23 Ideas for Mother’s Day Lunch in Melbourne (2024)

Mother’s Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year as it is a day that celebrates mothers, grandmothers and other female figures who have made an everlasting and positive impact on your life. 

If you’re a mother, this special day is also dedicated to celebrating you, and all the hard work you’ve put in to raise and care for your family and loved ones! We’ve got some of the best restaurants for Mother’s Day listed below – so any Mums reading this can start dropping hints.

This year on Sunday 14 May, why not treat yourself or the mother figure in your life to a delicious Mother’s Day Lunch! And to make this an easy task for you, I’ve compiled some awesome locations to help you find the most delightful Mother’s Day lunch Melbourne has to offer.

Without further ado, here is my list of where you can book the Best Mother’s Day lunch in Melbourne!

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When is Mother’s Day 2023?

Mother’s Day 2023 is on Sunday 14 May.

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1. Kitchen Workshop, Crown Melbourne

The newly reopened Kitchen Workshop will spoil mum with a decadent feast she’ll love and is one of the best restaurants for Mother’s Day lunch if you are looking for a buffet style.

The menu consists of an array of international cuisines and uses seasonal produce and fresh ingredients. And for mums who love seafood, they’ll no doubt enjoy the restaurant’s signature unlimited prawns!

Kitchen Workshop, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, (03) 9292 8888

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2. Mr Hive and Kitchen, Crown Melbourne

When looking for Mother’s Day restaurants you can’t go past the three-course lunch curated by the team at Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar. It will have you, Mum and your loved ones celebrating Mother’s Day in style.

The feast includes a flute of Moet & Chandon champagne or a soft drink upon arrival, a premium buffet spread for your entrée, freshly shucked oysters, mussels and cured kingfish with soy mirin dressing. 

Meanwhile, for your main course, you get to enjoy a roasted Bannockburn chicken breast with tarragon jus, seared john dory with pipi’s, beef tenderloin with truffle mash and porcini flavoured gnocchi.

Finally, to end on a sweet note, take a bite out of Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar’s most popular desserts including the Mr Hive chocolate bar, salty caramel log plus a chocolate fountain to enjoy with fresh strawberries, meringues and brownies!

Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, (03) 9292 8888

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3. Ludlow, Southbank

Spoil your mum by booking her in at Ludlow where she will get to dine on a 3 Course Shared Luncheon with a glass of Chandon welcome drink that will treat her like the queen she is.

Ludlow, Building 3, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank, 03 9699 1676, hello@ludlowbar.com.au

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4. The Meat & Wine Co Melbourne, Southbank/Chadstone/South Yarra/Hawthorn East

Searching for Mother’s Day restaurants in Melbourne? 

Why not try The Meat & Wine Co’s special Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or dinner that can be enjoyed at either Chadstone, Southbank, South Yarra or Hawthorn East.

You’ll be able to choose from popular dishes prepared by their award-winning culinary team such as the fresh seafood courses, juicy cuts of their signature Monte beef, tempting desserts and more. To top it off, pick between a glass of bubbly or a libation of your choice from their range of wines, beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Meat & Wine Co Hawthorn East, 482 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East, (03) 9882 8728, thebank@themeatandwineco.com

The Meat & Wine Co Southbank Freshwater Place, 3 Queensbridge St, Southbank, (03) 9696 5333, melbourne@themeatandwineco.com

The Meat & Wine Co South Yarra, Shop 4, Cnr Chapel Street & Toorak Road, South Yarra, (03) 9190 1588, melbourne@themeatandwineco.com

The Meat & Wine Co Chadstone, Shop HT002, Chadstone Shopping Centre,

1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, 03 9938 8808, chadstone@themeatandwineco.com

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5. Melba Restaurant, Southbank

Thanks to Melba Restaurant’s luxurious and stylish dining setting you can be sure that mum will feel extra special during this wonderful celebration.

Melba’s Mother’s Day lunch will include a delicious feast plus panoramic views of the Yarra River and Melbourne city skyline for the ultimate Mother’s Day lunch experience that will perfectly express to her your never-ending love and appreciation!

Melba Restaurant, 1 Southgate Avenue Southbank, 1800 641 107, rest.res@langhamhotels.com

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6. Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant, Southbank

Take mum and those dearest to her for a three-hour lunch at the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant where you’ll get to go on an exclusive cruising experience along the scenic Yarra River while you dine on a delicious lunch.

Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant, Berth 1, Southbank Promenade,

Southbank, 03 8610 2600, info@melbcruises.com.au


7. Eureka 89, Southbank

Experience Mother’s Day lunch among the clouds at Eureka 89 on the top floor of the Eureka Tower.

Mums will be treated to an indulgent three-course lunch and all-inclusive beverage package. Beginning with their signature cocktail, you will move on to an entree of spanner crab with apple, jalapeno, and celeriac remoulade – and finish with the decadent Michel Cluizel chocolate dessert with pear, blackberry and honey.

Eureka 89, Eureka Tower, Level 89/7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006

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Eureka 89, photo courtesy of Eugene Hyland

8. QT Melbourne

Celebrate mum in style at QT Melbourne where they’ll give her the ultimate pampering experience through their pop-up hair salon, The Blow Bar, which is set to give her locks a fabulous tousled look. She can even choose from a variety of styles like Rich Girl Hair or The Mane Event!

Afterwards, head up to our luxurious Pascale Bar & Grill for an unforgettable dining experience, which includes a delicious three-course Euro lunch, along with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne on arrival.

QT Melbourne, 133 Russell St, Melbourne, +61 3 8636 8800

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9. RST Seafood Restaurant, North Fitzroy

Take Mum to RST Seafood Restaurant to dine on some of Melbourne’s finest seafood on this special day!

Order your favourite signature RST dishes or pick a new one from the specials board too! Then to make this day even sweeter, all mothers will receive a complimentary glass of Australian Sparkling on arrival.

RST Seafood Restaurant, 5 Rae St, North Fitzroy, (03) 9489 1974, fishtell@hotmail.com

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10. Furlan Club Melbourne, Thornbury

The Furlan Club wants all mothers to enjoy their special day. That is why on top of a sumptuous three-course set menu, they’re giving away free sparkling wine on arrival for all the mums during this special Mothers Day Lunch.

Furlan Club, 1 Matisi Street, Thornbury, (03) 9484 0477

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11. Matilda, South Yarra

Celebrate and thank Mum for all of the wonderful things she’s done by treating her to a special set lunch at Matilda this Mother’s Day. 

If you’re visiting with kids, no worries! Matilda has prepared a special menu for the kids to make sure that the whole family can enjoy their visit to Matilda.

Matilda, 159 Domain Rd, South Yarra, 03 9089 6668, info@matilda159.com

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12. David’s Restaurant, Prahran

Celebrate the wonderful and incredible things Mum does for you by taking her to David’s Restaurant where she’ll be able to enjoy an incredible Yum Cha feast!

To make it extra special, David’s Restaurant also has flowers and sparkling available to be set up on your table when you arrive. If you’d like this option set up for your dining experience, all you have to do is select it as an upgrade for Mother’s Day when booking!

David’s Restaurant, 4 Cecil Place, Prahran, (03) 9529 5199, manager@davidsrestaurant.com.au

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13. Pastore, Chadstone

The elegant setting of Pastore along with the three-course lunch designed especially by Pastore’s Chef to mark the occasion will make sure that this Mother’s Day will be an unforgettable one!

Pastore, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, (03) 9108 3350, info@pastorerestaurant.com.au

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14. A Cut Above Bar and Grill, Berwick

A Cut Above Bar and Grill offers contemporary dining in the suburbs and for this year’s Mother’s Day, they will be open for both Mother’s Day lunch and Mother’s Day dinner so you make sure you’re treating your Mum to a delicious dining experience!

A Cut Above Bar and Grill  288-296 Clyde Road, Berwick, (03) 9702 0758, info@acutabovebarandgrill.com.au

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15. Brandy Creek Estate, Drouin East

Treat Mum, your aunt, grandmother and other mother figures in your life to a trip to Brandy Creek Estate where they’ll get to enjoy a delicious and filling Mother’s Day meal – and a bottle of late harvest wine!

Brandy Creek Estate, 570 Buln Buln Road, Drouin East, (03) 5614 5233, restaurant@brandycreekestate.com.au

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16. MDXO

MDXO is bringing you a unique Mother’s Day experience like no other in Melbourne!

Get ready to indulge in delicious food, sip on refreshing drinks, and enjoy live entertainment, all while taking in breathtaking views from the Crown Aviary, one of the city’s top event venues.

