Where to indulge your mum this Mother’s Day
Sure, mummy dearest deserves love and pampering year-round, but for one day a year on Mother’s Day, treat her like the queen she really is. First thing on the agenda: A meal to remember. Whether she loves traditional Cantonese food, a wholesome brunch by the river, or a mega feast with unlimited bubbly, we’ve got it covered.
Located at National Gallery, Yan offers the best of Cantonese cooking through innovative pairings.
This Mother’s Day, the restaurant has put together a seven-course and nine-course set menu focusing on the theme of wellness, with nutritious ingredients such as wild cordyceps to improve one’s immune system, Peruvian Maca plant to reduce blood pressure, and mandarin peel to aid digestion. Its seven-course menu includes the restaurant’s classic Yan Peking Duck served in homemade crepes as well as a golden pumpkin broth with crab meat and black NingXia wolfberry. Its nine-course meal, on the other hand, features its signature crispy roasted suckling pig that comes with a moreish crackling.
Date: 3-12 May
Time: 12pm-2.30pm, and 6pm-10.30pm
A memorable meal for Mum is guaranteed at Salt Grill & Sky Bar. Two words: Panoramic views. It’s situated 55 floors above ground at ION Orchard, offering diners jaw-dropping views of the cityscape. This Mother’s Day, the modern Australian restaurant has two dining choices available.
Pop in for a three-course lunch that includes a main of Cone Bay barramundi with New Zealand clams, confit tomato and kombu emulsion, or Cape Grim tenderloin with king oyster mushroom, truffle and mushroom parfait, and a comforting local dessert that combines coconut, mango, kaffir lime and pandan sago.
Otherwise, its four-course dinner includes an additional Bangalow Pork Ravioli with fennel cream, parmesan broth, golden raisin, walnut and sage, or the heirloom tomato tarpaccio with stracciatella, black garlic, stout crisps and sherry vinegar.
Date: 12 May 2019
Time: 11.30am to 1.45pm (lunch) and 6pm to 9.45pm (dinner)
Formerly a colonial chapel in the 1930s, The White Rabbit is located right within Dempsey’s greenery. The best part? Dining here makes for an atmospheric affair with the impossibly high ceilings, and walls dotted with stained glass windows. Book a booth for a cosy meal with mum and family, or reserve the long, rustic table if you have the whole extended clan with you.
On Mother’s Day, two seatings are offered. The first starts at 10am, with the subsequent one at 12.30pm. And what’s brunch without booze? This special menu includes a Hendrick’s gin and tonic, or a glass of Devaux champagne. Fresh lobsters and oysters await at the seafood bar, while the English breakfast station offers assorted sausages, eggs a la minute and Applewood-smoked bacon.
Whet your appetite with appetisers that include grilled zucchini and seared yellowfin tuna, before sinking into mains like slow-roasted wagyu rump, pot-roasted young sabres chicken and ora king salmon confit, before ending the afternoon on a sweet note with cakes and parfaits for dessert.
Date: 12 May
Time: First seating is at 10am, 10.15am, and 10.30am.
Second seating is at 12:30pm, 12.45pm, 1pm, 1.15pm, and 1.30pm
Make a toast to the most important woman in your life with a champagne brunch at Pan Pacific Singapore’s The Edge. The meal begins with a craft cocktail — exclusively concocted for Mum — on arrival. Specialities at the buffet table include the hearty pan-seared Angus beef fillet and gratin truffles scented beef Parmentier.
Moving on to the Asian dishes, standouts include the roasted duck with herbal dang gui sauce, slow cooked chicken with dry chilli and lemon grass, and kueh chap. For desserts, don’t miss the ivory cherry jasmine tart and raspberry lychee rose Saint Honoré.
Fancy spending a delightful day with mum over brunch and perhaps, putting together a bouquet of blooms for her? At The Summerhouse this Mother’s Day, dig into a communal-style, three-course meal made entirely from fresh produce, including starters of a house special mud crab omelette, and a salad with greens picked from the restaurant’s gardens.
Mains include a pan-roasted sea bass, US prime short ribs and a sustainable seafood tagliatelle. Dessert is a choice between the Balinese chocolate ice cream, or rock melon served with lychee, almond crumble, mango pudding and lemon cloud. Before the day ends, make her smile with a bouquet of personalised flowers made specially by you at the floral arrangement workshop.
Date: 12 May
Fresh off a pasta and wine feast at Bar Cicheti, we may very well be back again soon, this time with our mothers in tow. This Mother’s Day, the restaurant’s Feed Me menu is perfect for families looking for comfort meal.
Your repast is entirely in Chef Aun’s hands, as he selects the antipasti, four pastas and dessert that goes into them — simply indicate your dietary preferences before the meal. Additional treats are thrown into the mix too: All mothers receive a free chocolate tart, and every bottle of bubbly and wine gets a 20% discount that day.
Date: 12 May
Time: All day
Tucked away at the end of Mohamed Sultan Road are two shophouses shrouded in foliage, belying the exquisite dining experience that lies within. Inspired by Singapore’s colonial heritage, this restaurant represents an antiquated era of food and drink, one loved by its owner: Legendary chef Marco Pierre White.
The restaurant takes inspiration from Raffles Hotel, with uniformed doormen standing guard at the door. This is a nod to White’s travels as the hotel was his preferred choice of accommodation. Navigate past the lush greenery at the door and you’ll find yourself in the dining area that’s furnished with kopitiam-style chairs and tables with marble tops that are reminiscent of the 1960s. These are set against the backdrop of walls decorated with photographs of what the restaurant terms “English Greats”.
And on Mother’s Day, The English House is offering an English specialty — the Sunday Roast, which includes a beetroot and goat’s cheese salad, Yorkshire pudding, and a complimentary dessert platter.