11 May

Things To Do With Mom This Mother’s Day


Eat is all about mothers!

Mothers are definitely the first gift we receive as we are born. The bond we share with our moms is priceless and never-ending. So it is only fair that we up our game in spoiling her this Mother’s Day.

Instead of getting mom the standard gifts of flowers and chocolates for Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday 13 May 2018, get her out of the house and away from her motherly duties. And if you can’t decide how to make mom’s day special, we have some options for you to choose from.

Cape Town

De Grendel
Take mom out of the house and into a warm and inviting space that blends charming decor with some of the best views in Cape Town. If you looking to treat your queen to a gourmet journey of deliciousness. The restaurant has planned a special tasting menu paired with great wines for R950, which includes a little gift for mom. The menu features refined dishes like mi-cuit trout with salmon caviar, a crispy quail egg and Hollandaise, as well as smoked springbok with sauerkraut, crispy cabbage and a ‘Mother City jus’.

De Grendel Wine Estate, Plattekloof Road, Panorama | 021 558 6280

There’s something for every mom at Moyo, with an extensive menu. The family-friendly restaurant is bright and airy on the terrace, with their African trademark face-painting for you and your mom. If your mother is after more of a vibey setting on Mother’s day, this place is ideal. For just R395 per adult (children between six and 11 eat for R195, while children under six eat for free) you have control of the generous buffet table. You have a choice of starters like springbok carpaccio, spicy chicken livers and curried West Coast mussels. When mom is ready to move on to the mains, she can choose tagines and potjies, sticky beef short ribs or Senegalese spiced fish kebabs. And to have mom drooling, she can also opt for a carvery serving up spiced roast brisket and pomegranate-glazed roast chicken. To end off things with dessert, choose between malva pudding, bread-and-butter pudding or lemon meringue cups.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Dr, Cape Town, Western Cape | 021 762 9585

Do you want to take your queen to a totally different and unique environment? Then Stardust is the ideal place for your mom to enjoy her day off. Get served by an extremely talented team of waiters who will perform, sing, dance and play musical instruments for your entertainment. For just R450 per person, Stardust is offering a shared-style menu that includes a peach, farro and burrata salad to start; a mixed grill platter of slow-roasted lamb ribs, chilli honey lime chicken and sirloin medallions for mains; and chocolate torte with vanilla ice cream for dessert. The whole family will be entertained when the talented waiters give a Mother’s Day special performance.

118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, Western Cape | 021 462 7777


Jeera Restaurant
Take mom on a virtual trip to India with all the Indian flavours at Jeera Restaurant. The cost of R350 per person will include three courses, with dishes like samoosas, build-your-own salads and naan bread to start; a choice of curries and grills for mains; and desserts like chocolate mousse duos, cinnamon and pecan slices, or pistachio creme brulee.

Suncoast Towers 20 Battery Beach Road Stamford Hill, Durban | 031 314 7878

Great views of the ocean, wood and exotic textiles, drums and beanbags will make mom experience the African warmth of this large restaurant. Show some appreciation for all your mother has done by getting the family together and indulging in a lunch buffet with live entertainment and a welcome drink for R289 per adult. The buffet will include Soweto grilled chicken wings, mini lamb bunny chows, DIY salads, spicy North African chicken tagine, chermoula-grilled fish, carvery with pesto-rubbed brisket, and a range of sides. Be sure to enjoy their selection of desserts which includes mini chocolate bread-and-butter pudding, and Peppermint Crisp cheesecake cups.

Durban Ushaka Beach , Durban, KwaZulu-Natal | 031 332 0606

The Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box
Allow mom to enjoy the crown jewel of The Oyster Box Hotel – The Oyster Terrace. Boasting some of Durban’s breathtaking views, you can also enjoy leisurely lunch with mom for R790 per person. Do, however, note that reservations are essential to avoid missing out on this glorious experience.

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban | 031 514 5000


AtholPlace Restaurant
The comfort and style of the interior design and decor of AtholPlace will give mom that much-needed feeling of relaxation. Oh, and did we mention the food? A six-course feast has just been conceptualised by the boutique villa. The feast includes an amuse bouche, cured salmon, wild mushrooms in pecorino and garlic, dry-aged rump with raspberry puree, pan-fried line fish, and macaroon with basil ice cream and a yoghurt emulsion. If momma-bear likes things fancy, then fork out the R650 (excluding drinks) for this royal treatment.

90 Pretoria Avenue, Sandton, Gauteng | 011 783 3410

De Hoek
This award-winning country hotel will creep into the heart of your mother. Allow mom to escape from her busy duties, sit back and enjoy the view through the floor to ceiling windows showcasing the Magaliesberg mountain. Enjoy lunch in the scenic conservatory for R565 per person, which includes a glass of bubbles, a gift for mom and live entertainment.

Plot 7 Zeekoehoek, Magaliesburg, Gauteng | 014 577 9600


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