Romantic Restaurants In Dublin

Home to some of the most gorgeous restaurants in the country, you'd better believe the Dublin dining scene knows a thing or two about romance. Treat that special someone to dinner and drinks at one of these stunning eateries, that will serve you up everything from saucy cocktails and the freshest Italian cuisine to pan-Asian goodies and Mexican spice to get you hot under the collar.

Last updated on 10th January 2020




Hidden away below the city, this intimate cocktail bar and restaurant is all about jazz age decadence with its gorgeous drinks menu and delicious mix of hearty dishes and sharing plates. As well as refreshments, you can tuck into their packed events schedule which brings live music, cocktail classes and boozy brand takeovers.

Bow Lane

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One of Dublin's funnest dining spots Bow Lane also acts as great destination for a super fun date night. With delicious cocktails for the sipping and tasty food for the munching, they'll keep the energy high all day and all evening with free-flowing dinners and boozy brunches for you and the other half to enjoy.

Bringing you fresh Italian cuisine within a relaxed and romantic setting, this city centre restaurant is a top spot for a date night dinner or weekend lunch. Boasting an extensive menu of pizzas, pastas, fine wines and refreshing aperitives, you could be stopping in for a quick bite before the theatre, or whiling away the whole evening here.

Whitefriar Grill

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If your're looking for a beautiful place for a romantic dinner, Whitefriar Grill is not only a gorgeous spot but it also serves lip-smacking Irish dishes that are sure to blow away any date. From 'Ribs n Rump' night to award-winning boozy brunches, it's a truly unique spot.

Farrier & Draper

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A colour-pop spot down in the Creative Quarter, Farrier & Draper's La Cucina offers delicious al forno cooking and gorgeous interiors. Alongside authentic Italian dishes, you can also stop in for one of their fun, themed brunches that are sure to spice up any eating-out experience.

For a relaxed but no less romantic date night, this contemporary Mexican restaurant near Dublin Castle offers up beers, cocktails full of house-made syrups, and sharing dishes of asada de carne and pigs head carnitas, perfect for two to tuck into.