Thai Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and while any day should be ideal when it comes to celebrating mum, it doesn’t hurt to go the extra mile on the one day officially dedicated to her. While the classic bouquet and heartwarming “I love you” can be relatively straightforward, choosing which restaurants to take her to can be tough. After all, for a woman who most likely fed you through the key years of your life, you probably don’t want to settle for anything less than the best Bangkok has to offer.

As we enter Mother’s Day weekend and reservations begin to fill up fast, those yet to make plans could feel just the slightest bit daunted. Which is why we’ve taken the liberty of doing most of the legwork for you, and rounded up some of the best places in town to take your mum out on her big day. Whether you’re looking for a Michelin-worthy experience, bubbly with a view, or just a satisfying bottomless brunch, we’ve got you covered. Scroll to see Where to Drink and Dine in Bangkok this August, Mother’s Day edition!

Bitterman restaurant’s ‘Oysters and Champagne’ offer is back once again, just in time for Mother’s Day weekend! Treat mum — and yourself, of course — to tantalizing deals of Majestic Oysters, fresh from the shores of Ireland. Better yet, your oyster-infused indulgence comes complemented by an impressive selection of champagne and prosecco — oyster and bubbly, what more could you ask for? Do note that availability is, as usual, limited, so book ahead!

THB550 (half a dozen Majestic Oysters) – THB3,100 (a dozen Majestic Oysters paired with Champagne Victoire Brut Prestige). August 9 – 12, 2019. Bitterman. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2636 3256, or visit the official Facebook event page.

She’s been splurging on you all your life, so it only makes sense if you want to go all the way when it comes to mother. For those who won’t settle for anything less than the best for mum, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel is offering two spectacular Michelin-worthy dining experiences. For lunch, expect a five-course menu that takes you on a journey of creative Thai dishes that are sure to make your mum smile. If you prefer dinner dates, the special eight-course set dinner offers a culinary presentation unlike any other — plus, it comes complete with a sparkling welcome drink, and a floral gift box for every mum. What more could you ask for, really?THB3,400++ per person for an eight-course set dinner. THB2,200++ per person for a five-course set lunch. 12-3pm for lunch, 6pm-midnight for dinner. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Siam Kempinski Hotel. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2162 9000, or email srabua.siambangkok@kempinski.com.

If your mum’s a fan of Chinese cuisine, take her to Yào Restaurant at Bangkok Marriott Hotel the Surawongse. Created just to help you celebrate mum, the restaurant is serving a special Mother’s Day Set Lunch featuring authentic Shanghainese and Cantonese delicacies, to be enjoyed along with the breathtaking view of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River. Expect the likes of marinated snow fish with green tea, shrimp ha gaw dumplings in soy sauce, and a sumptuous double-boiled fish maw soup. For your  mains, choose between pan-fried Hokkaido scallops with golden congee, hui mian noodles with lamb, or a delightful steamed Canadian lobster with XO sauce.

 

THB3,888++ for a five-course set lunch for two. August 12, 2019. Yào Restaurant, Bangkok Marriott Hotel the Surawongse. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2088 5666, or visit bangkokmarriottsurawongse.com.

Lovers of Thai cuisine will know that few things beat the flavourful journey that comes with a good Thai dish. If that’s what you’re searching for this Mother’s Day, why not head to Erawan Tea Room at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. Just for the occasion, the restaurant is offering a diverse selection of Thai cuisine, along with a wide array of delectable dishes in an all-you-can-eat type affair. Expect all-day celebrations that go from lunch to dinner, with an impressive menu of authentic Thai delights including the likes of khao tang na tung, yum som o, and even the crab-infused Erawan khao phadTHB2,750++ per adult. THB1,375++ per child. Prices include coffee, tea, and a selection of juices. 12-3pm for lunch, 6-10pm for dinner, August 11-12, 2019. The Dining Room, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2254 6250, or email restaurants.bangh@hyatt.com.

In lieu of Mother’s Day, mums can dine for free at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok’s Next2 café. On top of that, all mothers will also receive a special rose chocolate delight, in a giveaway from executive pastry chef Christoph Widmer. An experience made for the family, children will also have their fair share of fun, with activities ranging from Thai traditional jasmine hand garland making, among other fun stations. Food-wise, expect an international feast, including various live-cooking stations, fresh Japanese seafood, Peking duck, Indian Tandoori delights, and even classic Thai food options. THB2,300 per person (unless you’re a mum, in which case, complimentary!). August 12, 2019. Next2 café, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2236 7777, or email restaurants.slbk@shangri-la.com.

Quintessentially Bangkok, few things spell modern city life like a hotel Sunday brunch. If you’re looking to spend family day with mum, make reservations at The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Up & Above Restaurant, where an impressive international buffet line means she gets to indulge in unlimited servings of delightful delicacies, and unlimited hours of your company. Food-wise expect an extensive selection of main course choices prepared a la minute, ranging from pan-seared foie gras on brioche and grilled Canadian lobster, to piquant Thai dishes. Our favourite seafood classics are also present, from fresh Japanese sashimi, shucked oysters, Maine lobster on ice and Alaskan king crab. If your mum prefers taking the Chinese food route, head straight to the Peking duck section, next to which you’ll find succulent roast rack of lamb, along with tender roast beef sirloin with Yorkshire pudding. There’s also the option of enjoying your brunch with free-flow champagne, if your mum loves bubbly as much as we do.THB4,100++ per person for the full Sunday brunch (includes free-flow Champagne, Prosecco, selected wines and more). THB2,88++ per person for brunch with free-flow mocktails and soft drinks. THB1,050++ for children aged under 12. 12-3pm, August 11, 2019. Up & Above Restaurant, The Okura Prestige Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2687 9000, or email upandabove@okurabangkok.com.