Every mum is different, so there's no ideal restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day. That said, there are a few traits worth seeking out when it comes time to reserve a table. And given this year's falls on Sunday May 13, that time is fast approaching.

Where possible, the restaurant should be on the quieter end of the spectrum. And service should be attentive and considerate – because no one's ever felt special waiting for their next drink. A classic cuisine such as French is often a safe bet and a touch of sophistication goes a long way.

We've assembled our list with all this in mind. Stick to the top dozen restaurants if you're keen to splash out and really make your mum's day. Look further down if your family is more relaxed when it comes to celebrating Mother's Day.

Efendy

A Turkish take on Mother's Day.

79 Elliott Street (corner of Darling Street)
Balmain NSW 2041