The top 5 Auckland dining destinations to take mum to this Mother’s Day

A delicious meal is the least she deserves.

The second Sunday in May marks Mother’s Day and what better gift is there to give our dear mothers than the gift of time. Time spent overindulging in exquisite cuisine, of course.

We’ve pulled together a list of delicious dining destinations to take your mum this Sunday, that will let her know just how special she really is:


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La Fourchette

Nestled in the Eastern Bays, this French eatery has created a special high tea menu for Mother’s Day. After recently commissioning six new macaron flavours that are served with matching cocktails, La Fourchette is the perfect place to spoil the type of mother who has a European flair for decadence.

La Fourchette
St Heliers


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Lunch, dinner or just for a drink; Ortolana does it all. With a beautiful selection of dishes made from fresh produce grown on the owner’s farm, your mum will be spoilt for choice when it comes to ordering.

Surrounded by a boutique selection of retailers, this restaurant is in prime position for the mother who doesn’t mind a bit of retail therapy.



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La Cigale French Markets

For the early-rising mother, the La Ciagle French markets is the perfect place for breakfast. With dozens of beautiful food stalls to satisfy your appetite (and not to mention, some seriously good coffee), what better way to start mums day than a fresh chia seed pot and a flat white?

La Cigale French Markets,


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Pah Homestead

Enjoy views of this grand properties vast grounds whilst dining on the veranda before spending the afternoon wandering through the adjoining gallery’s latest exhibition.

The new eatery housed inside Pah Homestead should be first on the agenda for the mother with a love for the arts.

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The Oyster Inn

For the spontaneous mother, surprise her with a trip to Waiheke and treat her to an unforgettable lunch at The Oyster Inn. Serving up some of the freshest seafood in Auckland against breathtaking views of the harbour, a meal here will be a Mother’s Day to remember.

Oyster Inn,
Waiheke Island

Words: Lucy Gibbons
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