12 Romantic Restaurants in Dublin City Centre
Valentines is just around the corner, and yes, we do understand some people think it’s just a Hallmark Holiday, but sometimes an excuse to celebrate love is exactly what the doctor ordered!
Get into the romantic mood with the help of some of DublinTown‘s most romantic restaurants, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Hopeless romantic or not, I think we can all appreciate a delicious meal by candle light! Why not treat each other to a romantic meal with the help of one of these stunning DublinTown restaurants.
Marrakesh by Mindo
FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
The Ivy Dawson Street
Marco Pierre White
The Green Hen
- The Greenhouse
16 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Peploe’s wine bistro is located in the heart of St. Stephens green in the prime tourist and business area of Dublin. They are on the doorstep of Dublin’s finest hotels. Established in a beautifully restored 1970’s bank vault. Peploe’s is a warm, inviting and busy premises offering excellent food and wine. Their philosophy is simple, to be informal yet sophisticated and to serve great wine and classic dishes at affordable prices. Peploe’s prides itself on its well earned reputation as a busy restaurant where you are sure to enjoy a special meal to celebrate your love.
For reservations and more information on menus, visit their website.
121/122 Capel Street, Dublin 1
Marrakesh by Mindo is where Moroccan heritage meets pop culture fun! They prioritise authenticity, quality, and fun. They are proud and passionate about the food they produce using the freshest locally sourced produce and authentic Moroccan spices and cooking techniques. Their restaurant is somewhere to get together to share not only delicious traditional Moroccan meals, but also fun and laughter. All of the ingredients to make a night to remember!
Visit their website for more information and for reservations.
101 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
101 Talbot is one of Dublin’s best-loved restaurants thanks to excellent modern cooking and vivacious service. It boasts great food, friendly staff, buzzing atmosphere and full bar licence. The 101 is highly acclaimed and recommended in many guides. 101 Talbot offers a creative contemporary food selection — with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences — using fresh local ingredients. It also has a broad range of healthy options and several vegetarian choices, making it the perfect versatile choice of restaurant if you or yours have any dietary requirements!
For more information, and for reservations, visit their website.
The Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2
FIRE Restaurant and Lounge is a multi award winning venue located in the heart of Dublin city centre, on the popular Dawson Street. FIRE’s dining room was originally built in 1864 as the Lord Mayor’s ‘Supper Room’and features incredible vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and a beautiful terrace overlooking the Lord Mayor’s Garden. Today it is the most historical and impressive dining room in Dublin, perfect for a romantic meal for two!
For reservations, and further information on menus, visit their website.
13-17 Dawson St, Dublin 2
Last year, one of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy, crossed the Irish Sea to open its first international brasserie in the heart of Dublin at the new landmark building of One Molesworth, Dawson Street. Bringing a touch of Ivy Magic to the city, this restaurant offers effortless glamour and a varied mix of classic along with locally inspired dishes. The breathtaking dining room provide the perfect location for your romantic occasion!
Visit their website for more information on menus and reservations.
18-19 Parnell Square North, Rotunda, Dublin 1
A little more elegant than others noted on this list, but worth every cent spent, is Chapter One. Located in the tranformed basement of that was the former home to George Jameson, the whiskey maker, it truly is a unique dining space. The Irish home has always been a place of conviviality, from the most humble cup of tea to the grandest offering of a traditional Irish coffee. Chapter One has worked hard to reflect this great Irish tradition. Boasting one Michelin Star, this is one of the finest cuisine experiences you can have in Dublin.
For more information, menus, and reservations, visit their website.
42 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1
The Woollen Mills has been one of the most iconic buildings and businesses in Dublin for over one hundred years. The Woollen Mills Eating House offers a truly Irish experience, with produce sourced from local Irish artisans and stunning iconic views overlooking the river Liffey and the Ha’penny Bridge.
They serve whole hearted Irish cuisine with a flair of elegance and intrigue. They serve traditional Irish coddle, alongside Co.Clare pigeon breast and mussels in Howth velvet crab bisuqe with samphire.
Head over to their website for more information and reservations.
51 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Marco Pierre White’s idea of simple is old school: elegant dishes prepared using the finest ingredients by chefs trained in London by Marco himself. The deceptively simple menu demands every dish earn its place: the choicest cuts of meat, freshest fish, classic sauces. The vibe? Grown up, relaxed, playful. The setting? An opulent room you’ll feel at home in, only better. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill on Dawson Street was Marco’s first Irish home, and continues to welcome old friends and new.
For more information, menus and reservations, visit their website.
4 St Andrew’s St, Dublin 2
Trocadero’s cooking style is simple and meticulous. Using Irish produce in a European Menu, they’re food hits the nail on the head. The restaurant is spread over two red-brick Georgian buildings and they’ve honoured this heritage with rich fabrics, deep upholstery and beautiful light fixtures – they are even the final home to some of the original lighting from the Theatre Royale.
Visit their website for more information, menus and reservations.
33 Exchequer St, Dublin 2
The Green Hen is a French-style Bistro, offering classic dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with a unique ambiance. The popular DublinTown restaurant offer an an extensive wine menu to complement any dish, and their kind and polite staff are on hand to recommend a bottle. Their unique French ambiance, and great customer focused service is what has people coming back again and again, since they first opened in 2010.
For reservations and to take a look at their menus, visit their website.
45 William St S, Dublin 2
Dada Restaurant serve authentic Moroccan cuisine at it’s absolute finest. In keeping with this rich heritage, dada restaurant was established to offer a unique fusion of authentic Moorish-inspired dishes in beautiful moorish surroundings. Dada has been serving delicious, confident ethnic cooking since opening 2009, a sure-sign that the talented team know what they’re doing. (It’s BYOB too, which is always a plus!)
Head over to their website for more information, menus, and reservations!
Joshua House, 21 Dawson St, Dublin 2
The Greenhouse is a fine dining restaurant that is awarded a Michelin star for both 2016 and 2017. It’s a little more on the fancy side, but the food elevates this restaurant up amongst that of the highest standard in Dublin. With delectable dishes in wonderfully formal surroundings and polite yet friendly service, this place really is the Crème de la crème of restaurants worthy of a celebratory meal.
For information, menus and reservations, visit their website.