Looking to get the family together this Mother's Day? Look no further, as we uncover the best places to dine in Melbourne's Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges! 

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Yarra Valley


Spoil Mum this Mother's Day with a delicious winery lunch at Rae's Restaurant.

Your experience includes a glass of Premium Estate Cuvee upon arrival, decadent three-course lunch and a special house made box of petit fours as a gift for each mother.

$95 per person from 12:00 pm. Children as per children's menu pricing.

Pre-payment required for all bookings through Rae's Restaurant.

Where: Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, 1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, VIC 3775

Website: www.balgownieestate.com.au/raes-restaurant/rae-s-restaurant-yarra-valley.htm

Email: raesmanager@balgownieestate.com.au

Phone: (03) 9730 0774


Enjoy a special Mother’s Day lunch at Coombe Yarra Valley with two specially curated options:

Option One:

Two-course lunch - $75.00 per person or three-course lunch - $90.00 per person.

Includes a glass of Coombe Farm Nellie Melba Blanc de Blancs and tea or espresso coffee

Option Two:

Special Mother’s Day High Tea - $70.00 per person.

Elegant finger sandwiches; hot and cold savouries; freshly baked scones with house made jams and double cream; and a selection of cakes and desserts.

Including a glass of Coombe Farm Nellie Melba Blanc de Blancs and tea or espresso coffee.

Bookings from 3:00 pm

An a la carte brunch menu is also available from 9:00 to 11:30 am.

Where: Coombe Yarra Valley, 673-675 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, VIC 3770

Website: http://coombeyarravalley.com.au/news-and-events

Email: reservations@coombeyarravalley.com.au

Phone: (03) 9739 0173


Make this year Mother’s Day extra special at Holmesglen.

A Perfect way to say thank you to mum.

Live Music throughout the afternoon with great food.

Where: Holmesglen At Eildon, 92 Moore Road, Eildon, VIC 3713

Email: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au

Phone: (03) 5774 2631


What better way to show your Mum you love her than by treating her to a banquet at Herd Bar and Grill this Mother’s Day?

They will also be sharing their own appreciation for all Mums out there, by offering a free glass of bubbly for every Mum upon arrival.

Bookings essential. Please make and confirm your booking by email, or over the phone.

Where: Herd Bar & Grill, 177 - 179 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, VIC 3777

Website: www.herdbar.com.au

Email: sean@habitat1.co

Phone: (03) 5962 7677


A day to celebrate that one incredible person in your life, your mum. Treat your mum this year with Mother's Day at Oakridge Wines.

Visit the bake sale from 9:00 am, enjoy morning tea with a selection of pastries including doughnuts, danishes and cakes. Individual pastry selection with $3.00 to $6.50 per piece.

Available in the Oakridge Cellar Door.

Mother's Day Lunch from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm consisting of a three-course lunch menu with a glass of bubbles - $90 per person, children $30.

Family Roast Dinner from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at $60 per person, children $30 (the main course from the children's menu and ice-cream for dessert).

Please contact Oakridge by telephone for reservations.

Where: Oakridge Wines, 860 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, VIC 3770

Website: https://www.oakridgewines.com.au/events/mothers-day-at-oakridge-wines/

Email: info@oakridgewines.com.au

Phone: (03) 9739 1923


Join Payne's Rise Winery this Mother’s Day and spoil Mum to a relaxed afternoon with a High Tea served by The Essential Caterer.

Bookings are essential and limited, so make sure you get in quick. Phone or email to book.

Where: Payne's Rise Winery, 10 Paynes Road, Seville, VIC 3139

Website: https://paynesrise.com.au/mothersday/

Email: wine@paynesrise.com.au

Phone: (03) 5964 2504


Spend Mother's Day at The Farm with Rob Dolan Wines.

A decadent three-course lunch; ticket price includes entree, main, shared sides and dessert, a glass of wine or beer on arrival and a special take home gift for mum.