During Melbourne’s only Mother’s Day Rooftop Experience, Guests will also get to opportunity to explore the charming rooftop market and engage in some rooftop games with the kids. The highlight of the afternoon will be all the special treats they have in store for moms, including giveaways, personalized messages, and gift bags.

It’s a Mother’s Day celebration you won’t want to miss!


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17. Oster, Richmond

The four-course meal prepared by the team at Richmond’s Ostēr will indulge Mum with a beautifully executed Northern Italian dining experience like no other. The menu includes locally cured meats with pickled vegetables, housemade sourdough, tortelli pasta filled with kabocha squash, a choice of rainbow trout or Roaring Forties lamb rump for main and Tiramisù for dessert!

Ostēr, 76-78 Bridge Road, Richmond, (03) 9428 0749, info@ostereatery.com.au

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18. Mister Bianco, Kew

The delectable four-course ‘La Dolce Vita’ Sicilian feast created by Mister Bianco is a great way of celebrating Mum in all her glory as she’ll get to experience a meal that’s just as amazing as she is.

Upon arrival, sip on a glass of Chalmers sparkling col fondo as you wait for the sharing style meal to be served. A few of the items included on the menu are gnocchi al pesto, roast chicken with trimmings as well as vanilla panna cotta to finish.

Mister Bianco, 285 High Street, Kew, 03 9853 6929, info@misterbianco.com.au

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19. Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen

For a relaxing lunch with Mum, check out the Balgownie Estate where they’ve prepared a cosy lunch at the winery’s restaurant ‘1309’. 

Stare out at the Estate’s vines as you enjoy a flavoursome menu prepared by head chef Beth Candy.

The four-course menu also includes matched wines and a gift for mum.

And if you want to make this experience extra special (and claim the spot of Mum’s favourite child) you can even book her a night at the Estate’s boutique accommodation!

Balgownie Estate, 1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, (03) 9730 0700, hello@balgownie.com

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20. Novotel, Melbourne

Mother’s Day wouldn’t be complete without spending the afternoon enjoying a special buffet lunch dedicated to our lovely mothers!

Enjoy a spread of hot and cold items and beautifully presented desserts.

We will also have a complimentary glass of sparkling for them to enjoy on arrival.

Novotel, 270 Collins St Melbourne, (03) 9667 5800, h1587@accor.com

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21. Sebastian, Williamstown

Sebastian has got you covered for your Mother’s Day celebration this year!

For Mother’s Day, they’ve prepared an a la carte dining and set menu experience to best fit celebrations that are either small and cosy or include the whole extended family.

For the a la carte dining, select sharing options from their autumn menu that feature Sebastian classics, Mother’s Day specials and new seasonal dishes created by Head Chef Timon Siew.

Not sure what to get? Then let the chefs from Sebastian make the choice for you! The Mother’s Day Set Menu features a fabulous seasonal menu that includes Sebastian classics along with some handcrafted Mother’s Day specials! Kids will also get the chance to choose from the Kids Menu, along with desserts on the day. 

Sebastian, 26 Esplanade, Williamstown Beach, (03) 9088 8989

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22. Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee

Looking for a different way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? Head to Werribee Open Range Zoo where they’re serving a special gourmet lunch and a wonderful day out at the zoo.

The Mother’s Day Lunch, held in the Meerkat Bistro, will include a glass of bubbles on arrival, followed by a buffet lunch, with tea and coffee served throughout.

After lunch, the whole family can enjoy all the attractions of the Zoo together for a wonderful day out as admission to the Zoo and Safari Bus Tour is included in the event ticket. 

Fun activities and photo booths will also be available for families to enjoy during their stay. 

Finally, all mothers attending the lunch will also be given a gift they can take home to keep as a remembrance of this special day.

Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South, (03) 9285 9440, zooevents@restaurantassociates.com.au

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23. Grazeland Melbourne, Spotswood

Treat Mum to an unforgettable long lunch at Grazeland Melbourne this Mother’s Day weekend.

Indulge in the ultimate grazing experience, featuring shared platters and premium wines from Petaluma, while spending quality time with your loved ones.

Grazeland Melbourne, 20 Booker Street, Spotswood VIC 3015

For bookings click here

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Grazeland, photo courtesy I In The Sky Productions

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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