Give mum a special treat this Mother’s Day (May 14) with a champagne brekkie, lunch or dinner at one of the region’s restaurants and wineries.
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Written by Gabi Mills. Images by Elements Margaret River.
85 Bussell Highway, Margaret River
If you’ve got the kind of mum who likes her Mother’s Day treat to be as chilled as a frosty glass of fizz, then head to Swings and Roundabouts. Described as the locals’ local, Swings Taphouse has Swings & Roundabouts award-winning wines on tap as well as cool cocktails and craft beers to really spend the afternoon in style. For Mother’s Day they’re offering a free glass of Swings bubbles to all mums who’ve pre-booked a table. They’re open for breakfast too from 10am so why not kick the day off in style with a champers brekkie?
Call 08 9758 7155 or visit swings.com.au
OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON
Pullman Resort Bunker Bay, Bunker Bay Road, Naturaliste
What yummy mummy could resist a very special high tea on their day of days? Pullman Bunker Bay Resort’s Other Side of the Moon restaurant is pulling out all the stops with their version of sweet and savoury treats this year.
The ‘Sweets & Senses’ package will give mum an hour of pampering at award-winning Vie Spa with her choice of treatments plus a glass of sparkling. Then it’s time to relax and soak up the outstanding vistas of Bunker Bay as the resort’s Michelin star-experienced French pastry chef serves up a stunning high tea.
Elegant sweets, freshly baked scones and mouth-watering savouries will be complemented by your choice of tea or barista coffee, all for just $169 per person. If mum is a sweet tooth you can opt to enjoy just the High Tea Experience for $45 per person.
Bookings are essential. Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers. Payment required at time of reservation and cancellation policy applies. Call 08 9756 9100 or visit pullmanbunkerbayresort.com.au
Thornton Road, Yallingup
Say thank you to mum with lunch at one of the most stunning wineries in the region. Take a stroll through Aravina Estate’s gorgeous gardens, heavy with blooms and providing the perfect backdrop for an Insta pic. Gaze across manicured lawns before being treated to a sumptuous meal in the restaurant. You’ll be treated to Ben Day’s new autumn menu with its strong focus on local produce, shifting the menu format to a more relaxed style of dining. Order from expanded options including small and large plates, sharing platters and the popular ‘feed me’ concept.
Let award-winning Ben and his team look after you with a selection of his favourite dishes inspired by the best seasonal produce available daily. Alongside the casual yet stylish menu is an extended drinks menu including local beers, ciders, aperitifs and the extremely popular Aravina champagne cocktails. For an extra special treat for wine lovers, you’ll also be able to sample older vintages with Aravina’s first ever museum wine list. Furthermore, as an extra token of appreciation for everything that they do for us, on Mother’s Day will be gifted a special treat with lunch from Aravina.
Call 08 9750 1111 or visit aravinaestate.com
The complete package – that’s what makes Barnyard1978 special. The casual yet classy restaurant makes it the perfect place to take mum for a slap-up feed, while the cellar door, farm shop and honey store on site (with tastings too) mean if you’ve forgotten to buy her a pressie, there’s no need to panic. You can nip in to grab a gift right here. The kids will love the viewing window which lets visitors watch the restaurant’s signature pasta being created.
Chef specials for Mother’s Day include Barnyard Bees presents honey cheesecake (pictured) and Barnyard1978 homemade macaroni.
“All of our pasta is made with the top grade carefully selected semolina flour and fresh eggs, laid by happy Margaret River chooks,” says owner Egidijus Rusilas, who with his wife Raminta runs Barnyard1978 with passion.
“There is a whole lot of loving in everything we do. And the best way to share it is around the table.”
We couldn’t agree more.
To book, visit barnyard1978.com.au or call 08 9755 2548.
Caves Road, Dunsborough
Mamma mia, we all love an Italian feast so why not head to a taste of Italia at La Casina this Mother’s Day?
You’ll find a pretty restaurant if you book for dinner, with fairy lights bedecking the outdoor area, and proper Italian waiters ready to twist those peppermills, just like in the movies.
The menu has the full range of traditional Italian fare, from silky carbonara tagliatelle with wild mushrooms, a light-as-a feather three-cheese souffle with roasted pumpkin and sensational desserts. It’s the type of place that will make you wish you could bring the whole family and spend hours whiling away the afternoon.
With husband and wife team Alan and Nicola Fenati at the helm, and Nicola as head chef, the contemporary menu has a strong focus on handcrafted pasta, gnocchi, bread and focaccia, all of which is made on site every day.
Visit lacasina.com.au or call 08 9756 8154 to book.
ARC OF IRIS
151 Bussell Highway, Margaret River
It’s the gastronomic gem that the Margaret River locals try to keep all to themselves so why not treat mum to something special at Margs’ oldest restaurant on Mother’s Day? Open from 6pm, if you pre-book and mention this feature the friendly team will have a complimentary glass of bubbles waiting for your mum as she takes her place at the specially decorated table.
Feeding locals and visitors alike since 1990, the shabby chic decor is much beloved. In the early days, there were few tables and chairs so customers simply bought their own along with them. For a long time drinks were served from old jam jars and there were old oil drums to sit on.
When they got fed up with this, patrons went to the op shop and started to purchase mismatched crockery and cutlery and furniture and so the eclectic look of The Arc began to form.
A revamp a few years ago has breathed new life into the restaurant (along with a liquor licence).
The food is as warm and welcoming as the venue – choose from sharing plates like a charcuterie board with local cured meats and Yallingup woodfired bread or a Willowbank Angus tenderloin steak with dauphinoise potatoes.
Call 08 9757 3112 to book. Visit arcofiris.com.au
Cant make it to the Margaret River Region this Mother’s Day?
Gift a piece of the region to her by shopping online or purchase tickets to upcoming events.
Buy Mum some beautiful natural hand-made skin care products through the Vasse Virgin online store. They offer free shipping for orders within Australia over $100.
Boxed Indulgence specialises in making Gourmet Hampers that showcase the Margaret River Region and the beautiful surrounds of the South West. They can deliver anywhere in Australia.
For the Mum that already has everything – how about a gift voucher for one of the hundreds of amazing accommodation, experiences or touring options in Your Margaret River Region?
The gift of quality time with our loved ones really is invaluable – purchase tickets to one of the fantastic events coming up in the Margaret River Region and go together.
- Jazz by the Bay, 2 – 5 June: over 40 performances at spectacular venues
- Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, 2 – 4 June: the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia
- Cabin Fever Festival, 14 July – 23 July: loads of events to choose from including chocolate, cheese and coffee appreciation, secret speakeasies, wine dinners, degustation menus, wine-fuelled crafts, bonfires, brews, live music and more