14 Valentine’s Day Ideas, Spots & Packages in Dublin

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we’ve put together a list of some of the best valentine’s day ideas, valentines spots and packages if you’re looking to treat that special someone in your life! From romantic restaurants to enjoy a special dinner in, to luxury overnight hotel packages or even a dog-friendly valentine’s ball there’s never been a better opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy a night with the one you love.

 

La Cucina

Location: South William Street, Dublin 2

 

If you are a fan of Italian food, then you will LOVE this romantic valentine’s restaurant, located on South William Street, perfect for that valentine’s date night out. La Cucina is located in the original kitchen of Powerscourt Townhouse and the décor & rustic authentic vibes throughout are a testament to this. From the open wood burning ovens to the gothic style walls, it’s a truly beautiful location. When you are finished with dinner, why not pop into Farrier & Draper (located just above La Cucina) to finish off the evening with some high-end cocktails.

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Pink

Location: South William Street, Dublin 2

 

Having only opened recently, in late 2021, Pink’s unique restaurant located on South William Street, Dublin 2 is a testament to its name; from Pink cocktails, aptly named “Pinktails” to their Pink Afternoon Tea, every detail from menus to décor incorporates the floral pink vibes. If you are celebrating Galantine’s Day or Valentine’s Day, this is definitely one of the best valentines spots to consider. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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House

Location: Leeson Street, Dublin 2

 

House’s uber-stylish bar located on Leeson Street is a firm favourite as a date night spot in Dublin and makes for a great valentine’s soirée. This popular hotspot underwent extensive renovations in early 2021 to later reveal a brand new stunning look which includes their opulent Miami-inspired indoor outdoor garden. Whether it’s food or cocktails you’re after, this is sure to be popular choice for loved up couples this year.

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The Ivy

Location: Dawson Street, Dublin 2

 

The world-famous Ivy franchise opened its first Irish restaurant in 2018 and since then has remained as one of Dublin’s most popular eateries. Located on Dawson Street, The Ivy serve up the best modern dishes and brasserie classics, ensuring there is something delectable for all diners to choose from. The unique, extravagant surroundings are perfect if you’re looking for a romantic valentines day spot to impress your date.

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The Morrison Hotel

Location: Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

 

Centrally located on the banks of the River Liffey, The Morrison Hotel in Dublin 1 is the perfect spot to enjoy a date night experience in the very heart of Dublin city. Their exclusive “Big Deal” Valentine’s package is available to book, which includes an overnight stay for two people, 3-course dinner with a bottle of prosecco to enjoy in your room, priced from €199 (subject to availability).

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Luttrellstown Castle

Location: Castleknock, Dublin 15

 

Luttrellstown Castle is beautiful five-star hotel, located not too far from Dublin City Centre in Castleknock, Dublin 15. Set over 567-acres, the 15th Century Castle was the wedding venue of David & Victoria Beckham in 1999. If you want to live it up like the Beckhams, Luttrellstown Castle have a special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea package available, book early to avoid disappoint as availability is very limited.

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The Devlin Hotel

Location: Ranelagh, Dublin 6

 

The Devlin Hotel in leafy Ranelagh, Dublin 6 has the ultimate valentines day experience, with their recently launched Eat.Stay.Love overnight valentine’s package. Start off the night with your date with an award-winning cocktail at Americana, followed by dinner at Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant and a late-night movie at the Stella Cinema (located within the hotel). All under one roof! Also enjoy a lazy breakfast in Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant before checking out the next morning. Priced from €300 per couple (subject to availability).

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Valentine’s Overnight Package (Package located under ‘Offer’s)

 

Dakota

Location: South William Street, Dublin 2

 

If you are looking for a laid-back but lively night out for valentine’s, that’s exactly what you will find at Dakota on South William Street, Dublin 2. One of the most established late bars and eateries on South William Street, this spacious and stylish bar is always a winner for any occasion. Food is served daily here with set menu available upon request.

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The Gibson Hotel

Location: Point Square, Dublin 1

 

What could be a more romantic location than the home of the ever popular ‘First Dates Ireland’ TV show restaurant in The Gibson Hotel at Point Square, Dublin 1. The hotel’s ‘Love Potion’ package is available for booking and includes a 4 course dinner in the same restaurant you see on TV (Coda Restaurant), with a glass of bubbly on arrival and an overnight stay in a superior room for only €200 per room. This valentines package is subject to availability but can be booked any night on 13th – 19th February 2022.

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The Iveagh Garden Hotel

Location: Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

 

The Iveagh Garden Hotel opened in late 2019 on Dublin’s popular Harcourt Street. The hotel, which overlooks the stunning Iveagh Gardens, has an exclusive deal available for Valentine’s week. The “Iveagh Valentine” package includes a valentine’s overnight stay, bottle of prosecco on arrival, 4 course dinner in Elle’s Bar & Bistro, breakfast and late checkout (even rose petals on your bed!), priced from €345 per couple.

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Doyles Corner

Location: Phibsborough, Dublin 7

 

The team at Doyle’s Corner in Phibsborough, Dublin 7 are well known for their love and inclusion of our beloved pets (dogs), so much so that they regularly host dog-friendly events. This Valentine’s Day is no different with their hilariously cute annual “Doggy Valentine’s Ball”. Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite and includes a 3-course dinner with lots of treats for the doggo, priced at €40pp. Perfect for doggy owners or first dates to help break the ice, we are loving this valentine’s idea!

Valentines Day Idea Dublin - Doggy Ball Doyles Corner

Valentines Doggy Ball Tickets (Eventbrite)

 

Pickle

Location: Camden Street, Dublin 2

 

‘Spice’ up your date night at Pickle, an award winning Indian restaurant on Camden Street, Dublin 2 and has become one of the most popular eateries in Dublin. Their Michelin-star chef, has continuously delivered the highest quality of food since their opening in 2016. If you are a fan of Indian cuisine, we highly recommend a visit here, with no better opportunity than Valentine’s Day to spoil your date.

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The Morgan Hotel

Location: Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

 

The Morgan Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Temple Bar, giving romantic couples the perfect opportunity to enjoy make a night of it in Dublin City and enjoy the many tourist attractions within walking distance of The Morgan. Enjoy this valentine’s package which includes a 3 course meal in their stunning in-house 10 Fleet Street Restaurant followed by an overnight stay with breakfast and that all important late 2pm checkout from €199 per couple.

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Betsy Bar

Location: Swords, North Co. Dublin

 

Betsy Bar is a popular award-winning venue located on Dublin’s Northside; from live music, to extensive food menu and mouth-watering cocktails, they cater for all! They have a fantastic deal available which includes, 3-course Valentine’s dinner with cocktail on arrival from only €40 per person.

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J.T. Pimms

Location: Dame Street, Dublin 2

 

J.T. Pimm’s intimate bar is a hidden gem within the popular Dame Lane district and makes for a great night out. It’s an ideal spot for that special Valentine’s date (particularly if it’s a first date) as you can enjoy the relaxed vibes without feeling too formal. Food is served daily.

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Wishing you all a loved up and happy Valentine’s Day, thanks for reading 🙂

 

This article was updated on 19th January 2022