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Where to take Mum for Mother’s Day celebrations, according to our editors

You may have tried countless star-studded restaurants, but let’s face it: your mum is still your greatest chef.

Nevertheless, to express your love to her this Mother’s Day, getting her away from the labour-intensive work in the kitchen and taking her out for stellar food in a sophisticated setting is probably one of the best ways to say “I love you, Mum.”
But when so many restaurants are doing Mother’s Day promotions, there’s wealth of choices to choose from, and we get that it can be a tad overwhelming. So to keep you in the know for the best, top-notch places for Mother’s Day celebrations, we’ve curated a roundup of eateries our very own editors plan to take our mums to treat her taste buds as well as ours. Scroll down to see which one on the list may match up to your standards.

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Carbar – Kankanit Wichiantanon’s pick

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration, so I am not planning to spend it around a no-carb diet. And as Carbar, 72 Courtyard’s pasta and pizza restaurant, has famously said “Carbing is Caring.” Me and my mum are willing to join their carbohydrate-centred bandwagon fully. Boasting a wide range of Italian fare like pizza baked in a blazing wood-fired oven, the extensive list of Italian food here will totally spoil my mom’s inner Italian food aficionado rotten.
Carbar, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok, +662 392 6922
Open: Mon-Sun, 6-11.59 pm.
Sarnies – Lisa Gries’ pick

Mother's Day

Although a bar hopper at heart, Lisa Gries is also secretly a café geek. And for this Mother’s Day celebration, her cosy eatery of choice is none other than Sarnies Bangkok, one of the city’s most buzzing cafes at the moment. Known to be the first Bangkok flagship café by the Singaporean coffee roaster “A Stimulant by Sarnies,” Sarnies is an ambitious coffee haunt with an equally ambitious list of caffeinated drinks and unique brunch dishes, like Krapao Brisket Hash (THB 320), Salted Egg Pasta (THB 350), and Sous-vide Beef Brisket Loaded Toast (THB 320).

Sarnies Bangkok, 101 Charoen Krung Road 44 (Charoen Krung Soi 44), Bangrak, Bangkok. 
Open: Mon–Sun, 8 am–5 pm.

Goji Kitchen + Bar – Kankanit Wichiantanon’s pick no.2

Mother's Day

My mom is secretly a diehard buffet person, but living out in a semi-small town in Phitsanulok, she doesn’t get much access to many a sleek slash scrumptious buffet. So since she is going to be in Bangkok this upcoming Mother’s Day, my plan is to let her indulge her love in buffets fully at Goji Kitchen & Bar, nestled within the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. Priced especially for Mother’s Day at THB 2,298++ per person, the all-you-can-eat meal on 12 August runs from 12 to 2.30 pm and includes a seafood station packed with Maine lobsters, Alaska King crab, and oysters, which I know my mom will absolutely go wild for.

Goji Kitchen + Bars, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park , Sukhumvit Soi 22, Bangkok, +66 2 059 5999

Open: Mon-Sun, 6 am-11 pm.

Chef Man Chinese Restaurant– Karn Chatikavanij’s pick

As per tradition, Karn and her family like to take a culinary tour to the Land of Dragons every Mother’s Day, via Cantonese dishes packed with a flavoured punch at Chef Chef Man Chinese Restaurant. Helmed by Chef Wai Yin Man, the Chinese-native chef offers up a classy dumpling selection, including things like Steamed Shrimp Dumplings bejewelled elegantly yet sumptuously with shark fin (THB 115).

Chef Man, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok, 33/1 South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok, +662 212 3741
Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-2.30 pm for lunch and 6-10 pm for dinner.

Blue Elephant – Alisha Pawa’s pick

Mother's Day

Centred around Ancient Thai cuisine, Blue Elephant is famed for putting pungent Thai flavours on the plate. So for those who want their mums to experience authentic Siamese cuisine in a strong Thai atmosphere, Blue Elephant should be your move. Alisha plans to cater to her mom’s culinary needs with their special “My Mother’s Pinto” menu, which includes five small dishes touched with house-made chilli pastes and served with organic vegetables. Plated in an actual pinto box, the meal will be as cool to eat as it is caring to give.

Blue Elephant, 233 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +662 673 9353

Open: Mon-Sun, 11.30 am-2.30 pm for lunch and 6-10.30 pm for dinner. 

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.