Mums are often the pillars of the family, sacrificing their own interests for the sake of raising their children into responsible and kind adults. They are also, often, pretty darn exhausted from juggling the many roles of mother, daughter, wife, career woman, sister and more. Mums of course would say motherhood is the best job in the world, but although that is true, let the leading ladies of your home rest this special day, and treat them to a splendid meal to honour their presence and to show your appreciation for their hard work. Here’re 17 options to choose from.
1. Gordon Grill or Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel
If your mum loves her English cuisine, treat her to a lovely Sunday roast lunch, which comes with delicious appetisers such as Provencal Snails, Green Pea & Melted Curry Butter, a soup of Lobster Bisque, Wild Mushroom Velouté, or Soupe Du Jour, and a choice of a substantial main. Fish lovers will love the Fresh Catch Fillet with Seaweed Rice, Baby Spinach & Lemon White Wine Sauce which is light and refreshing, while those who have a hearty appetite can go for a succulent Slow Roasted U.S. Prime Beef Rib Eye On Wagon (220g per serving) paired with Yorkshire Pudding, Silky Mash, Garden Vegetables and Own Jus Gravy, or Grilled Lamb Chop and Pork Loin with Potato Gratin, Mustard Cabbage and Balsamic Glaze.
Delight your mum’s sweet tooth with desserts that include the signature Gordon Sherry Trifle. For a less casual affair, you can also try its dinner set, which has appetisers of Heirloom Tomatoes, Bocconcini, Balsamic Jelly & Tomato Consommé, and King Scallop, Parma Ham, Leek & Creamy Onion Sauce. Choose from mains such as the Wagyu Beef Striploin served with Black Truffle Jus, or Pan-Seared Scottish Salmon served with Lemon Dill Sauce, both which are served with complementary sides of German White Asparagus and Broccolini. The Mont Blanc Choux Pastries with Chantilly Cream and Chocolate ends the meal on a sweet high.
Mum more of a simple Chinese cuisine kinda girl? Goodwood Park’s popular Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet will hit the spot. Mum can make unlimited orders from a list of more than 30 options, such as the savoury Braised Pork Belly with Dark Soy Sauce, Stir-Fried Kang Kong with Sambal, and Fried Omelette with Chye Poh (preserved vegetables). When paired with a hearty sweet potato porridge, it’s a comforting meal for all ages. Bonus? The buffet comes with a dessert buffet that’s heaped with D24 Durian offerings. There’s a ‘live’ pancake station that you can fill with a luxurious D24 durian filling, as well as the new D24 Pandan Lapis Coconut Cake and D24 Chendol Pudding, not to mention the D24 Mousse Cake and D24 Puff. If mum’s a durian lover, this will make you her favourite daughter.
About: Available on May 4, 5, 11, and 12. $75++ per person (Weekend Roast Lunch Set) or S$118++ per person (Set Dinner) for Gordon Grill. S$62.80++ per adult, S$37.80++ per child (6-11 years old) for Coffee Lounge (available both lunch and dinner). Call 6730 1744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations at Gordon Grill. For Coffee Lounge, call 6730 1746 or email email@example.com to make a reservation.
At Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221.
2. Fat Chap
Because we’re a lover of Asian cuisine, this one got us pretty excited. Fat Chap is presenting a communal table spread or Kembul Bujana, a common Indonesian practice to party over a feast. An impressive, Instagram-worthy lush platter of Nasi Tumpeng (a Southeast Asian cone-shaped rice dish with side dishes) awaits — with coconut scented butterfly pea rice, roasted kampong chicken, grilled whole fish, tempeh, perkedel and sambal prawns. It’s also served with sides of prawn crackers, caramelised silverfish and peanuts, egg ribbons and a variety of vegetables cooked two ways. End the meal with a refreshing shaved ice dessert with fresh coconut and rose syrup – traditionally named Es Kopyor.
Before the meal, mum can also glean some tips from a live cooking demonstration by Medanese head chef Selamat Susanto. He will be showcasing a simple kampong chicken marinate recipe and demonstrating how to prepare perkedel or potato cake at home. Mum will thank you for this.
About: Available on May 12, 12pm to 5pm. S$68++ per pax. Call 6836 5994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
At 3 Temasek Blvd, Suntec City East Wing, #01-643, Singapore 038983.
