettering artist Robyn to host a lettering workshop on 11 May for guests to learn how to write beautiful messages for their mothers at Club Street. You will also get to indulge in Marcel’s afternoon tea during the workshop. For those who cannot make it for the workshop, fret not: you can still get a limited edition lettered napkin for your mum on 12 May at their Tiong Bahru outlet.

Price: SGD95 for the lettering workshop, slots limited
Address: Merci Marcel Club Street, Singapore 069403 
Registration: Via website

11. KOMYUNITI @ YOTEL Singapore

KOMYUNITI is organising Mum’s Day Out on 12 May 2019 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, where mums not only get to enjoy an exclusive Mothers’ Day menu selection, along with a range of exciting Mothers’ Day activities. These include a Flower Bar, Mother and Child look-alike photo contest, and even lattes personalised with her photo!

On top of that, your mum gets to dine for free with every three paying adults when you quote “WELOVEMUM” when making your online reservation, so make sure everyone in the family keeps their schedule clear on that day for your mum.

Price: SGD50++ (Adults), SGD25++ (Children aged 6 to 12)
Address: Level 10, 366 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238904
Reservation: Via website

12. PORTA

At European restaurant PORTA, you are encouraged to celebrate Mother’s Day with not only your mum, but also your kids.

The Mother’s Day brunch features classic favourites, a spread of free-flowing Fine de Claire oysters, an extensive salad bar, savoury appetisers, and sweet afters. A specially-decorated kids’ playroom will keep your young ones engaged while you have brunch with your mum, and after the satisfying meal, the whole family can have fun together from 12.30pm to 2.30pm with activities such as Balloon Sculpting.

Price: SGD39++ per adult, SGD19++ per child (5-11 years old), complimentary Kid’s Dish of the Day for children younger than 5 years old
Address: 1 Unity Street, Level 1, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237983
Reservation: Via telephone (+65 6593 8855) or email ([email protected])

13. Maggie Joan’s

Indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime meal at Maggie Joan’s with your mum on 8 & 9 May 2019 – that’s when Head Chef Zach Elliott-Crenn of London’s one Michelin-starred Portland Restaurant cooks up a British-themed four-hands collaboration.

The British 8-Course Tasting Menu will feature more than typical fish & chips, bangers & mash: look forward to inventive dishes made from seasonal produce, such as fermented buckwheat with cave-grown mushrooms and parmesan cheese.

Price: SGD140++ per person (wine pairings at an additional SGD90++ or a glass of Scottish Rock Rose Gin & Tonic at SGD24++)
Address:110 Amoy Street #01-01 Singapore 069930
Reservation: Via email ([email protected]) or telephone (+65 6221 5564)

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