Already bought the perfect Mother's Day gift? How about spoiling mom a little more with a festive brunch or dinner. Come Mother's Day weekend, May 12-13, Shanghai's hotels and restaurants are offering a range of options to help you celebrate. So, make a booking and enjoy!
Enjoy Mother's Day this year in the leafy Jinqiao neighborhood at our Urban Family Sound of Spring. While the kids are entertained with live music, activities and performances, indulge in fresh bites and ice creams supplied by the local community!
Ambrosia is offering a specially-designed surf and turf fare for moms this year. A festive spread starring teppan Icelandic cod, spiny lobster with cheese and beef tenderloin await. Kids can opt for a selection of teppan fried rice and tempura from the a la carte menu.
May 11-13, Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm; Dinner 5.30-10.30pm (last order). RMB520 per set. Ambrosia Teppanyaki Expo.
All moms brunching at Andaz’s Kitchen Studios will receive a complimentary box of chocolates to salute their dedication and hard work. For something more extravagant, head up to the 88 Sushi Bento Bar for a seven-course modern Asian fare, or opt for XUAN Bar for a Chinese set.
May 13, Brunch at Kitchen Studios 11:30am-3pm, RMB388 per person (soft drinks, beer and wine included), Mother’s Day menu at 88 Sushi Bento Bar 5:30pm-10pm, RMB198 per person; XUAN Bar 5:30pm-10pm, RMB198 per person. All prices subject to 15 percent surcharge. Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai.
A custodian of Latin fare here in Shanghai, Azul is offering 20 percent off the total bill for Mother’s Day dinner. Each table requires a minimum of three persons with mom present. The promotion is valid for the a la carte dinner menu on Mother’s Day only and cannot be used in conjunction with other ongoing deals.
May 13, Dinner served 6-11pm (last order at 10pm). Azul Tapas Lounge.
Capella Shanghai has prepared a gratifying spa plus afternoon tea package for families. Imagine a soothing 90-minute spa treatment with complimentary moxibustion, followed by a Champagne-filled afternoon tea at Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire. There are few better ways to spoil mom this year.
Available on weekends through May. Afternoon tea 2.30-4.30pm. RMB2,200 per package. Capella Shanghai.
Sit back and sip on a glass of Champagne on CHAR's rooftop terrace this Mother's Day. There nothing quite like enjoying a sumptuous steak-filled feast against the sweeping vista of the Huangpu.
May 7-13, 5.30-10.30pm. RMB888 per person. CHAR Bar & Grill.
This Mother’s Day, Fairmont Peace Hotel has two beautiful sets for moms and kids. Choose the bakery class and brunch package, where moms will learn pastry-making tricks with the Cathay Room’s Executive Chef Jean-Luc before enjoying a semi-buffet brunch. The more pampering package includes a one-hour massage at the Willow Stream Spa, followed by a berry-themed afternoon tea.
May 13, Baking and brunch package from 10am-11.30pm, RMB598 per person (limited to 5 mothers and kids). The Cathay Room. Spa and afternoon tea package 2pm-5.30pm, RMB1,388 two persons. All prices subject to 15 percent surcharge. Fairmont Peace Hotel.
Dress mom up and take her to Three on the Bund for a lavish French fare prepared at Jean-Georges. The special Mother’s Day brunch menu blends French classics with local ingredients such as sauteed foie gras with black olive, lychee and brioche. Dinner is more nourishing in comparison, drawing on surf and turf complemented by the fresh taste of seasonal vegetables and fruits.
May 13, Brunch 11.30am-3pm, RMB998; Dinner 6pm-late (last order 10.30pm), RMB1,498. All prices subject to 10 percent service charge. Jean-Georges.
Head to the top level at M on the Bund for a special afternoon featuring classical flair and quality beans. The program features Haydn and Schumann, performed by chamber music group Simply Quartet. Free-flow coffee supplied by Café del Volcán will be available throughout the afternoon.
May 13, 4pm. RMB85 (includes one drink), RMB40 (student concession). M Glam.
ON56 at Grand Hyatt is hosting a lush Mother’s Day brunch to reward the moms in Shanghai. Think grilled meats, fresh seafood, delicate sweets and cocktails, plus a bouquet of carnations to festoon the occasion.
