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Mother’s Day Lunch Options on the Gold Coast!

We’ve cooked up the list for the best places for Mother’s Day lunch Gold Coast style in 2024.  

Read on for our top picks just for you!

Mother’s Day Gold Coast Lunch 2024

Mother's Day Gold Coast

We hope you had a small breakfast, because here are some great venues that 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 other than perfume or soap this year.

Chapter & Verse Mother’s Day High Tea 2024

Mother's Day high tea at Citrique

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with a speciality high tea, enjoying a resort tradition created by our culinary team using local ingredients sourced from the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Each homemade product is inspired by the echo of birds in the tranquil environment surroundings.

Indulge in a variety of both sweet and savoury dishes, in addition to freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jams. Savoury delicacies include tiger prawn cos hearts, smoked salmon and caviar, salami, olive and tomato, turkey and cucumber brioche, honey ham and pastrami.

Artful sweets include hinterland wild mixed berry tart, mango passion cheesecake, chocolate macadamia brownie, JW macaroon, signature choux bun, strawberry and vanilla cream, chocolate bonbon, and a specialty red velvet chocolate dessert to celebrate your Mum on her special day.

Including a glass of Champagne, freshly brewed coffee and a beautiful selection of teas.

  •  Sunday 14th May 2024, 11.00am – 1.00pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  •  $109 per guest

Book here now.

Citrique Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet 2024

Mother's Day buffet at Citrique

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a long lunch at Citrique’s award-winning seafood buffet.

Showcasing locally harvested seafood for the ultimate sea to table experience. Enjoy live entertainment and a JW gift for all Mothers.

Ocean treasures include grilled lobster station, Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba tiger prawns, Blue Swimmer crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, spanner crab, green lip mussels, and Hervey Bay scallops.

Land lovers enjoy a wonderful choice of artisan antipasto, succulent roasts, Asian-inspired dishes, wood-fired pizza, and European classics.

To finish, indulge in a chocolate dessert for Mum created by our pastry team.

  • Sunday 12th May 2024, available from 12.00pm
  • $149 per guest
  • $64 per child (ages 5-12). 4 years and under complimentary.

Book here now.

Mother’s Day at Paradise Country Festival 2024

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Paradise Country’s annual Festival on the Farm!

Join host Moyra Major from Hot Tomato for a day filled with live music, tasty food trucks, pony rides, character meet-and-greets, adorable animals, and more! Enhance your experience by upgrading to a delightful buffet breakfast or lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant.

Mother’s Day buffet breakfast

If a hearty country style buffet breakfast sounds like the perfect way to start Mother’s Day, then bring the family along to the Farmhouse Restaurant. Soak in the gorgeous farm views and delight in wholesome bites!

  • Sunday 12th May 2024, 7.00am – 9.00am
  • $65 per adult
  • $45 per child (ages 3-13). 2 years and under complimentary.

Mother’s Day buffet lunch

Is a Sunday sleep-in more of mum’s cup of tea (I know that it’s definitely on my agenda for Mother’s Day)? 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!

  • Sunday 12th May 2024, 11.30am – 2.00pm, last seating at 1.30pm
  • $79 per adult
  • $45 per child (ages 3-13). 2 years and under complimentary.

Book here now.

Sea World Mother’s Day High Tea Cruise 2024

No one is sweeter than Mum, so why not spoil her this Mother’s Day with a High Tea Cruise?

Be welcomed aboard the modern and spacious vessel, the Spirit of Elston, delicately decorated with flowers fit for a queen. Indulge in a delectable selection of sweet and savoury treats served with love from our generous high tea buffet on the air-conditioned main deck while the kids are kept entertained with a complimentary activity pack. Then treat her to well-deserved me-time relaxing on our comfortable open-air deck. Let worries drift away as your supermum sips on her complimentary glass of sparkling wine, passing stunning Gold Coast skylines and iconic landmarks.

Mother’s Day buffet breakfast

  • Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May, departs 9.00am, returns 10.45am
  • $79 per adult
  • $49 per child (ages 14 and under)

Mother’s Day buffet lunch

  • Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May, departs 11.00am, returns 1.30pm
  • $99 per adult
  • $59 per child (ages 14 and under)

Mother’s Day long lunch buffet

  • Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May, departs 2.00pm, returns 5.00pm
  • $109 per adult
  • $59 per child (ages 14 and under)

Mother’s Day buffet dinner

  • Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May, departs 7.00pm, returns 9.30pm
  • $129 per adult
  • $69 per child (ages 14 and under)

Book here now.

