The Many Delicious Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Vancouver

Photo: H2 Rotisserie & Bar

Although Moms should be appreciated every day of the year, Mother’s Day particularly calls for a grand celebration. From lavish brunch boards to afternoon tea, Vancouver restaurants have dreamed up all sorts of gourmet ways to express appreciation for the Mom(s) in your life.

Showcase Restaurant

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There’s plenty of special items for celebrating Mother’s Day at Showcase Restaurant (1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown). Their signature breakfast buffet will be available May 8 from 7am to 1pm, which will have all your beloved breakfast items, such as eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit, granola, charcuterie, and much more. From 11am onwards, they’ll be serving a la carte brunch specials, such as grilled spicy chorizo with poached eggs, tomato basil ragout, bocconcini, arugula, and grilled artisan bread; waffle bennies; and buttermilk pancakes with strawberry syrup, whipped cream, and double smoked bacon. End the meal with the Mother’s Day Sweet Tooth, which consists of house macarons, cheesecake, white chocolate truffles, and chocolate dipped strawberries. There will also be celebratory drinks, like a mimosa flight and a refreshing spring meadow cocktail with Empress 1908 gin, honey lavender syrup, and house-made lemonade. Moms will go home with a complimentary flower.

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

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Seafood-loving mothers will particularly enjoy dinner at Fanny Bay Oyster Bar (762 Cambie Street). On May 7 and 8 from 6pm onwards, the restaurant will be serving a west coast paella, chock-full of delicious seafood—prawns, mussels, scallops, clams, and fresh daily catch fish—as well as chorizo and pickled peppers. It’s $100 and also comes with a bottle of house rosé prosecco. If you’d prefer to celebrate at home, you can purchase a paella kit ($107), which gets you all the ingredients, the paella pan, and the bottle of prosecco.

H2 Rotisserie & Bar

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H2 Rotisserie & Bar (1601 Bayshore Drive, The Westin Bayshore) is celebrating Mother’s Day in a big way with an extensive buffet ($98 per adult, $45 for kids 5-12 years old) that will feature 9 stations. There will be charcuterie and cheeses, dim sum, seafood, a prime rib carvery, and, of course, all your favourite brunch items.

Globe@YVR

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Afternoon tea is a charming way to spend time with Mom. Globe@YVR (3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, Fairmont Vancouver Airport) still has spots available for their Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea ($89 per person, $49 for children 6-12 years old) on May 7 (May 8 is sold out). Your experience will begin with a glass of sparkling wine and watermelon strawberry gazpacho. Then, it’s tiers of savoury and sweet treats. The menu includes citrus Dungeness crab salad on a charcoal bun, local brie and Fairmont honey on brioche, and of course sweet butter scones with fruit preserves and Devonshire cream. Desserts range from cherry pavlova to birthday cake macarons. Even better, guests can choose from pastry chef Annie Liao’s pop-up patisserie, which will have a selection of cakes, tarts, and confections. There’ll also be live music and a take-home gift for Mom.

They’re also holding a Mother’s Day Dinner May 7 and 8 ($89 per person), which comes with a glass of sparkling wine, live music, and a take-home gift for Mom. After signature beer bread with smoked ash butter, bee pollen butter, and Fairmont honey, the three-course menu commences with a choice between corn chowder or ahi tuna with jicama, oba leaf, ancho chili glaze, and sesame; then, you choose your main, such as pistachio-crusted  rack of lamb with broccolini, potato, foie gras, and mint infused jus; and finally, you’ll end with white chocolate crémeux.

Carlino Restaurant

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Fans of the brunch board at Carlino (1115 Alberni Street, Shangri-La Hotel) can rejoice. They’ll be back for Mother’s Day. The board (feeds 2) has a wide array of sweet and savoury goodies: strawberry bread with cream cheese icing, fresh seasonal fruit, mini parfaits, bacon, San Daniele prosciutto, smashed rosemary potatoes, Filoncino bread, and mini frittatas. There will also be a la carte plates, such as cheesecake French toast stuffed with raspberry compote.

Glowbal

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Glowbal (590 West Georgia Street) is bringing back their very popular Tableside Bottomless Brunch ($75 per person, $37 for kids 12 and under). Basically, you arrive and get served mini donuts, smoothie shooters, and coffee, tea, and juice. Then, you’ll get a menu for checking off unlimited plates of delectable brunch dishes. This Mother’s Day, selections include chilled clam and prawn salad, roasted pork sausages, braised short rib on soft polenta, and Japanese strawberry rollcake. It’s a really fun way to feast with a group.

