Where to celebrate Mother’s Day French style

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NOTE: This is the 2018 article. For the 2019 article click here.


Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Below is a list of places at which you can treat your Mum to a French themed day.


Mount View

If there are any other places that you feel should be included in the list, please let me know via email at matildamarseillaise (at) gmail.com or in the comments below.


Mother’s Day in Adelaide


Art Bar

Mother’s Day Sunday Session – Frenchy Bossa Nouveau with Freddy Fudara on guitar. $50 for 2 cheeses and a bottle of wine and free wine tastings at the bar.



The regular menu will be available as well as a few specials (TBA) as well as $6 French Mimosas all day!


Karkoo Nursery, Blackwood

Adelaide group, Mélange à trois, will be performing at the Karkoo Nursery from 2 to 4pm.


La Bonne Table

The normal menu will be available for Mother’s Day.


La Madeleine

Nothing in particular for Mother’s day but take your Mum for a selection of French savoury and sweet delights and then pop next door to La Vigne for a glass of wine.


La Provence

La Provence proposes a Mother’s Day 5 course luncheon for $85 per person


Amuses Bouches

Roulade of Provençale Vegetables Baked in Puff Pastry, Goats Curd, Red Pepper Coulis, Sauce Tapenade

Pink Grapefruit Jelly, Marinated Strawberry, Lime Granité, Almond Tuile

Confit of Pork Belly, Caramelised Scallop, Minestrone of Root Vegetables, Snow Pea Shoots & Truffle Oil

Vanilla Spiced Pineapple Tart Tatin, Vahlrona Chocolate, Passionfruit Gel, Coconut Sorbet


La Vigne

Nothing special for the day but open as always for your French wines and beers.


Mother’s Day in Brisbane



Mother’s Day Breakfast $45

Mother’s Day Lunch $70.




$69 for a 6 course shared banquet



Blue swimmer crab, spiced coconut mayo, chilli, coriander & Asian slaw

Served on toasted brioche.


Pan-fried house-made dumplings w pulled & braised Black Angus beef cheeks. Served in a jus of French onion and Syrah.


Stir-fried chicken with brussels sprouts, broccoli, green beans, crushed garlic and soy & oyster sauce. Topped with Double Cream brie and drizzled with black truffle oil.


Grilled & marinated 350 days grass-fed, Victorian Lamb loin backstrap (cooked M-R) w/ fennel, micro herbs, chilli julienne, salad onion & chilli/orange vinaigrette

FENNEL, BEETROOT & WATERMELON SALAD w/ goat feta cheese. Tossed in a honey & seeded mustard dressing



Les Bubbles


Lutece Bar and Bistro

Lunch with live entertainment from 11am. Mum gets a free glass of bubbles. 3 courses for $78, or 2 courses main and dessert for $65. Children’s menu $25.

Dinner is $58 for a main and dessert or $70 for all 3 courses. Children menu for $25.


Madame Rouge Bar and Bistro

Madame Rouge proposes a three course choice menu for $65 per person.

You can also pair each course with a wine pairing option for an additional $35 per person. Kids menu available for children 12 years and under for $35 per child.


The French Bistrot

Choose any 2 course $40 3 course $55. Selection from their à la carte menu.

All mums receive a complimentary glass of french bubbles


Mother’s Day in Canberra



A special Mother’s Day eve dinner on Saturday 12th May. $78 for a three-course dinner with glass of Piper-Heidsieck champagne on arrival for Mum.

For bookings: [email protected] or 6163 1818.


Mother’s Day in Darwin


The Pearl

Set menu with $75 for 3 courses or $85 for 4 courses.


Freshly shucked oysters, eschallot and chive vinegrette or tomato consommé


Tuna Tartare, pickled cucumber, avocado, trout roe, shiso dressing

San Danielle prosciutto, rolled quail, woodside goats curd, rockmelon, almond and grilled sourdough

Haloumi, Honey poached figs, vinaigrette, rocket

Cured salmon, bug tail, crisp salmon skin, avocado, finger lime, salmon roe


Dutch cream potato gnocchi, ricotta, pumpkin, hazelnut burnt butter, sage, muscatel and pecorino

Chicken Pot au Feu, confit chicken leg, crispy chicken skin, potato mousseline, consommé

Black Angus Beef tenderloin, creamed potato, onion rings, café de paris butter

Humpty Doo Barramundi, snow peas, pea cream, miso beurre blanc, trout roe and chive


Dark Chocolate mousse cake, poached pear, vanilla ice cream

Coconut panna cotta, caramelised pineapple, coconut gelato and passion fruit sorbet

Salted caramel tart, banana fritter and choc ice-cream


3 Cheese served with quince past, poached figs, lavosh


Mother’s Day in Melbourne


A La Bouffe

A 3 course lunch for $90 includes a complimentary Kir Royale for Mum.



