We've searched all across Donegal for great lunches and afternoon teas to recommend this March 31st.

Mother’s Day is coming up soon and we’ve got our thinking caps on for the best restaurants and cafes to take her for a treat.

Sunday 31st March will be a special day when families head out for brunch, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea… and mammy gets to put her feet up!

So if you’ve got a special lady that deserves a big thank you with a lovely meal, here are our top recommendations for Mother’s Day 2019:

How about Harvey’s?

The award-winning Harvey’s Point in TripAdvisor’s number one hotel in Ireland, so mammy is guaranteed to be treated like the VIP she is. The Donegal hotel has a special Sleepover offer for spoiling mums this Mother’s Day, including carvery dinner, overnight stay and a breakfast fit for a queen.

Early birds at the Red Door

If you’d like to celebrate Mother’s Day early then the Red Door Country House have a scrumptious Afternoon Tea on ‘Mother’s Day Eve’ – Saturday 30th March from 12-4pm along with Sunday lunch. Delish!

Take her to the Shandon

Let mum enjoy being in the lap of luxury by the seaside in the stunning Shandon Hotel & Spa.

The hotel is hosting a special lunch with kids entertainment, live music, family treats and a voucher for mum to use in the spa!

Treats at Tank & Skinny’s Seaside

Mammies love a good afternoon tea and we’ve been hearing great things about the new Tank & Skinny’s branch in Buncrana. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, dinner or towers of treats, this will be a great place to spend your family Sunday.

Gourmet specials in the Foyle Hotel

The Foyle Hotel by Chef Brian McDermott has been winning prestigious awards left, right and centre since it reopened last summer. The food here is sure to impress your mammy, and the good news is that they have a traditional Irish lunch on Sunday 31st March for €25 per person. Booking essential.

Memorable moments at the Central Hotel

The Central Hotel in Donegal Town are making Mother’s Day plans easy with a stunning Sunday carvery event. Set overlooking beautiful Donegal Bay, the five course lunch takes place from 12:00pm-4:00pm – and kids under 6 eat free!

For booking details visit the Facebook event here: Mothers Day | Bayview Lunch Experience

High tea at Honeypot Coffee House

Honeypot sure know how to put on an amazing afternoon tea spread! The fresh bakes, cute china and casual family atmosphere combine for a great experience.

Afternoon tea at this Letterkenny cafe is great value too at just €16.50 per person – and you definitely won’t be leaving hungry.

Foodie delights and cocktails at Castle Grove 

Whisk your mum away to Castle Grove Country House for an afternoon of quality food in beautiful surroundings. Places are filling up fast for the Mother’s Day lunch on Sunday 31st March, while there’s a special afternoon tea event on Saturday.

Castle Grove will have a special cocktail menu all weekend – that’ll be just the treat!

Visit the Facebook page for both events: Castle Grove Country House Hotel

Only the best at the Salty Fox

Mammies, aunties, friends, yourself – whoever you are treating on Sunday, you deserve the best.

The new Salty Fox cafe is tickling lots of tastebuds in Bundoran – so much so that they won Best Cafe in Donegal at the Irish Restaurant awards this month.

This cute coffee shop would be an ideal place to enjoy amazing home-baked cakes. And you can walk off the calories at the amazing Tullan Strand on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Dine in Downings at Grape & Grain

Some great things are happening in Downings, Glen and Carrigart this year. Grape & Grain recently hosted the Taste of Downings dinner event to showcase the best of what local restaurants have to offer. Some of the best local ingredients are on the menu at this bistro – and you can delight in great Donegal seafood and more during their Mother’s Day lunch.

Whether you stay in or go out, we wish you all a happy Mother’s Day.

What are your plans for this year? Let us know in the comments below.