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Where to take your mom for lunch this Mother's Day

Here's a selection of beautiful restaurant choices for Mother’s Day, so get booking!

12 May 2018
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With restaurants in the Mother city that boast beautiful mountain views, Johannesburg and their oh-so-chic elegant interiors, and Durban’s awestruck oceans, there’s no excuse not to spoil your mom with a decadent lunch no matter where you are in the country! 


1. The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse, rich in history and flavoursome food, is a breathtaking venue to take your mother this Mother’s Day. Nestled  on the side of Table Mountain, the restaurant offers spectacular views of the Twelve Apostles and Camps Bay.

For bookings contact 021 438 4347.

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2. The Top Of The Ritz

Treat your mother to a fabulous 7-course menu with a glass of bubbly at the top the Iconic revamped Ritz Hotel’s revolving restaurant.The menu will include entrées such as 'Knysna Oysters' and ‘The Ritz’, an eye-catching reinvention of a classic avocado ritz. The main meal is a choice between grilled beef sirloin, served with free-range quail egg, fondant potato, prego jus and morongo purée or a fresh line fish which comes with salt and vinegar potato cigars, kelp chips and a homemade tartare or a Karoo rack of lamb served with mint pea, spinach farce, truffle celeriac purée and fynbos croquette.Last but not least, dessert on the menu includes a smashing smoked chocolate mousse, tea, coffee and petit fours.

For bookings: contact 021 439 6010.
Time: 12:00pm OR 12:45 pm
Price: R850 per person and includes a glass of Méthode Cap Classique on arrival.

The Ritz Hotel

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3. The Radisson Blu – V&A Waterfront 

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is hosting the ultimate lunch buffet for mother's day.Treat your mom to a  scrumptious buffet that includes a specially crafted cupcake and tea pairing experience, a glass of Waterford Rose Mary wine and a voucher for a chocolate and wine pairing at the Waterford Wine Estate and an Amani Spa voucher for R150. Mother's Day at The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is the perfect gift.

For bookings: contact 021 441 3000.

Time: 12h30 

Price: R425 per person


1. Silvasale

Indulge in an exclusive high tea in the beautiful gardens of The Wanderers Club for an afternoon of elegance and relaxation. This is the perfect venue for treating your deserving mother.

For bookings: contact 011 788 5010.

Time: 11:00 -14:00Price: R300 per person | Kids under 10 R150 per person

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2. 'Epicure Restaurant

Enjoy a special Pan-African brunch menu at the newly founded ‘Epicure restaurant with your mother and family where their exquisite décor along with a menu bursting of flavour will give you an unforgettable experience.

For bookings: contact  010 594 5336.

Time: 11:00 -16:00Price: R495 per person | Kids under 10 eat at half price

3. Signature Restaurant

Signature Restaurant boasts an exquisite menu, with a local and international wine menu for even the most discerning palate.Spoil your mother this mother's day with a toothsome set menu with dishes ranging from Asian beef fillet to Ferrero Rocher tiramisu.

For bookings: contact 011 884 8888.
Price: R695 per person | Kids under 12 R220 per person


1.Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els

Make this a mother’s day a day to remember! Treat your mom to good food and indulge her with a four-course set mother’s day special menu including a beautiful gift on arrival. There is something for everyone, vegetarians included. It is guaranteed your mom will leave with new memories. Bookings are essential!

For bookings: contact - 031 336 8166.

Price: R425 per person.

2. The Sugar Club restaurant

Situated at the Beverly Hills hotel in Umhlanga rocks, The Sugar Club offers the most beautiful views of the ocean and is the perfect setting to celebrate your mother this Sunday. This year the club offers a sumptuous buffet lunch with a lovely spread of all moms’ favorites. Enjoy family time in a beautiful setting whilst honoring the most important person in your family.

For bookings: email or call +27 31 561 2211.

Price: R650 per person | R300 per child under 12 years.

3. 9th Ave Bistro 

If you’re looking for a cozy setting, then 9th Ave Bistro should be top of your list.  The warm, modern restaurant in the heart of Morningside, Durban serves fresh, delicious cuisine. This Mother’s Day they have a special menu made just for mom who will be treated to appetizers, mains and desserts.  Think artichoke and truffle risotto, crispy fried calamari and for dessert, vanilla pavlova.

For bookings: contact or call 031 312 9134. 

Price: R350 per person.

9th Avenue Bistro

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1. Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel

What better way to celebrate your mom than to treat her to the Mother's Day Oysters and Champagne at Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel special. With free French champagne on arrival and all you can eat meze platters, oysters including live entertainment mom will be in for a treat and it’s a bit different from the usual Mother’s Day lunch. Tickets are R350 per person and include all the treats.

For bookings: contact or on 012 654 9878.

Price: R350 per personTime:  13 May 11am - 4pm

2. Boersjiek

And for a place that has dedicated this entire weekend to Mother’s Day join the laughing chefs Boersjiek for two days of fun and plenty memories. Kickstart the weekend with a mother-daughter brunch and enjoy a light picnic thereafter. Show mom how much her family appreciates her with a Mother’s Day Harvest Table lunch surrounded by the whole family. And every mother receives a gift.

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Price: R320 per person and R140 for Children between 4 and 10.

3. De Hoek Country Hotel

Nestled away in the countryside the De Hoek Country Hotel is a beautiful 5-star hotel which offers views of gorgeous gardens, delicious food, live music, a glass of bubbly and a gift to treat your mother this Mother’s day.  The chefs will be preparing an appetizing mother’s day lunch experience. Enjoy lunch with your mother in the hotel’s beautiful gardens and if your family enjoys spending time away from the city with just your family then De Hoek is a great spot.

For bookings: contact 014 577 9600
Price: R545 per person

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With so many options for Mother's Day, we trust it will be a memorable one for you and your family!


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