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Lunching for Mum!

That time of year is upon us yet again.  The time where we like to smother our Mother’s in love, and show them just how much they mean to us.  The time to reflect back upon everything they have ever done for us, and there is no better way to reflect than over delicious food and wine with loved ones. Here are the top picks for Mother’s Day lunch.


No matter what the situation, the best starting point is always with a delicious, authentic pizza. Tinderbox is the MVP in the pizza-making game, with hand-formed dough made from an organic stone-milled flour, creating a crisp light pizza base that is as delicious as the ingredients it supports. The Broccolini and Scamorza pizza is just about the best in the business, and you’re a fool if you pass up their famous Funghi.  The best part?  Tinderbox does take-away, meaning you can stray from the traditional Mother’s Day lunch by grabbing your delicious pizza, popping by Cru Bar Cellar for a bottle of vino, and heading down to New Farm park to enjoy your lunch lying on the grass and soaking up the sun!  Bellisimo!


Always a crowd-pleaser, Bucci Ristorante is an obvious choice for your Mother’s Day luncheon.  Perfect for catering for the entire family, Bucci has a style and buzz that is reminiscent of Rome or Milan, where specialties from all over Italy converge to be tweaked for urban tastes and lifestyles.  The Arancini de Funghi cannot be looked past for a starter, and you have to follow it with one of their delicious, authentic Italian pastas… When in Rome, right?!  Be sure to book ahead, as we sense Bucci is going to be one crowded house!



If you really want to woo your Mum with something a little bit different this Mother’s Day, Gerard’s Bistro is the way to go.  With multiple awards under his belt, head chef Ben Williamson is the king of Middle-Eastern food with a twist.  Be sure to ask what the chef recommends becuase Ben is never one to settle for the ordinary!


Keep it casual with a few boxes of fresh sushi from Fresh Fish Co.  With a longstanding reputation for having some of the best sushi in town, let your Mum choose from one of these delicious pre-packed sushi or sashimi boxes, or hit up the menu for hot Japanese fare and hand rolls.  Request everything to be taken away, pop by Quench to get your smoothie fix, and head down to New Farm Park for a little picnic.  Be sure to pack a rug and some portable speakers to help with the good vibes, and watch the crowds go by as you reminisce on the years gone by that you’ve spent by Mum’s side. Ahh, how sweet!


The perfect destination for your slow Sunday lunch, Cru Bar has been a local lunch favourite for many years.  Mum may have been here plenty of times before with her girlfriends, but you know what they say… If it ain’t broke!  Order from their share plate menu (the spring rolls and calamari are a MUST), and keep that champagne flowing!  Before you know it, your slow afternoon lunch will turn into evening cocktails, and Mum will be raving about it for weeks to come.


Posted on

May 5, 2014