Where: Rob Dolan Wines, 21-23 Delaneys Road, Warrandyte South, VIC 3134

Website: https://www.trybooking.com/PSRM

Email: enquiries@thefarmyarravalley.com.au

Phone: (03) 9876 5885

Mother’s Day at Shaws Road Winery

This Mother's Day, treat your Mum, Nanna and Mother in Law to a special Mother's Day lunch at Shaws Road Winery in Arthurs Creek.

Located just 20 minutes north of Eltham or Greensborough, Shaws Road Winery is surrounded by stunning views overlooking the Kinglake Ranges.

In this beautiful location, guests will be treated to a two or three-course menu, with a choice of 4 entrees, 4 main courses and 3 desserts. Gluten-free and vegan options are available on request - click here to view the menu.

There will also be a special kids menu (under 12 years of age) priced $18 for 2 courses.

All catering is provided by the excellent Hot Coals Catering. The elegant lunch will be served on a wide fully enclosed verandah. A log fire will keep guests warm and toasty on the cool Autumn afternoon.

Choose from two settings:

Early Lunch 11.00am - 1.15pm or Late Lunch 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Prices are as follows: 2 courses for $55 or 3 courses for $65 / Special Kids Menu (2 courses) for $18 (12 years of age and under).

Shaws Road Winery has plenty of parking and full disability access, including the toilet.

Where: 225 Shaws Road, Arthurs Creek, VIC 3099

Website: www.shawsroad.com.au

Email: jan@shawsroad.com.au

Phone: 0437 393 736

Mother’s Day Luncheon at Seville Hill

Treat your mum to a special Mother’s day lunch with an a la carte menu in the barrel room at Seville Hill.

Everyone will receive a complimentary drink on arrival and guests will be entertained throughout the afternoon listening to some melodies by Frank Borcich on guitar.

Time: 12pm - 4pm

Price: $80 per person, Children under 12 $15

Starters On Arrival

A glass of sparkling chardonnay pinot noir or wine Sourdough, Seville hill extra virgin olive oil


  • Seared Scallops, parsnip puree, Crispy pancetta, (gf)
  • Veal ravioli, broth, Enoki, crispy leeks
  • Creamy polenta, tomato salsa, kale, parmesan crumbed mushroom (v, gf)


  • Eye fillet, cheek croquette, cauliflower puree, Reserve Shiraz jus
  • Pork belly, honey carrot puree, fennel (gf)
  • Pan fried gnocchi, zucchini flowers, gorgonzola cream (v)


  • Frisee, apple, Seville Hill red wine vinaigrette (v, gf)
  • Twice cooked new potatoes, rosemary salt (v, gf)


  • Flourless orange cake, Cointreau cream (gf)
  • Chocolate Panna cotta, espresso and Baileys (gf)
  • Warmed Wandin apple pie, vanilla bean ice cream
  • Selection of 2 cheeses, lavosh, Rolada, house made quince paste (gfo)
  • Tea and coffee
  • Kids Meals Available $15

Where: 8 Paynes Rd, Seville VIC 3139

Website: http://www.sevillehill.com.au/

Email: info@sevillehill.com.au

Phone: (03) 5964 3284


Visit Sutherland Estate for a decadent high tea by the fireplace, overlooking the last of the autumn splendour in the vineyards.

Enjoy a glass of sparkling Blanc de Noir, tea & coffee, and a scrumptious selection of hot savouries, sandwiches, scones, slices and miniature treats.

Sutherland Estate is a boutique, family owned enterprise located at Dixon’s Creek in the premium, cool climate, wine growing region of the Yarra Valley.

The cellar door is open for wine tastings and sales, as well as being available for weddings and private functions.

