To you, Mum is probably the world’s greatest chef. However, after years of cooking for her little champion, even Mum needs a day off to be out of her apron and away from the kitchen. As Mother’s Day is fast approaching, taking her out to dinner could be your fullest expression of love and appreciation, and if you’re still looking for the ideal spot to take her, we’ve got you covered. As you unearth Bangkok’s latest restaurants, cafes and bars to check out this August, treat your and your Mama’s taste buds to the special deals these six sleek venues have to offer this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day at The House On Sathorn

Nestled in The House On Sathorn, The Courtyard is offering more than just their usual comfort food and afternoon tea this Mother’s day.  This includes a sumptuous seafood BBQ, brimming with a smashing selection of high-grade seafood, along with delicious sides, salads, and sweets. The food-only option is priced at THB 1, 780++ per person, but opt for the THB 2, 590++ package if you want the free flow wine, soft drink, Bellinis and gin-spiked lemonade. Mums will also get special treats: complimentary sparkling wine and a chocolate box for the luncheon session and most special of all, a completely free of charge meal for at dinner time. Mother’s Tea Time is also available on the same day, for those looking to spend some quiet time to bond over decadent delights and cups of silky tea among the dreamy lush garden setting.

The Courtyard, The House On Sathorn, North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangkok, +662 344 4000

Happy Mother’s Day at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Win over Mum’s heart with a traditional Thai Buffet lunch in at a true Northern Thai-style pavilion at Sala Rim Naam within the iconic Mandarin Oriental hotel. Serving you a range of authentic dishes like prawn curry with pineapple, massaman beef curry with sweet potatoes, spicy herbed soup with crispy dried fish, and, get this, a dessert table overloaded with at least sweet 20 Thai delights. Truly a Thai experience through and through, Mums who visit on 12 August will also receive a traditional jasmine hand garland, or Puang Malai, as a symbol of appreciation, and the Mother’s Day food menu will also be available for the rest of the month.

Haven’t got the time for a full buffet session? Stop by any Mandarin Oriental shops throughout Bangkok to get the “I Love You Mum” gift set which includes an elegant, heart-shaped, jasmine-scented yoghurt mousse.

Sala Rim Naam, 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok, +662 659 9000 ext 7330

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

If your Mum is more of a tea enthusiast, head over to the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and indulge your sweet sides with the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea taking place inside the lobby on both 11 and 12 August, for THB 950++ per person. The tea set is blue-themed, serving assorted pastries and finger sandwiches, along with the hotel’s exclusive Thai-inspired blend tea collection, such as Eléphant Blanc, Lune Rouge and Temple De L’aube teas. Take delight in an afternoon here with your Mum and bask in the joy the festive day brings. Those hankering for a full-on feast, Parichart Court is also hosting a Mother’s Day Sunday brunch where patrons can gorge on an international buffet stocked up with foie gras, lobster, oyster, and prime ribs, at THB 2,999++ inclusive of free flow wine and marvellously concocted cocktails. As a note, groups of four that include a mother at the table, will get to sip the afternoon tea and savour the brunch buffet free of charge on 12 August.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, 155 Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Bangkok, +662 126 8866

The Peninsula Bangkok

Sitting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, The Peninsula Bangkok makes for a great quick city escape. From 11-13 August, impress your Mum with the international buffet dinner at River Café & Terrace. Enjoy the laid-back vibes from al fresco seating overlooking the waterway scenery, made vivacious by the fast-paced long-tail boats. The food will span over Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and American cuisine, yet highlights definitely include the incredible seafood selection over at the barbecue section. The buffet is priced at THB 1, 900++ per person, but if mum is accompanied by a minimum of four diners, the meal will be complimentary for your special lady.

Not a fan of all-you-can-eat? Head over to Mei Jiang to indulge in the a la carte menu, with every dish reflecting traditional Cantonese flavours, available for both lunch and dinner time. Signature dishes include double-boiled sea conch and morel in chicken broth, crab coral paired with green asparagus, and roasted crispy chicken with sesame and sweetened tofu flower. Diners can expect a complimentary custard mooncake as a dessert served for each individual and also a surprise after-meal treat from the chef.

The Peninsula, 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, +662 020 2888   

Heartfelt Mother’s Day Celebrations at Park Hyatt Bangkok

Talking about starting this Mother’s Day with a kick, every venue within Park Hyatt Bangkok is doing something fit for any Mum. High-class carnivores, by all means, head over to the Penthouse Bar + Grill for the the juicy Tomahawk steak lunch and dinner set, inclusive of various side dishes and a bottle of red wine, for THB 4,500++ a head. Other options include the Embassy Room’s Mother’s Day all-you-can-eat luncheon, featuring a delectable main course of your choice, along with buffet-style gourmet appetisers, fresh salads, and dessert, priced at THB 1,600++, or THB 2,600 including free flow wine. Over at The Living Room, there’ll be a Mother’s Day afternoon tea, serving and pouring special treats and velvety teas fit for the occasion. Last but not least, toast to Mum at any of the bars within the Park Hyatt Bangkok, where all mothers will be treated with a glass of bubbly.

Park Hyatt Bangkok, Central Embassy, 88 Wireless Road, Bangkok, +66 2 012 1234

Mother’s Day special set menu and gifts

As foodies, we can’t possibly deny that a visit to Dean & Deluca is very similar to a visit to the amusement park; there is gorgeous gourmet fare laying around in every corner of the venue. With a set menu and gift boxes curated especially for Mother’s Day, if your mum prefers dining in a contemporary elegant yet cosy atmosphere, then Dean & Deluca should definitely be your go-to. From 10 to 13 August, the venue will feature a set menu featuring an incredible smoked salmon lava — perfectly poached eggs atop mashed potatoes, showered with a buttery hollandaise sauce, served with Norwegian smoked salmon on toasted ciabattas. Dessert is no disappointment with the luscious cake made with Madagascar’s lychee, Serbia’s raspberry and Thai jasmine mixture, giving off a sweet tang and fragrance. The set also includes beverages of hot or iced-down coffee and tea to suit every Mum’s taste. Complete the perfect day with a top-notch gift for Mum. Choose between a set of Harney & Sons’s premium tea sets or a desserts box filled with heart-shaped macarons. Conveniently, you can find the Mother’s Day’s set menu and gifts at Dean & Deluca MahaNakhon CUBE, Central Embassy, Emquartier and The Crystal.

Dean & Deluca, 98 Sathorn Square Office Tower, N Sathon Rd, Bangkok, +662 108 1208

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.