20 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Home in Cork

We are spoilt for choice this year in spite of things and we, for one, are grateful. Mother’s Day can be celebrated without hesitation with any one (or a combination of) these thoughtful Cork city options. From afternoon tea at home to tapas and grazing boxes, you can celebrate her in the comfort of your own home. Seriously, she doesn’t have to lift a finger.

Every single one of these options involves contactless pre-ordering and contactless collection (in some cases delivery). Safe, easy, and you don’t have to tell the kids to behave in public!

We have a separate post with just the Mother’s Day special brunch options, but they’re also included below so this is a one-stop all-encompassing post. When I compiled this post, I excluded those options which were already sold out (eg, Good Day Deli and Farmgate) to avoid disappointment.

The Imperial Hotel

Choose from one of The Imperial Hotel’s special take away click & collect Mother’s Day menus.

Mother’s Heart €49

Imperial Hotels Chocolate Heart to break
“sac a main” pistachio sponge cake , mum’s perfume white chocolate bottle, la Rose de meringue, lemon drizzle cake.
Bottle of Valdo Prosecco
Hand Written Card
Mother’s Day activity book from the Imperial Hotel

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea €58

“sac a main” pistachio sponge cake , mum’s perfume white chocolate bottle, la Rose de meringue, lemon drizzle cake.
Hereford beef, Rocket, horseradish, brioche bun
Oat smoked Irish salmon, fresh dill, caviar, dotys brown loaf.
Cucumber & yoghurt, Arbutus loaf,
Poached hens’ Egg & chive, light mayo
Coronation chicken, cress, baby leaf
Cranberry and white chocolate Scones with cream and jam 

Mothers Day Escape €59

€50 Voucher for Escape Spa (to be used when normal services resume)
Voya Luxury products
Hand Written Card
Mother’s Day activity book from the Imperial Hotel

To Mum, With Love €79

Afternoon Tea for two (see above)
Bottle of Valdo Prosecco 
Hand Written Card
Mother’s Day activity book from the Imperial Hotel

Terms and Conditions: To order online use the click on “Book Now” below or call 021 4274040. Available Saturday and Sunday with collections from 12:00 to 16:00. Delivery is available up to 15km radius from the hotel and is an additional charge of €10. All orders must be made by 6pm the day prior, or earlier.

The Metropole Hotel

Treat your mum to a Pure Cork Mother’s Day Gift with our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea serves 1 person and includes a luxury candle from Somas Studio, handcrafted here in Cork (while supplies last), or choose Prosecco Afternoon Tea for €60 (includes candle while supplies last). Mother’s Day afternoon tea is available for delivery or collection from Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th March, 12pm–4pm.

Order by phone 021 464 3700 or online. The price for Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea with Somas Candle for mum is €40pp or the price for Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea with Somas Candle and including a bottle of Prosecco for mum is €60. Subject to availability, while supplies last. Additional servings can be added to your order for €25 (no candle included).

Delivery is an additional €10 within a 15km radius from our hotel. You can check if you are within the limit online here.

Please note as this is a limited offer, you must order early to avoid disappointment.

Lishh Catering

Lishh Catering is taking orders online or by phone 021-4893010 for two options…

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Bubble n Bites. €40 and pre-order is essential.

Mother’s Day Two-course Menu. Slow-braised lamb shank in red wine with spring onion mash, roast carrots, and minty pea purée. To finish, dessert with this menu is homemade strawberry pavlova with strawberry daiquiri sauce. Pre-order is essential.

Roots Kitchen

Roots Kitchen has a special Mother’s Day Box available Thursday to Saturday this week. It includes Herby potatas bravos with Roots aioli, prawns pil pil and smoked salmon, Ardsallagh goats cheese with roast pepper frittata, masala chicken skewers, empanadas, crispy tortilla with guacamole, pesto and chutney, spiced almonds and olives, Arbutus bread, local cheeses and crostini, and a dessert box with homemade chocolates too. Phone 021 601 0711 to order.

Sweetheart Sweet Shop

Give her what she wants, a big box of jellies and a chocolate bar… and quiet time to enjoy it while binge watching Bridgerton. €16.95. Click and collect available from Sweetheart’s Paul Street, Cork city centre location or ring 086 170 5789 to enquire about delivery.

