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 places, which promise to serve you up everything authentic Italian cuisine to pan-Asian delicacies. Check out our guide to romantic restaurants in Dublin for couples and sweep that special someone off their feet.

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Last updated on 3rd May 2024


A popular spot whether you're stopping in for lunch or celebrating an engagement, Opium always makes an impression when it comes to fancy restaurants in Dublin. With dishes such as steam stone bass and suckling pork, this venue backs everything up with stylish interiors.


Located in the heart of Portobello, this Indian-inspired 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 a slinky atmosphere that's ideal for a first date or anniversary celebration.


Angelina's is a canalside joint with plenty of character, flavour and Italian-inspired charm. Tuck into a menu that includes everything from smoked salmon and poached eggs with brunch to aubergine parmigiana and sumptuous sausage pizzas for dinner. One of the best romantic restaurants in Dublin with a view to boot? Yup.

Il Vicoletto

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, slow-cooked pork and squash risotto with plenty of handpicked bottles to pair.


Adding a dash of New York chic, Balfes is one of the most romantic restaurants in Dublin city centre. The brasserie offers brunch dishes and charming cocktails on their pretty patio space. Expect to find everything from eggs Florentine to dinnertime seafood and steak skillets.


When it comes to romantic rooftop restaurants in Dublin, Sophie's boasts panoramic views of the city alongside a menu of New York-Italian-meets-Irish eats. Whether you're stopping by for dinner and drinks or brunch on the suntrap terrace, it's sure to get hearts racing.

Pink Restaurant

After cool restaurants in Dublin for a date? With an entirely pink space in sleek interiors, this is a superb place to take your sweetheart. Filled with magenta-coloured menu items and blush cocktails, this themed venue is for you if your other half loves a good Instagrammable moment.


For a delightful Indian feast, try out Kari on Emmet Road. They've got pretty geometric interiors with touches of gold and a menu that includes vegan soya saag, tandoori grilled prawns and more. Feeling thirsty? There are some cracking wines on offer too.