Mother's day is coming up this Sunday, May 10, and brunches, set menus, family activities and much more are on offer all around the city. Here's a guide to choosing your best option for a special day for Mom this year in Shanghai.
Normandy oysters and special Mother’s Day dinner buffet at New World Shanghai Hotel
New World Shanghai Hotel is giving Mother’s Day the European touch with freshly imported, succulent Normandy oysters. At their NONG Cafe, mothers will be treated to seafood, grilled meats and decadent desserts.
// 5.30pm-9.30, Sunday May 10, RMB168/person, New World Shanghai Hotel
Mother’s Day Brunch at Kafer
Relax by the Huangpu river in Pudong and enjoy a Mother’s day brunch at Kafer. They'll have delicious soups, desserts and all-you-can eat main courses. One of the nicest spots in the city for an al fresco meal.
// Sunday May 10, 11.00am-3.00pm, RMB398, Kafer
Set Menu at Ambrosia Teppanyaki
Enjoy 11 courses and an exceptional atmosphere in the heart of the former French concession at this French-styled Japanese restaurant. Book ahead.
// RMB520/person, Sunday May 10, Ambrosia Teppanyaki
Mother’s Day Activities at The Peninsula
The Peninsula Shanghai has prepared a wide range of offers to make moms feel extra special. At Yi Long Court, talented chefs will prepare an eight-course Chinese family feast on both Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10, featuring modern Cantonese dishes. Sir Elly’s will serve a three-course Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch featuring modern European courses. After the meal, each mother will receive a handmade raspberry cake.
Shanghai Marriott City Center Mother’s Day Brunch
The Shanghai Marriott City Center Hotel are offering a delicious brunch for the whole family plus a children’s corner where they can make adorable handmade cards. Any moms wearing pink gets 50 percent off, and they'll throw in a pink carnation and free sparkling Rosé to boot.
// 10am-3pm, Sunday May 10, RMB368/person or RMB498/person including sparkling wine, soft drinks, and beer, Shanghai Marriott City Center
One month Special offer: Mom and Me Spa at Waldorf Astoria Spa
The Waldorf Astoria Spa has a special offer for the month of May. Moms can have a relaxing day starting with a Dim Sum Brunch at the Wei Jing Ge Chinese restaurant, then choose between a Dan Tian Healing Massage or a Chinese Meridian Massage, followed by an Oxygen Infusion Facial (60 mins). The package also includes a Red Velvet Afternoon Tea at the Peacock Alley.
// Offer valid through May, 10am-10pm, RMB1,488 for two people, Waldorf Astoria
Champagne brunch and afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria
The Waldorf Astoria brunch is a must for any Moms who like a taste of the high life. Lavish seafood, breakfast favorites and a selection of delectable desserts, all accompanied by Perrier Jouet Champagne! Later, choose from 16 varieties of loose leaf tea, fresh sandwiches and warm scones straight from the oven at a delightful Mother’s Day afternoon tea. There are treats for the kids too; they will each receive a teddy bear on their way out!
// Sunday May 10, 11am-3pm (brunch), 1.30pm-6.30 (afternoon tea), RMB888/person including free flow of Perrier Jouet Champagne, RMB418 (brunch), RMB688 for two adults, RMB120 per child. Waldorf Astoria
Mother’s Day Set Menu at Ambrosia Teppanyaki (Expo)
The perfect meal with the perfect view. Sit back and enjoy the sight of the Huangpu River while you are served 10 courses of high quality food, featuring Australian tiger prawns and beef tenderloin.
// Sunday May 10, 5.30pm-10, RMB520/person, Ambrosia Teppanyaki (EXPO)
Mother’s Day Brunch at Paulaner
The Mother's Day brunch at Paulaner features traditional Bavarian dishes as well as international dishes so everyone can find a favorite on the menu. Accompanied by free flow juice, tea and coffee, it’s set to be a morning of pure relaxation. Keeping with that theme, a children’s playground is waiting for the little ones so moms can have a well deserved break.