$55 for a selection of savoury and sweet pastries and a glass of sparkling wine. Menu and bookings here.


Bistro Gitan & L’Hotel Gitan

The older sibling of the Gitan family, Bistro Gitan will have a four-course feast of traditional French food for $95 per person.

For a slightly more Art Deco atmosphere, head to L’Hotel Gitan for a 4 course gastropub lunch for $90 per person.

To book your table, call 9999 0990.


Bistro Thierry

The full à la carte menu is available. Bistro Thierry has been completely booked out for a couple of months but they do have a waiting list!

If you miss out this year, keep it in mind for next year but book early!


Bon Ap

Bon Ap will serve brunch from 10 am to 11.30 and then the dinner menu all day and night.


Chez Olivier Melbourne

We do not know at the time of press if there will be a special menu for the day or if it will be the usual menu on offer.


For $50 for 4 people (or 2 quite hungry people!), you can have a French breakfast with viennoiseries, crêpes and fresh baguettes with jam or Nutella! Think about reserving your table in advance to secure a place.


Breakfast with a Mimosa on arrival and unlimited sparkling water and Larsen & Thompson tea or Rosso Roasting Co. coffee for $49.90 per person.

Or lunch for $89.90 per person.

Menus and booking details here.


The French Milk Bar

The normal menu will be available on the day. The French Milk Bar will be open on Mother’s Day for lunch only from 11am to 4pm.


French Martini

There will be a set menu with 3 or 3 course options along with live Gypsy Jazz & accordion!



Noir will have its usual shared Sunday lunch for $55 per person during the day, with a full à la carte dinner menu in the evening.


Small French Bar

Mother’s Day in Mount View


Bistro Molines

They will have the usual à la carte menu. The menu changes every day so at the time of publishing we do not know what will be available on the day. Here is an example menu to give you an idea.


Mother’s Day in Perth


Bistro Guillaume Perth

The usual à la carte menu will be on offer to dine on while overlooking the pool.


Bloody French

$65 for 3 courses including a glass of sparkling wine for Mum.


Chez Pierre

$75 per person for the lunch menu.



Cream of wild mushroom, parmesan and truffle veloute served with french baguette and isigny butter


Crêpes aux crevettes

Prawn, mushroom and leek crepe, savoury crêpes, encased with tiger prawns, button mushrooms and creamed leeks served with sautéed spinach and creamy saffron, white wine and garlic sauce gratinée with fromage under the grill


Pâté maison

In house, prepared chicken liver, peppercorn and cognac pate, served with pork rillettes, pickled french gherkins, spiced cranberry chutney, cumberland sauce and toasted brioche


Roti d’agneau

Tender marinated and roasted amelia park rump of lamb, served pink with creamy pomme puree, provencal tomato ratatouille, eggplant caviar, baby vegetables and finished with rosemary jus


Poisson du jour

Grilled pink snapper fillet, topped with almond and parmesan crust, served with a cauliflower risotto, buttered asparagus, and finished with saffron and pernod sauce


Strawberry victoria

Fresh strawberries marinated with grand marnier, served in a brandy basket and finished with raspberry ice-cream and whipped cream


A children’s menu is also available.



The normal Sunday brunch and dinner service in Petition Kitchen on Mother’s Day but Mums will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival.


P’tit Ardoise Bistro

Open from 5pm to cater for families with younger children, the usual à la carte menu will be available on the day.


Mother’s Day in Sydney


Bathers’ Pavilion

Buffet brunch in the Room and Terrace for $85 for adults and $55 for children 10 years and under.

There will also be a 3 course lunch menu for $160 for adults or $85 for children 10 years and under.

Each Mum receives a special gift from Bather.


Bistro Cocotte


Bistrot Gavroche

Mums dine free (up to $45 with a minimum spend of $250 per table) from 11 – 13 May. Take a look at the menu here.


Bistro Guillaume Sydney

There will be a special 6 course menu for $125 per person:

Ocean trout gravlax, watercress emulsion, seaweed brioche
Chicken rillette, seeded mustard, pickled baby vegetables
Seared barramundi, pumpkin, ginger, pinenuts
Roast duck, smoked beetroot, fig, thyme jus
Yoghurt sorbet, nectarine, meringue
Strawberries, lemon curd, sponge and caramelised white chocolate


Bistro Moncur

Mother’s Day lunch is a 3 course choice menu plus a glass of bubbles for Mum for $120 or $50 for kids.



