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Mother’s Day Food Guide 2016

Belinda Neame

Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with some amazing Canberra food.

From decadent brunches to degustation lunches, we have something for every mum. Mother’s Day is just over a week away so get in quick to reserve a table!

Pialligo Estate

Make Mum’s day extra special at Pialligo Estate’s Mother’s Day long lunch in The Glasshouse. The lunch will include beautiful appetisers, shared mains and elegant desserts and to make Mum feel even more special, she will also receive a beautiful bunch of flowers.

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Where: Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo
Time: From 12.30pm
Cost: Starts at $50 for children and $110 per adult
Web: www.pialligoestate.com.au

Joe’s Bar

The funky Joe’s Bar inside the East Hotel are putting on a very Italian feast for Mum’s on Mother’s Day. Expect things like Joe’s Bellini for Mum on arrival, a three course lunch starting with Joe’s famous Burrata Cheese and much more. There will also be a special kids menu.

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Where: Joe’s Bar, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Griffith
Time: Visit website
Cost: Starts at $55 per person
Web: www.joesateast.com

Pod Food

Overlooking their beautiful Pialligo gardens, Pod Food will be offering breakfast, lunch or dinner on Mother’s Day. Book the family in and choose from a four course degustation breakfast, five course degustation lunch or a four course dinner.

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Where: Pod Food, 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo
Time: From 9am
Cost: Breakfast $40 per person, Lunch $100 per person and dinner $80 per person.
Web: www.podfood.com.au 

XO

In recognition and praise to all mums, XO will be opening the doors for its first Sunday service on Saturday 8 May in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Their chefs have thoughtfully constructed an eight course menu plus dessert to ensure you enjoy an extra special luncheon with your beloved mum.

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Where: XO, 16 Iluka Street, Narrabundah
Time: Available from 12.15-2pm
Cost: $70 per head
Contact: Via e-mail or on 6295 XOXO(9696).

Capitol Bar and Grill

This Mother’s Day, combine two things that Mum’s love; family time and bubbles. Treat your Mum to a cheeky glass along with a delightful lunch at Capitol Bar & Grill. Acclaimed Australian restaurateur, Robert Marchetti, has created a three course Mother’s Day lunch that Mum will absolutely love.

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Where: Capitol Bar and Grill, QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, NewActon
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: Starts at $89 per person
Web: www.qthotelsandresorts.com/canberra

The Duxton

The Duxton are putting on brunch and lunch in The Loft for Mother’s Day – brunch with a side of champagne! With a luxurious menu planned, there will be dishes to please all the savoury or sweet-tooths at the table, and just because they love them, every mum gets a free glass of bubbly!

Or if you’d like to get your art on, celebrate Mother’s Day with a relaxing afternoon art class hosted by Paint It Up. This class is perfectly suited to all-ages and skill levels, and welcomes families and groups of friends. You can add on an afternoon tea package (a glass of prosecco on arrival and a high tea tower of scones, petit fours, macarons and ribbon sandwiches) while you create your masterpiece.

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Where: The Duxton, corner of Sargood and MacPherson Streets, O’Connor
Time: Brunch from 9am, Art Class from 2pm.
Web: www.theduxton.com.au

The Boathouse by the Lake

For a really special celebration for your Mum treat her to an amazing four course lunch at The Boathouse with views across the lake. Enjoy a four course set menu with snacks on arrival. They even have a ‘Mother’s Treat Package’ which includes an adult ticket for lunch, a bottle of Chandon NV sparkling on arrival and a floral arrangement for Mum. A set children’s menu is also available.

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Where: The Boathouse by the Lake, Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: Starts at $70 per child and $100 per adult ($185 per head for the Mother’s Treat Package)
Web: www.boathousebythelake.com.au

Parlour

Spoil Mum at Parlour in NewActon with their amazing High Tea. Wily Trout sparkling on arrival followed by a selection of house made artisan sweets and savouries, Rabbit Hole organic tea and Red Brick Espresso coffee. All in a beautiful intimate setting.

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Where: Parlour, 16 Kendall Lane, NewActon
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: Starts at $45 per person
Web: www.parlour.net.au

Adore Tea

Mothers Day High Tea at Adore Tea in Gold Creek, is always super popular. This year, Mum’s will not only enjoy a beautiful high tea but they will also receive a free gift bag to take home.

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Where: Adore Tea, Shop 6, Federation Square, 18 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls
Cost: $48 per person
Times: 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm
Web: www.adoretea.com.au

Marble & Grain

This Mother’s Day, spoil mum with a decadent three course lunch which will include a complimentary glass of French Sparkling on arrival.

