Mother’s Day in Shanghai seems as good an excuse as any to inhale heinous amounts of food and booze. Here are our top picks.
Boxing Cat Brewery: Treat the most special lady in your life (no, not that one from Spring Break Cancun 1989), to a nurturing Mother’s Day brunch of smoked salmon Benedict with lemon hollandaise, peanut butter banana waffles, and applewood smoked chicken sausage breakfast. Complimentary flowers and glass of wine included. Reservations recommended so book now at [email protected]!
10am-3pm // Boxing Cat Brewery (both locations) // Sinan Mansions, Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu (思南公馆, 复兴中路519号26A, 近思南路) OR 82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路82号, 近永福路).
House of Roosevelt: Pamper you mom like never before with House of Roosevelt’s Mother’s Day set menu, a smorgasbord of global fare from Shanghai smoked fish to Australian veal loin to Boston clam chowder. Complimentary 4-course kids meal with a mini truffle burger and more included! Email [email protected] for more info.
All day // House of Roosevelt // 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (中山东一路27号).
Käfer: Hard to beat a Bund-side Sunday Brunch for Mother’s Day. Make your mama proud (if a buffet with Prosecco makes her proud, that is) by taking here to Käfer, where they’ll be serving semi-buffet of pan-European delicacies with a choice of a main course. Prosecco, house wine, juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea, are all free-flow. Call (021)-5877-7500 to reserve.
398RMB // 11am-3pm // Käfer // Fucheng Lu, Shi Bu Jie, You Long Garden (浦东富城路拾步街由隆花园, 近滨江大道).
Mammamia: Besides providing a set-up to an obvious Mother’s Day joke, Pudong trattoria Mammamia is offering moms a complimentary drink to go with the usual scrumptious selection of thin-crust pizzas, scratch-made pastas, and more. Though we never really got how they prove that it’s indeed your mom that you’re bringing and not just a friend helping you land free drinks. Does the sous chef run a DNA test at the table? But we digress. Do we really need an excuse to go to Mammamia?
All day // Mammamia // Super Brand Mall, GF50, 1/F, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu (陆家嘴西路168号, 正大广场1楼, 近陆家嘴环路).
Paulaner Brauhaus: Remind ma to bring the Lipitor, because Paulaner is offering a hearty Bavarian buffet with their signature pork knuckle, apple strudel, homemade sausage, free-flow coffee and tea, and a half-liter of Paulaner beer. If that wasn’t enough, each mom also gets a surprise gift! Reserve in advance at Paulaner on Fenyang Road.
268RMB (134RMB for kids aged 10-15, 68RMB for kids 6-9, free for kids under 6) // 11am-3pm // Paulaner Brauhaus // 150 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu (汾阳路150路，
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].