Best spots for an autumn Mother’s Day lunch

Mother’s Day is around the corner, so what can you do with the best woman in your life this year?

Whether it’s your own mum or the mother of your children, there are plenty of options around the Northern Beaches. If you live in or around North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside, Warriewood or Mona Vale, here are some Mother’s Day lunch ideas.

Head out for a picnic

May is usually a lovely time of year in Sydney, so a Mother’s Day picnic can be a real treat. Here are a few gorgeous picnic spots around the Northern Beaches.

Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve, Mona Vale: Best known to locals as the Flying Fox Park, Winnererremy Bay is about as perfect a picnic spot as it gets. There’s something for everyone with a fully enclosed playground, a cafe, a huge grassy field ringed with a cycle track, barbecue facilities and the gorgeous little beach on the still water of Winnererremy Bay.

McCarrs Creek Reserve, Church Point: If the play equipment and cafe are less important to you and what you are looking for is a quiet, grassy spot on the water, then you can’t go past McCarrs Creek Reserve. Just past Church Point, you will find a grassy area with barbecue facilities and plenty of shady spots right on the water. McCarrs Creek Reserve may also appeal if you are looking for a quieter spot, as it is less likely to be bustling than Flying Fox Park.

Church Point itself is another option for a picnic and paddle but be aware that the car park fills up fast and your Northern Beaches parking permit isn’t valid. If you decide to set up here for the afternoon, you might be better off taking a bus or Uber from somewhere further down the road.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse: A little further North, in fact, the Northernmost point in Sydney, is Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Built in 1881, the lighthouse is an iconic part of Sydney’s heritage and a wonderful place for a picnic. The views out over the ocean are spectacular; if you’re lucky, you might even spot whales. Be warned, though, it is a climb to the top of the point so it’s not advisable if your mother is not up to a heavy walk.

Gifts for Mother’s Day

Amelia Lane beach bags: If you are going on a picnic for Mother’s Day, a handy addition to your trip would be one of the gorgeous, waterproof beach bags from locally owned Amelia Lane. no more mouldy beach bags with Amelia Lane’s ingenious waterproof bags that come in an array of styles and colours to suit any mum.

Photos: Save your memories of 2024 with a family photographer specialist. Local photographer Krystal runs Click With Love Photography on the Northern Beaches and specialises in maternity, newborn and family photography.

Movie tickets: This Mother’s Day, Warriewood United Cinema is offering something special with screenings of the Tony Award-winning Titanic the Musical. Make mum’s day special with an experience she won’t soon forget.

Lunch and Afternoon Tea

Heading out for afternoon tea with the family is a classic Mother’s Day activity. Here are two of the best tea houses on the Northern Beaches to enjoy with Mum. Keep in mind that both these tea houses are popular and will fill up quickly, so book soon.

Basin Dining Room: This location is a recent addition to the Mona Vale beachfront and is located within the Mona Vale Surf Club. The a la carte menu includes a range of tempting seafood dishes… or you can go all out and choose the seafood platter.

Glasshouse Grill: Pittwater RSL is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Mother’s Day and has a special menu planned.

Pasadena Sydney: Located right on the water at Church Point, the Pasadena has had many ‘lives’ and is hugely popular in its current form. The venue invites you to visit on the 12th May for a special Mother’s Day lunch in the Pavillion with a glass of bubbles on arrival, delicious food for your taste buds and Mother’s Day card colouring activities for the kids. Can’t get a booking? Check out the neighbouring Waterfront Cafe, which has live music every Sunday afternoon.

Gunners’ Barracks: If you don’t mind travelling a little, there aren’t many better spots for afternoon tea with Mum than Gunners’ Barracks down in Mosman. Enjoy delicious food in stunning surroundings to help Mum feel special.

Burnt Orange: Also down Mosman way, Burnt Orange is another superb option for afternoon tea with Mum. Set in another historic site, Burnt Orange also has stunning views of the water in its quaint garden setting. They specialise in high tea and, if you like, you can replace the traditional tea or coffee with some bubbly for a more exuberant experience.

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