O’Reilly’s Mother’s Day Picnic Celebration 2024

Make mum’s day with a fabulous family day out enjoying the sights and sounds at the spectacular Mother’s Day Picnic Celebration Weekend at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Select from Smooth Jazz, Funk & Soul on Saturday or Musical Theatre Classics & Show Tunes on Sunday coupled with their famous Picnic Baskets for 2 – plus enjoy a bottle of their Award Winning Reserve Selection Sparkling Wine; either Reserve Lona Blush or Lona Gold included in your picnic basket!

  • Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • $120 for a Picnic Basket for 2 adults with a bottle of Sparkling O’Reilly’s Wine
    • For Sunday orders, a $5 surcharge applies.
  • $45 for an adult Picnic Basket without Sparkling Wine
  • $15 per child (includes a ham, cheese and salad roll, juice proper and a delicious ice cream)

It’s advised to show up early to secure your preferred spot! Feel free to bring your own picnic chairs, tables and marquee to setup for the day.

Bookings are essential.

O’Reilly’s Mother’s Day High Tea Delight 2024

The O’Reilly’s invite you to their splendid Mother’s Day High Tea Delight, a scrumptious spread high up at their stunning Rainforest Retreat – surrounded by ancient Gondwana Rainforest.

Presented by Executive Chef Natt Johns – indulge in a delectable high tea selection of sweets, scones and savoury delights with freshly brewed teas and barista coffee. Be sure to enjoy a glass of O’Reilly’s sparkling wine or craft beer upon arrival – plus Mum will receive a special O’Reilly’s gift on the day.

Aside from the high tea, enjoy magnificent views of the stunning McPherson Range whilst taking in all the splendour of the lush green rainforest of World-Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

  • Sunday 12th May, 11.30am – 2.30pm
  • $89 per adult (includes a glass of sparkling wine or craft beer)
  • $39 per child (ages 3-12, includes a soft drink or juice)
  • Free for children under 3

Book here now.

Mother’s Day at The Star 2024

Every mum is different, and that’s why The Star has a heap of different events on this Mother’s Day to ensure they make your mum’s special day, extra special no matter what her taste is. You can have lunch in Cucina Vivo, Garden Kitchen & Bar, Uncle Su, or Harvest Buffet. And finally, add some sparkle with a shared menu and beverage package or lavish Mum at the Azure Spa. 

Cucina Vivo

Treat mum to a special and indulgent Italian lunch this Mother’s Day with a 3-course shared menu with a glass of Chandon on arrival.

  • Sunday 12th May, 12.00pm – 3.00pm
  • 3-course set menu + 1 glass of Chandon on arrival: $95pp
    • Guests must be 18 years or over to receive glass of Chandon on arrival

Book here now.

Garden Kitchen & Bar

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Domaine Chandon with the purchase of Garden Kitchen & Bar’s signature and delicious seafood platters.

  • Sunday 12th May, available for lunch and dinner
  • Cold Seafood Platter $145
    • Includes one complimentary glass of Chandon
  • Indulgent Seafood Platter $199
    • Includes two complimentary glasses of Chandon

Book here now.

Uncle Su

Enjoy a traditional a-la-carte menu or indulgent banquet at Uncle Su with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for all mothers on arrival.

  • Sunday 12th May, available lunch and dinner

Book here now.

Harvest Buffet

Feast on a full seafood buffet with canapes on arrival and a glass of sparkling for Mum to enjoy at Harvest Buffet.

  • Sunday 12th May, lunch only
  • $129.90 per adult (members discount still applies)

Book here now.

Mother’s Day at QT Gold Coast 2024

Skip the cliché flowers and level up Mother’s Day with an unforgettable celebration at QT Gold Coast! Dial up the decadence and Q the bubbles with the first love of your life, Mum.

Mother’s Day QTea High Tea

Honour’s Mum’s sweet tooth and let her savour one of life’s greatest palatable pleasures – high tea. Spend the day devouring seasonal delights with Fixx’s new QTea menus of decadent bites, best served with bubbles.

  • Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, 10.00am – 2.00pm
  • $89 per adult
    • Served with a glass of pink Champagne and endless tea or espresso coffee
  • $109 per adult
    • Served with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blanc Champagne and endless tea or espresso coffee
  • $39 per child (ages 5-12)
    • Includes savoury finger sandwiches and sweet treats

Book by contacting bookings_qtgoldcoast@evt.com or call 07 5584 1243.

Mother’s Day Sunday brunch

Bazaar Brunch is the one for mum’s who prefer a lie-in, and a later indulgence. Delicacies such as fried chicken and waffles, house-made croissants, and a live crepe station. For a sweet tooth finish, a chocolate fondue station overflowing with sugar-coated delights.

  • Sunday 12th May, 11.30am – 3.00pm
  • Includes welcome drink on arrival
  • $99 per adult
  • $59 per teenager (ages 13-17)
  • $29 per child (ages 5-12)

Book here now.

