Fans of Fresh Off The Boat will be familiar with this scene: Jessica and her sister, Connie, competing to impress their mother with the best deals they could find, from huge discounts to freebies.
It is no doubt that mothers everywhere form a formidable clan, with their superb multi-tasking abilities and admirable skillset to hold everything together. More than just maternal figures, our mothers usually also become our best friends, relationship gurus, award-winning chefs, but most importantly, household bank accountants.
So to honour the most beautiful women in our lives, masters of thriftiness and bargains, what better way is there to celebrate their special day than with a list of delectable freebies and treats?
Fans of modern Cantonese fare will be delighted to know that Mitzo has two special daytime menus curated around their bird nest offerings. The Bird’s Nest Champagne Brunch has over 40 types of dim sum, and comes with main dishes that feature seafood, steamed bamboo clams, and braised tofu. For those who are looking to do a full day of morning shopping and prefer high-tea breaks, the Dim Sum Hi-Tea set has both steamed and fried dim sum, sweet and savoury components packed into a grand three-tier arrangement, and Mitzo’s chilled bird nest shooter to wash everything down with a satisfying gulp.
Bird’s Nest Champagne Brunch
When? 13 & 14 May, 11.30am — 2.30pm
$98 onwards per person
Dim Sum Hi-Tea
When? 13 & 14 May, 3pm — 5pm
$48 onwards per person
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Who says that beauty and food can’t mix? The folks over at Spa Esprit are offering the best of both worlds, from delectable menus to Strip and Spa Esprit gift vouchers.
Open Farm Community will make an excellent choice for those looking to eat clean, as the three-course menu features green and clean dishes such as warm broccoli salad, cured ocean trout savoury crepe, and their fruity spin on things: rose sorbet with calamansi sponge. Other than a wholesome meal, mothers will also get complimentary welcome drinks, rose-soaked towels and beauty services gift vouchers!
Otherwise, Open Door Policy also makes for an exciting gluten-free choice, with festive specials like Lobster Benedict drenched in pink champagne hollandaise and spiced avocado, and the ever sinful stack of french toast loft that we can’t get enough of. If you’re looking to treat your mother to an adventure, opt for Argentinean flavours and join boCHINche’s brunch session with complimentary glasses of Rutini Trumpeter Rosé de Malbec Sparkling for the day’s special women.
Farm-Fresh Mother’s Day Brunch
When? 14 May, 11am — 4pm
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
$58 onwards per person for a three-course menu
Gluten & Dairy Free Mother’s Day Brunch
When? 14 May, 11am — 4pm
Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
Argentinean Mother’s Day Brunch
When? 14 May, 11am — 3pm
boCHINche, 115 Amoy Street, #01-02, Singapore 069935
Nothing is more luxurious than a spread of coastal-fresh seafood against a sweeping skyline, so head over to Stellar at 1-Altitude for this killer combination. Seafood lovers will be spoilt for choice with fresh lobsters, oysters, sashimi choices to say the least. There will also be meat stations, desserts, a charcuterie and foie gras board, and to top everything off, there will be an option from $65 onwards for unlimited craft gins or Veuve Cliquot champagne to complement the meal. Mothers will also receive a special gift at the end.
Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch: Seafood Spectacular
When? 14 May, 12pm — 2.30pm
Stellar at 1-Altitude, Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
$95 onwards per person, $45 onwards for children under 12 (free for kids 6 years old and under)
Jazz it up with Montreux Jazz Café’s brunch with flowers, music and the whole family. The brunch menu includes free-flow Raclette Cheese and Meat Carving live stations, as well as familiar brunch contenders such as salads, burgers, Egg Benedict, and pancakes. This family-friendly restaurant has a special kids’ playing area and entertainers to keep children busy while mum’s getting her own amount of fun with the option of free-flow alcoholic beverages throughout the meal.
Jazz, Flowers and Sunday Brunch
When? 14 May, 11am — 3pm
Montreux Jazz Café, 10 Claymore Road, #01-02, Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore 229540
$98 onwards per person inclusive of alcohol, $78 onwards per person without alcohol
Freebies For Mothers
Oxwell & Co, known for their Sunday Roast menu and quintessentially British pub vibes, will be offering complimentary Prosecco and desserts for mums who join them next Sunday. The meal comes with an array of classic starters, such as chicken liver pate, prawn cocktail, and seared scallops, but the real stars are the big British mains such as premium roasted meats, and even a vegetarian pie decked out with mushroom, spinach and aged cheddar. In true English fashion, all the main courses will come with trimmings such as roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.
Mother’s Day Sunday Roast
When? 14 May, 12pm — 4pm
5 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069688
Perhaps you’re thinking, enough of Western food because the true way to a Singaporean mother’s heart is good old Asian food. Fear not, we got you. Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle will be offering a free bowl of prawn noodles to all mothers with every two bowls purchased, and Kam’s Roast will be offering a free marinated dishes platter and their signature red bean soup with $100 spent in a single receipt. Alternatively, treat the special lady to a free main at Gin Khao Bistro for every two people dining in — nothing like pad thai and green curry to subtly remind you of the fiery nature of her temper.
Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle
When? 6 — 15 May
8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade Mall ##01-13C, Singapore 039802
When? 5 — 14 May
9 Scotts Road #01-04, Singapore 228210
Gin Khao Bistro
When? 8 — 14 May
31 Ocean Way, #01-12, Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill is an intimate dining lounge located at the heart of CBD, that whips up fresh catches of the day in a variety of cooking styles. Aside from their popular selection of deck food that is served with a gamut of decadent cocktails, their sit-down menu is delicious too.
This Mother’s Day, bring your sibling along at no cost. Pelican is offering sweet deals on their much-loved mains such as Chilli Crab Linguine, Pan-fried Barramundi and The Pelican Burger. Purchase two mains and get one main on the house.
The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill
1 Fullerton Road, #01-01 One Fullerton, 049213
We’ve saved the sweetest for last, beginning with free Gong Cha herbal or pudding jelly toppings at their One Raffles Place’s outlet. You don’t really need to bring your mother to specifically enjoy this, but still, free toppings for the first week of May sits well with us. After everything, experience a sense of breezy tranquillity at Two Chefs Bar, where mothers get complimentary tiramisu (with a minimum spend of $100) and prosecco for only $10 a glass. On the menu are also Mexican and Italian delights, along with a nice pier side view to end the day.
When? 1 — 14 May
#B1-10, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Two Chefs Bar
When? 13 & 14 May
31 Ocean Way #01-11 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375