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Where: Marble & Grain, Mort Street Braddon
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Cost: From $75 per person
Web: www.marbleandgrain.com.au

Rydges Capital Hill

Mum will love a glass of sparkling on arrival followed by a feast of delicacies – dainty tea sandwiches, warm fresh baked scones, mini cakes and savoury treats. It’s the perfect way to let her just relax and unwind for a few hours.

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Where: Rydges Capital Hill, 17 Canberra Avenue
Time: 11am – 2pm
Cost: $50 per person
Web: www.rydges.com

The RUC Turner 

Lunch and Dinner with a free glass of sparking and a dessert for Mum

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Contact: 6247 7838
Web: theruc.com.au

Hellenic Club

Breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at the Australian Botanic Gardens

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Contact: 6281 0899
Web: www.hellenicclub.com.au/booknow

Southern Cross Yacht Club

Breakfast and lunch specials

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Contact: 6273 1784
Web: www.cscc.com.au/whats-on/mothers-day-2016-2 

Vikings Lanyon

Buffet lunch specials

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Contact: 6200 8400
Web: www.vikings.com.au/2016/04/20/mothers-day/#.Vyl0tqNcRBd

Vikings Chisolm

Buffet lunch specials

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Contact: 6209 0206
Web: www.vikings.com.au/2016/04/20/mothers-day/#.Vyl0tqNcRBd 

Canberra Labor Club

Lunch specials with a glass of sparkling for Mum

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Contact: 6288 5047
Web: www.laborclub.com.au/news-archive/mothers-day-2016

Raiders Weston

Two-course meal with a glass of sparkling for Mum

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Contact: 6287 8600
Web: www.raidersweston.com.au

Raiders Belconnen

Lunch specials and $800 worth of hampers available to win in mother’s day raffle

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Contact: 6254 1044
Web: www.raidersbelconnen.com.au

Out of town a little

Some Café

Take a short drive to the gorgeous town of Collector and enjoy the historical surrounds of the beautiful Some Café. With open fireplaces and the most wonderful homely hospitality, Mum will feel totally relaxed and spoiled for Mother’s Day. You can even spoil her further with a bottle of Collector Wines from their cellar door, which just happens to be in the same building!

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Where: Some Café, 5/7 Murray Street, Collector
Time: From 9am – 4pm
Web: www.facebook.com/somecafecollector

FLINT IN THE VINES

Take a scenic drive out to the picturesque cool climate wine country of Murrumbateman to spoil your Mum this upcoming Mother’s Day with a beautiful lunch at Flint. Enjoy your choice of three courses for $69 per person, with a special gift awaiting every Mum from the Flint team.

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Where: Flint at Shaw Vineyard, 34 Isabel Drive Murrumbateman, NSW
When: From 11.30am
Cost: $69 Per Person
Menu: Visit Website
Web: www.flint.net.au/events.html
The Shaw Vineyard Estate Cellar Door will also be open from 10am so why not enjoy a tasting before or after your lunch? Be sure to contact them on (02) 6227 5827 to make a booking.

Pankhurst Wines

Pankhurst Wines will be offering a vertical tasting of their Chardonnay wines, going back 20 years, with a cheese platter on Mother’s Day. It’s the perfect chance to have a trip to the country, relax in the beautiful surrounds, and experience the history of the Pankhurst wines.

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Where: Pankhurst Wines, “Old Woodgrove” Woodgrove Close, via Hall
Time: From 10am
Cost: Visit website
Web: www.pankhurstwines.com.au

Tallagandra Hill Winery

What a beautiful way to tell Mum you love her with Mother’s Day High Tea at Tallagandra Hill Winery. The High Tea will leave your taste buds feeling very satisfied with Tallagandra Hill Sparkling Chardonnay served with all the trimmings like macaroons, lemon curd tarts, scones, cucumber and cream cheese sandwich fingers, salmon blini and so much more.

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Where: Tallagandra Hill Winery, 1692 Murrumbateman Road, Gundaroo
Time: 11am – 3pm
Cost: From $45 per person
Web: www.tallagandrahill.com.au

If you’re a Canberra business with a special Mother’s Day event or menu that we’ve accidentally left out – just flick us an email at [email protected] with your opening hours for Mother’s Day and details of the event and we’ll pop you in as soon as we can!

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Belinda Neame

Belinda is HerCanberra's Production Manager. A foodie and lover of handmade, Belinda enjoys nothing more than a good coffee and seeing Canberra businesses thrive. In her 'spare time', Belinda organises the quarterly Canberra street food event, The Forage with her husband Tim. More about the Author

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