Mum, Mother, Mummy, Love, Muuuuuuuum!!
Whatever you call her, every Mum is unique and we want to make sure you find the best treat to make her a happy Mum.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start the day off with an early catch up. Well don’t make it too early, a sleep in is sometimes the best gift a mum can receive!
Situated in the heart of Geelong’s vibrant waterfront precinct with amazing bay views, the Waterfront Restaurant at Novotel Geelong is located on the ground level and includes a stunning alfresco area. Make a deliciously healthy start to your day with Novotel’s fresh breakfast buffet, offering barista coffee, bakery fresh bread, organic options and fresh juices.
RORO Café is right on the beach in Queenscliff with spectacular views across the bay to the heads. Its located at the terminal for Searoad Ferries so after breaky you might even take mum for a trip across the bay. Try the RORO BIG Breakfast, muesli with poached fruit and vanilla bean yoghurt or sourdough toast with the yummiest of home made jams, all washed down with a serious coffee or T2 loose leaf tea.
Get a little fancy
Tell mum to scrub up and slap on a bit of lippy. Well of course why not buy her a dress for the occasion as well? Treat mum to something she wouldn't necessarily do for herself, cause she deserves it!
High Tea on the High Seas. Searoad Ferries Sunday May 8. Departing 2pm
Spoil mum this Mother's Day with an indulgent Afternoon Tea sail across Port Phillip Bay. Served in the privacy of the beautiful Portsea Lounge, savour exquisite cakes & desserts, finger sandwiches, espresso coffee, fresh brewed tea and/or sparkling wine and watch the spectacular coastal scenery slide by. White tablecloths, china, quality tea and real coffee!
Grand Afternoon Tea at the Vue Grand Hotel Sunday May 8. 2-4 pm
It is said that class and style are things to be savoured, enjoyed and never rushed, so why not enjoy your afternoon amongst the majestic confines of the Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff. Enjoy a glass of Pimms or sparkling on arrival and sit down to a selection of both sweet and savoury treats. Sip on that perfect cup of tea while the Grand piano plays setting the scene for an afternoon of indulgence.
How do we decide on a gift that is perfect for our Mum? We all know how hard it is but it is about giving the gift that you really hope reflects how much you love her.
The Food Purveyor have sourced some of the best products from Artisan Producers from around the Country. Go and send Mum a gift that will blow her away – just quietly she will love it and enjoy every last bit. Happy Gifting!!
Treat mum to a most beautiful afternoon of High Tea on the deck and in our events space overlooking the bay! Between 2pm and 4pm, they will be serving an elegant array of delicious savoury and sweet treats, alongside tea and coffee. Includes a glass of Terindah Estate sparkling on arrival. The Shed @ Terindah will be also serving breakfast and lunch.
Ladies who do Lunch
We all like a champagne breakfast but a winey lunch is often a favorite with mums. A lazy long lunch where she can then go home and have a nana nap, perfection!
Situated on the rolling hills in Waurn Ponds. All wines are made & bottled on site. Sample Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, whilst over looking the vineyard. Enjoy a set menu on mothers day but make sure you get in quick because it sells out fast. Wine and lunch, the best combination.
Enjoy a relaxing day taking in the stunning views of Swan Bay, enjoying fine wine and a special Mother's Day lunch menu. Their menu includes a selection of house made dishes, featuring local produce and seasonal farm fresh delights from the provedore garden. Enjoy the live acoustic music playing old classics to modern favourites.
Mum is spoilt for choice at Oakdene with options at both dining venues. Celebrate with an exquisite three course lunch in the award winning restaurant or dine in their more relaxed cafe at Mr Grubb. Don't forget to make a stop at the cellar door on the way out and grab your favourite Oakdene classic?
How does an 18 hour slow cooked prime rib steak? If mum enjoys a really good steak or delicious burger, then book her in here. Get a free $9.95 dessert and a ticket to win a Mother’s Day hamper when you make a booking before May 4.
Situated in central Geelong, come along for a magnificent buffet lunch with a delicious menu to please any mum. Great prices for the kids as well, so bring the whole family along. If you really want to lash out, book mum in for a nights stay as well.
A spectacular and iconic waterfront venue perfect for that special occasion. Enjoy Mothers Day with a Carvery luncheon. There are three sitting times available and fantastic door prizes to be given away. Live entertainment plus roving kids entertainment all afternoon.
Overlooking the greens, bring mum, nan and the kids along for a relaxed lunch without any dishes to worry about. Yes they cater for the kids and walk off lunch around gorgeous Point Lonsdale in the afternoon.
It's not all about the food
If you want to take mum on an adventure, discover something new or take her out of her comfort zone, here’s a hit list to work through. If one of these doesn’t fit the bill then wander around our website for more ideas.
Queenscliffe Literary Festival. May 7 & 8
Mountain to Mouth. May 6 & 7
Mothers Day Classic. Sunday 8 May. Morning event
Segway around the vines at Leura Park
Gardening Workshop. Basils Farm. Saturday May 7. 10am – 12noon
PS: Don't forget to tell Mum how much you love her too, that's the best gift of all.