Ladybird Restaurant & Bar Mother’s Day 2024

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Ladybird Restaurant & Bar and treat Mum to an afternoon of pure happiness!

  • $95 per person for a 4-course lunch or dinner, available from 11.00am
  • $35 per child (12 years and under)

Book here now.

The Island Mother’s Day 2024

Whether Mum loves a sophisticated spread, a casual affair, or a stylish soirée, The Island has got you covered with a range of top-notch experiences to make her feel special.

Mother’s Day buffet at The Glasshouse

Say thank you with a mouth-watering spread, including live food stations, alongside grazing tables stacked with goodies like cheese and charcuterie. With plenty of accompaniments and fresh, seasonal salads to choose from, Mum will be spoilt for choice at this two-and-a-half hour foodie extravaganza. One extra lucky mum will also win a G.H. Mumm Pamper Pack valued at $500.

Tickets include full access to the food buffet stations, live entertainment, and a welcome glass of Mumm Marlborough Prestige for mum.

  • Sunday 12th May, 11.30am – 2.00pm
  • $89 per adult
  • $59 per teenager (ages 13-17)
  • $49 per child (ages 4-12)
  • Free for 0-3 years old

Book here now.

Mother’s Day bottomless brunch at The Island Rooftop

Make mum feel special with a tasty three-course spread and drinks selection, perfect for sharing in the GC sunshine. Their Mother’s Day bottomless brunch invites you to take things nice and slowly, with service spread over two hours, leaving you free to relax and catch-up on quality time together. 

  • Sunday 12th March, choose between two sittings: 11.30am – 1.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • $79 per person
    • Features a 2-hour drinks package

Book here now.

Imperial Hotel Mother’s Day 2024

Celebrate Mother’s Day in luxury with an unforgettable dining experience. Demonstrate your appreciation for Mum by treating her to a culinary journey filled with exquisite dishes meticulously crafted with love and care.

Mother’s Day lunch seafood & brunch buffet at II Barocco Restaurant

Delight Mum’s taste buds with our exquisite seafood buffet, showcasing a mesmerizing array of ocean treasures. Indulge in a variety of brunch favourites, including fluffy quiches, classic eggs benedict, golden French toast, and more, expertly prepared to satisfy every craving.

  • Sunday 12th May
  • $159 per adult
  • $79.50 per child

Book here now.

Le Jardin High Tea

Treat Mum to an elegant and indulgent affair as we present a selection of delectable treats, exquisite teas, and a serene atmosphere, creating cherished moments that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spoil your Mum with an unforgettable experience inclusive of a glass of French Champagne.

  • Sunday 12th May, available from 11.00am – 1.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • $99 per adult
  • $30 per child

Book here now.

Mother’s Day at The Oasis 2024

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and The Oasis is the perfect location to find experiences and gifts for your mums!

Mother’s Day Margaritas at California Tacos

Mother's Day lunch option at the Gold Coast at California Tacos
Complimentary margarita at California Tacos on Mother’s Day

Celebrate the extraordinary women in your life this Mother’s Day at California Tacos! Treat your Mum to an unforgettable dining experience as we raise a toast to her with a complimentary margarita.

  • Sunday 12th May

Find out more here.

Grand Dynasty

Dine at the Grand Dynasty and receive a complimentary glass of champagne for every Mum to enjoy with her Yum Cha on Mother’s Day.

  • Sunday 12th May

Bookings are essential.

Madison’s Café and Patisserie

Every mother will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine for every booking made on Mother’s Day.

  • Sunday 12th May

Booking are essential.

Spice Kitchen & Bar

Join Spice Kitchen & Bar for a memorable dining experience with Mum and enjoy a complimentary bottle of select wine per table.

  • 1st – 12th May, spend a minimum of $100 to qualify for this special offer.

Bookings are essential.

The Loose Moose

Treat you Mum to a delightful lunch at The Loose Moose this Mother’s Day and she will receive a complimentary glass of mimosa to add a sparkling touch to her special day.

  • Sunday 12th May

Bookings are essential.

Mother’s Day at Terraces Restaurant

Surprise and delight Mum this Mother’s Day with an elevated seafood buffet, complete with a 2-hour beverage package!

Indulge in the finest local seafood, featuring an oyster and sashimi bar, seared barramundi with fresh tomato-olive salsa, salt and pepper calamari, smoked salmon, oysters Mornay, and their famous butter and garlic bugs, plus so much more.

The buffet also offers a variety of hot and cold non-seafood options, including a salad and soup station, carvery, and a cheese and charcuterie station.

For dessert, enjoy a selection of house-made sweets such as tiramisu, lemon cheesecake, pavlova, Belgian waffles, and an ice-cream station.

  • Sunday 12th May, from 12.00pm
  • $169 per adult
  • $84.50 per child

Book here now.

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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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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