Where: Sutherland Estate, 2010 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek, VIC 3775

Website: http://sutherlandestate.com.au
Email: info@sutherlandestate.com.au
Phone: 0402 052 287

Mother’s Day at Wild Cattle Creek

Indicative Menu Only

3 Course Mothers Day Lunch with Buffet Dessert

Glass of Sparkling Wine for Mum on arrival

FREE mystery Gift for Mum


  • pan seared scallops with cauliflower puree, parmesan wafer & micro herb salad   (GF)
  • crumbed camembert cheese with a red cabbage marmalade, sweet balsamic glaze and a watercress garnish  (V)
  • chargrilled lamb cutlets with a tangy salsa verde  (GF)


  • 250g black angus porterhouse steak
  • with potato gratin, baby leeks & a portabello mushroom jus  (GF)
  • oven roasted chicken ballotine wrapped in prosciutto, filled with a sage & thyme farce, served on creamy polenta & tri coloured baby carrots  (GF)
  • oven baked barramundi fillet served on tomato & basil sugo, topped with olive tapenade & finished with lemon & black pepper pearls & a watercress salad  (GF)(LF)
  • medley of bell peppers filled with a basil, orange & fig couscous & finished with a sticky balsamic glaze (GF)(V)


  • indulgent dessert buffet
  • assorted gateaux, pastries, fresh fruits, gourmet cheeses and other tempting treats

Adults $79.00  |   Children under 12 yo $25.00

*Deposit of $25.00 per person required at time of Booking

Where: 473 Warburton Hwy, Wandin North VIC 3139

Website: www.wildcattlecreek.com.au/mothers-day-in-the-yarra-valley/

Phone: (03) 5964 4755

Mother’s Day Lunch at Yarra Ranges Estate

Yarra Ranges Estate will be hosting a special lunch, hosted by a local singer-musician, this Mother’s Day. Choose from a 3-course lunch menu at $65.00 per person excluding drinks. A rose gift will also be given to every mum on arrival! 


  • Salt and Peper Calamari with almond aioli and rocket salad
  • Duck Arancini orange aioli and witloof and celery heart salad
  • House smoked Chicken terrine, with Caesar salad


  • Lamb Shanks ragout roasted garlic mash panned root veg
  • Roast Pork Belly green apple puree hash brown apple and cabbage slaw jus
  • Crispy skin barramundi, spiced nuts, grapes, sultanas, green apple & mint Verde
  • Four cheese baked Gnocchi butter crumbs citrus rocket salad


  • Sticky Date pudding caramel sauce vanilla bean ice cream
  • Yoghurt pannacotta, berry salad, ginger sand
  • Chocolate chestnut cake, diplomat cream, berries

Children’s (2-12yrs) Menu: $20 

  • Chicken Tenderloin Schnitzel & Chips
  • Glass of soft drink 
  • Ice Cream (Sundae with topping of choice)

Gluten Free & Vegetarian meals available. Please order in Advance

Where: 39 Coulson Rd, Monbulk VIC 3793
Website: http://yarrarangesestate.com.au/
Phone: (03) 9752 0683

Yarra Valley Lodge Mother’s Day High Tea

Mother’s Day High Tea - Spoil Her This Mother's Day

Sunday, 14th May 2pm - 4pm

Book now for a decadent Mother's High Tea Buffet at the Yarra Valley Lodge!

This Mother’s Day, show your Mum how special she is by

treating her to a decadent High Tea Buffet. Includes freshly

baked scones, ribbon sandwiches, pastries and a glass

of sparkling wine. Finish with our lavish dessert buffet featuring endless sweets and flowing chocolate fountain, accompanied by Espresso coffee and a variety of teas.

PS ... We also have a little surprise for all of the special Mums joining us! #shhh #secret

$60 for Adults

$30 for Kids

Under 5 FREE

*Bookings are essential

Where: 225 Shaws Road, Arthurs Creek, VIC 3099

Website: http://www.yarravalleylodge.com/

Email: events@yarravalleylodge.com

Phone: (03) 9760 3333

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Dandenong Ranges

Mother’s Day at Cloudehill Gardens

28 Apr to 15 May Lunch Dinner

Don't forget to book early for our special Mother's Day at Seasons - only a few tables left to spoil mum with a delicious meal and visit to the gardens in their full Autumn splendour. 

