It’s that time of the year when we each celebrate the woman who brought us into this world – our special moms. We know how challenging it is to plan the perfect day for your first lady, so we came up with five of the best eateries in the Mother City bound to knock her socks off.
Whether you’re looking for a feast at a swanky hotel, an opulent high tea, South African-inspired cuisine or somewhere with a little pampering thrown in the mix, we’ve got all your bases covered!
Mother’s Day at Azure Restaurant
Treat your mom to a day of grandeur at the resplendent Azure Restaurant at the 12 Apostles Hotel, where there will be an indulgent Mother’s Day buffet of cold meat platters, a carvery and mouth-watering desserts. What’s more, every mom will receive a surprise gift!
Where 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, Victoria Street, Camps Bay
When Sunday 10 May 2015 from 12:30 pm
Cost R415 for adults, R215 for children under twelve
Contact [email protected], www.12apostles.com
Mama’s Day at Moyo
Moyo means ‘of the heart’ in Swahili, and what better way to show your mom you love her than by treating her to gourmet offerings of classic South African dishes?
Moyo will be putting on an African-inspired buffet for Mother’s day, where guests can choose from a selection of scrumptious local cuisine.
Mothers will receive an extra bit of pampering from Moyo with a welcome cocktail (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic available) and a special surprise!
Where Moyo Kirstenbosch, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands
When Sunday 10 May 2015 noon – 4 pm
Cost Full buffet R285 pp, R140 pp for children between the ages six and 11, free to children under five
Contact [email protected], www.moyo.co.za
Taj Cape Town Mother’s Day Treat
Taj Cape Town is pulling out all the stops to ensure your mom gets suitably spoilt.
First up is a Jazz Lunch at Mint, where guests will be welcomed with a strawberry daiquiri followed by a three-course meal, with a number of speciality dishes to choose from. But what’s a good lunch without a little ambience? A live saxophonist will entertain guests with some classic jazz renditions.
If your mother has a bit of a sweet tooth, then an afternoon of high tea at the opulent Lobby Lounge is just what the doctor ordered! With desserts such as rooibos crème brûlée paired with live music, you’ll feel like you’ve just walked on to the set of Downtown Abbey.
Lunch, tea, what’s next on the list? A pampering session of course! The award-winning Jiva Grande Spa is offering a special Mother’s Day pamper package that includes a deep-cleansing facial, spa pedicure, a chocolate platter and a glass of bubbly.
Where The Taj Hotel, corner of Wale and St George’s streets, CBD
When Sunday 10 May 2015 noon – 3 pm (jazz lunch), 2–5 pm (afternoon tea)
Cost R390 pp (jazz lunch), R195 pp (afternoon tea), R820 pp (spa treatment)
Contact +27 21 819 2000, www.tajcapetown.co.za
Mother’s Day Breakfast at Eight
A royal breakfast fit for a queen! Eight, Spier’s ethical, farm-to-table restaurant, is hosting a fully fledged English breakfast in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Where Eight Restaurant, Spier Wine Farm, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
When Sunday 10 May 2015 9:30 am – noon
Cost R155 pp
Contact +27 21 809 1188, [email protected]
Sunday Roast at Cafe Chic
With Mother’s Day on a Sunday, why not take this opportunity to treat your mom to a hearty, traditional roast?
The Cafe Chic buffet-style menu will be revamped to commemorate this special day, and includes a selection of scrumptious starters, entrées and mouthwatering desserts.
Where Cafe Chic, 7 Breda Street, Gardens
When Sunday 10 May 2015
Contact +27 21 465 7218, www.food-blog.co.za