Romantic Restaurants In Dublin

Home to some of the most gorgeous restaurants in the country, you'd better believe our city's dining scene knows a thing or two about love. Treat that special someone to dinner and drinks at one of these stunning place, which promise to serve you up everything authentic Italian cuisine to pan-Asian delicacies. Check out our guide to romantic restaurants in Dublin and sweep that special someone off their feet.

Last updated on 21st January 2021




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.

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, this place will keep the energy high all day and all evening with everything from free-flowing dinners to weekend boozy brunches. 

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 'til closing time.

A popular spot whether you're stopping in for lunch or celebrating a special occasion, Opium always makes an impression on a romantic date in Dublin. With delicious dishes such as steam stone bass and suckling pork, this place backs everything up with stylish interiors.

Café en Seine

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This iconic restaurant near Trinity boasts some seriously stunning interiors 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 real contender for Dublin's most romantic restaurant, La Cave is a top ideal choice for couples who love wine, French cuisine and quirky interiors. Against a backdrop of crimson, you and your date will be able to choose from over 350 bottles, which will perfectly compliment the food. 

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. 

A relaxed but no less romantic restaurant in Dublin, 777 offers up beers, cocktails and plenty more to get the good vibes rolling. Topping it off? A menu of punchy Mexican cuisine including sharing dishes such as asada de carne and pigs head carnitas, perfect for two.

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 with slinky atmosphere that's ideal for the perfect date night in Dublin.

Offering a menu of fresh and delicious seasonal dishes, Vintage Cocktail Club is a romantic retreat 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. 

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.

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 escalope and lemon chicken with plenty of handpicked bottles to pair.

While you may know NoLita as a fabulously fun bar by night, in the daytime is one romantic restaurant for couples. Fronting a menu of Italian classics and handcrafted cocktails, this place is a real winner whether its your first or 101st outing together.   

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

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.