5 of the most Sydney ways to spoil Mum!



Forget sitting around at home this Mother’s Day hoping you’ve prepared enough food while waiting for the oven timer to ding. Do something different for the undisputed most important woman in your life and take her out on the town! 

Nowhere screams ‘hey this is special!’ like a day in and around beautiful Sydney Harbour. There’s great shopping just a few streets back in the heart of the CBD, and stunning nature walks in the Botanic Gardens. Whatever tickles your mum’s fancy, ending an outing with a drink or a meal against the panoramic harbour views of the Opera Bar makes an unforgettable final treat. 


Check out these very special, very Sydney suggestions for a fabulous day out this Mother’s Day.




1. Enjoy Sunday Breakfast in true sophisticated Sydney style at Opera Bar 


While afternoons and evenings are when the party starts for most guests at Opera Bar, swinging by our waterfront beer garden during breakfast hours is a totally different experience. 


Breakfast is served weekends from 9am. Get here bright and early and scoring a prime position harbourside table is a breeze (we also take bookings for groups of 4 or more). The calm vibe makes a morning at the Opera Bar perfect for a family get-together (kids included), enjoying easy conversation, scrumptious food, and of course those unforgettable harbour view, aglow in the morning sun. 


Plus when you spend $50 or more on breakfast we are giving away a free bouquet of flowers, yes that's right free! 




2. Discover the Beauty of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens


It can be easy to forget we have a huge, green and serene space as beautiful as the Royal Botanic Gardens, right on the doorstep of the harbour. 


You may think you’ve already seen the Botanic Gardens, but Australia’s oldest public garden covers more than 30 hectares, with dozens of themed sections, including the Rainforest Walk and Palace Rose Garden, not to mention the heart-stirring views from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The trails are an inspiring and gentle way to do something active with mum by your side. 


After a peaceful morning out in nature, it’s a short stroll down the promenade steps in time for a delicious lunch at Opera Bar.

3. Bond over a Sydney CBD Shopping Bonanza


There’s nothing quite like an outing ‘in town’ for turning the act of buying stuff into a momentous occasion.  


Start at the highest of the high end of town, the QVB. Whether you’re in the market for the latest Salvatore Ferragamo shoes or just content to window shop, the glamorous Colonial era vibe will have you strutting from store to store like royalty.

Pedestrian shoppers’ mecca Pitt Street Mall isn’t only home to Westfield and the flagship David Jones and Myers store. There’s something here for bargain hunters, brand name addicts and boutique geeks. More than just fashion, here you’ll find homewares, gifts, books, electronics and more. 


After shopping yourself silly, it’s a 1.5km walk or short taxi/uber drive to the Opera Bar’s relatively relaxing surrounds. Survived a full day of shopping with mum? Better toast to that! A glass of Moet from the outdoor bar should be just the ticket.




4. Take your mum out for a dinner and catch some live music in the Opera Bar beer garden.


If your mum loves to sing and dance, just like you, then this is the one for you! It will (probably) be awesome! 


Mother’s Day is the perfect reason to get mum out of the house and out n about! At Opera Bar, good times for young and old are guaranteed with our amazingly talented line-up of Australian musicians performing every night of the week playing a variety of covers - your both bound to know a few!


Start the night with a bottle from our extensive list of local and international wines there is over 50 to choose from.




5. Spoil the mum who has everything with an Opera Bar gift card


Hopefully you have a fabulous Mother’s Day out on the town. No doubt the Opera Bar will be a highlight (not including spending time with you, of course!), so why not give mum a great reason to go back and spoil her with an Opera Bar gift card. 


Now she’ll have an excuse to go out with her real friends (keep being nice to her and she might invite you back too!).