It’s that time of the year again – the very wholesome celebration of Mother’s Day! In honour of the special ladies in our lives we have created a list of the best restaurants to treat your mum to this Mother’s Day.
Amano offers a large airy and rustic interior, with a peaceful atmosphere that encourages you to lose yourself within your food. Situated across from the Waitemata Harbour, Amano is always buzzing so make sure to book in advance because their Italian-inspired cuisine is hard to beat. With an ever-changing seasonal menu you can repeatedly indulge here, experiencing new Italian-inspired dishes each and every time. Amano creates food that is both home-styled yet gourmet, leaving you with a warm heart and full stomach. Amano serves the freshest ingredients in every dish, using locally sourced produce and giving it the love and care it deserves, even their pasta is handmade in house. Don’t forget to visit their bakery out back to take home a mouth-watering pastry.
Onslow redefines the classics with décor that references the Old World. The timeless style pays homage to the building’s history, located in the old Grand Hotel. The sleek yet welcoming interior allows you to bask upon glorious artwork as you dine. Treat your Mum to a dish of her own, dine a la carte or share the 12-hour aromatic Te Mana lamb shoulder, with roasted aubergine, courgettes and a basil salsa Verde. Spend the evening indulging in a cocktail or two as you work your way through each delicious course and enjoy your time with her knowing Onslow will take care of the rest.
The Hunting Lodge
Just a short jaunt from the heart of Auckland City is the beautiful countryside; within the rolling hills and fruitful vineyards lies The Hunting Lodge. With a country club vibe, you can dress up or keep it casual as you’re treated to all the finer things in life. This picturesque spot captures the essence of our beautiful country. Book a spot for The Hunting Lodge’s Mother’s Day special, the set three course meal is luxurious and extravagant. Dine upon figs and goats cheese parcels, Queen scallops with creamy risotto, and finish up with the crème brûlée. Otherwise, order a paddle board of tasters so you can experience all that the vineyard grounds have to offer.
If you’re looking for a more laid-back option for Mother’s Day, but somewhere that still meets the quota of beautiful dining and stunning views then The Conservatory is the place for you. Sit in the outdoor area; surrounded by an abundance of greenery and a sky of sparkling fairy lights hanging from the ceiling. Take a pew on a couch, feel the heat from the fireplace and watch the sun set across the water. With their renowned 18” pizzas, succulent burgers and duck breast with crispy spiced quinoa, there’s a meal to keep everyone happy. Pair this with a wine list boasting New Zealand’s finest and you've got the perfect evening.
The Garden Shed
If you’re looking for a day of fun activities, beautiful views, and delicious restaurants then Mount Eden is the place for you. The Garden Shed sits within the centre and has an abundance of seating to suit your needs: take a seat out front and watch the world go by or retreat out back and relax in the sheltered garden. The casual atmosphere is great for family gatherings and quiet nights out with platter boards to share or individual dishes to satisfy every craving. Treat your mum to the crispy salmon skin with squashed potato and grab a bottle of bubbles to celebrate the occasion.