Seasons at Cloudehill Overview

Famed for picturesque gardens full of lush greenery, misty air and enchanting woodland ambiance, Seasons at Cloudehill in Olinda offers a chance to stop and enjoy nature while indulging in tasty country-style fare. Since opening in 2003, Seasons has gained a strong following among locals and visitors who come to experience fresh seasonal local fare in smart, yet cosy surrounds. Take a seat in Seasons’ spacious dining area or outside on the deck and choose from menu options such as seasonal vegetable tart served with pear, roquette and walnut salad, or the heartier Angus beef burger with maple peppered bacon served with fries and lime aioli. To finish, treat yourself to something sweet – perhaps a slice of warm orange and mandarin cake with double cream and strawberries.

Caters for up to 80 Guests for Dinner Party and Birthday Party.

Seasons at Cloudehill Chef: Rhonda Gasson

Where: 89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda VIC 3788

Website: www.cloudehill.com.au

Phone: (03) 9751 1009


Hello to all the Wunderbar mums out there.

Their catch phrase is 'the Cuckoo Restaurant: for the best celebrations in life' – and Mother’s Day must be one of the very best reasons to celebrate. So book early to avoid disappointment and bring Mum along for a delightful day of feasting with an extra special buffet designed by head chef Steve Bless.

Beautifully decorated, a flower for every mum, sparkling wine or fruit punch on arrival (non-alcoholic option available), hearty live entertainment and floor show and welcoming, friendly staff in traditional costume - What more could you ask for on this family friendly day? Bookings essential for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

Where: Cuckoo Restaurant, 508 Mt.Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, VIC 3788

Website: http://www.cuckoorestaurant.com.au/events/event/mothers-day/

Email: info@cuckoorestaurant.com.au

Phone: (03) 9751 1003


Enjoy a special menu Mauro has designed for the whole family to enjoy at The Independent, Gembrook.

Signature Independent cocktail on arrival per adult, cured kingfish, pickled cucumber, lime and shallot dressing, hand rolled ricotta gnocchi, mushroom ragout pecorino, roasted cauliflower, honey, sunflower seeds with pomegranate dressing.

Grilled chicken creole style, baked beetroot, hazelnut and goat’s cheese, roasted carrots, smoked maple syrup, chilli, coriander and peanuts, chocolate marquise, almond cake, peanuts, meringue, dulce de leche and berries.

Please note, this will be a set menu at $65 per adult, any special dietary requests are be given

upon booking. Children will be provided with a children’s meal, ice cream and a drink for $25 per child.

Please visit the website to view the flyer for the event on the reservations page. Call to make a booking. Please note menu may change slightly due to seasonal availability.

Where: The Independent Gembrook, 79 Main Street, Gembrook, VIC 3783

Website: www.theindependentgembrook.com.au

Email: hola@theindependentgembrook.com.au

Phone: (03) 5968 1110


Treat your Mum to a special Mother's Day lunch beneath mystical forest canopies of towering native trees situated in the stunning National Rhododendron Gardens in the Dandenong Ranges.

The fully refurbished and stunning function and events centre will set the perfect mood to spoil your Mum this Mother's Day.

Where: Mist at Olinda, The Georgian Road, Olinda, VIC 3788

Website: http://www.mistatolinda.com.au/mothers-day.aspx

Email: functions@mistatolinda.com.au

Phone: (03) 9751 0937


Just 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD you will be SkyHigh on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges. Treat your Mum on her special day with a divine breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking Melbourne City, Port Phillip Bay and the stunning Yarra Valley.

Click here for a list of special Mother's Day breakfasts, lunch and dinner that SkyHigh will be offering.

*Bookings essential.

Where: 26 Observatory Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC 3766

Website: http://www.skyhighmtdandenong.com.au/mothers-day.aspx

Email: functions@skyhighmtdandenong.com.au

Phone: (03) 9751 0450

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