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Mothers Day Durban 2017

Editors Pick – Mother’s Day 2017 Durban’s Best Eats

She’s the one woman that will always be tops in your eyes, and if you are searching for the perfect treat to show your mum just how much you care – we’ve put together a list of some the best options.

A mother… sees all, says little. Sacrifices all, complains little. Gives all, expects little. All she wants is her child to be happy – that’s what I’ve learnt from all these years. Thanks for everything, love you mom.

From tea to spa days and more, here’s our list of favourite places to treat mum in Durban for Mother’s Day 2017 on the 14th of May.

OUR FAVE! 9th Avenue Bistro

9th Avenue Bistro Inside

Spoil your special mum in style this Mother’s Day with 9th Avenue Bistro’s delicious Mother’s Day Lunch. R325 per person.  


Choice of Appetisers:
Duck Crostillant – Red onion jam, a l’orange, boerenkaas sauce
Deep Fried Calamari – Jalapeño aioli and Vietnamese dressing
Pear, Candied Pecan Nut & Gorgonzola Salad – Field greens, lemon vinaigrette
Wild Boar Hock Terrine – Piccalilli, confit egg yolk
Roasted Butternut Squash Cannelloni – Madeira cream, mushrooms, candied pecans, parmesan

Choice of Mains:
Braised Beef Brisket – Mustard mash, bone marrow dumplings & sticky carrots
Slow Roast Shoulder of Water’s Farm Lamb – Potato gratin, roasted seasonal vegetables, lamb jus
Pot Roasted Chicken – Wild mushroom risotto and truffled chicken sauce
Oven Baked Hake – Herb crust, mussel, saffron & fennel cream on spring onion mash
Prawn Fettuccini – Handmade fettuccine fire roasted red pepper & tomato cream ragout chilli & roast garlic
*replace prawns with grilled seasonal vegetable for vegetarian option

Choice of Desserts:
Apple Crumble – Cinnamon Ice cream, crème Chantilly
Seasonal Sorbets – Ginger gelee, sesame tuille
Vanilla Bean Crème Brule – Homemade shortbread, pineapple compote
Afrikoa chocolate Torte – Hazelnut praline ice cream

For bookings please email info@9thavenuebistro.co.za.

Moyo at uShaka

moyo Pier
By LM Imagery

Indulge in a lunch buffet with live entertainment and a welcome drink for R265 per adult. (Children between the ages of four and 12 pay R135; those under five eat for free.) Buffet items will include peri-peri chicken livers, tagines and potjies, carvery with chilli rump and harissa chicken, chermoula meatballs and curried butternut lasagne, interesting sides, and a large dessert selection.
Tel: 031 332 0606

Cargo Hold uShaka

Treat mom to a three-course lunch at Cargo Hold. The menu will cost R345 per person and will include highlights of cured salmon trout with warm potato salad, Mozambican prawns with coriander pesto, and a warm chocolate pudding with vanilla ice cream for dessert. You can also opt for the two-course option (main and dessert) for R295 per person. There will be two sittings available at 11.30am and again at 2pm.
Tel: 031 328 8065

SUPER LUXE! High Tea or Lunch at the Oyster Box Hotel – Ocean Terrace & Pearl Room

Oyster Box Hotel uMhlanga

The Oyster Box has two offers available on Mother’s Day. There is a high tea from 14:30-17:00 in the Pearl Room with a goody bag and the talented Eric Canham to serenade and set the tone for the afternoon. The high tea will cost R450 per person. The second option is a lunch from 12:00-15:00. A splendidly decadent six-course meal is on offer for R750 per person at the Ocean Terrace restaurant, where Blommie, Oyster Box inhouse florist, will craft each mum a posie.
Tel: 031 514 5000

ALL NEW! Vasco’s Restaurant – Hilton Durban

Vasco's Restaurant

Choose from the buffet of seasonal specialties including local seafood, Midland veal and Indian cuisine in South African inspired Vasco’s Restaurant. Savor your favourite buffet items with South African wines here at the Hilton Durban hotel.
For Mother’s Day, a lunch buffet is available especially themed with 8 different food stations for this special occasion for only R450 per person.
Booking is essential as space is limited.
Tel: 031 336 8100

