We're not sure who decided that a Mum's favourite food experience is Afternoon Tea (FYI every Dad's favourite food is steak in case you were wondering), but according to Instagram, a sugar coma is what Mums really wants this March. If that's the route you want to take you've got options, but also options of a more savoury/fine dining disposition, in case your Mum is more than crab salad than cake, seared striploin than scones, chicken liver parfait than cucumber sandwiches...
Brunch / Lunch / Afternoon Tea
Toonsbridge X Neighbourhood Wine
Our favourite deli Toonsbridge has joined up with Neighbourhood Wine for the Mother's Day box of dreams (collection only from Leeson Street). For €95 you'll get cheese and charcuterie, five cannoli (the best), and two very good bottles of wine - Craven's Clairette Blanche and Selene's Beaujolais. Order here.
Tang's Brunch Boxes
Tang are delivering a Mother's Day brunch around Dublin (anywhere inside the M50) on Saturday 13th, with a choice of pancakes or shakshuka, and a bunch of dried flowers from Shop The Garden at the Powerscourt Centre. It's €49.50 and €6.50 for delivery. Alternatively it can be collected from their Dawson Street site. Order here.
Network's Ultimate Mother's Day Box
Network will fully sort you out for €50. Two days worth of brunch dishes for two, flowers, chocolate and even a card with your own message in it. You'll barely even have to lift a finger. It includes pancakes for two, a brunch bap and their famous 'notions on toast', and you can have it delivered on Saturday or Sunday. Order here.
Póg's Afternoon Tea
Póg's deconstructed afternoon tea has sweet and savoury included. You can top your sourdough toast with smashed avocado, spicy hummus, or peanut butter and chia jam, then put the kettle on, pop the cork on the bottle of bubbles and crack into the chocolate brownies, raspberry friandes and chocolate chip cookies. It's €60 for collection from Howth or €70 for delivery. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
The Merrion's Afternoon Tea
The Merrion's Mother's Day Afternoon Tea is €35 per person, with the option to add on a bottle of supremely tasty Henriot champagne for another €55. You'll get a selection of teas, sandwiches, scones, tea breads and pastries, and they can deliver in the greater Dublin area for an additional charge. Call them on 01 6030600 to place an order (if collecting you'll be given a pick up time).