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Where to eat in Auckland on Mother’s Day

Where to take your Mum to eat on Mother's Day in Auckland

Divine Patisserie Ormiston Town Centre AFK
Divine Patisserie in Ormiston Town Centre Photo: Auckland for Kids

Here are 14 of the BEST places to take your Mum out for brunch, lunch, afternoon or dinner in Auckland to celebrate Mother’s Day 2021.

For art loving Mums

Lunch at Rothko at Sculptureum in Matakana

If you have older kids or teenagers then go for a drive up to Matakana for lunch at Rothko following by a stroll to enjoy the sculptures and art at Sculptureum.

40 Omaha Flats Road, Maktakana, Auckland
We recommend you book online before you go.

Brunch or lunch at the Homestead and Company Eatery

Enjoy lunch at Homestead and Company eatery on the undercover verandah at the Pah Homestead in Hillsborough.  Choose from the all day breakfast or the lunch menu. Our favourite spot is on the verandah as the kids have room to play on the lawn nearby, so you can relax while keeping an eye on them. Afterwards your family can enjoy the free art exhibitions in the Wallace Arts Centre which is also in the Pah Homestead. 

Homestead and Company
Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland
Sunday 12 May 2019: 8am to 5pm
We recommend to book online before you go.

Pah Homestead
Pah Homestead and Company Eatery

For Mums who love history

Mother’s Day Devonshire Tea at Alberton

Spend time with Mum and Grandma exploring the Auckland historic homestead and garden at Alberton. Soak up the ambiance of the majestic setting over a morning or afternoon tea of light English scones with cream & jam in the grand Victorian ballroom or on the verandah overlooking the garden  (weather permitting) served from beautiful vintage fine china and antique silverware. No booking is required, but note there is a limit on the number of guests that can be catered for each day.

100 Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert, Auckland
Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May 2021: 10:30am to 12:30pm

For Mums who love markets

Go shopping for your picnic lunch at the Clevedon Farmers Market

Take a drive to the Clevedon Markets on Sunday morning. Get Mum a coffee when you arrive and then let her sample and choose the supplies for a picnic lunch. If it’s a fine day then you could head to Maraetai Beach which is only a 20 minute drive away to enjoy your picnic lunch.

Clevedon Farmers Market
Clevedon Showgrounds, 107 Monument Road, Clevedon
Sunday 12 May: 8:30am to 1pm

Clevedon Farmers Market
Cleveon Farmers Market Produce

For Mums who love gardens

Mothers Day High Tea at Eden Gardens 

Bring Mum to Eden Garden on Mother’s Day for a high tea in the gardens. Enjoy live music and entry into the gardens. 

Eden Gardens
24 Omana Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

Sunday 9 May: 10:30am to 2pm
Bookings are essential

Lunch at Cafe Miko and admire the Auckland Botanic Gardens 

Take a stroll around the Auckland Botanic Gardens and enjoy lunch at Cafe Miko. Please note, that some of the paths are currently being upgraded at the Gardens, but you will still be able to get around the garden and enjoy the plants and flowers.

Auckland Botanic Gardens
Sunday 9 May: 8am to 4pm

Cafe Niko at Auckland Botanic Gardens
Cafe Miko at Auckland Botanic Gardens

For Mums who have a sweet tooth

There are lots of Mother’s Day high teas in Auckland. Choose from the Divine Patisserie Mother’s Day High Tea at $45 per adult and $25 for children at Ormiston Town Centre, signature High Tea by Cordis; a roaring 20’s high tea at Hotel DeBrett from $75 per person; High Tea at La Fourchette  from $49 per adult and $30 per child; or High Tea at Ostro from $55.

Divine Patisserie 
Ormiston Town Centre, 240 Ormiston Road, Flat Bush, South Auckland

Cordis, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland City Centre
Grafton, Auckland City

Hotel DeBrett
2 High Street, Auckland City Centre

La Fourchette
8C Turua Street, St Heliers, Auckland

52 Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland City Centre

Mum, Me & High Tea at La Fouchette
Sweet Treats at La Fourchette

For animal loving Mums

Visit the Butterflies and enjoy brunch at Butterfly Creek

You can’t go wrong with a trip to see the Butterflies and enjoy the Mother’s Day Brunch Menu at Butterfly Creek. Plus book online and get 10% off an individual All Attractions Pass at Butterfly Creek on Mother’s Day.

Butterfly Creek 
10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland
Sunday 9 May 2021
Bookings online are recommended

Butterfly at Butterfly Creek, Auckland, New Zealand
Butterfly in Butterfly Creek's Butterfly House

See the farm animals and have breakfast at Cornwall Park Cafe

Cornwall Park has lots of trails and paths to explore and plenty of farm animals to see on your walk. Afterwards have lunch at the Cornwall Park Cafe. This is another good spot for Mum’s as the cafe has a kids play area inside and lots of paths and a large grass area outside. If you remember to take the kids scooters too, older kids will happily entertain themselves riding on the paths by the cafe so Mum’s can enjoy a relaxing lunch.

Cornwall Park Cafe
Puriri Drive (near the band rotunda), Puriri Drive, Epsom
Sunday 9 May: 7:30am to 5pm. Kitchen closes at 4pm. 
The cafe does not take bookings

Cornwall Park Cafe
The Cafe at Cornwall Park

For Mums who love sushi

Take the family out for Japanese Yum Cha at MASU

The Japanese Yum Cha Mother’s Day at MASU lunch is sure to be a hit for Mums who love sushi as they can choose a selection of sashimi, nigiri or maki from the Trolley. Or if your Mum likes Japanese food other than sushi, there is Yum Cha selecitons from the Kitchen, Robata Grill and Dessert Options.

90 Federal Street, Auckland City
Sunday 9 May: lunch service

For Mums who aren't scare of heights

Have lunch at the top of Sky Tower and enjoy the views of Auckland

Take Mum up Sky Tower to enjoy views over Auckland and have lunch in the revolving restaurant Orbit.

Sunday 9 May: 
Mother’s Day Menu at Orbit for three courses for $79 per adult The Kids menu is $30 and includes a main and dessert.

Bookings online are recommended

For Mums who want to relax at home

Stay in and cook Mum a delicious meal.

Get the kids to have fun helping cook a delicious meal for your Mum by making one of her favourite meals and desserts. Make it extra special by getting the kids to make a hand made card for Mum too.

Dad cooking the family dinner