Farrier & Draper covers all bases when it comes to Valentine's Day, with food, drinks and ambiance spread across its three floors. From the Italian eats at La Cucina in the basement space, to the quirky mezzanine upstairs, it's a winning spot regardless of your plans for the evening.
Valentine's Day In Dublin
Cupid's birthday comes but once a year... and with it, Dublin's friends, families and couples all start to feel the love a little. Whether you're celebrating Galentine's or taking your partner out for a hot date, these bars, restaurants and venues are offering a variety of things to do come 14th February. From sky-high restaurants with views of the city to fun-loving bars that'll send sparks flying, check out our guide to Valentine's Day in Dublin.
Italian food is always a crowd-pleaser, so whether you're taking someone out or you're dining with a group, Pacino's is a top choice. From freshly-cooked pasta to proper pizza, the menu is busting with authentic eats that can be washed down with some of their expertly-chosen wines.
Switch up date night with a trip to one of Dublin's top secret bars. Tucked away in the city centre, this swanky speakeasy bar showcases an artistry of cocktails against a classic bootleggers backdrop, with Prohibition decor and a charming sense of debauchery running through the joint.
With its low lighting, plush booths and mahogany interiors, Bow Lane's got a classic romantic date night aesthetic. Should you swing by on Valentine's Day, you can imagine this place turning the music up and the space being filled with fun-loving couples seeking expertly-made cocktails.
If you're looking for a quirky place to drink on Valentine's Day, Peruke & Periwig may be the bar for you. The venue's candlelit tables and plush seating are met with old school pub feels, and rounded off with unique cocktail creations and delicious small plates for sharing.
If you don't mind splashing the cash for the sake of love, The Ivy in Dublin is an incredible place to eat and drink on Valentine's Day. With its reputation for high-end fine dining, opulent interiors and romantic ambiance, this romantic restaurant is sure to get sparks flying.
The Vintage Cocktail Club offers something more exclusive when it comes to Valentine's Day date nights. If you're planning on taking your partner here, be prepared to enter the 1920s with an ample choice of award-winning mixes and sumptuous sharing plates to accompany.
Planning a night of drinking and dining? NoLita is a top choice, seeing as it's a sleek bar and restaurant all rolled up into one. Try starting your date night by sipping cocktails in the lounge, then go through to the dining room and eat your weight in Italian food, it'll definitely be a winner.
Want that extra wow factor? Cue Café en Seine, a contemporary Parisian-inspired eatery that transports its guests to the city of love. Soak up the lavish interiors with live entertainment, handcrafted cocktails and a menu of classic French plates at this top Valentine's Day restaurant.
Sophie's is a sky-high eatery that's sure to blow your date away come Valentine's Day. Offering picturesque views of the city below, along with a cosy roof terrace and a stellar menu of New York-meets-Italian-meets-Irish dishes, it's a winning choice for Dublin's lovebirds.
Ryleigh's Rooftop Restaurant is perfectly perched atop The Mayson Hotel in Dublin 1, overlooking Dublin Bay, the Mountains and the iconic Poolbeg Pier. Should you have a hankering for freshly grilled goodies with a view, this is the Valentine's Day restaurant for you.
If you're a wine-lover make sure to head to one of Dublin's pinkest bars on Valentine's Day (seems fitting, right?). Spend the night at Bobbys and you'll get to sip on handpicked bottles in pretty surroundings, with expertly-curated sharing boards of Irish cheese and charcuterie.