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 23rd September 2020

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 aperitifs Pacino's will keep you sticking around 'till closing time.

Bow Lane

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

This intimate cocktail bar and romantic restaurant is all about jazz age decadence with its gorgeous drinks and delicious mix of hearty dishes. As well as refreshments, you can tuck into The Blind Pig's packed events schedule which brings live music, cocktail classes and boozy takeovers.

Café en Seine

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This iconic eatery near Trinity boasts some seriously stunning decor for romantic date nights. Slick, streamlined and colourful, the interiors are almost as interesting as their menu which boasts a pan-continental mix of small plates, big sharing dishes and quaff-able cocktails.

A popular spot whether you're stopping in for lunch or celebrating a special occasion, Opium never fails to make an impression on a romantic date night. With delicious dishes such as steam stone bass and suckling pork, this place backs up its delicious dishes with stylish decor.

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.

Offering a menu of fresh and delicious seasonal dishes, Vintage Cocktail Club is a romantic watering hole in for date nights in Temple Bar. With its a stunning selection of cocktails, this place is three floors of 1920s chic for you and your partner to lose yourselves in for a few hours. 

Located in the heart of Portobello, this Indian-inspired romantic restaurant combines local Irish produce with authentic Asian flavours. Woo your special someone with a fiery curry, a few side plates and tasty chai in slinky surroundings ideal for the perfect date night in Dublin.

Zozimus is far more than just a pretty face, as this restaurant packs a punch with its menu of exquisite eats. Tuck into Hong Kong-inspired delicacies such as prawn dumplings, vegetable pastries and bbq pork ribs with an ample menu of handcrafted cocktails to wash it all down. 

Angelina's is a canal-side romantic restaurant in Dublin with plenty of character, flavour and Italian-inspired charm. Tuck into a menu that includes everything from maple glazed pork belly with brunch, to creamed leek gnocchi and delicious sausage pizzas for dinner. 

This long standing restaurant in the heart of Temple Bar is famed for putting together some of the best Italian food and wine in the city. Get a real sense of amore by chomping on stuffed pasta and spaghetti, veal escalopes and lemon chicken with plenty of handpicked bottles to pair.

This romantic restaurant in Dublin is the ideal choice for those who love a good bottle of wine, French cuisine and quirky interiors. Against a backdrop of crimson decor, you and your date will be able to choose from over 350 wines, which will perfectly compliment the exquisite dining. 

Adding a dash of New York chic to Dublin's city centre, Balfes is a romantic brasserie that's all about great brunch dishes and charming cocktails on their pretty patio space. Expect to find everything from eggs Florentine for brunch to dinnertime seafood and steak skillets.

If you're looking to splash the cash, The Ivy is a top choice. This undeniably romantic restaurant, bar and private hire venue is renowned for its luxurious floral interiors, handcrafted cocktails and seasonal menu of Irish and European-inspired cuisine, making it ideal for special occasions.