There’s not much time left to Mother’s Day on 13 May, so if you still haven’t gotten round to making plans for the occasion, we recommend getting started right now. We’ve put together gift guides to the best sports watches and jewellery, as well as a list of spa treatments that your mum will definitely adore. If you really want to pamper her even more, consider booking a yoga retreat overseas too, where you can spend plenty of quality time together in a picturesque setting.
Another fail-proof idea? A sumptuous meal at some of Singapore’s finest restaurants. Here, we’ve compiled a guide to where to go this Mother’s Day. Whether your mum is craving Cantonese, Indian or even contemporary Australian cuisine, we’ve got you covered.
(Main photo: Mitzo; Featured photo: Marina Bay Sands)
If you’re planning to spend Mother’s Day exploring the halls of the National Gallery Singapore with your art-loving mum, we suggest making a lunch stop at Yàn, a Cantonese restaurant located on the fifth floor. The establishment has rolled out six-course and 10-course menus featuring a combination of its signature items and new creations. Served on 12 and 13 May, the six-course set offers scrumptious dishes such as Peking duck, braised beef ribs and stewed half lobster, while the 10-course option comes with roasted suckling pig, abalone and chilli crab. The set menu is also available for dinner, and comes with a complimentary bloom bag comprised of flowers that mum can select from a floral bar set up within the restaurant.
Price: Six-course set at $98++ per person (for four to six diners); 10-course set at $138++ per person (for six to 10 diners)
Yàn, Level 5, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, +65 6384 5585
Situated in a colonial house facing the Singapore River, 1919 Waterboat House is a charming venue with a great view. It will celebrate Mother’s Day on 13 May from noon to 3:30pm with a French-inspired brunch showcasing everything from gourmet cheeses to charcuterie and fresh seafood. Also on the menu are hearty dishes like moules frites (steamed mussels with fries), coq au vin (braised chicken), and beef bourguignon; as well as desserts such as profiteroles and made-to-order crêpes. For a more indulgent affair, top up your brunch with a free flow of bubbly, red and white housepours, beer, and customisable mojitos.
With free-flow juices: S$88++ (early bird); S$108++ (regular)
With free-flow bubbly, wines, beer and mojitos: S$128++ (early bird); S$148++ (regular)
1919 Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road, #03-01, Singapore 049215, +65 6538 9038
(Photo: 1919 Waterboat House)
At Adrift at Marina Bay Sands, diners can look forward to indulging in an à la carte brunch showcasing highlights such as Eggs Benedict, wagyu cheeseburger, and wagyu katsu sandwich made with A4 Kagoshima wagyu imported from Saga Prefecture and paired with black truffle aioli. The brunch takes place on 12 and 13 May, and includes a complimentary glass of champagne for all mums. View the menu here.
Adrift, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby Tower 2, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, +65 6688 5657
(Photo: Marina Bay Sands)
Avoid the crowds and treat mum to an early Mother’s Day dinner at French-Japanese restaurant Le Binchotan, which has created a special menu available from 7 to 12 May. Its offerings include A Mother’s Love — a tantalising concoction that sees Boston lobster perched atop a bed of udon and sprinkled with crispy kombu — and A Mother’s Arms, comprising tender wagyu beef that’s seared over bincho-tan charcoal and accompanied with burnt leek, shoyu butter, and tarragon. Mum will also receive a complimentary cocktail for an extra memorable evening.
Price: S$110++ per person
Le Binchotan, 115 Amoy Street, #01-04 (entrance via Gemmill Lane), Singapore 069935, +65 6224 1045
(Photo: Le Binchotan)
Popular for its cured and grilled meats, contemporary Australian restaurant Salted & Hung has come up with the ultimate way to pamper mum: Letting her dine for free at its brunch on 13 May. Held over two seatings at 11am and 1:30pm, the feast includes grilled crayfish paired with XO sauce, roasted pork belly porchetta, rump wagyu with beetroot, and hand-rolled bucatini pasta with mussels in a white wine and butter sauce.
Price: S$75++ (per person); S$30 (per child under 10 years old)
Salted & Hung, 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591, +65 6358 3130
(Photo: Salted & Hung)
Also offering a complimentary meal to mums is The Song of India, a one-Michelin-starred contemporary Indian restaurant. It has rolled out a brunch for 12 and 13 May, and a four-course dinner on 13 May. The brunch, which has two seatings at 11:30am and 1:30pm, features a buffet spread of 25 dishes inspired by the cuisines of Hyderabad, Southern Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan. A must-try is the Kerala-style Malabar fish curry. For dinner, expect highlights like sesame chargrilled prawns, and blue cheese naan.
Price: S$46.90++ for lunch; S$79++ for dinner. Mums dine for free when they turn up in a group of four diners.
The Song of India, 33 Scotts Road, Singapore 228226, +65 6836 0055
(Photo: The Song of India)
Cantonese food gets fancy at Mitzo, which has launched a six-course repertoire of innovative dishes like abalone soup with raisins and snow lotus seeds, lobster claw in a porridge of dried scallops with carrot and pork consommé, and a platter of rosemary-roasted pork belly with an eye-catching black and gold hued “Yuan yang” dumpling filled with dried scallops, mushrooms and fungus. The set menu is available for lunch and dinner from 7 to 13 May; from noon to 2:30pm, and 6:30pm to 10.30pm.
Price: S$138++ per person
Mitzo, Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857, +65 6603 8855