Mother’s Day, the day dedicated to treating our deserving mothers and mother figures to something special, to remind them how much they are loved and appreciated. To help you celebrate your mum or mother figure this Mother’s Day, we have compiled a list of the best high teas, brunch spots, special lunch offers and places for a glass of bubbles or a cocktail in the heart of the city.

Our unique highlights:

Mother's Day at Ima Cuisine | 9-12 May, various times | $70pp

Celebrate Mother's Day at Ima Cuisine with the special three-course dinners and brunch. Indulge in the sharing-style menu featuring 20 years of Ima's favorites, including their beloved 'brik', stuffed vegetables, and vibrant mezze platter. Available from May 9-12 for dinner and brunch. Book a table via Ima's website here

Mother's Day Paint & Sip | The Good George Brewery | 12 May, 2-4pm | $59pp
Treat mum to a painting class at this iconic waterfront venue where you can unleash your inner artist together (and give her your creation, which ticks off lunch and a present)! Tickets include a specialty cocktail on arrival, and a two-hour guided painting session with Paintvine. Bookings recommended, reserve your spot here.

Winetopia Mother's Day ticket bundles | Winetopia | 26-27 Jul | from $81

Indulge Mum with Winetopia's exquisite Mother's Day Ticket Bundles, crafted to indulge and delight. Surprise Mum with a curated package offering a divine bottle of Matahiwi Brut Rosé, elegant Spiegelau Champagne Flutes in a gift box, all bundled with two General Admission tickets for an unforgettable experience at NZ’s most extravagant wine day out. See bundles and pricing, here.

ima cuisine
Paint and Sip

Treat her to high tea: 

Bluebell's High Tea | Bluebells Cakery | $35-$55pp
Take mum to Bluebells Cakery and indulge in an unforgettable high tea experience complete with sweet and savoury treats alongside a variety of teas and coffee to suit every taste. See the menu and make a booking here

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea | La Marée | $79pp
Treat your mother figure to a decadent afternoon of sweets and savories at La Marèe Restaurant this Mother's Day. Indulge in a delightful selection of treats paired perfectly with Dilmah tea. Elevate your session with the bubbles package, and enjoy a delicious cocktail on arrival. See the menu here and make a booking here.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea | JW Marriott | $119pp, $79 per child
Take your mum to JW Marriott this Mother's Day and be greeted by a freshly brewed tea infused cocktail, followed by an indulgent array of sweet and savoury delights. See the menu here and make a booking here

Mother's Day Afternoon TeaThe Living Room | $135pp, $65 per kids
This afternoon tea at the Living Room is an occasion not to be missed. With a limited edition 5 course menu complimented by a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Champagne, live entertainment and a gift from Kingdom Candles, mum is bound to feel spoilt on her big day. Make a booking here

The Living Room
La Maree

Special dining to treat her to:

Special offers at SkyCity

Sip on cocktails or champagne:

Refined cocktails or champagne | SkyBar, Sky Tower, level 50
Sitting a majestic 182 metres above the could, SkyBar is the ultimate destination for a date with your mum or mother figure. Treat her to an elegant experience, complete with opulent views, spectacular cocktails and delicious bites. Their 'Manarini' cocktial made with mandarin, vodka, aperol, lemongrass and lemonade is a must-try!

A cocktail at Pōni | Level 1/172 Quay Street, Commercial Bay
You'll definitely have a good time at this rosé centric Asian-inspired eatery which offers some of the best food and views Commercial Bay has to offer! We recommend you try their watermelon Margarita or elderflower fizz.

Margaritas from Frida’s Margaritas | 51 Galway Street, Britomart
Positioned amidst all the happenings in Britomart, Frida’s Margaritas is a great place to have some fun and taste some adventurous margaritas with your mum. Treat her to one or two of the eight unique margaritas on offer - go for a classic, or try the jalapeno Margarita for something different. 

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Mexico - margaritas

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Last updated: 03 May 2024