3. The Spot
Charm your music-lover mum with a jazzy brunch that pairs a delectable spread with live breezy tunes from local duo, Iwee and Emmeline. First, the meal: Start with a toast of cava and an array of treasures from land and sea such as Pacific Oysters, Grain Cous Cous Salad, Sautéed Spring Bay Mussels, house favourite Beef Carpaccio and Organic Egg & Spinach Frittata. Then, your mum will be spoilt for choice with the endless rounds of canapes, such as Lime Cured Salmon Eclair, Chestnut Soup, Hokkaido Scallop and Foie Gras with pink ginger strawberry compote.
Choose from a list of solid mains such as Roasted Pork Belly, Pan-fried Barramundi, Roasted Whole Chicken or Wagyu Beef Cheeks before ending the meal sweetly with dessert options such as a Warmed Valrhona Chocolate Tart, Green Tea Financier, Strawberry and Rhubarb Shortcake, Osmanthus Jelly and a refreshing White Peach Sorbet. For the perfect weekend wind-down, enjoy a bottomless bubbly brunch with just an additional $8++ per diner. Consider us sold.
About: Available on May 12, 11am to 1pm (first seating) or 1pm to 4pm (second seating). S$98++ per pax (includes complimentary glass of cava). Additional S$8++ for bottomless cava. Call 6836 5994 or email email@example.com for reservations.
At 5 Straits View, Marina One, #01-26/27, Singapore 018935.
For a classic brunch, look no further than Porta. Pamper mum with favourites from their brunch menu such as the Porta Breakfast – an indulgent fare of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, hash browns and brioche, the Smoked Salmon Croissant with mascarpone cheese, and the Breakfast Burg, a hearty vegetarian burger of portobello mushroom, baby spinach, tomato and sunny side up, served with crispy fries on the side. Those with a sweet tooth will love the French Toast, a thick slice of brioche topped with refreshing seasonal berries and vanilla ice cream.
Best of all, the brunch menu comes with a sumptuous spread of free-flowing Fine de Claire oysters, an extensive salad bar, savoury appetisers, and sweet treats, such as the Strawberry and Cream Cake, Chocolate Tartlet, Macaroons, and many more. Another bonus: All house wines are available at 50 per cent off starting from the second glass. There will also be tons of family entertainment from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, such as balloon sculpting and a Design a Heart session for the little ones to craft sweet mementos for mummy. A specially-decorated kids’ playroom filled with rocking horses and a fun caterpillar tunnel will keep the young ones engaged. Mum will be bursting with satisfaction, we promise.
About: Available on May 12, 12pm to 4pm. S$39++ per adult and S$19++ per child (5 to 11 years of age). Those younger than 5 years old enjoy a complimentary Kid’s Dish of the Day. Call 6593 8855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
At 1 Unity Street, Level 1, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237983.
5. TWG Tea
Is your mum a fan of pretty, delicate things? Then she’d love this offering from TWG Tea. Its Mother’s Day Set Menu comes with a delectable Boston lobster spaghetti sautéed with garlic, espelette chilli, paprika and olive oil, accompanied by shimeji mushrooms and garlic flower tempura, and topped with Gyokuro Samurai tea leaves. Dessert is an alluring strawberry pistachio nut tart with mille-feuille cream and Silver Moon Tea infused strawberry jam, topped with a strawberry tuile and accompanied by a scoop of rhubarb sorbet. The meal, of course, would not be complete without a cuppa tea — pair with either the Breakfast Queen Tea, a vivacious blend of green teas delicately balanced by notes of sweet lemon and a hint of noble rose; or the Sweet Romance Tea, a sweet blend of decaffeinated black tea and red berries beautifully accented with notes of raw vanilla bean.
About: Available from May 6 to May 12. S$45 per pax for a set (cocktail or mocktail available for an additional $10).
At all TWG Tea Salons in Singapore. Visit here for locations.
Related article: 7 Best Luxurious Beauty Buys For Mother’s Day
We all know mums place family above everything else, so she’d love a family-style communal meal with dishes that will charm all ages. SPRMRKT’s brunch dishes for sharing include the Signature Brussels sprouts with sriracha mayonnaise, pomegranate and grilled corn, the Himalayan pink salt crusted sea bass with anchovy and capers tomato sauce, the Herb and spices rubbed roasted chicken with jus and a Salmon and Spinach pasta with pink sauce. Rounding up the meal is a bottle of Chateau Beaulieu, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rose. For extra fun, there’s an optional hands-on activity of decorating SPRMRKT’s famous chiffon cake. Alternatively, you can pre-order the chef’s special creation, Pear and Elderflower Chiffon Cake, which is a gorgeous creation that requires orders to be made at least three days in advance.
