Food is the way to anyone’s heart. This Mother’s Day, Vogue has rounded up the best restaurant offerings in Singapore that will show the maternal figures in your life just how much you appreciate them, one sumptuous dish at a time. From big breakfast at the newly-returned Park Bench Deli to premium seafood at Fat Cow, love has never tasted so good. In view of this week’s tightened COVID-19 restrictions, don’t rush to make your reservation for the day itself. Instead, take the month to celebrate your mother. The most important thing, after all, is staying safe.
Ash & Elm: Oceanic delights
If your mother’s a seafood aficionado, look no further than the Seafood Weekend Champagne Brunch at European brasserie Ash & Elm. Enjoy unlimited servings of the finest delicacies that the oceans have to offer, including Atlantic oysters, Chilean scallops, and Alaska king crab, topped off with a single serving of Kaluga Queen caviar. The seafood is the star of the show, but the cast is rounded off with cheese and premium meats from the Signature Grill. For the maximum indulgence that your mother deserves, top up your gourmet meal with unlimited champagne.
Must-try: Go surf-and-turf by pairing the beer-braised beef short ribs with lobster drizzled in Tetsuya oyster vinaigrette.
Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar: East-meets-West brunch affair
One glimpse of the three-course Mother’s Day brunch reveals insights into Michelin-starred owner Jean-Georges Vogerichten’s unique culinary training—forged in Paris and furthered in various spots around Southeast Asia. Classic European cooking techniques are elevated by aromatic Asian flavours in dishes like spiced chicken samosas with cilantro yogurt dip, roasted salmon in sesame emulsion, and crispy calamari with yuzu dipping sauce—combinations well-tailored for the local palate. The restaurant’s colonial-chic décor—monochromatic but livened up with pops of greenery—provides the perfect backdrop for this indulgent affair.
Must-try: The spiced French toast with caramelised apples and bacon is a symphony of flavours and textures, with the apples’ melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and the bacon’s crispiness come together in perfect harmony.
The Landing Point: Garden-inspired afternoon tea
If your mother likes the finer things in life, consider the The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore’s new afternoon tea hosted in collaboration with famed jeweller Harry Winston. In the Winston Garden Afternoon Tea, savoury canapés and sweet bites are infused with seasonal floral and fruity flavours, making you feel like your tastebuds are strolling through an extravagant garden. Highlights include oriental prawn salad with passion coulis, egg with seasonal truffle on saffron bread, sour cherry chocolate tart, and the aptly-named Garden in Spring chamomile-infused fruit tea. Displayed alongside the teatime creations are exquisite pieces from Harry Winston’s floral-inspired jewellery collections—a feast for the eyes just as stunning as the one on your plates. The restaurant’s Winston Garden Instagram corner also offers the perfect photo opportunities to help you remember this special afternoon with mum.
Must-try: The Landing Point is known for its macarons, and the Winston Garden Afternoon Tea serves up two incredible new flavours: Madagascar vanilla cassis and Valrhona chocolate.
Coffee Lounge: Nostalgic comfort food
Many of us fondly remember tucking into a hearty bowl of porridge whipped up by our mothers—every grain in the piping hot meal a symbol of their love. Now, it’s our turn to return the favour. If you are concerned that your own attempts at porridge can’t measure up, look no further than Coffee Lounge’s gourmet Taiwan porridge buffet for your Mother’s Day meal. Unlimited servings of rice and sweet potato porridge are available, along with an extensive a la carte selection of toppings such as sweet and sour fish, sambal prawns, and the classic fried omelette with minced pork. A complimentary dessert of coconut-pineapple cake concludes this wholesome meal on a sweet note.
Must-try: Coffee Lounge has been offering Taiwan porridge since 1984, but recently refreshed the menu with eight new a la carte dishes, including stir-fried scrambled eggs with tomatoes, mapo tofu, and cereal chicken.
Fat Cow: Exquisite Japanese delicacies
This Mother’s Day, Fat Cow is serving up an exclusive lunch set centred on Japanese classics crafted with a contemporary spin. A trio of appetisers—buttery chawanmushi, fresh seasonal sashimi, and miso soup—set the stage, followed by the main course of four of Fat Cow’s most popular dishes. Expect a delectable cut of Miyazaki Wagyu steak, a premium vegetable medley, crisp vegetable and prawn tempura, and the restaurant’s signature Fat Rice. For dessert, a basque burnt cheesecake paired with sorbet wraps things up. The takeaway option also lets you and mum enjoy this gourmet lunch from the comfort of your own home.
Must-try: Every perfectly cooked al dente grain in the Fat Rice sings with flavour thanks to the rendered wagyu beef fat, truffle oil, and dried kelp mixed in.
Park Bench Deli: Brunch with blooms
Kill two birds with one stone by booking the Mother’s Day extravaganza at this cult favourite deli for a six-course meal and a made-to-order bouquet. The gastronomic affair begins with four starters served family-style, including the ever-popular vegetable mezze and egg salad tartine. Options for the main range from the deli’s signature gourmet sandwiches to a special Mother’s Day edition of the classic big breakfast, followed by either a decadent chocolate tart or vanilla custard doughnut for dessert. After all the food has been polished off, you and mum can still look back fondly on this special day with a boho-chic creation from luxury florist, Charlotte Puxley Flowers.
Must-try: The combination of house-smoked beef brisket, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing in between two thick slabs of sourdough in the pastrami sandwich encapsulates the deli’s rustic gourmet charm.