As Mother’s Day approaches, score major brownie points with the main woman of your life with these fantastic places, from a modern Spanish spot, a rustic French restaurant to an opulent Art Deco Gin bar.
Amidst the beautiful surroundings of Dempsey Hill lies the acclaimed COMO Cuisine, which will be introducing a five-course brunch specially for Mother’s Day. Thoughtfully designed by executive chef Timothy de Souza, the menu is lighter on the flavours. Start with the Dips & Crackers (including flax seed, hummus and avocado), followed by moreish Caviar Doughnuts with yuzu kosho, cucumber and avocado, and then Scotch Egg. For the main course, choose from the restaurant’s signature Toast Royal with smoked trout, poached egg and heirloom tomato, or the Chicken Cutlet; before diving into dessert – your choice of either Strawberries and Cream soft serve or the Lemon Verbena Jelly. $60/person. Blk 18A Dempsey Road. Tel: 1800 304 6688
A rustic French restaurant that focuses on traditional French fare, Atout will please even the most finicky of palates. For starters, tuck into either the Lobster Bisque with Chicken Dumpling, six fresh French Oysters or the Scottish Salmon and Hokkaido Scallop Tartare. For mains, dive into their famed Duck Leg Confit served with wilted cabbage topped with lardon and drizzled with blueberry jus. Then complete the experience with the classic Crème Brûlée or the lip-smacking Rhubarb Crumble with Chantilly Cream. $68/person, $80/person with a glass of bubbly. 40C Harding Road. Tel: 6679 1800
Enjoy front row seats to head chef Carlo Montobbio’s culinary performance with his specially curated seven-course lunch menu for mum, which includes Spanish and Catalan favourites like Lobster and Red Snapper Paella cooked with sugar snap peas, saffron aioli and roasted bell peppers. The cherry on top – we heard that their popular house-made Orange Blossom Madeleines are complimentary for all diners. $88/person. 16 Jiak Chuan Road. Tel: 6222 1616
If a spot of tea and fresh scones is what mom loves, afternoon tea at Atlas is the place to go. This gorgeous Art Deco bar and restaurant is the perfect place to feel like you’re both in The Great Gatsby, living the high life. Indulge in decadent bites like mock truffle ravioli with gorgonzola cheese, ATLAS croque monsieur, crab croquette and sweet treats like madeleines, canelés, while their French-style scones are served with whipped mascarpone cream and homemade strawberry and rose jam. $56/person for the Prestige Selection, $52/person for the ATLAS Selection. Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road. Tel:6396 4466
Cosy up and spoil the family matriarch at this intimate French-Japanese restaurant. For the five-course dinner, you can expect a decadent shot of uni, caviar, corn, shoyu pearls and chives, and Binchotan Grilled Wagyu served with burnt leek, shoyu butter and tarragon. $110/person. 115 Amoy Street. Tel: 6224 1045
The White Rabbit
Brunch-loving moms can now roll straight out of bed into a whimsical Sunday of an all-you-can-eat modern European spread at The White Rabbit. The refurbished Ebenezer Chapel is one of the island’s most popular dining venues and it’s not hard to see why. Highlights include the Craving station, where you can tuck into the scrumptious Shorthorn Côte de Boeuf, plus the Seafood Bar with fresh Maine Lobsters and Sakoshi oysters. Must-tries are the Aged Magret Duck Breast cooked with orange sanshō sauce, and served with butternut and passion fruit puree, and the classic Italian Arancini. There’s also something for the little ones – Tomato and Meatballs Conchiglie, Poached Barramundi and Lemon Butter, and Rosti & Honey-baked Ham. Sip on either a glass of Brotzel Champagne or a Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic as you enjoy a live performance by dancers. $108/person for the first seating (10am ), $128/person for the second seating (12.30pm) , $58/child. 39C Harding Road. Tel: 6473 9965