Brunch & beyond: Where to eat in Vancouver on Mother's Day

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There are several ways to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day, and in Vancouver there are plenty of tantalizing options for taking her out for a meal to remember. Just remember, no matter where you plan to go or for what meal, it’s best to call ahead to arrange reservations.

Here is our guide to where to eat in Vancouver on Mother’s Day 2015.

Breakfast and Brunch

There are so many incredible brunches and decadent weekend breakfasts in Vancouver’s we’ve got an entire section devoted to them! Book a table at your favourite neighbourhood spot, or give somewhere new a whirl.

Mother’s Day Brunches

Brunch at YEW (Photo via YEW seafood + bar/Facebook)

Brunch at YEW (Photo via YEW seafood + bar/Facebook)

Many restaurants, particularly hotel restaurants, turn it up a notch for Mother’s Day. Some of our favourites include the Mother’s Day brunch offerings at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, YEW seafood + bar , and Dockside.

Spectacular Scenery

Stunning water, mountain, or city views are sometimes par for the course in Vancouver, particularly when dining. Weather permitting, this might be a great time to check out a patio, grab a table at a restaurant or cafe in a picturesque spot, or head up a hill (or mountain) for something breathtaking.

Head up to Grouse Mountain’s Observatory and Bistro for a special brunch, or stay in the city and explore Queen Elizabeth Park or VanDusen Botanical Garden and dine at the restaurants on site. Other charming vistas can be found along False Creek, at Granville Island, in Yaletown, or in Downtown Vancouver.

Take her to Tea

High tea service at Patisserie Fur Elise (Photo by Danielle Bauer/Flickr)

High tea service at Patisserie Fur Elise (Photo by Danielle Bauer/Flickr)

Call it high tea, or afternoon tea, or just plain tea: Many moms will relish the experience of sipping on endless cups of Earl Grey and nibbling on sandwiches, sweets, and scones. Here’s where to find the best tea services in Vancouver, or check out this new business that brings the tea party to you.

Go to Dinner

Food at Secret Location (Photo via Secret Location/Flickr)

Food at Secret Location (Photo via Secret Location/Flickr)

Brunch on Mother’s Day can be a pretty big scene, so after pampering mom with breakfast in bed (or letting her at least sleep in) dinner reservations might be a better bet. While that leaves your dining options as wide open as on any day, Vancouver’s Secret Location is hoping you’ll want to treat mom to a night out on Saturday, May 9, with their All About Mom special dinner.

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Lindsay William-Ross Lindsay is a Senior Editor at Vancity Buzz, and currently runs the site's Food section. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she spent the last two decades in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her MA, attended culinary school, and was an English professor (among other things). Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail:

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