Where to eat in Auckland on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

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

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 2019.

For art loving Mums

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 TSB Bank 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.

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.

Pah Homestead
Pah Homestead and Company Eatery

For Mums who love to dance

Check out the silent disco at Bright Nights followed by dinner in Wynyard Quarter

Visit the Bright Nights festival and have a boogie at the silent disco and see the other light installations. Then check out the eateries at Auckland Fish Market for dinner where there is something for Mum as well as the whole family. Choose from Super Pizza, Azabu, The Wreck, Market Galley, Tiki Thai, Ika Bowl, Billypot, Good Karma or Mar & Tierra. The best thing is your family can choose their food from the different eateriers but still all sit together to enjoy your Mother’s Day meal.

Bright Nights
Viaduct Harbour
Sunday 12 May 2019: From 6pm until late

Auckland Fish Market
22 Jellico Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland
Sunday 12 May 2019: Open until late

Silent Disco Bright Nights
Bright Nights Silent Disco

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

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 12 May: 8am to 4pm

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

For animal loving Mums

Visit the Butterflies and enjoy the all day breakfast buffet at Butterfly Creek

You can’t go wrong with a trip to see the Butterflies and an all day breakfast brunch on Mother’s Day in the Papillion Room at Butterfly Creek. Mum gets free entry to Butterfly Creek and everyone who joins Mum gets 25% off an All Attractions Pass at Butterfly Creek on Mother’s Day.

Butterfly Creek 
10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland
Sunday 12 May: Brunch goes from 9am to 1pm.
Buffet brunch prices: Under 3’s are FREE; Children $26 and Adults $38
Bookings online are recommended

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 12 May: 7:30am to 4:30pm. 
The cafe does not take bookings

Cornwall Park Cafe
The Cafe at Cornwall Park

For Mums who love sushi

Take the family out for a Japanese brunch at MASU

The Nichiyo Brunch at MASU a Japanese buffet and also a main dish from the robata grill and a dessert platter.  Mums get a complimentary non-alcoholic cocktail too. The kids get their own Okosama Bento Box which has salmon sushi, cucumber maki roll, rice, prawn tempura, chicken yakitori, broccoli plus they share the table’s dessert platter.

90 Federal Street, Auckland City
Sunday 12 May: 11am to 3pm
Adults $69.90 each and Kids’ Set Bento Box for children aged 5 to 11 years old are $26. Kids under 5 years are FREE with a fully paying adult

MASU Nichiyo Brunch
Nichiyo Bruch at MASU

For Mums who have a sweet tooth

There are lots of Mother’s Day high teas in Auckland. Choose from the signature High Tea by Cordis from $69; a roaring 20’s high tea at Hotel DeBrett from $55; Mum, Me & High Tea at La Fourchette and Spring Spa from $94 for high tea and a Shellac manicure; or High Tea at Ostro from $55.

Cordis, 83 Symonds Street
Grafton, Auckland City

Hotel DeBrett
2 High Street, Auckland City

La Fourchette
8C Turua Street, St Heliers

52 Tyler Street, Auckland

Mum, Me & High Tea at La Fouchette
Photo by: La Fourchette

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. Choose from lunch in the revolving restaurant Orbit or at The Sugar Club by Peter Gordon.

Sunday 12 May: 
Mother’s Day Menu at Orbit for two courses for $69 per person.
Lunch at The Sugar Club for $49 for one savoury dish and one 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