Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about honoring the mom in your life. Decide how you’ll shower her with gratitude—by taking the classic route, choosing a more casual setting, or skipping brunch in favour of afternoon tea, tipsy or otherwise. Mother’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year for a restaurant meal, so be sure to reserve one of these five OpenTable Vancouver Mother’s Day Experiences in advance.
For the mom who likes to feel fancy: Ladurée Vancouver
You’ll find the Vancouver outpost of famous French patisserie Ladurée along one of the city’s most beloved shopping and dining streets in the West End. If your maman’s dropped hints about a Parisian getaway, she’ll love Mother’s Day brunch at this swish tea salon. Amp up the fancy factor by pairing her card with a selection of Ladurée’s exquisite macarons in her favourite colours. On the menu, choose from savoury croissants with ham and cheese or smoked salmon, omelettes, avocado toast, or French toast with optional raspberry coulis and rose chantilly cream. Brunch cocktails, Champagnes, and coffees all make worthy companions. Be sure to save room for ice cream or pastries such as the elegant raspberry passionfruit tart—this is, after all, a confectionary that’s specialized in all things sweet since 1862.
For the mom who wants to be outside: Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
Even if the sun isn’t shining brightly, mothers who want to enjoy Vancouver’s fresh sea air will appreciate a reservation at Dockside’s popular Mother’s Day bottomless brunch. The award-winning patio on Granville Island has views of False Creek’s more serene pockets—away from the bustle of the Public Market and the pedestrian ferry docks. If it’s chilly, the vistas are still stunning, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows inside the elegant dining room, complete with fireplaces to keep everyone toasty. On Mother’s Day, brunch is offered at a flat rate ($89.95 per person, plus taxes and an auto-gratuity). Billed as “bottomless,” this is not a buffet. Instead, order as much as you’d like from the Mother’s Day menu, featuring breakfast and lunch favorites with seasonal twists.
For the mom who paints the town: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
If your mom wants to celebrate at one of the poshest addresses in Vancouver, she’ll be thrilled you chose afternoon tea at the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. There’s a special Mother’s Day weekend afternoon tea menu for May 6th through the 8th this year, featuring unique adaptations of the Tipsy(ish) Spring Tea menu. Nibble on sophisticated savouries such as an heirloom tomato tea sandwich with gin-compressed provolone; on the sweet side, standouts include a macaron of Bailey’s Irish cream and lemon curd. It’s optional to toast mom with sparkling wine or a tea-infused cocktail; teetotallers can raise a cup with their choice of tea blends such as the buttery Japanese sencha. If your celebration features young ones, rest assured the menu offers kid-friendly tea sandwich selections—peanut butter and grape gelée, anyone?—and crepes. Dietary restrictions and allergies can be accommodated with advance notice.
For the mom who loves the classics: Notch8
Mothers who crave a traditional brunch will approve of the brand-new-for-2022 Mother’s Day Brunch on the Roof at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The freshly renovated glassed-in space, perched on the 15th floor of this historic railway hotel, will host an elaborate buffet. Soak in skyline views while choosing from the chef-attended carving station and tables teeming with salads, soups, charcuterie, seafoods, savouries, and breakfast sweets, plus confections from Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s in-house pastry shop. You’ll find faithfuls such as smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, and raspberry chocolate pancakes, as well as Notch8’s signature slow-roasted prime rib with Yorkshire pudding. To that, add child-friendly selections like waffles with nutella, and it’s a feast fit for mom—and her brood.
For the mom who is all about the food: The Wild Fig – Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam
For moms who’d rather not commit to just one dish, The Wild Fig, newly opened in December 2021, makes an ideal choice. With its high ceilings and purple chandeliers, this cosmopolitan restaurant, nested in the Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam, rolls out a prolific brunch buffet. Expect stations for omelettes and carved roast beef, smoked salmon, sausages, and eggs Benedict. Plus an assortment of Indian and pan Asian dishes, salads, pancakes, fruits, and desserts. Mother’s Day brunch here is $59 per person for adults, $29 for kids aged 6 to 12, and complimentary for the littlest ones.