About: Available on May 12, 10am to 4pm. S$300 nett serves 3 to 5 pax; additional S$130++ if you want the Pear and Elderflower Chiffon Cake.
At SPRMRKT’s STPI (41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236, tel: 9736 4032) and Cluny Court (501 Bukit Timah Road, 02-13 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760, tel: 9736 4170) locations.
7. Bar Cicheti
For mums who love surprises, we recommend treating them to a meal at hip smart casual joint Bar Cicheti. Not only will their fresh, handmade pastas win your mum’s heart, we love the ‘Feed Me’ option (choose from the S$68 or S$88 option) which comprises a feast that is made up of one antipasti, four pastas and one dessert – all to share and entrusted entirely to chef Aun and his team. That means you don’t know what you’re getting — until it’s placed in front of you. How fun! You can indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences at the start and there are also vegetarian options available. Each mum will also get a free chocolate tart, and each booking made for Mother’s Day will enjoy 20 per cent off any bottle of bubbly or wine.
About: Available on May 12. S$68 or S$88. Add S$58 for wine pairing. Call 6789 9801 or email email@example.com for reservations.
At 10 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089264.
8. Plate at Carlton City Hotel Singapore
A gastronomic feast will be served at Plate, and best of all, all mums get to enjoy half off its Mother’s Day Buffet Lunch. There’s of course the usual fresh seafood, cold cuts and light bites and salads to start off the meal. But beloved local culinary fare takes centrestage at this spread, so mum can indulge in highlights such as the Singapore Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab, Poached Chicken with Ginger Sauce, Singapore Laksa, and Black Vinegar Pork Trotters. There’s also fresh servings of Kueh Pie Tie, Popiah and Chwee Kueh at the chef’s station, as well as a carving station that will house savoury fare such as the Steamed Whole Salmon with Salted Bean Sauce and assorted roast meats. The dessert table will have an array of treats, such as the Signature Muah Chee and homemade Bubur Cha Cha.
About: Available on May 12, 12pm to 3pm. S$58++ per adult and $29++ per child (7 to 12 years old). All prices include free-flow soda and juices. Call 6632 8922 or email
At Plate, Level 3, Carlton City Hotel Singapore, 1 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078862.
9. Sky22 at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena
Hooray, mums get to dine for free at Sky22’s Mother’s Day celebrations. This scrumptious brunch buffet has both international and Asian fare, and will thrill mums of all palates. Always popular is the Seafood-on-Ice counter featuring freshly-shucked oysters, king crabs, poached lobsters, scallops and more. Comforting soups include Cream of Mushroom and Bak Kut Teh, while appetisers include the Smoked Salmon with Sour Cream and Chives and Prosciutto with Melon and Arugula. But save space for the Western hot mains such as Braised Lamb Shank with Shallots and Gremolata, Slow-roasted Sirloin with Port Wine Sauce, Pan-seared Sea Bass with Creamed Spinach and BBQ Pork Ribs in Bourbon Sauce. Asian signatures are not to be missed, such as the Seafood Fried Carrot Cake, Assam Laksa, Singapore Chilli Crab with Mantou Bun, Beef Rendang, Penang Wok-fried Kway Teow and Penang Laksa at the live noodle station. Don’t forget decadent confections such as the Victoria Sponge with Raspberry and Rose Buttercream, Cranberry and Rose Buttermilk Scones with Chantilly Cream and Strawberry Jam, assorted nyonya kueh and Durian Cheese Cake to make it a satisfying meal. Best of all, mum will be given a personalised card with a photograph for a meaningful keepsake.
About: Available on May 12, 12pm to 3pm. S$78++ per adult, S$39++ per child (6 to 12 years). Price is inclusive of free-flow of juices, coffee and tea. Add S$38++ per person for free-flow prosecco, house pour red and white wines and beer. Call 6378 2040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
At Sky22, Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, 99 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329568.
10. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Singapore
The best way to spoil your mum is a luxurious meal fit for an Empress. Li Bai’s specially crafted selection of six-course set menus will make her feel like royalty. Culinary highlights include nourishing delicacies such as Mini Bird’s Nest Buddha Jumps over the Wall, Steamed Live Marble Goby with signature XO Chilli Sauce, Barbecued Peking Duck, Fresh King Prawn Salad and more.
