Forget the home-cooked meals. They can go really wrong and guess who has to eat it while singing your (false) praises? Mum. Spare the woman who birthed and raised you the agony of second-rate calories and turn instead to the chefs who know just how to pamper the special lady in your life. 

French-style brunch

Cocotte's brunch trolley is a sight to behold. Think a trundling cart heaving with all manner of earthly delights ranging from ham and brie Baguettes to Chef Anthony Yeoh's signature roast chicken. Then there are the quintessential wild French crêpes filled with wild mushrooms or creamy seafood, which pales only in comparison to the generous spread of rich, no-holds-barred French desserts. Forgotten to grab a gift for mum? You're in luck. A complimentary DIY floral kit lets you inch up on the filial piety scale. 
8 May. Cocotte. 2 Dickson Road. Tel: 6298 1188

cocotte mother's day brunch

A decadent chocolate buffet

I've only met one person so far who doesn't like chocolate and it's great for me as I get to eat all of it on his behalf. Tough life, I know. If mum has a thing for all things dark and rich, book ahead for a spot at The Fullerton Hotel's chocolate buffet. Here, it's all about excess. With a 30-strong spread of sweet treats touched with chocolate in various forms, you really want to pace yourself. Did we mention the hot chocolate bar serving up bespoke drinks crafted from eight different densities of chocolate? Willy Wonka would approve. 
8 - 11pm on 6 and 7 May. The Courtyard. The Fullerton Hotel. 1 Fullerton Square. Tel: 6733 8388 

Chocolate buffet fullerton

Boozy lunch

You know your relationship's in a good place when you can sit down with mum while knocking back a few cocktails, so go ahead and do just that at the Manhattan Bar, where an adults-only brunch sees complimentary cocktails flowing for four hours. Have a go at building your own Bloody Mary (there's even Bak Kwa-flavoured powder to play around with), and if that doesn't go down well, leave the shaking and stirring to the experts. After all, you're in one of the top bars in the world. Besides a cheese and seafood spread, expect to find sweet treats in the form of their famed Baked Alaska and apple cake pops.

8 May. Manhattan. Regent Singapore. 1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6725 3377

manhattan bar brunch mother's day