May 13, 11.30am-3pm. Complimentary attendance for one child under 12, RMB688 per adult. All prices subject to 15 percent surcharge. ON56 at Grand Hyatt Shanghai.
On Mother’s Day only, POP at Three on the Bund is serving a hearty brunch menu of cold cuts, salads and grilled meats. Head up for a bite of American comfort food paired with an unbeatable riverside view.
May 13, 11am-4pm. All prices subject to 10 percent service charge. POP American Brasserie.
Set against a stunning view of the Huangpu, Puben by Jeremy Leung offers the perfect scenery to celebrate mom. For both days on the weekend, Moms can enjoy complimentary desserts featuring double-boiled pear, sun-dried longan and peach jelly to satisfy the sweet tooth after lunch or dinner. Alternatively, opt for brunch on Saturday 12th and explore the nation’s bountiful culinary traits with the five-course 'Flavors of China' menu. Expect traditional performances to up the festive spirit too.
May 12, Brunch 11.30am-2.30pm; RMB250 per person, free for children under 8; May 12 & 13, Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm; Dinner 5pm-10.30pm. Puben by Jereme Leung.
In addition to their usual international spread and grills, City Bistro at Shanghai Marriott Parkview has artisan cakes and natural skincare products supplied by Thann as special gifts for moms.
May 13, Buffet lunch 11am-2.30pm, RMB178. Buffet dinner 5.30-9.30pm, RMB268. All prices subject to 15 percent surcharge. Shanghai City Bistro.
Apart from offering a sweeping view of Jingan from the iAPM rooftop, THE CUT Rooftop also has egg-ilicious brunches for moms. Pair two dishes with complimentary free-flow “Mom-tini” blending whiskey, beetroot, rose water and lemon juice.
May 12 & 13, 11am-5pm. RMB148 per person (inclusive of two dishes; add RMB98 for fresh juice; add RMB158 for free-flow cocktails). THE CUT Rooftop.
The Nest is hosting families for a Nordic-inspired three-course meal, with complimentary cocktail and activities prepared for moms and kids. Expect custom-made leather chokers and bouquets to grace the occasion, plus an extra reward for families dressed in matching outfits on the day.
May 13, 11.30am-late. The Nest.
As per usual, restaurants at The Peninsula are ready for every family occasion in town. Sir Elly’s is serving a five-course Mediterranean fare for brunch and dinner, accompanied by surprises and gifts designed exclusively for moms. Yi Long Court, on the other hand, upholds a Cantonese spread featuring traditional 'peach' longevity buns and delicate dim sums. For a more intimate setting, treat mom to a classic afternoon tea party at The Lobby. With the magnificent Lujiazui skyline as your backdrop, one can think of few better ways to mark a quintessentially “Shanghainese” Mother’s Day.
May 1-13, Afternoon tea at The Lobby 2-6pm, RMB360 per person, RMB680 for two. May 12-13, Yi Long Court; RMB558 (per person lunch), RMB1,088 (per person dinner). May 13, Brunch at Sir Elly’s 11am-2.30pm; RMB258 (children), RMB558 (adult). All prices plus 16.6 percent surcharge. The Peninsula Shanghai.
This year, brunch at the Westin’s restaurants comes with a special gift for moms to keep. A live recital of opera arias will accompany the meal. There’s also a fully supervised kids play area with toys and picture books to entertain the little ones.
May 13, 11.30am-2.30pm. RMB368 (children 4-12); RMB688 (adult; add RMB110 for free-flow Champagne). The Westin Bund Center.
Waldorf Astoria has a festive array of food and drinks prepared for brunch this Mother's Day Sunday. Pair it with a spa session at the hotel's luxurious spa offering a range of services including aomatherapy massage, foot reflexology massage and special facial session.
May 13, Brunch midday-3pm, starts at RMB488 per person; prices subject to 15 percent surcharge. Spa treatment RMB788 (RMB588 for inhouse guests); prices subject to 16.6 percent surcharge. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.
Find our Urban Family Mother's Day gift guide, here.