About: Available May 11 and 12. From $368++ for four persons. Call 6839 5623 or email email@example.com for reservations.
At Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230.
Related article: Mother/ Daughter Activities You Can Do In Singapore
11. Artemis Grill
For one Sunday only, popular rooftop restaurant and bar Artemis Grill will be opening its doors to celebrate all mothers with panoramic views over Singapore and a special brunch
and dinner menu that is specially crafted by Chef Oliver Hyde just for the occasion. We love that ladies get a complimentary tipple of choice at the pop-up Bloody Mary and Bellini Bar as you await your special three-course brunch to be served. Sharing platters for the table include house-cured salmon tartare with crème fraiche, “Shakshuka” baked eggs with spicy tomato sauce and spring pea and fava bean crostini with ricotta and dill. For the mains, tuck into hand rolled pasta with ricotta, harissa prawn tabbouleh with bulgur wheat salad, or Jamaican spiced tenderloin with tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad, to name but a few. As for the desserts – it’s a high-tea style with bites such as the Tunisian orange cake with cream cheese, “Ferrero Roche” chocolate mousse and raspberry frangipane with pistachio cream. Kids will also get entertained with face painting, toys and children’s movies shown in a private room – all to give mum a well-deserved break. We approve.
About: Available on May 12 for brunch (11.30am to 2pm) and dinner (5pm to 8pm). S$88++ per person. Call 6635 8677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
At Level 40, 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946.
12. The Villa
A delicious spread for mum is par for the course, but The Villa is also spoiling her with a complimentary manicure and the chance to create her very own floral bouquet at their floral bar (for the first 50 moms only) to take home. As for the buffet, there’s Halia’s Singapore-style chili crab spaghettini done a la minute, a carving station with Angus beef striploin and lamb leg, a salad bar, seafood on ice, cold appetisers and hot mains such as the pan seared seabass with citrus cream jus broccoli, cherry tomato, baby corn, baby carrot and eggplant caviar, the kaffir lime marinated chicken leg w ith asparagus, eggplant, shimeji mushroom and confit tomato, and the sautéed prawn with Sze Chuan pepper. Dessert is an indulgent mango mousse, raspberry opera, blueberry chocolate tart and a refreshing ice kachang for a sweet conclusion.
About: Available on May 12, 12pm to 3pm. S$88++ per adult and S$38++ per child. Add S$20++ for free flow wines (sparkling, red & white). Call 8444 1148 or email email@example.com for reservations.
At The Villa, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569.
13. The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning
Peranakan cuisine is known for its exquisite and rich flavour profile, with dishes carefully prepared with a myriad of spices to deliver a punch. Not only will this buffet spread promise to be a gastronomic treat, it will also make the beloved matriarch in our families feel homely and warm. Don’t miss this chance to taste some of Chef Jeffrey Tan’s offerings — his passion for Peranakan cuisine is his best kept secret and dishes are usually only prepared upon special request. First whet your palate with the Ayam Sambal Timun, Nyonya Achar, and Gado Gado, before tucking into unlimited servings of Ayam Buah Keluak, Sambal Kimchang Udang, Nyonya Chap Chai, Cincalok Omelette, and Nyonya Otak Otak. Other must-tries include the made-to-order items such as Nyonya Laksa and Peranakan-style Popiah. Make sure you end the meal with some Nyonya Kueh Kueh and warm your tummy with a hearty bowl of Bubur Pulut Hitam to conclude on a sweet note.
For those who also want some international options to balance out the meal, don’t fret. There’re western appetisers and mains such as the Roasted Buttermilk Herb-crusted Leg of Lamb, Crispy Whole Duck Confit with Kawi and Orange Salsa Verde, Pan-seared Fish Fillet with Lemon Schnelle Hollandaise and French Wine Beef and Vegetable Root Stew. The little ones are not left out — they get their own dedicated buffet that includes Spaghetti with Meat Balls, Fish Fingers, Nuggets and French Fries. A kids’ play zone will also be available to keep them entertained.
About: Available on May 12, 12pm to 3pm, S$75++ per adult, S$38++ per child (4 to 12 years old). Call 6799 8809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
At 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881.
