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 and sweep that special someone off their feet.

Last updated on 31st January 2023

Bow Lane

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One of the city's top eateries, Bow Lane acts as great destination for a super slick date night. With divine cocktails and tasty food, this place will keep the energy high all day and evening with everything from free-flowing dinners to weekend boozy brunches. 

Bringing you one of the best special occasion restaurants in Dublin, this is ideal 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.

The Odeon

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To woo your boo, The Odeon is just the place. Not only is this swanky spot split across multiple floors in a gorgeous Grade A-listed building, but it's got delish gastro and Irish meals, live entertainment and events like wine tastings to boot.

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

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.

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.

Angelina's is a canalside joint 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 sumptuous sausage pizzas for dinner. One of the best restaurants with a view in Dublin? Yup.

With an entirely pink restaurant 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 date loves a good Instagrammable moment.

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.

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.