// Sunday May 10, 10am-2pm, RMB298 for adults, RMB78 for kids 6-9 years old, Paulaner
Treat your Mother like a Queen this Mother’s Day at The Grand Hyatt
Spoil your mom with a high class brunch at The Grand Hyatt. Featuring Australian Beef, Japanese sushi and Italian antipasto, it’s set to be a brunch of international delights. Leave the kids at the Children’s buffet while mum enjoys the free-flowing champagne and live jazz music. Plus every mom there will be entered to win spa treatments, dining vouchers and a hotel stay.
// Sunday May 10, 11.30am-3.30pm, RMB538 for adults, RMB198 for children, The Grand Hyatt
Brunch and free mimosas at Liquid Laundry
A special morning is on at Liquid Laundry to celebrate moms on their special day. Brunch will be served from 11.00am until 2.30pm and moms get complimentary mimosas.
// Sunday May 10, 11am-2.30pm, Liquid Laundry
Mother's Day for Chocaholics at Zotter Chocolate Theatre
Could you imagine a better way to celebrate mums than a day in chocolate world? The Zotter Chocolate Theatre offers a Chocolate Indulgence Tour for mums and the whole family. A great way to discover how chocolate is produced, not to mention taste plenty of samples! Tours are available on May 9 and 10.
// Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10, 10am-8pm (last tour 6pm), Zotter Chocolate Theatre
Mother’s Day at Jing An Shangri-La
Celebrate Mother's Day starting with a luxury brunch and continue with a relaxing afternoon tea and family activities. That’s the offer from the Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai for Mother’s Day 2015. Brunch at The 1515 West Chophouse includes sparkling wine packages for all mothers, while afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge is also available. Complimentary carnations are also prepared for all moms!
// Sunday May 10, 11am-5pm, RMB388/person, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
Choose your brunch at The Kerry Hotel
Different brunches for every taste. The Kerry Hotel offers three brunch menu in the hotel restaurants The Cook, The Meat and The Brew. The latter is also giving a "Mini Brunch" perfect for kids. Then, moms get spoiled with mimosas and manicures at brunches from across.
// Sunday May 10, 11.30am-3pm, RMB328/person at The Cook, RMB428/person at The Meat, RMB188/person at The Brew, Kerry Hotel
PizzaExpress Mother's Day Set
The popular British import offers a Mother's Day Set for two available on May 9 and 10. Choose one starter, two main courses, one dessert and two soft drinks.
// Sunday May 10, RMB288 per couple, Pizza Express
International brunch at Atrium Café
Atrium Café, located at the Hilton hotel in Jingan, organizes a special Brunch for the Mother’s Day. Be tempted by an extensive variety of international cuisines, freshly prepared by talented chefs.
// Sunday May 10, 10.30am-2pm, RMB358, Atrium Café
Good food and dance class at Living Room
At the Living Room, Mother's day lunch includes a la carte menu selections, antipasto spreads, a healthy dessert bar and free-flow organic wines and anti-oxidant infused juices. There will also be a full day of programs from expert practitioners like morning stretching and family dance to end the day.
// Sunday May 10, 11am-3pm, RMB380/person, Octave Living Room
If you love street markets, here is one for Mother’s Day! Set in the western corner of Shanghai Fashion Park, the market includes live performances, magic shows, ice cream carts and more. The event is also partnering with Heart to Heart, a local non-profit organization which helps children in need of heart surgery.
// Sunday May 10, 11.30am-8pm, Fashion Park Mall
Brunch with giveaway at Jing’An Restaurant
Jing’An Restaurant at The Puli Hotel and Spa presents a spectacular brunch with fresh seafood, charcuterie, roasted meats, cheeses and freshly baked breads and pastries. A giveaway is also included for all moms.
// Sunday May 10, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB398-698, The Puli Hotel and Spa
International buffet at Grand Kempinski Shanghai
A Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch is available at Elements Restaurant. You can celebrate with a sumptuous international buffet of fresh seafood, grilled lamb loin, chilli duck and sushi. Meanwhile, children can enjoy a leisurely Cookie Baking Class with their mom at Acqua Restaurant from 2pm.
Special family dinner at Museo
To celebrate this family weekend, MUSEO will present a special menu, featuring steamed white asparagus with Spanish Iberico ham, roasted Wagyu beef tenderloin served with blue cheese sauce and pan seared red grouper fillet with guacamole.
// May 9 and 10, 5.30pm-10pm, RMB620/person (3 people minimum), Museo