Mother’s Day Lunch Options on the Gold Coast!

Mother's Day Gold Coast Lunch
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We’ve cooked up THE list for the best places for Mother’s Day lunch Gold Coast style in 2022.  

Read on for our top picks!

Mother’s Day Gold Coast lunch

We hope you had a small breakfast, because here are some great venues who are promising an unforgettable experience for Mother’s Day lunch. From champers to buffets to special dessert treats – we’ve got all the info so all you have to do is get that knife and fork ready. All of these places will be filling up FAST so get in there and get booking!

Psst … while you’re organising lunch, make sure you also check out our ideas for unique Mother’s Day gifts. Give her something different than perfume or soap this year …

1. Mother’s Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa 2022

Mother's Day Gold Coast

Mother’s Day High Tea

  • 1pm – 3pm

Indulge in JW Marriott’s award-winning high tea, served in the Tamborine Gallery on level two, accompanied by live entertainment. A resort tradition crafted by our culinary team using locally sourced ingredients.

Enjoy a variety of both sweet and savoury dishes with crafted pastries, seasonal fruits and gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jams, in addition to freshly brewed coffee and a beautiful selection of teas.

  • $99 per person ($59 for under 17s)
  • Bookings essential and available by calling 07 5592 9800

Find out more here.

Mother’s Day High Seas – Chapter & Verse

  • 12pm – 3pm

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with a long lunch in Citrique’s award-winning seafood market, showcasing locally harvested seafood for the ultimate sea to table experience. Ocean treasures include natural oysters, tiger prawns, green lip mussels, Moreton Bay bugs, seared tuna open sandwich, smoked salmon tartine with capers & dill and spanner crab sandwich.

Artful desserts include Mango coconut passionfruit slice, macarons, strawberry choux, seasonal fruit tart, JW Griffin chocolates. In addition to freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jams. Including a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne, freshly brewed coffee and a beautiful selection of teas.

Enjoy live entertainment throughout, and all mums receive a delicately crafted dessert.

  • $109 per person
  • Bookings essential and available by calling 07 5592 9800

Find out more here.

2. Mother’s Day buffet lunch at Paradise Country 2022

Paradise Country

Is a Sunday sleep in more of mum’s cup of tea? Join Paradise Country for a delicious country style buffet lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant that the whole family will love. Enjoy the likes of roasted meats, baked barramundi, seasonal vegetables, salads, sweets, soft drinks and more! Seatings from 11:30am. Admission included. Bookings required.

For more details click here.

3. Mother’s Day high tea cruise – Sea World 2022

  • Three sessions available: 9:30am-11am, 12pm-1:30pm and 3pm-4:30pm

No one is sweeter than Mum, so why not spoil her this Mother’s Day with a High Tea Cruise? Be welcomed aboard the spacious vessel, delicately decorated with flowers fit for a queen. Indulge in a delectable selection of sweet and savoury treats served with love on 3-tiered platters from the air-conditioned main deck while the kids are kept entertained with a complimentary activity pack.

Then treat mum to some well-deserved me-time relaxing on the comfortable open-air deck. Let worries drift away as your supermum sips on a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, passing stunning Gold Coast skylines and iconic landmarks. The onboard professional photographer will capture all the magic of the cruise, making it a Mother’s Day to remember.

Find out more here.

4. O’Reilly’s Mother’s Day festival 2022

O’Reilly’s invite you and your family to their Mother’s Day Festival, high up at the spectacular Rainforest Retreat, set in ancient Gondwana Rainforest. Surprise your Mum with a delightful picnic lunch whilst enjoying live music at the beautiful O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.Relax underneath our Silky Oak trees and enjoy a Mother’s Day Homestead Basket for Two which includes a bottle of O’Reilly’s Lona Gold Sparkling or Lona Blush Sparkling Semillon – all for just $99. Find out more here. 
Make more memories on Mum’s visit with a spa voucher at the award-winning Lost World Day Spa or take advantage of the Autumn Special including two nights accommodation including the breathtaking Sunset Experience.

5. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 2022

Your mum will be spoiled for choice with a huge selection of options to celebrate her special day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Breakfast with koalas

Forget breakfast in bed this year. Indulge your Mum with a gourmet breakfast surrounded by Koalas. She can chat with the keepers, enjoy a koala cuddle, and have the moment captured by a professional photographer to take home. Afterwards, explore more of the sanctuary together at your leisure making memories that she can cherish forever.

From $69 per person

Mother’s Day brunch

Treat the whole family to a sumptuous three-course brunch including a special Mimosa for mum on arrival, choice of delicious main and a sweet treat. There are child friendly menu options for the kids, activities to keep them busy, live music, visits by the wondering wildlife team. Lawn games on the manicured lawns of the Village Green offer fun for the whole family and a nearby cash bar will open from 10am.

From $29 per person

High Tea

Treat your Mum to something special this year. Take her to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Koala Habitat precinct for a Koala High Tea that offers a selection of chef’s selection of tasty treats served on high stands, tea, coffee or juice and an up close and personal experience with the Koalas including VIP access to a Koala enclosure and a souvenir photo.

$79 per person

Find out more about these Mother’s Day experiences here.

6. Mother’s Day at Gemelli Italian 2022


Treat your Mum to an Italian shared feast this Mother’s Day at Gemelli Italian at Broadbeach. Their “Festa Della Mama” menu includes Arancini, pizza, pasta and a delcious Italian dessert all at $70pp. Gemelli also offers a full menu of great italian food and wonderful cocktails.

Find out more here.

7. Mother’s Day at The Star 2022

Every mum is different, that’s why The Star has 5 different events on this Mother’s Day to ensure they make your mum’s special day, extra special. You can lunch in the beautiful Garden Kitchen & Bar or the delicious Imperial at The Star, linger over a al carte menu at Nineteen at The Star, add some sparkle with a shared menu and beverage package at Cucina Vivo or lavish Mum with a set menu at Kiyomi.

Check here to make a booking.

Have we missed any great Mother’s Day lunch Gold Coast ideas?

If you know of a top spot we’ve overlooked let us know in the comments. Happy Mother’s Day to all mums on the Gold Coast this year.

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