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9 Unique Date Night Gems In Dublin

  • Tue, 28 Mar 2017

With the cold snap finally behind us, we thought we’d tally up a list of the City’s most romantic gems to take your loved one or even tinder date to!


Looking for the perfect hideaway date for you and your better half? Dada restaurant on South William Street is the romantic backdrop you need. From the middle eastern styled doorways to the aroma of spices, candle lighting and Moroccan styled teapots, you can guarantee you’ll feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the capital.


For the utmost intimacy, Dada is cosy, private and home to a team of staff that are nothing short of gentlemen. With everything from chicken & pear tagine to Chicken breast, coriander & ginger marinated vegetables, even the pickiest of dates can’t argue with their menu! Walk through the Moroccan archways of Dada and into a dining experience sure to be remembered.


For a truly French experience, located on Fade Street, l’Gueleton feels like anywhere but Dublin! Looking out onto the Georgian walls of The Market Bar and surrounding bars, this may be a people watching hot spot winner in the city.


Sautéed Rabbit and whole baked sea bass are just some of the delicacies home to l’Gueleton. If it’s a special one on the cards, l’Gueleton is a dining experience of note!


The golden goddess of Tapas food in The City, Salamanca is a sure knockout for a romantic occasion. With every dish and flavour you an imagine, the restaurant is also home to the speediest service around town so giving you plenty of time to make room for more!


Accommodating for every taste bud you and your better half can guzzle back a bottle of vino to fish, meat & poultry or vegetarian tapas dishes. If you and your loved one are Tapa’s fans, Salamanca is a must!

4.P Macs

Located just minutes from St Stephen’s Green Luas stop, P’Macs is fast becoming a date night hotspot in the city.


With most tables being occupied by couples it’s easy to see why. Entirely lit by candles, P’Macs is a the date night reliable you can bank on. Furnished with antique living room furniture, whether it’s a tinder date or a few drinks with your better half on the cards, the cosy bar certainly makes for a picturesque date night.


If it’s tasty cocktails you’re after, grab your date and pop into Dakota asap! With white Russian cocktails sure to bring you back, Dakota has what feels like an endless cocktail menu.


Located on South William Street, the bar is warm and inviting inside and yet has a retro and modern vibe. If your pet peeve is losing your date to the queue at the bar, another plus about Dakota has got to be their speedy bar staff! With dangerously delicious cocktails and comfy oversized couches to lose yourself in, Dakota is  calling!


With glowing reviews from The Irish Times and even Brenda Fricker, the greatness of Trocadero can’t really be denied! With everything from Double Smoked and Beet cured Salmon and home made cannelloni on its menu pages, you can be sure to be spoiled for choice.


A force to be reckoned with, the restaurant is one dinner date sure to impress!

7.Chapter One

Need a destination for a really special one? Chapter one is for you!


If you’re dying to get out of your usual attire and treat that special someone, delve into a romantic dining experience at Chapter One restaurant. Whether it’s an anniversary or birthday dinner, Chapter one is sure to charm its way into your hearts. With huge surrounding buzz and a Michelin Star title, you can’t really go wrong!

8. 4 Dame Lane

Standing tall on Dame Lane, 4 Dame Lane is a hidden gem for those of you in search of a few romantic drinks.


With two floors, a night time DJ and a friendly atmosphere, you can’t but love 4 Dame Lane. With booths for two tucked into every nook and cranny, 4 Dame Lane is a prime date night venue with a nice balance between a chilled atmosphere and a good buzz!

With its chilled and yet retro ambience, The Chelsea Drugstore is a popular date destination and we can see why!


Every weekend, floods of couples flock to the date spot for a bite of the chilled atmosphere. Located on George’s Street, the bar is at the centre of all things social and is the ideal place to kick off a date night. With a cool retro vibe and a fantastic selection of cocktails it certainly has our seal of approval!

Don’t forget to share your romantic escapades on Instagram using the #DineinDublin hashtag!