Go all out this Mothers’ Day and treat your mom to a super-indulgent, carvery-style Sunday lunch at The Rand Club … she so deserves it. Founded in 1887, The Rand Club is the oldest private members’ club in Johannesburg, steeped in history, and serves as a truly glamorous oh-so-opulent venue in which to celebrate and spoil your mom, along with the entire family. From R300 each. May,13. No 33, corner Loveday St, Marshalltown, Johannesburg. Details: email@example.com
When it comes to a Mothers’ Day lunch that’s fit for a Queen, AtholPlace Restaurant is the place to be. The six-course feast includes an amuse-bouche, cured salmon, wild mushrooms in pecorino and garlic, dry-aged rump with raspberry purée, pan-fried linefish, and a macaroon with basil ice cream and yoghurt emulsion … does lunch ever get more indulgent? We couldn’t possibly imagine so. Not only is the food absolutely to-die-for, the 5-star boutique hotel is intimate, cosy and super-stylish … from the art to the decor and the perfectly manicured gardens, all down to the smallest detail. She’s sure to feel spoilt here. From R650. May 13 at 90 Pretoria Ave, Atholl, Johannesburg. Details: www.morukuru.com
At this time of year most of us are longing for the chance to get out of the city … and what better time to take a day trip into the countryside than for Mothers’ Day with the entire family? This Mothers’ Day the magnificent De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg will be hosting a gorgeous garden lunch (provided the sun is shining … but, if not, it’ll take place in the equally fabulous conservatory) along with live entertainment. Lunch also includes a glass of bubbles and a gift for mom … what a win! Not only are the meals here the source of all food envy and oh-so Instagram-worthy, the gardens are so picturesque you’ll want to stay a little longer (forever, perhaps?). R565. May 13. De Hoek Country Hotel, Magaliesburg. Details: 014-577-9600.
When it comes to the best views this city has to offer, there’s nothing quite like the Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff. If you’re in the mood for something seriously lavish and a little overindulgent, then this is where it’s at this Mothers’ Day. Whether it’s brunch or lunch you prefer, either way you can expect a host of mouth-watering options … think cured wagyu beef, butter-poached langoustines and a wide variety of the best bubbly and wine in town. From R795. May 13. 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, Johannesburg. Details: 011-481-6000
If your mom loves history, books and some seriously fine food then this option will be right up her alley. With a five-course menu inspired by five classic tales that celebrate motherhood (think The Language of Flowers, The Yellow Wallpaper, Sense & Sensibility, Little Women and The Light Between Oceans), Social Kitchen and Bar in Hyde Park is the place to be. With delicious food and gorgeous views, this gem in the heart of Sandton is truly special. R750 an eating pair. May 13. Social Kitchen and Bar, Hyde Park Corner. Details: 011-268-6039
If you’re looking for a creative way to spoil your mom this Mothers’ Day, along with some quality bonding time, then this might just be the perfect spoil … The Linden Market is hosting a Mothers’ Day Silkscreen Printing Workshop alongside a delicious bubbly brunch that’s sure to be bucket-loads of fun and get those creative juices flowing. Not only will your mom feel oh-so-loved, she’ll also leave with her very own, unique creation and maybe even a new hobby! R500. May 12 -13. Nostalgie Textiles Studio, 132 Golf Avenue, Clubview. Details: www.thelindenmarket.com
Not for a minute do we suggest you send mum to the kitchen this Sunday. Oh no … there are only two options here. You take her out to her favourite restaurant, or you sit her down in a shady spot in the garden and you get to work, making her a selection of her favourite dishes. And pour her lots of wine! But … if she’s a foodie, we’ve found a great pressie she’ll love. Whole: Bowl Food for Balance by Cape Town-based food photographer and blogger Melissa Delport is just crammed with fantastic, healthy recipes that not only taste delicious but also promise to keep you energised and nourished. Almost 90 recipes, some vegan or vegetarian, all super-nutritius and perfect for the whole family. For winter we’re making Gounded (a roasted root veggie bowl), Earth Child (roasted cauli with mushrooms and courgettes), and Chai Tea … our favourite (and easiest) winter-warming drink ever. Struik, R300
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