If you're still struggling to think of a Mother's Day gift idea for your mum, or if you just want to treat her to a day out soon, why not try a spot of afternoon tea?

It's got that little extra special touch over a normal restaurant lunch – and you don't have to stick to just tea, of course!

Here are some of our favourite places around Ireland for a girly afternoon…

The Atrium Lounge at The Westin

Try their traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, cake and loose lea tea for €28pp, or have some fun with their Most Peculiar Aftertoon Tea for €30pp, a Alice in Wonderland-style menu which includes a "Victorian mojito" in a teapot. Fancy or what?!


Hayfield Manor

You can choose to be served in the hotel's bright lobby area or in the elegant drawing room, with an afternoon tea including tea, sandwiches, cakes and homemade chocolates for €27pp, or for €39pp with a glass of Champagne.


​The g Hotel

This boutique hotel offers afternoon tea in true style, with an assortment of sweet treats, sandwiches and tea for €26 (€42 for two people), or the above with a glass of pink Champagne for €37 (€59 for two).


Adare Manor

The old Dunraven family home is now a stunning hotel, offering an elegant afternoon tea for €28.50pp (vegetarian option available) or €37.50pp with a glass of Prosecco or Prosecco Rosé.


Titanic Suite at Titanic Belfast

Enjoy live jazz music as you are served up a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, sweets and freshly baked scones with clotted cream, plus your choice of a slice of one Titanic signature cake, cut at the table for you. Prices start at £24pp, and go up to £29 to include a glass of Prosecco and £34 to include a glass of Champagne.