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With Mother’s Day just around the corner on 9 May, it’s about time to start planning on how best to pamper mum.

Last year’s occasion was a muted affair due to the Circuit Breaker — which disallowed dining in restaurants and led most of us to turn to food deliveries — so the upcoming one is our chance to really pull out all the stops and give our queens the unforgettable celebrations they deserve.

From elegant afternoon tea sets to indulgent boozy brunches and long, lazy lunches, here’s your ultimate Mother’s Day 2021 dining guide.

(Main and featured images: Wakanui)

1. The Marmalade Pantry (Downtown)

If a languid afternoon of tea and dainty bites is more up mum’s alley, pamper her with the Marmalade Pantry’s weekend afternoon tea ($54++ for two diners), which features a two-tier set laden with goodies such as roast beef sandwiches, chilli crab mantou, cupcakes, and delightfully crumbly buttermilk scones with clotted cream, strawberry preserve and orange marmalade. Exclusive to Mastercard holders, the restaurant has also introduced a Royal Afternoon Tea Set ($80++ for three diners), an amped up version that comes with an additional pasta or noodle dish. For the latter, choose from options such as truffle mushroom risotto, Hokkien noodles, or — our recommendation — perfectly al dente linguine topped with juicy seared scallops and prawns. The set also includes two types of Monogram Tea and three glasses of De Bortoli Emeri Pink Moscato sparkling wine.

Available only at The Marmalade Pantry’s Downtown and Novena outlets from 1 to 2 May and 8 to 9 May for dine-in from 11:30AM to 5PM. There’s also a home delivery option without the sparkling wine, which you can order here.

Address #01-01, Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333

Phone +65 6385 0741

Website The Marmalade Pantry (Downtown)

2. Wakanui Grill Dining

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Known for its succulent meats, Wakanui has rolled out a lavish surf and turf spread ($488++ for four diners) for Mother’s Day. The feast kicks off with garlic bread layered with wagyu beef fat and paired with green asparagus and fennel soup, before segueing into mouthwatering mains of salt-baked lotus leaf-wrapped Japanese Grunt, ocean beef ribeye, spring lamb chop, and Iberico pork tomahawk. It also comes with sides of cheddar cheese mashed potato and char-grilled vegetables, and refreshing desserts like ruby grapefruit mousse and almond milk ice cream.

Available for lunch and dinner on 9 May from 11:30PM to 3:00PM, and 5:30PM to 10:30PM.

Address 5 Straits View, Marina One (West Tower) The Oasis, #04-02, Singapore 018935

Phone +65 6384 2665

Website Wakanui Grill Dining

3. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

Over at 15 Stamford, savour a six-course à la carte brunch ($118++ per adult, $59++ per child) of Asian dishes such as poached lobster, shucked oysters and roasted meats. It includes gourmet cheeses and desserts, and for mothers only — sparkling beverages and a complimentary cocktail dubbed ‘Mum’s Little Treat’, a sweet concoction of lychee syrup, rose infusion and prosecco. There are also options to add on a free flow of champagne or vintages, if you’re hoping for an extra memorable afternoon.

Available on 9 May from 12PM to 3PM.

Address The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906

Phone +65 6715 6871

Website 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

4. il Cielo

Specialising in Japanese-inflected Italian cuisine, il Cielo at Hilton Singapore has introduced a five-course tasting menu ($138++ per diner) of scrumptious highlights such as Hokkaido sea urchin spaghetti, braised Miyazaki wagyu A4 short ribs, and saffron risotto with lemon gel and parsley sauce. For dessert, tuck into a yuzu sphere filled with ricotta cheese espuma, sorbet and Acacia honey gel. Mum dines for free when joined by a minimum of three adults ordering this menu, so you can make it a grand family affair.

Available from 4 to 8 May for lunch and dinner.

Address Level 24, Hilton Singapore 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883

Phone +65 6730 3395

Website il Cielo

5. Hai Tien Lo

Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore has launched two special menus showcasing its classic Cantonese fare. The eight-course Loving Home Mother’s Day menu ($338++ for four diners) showcases tantalising options such as stewed duck with yam in a fermented beancurd sauce, wok-fried Chinese ramen with seafood and sakura shrimps, and beef with kailan in oyster sauce. For a more luxurious repast, try the six-course Joyful Mother’s Day menu ($138++ per diner), which features the likes of bird’s nest with crabmeat (which is presented in a pumpkin), steamed Alaskan crab, and stewed lobster with udon in XO chilli sauce. Both sets come with mini longevity buns.

Available from 3 to 9 May from 11:30AM to 2:30PM and 6PM to 10PM.

Address 7 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Singapore 039595

Phone +65 6826 8240

Website Hai Tien Lo

6. 1864

Here’s another afternoon tea worth considering. 1864, the lobby lounge at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, has teamed up with homegrown pastry brand L’éclair Pâtisserie to release a two-tiered set of savouries and sweets, which include kueh pie tee with crab meat and caviar cream, truffle eggs croissant, and mini eclairs in flavours of ispahan, lemon meringue, kaya pandan and Paris Brest. The afternoon tea collaboration ($118++ for two on weekdays, $128++ for two on weekends) is paired with Nespresso coffee and TWG tea, and will be offered throughout the month of May — perfect if you’re planning for a date with mum on a different day.

Available from 1 to 31 May.

Address 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885

Phone +65 6428 5000

Website 1864

7. Mezza9

Can’t say no to a fabulous, boozy brunch? Head over to Mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore, which has put together a decadent spread with an endless flow of Barons de Rothschild Brut champagne, red and white wines, and Tiger Beer. The brunch ($188++ with alcohol, $108++ without alcohol, $54++ per child aged four to 12) features an appetiser buffet of dishes like crab cakes, oysters, tom yum soup and yellowfin tuna (to be served via a staff-served food line); and a choice of main course such as wok-fried Boston lobster noodles and a grilled barbecue platter with Angus beef ribeye and char-grilled lamb. It ends on a sweet note with the restaurant’s ‘signature dessert extravaganza’, an array of confections such as chocolate fondant and green tea soft serve ice cream.

Available on 9 May from 12PM to 3PM.

Address Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211

Phone +65 6732 1234

Website Mezza9

8. Fat Cow

For Mother’s Day, Fat Cow has prepared an indulgent lunch set ($99++ per diner) comprising appetisers such as chawanmushi and sashimi, and four mains including Miyazaki wagyu steak, tempura moriawasa (tempura battered vegetables and prawns), Yasai Seiro Mushi (bamboo-steamed vegetables like asparagus, okra, shimeiji and shiitake mushrooms), and its signature Fat Rice — Japanese rice coated with rendered wagyu beef fat, hand-minced dried kelp and truffle oil. Round off the diet-busting meal with a dessert of Basque burnt cheesecake, which is baked in-house and paired with sorbet.

Available from 1 to 9 May from 12PM to 3PM.

Address 1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649

Phone +65 6735 0308

Website Fat Cow

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