5 Special Places to Treat Your Mum in Melbourne

The Fab Five:

Mother's Day should be every day, right? But if you want to make an extra special fuss of a special person on Sunday May 9th, here are a few tips for treats in the Melbourne CBD!


  1. NGV International

    Could anything be more lovely than lunch at the Garden Dining Room or afternoon tea at the lofty Tea Rooms at the National Gallery of Victoria? Well, yes! Spending the rest of the day wandering through the galleries of our marvellous St Kilda Rd bluestone beauty with your nurturer in chief.


  2. Gimlet Cocktail Bar & Dining Room

    This brand new edition to the Melbourne fine dining and cocktail bar scene is in an elegant, swellegant 1920s building on lovely, leafy Russell Street. Gimlet at Cavendish House brings classic European charisma to the heart of Melbourne. Swish, it's love!


  3. Hero at ACMI


    Another super stylish newcomer for your family's super style queen is Hero located at ACMI in Fed Square. This contemporary restaurant and bar offers a seasonally driven menu developed by acclaimed Melbourne chefs, Karen Martini and our good friend Philippa Sibley. ACMI The Australian Centre for the Moving Image has just reopened as an amazing new exhibition space for all things screen culture related.


  4. Lollo at W Hotel

    Yet another well known local chef Adam D'Sylva (Coda and Tonka) is the creative culinary director of Lollo. You'll find this luxe locale in the shiny new W Hotel, Flinders Lane - at the historic, Customs House end of town. It's D'Sylva's Italian-Indian heritage, seen through a contemporary Melbourne lens, so expect black truffle on a sourdough "Lollo Monsieur", and pizza with eggs, triple-smoked ham, scamorza and passata for Mother's day breakfast. Or duck lasagne, and Fremantle octopus with green papaya, makrut lime and roasted shallot dressing at lunchtime!


  5. High Tea at The Windsor Hotel

    So your mum is more the cucumber sandwiches and scones with jam 'n cream type? We hear you, and of course there is no finer, nor historic (and fun if you pretend to be Miss P Fisher) place to escort your special person on Mother's Day than the Victorian elegance of the One Eleven Lounge, The Windsor Hotel. It's at the top of town and she'll feel tops as they also serve a very good bubbly with the splendid afternoon teas.

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