Big Easy Winebar & Grill – Hilton Durban

Big Easy Durban

There is no better way to spend a celebratory Sunday than spending the day with the ones you love!
Let the Big Easy Winebar & Grill help you celebrate Mom! Savour a family-sharing lunch menu this Mother’s Day while you enjoy live musical entertainment at only R415 per person!
Echoing Els’ unique and easy style, Big Easy Winebar & Grill is unpretentious, comfortable and fun, the place to be among friends. It’s Farm-to-table, seasonally driven menu offers a combination of fresh from the grill food, local specialties and Ernie’s personal favorites, inspired by the cultural crossroads of South Africa.  Alongside Ernie Els signature wines will be an extensive wine by the glass offering, featuring up and coming wine-makers.
Tel: 031 336 8100

Boiler Room Cafe

boiler room general

A special Sunday lunch in quintessential Boiler Room Café’s style for R300. Boiler Room allows BYO as they don’t have a liquor license – so bring a bottle and toast to your mom!


Spicy Butternut Soup; Sour cream, curry oil, peanuts 

Chicken Terrine; Braaid apple chutney, homemade ciabatta
Choice of Mains
Slow Roasted Waters Farm Lamb Shoulder
Gratin potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables, lamb jus
Mushroom & Leek Wellington
Truffled cream, roasted seasonal vegetables
White Chocolate & Amarula Cheesecake
Berry coulis, salted caramel ice creamPlease note no shows will be charged for at full cost of set menu
10% gratuity maybe added to your final bill

Tel:031 312 9021 Bookings on info@9thavenuebistro.co.za

The Sugar Club – Beverly Hills

High Tea Afternoon Tea Beverly Hills

Treat your mother to a sumptuous buffet lunch at this elegant restaurant from 12.30pm, which includes a Lindt Chocolate gift. The lunch will cost R550 per person whereas the high tea costs R350 per person.
Tel: 031 561 2211

VERY COOL! Ebb & Flo – Gateway

Ebb & Flo Cafe

Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with the return of our delicious High Tea special!

Start with your choice of a rolled health salad or an open salmon and cucumber sandwich, then a cake serving from our harvest table, which includes a delicious selection of pastries and gateaux such as our scrumptious baked plum tart, mouth-watering baked cheesecake topped with berries and honeycomb, as well as our “show-stopping” house baked lemon meringue! Followed by a complimentary serving of tea or coffee. All for just R95pp.
Tel: 031 566 3084

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Story Durban

Story Durban Mothers day

A very sophisticated 3 course set lunch menu @ R 285.00 pp. From 12 noon
Tel:031 827 8679

 The Village Table

Village Table

Head to this new spot at The Pearls for a pamper party with mom. The eatery wil be hosting mini manicure and massage stations for a day of beauty. The cost is R280 per person and will include a complimentary glass of bubbles and come canapés. Tickets are available via Quicket.

All Moms will be welcomed by a complimentary glass of Champagne while you enjoy the evening indulging canapes served by The Village Table. Pop into the Pamper Station and recieve the following:
Beautify your nails by Nail It!
Theraputic Massage by Hello Hunny!
Hair Styled Up by Grant Harper!
Each ticket purchased stands a chance to WIN A VIP EXPERIENCE POWERED BY SMG!
Every lady will walk away with an amazing Goodie Bag!
Should the weather on the Saturday be raining, we reserve the right to move the event to the 16th May 2017 and shall be from 18:00 – 21:00.

Lingela – Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani


Treat your mother to a delicious buffet lunch at this ritzy hotel from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. The lunch costs R450 per adult and R220 per child under 12. This offer also includes welcome drinks, live entertainment and a gift for mom.
Tel: 031 362 1300

SOMETHING DIFFERENT! La Vue Floating Restaurant

La Vue Mega Yacht Floating Restaurant Durban
La Vue Mega Yacht Floating Restaurant and Events Venue Durban

Mother’s Day Lunch on the Lavue Floating Restaurant…Luxurious Mother’s Day Lunch a three course Buffet lunch and cruise around Durban’s Waterfront..Mothers will also get A glass of Champagne on Arrival and much much more for their special day..
Doors open at 12pm for a 12.30pm start
Cost: R550pp..
Tel: 083 327 7418

About Meredith Haywood

Meredith Haywood
I'm the Editor and Creative Director of 5 Star Durban, I Instagram a bit, I cook sometimes, but mostly I write, and edit... a lot... I'm a philanthropist at heart, and I can't resist fluffy bunnies, kittens and puppies... recently I have started to ponder what owning a goat in a flat could be like...

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