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 on 8 May 2022.

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.

Sculptureum restaurant and elephant sculpture

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. You can’t go wrong with their homemade crumpets. Our favourite spot is on the verandah as the kids have room to play on the lawn nearby, so you can relax while keeping 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 8 May 2022: 8am to 5pm
We recommend to book online before you go.

Pah Homestead
Pah Homestead and Company Eatery

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 8 May 2022: 8am to 1pm

Clevedon Farmers Market
Cleveon Farmers Market Produce

For Mums who love history

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Highwic

Spend time with Mum and Grandma exploring the Auckland historic homestead and garden at Highwic house in Epsom. Soak up the ambiance of the majestic setting over a morning or afternoon tea of light English scones with cream & jam in the 1880s drawing room served from beautiful vintage fine china and antique silverware. Bookings are essential, tickets are $25 per person. To book email highwicfunctions@heritage.org.nz or call 09 524 5729.

40 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland
Sunday 8 May 2022: 11am to 3pm or 2pm to 3pm

Highwic House

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. Classic, Vegetarian or Gluten Free High Tea is $52 to $55 per person and includes entry to the gardens. Dogs are welcome on a leash too, so the whole family can join in celebrating Mum’s this Mother’s Day. Please email bookings@edengarden.co.nz or phone 09 638 8395 to book.

Eden Gardens
24 Omana Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

Sunday 8 May: 10:30am to 2pm

Eden Garden High Tea outside

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 8 May 2022: 8am to 4pm (kitchen closes at 2:45pm).

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 Ormiston Town Centre (pictured in the lead image), signature High Tea by Cordis; a Roaring 20’s High Tea at Hotel DeBrett;  High Tea at La Petite Fourchette 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 Petite Fourchette
9 Britomart Place, Britomart or Daldy Street, Wynyard Quarter, 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

Butterfly Creek 
10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland
Sunday 8 May 2022
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 8 May 2022: 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

Dinner 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 or the robata style of cooking over an open charcoal grill.  

90 Federal Street, Auckland City
Sunday 8 May 2022: Dinner 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 8 May 2022: 
Lunch and dinner service is available on Mother’s day.
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