Five of Ireland’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, and we want to help you celebrate with the one you love most. Here are five of Ireland’s most romantic restaurants, so you can make the most of the occasion:

Il Vicolo, Galway

When it comes to romance, you can’t go wrong with a classic Italian meal. Fancy a flavoursome bruschetta? Or maybe you’d prefer to keep it classic with a pasta dish. Whatever it is you’re after, you’ll find it at the Michelin-starred Il Vicolo, with the rushing River Corrib below.

Make your way to the atmospheric city centre restaurant with your special someone, and enjoy a menu of authentic Italian options. Top it all off with a perfectly paired wine from the extensive menu. Whether you’re looking for a glass to wash it down with, or a bottle to share as you celebrate your love, there are plenty of options to appeal to all tastes.

Greenes, Cork

Treat your other half to an evening of fine dining in Cork City Centre, where Greenes is serving delectable dishes that are sure to spark up a bit of romance. This modern restaurant is perfect for a night of romance, with a unique menu designed to impress.

Find your perfect dish on the menu, made from fresh, seasonal produce – and of course no meal is complete without a fabulous wine to complement it. You’ll be well looked after this Valentine’s day, as the staff at Greenes go above and beyond to assure your special night is one to remember.

Vendricks Restaurant and Wine Bar, Killarney, Kerry

Nothing says romance like a meal you can share with the one you love, and tapas at Vendricks is the perfect way to do it. The restaurant’s atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for couples, with a number of cosy and intimate seating options.

Choose from a fantastic menu of fresh tapas servings, paired perfectly with a glass of something special from the carefully curated wine menu. Head to Killarney this Valentine’s day for the perfect evening of romance. Vendricks has all you need to celebrate like you deserve to.

Delahunt, Dublin

This city centre restaurant is authentically Irish and the perfect spot for your Valentine’s dinner in Dublin. Try a bit of everything at Delahunt, serving an exquisite four-course tasting menu, ideal for your special night out. Each dish is designed with precision to make for an undeniably memorable meal.

The restaurant sits in a historic Victorian listed building, and is designed beautifully to create the perfect space for your dining experience. With deep mahogany furnishings and cosy snugs, the space is perfect for an evening of intimacy, complete with romantic lighting.

Deanes Eipic, Belfast

If you’re spending Valentine’s up north this year, head to the elegant, six-time Michelin-starred Deanes Eipic. With an extensive menu made from local and seasonal produce, each dish is prepared with care to make your Valentine’s date extra special.

Make it an early one and head in for a two or three-course lunch, or enjoy the evening tasting menu. If you’re feeling adventurous, order the ‘Menu Surprise’, and you’ll be treated to a surprise dining experience expertly designed by Chef Alex Greene. This is the perfect treat for lovers on the most romantic night of the year.


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Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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