• As Mother’s Day approaches, many of us are beginning to consider how we can express our gratitude to the special women in our lives. And what better way to show your appreciation than by treating them to a delicious meal?

    If you’re in Cape Town next weekend, you’re in luck; the city is brimming with restaurants serving special Mother’s Day lunches and decadent high teas.

    Here are ten Cape Town restaurants that will be serving Mother’s Day lunches and high teas next weekend:

    1. Lunch or high tea at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel

    Treat your mum to a 3-course lunch or a Mother’s Day high tea, both available at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa throughout the Mother’s Day weekend. The menu for the lunch feast at the Conservatory Restaurant draws inspiration from the centrepiece of femininity—flowers.

    The lunch feast begins with a choice of either Klein Karoo ostrich with beetroot, peppered sorghum and rose petal jam or Heirloom tomato tartare with pickled mustard, basil, nasturtium pesto, cranberry oil and buckwheat tuile. For the main course, diners can choose from dishes such as dry-aged beef sirloin with wild garlic potato fondant, grilled artichoke hearts, coconut-lavender marshmallow and red grape; red drum sea bass with white truffle pommes dauphine, cauliflower and zucchini blossom salad; or grilled cauliflower with white bean and almond velouté, African red pepper pesto, sunchoke and salsa verde. End your meal on a sweet note with either the hibiscus mille-feuille or the camomile panna cotta.

    The Mother’s Day High Tea begins with a selection of tea sandwiches, followed by a second savoury course of duck larb and lavender chilli jam; shredded lamb slider and minted tzatziki; stuffed zucchini blossom and coriander truffle pesto; oak-smoked chicken croquette and nasturtium aioli; and artichoke arancini with grapefruit.

    The final course is an irresistible selection of pâtisseries and buttery scones with hibiscus jam and Chantilly cream.

    • Date: 12 to 14 May 2023
    • Location: 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia Heights, Cape Town
    • Cost: Lunch: R645 per person | High tea: R425 per person
    • Book: 021 794 2137 | [email protected]
    Picture: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel / Supplied

    If you ever find yourself in Johannesburg, be sure to check out The 20 Best Restaurants in Midrand.

    2. Lunch at Boschendal’s Werf Restaurant 

    This Mother’s Day, give your mother an unforgettable soil-to-fork Sunday lunch experience at Boschendal. Take her to the farm on 14 May and enjoy the exclusive set menu offered at the Werf Restaurant.

    Show your mum how much you care by sharing a delicious and satisfying meal with her. Toast to her good health with a complimentary glass of Boschendal’s finest bubbly.

    • Date: 14 May 2023, 12pm
    • Location: R310 Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek
    • Cost: R650 per person
    • Book: dineplan.com
    Picture: The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal / Supplied

    3. Lunch at Gusto Urban Italian

    Celebrate your love for your mama with a special lunch at Gusto Urban Italian Restaurant, in collaboration with Disarrono Amaretto. You’ll receive a complimentary welcome cocktail to kick off the festivities, as well as a sweet treat to take home as a memento of the occasion.

    In addition to the regular a la carte menu, there will be special cocktails and dishes available, making this Mother’s Day lunch even more special.

    Picture: Gusto Urban Italian / Supplied

    4. Lunch buffet at Hotel Sky’s Infinity Restaurant

    Hotel Sky is serving Mother’s Day lunch at the elegant Infinity Restaurant, complete with natural light and views of Cape Town. The hotel’s culinary staff will serve up a buffet-style meal that includes soup and bread pairings, artisanal salads and a freshly sliced-to-order carvery.

    Guests will also enjoy a variety of curries, fish dishes, sides and desserts. The traditional carving station, featuring smoked Kassler chops, caramel-dipped Forelle pears, assorted condiments and more, will take centre stage.

    To round out the meal, sweet treats such as crème brûlée, mini red and pink cupcakes and malva with orange zest custard will be served, leaving you feeling satisfied and spoiled.

    • Date: 14 May 2023
    • Location: 9 Lower Long Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
    • Cost: R550 per adult | R195 per child aged 6 to 12
    • Book: 021 879 5040
    Picture: Infinity Restaurant / Facebook

    5. Brunch at Mount Nelson’s Oasis Bistro

    Create lasting memories this Mother’s Day with a lavish brunch at Oasis Bistro in Mount Nelson. When you enter Oasis Bistro, Belvedere Vodka will greet you with a cool drink or cocktail from the Belvedere drinks trolley.

    After brunch, guests will receive a spa departure gift—an Esse and Theranaka product from Librisa Spa—in a gift bag. The Buddy Wells Jazz Quartet will keep the atmosphere alive with live entertainment throughout the day, setting the perfect mood for a memorable Mother’s Day celebration.

