Because She’s the Best

It is Mother’s Day this Sunday the 12th of May and here at Duffy & Simon, we have put together a list of a handful of our favourite places in and around Pakenham for a great day out with Mum. 

Shanika’s Viale 

Picture Credit: Shanika’s Viale Pakenham

Boasting an international menu inspired by Italy, Shanikas Restaurant Pakenham prides itself on quality, delicious food and caters for all taste buds. They have a special Mother’s Day menu, which you can find here.

Address: 7 Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham
Opening Hours: 912 – 11.30 PM
Call 03 5941 7577 to make a booking 

Cannibal Creek Winery & Cellar Door

Photo Credit: Cannibal Creek Vineyard

Cannibal Creek Vineyard (Winery and Cellar Door) is a small, award-winning, single estate vineyard owned and operated by Pat and Kirsten Hardiker, offering wine tastings and platters in a relaxed country setting

Address: 260 Tynong North Rd, Tynong North
Opening Hours on Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM
Walk-ins welcome or call 03 5942 8380 (recommended for Mother’s Day)


D’Angelo Estate Vineyard

Photo Credit: D’Angelo Estate Vineyard

D’Angelo estate is a great afternoon out, beautiful food and wine, you just insert the company. Located in Officer growing cool-climate varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Shiraz and Viognier.

Address: D’ANGELO AVE, Officer
Opening hours on Sunday: 12 – 5 PM
Please note D’Angelo is booked out for Mother’s Day booking, however, treat mum at another special time – every day really should be Mother’s Day.


Howler Brewery

Photo Credit Howler Brewery

Located in Lang Lang, a 25-minute drive from Pakenham Howler Brewery have a special Mother’s Day lunch set menu running, including adults and children menus. Live music and a great range of beers and ciders. To see their full menu for the day please click here.

Address: 47 Westernport road, Lang Lang
Opening Hours: 12 – 11 PM
Phone to book on 0447478585