Mums are the unsung heroes of every family, often juggling housework, childcare and their own careers. We shouldn’t just celebrate them once a year, but it wouldn’t hurt showering the heroine in your life with extra love and attention on this special day. This 9th May, why not honour her like the true queen she is, either with a spa session, a hair makeover, a handmade card and fresh blooms, mother-child workshops, movie tickets or gifts she wouldn’t have splurged on herself.
To cap it off: treat her to a sumptuous meal. Below, we’ve scoured the island for a list of restaurants that are sure to offer your mums warm hearts, big smiles and full bellies.
1. SO/ Singapore
An amazing three-tier tower overflowing with an array of dishes is the pièce de résistance in this Mother’s Day brunch at the Xperience restaurant. Expect hot and cold appetisers such as smashed avo with crumbled feta on sourdough, assorted seafood, roasted veggies and a selection of éclairs, cakes and a berry crumble pie served table-side. There’s also a free-flow carving station with meats such whole roasted chicken, Australian striploin, and seabass with tomato and olive salsa. Still hungry? Top it all off by picking your fill of artisanal cheeses and condiments from the roaming cheese trolley. Fun activities that day include an onsite florist who can help curate a bespoke bouquet just for mum. They will also provide you with a small iced sponge cake and a variety of toppings to decorate your very own confection for her. Available only on 9 May 2021 from noon to 2pm.
Treat her to an elegant five-course meal at Moonbow. This one is for the women who love Modern European cuisine with an Asian twist. Start with a complimentary amuse-bouche before moving on to a starter of oysters and a “Serama” Chicken Consommé served with dried strawberries, forest mushrooms and Masala jelly. Choose from mains such as an oven-baked Beef Wellington served with foie gras and a port wine reduction or a pan-seared black garlic king prawn with crustacean lime oil, broken coconut lime emulsion and tobiko. The dessert has been coined a Texture of Raspberry. It combines raspberry pop rocks, raspberry sorbet, raspberry parfait, raspberry “blanket” and fresh raspberries. Available only on 9 May 2021.
3. Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay
The restaurant’s signature Beef Wellington is the star of the three-course meal offered this Mother’s Day. The delectable dish is elevated by a serving of bone marrow and a side of mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, seasonal greens and red wine jus. Before mains, choose a starter from selections such as crispy tamarind spiced chicken wings and off-menu items such as the heirloom tomato tart with strawberry, balsamic caviar and basil cress; or the salmon tartare with cucumber mango, chili garlic dressing and wonton skin. Dessert is a refreshing raspberry cake with frozen lemon yoghurt. Available only on 9 May 2021.
4. db Bistro & Oyster Bar
Say cheers with mum here. Specially available only on 9 May 2021, each three-course holiday brunch menu comes with two complimentary glasses of champagne for every mother-daughter duo. If you’re in a group of four, you’ll receive a complimentary dessert of raspberry rose madeleines. Brunch staples being served include the cheesy croque madame, steak haché with farm egg & red wine-shallot sauce, as well as the crêpes au chocolat, topped with banana caramel, chantilly cream and hot chocolate sauce.
5. Straits Kitchen
If she is a fan of Asian food, Grand Hyatt Singapore’s halal-certified buffet will be a treat for her. It is showcasing elevated renditions of favourites from Singapore’s rich food culture. Try a luxurious braised seafood claypot teeming with abalone, sea cucumber, dried scallops, tiger prawns, flower mushrooms and broccoli; braised crab meat glass noodles; slow braised Australian beef rendang; chicken, mutton and beef satay; and Australian Lamb Vindaloo. Desserts are quite a treat, ranging from durian fritters and sago gula melaka (sago pudding with thickened palm sugar) t0 milo ice-cream and pulut hitam (black glutinous rice and coconut milk).
6. The Marmalade Pantry
For something light but no less delicious, go for an afternoon tea session at The Marmalade Pantry. It is guaranteed to transport everyone to a teahouse in England. Available only on 1 and 2 May as well as 8 and 9 May 2021, the Royal Afternoon Tea Set is a two-tiered gourmet spread of delectable sweets and savouries. It is complemented with a choice of pasta such as truffled mushroom risotto or marmalade mac and cheese, and three glasses of a sweet and fizzy De Bortoli Emeri Pink Moscato Sparkling Wine. Note it is only for Mastercard holders. For an added surprise, the eatery is also offering two floral arrangements from Petite Fleur, both of which come with a box of 12 handcrafted bonbons.
7. W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
The hotel’s “Mother Of A Brunch” is exactly as its name suggests, an epic feast of fresh seafood. Think live tiger prawns, green lip mussels, half shell scallops, Alaskan snow crab, lobster, salt baked barramundi and grilled mackerel. Land lovers can try the premium cuts including Sanshoku Wagyu rump and Australian lamb rack. For Asian cravings, tuck into a piping hot bowl of laksa yong tau foo, Singapore chili mud crab, or the luxurious truffle tonkotsu ramen. Top up S$40++ for free flow of Champagne and wines to give mum the break she deserves. Mums also get to take home signature W macarons.
8. Fat Cow
You can expect nothing less than a sumptuous spread at this luxurious Japanese steakhouse. Available from 1 to 9 May 2021, its Mother’s Day set comprises three appetisers – a soft and buttery chawanmushi; a sashimi moriawase featuring generous slices of the freshest seasonal fish; and a serving of miso soup. This is followed by a main course of four different items. The star is, of course, the tender Miyazaki Wagyu Steak that is served with fresh wasabi and fried shallots. It’s accompanied by a bamboo-steamed vegetable medley, tempura moriawasa and Fat Cow’s signature Fat Rice – high quality Japanese rice mixed with rendered wagyu beef fat, hand-minced dried kelp and truffle oil for the ultimate indulgence. Dessert is a delicious burnt Basque de Cheesecake with seasonal sorbet.
9. Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
For a homely meal of Chinese food in an elegant setting, try Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium. Mum will enjoy this mouthwatering six-course meal of exquisite Cantonese dishes that include a comforting double boiled sea treasure soup; a baked sea perch with Japanese miso sauce and a crispy roast duck with tea leaves paired with deep-fried fish skin coated with salted egg yolk. End the meal on a palate cleanser of lime sorbet with aloe vera and lemongrass jelly. Available from 1 to 9 May 2021.
Please check the establishments’ respective websites for opening hours as well as booking and seating requirements before visiting, and remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while out and about.