Vine Ripened Tomato Salad

Salad of Beetroot, Balsamic Glazed Heirloom Carrots, Goats Curd & Hazelnuts

Buffalo Mozzarella, G Lazed Fig & Witlof Salad, Vincotta Dressing

French Onion Souffle Gratin

Hand Cut Steak Tartare

Barossa Chicken Liver Pate, Pickled Cherries, Cornichons & Brioche

Linguine With Chilli, Anchovies, Tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Basil

Bistro Moncur Salmon Marinated in Sauvignon Blanc, Aromatics & Herbs

Spanner Crab & Sweet Corn Omelette With Beurre Noisette



Carrot & Feta Tortellini, Confit Tomato, Fennel, Oyster Mush Room & Pea Velouté

Pan-fried Barramundi Fillet, Mashed Peas, Crème Fraiche & Confit Spring Onion, Sunflower Seed & Caper Beurre Noisette

Pan-fried Saikou Salmon, Baby King Brown & Shimeji Mushrooms, Baby Zucchini, Salsa Verde & Fresh Herbs

Rack of Lamb , Spiced Eggplant, Tab Bouleh & Tahini Remo Ulade

Bistro Moncur Pure Pork Sausages, Potato Puree & Lyonnaise Onions

Grilled Sirloin, Cafe De Paris

Prime Fillet Steak, Sauce Bearnaise

Minute Steak, Wine Merchants Sauce



Market Vegetables

Broccoli & Almonds

Green Salad




Raspberry & Toasted Almond Tart

Cherry Souffle, Chocolate Ice Cream, Cherry & Kirsh Coulis

Vanilla Creme Brulee, Almond Tuile

Chocolate & Vanilla Mousse, Hazelnut Praline, Almond Nougatine & Coffee Ice Cream

Peach & Almond Bombe Alaska

Chef’s Selection of Petit Fours

Moncur Shortbreads

Selection of Cheese



Chicken chasseur with potato purée and chargrilled tuna with cauliflower, pencil leek and agrie doux sauce

Apple tarte-tatin with calvados caramel and cinnamon ice cream

Strawberry cheesecake, poached rhubarb, yoghurt ice cream.



Sausage & Chips

Steak & Chips

Fish & Chips

Pasta w/ Tomato Sauce

Plain Pasta


Complete the form here to make a booking.


Bistro Rex

Open as usual, Bistro Rex will have their standard menu available on the day. Mums will be served a Blood Plum and Rhubarb Kir Royale. Their pastry team will prepare indvidual desserts inspired by the infamous Monte Carlo biscuit.


Bitton Gourmet

They will have their usual à la carte lunch menu as well as a special 3 course set menu for $65.  There is also a $20 kids menu for Mother’s Day.


Brasserie L’Entrecôte

Bronte Road Bistro

Open for lunch and dinner and serving their usual à la carte menu for both services.



Pre-order your bottle of Ruinart Rosé for $110 to accompany a delicious three-course choice menu for $130. Kids dine á la carte

Surprise gift for all mums



At $79 per person, spoil mum with a Parisian feast. Additionally mums will take home a box of house-made truffles as a gift, and one lucky guest will take home a magnum of rosé!

Here’s what’s on the menu: Assiette De Charcuterie | selection of house made & artisan produced charcuterie Beef Tartare | oyster, onion beignets Chevre | Wood roasted & pickled beetroot, hollandaise Prawns | Vermouth emulsion, yuzu koshu Whiting | Oyster & mustard beurre blanc, coastal succulents Lamb shoulder | Ancient grains, roast carrots, navarin sauce Brassicas | Anchovy beurre blanc Pommes puree Assiette Mignardise | Selection of mini French desserts

To secure your place, visit: https://bit.ly/2HR60ZW



Their usual à la carte menu will be available on the day.



Four Frogs Creperie

For $17, Four Frogs Creperie you can get the Mother’s Day Special crêpe:

Homemade poached pear, raspberry coulis, whipped cream, grilled almonds & vanilla ice cream.

They are also offering $12 glasses of Mumm Champagne with any crêpe or galette.


Le Village


Le Coq Healthy Rotisserie



An exceptional Sunday opening for Mother’s Day lunch. Their usual menu will be available on the day. Complimentary glass of Loluk Petillant for Mums. Reservations are obligatory.


Macleay Street Bistro 

They will be open from 9am till late for breakfast, lunch or dinner and will have set menus as well as full à la carte.

Breakfast: 3 courses for $45

Lunch: 5 courses for $80



Monopole will have its shared menu for $80 per person.

Please call (02) 9360 4410 to book or email [email protected]


Rosé Royale

Mother’s Day brunch $50 per person includes one glass of rosé sparkling wine and a glass of rose jam to take home for Mums.

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