14. Ellenborough Market Café at Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore
For the mum who can’t decide on what kind of cuisine she’s in the mood for, this spot is your answer. Chinese cuisine is represented in the form of nourishing soups such as the Herbal Black Chicken Soup or White Fungus Chicken Soup, as well as the Pan-fried Gyoza with Black Vinegar and Ginger, and the Peking Duck Wrap prepared à la minute at the live station. There’s also La Mian, which will be made on site by La Mian Chef Li Xiao Hui for a visually entertaining experience. Then there’s Peranakan classics such as Kueh Pie Tee, Ayam Buah Keluak, Babi Pongteh, Nyonya Chap Chye, Itek Sio and more.
If local fare is more up her alley, there’s the Wok-fried Prawn in Dang Gui Sauce, Pork Trotter in Black Vinegar, Steamed Fish in Mapo Sauce, Roast Chicken in Coriander Sauce, Black Pepper Kway Teow and more. Sashimi and seafood on ice, together with Strawberry Shortcake, Kueh Dadar (sweet coconut pancake), Muah Chee (Chinese-style mochi coated with crushed peanuts and sugar), assorted Nyonya Kueh, Bread and Butter Pudding and Durian Pengat bookend the scrumptious meal. Btw, all mums get to enjoy a complimentary Braised Buddha’s Temptation, which has sea cucumber and abalone. Satisfied.
About: S$52++ (adult) and S$26++ (child) for Buffet Lunch; S$68++(adult) and S$34++ (child) for Buffet Dinner. Call 6239 1847/1848 or email email@example.com for reservations.
At 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281.
15. Salt grill & Sky bar
Give your mum an experience to remember by letting her enjoy modern Australian cuisine at an elegant sky-high dining spot that comes with panoramic views of the city. Opt for a three-course lunch that starts with a choice of either the Jerusalem Artichoke and Truffle Soup, or Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with avocado and miso, before transitioning to your choice of main course — either the Cone Bay Barramundi with New Zealand clams, confit tomato and kombu emulsion, or the Cape Grim Tenderloin with king oyster mushroom, truffle and mushroom parfait. Conclude with a rich and heavenly dessert of coconut, mango, kaffir lime and pandan sago. For a more magical night-time view, opt for the four-course dinner, which offers the same options as lunch with the added course option of either the Bangalow Pork Ravioli with fennel cream, parmesan broth, golden raisin, walnut and sage; or the Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio with stracciatella, black garlic, stout crisps and sherry vinegar. And what’s a celebration without bubbly? For lunch, add $40++ for free-flow prosecco, and for dinner, a bottle of prosecco is priced at $68++.
About: Available on May 12, 11.30am to 1.45pm (lunch) and 6pm to 9.45pm (dinner). S$68++ per person (for three-course lunch) and S$108++ per person (4-course dinner). Call 6592 5118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
At Salt grill & Sky bar, 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard Mall, Singapore 238801.
Related article: Cool Halal Options You Can Break Fast At During Ramadan
16. Jamie‘s Italian at VivoCity
Mums get to eat for free with Jamie’s Italian’s Mum Eats Free promotion that gives one mum a complimentary main course from a special menu with every main course ordered per table. The menu includes dishes such as Chicken Primavera, Pan Roasted Seabass, Braised Beef Cheeks, Truffle Tagliatelle and Seafood Risotto. You should also treat your mum to a glass of Sally’s Big Love ($18++), a cocktail named after Jamie Oliver’s own mother, comprising Bombay gin, raspberry purée, egg whites and lemon juice. Make sure you finish off on a sweet note with the Ultimate Mother’s Day Dessert Plank ($25.95++) of kahlua-espresso Tiramisu, full-cream panna cotta, and fresh custard-filled profiteroles, with sides of crushed amaretti biscuits and homemade summer berry compote, that is only available on Mother’s Day.
About: Available on May 12. Call 6733 5500 for reservations.
At Jamie‘s Italian VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-165/167, Singapore 098585.
Wanna bring your mum for a girl’s night out on the town instead? Then there’s Zafferano’s Ladies Night Out package for Mother’s Day that will see mother and daughter let their hair down at the rooftop Terrace Lounge. You get to party to the catchy beats of classic retro music and popular hits from 6pm to 9pm, while sipping on a free flow of Spumante, house red and white wines. If you’re feeling peckish, hop into the restaurant for a meal or order bar bites from the Terrace Lounge. Coupled with the chic outdoor surroundings that is set against the panoramic views of the Marina Waterfront, it will make it a night to remember.
About: Available on May 10 and 11, 6pm to 9pm and 6.30pm to 9.30pm. S$78++, inclusive of free flow Spumante, house red and white wines. Call 6509 1488 or email email@example.com for reservations.
At Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315.