Mothers Day The Colonist

Mother’s Day

13/05/2018 @ All Day

Spoil your Mother this Mothers Day with breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon drinks or dinner.

The Colonist will be open from 8.30am on Mothers Day, with bookings highly recommended. Enjoy breakfast until 11.30am, then gastropub meals from an All Day (12-9pm) Mothers Day menu. Chef’s specials will also be available on the day. Jonny Lee will be playing live music on the day from 3pm to keep you entertained into the afternoon, or to enjoy over a glass of wine before settling in for dinner

Mothers Day @ The Colonist Includes…

Live music from 3pm-6pm

 Henltey Farm Blanc de Noir Sparkling $10 p/glass or $45 p/bottle

 Espresso Martinis $10 each

Breakfast from 8.30am-11.30am

All Day condensed A La Carte menu from 12pm-9pm

Chef’s Specials

$10 Cocktails & Gin Happy Hour 3pm-5pm


Mothers Day Breakfast Menu – served 8.30am-11.30am

  • Breakfast
  • 17.5
    Smoked Salmon & Corn Fritters VO/GFO

    crushed avocado, wild rocket, tomato, capsicum onion & radish

  • 18.0
    Roasted garlic & chive potato rosti VO/GF

    warm cheese sauce, onion jam, smoky Hahndorf bacon + fried free range egg

  • 17.5
    Smashed Avo V/GFO

    sour dough toast, heirloom cherry  tomatoes,  feta cheese baby salad herbs

  • 17.5
    Standard Breakfast GFO

    sour dough toast,  hahndorf smoky bacon, roasted tomato, hash brown and eggs poached, scrambled or fried

Mothers Day Lunch/Dinner Menu – served 12-9pm

  • Foraging Plates
    14.0 | 26.0 | 36.0
    1 plate $14 | 2 plates $26 | 3 plates $36
  • Truffled Mushroom Arancini V

    warm manchego sauce

  • Warm Mixed Olives V/GF

    from the Adelaide Hills + fetta

  • SA Haloumi V/GF

    orange, fennel, pea shoots + fennel pollen

  • Sesame Soy Tofu V

    Asian bean salad, chilli and ginger dipping sauce, fried shallots + peanuts

  • Braised Chorizo & Calamari GFO

    roasted tomato, fennel + toasted crostini

  • Chilli Salt & Pepper Squid

    Asian bean salad, chilli + ginger dipping sauce

  • Blue Swimmer Crab Fritters

    garlic aioli, preserved lemon + pea shoot salad

  • Baked Gnocchi VO/GFO

    sugo sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes, pancetta, manchego cheese + herbs

  • Usual Suspects
  • 6.9
    Hot Chips V

    Beerenberg tomato sauce

  • 6.0
    Herb & Garlic Toast V/GFO
  • 15.0
    Bread & Spread VO/GFO

    charred flat bread + 2 dips

  • Hand Picked
  • 24.0
    Falafel Salad VG

    house made falafels, lemon myrtle hummus, quinoa, tomato, cucumbers, onion, capsicum, salad leaves coconut yoghurt + charred flat bread

    add grilled chicken + 6.0

  • 31.0
    Crispy Skinned Barramundi GF

    black mussels, tiger prawns and picked WA blue swimmer crab cassoulet + gremolata dust

  • 30.0
    Chargrilled Pork Fillet GF

    potato rosti, sautéed mushrooms, porcini cream + white truffle oil

  • 26.5
    Free Range Chicken Breast GF

    chargrilled, sweet potato, zucchini, roasted capsicum, baby herb leaf salad, basil pesto + chèvre

  • 34.0
    250g Coorong Angus Flat Iron Steak

    steaks served with choice of:
    roasted sweet potato, seasonal greens + demi glaze GF
    – or –
    chips, salad + choice of sauce

  • Time Honoured
  • 24.0
    Chicken Schnitzel

    tenderised chicken breast, served with chips, salad + your choice of peppercorn, truffled mushroom, plain gravy or parmigiana

  • 23.0
    Sea Salt & Pepper Squid

    squid dusted through flour, seasoned with sea salt and kibbled pepper served with a sweet chilli, sesame and ginger dipping sauce, chips + salad

  • 24.0
    Fish & Chips

    grilled, crumbed or battered
    hoki served with tartare, chips + salad

  • Sides V/GF
  • 10.0
    Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

    red onion, basil pesto, rocket + toasted macadamias

  • SML 4.0 | LGE 8.0
    Seasonal Garden Vegetables

    tossed with baby spinach + virgin olive oil

  • 8.0
    Rocket, Shaved Fennel, Orange, Red Onion & Almond Salad

    with candied white balsamic dressing

  • Sauces GF
  • 3.5
    Peppercorn, Truffled mushroom, Gravy, Dijon, Hot & mild mustard


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The founder of Mothers Day

According to ABC News, ironically, the founder of Mother’s Day was not a mother herself. Anna Jarvis created the holiday to honor her late mother, Ann.

Ann Jarvis was a dedicated community organizer and philanthropist. According to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, she “founded Mothers’ Day Work Clubs in five cities in West Virginia to improve sanitary and health conditions.” The clubs hired women to help families with sick mothers and created programs that tested the quality of milk (the FDA did not exist back then). During the Civil War, Ann’s clubs provided aid to injured soldiers.

According to Katharine Lane Antolini’s book, “Memorializing motherhood: Anna Jarvis and the struggle for control of Mothers Day,” Anne once said, “[I] hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother’s day [sic] commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.”

Two years after Ann’s death on May 12, 1907, Anna handed out 500 white carnations to all the mothers at Anna’s church, St. Andrew’s Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The white carnation became the official flower of Mother’s Day, according to an article in The Atlantic Constitution from May 7, 1912. After years of lobbying, President Woodrow Wilson declared Mothers Day a national holiday that would be celebrated on the second Sunday of every May.

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