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5 Best Mother’s Day Ideas for Aucklanders
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On May 12, mothers will be wined, dined, and celebrated once again for everything they do. And so they should.

Mother’s Day is your chance to show mum that you planned ahead and remembered, because she’s worth it a million times over. You remembered, right?

Good. Well, if you’re looking for the top Mother’s Day ideas in Auckland, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some sure-fire ways to give her what she really wants - precious time spent with her loved ones, sharing stories and raking in the joy.

1. Fresh cocktails by the seaside

Nothing beats Auckland’s dazzling waters for a view, especially when you’re soaking it in with mum. Figure out what your mum’s favourite cocktail is (if you haven’t already, find a way to sneak in the question before Mother’s Day) then perch yourselves at one of these top spots:

Franc’s

Location: Takapuna Beach

Cocktail to try: Franc’s Cheeky Lil House Tiki

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Moretons

Location: St Heliers

Cocktail to try: Moreton’s Mojito

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The Lula Inn

Location: Viaduct

Cocktail to try: Lady Lula

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Regatta

Location: Takapuna Beach

Cocktail to try: Lighthouse Belini

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2. A hearty meal worth remembering

The only thing better than sharing joy with your family is doing it with a belly full of bloody good food. Thankfully, Auckland has plenty of options for satisfying appetites on Mother’s Day. Try one of these to get the ball rolling (not implying you will be a ball after eating).

The Zookeepers Son

Location: Royal Oak

Meal to try: Zoo’s Famous Curry

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The Postman’s Leg

Location: Glenfield

Meal to try: Chicken Schnitzel

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The Elephant Wrestler

Location: Takapuna

Meal to try: The Carnivore Sharing Board

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Garrison Public House

Location: Mt Wellington

Meal to try: Seafood Chowder

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3. Food and wine pairings done right

Scratching your head for good Mother’s Day ideas in Auckland? You can’t really go past a good food and wine pairing. The perfect match always goes down a treat—here are a few spots that get it right.

The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

Pairing to try: Aromatic Penang Lamb with Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir

Location: Albany

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Regatta

Pairing to try: Linguini Verde with Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Location: Takapuna

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The Lula Inn

Pairing to try: Jalapeno & Gruyere Doughnuts with Stonyridge Fallen Angel Riesling

Location: Viaduct

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4. Sun-drenched snacks

When the sun is on your side, take advantage of some of Auckland’s best sunny bars, pubs and restaurants for a bite. Slip, slop, slap, then slide on over to one of these sun-drenched locals this Mother’s Day:

Sweat Shop

Location: Freeman’s Bay

Favourite Bite: Buttermilk Chicken

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Basalt Rooftop Bar

Location: Howick

Favourite Bite: Baked Brie

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Degree

Location: Viaduct

Favourite Bite: Salt & Chilli Squid

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Goode Brothers Botany

Location: Botany (you guessed it).

Favourite Bite: Polenta Chips

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Goode Brothers New Lynn

Location: New Lynn (you’re good at this).

Favourite Bite: Pork & Pancetta Meatballs

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5. A chance to win $500 of Joylab Rewards Dollars to do it all again

All of these top bars, pubs and restaurants in Auckland have one thing in common—they’re all part of the Joylab Rewards Club, where you can earn $1 back as Joylab Rewards dollars for every $10 spent at any of them (+ many others across Auckland).

On May 12, 2019 (also known as Mother’s Day), our Rewards Clubs members will go into the draw to win one of 10 $500 Joylab Rewards Dollars credits for spending $100 or more. Treat mum and the team, and you might just win it all back to do it again.

Signing up is quick and easy, simply head here to get started.

There you have it: some of our best ideas for Mother’s Day 2019 in Auckland. Make sure you book ahead, as these will get snapped up quickly by other keen family members.

Congratulations to all our Mother's Day winners.

Judith Knights who visited Goode Brothers New Lynn
Sara Tautogia
who visited The Elephant Wrestler
Cheryl Schuster
who visited Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen
Louisa Peterson-Hibbs
who visited Garrison
Greg Young
who visited The Merchant
Shelley Park
who visited The Flying Moa
Patricia Haskell
who visited Goode Brothers Botany
Stephen Grueber
who visited The Lula Inn
Debbie Brouwers
who visited The Merchant
Tim Gough
who visited The Postman's Leg

$500 Joylab Rewards Dollars have been added to your Joylab Rewards account to enjoy with family, friends, a date or a mate at any of our 20+ Joylab establishments across Auckland.

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