    To add to the celebrations, guests can choose to upgrade to unlimited MCC at an additional cost of R250 per person. The bubbly selection includes Boschendal Brut and Brut Rose and is subject to all adults at the table being charged.

    • Date: 14 May 2023
    • Location: 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
    • Cost: R650 per person
    • Book: 021 483 1000 | [email protected]
    Picture: Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel / Facebook

    6. Lunch buffet at the 12 Apostles’ Azure Restaurant

    With a glass of MCC upon arrival, the 12 Apostles’ Azure Restaurant will set the perfect tone for Mother’s Day festivities.

    The buffet lunch will feature an array of mouth-watering dishes that are sure to delight even the most discerning palates. With a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere is simply unforgettable.

    Whether you choose to indulge in the food, the view, or the impeccable service, the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa guarantees a Mother’s Day experience your mother will cherish for a lifetime.

    • Date: 14 May 2023
    • Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
    • Cost: R795 per person
    • Book: dineplan.com |  021 437 9029 | [email protected]
    Picture: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa / Facebook

    7. A spa treatment and lunch at Steenberg’s Tryn Restaurant

    The Steenberg Hotel and Spa invites guests to treat their mothers to a special Mother’s Day spa treat. The exclusive package, valid from May 1st to May 31st, 2023, includes a rejuvenating 60-minute QMS Activator Facial for fresh, radiant skin and a 60-minute bespoke herbal oil massage. In addition, a complimentary glass of Cap Classique will be served alongside a chocolate delight.

    After a relaxing two-hour spa treatment, guests can treat their mothers to lunch at Tryn Restaurant. Tryn is offering a six-course meal to commemorate Mother’s Day. The meal begins with an amuse bouche, followed by either beetroot tartare or grilled prawns as a starter. After that, guests can cleanse their palate with a persimmon and rosemary sorbet before diving into one of three main course options.

    Guests can choose between the Compressed Quince Galette and the Dark Chocolate Gateaux for the sweet finale, both accompanied by Steenberg’s signature chocolate truffles.

    • Date: 14 May 2023
    • Location: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
    • Cost: R650 per person
    • Book: dineplan.com | 021 713 7178 |  [email protected]
    Picture: Steenberg Hotel & Spa / Supplied

    8. High tea at Square Cafe & Wine Bar

    The talented chefs at Square Cafe & Wine Bar have prepared a selection of high tea snacks that pair perfectly with a refreshing Hendrick’s Gin welcome cocktail.

    It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and spend quality time with your loved ones while enjoying a beautiful setting and an array of treats.

    • Date: 14 May 2023, 1pm to 3pm
    • Location: 3 Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town
    • Cost: R399 per person
    • Book: dineplan.com 
    Picture: Square Cafe / Facebook

    9. High tea at the 12 Apostles’ Leopard Bar

    Experience an afternoon of elegance and sophistication with a more traditional high tea at the Leopard Bar. Enjoy a variety of sweet and savoury treats paired with an extensive selection of teas and other beverages.

    Enjoy a relaxing and memorable afternoon in a refined atmosphere that is perfect for spending quality time together.

    • Date: 14 May 2023
    • Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
    • Cost: R625 per person
    • Book:   dineplan.com |  021 437 9029 | [email protected]
    Picture: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa / Facebook
    Also Read: The 13 Best Maboneng Restaurants

    10. Lunch at Erinvale Estate’s Stefan’s Restaurant or Oak Terrace Bistro

    Treat your mum to either a 7-course fine dining experience at Stefan’s Restaurant or a relaxing afternoon at Oak Terrace Bistro.

    Stefan’s Restaurant offers a memorable dining experience with a carefully curated menu featuring only the finest ingredients. From succulent meats to delicate seafood dishes, each course is meticulously prepared to tantalise your taste buds. With seven courses to choose from, your mother is sure to feel pampered and appreciated.

    On the other hand, if you prefer a more relaxed dining experience, Oak Terrace Bistro is the perfect spot. Your mother can unwind while dining on freshly prepared dishes. All mothers will receive a complimentary drink and a special gift upon arrival, making the day even more special.

    • Date: 14 May 2023
    • Location: 1 Erinvale Avenue, Erinvale Golf Estate, Cape Town
    • Cost: R750 per person
    • Book: dineplan.com 
    Picture: Stefan’s Restaurant / Facebook

    ALSO SEE: 8 homemade gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    8 homemade gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    Written by Sarah du Toit for Cape {town} Etc.

    Feature image: The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal