Spoil mum: Mother’s Day dining in Port Macquarie

She put you in this world and lord knows she can take you out of it, so you’d better do something pretty dang special to stay in her good books! We’ve rounded up Port Macquarie’s best Mother’s Day ideas, guaranteed to have you on the Christmas card list for years to come.


Need to earn some brownie points? Stun mum with a trip to one of Port Mac’s best, The Stunned Mullet. Treat the family to freshly shucked oysters with pomegranate and finger lime, seared scallops and Madagery Creek Venison with fennel and lavender dust and ricotta – as well as stunning water views.


You’ll have a whale of a time if you take mum to lunch at Whalebone Wharf. Book a table on the deck and tuck into an a la carte lunch or go all out and work your way through the seasonal seafood platter. Oysters, crabs, bugs, scallops, prawns and more – pair it with a bottle (or two) of wine and settle in for the afternoon  – and your new title of favourite child.


Mum deserves the best, and Veuve Clicquot is as good as it gets! Head in to Town Green Inn for a chance to win mum a bottle, and treat her to a delicious feast with a complimentary glass of sparkling for $49. Forgot a pressie? Snatch up some fresh flowers from their market and you’ll be forgiven.


Make a big splash with mum at picture-perfect Little Fish Café & Vineyard! Lunch on Tunisian goats cheese parcels, grilled marinated lamb leg with garlic polenta and slow cooked chicken Ballantine with sweet onion and confit fig over glasses of Little Fish Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. Go for a wander around the vineyards afterwards and soak up the autumn sun – you’re definitely getting a good birthday present this year!


Whether mum’s an early bird or a night owl, she’ll get in a flap when you tell her you’re taking her to Zebu Bar & Grill! Show her you love her a latte and book into the decadent buffet breakfast, running 6.30AM-noon. Every booking scores a free take-home bottle of French Veuve Talihan for mum! For something different, head to Zebu Cafe – open from 7am until late, tuck into a breakfast of buttermilk pancakes with grilled figs, chat over mezze boards at lunch or wine down in the afternoon with vino and cocktails.


For a crafternoon of a different kind, shout mum a brew-tiful lunch at The Duck. Whether she’s a pilsner, pale ale or pinot drinker, there’s something here to love, alongside a smashing menu of regional eats (of course, duck features!).


Mum always at you to take a nice photo? Make new memories at Tacking Point Tavern with lunch or dinner, and get your photo snapped in the photo booth! With a luxury indulgence spa voucher, pamper hamper and champagne to be won in the Massive Mother’s Day Raffle, and a free glass of bubbles for mum on arrival, this is one Mother’s Day she won’t forget!

We like to show mum she’s special every day, but when it comes to Mother’s Day pull out all the stops!