With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve put together this handy go-to on where to take your Mum or special someone in Ballarat (and what to buy her!) on Sunday 9 May.
High tea at the historic Craig’s Royal Hotel (10 Lydiard Street South)
Times: 11am and 3pm
Served in the beautifully furnished banquet rooms with all the trimmings of a classic Victorian experience, indulge in freshly brewed tea and coffee with savoury and sweet delights from the hotel’s talented pastry chefs. To book, call 5331 1377.
Mother’s Day high tea at Your Mocha Your Mantra (1-3 Coliseum Walk, Bridge Mall)
Times: 11.30am and 1.30pm.
Showcasing local producers and suppliers through the menu, the high teas will also feature an entertainment space with live music (including a string quartet), dessert bar plus local gift bags for the mums. Tickets are $65 per person. Click here for details
Mother’s Day Racing at the Ballarat Turf Club (240 Kennedys Road, Miners Rest)
Time: Gates open at 11.30am.
An alternate serve two-course luncheon, race day admission, race book, a glass of sparkling for Mum and a kids activity bag for $60 per adult and $20 per child. Click here for details
Mother’s Day chef’s selection lunch at Ragazzone (319 Mair Street)
Times: 11.45am and 1.45pm
The mouth-watering feast will feature the likes of Moreton Bay bug, potato wafer, peppernata; pappardelle, beef cheek ragu, charred broccolini, pangratatta; and ‘raggamisu’ to finish. Tickets are $75 per person. Click here for details
Mother’s Day high tea at The George Hotel (27 Lydiard Street North)
Tickets are $60 per person which includes champagne on arrival plus a spread of fresh scones with homemade jam and cream, ribbon mixed sandwiches, hot canapes (including arancini balls, sausage rolls and quiches) plus assorted delicate desserts. Limited spots available. Click here for details
Five-course lunch at The Shared Table (317 Learmonth Street, Buninyong)
Chef’s Dine without Decision menu for $80 per person, which includes a glass of champagne and a sweet treat. Alternatively, order a takeaway Spoil Your Mum Treat Box for morning or afternoon tea for $80 (serves two). Click here for details
Lunch and dinner at The Provincial Hotel‘s Lola restaurant (121 Lydiard Street North)
Three-course lunch with a glass of French champagne is $89 per adult (with a $39 two-course meal for children). Or take your pick from the à la carte menu at dinner. Click here to book
Three-course Mother’s Day lunch at RJM’s Wine Bar (95 Mair Street)
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of fine food, wine and the smooth tunes of Amie Brûlée. Tickets are $60 per person (children $18). Click here for details
Lunchtime meal special at the North Ballarat Sports Club (725 Creswick Road)
Three-course roast lunch $50, children $13 (nuggets and chips $8).
Mother’s Day paint and sip session at Pinot & Picasso Ballarat (204 Sturt Street)
Local artist Tegan Crosbie will guide you in painting a picture of a mother swan with its cygnet at Lake Wendouree. Tickets are $59 per person. Click here for details
1816 Bakehouse‘s first high tea at Housey Housey (12 Armstrong Street North)
Tickets are $55 per person and include a delightful selection of petit fours, sandwiches, savouries and teas, plus a complimentary glass of bubbles for Mum. Minimum bookings of four. Click here for details
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