Best Romantic Restaurants In Belfast

Do your date night ideas usually revolve around the dinner table? Whether you're the kind of couple that loves laid-back hideaways teaming with bare-brick walls and dishes by candlelight, or prefer the finer things in life like Michelin-starred plates and fancy decor, our guide to the best romantic restaurants in Belfast has something for all occasions. 

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Last updated on 8th February 2024

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One of the most romantic restaurants in Northern Ireland, AMPM is oozing charm. From the indulgent internationally inspired menus (featuring the likes of herb-crusted salmon and sunblush tomato ristotto), to the Instagrammable decor and rooftop that's the perfect spot for getting cosy, this is one date night destination that's sure to impress.


Whether it's the first date or number 93857, you should always bring your A-game. Show your special someone just how much you care with a table at Coppi, where modern Italian food (think duck ragu or chicken parmigiana) is washed down with aperitifs. Not to mention the interior is stunning too, with an exposed ceiling giving industrial-chic paired with low-hanging lights. 

Howard Street

Howard Street is knocking date nights out of the park with its gorgeous blend of sultry decor and mouthwatering plates like hoi sin glazed pork belly or chicken massaman curry. Plus, oysters are only £3.50 a pop. Head here for cosy corners where seasonal produce and quirky cocktails reign supreme.


If you're looking for rooftop restaurants in Belfast for your date, then consider taking them to Tetto. This gorgeous, coral bar is laced with forest green sofas and chandeliers with mustard yellow tassels in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. It offers light bites (a highlight is its flatbread offering) paired with bespoke cocktails and entertainment in the form of vinyl evenings and DJs.


Walls lined with newspaper, cosy corner booths and red backlighting make Darcy's a laid-back and intimate place to dine with your date. The Bradbury Place hideaway is family-run and offers traditional Belfast dishes with a contemporary twist, with their speciality being a super seafood chowder. Expect honey roast Irish ham on the menu, with a salted caramel brownie to finish.


After fancy restaurants in Belfast to take a special someone to? Give OX a go on your next date. Interiors are stripped back and rustic, making way for evenings by candlelight over halibut with oyster mushrooms and Irish gins in the Cave, or enjoy a set tasting menu featuring salt-cured halibut, pickled mussels and radish.


A great choice when it comes to romantic restaurants in Belfast city centre, you can count on Bib Gourmand winning EDO no matter the occasion. Bring your other half here for small plates like braised beef cheek, octopus linguini with tomato and chilli or salt-baked sea bream.