• Mother’s Day is on Sunday 8 May this year, and we’ve rounded up the best offerings in Cape Town and surrounds. For special occasions, booking is required.

    LITTLE SAINT RESTAURANT

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    Little Saint is a cozy eatery on Upper Bree Street that serves delectable food made with love. The kitchen is run by Santi, a chef with 18 years of experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK. Little Saint is offering a Sunday roast with a choice of pork, beef or lamb with trimmings, and dessert. To get things started, you’ll receive a glass of Waterford Rose-Mary on arrival.

    When Sunday 8 May
    Where 223 Bree Street, CBD
    Cost R195 per person
    Contact +27 21 422 1135

    BOSCHENDAL ESTATE

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    The Werf restaurant: Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell is offering his unique shared dishes inspired by farm-style generosity. You can expect three-courses of exceptional food. Mention that you’re treating mum when booking to secure a surprise for her.

    The Farmshop & Deli: Champagne Breakfast as well as a more casual lunch.
    The Werf Picnics and Rhone Picnics: Ideal for friends and family who want to enjoy relaxing beneath the trees with a gourmet picnic.
    The Rhone Homestead: (next to the Cellar Door Tasting venue) Enjoy a buffet of Cape Heritage cuisine.

    When Sunday 8 May at 12 noon
    Where Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek (directions)
    Cost R195 – R550 per person. Pricing details here.
    Contact Werf Restaurant:+27 21 870 4206

    TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA

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    Mother’s Day Lunch: Treat your mum to a meal in Azure Restaurant or the Atlantic Terrace Marquee. A buffet and breathtaking views, all complemented by live music will make mum feel special. In addition, all mums get a surprise gift on the day.

    ‘Tea By The Sea’: Indulge in the decadent British art of taking tea in the Leopard Bar. The weekend High Tea buffet presents freshly baked scones, cupcakes, macaroons and a selection of dainty finger sandwiches. Choose from a selection of fragrant teas, and enjoy some bubbly.

    The Spa is offering a weekday special for the month of May. The Spa Ritual (2.5 hours, R1950 per person) incorporates a body exfoliation, a facial and full-body massage. The package includes a spa lunch and sparkling wine. Guests may also enjoy the spa facilities, the Health Buffet, hydro pool, plunge pool, salt water floatation pool, and Tranquillity Lounge.

    When Lunch: Sunday 8 May, 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Tea: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 10 am – 4 pm
    Where Victoria Road, Camps Bay
    Cost Lunch: R465 per adult, R235 per child under 12 years. Tea: R275 per person
    Contact +27 21 437 9029

    GRANDE PROVENCE ESTATE

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    Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst is preparing a range of his signature starters, mains, and desserts for an elegant luncheon at The Restaurant on Mother’s Day. As a treat, all mums will receive a chocolate gift and wine-tasting for two, courtesy of Grande Provence.

    Make a weekend of it and take advantage of the lovely accommodation at the estate. The Heartland Offer starts in May. Don’t miss out on the excellent winter rates.

    When Sunday 8 May
    Where Main Road, Franschhoek
    Cost R395 per person
    Contact +27 21 876 8600

    TREES RESTAURANT AT TOWNHOUSE HOTEL

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    The menu, from Michelin-trained Executive Chef Stefan Schmidt and his team, promises a meal fit for a queen. Start with soup, followed by starters, a buffet main course, and save space for dessert. Read the full Mother’s Day menu and prepare yourself for a feast.

    When Sunday 8 May
    Where 60 Corporation Street (map)
    Cost R285 per person
    Contact +27 21 465 7050

    AFRICAN PRIDE CRYSTAL TOWERS HOTEL AND SPA

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    Pick this luxurious hotel for your Mother’s Day celebration, and be welcomed by a modern setting. The Towers Restaurant only lists the key ingredients of each dish. Read the full menu and be tempted to find out more.

    When Sunday 8 May
    Where Corner Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City
    Cost R435 per person (includes a welcome drink)
    Contact +27 21 525 3888

    LE VENUE AT THE HOUSE OF J.C LE ROUX

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    Le Venue, the vibrant restaurant at The House of J.C. Le Roux, has prepared a menu of three irresistible courses of excellent cuisine to make the day unforgettable.

    Be sure to book for the tastings and discover their beautifully crafted bubblies before sitting down for lunch.

    When Sunday 8 May, 12 noon – 3 pm
    Where Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch
    Cost R255 for two courses or R295 for all three
    Contact +27 21 865 8200

    DURBANVILLE HILLS WINES

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    The three-course lunch offers a choice of starters, mains, and desserts. Chef Louisa Greeff created the menu to include delicious combinations of flavours and textures.

    When Sunday 8 May 12 noon – 3 pm
    Where  Tygerbergvalley Road, Durbanville
    Cost R325 (excluding wine pairing) and R395 (including wine pairing) per person
    Contact +27 21 558 1300

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