High Tea at Ostro

This is where you should be taking your mum this Mother’s Day

While we’re well aware that every day should be Mother’s Day, there’s no harm in using the dedicated Sunday as the perfect excuse to spoil and acknowledge mother dearest. Herein, we round up some of the finest options around the city to treat your family’s matriarch this year.

Euro
Combining a delectable three-course menu and an aptly named glass of Mumm champagne, Euro’s Mother’s Day special is a luxurious way to spoil your nearest and dearest — whether that be your own Mum or the mother of your children. For the latter, the $10 kids menu is available for those 12 and under.
Set menu available all day, full á la carte menu available for dinner, to book click here

Fish Restaurant
A specially curated menu perfect for those with a penchant for all things pescatarian, Fish’s Mother’s Day offering encompasses a medley of seafood delights — from black tiger shrimp to breaded snapper — served with a complimentary glass of Peter Yealand’s crisp pinot gris blush.
Available for lunch and dinner, for bookings click here

Fish Restaurant, Hilton Auckland

Soul Bar & Bistro
These waterfront stalwarts are serving up a delectable feast. With a specially designed three-course menu, offering one-of-two-ways entrées and mains — think succulent chicken breast or grilled tarakihi — with a decadent dessert, this one will keep you in the good books right up until next May.
Available for lunch and dinner, for bookings click here

Culprit
For those mothers booked out for an evening of festivities, a long lunch is key for treating her during the day. Designed especially for the occasion, Culprit’s three-course menu comes in two ways; the ‘Taste of Culprit’ or the ‘Delicacies Menu’. Regardless of which you choose, expect a glass of Champagne Collet Brut Art Deco on the house.
Long lunch available 12pm-4pm, for bookings, click here

Mission Bay Pavilion
Celebrating Mum with a glass of Mumm (sorry, we can’t help it), Mission Bay Pavilion will be serving the bubbly to mothers booked in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not partial to a tipple? Well-behaved matriarchs can opt for a dessert on the house instead.
For bookings, click here.

Champagne Mumm at Mission Bay Pavilion
Champagne Mumm at Mission Bay Pavilion

Ostro
With a modern take on classic high tea, Ostro has teamed up with Veuve Clicquot to present High Tea For Mum, a delectable selection of savoury and sweet treats to be devoured in conjunction with views of the Waitematā Harbour, all with a glass of Champagne Clicquot in hand.
Book here for Mother’s Day.

SEVEN
Delivering finger-food with a delicious twist is SEVEN’s Mother’s Day ‘Highness’ special. Opting for a more savoury approach, the Seafarers residents will be replacing sweet cakes and scones with delicate Asian fare — think crayfish and crab with mascarpone cheese, Hamachi sashimi and crispy duck salads.
For more information and bookings, click here.

High Tea at SEVEN
High Tea at SEVEN

The Crab Shack
Perfect for those with kids in tow, the seafood experts at The Crab Shack are not only letting youngsters eat free all day, but are also offering movies and face painting to keep the little ones distracted — meaning that deserving mums can fully enjoy the 2-for-1 mimosas.
Movies and face painting available from 12pm-3pm, for a full look at their menu, click here.

Batch Winery
When a three-course dinner just won’t cut it, it’s time to step up the Mother’s Day game. Heletranz has teamed up with Waiheke Island’s Batch Winery to offer more than your average High Tea experience with the chance to take a scenic helicopter flight there. Mums and co. will fly past the volcanic crater of Rangitoto, before landing at Waiheke’s Reeves airfield and being treated to an indulgent finger food experience and glass of ‘fizz’ before flying home.
For more information and bookings, click here

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