A Guide to Mother’s Day in Nova Scotia

photo of: mothers day, image from Saege BistroMotherhood is a full time-job that has no pay, minimal rest and requires some inventive culinary skills. Mom’s done so much for you over the years; why not treat her this Mother’s Day. With a variety of happenings all over the province, she’ll be spoiled for choice!

Saege Mother's Day

Saege Bistro


Tempo Food + Drink in the Delta Barrington will be delighting moms with a Mother’s Day brunch from 7am until 3pm. Mom will also be treated to a complimentary ‘MOMosa’ with the purchase of an entrée. With a wide selection of delicious menu items ranging from their famous Tempo skillet to their fresh baked sweets, there’s something for everyone in the family.

Free two-hour parking at Scotia Square. For more information or to make a reservation call 42-TEMPO

Chef Geir Simenson’s Saege Bistro is proud to be hosting their Mother’s Day feast brunch with three seatings at 10:30am, 12pm and 2pm. This gourmet buffet-style brunch will feature something for every palate including a chef manned omelette station and a carving station complete with roasted lamb.

Reservations highly recommended. Call 902- 429-1882

Brooklyn Warehouse will be showering mom with a special dinner menu ripe with local ingredients and lots of gluten-free options. Be sure to check out Chef Mark Grey’s take on steak and potatoes: Nova Scotia Beef Striploin, horseradish creamed potatoes, and homemade BBQ sauce. Mmm!

Book soon, seats are limited! Call 902-446-0818


Atlantica Oak Island Brunch

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island

South Shore

The Shore Club’s famed Lobster Suppers kick-off their 78th year this Sunday, May 11th just in time for Mother’s Day. For one day only, the Shore Club will be offering three seatings at 3pm, 5pm and 6:30pm. Remember, you may love your mom, but “mother’s love lobsters.” The Shore Club was chosen by Taste of Nova Scotia as the 2013 Prestige Awards “Restaurant of Year.”

Predicted to be a busy day, be sure to call ahead for reservations: 902-857-9555

The Galley Restaurant and Lounge will be opening early for a fabulous Mother’s Day lunch and dinner service. Gluten sensitive moms can enjoy The Galley’s array of gluten-free menu options like White Wine Steamed Mussels or their tasty Balsamic Caesar. From their $45 prix-fixe dinner menu, why not try their take on Lobster Poutine or Pan-fried Perch with a Tomato Basil Salsa. The Galley Restaurant and Lounge opens for the season May 15.

The Galley will be open 11am-8pm for Mother’s Day.  Reservations are recommended, call 273-3463.

Fleur de Sel in Lunenburg will be rolling out an elegant, French-inspired Mother’s Day brunch this year. Enjoy a classic Croque Madame on toasted brioche or a decadent Smoked Salmon Benedict smothered in house-made hollandaise sauce. While brunching, sip on a delicious Blueberry & Vanilla Mimosa and take in the picturesque Lunenburg seaside.

For reservations call 902-640-2121

La Vista restaurant at Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island will be putting on a brunch fit for a queen. Live music will accompany the morning’s festivities complete with mouth-watering offerings such as Smoked Haddock and Crab Cakes with Green Tomato Salsa. Have a sweet tooth? This brunch offers 10 dessert offers to sweeten your Mother’s Day.

To book a night’s stay or make brunch reservations @ 1-800-565-5075

White Point Beach Resort and Elliot’s Dining Room will be putting on a Nova Scotia inspired Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Menu highlights include carved Meadowbrook Meat Market ham and Mersey Point Solomon Grundy. Warmer weather marks the perfect time for an after brunch stroll on the beach!

Reservations encouraged. Call 902-354-2711/1-800-565-5068 Ext 383


Ye Olde Argyler

Ye Olde Argyler Lodge

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

The Red Cap Restaurant and Motel will be celebrating Mother’s Day with an a la carte menu featuring some of their signature dishes and local favourites. Doors open at 11am with last seating at 6pm.

Stop by or make a reservation at 902-762-2112

Thank mom not once but twice with Ye Olde Argyler Lodge! This year, the cozy spot will be offering both a brunch and dinner buffet for mom with comfort food classics like maple baked beans and root beer BBQ wings. Brunch will feature carved ham while dinner will feature succulent carved prime rib.

Call for reservations: 643-2500



Luckett Vineyards

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

If you’re looking to take mom on a lovely day trip, look no further than the Luckett Vineyards which will be offering a one of a kind Mother’s Day brunch. Dine on bread pudding-style Annapolis Valley Apple Walnut Toast or Pete’s Mother’s Day Porchetta ham “Manwhich” while overlooking the beautiful Gaspereau Valley. While there, grab a glass of grape and cheers to mom and all that she does. Pete Luckett, owner of Luckett Vineyards, is the proud recipient of the Gary MacDonald Culinary Ambassador of the Year award at the 2013 Prestige Awards.

To make a reservation or book a tour of the winery call 902-542-2600

Front & Central in Wolfville is putting together a delightfully spring inspired menu just for Mother’s day. Dinner includes a lovely strawberry, rhubarb, white chocolate, pistachio, lavender and lemon curd dessert, perfect for sharing.

Spots are limited, be sure to call ahead: 902-542-0588

In Port William’s The Port Pub will offering mom a luscious Atlantic lobster pasta with a creamy asiago and rosemary sauce.

Make a reservation at 902-542-5555

Take mom out for night on the town on May 10. The Union Street Café & the Wick Pub will be featuring the talents of Swingology, a retro gypsy swing band.  While there, grab a local brew from Propeller or Bad Apple Brewery and stock up on some of their delicious take-home entrées.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $20. Call 902-538-7787 for more information.


pictou lodge

Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort

Northumberland Shore

Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort is offering a brunch that will be sure to wow mom. Even the pickiest of eaters will find something to suit their taste buds with food offerings ranging from custom omelettes to charcuterie boards, AAA prime rib with Yorkshire pudding and even a sushi station! While there, be sure to check out Chef Thomas Carey’s chowder, winner of the 2014 Cutting Edge Chowder Cook-off at this year’s Saltscapes Expo.

For reservations call 902-485-4322

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