Bocelli Kitchen & Wine Bar

Being at home doesn’t mean you can’t make this a Mother’s Day to remember. Spoil your Mom with Italian food & wine expertly prepared with traditional recipes for her to enjoy in the comfort of her home. Treat your Mom for everything she has done for you. Three Courses for €24.95 pp. To pre order now Call 021-4274537.

Appetizer options are their famous mozzarella and smoked pancetta risotto balls or their sautéed tiger prawns. Main course options are braised short ribs, seared tuna, or wild mushroom & spinach pistachio linguine. Dessert options are authentic Italian ricotta Sfogliatelle or strawberry cheesecake.

Bocelli has created a Special Mother’s Day Menu with some of their exciting new dishes available Mother’s Weekend Only, Friday 12th – Sunday 14th of March. To make collection from their Maylor Street location (or delivery) even easier, they are extending their opening hours this Mother’s Day Sunday, March 14th from 12 – 10 PM. To view our irresistible Mother’s Day Menu, click here. Of course, their fabulous á la carte menu will also be available throughout the weekend.⁠

Izz Cafe

Izz Cafe has taken their sweetest treats and boxed them up for a special Mother’s Day treat. You can order a box of four cinnamon rolls for €15, six cinnamon rolls for €22, or choose your four favorite cakes and get 10% off. They also have a special offer if you buy any manoosheh, then you get a zaatar, zaatar & cheese or cheese manoosheh for free. Order online from their website for contactless collection or delivery. Izz Cafe has been shortlisted for the Cork Business Association ‘Best Cafe’ award.

Tequila Jack’s

Spice up mum’s day with a Mother’s Day meal take away from Tequila Jack’s. They created a special Dia de Las Madres menu that for €25pp offers the choice of three starters (Crispy Mole Taquitos, Guacamole, or Quesadilla), three mains (Vegetarian Empenadas, Prawn Tacos, or Burritos), and two desserts (Mille Feuille or Churros). Choose one of each for a winning combination that is sure to celebrate her.

Sage 2Go

With four menus, plus a family menu, and multiple additional options, Sage keeps the focus firmly on pampering mum with fine local cuisine this Mother’s Day. A selection of starters to share. Followed by classic Sunday lunch fare & delicious desserts. Choose your favourite menu and order today to avoid disappointment.

If you want to spoil mum but at a leisurely pace, a gift hamper may be the best choice for you. Sage 2Go has several options to choose from. These are ideal for serving up on a platter by the sofa and letting her have the remote for the afternoon as you graze away.

The Chocolate Shop

From its HQ in Cork’s English Market, The Chocolate Shop gives the heart of the city a sweetness. They have a wide selection of chocolates and several special Mother’s Day items. Order early online or by phone 021-4254448 to avoid disappointment and arrange for Friday or Saturday collection.


Greene’s Mothers Day weekend menus are now available for collection & delivery. Beautifully selected menus, produced from the finest local ingredients. Burger boxes also available, perfect for the kids! Choose your menu, desserts, wines, cocktails and make it perfect for Mothers Day! Order soon to avoid disappointment! Vouchers are also available to purchase through their website to treat her in Greenes once they reopen fully.

White Rabbit

We’ve got 2 specials running this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day – one for the grown-ups and another for the whole family to enjoy. Check out options and order now to avoid disappointment. Slow-smoked Lamb, Kansas City style Wings and Pork Belly Cubes served with spicy Carolina green beans, potato salad, corn on the cob, and red slaw. This includes Key Lime Pie for two and a bottle of wine. Strictly limited. Pre-order now.


Mother’s Day special is a Pornstar Martini Box! Because, really, what else embodies motherhood than those three words?! Kidding aside, she hasn’t had a girls’ night out in a year so bring the cocktails home and put the kids to bed early. The Pornstar Martini Box includes 4x150ml Cocktails, 1 snipe of Prosecco, and 2 passion fruit for €25. Limited availability! Email cocktails@electriccork.com to order. Available for collection only on Friday the 12th of March between 5-7pm

Arthur Maynes

Treat your mother this weekend with our Truffles & Bubbles deal… she deserves it

Includes a Bottle of Furlan Prosecco Spumante & our homemade Truffles:
• Dark Chocolate
• Bailey’s & Walnuts
• Malibu, White Chocolate & Coconut

Available to order and collect this Saturday & Sunday only, limited availability.

