Mother’s Day Dinner Singapore 2012

Mothers Day Dinner

Mother’s Day falls on 13th May this year, and it is just two weeks away from us. As always I’ve prepared a list of restaurants to give you some suggestions on where to go for this special day. Besides featuring restaurants that are having Mother’s Day promotion, I’ve also included some of my favourite places.

Here are my recommendations for Mother’s Day Dinner 2012.

Bistro Du Vin

If you are looking for a nice restaurant to bring your mommy for lunch, Bistro Du Vin is the place to go. It serves a three-course set lunch at $30++, which in my opinion, is one of the most value for money set lunches in Singapore.

1 Scotts Road
#02-12 Shaw Centre
Tel: +65 6733 7763



Another good place to satisfy your French food craving (Mother’s Day is just another excuse for us to eat out), Cocotte has an excellent three course executive set lunch at $29++. Definitely the place to go if you want a rustic and comfy place to celebrate the special occasion.

2 Dickson Road
Ground Level Wanderlust Hotel
Tel: +65 6298 1188

Chao Shan Cuisine

A no-frills eatery that serves fantastic Teochew food. I’ll go so far as to say that it is one of the best Teochew Restaurants in Singapore. The only problem here is getting a table because this place is very popular; reservation is absolutely necessary.

85 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6336 2390

Grill Unagi

Chikuwa Tei

Chikuwa Tei is a place that I will go back again and again when I am craving for Japanese food. The offerings are generally good, and the prices for the bento set and ala carte menu are very reasonable.

9 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01
Tel: +65 6738 9395

Jade Palace

Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant

Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant at Forum is the place to go if you are looking for a restaurant that serves consistently good Chinese food. This is the place to go if your parents are the conservative type that do not like “surprises.” You don’t have to worry about having a bad dining experience as the restaurant has been satisfying customers for many years.

583 Orchard Road
#B1-13 Forum The Shopping Mall
Tel: +65 6732 6628

Kumo Kaiseki

Kumo Kaiseki Restaurant

Many people would murder me for revealing this secret, but Kumo at ICON Village has one of the best value for money Omakase ($138/168) in Singapore. For a slightly more affordable alternative, go for the seven course Kaiseki set dinner at $78. I highly recommend this place if you like Japanese food.

12 Gopeng Street
#01-58 ICON Village
Tel: +65 6225 8433

La Villa

La Villa (pictured at the top of the post) by the Senso Group is one of my new favourite Italian Restaurants in town. It has a great location at River Valley, yet not many people seem to know about it. Prices are mid-range; $16-25 for antipasti, $18-28 for pasta/risotto, and $28-36 for main courses. Just the place to bring your parents for a nice and quiet Mother’s Day dinner.

341 River Valley Rd
Tel: +65 6836 5286

Il lido

il Lido Italian Dining

I’ve written about il Lido on many occasions as I believe that it is one of those restaurants which is suitable for all occasions. It’s the kind of place where you can go for a business luncheon, a hot date, a leisure weekend lunch, and of course, to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Fans of il Lido will be happy to know that restaurateur Beppe De Vito is now back to helm the kitchen. He is not only cooking there every night, but he is also managing the service front-line. Beppe will be attending to each table and explain the specials before heading to the kitchen to cook. I have no doubt that il Lido is going to soar to greater heights now that he is personally managing both the service and the kitchen.

il Lido is having a Mother’s Day Luncheon on 12th & 13th May, and the 5 course set lunch is only $68++. Fantastic deal!

27 Bukit Manis Road
#02-00 Sentosa Golf Club Singapore
Tel: +65 6866 1977

One Ninety Champagne Brunch

One-Ninety at Four Seasons

I went for One Ninety’s Sunday Champagne Brunch over the weekend, and I have to say I am rather impressed by the quality of the buffet. What’s there not to like when you have Alaskan king crab, lobsters, and an amazing antipasti counter? The dessert section by Pastry Chef Audrey was equally impressive.

For Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch at Four Seasons, the restaurant has prepared a Mother’s Day Gift – a complimentary chocolate raspberry cake (300g) – for all mothers. Sunday Brunch prices on May 13th 2012 are $198++ (Veuve Clicquot Brut), and $138++ (non-alcoholic options).

190 Orchard Boulevard
GF Four Seasons Hotel
Tel: +65 6734 1110

Our Korner

Our Korner Bistro

Located at the beautiful Scarlet Hotel, Our Korner is a classy yet laid-back restaurant which serves a wide variety of food on its menu. From laksa clam chowder to chicken schnitzel, and burgers, Our Korner has a bit of everything.

While I feel that prices are slightly steep for the quality of food, I love the vibe of the restaurant. Appetisers start from $14-22, while mains are from $20-35.

33 Erskine Road
1st Floor The Scarlet Hotel
Tel: +65 6511 3323

Paradise Pavilion

Paradise Pavilion

Regular readers will know that Paradise Pavilion is one of my favourite Chinese Restaurants in Singapore. Bring your family there for Mother’s Day dim sum brunch!

8A Marina Boulevard
#02-01 Marina Bay Link Mall
Tel: +65 6509 930


Putien – a casual dining Chinese restaurant – is the place place to go for a simple Mother’s Day dinner. This Mother’s Day, the chefs at Putien have prepared several set menus which range from $128++ for four to $578++ for 10. It will be served from May 1 to 14 for Mother’s Day.

127 Kitchener Road
Desker Road Conservation Area
Tel: +65 6295 6358

Roasted Suckling Pig

Si Chuan Dou Hua

Here’s the good news if you are a PAssion card member. Si Chuan Dou Hua is encouraging inter-generational bonding by having an attractive Mother’s Day promotion! When you dine with 2 generations, you get 20% discount off the bill, and it goes up to 50% discount for 5 generations.

So bring your parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents along to celebrate Mother’s Day at all three Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurants.

181 Kitchener Road
Level 3 Parkroyal on Kitchener Road
Tel: +65 6428 3170

The Courtyard

The Courtyard at Fullerton Hotel needs no introduction – it is one of the most popular high tea spots in Singapore. Bring your mom to enjoy creations like Raspberry Macaroons, Rose-flavoured Madeleines and Petit Cupcakes.

Priced at $46++, the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is available from 12 to 13 May 2012.

1 Fullerton Square
GF Fullerton Hotel
Tel: +65 6877 8128

Yakitori Emmau Mother's DayNote: we had tasting portion for two. The actual portion is twice the size.

Yakitori Emmau

For Mother’s Day 2012, Yakitori Emmau at Ion Orchard is offering a special Collagen Tori Nabe set menu for 4 pax at only $120. The set comes with Caesar Salad; assorted Sashimi platter of Maguro, Salmon, Kanpachi, Mekajiki, Amaebi; Yakitori platter of Wagyu oroshi, Negima, Tsukune Umeshiso, Aspara Buta, Enoki Bacon; Tori Nabe soup which has a generous serving of ingredients; and the Enmaru Roll – an assortment of fresh sushi on a maki roll.

It is definitely more than enough food for a family of four, and at just $30/pax, I think it is a fantastic deal. If your mom loves Japanese food, this is the place to bring her for a treat.

The Mother’s Day promotion at Yakitori Emmau is available during lunch and dinner, and it runs for the entire month of May.

2 Orchard Turn
#04-11 ION Orchard
Tel: +65 6636 7282