Afternoon Tea spots

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated on different dates around the globe with little over 100
years in it’s making,  as a result of one young American man’s bid to get the day
recognised in 1808 while celebrating his mother.

Beyond that it has loosely
dissolved into another day to make people feel pressured into buying things for people they
care about.

However, for those fortunate enough to have a parent, guardian or individual significant
enough to celebrate, it’s sort of inevitable that the date must be marked (or go forward
without and face the wrath of your mother’s…) So in order to save those people who’ve
definitely planned very carefully how to make such a day special time, here are examples of
places to go to suit every iteration of Mam.


For the traditional mother who likes the finer things in life, Ladurée is a perfect brunch option.
It’s quaint mint green premises are nestled on the corner of South William Street and while
small it’s interior design will make you feel you’ve brought your Mum to Paris without the air
fair. Their afternoon tea is pricey but well worth it for the dining experience and food quality
for those who can afford it.

Queen of Tarts
A less expensive option to fulfill your Mother’s Day patisserie desires is right around the
corner from Ladurée on Cow’s Lane. Queen of Tarts is an excellent brunching option in
Dublin on a regular day. But their incredible collection of pastries, desserts, cakes and tarts
are sure to hit the sweet spot of even the toughest mothers. Not to mention they have the
best scones in the city.

Farrier and Draper
Further up South William Street in the gorgeous Powerscourt Centre and for those hard
working mums who deserve the extra break, Farrier and Draper will be hosting a Gin Infused
mother’s day brunch from 12pm-4pm. It’s a ticketed event at €20 euros, with a main, side
and cocktail included, a steal for the opportunity to live it up in one of the plushest bars in
Dublin’s City Centre.

The wonderful mixologists in Nolita are hosting a Cocktail masterclass that would be perfect
for you and your mum to upgrade your mojito making skills! The event starts at 1pm and
tickets are 25 euro each, a shot more expensive than Farrier and Draper but includes
complimentary prosecco, nibbles and two of your own cocktails. So create at your own peril!

Berlin D2
For the travelling mum with an adventurous palate, the guys at Ruby Tuesday’s Soul Food
will be bringing their Caribbean Brunch to the Berlin bar on Dame st. A cross continental
experience sure to delight the senses with classics such as jerk kitchen and goat curry on
the menu. The Soul kitchen will stay open till 6pm and their are two ticket options for those
who would like a meal with or without cocktails. Just because it’s a bar doesn’t mean it’s
gotta be boozy.

Aoife Horan

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