The Roughty Foodie

The famous English market tapas box with seasonal fruit, bunch of flowers, chocolate, and a bottle of wine or Prosecco for €125 delivered locally for Mother’s Day. Ring Margo at 087 6352415 to order one for the special mum in your life.


With a trio of cocktails and a special dessert on offer for Mother’s Day, you can make your SoHo take away a special occasion in itself.

The cocktail trio includes 3 bottles of our most famous cocktails, Pornstar Martini, Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri, each served in a 250ml bottle ready for mum to enjoy. €25 You can preview the trio here on their Twitter page.

The dessert is “A mothers nest” filled with profiteroles dipped in white chocolate and full of lavender cream, topped with hazelnut praline served in a nest handcrafted of 70% dark chocolate (only available for collection on Saturday & Sunday). €13

Available this Saturday & Sunday only – (pre-orders can be made online now). How to order: http://www.soho.ie or phone 021 422 4040 or if you’re in town walk-in or via Deliveroo (for delivery)

Café Velo

Due to popular demand, Café Velo has Mother’s Day Brunch Boxes available for pre-order. With two breakfasts (you can choose from their five most popular menu items shown above), a box of homemade pastries, and a bottle of Prosecco for €40, this is a deliciously thoughtful combination.

Contact them with your choices from the options above and your preferred collection time to avail of this offer. You can reach them by phone at 021-2394694 or visit their website. The best way to treat your mams well is with good food. We had the chance to try their contactless click and collect brunch ordering system and loved it. Simple, easy, and the food was perfect and hot when we got it home (within our 5km). The poached eggs were still intact and warm! The French toast was soft and ready to get in my belly.

Cork International Hotel

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day with the Cork International Hotel brunch box that serves two adults and two children. Their brunch box contains delicious sweet and savoury treats and toppings for you to cook and finish at home, including:

  • Pancakes
  • Bacon
  • Fresh Fruit – Strawberries, Raspberries & Blueberries and Compote
  • Maple Syrup
  • Nutella
  • Innocent Orange Juice (300ml)
  • Mini Prosecco for mum
  • ‘I Love Mum’ Badge

Every box also comes with a little gift – a hand-tied wild lavender bunch for mum, sourced from local Cork company The Flowersmith Studio. Lavender is well known for its calming, relaxing qualities and this gift for mum is eco-friendly and wrapped in recyclable paper. LIMITED AVAILABILITY – TO ORDER: CALL: + 353 (0) 21 454 9800 PRICE: €45.00 per box. Serves two adults and two children.

COLLECTION & DELIVERY: Cork International Hotel brunch boxes are available to collect from the hotel on Saturday 13th of March and Sunday 14th of March. If you are living locally, they can also deliver within a 5km radius for an additional fee.

COCOA by Brendan Cashman

COCOA is a Boutique Chocolate Café in the heart of Cork City located in the exquisite Winthrop Arcade. Using only the finest ingredients, all our truffles, cakes, pastries and macaroons are handmade by renowned chef and owner, Brendan Cashman. The perfect stop if you’re buying a special gift, or simply to enjoy a coffee & chocolate treat in our beautiful café. COCOA has a selection of fine truffles, macarons, and desserts for Mother’s Day. Ring  021-4274025 to order yours today.


The Sustainable Bath and Body Set from TÚS is the ultimate treat for mum. The perfect indulgent combination has to be their 100% natural handmade rose petal bath bomb and the coconut and rose geranium body oil. The bath bomb is a combination of shea butter and essential oils, leaving mum’s skin soft and gently exfoliated. Apply the luxurious coconut and rose geranium body oil to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving a subtle glow that is only paralleled by letting her have a long Sunday lie-in. Order now and promise you won’t barge in on her while she’s relaxing in the tub.

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