Moms should be treated like queens every day, but especially so on Mother’s Day this Sunday (May 12).
Showering her with cards and gifts is nice and all, but nothing says “Thanks for being the world’s greatest mother” better than a delicious meal out.
Here are 15 places around town to find mouthwatering Mother’s Day menus.
Ancora (1600 Howe Street and 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver)
Indulge in a Peruvian-Japanese (Nikkei cuisine) brunch with mom. Flavourful menu items include soft-shell crab taco, Peruvian paella, arroz con pato (braised duck leg with spiced rice), and 12-hour braised short rib.
When: Available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
ARC Restaurant (900 Canada Place Way)
This hotel dining spot will be serving up a brunch buffet for Mother’s Day, paired with live music throughout the afternoon. Satisfy mom’s appetite with tasty options like prime rib, salmon carving stations, housemade pastries, and more. Complimentary mimosas will be served to all adults, and a kids’ culinary station will also be set-up.
When: Available at 10 a.m. and noon on Sunday (May 12).
Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar (845 Burrard Street)
Gift the give of food variety on Mother’s Day with Boulevard’s grand buffet brunch and dinner services. Menu items include house-baked pastries, fresh fruit and salads, charcuterie and cheese, fresh seafood, carving stations, and delectable desserts. A mimosa cart will also be rolling around during brunch, and moms will get to take home a special treat.
When: Available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 5 to 10 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Cardero’s Restaurant (1583 Coal Harbour Quay)
Serving up a new brunch menu on the day we celebrate moms, this waterfront eatery will be offering west coast-inspired creations like Mediterranean eggs with house-made hummus, smoked steelhead salmon latke, and avocado smash with grilled Italian cheese bread. If you find yourself enjoying the menu, you’re in luck—it will continue every Sunday throughout the year.
When: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Dockside Restaurant (1253 Johnston Street)
Head to this Granville Island restaurant if you’re looking for another delicious buffet brunch to celebrate mom. Themed stations will be set-up in the dining room, which will feature made-to-order omelettes, eggs bennies, waffles, pancakes, French toast, slow-roasted meats, seafood, cheese, and fresh veggies. Finish off with sweet like housemade pastries and a surprise dessert just for the special occasion.
When: Available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Fable Kitchen (1944 W 4th Avenue)
Kitsilano is known as the city’s brunch capital, so it’s only fitting for this eatery to serve up a special Mother’s Day brunch. Spoil mom with a multicourse meal that consists of items like Vancouver fish cake, mushroom spinach hash, and eggs benedict. Dessert will be French toast with blueberry bay-leaf jam and mascarpone. Featured thirst-quenchers include mimosas and freshly squeezed orange juice, and moms will get to take home a complimentary jar of Fable Kitchen’s signature black pepper jam.
When: Available from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Homer Street Café (898 Homer Street)
In addition to its regular menus, this downtown spot will be offering a brunch and dinner feature for Mother’s Day. In the daytime, go for the butter-poached halibut with hollandaise and pickled fennel; at night, guests can choose the Schinkenspeck-wrapped halibut with local caviar and crispy potato salad—it’s always a fancy outing when you can’t pronounce what you’re eating, right?
When: Available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Market by Jean-Georges (1115 Alberni Street)
Bring mom out to enjoy the sun at Shangri-La Vancouver’s Market by Jean-Georges restaurant’s patio. The eatery will be serving a three-course brunch for Mother’s Day, which will feature items like roasted veggies and truffle boulangère, Dungeness crab and avocado toast, and brioche French toast. Finish off with a raspberry macaron or Valrhona pink-chocolate opera cake, which will definitely hit the spot for moms with sweettooths.
When: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Miku (70–200 Granville Street)
Sushi-loving moms who appreciate Japanese fare will enjoy the special Mother’s Day menus at this restaurant with a view. Miku will be offering limited-time lunch menus and dinner features just for this weekend, which includes creations like aburi (flame-seared) nigiri, sushi rolls, and fresh sashimi. End your meal with the eatery’s earl grey brûlée, made with honey-lavender Chantilly, kinako crumble, and berries.
When: Available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Oceans 999 Restaurant (300–999 Canada Place)
Treat mom to a one-of-a-kind feast at Pan Pacific Hotel’s Oceans 999 Restaurant, which will be serving its popular Mother’s Day brunch. Be prepared, your eyes will get dizzy from looking at all the food options: salads, seafood taco station, seasonal fruits and cheese, freshly baked pastries, sushi, seafood, Chinese-style fare, omelettes, prime rib, various entrees, children’s treats, and decadent desserts. Tell everyone to wear loose clothing before arriving to the meal.
When: Available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Pourhouse (162 Water Street)
This Gastown establishment is bringing back brunch on Mother’s Day. Small plates like cured duck and scotch egg are featured, as well as larger dishes such as the classic breakfast sandwich, veggie hash, French toast, and steak-and-eggs. Pair it with an early tipple such as PH Mimosa, PH Bloody Mary, or Breakfast Negroni.
When: Available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (May 11 and 12).
The Flying Pig (various locations)
Guests can choose from several brunch or dinner special features on Mother’s Day. Mouthwatering items like Atlantic lobster and avocado benefit, and a family-style platter with vanilla waffles, fresh berries, and whip cream, corned beef hash, fried eggs, grilled breakfast sausage, and multigrain toast is also on the brunch menu. At night, go for the Haida Gwaii halibut with pancetta rock-prawn risotto, or grilled beef striploin, seared ahi-tuna steak, and sautéed tiger prawns feature platter. If this doesn’t keep mom’s belly satisfied, we don’t know what will.
When: Available from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
The Teahouse (7501 Stanley Park Drive)
If brunch isn’t mom’s type of meal, how about a three-course prime rib dinner? Stanley Park’s iconic dining destination will be serving a Mother’s Day dinner prix-fixe menu, which features classic Caesar salad, soup of the day, and 10-ounce roasted prime rib paired with Yorkshire pudding. Choose from dessert picks like house-made chocolate cake or lemon tart.
When: Available from 4 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).
Two Rivers Specialty Meats (180 Donaghy Ave, North Vancouver)
It’s not often that Two Rivers offers a one-day-only menu, so rest assured mom will enjoy the prix-fixe brunch menu here on Mother’s Day. The three-course meal includes options like house-made scones with local preserves, blackberry parfait, Bananas fosters French toast and double-smoked bacon, and eggs benedict, among others. Boozy libations such as mimosas and Baileys coffee will also be served.
When: Available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Sunday (May 12).
YEW seafood + bar (791 West Georgia Street)
The Four Seasons Vancouver’s in-house restaurant will be offering two delicious meals to celebrate all the moms around town. Its annual Mother’s Day brunch buffet will include a charcuterie and carvery station, freshly shucked oysters, soups and salads, and a large amount of desserts. In the evening, Yew’s first spot prawn boil will kick-off just in time for the special occasion. The family-style meal includes corn, potatoes, and dessert.
When: Available from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday (May 12).