Dockside Restaurant

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For another bottomless option, you might want to consider Dockside (1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island Hotel). In addition to gorgeous views, you’ll get unlimited brunch fare ($89.95 per person, kids 5-10 years old $39.95). Expect patisserie items, classic brunch plates, like eggs benedict, and plenty of decadent desserts.

ARC Restaurant

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Mom will really enjoy the Belgian chocolate fondue (one per table) that comes with the Mother’s Day Bottomless Brunch ($85 per adult, $42 per child 6-12 years old) at ARC Restaurant (900 Canada Place, Fairmont Waterfront). There are so many different plates to order, including duck confit poutine, prawn cocktail with horseradish sauce, jerk fried chicken with funnel cake and habanero maple syrup, and granola parfait. And don’t forget your appetite!

Ask for Luigi

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Expect a charming meal at Ask for Luigi (305 Alexander Street), where chefs will offer special Mother’s Day brunch and dinner items. At brunch, start with an order of their comforting banana bread with cinnamon ricotta before indulging in baked eggs and fennel sausage with burrata and focaccia, or a Fregola bowl with short rib, fried egg, mushrooms, red pepper, and Salmoriglio sauce. Dinner will feature delicious pastas, such as campanelle with wild boar ragu, as well as mezzaluna stuffed with ricotta, peas, and stinging nettle in a Meyer lemon beurre blanc.

Bruno

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Since Bruno (8499 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, Versante Hotel)  launched in August 2021, they’ve become known for their multi-course brunches. On May 7 and 8, they’re hosting a Mother’s Day brunch ($69 per person), which will feature items like quiche Lorraine, smoked salmon avocado toast, and signature items, such as chilled seafood. Desserts, like strawberry shortcake and macarons, will wrap up a truly wonderful meal.

Pourhouse Restaurant

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For a delicious boozy brunch in honour of Mom, head over to Pourhouse (162 Water Street) on Mother’s Day where they’ll be serving a special brunch menu. Highlights include truffle tots and sparkling wine as a starter, and house-made waffles with cinnamon toast whip and candied peaches. Of course, don’t forget to order one of Pourhouse’s brunch cocktails, like the tonic and bourbon Mary or the Espresso Manhattan.

Bacchus Restaurant

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A truly refined Mother’s Day brunch will be had at Bacchus (845 Hornby Street, Wedgewood Hotel). The three-course menu ($72 per person, $40 for children 12 and under) begins with selections like turkey mulligatawny soup or apricot and pistachio parfait, before moving onto mains, such as a salmon crab cake benedict or cinnamon brioche French toast with raspberries, banana, and chocolate hazelnut spread. Desserts such as ricotta honey tart or butterscotch pudding will close the meal.

Giovane Bacaro

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Giovane Bacaro (1029 West Cordova Street, Fairmont Pacific Rim) is celebrating Moms for a full week (May 6-13) with a special Mother’s Day menu. Treat Mom to a four-course dinner that features items such as cocktail di gamberi (spot prawns with preserved lemon, and tomato mayo) and farfalloni with spring vegetables, preserved tomatoes, and stracciatella. You can toast Mom with the regale, sparkling wine with cherry syrup and a cherry garnish.

Di Beppe

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You’re sure to have a very satisfying meal of pastas and pizzas at Di Beppe (8 West Cordova Street) this Mother’s Day. Plus, Mom will get a complimentary surprise dessert and a custom card for marking the occasion.

Trattoria

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Take the stress out of an at-home Mother’s Day brunch by ordering the family-style Mother’s Day Package from Trattoria (1850 West 4th Avenue). The to-go meal will contain pear and fennel salad, mushroom ravioli, their beloved truffle spaghetti with meatballs and herbed ricotta, and chicken Milanese with seasonal vegetables. It comes with classic tiramisu. Otherwise, dine in and order a la carte dishes, such as truffled scrambled eggs on toast or a decadent lobster breakfast sandwich.

Nuba

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With the purchase of a food item during lunch or dinner service, Nuba (207 West Hastings Street) will be serving a complimentary mimosa. Always a good choice at Nuba is their Grand Feast, which comes with an array of Lebanese specialities, such as hummus, baba ghanouj, fattoush, and prawn and chicken skewers.

There is no shortage of delectable ways to show your appreciation for Mom! Make sure to book speedily since places are filling up.

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