As a Brit, I am smugly done and dusted with Mother's Day, our celebration falling earlier in the year on the fourth Sunday of Lent. However, for those who are now scrambling to find something to do for international Mother's Day this Sunday, May 10, never fear – we have rounded some of the best brunches and deals around town so you can treat Mum to the day she deserves. Alternatively, see the full list of Mother's Day events here.
*Note: Most hotel brunches are subject to 15 percent service charge
Baobei Disco Mother's Day Edition and Brunch Deal at BLD
Once again, beijingkids and JingKids are co-hosting Baobei Disco, a family dance party for kids aged 0-6 and their parents. This edition of Baobei Disco coincides with Mother's Day. To celebrate, teachers will be onsite to lead kids through a gift-making workshop for Mom. In addition, Baobei Disco participants are eligible for a special Mother's Day brunch deal at BLD Restaurant, Renaissance Beijing Capital's all-day dining restaurant.
RMB 888 (includes two tickets to Baobei Disco and brunch for two at BLD, children under six eat free). 9.30am-noon. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
"Love and Gratitude" Mother's Day Meal at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street
A good option for Westsiders, all ladies dining at Ritz-Carlton Financial Street's Greenfish restaurant will be invited to draw a lucky gift from Icelandic cosmetic brand Bioeffect, valued at RMB 2,460.
RMB 498 (adults), RMB 248 (children aged 6-12 years). 11am-3pm. Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street
Celebrate Mother's Day at Kranzler's
We're big fan of the buffet selection at Kranzler's in the Kempinski and we're sure that Mum will be too.
RMB 498 (free-flow Champagne), RMB 200 (children aged 6-12 years). 11.30am-3.pm. Kranzler's
Mother's Day Brunch at The Cut
Spoil Mum with a semi-buffet lunch at steak and seafood grill The Cut, including a glass of bubbly on arrival and a complimentary spa voucher worth RMB 150.
RMB 358. 11am-3pm. The Cut
Mumm for Mom
All Mum's will receive a complimentary glass of Mumm Champagne during brunch at Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido's Matrix restaurant, where the brunch stations will feature over 100 authentic speciality dishes.
RMB 268. 11.30am-3pm. Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido
Mother's Day Sunday Roast Carvery
Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day at 29 Grill with a Roast Lunch. Enjoy sparkling wine, a delicious selection of roast meats, imported cheeses and the finest fresh sashimi. Something special for Mom to take away as well!
RMB 588. 11.30am-3pm. 29 Grill
Mother's Day at Capital M
Treat Mum to brunch or afternoon tea in the beautiful surrounds of Capital M. If Mum is a travel fan, stick around for their "China Walks" talk at 4pm on the Beijing Waterways and the Valleys of Northern Yunnan by D.J. Clark. RMB 248/288 (brunch), RMB 88/138 (afternoon tea), RMB 75 (talk). 11.30am-5pm. Capital M
Mother's Day Sunday Brunch at VIC Restaurant
Treat Mum to a bit of French savoir faire at Sofitel's VIC Restaurant. We love the dessert selection at this classy buffet.
RMB 620 (free-flow Laurent-Perrier, French wines, and French beer). Noon-3pm. Sofitel Wanda Plaza
Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at The Brickyard
The Brickyard knows how to treat mothers! Champagne, roses, live jazz, and elegant buffet, and activities to keep the kids busy. Head out into the fresh air at Mutianyu and enjoy The Brickyard's flower-filled garden.
RMB 268 (adults), RMB 138 (children, under fours free). 11am-3pm. The Brickyard
Mother's Day Brunch at Feast
Feast are stepping up their already popular semi-buffet brunch offering for Mother's Day, offering you the chance to design a cupcake for Mum with the help of their pastry chef.
RMB 238. 11.30am-3pm. Feast (Food by EAST)
Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at St. Regis Beijing
Add a touch of class to Mother's Day with brunch in St. Regis Beijing's sunny Garden Court Restaurant, accompanied by free-flow Veuve Cliquot and melodious jazz music.
RMB 688. 11.30am-3pm. Garden Court, St. Regis Beijing
Mother's Day Brunch at Westin Beijing Financial Street
Mum's dining at Westin Beijing Financial Street this Sunday will have the chance to enter a lucky draw for prizes including a stay in the presidential suite and a month of free meals for her and the kids at their Senses restaurant.
RMB 488 (free-flow Veuve Cliquot), RMB 448 (free-flow soft drinks), RMB 239 (children aged 3-12 years). 11.30am-3pm. Senses, Westin Beijing Financial Street
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