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Top 10 Restaurants to Take Your Partner This Valentines Day!

  • Thu, 1 Feb 2024

Looking for the perfect meal to go with the perfect date? Look no further!

The Trocadero

At the Trocadero they pride themselves on being Dublin’s theatre restaurant. They have attracted stars of the stage and screen for over sixty six years and diners from Dublin and beyond are brought back to St. Andrew Street time and again by excellent food and a wonderful atmosphere. Their cooking style is simple and meticulous. Visitors are treated to wonderful fish dishes, excellent steak, lamb, and enticing desserts. Irish suppliers are encouraged and locally sourced food is favoured.


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A shared love of all things Bovine sparked the idea of ‘Bovinity’ between friends and restaurant partners in early 2021. Following many months of lockdowns, hard work & hope, Bovinity opened its doors in June 2022. Located at 123 Capel Street, Bovinity launched as the only ‘Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar,’ North of the river. Perfectly capturing an intimate yet vibrant ambience, Bovinity created a cavern-style space for you to relax and enjoy. Irish ingredients are at the core of Bovinity creations, from succulent cuts to signature cocktails. Freedom is a choice when it comes to drinks, offering a wide range of cocktails, wines, beers & spirits. Now, what are you waiting for? It’s time to #gathertheherd in the perfect #placetomeat.


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SOLE Seafood and Grill

SOLE Seafood & Grill brings the taste of the sea to the heart of Dublin city. Located on South William StreetSOLE Seafood & Grill offers the finest locally sourced produce including fresh oysters from coastal waters, Irish beef, smoked salmon from Howth and fresh Irish lobsters. The eatery also boasts an extensive bar and wine menu where diners can enjoy a drink alongside their food.


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The Woollen Mills

Located on Ormond Quay Lower, 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 .The building is over four floors and is (almost) literally on top of the bridge, with double aspect windows and a roof terrace onto the ultimate Dublin cityscape. They have their own bakery and have a large retail and take-out emphasis, so passing folk can buy  any array of breads, pastries and cakes, as well as choose from a huge sandwich and salad selection during the day.


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Welcome to Dublin’s newest dining venue, brought to you by Executive Chef Roberto Rapisardi. Bringing a unique style of flame-fired cooking with Ireland’s first Hornos HBE® charcoal oven and the best of locally sourced produce, Hellfire’s aim is to bring you the finest smoked, flamed and roasted food experience. This hidden gem can be found on Westmoreland Street.


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101 Talbot

Contemporary food with a Mediterranean twist, check out Dublin restaurant 101 Talbot Street. The 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. Popular with Dublin’s artistic and literary set, and conveniently close to the Abbey and Gate theatres, the restaurant is a very central venue to start or end an evening in Dublin’s city centre. 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 healthful options and several vegetarian choices make this a highly versatile restaurant.


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FIRE Steakhouse

FIRE Steakhouse & Bar is a multi award-winning venue located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, in the popular Dawson Street and Stephen’s Green vicinity. FIRE Steakhouse Dublin offers the ultimate casual dining experience. Whether you are dining in our main restaurant or looking to experience an intimate evening in one of their private dining rooms, you’ll enjoy the unique setting and perfect ambience of FIRE Steakhouse. Your personal server will be happy to explain the origin of all of the dishes, pairing them with wine recommendations should you wish from the extensive new and old-world wine selection that won’t disappoint. With an array of dishes to make your mouth water, they are sure you will find something to please your palette. Their signature dishes of Wood Fired Jumbo Tiger Prawns, and their succulent award-winning Irish Hereford Prime Irish Steaks come highly recommended.


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The Parnell Heritage Pub

Traditional Irish Experience at the Parnell Heritage. Irish food option on their menu, including their very famous Beef and Guinness casserole and Parnell Stew. They hold Live Traditional Irish Music sessions where you can sing along with the resident Irish musicians.


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Located on 34 William Street, Pink is a truly unique dining experience. From lunch and brunch specialities to our signature pink afternoon tea and night-time dining in the most beautiful restaurant, pink has so much to offer in Dublin 2, whatever the occasion!


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Davy Byrnes

Anybody who is familiar with Dublin pub food, will be aware of Davy Byrne’s food reputation where seafood is the speciality. The pub was also made famous by  James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The pub is not fictitious, and is still around today. So like in the book, drop in and have a cheese sandwich and glass of wine. This landmark of Dublin History and Hospitality can be found on Duke Street.


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